My Small-Town Romance Debut!
At last! It's been a long time coming -- what a learning curve, diving into a whole new subgenre! -- but now that it's here, I'm thrilled to announce my first-ever contemporary small-town romance, co-written with Jaz Kennedy, entitled DREAM OF ME (Harmony Falls, Book 1). We're so proud of how this novel came out and excited to share the news with you today. Take a look!
Nestled in the lush green Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, Harmony Falls is a nature-lover’s paradise, the perfect place for friends, family, and falling in love.
When the dreams of two ambitious people clash, only one can win – unless! The unthinkable happens…
Love changes everything.
Sometimes dreams take an unexpected twist…
Beatrice Palmer has finally found her true calling – running her grandparents’ picturesque farm near Harmony Falls. But her long-cherished dream of making the farm her own comes under threat when a blue-eyed, silver-tongued charmer blazes into town on a mission to acquire the coveted property on behalf of his eccentric billionaire boss.
Ambition drives handsome corporate hotshot Harrison Riley. As heir apparent to run the company, fulfilling one last crazy whim for the boss who’s been like a father to him will seal the deal. A master of sweet-talking global corporate leaders, Harry rolls into town in his Porsche expecting this to be a cakewalk. The one thing he didn’t count on was the feisty farm girl with amber-flecked eyes, lean, tanned legs and…spectacular peaches. But there’s not a woman alive who can make a sucker out of Harry. Or is there?
“Sorry, babe, it’s either your dream or mine.”
On Trying Something New
Jaz and I loved getting to know these characters and the wonderful world of Harmony Falls. This is a feel-good story that we hope will put a smile on your face. Check out the excerpt below!
But first, just wanted to take a moment to ruminate with my historical romance pals -- and to assure you, I'm not going anywhere! It's funny, for many years since my debut book way back in 1998, I could never imagine writing anything other than historical romance. But a few years ago, while continuing to love those rich, sexy Regencies, I started getting a little itchy creatively to find out what OTHER sorts of stories I could tell.
I'll admit the prospect sounded a little scary, but I was inspired by great authors like Lisa Kleypas, Jayne Anne Krentz, and Catherine Coulter and many more, who handily do both. It's a "thing"! Their example helped me know there's nothing all that strange about a writer wanting to explore new creative ground after, what, fifteen years or so. The fact that I got to work on the Harmony Falls books with my sister was just an added bonus. :)
Anyway, just wanted to reassure my historical fans that despite some delays due to the contemporary learning curve I mentioned above, the next Moonlight Square regency is already in the pipeline. :)