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Thanks for dropping by my online home. A lot has gone on behind the scenes, rearranging the furniture, adding curtains and rugs, etc., but it’s still a work in progress, so I appreciate your patience.
As I write this, I’m celebrating the release, or book birthday, of Warrior Mage, the 5th in my Light Mage Wars paranormal romance series. They’re set in contemporary Georgia near the Okefenokee Swamp.
Part of the fun of writing this book came from the fact that Will Davis, the hero, is my nerd mage. He loves comic books, video games, and history, as I do (though I’m really not good at any video game more advanced than Tetris). I loved playing with his interests in the interactions with his friends. I also decided to give the heroine, Audra Grayson, some nerd tendencies to offer the two of them common ground beyond their jobs.
Will is an archaeologist who also happens to hold a second-degree black belt in jeet kune do and to be an expert in ancient weapons. Audra Grayson is also an archaeologist. She’s conducting an excavation on an island in Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp. Unfortunately for Audra and her team, they’re finding Bronze Age weapons in their trenches, weapons prehistoric civilizations in the United States never possessed.
The museum sponsoring the excavation calls in Will, whose parents run a foundation specializing in archaeological fraud, to investigate. Forced to work together, he and Audra develop strong feelings for each other. But he doesn’t believe in forever relationships, and she’s not cut out for a fling. Can a quiet, bookish woman turn Mr. Love the One You’re With into a one-woman man?
My other new release, which came out February 1, is the anthology Love and Valentines at Caynham Castle. It’s part of the Caynham Castle Holiday Romances series. In addition to the authors listed on the cover, Donna MacMeans and Anna Sugden also contribute to some of the anthologies. All stories are novellas, so they can be read fairly quickly.
My story, The One Who Got Away, is second-chance-at-love tale featuring a computer programmer and a jewelry designer. The hero, Hastings Whitney, grew up driven not only to succeed but to be seen to succeed. His focus on success cost him two marriages and any number of relationships. Now he has a second chance with the woman he never forgot, jewelry designer Corinne Lanier. Has he changed enough to balance work with a relationship? Or will a business crisis bring old habits back to the fore? And is there a sinister side to his problem?
Upcoming is The King’s Champion, the concluding book in my Boar King’s Honor trilogy from Falstaff Books. We don’t have a definite release date, but it will be out by early May. It’s set in one of my favorite periods, the summer of 1940. The story opens with the Dunkirk evacuation at the end of May, runs through the Battle of Britain, and concludes with the start of the London Blitz that fall.
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