Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Don't you just love Monday holidays! In keeping with my "I hate Mondays" stance in life, I am willing to vote for a bill that moves every holiday to the nearest Monday. We can have everything observed - Christmas observed, Fourth of July observed. The actual day doesn't matter as long as it's a day off, right?

Well, sorta a day off. You know me. Always working. So today's a day off from the day job, but not a day off from working on the latest Harlequin Intrigue. I have to say though, that I am REALLY enjoying writing this format and these stories. I'm differing greatly from my norm as Intrigue does not publish humor and have delved into the arena of gothic romances. Not wildly paranormal, as Intrigue doesn't go much that direction either and neither do I, but just enough creepy to make you shiver - hopefully!

Here's a little teaser from the first book, THE SECRET OF CYPRIERE BAYOU, coming March 2011.

Olivia Markham makes her living by renting haunted houses and writing about them, but when she rents laMalediction (the Curse), she realizes it's the house from her nightmares. A house she's never set foot in before now. Olivia's determined to figure out her connection to the mansion tucked deep in the Louisiana swamp, but someone is just as determined to see that she doesn't.

Is it just me that loves the idea of a spooky house, cut off from civilization? I love those kind of movies, too. The second book is a related to the first and will finish off an overarching mystery plot.

So what are you up to today? Work? Relaxation? Both?

Deadly DeLeon


Tori Lennox said...

I'm not usually keen on gothics but this sounds really good!

Jana DeLeon said...

Tori - you don't like a little spooky in your stories? I simply love that creepy feeling you get from some books and movies. I promise it's not that scary. They won't let me. LOL