One masked night emboldens Andrea Gordon, allowing her to express hidden desires for a man she believes she cannot have, less jeopardize a job she loves.

The morning after leaves her more confused than ever, but her boss, Evan Price, has never been more certain of his next acquisition.

Hearts Disguised is a  sweet with heat contemporary romance novella available on most platforms.

Amazon  Other Book Stores


Now Available In Paperback

Many have asked if and when COUNTRY CHRISTMAS and #OUTOFTHEASHES would be available in paperback. The answers to those questions is yes and now.

I’m elated to inform you that you can now purchase them both books through most online book outlets.

I love the covers of these books. The emotion provoked as I wrote the two very different stories are reflected in the covers the stories await you in.

While COUNTRY CHRISTMAS is a feel good, sweet with heat holiday romance, #OUTOFTHEASHES falls on the other end of the spectrum with a serious message, addressing a very real issue hurting not only our young adults but families and communities alike.

You can find COUNTRY CHRISTMAS at this link.

New Year – New Stories

I gauge time by my schedule. I’m a planner. Deadlines. Deadlines. Deadlines. My survival depends on it. No. Really.

  • Deadlines for books
  • Deadlines for edits.
  • Deadlines for covers
  • Deadlines for newsletters
  • Deadlines for ARCS
  • Deadlines for EVERYTHING

A new year means new stories. Yay! So many of you have written to me and asked if any of the characters from COUNTRY CHRISTMAS will receive their own story. The answer is YES!

You met Dalton and the members of Peach Logic as well as Sara’s best friend, Luke. All will receive their own stories this year. Release date information is included in my monthly newsletter coming out January 15th.

If you aren’t a newsletter subscriber, you can join here.


While you are waiting for Dalton’s story, I did announce this week a surprise novella coming February 14th. Be sure to add HEARTS DISGUISED to your TBR list.



Happy New Year!



This entry was posted on January 7, 2017. 2 Comments

‘Tis the season for joy and pain

‘Tis the season to be merry. I’ve witnessed much love, joy and giving. Just this weekend as I shopped with my teenage daughter, I witnessed a chain reaction of paying it forward at a mall Starbucks. It was rewarding. It was fun. It filled me with joy to watch others pass it on by buying the person’s coffee standing in line behind them.

Amidst all the joy and hustle and bustle, I have also witnessed the many heartaches people are suffering. The joy is lost to them – the impending empty chair at the Christmas meal dinner table, sickness, financial hardship, natural disasters, loss of a job, addictions.

My own life has changed much this past year…mostly financially. While we have what we need, the lifestyle my family has been accustomed to was dramatically impacted.  We started our own business, and well, it has NOT been easy. We have certainly been humbled. Honestly, I think that has been a very good thing for us. I am so very thankful we have what we need. We are warm in the cold. We are fed in hunger. We have a place to call home.

I have seen many author friends go through loss and life-changing struggles. So many people stepped up to help and show love. In other instances, I saw many attacked for sharing their opinions or for just being different. So much hate. It was heartbreaking and alarming at times.

I have found myself wishing my grandchildren were growing up in a world more like when I was a child. Freedom. We had such freedom to be innocent. I know we can’t go back, but I also know only by each one of us acting can we make a difference.

Fear can paralyze us or mobilize us. I don’t believe it is complicated. My heart hurts for so many reasons tonight as I reflect on the few situations I am aware of going on in people’s lives right now. If I asked each of you if you knew of someone struggling, I am confident each one of you would answer yes.

God commands us to love one another. I believe it is that simple. Love can build a bridge that helps one person at a time and grows as we hopefully pass it on.

Give someone a hug that needs it. Offer someone a ride. Help your neighbor rake their yard. Eat lunch with someone at work. Pack an extra sandwich in your child’s lunch to share with someone new. Give the mailman a Christmas card. Tell a teacher thank you.

Time and effort can mean more to someone than gold. I know I have been reminded this week to be kind. Show love. Offer friendship. Maybe it sounds cheesy, but I write romance. I have a tendency to be cheesy. 🙂

I challenge you to look around and not miss the opportunity to shower someone with a little extra love as we approach the birth of Christ. I think that is the greatest birthday gift he could receive.

I wish you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas.


Warmest Regards,


Hot Monkey Sex

Got your attention? I’m literally snorting as I type right now. I just listened to Susan Mallery give advice on character development. I spit coffee when she said we all want the guy we can fall in love with and have “hot monkey sex”.

She can provide a visual, can’t she? Love her.

I spend an hour a day on growth time to invest in me. I learn so much from fellow writers. Their experiences are priceless. I read articles, watch interviews…I soak it in to find tidbits to help me grow in my development.

I’m currently plotting out the next book in the S L Michael’s #StoneWall series as well as writing the first #PeachLogic book. The audiences are very different for these two books. Character development is crucial.

Writing about drug addiction versus a sweet with heat love story are two very different worlds. Sometimes the multiple personalities make my head spin, and I love it!

It’s crazy. It’s frustrating. It’s exciting. It’s heartbreaking. All rolled together to hopefully create a story that pulls at the heartstrings and leaves you wanting more.

My characters are like old friends by the time the book is done. Some I like more than others. That’s true to life too, isn’t it? LOL

While not all of them will leave you wanting to have hot monkey sex, I hope they are characters you’d like to know better and can relate to on some level.

Watch for updates and introductions coming soon.




Day of Thanks

As our kitchen is full of wonderful smells wafting through the house, I pause to thank God for our blessings.

2016 has been full of ups and downs…more downs than ups, but we have many things to be thankful for.

We are fortunate to have our four children and two grand children with us as well as my mother and step-father, my husband’s family and extended family. We are surrounded.

It’s a time where we miss the ones who have left us and feel their absence most prominent. We talk more about them on days like today than most, wishing they were here with us.

It a time where our country is so segmented and divided, I pray today gives us all pause to consider, be prayerful and  thankful.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy day filled with food, family and fun.

Happy Thanksgiving.




Release Day!

Country Christmas
“A Christmas novella to warm your heart and leave you wanting brownies.”

Nate Daniels is taking a much needed two-week break away from his newly found fame to rest, regroup and write new music.
His friend, Dalton, recommends his cousin’s bed and breakfast in the Virginia mountains as the perfect getaway.

Sara Davenport runs Simply Sara’s Bed and Breakfast. She is an independent, fun-loving small town girl unimpressed with Nate’s fortune and fame. He’s more impressed with her and her baking skills. Her chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate are enough to make him promise anything as long as she keeps feeding him.

Spending time with Sara has reawakened Nate’s creative mojo. Lyrics are flowing as sparks ignite between them.
Sara is pushing back, knowing Nate is only passing through, but when the day comes for Nate to go back on the road, will his lifelong dream of performing on the big stage mean more to him than finding lifelong happiness with Sara?



This entry was posted on November 15, 2016. 2 Comments