Book Launch for Valentino, Be Mine!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, VALENTINO, BE MINE is out today!

Sparks fly when two people who can’t stand each other wind up looking after a rambunctious Yorkie who needs a new home.7e115-10-valentino-be-mine-400x600

Excerpt:
Kaylee hoped punctuality weighed somewhere in their evaluation, because whoever Carter was, he or she was fifteen minutes late the last time Kaylee checked her watch. Not that she minded. It was a little intimidating to meet the other potential owner. What if Valentino liked Carter better?

As if he sensed her worry, the Yorkie wiggled around in her arms and licked her cheek again. She draped him over her shoulder, a position she knew from experience that he enjoyed, and nuzzled her cheek against him.

Something behind Kaylee caught Ruthie’s attention. A silly grin twisted her mouth as she threw her hand up in an exaggerated wave. Unless this Carter person was a complete moron, they were pretty hard to miss, since they were the only people in that part of the park.

“Carter, over here!” Ruthie stood and flapped her arms even more.

OMG. Either Pam’s personal assistant had finally lost it after years of dealing with her perfectionist boss or there must be a celebrity walking up behind them. Kaylee was afraid to look. She racked her brain for any movie stars named Carter but couldn’t come up with a single one. From the blush on the other woman’s face, she was pretty sure Carter was a man, and if not a famous one, he must be drop dead gorgeous.

Valentino’s tail wagged in Kaylee’s face as he barked his hello and squirmed against her shoulder. A masculine laugh sounded before Carter greeted them. “Good morning, Ruthie.”

Kaylee ran her hand through her hair and pushed a section of bobbed blonde locks behind her ear before she turned around to meet him.

Sunglasses hid his eyes, but she could definitely understand why the PA was acting like a teenage girl backstage at a One Direction concert. Carter was smoking hot.

“Hey, dog, you glad to see me, boy?” His voice was even handsome, in a whiskey smooth kind of way. “May I?”

“Sure,” Kaylee answered, and let him hold the pooch that was squirming to get to him.

Then Carter took off his shades.

“You!”

It couldn’t be, and she hoped to high heaven it wasn’t who she thought. But it was. When he smirked at her, it erased any lingering doubt.

 

Writing News and Updates

There’s quite a lot going on in my writing world right now, so I thought I’d share a few things today. My big news is … I signed with Bison Publishing last week! Psychological suspense blended with dark humor, Queen of Schnapps is about a quirky alcoholic serial killer who lets nothing stand between her and the off-the-wall things she expects out of life. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this book and working with my new publisher.
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Yesterday, the Valentine Pets & Kisses boxed set that includes my new novella was released!
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This romance anthology contains 14 novellas written by bestselling authors, and it’s only 99¢ for a limited time.

Paperback copies of Valentino, Be Mine are available now, and the kindle version will be released next week.  (Or you can read it in the boxed set above!)
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February is going to be busy month.  On the 15th, I’ll be speaking on a panel with three other authors at Jeffersonville Township Public Library in southern Indiana. Should be fun!