Read Chapter One of CRUSH

Jul 15, 2013 by

I’m so excited to announce the release of my latest novel from Dreamspinner Press. I spent seven years working in the Northern California wine industry, and I finally got a chance to write a book about a winemaker. I’ll admit that the research for this book consisted mainly of drinking wine and a few visits to Napa, the rest is based on my own experiences. So if you’re ready for a sizzling summer read full of romance, wine and a dash of angst, this is the one for you.

I’d like to give you a big sip of this delicious book, with the full text of Chapter One available online. (Another excerpt here (NSFW))



Delectable Book 3

Contemporary M/M Romance

Novel, 259 pages, e-book and in print

Delectable series books can be read in any order. This novel also contains recipes that Austin and Simon cook in the story.

Published July 2013 by Dreamspinner Press

Buy e-book or in print from:

Dreamspinner, Amazon, All Romance, B&N, and other book distributors.

Simon Ford’s success is hard-won. He grew up in Napa and resents the rich people who have moved into the valley, changing the culture by opening boutique wineries and pricing the locals out of the market.

Austin Kelvin runs an award-winning winery his father started after making a fortune on Wall Street. He lives the posh lifestyle Simon resents but secretly longs to attain. However, Austin’s world isn’t as luxurious and privileged as it seems: he didn’t inherit his father’s business savvy, and his winery is going under.

When Simon’s boss sends him to covertly scope out Kelvin Cellars for a possible takeover bid, Simon sees it as a step toward attaining his financial dreams. Until he falls hard for Austin. The feeling is mutual, but when Austin learns the real reason for Simon’s initial interest, he suspects Simon’s seduction is merely a means to procure the winery at a bargain price.  If there’s any hope of winning Austin’s heart, Simon will have to risk it all to prove Austin is more than just an intoxicating crush.


Read full text of Chapter One
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