I’m so excited! My last published book, Your New Best Friend, has been AWOL for several months, but it’s back, baby! And you can get it for Kindle/KDP on June 4. It’s up for preorder right now! See what I mean? Excited!
If you hadn’t heard me go bonkers about YNBF before, here are the deets: It’s a modern-day adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, but with a twist. I don’t do straight-up retellings, because I respect Austen too much to do that to her. I mean, how can any romance author measure up, really?
But when you meet Melanie Abbott (M.A.—geddit?), you’ll recognize a lot about her character that will remind you of Austen’s beloved Emma. Melanie lives in Abbott’s Bay, a town on the North Shore of Massachusetts that her ancestor founded, so of course she lords it over the other residents (but, you know, in a well-meaning, cute way). Mr. Knightley is now Connacht Garvey (so named because “knight” used to be sort of pronounced “conn-ih-gutt”), a grumpy-sexy coffeehouse owner. He doesn’t have a manor house or horses, but he does have a beach house and an equally grumpy cat named Harvey.
Yes, Harvey Garvey. I could not resist.
Anyway, in true Emma fashion, Conn tries to keep Melanie on the straight and narrow, with hit-or-miss results, but it all comes right in the end.
I’m especially proud of this book, my sixth, because it not only got a starred review in Publishers Weekly, but also was a finalist in the RWA Contemporary Romance Writers Stiletto Contest.
I hope you like it too! Go here for more information and a link to the ‘Zon. Don’t forget, May is International Chick Lit Month, so what better time to pick up this little beauty?
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