"I thought I would get a book that would just give me a few minutes to read scattered here and there throughout the day. I had a few minutes before bed last night and the next thing I knew, I looked up at the clock four hours later. It is a good thing I could sleep late on Saturday because I had to stay up and finish it."
That's a snippet from a recent review of my book, The Rancher's Homecoming. Now, I'm always glad when someone enjoys my book enough that they feel compelled to post a review, but this one was special for two reasons. First, there is no higher praise from a reader than when they are so lost in a book, they forgot about the time. Second, this particular review is from a man.
Let's be honest, very few of the brawnier sex are fans of the romance genre. Just having one read my book is pretty cool. That he'd post a good review, well, it's just awesome. Thank you, Alan :)
Lots of good stuff is happening on the news front. My book, MOST ELIGIBLE SHERIFF, was out in March. This book is the last in my Sweetheart, Nevada series. While I'm always sad to see a series end, I have a brand new one starting in July. MORE THAN A COWBOY launches my Reckless, Arizona series and is about the Becketts, a cowboy family who own and operate the Easy Money Rodeo Arena. As children, the three Beckett siblings were torn apart by the divorce of their parents. Now, twenty-two years later, they're reunited. Piecing the family back together isn't going to be easy, especially when they're still divided over the issues that drove their parents apart in the first place.
In November, THE TEXAN'S SURPRISE SON will hit the stands. I'm excited to be participating in Harlequin American's third continuity series! This one centers on the Barons of Texas, a wealthy family big in the energy business and, yes, you guessed right. The hero of my book is a cowboy, headed to a National rodeo championship. He's derailed by the two-year-old son he never knew he had and the boy's aunt, who's making darn sure her nephew has the kind of father he deserves.
On a personal note, I recently returned from a nine day trip to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was awesome! My first time in the Carribean. Here's a picture of one of the gorgeous sunsets I was forced to endure on a daily basis! Go ahead, be jealous :)