With the new year everyone makes resolutions or hopes to change something in their life to enhance their lifestyle or make themselves happier.
The new year finds me working on a mystery book. This has been a dream since I first started writing in the 80’s. In fact, the first two novels I finished were mysteries. When I didn’t have luck finding a writing group for support and my efforts at trying to find a publisher soured me, I began writing western romance and discovered Romance Writers of America and received the support and encouragement I needed to continue writing.
I enjoyed writing the western romances. The genre came easy to me with the lifestyle I grew up with and live now. But my heart remained with mysteries and this year I’m writing my first cozy mystery and so far I’m loving the change and the challenge. I like challenges and I believe that’s why I’ve written in so many genres. When one becomes easy, I move on to one that will challenge me.
This past year I wrote two Action Adventure books which are part of a trilogy. This was out of my comfort zone but so much fun! And the reviews that have come in on the first one, has me apprehensive that the second and third book (I’ll write this year) will live up to reader’s expectations. But that is part of the challenge for me. To keep upping my writing.
Here is the blurb for both books. Secrets of a Mayan Moon was published in August and Secrets of an Aztec Temple will be available the end of January.
Secrets of a Mayan Moon blurb:
Child prodigy and now Doctor of Anthropology, Isabella Mumphrey, is about to lose her job at the university. In the world of publish or perish, her mentor’s request for her assistance on a dig is just the opportunity she’s been seeking. If she can decipher an ancient stone table—and she can—she’ll keep her department. She heads to Guatemala, but drug trafficking bad guys, artifact thieves, and her infatuation for her handsome guide wreak havoc on her scholarly intentions.
DEA agent Tino Kosta, is out to avenge the deaths of his family. He’s deep undercover as a jaguar tracker and sometimes jungle guide, but the appearance of a beautiful, brainy anthropologist heats his Latin blood taking him on a dangerous detour that could leave them both casualties of the jungle.
Revenge is not always sweet…
Isabella Mumphrey can’t leave a puzzle alone. This time she attempts to use her anthropology knowledge to uncover who is stealing priceless artifacts from an Aztec Temple in Mexico City. The discovery will certainly prove her worth to the World Intelligence Agency.
Tino Costantine is in Mexico City, too. He has infiltrated a drug lord’s organization to find enough evidence to not only prove the man’s illegal activities, but to bring him down for numerous deaths. Namely those of Tino’s family.
But when the love of his life, Isabella, strolls into his enemy’s home, Tino’s challenged by the choice of saving her or fulfilling his revenge.
Coming January 2013.