Midnight by Day – Released!

Hey, gang, it’s official! Midnight by Day has been released as promised! Today is the day! Kavik Raines finally joins his brothers with a story of his own. He’s strong, intelligent, and loyal to a fault. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he’s well versed in weapons use, and can survive deprivation almost anywhere.

Aubree Scott, an avowed city girl, finds herself living off the grid in Alaska. Forced into hiding, she finds her new digs a little too rustic for her tastes. She loves being a fashion designer in Paris, with its bright lights, runways, fine food, and through-the- roof, old world ambiance.

Then, city girl meets off the grid. It’s a clash of styles and personalities. Bodyguard vs. guarded body. Wild vs. civilized. Mountains vs. the Eiffel Tower. Worn, ancient trails vs. the Champs-Élysées. He won’t leave. She won’t stay.

The adventure is on!

Secure your copy of Midnight by Day by clicking on one of the following links– Smashwords and Amazon. Other retailers will be added soon.

Happy reading!

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Midnight By Day ~ February 28 Release!

Fashion designer Aubree Scott is living her brass ring dream life. Until she awakens from a coma, badly broken, and unable to remember what happened. Placed in protective custody, she’s given a new identity and whisked away to a remote island in Alaska.

To keep his secrets, former FBI agent Kavik Raines has shunned family and friends on a secluded island. Intruders aren’t welcome—including those from his past. He balks at signing on as her bodyguard, and she makes it clear she doesn’t want one.

Forced into an alliance, they’re in a race against time. International criminals are in pursuit, convinced she’s alive and has what they want. Aubree must put a face to the nightmares before it’s too late, and Kav must protect her at all costs, even if he must give up his own secrets. Will she remember the past and discover what’s so important it’s worth killing for? And will they learn the truth before they run out of time?

I’m pleased to announce that Midnight By Day will be released on February 28. It’s been a long journey, and I appreciate your patience. If you loved Kody and Tec’s stories, you’ll enjoy meeting ex-FBI agent Kavik Raines and watch him fall for fashion designer Aubree Scott. Get ready for an Alaskan adventure!

New Book Update! 9 Jul 2017

The third book in the Majesta Landing series is finished and is currently in revision. The schedule is to put it in the editor’s hands at the end of the month. After that, I turn it over to my cover artist to work her magic. Of course, there is the tiny problem of the missing title. It’s really eluding me this time.

You’ve already met two of the three Raines brothers; Kody in Pictures for Maddie; and Tec in His Norse Star. However, you haven’t met brother Kav Raines. He was mentioned in the first two books, but now he has a story all his own. It’s full of secrets and missing information with the bad guys searching the world for the one that got away. Stay tuned. I’ll keep you updated about a release date as soon as I have one.

Happy Reading!

The January Curse

Maybe you’ve been there, too. A particular month of each year when you (or your entire family) seem to get sick. For us, it’s January. Since January of 2005, our entire family has been plagued with heinous colds and ugly stomach bugs. One year it was strep throat. Often, there was only one of us well enough to take care of the others until that one finally succumbed.

We stocked up like good survivalists. Cold meds? Check. Boxes of tissues? Check. Homemade chicken soup? Check. Bleach wipes? Check. We became obsessed with wiping down surfaces, along with the plea, “Don’t. Touch. Anything.” If one of the sick dared to show his face in the common areas of our home, the first question was, “Did you wash your hands?”

We did this every year. EVERY year, like clockwork, often spilling over into February with a mutant round two. Eleven years in a row. We could count on it. We planned nothing for January because we knew we’d be sick. It became a family joke. We could have laughed about it, but it wasn’t funny. We were sick of being sick. And yet, we continued getting sick.

Until this year—2017. As usual, we waited for it. We stocked up. We planned for nothing but endless days of lying in bed watching reruns of The X-Files, too sick to drag ourselves anywhere but to the bathroom. It didn’t happen. Five days in, we looked at each other, too fearful to mention that we were five days in without anyone getting—no! don’t say it. “It” will hear you. Shh! Don’t say the words!

Day after day, week after week, we waited for “it” to strike, but it never did. Several times we thought it had. At one point, three of us had sinus headaches with loose noses and post nasal drip. Were we sick? Nope. No fever. No chills. No body aches. No weird cravings for biscuits and sausage gravy or extra creamy mac and cheese only to end up drinking chicken broth and sucking on saltine crackers. Life went on as usual without interruption.

Is the January curse broken? Who knows? But for 2017, it is. Maybe “it” decided to move to a new month. Maybe it’s lurking in February, ready to take us down when we least expect it. Of course, now that I’ve mentioned “it”, “it” will be eager to pounce. Good thing I have my prepper list. Cold meds? Check. Tissues? Check . . .

Happy reading!

*BOOK UPDATE –  I haven’t been around much in recent months, but 2016 was a very difficult year. However, that’s a post for another day. For now, just know that I’m still writing. The story for Kav Raines and Aubree Scott (third book in the Majesta Landing series) is moving forward.*

Cover Reveal ~ His Norse Star!

It’s finally here! The cover of His Norse Star, Book 2 of the Majesta Landing Series. This contemporary romance novel will be released to ebook retailers on December 15th.

The Story ~ The Raines brothers have a problem. Looted Native American artifacts buried on their land are recovered including one glass bead. A mystery begins. Are the artifacts real? Or are they a hoax? Enter Dr. Mairenn Vestergaard, archaeologist. She’s invited to investigate the mounds, and reluctant helicopter pilot Tec Raines becomes her trusted right arm. He wants to sell the land. She’s an obstacle – a beautiful one. The summer heats up, and so does their attraction. They must work together to solve the riddle before priceless artifacts are lost forever. Did the Norse who came to Newfoundland in 1000 AD explore deeper into the New World’s interior?

Those who have read Pictures for Maddie will enjoy getting reacquainted with familiar characters while they join Tec and his Norse star on their journey of love and discovery.