Since I have zero patience, I asked the publisher if I could announce my own deal.
They agreed, so here we go:
I just signed a deal with… (drum roll)
Some of you may not be surprised to hear about this. I’ve been tied to Entangled in one way or another for a number of years. Before I started writing full-time, I was once one of their top senior publicists. Part of me always knew I would write for them at some point in my career. In a way, signing the contract felt like coming home.
Okay, onto the actual deal…
The name of the book is UNDER HIS SKIN. It’s book one of an adult science fiction romance series called, ALIEN ENCOUNTERS. I like to say it’s a grown-up version of the 90’s television show ROSWELL. But rather than try to explain what it’s about, I’ll just post the blurb I wrote for EP. It will likely change before it gets published, but here’s what it looks like now:
Kaden Chance has kept two secrets from his best friend, Annabelle: He is an alien under the protection of the US federal government, and he’s in love with her.
Lying to Annabelle about who he really is has been a necessary evil. Part of his intergalactic immunity stipulates he and his two brothers must limit their contact with humans, and never reveal their true identities. A one night stand can be easily concealed, but a full-on relationship with Annabelle would be impossible to hide. No matter how much he wants her, Kaden can never pursue her. Besides, she deserves a man without secrets, and at the very least, a man with a beating heart.
Ever since her win on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Annabelle’s business has been booming. Everything in her life has fallen into place exactly how she had planned with only one exception: Her best friend Kaden still sees her as just a friend. No matter how close they get, Annabelle always feels like he’s hiding something. Maybe it’s because he never talks about his life before he moved to Germantown, Maryland. After a year of waiting for him to let her in, Annabelle finally gives up, and agrees to a date with a local accountant.
After Kaden learns about Annabelle’s date, he starts to feel a burning sensation in his chest. To his shock, the burn evolves into a steady heartbeat. He returns home and confirms his heart is beating-a sign he has found his soul-mate. As Kaden’s bond grows, he can no longer hide his feelings for Annabelle, and ultimately decides to risk exposure for a chance at love. But what will happen when the government realizes he’s broken their most important rule? And how will Annabelle react when she learns the truth?
I’d like to thank my agent, Tamar Rydzinski and the Laura Dail Literary Agency, for brokering the deal. I’m super excited to get to work with Candace Havens and the rest of the Entangled team on the project. Right now, the release date is August 2015, but that can change.