I’d first published this post on January 10, only to discover as I was updating the sidebars that the excerpts that ‘d loaded to my website had disappeared during the server migration earlier that day–long story that began with a hacker attack on my host server right after the new year. So I had to pull the post. If it showed up at Goodreads or in your feed, my apologies. I should have checked first whether the excerpts were still up, and failing that, I should have had back-ups that would enable me to quickly reload, so I didn’t have to wait until I had a three-hour window of time to recreate the pages. Lesson learned.
Phew, am I glad to have the blog back.
You’d think, given how casually I neglect this blog, that I wouldn’t even notice if it went down for a week or ten days. And you’d be right. But ironically, the hacker attack on my host server that started the year happened to coincide with me turning in a couple of manuscripts and wanting to say a thing or two about them.
The folks at Janus Portal have been working around the clock. Today they asked me to change my name server in my domain registry. And finally the blog is back–and let’s hope it stays back.
You might have seen the cover for my July release, Ravishing the Heiress. In case you haven’t yet, here it is, in all its purple glory.
I like the cover, but more significantly, I love the story. When I started working on the trilogy, I was still bombed out from HIS AT NIGHT and didn’t know whether I had anything historical left in me. I’m happy to report that working on the trilogy has totally rejuvenated me.
I think of the three books of the trilogy as the appetizer book, the main course book, and the dessert book. Rest assured each of them function perfectly as stand-alones, but together they form a three-course spread. The appetizer book and the dessert book are of course, slightly lighter in character. But the main course book is as angsty as anything I’ve ever written–and answers the question I’ve been asking myself, namely, can I write a book in which the hero and the heroine are always nice to each other? (Cuz you know how I love to have them rip each other apart.) And the answer is yes, the leads can be absolutely lovely to each other and the story can still rip your–I mean, my–guts out. As a result, RAVISHING THE HEIRESS currently holds the position of my personal favorite among not just the trilogy, but all my romances.
Your mileage, of course, will vary. I’m just reporting mine.
Excerpts for both BEGUILING THE BEAUTY and RAVISHING THE HEIRESS are up at my website.
Now I must return to work on TEMPTING THE HEIRESS, which is due on February 1. Happy New Year!