Opposites attract in my new lesbian romance “Heart Trouble”

Heart Trouble_JaePersonally, 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!

Heart Trouble is now available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, the Ylva webstore, and many other bookstores, both as an e-book and a paperback.

Monthly update – August 2016

Heart Trouble_JaeSummer 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.

Point of View and Show, Don’t Tell will be out in October, just in time for NaNoWriMo.

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 EditingResearchNonfiction WritingMarketing & AdministrationTOTAL
2016 - TOTAL784 hours608 hours266 hours187 hours197 hours2,042 hours
January100 hours66 hours24 hours46 hours15 hours251 hours
February144 hours74 hours43 hours1 hour19 hours281 hours
March65 hours80 hours95 hours---13 hours253 hours
April116 hours87 hours26 hours---11 hours240 hours
May136 hours54 hours---79 hours14 hours283 hours
June108 hours101 hours---4 hours21 hours234 hours
July67 hours66 hours---46 hours36 hours215 hours
August48 hours80 hours78 hours11 hours68 hours285 hours

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