by Janice Maynard, author of Into His Private Domain (Harlequin Desire)
I’m delighted to be joining you all here at the blog today! 2012 has rocketed off to a really fun start with the publication of the first book in my Wolff Mountain series, INTO HIS PRIVATE DOMAIN. My hero, Gareth, is tough, grumpy, and antisocial. But when Gracie drops into his life, he has to reevaluate everything!
I came up with the idea for the Wolff family late in the fall of 2010. It has taken a lot of planning, hard work, and serendipity to pull all the pieces together. :) The first four books will come out this year (January, March, June, and September) with more to follow in 2013.
I’m happy to share with you that while I/we wait for the March book to come out, you can hop over to Harlequin.com for a free online read called DAISY AND THE DUKE. Over four weeks in February, a Wolff-related story will unfold… hopefully piquing your interest about the family as a whole. I loved writing this novella, and I hope you’ll enjoy the yummy Duke and his nemesis, Daisy.
Janice Maynard (center) with her daughters
As the months unfold, I’ll be adding more and more content to my new website www.WolffMountain.com. I still have my JaniceMaynard.com site, but at the new location, it’s all about the men on the mountain.
Every month I give away prizes. All you have to do to be eligible is either join the e-mail list at WolffMountain.com or “Like” my Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/JaniceMaynardReaderPage.
When you have a free moment, I hope you’ll take a look at WolffMountain.com!
In the meantime, here’s a little snippet from INTO HIS PRIVATE DOMAIN:
Gareth knew the moment she left her room. He’d always been a light sleeper, at least as an adult, and even the faint whisper of Gracie’s soft footsteps was enough to wake him. His frequent insomnia was the penance he paid for defying his father’s wishes and enlisting in the military. A five- year stint in the army had taught Gareth that deep sleep could be fatal. It served him right for giving his father such grief.
Gareth crept down the hallway, following the muffled trail of sounds. He found his houseguest in the kitchen. At first, her mission was prosaic. She poured a glass of milk and consumed it with a chunk of cheddar cheese and a slice of bread.
When she was finished, she carefully washed her glass and saucer and placed them back in the cabinet. Gareth grinned. Did she think she was erasing any record of her nocturnal wanderings?
His amusement faded when she approached the laptop on the built-in desk. All important files were password protected, but a knowledgeable hacker could cause mischief even still. Gracie sat in the swivel chair, tucked her feet on the rungs, and began to hit keys with a sure touch.
He worked his way around the adjoining room until he was able to approach her from behind. Her head was bent. She was focused intently on the computer screen.
Gareth’s temper surged. He stepped into the room, girded for battle. “What in the hell do you think you’re doing?” he demanded.
Her gasp was audible. She whirled to face him, guilt etched on her face. “I couldn’t sleep.”
“So you decided to poke your nose into my business… is that it?” He glanced down at the laptop and his jaw dropped. Hell. He hated being wrong.
Editor’s Note: Thanks Janice! Into His Private Domain is available now in print and ebook editions on Harlequin.com. The next book in the Men of Wolff Mountain series, A Touch of Persuasion is available for pre-order. Read Daisy and the Duke for FREE on Harlequin.com.