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Houston, we have a blurb

For some reason, the blurb is the hardest couple of hundred words in the whole project. Distilling down the essence of the story to answer the question, “Why read this?” is tougher than plotting out a 60k word novel. The sweet folks at Dreamspinner help (thank you, Gin! Have chocolates!) but even so, nails get bitten past the quick.

So I am a happy girl that we have a blurb for The Rare Event now. What do you think?

Hedge fund trader Ricky Santeramo has it all: money, looks, and fellow trader Jonathan Hogenboom. The two couldn’t be more different: Jon is from old money, while Ricky clawed his way out of blue-collar New Jersey. Jon hedges his positions; Ricky goes for broke. Jon likes opera and the Yankees; Ricky prefers clubbing. Jon drinks wine with dinner; Ricky throws back a beer. Jon wants monogamy… but Ricky likes variety.

Bankrupt airlines are facing strikes, the housing market is starting to crumble, and Jon can’t wait any longer for Ricky to commit. One last night alone and one last risky trade make Jon say, “Enough.” Then Jon’s old friend Davis comes to New York City, ready for baseball and forever. The whole world is chaos, but there are fortunes to be made—or lost—and hearts to be broken—or won.

Faced with losing it all, Ricky must make the savviest trades of his life and pray for a rare event. His portfolio and Jon’s love are on the line.


News on the new novel: The Rare Event

I got word that The Rare Event has moved into the editing queue at Dreamspinner, so that’s the next step to bringing out my next novel! This one’s as far removed from the mountains as you can get: it’s set on Wall Street and involves hot men and huge amounts of money.

Here’s a tentative blurb for it:

Hedge fund traders Jon Hogenboom and Ricky Santeramo’s relationship is crashing and burning, just like the stock market, because Jon will no longer tolerate Ricky’s roving ways. Jon’s given up on getting Ricky to commit, but he won’t let Ricky blow up his portfolio without a fight.

Now Davis Willingham wants to enjoy all the delights of New York City in Jon’s company—Ricky wants to push those ideas down Davis’ throat.

Wall Street’s brutal – Jon’s juggling two men vying for his attention, an asshole boss, and a volatile market. If everyone would quit yanking at his heart, Jon could make some real money!

Pub date is still TBA, but I will certainly keep you all posted. March or April is as much as I can narrow it down just now.