This last month... Er, these last months... Okay, this year has been quite the rollercoaster. Blessedly, I've had more ups than downs, family and writing wise. Though my niche in the writing world is medieval romance that began in 1994 with my Bantam Books release, Warrior Bride, I do have a nice little corner with contemporary romance. Thus, I've been slowly re-releasing my inspirational RandomHouse titles. So this month, medieval meets contemporary with the December 16th publication of BARON OF EMBERLY, the second book in The Feud series, and the December 30th publication of NOWHERE CAROLINA, the second book in the Southern Discomfort series. Can you say frazzled? But all the hard work is done, and I can breathe easier and fully enjoy the blessings of this wondrous season. Thank you readers of books and blogs for joining me on this amazing journey through words. Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas and New Year.
A WARRIOR DANGEROUSLY IN CONTROL
England, 1334 ~ In the second book of The Feud series, Baron Magnus Verdun is a warrior whose handsome face gives little indication of the darkness he struggles to contain. While pursuing the murderous brigands who plague his lands, he becomes the unwitting savior of the woman the king has decreed he wed—the reckless Lady Thomasin, whose very presence threatens his carefully ordered life. And more so when she proves outspoken beyond what is required of a dutiful wife. Can he tame this woman whose willful ways ought to offend, but instead captivate? More, dare he allow her near and risk exposing the secret that could push her away?
A LADY PERILOUSLY IMPROPER
Despite efforts to make a proper lady of her, the illegitimate Thomasin de Arell knows she is no match for the Baron of Emberly. Though she expects her new husband will think her beneath him, she is unprepared when he insists on separate chambers. When he also demands she control her behavior, the spurned Thomasin rebels—and unknowingly becomes the pawn of forces determined to further the feud. But upon finding herself in Magnus’s arms, she discovers he is not as indifferent as he would have her believe. And when she glimpses his torment, she is determined to shine light on his darkness. Will he let her in? Or will their enemies use the distrust between husband and wife for their own ends?
In this sequel to the bestselling medieval romance, Baron Of Godsmere, join Baron Verdun and his lady as they discover that true love seeks first the soul, and is as easily seen in the dark as in the light.
To read an excerpt, visit: Amazon ~ Baron Of Emberly (also available from iBooks, Kobo, and coming soon to B&N)
Maggie Pickwick is a lifetime away from her days as head cheerleader and the mistakes she made in high school. Twelve years later, this single mom has traded pompoms for an auctioneer’s gavel, popularity for peace and quiet, and strives to be a good example for her daughter, Devyn. She’s keeping it together just fine, too—until an old flame moves back to her little North Carolina town.
Renowned artist Reece Thorpe wants nothing to do with Maggie—not after what she did in high school—but he might also be Devyn’s father. Driven by her own pride and fear for her daughter’s happiness, Maggie finds herself on a slippery slope of white lies as she attempts to convince Reece that she’s changed. But the truth has a way of making itself known, and now Maggie’s past and present mistakes could ruin her chance at love.
To read an excerpt, visit: Amazon ~ Nowhere Carolina (pre-order also available from iBooks and Kobo)