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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Getting Back to Work - Three New Books

Coming back to the public eye again after a long time is proving a bit daunting. I'm a little afraid no one will remember me. Question like, "Where have you been?" are easily answered. I've been right here, just silent. Not from any desire to leave my virtual world, but to deal with a real life issue that proved to be almost overwhelming. When a loved one is sick, desperately sick, it's amazing what you can let go of. But now life has settled down (if it ever does), the loved one is back on his feet again, and I'm crawling my way back up into the sunshine.

Hello, everyone!

I brought back with me a few things, so I wasn't entirely inactive (or reactive). A much calmer view of life, knowing that the little day to day stresses really aren't worth bleeding over, a new outlook cached in the realization that life truly is very short and I need to enjoy as many moments as I can. Oh... and three books. Writing, it turns out, really is an amazing therapy when you need a break from being the hero of your own story. Thanks to my wonderful editor at Resplendence Publishing, I am able to share three stories this year and can move onto the next. (Note: Covers are just place holders for now and subject to change - :o)

a paranormal romantic comedy
by Minnette Meador
Resplendence Publishing

Keenan Swanson is your typical, everyday graphic designer. Well, except for the hundreds of pesky, prank-loving poltergeists that make his life interesting (in a Chinese curse sort of way). He finds his situation precarious yet manageable—until witty, smoking-hot coworker Isabella enters the scene and Keenan decides he wants her all for himself. With a horny succubus who has other ideas, a burly city cop determined to lock Keenan away, and an evil entity who’s hell-bent on using Keenan’s seed to create a living demon, the reluctant psychic realizes he just might not come out of this alive—or with heart intact.

a historical romance
by Minnette Meador
Book III of the Centurion Series
RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2011
Resplendence Publishing

Prince Thane is the last surviving royalty of the Trinovantes Tribe in Roman Britannia, having surrendered to the Romans after the Boudicca Revolt to save his two daughters, whose identities he sacrifices his freedom to protect. He is condemned by Nero himself to become a gladiator, to fight until he dies in the arena. His popularity soars and he becomes famous as The Gladiator Prince by winning every match and the hearts of the world. When his two daughters are taken in a slaver's raid, Thane escapes, forcing the daughter of his master to take him to Rome to save his children. Little does he know that the beautiful Syrian woman holds not only the key to his passion, but a secret that triggers a disaster that ignites the world. Will this spoiled willful girl betray him in the end or sacrifice herself to save them all? Book III of the Centurion Series.

an urban fantasy thriller
by Minnette Meador
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2011
Resplendence Publishing

For a year, Belle Stark has struggled to conquer fears plaguing her since being attacked by a maniac who continues to roam free and the murder of her father. And she nearly succeeds, until she discovers her lover's murdered body spread over the furniture, making Belle a prime suspect. Certain her attacker is to blame, she seeks help from her ex-husband, homicide detective Mike Cranston, the one person she swore she would never let back into her life, or heart. In their hunt for answers, the two uncover more than a lunatic: a supernatural underworld hidden beneath the tall skyscrapers of the city and a secret that could kill them both. Faced with a terrible choice, Belle surrenders herself to the hands of a monster and Mike must solve the ancient mystery before it's too late to save her-- 

Minnette Meador, World Weaver...