Worth the Risk Release Date Update

The release date for Worth the Risk has been moved forward to December 15, 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.

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

Sunday, February 22, 2015

What I'm writing...


After ending the year with the release of the 2nd edition of the Historical Research Companion and, shortly before that, the contemporary novel Ghost of a Promise, it has taken a couple of months to decide what's next in the writing plans. There are, of course, characters and story ideas for sequels waiting in the wings. But, for a time, I felt undecided between picking up the reigns of what I've started and the temptation to begin anew. And by "anew," I mean totally different characters, perhaps even different genres. Different is the key word. I even consider writing something new under a different name. (That way my "old" characters can't find me, right?)

As it turns out, "resistance is futile." The pull of sequels and writing the stories of those beloved and familiar characters has prevailed. Now, I don't think that it's such a bad idea to write under a different name to give yourself the permission to be different, but that's as far as I took it. I guess it's as far as I needed to take it. Because as soon as I declared my intent to go one way, then that rather annoying contrariness thing took over and I felt my interest renewed in the path not chosen.


I've added these descriptions to the page What I'm Writing...


***An Unsuitable Entanglement***

Romance is not on the agenda for Alison Gray. The take-charge Guardian found her confidence shaken by the role she played to restore her beloved Order of time-traveling Guardians to its former honor. Now, armed with a list of names she paid a high price to obtain, all she cares about is finding the banished Guardians and bringing them home. For this she needs help...preferably from a trained Guardian. Instead, she gets Lord Percifield, a 19th century English peer who doesn't seem to have a serious bone in his admittedly splendid body. It can only be described as an entirely unsuitable entanglement!

Genre: Time Travel Historical Romance
Length: Novella

Also in the works is what has turned out to be a cross-over story. This time-travel story matches a 21st century heroine with a dark, mysterious hero with a complicated past. You've met Carrie, I hope, from Ghost of a Promise. She is Ben's idealistic and feisty red-headed sister...who also has a touch of psychic ability. You've also met the hero, I hope, from the pages of the Guardian Angel Series. I'm afraid I can't give too many clues as to his identity!

***Worth the Risk***

Getting into trouble runs in the family.  In the wake of a political scandal, Carrie Riley is a witness who knows too much and it's up to Nick Fallon to keep her safe and alive in the days before her Grand Jury testimony. But in the unusual hideout of a Victorian mansion, Nick discovers the depth of her painful secret and a new and fragile intimacy is forged between them.  Protecting Carrie from a killer becomes a very personal mission and he will use every resource at his disposal to keep her safe. And what better way to put her out of a killer's reach could there be than to remove her to another time?

But even if Carrie has experienced more than her share of the paranormal -- and handles the new experience of time travel remarkably well -- he knows the chances are slim she can accept him once she knows his true identity. Will she find him worth the risk?

Genre:  Time Travel Romantic Suspense
Length: Novel


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In both stories, I've enjoyed matching heroes and heroines who are opposites. In fact, I'd go so far as to say they are "impossibly incompatible." And that's just where I like for them to begin. Well, I take that back. I admit to a lot of groaning when the "impossibly incompatible" factor falls into place. It may not be that I like them to have so much against getting to their happy ending, but know it's where I need them to begin. I promise though, they will get there.

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