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APRIL 2010 NEWSLETTER
On a Personal Note
Well, frankly I wasn't sure that winter was every going to end, and I suspect that we haven't seen the last of it here. But for the moment it is gloriously spring here. The buds are popping and blubs are blooming and it just feel good to walk around and breath the spring air. How's that for a Pollyannaish view of the world.
Besides writing, I've been consumed with college fever. My daughter is off to college in the fall of 2011 so we've been visiting colleges here in the Northeast. I've got to say, I would go back in a heartbeat. I loved college. Particularly the liberal arts environment at Hendrix College. It was fabulous, but colleges have only gotten better in the intervening years. We've seen several of the SUNY colleges, Geneseo being my favorite. And also Vassar (they have a golf course) and Sarah Lawrence where it's all about stretching your mind. This week we're off for round two and expanding our sites beyond New York to Maine, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Seriously, it's hard to choose where to go. Of course at the end of the day the only thing that matters is what my daughter wants, but I'm having fun nevertheless.
Baseball starts this month too! And I can't wait.
First game for us is a home game against Texas. Go Yankees! And then
there's a visit from my mom and tickets to see Promises Promises with Kristin
Chenoweth. Can't wait. I'm also teaching a class in romance at
NYU and starting a new series. So it looks to be a great spring.
Well it's finally here. A-Tac is on the shelves. The first book of the new series hit bookshelves March 30th. Seems like I've been working on the series forever, so it's exciting to finally have the first book in the stores.
A-Tac is an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Brilliant, badass, and seemingly bulletproof, the members of A-Tac are assigned to the riskiest missions and the most elusive targets.
TORN BETWEEN DUTY AND DESIRE
Covert operations expert Nash Brennon has spent the last eight years trying to forget Annie Gallagher, his former field partner and the only woman he every loved. Annie betrayed him when he needed her most, then vanished without a trace. Now suddenly, she's back in the game--this time as a suspected traitor and threat to national security.
Annie's son has been kidnapped by political terrorists. The price for his life? Assassinate a UN ambassador. Then Nash finds her, and immediately, the smoldering passion between Annie and the man she swore she'd never contact again almost blazes out of control. But can Nash trust her? The stakes couldn't be higher: their enemy's endgame is personal, and one false move could cost them their lives.
And watch for books two and three, Dangerous Desires and Desperate Deeds coming in July and August.
Check out my website for blurbs, excerpts, reviews and more.
And the best news of all -- there are going to be three
more A-Tac books coming in 2011 and 2012. So watch my website for more
What I'm Watching/Reading
I have to confess that I haven't done a lot of reading of late. A little Julia Quinn but that's about it. I have however seen two movies which for me is a lot, And both were in 3D which is huge because I've been avoiding this newest visual medium at all costs. But I went to see Avatar because I love James Cameron and because it was setting records all over the place. And I went to see Alice in Wonderland because the Alice books are in my top ten all time favs and I just had to go. And I'm happy to report, I really like Avatar. And I LOVED Alice. Seriously one of my new favorite movies. Which is saying a lot! Also been totally hooked on television of late. Besides watching singers at Idol, I've been sucked back into Lost. Enjoying The Good Wife. And wincing as 24 repeats itself yet again. Has anyone working for the President in that series every actually been loyal? And is there ALWAYS a mole in CTU? Anyway, up next in my TBR -- The Help, a reread of my friend Kathleen Given's Kilgannon, and The Fingersmith, recommended by my daughter.
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