Kicking off a new series, Chasing the Devil begins the stories of three grown men who originally met as teenagers at a harsh reform school.
Juan Mendez is now thirty-two years old, but he still harbors guilt over landing in a private juvenile detention facility. Guilt and a thirst for revenge. But then he meets sweet and sunny Janelle Peterson, and it gets damn difficult to hang onto his dark plans.
Janelle, at age twenty-eight, has decided it’s time to get a life. For too long she’s lolled in the background behind her famous and wealthy father. Juan’s offer of a job, researching an evil drug lord, sounds like an excellent opportunity to do something important for the world. She soon discovers, however, there’s more to Juan’s interest in El Diablo than he’s telling her. Too late, she finds she’s put her heart in a dangerous place.
Chasing the Devil, the first book in the Bad Boy Series, is now available at Smashwords and Amazon.
Erica Carmichael hasn’t been home in ten years. Disbelieving her father’s new sobriety, she’d fled the family house straight out of high school and is only back now to take care of her newly orphaned teenage brother. She’s mystified, thrilled – and very wary – of the handsome guy who lives next door. No man this marvelous has ever before shown an interest in her. He can’t be for real.
Brennan Swift knows Erica has the wrong impression of him. He hasn’t always been the upstanding shop owner he now appears. He also knows he has to shut down his inappropriate attraction to her. He can’t afford a relationship. The last one nearly killed him.
A single romance about the power of love and family. This book should be free wherever it is sold, including Smashwords, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Apple.
Chess Bradshaw and Cookie Thibideaux have known each other – and disliked each other – for twenty years. Chess is the cold enforcer Cookie’s father sent out every time she took a job that was too shady or found an apartment in a neighborhood too dangerous. But now Cookie has finally landed a part in a long-running play, and Chess is the one in trouble. The perfume company he owns has been sabotaged and is faltering. Cookie knows that through their marriage she can help save the company, but can either of them tolerate even a marriage of convenience?
The daughter of a wealthy merchant, Lucy Simple is believed to cast a curse of impotence on any man who gets close to her. Emile ‘the Fox’ has no knowledge of the woman’s menace when he jumps into her bath in order to hide from his latest, and angriest, victim. He thinks he can simply jump out again and be on his merry way, but the best-laid plans are no match for the mischievous workings of love.
I hope everyone has and will continue to enjoy a happy holiday season. To help celebrate, I’ve released my newest novel, That’ll Be the Day, which is now available on Amazon and Smashwords (other retailers coming soon).
In-laws can be a pain. Strong and reliable construction manager Ian believes his late wife’s sister tops the list. But when a fluke heart attack brings him down, he’s forced to turn to feisty Maggie, a woman who understands him better than he thinks.
That’ll Be the Day is now available at Smashwords and Amazon
It takes a lot to set successful career woman Pattie Bowen out of her depth, but one two-year-old child will do it. Suddenly saddled with her orphan nephew after her pampered sister’s mysterious death, Pattie is desperate for help with the kid, so desperate she agrees to hire Zane Kincaid, a man far too mature and too masculine to be a real nanny. Soon Pattie has an additional problem, a man who is way too attractive for a woman who’s sworn off relationships.
If I Loved You is now available at Amazon and Smashwords.
This week in New Orleans 2,000 romance readers, writers, and publishers gather for the Romantic Times convention. Mark Coker of Smashwords ebook distribution is giving a flashdrive with 348 books to each attendee. I’m thrilled to have been asked to participate with my novel, The Heart Heist. Here’s Mr. Coker’s blog about the event: