Welcome to my website! I am pleased to announce that my dream of the past few years of getting published in commercial romantic fiction has finally come true.
My first full-length novel, Animal Attraction, was released on July 29th by The Wild Rose Press. It is a contemporary romance set in Colorado (my favorite state) and features two spunky, loveable characters you can't help but love.
Meet my heroine, Emmalyn Ashmore. Emma is an environmental consultant who has not had the best luck with love in the past. Both cynical and optimistic, she vows never to fall in love again.
Fate, however, has other plans...as usual.
The below excerpt is from the initial meeting of heroine and hero, right after Emma discovers the guest speaker at her conference on environmental conservation, is none other than a cattle rancher, for Pete's sake...one Adam McLean, who represents everything she stands against...
“It’s never good to make assumptions about people you don’t know,” Adam replied, throwing her words back at her.
She jerked her eyes to him, tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. “Right. Sorry.”
Idly, he wondered if she was always this nervous, or if it was just him. Selfishly he hoped he had the same effect on her as she did on him.
“I know you’re a cattle rancher and all,” she started, “but I couldn’t let you leave without talking to you about your speech.”
He didn’t care for her opening words, but he liked her voice, so he concentrated on that. Besides, if he missed anything important, he’d ask her to repeat it. Over dinner, he mused as he continued to stare at her mouth. It was still moving, which meant she was still talking and he was still not listening, but she didn’t seem to notice.
Or so he thought.
Her lips stopped moving, snapped shut, then opened slightly. A brief, shrill whistle pierced the air. He jerked his eyes back to hers, and found her staring at him in angry disbelief.
If she didn’t look so mad, he might have laughed.
“Mr. McLean, were you listening to a word I said?”
Adam scratched his chin. “Sure. You said something about me being a cattle rancher, which I already knew, and then something about your impressions. But you kind of lost me after that.”
She placed her hands on her hips. “I was trying to talk to you about how misleading your speech was.”
He cocked an eyebrow. “Yeah? I must have missed that part.”
“I think you missed all my parts.”
“Trust me, I didn’t,” he drawled.
To read more, you'll have to buy the book. If you do, I hope you like it!