Tuesday, February 5, 2008


The other day when I received my cover for my book, I mentioned in passing to my husband that some of the authors on The Wild Rose Press loop had stated they had framed their book covers. Yesterday, he came home with a GIANT photograph he'd had made of my book cover-- A 20x30 sized framed photo!!!

Finding my voice, I said, "isn't that a little big?" And he replied, "Not for your first book." He went into the sports room, took down his framed picture of Sammy Sosa, and hung my book in all his glory in Sammy's place!! Go figure.

Here is the back cover blurb and excerpt from THE DOCTOR'S DECEPTION:

Heart surgeon Stone Lassiter has successfully transplanted beating hearts. It's his own that causes him the most agony. With a death bed promise to his fiancĂ©e, he’s driven to open a transplant center in her hometown and arrives at Deerborne County General Hospital. Single minded in his focus, he inadvertently alienates the nursing staff he needs to make his dream a success. He sets his stethoscope on intensive care nurse, Faith Daniels, to improve his image.

Nurse of the Year, Faith Daniels has passed every nursing exam, but when faced with the MCAT, she has severe test anxiety. Burned by her ex-husband, who used her to put him through law school, she has become focused on passing that darn exam and achieving her own dream to become a doctor.
Will Stone’s white lie jeopardize the love they find?

Faith opened the door and there he stood. She’d seen Dr. Lassiter in a suit and tie before. He didn’t always wear scrubs while in the unit. But she should’ve known after her traitorous reaction to him lately, that tonight would be different--more personal.
Her breath caught.

Okay, to be fair, she did want his body. She could admit that freely to herself.

His honey blonde hair was damp and curled slightly at his collar. From the wet look, he’d waited until the last minute to get ready. Nothing vain about this man. The dark dinner jacket he wore accentuated his powerful shoulders and broad chest. The white shirt set a sharp contrast to his tan skin. Her fingers itched to loosen the simple black silk tie and unbutton the top buttons of his shirt to get to what lay underneath.

“Hello, Faith.”

Slowly exhaling, she silently whistled and gazed into his eyes. Jeez, get a grip. Here she was undressing him before the evening had even begun. But, the heat radiating from the brown depths set off fire alarms in her brain.

Finally. Melted chocolate. Her gaze flew to his lips. How would he taste?

Try as she might, there was no shutting out reality. Her stomach quivered in tandem with her thoughts.

Oh, my.

“Hi, Dr. Lassiter,” she said, breathless.

This is not a date. This is not a date. This is not…

His lips curved.



Susan Macatee said...

Hah! My husband looked at my new book cover and said the guy's got on a Confederate uniform and a Yankee hat.

I was more concerned that he looked like a vampire, while it's the woman who's the vamp in this story.

My editor hopefully can get that fixed.

*lizzie said...

what a great guy! not everyone would support their writer in such an overt and visually meaningful way!

you'd best hang on to that one!

when you think about it, it's rather romantic, isn't it?

Rebecca Ryan said...

What a wonderful hubby! (Although, how big are the chest hairs in that big picture??)

The book sounds amazing.

Jenette said...

I like the cover AND the excerpt. Seems steamy!!

Kathleen Grieve said...

Thanks, Ladies! Yeah, *lizzie, he's a KEEPER!