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I broke down. I did. I resisted doing a newsletter for as long as I could. What can I say? The trend is in that direction.
If you've been following my blog, it can't have escaped your notice I've let it languish. Why? Fair question. Because blogging at the rate I was, sapped my ideas, my creativity. It made it very difficult for me to transition between my works-in-progress and the blog topic du jour. Something had to give and it was pretty obvious which.
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Awesome news! The full Pelican Cay series is finally here in both digital and print. Here are the links to Intimate Strangers - Book One. Why not start at the beginning?
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Some exciting things are happening on Pelican Cay. Not only have these fabulous gems received a new buff and polish, they've been put into fresh settings so they can truly sparkle and catch the eye. Yes, I'm talking about new covers, and I love 'em.
If you haven't visited Pelican Cay yet, what are you waiting for? The series begins with the exciting and refreshingly unique, Intimate Strangers, which sets up book two, Tarnished Hero, a complicated love story if ever there was one. Dark Storms is the third title in the series and follows Hero's sister, Adriana, and her lover, Gabe. The Pelican Cay series wraps up with a bang, and it's a doozie, the most complicated romance yet, but far from implausible once you start reading.
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"Hello! Welcome back to another edition of 'Coming Attractions.' I'm your host, Betty Bliss, and I'd like to start off with an apology to my listeners. We'd hoped to get Mia Page and Curt Walden -- the romantic leads in Grading on Curves -- into the studio earlier to coincide with their original release. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts interfered so I'm rectifying the situation today and apologize for the unfortunate delay.
Let me tell you, the wait was worth it. I can't rave enough about the new paperback edition of Grading on Curves just out. It's beautiful. Truly.
I have both Curt and Mia with me now. They're so sweet, you should see them holding hands, can hardly keep their eyes off each other.
Welcome to you both. As you know, nothing is sacred with me. I've got some questions all prepared, so why don't we start with Curt first? I want your answers honest and spontaneous, so no looking to Mia for hints, and no coaxing or prompting Curt, okay? Mia, just sit back and let him talk. You'll get your chance."
BB: "Now Curt, tell us about your very first kiss.
CW: “I don’t remember my first kiss, but I’ll never forget the first time I kissed Mia. I was walking her back to her Explorer after the art fair. We got into the back seat together. It’s funny—I’d wanted to kiss her all day, even made excuses to touch her, so I probably shouldn’t have been surprised at how intense the kiss was when it came. Like stomping on the gas in a Lamborghini. Zero to sixty in under three seconds.”
BB: "My, my." Fans herself and giggles coquettishly. "Can't wait to hear how you answer this. Tell me, what went through your mind the first time you laid eyes on Mia?"
CW: “The first thing I thought was—” He chuckles. “Is she checking me out? Then I just wanted to talk to her. She looked incredibly cute. Mia hates it when I use that word to describe her, but it fits.”
BB: "Aw. Next question. If you could be any superhero for a day who would you be and why?"
CW: “A superhero? Hmm. I’d have to say Spiderman. He’s smart, has a scientific mind, a good heart, and a social conscience. Yeah, I’ll go with Spiderman.”
BB: "Interesting, but it fits. Okay, moving on. If you could take Mia anywhere in the world for a romantic date, where would you go and why?"
CW: “Since I’m only allowed one date night, I suppose I’d choose Venice. The ambiance, the cuisine, wine, and the history, not to mention the gondolas. I think we could have a very beautiful night in that city.”
BB: "You've sold me. Off the top of your head, was there one thing, a trait maybe, that immediately attracted you to Mia?"
CW: “Her blush. Mia's bashful and I love it. The second I caught her sneaking a peek and she flushed, it was like she’d crooked her finger at me. I had to follow.”
BB: "We're going to end with Five Random Facts about Curt Walden. I'll count them off on my fingers. Go!"
CW: "Uhh, I'm twenty-eight years old. Big soccer fan, but not loyal to any particular team."
BB: "Three more."
CW: "I was an exchange student and completed my senior year of high school in France. After graduation, I went backpacking across Europe before returning to the states. I'm an amateur photographer and have a lot of framed photos from my travels on the wall in my apartment.
BB: "Last one."
CW: "I play guitar in a band with no name at the Stylus Pub nearly every Thursday. Just something we do for fun."
BB: "You did great, Curt. Thanks for playing." Laughing, she turns to Mia. "Your turn in the hot seat. Ready?"
MP: Mia laughs. "I'd better be. Let's do this."
BB: "What is a morning ritual you can’t live without?"
MP: “My morning coffee. I have three cups. Otherwise I couldn’t begin to cope with getting Casey up and going. It’s not easy to motivate a tired teenager.”
BB: "I can only imagine. Let's get more personal. What was the first thought that popped into your mind when you saw Curt for the first time?"
MP: “My friend Sally pointed him out to me. I glanced over and our eyes connected. It shook me because he has the most powerful bedroom eyes. There was a definite attraction, but I was so embarrassed he'd caught me looking all I wanted to do was flee. Fast.”
BB: Glances at Curt. "And here's the blush you mentioned." She laughs. "It's charming. Mia, does Curt have a loveable habit you would be happy to live without?"
MP: “Yes! The teacher never sleeps. Sometimes he forgets himself and starts to lecture me about things. We don’t agree on everything. I kind of like that. I think we challenge each other.”
BB: "What has surprised you most about Curt? Anything?"
MP: “I had no idea he was a talented musician. And he has a beautiful voice. He’s since learned the power of that voice over me. Don’t ask for details,” she added with a wink.
BB: "But you're leaving out the best part," Betty protested, then sighed. "All right, I won't push it, but you have to give us something else instead. Do you like your fellow in boxers, boxer-briefs, briefs, or commando?"
MP: Bursts out laughing. "You're terrible. Sorry, Curt. She asked." At his silent gesture of acceptance she confessed, "I like him in, or out of, anything. He’s been wearing boxer-briefs lately. I like those a lot.”
BB: Chuckling. "Good choice. Now it's time for Five Random Facts about Mia Page. I'll let you go and count them off on my fingers. Hit it."
MP: "Oh boy, let's see. I'm an office drone at an insurance company. I'm still very good friends with my ex-husband, Greg, which makes co-parenting our son, Casey, a whole lot easier. No crazy drama."
BB: "Two down. Three more."
MP: "I love flowers and plants and spend a lot of time working and enjoying my backyard, even though I say I dislike gardening. My friend, Sally, would say, 'All evidence to the contrary.' Umm, Oh, I buy earrings, all kinds, like other women like to buy shoes. I love casual clothing with a retro look—skinny jeans and princess tops. Is that five?"
BB: "That's five. Thanks for being such a good sport about it. I know it's not easy on the fly."
The couple both murmured in agreement there.
"Thank you for coming in today and sharing a little of yourselves with our listeners. Mia Page and Curt Walden, everyone, and I urge you to go out and pick up Grading on Curves. You'll love it.
"Be sure to join us again on Coming Attractions."
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There's nothing better than curling up with a good book, especially one you don't have to charge. To have a story you love in a tangible form, fluttering the pages, holding it to your chest as you laugh and reach for your hot coffee or tea, or maybe....wine? Ah, what a feeling.
I'm so pleased I'm able to offer my wonderful contemporaries in paperback form. The latest is a newly edited and polished Forest Fires - a book particularly close to my heart. I absolutely love this cover. It's perfect.
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