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Nothing Short of a Miracle--Ranked #1 at Amazon, An Amazon Encore Exclusive; and voted #5 for Best Books/Ebook Romance Novel at Preditors & Editors Reader's Poll.
Gabriella Rumsey's life is turned upside down when a car crash claims the lives of her sister and brother-in-law and she becomes an instant mother to their three-month-old daughter. With family gone, limited finances, and her degree and career path on hold, how can she ever manage motherhood? Chad Hempstead, an author of action-packed crime novels, is jaded by love. Past experience has taught him to never let a female take advantage of his fame and fortune again. But when he walks into his parents' home and finds sexy Gabriella Rumsey, whose car he rear-ended two days earlier, ensconced in a Norman Rockwell Christmas scene, his heart has a hard time listening to his head. It will take a holiday miracle for them to live under the same roof and keep their hands off each other long enough to recognize the bonds that could bring them together.
Visit Lobster Cove, Maine--a Series from The Wild Rose Press Authors. My novel Juelle's Legacy set the scene and started the series, followed by my sequel Breakfast with Santa:
Juelle's Legacy--After an accident puts Juelle McClintock's husband, Sebastian, in a coma, she's left to care for her small daughter on her own--and to deal with the guilt over her plan to divorce him. When Juelle is faced with the decision of whether to remove his life support, her grief-stricken mother-in-law calls her a murderer. Matters become more complicated when Hunter McClintock arrives in town, claiming to be Sebastian's half-brother. Hunter McClintock is summoned from Hawaii for the reading of his father's will--a father he never knew. Despite his qualms of dredging up bitter emotions, he goes to Lobster Cove, Maine, and walks head-first into a hornet's nest, and a beautiful, sexy, grieving widow who is married to his half-brother. An unexpected stipulation is revealed at the reading of the Will, and Hunter and Juelle are faced with decisions that will alter their destinies. Will Juelle's legacy complicate her life further, or lead to the contentment and love she deserves?
Breakfast with Santa--Sequel to Juelle's Legacy--Six years ago Katelyn experienced heaven in Mark Logan's arms. But when Mark joined the Special Forces, he left her with shattered dreams--and, unbeknownst to him, carrying his unborn baby. Now, he's back in Lobster Cove, and she's engaged to another man. But with her fiance in Norway, Katelyn volunteers to play an elf at the annual Breakfast with Santa event. Mark Logan-aka Santa-- can't keep his eyes off Katelyn in her sexy elf outfit, which brings back feelings better left hidden. After all, he only returned to Lobster Cove to keep his two-year-old son safe from kidnappers, not to rekindle an old romance. Katelyn, conflicted between her renewed feelings for Mark and the secret she's kept from him, flies to Norway to reaffirm her feelings for her fiance. When she arrives, she discovers a startling truth. Will unearthed secrets be the key to her happiness or heartache?
DESTINATION ROMANCE--EXOTIC ROMANTIC ADVENTURES SERIES--Think Indiana Jones meets Romancing the Stone
Amazon Connection--Holly Newman has been sent to monitor GlennCorp's pipeline project to ensure it doesn't endanger the rainforest. Working with Glenn Corp's two field engineers, Holly approves the proposed route. But trouble-shooter Jake Daniels arrives in Manaus and postpones signing contracts. Jake has been sent to investigate a money-laundering scheme involving GlennCorp's two engineers. Jake's boss suspects Holly is an accomplice and orders Jake to get 'close' to her. The last thing Jake needs is to 'get close' to a tree-hugging female. Jake plans to keep an 'eye' on Holly. Holly follows Jake into the rainforest to keep an eye on him. Sparks fly. And it has nothing to do with 'saving the trees'. Being stranded in the back of beyond isn't what Holly bargained for. Neither was being kidnapped. Will their misadventures in the dark, mysterious Amazonian Rainforest keep them apart? Or will it be the catalyst that brings them together?
Shanghai Connection--After the tragic loss of her child and a messy divorce, Brooke Stevens jumps at the opportunity for a fresh start as a researcher in China. But when she witnesses a murder, she becomes the killer's next target--and only a handsome American stranger stands between her and deadly peril. Ex-military commando Jackson Taylor isn't ready to settle down and take over the family tea business, but when he learns someone is using the plantation to smuggle Chinese antiquities into America, he vows to investigate. In Shanghai, Jackson stumbles across a murder and is pulled into the danger pursuing fascinating Brooke Stevens. Together, they uncover an intricate smuggling ring and evade kidnappers, but their growing attraction is impossible to deny. Will myths, dragons, and mystical warnings keep them apart? or can they make a Shanghai connection?
Rio Connection--Espionage and danger lurk even in paradise during Carnival: After finding her fiance in the arms of her aerobics instructor, Marcia Kline calls off the wedding. When she learns her brother, Russell, is in trouble in Rio de Janeiro, she goes on her honeymoon alone to check up on him and runs smack-dab into Russell's boss, Jared Reed, whom she 'd been briefly involved with two years ago. Before long, Marcia becomes entangled in the danger surrounding her brother and the seamy underworld of high tech espionage during Carnaval. Jared Reed suspects Russell Kline is in Rio, selling his latest avatar prototype. He flies to Rio to catch Russell in the act, and instead saves Marcia from being kidnapped at knife point. Jared suspects Marcia is involved in her brother's scheme, so to keep an eye on her, he decides to help her search for Russell. And finds it hard to keep his emotions for Marcia in check. In a race for their lives, will they learn to trust one another and make an everlasting Rio Connection.
Ribbons of Steel--American Historical Novel based on the 1877 Rail Road Strike
Charley Carmichael's loyalty may be with the Pennsylvania Rail Road's main man, Mason Aderley, but his heart lies with the men who work the rails. With the railroads cutting wages, a major strike is imminent. Caught up in the riots and bloodshed sweeping the continent, Charley's friends are threatened; workers are dying. Charley's life turns tragic when his wife is diagnosed with consumption. Emily, forced to leave her family due to her health, travels to her cousin's home in the California Territory. A damaged trestle prevents her train from crossing a ravine, stranding the passengers with nowhere to hide when an Indian hunting party causes a deadly buffalo stampeded. Fearing for her life, Emily worries she will never see her children again. Who will care for them should her husband not survive the railroad strike? Set between a farming lifestyle in the rolling hills of south central New York and the gritty railroad realities of Philadelphia, this is one family's story of courage, spirit, and resilience.