There is nothing I love more than getting a new cover, unless it’s a royalty cheque. LOL But seriously, I spend a lot of time scouring photo sites to give the cover artists an accurate indication of what would best represent the novel. In Bad Boy Blake, the image fits perfectly. Blake Bennett is the town bad boy turned Sheriff, and he rides a Harley. The woman he’s attracted to is a dancer…a pole dancer, with some surprisingly erotic moves. Gina Weston dresses daringly, and is independent yet feminine enough to raise Blake’s protective instincts, and his blood pressure. See for yourself. I love this cover!
Blake Bennett is the town bad boy turned Sheriff, elected to keep the peace. When Blake first meets Gina, she’s butting heads with the town Mayor…over the type of dancing she teaches—pole dancing.
Gina West is a professional dancer, who retired from the stage, and moves to Westonville, NB, to start her own dance studio. But Gina is not who she claims to be, and when strange things start happening…vengeful threats and vandalism…Blake begins digging for the truth. In his role as protector, he begins to fall for Gina, but will her lies and subterfuge destroy any chance for them to be together?
Bad Boy Blake is a contemporary romantic suspense and releases through Evernight Publishing on October 30th.
In other news, it’s been a busy few months.
I’ve been busy writing Cameron’s Quest, Book 5 in my Thunder Creek Ranch series with Evernight. It seems to be taking forever to tell Cam’s story, (he keeps interrupting) but it is finally coming together. I’m trying to have it finished and submitted by October 31st as National Novel Writing Month starts November 1st and I have a new western series to start for that one.
You may have heard me speak of my Hudson Ranch Trilogy. Well, I had signed a contract with Ruby Lioness Press last summer, but they went belly up. I did get my rights back, but I put the series on hold. I’m happy to announce that it is again a go, and…my sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, will be designing original artwork covers. That’s right folks, my sister is an awesome portrait artist and she has agreed to take on this project. As kids, we always said we would do this one day. She was always drawing and me, well, I was writing, of course. LOL So my NaNo month will be a frenzy of writing about the Hudson brothers, Benjamin, Gabriel, and Nathan. In 2009, I wrote 108,000 words during the month of November. This year, I intend to beat that record and write all 3 novels. Wis me luck and minimal interruptions. 🙂
I entered several contests on eHarlequin this year and have been pounding the keyboard to have manuscripts ready. I now have a requested partial with Harlequin Intrigue, Innocent Pretender, and one with Harlequin American, Rushing Waters, Flooding Hearts. Fingers crossed. 🙂
I also entered HM&B’s So You Think You Can Write contest and I want to thank everyone who voted for my chapter. Suited to be a Cowboy didn’t make the the second round, but the ones that did are to be commended. With 700 entries, the competition was fierce. Well done to the final 28. Can’t wait to see who the final three will be. 🙂 Public voting will begin again in November. And Suited to be a Cowboy? Who knows where it’ll turn up. 🙂
On a personal note, I was so pleased to have all three of my sons home for Thanksgiving. (Yes, we are Canadian.) From left to write, youngest to oldest, Joshua, Nicholas, and Christopher. Love my boys! ❤