Monday, July 27, 2009

MY NOVELS



DARK COMPANION
Available now from Tor Teen!


"Compelling and romantic; a Jane Eyre for the Modern Age."
--Julie Kagawa, NYT Bestselling Author of the Iron Fey books

“A modern-gothic fairytale that pulled me in and refused to let go. Eerily suspenseful with a heroine worthy of any Brontë novel.”
Kady Cross, USA Today bestselling author of
The Steampunk Chronicles

“Awesome stuff. Compelling and dynamic, Dark Companion lures you in, casting a distinct spell you won’t want to break. A modern Gothic with classic style.”
Leanna Renee Hieber, bestselling author of
the Strangely Beautiful and Magic Most Foul sagas

When foster teen Jane Williams is invited to attend elite Birch Grove Academy for Girls and escape her violent urban neighborhood, she thinks the offer is too good to be true. She's even offered her own living quarters, the groundskeeper's cottage in the center of the birch grove.

Something's not quite right about the school -- or is it Jane? She thinks she sees things in the birch grove at night. She's also beginning to suspect that the elegant headmistress and her sons are hiding secrets. Lucky is the gorgeous, golden son who is especially attentive to Jane, and Jack is the sardonic puzzling brother.

The school with its talented teachers and bright students is a dream for a science and math geek like Jane. She also loves her new friends, including hilarious poetry-spouting rich girl, Mary Violet. But the longer Jane stays at Birch Grove, the more questions she has about the disappearance of another scholarship girl and a missing faculty member.

Jane discovers one secret about Birch Grove, which only leads to more mysteries. What is she willing to sacrifice in order to stay at this school...and be bound to Birch Grove forever?




Haunted Honeymoon is Now Available!

Casa Dracula Book Four

Will she get another chance with the vamp that got away?

As the only human to survive vampire infection, Milagro de Los Santos has become quite a celebrity among the blood-drinking elite. Too bad the perks of her condition—increased strength, super-fast healing—don’t pay her condo fees. There are other complications too. She feels guilty about her fling with decadent, enigmatic Vampire Council member Ian Ducharme, and she pines for her ex-fiancé, Dr. Oswald Grant . . . the fabulous man whose kiss changed her life.

It’s when Milagro—upset by Ian’s attentions to his neighbor—travels to London and enjoys a sexy flirtation of her own, that the blood really hits the fan. Suddenly, those around her are dying gruesome deaths and Milagro’s being interrogated. Who would kill to set her up as a murder suspect?

All she wants to is turn back the clock and have another chance to make things right. No sooner has she escaped to Oswald’s ranch than an accident obliterates her memory. Will the murderer come after her, and will amnesia spark a romantic do-over with Oswald—or will Milagro make all the same mistakes before she ever gets to say “I do”?

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Casa Dracula Book 1

Despite her Fancy University (F.U.) degree, Milagro de los Santos isn't having much success at life.  She can barely pay the rent and all of her boyfriends are as frivolous as beach reads.  Then, at a party in honor of her successful ex-boyfriend, she meets the unusually attractive, quirky Oswald Grant.

Who knew that her passionate kiss with Oswald would result in serious illness, a craving for raw meat, and an aversion to sunlight?  Well, her ambitious ex knew, and after he attempts to kidnap Milagro, she must hide out with Oswald's snobby family at their country estate to recover and learn the truth about their mysterious "genetic condition."

When Oswald and his family are threatened, Milagro uses her wits, her wiles, and a whacky scheme to bring down the power-hungry creeps who refuse to let the undead live in peace.

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Casa Dracula Book 2

Hip, funny Milagro de los Santos thinks she's finally found love and a home at the California ranch of fabulous Oswald Grant and his urbane relatives, who have a rare genetic disorder that some call vampirism. But Milagro is bewildered when she's excluded from an ancient and mysterious midnight ceremony whose participants include Oswald's unfriendly parents, a creepy family elder, and Milagro's ex-lover, the powerful and decadent Ian Ducharme. What skeletons are the vampires keeping in their designer closets?

When Milagro's life is threatened by a rogue family member, she flees to the desert to hide. Instead of solitude, she encounters an egomaniacal actor, a partying heiress, a sly tabloid reporter, and a lavish spa full of dark secrets -- all of which might help her find a way home.

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Casa Dracula Book 3

Milagro de los Santos is having serious problems planning her wedding to fabulous Oswald Grant, M.D. Her future in-laws loathe her, her dog just died, and Oswald’s family has a genetic anomaly that makes them crave blood. Then her extravagant best friend hijacks the role of weddingcoordinator, and the secretive Vampire Council assigns conniving Cornelia Ducharme to guide the couple through the ancient vampire marriage rituals.

To top it all off, Milagro’s career is on the skids. She’s reduced to ghostwriting the memoirs of a loony little man who claims to be a shapeshifter. And why does Cornelia’s decadent, way too attractive brother, Ian, always show up whenever Milagro is away from Oswald?

When a series of accidents interferes with wedding plans, Oswald worries that Milagro is cracking under the pressure. Is she just paranoid, or is a hidden enemy trying to make sure Milagro doesn't wed the undead?

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Writing as Grace Coopersmith...


Nancy's Theory of Style

"A witty, emotion-packed contemporary romance novel that will leave you longing for the story to go on. I loved this story. Full of well-drawn charismatic characters, wit, a delightful plot, and imagination, this book is a winner."
Romance Junkies

"Nancy's Theory of Style is a fiercely fun and witty contemporary love story nestled in one of San Francisco's trendiest neighborhoods, Pacific Heights. San Francisco native Grace Coopersmith introduces the world to Nancy Edith Carrington-Chambers, a stylish young socialite who leaves her marriage and opens a party planning and style business, challenging her to dodge the curveballs life can throw at you. This heartwarming and romantic story will have readers pacing in their Prada's to see what happens next."
--Nob Hill Gazette