The Movie Star’s Son – now available!

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Now available as a Kindle ebook on Amazon for .99¢ – my latest romance novel The Movie Star’s Son!

The Movie Star’s Son was the first romance novel I wrote and originally titled Lifeguard Affair. If you like Seattle, the beaches in Los Angeles and Del Mar, and visiting Hearst Castle, then reading Chris and Dave’s love story is a must on your to-be-read list.

Girls dream of growing up and marrying a movie star, but how many have their sights set on his son?

When Chris Stewart rescues actor Ben Jenkins from the ocean, she doesn’t know his son Dave is the nasty lifeguard who busted in her truck window. When they meet up again, Dave knows he’s found the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with and convinces Chris to leave Seattle and join him in Los Angeles.

Dave is everything Chris has been looking for in a man, and the Los Angeles life is perfect – beaches, surfing, movie stars, sunshine, palm trees, and falling in love. When their pasts catch up to tear them apart and cut their story tale romance short, Chris decides to start a new life on California’s central coast. She didn’t count on Dave’s determination to keep searching for her and bring her home.

A lost dog and a surfing accident bring Chris and Dave back together, but can they put the past behind them for a Hollywood happy ending?

 

Excerpt:

Squinting her eyes against the glare of the strong Southern California sun reflecting off the ocean, Chris saw an older man flailing his arms, bobbing helplessly as two to three foot waves washed over him, sucking him under and then spitting him back to the surface. Tossing her shoes onto the sand, Chris yelled at her dog to stay, and ran into the surf. Seeing as how she used to be a lifeguard for the City of Seattle, her old instincts kicked in and she knew she had to do everything in her power to get this man to safety. Breakers crashed over her and she lost sight of the man. Just when she was beginning to question her sanity and wondering if he had made it safely back to shore, Chris rode the crest of a wave, and spotted him struggling in the water.

“Hold on! I’m coming!” She hoped he heard her over the thundering surf.

He turned to her and their eyes locked, his full of fear and hers bulging wide with adrenaline.

“Help!” he cried.

Within moments Chris reached him. “Are you hurt?”

“No.” He gasped for breath. “I’m tired. The ocean’s stronger than usual and I can’t get back to shore.”

“Is anyone else with you?” Chris fervently hoped she wouldn’t have to do a double rescue.

“No.”

“Okay, roll on your back and I’ll tow you in to shore.” There was something familiar about this man. She wrapped her right arm across his chest and kicked for shore. “My name’s Chris. What’s yours?”

“Ben.”

She stared more closely at him. Ben? Not the TV and movie star Ben Jenkins! She’d been watching him in movies and on television since she was a little kid. Wow! Who would ever believe this? To keep him distracted while swimming back to shore, Chris asked him questions about his family. In-between uneven gasps of air he told her about his wife, his son who co-starred with him on a popular TV drama, another son, one daughter, and several grandchildren.

The current was strong. The waves tried to suck them back out to sea. Chris became tired and disillusionment washed over her. It seemed she was not making any progress and after a couple of moments of silence Ben spoke.

“This is useless. I’m in your way. Let go of me and save yourself. Swim back to shore.”

Right, Chris said to herself. I really want to be known as the person who let Ben Jenkins drown. Even though she was tiring, there was no doubt in her mind that she would get both of them safely back to shore.

“Nope, we’re going to do this together. You help me by kicking.”

The little extra help on Ben’s part or perhaps a sudden lull in the waves did the trick. The ocean momentarily seized its grip on them, and encouraged that the safety of the beach was close, they found a renewed energy. It was a short-lived reprieve. One strong wave reared and pounded them into the unforgiving Pacific. They were sucked underwater, caught in a tumbling spiral. Chris held on tight to Ben, and just when it seemed she couldn’t hold her breath much longer, the ocean spat them out.

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Read a free sneak preview on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Movie-Stars-Son-ebook/dp/B00EYME894/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379018004&sr=1-5

 

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Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior Free on Amazon Kindle July 19 – 21, 2013

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My novel – Un-Neigh-Borly Behavior, the first book in the Horse Sense Mysteries, is free on Amazon Kindle July 19 – 21. This is a women’s mystery.

Blurb:

Racing Standardbred horses is usually all the excitement DeeDee Logan needs in her life, until suddenly she’s dealing with an amorous polo player, jealous twin sisters, a lovelorn horse groom, and a racetrack derelict intent on medicating her horse.

Trying to get away from the recent craziness in her life, DeeDee saddles up her horse for a relaxing ride through the woods, but murder gallops after her when the horse leads her to the polo player, Miguel, dead on the trail.

When fingers start pointing to DeeDee as a suspect, she and her husband Grant discover some of those accusers had motives for eliminating Miguel. To avoid becoming next on the hit list, Grant and DeeDee must use good old horse sense to find out what happened to Miguel and race to stop a killer.

Warning: adult content. There are suggestive scenes but no graphic sex. Adult language.

Freebie offered to celebrate upcoming release of Book 2 in the Horse Sense Mysteries, Tubbed to Death, which will be available July 26. If you have a Kindle, or an iPad, etc with the Kindle app, now’s the time to enjoy a free horse-themed mystery. Act fast. On Sunday night at midnight it goes back to $2.99. Still a great deal!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CML1072

Enjoy