New Hot For Teacher Cover

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Finally got around to doing a new cover for this book. I never liked the original cover, but it’s what I had to work with back then so we went with it. I like this one so much better. Since I have nothing but time these days, being under the weather and all I thought I’d get some of these housekeeping issues taken care of.

I don’t know if I ever mentioned it, but Hot For Teacher was inspired by a blog post from a blogger who deleted her blog nearly two decades ago and vanished to the ether of time…or did she? Either way, it was hilarious then and having dug it up out of the Wayback Machine it’s still funny as hell now.

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The hero reminds me of this big bodybuilder looking guy who was a teacher at an elementary school. Watching this massive man be so sweet and tender with the littles got my juices flowing and I had to make him a romance hero. Nothing like big hulking dudes with tiny kids, I love it!

So what do you think of the new cover? Yes, no?

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A Lot Like Christmas

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Some of you might have noticed that I changed the title of Christmas Wishes & Kisses to A Lot Like Christmas. I never liked the previous title, and this one suits the story better. We changed the font for the titles of the whole series. This one is just a lot easier to read. Nothing else has changed, so don’t accidentally buy it again! Thanks!

Been Writing

As I’m sure you’ve guessed I lost my mojo for quite a while. Life has intervened and sent me off in a bunch of directions. I’m trying to get back on track. Lisa and I have nearly finished the latest Christmas book, All I Want for Christmas. If you’ve been following this almost too sweet series about family comprised almost entirely of adoptees and foster children, this is Libra and Saul’s story. They had to fight like hell for their HEA and for some reason, this story is one of the funniest we’ve written in a while. There’s one scene that I giggled so much over I couldn’t write it.

With any luck it will be out in a month or so. We need to do some revisions and updates. I’ve got to revise all the covers for the series. Just minor tweaks for legibility. I love the font, but yeah, it’s damned near unreadable. At least to my ancient eyes.

Meanwhile, I started Deringer and Roshonda’s book, Love Me Some Him. It’s got a little bit of everything; bikers, black mobsters, secret government operatives and a whole lot of loving! I’ve wanted to write this book for a long time so I’m really excited.

And I have one more surprise y’all know nothing about. I think I’m just going to drop it on y’all out of the blue. I’ve been working on it for over a year, but it’s not nearly finished.

So that’s whats up with me, how’s about you?

 

Awesome Review of Pussycat in Peril

 

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It’s been a long time since a review made me cry, but this one had me all up in my feels. It’s no secret that much as I love this series, it doesn’t sell well. I knew from the beginning what I wanted this series to be, so that was never an issue, but this cover? Good grief, that was a struggle. A hijab on the cover of a romance book? I’d never seen it, (which was a key motivator to do it) and knew it would turn some readers off.

I thought long and hard about leaving it off, especially since I had a helluva time finding a stock photo that would work. Whit finally had to merge four photos, and y’all don’t know what a struggle that is (not to mention the expense). I looked at stock photos until my eyes crossed trying to find pictures where the angles and shadows were just right. I’ve done it so much I’m officially an expert! Even so, I am so glad I stuck to my original vision. It’s amazeballs when people read the story and understand where I was coming from. Love against all odds. Regardless of religion or political strife or whatever. It’s still love folks and that’s the business I’m in.