Worth the Risk Release Date Update

The release date for Worth the Risk has been moved forward to June 13, 2018. This time travel romance with an immortal hero and a modern, sometimes psychic heroine, is shaping up to be my longest novel to date, so it has taken longer than I anticipated to complete. In the meantime, the good news is the pre-order period available in most markets has been extended with the price set to $2.99. Pre-order on Amazon at this price will be made available for a short time before release. I am also considering a box set of the previous books, but until then, the single titles available to catch you up to Worth the Risk are, in order:

The Castle - This novella length story is set in the fantasy world of time travelers and introduces Heather and her ill-fated love with the immortal Eric.

If I Stay - A full length novel, this story is set mostly in Regency England and also the fantasy world of the time travelers. The heroine, Ariana (Heather and Eric's daughter), is a time traveler with amnesia, and her hero is Justin, a Regency duke.

An Unsuitable Entanglement - This novella length story is set mostly in the fantasy world of the time travelers, with time traveling stops along the way! The heroine is Alison, a time traveler who begins her adventures with a hero far less serious than she, the outrageous Lord Percy from Regency England (the best friend of Justin).

Ghost of a Promise - this full length novel is a departure from the world of time travelers, but here, in this romantic suspense story set in a contemporary setting, is where you'll meet Carrie, the future heroine in Worth the Risk. But if you want to jump in here, to this first of the two stories featuring the Riley siblings, feel free to do so! Ben Riley, Carrie's brother, must work out the mystery of his death (yep, it's a ghost story) and save his wife Beth, who is the troubled heroine at the mercy of the worst in-laws a husband could ever imagine.


Carrie and Eric (aka Nick until she learns his secret) have an epic adventure coming to you soon, I promise!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Love Story in Nature

I  love writing romance stories and I love studying nature and biology.  Every once in a while it seems like the two come together.  Here's an example of how!

This is how the male Vogelkop Bowerbird attracts a female.

Pretty cool, right?  :)

In this case, this Vogelkop Bowerbird inspires some thoughts on the definition of "bower" that moves neatly into some historical uses and brings to mind a couple of medieval era connotations. 

Bower - can be 1) a lady's private apartment in a medieval hall or castle or 2) an arbor, a shady garden retreat, often with vines and climbing plants such as roses.  (See:  Come to the Bower - The Medieval Garden Enclosed, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)

No matter from which perspective the word is used, I love how the bower is a place where a suitor hopes to tempt his lady with every comfort.

Now back to writing some romance...

1 comment:

  1. How amazing. I like the orange nest best too, (poor guy with the fungus). What made me giggle was that it was So much effort for a quickie, lol.


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