Saturday, August 13, 2005
Magnetic . . . and intriguing
I just finished reading the excerpt from Moon Magnetism by Lucy Monroe, one of the stories in the anthology Star Quality from Brava. And all I can say is the word "magnetism" definitely applies here. I heard Lucy speak at the RWA conference in Reno a few weeks ago, and she was charming and had a hilarious sense of humor. It comes through loud and clear in Moon Magnetism, along with her ability to write steamy stories with sexy, magnetic heros. But the magnetism that's the center of Moon Magnetism is that of the heroine, Ivy Kendall. All the women in her family have an odd trait that makes them extremely magnetic during a full moon and disrupts most technical gadgets. Unfortunately, Ivy works for a man (the hunky hero, Blake Hawthorne) who orders his life around technical gadgets. She doesn't dare let him get too close during the full moon, but he has other ideas. Wow. I must read the rest of this great story. More details below:
“Moon Magnetism” featured in STAR QUALITY by Lucy Monroe
(Kensington Brava, May 2005)
Ivy Kendall dreads the full moon. For generations, women in her family have been extremely magnetic on that day—which was fine fifty years ago but not in the age of hard drives and cell phones. That’s why the hotel manager has resisted the technological improvements her boss wants her to implement. Now, the sexy, dynamic Blake Hawthorne is coming to insist on the upgrades in person. Shoot, he’ll probably fire her. Being around Blake makes her body go as haywire as a full moon, maybe even more. And as long as she’s going to be out of a job soon, there’s no reason not to use a little of that magnetism to her advantage, luring him into an elevator where the only electricity that will work is the kind they generate themselves…
ABOUT LUCY MONROE
Award winning author Lucy Monroe sold her first book in September of 2002. Since then she has sold more than 30 books to three publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. Her highly charged, sensual stories touch on the realities of life while giving the reader a fantasy story not easily forgotten. Whether it's a passionate Harlequin Presents, a sexy single title for Kensington or a steamy historical or paranormal for Berkley, Lucy's books transport her readers to a special place where the heart rules and love conquers all.