First for my male/male readers, I have FIVE releases coming this fall.
The Texas Paranormals series is a series of novellas that I started a few years ago with Smolder and Shiver. Well, I have good news for you. Both of these books are coming back, bigger and better along with THREE more brand new releases.
All the books take place in the West Texas town where I live, San Angelo and feature a plethora of paranormal creatures. I've been immersed in this series during lockdown and have had so much fun writing them. I hope you have just as much fun reading them.
Smolder - vampires...a grumpy 150 year old vampire who has to take a newbie vamp under his wing.
Shiver - deer shifter and human...a few days before Christmas and my human accidentally runs over a deer that he doesn't realize is a shifter until he takes the carcass home.
Shelter - fae healer and human...a half Fae healer whose magick is malfunctioning and the human librarian from the local college campus who discovers the naked Fae on campus
Summon - witch and dragon shifter...when a witch accidentally teleports into a very aggressive dragon's compound, sparks fly...literally.
Shunned - fae healer and deer shifter...two characters who've learned the hard way not to trust others to take care of them...until they have no choice but to trust.
And that's just the start to this series. As always, there are so many other stories brewing inside my brain because this town is rife with paranormals...gargoyles, river nymphs, incubus, kitsune, and trolls...oh my!
These books will be releasing directly into Kindle Unlimited beginning in September or early October.
And for my male/female readers, I have all kinds of good Kindle Unlimited news.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a couple of series with an amazing author, Sarah Nego. The first series is the Naked Brews series which follows three friends as they take over a family brewery that one of the girls inherits. But three young women trying to run a brewery in the middle of the Rocky Mountains is not without its challenges and that's where the Naked Brews series comes in.
Lake The plan had always been finish college, move back to Colorado, and run Naked Brews with her dad. That plan fell apart when Lake's dad died and his ex-wife, AKA the absent maternal figure, inherited the brewery. Now Lake will have to convince her perfectionist mom not to sell the place, sweet talk the bank into a loan she has no credit for, and figure out how to turn the failing brewery into a success. No problem.
Walsh The job should be simple. Pretend to be his millionaire best friend, buy a failing brewery, and honor their fallen brother-in-arms. But simple went down the drain the minute he met the sassy new brewery manager. Now he's stuck between a loud-mouth sarcasm factory and her mom. He'd prefer to be trapped between Lake and a soft bed, but he swore he wouldn't sleep with the brewery owner. Though technically she doesn't own the brewery...Naked Brews
They both want to buy the same brewery and ignore the chemistry brewing between them. What could possibly go wrong?
Melissa A tragic fire left Melissa Frye homeless and with nothing to her name except a single tea cup from her massive collection and a box of clothes that don't fit. Her life isn't the raging success she thought it would be, but she refuses to go home and work for her uncle's CPA firm. She'd rather live out of her car than face that soul-sucking future. But with hardly any savings and months of couch surfing with friends in front of her, her car is looking more tempting by the day.
Anthony Anthony Millett has spent years as the Bad Boy of Boarding, but his high life of snowboarding and non-stop parties is starting to catch up with him. After sustaining an injury while saving Melissa from a fire, his competition season is over and his sponsors aren't willing to put with his bad boy persona anymore. He needs a reputation fix quick and the lovely Melissa could be just the answer.
The plot Thickens Anthony has plenty of spare bedrooms in his mountain-side mansion and Melissa has the perfect face of innocence to convince his sponsors he's a new man. Pretending to date her won't be hard. Not falling for her could be a challenge.
Alex Alexandra Nichols spent her childhood in the leftover spotlight of her actress mother and producer father, smiling for the cameras and hating every minute. The paparazzi have taken her picture way more times than her own parents. Living with her best friends in the middle of Colorado is about as far from that life as she could get, but no matter how far away she is, her parents keep finding ways to keep her pinned beneath their thumbs and pulling her back into their crazy world.
Damian Ever since the IED explosion that killed his army brothers, Damian Thorne has hidden himself away from everyone except his best friend. Walsh is the public face of their massive non-profit, so Damian never has to leave home. It's easier than tolerating the stares of horror or explaining the scars that disfigured half his body. The last thing he wants to do is spend two weeks with a bunch of strangers, but his best friend is getting married and he owes him so much.
The Bitter Truth Alex can't seem to find her way out of the public eye and Damian wants nothing more than to hide in the shadows. When Hollywood royalty meets the boy with the ruined face, sparks fly. But everyone knows Beauty and the Beast was nothing more than a fairytale.
He let the valet take the car after he grabbed his overnight bag out of the backseat, then he entered the very upscale, modern, high-rise hotel. The swanky, marble-filled lobby bustled with various clusters of people standing around chatting and doing their business. He scanned the area, but didn’t see anyone immediately who struck him as the person who’d be filling the role of his fiancée.
The agents hadn’t told him what to do in that instance. Maybe whoever he was meeting had left him a note at check-in. He approached the long desk and smiled at the concierge standing there waiting to help.
But before he made it, he heard his name. “Mal?”
He knew that voice.
His breath froze in his chest.
It couldn’t be.
He turned toward the person.
His knees wobbled even as his heart rate took off like he was on the verge of having a heart attack.
Hell, maybe he was.
“Petra?” he asked, his voice hardly more than a whisper of shock.
He hadn’t seen her in nine years, but she looked exactly the same...just more stunningly beautiful. He wouldn’t have thought that was possible.
The only woman he’d ever loved.
The woman who’d broken his heart and never looked back.
She was looking at him now though, gauging his reaction.
He didn’t know how to react. How had this happened?
She couldn’t be his contact. Life couldn’t be that cruel. But why was she here?
She wore a slim-fitting black pantsuit with red, mile high heels. The heels gave her an inch or two on his height since she was tall for a woman at five foot nine. In college, she’d always dressed casually and used very little makeup. That wasn’t the version of Petra standing in front of him today. Her long red hair was pulled back into a tight bun on the back of her head, and she’d done her makeup to perfection.
She looked like a high price model and he wasn’t the only one who thought so as heads across the lobby turned to watch her elegant approach.
When she reached him, she leaned forward to embrace him. Her lips brushed over his ear, leaving goosebumps trailing down his spine. “Play along,” she whispered.
Then she pulled back as she kissed his cheek. “Hello, darling,” she said exuberantly, using her normal voice that carried over the marble-floored lobby. “I’ve missed you.”
Up close, she smelled exactly the same as he remembered, honeysuckles in the morning. That scent hit him like a deathblow. Oh, god. He’d missed her so much.
His arms tightened around her instinctually. “Petra.” His voice didn’t even sound like his own.
He pulled away, needing separation from her. He had to get his brain to function and he couldn’t do that with her so close. For a split second, her eyes flashed with worry at whatever she could read on his face.
He worked to school his expression. He couldn’t blow this operation when it had barely even begun, no matter much her being here shocked him.
She hooked her arm in his and gently tugged him toward the back of the lobby. “Did you have any problems finding the hotel? Wait until you see our suite. It’s just gorgeous. I’m so glad you could get the time off. We’re going to have an amazing visit.” She continued to gush like any normal almost-married couple would.
He just nodded along. That was the extent of his acting ability right here, while his heart and mind both reeled. Nine years ago, they’d fought, and she’d left. No goodbye, no fuck you, no nothing. One day she was there, the next she’d left, and he felt like she’d ripped his heart from his chest.
Hell, it kind of felt the same way right now. Guess somewhere along the line, his heart had healed...just so she could come back and pummel it again.
He followed her into the elevator that he assumed led up to their room, like a lamb being led to slaughter.
When they entered the elevator, she squeezed his hand and glanced meaningfully up at the camera in the corner, like he was a novice at this. He knew the camera was there, although now when the anger was pulsing under the thin layer of his skin, he wasn’t sure how much he really cared.
How dare she show up like this out of the blue?
It didn’t matter that this was their job.
It didn’t matter that a twenty-five-year-old lieutenant was missing.
It didn’t matter if the fucking President himself had sent Petra to be here.
It should matter how much she knew this would hurt him.
How could she come here like this and act like it was no big thing?
Quickly Falling in Qatar is the final book in my Locating Love trilogy that falls within the Ticket to True Love world. I love all three of these books for different reasons, but Qatar will always be special just because I wrote it while my son was deployed there.
It's also special to me because it features a couple getting a second chance at love after their engagement fell apart nine years ago. It's also a return to my romantic suspense roots because the heroine is an FBI agent and the hero is an Air Force investigator. They are working undercover in Qatar trying to find out what happened to a missing Air Force lieutenant.
I hope you all have enjoyed this series and especially enjoy Mal and Petra's story.
Note: If you are a kindle unlimited reader, the entire series will be headed into the program within the next couple of weeks. For those non-kindle readers that means these books will only be available at all retailers for a very limited time...SO GRAB THEM NOW!
Nine years ago, Mal broke Petra's heart. Now, they’re undercover in a foreign country looking for a missing soldier—and they’re forced to pose as a couple in love. The problem...the lie may be closer to the truth than either one of them wants to admit.
Jonah Walker is a floundering artist. Kalpani Desai is driven and goal-oriented. On the surface, they have nothing in common besides undeniable chemistry and a building they are at war over. But Xanadu is more than just a perfect location; when the property unites these two unlikely souls, it becomes a dream come true.
Sable has been on the run for a year to escape strangers bent on harming her. Just as she finally feels safe again, she meets Brett—an officer who will either be the ticket to her downfall...or her salvation.
One magical New Year’s Eve in NYC... and then Conor disappeared. When Jordan finds him in Dublin again, the passion they share still burns bright—yet their worlds don’t mesh. They’ve lost eight years—what will they risk now for true love?
Nick only wants one thing out of being his brother’s Best Man: Holly, the Maid of Honor. But the cute kindergarten teacher has put him firmly back on her 'just friends' list to protect her heart. But with a little True Springs Fountain Water and some wise words from an elderly relative, true love will find a way.
Book #1, Amorous in Appleton, features a pop star hiding out in a small orchard in Pennsylvania, but she's about to be discovered.
Book #2, Falling Hard in Frisco, features a couple of hot-for-one-another architects who are vying for the same job...they just don't realize it.
Book #3, Quickly Falling in Qatar, features a couple who were once engaged. That all fell apart when she left him to join the FBI. Now her job has brought them back together as they search for a missing soldier in a foreign country.
First...BOOK NEWS This month's new release is the final book in the Locating Love series, Quickly Falling in Qatar releasesJune 23rd and is available for preorder NOW!
This book goes back to my military romance beginnings with a hint of light romantic suspense. It's also one of my favorite tropes...second chance at love.
Quickly Falling in Qatar story description: Growing up, Mal’s single mother always put her career before her kids. As a result, he had very definite ideas of what he wanted in a family. That cost him the one thing he wanted most of all...Petra.
Nine years later, Petra has a good life as an FBI agent. She helps find missing people and has found her own semblance of peace. But that’s all thrown into chaos when her new assignment pairs her up with the ex she let slip away...Mal.
They’re undercover in a foreign country looking for a missing soldier, and worse—they’re forced to pose as a couple in love.
The problem...the lie may be closer to the truth than either one of them wants to admit, especially with so many hurts and secrets still standing between them.
Here's the latest on what books are coming and going with Kindle Unlimited...
In KU right now:
Found at the Library (m/m) - out of KU June 27
Found at the Bookstore (m/m) - out of KU June 27
Found at the Jazz Club (m/f) - out of KU June 27
Found at the Rock Concert (m/m/m) - out of KU June 28
Believe in the Wish (m/m) - out of KU Aug 3
Amorous in Appleton (m/f) - into KU June 25
Falling Hard in Frisco (m/f) - into KU June 25
Quickly Falling in Qatar (m/f) - into KU July 1
Reminder: Whenever my books are not in the KU program, they will be available at most ebook retailers. I don't want anyone to miss out if a certain book isn't available on your preferred platform, so please watch these announcements closely each month as I plan to regularly rotate my books/series in and out of the program.
Peace in the chaos...
I don't normally get personnel with my newsletters, but this month, I feel the need. Like so many, my husband lost his job in the last few months. He is the primary breadwinner in our family. (While I'm lucky to be able to write and sell books, it isn't enough income to support our household.) No doubt, it's been stressful, but it's also been really nice to have him home.
We've been having fun. We celebrate 28 years together this month, so I feel like it's saying something that we can have fun together. That's a gift.
The reality is that if he finds another job, it will probably not be in our hometown. The kid and I won't be moving with him. There are a host of reasons why, but the most important is our 13 yo who is in a really good environment right now. That is also an important gift especially at that age.
So, I'm trying to enjoy every minute with my husband and we've been doing that by watching a lot of Netflix/Amazon Prime. We've discovered some fun shows/movies, so I thought it might be fun to share our recommendations...
Our nightly fixation right now...
The Last Kingdom (television series on Netflix)...We're loving this show so far. (We're on season 2 of 4 out so far.) We lived in England for 2 years when hubby was in the Air Force, so it's fun to get to see a somewhat fictional version of how England came to be from the perspective of the middle 800's AD.
Movies we've recently enjoyed...
Mr. Right with Anna Kendrick (quirky and dark humor);
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (gorgeous, wonderful movie about a book club established during WWII to cover subterfuge in Europe);
SALT (an old Angelina Jolie movie, but we both LOVED it...lots of action and twists):
Late Night (Amazon original movie...was really pretty good and entertaining)
Extraction (Netflix movie starring Chris Hemsworth...we both really liked it although it's really violent)
Our escape from reality standbys...we have a couple of shows that we rewatch for escape...
Great British Baking Show;
I don't know if you've noticed, but I've been quiet on my social media channels for the last little bit. This was in no way because I don't care about what's happening in our world. In fact, it's the opposite. My heart is breaking, and has been slowly doing so for the last 3+ years.
There are so many voices out there that have good information, better than I could ever state. I've kept mine quiet so that the wisdom and knowledge of others could be heard.
But make no mistake...I care. I care so much, it hurts. A lot. And I never want you to think that I don't.
These are my beliefs: Black Lives Matter. Science is Real. Love is Love. Women's Rights are Human Rights. No Human is Illegal. Kindness is Everything.
(Yes, I stole that from a poster, but I fully believe every word of it.)
This is your last chance to get the Found Series books 1-3 at $.99 AND to get the entire series from other retailers besides Amazon.
Sunday night all the sale prices for books 1-3 of the Found Series will be going back to regular retail PLUS all four books will no longer be available at all retailers.
I am going to put the whole Found Series into Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program, which is good news for KU customers, but not so good news for readers on other platforms. This is an experiment, and right now I plan to only have the series in the program for 90 days.
His entire life, Tommy Garrett has dealt with self-doubts. He thought he’d conquered the majority of them until a chance meeting with an author brought his illiteracy to the forefront...again. Growing up with un-diagnosed dyslexia has left Tommy barely able to read, but books are his Nirvana. Now he spends his life creating art dedicated to the love of those “untouchable” items.
Robert McIntyre, Mac, is a best-selling, highly celebrated author. But his point of view has become a little bit too narrow...until Tommy opens his eyes. That chance meeting has changed everything about his world. He has no idea how to find the beautiful man he met, and offended, at the library book sale. But when he does, Tommy’s life is in crisis-mode. It’s the holidays and Mac can’t just standby when Tommy needs help, whether Tommy wants it or not.
Two artistic men. One shared passion for books.
Life is hard, and sometimes when conflict arises you have to write your own plot twist to pull yourself out of the fray.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...or does it?
Emily Hodges went to Vegas for her best friend's wedding. She was NOT looking for a husband. Been there, done that, never doing it again. She has enough scars on her heart, and doesn't need or want any more.
Brady Gresham went to Vegas to find his musical voice again. Instead he found an inspiring muse in the form of Emily. But right now his musical career is his focus. He's too young to want or need to be tied down.
Somehow their drunken get-together turned into a wedding that neither one of them can remember or explain.
Waking up married was never part of the plan, but you know what they say about best laid plans...
Book #3 in the Found series
After suffering a traumatic brain injury the final football game his senior year in high school, Ryder Garrett's life was never normal again. Most days he's happy when he can remember the way home. There's no room in his life for romance or love, which means he's destined to die a virgin.
Stig Minton doesn't remember what virginity felt like. Twelve years older than Ryder, he's been around the block too many times to count and has the scars to prove it...both physically and mentally.
But as these two men come together to help with a wedding, they forge a friendship, a friendship they both desperately need. As their relationship evolves, feelings go deeper. But is it stupid to risk this new--and, yes necessary--bond in pursuit of something that's doomed to fail?
They both think they're too broken to make this work. But what if they're wrong?
Two broken souls may just be able to find reparation in one another...
A wounded rock star, a bodyguard, and a CEO get trapped in a snowed-in cabin...
It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s not. This is the start of an epic love story between three men. Three men who have a history twined together with encounters and impressions that have marked their years.
They just never realized how all those brief encounters would eventually change their lives forever.
Daniel, the rock star who survived a plane crash and is trying to figure out how to live his life without legs.
Luke, the bodyguard who made so many mistakes and now thinks he doesn’t deserve the man he’s loved for years.
Austin, the CEO who thinks he’s on the outside pulling the strings, but what he doesn’t realize is without him at the core, this relationship will never work...for any of them.
Three men, one snowy winter cabin, one epic love story waiting to be discovered...