I just got the cover art for my December book! Cover art is a funny thing and you never know what you’re gonna get. I talked about the input I have into cover art here a few months ago when I was filling out the “Art Fact Sheet” for this book. Honestly, at this point, I don’t even remember what I put down, but I’m happy with the cover. The colors are nice and the people are pretty. And, wow, they made my name big. I’m blinded by the font! This is the first time they have ever made my name that big. I’m pretty sure it must be a mistake… When the powers-that-be find out, heads are gonna roll!!
Anyway, this book is part of my “Haven” series. You can find out more about my “Haven” books and the other stories in the series on my “Books” page, but I just want to say that these books are connected thematically and by setting. They are not connected plot-wise and you can read them in any order. They are stand-alone stories. They are all set in a small West Virginia mountain town where an earthquake combined with weather created an atmospheric “perfect storm” that released positive ions…and subsequent paranormal activity. I wrote a post last year called Yeah, It’s Like Spiderman about a conversation I had with my oldest son (17–he was 16 then) explaining the “Haven” series premise. That post says all I know about positive ions.
The backcover copy of Protected in His Arms reads:
He Had Only 72 Hours . . .
With the clock ticking, U.S. Marshal Gideon Brand knew a little girl would die unless he could convince genuine psychic Marysia O’Hurley to help him. But he never planned to enlist Marysia’s help with bullets flying in the background and her as his unwilling hostage!
She Wanted a Lifetime . . .
Now the two are on the race of their lives to discover the link between the plane crash that killed Marysia’s husband and the disappearance of a judge’s granddaughter. And as Marysia learns to embrace—and not curse–her ESP, she’s about to discover another more passionate side to herself in the sexy lawman’s arms. . . .
Haven: One small town can be otherworldly.
A hot, sexy lawman! Paranormal activity! A plane crash! A federal judge on the take! Mafia gunmen! Car chases! What more could you want? And it’s all set in the West Virginia backwoods. It will be on store shelves the first of December 2008, but you can pre-order it here!! (You know you want to!)
The first review is in! “This is the BEST BOOK EVER!! Do not miss it! Buy it NOW!”
—Suzanne’s mother. (Okay, she didn’t really say that and she hasn’t read this book yet, but I know it’s what she would say anyway! And don’t you believe her?)