Snippet Sunday

Snippet Sunday

Here is a short snippet from Soft Burgundy Nights for Snippet Sunday. You can link to other authors snippets here:

He broke the kiss, wrapping his arms around her. He rested his chin on her head. She could feel his heart beating fast under her palm where it lay on his chest. After a few moments he leaned back to look her in the eye. “Would it really be so bad, Duchess?”
“Would what be bad?”
“Falling in love with me?” His palm cupped her cheek tenderly.
“I can’t.” A tear fell down her cheek, and he caught it with his thumb.
“You don’t have a choice.” He took her lips in another kiss. Softer. Slower. He was right. She did not have a choice. Her heart had already decided for her.


book Tours, Readers

Diamond Heiress Blog Stop

Today’s stop on the blog tour will be right here on my blog. I wanted to take this oppotunity to give you all a brand new excerpt from Diamond Heiress and to play a little game.

I have to warn you that this game will be played both here and on my facebook page, so you will have to visit both to win. The prize – A free ebook or print copy of Diamond Heiress. Winner will be chosen at random from all who answer both questions correctly by 12:00am EST. Winner will be announced Sunday October 12th.

The first part of the game is to answer the following question:

Whose wedding do Nick and Brielle attend and which of my books do those two characters appear in? The second challenge will be on my facebook page.

Nick was holding Brielle close, swaying to the music. Their hearts seemed to be beating in unison.
“They look happy,” Brielle said as they watched Roberto and Cynthiana leave amidst well-wishers.
“With a love as deep and true as theirs that happiness will last.”
“Are you a romantic?” she teased with a glint in her eyes.
“Who me? Nah. Realist all the way, baby.”
She rested her head on his shoulder again, her mouth close to his ear, and whispered, “That sounded romantic to me.”
His heart began to race when her breath caressed his neck. She’d gotten so far under his skin it felt as if she were a part of him.

Blog Hops, Readers, Writing

My Writing Process – Blog Tour

Today is Blog Tour Day. This blog tour is where writers and authors answer questions about their writing process. My friend Sarah Belle posted hers last week. You can check out her writing process here.

What Am I Working On?

I have a couple of projects going on right now (what writer doesn’t). The one that has priority is my novel, Diamond Heiress. This will be my first full length novel, my first two books were novella’s. It’s contracted with Prism Book Group and we are in the editing phase, so hopefully it will be out soon. Editing leaves very little time for writing, so it is my least favorite part of the writing process. However, it is the most necessary on the road to publication because it’s the editing that gets the polished product out for readers.

In my spare time I am working on a series based in a small town in Connecticut. What do a lawyer, veterinarian, super model and two precocious five year olds have in common? That’s what I’m trying to figure out, they are still letting me know. I’ve also been dabbling in Historical Romance for the first time, I’m not sure yet if I’m cut out to write Historical but I’m giving it a try.

How Does My Work Differ From Others of its Genre?

I love books, movies and real life…watching two people meet and fall in love evokes the best feelings. However, I prefer to keep it clean, while I like the falling in love part, I don’t need to see or read their most intimate moments, even if they are fictional characters. That is how my work differs, my characters adhere to the same high moral standards I keep in my life, without losing any of the sigh making, heart melting moments of falling in love. While clean romance is definitely not mainstream, I was surprised at how many authors there are out there who write and read clean. It was refreshing to discover.

Why Do I Write What I Do?

I was introduced to the wonderful world of romance novels at the age of fourteen when I discovered Victoria Holt. Since then, I’ve been hooked. I’ve tried reading other genres and while they are entertaining its romance novels that hold my interest and my heart. I started writing because I could no longer find clean romance novels and I’d read Victoria Holt’s books so many times I practically have them memorized, so I decided to write my own. What started as a hobby resulted in my first book being published six years later. It’s been an exciting road.

How Does Your Writing Process Work?

I put pen to paper and write. I do not plan, I do not outline. I start with an idea, come up with character names and then start writing. As I write I fill out character worksheets with traits as they develop. I tried outlining a couple times but that seems to stem the flow of my creativity, boxes me in. I envy those who can outline, it seems much easier. Unfortunately, my characters have minds of their own and choose to reveal themselves to me slowly, instead of being told who they are.