Friday, November 15, 2013


I'm happy to announce the release of my latest novel, a romance/saga spanning two generations and taking place in Budapest, New York, and Saratoga Springs in the late 1800's. It's a sweeping novel of tragedy and lots of romance that'll leave you with a tear in your eye and a happy all over feeling.

It's available for purchase in paperback format from and in eBook format from, Barnes &, and


The Diamond Cross is a sweeping historical romance/saga that exemplifies love, hope, fortitude and personal triumph in a spectacular, hedonistic era. Siblings János and Eva Imre emigrate from Budapest to New York in 1873 in pursuit of elusive Bart Karolyi, a wolf in sheep’s clothing who has stolen Eva’s heart, her virginity and the entire Imre family’s savings. János and pregnant Eva face incredible odds after being processed through Castle Garden--the gateway to America. Will the family heirloom, a fabulously stunning diamond cross, help sustain them and guarantee a future for Eva’s bastard child? Or will it prove to be their undoing? Can Janós rise above adversity to gain revenge on the man who destroyed the simplicity and sanity of their lives? 
             Even in the midst of personal chaos, hope shines through as Janós and his son Brenton discover  the presence of a striking thirteen year old girl in the lobby of their hotel in Saratoga Springs. Who is this young beauty and why was she abandoned upon their doorstep? Does she have the power to rearrange their lives, to forever imprint herself upon them? Heather Hatfield captures the hearts of the Imre men folk, maturing into a breathtaking young woman with a keen business sense. Neither János nor Brenton can get enough of her. But whose heart does she hold dear? Can she love both father and son equally? Is her presence in their lives a good thing, or will it destroy them?


Heather sang while bathing later that morning. She was still singing when she appeared in the lobby dressed in lilac and smelling of it, too. János spent the night in his office and looked weary, but she didn’t notice as she danced around the lobby, greeting the guests with a cheerful, “Good morning. Nice day, isn’t it?”

She was on her way to see Artemus when she heard Brenton’s voice coming from a room next to János’ office. It was a smaller office and Brenton was using it as his own until a larger one could be outfitted for his needs. Heather knocked once. Without waiting, she opened the door. What she saw curdled her blood. Veronica Farmingdale and Brenton sat face to face across a wide table and there were what looked like wedding invitations strewn upon it. Veronica had just addressed a white parchment envelope when Heather barged in.

“Well, look what the cat dragged in,” Veronica said.

Brenton looked like Veronica’s cat had gotten the best of him as he said, “Hello, Heather.”

Hello?” Heather mouthed in astonishment. “What’s going on here, Brenton?”

“We’re writing wedding invites,” Veronica said snottily. “I don’t believe I saw your name on our list.”

Heather grimaced. “Brenton,  may I see you alone for a moment?”

Brenton’s brows furrowed, but he stood and followed her into the hallway. She led him inside the now empty dining room and stood looking at him for a long moment. When he said nothing, she tapped the toe of her shoe on the floor and said, “I believe an explanation’s in order.”

“Veronica picked our wedding date. It’ll be just before Christmas. We were just…”

“Addressing the invitations. I know. Brenton, after last night…”

“Last night was special, but it doesn’t change anything,” he said softly. “I’m still marrying Veronica.”

Heather’s heart went limp and she fought back tears of hurt and outrage. “How can you say that? How can you do that? You told me you loved me, Brenton.”

“I do,” he said sadly. “But Veronica’s good marriage material. I need to marry into money the way my father did. A match between Veronica and myself would cement our families and be a good investment for the Meredith Arms. With my education and her money, we could build this hotel into a palace and her father could help us secure even more properties.”

“That’s it?” she said incredulously. “A business investment? She’s marriage material and I’m not?” Heather felt herself fill with rage.

“We can still be friends,” he said. “We’ll see each other every day and…”

Heather slapped him, a swift palm slap to the side of his mouth which resounded in the otherwise quiet room and bounced off the walls.  “You’re a bastard,” she shouted. “Go to hell.” She turned on her heels and stormed out of the room.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good news

My Life, My Heart, Love's Sweet Vengeance, and On Angels' Wings are out in paperback. It's thrilling to actually "feel" a book in my hands and they are so well made. I'm going to be doing a library signing and give a talk in September and another scheduled for next January. That one will be a huge affair with over two hundred women. I'm excited. If anyone would like to buy a paperback copy of my books, they are available on

Thursday, June 6, 2013



It gives me great pleasure to host Lori J. Gordon once again. She has something exciting to tell us, so I’ll let her have the floor:

The Adventure continues on June 17th when Rebel Ink Press presents Book 2 in the Lost Night Trilogy, Castle Of Doom.

If you haven’t read book 1 yet, Rebel Ink Press will be offering Black Night, for only .99 cents on Amazon June 7-9.

I hope you will take advantage of the sale and enjoy reading Black Night as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Thank You,

Lori J. Gordon


Sienna James must face the harsh realities that exist outside her sheltered world when she falls in love with the grandson of a rival planet’s evil ruler. Attempting to break off the doomed relationship, Sienna is kidnapped and forced into a marriage designed to destroy her father’s empire.

Johnny Black risks his life in order to rescue his unrequited love, Sienna. In order to escape, the duo must work together on a harrowing journey to the other side of their captive world. Sienna admits that for her, Johnny's always been the one. But when a dark secret from his past is revealed, putting the couples' love to the ultimate test, Sienna must decide if she can ever trust Johnny again.


I looked at Marc. “You’re absolutely right. Sooner or later, death comes to all of us.” I held out the stinger I’d pulled from my pocket. Placing it against my side, I pushed the lever up. Everyone in the room froze when it clicked.

“Sienna. No. God, no,” Johnny choked out the words.

“I have to, Johnny. It’s the only way. If we can’t be together in life then we’ll be togetherin death.”

Marc threw his head back and laughed. “Go ahead. You think you’re the only girl in the galaxy?” He shook his head. I can have any girl I choose. Nathan and I will do just fine without you.”

“But what about your real child?” I silenced the room with my question.

Finally, Marc spoke, “Real child? Sienna, what the hell are you talking about?”

“I’m talking about your…our unborn son or daughter.” I rubbed my hand over my stomach. “If I die, your baby dies with me.”

“You’re lying.”

“Are you willing to take that chance?”

“If you’re really carrying a baby, how do I know it’s mine,” he waved his gun at Johnny,“and not his?”

“Because, you’re the only one I’ve ever been with,” I lied.

“Yeah, right.” He looked back to Johnny, who protected my lie with a nod.“Don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything. She’s not that good.”

Marc looked back at me. “This changes things. I can’t risk killing my own child. I’ll let Johnny live until your baby’s identity’s confirmed.”

“You’ll let Johnny and Nathan go,” I corrected.

He shook his head. “Sienna, don’t be foolish. You know I can’t let Johnny go on your word. We’ll visit the doctor. Together. Once he verifies you’re pregnant with my child we’ll discuss Johnny’s fate.”

“No,” I shouted. “Johnny and Nathan leave now, or you’ll never see your child born.” Placing the stinger against my belly, I added, “Your choice.”

As I’d hoped, Marc started toward me, taking his attention off Johnny. I spared a quick glance behind me to see Nathan shivering against the wall.

“Stop right there,” I ordered Marc.

“Sienna, please.”He actually begged me. “We can work this out. I know we can.”

“Sorry, your charm won’t work this time.”

He inched closer. “Maybe you should ask Johnny what to do.” His voice dripped sarcasm as he tried to distract me. He was doing exactly what I wanted.

“I don’t need help deciding what to do.” I placed my finger on the injection button and waited. Just like I hoped he would, Marc lunged forward, reaching for my wrist. But he was too late. I’d secretly switched the stinger to my other hand. When he pulled my arm away from my stomach I stabbed him in the forearm just above the hold he had on my wrist.

The look on his face was a mixture of shock and disbelief as he spun toward Johnny. “See you in hell,” he gasped, pulling the trigger.

“Johnny,” I screamed at the same time Nathan rammed into Marc.

The shot went wide, barely missing Johnny when Nathan and Marc tumbled to the ground. With Nathan on top of him, Marc made one final gasp before his eyes rolled back. He was dead and I wasn’t sorry.

Facebook Author Page Lori J Gordon

Thank you, Lori, for the pleasure of hosting you today and good luck with your novels. And readers, please leave a comment for Lori. Thank you!



Monday, June 3, 2013


Today I have romance author Jennifer Wilck with me to tell a little about herself and her writing life and give us a glimpse into her latest release: The Seduction of Esther.
Here's Jennifer:

When I was a little girl and couldn’t fall asleep, my mother would tell me to make up a story. Pretty soon, my head was filled with these stories and the characters that populated them. Each character had a specific personality, a list of likes and dislikes, and sometimes, even a specific accent or dialect. Even as an adult, I think about the characters and stories at night before I fall asleep, or in the car on my way to or from one of my daughters’ numerous activities (hey, anything that will drown out their music is a good thing). 

One day, I started writing them down (it was either that or checking into the local mental hospital—the computer was way less scary). Since then, I’ve published two contemporary romances with Whiskey Creek Press. The Seduction of Esther is my first book with Rebel Ink Press, and I’m excited to be part of their team.  

In the real world, I’m the mother of two amazing daughters and wife of one of the smartest men I know. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, traveling and watching TV. In between chauffeuring my daughters to after-school activities that require an Excel spreadsheet to be kept straight, I serve on our Temple Board and volunteer for way more things than I have time to do. I also write freelance articles for magazines, newspapers, and edit newsletters.  

When all of that gets overwhelming, I retreat to my computer, where I write stories that let me escape from reality. In my made-up world, the heroines are always smart, sassy and independent. The heroes are handsome and strong with just a touch of vulnerability. If I don’t like a character, I can delete him or her; if something doesn’t work, I can rewrite it. It’s very satisfying to be in control of at least one part of my life.  

I can be reached at or I tweet at @JWilck. My blog (Fried Oreos) is and I contribute to Heroines With Hearts at

I asked Jennifer some questions about her writing life and this is what she said:

How long have you been writing?
It feels like I’ve always been writing! But I guess I’ve been writing fiction seriously since around 2005 or so, and my first books were published in 2011. Prior to that, I was a magazine writer and editor.
Why did you choose the genres you write?
I’ve always loved reading romance and grew up reading Danielle Steele, Judith McNaught and Kathleen Woodiwiss. Although I write contemporary romance, my favorite genre to read is historical. I’m just too afraid of all the research it requires to write it on my own.
How do you come up with your titles?
They usually strike me at some point during the writing process. A Heart of Little Faith came to me after I wrote a scene where the heroine told the hero to have a little faith in her. Skin Deep popped into my head based on the subject of the book—it’s a beauty and the beast type of book. And my upcoming release, The Seduction of Esther, relates to the Jewish holiday of Purim.
Do you work off an outline or just wing it?
I’ve always “winged” it. The one time I tried writing off of an outline was a disaster! Now I write my outlines as I go so that I know at what point in the book different things happen.
How many drafts do you write before you submit to a publisher?
At least three or four. My first draft is just my writing the story from my head. Then I send it off to critique partners and make changes based on their suggestions. Then I go through it at least one more time to look for repeated words, “forbidden” words, character arcs, etc. Depending on how confident I am with the story, I may proof it one more time.
How many hours a day do you devote to writing?
I write part-time and I’m a busy mom, so only about 2 hours a day. I wish I could spend more time on it, and when my kids are away at camp during the summer, I get larger chunks of writing time in.
Are any of your novels in print format as well as ebook format?
The first two books I wrote, published by Whiskey Creek Press, are in print and e-book formats. They are A Heart of Little Faith and Skin Deep. The Seduction of Esther, which will be released June 3 by Rebel Ink Press, will also be published in both formats, although I’m not sure of the timing. The e-book will definitely be out first.
 If your latest romance was made into a movie, which actors would you pick for the role of your hero and heroine?
For The Seduction of Esther, I envision Mark Feuerstein, from Royal Pains, for the role of my hero, Nathaniel, and a young Amy Irving for the role of the heroine, Samara.
 Do you have any guilty indulgences?
You mean ones I’m willing to admit to? J Yes, chocolate is a major weakness. I’m a sap for Hallmark movies and I love reading to find out what train wrecks are happening to celebrities.
What did you find was the hardest or most difficult part in your path to becoming an author?
The hardest part for me is talking about it to people. I’ve always kept my writing quiet and my parents didn’t even know about it until I showed them my first acceptance letter. Now that I have books published, and continue to write and publish, I have to be a lot more open about it. I’m an introvert, so that’s difficult for me. But I’m learning!
Tell me a little about your novel and how it came to be.
My upcoming book from Rebel Ink Press is a contemporary romance with a Jewish theme. I wanted to write a romance that was Jewish, in much the same way that so many romances are Christian—even if they don’t have a Christmas theme, the characters go to church or something is mentioned in passing. I enjoy all of those books, but wanted to see if I could do something similar with my own religion. So this book, The Seduction of Esther, is about two people who fall in love and the story revolves around the holiday of Purim. For those that don’t know the story, Purim is a joyous holiday that celebrates the survival of the Jews in Persia. The holiday includes dressing in costumes (similar to Halloween), putting on a play (which is how my characters meet), and making lots of noise. Below is the blurb:


Samara Goldberg has a problem even the most beautiful singing voice can’t fix. She’s a walking disaster, especially when she’s around handsome men. To make matters worse, she’s in desperate need of someone to play the character of Mordecai for the Purim spiel she’s producing and the new congregant, Nathaniel Abramson, is a perfect fit. Nathaniel is a divorced dad who’s recovering from the biggest public scandal of his life. The last thing he needs is a relationship with the choir director at his new synagogue, who also happens to be playing the lead female role of Esther in the very play he’s been coerced into joining. 

Woven around the Jewish holiday of Purim, The Seduction of Esther is a story of two people whose lives mirror the plot of the Purim story. Like Esther, who had to hide her Jewish identity from the King of Persia, Samara and Nathaniel are hiding key pieces of themselves. Evil Haman wanted to destroy the Jews, and the nasty Josh will do anything to keep Samara and Nathaniel apart. Will their love survive, like the Jewish people in Shushan, Persia, or will their fear keep them apart?

And here’s an excerpt:

“How did you do that?”

Samara’s eyes peeked over the top of a pastrami sandwich Nathaniel would swear to be bigger than she. “Do what? Oh, that? Practice. There’s a kind of rhythm to this place, almost like following the music in an orchestra. Once you get the timing down, it’s just a matter of following it and not missing a beat.”

The rest of Nathaniel’s thoughts disappeared as he took a bite of his corned beef sandwich. The thin-sliced corned beef melted on his tongue. Brown mustard cleared his sinuses before he knew they were congested. Fresh rye bread with seeds added the perfect amount of texture. Who knew Heaven hid in a tiny, crowded deli?

“Good, isn’t it?”

Nathaniel swallowed and stared at her, wide-eyed. “Good? Are you kidding? Good doesn’t even begin to describe it. Calling this sandwich good is like saying Pavrotti sings well.”

Samara giggled as she took another bite of her pastrami sandwich. “So you like Pavrotti?”

“I didn’t say I liked him, I just said you have to recognize his tremendous talent.” He licked his fingers and took a drink of cream soda.

“So you don’t like him?” Samara put her sandwich down and frowned.

His gaze wandered from the rim of his soda can and rested on her face. When she frowned, a tiny line appeared between her eyebrows. He wanted to reach out and touch it with his fingertip, to see if it felt as smooth as it looked. He hadn’t had this desire with Liz. He clenched his hand into a fist and pushed it into the scratchy denim of his jeans. What are you nuts? Like any woman on Earth wants a wrinkle pointed out! As her frown got deeper, he remembered he hadn’t answered her question.

“Ah, no, I admire his voice, I’m just not a fan of opera. But I can recognize amazing talent.”

His answer must have reassured her, because she stopped frowning and the wrinkle he admired disappeared.

“So what music do you like?”

They discussed their musical preferences, chided each other for not recognizing a particular band’s or singer’s talents, and agreed on the merits of outdoor versus mega-stadium concerts.

“Bruce Springsteen is playing in Central Park this summer,” said Samara as she polished off the last of her sandwich.

“He’s awesome. We should get tickets.”

Where did that come from?

Samara’s head jerked up and her eyes widened. His invitation had surprised her as much as him. Nathaniel watched her cheeks deepen from pale peach to blotchy raspberry. What did I do?

“Um, yeah, okay.” She dropped her napkin on the floor, and before she could reach down for it, another patron’s shoe ground it into the linoleum floor as he hurried by. Nathaniel leaned across the table and blotted her cheek with his napkin. She jerked back and knocked her glass of seltzer onto the floor.

Nathaniel swore under his breath. Why did I do that?

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to startle you.” He focused his attention on the busboy, who hurried over with a mop and swished away the bubbly liquid. Round, white swirls brightened the otherwise grayish linoleum tiled floor. Nathaniel raised his head and tried not to grin.

“Hey, looks like we did them a favor. At least the floor’s clean now.”

Samara craned her neck to look down at the floor and burst into a fit of giggles. Nathaniel watched her curls bounce as she laughed. Resistance was futile. He could no more resist his attraction to her than he could the urge to join in with her laughter. Tears poured down Samara’s cheeks and Nathaniel’s body shook.

Patrons at nearby tables stopped their conversations and stared at the hysterical couple, but for once, Nathaniel didn’t mind being the center of attention.

Thank you Jennifer for the opportunity to host you today and good luck with your new release.




Thursday, March 28, 2013


Welcome to Author Jane Wakely:

Today is a fun day because Jane Wakely and I are trading spaces for interviews! We’ve answered the same questions and given insight into our writing styles and our novels. And if you read to the end of this blog, you’ll see Jane is offering a $20 Amazon Gift Card and all you have to do to enter is to leave a comment with your email below. Thanks for joining us today. You can find my interview with Jane at Enjoy and enter!!! 

Author name: Jane Wakely



1. How many hours a day do you usually spend writing? Do you write every day?

If I stick to my “work” schedule, I usually write about 4-5 hours a day, Monday through Friday. I don’t write on the weekends, but I will usually do admin or blog stuff for an hour or two on both days.  

2. Do you have a daily word goal? (Or other type of daily writing goal?)

I have a daily goal of 2K words, but I don’t always reach it. I’m a slow writer—I write and edit at the same time—and I will work on a section until I’m satisfied I can move on. Sometimes that gives me a lower word count for the day, but it’s worth it to get the words just right!  

3. How many books do you write/work on at a time?

I only work on one book at a time.  

4. Do you snack while you write?

Unless coffee counts, I don’t snack while writing!   

5. What’s your writing environment like? (Music, silence, etc?)

I have an office, but I use the kitchen table for writing when hubby and TG are at work/school. I enjoy the openness of the room and the view of our tiny backyard. I have to have silence when writing; no radio, TV, dishwasher, etc. When everyone is home, I use my office, but I can’t write unless it’s quiet. 

6. What’s your favorite genre/sub-genre to write? To read?

I love romance and will read any genre, but I prefer paranormal shifters and vamps. Shifters are my favorite genre to write!  

7. What are you reading now? Or just finished?

I just finished FOREVER by Rebecca Royce.  

8. Do you prefer to write series or stand-alone books? Which do you prefer to read?

I enjoy writing both, but I enjoy a series just a little bit more. It’s fun to put together a world and create characters that interact with each other in each book.

For reading, it’s a tie! I enjoy both and look for both when buying books—the only thing I don’t like is a cliffhanger ending!   

9. Do you plot? Or not?

Mostly not! I make a very flexible outline—sometimes a paragraph, sometimes more—and start writing. If things happen, I make notes and adjust the outline as needed. This tool is really useful when I have an idea I can’t start right way—I just keep adding notes/changes until it’s time to write the story.   

10. Finish this sentence: When I’m not writing I’m…

Reading! :) 

Please tell us about your book:  

Title: Jenn’s Wolf

Genre: Paranormal/Shifter Romance 


Jenn is used to being overlooked by men. She’s short, slim, shy and her past keeps her guarded against others—especially men. It also gets her labeled as having a “good personality.” When she sees Matt for the first time, she realizes he’s the first man she’s willing to take a chance on. 

Matt is a wolf shifter worried that he’ll never find his mate. Without a mate, a shifter’s life is incredibly drawn-out and lonely. Willing to try anything, he agrees to a blind date with Jenn and is stunned to find out she’s the one.  

A misunderstanding interrupts their first night together and leaves them both miserable. After determining she may have overreacted, Jenn apologizes and they agree to start over. When Matt tells her about his wolf, she has to decide whether to trust her heart or run from the only man she’s ever wanted. 


Jennifer and Christina had been college roommates their senior year and became fast friends. They relocated to Chestnut Rock together and now shared a small, affordable apartment. That had been two years ago.  

Jennifer was happy she had Christina in her life. Her best friend kept her from locking herself away and hiding from the world. Christina taught her that people sometimes drink in social situations, but they didn’t always get drunk or make a scene. Though she still had qualms, Jennifer could now have a good time in situations where friends may have a drink or two.  

Christina had wanted to go what she called “man shopping,” which basically meant “go to the bar and look at hot guys!” Jennifer agreed to come along.  

While Christina had no trouble finding dates, Jennifer was a bit more challenged. The two friends were as different as night and day. Christina was tall and blond with blue eyes and a bubbly personality. Jennifer was short with brown hair and brown eyes. She was reserved which most people took as timid and sometimes rude or snobby. It was hard for her to meet people and without Christina’s help, she might have ended up friendless and alone for the rest of her life. Luckily, that didn’t happen and her friend even convinced her to go on a blind date set up by one of her co-workers. The date was tomorrow night. 

The group in the center roared with laughter again and the one with his back to her stepped to the right and bent over to look at his friend’s phone. Jenn could see the group more clearly now and her gaze stopped on the tall piece of awesome standing closest to the bar. If they were truly “man shopping,” she’d buy him and take him home. 

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Thank you, Joanne, for hosting me today!


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**Want even more chances to win? Visit Joanne’s interview on my blog today and leave a comment (with EMAIL) there! I’ll add every comment from both of today’s interviews into the drawing!  

I’ll draw/announce/post the winner on my blog on Tuesday, April 2!  

Good luck and thanks for visiting! :)



Sunday, March 17, 2013


Today I’m pleased to offer insight into the imaginative mind of a Rebel Ink Press author---Lori J. Gordon. Join me for a peek into her writing life and her novel: Black Night, from The Lost Night Trilogy series. She has good news for her fans--she just signed a contract with Rebel Ink Press for Book Two in the series: Castle of Doom. Her other works include: Jenny Hits the Jackpot and Victim of Circumstances. I asked Lori the following questions:
How long have you been writing?
6 years.
Why did you choose the genres you write?
It’s what I always read.
How do you come up with your titles?
They usually don’t come until I’m halfway through. I have a hard time coming up with something and even after I finished Black Night I had no title. I just try things over in my head until it pops then I have to ask all my friends and family if it’s okay.
Do you work off an outline or just wing it?
I totally wing it and it often results in someone dying or something totally unexpected.
How many drafts do you write before you submit to a publisher?
One. But I have gone over and over it. I usually review the previous chapters before starting the next. I can’t just write to the end without editing along the way.
How many hours a day do you devote to writing?
Not enough! Seriously there are days I’m just too tired from my day job to concentrate. I try to get at least 1 hour in before work but with my crazy schedule it doesn’t always happen. I do a lot on my days off.
What is your writing goal – how many books of yours would you like to see published?
As many as I can write.
Are any of your novels in print format as well as ebook format?
I am only e-book. I would love to see my work in paperback but I am realistic and know I’ve probably hit the scene too late.
What did you find was the hardest or most difficult part in your path to becoming an author?
Finding a publisher.
Tell me a little about your novel and how it came to be.
Black Night, came to life when my best friend’s son told me I had an amazing way of telling a story and I should use this talent to write him something to edit for his English class. Being a huge Star Wars fan I decided to set my YA Romantic Adventure in Outer Space. He liked it so much I let others read it and they all wanted to know what happened next so I spun it into The Lost Night Trilogy.

Sienna James must face the harsh realities that exist outside her sheltered world when she falls in love with the grandson of a rival planet’s evil ruler. Attempting to break off the doomed relationship, Sienna is kidnapped and forced into a marriage designed to destroy her father’s empire.
          Johnny Black risks his life in order to rescue his unrequited love, Sienna. In order to escape, the duo must work together on a harrowing journey to the other side of their captive world. Sienna admits that for her, Johnny's always been the one. But when until a dark secret from his past is revealed, putting the couples love to the ultimate test, Sienna must decide if she can ever trust Johnny again.
Over the next several months I found a number of excuses to visit Ryder where I hung out with bad-boy Marc. Because most of our conversations centered on me, Marc knew my weakness for coffee and we spent a lot of time hanging at the local coffee houses. Soon I found myself becoming much too comfortable with the guy I knew very little about. Deciding it was time to learn some of his secrets, I asked, “So, what’s the story between you and Johnny.”
Marc’s eyes went dark. “What’d he tell you?”
I flinched at his apparent anger. “Nothing. That’s the problem, he won’t tell me anything.”
“Good.” The hardness in his eyes frightened me. “Let me ask you something?”
I swallowed hard. “Umm…sure.”
“What’s up with you and Johnny?”
Marc drew his eyebrows in. “The two of you looked rather friendly the first time you came here. It makes me wonder why you keep coming back to see me.”
Once the shock of his words wore off, I realized the implications and I was furious. “You think I’m spying on you…for Johnny?”
“Aren’t you?” he challenged.
That didn’t sit well. “Look,” I raised my voice. “I don’t know what the two of you are hiding and frankly I don’t care. I…”
A wave of his hand stopped me. “Oh, you care, or you wouldn’t be so pissed at my question.”
“As I was saying, before I was so rudely interrupted, I don’t care what secrets you and Johnny have. Johnny’s my best friend. We grew up together. He’s never treated me with anything but respect. He’d never ask me to spy for him.”
Marc snorted. “I guess he knows better than to use you…thanks to the reputation of your father.”
“Oooh,” I growled. “How’d I ever fall in love with a jerk like you?”
Marc’s eyebrows shot up. “What? What’d you just say?”
My cheeks burned as I wished for the ground to open up and swallow me. This wasn’t the way I’d envisioned telling Marc I’d fallen in love with him. But I’d said it and now he knew it. And while I just stood there, turning red with embarrassment, the hardness in his eyes was replaced by a gentleness that astounded me.
He took a step closer. My mouth dried up and a chill ran through my entire body when he pulled me against him.
“I love you, too,” he whispered before giving me my first kiss. A kiss better than anything I’d ever dreamt of.

Lori Gordon lives in Northern California with her husband and their Jack Russell Terrier, Skittles. When she’s not writing or reading, Lori works as a Retail Supervisor.
            Black Night is her third published e-book from Rebel Ink Press. All are available on Amazon and All Romance E-Books.

            Visit Lori at or

 Thank you, Lori, for sharing your story with us and I wish you much success with your novels!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Available for sale now: On Angels' Wings & My Life, My Heart

$5.99 ebook
A novel of romance during the turbulent years of WW II. Buy it now from,, and
$5.99 e book
A time travel romance taking you back in time to the American Revolution. It combines the present with the past with twists and turns that will leave you gasping and wanting more!

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Love’s Sweet Vengeance is an action packed romance set in 1866 in Arizona and New Mexico. Look for it to come out May 3rd from Rebel Ink Press. Read all about love and revenge in the old West.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Synopsis of my Published Novels

1. "My Life, My Heart" -- a time travel romance with a "twist."
2. "On Angels' Wings" -- a romance taking place during World War II
Each can be purchased at,, and

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Learn juicy tidbits on how On Angels' Wings came to be!

Visit with author Donna Steele and myself on her blog today and learn things you never suspected about On Angels' Wings! Please leave a comment if you'd like. Thanks.

Friday, February 8, 2013

K.T. Bishop is hosting me on his Sports Romance site

K.T. Bishop has several releases to show you while you read what I have to say about my latest release: On Angels' Wings over at his Sports Romance blog site. Please hop over and see for yourself. Feel free to leave a comment.