I love heist movies. I remember being a kid and seeing/understanding Ocean’s Eleven for the first time in my life and being just so THRILLED at seeing the heist play out on screen. In a way, a lot of the way heists work out is the same as I want a romance novel too—you’re left at the edge of your seat with will they or won’t they, even if a tiny portion in the back of your mind just knows that they will.
I decided to try my own hand at writing a heist story three years ago. Back then it felt utterly, completely impossible—I knew the crime I wanted to commit, and how. I just didn’t have a why, and no characters to do it. How inconvenient for a romance writer. I even wrote in the heist portion of the Queen’s Game as a way to sort of satisfy that hunger in me to write a heist.
But I wanted mooooore! I watched more too! I laughed at Pierce Brosnan’s Tomas Crowne Affair (sex on the stairs! he FOLDED the painting!), rewatched Logan Lucky over and over and over (one of my favorites, just because it’s unlikely heroes) and did my research.
So after several drafts, and three country changes, I decided to go to the place I always seem to turn to when I’m not sure what to do.
Cincamarre, oddly enough, has become something like home. Add a little nod to the Ocean name in my main character’s first name, and ladies and gentlemen, we have a book. And I can’t wait for you guys to read it.
Stealing Luna will be available on Amazon on April 27, 2019.
Cora Justa Dumagat has had enough.
She is tired of watching the corrupt, fat cats of the council override the monarchy and risk the people’s lives in exchange for a payday. Despite advice from her Queen, Cora has decided to take matters into her own hands and hit the Joaquins where it hurts—to steal their precious Juan Luna painting right from under their noses in Barcelona.
The job shouldn’t be too difficult. If only Luis Ang, her ex-boyfriend, wasn't hired to be her bodyguard.
Luis knows that Cora is up to something, and will stop at nothing to make sure she’s safe, even at the cost of Cora’s plans.
As Luis and Cora become more and more deeply entangled into each other, the more dangerous the situation becomes. Will Cora have her revenge? Or will stealing Luna be the last thing she ever does?