Personally, I love romance novels that pair two women who couldn’t be more different from each other if they tried. It’s not just that opposites attract; it’s also that they somehow complete each other and can learn from each other and bring out the best in each other.
My latest lesbian romance novel, Heart Trouble, certainly falls into that category. On the surface, the two main characters are very different from each other:
Hope Finlay is a doctor in a busy ER in Los Angeles. She grew up in foster care and learned not to bond too closely to people. She’s focused on her job, which she enjoys mainly because it requires only short interactions with patients, not building long-term relationships with them.
Laleh Samadi is the polar opposite. She’s very close with her boisterous family and even works in her aunt’s Persian restaurant. She always assumed that she would one day fall in love; she just never imagined that it would be with a woman.
When Hope saves Laleh’s life in the ER, their lives collide in a very unexpected way.
Heart Trouble is a medical romance with a twist that you could call paranormal–not in a shape-shifter or vampire way, just in a “love is a miracle that can’t always be explained” way. Guess you’ll have to read it to fully understand what I mean. If you do, I hope you enjoy it!
Summer is slowly coming to an end, so I’m trying to enjoy the last gorgeous weeks here in southwestern Germany while I eagerly await the publication of my next novel and first medical romance, Heart Trouble. It’s a book with an unusual plot, so I can’t wait to find out how readers will react to it.
I have already translated the book into German and have sent it off to the editor today. The German title is “Herzklopfen und Granatäpfel,” which roughly translates to “Heart palpitations and pomegranates.”
I also finished revising my two nonfiction books for writers in August.
Other than that, I spent most of my time doing research for my next novel, which will focus on Jordan, the charming womanizer who was a supporting character in Heart Trouble. She’s a surgeon, so I had to do some research into her everyday life. Her love interest is a virtual assistant who works mostly with authors… Maybe I should hire her
On the editing front, I’m honored to say that I am working on line editing Fletcher DeLancey’s Catalyst, which is the next book in her Chronicles of Alsea sci-fi series.
So here are the numbers for August:
|Fiction Writing||Editing||Research||Nonfiction Writing||Marketing & Administration||TOTAL|
|2016 - TOTAL||784 hours||608 hours||266 hours||187 hours||197 hours||2,042 hours|
|January||100 hours||66 hours||24 hours||46 hours||15 hours||251 hours|
|February||144 hours||74 hours||43 hours||1 hour||19 hours||281 hours|
|March||65 hours||80 hours||95 hours||---||13 hours||253 hours|
|April||116 hours||87 hours||26 hours||---||11 hours||240 hours|
|May||136 hours||54 hours||---||79 hours||14 hours||283 hours|
|June||108 hours||101 hours||---||4 hours||21 hours||234 hours|
|July||67 hours||66 hours||---||46 hours||36 hours||215 hours|
|August||48 hours||80 hours||78 hours||11 hours||68 hours||285 hours|
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