As most of you probably know by now, I began my career
writing series, or category, romance. I am very proud of
my roots in romance, and consider myself lucky to have
served a solid writing apprenticeship in a genre that
allowed me to combine various elements in pursuit of a
Because love stories can be told against the backdrop of
history or within the framework of mystery, suspense,
fantasy, paranormal, and even horror plots, I was able to
exercise those writing muscles over time, undoubtedly
leading to the suspense/thriller novels Iâ€™m writing today.
Romance is no longer the central focus of what I write,
but it remains at the heart of all my work.
So I give you here a romantic story with an edge of
suspense, first published in 1989. Lara Callahan has come
to the small town of Pinewood to start overâ€“and to hide.
Devon Shane has come looking for answers. When the wary
woman and mysterious man take roles in a community theater
production, they risk far more than the judgment of an
audience. They risk their very lives.
Because both of them have secrets. Both are living a lie.
And both know the first rule of survival is Tell no one.
Itâ€™s a rule theyâ€™ll have to break.