Happy Holidays! As I prepare for pleasantly warm end of year festivities and a very steamy 2022, I wanted to thank you for your support throughout 2021 and share a few hot updates.
We had our first snow here, although it looks like we won't get a white Christmas as the weather is warming up again.
It's going to be a very hyggeligt little holiday for my husband and me (and the kitties). I've planned some Danish adaptations of traditional Latin American fare for Christmas, tapas for New Year's Eve and Spanish paella for New Year's day.
Visit my home this Christmas
This Christmas I got a little homesick (morriña) by writing the Navidad Novella Hooked on Noel Again. That was my contribution to the 12 Naughty Days of Christmas published by Blushing Books.
The novella is set in my home region of Galicia, Spain, and inspired by the fishing village where I grew up. I made up pretty much everything else, but it is truly a beautiful, magical part of the world. Take a trip to the Celtic kingdom you probably haven't heard much about, and enjoy this steamy story of redemption and second-chance love.
All the stories from the talented authors in this anthology are fun, sexy, naughty reads ranging from sweet to super caliente. I highly recommend it!
A Bittersweet Hasta Pronto for the Billionaire Spy
A Bounty of Blood and Betrayal, Book Seven in the Billionaire Spy series, was released at the end of November. If you haven't had a chance to read it yet, please do! It's a whirlwind ride that will get your heart pumping! Will and Mariana get their much-deserved HEA. This is a bittersweet book to me. I hate to leave these characters as they've become good friends over the years.
I have other stories sketched out in this world, but I'm putting them on the shelf for now. A reader asked whether I might write some short stories based in this world, and it's something I'm considering too. Let's just say it's not really goodbye, more like hope to see you again soon (hasta pronto).
Wild Horses of Lagrimas is coming!
I got a great early Christmas treat from Blushing Books, signing the contract for Her Bratva Cowboy, the first book in my new mafia/cowboy/DDlgMatchmakingAcademy (I know that's a lot!) genre blend series: Wild Horses of Lagrimas.
In this first book, you'll meet the worst waitress in Lagrimas (possibly all of Texas) Olivia Platt (who is really the runaway Bratva Princess Anastasia Volokov). She's discovered at Adele's Fried Pies by one of her Bratva Pakhan father's bulls (bodyguards). Her father wants her back. He wants her more.
You won't believe what happens next! (There are hens involved and some cracked eggs.) It's a steamy, slow-burn, enemies to lovers action-packed story with a very sweet HEA.
All the books in this series will be standalone romances with cross-over characters. You'll get to know the hard cowboy Daddies of the BRB Ranch and the wayward Littles of the Wild Horses Institute really well.
More Jerks of Miami in 2022!
Temping for the Jerk, the third Jerks of Miami book will come out in January and more Jerks will follow in 2022. I'm currently working on the sixth book in this series—an extremely hot forced-proximity age-gap romance. When Hurricane Hank strikes, and the world ends, anything can happen between the party-girl Jenny Banks and the no-nonsense former soldier Juan Ruiz.
Expect a New Year surprise!
I had set a certain writing goal for myself in 2021 and I've met it. That includes a surprise I'll reveal in January. I won't say much more for now than: expect a storm of scalding hot shifters.
My goal for 2022 is to bring you all of the above plus one more wild world I've been nursing in my imagination for a long while. I'm hopeful that it will find the right home.
What are your holiday plans? I hope whatever you're doing (cozy or fancy) brings you joy!
Looking forward to 2022 as a year full of steam, naughtiness, and true love.