Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The MacNeills are coming!

I'm having so much fun revising my backlist for release in ebook format. But - gulp - I actually found my hero using a pay phone at one point. Lots of technology tweaks to do! The emotions, though...The emotions still feel fresh and true.


He rested one hand on the wall above her, close enough for her to feel the warmth emanating from his body, close enough for his breath to touch her face. She saw his eyes, with their thick, short lashes, his pupils nearly swallowing the blazing blue. Her stomach squeezed into her chest, crowding her lungs. She couldn’t breathe. She felt the warmth of his arm, close by her head. She heard her blood thundering in her ears, and the rasp of his quickly indrawn breath.

He kissed her.

It was over before she could say if she liked it, before she had time to react. He lifted his head, and she felt the absence of his mouth more keenly than she had felt its pressure a moment before.


She lifted her chin. She had to, to meet his gaze. “Well, what?”

His firm, well-shaped lips curved at the corners. “Are you going to object?”

She dug deep for a cool response, her hands pressed flat to the wall behind her. He was probably the most vital, potent man she’d ever met, and she was merely unattractive Katie Sue Sinclair, too smart for her own good and stupid with men. She couldn’t let him see how he got to her, how she was affected by his nearness. He would eat her alive.

Maybe she wanted him to.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

So excited that my very first book, a North Carolina-set romantic suspense, is now (slightly) revised and available in ebook format! You can read a sample or download it here

for Kindle

and for Nook!

I'd be delighted if any of you who have read this book would leave a "like" or a comment.

For those of you who haven't read it :-), here's the blurb:

A crusading widow takes on the cynical cop next door in The Reforming of Matthew Dunn.

Golden Heart Winner for Best Romantic Suspense Holt Medallion Winner RT Bookreviews Best First Series Romance Nominee

"Virginia Kantra is an autobuy...her books are keepers and her heroes are to die for." – New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann

"With a genuine understanding of deep emotions, Ms. Kantra gifts the readers with an exciting plot with just-right pacing. Her protagonists are complex and learn about love and loving the hard way, which adds a touch of realism to this special love story." – Rendezvous

"Impressive newcomer Virginia Kantra makes a smashing debut as a beautiful widow takes on The Reforming of Matthew Dunn. Ms. Kantra creates a superb romantic tension between her reluctant lovers as well as a memorable cast of characters." 4 stars – RT Book Reviews

Clare Harmon believes in second chances for the kids and ex-cons she employs through her neighborhood garden project. But she won't risk her heart and future on any man again, especially one who gets shot at for a living.

Tough cop Matt Dunn doesn't want a dewy-eyed do-gooder like Clare complicating his recent assignment to the city's new community policing program. But when danger forces them together, these two wounded souls just may take a second chance...on love.

Next up? Well, it will be a race between the reissue of The Passion of Patrick MacNeill in ebook and the all new release of Carolina Home, in stores July 3!

Hope your spring is full of mild weather and fabulous reads!