Today is my birthday and I rec'd the final version of the cover for my new novella, A Man After Midnight. What a great present, eh? The cover artist, April Martinez, did a fantastic job!!! The novella will be released on January 11th in ebook format from Loose Id. My editor, Rory, and I worked very hard to make this a great story for readers.
Caroline Grace has been invited by her best friend, Aldy, to New York City. Needing a vacation because her marriage is almost finished, she jumps at the chance to relax and perhaps take the advice of her friend for a no-strings weekend fling. Feeling too restless to sleep, she is down in the hotel bar when a drunk patron tries to pick her up. Feeling disgusted, she leaves, only to be accosted by him. She is saved by the very handsome Wren Calder, Aldy’s boss, who seems to immediately recognize what makes her tick.
Caroline is immediately swept off her feet by the powerful attraction she feels toward him. She doesn’t hesitate to indulge in a one night stand, but Wren has other ideas. He proposes a no strings weekend fling and Caroline decides it’s just what she needs to get over her divorce. Wren slowly frees her inhibitions, opening her to a sexuality Caroline has long denied herself.
Overshadowed by the mistake she made in the past, Caroline leaves at the end of the weekend vowing to forget him. But she soon comes to the conclusion that getting over Wren is going to be a little more difficult than she thought, because she realizes just how much she’s fallen in love.
Of course, like all my stories, this one has secrets!
Secret #1: The original draft of this story had a bomb scare in the NY hotel they were staying at, as mine did from the Times Square Bomber when I was there last April/May 2010!
Secret #2: The idea of this story came from the ABBA song "Gimme, Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight...)"
Secret #3: The break-up scenes between Caroline and her husband are almost verbatim of mine when I broke-up with my own husband.
Make sure you look for upcoming promo's of A Man After Midnight and a contest to win a free download! Coming soon!!!