COLLIDE, my second Romance Revisited novel, has been a long time coming. It was under contract with my previous publisher on two different occasions before I received the rights back and decided to publish it on my own. Although the wait has been long, I’m excited that COLLIDE is almost here!
Here’s the blurb:
When their worlds collide, neither will be left unscarred.
Suffocated by her small-town life, Maggie Hale runs away to Las Vegas to pursue her dream as a contemporary dancer. But Vegas doesn’t turn out like she imagined. She doesn’t make it into Essence Dance Theater and the only job she can find is working in a greasy diner—again.
Jay Thornton wants to quit enforcing and own his own boxing gym one day. But his loan shark boss saved him from the streets as a kid and he owes the man everything. Cutting ties isn’t so simple.
When Maggie pledges to pay back a friend’s loan, she becomes Jay’s next mark. Sparks fly between them, but choosing each other could mean the end of both their dreams.
COLLIDE is inspired by Elizabeth Gaskell’s NORTH & SOUTH. I wouldn’t call it a retelling because I let the modern characters take the story their own way, but if you’ve read (or seen) the original, you’ll see the similarities. It’s also a standalone novel. It isn’t necessary to have read SWAY first, although there is a small tie-in readers of SWAY will notice.
So are you ready for the cover? My fabulous cover artist for both SWAY and CLASH outdid herself for COLLIDE and I couldn’t be happier. What do you think?
COLLIDE is coming this November! Stay tuned for an excerpt next month, and an advanced copy giveaway coming soon! 😀