Bad to Be Good: Book One Longboat Key, Florida, is about as far from the streets of Detroit as a group of gay former mobsters can get, but threats from within their own organization forced them into witness protection—and a new life. Richard Marsden is making the best of his second chance, tending bar and learning who he is outside of organized crime… and flirting with the cute single dad, Daniel, who comes in every Wednesday. But much like Richard, Daniel hides dark secrets that could get him killed. When Daniel’s past as a hacker catches up to him, Richard … Continued
Clay Kartwell loses his job and gets a call from his estranged father asking for his help back on the family farm, all on the same day. Clay knows he has to return home, even though it’s the last thing he wants to do. Some things back home are best left unremembered. Dell Warrington was Clay’s unrequited high school crush and the man he least wants to see. He’s everything Clay remembered and more, including the father of four-year-old Archie. But Dell hasn’t had it easy either, and not everything is as it seems. Clay sets out to save the … Continued
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
Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his freedom. Because he was born blind, everyone is always trying to shelter him, but he’s determined to live his life on his own terms.
When Chris Anducci is moved off jail duty and into the sheriff’s office, he doesn’t expect his first assignment to be protecting a witness against a human trafficking ring. Knowing the new sheriff doesn’t abide screwups, Chris reluctantly agrees to work the case. Pavle Kasun has spent the last four years of his life at the mercy of others. When an opportunity presented itself, he took it, resulting in his rescue. Now the safe houses he’s placed in are being threatened and he needs protection if he is to have any sort of chance at a life. Chris opens his … Continued
Officer Red Markham knows about the ugly side of life after a car accident left him scarred and his parents dead. His job policing the streets of Carlisle, PA, only adds to the ugliness, and lately, drug overdoses have been on the rise. One afternoon, Red is dispatched to the local Y for a drowning accident involving a child. Arriving on site, he finds the boy rescued by lifeguard Terry Baumgartner. Of course, Red isn’t surprised when gorgeous Terry won’t give him and his ugly mug the time of day.
Overhearing one of the officer’s comment about him being shallow opens Terry’s eyes. Maybe he isn’t as kindhearted as he always thought. His friend Julie suggests he help those less fortunate by delivering food to the elderly. On his route he meets outspoken Margie, a woman who says what’s on her mind. Turns out, she’s Officer Red’s aunt.
Red and Terry’s world collide as Red tries to track the source of the drugs and protect Terry from an ex-boyfriend who won’t take no for an answer. Together they might discover a chance for more than they expected—if they can see beyond what’s on the surface.
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.
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