...and I wanted to share it with our loyal LoveCats readers first. In August, I’ll be releasing a romantic suspense with Entangled Publishing’s Dead Sexy line of category rom-sus with my Africa-set book, ‘Wild Encounter’.
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‘Wild Encounter’ is Born Free meets the Bourne Identity - it pairs up a dedicated conservation worker (in Africa shipping a truckload of endangered African wild dogs to safer habitat in the north) with a bad guy with way too much military poise and stealth and general gorgeousness to be truly bad. You know…deep down inside. Because God knows he's gorgeous on the outside!
I love this book. It is the closest thing to the book of my heart that I have. It is the first full-length novel I ever wrote and I wrote it over four glorious months of indulgence and research and fantastical imagining back before I knew much about anything writing-wise. But Entangled’s focussed editors have worked with me to make it really fit squarely into their newest line and I just had the *best* time beating up my characters - literally.
There is a scene in the first part of the book (where the heroine makes an escape bid from an old farmhouse she’s being held in)… I dreamed the entire scene, long before conceiving the book, and it hung with me for weeks before I finally built a framework of wild mystery around it.
I don’t have a cover to show you just yet, nor an excerpt until closer to shelf-date. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring you all those things in my next blog at the end of August, but in the meantime, watch Entangled Publishing around mid-August for its release.
Yes, I’ll still be writing the books you love for Harlequin. Absolutely I will. But now I also have a place where I can tell those grittier, grungier stories that are just begging to get out, and...you know...if I want to beat somebody up :)