I have officially started writing my new Harlequin Presents as I anticipate the late May 22nd release of my next Harlequin Presents, Not Fit for a King?, which has gotten a stellar 4 1/2 star Top Pick review from RT. I try so hard not to get attached to reviews, good or bad, because I give each book my all, and pour my heart and soul into every manuscript, but it does feel good to know this one resonated with the reviewer.
I do hope you’ll love Not Fit for a King?, too. It’s the first book of my royalty duo, (twin princesses separated at birth!) with the second one, Emmeline’s story, out in late June. So even if you don’t ordinarily read Harlequins and prefer my women’s fiction, I think a lot of you would like this one. The heroine, Hannah, is American…Texan…and the hero is a gorgeous king (former professional soccer player from a ‘kingdom’ on the Adriatic Sea) and Hannah is having to impersonate an European princess and she’s completely out of her element. It’s a fun, romantic twist on The Parent Trap!
While readers wait for Not Fit For A King? to hit store shelves, I’m happily writing a new Harlequin, due May 15th, and this new story is set on the glorious Amalfi Coast with wonderful Positano and Sorrento and Pompeii all making appearances. A year ago Ty Gurney, my sister Kathy Porter, and my older sons spent a week in Sicily and another week on the Amalfi Coast in an unforgettable vacation that is fueling this book and taking all the photos and pictures and memories in my head and turning them into something beautiful and passionate, something I am hoping my readers will love.
Must go to bed now as I can’t wait to wake up in the morning and get to writing. I love my hero in this new story, Drakon (or Dragon in Greek). Perhaps later in the week I can share some of the ‘pictures’ I’m using to inspire this story. If Pinterest can throw up pics everywhere, why can’t I?
PS Are you on Pinterest? Should I be??? Fill me in and you could win one of 3 mystery prizes that feature cool Starbuck drink cards, hot, sexy heroes and glamorous international destinations…! Contest runs through Saturday night and I’ll announce the winners Sunday morning.