Friday, May 17, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I thought you all might like the post I made over at Academic Ladder, since it speaks to much of what we talk about here. I know I've certainly had my fair share of those moments, and it's always amazed me what opportunities there are to transform.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Saturday, May 04, 2013
However, within my body of work, there are two pairs of books where your enjoyment will be enhanced if you read in order.
Set in Houston, Texas, the first pair is as follows:
1. Fade the Heat 2. Heat Lightning (features the continuing story of Luz Maria Montoya, the sister of Jack Montoya, hero of Fade the Heat.
Set in a small town in the bayou country that straddles the Texas-Louisiana border, the second two include:
1. Beneath Bone Lake 2. Touch of Evil (features Sheriff Justine Wofford, who was investigating the crime in Beneath Bone Lake.
If you're a careful reader, you may find subtler connections between the other stories, too, including secondary characters and locales mentioned/appeared in different books. There's even a fun "secret" connection among some of the epigraphs (the quotes that head up many of the chapters in the Montlake books) that my editor was unaware of until I pointed it out. For now, I'm keeping it a secret, but if you figure it out, be sure to post in the comments!
For those preferring to read in the order the books were originally written, here's that list as well:
Published by Montlake (Originally by Dorchester Publishing) 1. Fatal Error 2. Fade the Heat 3. The Deadliest Denial 4. Heat Lightning 5. Head On 6. The Salt Maiden 7. Triple Exposure 8. Beneath Bone Lake 9. Touch of Evil
Published by Harlequin. This books are a bit shorter, but all of them include the same blend of romance and suspense my other books are know for. 1. Deadlier than the Male (My novella, Lethal Lessons, appears with Sharon Sala's The Fiercest Heart.) 2. Capturing the Commando 3. Phantom of the French Quarter 4. Relentless Protector 5. Passion to Protect
Another book, The Colton Heir, is coming from Harlequin Romantic Suspense in November 2013.
Whether you're in it for the mystery, the suspense, the romance, of all three, thanks so much for your interest in my books, and I hope you'll find these lists helpful! Please let me know if I can help with other questions.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Returning from Iraq, where she's been working as a contract driver, young widow Ruby Monroe can think of nothing but reuniting with the little girl she's sacrificed a year of her life to provide for. But when Zoe and Ruby's sister, who's been caring for the child, turn up missing and Ruby finds their house in flames, she begins to suspect she's brought the war home with her...and she'll stop at nothing to win the most important battle of her life, even if it means trusting the one man she's been taught to fear.
With the Kindle edition priced at only $0.99 through the end of the month and sales rankings breaking Amazon's Top 100, Beneath Bone Lake is the story of how war devastates everyday families when it's fought for profit. Pick yours up today, or if you'd prefer paper, wait until June, when a brand new print edition will be released.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists. I'm thrilled to be among you.
Winners will be announced this July at the Romance Writers of America National Conference in Atlanta.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Here's a blurb from Barbara's book, which I've read and loved:
On the last ordinary day of her life, Abby Bennett feels like the luckiest woman alive. But everyone knows that luck doesn't last forever… As her husband, Nick, and daughter, Lindsey, embark on a weekend camping trip to the Texas Hill Country, Abby looks forward to having some quiet time to herself. She braids Lindsey's hair, reminds Nick to drive safely and kisses them both goodbye. For a brief moment, Abby thinks she has it all—a perfect marriage, a perfect life—until a devastating storm rips through the region, and her family vanishes without a trace.
When Nick and Lindsey are presumed dead, lost in the raging waters, Abby refuses to give up hope. Consumed by grief and clinging to her belief that her family is still alive, she sets out to find them. But as disturbing clues begin to surface, Abby realizes that the truth may be far more sinister than she imagined. Soon she finds herself caught in a current of lies that threaten to unhinge her and challenge everything she once believed about her marriage and family.
With a voice that resonates with stunning clarity, Barbara Taylor Sissel delivers a taut and chilling mystery about a mother's love, a wife's obsession and the invisible fractures that can shatter a family.