I can finally tell you...

Thursday, March 12, 2015

 
 
 
...About my newest series!
 
 
 
HERE’S THE SCOOP!

The American Royalty Series is coming!!!

 
Things to Expect from The American Royalty Series:
·       Humor and witty banter
·       West Wing meets Scandal meets Suddenly Royal Mashup, anyone?
·       A cameo (or two) from the Royal Series
·       Drama
·       Jake. Jake. Jake.
·       Um….did I mention Jake?

I'm very excited to be working with HarperCollins to bring the American Royalty series to life. I'm very interested in the life of politics--there is so much that goes on behind the scenes that most people never hear about and it intertwines with our daily government and in some ways, affecting everyone. As I was thinking about that fact, Jake and Maddie's story began to take form and I found myself enthralled by the challenges they would face and just what their happy-ever-after would entail, if there could *be* a happy-ever-after.

About Book 1 (Title TBA) in The American Royalty Series:
Color me jaded, but coming home just isn’t the same when you have to go through security before you can see your dad. Don’t get me wrong, everyone had to go through security to see my dad. Even Kings, Queens, celebrities, my step-mother and half-brother we’re given the metal detector treatment. It wasn’t like I was a hooligan being singled out. It’s just part of life when your father is president. Go figure.
Maddie’s father is in his second term as president and she could care less. Being a politician’s child has made her world weary and leery of being manipulated. When she comes home from college for her summer break, she thinks it’s the last time she’ll be in the white house. Her father’s term is almost over and she’ll finally be able to live the life she wanted. What she doesn’t count on is facing her nemesis, Jake Simmon, back from the war. As the son of the Vice President, she had constantly been paired with him for events and during campaign tours. The tabloids loved to speculate about a possible relationship, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Jake was the perfect politician’s son. He always did as he was asked, always smiled, and to her absolute horror always looked dreamy.
In other words, he was her exact opposite.
Jake was finally home, but he couldn’t wait to escape. Instead of searching for peace and quiet after losing his leg in Afghanistan, he was sitting in on campaign meetings and giving interviews. He had never felt so helpless in his life, not even after waking strapped to a table in a blistering hot med tent. His mother was intent on using his brand new disability as a campaign tool. Show off her wounded son so people would find her relatable. The only positive thing he had to focus on was the fact that he would get to see Maddie again, which was pathetic when you considered that they hated each other. She’d always gotten under his skin, throwing caution to the wind and doing what she’d wanted while he had walked the line. In a world where everyone looked at him with sympathy, he knew she wouldn’t hold back. And though he was loathe to admit it, one of his favorite past times was verbally sparring with the spunky brunette. What he isn’t counting on is how much they have both changed over the last two years.
 
I know some people are going to be worried about my other series. Don't be. (Yes, Emily Lamphear, I'm looking at you. lol!) The next Flukes novel, Riptide, is on my schedule, as is the next Assassin book. Switching back and forth keeps me fresh and happy. And happy writers write more. It's not that I don't miss my characters from other series, sometimes it's just the way the schedule works. So hang in there mermaid lovers and fictional assassin lovers. Those books are coming and I'll keep you posted on dates when I have them. 

Ask Me Anything!

Monday, December 1, 2014

On December 4th (The Accidental Assassins release day) I will be on Reddit answering your questions! You can ask me about any of my books, published or upcoming. Ask about your favorite characters! (Maybe about a baby name you really want to know. *hint, hint*) Heck, you can ask me what my favorite color is (green) or something else! I just want a chance to chat with all of you!


 
 
If you don't already have an account don't panic! Go ahead and sign up! It's free & only takes 30 seconds. Once you're signed up make sure your account is subscribed to /r/books so you can follow the thread. If you have any questions at all please let me know. See you on Thursday!

I can't wait for everyone to read The Accidental Assassin! I know it's been a long time coming, but it's almost here!



See you guys Thursday!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In the states the majority of us are getting ready to spend hours in a kitchen before donning our 'fat pants' and stuffing ourselves with yummy goodness. We'll spend time being thankful that we have family to argue with and friends visiting to cheer along our favorite sports teams.

To celebrate the holiday, I'm going to share a quick teaser from THE ACCIDENTAL ASSASSIN. (Less than two weeks to go!)




“We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in England, love.” He trailed a finger down the side of my cheek.

“You know what I meant.” I narrowed my eyes.

“And you compared yourself to a turkey.” A glimmer appeared in his eyes.

“Okay, I wasn’t making much sense—“

“You were rambling.” He leaned forward and kissed my chin then the tip of my nose. “But you did say something that made sense.”

“I did?” My voice was breathless as he kissed one cheek and then the other.

“Yes, my American turkey, you did.” His chuckle lifted the weight that had settled in my stomach.




What are some of your favorite things about the holidays? I love the smell of the cooking food, the bustling of people as they tried to get everything just right, that feeling of being with people that accept you for you. Bonus points if it's cold and overcast outside. My favorite feeling is the cozy sensation you have when the weather is cold and foreboding outside, but everything inside is snuggly, warm, and comfortable.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 
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