An Irresistible Shadow
Shadow Guardians Book 1
Trust is more valuable than gold in a world where traitors conspire, and even shadows demand payment.
Lady Evelyn Montgomery, only daughter of the Baron of Rayne, detests the thought of marriage and vows to never allow a man to control her. To escape the constraints of propriety, she steals away from the safety of the keep and stumbles across a plot designed to ignite tension between England and Scotland. When a mysterious hooded man steps in to save her, she must decide if he is friend or foe, and if he truly means to aid her despite his charm and the burgeoning attraction between them.
Hiding beneath his black cowl and blending into the night, Gabriel, a Shadow Guardian, is bound by honor and duty to protect the Baron’s daughter at any cost. But Lady Evelyn is far from the delicate flower he anticipated. When he confronts her with his admiration, she remains steadfast in her determination that no man will possess her. He must convince her love can be more than possession before the traitor tears them apart and he loses her forever.
A Shadow’s Kiss
Shadow Guardians Book 2
Torn between duty and desire, a knight and his lady must decide if their love is worth the price of treason.
Whisked away from her uncle’s barony to be reunited with her family in the Scottish Highlands, Madeline Campbell abandons her life in England and the knight who stole her heart. The reunion quickly sours when she realizes her father intends to present her as a bride to the winner of the Highland Tournament. With no one to turn to for comfort or guidance, Madeline resigns herself: do her duty to her clan and marry the winner.
An English knight has no place on Scottish soil, but Alexander must complete the mission tasked by the Baron of Rayne. Find Madeline and ensure her safety. No one can deny the desire binding them together, but when it sparks jealousy in the other clansmen, they have no alternative but to run. As secrets emerge from the shadows of the past, Alexander and Madeline are forced to choose between their duty and their heart’s desire.
Jewel of Winter
Thieves of Winter Book 1
***This is the first book in a Trilogy. Each book focuses on a different relationship taking place during the same time frame.***
A simple country girl at the mercy of a cold-hearted thief with more secrets than scruples.
As a widow, Jessamine Watson gained the freedom she’d always desired. Her late husband left her his sole possession, an inn on the north road to Scotland. When a trio of gentlemen appear at the doorstep of her isolated inn during a snowstorm, Jess can’t help the curiosity coursing through her veins. Eavesdropping on their conversation only entangles her in their web of deception.
To the petite innkeeper, Edmund is a wealthy thief. Allowing her to think what she will, he decides to use her to his advantage. That is until she hides the stolen jewels and refuses to reveal their location. Never cowed by a challenge, Edmund issues an ultimatum: return the jewels or repay the debt with her body.
At Winter’s Demand
Thieves of Winter Book 2
***This is the second book in a Trilogy. Each book focuses on a different relationship taking place during the same time frame.***
A spirited country girl at the mercy of a silent thief harboring a dangerous secret.
Working at the inn, Miss Judith Tindall fears a constant state of boredom. One snowy night, three strange gentlemen appear and topple her quiet haven into chaos. The leader kidnaps her sister, leaving her under the stern eye of his silent compatriot. Her sister had warned her one day she’d cross the line. With him, that doesn’t take more than a frying pan to the head.
Simon detests disorder. Edmund charged him with one mission: find the jewels. But he never counted on a feisty, curvaceous hellcat standing in his way. She demands to be reunited with her sister in London, and Simon is more than willing to leave her on his friend’s doorstep. When she’s kidnapped at King’s Cross Station, he must summon all his unsavory resources to find the woman who unwittingly stole his heart.
Under Winter’s Control
Thieves of Winter Book 3
***This is the third book in a Trilogy. Each book focuses on a different relationship taking place during the same time frame.***
A defiant lady at the mercy of an indifferent thief hiding a compromising secret.
During one of the most anticipated events of the season, Lady Katherine Reddington vanished without a trace. Several months later, the jewels she wore that fateful night appears in the possession of the Earl of Norwich.
Monty has one objective: locate Lady Katherine and restore her to the care of her brother, Edmund. After months of searching every corner of England, the sudden appearance of the jewels gives him a new lead. One that requires Monty venture north into Scotland and into the very conflict he has been desperately trying to avoid.
Seducing Winter’s Gentleman
Thieves of Winter Book 4
A gentleman’s gentleman is expected to keep the secrets of his master.
Loyal butler, James Bates, harbors a scandalous secret of his own. One which remains buried deep beneath his professional demeanor. He desires only to serve in obscurity without inviting further scandal into his life. When the sweet, young Anna enters the household as the new ladies’ maid, he discovers a passion he had long banished hope of ever possessing.
Bates treats Anna with kindness, and although his regard for the young woman is far from virtuous, he maintains propriety. When Anna returns his affections, it seems his happiness will be complete. That is until accounts of the horrid actions of his youth rise from the past to steal away everything he loves—including his beloved Anna.
Stealing the Widow’s Heart
Thieves of Winter Book 5
Shrouded by secrets and scandal, Lady Delilah DeMonde, Viscountess of Everley, lives her life on her terms. Society be damned. After burying the past with her deceased husband, Lilah finds the life of a widow suits her perfectly. There is not a man in the world who can tempt her until the American arrives.
Mr. Warren Gallagher dedicated his life to his family’s business. Determined to find a way to expand their business to London, Warren finds little diverts his attention from his work until she crosses his path. Throughout his travels, he has met women aplenty, but none drive him to distraction the way Lady Everley does.
With tension pulsing between them, Lilah fights against her desire to surrender fearing the past will come back to haunt her.
The Thieves of Winter Trilogy
Contains three novellas: Jewel of Winter, At Winter’s Demand, and Under Winter’s Control.
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A Cowboy Sunrise
Frustrated over losing her job, Katie accepts her best friend’s invitation to spend a few weeks at their dude ranch in Wyoming. She never expected the stampede of desire when she caught a glimpse of her first authentic cowboy. Her mind immediately wondered what the handsome cowboy hid beneath his dusty wranglers. Katie never expected to find a man, let alone one whose kisses turned her limbs into jello. She must choose: return to her life in the city alone or remain with the cowboy of her dreams.
Alton, Illinois 1933
Virginia Chapman dresses like a boy and looks a half a decade younger than her nineteen years. Her sharp tongue and bold confidence help her keep up with her six brothers. But life is hard in a small river town, and families do what they must to survive. Even if it’s illegal…like distilling moonshine and selling it.
British ex-patriot, veteran, and businessman, Nathaniel Blackthorne, dislikes complications. Especially the river rat daughter of his supplier who stows away on his steamboat when her family is attacked by one of his rivals. To ensure her safety, Nathaniel must transform Virginia into a lady and keep her close, without losing his heart or risking both of their lives.
Deceiving the Earl
Lady Adele Prescott is dead. At least that’s what the whole of London society believes. After recovering from her injuries in secret, she knows she should remain in hiding. But nothing will keep her from taking a position as a maid in the home of the lord she believes murdered her family.
Christopher Underwood, former military man and amateur inventor, wants no part of society or his newly acquired title. He spends his time in seclusion hiding from the ghosts of his past. When he discovers his new maid bears a striking resemblance to the dead daughter of his former partner, a dangerous plan takes root in his mind.
Secrets and lies may bind them, but only the truth will set them free.
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A Lockdown Love Affair
Ben Statler: I’m pissed. Thanks to the global pandemic and subsequent city-wide lockdown, my career, my whole life, is now on hold. As if to add insult to injury, there’s a tantalizing stranger on the next rooftop over and I can’t stop thinking about her.
Penelope Weiss: In the midst of sorting my grandparent’s estate, I’m shocked to find the city in lockdown. Convinced a little sunshine and TLC can fix almost everything, I embrace my time in isolation and tend to my rooftop garden. I never expected the grump next door to rain on my solitude and leave me soaking wet.
Social distancing sucks. But as the days stretch on, a startling realization unfolds. Some people are worth the risk.
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A Holiday Love Affair
Lucy Mackewitz: I hate holidays, but I hate Evan Waldorf even more. The chemistry between us is undeniable, but I don’t do relationships. Never have and never will.
When I’m offered a week-long holiday, I jump at the opportunity. Unfortunately, my destination isn’t the white sand beaches of the Florida coast. It’s a lakeside cabin in Shipshewana, Indiana, and it belongs to Evan.
Evan Waldorf: I may have a multi-million-dollar business and a trendy Brooklyn Heights apartment, but I’m still a country boy at heart. I want Lucy even though she’s made it clear she’s not interested. So, at the first opportunity, I take a chance.
Only a country boy can drive a city girl this crazy and still make her fall in love.
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Mistletoe and Mistakes
Vivian Halloway: I love Christmas in our quaint little Pennsylvanian town.
When Andrew shows up in my coffee shop, my holiday cheer goes right out the window. I hate him, but not because he dislikes Christmas or abandoned our small town twenty years ago to find success in New York City. No. I hate him because before he vanished, I made the cardinal sins of mistakes. I fell in love with my best friend’s older brother. How dare he just waltz back into my life and expect a warm welcome home.
Andrew Cooper: I’ve been a horrible grandson. For twenty years, I avoided returning to my hometown. After the year from hell, I accept my grandmother’s invitation to spend Christmas with her. Or so I thought. Instead, I find myself ordering coffee from Vivian, my sister’s best friend and the one woman I’ve never been able to forget. But why does she hate me so much?
There’s a winter storm brewing, and I won’t make the same mistake twice.
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Seduction on the Alpine Express
Matilda Hudson fell in love with the wrong man.
At twelve years old, she knew there would only be one man in the world who suited her. Major Anson Montgomery. After nine years of innocent correspondence and a failed engagement to another man, she still harbors a deep affection for the major. Determined, Matilda risks ruin and scandal to ensure he reciprocates her affections.
Major Anson Montgomery knows only duty and sacrifice. He dedicates every waking moment to ensure the safety of those under his protection. When his best friend’s daughter confesses her affection in a letter, he is horrified when he realizes the truth. He desires the woman she has become.
When Anson boards the Alpine Express in Paris, he never expects to find Matilda hiding in the next compartment. He has no choice but to assume responsibility for her well-being until they reach Vienna. But time spent in each other’s company reveals much more than their correspondence ever did, and it may prove more profound than either of them expected.
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Temptation on the Alpine Express
Gertrude Bleul is quite adept at keeping the secrets of her mistress, the Countess von Breunner, as well as her own. Working as a ladies’ maid for the Russian born countess proves to be the perfect situation, except for the Countess’ handsome guard with his piercing stare and stoic demeanor. He will protect her with his life, but she will never possess his heart.
Lieutenant Nikolai Veronia served Russia with honor, and his brave actions secure him a position of employment in the service of a grateful Countess von Breunner. Nikolai dedicates his life to protecting those in his care, but an unexpected attraction to the beautiful Bavarian maid blossoms into something he never expected.
When a photograph and a mysterious note arrive for the Countess, Gertrude and Nikolai must undertake a simple task, return to Vienna and await further instructions. On the Alpine Express, the duo realize there is more complexity to their mission than previously thought and passions ignite as secrets are unearthed in the snowy alpine mountains.
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When I Found You
This year sucks. I lost my job, my boyfriend, and now my mom. The worst year of my life is about to end, and I don’t hold much hope for the future. Dad would know what to do. I escape to the one place where I feel connected to him, the top of the Empire State Building. Instead, I find a star-spattered void and a gaping hole in my chest. But the universe isn’t finished with me yet.
When I wake up in 1985, I must be dreaming or dead. The most pressing issue stands at six foot two and looks like he stepped out of my fantasies. Unfortunately, he’s my father’s boss.
Assault and kidnapping was not how I envisioned starting the new year. I came into work to get some papers and ended up accidentally knocking a stranger unconscious. Who the hell is this woman and why is she snooping around my office in the first place? Too bad she doesn’t remember anything besides her first name.
Between her strange comments, odd requests, and unsettling questions, something doesn’t add up. She’s not telling me the whole truth. But, as time wears on, I realize it’s useless to deny the attraction simmering between us, even if she insists we were never meant to be.
Confessions of a Fangirl (Book 1 of Her Confessions)
Life is good. I have a plush job, supportive friends, and a close-knit family. When the new hottie at the office asks me out on a date, I think I just won the jackpot.
Until movie night with the girls leads me down a dark rabbit hole. Who is he? An innocent Google search about a handsome actor has my imagination spinning. Now I’m drowning, and I don’t want salvation. I want him.
But I already have the perfect man. This obsession might just ruin my life.
Confessions of a Gamer Girl (Book 2 of Her Confessions)
Life is fanfrickentastic. I’m an independent woman working for a multi-million-dollar company where I’m treated as a valuable member of the team and not an errand girl. I don’t want nor need a man’s approval. My abilities speak for themselves.
Outside of work, gaming is my life, my escape, and I’m damn good at it. But girls aren’t supposed to be gamers. Bullshit.
For years I strived to be taken seriously, and I’m not about to let some freelance computer whiz steal my thunder. Even if he is my best friend’s roommate and hot enough to send my motherboard into meltdown. When I’m forced to team up with him on a project, our competitive natures and simmering chemistry only complicate matters. Is this game over?
Confessions of a Glamour Girl (Book 3 of Her Confessions)
After years of being Daddy’s little girl, I have finally cut the cord. I have a stable career and supportive friends. Life couldn’t be sweeter. All that’s left for me to pursue is my dream of being a couture designer.
I just have to keep my wandering mind from being distracted by the cunning silver fox who just so happens to be my boss. With his old Hollywood good looks and unwavering confidence, he is the perfect man…until I meet the cowboy in an online chat group.
My penchant for older men has me in quite a bind, but my dream of being an independent woman makes this so much more difficult. Love shouldn’t be this complicated.
The Flight Before Christmas
(A Christmas Novella)
It’s not that I hate Christmas, but I hate it. Since my divorce and Grandma’s death ten years ago, I haven’t returned to Alton, Illinois. I don’t need a man and I don’t need my family romping around in my personal life. I’m perfectly content with my thriving international IT security business and my cozy apartment overlooking the bay in New York. But when Grandpa guilt trips me into coming back the night before Christmas, I make a last-minute decision and change my flight.
All thoughts of my impending family fiasco disappear when I see my sexy flight attendant. He looks like he should be wearing a military uniform not serving drinks in first class. I know it’s been a while, but how desperate am I to consider propositioning a stranger for a one night stand?
Not that it matters because all his etiquette goes out the window when we face off. I’ve never seen a man look like he wants to ravage me as much as he wants to berate me. Maybe this is a bad idea. So much could go wrong on this flight before Christmas.
Curse of the Huntsman’s Jewel (A Twisted Fairy Tale)
Once upon a time, an ancient darkness consumed the land. It cursed the innocent and seduced the powerful. No man could break it for none possessed the knowledge or the will to do so.
After seven years hunting the beasts who killed her aunt and grandmother, Scarlett returns to her cousins, Bianca and Rose, only to find her uncle slaughtered in the forest near their cottage. The man who once protected them from the queen was gone.
When three handsome brothers appear at the village market selling their wares, Scarlett and Bianca hesitate to welcome the outsiders, but Rose takes an immediate liking to the burly, quiet middle brother.
Unease fills the women when it becomes obvious something is hunting them. Trained in the art of the hunt and the healing power of nature, they set out to uncover the sinister truth behind the death of their family members. Wandering down a dark and twisted road, the trio soon discovers the hunter can easily become the prey.