Senator, Mine is on Amazon…

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Late last night, on my oldest daughter’s 18th birthday, I went to check Amazon to see if SENATOR, MINE had been loaded, and sure enough–it had.  I am so thrilled to be among Decadent Publishing 1Night Stand authors-such a fabulous group to join. You can see the entire 1NS list here:

Blurb for SENATOR, MINE:

Eleanor’s dream of a romantic tour of Italy shatters when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her in Pompeii. Determined to enjoy the once in a lifetime vacation, she enlists the 1NS service. She continues her trip, stopping to buy a small golden signet in a mysterious antiquities shop in Rome.

Darius, a hard-working Senator in Ancient Rome, is puzzled by the Sibyl’s words: You will not find love in your lifetime. Hoping to find a measure of happiness, he agrees to the Sibyl’s quest. In the olive grove, he spots Eleanor, a barbarian wearing his stolen senator’s ring.

A night spent together may be just what they both need to break down the columns of time that stand between them.


“What is it?” She moved closer to examine the object he held.

“A senator’s ring from the time of Augustus.” He waved the item with a flourish. “A rare and beautiful find, for a deserving young woman.”

The golden circle sparkled in the half-light like the wedding band that shone in her dreams. She tried to control her sharp intake of breath.

“A rather personal memento, wouldn’t you say?”

“It’s beautiful.”


“Which senator?” Gorgeous. What a find. Was it legal to take it out of the country? Surely it held historical significance.

“Yes, it can be exported,” the shopkeeper said. “We don’t know who owned the signet, as many records of the Senate at that time were lost, but it has been cleared by the Antiquities Commission.”

She hadn’t mentioned exporting it aloud. Had he read her mind? No, that wasn’t possible. She squirmed. Nothing about the shop or its contents felt normal. One thing was certain. The ring was amazing. And perfect.

“What does the engraving say?” she asked.


She drew in a quick breath, as a gasp of warm air breezed across her neck, making the hairs stand. She shuddered. I’ve been watching too many old movies.

“As common as the name was at the time, no senators named Darius are on any rolls.” The shopkeeper pushed it closer to her face. “And Madame Eve recommends it. What do you say?”

“How much?” Eleanor whispered.

“Ah.” The shopkeeper grinned. “What price would you pay for a little ring that will change your life forever?”



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End of year…

So it is the end of 2011… sigh. I love being home with family and waiting on the ball drop in NYC (hope to be there next year for the big moment!). At least it is warm and cozy in front of my tv and I don’t have to go far to find a clean bathroom…

Still catching up on blog regenerating… and re-announcing my announcements for the last few months as I drag over my old posts and refresh them. Here we go:

I sold a short! Yay! SENATOR, MINE–a time travel–to Decadent Publishing’s 1 Night Stand series. I am so excited. As soon as I saw the series and read a few books, I was hooked and wanted to write a story. The rest is history. Ancient Roman history. No word on a pub date or anything, but I will update as I get details. Definitely a happy day when I got the contract.

If you aren’t familiar with the series, you can check it out here:  There are a lot of really great authors contributing stories to the series and you can get just about any flavor story! Pick up one or five to read! I promise you won’t be disappointed. 🙂