I'm very excited to announce the release of my latest book, Kissing the Captain. This is a project close to my heart, since it's my very favorite genre: historical romance. You should also know that it's a sweet book (ie, no hanky panky will be shown), so it's appropriate for young adults as well. Kindle and Nook versions are already live, and the print version is coming next month. Here's the blurb:
In 1879, near the small northern California town of Ridgeway, Lilly Warren is a young black woman who has recently lost her father. There is little time for mourning, though, as the responsibility of running the twenty-six acre farm now belongs to her. To make matters even more complex, her father has deeded the house and the land to her in his will with an interesting condition: that she share the land with a person she's never met, or forfeit ownership.
Ricardo Benigno is a Spanish captain of the Anna Juanita, a shipping vessel bringing spices and oils to the shores of California. Seeking out the farm of his old friend Leonard Warren, he discovers that the older man has passed away. To his surprise, Ricardo has also been willed joint ownership of Warren land, as long as he shares it with Lilly, Warren's only child.
The attraction between them is instant, and they both agree that marriage is the only acceptable way they can share the land. But can two people from such different worlds learn to love each other, or will Lilly's heart be broken if she dares to kiss the captain?
You can get the Kindle version here , and the Nook version here . Contact me if you'd like to pre-order your print copy.
Thanks for reading, and have a fabulous day!