Guest Author: Rebecca York & Giveaway!

I’m absolutely honored to feature Rebecca York on the blog today, a best-selling author of romantic suspense and paranormal romantic suspense.  A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best-selling and award-winning author, Rebecca has written over 125 books and novellas. In 2011 she became the dozenth author to receive the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award for having written 100 romantic novels.  Rebecca has authored or co-authored over 65 romantic thrillers, many for Harlequin Intrigue, and many with paranormal elements.

Her slew of awards include two Rita finalist books. She has two Career Achievement awards from Romantic Times: for Series Romantic Suspense and for Series Romantic Mystery. And her Peregrine Connection series won a Lifetime Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense Series.

Wow!  Talk about an impressive resume!

Some of Rebecca’s most popular books are in the Moon Series, which feature werewolves, elements of urban fantasy, and a truly cool parallel universe.  The Moon Series is available from Berkley Publishing in paperback or trade, but Rebecca is also expanding the series with a new group of digital books featuring the operatives of Decorah Security.

Dark Moon is the first book in this new e-series.

Cole Marshall is near the age of werewolf bonding and fighting his attraction for Emma Richards.  When Decorah Security sends them on a mission to rescue kidnap victim, Karen Hopewell, they’re forced to play the role of lovers with nothing on their minds but enjoying the pleasures of the Windward, an ocean liner converted to a floating resort for the rich and kinky.  It’s owned by millionaire Bruno Del Conte who runs the ship like his private kingdom.  Cole and Emma are threatened by a mutiny in progress and also by Del Conte’s security chief who digs into their backgrounds to find out who they really are and why they’re on board.  As Cole and Emma try to rescue Karen, they struggle with the intensity of the personal relationship neither of them thought they wanted.  

Sounds very sexy and very intense, doesn’t it?  Rebecca also has a short story in the series called Ambushed, and an e-novella, as well.  The novella is called Chained, and it sounds great.

Political refugee Isabella Flores is forced to run for her life when political operatives from her native San Marcos try to capture and kill her. When she hides out at her father’s old ranch, she’s threatened by a ghost guarding the property. It’s Decorah Security agent Matthew Houseman.  Isabella and Matthew fell in love when he was guarding her family. Now they’re together again, only the relationship they longed for can never be because Matthew Houseman was killed in the line of duty, and his ghost is haunting the ranch.  Still, the passion Isabella and Matthew could never acknowledge draws them closer together, and as they explore their relationship, Matthew becomes more real to himself and to Isabella.  After the ranch is attacked and Matthew helps save Isabella’s life, she learns that there may be hope of bringing her ghost lover back–if she dares to take the risk.

For fans of the Moon Series, I already know how happy you are that Rebecca is writing these new books.  If you’re new to Rebecca but you love romantic suspense and paranormal romantic suspense, then I encourage to check out the Decorah Series and Rebecca’s other books.  Visit her website for details on all her books, including her cookbooks.  Yes, Rebecca writes cookbooks too!  She’s truly a fascinating person.

For my readers today, Rebecca will be giving away a copy of one of her Harlequin Intrigues, Solid as Steele.  Let’s talk shapeshifters, shall we?  Do you read shapeshifters and paranormal romance?  If so, what’s your favorite kind of shifter?  Or is it vampires and demons who turn your crank?  One person who comments will win a copy of Solid as Steele.