Well, I'm having a "Beastly" new year. That's double entendre, of course--my January 07 release from Intrigue is BEAST IN THE TOWER. It's a modern-day Beauty & the Beast tale--urban and Gothic-y--complete with a spunky beauty who runs a diner on the ground level of a Kansas City skyscraper--and a reclusive billionaire "mad scientist" who lives in the penthouse 30 stories above her and works in his secret lab. I had a lot of fun with this one. Throughout the time I was writing it, I kept thinking back to the classic Beast fairy tale. One of my all-time favorites. I've already gotten one delightful reader comment via email re my hero, Dr. Damon Sinclair--"I love a tortured, sexy hero like Damon. He's like Dr. Frankenstein--but hot! And that twist at the end--wow! I never saw that one coming."
What can I say. I'm blushing.
The double entendre is that I've spent about a week recovering from a cold/bronchitis, that was probably brought on by fatigue, due in part to the holidays, but mostly because I've been push-push-pushing on a fast pair of deadlines. I've got a 2 book mini-series coming out later this year--The Precinct: Vice Squad. Back-to-back releases means back-to-back deadlines. And I'm pooped! But what a lot of fun to plot those out. And the heroes in each book--Seth Cartwright and Cooper Bellamy--partners working on a dangerous undercover investigation into the mob--practically wrote themselves. Their personalities were so real to me, that I let them lead me through a lot of both stories
Well, no rest for the weary, as they say (maybe I've caught some of Delores' jet lag?). I'm starting a new project this week and better get back to work.
It was fun to stop by and say hi. See you soon!