Warning: “Million Dollar Mistake” contains a tabloid sweetheart who loves to be bad, a sexy hero with little patience for mind games, and a game of strip pool that will make you rethink your weekend plans.
I’m delighted to be guest blogging on Melissa Schroeder’s blog and send a huge thank you to her for the opportunity to introduce myself to her many fans.
My name is Meg Lacey, and I have a new series Million Dollar Men, with the first book, Million Dollar Mistake, coming October 23, 2012 from Samhain Publishing. I’ve previously written for Harlequin/Silhouette and am really excited to join the Samhain Family. I also have a paranormal series coming out from Imajinn Books this fall—Tales of the Sparrow. The first book is The Sparrow and The Hawk. Before I tell you about these stories I’d like to tell you a bit about myself, in case you have never heard of Meg Lacey. J
Like all of you, I’ve always loved to read. My idea of wealth is to buy whatever I want in a bookstore regardless of cost. I’ll bet many of you think the same. I wrote my first novel in the sixth grade but my writing career didn't last. Instead I went into theatre before ending up in televison as a writer-producer.
Over the years, I've been an actress, director, producer, copywriter, creative director, college instructor, creative dramatics teacher, author, mime, mom, and a school bus driver—wow, are there stories in that experience! I’ve started two creative marketing companies and worked in all media from network cable programming to games and corporate initiatives; but always returned to writing. I have three married daughters, now creating chaos in someone else’s life, and my true hero, my husband. He’s survived life with four women, numerous female cats and dogs, and still remembers how to tie his shoes. Now that’s a hero!
Today’s publishing has opened up so many new avenues for writers and readers. Everywhere you look you can find a new story to enjoy, a new author to experience, new worlds to visit, and new characters to care about.
I’d like to introduce two of them, Raven Rutledge and Nicholas Demetrios, the stars of Million Dollar Mistake. I hope you will want to know them better.
If you had an opportunity to fall in love with a tall, dark and handsome millionaire, would you? I sure would. I guess the exception would be Raven Rutledge, but she comes from the super-wealthy Kristoff Family so maybe she isn’t a good judge of the kind of man most women would dream about. And, Nicholas Demetrious, is definitely dream material. Their relationship is witty, flirtatious and—Hot! See for yourself:
In addition to overseeing the financial affairs of the wealthy Kristoff family, Nicholas Demetrious specializes in hauling its rambunctious members out of trouble. Especially his distant cousin, Raven Rutledge.
The tabloids love her bad-girl antics, sexy pout, and body made for sin. Nicholas would love to spank the bejesus out of her, but this time the situation is too serious to entertain such a fantasy. A lucrative business deal with the Exeters is in jeopardy, and Jackson Exeter Sr.’s ultimatum is clear: Remove this man-eater from my country house, or the deal is off.
Raven is in way over her head. She accepted the invitation to the Exeters’ Adirondack house party as a refreshing change from her jet-setting lifestyle—until she learns the guest list includes his entire family. His ex-girlfriend. And the junior Exeter’s intention to propose.
If ever she needed suave, sophisticated Nicholas’s persuasive powers, it’s now. Then he’s there with a plan to get her out of this tangle: sweep her off her feet. But their pretend passion turns all too real. And what started out as a weekend of fun threatens to shatter into betrayal and heartbreak.
I had a great time writing this book. There is a lot of humor in my writing since I think humor is the best way to get through life. Or maybe I just have an over-developed funny bone. Million Dollar Mistake is actually a continuation of a minor character introduced in my novel, Million Dollar Stud from Harlequin (available in ebook.) The stud in that title is not only Darcy Kristoff, but a thoroughbred horse. The action takes place in the Blue Grass Region of Kentucky. You might want to check it out to get some background on Nicholas. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to bring you more stories about Million Dollar Men and the women who love them.
Oh yeah, one more thing before I go.
I know you’re probably sick of my talking by now, but I do want to introduce Tales of The Sparrow. As the book is still in production, I can’t share the cover with you yet, but I can tell you a little bit about the story that will also come out in Autumn, 2012.
Tales of the Sparrow is a humorous, paranormal romantic adventure series set one week into the future—a time when magic, myths and mystical creatures were all possible because the veil between this world and the next had been stripped away.
In the first book, The Sparrow and The Hawk, Jillie Harte, the Sparrow, is a documentary filmmaker who also works undercover for the “NAS (Normal, Abnormal & Strange) Agency”, a secret private agency sponsored by an eccentric billionaire and run by her uncle whose mission is to protect the world from evil in any form—from that done by ordinary humans to that done through mystical direction. Under the guise of creating a TV documentary on “Fashion and Decoration throughout history,” Jillie is sent undercover to recover an ancient necklace with the power to unleash evil on the world if it falls into the wrong hands. A lot of people want the necklace, including her new cameraman, Griff Ryland. Griff, The Hawk, is actually from an alternative dimension and as a shapechanger is able to change to a cougar (a mountain lion) and a hawk when circumstances demand. Magic, witchcraft, alternative dimensions and dragging around a cameraman who looks like ‘sex-on-a-stick’ makes the team’s chase after the necklace dangerous, exciting and fun. From San Francisco, to New Mexico to New Orleans, and finally to San Diego, CA. Sparrow and Hawk must overcome each obstacle until they finally find the ‘manipulator’, the ultimate evil whom they must defeat to recover the necklace and eliminate the curse that surrounds it. That’s not all happening though—Jillie and Griff must also face their developing relationship and decide what to do about it. And they thought saving the world from evil and chaos was hard!!!!
Thanks again, Melissa, for inviting me to share news with all of your fans about my forthcoming books. If you want to know more, or read excerpts, please visit my new website that: www.meglacey.com or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take care and smile.