Dr. Jackson Burnside is an orthopedic surgeon who made his own way. Always different, he got out of Natchez before his family could throw him out, but still wishes things could be reconciled. He’s built a successful practice and a sound reputation in Carlisle. When he’s called to the hospital for a consultation, the last person he expects to meet is Wes. Wes Fortier had fewer opportunities than Jackson, but he’s worked hard and has a good job that brought him to Carlisle. A work injury lands him in the ER, where he crosses paths again with Jackson, who may … Continued
Can a single dad with a criminal past find love with the cop who pulled him over? When single dad Quinton Jackson gets stopped for speeding, he thinks he’s lost both his freedom and his infant son, who’s in the car he’s been chasing down the highway. Amazingly, State Trooper Wyatt Nelson not only believes him, he radios for help and reunites Quinton with baby Callum. Wyatt should ticket Quinton, but something makes him look past Quinton’s record. Watching him with his child proves he made the right decision. Quinton is a loving, devoted father—and he’s handsome. Wyatt can’t help … Continued
Police officer Finnigan Pettaprin’s life is his job. He’s driven to be the best, always. Past relationships have largely been heartbreaking, so he keeps to himself. The last thing he expects is for a near-disastrous car chase through town to bring him in contact with Mark, the one who got away. Mark Wallace hasn’t had the best luck in life. He managed to get out of Chicago with his freedom and his son, Lonnie, and needs help. Finn is the one friend he knows he can count on for a temporary place to stay, and possibly more. He’s hoping for … Continued
Florist to the stars Vin Robbins is in high demand in LA, but he hates working for someone else. When he returns to his Pennsylvania home to help his widowed father, he finds an opportunity he never expected with his first love, but learns that someone’s been taking advantage of the unused family greenhouse. Casey Lombard wasted too much of his life denying who he is and what he wants, but he won’t do that any longer. His biggest regret is letting Vin go, so running into Vin again when he gets called to investigate who planted pot on Vin’s … Continued
Will Martin’s racist father, Kevin, hates Native Americans and wants to keep them off his property, never mind that part of the ranch land is sacred ground for the Sioux. When they request access for prayer, Kevin refuses—but Will doesn’t share his father’s views. Ever since he first saw Takoda Red Bird during one of the Sioux sacred ceremonies, Will has been fascinated.
The heat is growing from the inside, but danger is building on the outside. Judge Andrew Phillips runs a tight ship in his courtroom. He’s tough, and when he hands down a sentence, he expects to be obeyed. So when a fugitive named Harper escapes and threatens his life, Andrew isn’t keen on twenty-four/seven protection… especially not from Deputy Clay Brown. They have a past, one that could cause problems in their careers. But with Clay assigned to Andrew and the two of them together every minute, there’s nowhere to hide from their attraction—or from the fact that there’s much … Continued
Dan was a throwaway child and learned to take care of himself in foster care. As an adult, he devotes his life to the business he started and his heart to raising children no one else wants. Dan has already adopted six-year-old Lila, who walks on crutches, and then decides to adopt eight-year-old Jerry, who suffers from MD and is confined to a wheelchair.
Also abandoned as a child, Connor ended up on his own and retreated into himself. He works as a carpenter and woodcarver and is the perfect man to ensure Dan’s home becomes wheelchair accessible.
When Dan hires Connor, neither of the men are ready to open their hearts to the possibility of love. As they learn how much they have in common, both of them must weigh the possibility of family and a future against the risks of getting hurt again.
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.
My Latest Blog Posts
I Love a Hot Firemen
Like many of you, I love a hot fireman, especially one with a gentle heart under his rugged exterior. With that in mind, I wrote Fireman’s Cary. We all know that firemen carry people out of burning buildings, but sometimes it’s the fireman who needs to be carried, even if it’s only in spirit. Fireman’s Carry is releasing April 18 and is self-published. Orphaned as a child, Jordan Kramer is a 28-year-old loner who lives for his work as a firefighter. It’s who he is. But his life changes when, on his way home from a fire, … Continued
Everyone Has a Superpower
I really believe that everyone has some sort of superpower. The thing is that sometimes it just takes us a while to find it and some of us are still looking. While for some of us, our superpower is right under our noses the entire time. I also believe that a lot of the time, we don’t recognize our own superpower, but others do. Among other things, The Doctor’s Desire is about one man’s journey to his superpower. I really hope you enjoy. General practitioner Dustin Avarilla has been on the job for a few years—long enough to … Continued
Second Chance Later in Life
My husband and I have been married for over 25 years and I can say with certainty that no relationship is perfect or stays the same. Time, familiarity, age, complacency sometimes distance, work, all take their toll on a relationship, wearing it down like the sea pounding a rock. It can’t help but be affected. I know this firsthand because Dominic and my relationship has changed as well. But after so many years, its easy to fall into a rut and to take the other for granted. That is why I wrote Second Go Round. I wanted to show … Continued
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