Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I love writing this series because the Shadow Soldiers are a great group of guys; funny and charismatic, albeit lethal when they have no choice but to pull out all the stops. And they deserve to find happiness with the right women. It's my job to see they get there, with lots of twists and turns along the way. And so, for the first time, I introduce you to the Shadow Soldiers, and hope you enjoy the ride.
I'll be doing lots of fun stuff over the next few months...guest blogs and giveaways. I've enclosed some links to this blog post and hope you'll join me. I'll also keep you posted on my website (http://www.kallielane.com):
Guest Blog: February 13, 2012 Author Hannah Howell
Guest Blog: March 11, 2012 Just Romantic Suspense
Guest Blog: March 12, 2012 Just Romantic Suspense
Guest Blog: April 3, 2012 Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
I hope you enjoy DARK ABANDON. Please contact me and let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
An easy rule for Shane Gallagher to obey when he meets Eden, as staid and business-minded as his good friend, Brad, whom she is about to marry. But when she unexpectedly blossoms before his eyes, temptation takes seed.
The Golden Rule of Friendship: Do not covet thy best friend’s fiancée.
Eden is happy with her calculated marriage plans until she is forced to spend a day with her fiancé’s best friend—minus her fiancé—and experiences an evening far different from her usual calm and analytical existence.Can Shane stay away from the forbidden fruit? Or will the sweetness and allure prove too much to bear?
Available starting today from The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Today is the release date for my latest Regency comedy novella, An Inheritance for the Birds, the next entry in The Wild Rose Press's Love Letters series. All the stories start with a letter that changes the hero's and heroine's lives. Mine is a letter about an inheritance, but there's a catch...
Available at The Wild Rose Press.
Make the ducks happy and win an estate!
Mr. Christopher "Kit" Winnington can't believe the letter from his late great-aunt's solicitor. In order to inherit her estate, he must win a contest against her companion, Miss Angela Stratton. Whoever makes his great-aunt's pet ducks happy wins.
A contest: What a cork-brained idea. This Miss Stratton is probably a sly spinster who camouflaged her grasping nature from his good-natured relative. There is no way he will let the estate go to a usurper.
Angela never expected her former employer to name her in her will. Most likely, this Mr. Winnington is a trumped-up jackanapes who expects her to give up without a fight. Well, she is made of sterner stuff.
The ducks quack in avian bliss while Kit and Angela dance a duet of desire as they do their utmost to make the ducks--and themselves--happy.
Yawning, he shut the door behind him. Enough ducks and prickly ladies for one day. After dropping his satchel by the bed, he dragged off his clothes and draped them over the chair back. He dug a nightshirt from the valise and donned the garment before he blew out both candles.
Bates had already drawn back the bedclothes. The counterpane was soft under Kit's palm, and covered a featherbed. He grinned. By any chance, had they used the down from the pet ducks to stuff the mattress and pillows?
After tying the bed curtains back, he settled into the soft cocoon and laced his fingers behind his head. Tomorrow, he would have it out with Miss Stratton about the steward's residence, but that was tomorrow. He fluffed up his pillow and turned onto his side…
A bundle of flapping, squawking feathers exploded from the depths of the covers and attacked him. Throwing his arms over his head for protection, Kit fell out of bed. He scrambled to his feet and bolted for the door, the thrashing, quacking explosion battering him. A serrated knife edge scraped over his upper arm. "Ow!" Batting at the avian attacker with one hand, he groped for the latch with the other.
The door swung open. Miss Stratton, her candle flame flickering, dashed into the chamber. "Esmeralda, you stop that right now!"
The feathered windstorm quacked once more and, in a graceful arc, fluttered to the floor.
Kit lowered his arms and gave a mental groan. A duck. He should have known.
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