Is Shay Sommers, in The Secret Life of Bryan, the same Shay from your Harlequin Temptation novel, Fantasy?
Yes she is! Fantasy, a Harlequin Temptation that features Shay’s sister, Brandy, as the heroine, was published in March 1998. At that time, I wanted to sell Shay’s story to Harlequin as well, but they repeatedly rejected it for being too “over the top” for the Harlequin Temptation line.
After I published with Kensington, I offered the books to them and they bought it! That explains the length of time between publications on two stories.