Sunday, September 14, 2014

Going Cover Reveal Cray-Cray!! IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT

Everytime someone reveals a new cover on social media, I get all sorts of, "Oh, I wish I had a new cover, too."

Little did I suspect I'd have two to reveal on the same day! Two covers, and the books couldn't be more different.

Today, I was planning to reveal IF  YOU CAN"T STAND THE HEAT, my new foodie contemporary romance,  releasing February 24, 2015 from Fated Desires Publishing for FD's new special line, Give Me a Taste.

Then, all of a sudden, I got word that another cover for another new line, this one from Decadent Publishing, was also revealed today. But I'm gonna stick more or less to the plan and just go with the news on IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT today.

This one's a little bit of a departure for me. It's a straight contemporary. Not a whiff of paranormal in sight. But as my college roommate suggested, it's a "tasty piece."  And as my publisher says, lots to "whet your appetite."  

It's sexy and delicious, and somewhat longer than my norm. Hope you'll enjoy reading it! I had a lot of fun writing it. Especially looking at pictures of mouth-watering recipes and pinning some of them to Pinterest. (You can go take a look at some of them here. It's still a work in progress, though!)

I think the hero, Derek Dunne, is totally delectable. So does the heroine, Lu DiCicco. Although she thought he was Grade A rat poison when she first heard his name. Here's why:


Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons.
 Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep her family's restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.
 Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love—cooking—while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant…even as her father puts his foot down about non-family employees. 
Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family, once noted her initials spelled “LSD,” and her food was like a “bad trip?”
Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block? 

Sound yummy? Coming February 24, 2015 from Fated Desires Publishing. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Thank you, readers!

  So the grand LIGHTNING experiment apparently was a success!

 Thanks to all of you who made it so.

You may remember that LIGHTNING was FREE on Amazon only during the last few days of August and into September 1?  Well, it received more than 1500 downloads in that time and was on top of a couple of Amazon category bestseller lists for free short reads.

Some new and different surprises might be coming soon. Some other things are in the works, and I hope to be able to share some of them soon.

In the meantime, MWAH!  As Bette Davis said in Cabin in the Cotton:

"I'd love to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair."

You can still get LIGHTNING for only 99 cents. And the rest of my Sleepy Hollow series of 1Night Stand stories, THUNDER, FROST, HEAT WAVE and IN FROM THE COLD, are all 99 cents on Amazon also! So if BLIZZARD.  They're all still available at other ebook stores...just not at the super sale price.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Virginia Nelson' BACK IN TIME Cover Reveal

 They pretended to be lords and ladies, but their love became all too real...

Back In Time

4 Flames

Coming 3/17/2015

Find it on Goodreads


Lady Daffodil Davola grew up traveling Ren Faires with her family. She’s not ashamed of living life off the grid, content with her world and the bawdy band of misfits and wanderers who share it with her.  She doesn’t seek the approval of the outside world…not even from the one man who ever made her want something more.

Gregory Wilder grew up in a family obsessed with politics, determined to become movers and shakers. He remembers a fluke visit to a medieval faire and the girl he met once upon a time. After a messy divorce, he’s determined to find her and see what if…

Assigned to play King and Queen, they have to work together for Knight’s week, like it or not, because Daffy’s father insists. Can they make it through a week without killing each other, or will they end up Falling Back In Time?

                                                    About the Author

Virginia Nelson believed them when they said, “Write what you know.” Small town girl writing small town romance, her characters are as full of flaws, misunderstandings, and flat out mistakes as Virginia herself. When she’s is not writing or plotting to take over the world, she likes to hang out with the greatest kids in history, play in the mud, drive far too fast, and scream at inanimate objects. Virginia likes knights in rusted and dinged up armor, heroes that snarl instead of croon, and heroines who can’t remember to say the right thing even with an author writing their dialogue. Her books are full of snark, sex, and random acts of ineptitude—not always in that order.