Friday, November 4, 2016

Pins and Needles and Demon Pastry Chefs, oh my....

Note: This post was supposed to have published last night, but I must have done something wrong because it didn't go public, and instead my blog feed got all screwy. So, for any email subscribers who received an old post, I am very sorry! I messed up:) Hopefully I've got this Blogger thing figured out now!

Pins and Needles Is Finished!!!

Yes, I am finally back to writing! Being uprooted every couple of years makes my depression and anxiety worse. I used to be able to bounce back after a month or two; this time it took almost 10 months and some soul searching. 

And two complete rewrites of Pins and Needles, because it turned out my hero Sean was totally in love with his adoring best friend. I was trying to push him into an enemies to lovers plot with a cop, and he wasn't having it.

While the manuscript is still under consideration with Dreamspinner, here's the tentative blurb:

Nate Delany is eager to show his father he’s a capable trial lawyer, but after two years at his father’s firm, he learns that his supervisor has been sabotaging his career and passing Nate’s work off as his own. When his father refuses to listen to him, Nate walks away. After two months in the hospital, the last thing former petroleum engineer Sean Wilkinson wants deal with is the settlement offer the oil company keep trying to force on him. He’ll never be able to work in the career he’d counted on, his education is all but worthless, and his surgeons are pessimistic about whether or not he’ll ever walk again. He needs someone in his corner, but most lawyers take one look at his tattoo-covered foster-father and refuse to talk to him. It’s just Sean’s luck that the one attorney who’s willing to work with him is also the hottest guy Sean’s ever seen.

Nate takes Sean’s case, assuming the hardest part of the job will be finding evidence of the oil company’s negligence. As Nate and Sean get to know each other, Nate finds himself more intrigued with Sean than the case, struggling to reconcile the sexy, gifted tattoo artist he’s can’t stop fantasizing about with the quiet, brilliant engineer Sean’s co-workers remember. He soon discovers that there’s more to Sean’s case than the facts presented in the accident report—including an illicit affair, greedy co-workers, and a vicious corporation that will do anything to protect their bottom line. When it becomes obvious someone wants Sean dead, winning Sean’s case, and his heart, become a lot more dangerous.

And Coming Up Next....

I'm trying my hand at paranormal romance!

My next story will feature a young man who has always had the power to sense injuries and illness in others, and to take those ailments upon himself, healing the other person. His evangelical, well-intentioned foster-mother was convinced that he had a gift from God, and sought out a faith healer who could help him do the most good. Unfortunately, Jory finds himself taken under the wing of a con artist who has no qualms about exploiting Jory's gift for money, even if it meant putting Jory's life in danger.

When Jory is left for dead, he counts himself lucky and sets out to build a new life for himself, enrolling in a community college culinary arts program while he researches every religion, new age group, or mystical organization he can find--searching for anyone else like him. As his  gift begins leaking into the baked goods he makes at his new part time job, he attracts all kinds of interesting customers, including a handsome but crazy young man who refuses to leave his dog outside the cafe.

Jory's story is shaping up to be so much fun and I can't wait to share it!

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