Please give a warm welcome to my fellow contemporary romance author, Penny Estelle! She’s sharing a little of her new Christmas romance as well as some interesting facts about herself. Welcome, Penny!
The Unwanted Christmas Guest
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Elizabeth McMurphy is an up and coming high powered attorney and is after vengeance, involving one of the richest and most powerful families in Colorado. Steve York is an obnoxious reporter that thinks the ice queen has gone too far and does all he can to get under her skin.
When one of the worst blizzards in history hits Colorado during the Christmas holiday and leaves a hurt Steve York, stranded with Elizabeth in a mountain cabin, her hatred for him starts to thaw. But this attorney has a secret that she will guard, even at the risk of losing her only chance at love.
He pulled out the chair across from her and sat down. One side of his mouth quirked up into one damn sexy grin.
“Look, as much as I’d love to sit and chat…”
He didn’t let her finish. “You look very…” Steven paused for what seemed like minutes, “professional.”
“Professional?” she asked.
Steven nodded. “Since I’ve been covering your cases, you have been the cover girl for professionalism. Your chestnut hair is always in a tight bun at the nape of your neck, always parted in the middle and has never seen even a strand of hair out of place. Your dark brown eyes, expressionless, almost robotic. Your voice is never raised in anger or excitement. It’s practically void of emotion.”
Elizabeth lightly touched the napkin to her lips. Her insides were screaming for her to cut and run, but outside she was the picture of cool, almost bored.
“And then there is your choice of clothing,” he continued. “Always the power suits. The skirts hit just below the knees, hugging your…” She couldn’t help but glance up him, waiting. “…frame to perfection. And the intimidating suit jacket. I’ve never seen you without the jacket.”
She opened her purse and threw some money on the table. “It’s been a slice of Heaven, Mr. York,” and got out of her seat.
Steven grabbed her wrist. “How did you find all those girls to come forward?”
She looked at his hand holding her wrist, saying nothing until he slowly let it go. “I don’t do interviews.”
Penny Estelle was born, long ago, in Iowa City, Iowa. Her family up and moved to Mesa, AZ, when she was a toddler, and has remained in Arizona since.
She started writing for children right before retiring, claiming after working so long with children of all ages, she has plenty of material to work with. “I was never a reader as a child or teen and I missed out on so many adventures. I think it’s very important in today’s world to get kids reading and keep them reading.”
Her books for the younger group include a children’s picture book, Have You seen My Tail, a book of magic and fantasy, Hike Up Devil’s Mountain, plus a series of time travel adventures for ages 9 – 13, The Wickware Sagas.
Penny decided to try her hand at writing for the older crowd. She now has a family drama about desertion and addiction, two contemporary romances, a paranormal romance and two historical western romances under her belt. She and her husband also wrote a non fiction short story on their experience living with solar.
Penny Estelle was a school secretary for twenty-one years. After retiring, she and her husband moved to their fifty-four acre ranch in NW Arizona where they live off the grid. Solar and wind is the only source of electricity. “A real adjustment for a city girl, but I love it. At night, the sky is an explosion of stars. It is breathtaking!”
If Penny is not working on stories, she enjoys four-wheeling on unexplored roads, visiting with family (especially her seven grandchildren), and enjoys the occasional visits to the casinos. She also admits her weakness is ice cream, anytime, anywhere!
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5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Me:
- I live extremely rural, on wind and solar only. At night, other than moon and stars, there is no light. I am afraid of the dark!
- I write for kids, ages 9 – 13, and I NEVER read as a child. I missed out on so much.
- Once my folks went out of town and I had some friends over. Can’t remember the details, but a can of green paint was spilled in the middle of the carpet. We moved an overstuffed rocker to cover it. My mom became suspicious the second she saw a rocker in the middle of the living room. Not only was I a little wild as a kid, but apparently not too bright either! LOL
- I would rather deal with a rattlesnake than a mouse. We have an abundance of both around our property!
- If I had the money I would be a professional gambler!