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Welcome to my site! I've been a romance reader from my late teens until now. My mother and her friends used to keep those thick novels lying around their house (you know....the ones with Fabio on the covers).  It was only natural a curious teenager would pick one up and end up hooked for life. There's something about the drama and happy endings that gets to me every single time. I've been married for 30 years and have two fantastic children.  After finishing an Accounting Tech degree from Miami University, I quickly realized I enjoyed words more than numbers.

In 1999, I began experiencing numbness in my hands and feet. I was a medical transcriptionist at the time, so work became impossible. After numerous appointments and tests with different physicians, I  learned Guillain-Barre Syndrome was the culprit. I use drop-foot braces to walk, but have a full life! Thank God for a great doctor who finally knew what I had and what to do!

My life is not perfect, but with a large imagination and a lot of paranormal romance, I've turned a life-changing event into something positive. Never give up on your dreams! So bring on the weird or different. I love it and my books reflect it. Thanks for stopping by!

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MY BOOKS

RELEASE DATE:  NOVEMBER 1, 2021

Dragons? Christmas miracles? Do you believe?

 

Hopelessly lost in a snowstorm, Maya LaRue is saved by a man who stirs something inside she never thought existed. He pushes all her buttons, but she’s drawn to him on another level and soon realizes she cannot ignore her dragon or her mate. Possessive and domineering, Draco wakes her beast and ignites her anger, but there is another side to Draco that touches her heart. Locked in his cabin, while the snow continues to fall, she is forced to accept things she never thought possible.

 

Dragon shifter, Draco Walker, is stunned to rescue his mate in a snowstorm. He’s lived alone his entire life and spends his days creating treasures for those less fortunate, but never dreamed there could be a miracle for him. Maya is everything he could hope for, but will she succumb to his call? Can he forge a bond between them? Can she love him? Tempers flare and passion melts the snow as Maya brings the true miracle of Christmas to his lonely existence, but Draco’s secret tips the scale when fire and ice finally clash in THE DRAGON’S GIFT!

 

Soar on the wings of a dragon while reading this steamy holiday romance!

“You cannot defeat the one who holds your heart.”

The spell has been cast for a mail-order husband by her eldest sister, but Allison Woodbury is haunted by a secret her family knows nothing about, nor does she want anything to do with love. She is drawn to darker magic and always pushing the boundaries of witchcraft when she’s been warned to not tamper with such things. She attracts the unwanted attention of The Adjudicator and quickly realizes there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide, except into the arms of the man she wanted to avoid at all costs.

Quinn O’Neil, warlock and half-Fae, is known as The Adjudicator for The Black Table. He possesses unimaginable power and has cleaned Allison’s witchy messes for years. When one Woodbury sister unexpectedly brands him with a spell, he’s left with no other choice but to claim Allison Woodbury as his own and bind her magic. Tempers wildly flare and passion ignites into a spell of unstoppable desire while these two learn that love is its own magic.

Allison’s secret sends them on a journey neither expected, but must face together, and forges a bond no spell could ever break. Or could it? Sensuality & Spells is the exciting conclusion to the Spellbound Mail-Order Husbands trilogy which are best read in order. When it comes to witches, expect the unexpected!

Delaney Stevens leaves New York City and returns to her parent's cabin in Eastern, Kentucky, after an embarrassing, bitter divorce. She is content to focus on her career and emotional healing when an unexpected confrontation with a sexy coal miner leaves her breathless. Warning bells sound in her mind, even as her heart turns over in her chest. Is it too soon to take a chance on new love? Can a man who rescues kittens be so bad?

Julian Adams has nothing for a spoiled, city woman who hasn't bothered to visit her family in years. After finishing a double shift at the mines, an explosive encounter with a red-headed beauty leads to a monumental declaration. He will marry Delaney Stevens within one year! He's determined to have her, but also to show her all men aren't like her ex-husband. 
If you love contemporary, cowboy romance, full of witty banter, hot scenes, and a happily-ever-after ending, don't miss STILETTOS & BOOTS!

Vampire and warlock, Roman Lee, spent centuries alone as ringmaster of the carnival. After befriending and healing a scarred, young woman, Roman realizes Mariah is his mate. He waits for her, but when she departs from his life, his torture knows no bounds. Now he's risen, unforgiving and angry, forced from his grave by the one woman who captured his heart, but will another secret and the call of his mate change everything?

The steady call of Roman's blood and the promise of peace brings Mariah Stone home to the carnival and the vampire she left behind. He ignores her until she forces him from the grave with her blood. His anger crushes her already broken spirit, but she is determined to win Roman's forgiveness and free him from their bond. Denied passion leads them down a path of magic and desire, while a devastating secret threatens eternal love.

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A blind date turns into a nightmare, leaving Ava Clark fighting for her life, close to death in the backwoods of Kentucky. Out of the fog comes a savior, a dark myth, a vampire, and the love of her life, but how can she accept him? Can Vampire Lucian Alexander reach her heart in time to forge eternal love and save her from the approaching evil determined to kill her?

The Fae King will stop at nothing to find his Queen.
A Queen in hiding will stop at nothing to avoid the Fae King.

Terrence Edward Lamon rose to power after the death of his cruel father. Repeated failed attempts to locate his mate, the true queen, forces him to hunt her himself. Their connection as fated mates acts as a beacon to her soul, and Terrence uses it to his full advantage. He knows she won’t accept him as The King, so he devises a plan to win Rana’s heart, but will it be enough for a reluctant queen to claim her crown, fall in love, and rule by his side?

Rana Antoinette Duvae has been hiding from the Fae for centuries after the murder of her parents. The gift of her family home, Duvae Manor, from the new Fae King seems too good to be true, but the temptation to return home impossible to ignore. When she finds a Fae caretaker in her home and they are locked together during a snowstorm, tension and passion sets them on a course to the truth and the magic of Christmas. Will Rana be able to forgive, love the Fae King, and accept the people she judged so harshly?

Country music singer, Lucas Knight, was well on his way to the top when the woman he loved disappeared without a trace. Blackmailed and betrayed, Alessandra Moore fled town with a broken heart and a treasured secret. After thirteen miserable months, Alessandra returns to Tennessee only to come face to face with the man who haunts her dreams, and a love that can’t be denied. One night of passion shatters every lie, and Alessandra’s secret brings Lucas to his knees.

Can love overcome blackmail, betrayal, and a secret? Find out when Lucas and Alessandra come face to face in, YOU STOLE MY HEART!

 

 

Dark forces are working against the vampire king and the woman he wishes to take as his own.

Most everyone has history and skeletons in their closet, but Gracie Munroe has more than most. She was born half Vampire, half human and is hunted by both. Exhausted from living on the run, she arrives at the Stoney Inn, only to realize a powerful vampire awaits her. Dark, deadly, and dangerous, this vampire refuses to be ignored and claims she belongs to him. His alluring presence tempts her resolve to end it all, and his touch ignites an inferno that can only be tamed by the King of the Vampires.

Victor Raynaud has spent centuries searching for his mate. The responsibility of ruling the vampire nation weighs heavily on his wide shoulders. It’s only by chance he’s led to a half-vampire woman who challenges his authority and is destined to stand at his side. Her life is in danger. Dark plots, among his kind, seek to destroy her, but Victor will go to any length to ensure her safety. As he fights for her life, while protecting his throne, can he win the heart of a woman who has been stripped of a nation, family, and rightful place…by his side?

Jasper Clark has spent his life building a business and fortune. He’s controlled, intimidating, and does not believe in love or family. When he finds himself in need of a date, he makes a proposition to a member of the cleaning staff at his club. Nena Blake is street-smart, sassy, foul-mouthed, and does not like Jasper. He may be rich and handsome, but he offends her from the first time he opens his rich mouth. She denies his proposition until circumstances, beyond her control, force her to accept Jasper’s help. One proposition turns into three when Jasper can’t let Nena go, while Nena breaks every one of his ridiculous rules in the process. Between bickering and passionate moments, these stubborn souls fall hopelessly in love, but both refuse to accept or admit it. Nena is finally forced to make a choice that leaves them both miserable. Will Jasper come through in the end? Does a billionaire want love after all?

Forensic photographer, Dena Williams, has spent her life trained to see what others cannot. Vampire, Dimitri Kovac, has waited every Christmas for a miracle that does not come. In the Oregon wilderness, during a snowstorm, these two destined souls collide. Dena's only hope of survival rests in a vampire with the heart of a poet. Dimitri only has five days to win a skeptical woman's heart. As the Christmas tree lights burn brightly and the snow continues to fall, will Dena succumb to a vampire's charms? With so little time, can Dimitri win her love?

From the first, Michael Faolan and Natalie Terrence knew they were destined to be Lycan mates, but constant danger in Michael's life keeps them separated. They are stalked by the hunters, a group of men who plan to eradicate all Lycan as vermin.Natalie refuses to acknowledge the bond that she has with Michael until hunters burn down his barn and he is gravely injured. She cannot resist his call, even with the threat hanging over his head.Michael Faolan has secrets of his own, but he is happy to accept Natalie's ministrations. Their attraction ignites into flames of passion as they continue to fight the hunters. Could his secrets dampen the hunger Natalie feels for her mate, or can they use that desire to build a family and forge a love so strong no man, woman, or beast can tear them apart?

Leon, a fallen angel cursed to exist as a vampire, has waited for his mate for centuries when Shana shows up on his dance floor wreaking havoc with the other immortals in his club. Embittered by the deaths of her angelic parents, Shana denies Leon. She wants nothing to do with vampires, and walks away only to put both of their lives in danger. Compassion brings Shana back to Leon's side only to find him hovering close to death. Love grows until they are both encompassed by The Burn. Together they battle dark spirits and Lucifer himself, all the while falling deeper in love.

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Elise Faolan is devastated when her parents are killed by Lycan hunters. Although against her nature, she joins her brothers in the hunt for their parent's killers. Instead of feeling relief when they are brought to justice, she is confronted with an arranged marriage, one she knew nothing about. Her choices are limited as to what she can do, so Elise runs. When Elise returns home to face her new husband, Elijah Terrence, she can't help but wonder if this bond of marriage will ensure her true love or will this stranger she has joined with become her enemy. Only time will tell, and Elise as well as Elijah must decide how they will meet any future hunters who seek to harm Elise. Their passionate journey to friendship, love, and survival will be one they will never forget.

Can a ghost bridge the gap between destined lovers?

After the loss of his wife and mother, Shade Brown spirals into a lonely, depressed state. His daughter is troubled, and the scar on his face is a constant reminder of all he's lost. He works hard to erect walls around his heart and makes a promise to never love again, but can he keep that promise when temptation purchases the house across the street? Can crazy Lacey thaw the ice surrounding his heart?

Lacey Davis is a determined, wicked-tempered nurse who lost her husband to cancer. She's unsure of what to do with her life until a ghost appears in her dreams urging her to South Dakota. On a leap of faith, she moves into a debilitated house and begins renovations. Sparks fly and tempers flare when her handsome neighbor rescues her from a snake, but where there's smoke, there's fire.

 

Lord Simon Devon is a thief, but a member of The Haute Ton. Cassandra Montgomery is the illegitimate daughter of the Earl of Montgomery, and a maid who has watched Simon steal for years. After the death of her father, Cassandra learns a fortune was left to her in a dowry. When a thief sets out to steal a young woman's dowry, he encounters more than his match in the fiery beauty. Will a marriage of deceit result in true love? Will Cassandra steal Simon's heart or will Simon steal hers? Who will be the better thief when the morning sun rises?

Julianna Lockland, the Earl of Lockland's illegitimate daughter, has one night to secure the heart of the famed Renauld Pirate. A masquerade presents the perfect opportunity to do just that. Her sister doesn't love him; she savors her role in high society and looks down her nose at Reynauld. Bent on seduction, Julianna dons her sister's mask and enters the private quarters of the roguish buccaneer. The bastard son of a duke, Thomas Reynauld has come from the high seas to seal a contract with the Earl of Lockland. In exchange for exclusive shipping rights of the earl's liquor, Thomas must wed Lockland's daughter, Evelyn. He remembers her as cold, but the masked siren setting his sheets on fire proves him wrong…in the most delicious way.

Can one deceitful night of passion lead to love?

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