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Fresh Pick | SUMMER IRIS by M. Kate Quinn
Fresh Pick / August 20, 2010

Perennials #1 July 2010 On Sale: July 1, 2010 ISBN: 1601547544 EAN: 9781601547545 Paperback Add to Wish List Women’s Fiction Buy at Summer Iris by M. Kate Quinn At fifty, Iris Stanton’s divorced, out of a job, and her post-marriage condo is for sale and she can’t afford to buy it. So, when her crazy best friend, Yvonne, offers her the use of a beach cottage for the summer, Iris combines the opportunity with a plan to resolve her pending homelessness. At the shore Iris meets two men–flirtatious contractor, Sam Hanratty, whose attention makes her heart mambo, and his hulky foreman, Eddie Morgan, who gives her heartburn. It’s a summer of challenges that reveal her heart’s desire and the discovery of whom and what hold the key. Excerpt The only time in my life that ever turned out like it does in the movies, of course, was now. Eddie put the key into the lock, gave it a good hard twist and it opened easy as pie. Sadly I didn’t have a pie on me, because the look he gave me deserved a pie to be tossed right smack in his face. As he handed the key back to…

DEBORAH COOKE | Heroes With Sharp Senses
Author Guest / August 20, 2010

My Dragonfire series features heroes who are dragon shape shifters. That means they’re hunky guys one minute, and fire-breathing dragons the next. (And yes, this is tons of fun.) I’ve always been crazy for dragons and always have loved shifter stories. To me, this was a natural combo. Just to give you a bit of background, the idea of the series is that my dragon shifters (the Pyr) defend the treasure of the earth and are the guardians of the four elements. They’ve been around for millennia, and as you might imagine, they’ve had their spats with each other. They tend to be independent, opinionated and often hot-tempered. They are, however, locked into the final battle for the defense of the earth, against the Slayers — which are Pyr who have turned bad. Because these are romances, there needs to be a love story, too: when each Pyr meets his destined mate, sparks literally fly. That meeting, which occurs once in a lifetime and signals the opportunity to create a son, is called the firestorm. It’s not an easy interval for the Pyr hero – he has to romance his destined mate; convince her that when she sees him turn…