May is here and the bluebonnets popped in Texas like crazy.
JANE BLUE: "Let me get this straight. You took our child into a knife fight?"
JEFFERSON BLUE: "It was a fair fight. Two of us. Two of them."
THUG HOLDING A GUN: "Don't make any sudden moves."
JEFFERSON BLUE: "Why? Is there a bee on me?"
JEFFERSON BLUE: "Very very, not just very?"
As for my current project... Well, I'm getting married this month! A week from today, in fact. Wedding plans have been keeping my busy, but I have managed to write a bit here and there. I'm hoping after the wedding I can go back to working on my latest project (tentatively titled KILLER EXPOSURE). Wish me luck!
And this just in: Tomorrow, May 3, my newest release BETRAYED, is an Amazon Kindle's Deal of the Day. Saturday ONLY you can purchase the book for $1.99.
Jillian: Whenever I am asked whether I would like to see The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard made into a movie, I always say that I would rather have the books made into a series on HBO, Showtime, or Starz. The episodic series format tells a richer, more complex story, with plenty of time for interesting twists and turns. Not to mention the opportunity to tell a mature love story. So, truthfully, I no longer have movie favorites. I have series favorites: Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, The Americans, Justified. And I am so looking forward to Outlander. I'm a huge fan of the Diana Gabaldon books, and have a feeling the series is going to be great!
Outlander, coming soon from Starz.
"As for my pleasure..." His lip twitched. "I said I would have to punish you. I did not say I wasna going to enjoy it." He crooked a finger at me. "Come here.”
Currently, I am writing the first novel in the spin off series to The Gentlemen of Scotland Yard. The new book, CODENAME: DRAGON, follows Detective Flynn Rhys, an operative who has gone rogue––or has he? Here's a brief excerpt:
She straightened in a huff. “The least you might do is deprive me of my virginity.” As brazen as she was, she could not quite hold his gaze. “Ruin me––deflower the rose––whatever you call it.”
I’ve seen it many times since then. I love it because of the historical beautiful Scottish Highland scenery and the suspense of the modern-day NYC setting. And of course I love the Scottish accents! I know this movie is the reason I started writing books set in Scotland. In fact, the setting of my books, Glenhalish, is my fictional version of the movie hero’s home village, Glenfinnan.
But my absolute favorite quote--one that guides every romance I ever write comes from Pretty Woman at the end of the movie when
Richard Gere asks Julia Roberts: "What happens after he climbs up the tower and rescues her?"
And she says, "She rescues him right back."
My newest book will be coming out this fall (date to be announced) from Avon. It will be titled "Beauty and the Brit" and is the story of riding stable owner David Pitts-Matherson (from my book "Rescued by a Stranger). David's heroine is feisty, tattooed, inner city red-head Rio Montoya, who arrives at David's farm with a lot of dreams but a lot of big city problems that may keep her from realizing them. Here's a short excerpt: