Release Day is always an exciting/nerve-wracking event. But this one is even more emotional for me. Reaching this point has been a crazy rollercoaster ride. In January of this year, I went through the toughest time in my career. Learning that I would no longer be working with my publisher was a blow that came out of the blue. I was heartbroken. I cried off and on for several days. (Thank God I have a patient, kind husband!) I spent a lot of time questioning myself and my purpose in this writing and publishing business.
But that experience also made me drill down deeper into my own wishes and dreams. I considered all possibilities, from quitting writing to writing something else entirely. But I really love the romance genre. I mean--I TRULY love it. Writing romance brings me such joy and satisfaction, and the reader-love I get in return means the world to me. That connection is much more important than any publisher could ever be. After all that soul-searching, I decided to keep writing what I love, go indie, work my ass off, and keep my fingers crossed. Once I made that decision, I was on fire. I love the idea of taking my career into my own hands and answering only to myself and my readers.
Enter .... Jupiter Point. We were in Hawaii at that point. At our place, we have a flat roof perfect for stargazing and I spent a lot of time up there. I became enamored of watching the planet Jupiter make its way across the night sky. It was so bright and bold, I actually imagined that it was telling me something in star-language. Something about being equally bold and strong and not giving a f**k. (My own interpretation, of course!) That's how the idea of a tourist town where stargazing is the main attraction came to me. Of course I had to name it after my favorite planet.
In SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE, firefighter Sean Marcus and Evie McGraw are both at turning-points in their lives. Sean wants to prove himself to the town he left, and Evie is faced with a choice that will define her future. As the Jupiter Point series continues, that will most likely be a recurring theme. Turning-points can change your life in all kinds of fascinating ways. Take it from me. :-)
I hope you love this book and this little town of Jupiter Point. Its motto is "Remember to Look Up at the Stars." I certainly won't be forgetting any time soon!
The town bad boy is back to clear his name
Firefighter Sean Marcus left Jupiter Point thirteen years ago in disgrace, but now he’s coming home to set the record straight. As the leader of the new Jupiter Point Hotshots wildfire crew, he’s out to prove he’s no longer the troubled boy who fled after a night of shocking violence. He’s returned for one reason only--and it’s not to fall in love. But that plan goes up in smoke the minute he sets eyes on Evie McGraw, all grown up and gorgeous.
The town sweetheart has a secret
Evie has never spoken about the night that changed her life. But she can’t escape it, especially now that her brother’s wild friend Sean is back. Rugged, sexy and impossible to ignore, he’s the only one who knows what truly happened. Evie gave up everything to protect her family, but now, she has to make a choice. Keep silent…or put her heart on the line and let Sean help heal the past?
Let the hotshots of Jupiter Point light up your night!