I'm so thrilled to have a new book out this month - A Precious Inheritance - which is book #4 of Harlequin Desire's The Highest Bidder continuity. Here’s the blurb:
He won the auction…
Vanessa Partridge has a good reason for wanting the manuscript offered at auction – it is her twin babies’ legacy. But she doesn’t count on the winning bidder, financial guru Chase Harrington, showing up on her doorstep.
Now he wants the woman…
Chase has a new obsession – Vanessa. There’s more to the former-socialite-turned-working-single-mom than meets the eye… and he’s going to find it. He’s got secrets of his own – secrets threatened by the sexy Vanessa. More than anything, Chase wants to give in to their sizzling attraction… but can he afford to play with fire?
This book is my very first with all-American characters, and an all-American setting. Now, while I'd love to be able to jet across the world and do some hands-on research, I have no billionaire alpha love interest to indulge me :-) So I had to be satisfied with the internet and Google Earth.
Can I tell you how much I looove Google Earth? It's like armchair (or computer chair) travelling for the cash strapped. Want a view of New York's One Madison Park where Chase, my hero, runs his empire? Or a pedestrian eye view of Silver Spring, Maryland where Vanessa, my heroine, lives and works? Or the turns you have take to navigate downtown Washington? Google Earth have you covered.
I also spent hours browsing the Library of Congress site http://www.loc.gov, figuring out where to place my fictitious Tomb of the Missing Pharoahs exhibition. I went searching to find out if Georgia really had cattle ranches and where they'd be (apparently there's a good one just 1 hour north of Atlanta). And of course, the Forbes website <http://www.forbes.com> is a fabulous place to check out penthouses, luxury items and all things the mega rich spend their money on.
All the research made me hanker to visit New York for real! So while I wait for my bank balance to catch up to my ever-growing wishlist, I'm making a list of places to visit and things to see. I'd love to hear your suggestions.
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