And January this year means for me a new release! I think it’s particularly exciting because Then He Kissed Me involves a royal wedding and there’s one upcoming between Prince Will and his beautiful Kate (April 29, 2011).
You just know it will be a magical year!
I had a lot of fun writing my royal wedding story. Stephania (Stevie) Baci owns a limousine service in the wine country of California and on New Year’s Eve is contracted to drive a couple on a winery crawl. The couple? Her ex-boyfriend and his new affianced bride, who happens to be a half-American royal princess from a tiny state named Ardenia. Yeah, he left her and took up with a princess! But Stevie refuses to let her hurt show and is all-business until confronted by the woman’s brother, a charming rogue of a royal prince who can speak five languages and turn on a Georgia accent at the drop of a hat. Yeah, I love me some Jack Parini–and Stevie can’t get away from the man as the upcoming wedding is to take place at her family’s winery.
But rogue or not, Jack has shadows at the depth of his soul and it’s going to take a special woman to take him on. Stevie has doubts that it can be her. As she thinks: “if she could have constructed the complete wrong man for herself, it would be him: a gorgeous prince with a wealthy family and a dark past.” For his part, after a harrowing experience in his youth, Jack has cut himself off from the kinds of ties that love brings.
Ah, what I enjoy most! Two people who think they’re entirely wrong for each other but are entirely wrong about that. Then He Kissed Me hits the shelves (or can be d/loaded to your e-reader) tomorrow, January 4. Please look for it!
What are you looking forward to in 2011? Comment to be in the pool to win our shower of books–a gobful of titles from the Top Down Riders (scroll down for list of books). I’ll draw one name at 5 o’clock PST today, and post. Check back because we’ll need the winner to email their address to me so we can get your New Year off to a rollicking, reading start!