NaNoWriMo and Josie

img_9524What does National Novel Writing Month have to do with my next book? It’s simple, I’m writing like a fiend to get it done by the end of November. This book is Josie’s story and she’s a complex gal. There’s so much going on in this book, I’m excited to finally be getting it all down on paper, so to speak.

Now, don’t get too excited. Once the book is written, I guarantee there will be tons of edits and those take time. I don’t expect this book to be on sale until sometime next Spring. However, if you can’t wait that long, I’ve posted a quick blurb for the book on the NaNoWriMo website and I’ll share it with you here. It’s rough, but it’ll give you an idea of where this book is going. I hope you enjoy it!

PS The new working name of this book is Diamond in the Rough. Not sure I’ll keep it, but we’ll see.

Josie McFarland has sworn off all men—they don’t bring out the best in her. All her past relationships have left her heart bruised and battered. She’s content to focus on her legal career and work on her many social projects, including lobbying for legislation that will significantly curb human trafficking in Las Vegas. That resolve becomes personal when a battered teen-aged girl escapes her captors and stumbles into Josie’s life. Josie will do anything to keep her safe.

Nick Noble is suave, confident, a powerful attorney, and rumor has it he’s a fabulous lover. He also ties Josie in knots. When he challenges the legality of the new sex trafficking statute, Josie sets her emotions aside and prepares for war. Sparks fly when these two tangle.

Things get complicated when Nick discovers he has a daughter, causing him to question everything about his life, including this work. Has he been on the wrong side all along? Nick will have to find a way to work with Josie to save the daughter he’s come to love. When that means risking losing his heart to Josie, will he take the leap of faith, or will he fall back on his playboy ways and lose it all?

Fool Me Once…

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I’m thrilled to announce that Fool Me Once is finally published! This book has been a labor of love and I’m so happy with the results. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

You can find all the details here, and an excerpt here. The theme song for this book is Taylor Swift’s “Style” since it’s about two people who keep coming back to each other. The back cover copy hints at all of it. Enjoy!

He broke her heart and made her an object of scorn and derision in the national media…and now, to save her son, she might have to let him do it all over again.

 

Jade Lin dreamed of curing cancer. While she pursued a doctorate in biology, America’s tabloid sweetheart, Kyle Galbraith, pursued her. When he broke through her defenses and she finally gave him her heart, he publicly humiliated her by getting engaged to the woman his fans had been rooting for all along.

To add to her misery, Jade was shamed and vilified in the press as the morally reprehensible sore loser in the alleged love triangle. She lost everything—her good name, her reputation, her scholarship, and her research. She had no choice but to disappear and change everything about herself—her name, her appearance, and her dreams.

Now, ten years later, she’s attorney Verity James, and she fiercely protects her secrets, including the son Kyle knows nothing about. Her goal is to become a partner in the largest law firm in Nevada—a powerful position from which she can better protect her son should the paparazzi ever find them. All she has to do is impress the firm’s newest client and get his company on retainer.

Kyle Galbraith, now Vice President of GEM, his family’s medical company, is sent to Las Vegas to work with the attorneys hired to defend a lawsuit against GEM’s miracle cancer-curing drug. He’s shocked to find Jade, the one woman he always regretted losing.

Old wounds, as well as their highly reactive chemistry, soon boil over and Verity struggles to keep her son a secret in the face of Kyle’s addictive advances. But when they find alarming evidence of the drug’s horrific side-effect—one that could fundamentally change the world—everything they thought they knew is called into question. Have they been the target of a ruthless manipulator all along?

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