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Saturday, November 21st, 2015
Coming December 1, 2015!
WATCH ME FALL
Starla Kimbrell might be on the worst date of her life, but she didn’t expect to find herself walking home alone on a dark dirt road after her latest mistake leaves her in a cloud of dust. Luckily, salvation comes in the form of Jared Stanton—single dad of two, sexy cowboy, blue eyes like whoa. If she isn’t careful, she might just let him become the latest in her string of amorous disasters.
Jared doesn’t consider himself on the market. His first love left his heart in pieces that even a marriage to someone else couldn’t salvage, and now that he’s divorced and focusing on his twin daughters, he isn’t looking to put another woman in the shadow of the one who crushed him. Still, the stranded tattoo artist intrigues him, while her unstable ex-boyfriend makes him worry for her safety. Is the guy just a mouthy jerk, or is Starla in real danger?
Starla quickly learns that not everyone in her life is thrilled with her new interest in Jared. Their cautious courtship is rocked when tragedy strikes and the world as she and her coworkers know it is shattered. Faced with a situation she can’t handle, she turns to the only man who has ever made her feel truly safe, even as she learns that Jared’s protective instincts might be destructive enough in their own way to rip them apart for good.
Warning: Graphic language, explicit sex.
Pre-order at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MuIjRc
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
I’m getting so excited about the Houston BookRave! It’s being held November 2nd at the Zotz Education Center in Houston, Texas, and it’s a FREE event–but you’ll need to click the link to the site and get a ticket. What I’m most excited about, though, is that this will be my first signing where I should have print copies of Leave Me Breathless available. Yay!
Also (and this is pretty awesome too) it’s my understanding the organizers are going to take orders for books from readers who are unable to attend the event…so what that means is, even if you can’t be there, you’ll have a way to purchase a book that I will sign while I’m there, and it will then be shipped to you afterward. I’ll get you that information as soon as I have it. :)
ETA: And now I have it! The link is here: http://houstonbookrave.blogspot.com/p/on-line-book-sales.html
I hope to see you there!
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
Finally, FINALLY, as of about 3:15 a.m. this very morning, Take Me On–the third and final book of the Ross Siblings series, is safe and sound with my editor…and damn, am I tired. This freaking summer cold is kicking my butt, and I can only hope my sleep-deprived ramblings make any kind of sense to my wonderful editor. :D Assuming they do, and all is well, you can look for the book to release in digital format on December 17, 2013. Print will come much later in 2014, which is my publisher’s usual schedule.
I’ve managed to get the book page all set up, so take a peek here! It’s complete with the cover and blurb, and I’ll be getting an excerpt and a playlist up soon.
I hope all of you had a fabulous summer. As mentioned on the Latest News page, Take Me On may be the final Ross book, but I’m sure I’m not done with the Dermamania crew. Starla is talking to me now. Wonder what could be in store for her? :D
All my best to you guys!
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
If you’re coming to see me and all the other fabulous authors at Book Bash in Orlando on June 29 (and I really hope you are!), I need to alert you to something. The bookseller who is providing the books for sale will only be bringing 20 copies each of Rock Me and Unleashed. With a projected 1200+ attendees, I’m afraid there’s a chance it won’t be enough! So if you’re coming for a signed book, PLEASE buy beforehand and bring it with you. I certainly don’t want anyone disappointed if I do run out. I approached my publisher about the possibility of getting more, and they are so wonderful and willing to help, but it’s complicated. Way more than I expected. If I were self-published, I could simply sell them at my table like many of the others. But I’m not, and I really wasn’t willing to try to negotiate for more books when I’ve never even done a signing before and don’t know for 100% certain that I NEED more books. So in the end I made the decision to stick with what we have and to let you all know about the limited quantities as best I can.
I will, of course, have other things on hand to sign–1000 Leave Me Breathless bookmarks and 250 cute little black/hot pink tote bags I had designed. I’ll be glad to take pictures and hang around until everyone gets their autograph! After that, I’ll go hang out at CRAVE for the Wicked Book GNO. And those will most likely be the only events I’ll be able to attend, as this is also our family vacation. :)
Thank you all so much for your support, and I really look forward to meeting many of you in Orlando! Only one month to go!
All my best,
Monday, February 4th, 2013
It’s been a while since I’ve given you guys an update. Sorry about that! But the good news is, I’m writing to you, right now on Monday morning around 9:30 am or so, from my HOME office. Why? Because I’ve quit my day job. Also, I’ve quit my editing job (yes, I had three jobs, counting the writing). I’ve cleared everything I possibly could from my schedule so I can devote my full attention to writing. Of course, I couldn’t sell my kids off or anything like that, so they’re still around. :D But with the youngest still in day care and starting pre-K this fall, and the oldest in high school, they aren’t around to distract me for most of the day, at least for now. Whew.
So it’s time to tell you what’s on the horizon, now that I have no excuses. :) My MOST often asked question is will there be any follow-up books to Rock Me or Leave Me Breathless. Well…hopefully you know about “Light Me Up,” that naughty little number in the A Very Naughty Christmas anthology. It’s a short follow-up to Brian and Candace. Check it out! The thing I’m working on now is a novella for Ghost and Macy–it isn’t a follow-up, but a prequel. Ever wondered exactly what happened in the car before the events of Leave Me Breathless? You’ll find out. After that, it’s full steam ahead on Gabriella Ross’s book, wherein you will see them all again.
So. As far as any novel-length follow-ups where these guys are the main characters…no, probably not. Other writers do that, and kudos to them. Me? I kinda want to move on to other things once my characters get their happy-ever-after (I’m usually SICK of them by then, lol). But it’s always fun to revisit. I hope that answers your questions, but if not then feel free to fire away at me here. :)
I’d REALLY love to meet a lot of you on June 29 in Orlando, Florida at Maryse’s Book Bash. I’ll be there signing Rock Me and Unleashed–unfortunately LMB won’t be in print by then (October 1, in case you were wondering). I hope you can make it out.
And last but not least, I hope you are having a fabulous 2013 so far, and here’s to a PRODUCTIVE one for me!
All my best,
Friday, November 30th, 2012
Christmas came a little early! Light Me Up is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks (click the link to go to the Books page for buy links).
Still waiting for it to appear on Kobo and iBooks.
Update: It’s now available on Kobo, iBooks, and in print from Amazon.
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
So have you been good all year? Yes? Well, where’s the fun in that? ;)
Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this Christmas, you’re getting a present from me and some of my awesome author friends. Olivia Cunning, Cari Quinn, Stephanie Julian, Raven Morris and myself have all joined forces to bring you A VERY NAUGHTY XMAS. As you might have heard, my contribution to this anthology is a sexy little number called “Light Me Up,” wherein I give you a glimpse into a very special Christmas for Brian and Candace of Rock Me. The back blurb reads: “She’s hoping for a little sparkle in her stocking this year. He’s planning a night that’s anything but silent.”
You should be able to buy this in ebook format from all the retailers on Monday. Also, there’s a print edition coming, but I don’t have an ETA on that yet. I’ll keep you updated.
In the meantime, here’s a tiny glimpse to whet your appetite…
Their apartment—his apartment that she’d moved into not long after they got together—was a sight for sore eyes. Decorated mostly with his art and a few of her girly touches, it was small but she considered it the first real home she’d ever had. Her parents’ house was like a museum: gigantic, cold, and while you could look, you could never, ever touch. Her first apartment had been paid for with their money and while she’d decorated it herself, it had been under her mother’s critical eye. But Sylvia had never stepped foot here, and probably never would. That was fine with Candace.
She moved around turning on lamps and then plugging in the lights on their Christmas tree. Brian started some music.
“So ready to get out of this dress,” she said, heading for the bathroom to do just that.
“I’m ready too,” Brian called after her, giving her a shiver of happiness.
“Want to help?”
“You know it.”
She flipped on the bathroom light and curled her lip at her appearance. “I suppose that’s a part of the plan you have for me tonight?”
“A big part.” He appeared behind her, and she smiled at his reflection in the mirror.
“Want to clue me in yet?”
Without giving a reply, he slid his hands up her bare arms, leaving gooseflesh in their wake, then pulled the straps of her dress down. “You’ll put your hair back up for me?”
“Of course. You just like messing it up, don’t you?”
“I do, but not this time.” A tug at the back of her dress, then a loosening as he pulled down the zipper. She stood still as he let the fabric slip down her body and pool at her feet, glad to be rid of it. In short order, her strapless bra followed, leaving her naked since he’d demolished her panties in her old bathroom.
She watched in the mirror as his gaze slowly slid down and up again, seeming to caress her every curve and lingering on his favorite ones: her breasts and nipples with their silver rings. His fingers lightly traced around her waist to her belly, hands forming a V as he moved them down to the bare juncture of her thighs. He watched the slow progression intently, and she loved watching him. Before she knew it, her breath was coming in shallow pants as arousal tightened her muscles under his seeking fingers.
“I’m going to draw you like this,” he said, and her knees went weak. Again.
Thursday, August 9th, 2012
A few of you have written me to ask why Unleashed can’t be found at the Apple store. I’d wondered that myself, so I shot an email to my publisher, and because they’re awesome, they got to the bottom of it in a hurry and I’m happy to report it should be available now. At least, it just turned up when I ran a search for it. :)
So enjoy, and as always, thanks for your amazing support!
Friday, July 13th, 2012
Whew. It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks around here. Yes, Ghost and Macy’s book is finished. They are safe and sound with my editor and she loves the book (biggest. relief. EVER). No major surgery required. I’ve seen the cover art and it’s smokin’. I *love* it and I think it fits their story perfectly. I hope you guys like it as much as I do. Unfortunately, it will probably be a few weeks before I can reveal it as everything is finalized and approved by TPTB.
So everything is looking good! I know November 6 seems like forever when you guys have already waited for so long, but honestly I’m glad it’s happening that soon. I certainly didn’t want you to have to wait until next year, and there were times I was afraid that might happen. Yay for November!
And thank you all SO much for your support, your patience and your wonderful and encouraging comments. I’m so glad you’ve hung around with me. :)
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
You guys waiting patiently for Leave Me Breathless might want to find November in your 2012 calendar, and draw a big red heart and stars around it… lol. :)
More specific details to come.
Update: Look for it on November 6! Yay!
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