Welcome to Autumn

Its September and I always love this time of year. The heat of summer abates with cooler nights.  I love being able to sleep with the windows open.  Fall is also the start of what I like to call cuddle season.  All summer its too hot, so Dominic and I tend to sleep on our own sides of the bed.  But with the coming of fall, I start to get colder at night and slide closer to Dominic.  Often during the night I end up pressed right against him. Of course as the season wears on, mother nature brings out … Continued

Read more →


Saying Goodbye to My Mom

As many of you know, I lost my mom about a month ago and late last month we held a memorial service.  How do you say goodbye to decades of love and care. I tried to put all that in words and I thought I’d share what I wrote. In trying to prepare what I wanted to say, I ended up staring at my computer screen because nothing came. I wrote the words “Mom was.” And that was all that came and I didn’t know what to say. That’s bad… really bad because words are my life. I write thousands … Continued

Read more →


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

Read more →


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

Read more →


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

Read more →


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

Read more →


Guest: Tucker McCallahan – Resist and Triumph Blog Tour

  First I’d like to thank the inestimable Andrew Grey for having me on his blog. Thanks, Andrew! The Resist & Triumph Anthology was the brainchild of Grace Duncan, and I was privileged to be able to serve as a co-editor as well as a contributing author. It’s always exciting to me when artists come together and give of their talents; I think it’s such a wonderful way to both bring attention to issues and effect change. The stories in the anthology cover a wide range of genres; everything from historical romance to dystopian future fiction. What they have in … Continued

Read more →


Guest: Sean Michael – Protection Detail Blog Tour

  A big thank you to Andrew Grey for hosting me today! I’ve really enjoyed writing the Underground series of books. There’s something very sexy about a blue collar man – especially if he’s also in a uniform. I think a part of it is because it’s easier for me to identify with the blue collar crowd than the millionaire or high powered executive. The later are the stuff of fantasy, whereas the blue collar boys feel much more real. In Protection Detail, both men work as bodyguards (or as the organizer of bodyguards in Dustin’s case – he’s moved … Continued

Read more →


Guest: How to Drink Like a Champion by Brianna Kienitz

  How to Drink Like a Champion A foxy fox and a T-rex walk into a gay bar. It’s not a joke, it’s Off Pitch. Well, it is hilarious, but I don’t want to give too much away and spoil the fun for you. Suffice to say that Adeline Fahey’s 21st birthday is a night she may or may not remember forever. I named a couple of the drinks she enjoyed along the way, and have since had numerous requests from beta readers to share the recipes for them. Without further ado, and here to wet your whistle, I give … Continued

Read more →


Taming the Beast – Releasing October 13

Beauty – Beau is beautiful on the inside.  He doesn’t consider himself handsome and has some scars from childhood.   But he has a heart of gold.  Beau manages a substance abuse clinic and not only works with addicts, but their children and families in order to help all of them build better lives.  He’s truly an amazing man. Beast – Dante is wealthy, tall, dark, handsome and he has a past that haunts him.  That past is the subject of rumor and legend around St. Giles and as a result Dante had isolated himself.  Guilt and recrimination have driven … Continued

Read more →