Today is release day for...
Birds Do It!
While most of you know me as a fantasy romance author, this book is different. There's no fantasy elements. Wait, I take that back. There is one tiny mention of dragons...but it has nothing to do with the stars of the book--a pair of hyacinth macaws named Brutus and Mollie.
Writing a contemporary wasn't too much of a stretch though, since the books of the Double Keltic Triad have one foot in this human world. In the same midwestern city as Birds, in fact.
And yes, because I can't help it, a small bit of this book relates to happenings in Wild Keltic Carouselle.
Just like I really didn't start out to write a series, I didn't consciously plan to connect seemingly unrelated books. It just happened. I'll talk more about these degrees of separation in later blogs. Promise.
Today, here's the blurb and a short excerpt from Birds Do It! Available from Amazon.
A search for truth, switched babies, and a threat from the past all conspire to destroy the love Birdie found with Garr and his daughter, Rachelle.
Macaws as lovebirds?
An avian expert, Birdie Simons is called to help control a cantankerous hyacinth macaw during a young girl’s birthday party. Inexorably drawn to each other, she and single father Garr Logan share an afternoon of joy and bittersweet memories, for Garr’s wife died the same day as Birdie’s newborn child.
Something about Rachelle makes Birdie wonder if the golden-haired girl is her daughter, switched at birth. Then her child’s father returns, dogging her search for understanding and throwing her deeper into fear and confusion.
Ready to move on after his wife’s death, Garr wants the intriguing woman, but Birdie keeps the search, threats and hidden relationships to herself, driving a wedge between them.
Will discovering the truth from nine years ago bring them closer, or forever tear them apart?
“A sexy hero, a believable heroine, and *lizzie starr's clever brand of humor make her an author to watch out for. With a premise so delightful I wish I had thought of it, Birds Do It! will keep you turning pages with a smile.”
** Cheryl St.John
“Filled with wit, humor and suspense, a hero to die for, a charming heroine, a delightful child and a lonely parrot, this one is a keeper. It sparkles.”
**Margaret B. Lawrence Caresse; A Loving Touch Michael; A Gift Of Trust
Her brows drawn together, Birdie eased the cage door closed. “I know.” Her expression brightened. “Take off your shirt.”
Garr took a startled step back. Unfortunately, this was not the time for his fantasies to come true. “I beg your pardon.”
“It’s your shirt. Do you wear a lot of blue?”
“Yes?” His response was slow, the word drawled from his lips.
“Brutus is threatened by you. Birds have excellent color vision and strong color sensitivity. Since he’s blue, when you wear a blue shirt and tower over him, he gets scared. He’s not angry, he’s frightened. Either take off your shirt, or get out of here.”
Garr liked hearing her order him to strip, it brought wicked thoughts that had no place in a day filled with a child’s birthday party. He tamped down his response and tried to ease the pressure of his tight jeans as he pulled his shirt free. At her signal, he tossed the shirt behind a chair.
Birdie stared at the expanse of male chest. Oh, God, that was a mistake. The thick sprinkling of hair tapered to a thin line down his flat abdomen, disappearing into the waistband of his jeans. Heat flooded her chest and crawled up her neck to cover her face. Those jeans were fuller than before, the tightness more pronounced over his...