Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Birthdays are wonderful...until you get past 12! But today is a great birthday!

And yesterday I got my birthday present...

Dictated by Fate
was just released from Resplendence Publishing!

My third release, and my first from Resplendence, this is a full length novel about two lonely people who find themselves in situations that can't be remedied without help...and when Fate steps in to help, you can bet things will heat up quickly! Between Fate and erroneous assumptions, things get pretty rocky pretty fast!


Facing eviction and being homeless is not quite the most humiliating thing that has ever happened to her...not quite. Her short and disappointing marriage to a gorgeous guy who never bothered to mention that he was gay took top honors in that division! But finding another affordable place will be virtually impossible if she has to move out within the week!


A man on a mission...a mission to find a very temporary wife to meet the requirements of his father's will. He has no desire to be saddled with a "'Til death do us part" relationship, but where can he find a woman who is attractive enough to convince his family and the lawyers that he is in love, without that woman sinking her claws into his hide and fortune? He only needs her for 24 months...and she must be willing to walk away with no strings at that point. The ideal candidate is a woman who has no interest in him as a man...who will be willing to let him go after 24 months...and who won't try to take his fortune when she does leave!

Assumption #1

He is utterly gorgeous, yet he has to find a wife to satisfy some legal requirement within his family? He can get any woman he wants! Why plain, dumpy Chris? He has to be gay...just like her ex! He obviously needs a showpiece wife to make his family believe he is straight. There can be no other explanation! What a waste! Will she never find a man who wants her for anything other than a facade? Is there a sign on her forehead that reads "Stupid and desperate"?

Assumption #2

A woman who is disinterested in Antonio Rodriguez? The maddening red head doesn't seem to find him in the least attractive, and she acts as if his touch is repellent! She must be a lesbian...after all, she was married to a gay man. Of course, she is exactly what he needs...except that he has never met a woman who didn't fall all over him and cling to him like a limpet. Too bad she doesn't like men...

But you know what they say about that odd little word ASSUME...right?

I am running a contest to win a FREE copy of my book on my website at:

It will end August 31, 2009.

Drop in and enter...there are also dozens of secondary prizes as well.


Amber Skyze said...

Congrats on the third release. May it bring you lots of sales!

Julia Barrett said...

Yay Fran. You've been a busy busy bee!

Marianne Stephens said...

Again, happy birthday and new release day! Busy, busy woman!

Mia Watts said...

Happy Birthday, sweet thing.

Nina Pierce said...

My goodness, Fran ... I don't know how you do it all. Congrats on your newest release. Here's wishing you a ton of happy sales.

Fran Lee said...

Thanks! Now it's back to work on edits for my Exotica. I'm hoping to have it our in October. Already have the cover. How do you spell H-O-T?