I’m starting to get excited! The launch for my new book, Rannigan’s Redemption Part 1:Resisting Risk is December 8, exactly three weeks away.
It’s a smart, sexy romance. Here’s the description.
Brilliant Manhattan attorney Michael Rannigan has his life arranged exactly the way he likes it. As a founding partner at the law firm of Murphy, Rannigan, & Metheny, he can let his underlings do the legwork on the high profile defense cases his exclusive 50th floor division handles. He prefers to simply breeze in and do what he does best: dazzle juries and charm the press.
His private life is well-ordered, too. Michael doesn’t have the time or the patience for relationships. Instead, he has a contact list of hot blondes who meet his needs at any given moment, whether it’s a date to a gallery opening or awards show. Or he just wants to get laid.
Some people would call him shallow. But they’re just envious.
Maggie Flynn has her life mapped out as well. After she graduates from law school she plans to take a job with the Prosecutor’s Office where she interned. But when she attends a job fair and meets Michael Rannigan, her plans change. She’s studied his cases, even heard him speak once. He’s smart and sexy and she can’t resist interviewing with him.
Michael hires Maggie and has her assigned to his elite 50th floor team. He knows smart when he sees it. He also sees the spark in her eyes. She wants him. And having her nearby strokes his ego. It’s not like anything will come of it, she’s so far from his type. But there’s something unsettling about Mary Margaret Flynn, like she can see through his bullshit in a way no one else ever bothered to do.
Maggie realizes that her crush on Michael is all but hopeless. He’s a self-absorbed womanizer. But beneath that cool exterior, she’s seen the man he can be and she’s sure that love can bring that out. In the meantime, she’s content to work with him.
What would happen if they ever crossed that line?
While it doesn’t come out until December 8, Rannigan’s Redemption is available for pre-order right now at Amazon, B&N, iTunes, and Kobo.
I just read Kismet:A Desi Rhapsody in London, the debut novel by Shaheen Darr, a member of the Alliance of Self-Published Authors. To say that I enjoyed this book would be an understatement. It’s a beautifully woven, complex story about love, loss, determination, forgiveness, and family. Here’s my review from Amazon.
Shaheen Darr’s Kismet: A Desi Rhapsody in London is a hauntingly beautiful tale about middle-aged single mother Azra Majid, who left Pakistan as a young girl to find a new life in the South Asian community in the Southall section of London. Azra has been forced to make her own way for herself and her daughter Sumaiya since Azra’s husband abandoned them when the girl was small. Their lives are intertwined with the lives of the Mirza family who has employed Azra for years. As the narrative plays out, each person’s kismet is revealed.
The story brings to mind Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club as it weaves an inter-generational tale that embraces the themes of family, love, failure, forgiveness, and the conflict of traditional versus contemporary values.
Kismet: A Desi Rhapsody in London is a terrific debut novel by a talented author. It’s not to be missed.
Here we are beyond Halloween and into November. For many people that means looking forward to Thanksgiving and gearing up for the holiday season.
But for some creative souls, November 1 means the beginning of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. For those with the passion to write and the desire for competition, if only with themselves, NaNoWriMo runs from November 1 to November 30. The goal is to complete a 50,000 word novel in that time.
I am not participating. My new book comes out on December 8, I’m in the middle of editing my next two releases, and I’m hoping to get further in my next project after that.
But for those hardy souls who are taking the leap this year, I offer mad respect and best wishes for good luck and generous muses. Let us know how you do.