Don't pay the ransom! I've escaped!

Hi. It's been a minute since we last spoke, but here's the latest from yours truly.

1) I pulled How I Met Your Father from Riptide, which ran its course anyway and should have reverted a while back, but--newsflash--I'm lazy. And it was still selling. I call that short the little engine that could because never in my wildest dreams (or anyone else's) did I imagine one tiny little story would rise to be my bestseller.

2) Ce & Dan were never a good fit at Riptide, and we were in an understandable stalemate over books 1 & 2. So now all the Romano & Albright novels are together with me at long last and I have considerable work ahead. I know many people are asking about Catch Me If You Can in particular--it's finally free to be republished. Gird your loins.

3) My beloved Bluewater Bay novella--There's Something About Ari--will remain at Riptide with the other books in the series. Removing TSAA from a universe which doesn't belong to me would be the end forever for a story I'm proud of. So Ari & Buck stay with their family. I've made these decision based on some obvious factors--and some things that have percolated for a while. A contract had matured. Ce and Dan don't fit at Riptide. This is best for my work. And it is time to part with Riptide in ways that are mutually agreeable. Riptide accommodated me in the process and responded quickly, reasonably, and kindly.

Time to start fresh. Or maybe, it's just time to start again.

If you have any questions or just want to say hello or send chocolate--email me. My contact info is on this page. Peace homies. I'm writing.

Ms. Gregg Goes to San Diego!

You can catch LB next Wednesday, July 13, in San Diego along with 400 other romance authors at the #readersforlife Literacy Autographing!

Stop by and say hello. Buy a book--and the proceeds will benefit literacy organizations! Give the gift of reading.

Wednesday, July 13
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Pacific Ballroom
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina

L.B.? Italiano? Si! Si! Si!

Believe it or not, L.B. now has three books out in Italian, all in the Amoria a Smithfield series. eLit has recently published the Italian editions of Mark & Tony, Max & Finn and Seth & David (the latest!) and hoo-boy, check out dem covers!


There's Something About Ari

Yep, and that something is that the audio edition of There's Something About Ari is coming in May from Riptide, narrated by Nick J. Russo. More details as we get them...

The Men of Smithfield:
Sam and Aaron

This funny, steamy, slightly complicated tale features a lonely young innkeeper (Sam) and a mysterious, inexplicably appealing guest (Aaron). When Sam realizes the family B&B's first ever long-term boarder is the same dude who freed him from an embarrassing encounter with the Library's book drop, he's convinced the new guy is up to no good. Because Aaron M. Saunders is definitely a cat burglar. Maybe. But he's definitely nosy. He's sneaky. He's single. And worse -- he's from California.

Sam, the staid and steady innkeeper, finds himself tiptoeing around the quiet town of Smithfield, hours past his bedtime, following super-secretive, super-sexy Aaron M. Saunders. And the more Sam pursues Aaron, the more confused, charmed, suspicious, turned-on, and, well, interesting he becomes. Sam is suddenly acting his age. Getting into trouble. And maybe he's even getting some.

How I Met Your Father
Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Former boy band member Justin Hayes isn't looking for a man. He just wants a quiet, scandal-free Christmas at home in Chicago, out of the public eye. But his best friend and bandmate is subjecting everyone to his destination wedding, and Justin can't dodge the "best man" bullet. All he has to do is get to the island on time, survive the reunion, and get Chuck to the altar with as little drama as possible. What could possibly go wrong?

"Who should I make this out to?"

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