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The Daughters of Cosmo Fortune, Book 1
Carina Press, 2010
Available as ebook & audio book, 400 pages
Can this master of illusion outwit a sexy thief, find her father and save a rabbit? Romantic caper set amidst the glitter of the Las Vegas Strip.
No-nonsense jewelry designer Iris Fortune yearns for a normal life. But life as Vegas magician Cosmo Fortune’s daughter is anything but normal, especially since dear old Dad is also a scam artist. When Cosmo’s latest scheme goes awry and he pulls a real-life disappearing act, Iris is left holding the bag.
Now Iris must be a master of illusion—play the poised partner to her politician fiancé while trying to save her father and stay out of reach of Mickey Kincaid, the sexy thief who claims he’s only after her jewels.
Detective Kincaid is deep undercover and seeks Iris out because of her connection to Cosmo—he never expected to be so drawn to her. While working with Iris to find the elusive conman, Mickey learns a killer has Iris in his sights, and he must do everything he can to save her, without blowing his cover.
Mickey’s put his life on the line before, but never his heart—and now he’s not sure which is more dangerous…Read an Excerpt Carina Press Amazon Barnes & Noble iTunes Kobo Sony Audible Amazon Audio
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An heiress to a fortune disguised as a gardener’s son. An heir to a dukedom who doubts his own legitimacy. Separated by status and their own well-guarded secrets, can they take their rightful places in Regency society and find the love they deserve?
Traumatized by a blaze that killed her parents, young Johanna remembers nothing of her privileged past and remains ignorant of the dangers that surround her. She grows up among the servants, where she develops a sense of purpose that helps her survive the betrayal that unmasks her true identity. Once she is forced to take her proper place in Regency society as the highly sought heiress to the Ambersley fortune, she must defy the relatives who would make her a pawn in their struggle for power.
When Derek Vaughan inherits the dukedom, his dubious parentage makes it a sacrilege to accept. But touched by the ravaged estate and its destitute staff, he braves a society that once shunned him while he rebuilds Ambersley and guards it from his stepmother’s bankrupting clutches. He intends to grant the title to his half-brother when the boy comes of age, but Derek’s plans go awry from the moment the gardener’s apprentice—once his trusted young friend—is revealed to be not only an heiress of beauty and spirit, but the one woman who may finally capture his heart.Read an Excerpt Amazon Barnes & Noble iTunes Kobo All Romance Audible
Prose & Contests:
How to research, target and prepare writing contest entries that improve your chances of success
eBook, 80 pages
Overwhelmed by the number of writing contests out there? Unsure whether to take a risk and enter your manuscript? Unclear about why you should enter?
Prose & Contests is based on the successful online course taught by award-winning author Amy Atwell. This easy-to-read book is targeted for unpublished writers seeking feedback from and/or a chance to final in the hundreds of writing contests offered, with specific focus on RWA® chapter contests. Two chapters focus specific attention on reviewing and editing your manuscript to improve pacing and characterization.
Writing contests offer opportunities for feedback from published authors, agents and editors, but they cost money and valuable writing time. Atwell draws from her experience as an entrant (75+ contests), finalist (25+ contests), judge and contest co-ordinator to share tips on how to research and target the right contests to save you time and money. The book explains the contest process, sources for researching contests, helps writers identify their motives for entering a contest and gives tips on preparing your contest entry. An accompanying PDF packet of forms and handouts is included free.Amazon Barnes & Noble iTunes Kobo