She’s running from her past…straight into the arms of danger

Lily White, PI, has a client with a faulty moral compass, but he’s not a murderer…is he? Detroit police Detective Derrick Paxton knows Lily, knows she suffers from PTSD, and thinks her judgment is impaired. In a racially divisive city, a black cop and a white PI work together to find the truth…and each other.

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Life’s a beach in Blue Lake…except when dead bodies blow in with the snow.

When a guest dies at a dinner party, Holly – a reporter in tiny Blue Lake – decides she wants to start a new life as a true crime reporter…but her new love is determined to keep her from writing about the one thing her heart desires.

Bob’s previous relationship with the mysterious Lily left him floundering. Holly stirs something in him, but when he realizes she’s willing to take Lily down for her own purposes he decides a holiday romance is not what he needs. Discussion questions:

Holly wants to write true crime for a living. There’s a crime in her family, and her cousin is the victim. Holly wants to write about what happened, but her family is against it. Does Holly make the right choice?

College is expensive. Holly finds a job in her field, but it pays less than a living wage. This is the situation for many single people in America, not just college grads. Jobs are plentiful, but pay is low and bills are high. What’s the solution?

Bob Bryman adopts two dogs as a kind of therapy to heal his depression over a lost love. Do the dogs make a difference in his life or would Bob be better off taking medication?

Have you ever been in love with someone who does not return your feelings? How did you cope?

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Will chasing her dreams break Courtney’s heart?

High school sweethearts Courtney and Eddie married young. Eddie had dreams of becoming a musician and spurned Courtney’s attempts to start a family. So she took off for California, and made a career as a music video set stylist. Now their high school reunion weekend is upon them. Despite time passed, they find themselves as wildly attracted to each other as ever.

But Eddie’s a bitter, failed musician and Courtney is conflicted: she has finally decided to officially divorce Eddie and start a new family in California with a man willing to start a real family with her. Will Courtney shape a new life or will she and Eddie finally make sweet music together?

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Summer sun, blended families, and addressing addiction in a lakeside town.

Chloe’s abusive work life and her addicted ex-husband have become too much, so she accepts a job offer across the country. Before starting their new lives, Chloe and her boys visit the family cottage at Blue Lake for their annual summer vacation.

When Luke meets Chloe, he quickly realizes he wants to know her better. This sweet dream dies when Luke learns Chloe is a single mom. His #1 dating rule is “no single mothers.” He shuts down fast: he’s been there, done that, and has the broken heart to prove it. Will Luke be able to accept that the roots of love grow deeper than life’s challenges?

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Can Eva’s passion for renovating homes lead Daniel to a change of heart?

With a tight budget and two months, Eva Delacroix has to turn six dilapidated cottages on Lake Huron into a shabby chic tourist destination. Fulfilling her father’s renovation dreams, Blue Heaven is Eva’s last resort.

Daniel Bryman will do anything in his power to stop city girl Eva from destroying the integrity of the historic structures his ancestor built. As they work on the main cabin, Eva’s determination makes him question his own life choices. Despite their opposing views, they do agree on what to do with the attraction between them…but when everything they’ve built threatens to come crashing down, will love be enough to save Blue Heaven?

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One man stole her words…will another steal her heart?

As the girlfriend of a rock star, Deena Smith traveled the world in style. Now she’s moved on and enjoys a quiet life as a college instructor. When she discovers her rocker ex stole a notebook of her song lyrics and claimed them as his own, Deena is determined to do whatever it takes to get her notebook back, even if it means playing nice with her evil ex. But when her co-worker offers to help restore her work, little does she know her quiet little world will be turned upside down.

Sympathetic to Deena’s plight, Jack Karris offers to assist. He can’t stand the idea of anyone hurting her. But despite the desire that sparks between them, Jack can’t wait to leave her small university town behind. Deena is his unwitting ticket to New York, and although she has zero interest in the project Jack proposes for her writing he’s convinced she’ll also find a dream come true.

When the truth comes out and Jack’s intentions are revealed, Deena must decide: is he the man she’s come to trust, or is he just out to steal whatever he can… including her heart?

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Can two troubled sisters finally come together as a family?

A ten year age difference between half sisters Cher Smithfield and Ariel Taylor is not the only thing that divides them. From day one they’ve clashed about nearly everything, including Ariel’s crush on Cher’s ex-husband. Ariel, at 28, is still trying to find herself, while Cher has a perfect life managing a family property. She lives upstairs and runs a coffee shop on the main floor. Then Cher’s stepfather divides the property, giving half to Ariel.

Ariel has no blood claim to the property, and Cher once again is forced to overcome her little sister’s stubborn ideas of what is fair and right. For Ariel, turning the coffee shop into a full service restaurant is a no-brainer. For Cher, it means her quiet life and sweet oasis have just descended into chaos.

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Learn how to start writing the book that’s inside you.

Your Words, Your Story is a creative memoir and writing resource for short story, novel, memoir, screenplay, children’s literature, and poetry. Includes section on how to publish.

This book tells the story of one writer’s journey. It’s ideal for new writers who are looking for a self-study text. It can also be used for adult writing workshops. A self-publishing update was added in 2014.

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A paranormal tale…without vampires.

Laurel Berman doesn’t know why she has inherited special gifts for use in another realm, but she accepts her fate. With the help of her otherworldly guide, she builds her skills to include traveling through time and space. In collaboration with Romany cop Nate Haywood, she is able to access even more power. Nate doesn’t rely on the old superstitions to do his job, but Laurel tempts him in more ways than one. When an anti-Gypsy campaign in their town gets ugly, they work together to solve the hate crimes, forming a bond that seems unbreakable. But will Nate’s aversion to Laurel’s powers be the end of them?

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When everything comes crashing down around her, how will Sarah survive?

This New Adult short story about a young woman who becomes homeless, jobless, and pregnant all at the same time completes Sarah’s adventures from “The Paris Notebook.”

Sarah’s Survival Guide is a companion short story (40 pages) to The Paris Notebook available exclusively from Amazon.

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Family woes, an ill-advised road trip, and murder…

Sweet Melissa is a novella about a young woman on the edge of 17 with an over-protective mother and a huge crush on her best friends’ brother. When the girls decide to take a trip, hitchhiking from their small town in Washington to Colorado, they go farther than they ever intended. It is up to the newbie Gypsy guide Natalia, only 15 years old, to watch over Melissa and her friend, who become targets of a murderer willing to kill for power in the otherworldly Paradise Fields.

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