My husband often tells me that life is about the adventure. I usually retort that I like boring. I had the adventures when the children were young and was looking forward to life calming down. That doesn’t appear like it is likely to happen in the near future.
The daily chaos can be draining. Anyone who has ever had children or who has a busy career knows that. What most people don’t want is the clutter, uncertainty, and confusion from the government spilling over into their lives. People have enough to worry about, and when we elect others to represent us, we expect for them to do their job.
I won’t go into politics. As I mentioned, I like boring—except in a good book. At the moment, I believe people need an escape from the mayhem of the government shut down and what better way (other than exercising and fulfilling that New Year’s resolution to lose weight) then to take a journey to another world that would otherwise be impossible to go on.
There is a reason the theologian-philosopher Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer comes in handy during times like these. The Serenity Prayer states: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” This saying has guided me through dealing with teenagers and I use it now to help me deal with the government chaos that seems to grow daily.
At the moment, my sister has to restrain herself from packing her bags and leaving home while her husband is furloughed. Her love of reading and my love of writing gave me the brilliant idea of doing what I could to restore a little calm to the raging masses and give a little hope, love, and laughter in times of darkness. I cannot change what is going on, but I do have the courage to change how I handle things. If that means not dealing with reality for a few hours, then so be it, I’ll see everyone when I get back. In an effort to help a few unsuspecting spouses and preserve the sanity of the masses, I’m giving those who would like to escape for a little while a vacation to a world where there is action, adventure, suspense, love, humor, and most of all a happily ever after! Something we could all use a little bit of at the moment.t here...
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Books 1-3 of my Magic, New Mexico series.
In Magic, being abnormal is the norm.
Within New Mexico is a small town named Magic, an… unusual town, to say the least!
Touch of Frost:
Sci-fi and Paranormal Fantasy collide!
Frost is a Star Ranger. He travels the star systems, bringing intergalactic fugitives to justice. When a maximum-security fugitive escapes from the mining prison to a distant, forbidden planet inhabited by a race that has not mastered space travel yet, Frost is sent after him.
Lacey Adams is a widow who owns an animal shelter in Magic, New Mexico. When she is taken hostage by the fugitive, things become complicated as Frost discovers his heart is not as frozen as he thought, and Lacey proves to be a more formidable opponent than either the fugitive or Frost could have imagined…
Taking On Tory:
You can live forever, and still find mysteries whose answers will unravel your world…
Twenty-four-year-old Tory Carson is dying to get out of Magic, New Mexico and explore the world. She has spent her whole life cocooned in the protection of the close-knit community. When she finally gets a chance to go somewhere for three weeks, she would be crazy to say no.
Simon Drayton is a reclusive billionaire who has reinvented himself over and over again throughout the centuries. He is used to getting what he wants, and he wants the beautiful young woman who captured his imagination at first sight. He is shocked and just a little bit fascinated when she’s unaffected by his charms. She isn’t impressed by his wealth. She isn’t impressed with his looks. She doesn’t even bat an eye when he flashes his teeth!
Find out what happens when a centuries-old werewolf discovers he isn’t the only creature who loves to bite.
Tory has no idea where she sent Alexandru, but he’ll be fine! Really…
Far from home...
Alexandru Carson has a major problem and it isn't with the woman who captured him - it is the fact that he can't remember anything but his name. He doesn't know where he is or how he ended up in the middle of a forest that feels completely alien, and he definitely doesn’t know why it is so hard to keep his hands off the woman who claimed him as her prisoner…
His throat worked up and down as the female turned her heated gaze on him. He started to stumble backwards when she took a step toward him, her eyes glittering in determination. His vision blurred as she waved her hand at him. Panic gripped him as the world began to grow around him. He tried to turn on his heel, but found he was unable to move as trillions of sparkling lights danced around him for several long, eternal seconds.
His eyes closed as he fought with his frozen muscles, trying to get them to obey him. When he opened his eyes, the golden mammal was looking at him, nose to nose. He grimaced when a pink tongue swept out to lick the fur covering his face.
Fur! I don’t have… Frost thought for a brief moment before his eyes lit on the reflection in the smoky glass of what looked like a cooking device. With a tentative hop forward, he gazed at his reflection. I… I… His brain rebelled at the same time as he felt a firm, but gentle hand, grab him by the back of his neck and lift him. I have long ears! He thought before his mind shut down and he slipped into an exhausted slumber as soothing words washed over him.
“Lacey, what the hell do you want me to do with a rabbit?” Theo asked in exasperation as he studied the slumbering bunny. “Make a stew out of it?”
Lacey sighed. She didn’t know what to do. Technically, the rabbit, aka male intruder, hadn’t been the one to threaten her. In fact, it was as if he was trying to protect her, which was totally ridiculous as she could protect herself from most things not that the man would have known that.
Sexy, addictive, and perfect if you are looking for unique stories filled with hot, alpha dragon-shifting alien men and strong female protagonists that will leave you cheering for more!
Twenty-four year old Tory Carson is dying to get out of Magic, New Mexico and explore the world. She has spent her whole life cocooned in the protection of the close-knit community. When she finally gets a chance to go somewhere for three weeks, she would be crazy to say no. Even if, her father is screaming it!
Simon Drayton is a reclusive billionaire who has reinvented himself over and over again through the centuries. He has temporarily settled his headquarters in the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. He is used to taking what he wants. He has learned that wealth and power are potent motivators for those who are greedy. Confusion reigns when he sets his sights on a beautiful, young female who is oblivious to his power.
After centuries of getting what he wants, he is shocked, and just a little bit fascinated, when he discovers that not all things are for sale. Things heat up when the irritating, young ‘human’ woman refuses to play the game by his rules. She isn’t impressed with his wealth. She isn’t impressed with his looks. In fact, she acts like she isn’t impressed by anything he does, even when he flashes his teeth!
Find out what happens when a centuries old Werewolf discovers he isn’t the only creature who loves to bite.
Internationally acclaimed, New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance brings another action, adventure, and suspense-filled story to transport readers out of this world.
Far from home…
Alexandru Carson has a major problem and it isn’t with the woman who captured him – it is the fact that he can’t remember anything but his name. Confused by his inability to remember, he doesn’t know where he is or how he ended up in the middle of a forest that feels bizarrely alien to him. If being lost wasn’t bad enough, his fascination with and attraction to his captor is making the situation even more frustrating as he tries to unravel the mystery of what happened.
Ka’ya Stargazer is an outcast among her tribe. Born with the mark of the Huntress, she is feared for her ability as a warrior even while she is a prisoner to the tribe who shuns her. When she discovers an injured man on a scouting trip, she is forced to make a decision that will change her life forever.
Alexandru’s kiss leaves Ka’ya craving for more than her life as a warrior. Yet, even as they grow closer, there are powerful forces threatening to rip them apart. Will Alexandru accept Ka’ya’s claim on him, or will she lose him forever when he regains his memory and discovers he does not belong in her world?
Listen to an excerpt from Alexandru’s Kiss audiobook. Coming Soon!