I hope everyone is enjoying the last few weeks of spring. It’s been a busy time for me, but I am so happy to say that I haven’t felt this good — emotionally — in months.
Oh, my head is still tender from the surgery. And I can sometimes hear my heart beating in my ear. That aside, it’s shaping up to be a wonderful summer. It’s amazing how a major health scare can put things into perspective. I’m ignoring the little annoyances. I stopped reading all of my reviews. I’m taking time for the people who really matter in my life. Getting my travel plans in order — yes, you can still travel with a shunt in your head! One of my doctors even hooked me up with crazy, Steampunk-esque glasses for the theater. And I plan to enjoy every second.
As I told my counselor last week, “Do I want to be blind? Hell no. Can I still enjoy my life? Hell, YES.”
But onward to more important things…like books!
I am thrilled to say that BLEMISHED will be out September 12. I will have buy links in June, and will be sharing some exclusive content here on the blog. Setting up a major promo schedule now, so keep an eye out for my upcoming appearances.
Tragedy joins artist Chloe Cabot and rising advertising executive Gavin Fletcher. Together, they discover solace in each other’s arms in BLEMISHED. While Chloe blossoms as Gavin’s submissive under his tough but tender tutelage, she wonders if he might just be the one to break the façade of fear that surrounded her heart. Just as emotion transforms them from reluctant strangers into unlikely but enduring lovers, heartbreak strikes their relationship again, forcing an unforeseen reversal of roles.
For me, BLEMISHED is a very special book. I fell in love while I wrote Gavin and Chloe, and I hope you do, too.
And some additional exciting news…the second I finished BLEMISHED, I opened a new document and promptly started writing SMITTEN. After the last few months I’ve had and the heavy emotional weight of BLEMISHED, I decided to lighten the mood a bit with a kinky romantic comedy set in Paris and Provence.
In SMITTEN, the heroine has a bit of a dilemma. Scandalized and skewered in the pres, January Gallimore has had to rebuild her once A-list status as a comedic heroine. Now, her life has become its own romantic comedy. Will she choose the older, suave Frenchman or the younger, prim and proper Englishman?
SMITTEN is the first standalone in my Paris Après Minuit series. I’ll be building on that in the years to come. My readers know that I adore all things French. This series will feature a wide range of kinky stories, all set in the City of Light.
After SMITTEN, I have a number of stories plotted,s o we’ll see where inspiration leads me. Right now, though, January wants her story written.
For now, my motto is, “Work hard, play hard.” This summer, blind or not, I intend to do both.