Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m celebrating by releasing Book 2 in my Men of Steele series, Blind Ambition. The cover is even green (you just have to look past the muscles).
Actually, the reason there’s a green jungle in the background is because the book takes place on the fictional island of St. Isidore, which is loosely based on St. Lucia. St. Iz has dangerous rebels running around kidnapping aid workers—like my heroine, Alexa—and generally terrorizing people. Luckily, St. Lucia does not.
For writing inspiration, I used several photos I took on a family vacation to St. Lucia back in 2008. It was our first visit to the Caribbean and I wanted the quintessential lush mountain paradise. We got it.
When I started writing in 2009, I knew I wanted to set a book on an island like St. Lucia, but it has taken me a while to make it work. I had a lot of fun with this one, and I hope you adore Dan and Alexa as much I do.
IT’S ABOUT TO GET HOT IN THE JUNGLE
Rescuing a kidnapped aid worker from St. Isidore’s dangerous rebels is just another day at work for former pararescueman Dan Molina. But his mission falls apart when the woman—who once shattered his heart—refuses to leave the island.
Alexa Alyssandratos can’t return to her life as a nurse on the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island, but she won't leave until she’s certain the orphans she cared for—especially one sick little girl—are safe from the rebels. Denied their ransom, a would-be dictator and his soldiers are hunting Alexa, and Dan is the only person who can protect her. Old passions reignite as she and Dan race to save the children before they disappear forever.
By the way, I’m over at Kiss & Thrill today talking about different types of kisses (in honor of “Kiss me, I’m Irish”). Stop by and share your favorite type of book/movie kiss for a chance to win a copy of Blind Ambition.