Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Announcing Christmas on the Royal Yacht

After the publication of Honeymoon With a Prince, several of you wrote to ask if there'd ever be a book about April, the palace carpenter who worked with Kelly Chase to redesign Prince Massimo's closet. April is a strong, dynamic woman...and I'm happy to announce that there's a man out there who's her match. In my new novella, Christmas on the Royal Yacht, you'll have the chance to meet Ryan "Rock" Fournier, the man April left behind when she left New York for Sarcaccia.

I had a wonderful time writing this story, and I hope you'll enjoy it, too. It's available beginning TODAY on Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo.

To whet your appetite, here's a quick peek at the moment April sets eyes on Rock for the first time in five years, when she discovers he's the new head chef on the royal yacht:

Rock angled his head and shot a look at his now-curious assistant, Andreas, urging the young German to continue on to the working galley with the tray of pastry. Once Andreas disappeared, Rock set the case of champagne on the marble countertop and plastered a nonchalant smile on his face. His heart thudded against the wall of his chest as he gave April a casual once-over, and it wasn't due to the effort of carrying the heavy load. "I had a feeling you'd show up someday to fix my creaky parts."

"I'm not here to fix your creaky parts. I'm here for routine maintenance."

"I could use that, too." Though from April, it'd be anything but routine. She'd been sexual crack cocaine to him. He'd have done anything, given up anything to spend another night, even another hour, in her bed. But just when he was sure she needed him most, when he'd felt the most connected to her, she'd left him, opting to take a job here in Sarcaccia that she'd turned down twice before. And she'd done it with nothing more than an it's-been-great and a quick kiss goodbye. Her abrupt departure left him reeling.

Hell, seeing her in the flesh left him reeling, despite the fact he'd been told she was coming aboard and mentally steeled himself for a face-to-face. He'd be damned if he'd let her see it, though. 

I hope you enjoy April and Rock's holiday romance!