Friday, December 20, 2013

A Very Merry Holiday...Alexa Style!

My family has always celebrated Christmas together and I was lucky enough to often get what presents I really wanted. Once I left Santa behind with the little girl I used to be, the list of presents grew shorter until I stopped giving gift ideas all together. As an adult, I've learned the point of the holidays is to spend time with those I love and any gift people share is like icing on my favorite cupcakes.

This year, though, I think I got the most humongous cupcake with gobs of frosting. Why? Next Friday, December 27th, my very first full-length romantic suspense book will be released!
 
LIAR, LIAR

Unable to protect her mother from her father as a child, Devin McQueen has made it her mission as an adult to protect as many abused women and children as she can. The rare moments she’s not consumed with work as a victims' advocate, she involves herself with safe, predictable men. 

Everything is as good as it can be…until she meets bounty hunter Grady Cooper.  He is big, bold, brash, and has no problem speaking his mind.
 
Growing up in a broken home, Grady realizes early on that every good deed has a price.  To survive with as few scars as possible, he learns to weigh every decision by what he can gain.  But the successful, solitary life he’s worked so hard to create spins out of control when demons from his past shake his confidence.  His boss gives him one last chance—bring in Devin's latest client quickly and quietly and maybe he'll still have a job.
 
Suddenly, Grady must make the ultimate decision: follow his career or follow his heart?

Now if that wasn't awesome enough, guess what? Only 11 days later, on January 7th, my 2nd full-length romantic suspense book will be released!

DANCE AWAY, DANGER 

Sensible dance instructor Tessa Gage likes her life organized, risk-free and on her own terms. When her cop brother goes missing, his crooked partner tries to kill her, and a handsome stranger claims he’s come to protect her, she’s forced to leave her comfort zone. With more dance and business sense than survival skills and no idea who to trust, Tessa has no choice but to rely on this man who’d rather be anywhere but by her side.

When carefree carpenter Matt Rylan gets a late night call from an Army buddy who once saved his life, he finds himself where he never again wanted to be—responsible for someone else. Honor demands Matt cooperate, but he never expects his simple babysitting job to test the limits of his self-control. Nor does he expect it to explode into a race against time for his very freedom.

As Tessa and Matt get closer to the truth, and to each other, Tessa learns to step outside the safety of her world to help set the wheels of justice in motion. For Matt, supporting this courageous woman suddenly becomes everything to him. Yet, his biggest challenge remains sharing his closed-off heart with her before the danger silences them both forever.

I've got lots of great plans for sharing lots more about each of these books in the next couple of months and I hope you'll join me. I'll be traveling on book tours, discussing how each book began, having contests (including The 2014 Danger Challenge and The Hunt for Justice) for cool swag and prizes. The details for each contest will soon be on my website. Plus, you have a chance to win one of three copies of DANCE AWAY, DANGER if you visit this page on Goodreads.

Okay, I'm off to find me some mulled wine. I'm starting my celebrating early...before I get back to edits on ANOTHER book due out soon! I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday! 

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