Ever since the release of book three in the Caught Between series (Caught Between a Rock and a Hunka Man), I’ve wanted to change out the series covers to better differentiate the books from my Rocky Mountain series. After all, the Caught Between series is all fun and sass, and as one reader wrote: “This series should come with a warning. Put aside all liquids while inhaling these books!”
On the other hand, while the Rocky Mountain books do have some humor, readers are more inclined to write: “Bring out the tissues!”
As CEO of SMS Books, I put the matter before my Board of Directors, took a vote, and the decision to change out the covers was unanimous. Of course, I’m the only person on the SMS Books board of directors, so there wasn’t much concern that I’d be outvoted. 🙂
Have you seen the new Caught Between series covers yet? They’re fun and trendy and I totally love them.
So tell me in the comments…if you were on my board of directors, would you have voted against me? You know I love to hear from you!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’m baking cookies for the family—my “mom” task for the week—a mouth-watering chocolate chip cookie recipe that my baby sister shared with me years ago. The cookies got me to thinking about the cookies in my new Caught Between series, which led me to thoughts about the relationship between the heroine in the first book and her mother.
Paige Calhoun’s mother abandoned her when she was only four years old, and headed to Hollywood to become an actress. Now they’re both back on Serendipity Island. Here’s a small snippet from one of their scenes…
When Paige entered the kitchen and saw an explosion of dirty dishes spilling over the edges of the sink, scattered from one end of the countertop to the other, she stopped.
Definitely not her grandma. Gram always washed dishes and tidied up as she worked.
The oven timer buzzed, the screen door swung open, and Lisa stepped into the kitchen. When she saw Paige, she froze. “Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t realize anyone else was up. I’ll just get out of your wa—” Her gaze slid toward the messy countertop, and it was as though someone had stuck her blowup body with a pin. Her shoulders slumped, her ribcage caved in, and she shrunk by almost four inches. “Never mind. If you can’t stand to be in the same room as me, then you’ll have to leave.”
Lisa grabbed the oven gloves off the countertop, swung open the oven door, and pulled out a tray of cookies. They looked like chocolate chip, and they smelled delicious.
As the other woman straightened and closed the oven door, her normally pale skin was rosy from the heat. She twisted her neck slightly and, with one exquisite eyebrow raised, stared at Paige. “Well, then, good morning.”
I’m a little bit behind in my April reads but I have a really good reason. Honestly. Truly. In fact, I have—almost—the best reason in the world.
(And no, I didn’t have another baby. Or solve world hunger…sorry.)
Book one of the Caught Between series is almost here. In fact, it’s due to hit the online bookshelves next week!
Caught Between a Lie and True Love: This book includes a family phobic heroine, a hunky hero whose luck—and love life—are about to change, lies, romance, chocolate chip cookies, nighttime shenanigans, a con-artist who swears he’s gone straight, teens with their own agenda, and a battle of the sexes secondary romance.
Whenever I’m struggling through the work-in-progress, as I am with the midpoint rewrites on Sex, Lies & Family Ties, I get easily sidetracked. So when people started to talk about the movie THE WORDS starring Bradley Cooper, it gave me something besides my WIP to fixate on.
Larry Brooks, author of Story Engineering, the book that taught me about story structure and saved my writing sanity, recently wrote a post about the movie. According to last Sunday’s Storyfix.com post, the movie is about a writer who plagiarizes another writer’s work, then gets caught. Huh? Still, I’m fascinated and will definitely be catching this movie. But probably not till it hits Netflix or the movie channels.