This is my very first Harlequin Intrigue, which originally released as Something Borrowed, Something Blue. I didn’t choose that name or write the back blurb, which I discovered recently, when I went to revise it for E-Book format, didn’t really fit the story.
Here’s the revised version: Lyssa Carlyle is a jewelry designer intent on honoring her dying grandmother’s wish. The Purity, a one of a kind blue diamond necklace once belonged to Lyssa’s family and was to be given to her grandmother on her wedding day. But the necklace became the spoils in a poker game and since that day, no one in Lyssa’s family has had a lasting marriage.
But after Lyssa makes a copy of the necklace that could pass for the genuine Purity, someone dies and the faux necklace disappears. Lyssa will do whatever she must to retrieve her copy. . .including breaking into the house of Craig Rival, the dangerously sexy owner of The Wedding Necklace.
But what will Craig do to her?
I helped design the cover and wanted it to have a striking resemblance to the cover of YOU DON’T KNOW JACK. This story is a romantic suspense about an diamond heirloom and a family that feels it will never find happiness in marriage until the necklace once again belongs to them. There is a lot of action, a lot of fun, quirky characters, and edge of your seat suspense. For instance in the beginning of the book, the heroine knocks out the hero in his own house and gets him arrested as an intruder. IN. HIS. OWN. HOUSE.
When I sold this book for paper print, I made enough on my advance to buy my first computer. Nothing like the high speed jobs of today, but it was so much better than my typewriter. I could cut and paste with ease. I could screw up a whole page and not have to retype from the beginning to wherever I was in the manuscript. I could delete at will. It was heaven.
When I put up the e-book, I received no advance, but had to pay for a cover, an ISBN, and formatting for all the various e-book outlets.
Also, when I got back my rights to this story I considered revising it. You know–updating for advancement in police science like DNA, etc, as well as technological advancements, like cell phones, etc, but then decided after reading it that the story stands as written. So it still takes place in 1994 just before those above mentioned advancements were everyday.
My hope is that those of you who have not yet read my books will enjoy discovering me in the e-book versions of my previous works and then move on to the new stories I’ll be bringing you, starting with YOU DON’T KNOW JACK, the first in the JACK B SMART mystery series.
Unfortunately, Jack is currently only available for the Kindle. However, THE WEDDING NECKLACE @ $1.99 is available for all e-readers, including–but not limited to–Nook, Kobo, iPad, Smart Phones, etc. Here’s the Nook link: http://tinyurl.com/7zpklqc
If you get a chance, please stop by and like the pages and check out this or others of my books. All are listed under Adrianne Lee at your favorite on line bookstore.
Thanks in advance. Adrianne