SHE HAS NO TIME FOR LOVE
Dr. Gen Kendall has paid too high a price to let anything get in the way of her dream. In one month she’ll be a full-fledged doctor. She just has to impress her chief of staff, Dr. Jack O’Neill. She impresses him, all right. With one swing of a softball bat she puts him in his own hospital and changes both of their lives forever.
HE HAS NO TASTE FOR LOVE
A widower with a 12-year-old daughter, Jack hopes this move to Chicago will signal a new life for them both. He doesn’t plan on finding himself literally at the feet of one of the most compelling women he’s ever known. He certainly doesn’t expect her to turn his life upside down when she recognizes something in his daughter that could well break his heart. Is love enough to see them through, especially when it means that not just Jack but Gen must face the ghosts of their pasts to save his little girl?
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DRAKE’S RAKE SERIES
I know what you’re wondering. What about the rest of the Rakes? Well, I have every intention of giving each of them their own story. And for those of you (like me), who hate to read a series before all the books are out, I think I’ve found a solution. There are 9 books in the Drake’s Rakes series. I am dividing them into 3 trilogies, seperated by the heroines. The first trilogy was informally known as The Three Graces. The second trilogy will be Last Chance Academy. Then the third trilogy is patiently waiting to be named. The good news is that Grand Central has just asked for the first two books in the Last Chance Academy trilogy! Stay tuned for the latest news and updates.
THE NEXT BIG THING
What is the working title of your book?
Once a Rake
Where did the idea come from for this book?
I’ve been working on a series of gentleman spies in Regency England, and ended my last book with Ian Ferguson getting shot and landing in the ocean and presumed dead. I wanted to pair him with Sarah Clarke, a woman who stands to lose everything if she helps him.
What genre does your book fall under?
How long did it take to write the first draft?
This was kind of an unusual book for me. There were a lot of distractions, so it took 9 months. Usually it take about 6.
What actors would you use for a movie rendition of your book?
Ooh, my hero would be Kevin McKidd. I saw him on Rome, and heard that lovely Scottish accent of his, and with red hair, he’d be perfect. As for my heroine, I think Kate Winslet would be perfect. She has the knack of being plain and beautiful at the same time, but you know she’s strong.
What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?
When Sarah Clarke stumbles over a wounded Scot by the name of Ian Ferguson in her barn, she doesn’t realize that she will risk everything to save him from the hangman’s noose—especially her heart.
Will it be self published or represented by an agency?
Grand Central is publishing it.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I’d have to say that all of my historical romances are inspired by early romance author Patrician Veryan, who wrote what I called historical romantic adventures. The perfect proportion of everything exciting. Except I added sex.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I hope my books could be compared to Jo Beverly’s League of Rogues series. That was another inspiration.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Well, besides the ‘love on the run’ theme, and a lovely wounded hero, I do have one of my favorite secondary characters I’ve ever written. My heroine Sarah has a 600 pound pig who has a bad tendency of falling in love with animals on other farms—sadly, though, not other pigs. His latest amour is the squire’s horse. Sarah named him Willoughby after another faithless pig in Sense and Sensibility.
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