Mission: Believe

Rise Again Warrior Series, Book 1

Releasing November 10th for Veterans Day

Staff Sergeant Shane Logan is lucky to have come from a privileged family, and after losing both of his legs in the war, he now has the best prosthetics that money can buy. While he attempts to move forward with life, he struggles with the past and the way people react to him and his disability.

Doctor Lauren Falcone works tirelessly to help veterans deal with the trauma and pain of their deployments. Her unique approach at therapy keeps her busy. It also works with her own insecurities as she helps these men and women recover mentally.

When Shane meets Lauren at a fundraiser for his father?s organization, he wonders if his deceased brother has sent him an angel. Someone who can look past his flaws, and see the man he is inside.

Shane and Lauren are pulled together by their hope to make life easier for veterans, both physically and emotionally. Their goal is to build Shane?s dream organization, Rise Again Warrior, that will assist veterans to integrate better into society, and have the opportunity to receive state of the art technology and therapy.

Now, if they can only have faith in themselves, learn to deal with their own demons and believe in each other, they might find a way to bring this dream to fruition.

Roadtrips for Inspiration

This past weekend my husband and I took a fun roadtrip so I could get a first hand perspective of a town for an upcoming book that I am co-writing with another author (Love Inked, The Twisted Love Series). It was a spur of the moment decision to head up and check it out and one I am so glad that I made!

Sunday morning, hubby and I jumped in my car and hit the PA Turnpike to go west and then north to the little town of Centralia. Now, it might sound that exciting to go visit a small town in the middle of no where, but this town has some serious history. If you search Centralia PA, you’ll see it listed as the Town that is No More. Google lists it as a Ghost Town.

Why is that? Well, it’s because Centralia was once an up and coming mining town, and in 1962 while burning some rubbish at the landfill, they started a fire in a mining shaft below ground. Today, the fire still burns underground (and is expected to burn at least another 200 years) and the entire town has been evacuated (expect about 7 residences who refuse to leave). The history is quite fascinating, and my visit there was awesome!

The series that I’m writing with Amy Manemann is a Romantic Suspense/Police Procedural series, and while the majority of it takes place in Philly, Centralia is going to play a big part in the upcoming books. Love Inked, Book 3 in the series will introduce the town, and Book 4 (Title not announced yet) the two female detectives will visit.

Now what’s in Centralia? Not much. A bunch of streets that have no signs, but navigation will tell you what their names used to be. A lot of plots of land overgrown between the roads, broken cement stairs that used to lead to homes, and lots of graffiti! There are a few homes left, and a municipal building along with a church and two cemetarys.

What I also found there was a whole lot of inspiration for our series. As I looked around, I could picture where things would happen, and I felt like Kali (the character) was ready to take on the investigation! That little creek in front of me here, well let’s say that you might see that again on the pages of a book.

All in all, my hubby and I had a great time. Not only doing the research, but just spending the day with each other. I’m blessed that I have a husband who is so encouraging and willing to help me out! Now I can’t wait to figure out my next location so we can visit that one too!

If you want to know more about my trip and the Twisted Love Series, join the Twisted Love Series Addicts Group on Facebook, and check out the first two books, Love Lorn by Amy Manemann and Love Torn, by me. Those two books give the back story on the upcoming Book Love Inked that releases on January 3rd.

Heart of the Family

I’m so excited to announce the newest series:

Heart of the Family Series!

Some of you might have already read Mistletoe & Cocoa Kisses when it was released in October of 2016. It’s a quick read about Robin Cove who flees New York City after a horrible night, only to find that its only going to get worse. Robin’s car breaks down on back country roads in Pennsylvania and she nearly freezes to death. Luckily Robin is rescued by Matt Landry, a sixteen-year-old who brings her home to his father to help. The rest they say is history!

But it’s also the start of something wonderful! Robin purchases a catering business in Cricklewood Cove named Heart of the Family Catering, and that’s where the series begins.

Mistletoe & Cocoa Kisses

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Robin Cove has had enough of her boss, is over her boyfriend, and makes a split-second decision to leave it all behind. Too bad she didn?t check the weather forecast before she left. Stranded on the side of the road when her old car breaks down, Robin fears her impulsive action will be the death of her as her body temperature steadily lowers to dangerous levels.

Matt Landry is slowly making his way home in the storm when he finds an unconscious woman on the side of the road and rushes her home to his father Chris to save her.

When Robin wakes up, she finds herself in the kind of home that she has always dreamed of having, except for the handsome man with the surly attitude. As much as Robin wants to stay, she knows she?ll never win him over and needs to find the right future for herself.

Will Robin?s future bring her back to Chris and his kids, or will Chris lose the chance to have the love of a woman who will never leave him and the family he has always wanted?

Roses & Champagne Kisses

Releases June 20 Exclusively on Amazon

It’s been over a year since Robin took over Heart of the Family Catering, and it has grown into a catering company, cafe and bakery. Recently Robin hired a new employee, Finley Parker, and she’s not just an employee, but a friend.

When Robin gets injured in a slip and fall accident, Finley takes over the catering planning. That means she has to sit down with Bridezilla and her fiance Roan Waterman. Only just a few minutes earlier Roan was flirting with her, and now she’s angry for even entertaining him for a moment.

Finley has a visit from the past and learns something new about herself while Roan steps in to help her. That’s when she learns the truth about Roan and she finds herself wanting something that she doesn’t feel she deserves.

Wedding plans, frustrating brides, flippant grooms and chemistry that is cooking in the kitchen is what Roses & Champagne Kisses is all about.

 

Orchids & Hurricane Kisses

This book will be exclusive to Amazon and released on August 20th.

You’ll meet Roan’s handsome and somewhat reluctant brother, Rye Waterman in Roses & Champagne Kisses. Rye takes off on a honeymoon without a bride, he finds himself completely taken with another guest at the resort. But holidays only last so long, and when a hurricane threatens to strike the tropical island, Rye and Amy must head back to their everyday lives. But can then go on alone, or were those few days in the surf and sand meant to be more than a fling?