Who Am I
I’m the caterpillar that turns into the butterfly
I’m the whispering in the winds when you walk by
I’m the light behind the twinkling in your eyes
I’m sometimes the conscious you despise
I can be your worst nightmare or your best friend
I can help end life or help it begin
I’ll be there when you lose and there when you win
I can keep an open-mind or give a swift kick in the behind
I’m your relief when you are stressed
I’m the ears that listen to the releasing of your unrest
Divinely created I am a woman truly blessed.
It doesn’t bother me. I like my life the way it is. Since I’m single though, when my best friend and her husband finally decide to go on their dream honeymoon, she asks me to watch their three-year-old son.
Of course, I say yes.
What my best friend neglects to tell me is that I won’t be babysitting alone.
Feeling Max might be too much for me to handle, her husband asks his only single friend to help.
Nick Carrington and I have met a couple of dozen times. I’ve never really given him a second thought–other than to say he’s kind of a jerk. Out loud. So he can hear. Sure, he’s tall, dark, and handsome. And yes, he has the best ass I’ve ever seen, and I mean ever seen quite literally. You see he mooned me at last year’s Fourth of July barbecue because, like I said, he’s a jerk.
He always has to be the life of the party.
He’s also arrogant.
And a playboy.
I’d even go as far as to say he’s a manwhore.
And now I’m stuck with him…for two weeks!
Don’t look at me like that!
It wasn’t like I had a choice.
Besides…what could possibly happen? It’s not like we’re going to fall in love or anything like that!
From the USA Today Bestselling author of ‘Truth or Beard’, this is a full-length, 110k word novel is the first book in the Knitting in the City series.
There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn’t know how to knit.
After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can’t help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan- aka Sir McHotpants- witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can’t afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can’t refuse.
JUNE 14, 2014: Sequel to Neanderthal SEEKS Human (Neanderthal MARRIES Human) is now available everywhere fine books are sold (and also likely at some pirating sites if you’re an evil person and believe stealing is hunky dory).
Samantha Moon hadn’t always been a vampire. Once, she had been a wife and mother, happily married to her soul mate and raising two adorable kids. Once, she had been a federal agent investigating a world teeming with sophisticated scams, drugs, human trafficking and violence. She had hippie parents and a caring sister. She had a small home with an irritatingly detached garage. She had friends, colleagues and normalcy.
That is, until she caught the eye of something evil…
But first, she has a job to do. When her HUD team of federal agents is sent in as backup on a drug raid, she spots a mysterious business card on the fridge. Later, she finds the same card during a routine inspection. Convinced the narcotics traffickers are more widespread than initially thought and are taking advantage of those in need, Sam can’t let it go – even after the gang tries to send her a message written in lead.
Yes, her days at the Department of Housing and Urban Development are typically boring, her worst fear, a paper cut, but little does she know that she has attracted the attention of something dark and hungry. Something that’s about to steal her mortal life… and change her forever.
“He deserves to be murdered.”
“Who said that?”
“Apparently, you did.”
With her bitter divorce behind her, Eve Lloyd wants to relax and think about her next step. Paying her aunt, Mira Lloyd, a.k.a. Elizabeth Lloyd, renowned historical romance author, a long overdue visit, she plans to spend a month on Rock-Maine Island lounging around and plotting the launch of her new life. Her ex-husband, however, has other ideas. As for her aunt… she’s gone missing. And now there’s a dead body to contend with and a murder weapon with her fingerprints on it.
A mantle of suspicion hangs over Eve and everyone she encounters has a reason to want her out of the way. Unwilling to leave matters in the hands of swoon worthy Detective Jack Bradford… only because it’s her civic duty to provide a new perspective, Eve Lloyd engages the assistance of her new friend and fellow suspect, Jill Saunders. They both stumble their way through a long list of possible motives and suspects in a race to find the killer before either one turns into the next victim.
Clean read: no graphic violence, sex, or strong language.
Sometimes the only way to escape your past… is go back to where it all began.
Haunted by memories of her childhood, Maddie dreaded going home to bury the woman who gave her more love than her own parents. Every moment spent in her tiny hometown will bring images of her murdered twin, though these painful reminders become the least of her worries…
Disturbed by visits from her dead sister, Maddie reluctantly agrees to solve the mystery and track down the killer. Digging into her past releases long-suppressed memories, and she begins to doubt everything she once believed. And everyone she thought she could trust.
Especially her high school crush. After finding comfort in his arms, Maddie is shocked to find out he knows more about her early years than she can remember. Torn between forgiving his betrayal or ending their budding romance, she struggles to come to grips with her family’s dark secrets. As she learns to accept the compassion of those who love her, will the horrifying discovery of who killed her sister heal old wounds—or scar her forever?
The Art of Going Home follows a young woman on her personal journey of self-discovery. It is a poignant testament to the real meaning of family and the enduring strength of a sister’s bond.
Please note: Contains mature content. This is the second edition which includes editorial revisions.
The Art of Going Home is Book 1 of The Art of Living Series and includes an excerpt from Book 2, The Art of Being Broken.
Meet Emma Grayson, heroine of The Grayson Trilogy, a series of mysterious and romantic adventure stories.
‘The gun continued to be levelled at me. “Answer it…but don’t tell him I’m here or he’ll get to listen to you die.” That concentrated my mind considerably, and as I reached for my phone I came up with a plan…’
Emma Grayson was left devastated when her life was torn apart by tragedy and betrayal. Now someone believes it’s time for her to start again and puts an advert for a job through her door which leads her to the Melton Estate. Despite her desire for a solitary existence she finds herself discovering a life she could never have imagined, challenging her independence, her fears and her resistance to love.
‘An entertaining romance with a fascinating twist. Highly recommended and a RED RIBBON winner.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards
“Cinderella Shoots the Moon” is a novel for anyone who has ever dreamed of a better life and fought to make it happen.
It’s the story of 13-year-old Tara Harris, who moves to rural upstate New York and finds more to worry about than clothes and popularity. With her parents falling into depression and alcoholism and her best friend Abbie in terrible trouble at home, Tara finds comfort from a mysterious old woman, Blossom “Gran” Tebbs. But then Gran disappears.
Calling themselves the “Cinderella Girls,” Tara and Abbie run away to escape the horror. Out on their own they become nannies, con artists, self-educated scholars and gang members. When tragedy threatens to end their flight, they find freedom through the surprise appearance of a fellow Cinderella Girl who grew up in a time when women had few options, especially those who were unwanted in the first place.
With no Prince Charming in sight, the Cinderella Girls are determined to rescue one another and live happily ever after.
…he moved closer and slowly ran the point of his blade along my jaw line as he spoke softly, intimately, to me.
“So, you are Trent’s woman. Now that is very…appealing.” I glared back at him silently.
There are testing times ahead for Grayson and Trent as trouble threatens Melton Manor. When an attack is made against those on the estate, Grayson gets caught in the middle finding herself and those around her in terrible danger. Terrified when she thinks tragedy has struck again she fights to protect those she now views as family and, suffering bloodshed and pain, confronts her fears – both brought by the enemy and by the one she loves.