contemporary romance

Release Day: A Little Taste of Heaven

It’s here! I’m so excited to release this book! I wrote this for Harlequin’s 2015 So You Think You Can Write contest and made it into the Top 25. I hope you’ll check it out! Wedding consultant Bella Degrasso maintains her hectic, stressful business by keeping her mind focused and her emotions in check. Except for the one night she let down her guard and succumbed to a seductive stranger’s come on and scorching uninhibited sex. Their encounter comes back to haunt her when the chef for her latest power couple’s wedding turns out to be the mystery man. Even worse, the bride happens to be his step-sister. Now there’s no avoiding him or forgetting their night of searing passion. After punching his boss on national television, disgraced celebrity chef Wyatt Larabee returns home to rebuild his career at his mother’s catering business. When his step-sister’s prim and proper wedding consultant turns out to be the sex kitten he met his first night in town, he knows she’s just what he needs to forget his past mistakes. Now he wants to turn his bad boy image around in the hopes Bella will see beyond that and let him fill her need for intimacy, but when his past comes back to haunt him, it may be too much for her to handle.  Where to Buy: iBooks | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Smashwords

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Cover Reveal: A Little Taste of Heaven

TADA! I’m excited to release my contemporary romance, A Little Taste of Heaven. I wrote this book for Harlequin’s 2015 So You Think You Can Write Contest and made it into the Top 25. After much contemplation, I’ve decided to release it. Here’s the blurb: Wedding consultant Bella Degrasso maintains her hectic, stressful business by keeping her mind focused and her emotions in check. Except for the one night she let down her guard and succumbed to a seductive stranger’s come on and scorching uninhibited sex. Their encounter comes back to haunt her when the chef for her latest power couple’s wedding turns out to be the mystery man. Even worse, the bride happens to be his step-sister. Now there’s no avoiding him or forgetting their night of searing passion. After punching his boss on national television, disgraced celebrity chef Wyatt Larabee returns home to rebuild his career at his mother’s catering business. When his step-sister’s prim and proper wedding consultant turns out to be the sex kitten he met his first night in town, he knows she’s just what he needs to forget his past mistakes. Now he wants to turn his bad boy image around in the hopes Bella will see beyond that and let him fill her need for intimacy, but when his past comes back to haunt him, it may be too much for her to handle. It’s available for pre-order now and will release on March 15! Where to buy: iBooks | Amazon | B&N…

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My Sexy Holidays @MySexySaturday #MSS168

Welcome to another week of My Sexy Saturday. Today’s theme: My Sexy Holidays. I’m posting a snippet from my holiday book, HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE LATTE, part of the Coffee House Chronicles. Enjoy! “Good morning. I was hoping I’d see you again.” There was an intensity to his deep voice that made all her nerve-endings sing. She was certain he could hear the loud patter of her pulse. How could he elicit such a response in such a short amount of time? “I’m afraid my friend couldn’t come along so it’s just me.” “Coffee is still on the house,” he said, that boyish grin in place. He motioned her toward the counter to take her order. She slipped by him, making sure she brushed ever-so-slightly against him to tease him a little. This was the calm before the storm. This was the build-up. Whatever came after would be explosive. She knew it. As she passed by him, she heard the soft intake of his breath. Perhaps he inhaled sharply to take in her scent she’d so carefully crafted. Or perhaps he really was surprised by the way she moved so close to him. Either way, Lilly enjoyed the reaction. She gave him a flirty grin. Lilly placed her order with the barista but David made sure it was on the house despite the card he’d given her yesterday which only allowed for ten percent off. True to his word.

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Harlequin’s #SYTYCW15 Voting Deadline Approaches

Hello, readers! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! I’m excited to be in the Top 55 of Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. I need your help. Would you considering voting for me? In order to make it to the next round–the top 25–I need votes and that’s where I need you. I committed to finishing and submitting my contemporary romance, A Little Taste of Heaven about four weeks before the deadline. Which meant I was a writing fool. I hope you’ll take moment to check it. 🙂 Deadline to vote is Wednesday, October 14, at 4:59 ET! HERE’S HOW TO VOTE: Sign up for a Wattpad account – it’s FREE! Click here: www.wattpad.com. Once you sign up, be sure to confirm your email address before you can vote. Then click here: http://w.tt/1VK8Fke Cast your vote by hitting the star icon at the bottom of Part 1: Pitch. If you can’t find the star at the bottom, look for the VOTE button in the top right-hand corner under your name. This is important! To be eligible, votes must be indicated on Part 1: Pitch of the Top 55 Submission to be counted. And thank you very much!

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I made the Top 50 in Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write! #sytycw15

Have I got a story for you. I was trucking along really well on my fantasy when everything came to a screeching halt. I do this with my writing. I need to recognize this is part of my process and just be okay with that. I got stuck with the book and turned my attention to writing something different. Towards the end of July, I got this idea for a wedding book. See, I love to look at stock art. I go through episodes where I look for particular things and gorge myself on them. Like weddings. I stumbled upon these beautiful photos of weddings, wedding couples, etc. and I got an idea for a new contemporary romance about a wedding consultant falling in love with a chef. A Little Taste of Heaven was born. I wrote the first chapter and tinkered with the blurb and a logline/pitch. I’d also been thinking about writing for Harlequin for a while, something my husband has been pushing me to do. All of his reasons to do it were valid but I’m stubborn as the day is long so, you know, it wasn’t a good idea until it was my idea. *grin* Actually, I give him all of the credit for pushing me that direction but there were a few other deciding factors that made my final decision. I’d been poking around on Twitter and Facebook one day and was reminded about Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. It was early…

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