Hi–welcome to my cyber home away from home. I write in many different genres so chances are good you’ll find something you like – if not, send me an email and I’ll see what I can do. 🙂
My favorite part of writing is coming up with a story idea and then fleshing it out until there is a brand new world–-with characters that could be people you’d hang out with. Real issues, even in a fictional setting, need to resonate with the reader and I love mixing it all together. History with a romantic twist, add female guards and hot, sexy knights/nights :). An ancient curse? Even better! Or maybe you’d prefer sensual contemporary romance that takes place in a small town by the sea, where hearts are healed and love rekindled. Sand, sun and true love. Or how about the wild frontier of the Pacific Northwest? Gold mines, silver guns, emerald rivers. If young adult is more your style, I’ve got boys in trouble, girls in trouble, or a teenage scientific prodigy raised in a Wiccan environment who blames the full moon for her problems. When it comes right down to it, the characters are what drive the tale. They keep us up at night to read Just One More Page…
Celia Langford lost her perfect life in the ultimate betrayal—not only was her late husband a cheat, he left her with a mountain of debt and no self-confidence. She poured her grief into cooking, determined to start new and heal by the sea. She meets Dax Smith, local dive shop owner, and pure-bred South Florida native. The wrong city girl left a bad taste in his mouth, so he’s stayed clear of all matters of the heart. His father is ill, her business is not going as planned. But their uncontrollable attraction toward one another makes anything seem possible.
Hawaiian born Karma Aneko, high-end divorce attorney, is pulled from the ocean just before drowning. Officer Joe Porter is on his third transfer since an undercover drug bust nearly killed him. A hero even when off-duty, Joe fishes the woman from the angry waves, knowing he’s caught trouble as soon as she spews salt water all over him. She never planned on being so close to the sea again, but Joe challenges her to take another look at her tormented childhood from within the safe circle of his arms. She is strong enough to accept his past while seeing the man he’s become. Their undeniable attraction overcomes logic, daring them to believe in love at first touch.
Sarah Murphy champions the underdog in her shelter by the sea, fighting against designer puppy mills and greedy breeders. Franco de Silva is a wealthy single dad looking for a place to heal. He invests in a puppy store, which comes with Sarah, a blonde animal control officer hell bent on shutting him down. Sarah sees suave and entitled Franco as everything she despises in a man. It’s only through his daughter that she discovers who he really is. His generous nature dares her to reach for her dreams while Franco realizes that Sarah’s genuine heart is what he and his daughter need most.
After personal tragedy, Captain Jolie Gordon takes charge of the Masquerade, a fishing boat turned pleasure-cruiser. She has only the summer to make enough money to buy an engine and can’t afford any distractions—like her new bartender, Heath Hamilton. An angry ex-ski instructor, Heath has lost his future hopes, due to an accident on the slopes. Jolie recognizes Heath as a kindred spirit, forced to rebuild after circumstances out of his control. They spend the steamy South Florida summer daring to love again, but for how long?
Professional video blogger Teagan Becker comes home for the holiday to save the family bakery—with no plans to stay in South Florida. She blisters in the sun. Beach lover Riley McSorley, fourth grade music teacher, wants a white picket fence by the sea. Opposites attract in this sugary, hot romance. Will they learn to compromise and make their differences work, or will their relationship crumble?
Al Cooper has always played by his own rules, which has family friend Darcy Smith confused as she realizes the rules have changed. Since when did her older brother’s best friend make her shiver with desire? Al’s hot gaze has practical Darcy throwing common sense to the wind. Right or wrong, they are meant to be together.
Celebrity dancer Armand Vargas wants to turn fame into fortune, but can he trust his ex-dancing partner, Zamira, who has her sights on a different prize—him? She’s broken his heart before, leaving for another. Should he give her a second chance and realize the dance is only as important as the partner in your arms?
Sinead Monroe and Christian Sharp have been in love since kindergarten. They are soul mates, kindred spirits who are now ready for marriage. They have planned the wedding of the year and things get worse from there. One unfortunate event begets another as wedding after wedding is cancelled. Will the ceremony they both want so much be the end of their relationship—or will the trials create a love to last forever?
Librarian/waitress Tamsyn Lee is all about accepting change, while Evan Hawke must do everything just the same in order to find his muse. He hopes the seaside grill he wrote his first mystery masterpiece in will kick-start his third book before his publisher drops him. Tamsyn has zero tolerance for divas, but she’s read Evan’s novel and knows he has the talent. Besides, helping him takes the focus off of spending Christmas without her family. Evan realizes he needs a miracle—could feisty Tamsyn be an angel in sneakers and a ponytail?
Captain Brayden Hamilton nearly died in Mosul, now his married life is under fire. He offers his wife, Zoe, a divorce to protect her from wounds he has yet to divulge. When she finds out, she’s furious, and hurt—she knew what she was getting into when she married a man in the military. Can these two mend the injuries from more than one kind of war and have their love triumph in the end?
Jaded property investor Leif Hendricks meets sweet single mom Evelyn Banner, florist. Leif wants to buy up the flower shop where Evelyn works and tear the building down for a super-sized indoor sports arena. Evelyn needs her job to pay her mortgage and put groceries on the table. She doesn’t trust the too-handsome, too-rich Leif. For good reason. He’s used to getting whatever he wants, but this time, he’s met a woman who offers something money can’t buy and makes him rethink what is really important in life.
Michael washes up on the beach with no memory of how he got there and awakes to find an angel trying to steal his watch. Marina owner Maggie Kohl has lived her life on the ocean but this is the first time she’s found a naked man in the surf. She and her sisters soon discover that their handsome catch of the day is the believed-drowned billionaire software developer Michael Livingston, who asks them to keep his identity secret until more of his memories return. Discovering he’d been drugged, Maggie and Michael work together to find out who is behind the attack, and in the process, discover the riches of love.
Dillon Bakersfield spots Crysta Jones at an outdoor venue on a sultry spring night and is powerless against her seductive smile. Crysta is equally entranced and the two join together as if drawn by love’s flame.
Career-minded and determinedly single, they indulge their passions and go their separate ways. However, the consequences of their lovemaking force Crysta to rethink her life’s ambition. She doesn’t want to thrust the burden of parenthood on Dillon. He’s a good man, and she knows he will be responsible—but she longs for a man who wants to be a father. Can a birthday wish bring a Christmas miracle?
Lucia Constantine learned at an early age how to run from anything touchy-feely. To say she had a troubled childhood was akin to calling the ocean wet. She’s learned to forgive her past through therapy and her art, but has yet to commit to a relationship. Until she meets Ronan O’Neill, who comes from a family rooted deep in tradition – and love. Is she too scarred to accept his proposal, or will she tell him to take back his ring, and his heart?
Special Forces Soldier Mark Livingston died in Syria—or so the world thought. When his billionaire brother, Michael, is believed lost at sea, Mark returns from the dead to find out the truth. On his mission, he meets marina owner, and triplet, Madeleine Kohl, who sees beyond his disguise. As the lovers grow closer to unraveling the mystery behind Michael’s disappearance, Mark and Mad find themselves fighting for their lives as well as their love.
One year ago, widowed Harper Philips closed her eyes and stuck her finger on the map to escape another holiday in grief—she landed in South Florida where she met a handsome stranger on the beach beneath the stars. Agreeing to no names, they spend an intimate night so powerful neither can forget.
Jacob Orman credits his Christmas Angel for the courage to put all his worldly goods on the line to turn job loss into an entrepreneurial opportunity. They’d agreed to be strangers—but, if they wanted, they could meet again at the bench by the sea in exactly one year.
Sometimes magic fades in the light of day. What if the memory of the person from a year ago can’t measure up to the reality? How could those feelings actually be love?
Hard-hearted Harley is off limits, to all but the brave…
Armed with the worst pickup lines in the world, Marc is shoved into the deep end of the dating world by his well-meaning friend.
When Marc meets Harley at one of the speed-dating events that she runs…
Will Hard-hearted live up to her name?
You’ll enjoy this seaside romance, because everyone’s gone on at least one bad date.
Years after Serenity’s heart was broken, she returns to the cozy beach town of her youth to discover what actually happened… and make things right…
Why did Ryker, her high school sweetheart, brake up with her?
What she finds makes her consider what taking a second chance would mean…
You’ll enjoy this seaside romance, because everyone loves a happily ever after.
Known as the Brighton of the North, Nairn is both a charming Scottish town and a popular seaside resort—but to Paislee Shaw, it’s simply home—unfortunately to a murderer . . .
For a twenty-eight-year-old single mum, Paislee has knit together a sensible life for herself, her ten-year-old son Brody, and Wallace, their black Scottish terrier. Having inherited a knack for knitting from her dear departed grandmother, Paislee also owns a specialty sweater shop called Cashmere Crush, where devoted local crafters gather weekly for her Knit and Sip.
Lately, though, Paislee feels as if her life is unraveling. She’s been served an eviction notice, and her estranged and homeless grandfather has just been brought to her door by a disconcertingly handsome detective named Mack Zeffer. As if all that wasn’t enough, Paislee discovers a young woman who she recently rehired to help in the shop dead in her flat, possibly from an overdose of her heart medicine. But as details of the death and the woman’s life begin to raise suspicions for Detective Inspector Zeffer, it’s Paislee who must untangle a murderous yarn . . .
In the charming Scottish shire of Nairn,sweater shop owner Paislee Shaw must root out a garden variety killer. . .
Paislee’s custom sweater and yarn business, Cashmere Crush, is the sole support for not only the single mum and her ten-year-old son Brody, but also her eccentric Gramps and Wallace, their black Scottish terrier.So when her landlord, Shawn Marcus, serves her an eviction notice and then pulls a disappearing act, she’ll go to any lengths to find the man and reason with him.
Shawn is heir to the Leery Estate, which Brody’s class will be visiting on a field trip. So Paislee volunteers to chaperone in the hopes of tracking down Shawn and killing two birds with one stone. Unfortunately, the only one killed is a man Paislee sees falling out of the hedges after being shot. It’s not her missing landlord, but Lady Leery’s nephew, Charles Thomson. Gruff DI Mack Zeffer is on the case, but Paislee also has a stake in flushing out the shooter. With suspects sprouting up like weeds, Paislee may need to hedge her bets until she can determine who is trying to lead her down the garden path . . .
Sweater shop owner Paislee Shaw puts the yarn in Nairn, but a killer has put poison in some Scottish shortbread cookies . . .
Opening her shop Cashmere Crush and making a new home for herself, her son Brody, Gramps, and their black Scottish terrier Wallace in the beautiful Scottish village of Nairn is a dream come true. So Paislee is happy to give back by donating a luxurious cashmere sweater for an auction to raise money for the Nairn Food Bank. She’s less happy to make the acquaintance of a clique of competitive moms at the charity event, who treat a baking contest like it’s life or death. It turns out to be the latter for Queen Bee Kristin Buchanan when a peanut-laced shortbread cookie triggers her fatal nut allergy.
Who would poison Kristin? How about half the town? But when Paislee’s pal Blaise is suspected, the sweater-selling sleuth leaps into action to unravel the mystery. Along with gruff but handsome DI Mack Zeffer, she has to sort through a batch of suspects without becoming this cookie-cutter killer’s next target…
Ten years ago, Jackson Hardy joined the Marines, leaving behind a woman he still dreams about. When he’s called home to care for his ten-year-old nephew, no one is more shocked than he to run into Emma again. Or to still have those same feelings. But Jackson isn’t looking for love, and neither is Emma, especially not with him. His precocious nephew, though, and a retriever named Bandit, are about to change that.
So what if Emma Mercer is an overachiever? She has plans to get her doctorate in psychology and create a no-kill shelter for the EST dogs she trains. Which leaves absolutely no time for romance. She’s fine with a furry family—dogs don’t teach you to love and then rip your heart to shreds. But young Matty’s situation tugs at her heartstrings and there’s no way she can’t help him…and Jackson.
She may have hotter-than-ever chemistry with the soldier, but forgetting the past isn’t easy.
Free-spirited Grace Sheldon is used to living on a tight budget as a freelance photographer. But nothing short of a miracle could produce the thirty thousand dollars she owes on the house she’s inherited. Without steady employment, the bank refuses to give her a loan. Working a temp job won’t give her nearly enough, but she’ll take any little bit she can get until she figures out a solution. Her first day, though, she realizes this is no ordinary office—and her handsome new boss is no ordinary man.
After Sawyer Rivera’s well-planned career in Seattle officially imploded all he’s looking for is a small beach town where he can open a dog training facility and start a simple life. Except, his new office assistant is anything but. Grace is carefree, artsy, and doesn’t know a thing about dogs. The woman has pet chickens! She’s also funny, kind, and the best part of his day.
Grace is his complete opposite—and completely refreshing. But when her month of temp work is over, she could disappear from his life for good. Sawyer realizes he has just one chance to try to change their fate.
It’s 1881 and Candice Crimson is no wilting violet to be married off for money without a fight. This penniless Boston Heiress packs her bag, and her maid, and takes the train to Washington Territory to claim her half of Crimson Gold Mine. Hoping that her new mining partner will be dazzled by the necessary drill she’s bringing, Candice is determined to make her fortune despite the gender barrier.
Braxton Dimitio’s college education didn’t teach him how to survive a winter in the mountains, subsisting on trapped squirrel meat while panning for gold shake. His family’s vineyard is bordering on bankrupt and it’s up to him to save the homestead. Easier said than done, due to his newly discovered claustrophobic streak and what he’s beginning to suspect are attempts on his life.
Braxton meets Candice and assumes she’s the new entertainment in town, she thinks he’s rude and arrogant and…intriguing. This unconventional partnership puts each of them in danger as they fight to protect the ones they love.
1881 Spokan Falls, Washington Territory
Kisses are the business of Silver Angel, talented trick rider and member of Tuck’s Troupe of Variety Players-but after ten years, Evangeline Watts longs to retire her silver spurs. J.J. Caldwell is a man of many secrets, hunting down a train robber before he loses the family ranch in Montana. Evading an ex-husband’s drunken temper, uncovering a notorious gang’s hideout and stopping a murdering thief become essential to their survival in this fun northwestern historical adventure. Evangeline and J.J. are not looking for love, but they get Hearts as Trump in this winning hand.
Just one spell. Problem solved. How hard can it be?
Rhiannon Godfrey is a psychic prodigy. Part scientist, part whatever, these five full-length novels follow Rhee as she figures out how to use her magick while navigating high school. Being a teenager is full of social wrong turns, complicated by popularity contests and homework. Add moving, ghosts and boys? Rhiannon does her best to be good, she really does, but…well, magick happens. Enjoy brand new, never released before content in this boxed set!
Horror anthology with chilling short stories about Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies in unusual settings with even stranger tales, all brought to you by New York Times best selling author, Heather Graham, and award winning authors.
Josh Grady is a screwed up teen about to get another chance. After stealing a car, wrecking it in a terrible accident that puts his best friend in a coma, he is given a lucky break he’s not sure he deserves. Instead of juvie, he’s sent to Shining Star Boy’s Ranch. Josh resents the rules, the counselors and the teachers, but most of all he hates the family atmosphere that reminds him of all he’s lost. Journaling becomes an outlet that leads to self discovery. After many mistakes, Josh realizes that the hardest lesson of all to learn is forgiveness.
A coming of age novel about a girl who has it all.
Stephanie Carter is a fifteen-year old freshman who has everything. Whether she’s studying, playing soccer or dancing, Steph gives it one hundred and ten percent. At home, she’s starting to feel the pressure as her family falls apart. Her mom is moody, her little brother is a mess and she’s not feeling like Daddy’s little Princess anymore. She feels the sting of his disapproval as her busy life takes her farther away from the family unit. Her mom accuses her of being a Prima Donna, and Steph comes to the startling conclusion that her parents have been fighting, a lot, about her. If they get a divorce, it’ll be her fault.
She masterminds a date for the upcoming dance, juggling her lead role in the musical as well as soccer championships. An ex-friend of their group sabotages Steph at every opportunity, but she just works harder to make up the difference. Her friends wonder if their exhaustion at the end of freshman year is worth it. It’s her job to keep everyone else motivated. Her stomach hurts and she can’t eat. If she isn’t perfect, she’ll fail. Not happening.
She gets injured in a soccer game and her doctor questions Stephanie’s rigid mind set. Stuck in a wrist cast, with her leg in a brace, Steph feels like her life is over. Especially since the injuries aren’t enough to bring her dad home, and her mom is acting crazy – which gets worse once the doctor diagnoses anorexia.
The disease, so sneaky she wasn’t even aware of it until her life started falling apart, is about control, about the illusion of perfection – and Steph needs to re-learn how to live.
The alternative is dying.
18-year-old Lolita Howard is one of the last uninfected humans on earth. Valdric has almost six hundred years of vamp-hood under his cloak when he faces evolution, or extinction. Bound by an oath, Valdric wants to save the world. Lolita just wants a boyfriend who doesn’t think of her body parts as appetizers.
Prophecy warns End Time is coming, bringing humankind’s destruction. Only Egypt’s feline goddess, Mother Mafdet, and her Bazmeht – cat-shifting guardians – her sleeping army, can defeat the snake-faction, the Uraeli. The goddess must be awakened before it is too late.
Mafdet’s sarcophagus is lost. Ages ago, near-discovery of the goddess’ sarcophagus forced the Bazmeht to move Mafdet to a different location. Clues placed in nine canopic jars were hidden around the world. Now… three of the jars are missing.
Shani Nebit is the youngest member of the Bazmeht. Her current assignment is to bodyguard nineteen year-old Joshua Johnson during his visit to Cairo. It’s easy for her to follow the Bazmeht rule of “no involvement” with clients. Josh is furious, believing the stories of old bloodlines and ancient enemies are Egyptian fairy tales designed to force him into accepting a bodyguard. An attack by the Uraeli snake-shifters changes his mind.
Josh must be protected while Shani follows clues from one canopic jar to the next. She must find Mother Mafdet and wake the goddess. Can Shani and Josh set aside their growing attraction, spiced by danger and a soul-deep connection, building between the two of them?
Adoption doesn’t end when the papers are signed — not for the birth mother, not for the adoptive mother and not for the adopted child. It is a decision with consequences that last a lifetime. While there are many wonderful books on how to adopt, when to adopt, making an adoption plan, and the like, ADOPTION IS FOREVER is at times humorous, sometimes gut-wrenching, but always honest.
“A refreshingly new look at adoption,” reviews Roger H. Rubin, Ph.D.