Monday, August 26, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
WEAR BLACK is a little fantasy, a little Victorian alt-history, a little romance, a little steampunk. Here's the story:
Death did not end his service to the British Empire
Beneath Windsor Castle, a shadow network of immortals keeps the British Empire safe. Army captain Lucas Fitzrobbins becomes one of them when the cure for his mortal wound turns out to be a vampirism potion. He is abruptly inducted into the secret St. George Protector Society…and it’s not long before the Society’s newest recruit discovers it has dark mysteries as well…
Marked as a target
Hampering Lucas’s efforts to adjust to his after-life is An Tighearn operative Nellie Clifton, a beautiful and enigmatic assassin, who has marked Lucas as her latest quarry. But then…
Secrets are threatened to be revealed
A brutal killer stalks the seamy underside of London. Protectors and assassins alike must leave the shadows to find the fiend before their existence is revealed to the world. Tasked with the job of tracking down the murderer, Lucas discovers that the crazed butcher may have connections that go to the heart of the British Empire. One thing is certain:
The Queen must never know!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
We got married on July 4 in Brooklyn, NY, 28 years ago, and had our reception in the restaurant in the tallest building in Bay Ridge. We chose that spot because that's where we lived; we loved the area (the southernmost tip of Brooklyn, right before the Verrazano Bridge, which leads you to Staten Island), and by having our reception in that building, we could see the fireworks over in Manhattan. It was one day that we knew most everyone we wanted to invite would have off, and surprisingly, neither the church nor the restaurant were booked. It was a lovely, sunny day (okay, it was summer in New York: It was scorching, the church wasn't air-conditioned, but the sky was a beautiful blue), and we remember it fondly still.
Eventually, we moved away -- across the country, even, to Washington state -- but we had the opportunity to go back to New York a few years ago, just in time for our anniversary. We had dinner at the restaurant at the top of that same building, and watched the fireworks over in Manhattan again. We remember that fondly, too.
How is any of this relevant? Well, I write romances. And our wedding was romantic. And it's Interdependence Day. So Happy Interdependence Day, one and all!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Happy day to those of you out there who are Irish, Irish-for-the-day, and "But I look really good in green," enjoy the day, drink responsibly, and know that whatever embarrassing photo gets taken, can be used against you for a long, long time.
STATIC SHOCK, on sale now!
Friday, March 09, 2012
STATIC SHOCK IS HERE!
My latest book, a tip of the virtual hat for everyone who has a love-hate relationship with pretty much anything electronic and mechanical:
Can you live without your computer? Can you wear a watch? Do you know anyone who can't?
In a time not long from now, there are people whose life paths are determined by such simple details. Legally recognized as electromagnetics, or "Readers", they are a twist in evolution, an anomaly in a society that has become technologically dependent. Considered second-class citizens because of their heightened electromagnetic fields, Readers can't wear watches, get too close to a TV, or even drive for fear they will shut down the car's electrical system. Computers become worthless doorstops quickly around Readers. Career prospects are limited.
Reader Jeanne Muir decides to expand her horizons when she's unexpectedly offered a new job opportunity. But she hasn't been told that her job description includes being framed for a crime she didn't commit. Because Readers are not held in high esteem, Jeanne's an easy scapegoat, and law enforcement definitely is not on her side. Knowing she was set up and the odds are against her, Jeanne can't let herself be taken in-and risks asking mysterious Ran Owata, a fellow Reader who is no longer accepted among their kind, for help. The problem is: Can she trust him? Does she have a choice?
Available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Static-Shock-ebook/dp/B007IVM2B4/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1331345277&sr=1-6), and it'll be available at Barnes & Noble ASAP, from what I understand. Print will be on sale in about two weeks.
Now to get back to the current WIP!