Hi, everyone! It’s great to be here at Strange Candy Reviews—and I’m excited to be blogging about two of my favorite things: summer and romance.
Ah, summer…those long lazy days. Hot days. Days that should be spent reading romance novels. What? Come on—the summer is perfect for book time! I love carrying a book with me to the beach. Sand between my toes and a book in my hand. Heaven! Without a romance novel at the beach, I’d just be lost. Lost!
Since I live in the South, my summers are particularly HOT. I love reading about summer time books set
in the South because authors usually feel like the extreme heat means the characters won’t get to wear much in the way of clothing. Less clothing equals…well, I’m sure you can imagine. I think John Travolta said it best when he sang, “Summer lovin’ had me a blast…”
Nothing like those hot days and even hotter nights. Definitely blast indicating time in romance land.
I always race to the beach at the first sign of summer. Sure, it’s usually just early March, but I still go. And signs of romance can be found all around. Maybe it’s the ocean, maybe it’s the bikinis and swim trunks—folks just seem to be in a hand-holding mood. Romance. You can feel it everywhere.
Do you have a favorite summer romance memory? Please share it with me. One commenter will win a copy of DEADLY HEAT, the second book in my Deadly romantic suspense series. In DEADLY HEAT, FBI Agent Kenton Lake must join forces with fire fighter Lora Spade in order to stop a serial arsonist. Yep, as you can imagine, things get hot. As hot as a southern summer.
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She wants revenge . . .
Six months after her lover died in an arsonist’s blaze, firefighter Lora Spade calls in the FBI’s elite Serial Services Division to track the elusive killer. When Special Agent Kenton Lake is lured into a violent inferno, Lora pulls him to safety and is stunned – not by the fire, but by her own searing attraction to Kent. For the first time in months, she longs for something other than vengeance.
He wants her . . .
Kenton’s interest in Lora should be purely professional. But one fleeting kiss and he can’t get her out of his mind. Her combination of strength and vulnerability makes him want to protect her, and that means solving this case – and fast. For even the passion igniting between them can’t hide a terrifying truth: Lora is the next target in a murderer’s sadistic, fiery game.
A vicious killer wants only . . .
DEADLY HEAT—Available 1/25/11
She wants to hide the past…
FBI Special Agent Samantha Kennedy is haunted by memories of the serial killer who abducted her. To keep the darkness at bay, she pretends to be a different, more confident woman. This Samantha doesn’t fear every unknown face. So she throws caution to the wind and shares a night of unbridled passion with a handsome stranger.
He needs to uncover the truth…
One night isn’t enough for successful entrepreneur Max Ridgeway. He wants more of the sexy, smart, mysterious woman who slipped away before dawn. When they meet again, their attraction is undeniable—until his stepbrother goes missing, and Max realizes that Samantha isn’t who she seems. But they must trust each other to trap a ring of blood-thirsty kidnappers before the nightmares that terrorize Sam become irrevocably real.
As a merciless criminal spins a web of . . .
DEADLY LIES—Available 3/1/11
Remember to leave a comment with a favourite summer romance memory to win a copy Deadly Heat! Please leave your email so I can forward it to Cynthia if you win.