Tuesday, May 1, 2012

One Month & Counting!

So, we are just over one month from the launch of my debut novel, What a Texas Girl Wants! To say I'm excited and scared and a little freaked out ... doesn't begin to cover it. I'm also ecstatically happy and bouncing off the walls - just ask my daughter and husband. But, I wanted to share my official cover and my official blurb for the book today, May 1st, and let you know I've got a lot of fun stuff planned for the next few weeks.

Several blog stops - I'll be sharing part of my WIP Playlist with my friend, author Constance Phillips, in a  few days, I'll share a great empanada recipe later on this month - a recipe that is featured in the book! - on the fab Romance Recipes blog and there's lots more. So report in here to find out what's next on my hit parade. Don't forget to follow my author page on Facebook for the latest deets, and I'm starting a hashtag over at Twitter to talk about all the amazing Texas women who came before my character Kathleen. Follow #texasgirl on Twitter to get your daily dose of strong, stubborn, Texas women!

And now, the cover and blurb!!

Kathleen Witte is a down-to-earth girl. She has to be, with the family ranch on the verge of success. After seven months of keeping it all together by swearing off men, however, Kathleen needs a bit of fun in the sun. Waking up with a husband she can’t remember isn’t how she planned to blow off steam.
The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl. He has four weeks of freedom in which to find his birth mother. He’s done well avoiding commitment until now, so when he wakes up on a Mexican beach with Kathleen his first reaction is curiosity. When he spies the matching wedding rings on their left hands curiosity turns to concern.

Neither Jackson nor Kathleen want to stay married, but when her family shows up, they have no choice. Once back in Texas, however, can they keep this all-business marriage from turning into an all-consuming love?