The proverbial Shameless Promotion¬† here… You can grab these old Bombshells in print at used bookstores from Amazon or locally, or you can do me a huge favor and purchase the downloads, which means I’ll make some minor ducats. It’s up to you.


The Orchid Hunter (Silhouette Bombshell)
RT Reviews: 4.5 Stars, Top Pick!

Probably my best book thus far in terms of action, breadth,¬†and attitude. I’m not sure where I channelled Jessie from, but it was a good place. She was a fun heroine and I really like her. Rick’s a sexy beast, too, in his own surprising way.



Dead Reckoning (Silhouette Bombshell)
RT Reviews: 4 Stars

This was actually my first book, and about the 7th draft of it was what was published. Chris is probably my most intimate heroine, the most damaged and vulnerable. I enjoyed writing about her emergence as a fully-expressed woman. And Connor. OMG.



Without A Trace (Athena Force)
RT Reviews: 4.5 Stars

Wow, written to order book for the Athena Force series. I was surprised by how difficult this project was, but once I figured out what was really underlying Nikki’s motivation, the book sort of took off on its own. It was also interesting to put myself back into the mind of a 24-year-old woman who’s a fish out of water. Johnny — what a shark swimming in those dangerous Hong Kong waters. Yum!

2 thoughts on “Bombshells”

  1. Dear Ms. Moore,

    I could have sworn I read in the “Self Pub Hub” column of RT Book Reviews that you had self-published a book in electronic form? I didn’t make a note of it and I think I recycled the magazine. Just exchanged Christmas gifts with a friend last night (yes, in March!), and she got me a Kindle e-reader. Don’t even know how it works yet, but she said she’d show me this weekend. (I favor print books, but that means being deprived of books that only come out in electronic form.)

    I started reading Bombshells when they came out, not even understanding at first that these books were what I was looking for and didn’t know. I have read both “The Orchid Hunter” and “Dead Reckoning.” The first is stellar, but the second is also very, very good. You have the magic! I haven’t read “Without a Trace” yet (although I purchased it when it came out). I could see the handwriting on the wall, and I stocked up on Bombshells. Read most of ’em but still have some unread. I save them for special occasions, like when I go on vacation.

    I’m being long-winded, but I am trying to find out if you did self-publish a book, and if so, how I can purchase it? I tried Amazon but didn’t find it there (unless I missed it).

    By the way, I suspect that Bombshells’ demise had more to do with the fact that many of the potential readers for these books were unlikely to look in the category romance section for their reading material. For example, a used bookstore owner said they are popular with guys.

    Thank you for providing me with many (well-spent) hours of reading enjoyment!

    Very truly yours,

    E. B.

    1. Hello E.B., and thanks for stopping by! I’m very glad to hear that you enjoyed my first two Bombshells. (Without a Trace was a different sort of challenge, as it was part of a continuity, and it’s probably my least favorite to have written. I’d love to go back and rewrite it, actually. Ah well.)

      No, I’ve not self-pubbed anything yet, in any form. I’ve been working on my urban fantasy for some time now, but would like to get the entire trilogy ready to go before I do anything with it… When it’s ready to go, I’ll certainly post something here about it.

      I hear you about the Bombshells. They were definitely different than anything else on the market at that time, and they didn’t really fit the “category” framework very well. They might have had happy endings, but not always “happily ever after” endings with the love interest. They were sometimes very gritty. They didn’t always conform to the generally accepted paradigm of a single love interest. I got most of my best emails and comments from male readers, as you might have guessed from your conversation with the bookstore owner…

      Thanks again for dropping by and leaving such a lovely note! You made my day!

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