This has to be one of the most challenging and rewarding stories I have ever written. Initially, when I was asked to be a part of the Valentine’s anthology, I wasn’t sure. Then, when I was told that he would have the same premise: His name is Valentino, he is 6 feet tall, with hazel eyes and is looking for his brother. Oh yeah, he was abandoned on someone’s doorstep as a child.
It just got hard.
The original story I started writing was deep. It is a good story, but I thought it wasn’t right for the anthology, so I went back and played around a bit and came up with this title.
Okay, so this works. I am the contemporary writer in the pack, so I had a bit more wiggle room. I can work with this, but how. Truth is always more interesting that anything I can make up, so I started combing through my head.
Recently, I went to one of those house flipping workshops led by Than Merrill. I thought cool, what if my Valentino was one of those dudes that came through cities and bought up blighted areas and rebuilt those fancy houses? And what if she is one of those do goodies that like to stay and home and blog about her feelings.
Okay–so this works.
Here is the blurb:
Tino Boehner was up to his ears with Ebony Miller’s pot shots at him on her blog. Just as he was trying to figure out how to turn the tables, fate dumped her in his lap. Seizing the opportunity, he made her an offer she couldn’t refuse; come work by his side for a month.
A month can be a lifetime, or just enough time to make a man want to change his brutish ways.
Then I saw the cover pack for the anthology. I KNOW RIGHT!!!!!
One Hero, Different Worlds, Five Authors give their take on sexy Valentino….Yeah, We Did that!! #CMValentino
Up for Pre-Order for only .99!!!
Call Me Valentino – Fall in love this Valentine’s Day as USA Today and Amazon Best Selling authors come together to bring you one sexy hero written in five different genres. Call Me Valentino uses the same hero set in five different worlds. Your new book boyfriend is a cowboy, an FBI agent, A Highland Laird, a real estate developer and even a vampire. Which Valentino will be your favorite?
Yes. You see who I am in this pack with? Woot! I am excited. Go ahead. Pre-order your copy. You will be glad you did.