On April 1st, I turned in the manuscript for Without Justice, a standalone romantic intrigue novel due out in December (early release copies available at Women’s Week). I had a lot of fun writing this story about two lawyers: one dedicated to her job and the other running away from it. Here’s a peek at the back cover blurb:
Cade Kelly’s life revolved around her legal career until the day she testified against the largest crime family in Chicago. Now in witness protection, she’s working hard to adjust to a life devoid of the things she used to be passionate about. When she meets the smart and beautiful Emily Sinclair, Cade feels hopeful about her new life, but she learns no matter who she pretends to be, she can’t deny the pull of her past.
Emily Sinclair is settling into her role as district attorney and she’s ready to find a love interest to share in her success. Cade Kelly captivates her from the moment they meet, but she discovers that despite their undeniable attraction, Cade will challenge her at every turn. What will happen when Emily learns Cade isn’t who she thought she was, and worse, when they wind up on opposite sides in Emily’s first big case?
My next project is the third book in the Lone Star Law Series: Letter of the Law which will likely be released in the spring of 2017. I’m excited about digging further into this series with an entirely new character, Jade Vargas. Check out the cover, doesn’t she look mysterious?
As jazzed as I am to get started writing Letter of the Law, I’ve used this in-between big projects time to attend the Lone Star Lesfic Festival, relax a little, clean my office, and work out the overarching plot and character sketches for the third novel I’ll write this year, Sidebar, another standalone tale of romantic suspense. I’ve learned that if I start writing a new book with the next one nagging at me, I get all distracted and such, but now that I have my ideas filed away, I’m ready to focus on the adventures of the Cartel-busting task force and high stakes family drama of the Lone Star Law series.
Do you take breaks between big projects or just plunge into the next thing? What do you do on your breaks?