I’m so excited to share the cover for my next novel, SUN-KISSED! This is the sequel to SNOW-KISSED that I announced in March. (Although I promise it will not win Tearjerker of the Year. I think of this one as a comforting, sexy, sometimes funny, often emotional but in a good way, story about finding sunlight and love when you think, maybe, you never will.) It is one of my shorter novels–about 10% longer than Sparks’ The Notebook, to give you an idea of length. (Most of my books are about twice as long as that, except of course for my novellas. Sun-Kissed is about two-thirds again longer than Snow-Kissed, to give you another comparison.)
Because this is Mack Corey’s story, set during Jaime and Dom’s wedding where we see a lot of the characters from the series again, I’m calling this one part of the Amour et Chocolat series (#7), but just to be warned that there is not really any food-making in it. It is also, obviously, the sequel to Snow-Kissed, and the story of Kai Winters’ mother-in-law, Anne Winters. (Perhaps I should call these two “The Snow Queen Duology”?)
It will be released end of May. I’m aiming for May 20, 2014, but I encourage everyone to sign up here to be emailed of the new release. (It also gets you automatically entered into the monthly Chocolate Club, which is a lot of fun! And for right now, there’s a bonus scene for subscribers of Dom from The Chocolate Touch facing off with the aunts from The Chocolate Kiss.)
What do you think of the cover? The heroine is a little blonder, to tell the truth, but I just loved the message of this image.
They called her the Ice Queen.
Anne Winters. Self-made billionaire. Household name. Divorced single mom. Convicted felon. She didn’t let anyone or anything get to her. No one was allowed to breach the walls around her heart except for her own son. She had only one trusted friend: her vacation house neighbor. They’d been walking the beach together for twenty years. Not that this gave him access to her heart, of course…
They called him a man who got what he wanted.
Mack Corey. Self-made billionaire. Dominant world player. Widowed father of the bride. No felony convictions yet, although his daughters had come close. He’d transformed his family company into one of the top 500 by the age of thirty. He’d raised two daughters who dumped him for idiot arrogant French chocolatiers and went off to live in Paris. Hell, he even managed to tolerate his dad. But that Ice Queen act Anne Winters had going was really starting to get to him…
They’d been friends for twenty years. Could they become lovers?
Could a frozen heart be kissed by the sun?
Coming late May! Sign up here to be emailed upon its release.