Spring Forward … Busy, Busy, Busy!

53333106_305081396873141_1471283842298937344_nDoes it look like spring where you are? It doesn’t look or feel like it here. I want to be optimistic but when I look out my office window, I don’t see any signs that Old Man Winter is ready to release his grip on this area.

The calendar tells me spring is only 11 days away, and that we move the clocks ahead an hour tonight, but it still doesn’t feel like spring.  It’s -13 (9 F) and the temperature is supposed to rise to -1 (30 F), but that’s still too cold to melt the snow and ice we have. The weather man predicts snow tomorrow and more within the next 14 days. Again, not something designed to give me that optimistic idea that winter is over.

Could it be because I’m currently working on a book where my characters are snowed in?  Maybe it’s time to set that aside a bit and work on something set in a warmer climate, but I’m waiting for that shout out from Mother Nature.

Actually, I have a busy spring ahead of me, so it would be nice to get a jump start at it. I  received the rights to my white flower books and as soon as I get that spring in my step,  I’ll begin the editing and revising process on them. Mindful of the comments made by other readers, I think I’ve mislabelled the books. Romance/suspense may not be their best description. Yes, they have romance in them, but the love story takes a backseat to the suspense aspect of the plot, and that itself goes beyond suspense all the way to thrills and chills. With that in mind, I’ve renamed the series, The Harvester Files, thrillers with a touch of romance, and my fantastic, wonderful, superb, and every other descriptive word I can think of cover artist, Melinda De Ross, has created new covers for them that speak far more to the story line than the floral covers ever did.

Here’s the revised blurb and a peek at the new cover. Watch for it this spring. It will be available on KU and from Amazon.

Blurb The White Carnation

temp cover for The White carnationHe’s watching, waiting…

The last person disgraced reporter Faye Lewis wants back in her life is Detective Rob Halliday, her former fiancé, the man she blames for ruining her career and breaking her heart. But when she discovers her best friend’s mother murdered, she doesn’t hesitate to call him.

Breaking up with Faye after she unjustly accused him of sabotaging her career was a crippling personal blow for Rob, but he coped by burying himself in his work. For the past year, his team has been hunting the Harvester, a serial killer who ritualistically murders new mothers and vanishes with their infants. What Rob doesn’t need is another case, especially one involving his ex-fiancée. But, when the killer’s newest victim resembles Faye, all bets are off.

When Faye is assaulted in her own apartment, Rob realizes that not only are these cases connected, Faye may be the key to finding the elusive killer, providing Rob can keep her out of the maniac’s hands.

Realizing her vulnerability, Faye agrees to set aside their past to work the case together, but the more they investigate, the more complex the situation becomes. The mad man has an agenda, one that involves Faye. Can they catch the Harvester before he finds Faye and reaps another prize?

I hope to have the next two Harvester File books released by the end of June. Then, I plan to move on to lighter stuff for the summer, revising Just For The Weekend and Forever and Always, before I begin Book Four of the Harvester Files. 

Well, those are my plans for spring, so if Mother Nature and Old Man Winter can work it out, I would appreciate it. I have a lot of work to do! Now, it’s back to the wilds of 1668 New France and tons of snow!

Have a wonderful weekend.

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