If it's Wednesday, it must be my turn to blog--at least through January. ;) Thanks again for stopping by our new blog. And don't forget to enter the book giveaway contest (just follow the link to the Intrigue Authors website). Lots of authors have donated books to celebrate the rejuvenation and re-launch of the Intrigue Authors blog. As cold and icy as it has been here in Nebraska, curling up with a basket of good books sounds like a great way to spend the day to me! Good luck to everyone who enters!
Today, I just thought I'd talk a little bit about some of the projects I'm working on. I just finished a killer back-to-back deadline (over the holidays, no less! What was I thinking when I scheduled that one?) for a two-book mini-series from Intrigue called The Precinct: Vice Squad. Those books, UP AGAINST THE WALL and NINE-MONTH PROTECTOR, will be released in August and September of this year. The mini-series features Precinct faves (according to some delightful fan letters and emails) Seth Cartwright and Cooper Bellamy--partners working a dangerous undercover investigation into organized crime in Kansas City. Their respective heroines are investigative reporter Rebecca Page (who's looking for the truth behind her father's unsolved murder) and Sarah Cartwright--Seth's twin sister. Sarah has seen something the bad guys wish she hadn't and they want to silence her (those darn bad guys!). But more importantly, she's carrying a secret that sets one villain against the other--and with Sarah caught in the middle, the only thing keeping her alive may be the dogged protection of her brother's partner--Cooper Bellamy. And yes, for you Precinct fans--I'll explain why Coop is bald!!
Right now I'm working on my 30th book! 30th? Whew! I know there are other authors out there with higher numbers, but that number kind of takes me aback. Who knew shy ol' me had that many words running around inside my head? The best thing is that even though I'm on #30, there's no shortage of future story ideas tantalizing my brain. #30 will actually be a story for Harlequin Blaze--another military-themed romance with plenty of steam, action and danger. For those of you who keep up with my Blazes as well as my Intrigues, this one features Marine Corps captain Zachariah Clark (Clarksie).
Of course, I have to say that 2007 includes my current release--BEAST IN THE TOWER. What fun it was to write this one. I love when my editor says--do something different, just let your imagination go. It's very freeing creatively. So, there aren't any Kansas City cops in this one. But there's a billionaire scientist who secludes himself in his penthouse lab. And a spunky diner owner 30 floors below who's determined to save her teenage brother and the dangerous neighborhood where she's taken over the family diner after their parents' death. And, of course, there are some very bad guys trying to steal the hero's secret formulas and make millions for themselves. When the heroine gets between the bad guys and the hero, danger mounts. Will the BEAST OF THE TOWER come down and save the day? Or will the crusading heroine have to save him as well? I hope you'll enjoy this modern BEAUTY & THE BEAST tale.
Well, I'd better get back to work. Thanks for stopping by!