FIERCE LOVE will be a May release from Samhain Publishing. The inspiration for the story came when a dear family friend married a bullfighter’s daughter. A bullfighter’s daughter! It was a beautiful wedding, and I met the matador, but my story is a wholly imaginative one. Many famous men have a succession of wives and clusters of children with each one. My heroine, Magdalena Aragon, was born after her parents divorced, and she’s never met her father. When he summons her to Spain, she goes intent upon telling him what a failure he was as a father. When she finds him seriously ill, nothing she’d meant to say is appropriate.
Her half brother, Santos, tells her fascinating stories about their kin. Her father’s protégé, a Gypsy, Rafael Mondragon, coldly views Maggie as a rival for her father’s time, until he discovers she shares his passion for flamenco. This is a couple that dances their way to love. The real danger lurks outside the bullring, and the exciting love story escapes tragedy by mere seconds. Maggie regards bullfighting as animal abuse and there are no detailed bullfights in the book. There is a tangled family with all the resulting drama, and a love story you’re unlikely to forget. I’m working on Santos’ story now because the powerful Aragon family has so many intriguing stories to follow.