Can the Northern Lights and a second-chance romance return inspiration to a struggling artist? When New York painter Devon Starr gives up his vices, his muses depart along with them. Devon needs a change, but when his father’s stroke brings him home to Alaska, the small town where he grew up isn’t what he remembers. Enrique Salazar remembers Devon well, and he makes it his personal mission to open Devon’s eyes to the rugged beauty and possibilities all around them. The two men grow closer, and just as Devon begins to see what’s always been there for him, they’re called … Continued
A Carlisle Deputies Novel When Deputy Nick Senaster chastises a bunch of college kids at a bar, he doesn’t think anything of it, even if their leader is gorgeous. The guy is too young and way too cocky, and soon Nick has an emergency foster placement to focus on. His first job is ensuring ten-year-old Ethan knows someone cares for him. But Nick doesn’t realize Ethan is a package deal. When Alexander finds out his abusive stepfather, Dieter, has lost custody of his half brother, he’s torn between relief and dread. Alexander can’t get custody until he can provide a home for … Continued
Rancher Martin Jamuson has a deep understanding of horses. He just wishes his instincts extended to his best friend, Scarborough Croughton, and the changes in their feelings toward each other. Martin may be the only friend Scarborough has in their small town, but Scarborough is a man of secrets, an outsider who’s made his own way and believes he can only rely on himself when the chips are down. Still, when he needs help with a horse, he naturally comes to Martin. As they work together, Martin becomes more determined than ever to show Scarborough he’s someone he can trust… … Continued
Some moments happen once in a lifetime, and you have to catch them and hold on tight. Arty Reynolds chased his dream to Broadway, but after his father is injured, he must return to the small fishing community where he grew up, at least until his dad is back on his feet. Jamie Wilson fled his family farm but failed to achieve real independence. Arty is hiring for a trip on the gulf, and it’ll get Jamie one step closer to his goal. Neither man plans to stay in Florida long-term, neither is looking for love, and they’re both blown … Continued
Carter Schunk is a dedicated police officer with a difficult past and a big heart. When he’s called to a domestic disturbance, he finds a fatally injured woman, and a child, Alex, who is in desperate need of care. Child Services is called, and the last man on earth Carter wants to see walks through the door. Carter had a fling with Donald a year ago and found him as cold as ice since it ended.
Donald (Ice) Ickle has had a hard life he shares with no one, and he’s closed his heart to all. It’s partly to keep himself from getting hurt and partly the way he deals with a job he’s good at, because he does what needs to be done without getting emotionally involved. When he meets Carter again, he maintains his usual distance, but Carter gets under his skin, and against his better judgment, Donald lets Carter guilt him into taking Alex when there isn’t other foster care available. Carter even offers to help care for the boy.
Donald has a past he doesn’t want to discuss with anyone, least of all Carter, who has his own past he’d just as soon keep to himself. But it’s Alex’s secrets that could either pull them together or rip them apart—secrets the boy isn’t able to tell them and yet could be the key to happiness for all of them.
Brendon Marcus lives for his work. A boy genius who fast-tracked his way to college professor by his early twenties, he doesn’t know any other way to be. People confound him. So when Josh Horton, the assistant football coach, pursues him, Brendon isn’t sure what to make of him.
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
Lowell Cartwright’s life as a mercenary problem solver has taken its toll, and after one more difficult job, he wants out. For help, he turns to Bull, a soldier of fortune turned club owner—not exactly a friend, but the best chance Lowell has. He visits Bull’s club to scope it out and meets Jeremy Hodgson. The twink captures his attention in a big way. Bull tells Lowell to stay away from the club until he decides whether he can help, so Lowell stays in town. When he spots Jeremy passed out on the floor of a convenience store, he goes to Jeremy’s aid.
Lowell piques Jeremy’s interest immediately, pushing all the right buttons. Then, when Jeremy needs help, Lowell’s kindness turns interest into something more.
But trouble comes knocking when Jeremy’s place is bugged. Maybe Lowell’s past is catching up to him, or maybe the danger centers on Jeremy’s roommate Tristan’s mysterious boyfriend. Whatever the source of the problem, the future Lowell and Jeremy hope for doesn’t stand a chance unless they can find a way to protect themselves.
My Latest Blog Posts
The Story Behind the Story – Paint By Number
Paint by Number releases September 8 and I thought I would share with you the story behind this book. I was visiting with Karen Rose and somehow we got on the subject of Alaska and I started talking. My mother’s sister taught elementary school is Anchorage for over 20 years and lived there for over 40. In that tine I got to visit her and it was something special. The first time I was twelve years old and spent a month with her. It was a real eye opening trip for me. My first real chance to be away from … Continued
Carlisle Deputies – All Good Things Must End
All good things must come to an end and as much as I hate to say it, Fire and Diamond is the last Carlisle Deputies story. I have enjoyed all of the stories set in Carlisle. Its home and I love writing about my home town and the people in it. Each of these stories was inspired by events where I live or by things I’ve seen. This particular story came to me after driving past a house in the country that that looked more like a junkyard. Thankfully, it has since been cleaned up, but elements of this story … Continued
Hard Road Back Coming May 5
Hard Road back releases May 5 and its quite a ride. This was one of those stories that just stuck with me. I wrote parts of it while I was on vacation last summer. It was pretty amazing. I was on vacation in both body and spirit. I’m always amazed at hw a story can transport me to another place. What’s really fun is when the one I’m working on does that for me. This one was very much like that. I got to ride horses, have th wind ruffle my hair, go on adventures, and then come home, all … Continued
Sneak Peek of Catch of a Lifetime
Catch of a Lifetime releases April 7 and came about because of a trip to visit a good friend in Florida. We took a day trip on a boat around the inland bay near Longboat Key and saw dolphins and egrets and tons of other wildlife. While on the boat, the captain, whose family were fisherman, told us about the life they lead and that got my mind working. In that hour or so, Catch of Lifetime was born. I really hope you love this story. It touched my heart and I hope it does the same for you. Some … Continued