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
Geoff is in the city, living the gay life to the hilt, when his father’s death convinces him to return to the family farm. Discovering a young Amish man asleep in his barn, Geoff learns that Eli is spending a year away from the community before accepting baptism into the church.
Former mercenary Bull Krebbs now heads up security at his nightclub in Harrisburg, PA. Working the door night after night, he’s seen it all. Though tough on the outside, he’s a little hurt that people find him unapproachable. Then he pulls a cute twink out of line to perform a random search, and he’s surprised when the guy giggles and squirms.
When architect Gregory Hampton’s son, Davey, starts having trouble in Little League, Greg takes him to an eye doctor. The diagnosis hits them hard. Davey’s sight is degenerating rapidly, and eventually he’ll go blind.
Tom Spangler is used to getting what he wants. When Greg captures his attention, he asks Greg for a date. They have a good time until Greg gets a call from the friends watching his son, telling him Davey has fallen. Greg and Tom return to find the worst has happened—Davey can no longer see.
With so much going on in his life, Greg doubts he’ll see Tom again. But Tom has researched beep baseball, where balls and bases make sounds to enable the visually impaired to participate in Little League. Tom spearheads an effort to form a team so Davey can continue to play the game he loves. But when Greg’s ex-wife shows up with her doctor boyfriend, offering a possible cure through a radical procedure, Greg must decide how far he’ll go to give Davey a chance at getting his sight back.
Robert Morton is in for the surprise of a lifetime. His mother, a bit of a rebel, raised him away from the rest of the family, and it’s not until he’s contacted by his lawyer about an inheritance that he learns who he truly is: the new Earl of Hantford. His legacy includes ownership of the historic Ashton Park Estate—which needs repairs Robert cannot afford. He’ll simply do what the nobility has done for centuries when in need of money. He’ll marry it. Tech wizard Daniel Fabian is wealthy and successful. In fact, he has almost everything—except a title to make … Continued
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