Little Red Rides the Wolf is a #2 bestseller...
AllShortStories.com Bestseller List
And I adore the cover of this book. :)
I know it's a little naughty, but I love it.
Little Red Rides the Wolf is now available at Fictionwise.
Most people would be thrilled to be on the warm, beautiful sands of South Beach. However, Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) is not "most people." He's got a pesky FBI tail, a violence prone ex-girlfriend looking for closure, and a hypochondriac mother calling him 30 times a day. Yet these are the least of his problems.
After 10 years of serving his country working in Eastern Europe and the OPEC countries as a covert operative, Michael is living every spy's worst nightmare. While in the middle of a dangerous mission in Nigeria, Michael's "contact" informs him that he has been burned. When a spy gets fired, he doesn't get a call from human resources and a gold watch. In Michael's case, they jeopardize his life, freeze his bank accounts, dump him in Miami, and flag him on every government list known to man. They can't take away his skills or what's in his head, so they take away his assets and his resources to make sure he can never work again. They burn him.
Now Michael has a much different mission: he must find out who issued his burn notice and why he was blacklisted so that he can put his life back together. Meanwhile, he has to fend off a suddenly hostile world of old foes gunning for him. In order to survive in Miami and fund his own personal investigation, Michael enlists the help of the only two "friends" he has: Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar) an ex-IRA operative who also happens to be an ex-girlfriend and Sam (Bruce Campbell) a washed-out military intelligence contact whom the feds have keeping an eye on Michael. He's also forced to deal with the family he went halfway around the world to get away from - particularly his mother, Madeline (Sharon Gless), who couldn't be happier to have her son back in town.
Michael, on the other hand, is happiest when he is in a different hemisphere from the rest of his family. He was 17 when he left home to join the military and he never turned back. Now stuck in Miami, the one place he vowed never to return to, he must confront the bad memories of his childhood and repair the broken relationships he left behind.
As he gets closer to the truth, Michael scrapes by helping out whoever needs his services -- mostly desperate people who can't go to the police. Using his Special Ops training, some duct tape and his sardonic humor, Michael becomes a reluctant hero. It's a dangerous gig, but it's the best he can do ... for now.
I'm still a little tired from the trip to RWA Nationals...even though I took it easy yesterday. If you call an early doctor's appointment, mega grocery shopping and running my kids to work and back home taking it easy. :)
My RWA Chapter has officially announced our annual contest.
I am soooo excited about the improvements we've made to the 2007
Launching A STAR Contest.
Entering the First Chapter and eliminating the synopsis will make our contest much more useful for both entrants and the judging editors.
We've added the Erotic Romance category to mirror changes in the market. We guarantee that each of our trained and/or published (in romance) judges will provide constructive
comments on each entry.
Plus, having both an editor and an agent judge the final round will double our finalists's opportunities to get their work before outstanding writing professionals. So, sharpen
your pencils or fire up your printers and make sure you enter this year's Launching A STAR Contest!
Deadline: Post-marked by October 1st, Received by October 8th, 2007
Eligibility: Unpublished or not published by RWA-recognized
publisher in book length fiction within 5 years
Enter: First Chapter (up to 25 pages).
First round judges: One trained; one published in romance.
Categories/Final round judges:
Series Contemporary: editor Susan Litman, HQ and agent Elaine English
Single Title Contemporary: editor Erin Galloway, Dorchester and agent
Historical: editor Keyren Gerlach, HQN and agent Elizabeth Pomada
Paranormal: editor Heather Osborne, TOR and agent Laurie McLean;
Erotic Romance: editor Angela James, Samhaim and agent Roberta Brown
Young Adult: editor Kate Seaver, Berkley/Jove and agent Elaine Spencer
Top Prize: Certificate and a star named in your honor.
For more information, entry form, and rules,