Dancing Under the Stars
Award Winning Contemporary Romance Series
WINNER—Single Title category of the 2012 RWA Golden Gateway Contest!
WINNER—Contemporary category of the 2012 RWA Heart of the West Contest!
WINNER—Single Title category of the 2013 RWA Marlene Contest!
RUNNER UP—Single Title category of the 2012 RWA Four Seasons Contest!
RUNNER UP—Single Title category of the 2012 RWA Golden Rose Contest!
RUNNER UP—Classic Category of the 2008 RWA Stiletto Contest!
3rd PLACE—Single Title category of the 2012 RWA Hot Prospects Contest!
Book One: Love Waltzes In
GET READY WHEN LOVE WALTZES IN!
To her millions of fans, ballroom champion Selena Marcil seems to have the perfect life: a great dance partner, a hit reality show, and celebrity perks. But underneath the glamorous ball gowns, Selena longs to find someone to share her life with when the stage lights dim.
Selena’s childhood sweetheart, Bret Lord, hung up his dance shoes after winning two national titles with her as a teenager, and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He never saw his former fiancée again, except on television and on the cover of men’s magazines. Fifteen years and three deployments later, Bret gets an offer to audition for Selena’s dance show. When the Marine Corps gives him temporary leave to appear on the show, Bret can’t refuse the quick cash that will enable him to provide financially for the widow of his buddy, even if it does mean coming face to face with his past.
When Bret shows up at her national championship, Selena is shocked. For years she searched for him to no avail. After spending time with Bret, Selena realizes despite their past romance, they have no future. He has no desire to live under a spotlight and she has no desire to leave it. Can Selena and Bret recognize when Love Waltzes In?
Book Two: Waltz On The Wild Side
TAKE A WALTZ ON THE WILD SIDE!
Vika Pavlova never wants to rely on a man again. After her ex-husband, famous ballroom judge Benny Brooks, left her for the newest professional ballroom dancer, Vika vows to focus on her career and save up enough money to support her entire family.
Heavy metal drummer Tony Zave has all the money, cars, and women he could ever dream of. He wants to retire from the road and focus on raising his two young sons, with his Playboy Playmate ex-wife.
When Vika is paired with Tony on the hit series, Dancing Under the Stars, sparks fly. Can Vika and Tony open their hearts to love and learn to Waltz on the Wild Side?
Book Three: Waltz Like A Man
MAKE HIM WALTZ LIKE A MAN!
Jenny Ming is not your typical ballroom dancer. She has a degree from Harvard in Sociology and is a passionate social activist.
Tim Lee has only one thing on his mind: winning the NBA championship. As the first Chinese-American NBA star, he has faced taunts from the sidelines, but Tim ignores the haters and focuses on his game.
Tim agrees to go on Dancing Under the Stars to appease his grandmother and is paired with Jenny. It is not love at first sight. Jenny is disgusted with Tim’s acceptance of the racist remarks and Tim thinks Jenny is too uptight. Tim doesn’t take dance training seriously and mocks the show by dancing in his signature high top shoes. Can Jenny make him see the light and learn to Waltz Like A Man?
The Picture of Dulce Garcia
3rd PLACE—Young Adult Category of the 2011 RWA Stiletto Contest!
3rd PLACE—Young Adult Category of the 2011 RWA Launching A Star Contest!
3rd PLACE—Young Adult Category of the 2011 RWA Heart of the Rockies Contest!
Young Adult Magical Realism Romance Novel
Dulce Garcia, star of The Coven, would rather spend her days sketching dresses. Instead, she works to support her family and dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. After Teen Vogue declares Dulce, “The Hottest Teen in America,” she is stunned by how amazing she looks in their photo. At sixteen, Dulce feels the pressure to stay youthful in Hollywood. When Dulce’s prop Book of Shadows gets destroyed, she substitutes her favorite Victorian Anthology, opened to Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, and says her spell during the shoot over the anthology. Afterwards, in her trailer, she discovers that she has transformed into her Teen Vogue picture, and her real body is completely airbrushed.