Christmas Shadow – New Release

After falling and suffering a concussion, I wasn’t sure if I could get a Christmas story out this year. SURPRISE!
Newly released, I bring you:Christmas Shadow

Christmas Shadow
Book One of the Shadow Walker-Lycan Hybrid Second Generation Romance Series

Aleksei Sokolov, a Shadow Walker-Lycan Hybrid, is trying to protect his best friend, Daven McCloud. He installs an Isanti security system in Daven’s Beverly Hills estate and assumes his identity. Stepping into Daven’s shoes puts him directly in the path of a killer, but it also puts him in the path of Sheridan Harbrook, who has been contracted to decorate Daven’s estate for Christmas.
One whiff of her elusive scent and Aleksei thinks he’s found his mate, but where is the Lycan Heartmate Bond? How could he be falling in love with a woman who isn’t his mate?
Sheridan Harbrook is struggling to care for her terminally ill mother and keep her business afloat. She has no time for anything else, let alone love. She’s seen Daven McCloud at parties before and thought him an immature playboy. Despite his reputation, she agrees to decorate his estate for his company’s annual Christmas gala.
When she meets with the man she believes is Daven, she can’t help but be surprised at how different he is when he doesn’t have a starlet on his arm. Feeling that she’s misjudged him, she lets him kiss her goodnight, even though the evening was strictly business.
She likes the man and one kiss tells her she could more than like him. But as their relationship progresses, danger surrounds them both. Will involving herself with a client put her in the crosshairs of a murderer and will this Christmas be her last?



Coming Soon to KOBO, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble.

August is Heating Up!

Deer in front yardAugust heat brings storms, green trees, the beach, wildlife looking for food, and the joys of taking the kids to back-to-school shopping. My kids are adults, but I still enjoy the fabulous prices because I love everything to do with writing:

– composition notebooks

– reams of computer paper

– pens & yellow pencils

– flashdrives

– glue sticks

– binders

Is there anyone else out there that still likes to write by any means OTHER than a editing[1]laptop? Sometimes the computer screen doesn’t share the means to create as well as a pen or pencil can.

I spent the last few getting-ready-to-really-ignite in my North Carolina writing studio to make ready to release my steamy summertime romance.

 IGNITE: a White Mountains Thriller is now out!

IGNITE-ARe    Buy Links: 

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   AllRomance    Kobo

   Amazon PRINT

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I Heard that Suspense/Thriller Sales were rising so…

 SHIVER-Createspace Cover    At a recent Romance Writers of America chapter meeting, our monthly speaker was an editor with a well-known Publisher. As she explained what editors look for in a query letter and a submission, the discussion turned to what genres were currently in high demand.

Most publishers take months to years to get a book to the sales floor, so trends rise and fall, sometimes before an author realizes the book she just finished is not wanted by any agent or editor. Some writers try to write toward these trends, but that is a tricky business. This editor suggested you write a great book, and maybe give it something ‘extra’ to make it read as a fresh and new idea.

When she said that romantic suspense, thrillers, and mysteries were climbing high as the genres selling very well, I was thrilled (pun not intentional). You see, I have been editing a story that barely found any readers when it was published (so-called) by a very small publisher, who recently closed their doors (Thank God!) I edited the story (written 6 years ago) using everything I have learned since then; added many pages, adding to the mystery and the spicy love scenes; created an entire new cover and title; formated it and uploaded it to make it available in ebook and print.

As an extra bonus, and because the holidays are fast approaching AND because my dad will now be able to read both this story AND the bonus book at the back, I have included a military short story titled UNWRAPPING CHRIS.

Here are both Book Blurbs and Buy Links…


In a quirky college town surrounded by the mountains of New Hampshire new art history professor, Jacob Oliver, hikes a trail on a crisp September morning. He contemplates his life. Divorced and forced out of his job with the Boston Police due to a horrific accident, he spots a naked woman beneath a majestic waterfall. Escaping, he falls and injures his knee.

Destiny Blake hears a noise. Someone is on her mountain. She finds a handsome man sitting in the mud. Love blooms and lust consumes them after she helps him to the safety of her cabin. Soon, assumptions pull them apart, leaving her vulnerable to the unwanted attentions of other men.

When Jacob decides he cannot live without her, he must save her from a madman who chases her up her mountain through the cold, snowy darkness of a November night.

Ghostly voices push Jacob onward, and urge Destiny to fight back. Pain, hypothermia, and death threaten before the sun rises. Can Destiny and Jacob make it off Destiny’s mountain…alive?

Amazon     NOOK     Smashwords

Kobo     AllRomance

Print versions should be available on-line soon through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc.

UNWRAPPING CHRIS Unwrapping Chris-Small

Army widow Jayne Rockwell searches for a secure future for her and her two daughters. Staff Sergeant Christopher Hawkins regrets leaving young Jayne eight years ago to go off to war. A crash encounter a week before Christmas thrusts these two lonely people back into each other’s lives once more. Jayne must learn to trust a man who disappeared with her heart. Chris must overcome the guilt of taking her innocence, and then leaving her heartbroken and alone.

A Christmas wedding brings them closer when Jayne spies him as a groomsman in Highland dress, complete with kilt. He cannot keep his eyes off the woman in green velvet wearing a wedding ring. Accusations, explanations, and remorse leads to a love that erupts among candlelight, Christmas carols, and a dark room. Who needs mistletoe?

You can also purchase UNWRAPPING CHRIS by itself as an ebook at these buy links:

Amazon   NOOK   Smashwords

iTunes   Kobo   AlRomanceE

Happy Holidays!