July 5, 2012
When Kimberly Killion of www.HotDamnDesigns.com sent me the cover for TWICE THE TEMPTATION, the first book in my new series The Temptresses, I nearly swooned in delight. And now that I have a cover, I’m very excited to share it with you–although I did share it on Facebook with my friends earlier this week.
But first I’ll give you a little background on my new series, which connects with my first series, The Elusive Lords. Actually it’s just easier if I post the proposal pitch.
Temptation is as old as Adam and Eve. Unfortunately, succumbing to it is as natural as breathing to the gentlemen in the haut ton. But the secret society of the TEMPT club (Test Eligible Males’ Proof of FideliTy) will save prospective brides bent on fidelity by discerning the faithful from the philanderers. And the founders and sole members of the club—Catherine Rutherford, Olivia Wakefield and Meghan Townsend—are ready and willing to apply themselves fully to that task. What they hadn’t counted on was emotional entanglements…
Here’s the unedited and subject-to-change-at-any-given-moment blurb of TWICE THE TEMPTATION.
Catherine Rutherford has been smitten with the sinfully handsome American, Lucas Beaumont, since the moment they met a year ago. And he appears just as enamored of her, for following his return to London he launches a seductive campaign to ensnare her heart and secure her hand in marriage. Never has a courtship gone so well…that is until Catherine discovers Lucas was in love with her sister first.
She and her twin may share the same face but Catherine refuses to share a man’s affections much less be any woman’s substitute. With her sister’s blessing and the aid of her friends, Catherine challenges the man she loves to the ultimate test of fidelity. Posing as her heartbroken twin—who is really anything but—Catherine seeks his solace from an “unhappy marriage” and begins a tempestuous game of seduction where the true proof of his love lies in his immunity to her charms.
If all goes as planned, TWICE THE TEMPTATION will be released in Early 2013. What I do plan to get out this year is a New Adult (Mature YA) novel I’m currently working on titled, WHEN IN PARIS… This is the first book in my Language of Love series. The tagline for this book is:
They’ve known each other for years
But it’s in Paris that they find each other
The truth of the matter is they went to high school together and never spoke more than two words to each other. Now they’re attending the same university and wind up in French class together. There is no love lost between them. Or maybe their problem is, there is… Kim’s working on the cover and when it’s finished I’ll definitely be showing it off.
Yes, I’m spreading my wings and will writing in 3 (three) different genres: Historical (of course), Contemporary Romance, and New Adult romance. My first contemporary, SECOND AND LONG and the intro to my Creme de la Creme series will be out some time in 2013–think football (as in ex pro quarterback hero) and pastries (as in heroine is part owner in Creme de la Creme bakery).
I’m very very excited about my upcoming books and I had an absolutely fabulous July 4th, what about you? What did you do? What did you eat? How was the weather? Did you totally pig out?