new artwork!

Okay, I am really excited about this one! :party

Even though I got a sneak peek a couple weeks ago, I haven’t been able to share the cover of my June Harlequin Desire, HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR until…



And here’s the blurb from the back:

Lies and Lullabies

Face to face with his ex-wife again, millionaire Marcus Keller received more than just a jolt of deep attraction—he discovered he was a daddy. Vanessa had been pregnant when they divorced, bore him a son, and kept it a secret. It was a betrayal he wasn’t sure he could forgive.

There was no way he could walk away from his child…his heir. The wealthy businessman would do his best to be civil to the lovely bakery owner, who was one tough cookie in her own right. But would it only be business between them, or would Marcus indulge his own secret agenda to make this woman his again…once and for all.

Billionaires & Babies: Powerful men–wrapped around their babies’ little fingers.

Whoo-hoo! :dancing   Isn’t it GORGEOUS?!

Yes, this is the same cover that I earlier complained about because the hero looked so freaking young.  But Harlequin, being the stand up publisher that they are, went back & worked some artistic magic to make him look a bit more mature.  I know he still looks young-ish, but trust me when I say that compared to the original, this is much, much better, & the guy looks much, much more like my wonderfully sexy hero.

And how cute is that baby?  I can practically hear him giggling already, & just want to just grab him up & snuffle raspberries all over his sweet widdle bewwy! :love

As you can see, HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR is part of Desire’s ongoing “Billionaires and Babies” promotion.  Don’t confuse this with a continuity or mini-series, though.  That’s simply a special stamp they put on stories that are about secret babies, surprise daddies, etc.  This is most definitely a one-author stand-alone book by Yours Truly. :gotcha

You might also notice the tiny change in the upper left-hand corner from “Silhouette” to “Harlequin.”  That’s the switch I mentioned earlier here at WIPs and Chains, where Harlequin Enterprises is bringing all of their category lines—some of which used to be Silhouette (i.e. Silhouette Desire, Silhouette Special Edition, etc.)—under the Harlequin umbrella.  So now all of those lines you were used to calling Silhouette will now be called Harlequin.  (I know—I’m having a heck of a time getting used to it, too! :question )

But now that we’ve got official artwork, that means you can officially Pre-Order.  Yippee! :dancing   So here are the pre-order links:

Pre-order from

Pre-order from Barnes &

Pre-order from

Pre-order from Books-a-Million

Pre-order from Indiebound

Pre-order from Book Depository

And please start spreading the word to anyone you know who also loves a great passionate & emotional romance! :cantputdown   In addition to being available for pre-order right this minute, HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR will be available the first week of June 2011!

I can’t wait! :happyjoy


P.S. I’m also over at the Brava Authors blog today, asking for reader input on “interviewing a vampire.”  :surrprisse   So now is your chance to ask all those burning—but not by blistering sunlight!—questions you’ve always wanted to ask someone of the fanged persuasion…if you dare. :dracuulla


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  1. Donna says:

    Congrats. It’s adorable.

  2. StacieDM says:

    :happyjoy LOVE IT!

  3. Leigh Duncan says:

    What a great cover, Heidi! I love it.

  4. Heidi says:

    Thank you so much, guys! I’m rather enamored of it myself. :happyjoy Harlequin—Desire, esp….not that I’m biases or anything :tpspspspt —always does such a great job with covers, & this one is no exception.

    Have I mentioned how much I WANT that baby? I swear, if I’d known he was going to be so adorable, I’d have shown up at the photo shoot & abducted him! :stalker

  5. JoAnn Ross says:

    I LOVE it!!! And having been a secret baby myself — wow, was my half-sister surprised to find out about me last year! — I’m a sucker for those storylines! :yougogirl

    • Heidi says:

      Thanks, JoAnn! You know, it’s funny that we never give much thought to those secret babies once they’re grown-ups. LOL Of course, I don’t think *that* kind of secret baby would fly at Harlequin. :heehee

  6. Rebecca Paisley says:

    Your hero looks like Ben Affleck! So handsome!

    Great cover, Heidi!

    — Beckie

    • Heidi says:

      Oooh, I think you just saved the cover hero for me…I can see Ben Affleck in him, & also in my hero. Whew, mental image totally rescued—thanks, Rebecca! :blowkiss

  7. Hollie says:

    OOOOO…Love the cover!! That baby is adorable!!
    Im feeling like a cougar looking at the hero though….jeesh…Im old…. :mad

  8. Laura J. says:

    I have to agree with Rebecca. He does look like Ben A. My first thought was a brother of Peyton Manning!

    Very cute. And that baby is absolutely adorable. It’s almost like that baby is saying “hi, daddy! Is this suit machine washable? Cuz I’m about to spit up all over it and you are going to say all sorts of funny words that mommy says are bad.

    • Heidi says:

      Looks like we’ve got our first two contestants for Casting Call, huh, Laura? :brava

      Or how about, “Daddy thinks he can walk around in these expensive suits while he’s holding me without them getting ruined. Daddy’s a funny man.” :happyjoy

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