She’s had 32 books published with Harlequin Romance and Presents series, a fun, flirty contemporary mainstream romance BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD with Entangled Publishing (nominated for Romantic Book of the Year 2012) and sold over 3 million copies worldwide.
Her first category romance for Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence series, NOT THE MARRYING KIND, releases July 2012, with another category contemporary romance FALLING FOR FLYNN releasing with Crimson Romance October 2012.
Her urban fantasy young adult novel SCION OF THE SUN releases November 2013 with Month9Books.
She’s also a Waldenbooks and Bookscan bestseller, has finaled in a number of awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, HOLT, Booksellers’ Best, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Awards.
A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, raising her two little heroes, sharing fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curling up with a good book!
Now on to the FIVE QUESTIONS
1. What was the spark of inspiration for Not the Marrying Kind?
I don’t have time to watch much TV but my hubby is a TV addict, particularly news and current affairs shows. One evening I happened to be walking through the room when I heard an advertisement for an upcoming current affairs show featuring the latest trend: divorce parties. In that second I knew I had an unusual theme for a book! I love taking contemporary ideas and putting a twist on them. So my Divorce Diva, Poppy Collins, was born. A party planner with a difference…organizing divorce parties!
2. What are you working on now?
I’ve just started writing book 33 for Harlequin, featuring a WAG and a publishing CEO. Promises to be huge fun! I’m also in the planning stages for Not the Marrying Kind’s sequel, Ashlee’s story, which has a very sexy premise!
3. If you could travel to any time period, where would you go?
I love the fashion of the 50s and 60s when womanly curves were revered and highlighted, so send me back then!
4. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Read widely in the genre you’re targeting and write daily. Make it a habit. Develop your voice. The more you write, the faster and easier it becomes. (Well, most of the time…!)
5. Finally, Beatles or Rolling Stones?
Rolling Stones. They had some killer releases. And I like to think I have the ‘moves like Jagger’! 🙂
About Not the Marrying Kind
Who said marriage had to be convenient?
LA party planner Poppy Collins has kept her side business—planning divorce parties as the Divorce Diva—under wraps, but keeping her sister’s company afloat is proving tougher by the day. When a new divorce party prospect gives Poppy the opportunity to save the day and boost her bottom line, she can’t pass it up. But this time, she’s about to get way more than she bargained for…
Vegas golden boy Beck Blackwood knows Poppy’s secret, and he’s not afraid to use it to get exactly what he wants—a wife. With his reputation and corporate expansion plans on the line, the only way he can repair the damage is by getting hitched, and fast. And if blackmail is the only way to get Poppy to the altar, then so be it…
But they’re in the city of high stakes, and Poppy has a few aces up her sleeve. Now it’s time to find out if they’re playing to win…or if they’re playing for keeps.
Link to excerpt: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/not-the-marrying-kind/