Monday, August 16, 2010


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Her life is an endless string of disasters.

When Misty McNeil is arrested for breaking and entering, calling Tanner Theroit to bail her out seems like a good idea…until he asks what’s so important she’d risk going to jail for. Admitting she was trying to retrieve a gift he’d given isn’t something she wants to confess.

Misty’s night in the slammer is only the tip of the iceberg. Her life quickly takes a turn for the worse. With only one week to move out of her apartment, she turns – yet again – to Tanner to bail her out.

Tanner is determined to prove he wants nothing less than all of her. Too bad Misty has a been-there-done-that attitude when it comes to relationships. But…will Tanner be the one man who can offer her a deal she can’t refuse?

Content warning: explicit sex, strong language and a sexy, hard bodied construction worker turned executive.



Sunday, August 15, 2010


“Tell me what happened or I’ll tell Jake his little sister called me in the middle of the night to bail her ass out of jail.”
“That’d go over great.” She turned away, stared out the window.
“I thought you and Josh broke up a long time ago?”
“We did.”
“Care to tell me why you were arrested for breaking into his apartment?”
“I knew he was out of town. He had something of mine. How was I supposed to know he changed the alarm code?” She shrugged.
“What was so important you’d risk getting arrested?”
“Something he took and refused to return.”
“What was so damned important?”
“My locket.” She reached for the door handle.
Tanner grabbed her arm. Tears welled in her eyes. “The locket…”
“Yes, the insignificant locket you gave me for my twenty-first birthday.”
Misty jerked her arm out of his grip and made an ordeal of buckling her seatbelt. She leaned her head back and closed her eyes. “Can we just leave?”
As the miles rolled by, Misty’s head gently rocked against the headrest. He thought about what she’d said. She still had the locket, or at least Josh the loser did. He’d seen her wear it at McNeil family gatherings but never thought it meant anything to her. It had been a peace offering of sorts, not that he’d ever told her. He felt as if he owed her something after one insanely hot night they’d spent together. He wanted to talk to her. But then she showed up at her birthday party with a lanky grad student wrapped around her. He changed his mind about talking. Ancient history.
An hour later he pulled off Frontage Road and rolled to a stop in front of the dreary two-story where she rented an apartment. She was home, and tomorrow he’d see what he could do about the mess she’d landed in.
“Misty, wake up.” Nothing. She didn’t budge.
“Misty,” he said, louder this time. Tanner walked around the car and opened the door. Her legs fell, causing her to stir.
“Misty, you’re home.”
She lifted her head and when her deep blue eyes met his, a longing jolted through him. Whoa. “Tanner?” she whispered. “Where are we?”
“You’re home, my little jailbird.”
She groaned and pushed herself upright and out of the car. “Look, I…”
“I know. Don’t tell Jake. Got it.”
“I, uh. Yeah, don’t tell Jake.” She started up the steps.
“You know I’d do anything I can for you?”
“Of course,” she said, fumbling in the black sack.
“I’ll see about the charges tomorrow.”
“Don’t bother. I didn’t even accomplish what I went there for.”
“So what?” he barked. “You planning another break-in?” Ridiculous. His pants were getting too tight watching Misty fiddle in the damned sack. Her rumpled cat burglar look set him on fire. He needed to put some fear in her and get the hell away. Lack of sleep equaled insane ideas.
“Of course not.” She rolled her eyes upward. Damn, even that turned him on.
“Just checking. You know those are serious charges?”
“Yes. I know. My brother’s a cop.” Her mouth curled in a half-hearted smile.
“I’d better get out of here. You have your keys?”
She nodded, unlocking the door. He started around the car.
He stopped, turned. Not a good idea. She looked like something from his fantasies. He needed a date. Hell, he needed a life. Lusting after Misty McNeil was not an option. “Yeah?”
“Not a problem, sweetheart. You know I’ve always thought of you as a kid sister.”
“Yeah, I know,” she said and slammed the door.

Saturday, August 07, 2010


Just wanted to update - the link I previously posted thanks to reader mail - for About Last Night is no longer working. About Last Night's official release date is 8/16 so I'm hoping they get it back up at Amazon for that date! Regardless it will be available on that date a several eBook sellers and the publishers site

I haven't given up on the blog, just been buried in family emergencies these last few weeks. Men are the worst patients ever! At least mine is and a stay in the hospital didn't help matters. He's on the mend and let's hope I can return to my regularly scheduled programming soon!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Readers Luncheon

Besides writing... I've been busy working on this:


Heart of Louisiana is hosting our 4th annual Fall into Romance, Reader's Luncheon on November 6, 2010, at the Crown Plaza in Baton Rouge.

Best selling novelist to speak on romance and writing at the reader's luncheon. Fans can dine with their favorite authors in this fun and informative environment. We are thrilled to announce Sherrilyn Kenyon, NY Times bestselling author of the Dark Hunter series will be our keynote speaker. Leo Honeycutt, author of the bestselling Edwin Edwards: Governor of Louisiana, An Authorized Biography, will be our emcee. It's sure to be an exciting event.

Seats are limited, so register early! Each attendee will be seated with at least one author and will receive a goody bag. All attending authors will be easily accessible during the pre-luncheon "meet and greet" and post-luncheon book signing. Registration fee is $40.00. To register for the luncheon, please visit our website Online payments can be made via PayPal or you mail print and mail your registration with a check or money order.

Questions? Please email -

***The website is not updated with all the attending authors but, I know we have some really great ones attending - including: Dianna Love, Dianna Rowland, Christie Craig, Barbara Colley, Farrah Rochon, Maya Banks and more (I'm still working on invites!)... PLUS all the local HEARTLA authors!