January 12, 2010
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Happy New Year, Everyone! I hope you had a happy holiday season and that you’re off to a fab start in 2010.

2010 is already a great year for me! Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks! is out this month in the UK. This is my winery book, and it really challenged me as a writer. I can’t wait to hear what you think. In the US, Magnate’s Mistress…Accidentally Pregnant! is available now on eHarlequin.com and will hit the bookstore shelves in February.

Both books are guaranteed to warm you up in this cold season!

And I’m running the January/February contest for the Writing Playground. Click over to the Playground for details and how to enter.!

December 2, 2009
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

I’m so excited to officially announce that the follow-up book to The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress has been accepted. So many of you fell in love with Evie—the sister of my hero, Will Harrison—that I had to write her her own happily-ever-after. Evie’s story is called What Happens In Vegas… and will be an August 2010 release in the UK (US date is still TBD).

For those of you in the UK, Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks! is now available on the Mills & Boon website! Yay!

November 21, 2009
Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I love seeing the covers of foreign translations…

Liaison Sous TensionThe Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress is out in France this month as Liaison Sous Tension in a 2-in-1 with Yvonne Lindsay. The cover is very pretty, but I think it’s really for Yvonne’s book, as MMM is set in Dallas and no one is pregnant!

Und plötzlich ist es Liebe!The Secret Mistress Arrangement is out in Germany as Und plötzlich ist es Liebe!, which my German friend tells me means “and suddenly it was love!”

Should you find a translation or a release of one of my books somewhere, please let me know!

November 8, 2009
Sunday, November 8th, 2009

After a long absence (sorry!), I’m back with news and updates.

First of all, a big thanks to everyone for putting The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress on the Borders/Waldenbooks Bestselling list for two weeks in October! I love that book, and I’m tickled so many other people do as well!

Magnate's Mistress...Accidentally Pregnant!Magnate’s Mistress… Accidentally Pregnant! is now available in Australia. And here’s the cover for the US edition (Feb 2010). I also have the cover for my January UK release, Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks! Bikinis seem to be a theme for my covers… as are the gorgeous men!

Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks!I just turned in my fifth book—a sequel to The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress starring Evie, the hero’s little sister and the heroine’s protégée. No title or specific release date yet (sometime 2010), but I hope to have that info for you soon.

Harlequin, though, has all kinds of exciting things going on for fans of fabulous romance. Harlequin is looking for Ambassadors to provide feedback and promote the genre. It’s a free program — with free books!. It’s also time for the annual Harlequin Romance Report and they want to hear from you! Harlequin has a new blog, where you’ll get all the latest news about all the Harlequin lines and lots of great contests. AND as part of Harlequin’s anniversary celebration, they’ve joined with FlowerPot Press to reproduce vintage covers on notebooks and postcards, and they are re-releasing six vintage Harlequin books from the 1940s.

September 28, 2009
Monday, September 28th, 2009

The Millionaire's Misbehaving MistressIt’s out! It’s out! The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress is officially on shelves in a bookstore near you! Squee!

Perfect, polite… and passionate!

As Dallas’s most eligible bachelor and heir to his family’s fortune, billionaire Will Harrison knows how to handle the paparazzi—but his little sister Evie is a worry…

Miss Behavior, etiquette expert Gwen Sawyer, has only three weeks to work her magic on Evie before a society ball, and so moves into Will’s luxurious penthouse. However, she discovers too late that etiquette is the last thing on devilishly handsome Will’s mind…

September 19, 2009
Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Accordo SeducenteI’m out in a 2-in-1 with the fab Robyn Grady this month in Italy. According to Google Translate (which is rapidly becoming my best friend on the internet) the duet is Seductive Agreement and The Secret Mistress Arrangement becomes Seven Days of Desire. Foreign editions are so cool!

August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 30th, 2009

It seems I’ve spent most of the summer either on the go or deep in my cave writing. The current manuscript is due to my editor at the end of September, so I think I’ll plan a couple of weeks in October to just relax and recharge. That’s the plan; we’ll have to see how it works out! I’m very excited to have been invited to some great places this fall – I hope you’ll be able to make one of the events (and if you do, please make sure to say hi!) — so I’m already thinking extended vacation time may be out of the question.

Magnate’s Mistress… Accidentally Pregnant! is officially out in the UK! Yay! I love this book, and I had so much fun writing it. I can’t wait to hear what y’all think of Chris and Ally’s story.

August 2, 2009
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Back from a fabulous trip to the RWA Conference in DC, where I got to spend time with many of the other Presents authors and editors, and where I signed for the first time at the huge Readers for Life Literacy fundraiser. Photos from the trip will be posted in the photo album soon.

I also have the title for my next book, Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks, which will be a Jan 2010 UK release. Of course, that means it’s time to start the next book!

My Darling Geek has been busy with this update—along with new photos and the regular updates, he’s also added the “Dear Reader” letters from the first three books (which don’t appear in the US versions) and links to read the excerpts for the books. He will also be adding a FAQ. A round of applause for the Darling Geek and his technical skills! I couldn’t do this without him!

July 4, 2009
Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Un parfum de tentationThe Secret Mistress Arrangement is out in France in a 2-in-1 collection with Day LeClaire! I kind of like the new title: Un Parfum de Tentation. And the cover is beautiful!

I’m getting ready for the RWA National Conference coming up in Washington, DC, July 15-18. I’ll be signing books at the huge RWA Literacy Signing on July 15. Please stop by!

June 12, 2009
Friday, June 12th, 2009

The French website Blue Moon has reviewed both of my April releases (The Secret Mistress Arrangement [US—Presents] and The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress [UK- Modern Heat]), and, thanks to translation software, I was able to read the kind comments. Now they’ve interviewed me! The interview is up in both French and English.

If you’d like to read the reviews, I recommend Google translate. You just enter the URL of the page you’d like translated and the from/to languages and it does the rest. Of course, translation software isn’t perfect, so there’s some very odd sentences at times, but it beats anything my high school French could decipher!