a sneak peek at “Dynasties: The Kincaids”

As I mentioned last week, I have finished my “Dynasties:  The Kincaids” book (#4 in the series, so watch for it!) for Harlequin Desire & turned it in on schedule.  (i.e. I met my deadline—praise the Lord! :angelme )

I cannot tell you how happy I am with the way this story turned out.  I absolutely adored Kara & Eli & even made myself sniff a couple of times toward the end while I was polishing the book.  It was just sooo sweet & romantic & sigh-worthy. :crying   Not that I’m biased or anything. *vbg*

I also get to breathe a big sigh of relief that I have once again managed to finish another book.  Oh, yes, there were doubts.  There are always doubts.  Somewhere around the middle of every book, things start to run not so smoothly, & I’m usually pretty sure the story is crap, I’ve done something horribly wrong that cannot be fixed, & there is just no way I’m ever going to finish the book on time.  Thankfully, that phase also always passes & I eventually get back to the “This story is so good.  I think I may be a literary genius!” phase. :getdown

So now that the story is on Editor C’s desk & in the pipeline to be released in April of 2012 (that’s right—mark your calendars! :doh ), I thought I would give you a sneak peek at the characters I fell in love with.

This is Kara Kincaid.  Even though her family is quite wealthy & runs the family business, Kincaid Shipping, she’s struck out on her own & started Prestige Events, where she does fabulous event planning—everything from weddings to anniversary parties to bar mitzvahs.  When the story opens, she is actually planning a wedding for her sister, Laurel Kincaid, who is engaged to…

Eli Houghton.  Oh, yes, a wrench in the works.  And sparks—lots & lots of sparks. :inbed

This is Eli Houghton.  Rich & handsome, he started out in the foster care system, but ended up a self-made millionaire with a string of luxury hotels & resorts decorating his portfolio.  When the story opens, he is engaged to Kara’s sister, Laurel…  But the heart wants what it wants, & when Laurel starts to get cold feet, Eli realizes Kara is the Kincaid sister he really wants.

Oh, gosh—goosebumps!  Have I mentioned how fantastical this story is & how much I love this couple?  I do, I do, I really do.  Which might be why it’s officially been titled ON THE VERGE OF “I DO”.

That’s right, you heard it here first, folks!  We’ve got a title & a release date, & two characters who are so perfect for each other, it’s scary! :bees

I’ll be repeating this information down the road, I’m sure, when ON THE VERGE OF “I DO” is about to hit the stands.  But for now, only my wonderful Darlings of The Dungeon get the 411 early.  Why do you think they call it a “sneak peek,” my Darlings? :wink


P.S. I’m blogging at Brava Authors today, asking for volunteers & suggestions for Paranormal Romance Reviewers/Sites that might like to review an ARC of my October Brava release, MUST LOVE VAMPIRES.  I’m also giving away an autographed ARC of MUST LOVE VAMPIRES to one lucky winner who hangs out with me at Brava Authors today, so be sure to drop by & chat!


14 Comments  •  Comments Feed

  1. Donna says:

    I’d be happy to review MUST LOVE VAMPIRES. I could post on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads and my blog.

    • Heidi says:

      Can you give me a link to your blog, Donna? Love it when readers post glowing reviews to Amazon/BN, etc. but I’ve only got a handful of ARCs left & am trying to send them to site that get oodles of traffic. But send me the info & I’ll add it to the list for when I have to start making the hard choices. :scared

  2. Hollie says:

    Love the title!!! this looks like it is sooo good!!
    Yay Heidi!!!!!!!

    • Heidi says:

      Do you, Hollie? Have to admit, I was not a fan when I first heard it. It’s growing on me, but I had my heart set on something much more dramatic. Something with “Scandal” or “Secret” or “Forbidden” in the title. :inbed

      • Hollie says:

        I do like it….if i didnt know it was one of yours I would totally buy it for the title!! But since I know it IS yours……..

        good luck tomorrow!!!

  3. Shadow says:

    Hi! Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is going good! Must Love Vampires sounds great! Congrats on finishing book 4 in the Kincaid series! :claphat

  4. carole says:

    Congrats on finishing the book! I’ll be looking for it in April 2012! I don’t really read your vampires books but will give them a try! Have a good day!

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, Carole! No worries on not being a vampire gal…although if you’re not much for the paranormal, mine are probably the books to experiment with. They’re “vampire light” & very much in the vein of my “Chicks with Sticks” trilogy…you know, “Chicks with Fangs.” :eggcrack Basically sexy & funny, with characters who just happen to be vampires. :howyoudoin

  5. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I like the title, but now that you mention it, you’re right, it isn’t *quite* as exciting as Scandal or Forbidden. I’m uber excited to now that I know the premise! :bees

    I have a confession, I was going to ask to do an interview with you on my blog about your upcoming Vamp book. Namely b/c I had *so* much fun reading and interviewing you for the last one and I wanted to do it again – a sort of One-Year-Anniversary. :umbrella

    Last year, I happened to win that ARC, so it worked out well. Will try my hand at the Brava site, maybe if it’s in the cards, I shall win again! :angelme

    • Heidi says:

      I am a sucker for the uber-Presents-ish titles, I have to admit. But I like the little “I Do” in this one. :hippie

      OF COURSE I’ll do another interview with you before MUST LOVE VAMPIRES comes out. You start getting your questions ready or whatnot & we’ll work out the details later. I can’t promise an ARC this time…as I said, I’m running kind of low & didn’t quite expect the response I’ve gotten at Brava Authors today…but maybe I can give you a sneak peek at some of the details to help you along. :whistledev

  6. Laura J. says:

    I’m just going to close my eyes and when I wake up tomorrow it will be April 2012!!! Just kidding, but for real I can’t wait to read this one!!!!!

  7. Jamie D says:

    I so need to catch up on the Kincaids.

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