Odd Man Out
The holiday season is here, and at Casa Andrews that means food, frolic, and, most of all, family. This Christmas we’ll be setting a table for nineteen – and I couldn’t be more excited. To me, the holidays are always richer and even the food tastes better when there are swarms of loved ones making the days merry (and noisy) and bright.
Ah, family, the people who love you even when they think you’re crazy. Take my sister and me. She’s a nester – hearth and home the focus of all her energy – and I’m a nomad, always anticipating my next shiny new adventure. She thinks I’m nuts because I’d rather take a trip to Turkey than make a down payment on a nice little house somewhere. We have the same source material and grew up in the same house, but somehow we always seem to be coming at life from opposite directions.
Do you ever look at your family and think that one of you just has to be a changeling?
That’s exactly how Mia, the heroine of my new release Finder’s Keeper, feels about her family. She’s a scientist, dominated by logic and surrounded by people she loves who live their lives by superstition and emotion. She can’t seem to figure out how she fits in, until she meets Chase, a sexy psychic who somehow manages to act as her bridge to her family, in spite of the fact that he’s been avoiding everything related to family attachments ever since he lost his own.
Who knew a pretend relationship was just what these two needed to find out where they really fit is each other arms? (Pause for schmaltzy sigh. Awwww.)
Love isn’t a science. It’s pure chemistry.
Karmic Consultants, Book 6
True love? For neuroscientist Dr. Mia Corregianni, it’s just an unproven hypothesis. But when she loses the heirloom watch her family believes is enchanted with a potent love spell, she fights superstition with superstition by hiring a psychic finder to track it down.
Chase Hunter is a human compass, homing in on whatever the seeker wants most—that is, when he isn’t surfing or actively avoiding anything resembling a real human attachment. Such has been his life since an accident took his family.
Unfortunately, Mia’s case isn’t a simple insta-Find. The catch? To disguise his real mission from her romance-crazy family, he has to pretend to be her boyfriend. He could deal with that if her complicated emotions weren’t blocking his abilities—or if her innermost desires weren’t walloping him upside the head every time he opens himself to his gift.
As the case wears on, their fake romance begins to feel all too real. Scary stuff for a man who’s reluctant to let himself live again. And a woman who doesn’t believe in magic…or love.
Warning: This book contains meddling grandmothers, magic watches, and a surfer with a body so hot it can teach any scientist the true meaning of chemistry.
Bio: An Alaskan girl born and raised, Vivi Andrews still lives in the frozen north when she isn’t indulging her travel addiction. The award-winning author of sixteen paranormal romance novels and novellas including the popular Serengeti Shifter series, she is currently hard at work on her next supernatural happily-ever-after. Learn more about Vivi and her books at http://www.viviandrews.com.