Knupp, Amy, Island Haven

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Knupp, Amy, Island Haven (The Texas Firefighters, Book 5),  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2012).

Title:  Island Haven

Author:  Amy Knupp

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Alcohol

Blurb:

Mercedes Stone has no time for men. Between caring for her sick grandmother, running her own business and volunteering at her family’s women’s shelter she barely has time for herself. So dating a man as complicated as Scott Pataki is definitely out of the question.

That doesn’t mean she’ll turn her back on Scott’s pregnant teenage sister. Even if helping her does put Mercedes dangerously close to the temptation that is Scott. It’s not just the killer abs and dimples that make him so irresistible. It’s the man she sees when his guard is down. If only she could help him realize the importance of family. And remind herself that his family doesn’t include her.

Dear Reader,

Thank you for picking up the fifth The Texas Firefighters book!  If you’ve read any of the earlier books in the series, you may remember mentions of paramedic Scott Pataki.  Scott seemed like a good guy, so I thought I’d give him his own story.

He is a good guy, but he’s in a bad place.  A dark one.  And he believes the only way to save himself from the things that are eating away at him is to escape San Amaro Island.

It’s a bad time to get involved with someone.  Anyone.

When his pregnant half sister, someone he’d never met and never wanted to meet, shows up and brings Mercedes Stone with her, involvement is inevitable.  That doesn’t mean he’s not going to fight it for all he’s worth, though.

I hope you enjoy Island Haven.  If you’re inclined, please let me know what you think of Mercedes and Scott at amyknupp@amyknupp.com.  To read more about my other books, visit my website at www.amyknupp.com, or look me up on Facebook.

Happy reading,

Amy Knupp

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Knupp, Amy, Because of the List

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Knupp, Amy, Because of the List,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2011).

Title:  Because of the List

Author:  Amy Knupp

Imprint:  Superromance

Issues:  Emotional Quotient; Injury

Blurb:

Taylor McCabe likes equations. They make sense. But one buttoned-up computer whiz plus an injured army pilot simply does not add up. It’s time to get over her childish crush on Alex Worth, her brother’s best friend, and find a husband. Enter The List—Taylor’s ten must-have traits for a viable suitor.

But her plan goes awry when Alex insists on vetting each contender. The way he dismisses them feels like the actions of a protective boyfriend. Strangely, his attitude makes her even more attracted to him. Too bad he doesn’t meet even one of her requirements…

Dear Reader,

When people ask me what kinds of books I like to read, I usually answer romance and military nonfiction.  Sometimes they give me an odd look at the combination, but then I’m used to odd looks.

I especially love reading romances that have a military hero.  I finally decided I’d try my hand at writing one, and Alex Worth was born in my imagination.  He’s a tough, competent, been-through-hell-several-times-overs guy whose helicopter was shot down in combat.  His best friend was killed in the crash, and Alex is left, seriously injured, to live with the aftermath.  Ever conscious of his duty, he feels obligated to watch out for his best friend’s youngers sister, Taylor McCabe.

Most of the heroines of my books have been self-confident, sometimes mouthy or witty (at least in their minds), socially adept people-the type of woman Alex Worth would normally go for.  I thought it would be fun to give him the exact opposite.

Taylor is a super-intelligent, socially challenged computer and math geek who never knows what to say, especially around the sexy, virile helicopter pilot.  To add to her unease, she’s had a crush on Alex since she was a teenager.

I hope you enjoy reading how the army pilot and the computer geek fall in love, because I had a great time writing their story.  Please feel free to write to me at amykrupp@amykrupp.com.  Learn more about my books and writing life at www.amykrupp.com.

Thank you for picking up Because of the List!

Best wishes,

Amy Knupp