Hey, everyone...I've got some big news! *happy dance*
I'm thrilled to share with you the cover and release date for my first full-length novel, the red-hot contemporary romance Deep Down. It's Book 1 in my Kings of California series.
Deep Down will be available in print and ebook from The Wild Rose Press on Nov. 20, 2015, just in time for the holidays.
Here's the cover...oy, look at these two. Second base already. Easy, tigers.
Scroll down for the blurb...
Sex, drugs, and spicy tuna rolls?Right?! I'm so excited about this one.
Resilient and disciplined, tsunami survivor Eve Ono moves to California from Japan looking for a position as a sushi chef. When she’s suddenly fired from her restaurant job, desperation drives her to find work on a fishing boat despite her fears of the ocean. To make matters worse, she’s stuck in close quarters with her new captain—a man whose raw physicality drives her out of her mind with lust.
Free-spirited and roguish, Sam Lamont is a commercial fisherman aboard his own dive boat, the Bravado. When he makes a bad deal with a deadly loan shark who threatens to take his boat, Sam is in danger of losing both his business and his way of life. On top of that, he’s got to train his new deckhand—a beautiful hard-ass who just so happens to be sexy as hell.
A female sushi chef with mad knife skills. A deep-sea diver who's pissed off a Mexican drug cartel. Together, they're in trouble, and the only way out is down.
For those of you who've been following me for awhile, Deep Down has won multiple awards in the last year.
Finalist, CIM-RWA Abalone Awards for Ethno-Cultural Romance, erotic romance
Finalist, Valley Forge Romance Writers' Sheila Contest, single title romance
Finalist, Montana Romance Writers' Montana Strong Contest, contemporary romance
WINNER, RWA Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Award, erotic romance
It's been a crazy journey for this little book, and I'm proud that it's found its rightful home at The Wild Rose Press.
I can't wait to introduce you to Sam and Eve!
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