Well, I can no longer avoid it – and trust me, I’ve tried everything: moving, unpacking, painting, wallpaper stripping, staining furniture, shopping for drapes, weeding enormous flower beds, stripping the kitchen floor (which, actually, still isn’t finished, so I have something to procrastinate with another day), cleaning a hot tub, and researching what the hell that plant is in my yard and how do I take care of it.
But as distracting as moving is – and regardless of the amount of stuff in the new house that still needs to be done – it’s time to hunker down and get busy on writing again.
Of course, I’ll be doing it from the luxury of my brand-new office (mine, all mine!) with my butt in a new, ergonomically-correct chair, so that doesn’t suck. Wonder how that will affect my process…?
But my wrists are very sore from stripping the kitchen floor (I don’t know what the old owners used on that floor for “polish,” but, dear dog, it’s tough to strip off), and I still have a long day at the keyboard ahead of me, so I thought I’d share some news and covers today!
First, here’s the cover for my August Modern Heat (UK), What Happens In Vegas…
I think it’s pretty. Smarty Pants can identify the exact location in “real” Las Vegas based on the landmarks, but actually, they’re on the roof of my hero’s nightclub, Blue, just a few minutes before a very important meeting of the, ahem, minds.
What Happens In Vegas… is a sequel to The Millionaire’s Misbehaving Mistress. You all might remember the hero’s little sister, Evie, who was the catalyst for that story. Well, Evie is all grown up now and off on an adventure that changes her life.
I also have the cover for my October Presents release, Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks! And lookie at the lovely tag above my name…
Squee! Boardroom Rivals, Bedroom Fireworks is my winery book, and one I found very challenging to write for a multitude of reasons. But it forced me to grow as a writer, and I loved the characters so much in the end, that I forgave them for putting me through the wringer. Fingers crossed readers end up liking those two as much as I do.
And lastly, book six now has a title: Girls’ Guide to Flirting With Danger. This book was a hoot to write; after all, when the country’s leading expert on divorce meets up with his ex-wife – who just happens to be a marriage counselor – yeah, they’re both flirting with danger. Megan and Devin will be a Jan UK release (under the new Riva banner) and a March US release.
And now it’s time to get my fingers busy with the new couple… and I’m starting to fall in love with them too! So that’s good, and that excitement will probably keep me away from the kitchen floor project for a while…
So what are you working on today? (Hey, my kitchen floor is available if you're bored...)
PS: Angel is blogging over with the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood about perseverance and finding your way through a dry spell.