Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Welcome Fiona and Mick

We've been waiting a long time for this one:

The List, part of the Class of '85 reunion series out of The Wild Rose Press is available today.

We are pleased to offer a blurb:

Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Twenty-five years ago, Fiona Thorpe's classmates voted her most likely to explode. Through hard work and rigorous self-control she is now every woman's fantasy, every man's wet dream. Head held high, and less than half her former size, Fee returns to her high school reunion weekend. Her goal: exact revenge on those who made her life a living hell back in the day. Her first attempts are remarkably easy and give her profound satisfaction. But no one is more shocked than Fee when she discovers the handsome, respected man seated beside her at the opening banquet is a modern day Paladin, who avenges those unable to defend themselves. To make matters worse, he is her former chief tormentor, Mick Dineen.
Are some wounds too deep to heal? Or can two former enemies find common ground?


and an excerpt:
 

Frustrated with the holdup, Fee glanced around the room, hoping to see Dru the minute she entered the ballroom. A hand on her arm claimed her attention. “Here comes someone you should meet.”
Who?”
Last year's Eastman Award winner,” Rafe said. “And a helluva nice guy.”
Where?”
There, coming toward us.”
One nano-second later, all thoughts of revenge evaporated like steam out of a boiling kettle.
Thick gold hair flecked with gray grazed the collar of his jacket. His features were weathered, as if he'd already lived ten times over. Broad through the shoulders and chest, and narrow at the waist and hips, he possessed the long legs of a broken-field runner. Moving across the parquet floor as if born to a runway, he looked confident and at ease with himself. Without disrupting that graceful, fluid motion, he undid his tie, then shrugged out of his suit jacket.
She'd almost given up on finding a man like this.
This one had The Look.

8 comments:

Lynne Roberts said...

I love the premise for this story! Great excerpt. It leaves you hanging. : )

Leanne Tyler said...

Congrats on your release today. Can't wait to read your addition to the Class of '85. I'm very curious to find out more about your characters and what "The List" is all about.
Leanne Tyler

Veronica's Tales said...

Hi, Lynne and Leanne,
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment.
Two of the secondary characters in The List appeared in Kat Doran's Embraceable You [released in February]: Dru Horvath and Rory McElroy. Dru and Fiona, both outcasts back in the day, decide to support each other at the reunion and maybe get some revenge on the school bullies.
I'd say while The List is based on revenge, it's also about redemption, and taking ownership for your part in past injuries.
I hope you'll both be able to read The List soon.
thanks for stopping by
Best,
Veronica

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Congrats on your release! I love the premise of The List. Great blurb, too.

All the best!

Sarah Grimm said...

Congrats on your new release! The List has been on my TBR list since I first heard about it.

~Sarah

Margo Hoornstra said...

Veronica,

Again, loved the excerpt and expect to equally love the book.

So glad Dru and Fiona decided to attend the reunion!

Take care,

Margo

Veronica's Tales said...

Margo, Sarah Kathleen,
thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving a comment.
this was a fun book for me to write.
Veronica

Veronica's Tales said...

And the winner of the drawing is: drum roll please . . .
Sarah Grimm. Please contact me at my email address and leave your snail mail address. I'll get your gift right out to you!
Veronica