Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Charlotte McClain, one of our favorite authors at Lyrical Press, has done it again. I'm excited to announce we're working on another story, Melody Unchained, now in content edits. It's a smart, often funny, touching contemporary romance with all the elements we love about Charlotte's stories. She really knows how to create strong characters, and Melody and Jerry are wonderful. Jerry is a cop, kind and dependable, sworn to his duty to help people. And he's mega hot. He's also just coming back to the living from a long period of mourning his late wife. He cared for her through her illness to the end. Definitely one of the good guys. But he's not all cookie-dough and sweetness--he's reluctant to love again and doesn't want anything to do with Melody.
She is, after all, totally nuts, he thinks. He doesn't need that, a woman who claims to be a three thousand year-old genie...or does he?
But she is--a genie, I mean. Newly freed, spunky and always getting into trouble as she finds herself human again, she's looking for a new master. Jerry.
That's all I'm gonna say on the plot, but I will say this. The story has me riveted. And I'm already fantasizing about what the cover will look like. Or what Jerry will look like on the cover... There's just something about a hot cop, isn't there? Oooh! Makes me drool!
In the meantime, while you wait for Melody Unchained's release in 2013, Charlotte has a list of books sure to keep you happily reading.
Did I mention her heroes are mega hot?
You can find her books here-- http://www.lyricalpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=authors&authors_id=35&zenid=9a0424jb64c5396u452m85jog1 and at amazon.com and all the usual places to buy ebooks.

And here are a few of her latest releases. 

Sometimes a dream life is really a nightmare.

Rebecca has big plans. She's going to be a famous artist, even if she has to sell her soul to do it. And so far, it's working for her. She's gaining notoriety in local art circles, but the "crap art" she's selling makes her miserable. Ducking into the local fire station during a rainstorm, she finds the perfect way to distract herself--a hot firefighter with a big ego begging to be toyed with. 

Dan would be the first to admit he has a big ego, but there's something about Rebecca...

Hunting her down after that first kiss in the rain turns out to be the easy part. Making her happy might be impossible. But Dan is willing to do whatever it takes, including helping her buy back her soul. 

Maybe it was the rain, maybe it was the uniform. Or maybe Rebecca and Dan were simply struck by lightning. 

WARNING: Violent weather, workplace disasters, and life happening despite the best laid plans.

Who makes memory?

Beth Wilson has been caring for Nonie Bennetti for years. She can see the end looming, but she doesn't expect it to arrive in the form of Nonie's grandson. 

James is visiting his grandmother to hide from the publicity of a massive real estate scandal he revealed. While he's there, his mother decides it's a good time to audit Beth's handling of Nonie's finances. James wants to audit something else about Beth, but his mother is relentless. He's not hanging around anyway.

But Beth, and the small town his grandmother lives in, have a lot of appeal. Maybe it's time to stop moving around and start making some memories.

Contents warning: Meddling mothers, medical emergencies and little league games.

Love can't flourish in the dark

Fifteen years ago, Elaine fell in love with Johnny McMannus, the local bad boy. He was nineteen and she was jailbait. To keep them both out of trouble, Johnny left town. 

But years later his father's heart attack brings him back to run the family garage. Hoping to reconnect with Elaine, Johnny has to first fix the mess his parent's alcoholism has made of things. Before Johnny can deserve Elaine, he has to salvage his family's reputation, save their home, and rescue the business. 

Too bad Elaine doesn't want to be deserved. She wants to be loved. She never got over Johnny and she's done sneaking around with him as they had before. If he can't love her in public, to her way of thinking he doesn't love her enough.

Warning: Nosy neighbors, hypochondriac mothers and underage girls.


  1. Good news indeed! I love Charlotte's work. Can't wait to read this one. :)

  2. She is such a reliably good storyteller. I love her work too.