When Dex Grippon’s mother dies, he takes it as a sign—it’s time to give up acting and return to his hometown. If he can find a way to save his mother’s bookstore, he can preserve the one link he still has to his parents. But keeping an independent bookstore afloat turns out to be more difficult than he anticipated, and Dex isn’t the only one who wonders what else his mom might have been selling. Former cop Les Gable might be off the job, but he has to know what was going on at the bookstore, and he’ll do anything … Continued
Nowhere to Ride Book 2 Stylish Sinclair Llewelling has little contact with his family, but he loves his cousin Lilly very much, and agrees to help her plan the elegant country wedding of her dreams. There’s just one problem: the foreman of the ranch where the wedding is to take place. Former rodeo cowboy Dawson West takes his job very seriously, and he doesn’t appreciate anyone who gets in the way. Ranching is in his blood, and the people he works for are like family to him, so when Sinclair and his plans add to his work, he isn’t quiet … Continued
Jocks and Geeks Book 2 Freelance computer genius Trent Marcus took a web development job he wishes he hadn’t, and now he’s in a world of hurt. With his safety threatened, he needs someone who can protect him from his client, who responds to “no” with threats and intimidation. Personal trainer and silver fox Collin Fitzpatrick gave part of his leg for his country, and now his ex is selling his home, so he needs a place to live quickly. He hears from mutual friends that Trent has a room he can use and needs Collin’s help. Neither Trent … Continued
Everybody needs to be rescued sometime. Veterinarian Mitchell Brannigan gets off to a rocky start with his new neighbor when someone calls the town to complain about the noise. Mitchell runs a shelter for rescue dogs, and dogs bark. But when he goes to make peace, he meets Beau Pfister and his fussy baby daughter, Jessica… and starts to fall in love. Beau moved out to the country to get away from his abusive ex-husband, but raising an infant alone, with no support network, is lonely and exhausting. The last thing he expects is a helping hand from the neighbor … Continued
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.
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.
Most of the time ranchhand David rescues stray cattle, but this time he and his fellow cowboys Wally and Haven save a stranded motorist. David is surprised to find his former high school classmate nearly frozen in his car. After learning that Brian Applewright’s boss fired him from his ranch for being gay, they invite him back to theirs to take a job.
David and Brian moved in different social circles at school, but working together brings them closer. However, David has a rocky history on the ranch. The foreman is his ex, and he only recently returned after a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to find greener pastures. He can’t risk his heart getting close to anyone.
But on a ranch, nature has a way of forcing an issue. When a snowstorm threatens, David and Brian head out to mend a fence and round up some stray cattle. David gets injured, and they must survive in the snow, cold, and wind. It might be the start of a relationship… or the end of their lives.
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New Titles Coming
I have been working on a number of new titles over the past few months. I have started a new Carlisle Troopers series. The first store, Fire and Sand is done. Fire and Glass is a work in progress. I’ve also completed the their story in the Nowhere to Ride series. Nowhere to Run will be out in October and Nowhere to Hide will release in a few days. The final novel on the Bad to be Good series will release in November. Bad to be Noble is Terrance’s story. I also have a holiday story, Bad to be Merry … Continued
Nowhere to Ride – Available for Preorder – Worldwide Links
I have received a number of messages that you are having trouble locating Nowhere to Ride. So I thought I’d put together a post with all the links. I hope this helps. US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09516R6NK UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09516R6NK DE – https://www.amazon.de/dp/B09516R6NK FR – https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B09516R6NK ES – https://www.amazon.es/dp/B09516R6NK IT – https://www.amazon.it/dp/B09516R6NK NL – https://www.amazon.nl/dp/B09516R6NK JP – https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B09516R6NK BR – https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B09516R6NK CA – https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B09516R6NK MX – https://www.amazon.com.mx/dp/B09516R6NK AU – https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B09516R6NK IN – https://www.amazon.in/dp/B09516R6NK
Home and Family
I thought I’d give you all a preview of Home and Family. It released last Tuesday. I spent part of my teenage years in the country. I worked with plenty of animals, hauled hay and shoveled enough poo to last a lifetime. Still it was a happy time. We didn’t have a lot, but there was space and a chance to explore part of the world. I remember it fondly. Excerpt: Mark has worked on Clay and Dell’s farm for a year, and he’s now in charge of the care and feeding of their growing herd of goats. He’s … Continued
Half A Cowboy – A Glimpse Behind the Story
Half a cowboy features a character who uses a cane largely for balance. Its because of an injury he sustained years earlier. He came to me because of two friends of mine who use canes to get around. They are dear friends and amazing people. And when they shared some of their stories with me about how difficult it can be to navigate the world with a cane, it made me angry. Very angry. A lot of the things we take for granted become harder if you need a cane. For example you only have one hand free. Or when … Continued