MR AND MR SMITH got a starred review from Library Journal!! Take a look:
Dimon, HelenKay. Mr. & Mr. Smith. Loveswept: Random. May 2016. 215p. ebk. ISBN 9780399594946. $2.99. ROMANTIC SUSPENSE, LGBT Fisher Braun, a covert operative with the Special Activities Division of the CIA based in London, never expected his world to explode—literally. Persons unknown blew open the door to his off-the-books home; his boyfriend Zachary Allen is missing from the home they shared; and he was followed by his partner Nathan March, who isn’t surprised to discover that Fisher is gay. When a ransom note is found demanding Fisher in exchange for Zach, it seems Zach has been hiding secrets from Fisher, too. Zach is even deeper undercover than Fisher, though both work for the CIA. Fisher started out as an assignment, but Zach’s feelings changed over time, and when Fisher’s cover is burned, Zach refuses to let him fall victim to the criminals he is investigating. But saving Fisher may burn Zach’s cover, and neither may make it out alive.
Verdict Dimon’s new covert series starts with a bang. The titles play off those of popular thrillers, which will hook readers and leave them anxious for the sequel, The Talented Mr. Rivers (Sept. 2016). Dimon, a RITA-finalist for Facing Fire, provides another winner for libraries looking to add more romantic suspense, especially where S.E. Jakes and Josh Lanyon are popular.—Melanie C. Duncan, Shurling Lib., Macon, GA
UNDER THE WIRE comes out next week. It’s the next installment in my Bad Boys Undercover series. It totally stands alone. You do not need to read the others…but, please do. Here’s a teaser:
Go HERE for pre-order links and the first chapter.
I have some covers to show off and an upcoming release to talk about…plus you should still feel free to buy MR AND MR SMITH for all of your friends. No really, ALL OF THEM.
While you’re doing that, how about a cover reveal? This is for THE FIXER, which comes out December 27th. It’s a romantic suspense, but not like my usual romantic suspense. There are no undercover guys and nothing blows up (tho I tried to figure out how to work that in). This one has a mysterious hero (people literally don’t know his true identity) and a heroine on a personal mission to find her missing cousin. The book has a brooding hero, high emotion. sexy times and a cold case to solve. It’s the start of a new series and absolutely is one of my favorite books of all I’ve written. Here’s the cover and copy:
He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.
Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.
Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect the woman he loves.
ON SALE FOR $2.99!!
One of my first books was called VIVA LAS BAD BOYS. It was a collection of sexy novellas set in a fictional Las Vegas hotel & casino. The idea for the book came from a vacation the hubby and I had over Easter weekend back in 2004 or 2005. We stayed at Bellagio and thanks to a transformer mishap there was a blackout. We actually had to be moved to another hotel because no one could get the lights to come back up after 24 hours. I have photos. I’ll post those tomorrow.
The good thing about the blackout was it got me thinking…I wonder what everyone is doing in this dark casino right now. Uh-huh, I’m sure we’re thinking the same thing. Well, I got back from my vacation and called my editor at Kensington and pitched her this idea about three novellas about three couples during a casino blackout…and VIVA LAS BAD BOYS was born.
For years you could get VIVA but it cost $12 in print. Good news is I got the rights back and now I’m re-releasing it as ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS (I didn’t like the VIVA title…). You now get all three stories in one anthology for $2.99. You can find it in ebook here:
I visited The Ripped Bodice, a new romance bookstore in LA, and have many photos to show you. But first… to celebrate the book being a RITA finalist and because it’s Monday (that’s a good reason, right?), FACING FIRE is on sale for $1.99 in digital. Now is the perfect time to try it out. You don’t need to read the other books in the series to jump into this one.