>Ok, I’ve pretty much announced it everywhere else, but I keep forgetting to do it here! Oy! I’m thrilled to announce that I just sold my book Mirage to Samhain Publishing. Mirage was a 2005 RWA Golden Heart finalist in the long historical category. The print release date is scheduled for April 2008 (yes, I know, it feels like such a LONG time away), but the eBook version will be out October 2007. If you’re like me, even though we just wrapped up the holidays, I’m certain Christmas will be here again before I’m ready, so October isn’t really that far away. LOL
Here’s the book blurb.
Half Bedouin, half English, Viscount Blakeney is a man without a country. In his heart, he’s always been Sheikh Altair Mazir, but a deathbed oath forces him to divide his time between England and his beautiful Sahara. Despite his English title and holdings, prejudice is a constant companion. An old love betrayed him because of his mixed blood, and he believes his heritage prevents him from finding true happiness, simply because he can never trust a woman to love him for who he is—a half-breed.
An unorthodox upbringing has made Alexandra Talbot a strong, independent woman. Determined to prove her worth as an archeologist, she is following in her father’s footsteps to uncover ancient treasures. Unlike her father, most men have always treated her with benign condescension, unwilling to accept her abilities as an educated scholar. Experience has taught her not to trust men for this reason, but the mysterious Englishman helping her is different. He doesn’t question her intelligence, only her impulsive nature.
When Altair finds himself protecting this feisty American as she searches for an ancient Pharaoh’s treasure, Alex makes him wish things were different. Despite his better judgment, desire flares between them under the desert stars. When murder and betrayal turns their treasure hunt into a deadly game—their love and survival hinge on them trusting each other.
I hope you think this sounds as yummy as I tried to make the book. I adore Altair, he’s one hot alpha, and I enjoyed the treasure hunt and everything else. If you’re interested in reading an excerpt, click here.