A Tale from St. Giles Family can be a blessing and a curse, but for artist Florian, it’s a nightmare he longs to escape. As chief designer for Bartholomew Artist Porcelain, Florian specializes in painting birds. He also watches them in the wild to distract himself from his short-tempered mother, at least temporarily. Florian’s heart is too soft to leave his stepsister, Ella, to suffer alone. Still, he can’t help dreaming about one day finding happiness and love. When Count Dieter von Hollenbach arrives in town to visit a friend and present an award, he isn’t looking for romance. Then … Continued
Home, love, and possibilities he never imagined are waiting for Billy Joe to claim them. But first he needs to escape the horrors of his past. A twisted act of cruelty and prejudice drives Billy Joe from his Mississippi home, and he makes it as far as Pennsylvania—where his car breaks down just as the year’s first snowstorm blows in. Fortunately, Carlos is there to lend a hand. Carlos is no stranger to hardship. His family rejected him for being gay, but with determination, he put himself through school and became a librarian. Carlos sees the same willpower in Billy, … Continued
Rekindled Flame: Book Three Sometimes the strongest flames take the longest to ignite. Firefighter Dean’s life revolves around his very ill son, Sammy. Caring for Sammy and working to make ends meet leave Dean time for little else, and romance isn’t something he can even consider—no matter how much he longs for someone special to join their family. Because money is tight, Dean couldn’t be more grateful to the photographer who does Sammy’s session free of charge. After growing up in the foster care system, Marco knows how to rely on himself, and his hard work is about to pay … Continued
When Broadway actor Jonah receives word that his uncle has passed away and named him the heir to a property in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Jonah’s plan is to settle the estate as quickly as possible and return to his life in New York City. Much to Jonah’s surprise, the inheritance includes the Ashford Cemetery—and its hunky groundskeeper, recent Bosnian immigrant Luka Pavelka. Jonah soon discovers Luka is more than easy on the eyes. He sees into Jonah’s heart like no man ever before, and his job at the cemetery is all he has. If Jonah sells, Luka is left with nothing. … Continued
Bryce Morton needs a change of scenery. Since his partner’s death a year ago, he’s become withdrawn and quiet, so his friends, Jerry Lincoln and Akecheta (John) Black Raven, convince him to go camping with them on a Sioux reservation. Though he’s not immediately sure he’s done the right thing, Bryce becomes more interested when he meets Paytah, the man who owns the reservation’s trading post.
Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his freedom. Because he was born blind, everyone is always trying to shelter him, but he’s determined to live his life on his own terms.
Brock Ferguson knew he might run into his ex-boyfriend, Vincent Geraldini, when he took his first job as a police officer in Carlisle. Vincent’s attitude during a routine traffic stop reminds Brock why their relationship didn’t last. What Brock doesn’t expect is finding two scared children in the trunk of a Corvette. He’s also surprised to learn the kids’ mother is Vincent’s sister. But his immediate concern is the safety of the two children, Abey and Penny, and he offers to comfort and care for them when their mother is taken into custody. Vincent is also shocked to learn what … Continued
Garrett Bowman is shocked that fate has brought him to a family who can sign. He’s spent much of his life on the outside looking in, even within his biological family, and to be accepted and employed is more than he could have hoped for. With Connor, who’s included him in his family, Garrett has found a true friend, but with the distant Brit Wilson Haskins, Garrett may have found something more. In no time, Garrett gets under Wilson’s skin and finds his way into Wilson’s heart, and over shared turbulent family histories, Wilson and Garrett form a strong bond.
Wilson’s especially impressed with the way Garrett’s so helpful to Janey, Connor and Dan’s daughter, who is also deaf. When Wilson’s past shows up in the form of his brother Reggie, bringing unscrupulous people to whom Reggie owes money, life begins to unravel. These thugs don’t care how they get their money, what they have to do, or who they might hurt. Without the strength of love and the bonds of family and friends, Garrett and Wilson could pay the ultimate price.
My Latest Blog Posts
Introducing Andy Bear
At RT, I received a Dreamspinner Teddy Bear. I have named him Andy Bear and he’s quite adventurous. So I decided that he’s going to accompany me for a while. While we were in Reno, he picked up a friend, Lizzy and they came home with me. Almost immediately, the two of them got into trouble. Here are some pictures of their antics. Andy first met Lizzie when she was with her owner Elizabeth North. Then he met Dirk Caber and Dirk tickled Andy’s fancy. On the way home, Andy Bear and Lizzy… well the little scamps decided to join … Continued
My Mother – Happy Mother’s Day – Okay, I’m a Little Late
I know its the day after Mother’s Day, but I’ve been thinking about my mom a lot lately. I posted about her on Facebook yesterday and I don’t think it was enough. Currently my mother is in a nursing home. A stroke left her unable to use her left arm and leg. That same stroke also altered her personality and left her impatient, angry, and saying anything that comes to her. Its not a pretty picture. Because of distance, I will see my mom today. What I really want to do is remember my mom for who she was. … Continued
Fire and Agate – What I’m working on now!
I thought I would give you all a little sneak peek into my work in progress. I’m currently working on Fire and Agate, the third story in the Carlisle Deputies series. The second, Fire and Granite will release in July. This is the very opening of the book. I’d love to know what you think. Chapter 1 “Chris,” Briggs said as he stalked into the locker room like a man on a mission. His gaze was hard and his posture as rigid as a two by four. Anger and discontent rolled off him in waves the way they … Continued
Very Early Memories
I loved fairy tales as a kid. One of me earliest television memories was watching Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella on television. It was in black and white and my mom and dad let us stay up late to see it. Mainly because I bugged them. 🙂 I remember my brother falling asleep, but I stayed up all the way through. I think sometimes that those very early memories have colored a lot of my writing. They certainly drove my fascination with the Cinderalla archetype and I’m sure was the origin of Redeeming the Stepbrother. A Tale from St. Giles … Continued