I got the idea to set a book in San Diego, after a visit to my brother-in-law there several years ago. He lives on a houseboat in a marina, near where James and Kelly live in Angels Fly. I fell in love with the neighborhood, and since it’s a little out of my price range, I gave my characters the waterview condominiums I would love for my own. One of the benefits of being an author is getting to live vicariously through my characters.
Until I started writing this post, I didn’t realize that James and Kelly actually live out two of my real estate fantasies. Their hometown is Rye, New Hampshire, which is the next town over from a place where my husband and I lived many moons ago. One of my favorite drives when we lived there was through Rye. It is located along the New Hampshire seacoast, and I coveted some lovely homes there with their amazing ocean views. I let Kelly and James grow up in two of those homes.
To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the publication of Angels Fly, I’m thrilled that my publisher has put it on sale for only $.99 cents! If you haven’t read Angels Fly yet, and would like to visit my dream San Diego condominium within its pages, I’d be honored if you took advantage of this limited time sale to read Angels Fly!
Blurb - ANGELS FLY:
Two years after her husband’s death, Kelly believes her romantic life is done. Until she reconnects with her girlhood crush on social media, and as fate would have it, he lives across the street.
James is over the whole true-love thing. His grasping ex-wife tore that belief out of him, when she left him for a rich, old man. Then he finds out his first love moved to San Diego too, and their attraction burns as hot as ever.
What they don’t know is that Fate didn’t bring them together – the Guardian Angel Corps did, led by two unlikely Cupids – Kelly’s late husband and Zane, a rough and tumble, 19th century cowboy. When a Fallen Angel decides to tear Kelly and James apart, cherubs and harps aren’t going to cut it, and Zane’s unique skills might be just what they need to get a second chance at their first love.
She flashed a bright smile at her old friend. “I sent a friend request to Susie Davidson, and I want to see if she’s responded.”
“Susie Davidson,” Grace’s voice dripped with disdain, “we didn’t badger you into doing this so you could reconnect with Susie Davidson.”
“Hey, what’ve you got against old Susie? She was an integral part of our nerd squad in high school,” David said. “Right, Kel?”
When she didn’t reply, he glanced over at his old friend to see her frozen at her computer, all the color drained from her face. “Kel, what’s wrong?”
“I didn’t hear from Susie, but I did get a message from James Flynn,” she whispered.
David jumped to his feet and peeked over her shoulder at the computer screen. “Yummy James Flynn from Rye?”
Grace snickered, “Sounds like a sandwich. I’ll have a Yummy James Flynn on rye. Hold the mayo.”
Kelly and David swung their heads in unison to stare at her.
“What? It’s not my fault you two come from a town named after a bread.”
David shook his head mournfully and intoned, “Californians.”
“Native, baby.” The blonde woman grinned playfully, “And don’t you New England Yankees forget it.”
“What does he say, Kel?” David asked with interest.
Kelly gulped. “He wanted to get in touch and maybe meet for a drink.” She twisted her head to look up at David, her eyes huge on her pale face. “He lives here, David. In San Diego.”
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My career has been a winding road. I worked in the business world for years, got my MLS and worked in a school library, and am now living my dream as an author. I love to read and write contemporary and fantasy romance. I live in Maryland, with my husband, who is my real-life romance hero. We both enjoy traveling to visit our far-flung family and friends, and spending time on the beach with an umbrella drink and a good book.
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