We have a few more titles this week because we had two WIPs in different stages of completion that we have gone back to. I also just finished the galleys for Calendar Boys--August: Scorched and Vivien is working on the print galleys for Trinity Broken.
Title: The Master Chronicles VII: A Renaissance in Blood
Publisher: Amber Allure
Length: 78,600 words
Date Started: 3/29/08
Date Completed: 6/20/08
Summary: Jesse Madding wakes up one morning to discover everything has changed and he is completely alone, both Emma and Gideon gone. Betrayed by the last person he’d expect, the life he once had is over, and a new existence must somehow be forged. Aching with the loss, Jesse vows to do everything he can to overcome the lies, return home, and find the vampire that makes his life worth living.
Title: An Innocent Proposition
Publisher: Amber Heat
Date Started: 11/20/07
Date Completed: 6/18/08
Summary: At twenty-two, Amanda Stevenson is tired of being treated like a child. Unfortunately, her parents are devoted to controlling her life, and they’re not above using blackmail to get their way. Their greatest weapon is the final two years of her college education, which they wield against her without remorse. Amanda’s choices are limited. But her former professor, and current friend, Jack Navis, has a suggestion—marry him and take advantage of the university’s tuition remission policy.
Jack is sure he can keep everything between them platonic. Especially since he’s a fetishist—he needs to watch people to get off and he doesn’t enjoy participating. He’s sure of that until he kisses her. And their world is thrown into chaos with new emotions, unexpected needs, and driving hunger.
Working Title: Spence/Rebecca
Publisher: Targeting Kensington
Length: Full Novel
Words Completed 20,000
Date Started: 5/21/2007
Date Due: No Deadline
Summary: Spencer Cole risks his life every night on the backs of the world’s most dangerous bulls, and that’s the way he likes it. A rising star on the professional rodeo circuit, he is poised to be one of the most elite bull riders in America. Until he sustains a devastating injury—a concussion that brings his future as a bull rider into sharp question, and a torn shoulder that requires major surgery. He is forced to turn to the only friend he has in town, Rebecca Rankin.
Rebecca’s annual trysts with Spencer Cole are the high point of her Independence Day Celebration, but it never occurs to her to seek out from their relationship. And she is not prepared to be thrust into the role of nurse-maid for a bitter, angry cowboy. She is obliged to put her own blossoming career as a photographer on hold, but vows it will just be until Spencer can take care of himself—or hire a real nurse to take care of him
But Spencer doesn't just need a nurse. He needs somebody to show him his life didn't end when his career did.
Title: 10,000 Kisses
Publisher: Targeting Kensington
Length: Full novel
Words Completed: 2,000
Date Started: 5/3/08
Date Due: No deadline
Summary: Macaulay Jensen and Wendy DeMartino come from two different worlds. He's alt-country and she's a hardcore rocker. Their chemistry and passion is undeniable, but their careers have always come first. If they want a shot together, they've got to learn how to break old habits. M/F, M/F/M content.