On Thursday, the Romance Writers of America announced the finalists for their most prestigious awards: The Rita and The Golden Heart.
I was thrilled that my critique partner, Linda Lovely, is a finalist for The Golden Heart in the Romantic Suspense category.
And, yes, her real name is Linda Lovely. She uses her maiden name for writing. You'll understand why when I tell you her full married name is Linda Lovely Hooker.
Linda is a fabulous writer, and Counterfeit, her nominated manuscript, is a great read. Nexi Ketts, her heroine, is running from an ugly past. She's reinvented herself--with a new name, a new body and a new life. The story begins when the new man she invited into her bed tries to kill her. Nexi saves herself, but then has trouble convincing handsome detective Barry Gerton that she's in danger until a second murder attempt occurs.
Fingers crossed that Counterfeit will take The Golden Heart and find a publishing home.
Way to go, girlfriend!!