CALIFORNIA HEAT SERIES BOOK 2
DANGEROUS GAME -- NOW ON SALE!
Check out the hot cover for the second book in my California Heat series. I think it captures Linda and Gray perfectly, she whirling around with gun raised like the tough cop she is, and he casually leaning back with his arms crossed in calm amusement. My best friend and former collaborator Carol Reynard gave me the idea for this book and worked with me on it. She felt that Gray and Linda deserved their own happy ending after their roles in DEADLY HARVEST (in print called BOUQUET). The idea of pairing a hard-boiled San Francisco homicide detective with a laid-back New Orleans portrait artist appealed to me. Two more opposite people never met. He's from old money and she's from Oakland. What better way to set up the story than for him to witness a murder and draw a perfect likeness of the killer? The humor in their repartee during the book was kind of a surprise when I began writing. I hope you get a few chuckles mixed in with lots of nail-biting suspense as they play a dangerous cat and mouse game with the psycho killer who stalks them. For a brief preview, check out the Upcoming Page.
Summer has arrived with a vengeance. An odd one for the Lou. Usually by this time it's hot and dry (prickly pear cactus grows wild here). Well, it's hot, all right--with almost daily doses of downpour mixed in with the intense sun. I only wish we could send the excess of this rain out to our friends in the West who are suffering from drought and fires.
As Jim mentioned in his last newsletter, I took a vacation in early June to visit the national parks out west. They were beautiful beyond imagining. Please check out his summer Newsletter for more about that. In late July I'm playing hooky again, going to Key West with the Rochat family. After that, it's down to serious writing on the suspense book I've been pecking at for the past several years, off and on. Jim has given me an idea for another comic Western historical romance that will probably come after that. Too many ideas, not enough time to write all the stories!
As you enjoy the summer, please remember to take your e-readers with you, whether you're lying on a beach or just relaxing in your own backyard.