Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Straight to the Heart by Samantha Hunter

So Sam sent me her recent release from Blaze to do a review. I have to admit, I've kept it by my bedside for about two months, but I had been so busy finishing the edits on my own book that I couldn't get to this. When I finally handed in my MS to my editor this weekend, the first thing I did was devour STRAIGHT TO THE HEART.

I loved the idea of a gorgeous, strong and completely capable US Marshal. Yep, that's Joanna. Our HEROINE! Woot woot! But hey, the hero is no slouch either. Ben is a former Navy Seal turned uber-sexy bar owner with a wicked shot and a knack for ramping up the heat.

What else is there to say, really? This book rocked! The characters tugged at my heart and the action scenario kept me turning pages until the very end. I highly recommend it.

Eyes on, hands off. Easier said than done.

US Marshal Joanna Wyatt has to make her witness protection detail work even though the witness doesn't know he's being protected. Posing as a down-on-her-luck waitress at Ben Callahan's Texas roadhouse, she'll be able to keep a close eye on the man, which is no hardship. It's not falling into bed with the insanely sexy ex-Navy SEAL with the rodeo swagger and whiskey-colored eyes that's the problem. The problem is he doesn't believe he's a target!

Ben's been in plenty of dicey situations before, so he's not worried. What does worry him, however, is the sexy waitress he can't seem to keep his hands off of. He knows it's not the right time to get involved. Still, the heat between them is irresistible, inevitable...

But as their guards go down, danger draws closer...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Plodding Along

I've been editing for ... a while. I can't quite remember when I started. I'm not really sure how much longer it's going to take.

I do know that I still like this book. Actually, I like it quite a bit more now than I did before. I think that the changes I'm making are really enhancing character and depth, and it's exciting.

The other thing keeping me going is the awesome cover I got to peek at. It's not official, and I have been warned it's going to change, but I still like it, so I have it as my wallpaper on the laptop and I check it out every once in a while.

Oh, and I think we have a release date for Greta. December 2012. It seems so long, but with all the work I have to do on this, and book 2 ... and the other books on my plate for this year ... I'm sure it will be here in no time.

As soon as the edit is done, I'll post a snippet or two!

Talk soon!

Friday, January 13, 2012

And a Happy New Year

I haven't been very bloggery for a long time. You know how stuff piles up and the amount of free time you have in any given moment is never enough to do anything substantial? I could tweet for a few minutes, put a load of laundry in, or write a blog post. Well, guess what I always seem to pick?

Now that the craziness of the holidays is over, I'm only now getting to make some new year's resolutions (even though I hate those) and one of them is to be more regular with the blogging.

So this is it! Let's make 2012 awesome!