There’s much excitement happening in my world this week! First, I’ve been hard at work editing my latest book, A Precious Inheritance (October 2012), which is number four in Harlequin Desire’s brand-new “The Highest Bidder” Series (you can see the first book – Guilded Secrets by Maureen Child - here)
The other good news is Harlequin Australia are reissuing the fabulous Diamonds Down Under six-book series in May and June in two three-fers. Squeeee!!! Here’s the brand-spanking new cover, plus blurb from my story, Boardrooms & A Billionaire Heir
"I'm a man you sleep with, not fall in love with."
Jake Vance was danger in a designer suit, a charming corporate raider. When he set his sights on Blackstone's, Australia's richest diamond dealers, Holly McLeod's primary assignment was as his assistant; her secondary was as a spy. To her amazement, she learned her dangerously sexy boss was the long-lost Blackstone heir. And then Jake did the unthinkable: To save his new company, he proposed marriage...an intimate one...to her!
This story was only my second published book, so understandably, I was pretty nervous come publication date. I needn’t have worried: it garnered some great reviews, plus a nomination for Romance Writers of Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year award :-D Even four years on, I still love my hero and heroine, Jake and Holly, who were a dream to write. In fact, I love all the stories in the series, not to mention the authors, whom I’d known for years before publication. We had such a great time brainstorming our stories, how to connect them, swapping pertinent paragraphs and devising some beautiful ball gowns :-) And as an author, it’s always a thrill when you see your characters mentioned in another book. Makes them feel more alive, I think.
Which leads me to my question - do you read series? And if so, do you prefer the same characters (like JD Robb’s Eve and Roarke) or linked/family stories, like Day LeClaire’s Dante series? What do you like to see in a series? What do you hate? (yes, I will file this information for future use!) One commenter will be the lucky winner of a copy of my June release, the 2nd book in the Diamonds Down Under series.
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