Since beginning work on Under A Calico Moon, which is the sequel/companion book to New Prints in Old Calico, I've really re-discovered my love of the era. Now I realize that what I'm writing is a bit more of a 'romanticized' version of reality, but heck, isn't that what I'm supposed to do? Manly men who love and protect their womanfolk with every breath in their bodies, and women who love their men just as much. And what's wrong with a handsome cowboy rushing to the rescue anyway? Not a darn thing.
The other night an old western came on, that I hadn't seen in years. Pale Rider, which stars Clint Eastwood. Granted, it's not your typical western romance, but it sure has a lot of action! I ended up staying up until 2 am to finish it, which is completely unlike me. I'm an 'in bed, lights out by 11:30' kinda gal. If I even make it to 11:30! So while I was watching the movie, an idea for another novella came to me, and I quickly plotted it out, using the beginnings of an old story I found on an old computer of mine. It's not a long story, should come in around 20k or so for word count, but I like it so far.
That's all I have so far, and I kind of like it. I think I might keep it.
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017
HIDE AND SPOOK is now available for ordering!
Hide and Spook, my deliciously fun contemporary romance is out today! You can find it easily through these direct links.
Paranormal investigator Carlie Barnes is no stranger to ghosts and spirits. She finds it’s the living that cause the most trouble. Like the guy in the condo upstairs, who’d rather walk on glass than admit she might be right. She’d like to cross him off her list as just another uptight yuppie, but she can’t. He’s hired her to investigate an old federal bunker. Try as she might, she simply can’t ignore his sexy blue eyes that threaten to send her libido into a tailspin and her panties into a bunch.
Michael Denton is a scientist. He believes in what he can see, touch, and feel. And he doesn’t want to feel anything about Carlie Barnes. As far as he’s concerned, she’s a con artist who preys on people's fears and bilks them out of their hard earned money to satisfy those fears. So why does she makes his pulse race and his palms sweat by just being in the same room?
Science dictates that opposites attract, and when they do, fighting the inevitable is just as difficult as believing in ghosts and hotter than a beaker above a Bunsen burner.
This is one of my all time favorite contemporaries to write. As a paranormal investigator myself, I was able to incorporate some of the things I've seen and heard from my own experiences. I can honestly say I've never seen a man made from sand, but dang, would that ever be cool if I did! Carlie is fun and full of surprises, and Michael may be a bit nerdy, but he knows what he wants: Carlie in his bed. Watching these two come together (no pun intended!) was an experience in itself.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it.
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