Sunday, 19 February 2012

A Smorgasbord!

Here we go with a smorgasbord of delights! Or is it a buffet? First off, the inimitable RJ Scott is holding a contest [well, more of a challenge *g*]. It will open on her blog this afternoon, GMT London time, and the prize is pretty amazing. 

The premise is, a group of her fellow authors ask her a question, she answers us on our blogs, and YOU have to hunt down the answers she gave, using her blog as the springboard.

I asked: What's the worst thing you've ever done to one of your characters?

RJ answered: I killed them... I only killed one... but he was Alex's first love in Oracle and apparently I made some readers cry cos they liked him.

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RJ's latest release is The Only Easy Day [Sanctuary #2] from Silver Publishing.

Blurb: One dead girl, one scared witness, and two men trained as Navy SEALs. Whether searching for justice or revenge, the final showdown between them is the same--explosive.

Dale MacIntyre, former Navy SEAL, works for Sanctuary. He's the acting handler for a member of the Bullen family's inner circle. He's close to obtaining the evidence he needs to prove Elisabeth Costain's death was ordered by them... until someone gets in his way.

Joseph Kinnon, active Navy SEAL, is back on US soil for the first time in months, and he's told the tragic news that his stepsister is dead, gunned down in an alley by an unknown assailant. He's determined to find out who murdered her... until someone gets in his way.

They both want the same thing but have different methods of accomplishing their goals. They both want the Bullen family brought to account, but one wants justice and the other wants revenge.
What happens between them, however, has nothing to do with either.

Then there's my latest release, a short story in Silver's Sparkle range - Sullivan's Yard

Blurb: Cal Beaufontaine, the new apprentice chef at the Alhambra in Modesto, is not only hearing seductive whispers in the walls of his new apartment, but he also has to deal with the unwanted attentions of a persistent--and sexy--coworker.

Cal Beaufontaine, son of a Creole restaurateur and a recent graduate from culinary school, is starting his career as an apprentice chef in Modesto, California. His newly renovated apartment borders a derelict peach farm, Sullivan's Yard, and the lingering scent of peaches inspires dreams of making love to a sexy but faceless man in his backyard beneath a peach tree in full bloom.

On his first day at the Alhambra, a top restaurant in the city, Cal meets Luis, the owner's Andalusian nephew and one-night stand expert. Luis is fascinated by Cal and begins a determined seduction campaign, but while Cal is immediately attracted, he has no intention of becoming a notch on Luis's bedpost. Yet his driving ambition to learn all he can and run his own restaurant could be knocked off-track by his growing desire for the Spaniard.

AAAND, last but by no means least, I continue the story of Mark and Jack, first introduced in The Psychic's Tale, first in The Fitzwarren Inheritance Trilogy. 

Read the short story The Carpenter's Tale in the FREE Silver Shorts anthology.

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