The Sophomore Effort

My friends and family all say they loved my first book, Puppy Love.  But when my editor asked me to move up my publication date, I balked. I wanted to delay the publication of the second book I’d sold as long as possible. Critics are notoriously harsh on authors sophomore efforts. Often authors spend years perfecting each word of their debut novel, but are working under the pressure of deadlines and their own inner critic when it comes to releasing their second book.

When I first announced to everyone I knew that I had sold a book, I wanted to hide under a rock. But my extrovert side eventually won out over my shyness and I started to tell the world. Now, anyone who asks gets some promotional material that I’m proud to say I keep in my purse. Unfortunately, that feeling of mortification is rearing its ugly head with the book published today, In the Nick of Time. I wrote it before Puppy Love, and it’s a different kind of romance, dark, angsty, and a roller coaster ride of emotion. I don’t know if the fans of my first, funny, quirky romance will like something so very different.

I’m working on getting over my hesitation, and pretty soon, I’m sure I’ll be handing out promotional material for this one as readily as the first.

In the Nick of Time by Sylvie Fox

From the back cover:

Hot nights, huge consequences.

Divorced and done with her dry spell, Holly Prentice is ready to get back in the game. But with two conditions: her future mate can’t be married to his career, and he has to have a couch. Nick Andreis loves his job, and his only furniture is a king-size bed. He’s also single, sexy, and six years Holly’s junior. Any guy this hunky and carefree can’t be serious about the future.

After one spontaneous and explosive night, Holly decides that her search for Mr. Right can wait. Nick can be Mr. Right Now.

Nick has waited years for Holly. Now that she’s dating again, he’s determined to be the only man in her life. He wants what Holly wants: forever. Convincing her of that won’t be easy, but Nick agrees – with fingers crossed behind his back – to Holly’s idea that they can be bed buddies until someone serious comes along. His plan: use the time between their passionate nights to convince her that he is the one.

Will Holly’s unexpected pregnancy change the rules of their games? Or can they both decide to play for keeps?

Click here to read an excerpt from In the Nick of Time. Hope you like it.