Friday, February 10, 2012

New release - Heart Signs!

I've been MIA a bit...for some good and not-so-good reasons. The good? Okay, forget good. The AMAZING? My first sexy contemporary novella, No Dress Required, hit #1 on Barnes and Noble's Romance bestseller list. The not-so-good that may, hopefully, turn out to be great? I got laid off on Tuesday. Which means...da dum...for the first time, I'm now a full-time writer. Not sure how long that blissful state will last, but to make sure I can extend it as long as possible, I need to finish my darn book! Need Me, book #3 in the Unveiled series at Ellora's Cave, is thisclose to being done. Can't wait to turn it into my editor within the next week!

In the meantime, I thought I'd post the blurb and buy link to my latest release, HEART SIGNS, which released at Ellora's Cave last Friday. This one's a bit different from my usual in that the first full love scene comes at the very end of the book. There's a ton of emotion and sexual tension throughout, but Sam and Rory take a little time to get to their HEA. :) Hope you'll check it out! (And yep, my hero Sam is as lusciously bald as the model on the cover!)

Heart Signs Buy Link: Click HERE

The heart has a language all its own…
 
Rory Fowler has taken Sam Miller’s billboard orders for the last two years, but they aren’t to advertise, they’re love notes to his wife. Sam’s most recent billboard about his wife’s passing hits Rory hard. When she calls Sam to offer condolences, it sets off an unexpected chain of events that ends with Rory in Sam’s apartment—and his arms.
 
Reading Sam’s love letters tugs Rory into the romance between him and his estranged, now-deceased, wife. Their lives soon intertwine so completely that Rory wonders how she’ll ever forget the man who makes poetry out of emotions she’s fought to dismiss. And plays her body even more skillfully than he writes love notes.
 
Consumed by guilt and grief, Sam is shocked by the feelings Rory arouses in him, sexually and otherwise. Now he’s not thinking about yesterday as much as he’s looking forward to tomorrow. He’s just not sure if he’s capable of moving on…or if the woman who helped him find the will to really live again will be by his side.

There's an excerpt too on Ellora's Cave's site if you'd like to give it a look.

So...what are you reading right now? Or, if you're pressed for time like I am, what do you WISH you were reading? Happy weekend!

4 comments:

Amber Skyze said...

Sorry about the job, Cari. That really bites. Congrats on B&N though. What fantastic news. :)

Harlie Reader said...

Oh Cari! I'm sooo sorry about the job lay off. Another blogger that I know really well, got laid off yesterday, too.

Huge, huge congrats on the B&N list. :) You are awesome, you know.

Marika

Taryn Elliott said...

The unemployment line blows--but I think this will give you just the TIME you need to get some projects that are almost done...into the done column. We're always bitching that there's not enough time in our day.

both of us have No excuses now, huh?

YAY on the BN. We've been shouting it from twitter for days now. Sooo amazing!

Cari Quinn said...

Thanks, Amber, Marika and Taryn. It's one of those situations where it was time for me to go so hopefully it will turn out to be a positive thing. Onward and upward! :)