When I finished writing the first draft of Return to Audubon Springs, I went to bed that night feeling happy and accomplished, yet disappointed. I’d grown to care for the characters in Audubon Springs and didn’t want to leave the town. Ten minutes later, I sat behind the keyboard and wrote down the notes that would eventually evolve into SECONDHAND ROMANCE.
Readers may have expected the next book in the series to tell the story of Mia and Daniel. I did as well! Instead the next installment in my Brothers of Audubon Springs series stemmed from the slightest germ of an idea in Return to Audubon Springs. In a split of a second, after one too many Mai Tais, Annie O’Malley sets her gaze on Tony Iuliano and ponders the following…Is he a Mr. Darcy or a Mr. Knightly? The moment doesn’t even take place on the page, and is communicated – as are many things in Audubon Springs – in the form of gossip.
Annie is a character who intrigued me the moment Emma stepped foot in her bookstore, Second Chance Books. Modeled in part (with GREAT liberties taken) after my friend and Beta Reader, I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent getting to know Annie better. What’s on her mind is on her tongue, and Tony fills the role of an Iuliano brother, antagonist and counterpart to Annie to yummy perfection.
Without further ado, here is the cover for SECONDHAND ROMANCE!! The book is currently available in print through my publisher, The Wild Rose Press, and will start its exclusive digital release for Kindle on December 28th, 2013 with a full World Wide Release date of April 2, 2014. Please leave a comment here or on my FB Author Page to let me know what you think of this cover! For additional information on SECONDHAND ROMANCE, check out the blurb and excerpt on the Books page.