Friday, November 13, 2009
Proud to be a Cactus Rose...
I couldn't resist sharing some good news today. First of all, my recent book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Encino, California, was a great success. Fifteen of us shared the stage so to speak, and I was very much honored to be a part of the event. Our chair Niki Chanel worked tirelessly to obtain books and make sure they arrived on time.
As if that wasn't enough joy, I received the book cover for the second in my "Paradise Brides" series, Marrying Mattie, to be released in 2010. I had requested the incredible designer Nicola Martinez and was completely overjoyed at the outcome.
Here's the blurb:
Caldwell Hackett knows everything about horseflesh and nothing about women, yet he's managed to snare beautiful Mattie Carter's heart. With their wedding coming up, he's nervous about his inexperience in the bridal bed, but his lovely fiancee manages to ease his worries in just the right way.
Mattie Carter is hopelessly in love with the handsome horse doctor and knows this marriage will be wonderful, unlike her first one that was fraught with her wealthy husband's infidelity. Eager to begin her new life with Call, Mattie is heartbroken when her former husband halts their vows, claiming to the whole church she's still his wife.
Can Mattie regain Call's trust? Can Call, whose livelihood is threatened when an epidemic hits the horses in Paradise, figure out the truth with Mattie's help? Or will these star-crossed lovers be destined to live apart?
I can't praise high enough the excellent editing, the caring attention, and the professional demeanor of everybody at The Wild Rose Press. Thank you, thank you.