Today I’m spotlighting author D.R. Grady’s new release, The Trouble with Nerds.
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: Ever since elementary school when I first learned the magic of putting words together to form sentences and then paragraphs, and finally, a story. I’ve been writing toward the goal of publication since 1998.
Q: Tell us about your road to publication.
A: I found an agent and after a time, she encouraged many of us on her list to self-publish. So I published two series, The Me Series which is contemporary romance with suspense elements and complete. The other, The Morrison Family series, is on-going and nerd-centric. J The Trouble with Nerds is book 11 of The Morrison Family Series.
Since then, I’ve been published by a small press in paranormal romance, The Dragon Chronicles series, and I have several more series at various stages (from still brewing to ready to sell) of development, so stay tuned…
Q: What advice would you give an aspiring author?
A: Keep writing!
Q: Tell us about your latest release.
The Trouble with Nerds is a story about two people who have known each other for much of their lives. He’s her best friend’s older brother. It’s time for them to admit to a mutual attraction…
Odd things keep happening to Dr. Sara Newton. She’s a soon-to-be-unemployed pediatrician with an alleged stalker, a hot cop on her heels breathing dire warnings, and way too much student debt.
It doesn’t help that the hot cop is Clay Morrison, her best friend’s older brother. The man has made her heart pound and her palms sweaty since puberty. The trouble is, he only interacts with her when he’s expounding on new security measures. He sees threats everywhere.
Clay Morrison is frustrated. He hates his new job, misses his Army Ranger days, loves his well-meaning, pushy family—and when did sweet Sara Newton grow up? She won’t admit she has a stalker, and she won’t keep out of his thoughts. He can only protect someone in denial for so long. No matter how attractive she is…
Clay and Sara are circling each other, trying to meet in the middle. Then a brand new threat sends them in a completely different direction.
She glanced at her watch when they stood to pull on their coats. “How have two hours passed?”
His lips quirked. “I enjoyed myself.”
“The service wasn’t slow.”
“No, but we didn’t hurry.”
“We didn’t.” There had been no need. “I enjoyed this evening. Despite it being Monday.”
He settled one large hand in the small of her back again. Standing in her personal space, as they exited the restaurant.
Her brain buzzed with questions. Had she actually relaxed in his presence that long? What had they talked about? What did she eat? Did he consider them a couple?
They strolled across the parking lot and stopped beside his vehicle. The massive SUV sheltered them as a nearby streetlight cast a glary glow across them and the vehicles on either side.
Sara glanced up at his face. Cast partly in shadow by the light and angle, it appeared even more intriguing.
“Why are you spending so much time on me?” Oh no, I didn’t just blurt that question, right?
“You’re in danger.”
Nothing else could have punctured her love haze as effectively.
“I see.” Weak, Sara.
He tilted her face to his with a forefinger under her chin. “And because I’ve been thinking about you for years.”
She gasped. “For years?”
“Sure. I first noticed you when you turned sixteen.”
“You were in the army by then.”
“It wasn’t until I’d been gone for a while that I recognized you were growing up.”
She hitched one shoulder. “Everyone does.”
“I wasn’t paying attention while still at home.” His voice remained guarded, as though there might be more details, but he didn’t intend to share them.
Wanting to know those details she placed a hand on his arm. At the same time, he wrapped both arms around her and hauled her against his hard body. His warmth and scent encompassed her, throwing any brain function into neutral.
Then his lips covered hers.
About the Author
D.R. Grady lives with her husband near Hershey, PA. She adores chocolate, laughing, collecting bags, books, and shoes, and writing stories that resonate with others.
Where to Find Her:
Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007HR0ULS