One look out the window reveals an even thicker layer of snow covering our landscape. And to top it off it seems the groundhogs are confused. Half of them saw their shadows, which in theory means the white stuff will be sticking around for another six weeks, while the other half didn’t. Personally I'm rooting for the other half that didn't see their shadows. I admit it...I am Canadian and I'm sick of winter already!
However, I do have some news that could help with those winter blues... Vampire Most Wanted comes out right after Valentines Day. So if you were one of the lucky few who had a fantastic Valentines, OR if cupid's lousy aim had you thinking for a moment that that frog might actually be your prince when he wasn’t, OR if you slammed the door firmly on cupid’s heart-shaped face…Just let it all go! Because on February 18th the romantic playing field will be equalized when an Argeneau goes head to head with a Notte and it's anyone's guess who will come out ahead…or alive. If I was a betting woman then I think my money would be on Basha for the Argeneau family’s resilience is legendary. To be fair, though, we shouldn't mistake Marcus Notte’s easygoing attitude for weakness.
This story has to do with the mysterious Basha, an immortal I’ve mentioned in a few books like The Immortal Hunter and The Renegade Hunter. Basha knows how to take care of herself and has been doing so pretty much her entire life. Sticking to the outskirts of society and hiding in plain site so no one notices her beyond the façade she presents has always worked…until now. Now someone has noticed her and like her, he’s immortal. Friend or foe? She doesn’t know, but she doesn’t plan to stick around long enough to find out.
Marcus Notte is Julius Notte’s right hand man, but now that Julius no longer needs help running the company, Marcus is feeling at loose ends. To fill the void, he agrees to help Lucian track down Basha who was thought to be long dead until now. Marcus's search has led him to a carnival in southern California where he hopes to learn something from his only solid lead, a fortuneteller called Lady Divine.
I have more good news to do with the Argeneau series… For those of you that have requested updates to both the Argeneau family tree and Notte family tree, they are now up to date! Check them out! (links to the trees will be here)
My most recent historical release, The Switch, was reissued with a gorgeous new cover. This story was the third book of mine to be published and is about a charming pair of twin sisters Charlotte (aka Charlie) and Elizabeth who've run away from their greedy uncle who became their guardian by default after their parents died. Knowing that as women it's unwise to travel alone, they come up with a plan...Charlie would play the part of Elizabeth’s brother, Charles. Unfortunately a Lord Radcliffe intercepts them as they try to escape. Cornered, they tell Radcliffe about their greedy uncle and his plans to marry Elizabeth to a man whose late wives all died under suspicious circumstances. Lord Radcliffe, concerned for their safety, decides to escort them to London. Along the way Charlie finds herself becoming more and more attracted to Radcliffe… The only problem is she's supposed to be Charles, a fellow bachelor and Elizabeth's brother. I had loads of fun writing that book and still remember it fondly.
As for news on the home front...I am currently recovering from a concussion, which I acquired just before Christmas when I had the unfortunate luck of slipping on the ice and cracking my skull. Initially my recovery meant I had to spend a lot of time in the dark trying not to think, read, or watch television. Do you know how hard it is to try to stop thinking ON PURPOSE!!! Jeesh. All I can say is I have a newfound respect for those that can meditate and turn off their minds if and when they want because for me, it was excruciating. So I am still taking it easy and when I do get the itch to try running a mental marathon I just remind myself that patience is a virtue that I can use if necessary (but hopefully not often)! LOL