Happy New Year!
To celebrate 2019 and almost 17 years in writing romantic fiction, I plan to look at some milestone books, starting with my very first book for the Presents/Modern line!
#1: A SPANISH INHERITANCE
Annalisa Wilson is enchanted by the run-down Menorcan estate she has unexpectedly inherited, but plans to restore the property and orange grove are thwarted by Annalisa's devastatingly attractive neighbour Ramon di Crianza Perez..
My one and only book written entirely from the heroine's point of view. My enduring love of Spanish heroes started here!
#10: BEDDED BY THE DESERT KING
Zara Kingston travels to the desert Kingdom of Zaddara seeking revenge. What she finds is the country's implacable ruler, Sheikh Shahin, who is equally determined to introduce inexperienced Zara to the type of pleasure she can't begin to imagine.
My first story set in the desert is full of passion and drama. Perhaps I should let Zara explain... "Say your name...Say it!" she hissed at him, her eyes burning with hatred.
#25: SHEIKH BOSS, HOT DESERT NIGHTS
Sheikh Rafik al Rafar knows an inexperienced woman when he sees one, and in the sultry heat of the desert he begins Casey Michaels sensual awakening.
Who could resist another visit to a billowing pavilion set on the shores of a magical oasis? I certainly couldn't! And it was with this book that I got my first milestone pin!
#30: THE UNTAMED ARGENTINIAN
Nero Caracas, fabulously wealthy and impossibly handsome billionaire is about to meet his match in the tempting shape of British horse-trainer Bella Wheeler. Bella has two things Nero wants - the best horse in the world, and a body as pure and untouched as her snow-white ice maiden reputation.
This is definitely a landmark book as it inspired an entire series written around the lustworthy, polo-playing Acosta brothers! Arguably my most popular series ever, this first book allowed me to combine my love of horses with my passion for writing about hot, sexy heroes. Long may that continue!
#40: CHRISTMAS NIGHTS WITH THE POLO PLAYER
Brazilian polo champion Gabe Ortoya goes head to head with veterinary student Lucy Lavender, while Lucy gets a lot more than she bargains for!
I loved writing this ebook Christmas story as it brings together all the fabulous Acosta brothers and introduces us to a new, stand-up heroine together with a to-die-for sexy hero.
#50: IN THE SHEIKH'S SERVICE
Sheikh Shazim is horrified to discover that the woman who will execute his late brother's conservation dream is the exotic dancer he met in London. Can Isla Sinclair be seduced out of her mission? Only time and the sultry desert skies can tell...
Being awarded a gold pin for my 50th romance was something I could never have imagined when I started out. What makes this book extra special for me is the fact that I found it on the shelves in Amalfi when we were in that beautiful Italian town for my daughter's wedding! True romance in action!!!
Approaching book 60 I look forward to many more true love stories, both to read, and to write and share with you.
Wishing you all the most wonderful year ahead!
Happy New Year, everyone!