Time to launch my first sweet romance, INN BY THE LAKE! I will take up my pen to sign the fresh, new paperback edition of my story set in Western Maryland Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Greyhound, an independent bookstore in Berlin, Md.
Give me horses any day. Ranches and towns in the middle of the great western landscape. A beautiful, strong woman. And a sexy, gorgeous outsider to fall in love with.
Then have Beverly Jenkins write it.
This little holiday gem, GLORIA by Jessica Lynch, came to me via romance writers’ fundraiser for the Georgia elections, Romancing the Runoff.
I’ll admit I chose the book for its cover. Pretty, isn’t it? Besides, it was just what I wanted for lazy winter reading, a sweet romance set at the holidays.
When I recorded Divided Loyalties, he read it twice. The second time, he said he was reading a book by his favorite author.
Hanna sipped her water and sighed. “I, for one, am looking forward to 2021. Have you made your new year’s resolution yet?”
I used to think it took one person to write a book. Now, I know better.
I race up to her and follow her into the kitchen. “What are we having?”
“This.” She pulls on my t-shirt and I wrap my arms around her and lean in for a kiss. Sweet as the chocolate chip cookies packed in a plastic bag on the table. Warm as the summer sun. Necessary as air.
He treasures a few mementoes that keep the fathers and son connection strong.
I pulled him close, took off his mask—brazen woman that I am. And kissed him.
And I’ll do it again. I’m sure of it. I sit beside him as his gaze takes me in inch by inch. He’s studied my hair, badly in need of a cut, and he’s gone over every inch of my face and my body. On a normal day, I’d feel self-conscious. But today, it’s wonderful to be the center of attention.