Not sure how it happened, but it’s March already. After the rough winter that’s something to rejoice over. Spring is just around the corner, a time of new beginnings. The flowers will bloom, baby birds will hatch, the grass will turn green again…and new romance books will spring forth. Yah!
For me, I have a few new beginnings happening in 2014. First, I’m thrilled to be one of the Embracing Romance authors. Finding myself surrounded by such talent is humbling and exciting.
Hi, I’m Sandra Owens, and I’m an author of Regency and contemporary romances. I love, love, love what I do. I’ve made some amazing friends because of what I do. I’ve received emails from fans that made me giggle with delight. Quite often, I pinch myself just to make sure I’m not dreaming.
In August, I’ll embark on a new beginning with a new publisher, Montlake Romance, when the first in a series of the men of K2 Special Services debuts. All ex-SEALs, each believes he is immune from love—or doesn’t deserve love. Silly men.
The first, Crazy For Her, is a contemporary romantic suspense, a 2014 Golden Heart® finalist. My hero, Logan, grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, fell in love with his best friend’s wife, and kept that secret buried deep. He has other secrets so dark, he long ago swore he’d never tell anyone. He just never expected a feisty redhead would jackhammer away all the walls he’d believed impenetrable.
Almost all romance authors choose a model for their hero and heroine so they can imagine them while they write. I always do, and here’s Logan and Dani from Crazy For Her. Truthfully, I have a little crush on Logan.
Here’s an excerpt, and how Dani sees Logan.
Logan was still eye candy. That sure hadn’t changed. A little sigh escaped her lips. He must have heard because his dark brown eyes turned her way and he raised a questioning brow.
Strangely, the arrogant gesture put her at ease. He was still the Logan she’d once known and liked. She walked down the steps. “Nice bike. What is it?”
He moved next to her and eyed the motorcycle with a fond smile. “A Harley-Davidson V-ROD Muscle.” His gaze captured hers, and he grinned. “It’s very fast.”
And dangerous. Like him. She remembered he’d always been like this. Intense and focused.
Tomorrow’s Embracing Romance spotlight is on the multi-published, talented Victoria Vane. I know you won’t want to miss Victoria’s post, so see you back here real soon.
We’re all about books and romance here at Embracing Romance, so I have a question. Have you read a book recently you couldn’t stop thinking about? What made it so special? The hero or heroine? The story? The author’s voice? Something else?