Steph Campbell and I have been busy working on Enzo's novella and some readers have said, "WHAT?! Novella? Noooooooooo!!"
First, no worries! It's a longish novella...because we have lots of words pent up inside of us! Secondly, even less worries, because there is a reason RIPTIDES is a novella. We are planning a release for our fifth full-length LENGTHS novel starring Lydia, that Rodriguez sister we all love to hate. Steph and I love to peel back the crabby exterior of a tough girl to see what makes her tick, and Lydia and Isaac are currently making this fall very, very hot! DRIFT will be available November 12, so RIPTIDES is a bridge novella to keep you updated on the Silver Strand clan and all their hilarity before we get to Lydia's story!
Please feel free to share the cover/blurb wherever you'd like if you so desire, and thank you very much for reading! Now I have to go write about Lydia and Isaac...have I mentioned how much I enjoy my job?
There’s no way Lydia--oldest and most responsible of the tight-knit Rodriguez clan--is going to let her nosy family find out about the uncharacteristic work screw-up that landed her a paid suspension. To keep busy and avoid panic, she enrolls in a life enrichment class. The first guest speaker is a handsome artist with a wicked smile and eyes that melt right through her.
Even the “ice princess” can’t help but feel an immediate spark that lights her blood on fire.
Isaac Ortiz is unquestionably the sexiest man Lydia has ever met. The talented son of a famous Spanish artist, he’s constantly moving from one new glamorous city to another, working if and when the muse visits him.
He also has a stare that makes Lydia’s heart race and hands that look more than capable of making her scream with pleasure. She shouldn’t be attracted to this free-spirit who makes all his own rules--but she is.
There’s just one hiccup....Isaac is nineteen.
Lydia has lived her entire life firmly inside the box, and being with a younger man is definitely outside the safe confines she enjoys.
So why can’t she stay away from him? And why is she seriously considering his proposition to take off to a place she’s never been...just because?
When Lydia is invited back to work with a cleared name, she should be overjoyed.
But the reality is, Lydia doesn’t know what anchors her life anymore...or if she wants to be anchored at all. Should she travel the world with Isaac? Or continue down the road that she’s worked long and hard to pave for herself? Choosing one means losing the other, and Lydia isn’t sure if she’s ready to drift with the current that’s pulling her by the heart.
And! Here's the cover, designed by our fav guy, Todd Maloy!