A big, big thank you the lovely Naughty 9 for letting me be a guest on their blog today. Love every one of these ladies…hopefully I’ll see the majority of you at the RT convention next month (squee!)—and readers, if you’re going, I hope we can connect!
So…let’s talk about book series. When I first started writing, everything I sold was considered stand-alone. Then I started seeing how much everyone loves a series. Readers go crazy for them. As a reader, I did too! And once I started writing them, I had so much fun, it’s rare I plot out a book without the thought of a series behind it.
This brings me to my Worth It series with Samhain Publishing. My old editor gave me the idea for the first book—she pretty much handed me Alexander Worth on a silver platter (the bare bones of him, I added the meat, heh heh). I created the family business, Worth Luxury and thought, hmmm Alex needs brothers. Gorgeous, sexy brothers…
I adore those brothers. I mean, what’s not to love? They’re gorgeous, powerful, sexy billionaires who when they meet the woman that’s meant for them, fall extra hard. Swoon…
When I started writing the third book in the series (WORTH THE CHALLENGE), I realized those sexy brothers needed a sister. And that’s how my latest with Samhain, WORTH EVERYTHING, was born.
Poor Stasia Renaldi. Her world has been turned upside down during the reading of her father’s will. As in, what she thought was the truth ended up being all a lie. Now she’s on a hunt to discover the truth—and she’s taking sexy lawyer Gavin Westmore, along with her. Of course, sparks fly and soon the two are falling for each other…
I offer glimpses of all the Worths because we need to see them as much as possible since this is their final book in the series. Never fear, though! WORTH EVERYTHING launches a new series focusing on Stasia’s other three brothers, Matteo, Rafael and Vincenzo Renaldi, who will each get their own book in The Renaldis series.
First up will be a glimpse of Matteo Renaldi and his heroine Paige in TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT, a FREE short story that comes out June 4th . Then their full book (TEMPTED BY HER BOSS) will be available July 2ND. Yay, more sexy rich billionaires and these brothers are all a bunch of brooding, passionate Italians (squee).
Worth It series to one lucky commenter if they answer this question: Do you like to read books that are a part of a series? Or are you more of a stand-alone-book-type reader?
Can two lost souls find their way to love?
Worth It, Book 4
Anastasia Renaldi’s life is a complete lie. Disinherited from the family fashion accessory business and informed she’s the illegitimate daughter of the famous—and long-dead—Michael Worth of Worth Luxury, she has no one to turn to. No real family, no job, no identity to claim. Lost and confused, she turns to the one man who can help her obtain what is rightfully hers.
Attorney Gavin Westmore is hired to discover the truth. Does Stasia Renaldi have a stake to claim in the Worth empire? From the moment he meets her, Gavin knows what sort of woman Stasia is. Calculating, devious—she won’t let anything or anyone get in the way in her pursuit of a fortune. As long as he can collect his generous fee, he’s fine with it.
But Gavin soon discovers his perception of Stasia is wrong. She truly is confused, a sweet, ambitious woman who wants what rightfully belongs to her. Soon they’re spending lots of time together—and it goes beyond the attorney/client type meetings. The only question is, after untangling the web of lies to get to the truth, if there will be any room left for love?
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