This year I’ll only have two books out, but I have to confess, the heroes are two of my favorite!
Let me tell you about them.
I don’t have a publishing date for the book I submitted to TULE just yet, but something tells me I will have a cover in the near future, and a release date soon after that. Watch this space, as they say in the U.K., sometime between late February and March.
Here is the guy who inspired my hero Joe Collins in HER BABY, HIS LOVE. Know who Steve McQueen is? Well, think of him, but with pale golden-brown eyes.
Joe Collins owns a nursery called Heaven’s Door, has a knack for growing things, and works with his hands. Here’s a description of Joe in Chapter One, as first seen by the heroine Taylor:
The other man further back—tall, blond—worked in solitude wearing headphones at the far end of the fruit and flowering trees. Absurd as it seemed for never seeing the man before, he worked with sincerity and purpose and something about his demeanor drew her to him. When she approached, he wiped away sweat and dirt with his sleeve then removed his headphones, and appearing surprised, asked, “How may I help you?”
AND A MOMENT LATER:
Perspiration dampened his shirt. He smelled of loam and mulch. Rich brown earth covered his hands and packed beneath his nails. Speckles of dirt accentuated the pores on his face and dusted sun-bleached dark blond hair. He used a dirty hand to comb it back from his face. Clear, topaz-colored eyes shifted quickly upward from her feet to her face, and then squinted into a courteous smile. His near translucent gaze unsettled her. It seemed to pierce right through her safety barrier and made her edgy. She flashed a business-only smile for protection.
My second hero is named Wes Van Allen in my next Harlequin Medical Romance: MIRACLE FOR THE NEUROSURGEON due out May 1, 2017
Here are the U.S. (L) and U.K. (R) book covers.
You may have noticed Wes is in a wheelchair. Okay, I confess, I wrote this book to make up for the terribly sad ending in the book and movie, Me Before You. My story is nothing like that book, of course, starting with the fact my hero is a paraplegic not quadriplegic. And since I write romance, you know the ending will be happy, right?
Here’s the back of the book blurb:
From doctor…to daddy?
Neurosurgeon Wes Van Allen is used to being at the top of his game, so when an accident puts him in a wheelchair, he’ll push himself to the limit to regain his strength—he just needs a physical therapist who can keep up!
Enter Mary Harris, whose sweet kisses he’s never forgotten! She’ll help Wes achieve his dream, if he helps her achieve hers—a baby! Captivated by Mary’s sunny optimism, dare Wes hope for the ultimate miracle—a family, with Mary by his side?
There you have it, my two guys for 2017. I hope you’ll give them both a chance, and if you read the books and like them, please consider writing a review at either Amazon or Goodreads.
Though I’m currently writing book #2 in the Delaney Brothers trilogy, the Harlequin Special Edition books won’t be out until March (Daniel’s story), April (Mark’s story) and May (Conor’s story) 2018. I’ll talk more about them later this year.
Wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.
Until next time, make it a great one!