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Do You Know EVERYTHING About How To Catch A Crook? Really?

HTCAC Website CoverI don’t think you do 😀

As you already know, Sin, was the only real crook still left.

The other two, Kelly and A.J, ditched their gray pasts for the straight and narrow, leaving our dear Tamsin as the only knight holding down their crooked fort. Well, it’s her turn to go down now, and I’ve found the perfect man for her. Meet Wentworth Ransom III

I had lots of giggles writing this one. First of all, their names. Wentworth Ransom Iii is such a stuffy name. It seems like something a white collar criminal with zero remorse would call himself. Basically, it’s one of those names that just makes you cut your eyes… and I love it lol. The man himself lives up to his name…. he starts out an asshole but soon you realize that he’s not that much of a dick. Just a little.

As for Sin, I liked the temptation in her name. Her name evokes thoughts of a seductress. Someone who can make you do what you don’t want to do.  She, of course, lives up to her name but more interestingly, she ends up getting seduced. Turning the tables on her was almost as much fun as ruining, Worth’s neat little world by throwing him a crook.

So what exactly happened behind the scenes? What changed while I was writing? What didn’t you know? Hmmm…. A lot.

PS: Spoilers ahead so you might not want to read this until you’ve actually read the book. Find the details HERE.

Okay, onwards soldiers…..

1: WORTH WAS SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE DARK

WorthWhen I planned the book, Worth was going to be completely in the dark about Sin’s nefarious plans. Right now, what you know is that Sin ditched her plan to marry and steal from him after discovering Claire’s dirty ways. But in the original manuscript, despite knowing Claire’s motives, she would’ve been unable to cut herself off from the woman.

Miss Tamsin was supposed to go the whole way i.e. seduce him completely until he was in love with her and then ditch him on their wedding day and disappear after leaving him the file to indict Claire. Imagine how heartbreaking that would’ve been for Worth. After thinking about it, I realized that that would mean writing two books, but I’ve realized y’all don’t like stories that don’t end in one book. Am I wrong?

2: SIN’S FATHER WAS GOING TO PLAY A BIGGER PART IN THE STORY

If you read the book then you know, Norman, Sin’s father was dead by the beginning of the book. However, the truth of the matter is that he played the biggest role in making Sin the crook we know her to be. Imagine how interesting it would’ve been to find out what kind of man he really was and if he was even remorseful about what he did to Sin’s mom. Maybe he could’ve even been the catalyst to Sin’s healing. Unfortunately, time run out, but I can’t help but wonder about him. Who was Norman McCarver really?

3: SIN WAS GOING TO BE WORSE. MUCH, MUCH WORSE

SinOkay, the lady is already bad but at one point I considered making her worse. You know, zero remorse, just stealing from people because she can. The idea to make her a kind of Robin Hood came from a friend who always gives me advice after seeing my plans. Her thought was that she didn’t want to read a story about a woman without any sort of moral compass. Plus, as douche-y as Worth can be, he had moral fiber right from the start. It wouldn’t have been fair to him to give him someone truly bad. I agreed. Do you?

 

4: THE HAPPY ENDING SHOULD’VE COME SOONER

Remember, that scene where Sin went to say goodbye, the plan was to end the book there. Unfortunately, Worth went rogue and just decided to be a bastard instead of wooing his lady like a planned. End result; the book could not end. Then I decided to make him go to New York and apologize. I thought, finally, it’s over. I mean I had already crossed the eighty thousand words mark by then, unfortunately Sin wasn’t ready to play nice either. It took me close to five chapters to get those two kids on the same page again. *sigh. Next time I’ll make sure I create characters who are more obedient.

5: JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE’S ‘MIRROR’ WROTE THIS BOOK

This song, man. This song! Just listen to the lyrics:

‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m looking right at the other half of me
The vacancy that sat in my heart
Is a space that now you hold
Show me how to fight for now
And I’ll tell you, baby, it was easy
Coming back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along
It’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn’t get any bigger
With anyone else beside of me
And now it’s clear as this promise
That we’re making two reflections into one
‘Cause it’s like you’re my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

The poetry, the way those words just touch you. I just can’t! It fit Worth and Sin so perfectly. Though it took them a moment to realize that they are meant to be, from day one they just felt right. Don’t you agree?

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New Release: How To Catch A Crook

Rule Number 1 for Cons: Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

That’s where Tamsin ‘Sin’ Jacob went wrong. If she’d only met Worth before she chose him as her mark, she would’ve realized that he’s not the type to be anyone’s victim, let alone hers. But now that she’s come this far there’s no backing down.

How To Catch A Crook is now available for your reading pleasure.

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Wentworth Ransom III, heir apparent to the Ransom Empire, is filthy rich and used to getting everything he wants. And now he wants his sexy new assistant. Sin is her name, and all she makes him think of is new ways to sin. Her full lips and curvy body make him want to play naughty, seeing her makes his desires boil to the surface, and he wants her in a way he’s never wanted anyone. But there’s a catch…

She’s a con-artist.

Only she doesn’t know that he knows. And she thinks she’s conning him. He can’t wait to show her what a big mistake it was to target him. This is going to be fun.

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PS: How To Catch A Crook is also available for borrowing through Kindle Unlimited.

Enjoy and let me know what you think by leaving a review after you’re done.

How To Love A Crook is Out!!!

Meet A.J; crook, thief, amateur fighter and all-round badass. And to top it all off she’s got a past that will make you raise your eyebrows.

Then there’s Lee, who looks like you’re average good guy who’s got this awesome family backing him up. What he doesn’t know is that it might all be just an illusion.

Are you ready for their story?

How To Love A Crook has just been released on Amazon.

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When Lee bumps into A.J as she’s running from a group of gangsters, he’s instantly smitten. But that’s because he doesn’t know a few things about her:

One – she just got out of jail

Two – they’ve met before

Three – she knows things about him. Things he probably doesn’t want to remember.

Though A.J insists that she’s not interested in Lee, she can’t ignore the desire that he stirs with his hungry gaze. Her brain tells her that a relationship between them would only lead to disaster, but her heart is speaking an entirely different language. It wants Lee. Badly.

 

But can she handle the consequences of having him? Will her past and his secrets be their undoing?

To get your copy today, just click on the link to your favorite store/site

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PS: All 2 Books in the Crooked In Love series are currently discounted. How To Tempt A Crook is $0.99 and How To Love A Crook is $2.99. Prices will rise to $3.99 on Saturday the 16th so grab your copy before then.

P.S.S: How To Love A Crook is also available for borrowing through Kindle Unlimited.

Enjoy and let me know what you think by leaving a review after you’re done.

What’s Worse Than Going To Prison? Falling In Love With The Guy Who Sent You There!

Some romances are easy; boy meets girl, boy likes girl, girl likes boy, they kiss and it’s off to happily-ever-after. This isn’t one of those stories. How could it be? On one side we’ve got Kelly, an ex-crook who went straight so she could become a lawyer. Standing on the other side is Spencer, the man who destroyed Kelly’s dream by sending her to jail for a crime she didn’t commit. Can love really bloom under those conditions?

How To Tempt A Crook is now available for your reading pleasure.

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Once upon a time, a man sent a woman to prison, then he got her out. Now he’s fallen in love with her… Complicated, right?

Spencer Chambers has a lot to be sorry for. He’s sorry for sending Kelly Garner to prison for a murder she didn’t commit. He’s sorry for ruining her budding law career. He’s sorry for the part he played in her father’s death. If he were a better man, he’d be sorry enough to stay away from her. But he can’t…

There’s something about Kelly that keeps him coming back to her. There’s something about her that makes him want more than just her forgiveness. Now he wants her love too… but can she look past all the ways he’s wronged her?

To get your copy today, just click on the link to your favorite store/site

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Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B076BVWBRY/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36387385/

 

PS: How To Tempt A Crook is available for borrowing through Kindle Unlimited

Enjoy and let me know what you think by leaving a review after you’re done.

 

Sometimes Love Starts With A Contract

Some romances start with love at first sight, others start with a blind-date. This one started with a contract. The Love Contract is finally live.

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Now that Alvina ‘Vina’ Song has hit the dreaded 30s, her family are desperate to get her married. She, however, is in no hurry to walk down the aisle. It’ll take a crazy scheme to get her family off her back and Vina has the perfect one in mind; Orion Lee. 

Too busy with his new business, Orion doesn’t have time for a girlfriend or a wife. But his crazy mother has a bee in her bonnet – something about shamans, zodiac signs and death. Vina’s convenient proposal seems like the perfect solution to his dilemma. Now, if only his new ‘girlfriend’ would stop making him weak with her soulful eyes and sexy smiles. The more he gets to know Vina the more tempted he is to push the boundaries of their agreement to accommodate his growing desire.

It’s starting to look like their pretend romance might just turn out to be the real thing.

To get your copy today, just click on the link to your favorite store/site

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34879331-the-love-contract

 

PS: The Love Contract is also available for borrowing through Kindle Unlimited.

Enjoy and let me know what you think by leaving a review after you’re done.

It’s Wicked. It’s Sexy. And It’s Here

Finally! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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In case you didn’t get the news yet, Wicked Surrender is here.In this third and final book in the Hollis Brothers’ Series, Mr. Ezekiel Landa-Hollis a.k.a. Zeke gets his happily ever after. And it’s about time. He’s the oldest after all.

The h is called London Pistol. Yup! London Pistol. So you already know you’re up for a wild ride.

 

He’s the last one standing.

She wants to take him down.

As heir apparent to the Landa-Hollis Empire, Zeke understands all too well how important appearances are, and that his family’s whole legacy rests on his shoulders. One wrong move and everything they’ve built could come crushing down. To him, family and loyalty come first……

Until London Pistol gate crushes her way into his life.

Suddenly he’s plagued by lust and dreams of what could be if he just let loose. But letting loose has consequences…

 

Get it. Get it. Get it.

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No Coffee + Gym! Am I Suicidal?

On my last post I talked about my intention to quit coffee, which I did. The first few days were okay. Trembling, headaches, moaning, gnashing of teeth, threatening to escape the asylum…. you know, normal stuff. But I survived. I’ve replaced it with a tea made of one teaspoon honey, extract of one lemon and green/cinnamon tea. And it was working great. Until I decided to join our local gym on Monday.

038Now you’ve got to understand, our neighborhood gym is not some namby pamby namaste place. They work you like you’re donkey with no owner. The first day I practically had to crawl back home and was so tired I slept for nine straight hours without stirring. Which should be good because I used to sleep 4-5 hours. The problem is I write best in the wee hours of the morning i.e. 3 a.m, 4 a.m. ish. But now that I’m so tired every evening, I can’t wake up to the alarm and when I do, my tea concoction is not strong enough to keep me awake.

Sigh*

I’m hoping that this is just a temporary side-effect and that once my body gets used to the torture my body clock will return to its insomniac ways. If not, well I’ll have to come up with a new writing method because by God I’m not giving up my tea or my gym.

Side Note: You need to see my skin. I’ve never seen it glowing so much.