Sweet & Sassy Daddies

Presenting A Debut Collection of Eight Stories, Six Brand New, by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors.

Nothing tugs at the heartstrings more than the sight of a loving single dad caring for his child. Dependable, courageous, tenderhearted…and SEXY!

How can a woman resist these eight sweet and sassy stories of single daddies finding love?

Starting Over (new): Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: Can his whacky neighbor heal this single father’s broken heart?

Unexpected Arrivals (new): Stacy Eaton, USA Today Bestselling Author: She tells him the baby is his, yet he’s never met her.

His Son, Her Daughter (new): Mona Risk, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author: High school sweethearts reunited by their small children. Their conflicting baggage prevents them from trusting each other. Yet what wouldn’t Daniel do for his son and her daughter?

Daddy’s Mine (new): Mimi Barbour, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author: The crazy mom drops her toddler off at Beau’s apartment with instructions… “give her to your brother when he shows up.”

Sunset Beach (new): Jacquie Biggar, USA Today Bestselling Author: An explosive secret threatens the peace and tranquility of Sweetheart Cove

Color Me Smart (new): Jen Talty, USA Today Bestselling Author: One Child Psychologist. One ugly custody battle. Two hearts forever tangled.

An Honorable Man: Donna Fasano, USA Today Bestselling Author: A Native American lawman and a spunky elementary school teacher team up only to discover an undeniable attraction.

Joey’s Christmas Miracle :Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: When Joey Saint followed the sound of a cat’s meow in a burning building, he’d discover the answer to a prayer.

What kind of Trouble can Trouble solve?

Today is the book birthday for my very first Cozy Mystery: Trouble’s Wedding CaperI’m so excited to share with everyone this romantic mystery with a local Sheriff, Ethan, and a Treasure Hunter by the name Annabel who with the help of a great cat detective, solve the biggest bridal caper to hit Jupiter, Florida!

I started off writing a combination of Romantic Suspense and Contemporary romance. I later branded out into Paranormal and Fantasy romance. But it’s always been heavy on the romance, so when Laura Benedict introduced to me Carolyn Haines who invited me into the wonderful world of Trouble and Cozies, I thought I’d give it a whirl.

The first challenge I had was writing in a cat point-of-view, and not just any cat! I had to make sure how I wrote Trouble was in line with how every other author in the series wrote the black cat with mad detective skills who thinks he’s British. I thought it would be my hardest challenge.

What I think when it comes to writing is often not true. LOL Trouble came easier to me than I thought it, but writing in first person, that was very difficult. I have trouble with tenses to begin with, so writing in first person present tense and then shifting back to third person past tense made me nuts. It made my editor even nuttier! However, we muddled through that pretty well.

Suspense and mystery are very different beasts. When I write romantic suspense, I focus more on the romance than the suspense. The romance is driving the story. In a Cozy, I had to focus on the mystery, putting the romance in the background and that became very difficult, even though there is a big romantic component.

Writing to the cozy reader was also a challenge. I’m used to using colorful language in my romantic suspense novels, but really had to keep that from this novel. Now, not swearing isn’t all that hard, but what was a challenge was not using that as a character trait. It took a few rounds of editing to get all this just right.

And what I ended up with, I’m pretty darn pleased with. I think this is one of the best books I’ve ever written. I hope you’ll check it out!

I also participated in a couple of boxsets this month. Check them out!