Charming the Professor

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The Charm Gates have stood at The Court of Two Sisters for more than a century with no one guessing the secret they hold. Thanks to a jealous vindictive queen and a blackmailed alchemist, French “charm teacher” Madeline Charlebois’s essence is encased inside, until a grieving professor touches the gates during a storm and Madeline tumbles out, not in her own 19th century Spain, but in 21st century New Orleans…

 

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Happy New Year!

2016 is off to a great start with the recent release of CHARMING THE PROFESSOR.  It’s a fun time travel inspired by the Charm Gates in the New Orleans restaurant called The Court of Two Sisters.  Be sure to check it out.  It’s a perfect read for the Mardi Gras season that starts February 9th this year.

InaHeartbeatMy next release should be a re-release of IN A HEARTBEAT, a romantic suspense story that I published in 2007 under a pen name with Samhain publishing.  I had thought that once the rights reverted, reissuing the story would be an easy task.  Not so.  I’ve been editing and revising the story little by little throughout 2015.  Tax season takes all my concentration from February 15th till April 15th, so this story should release in April/May of 2016. 

WARNING: this book is not historical. It was inspired by a cardiologist on a TV talk show.  The doctor reported that memories are held in other parts of the body than the brain.  He’d had heart transplant recipients who had memories that really belonged to the organ donors.  So I wondered, what if a serial killer heard the same talk show and becomes afraid that the transplanted heart of his first victim might remember him as the murderer and lead to his capture?  That premise became the story IN A HEARTBEAT. 

Scotland Christmas ReunionI also hope to release TO BAIT A RAKE (no cover yet) which will be the next Rake Patrol book.  You can get a taste of the story by reading the short story, SCOTLAND CHRISTMAS REUNION.  While the short story is an offshoot of the Rake Patrol series, it includes part of the first meet scene from To BAIT A RAKE.  I’m hoping for the fall of 2016 for that book

Finally, I plan to write the sequel to CHARMING THE PROFESSOR to release either late in 2016 or more likely 2017.  The story is plotted and ready to go. I’m calling it TO BAIT A THIEF, and it will be another time-travel. I just need to finish TO BAIT A RAKE first.  So many books, so little time (grin).

So I have my work cut out for me this year.  I’ll keep you updated.  In the meantime, I hope you have a fantastic 2016!

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