I'm working on Book 3, getting deep into character and motivation, and generally having fun exploring the relationship between these two volatile people. And when I ran across this picture, the light bulb went off — this is my hero. Cristiano is strong, sexy, and tortured by the past. And he's absolutely determined to get what he wants from the heroine — and to leave her with nothing when he's done.

Oh be still my heart! Wounded heroes are so sexy to write.

Yeah, I love this job. ๐Ÿ™‚

In other news, the website is inching closer to reveal day! I'm so excited about it, and can't wait to share it with you all! There will be a new website, blog, and newsletter. And when it goes live, I'll give away some goodies. ๐Ÿ™‚

One last thing — my book is up for pre-order on Amazon, but now it has a cover — and that makes me delighted to share the link with you!


My author page is up at Mills & Boon. You can also click on biography and interview links once there.

As for my reprieve — it lasted a day. New proposal to finish for (hopefully) the next book…

And because you can NEVER have enough Hugh:

Happy Friday!!


You still have time to guess the desks! And no one popped up with names for an Italian hero, so I'm still thinking about that. How about some eye candy for inspiration? He could be a prince, don't you think? Works for me. DEFINITELY works for me….

Feeling inspired? Or just a bit warm? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Friday Fabulousness

Does it get any better? I'm admittedly behind the times with television, but when I saw this guy on my favorite channel, HGTV, my brain just kind of stopped working. ๐Ÿ™‚ Carter Oosterhouse, carpenter, model, and humanitarian, host of “Carter Can.”

Oh dear.

He has so got to be the inspiration for one of my heroes. Just not sure which one yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

My personal hero, the hubby, was out of town this week. He returned yesterday. And I realized something while he was gone. I cannot be a hermit writer, much as I like to think I can. I love being home alone all day, working on my writing, but I really need that evening time with my honey.

Long days stretched in front of me with nothing but time to write? Nope, need the hubby to come home at the end of the day and make me think about something else. It's amazing how tangled up your life can get with one person, but we're like the roots of two plants that have grown together and entwined to such an extent that one can't survive without the other.

And that's what I love about romance novels. Love is the most wonderful, important, life-altering emotion in the universe. Amazing how romance gets bashed as “those little books” or “bodice rippers” or “easy, mindless trash.” Really? Love is mindless trash? Interesting thought.

Got any thoughts about love, romance novels, or fabulous hunks? Do share!

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