AFTERSTORIES — ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
Mystery, Romance—and a Little Paranormal Activity
Earthly and otherworldly spirits collide for the ride of a lifetime when Chloe Faust decides to try and solve a murder that’s over a hundred years in the past. She signs up for a criminal investigation class, where she meets the substitute teacher, Homicide Detective Marsh Fielding. As if their budding relationship isn’t facing enough complications, life takes an unlikely turn when Marsh visits Chloe’s house for the first time.
Chloe’s Spirit Afterstories
Mystery, Romance—and More Paranormal Activity!
Judge Luce Maguire is targeted by a group of psychopathic serial killers. Their vendetta against her snowballs to include her detective boyfriend, JD Kemp, with whom she’s having a strained relationship. Add to the mix, the killers make a run on Marsh and Chloe Fielding’s home, where both Chloe and Deputy Medical Examiner Sarajane Nichols are injured by gunfire. Unexpectedly, Sarajane’s unrequited love shows up. Father Dominic Fielding, it seems, has been living his own nightmare.
Mystery/Suspense, Love Story
Alex Dumont isn’t looking for a man, but unexpectedly finds one at the grocery store. As her relationship with single dad Kell Sagen grows serious, the stalker who’s been hounding her for months turns violent. Alex fears for Kell and his daughters and distances herself in an effort to protect them. In the stalker’s eyes, is it too little, too late? Alex is about to find out.
First Star Afterstories
Two novels in one book: All That Glitters & Starry Night
On the run since 9/11, Carolina McGee guards her secrets closely. Jake Malone, back from the combat zone, wants Carolina and he’s going to extract those secrets and help her, whether she likes it or not. Independent Dani Laszlo is looking for a man to love, but runs scared when she finds him. Lucas Maxx is a big tough-guy PI with a soft heart who’s fascinated by Dani. Together, they help Carolina face the threat from her past. Will they all walk away from the ultimate standoff alive?
STAND-ALONES — THRILLER/ROMANCE/
Blessed Are the Eagles
Mystery/Thriller, Love Story, Mystical Hopi Elements
Finn Gallagher and Callie Brennan both harbor secrets, and from the moment they meet, nothing is normal for either of them again. Will their feelings for each other be strong enough to withstand the evil that has stalked them both for years? With the incarnation of the mystical Hopi Eagle kachina, Callie and Finn will be staggered by one truth they could not have anticipated.
Sexy Thriller, Mystery/Suspense, Love Story, & Psychic Dreams
Jessie Myer’s dreams foretell murder. She hires Mac West to protect the next victim—her best friend—but something goes awry. Mac is skeptical of psychic mumbo-jumbo, but he believes in Jessie. Will they be able to find the killers before Jessie’s latest dream—the one of her own death—comes true?
Supernatural Thriller, Love Story
Sophie Doyle experiences a run of bad luck, followed by not one, but two near-death experiences after she’s hit by a car. In Heaven, she’s given a task: Save a child named Bella from the Dark Place. In the course of her quest to save Bella, Sophie discovers her inner strength and courage, and through research, she finds the means to accomplish her mission. Along the way, she develops new friendships and soon discovers that each person has been brought into her life for a reason.
Black Moon Rising
Paranormal Thriller, Love Story
If you could peer into the future, would you want to see that everything is all rosy and fine, or would you prefer to see the trouble that awaits you so you can avoid it? Single mom Sunny Fyfe finds herself inexplicably assaulted by visions of things to come. Things that aren’t good. Luca Amorosi is a cop, but even he can’t protect Sunny from the dark forces intent on stealing her kids. Sunny will do anything to save her children, her family, and the man she’s fallen in love with. Anything.
Here and Gone
Thriller, Love Story
Hannah Clarke, a wife and mom one day, is a widow without a child the next. Two years later, her new life shatters from a revelation so shocking, she can hardly grasp it. Sheriff Noah Ward agrees to do what he can to help her, but both soon discover the horrific truth is far more insidious than parental abduction.
Grace Gabbiano Mysteries
Dressed to Die
A dead guy in an evening gown, a woman’s wig, and a tiara? Grace Gabbiano’s investigation barely gets underway, when a second body turns up, decked out the same way. The first victim is a man women love to hate. The second, a man women love to love. A wife and a spurned lover look good for the crimes, but Grace has her doubts. Will she unravel the mess of clues before the killer comes after her?
Sliced to Die
More than one horny man in the county has been seduced with sex, only to have his kidney stolen. Coburg Police Chief Aidan Cruz volunteers Sergeant Grace Gabbiano to go undercover as a hooker to find the thief. Turning faux tricks on the street nets Grace a new social network, a lot of jaw-dropping information, and more trouble than she bargained for. And then the bodies start to pile up.
Buried to Die
A body farm in the middle of one of the town’s largest filbert orchard? Coburg Police Chief Aidan Cruz instructs Sergeant Grace Gabbiano to confirm it, and get it done it five minutes ago. Grace barely has time to write her report before a fresh grave is discovered inside the compound—one that doesn’t contain a corpse donated for research. And then another body turns up…and another. Will Grace unravel the thread between victims before the killer adds her to his growing body count?
Quilted to Die
Grace Gabbiano left Seattle PD under a dark cloud, but as a sergeant with Coburg PD, she’s put all that behind her. She certainly doesn’t expect her former lover, Dave Mackey, to come asking for help a year later. Chief Aidan Cruz has a short fuse for bad cops, and he’s certain Mackey falls into that category. For some people, the past brings back fond memories. For Grace, the past comes back to haunt her.
Taken to Die
Mysterious crop circles, unexplained bright lights in the sky, UFOs, animal mutilations—what in the galaxy is going on in Coburg? Grace Gabbiano is determined to find out. Is it an alien invasion, or something more sinister and closer to home?
Andi Comstock Supernatural Mysteries
Andi Comstock starts a new job, but it delivers an unexpected “perk.” Unused to talking to the dead, she seeks guidance from a priest. With Father Riley’s help, the unlikely source of the voices is revealed, as is the possibility of a murder. Detective Jack Harmon is invited into their investigation, but will Andi’s determination to expose the killer on her own result in her talking to the dead in their own dimension?
Andi Comstock’s gained more than a new job working at Orion’s Belt. One day, a Smokie says, I did something bad, Andi, and I don’t know how to fix it. Father Riley, her sleuthing cohort, sometimes compares her to St. Jeanne d’Arc, fighting battles on behalf of others. Andi’s no saint, but neither is she a coward. When someone – dead or not – asks for help, she can’t just walk away. Not even if her boyfriend Detective Jack Harmon doesn’t like it, or if it means putting her own life on the line.
When angel-baby Lucy asks Andi Comstock to find the woman who killed her and her mother before the baby-snatcher strikes again, what’s Andi supposed to do? Left to her own devices, because her detective boyfriend Jack Harmon can’t quite get his brain around her new celestial moniker, The Chosen One, Andi devises a plan to find the baby thief. The problem is, she may have to give up her own life to ensure success.
A firefighter named Bucky dies in a mill fire. Three others are injured, including Andi Comstock’s brother. After Bucky is cremated, he enlists Andi’s help to find the arsonist, contributing fire-related clues he gathers in the Netherworld. Andi has helped the Smokies before, but this time, things are different. This time she encounters other supernatural elements at play…elements she’s not sure how to defeat. Will that leave Andi talking to the Smokies in their world instead of hers?
CHRISTMAS VALLEY ROMANCES
Lily Hammond hires out as a personal shopper for Christmas. Sean D’Arcy has never considered hiring a personal shopper for Christmas, but then he’s never met an elf like Lily before, either.
Candy Cane Lane
It’ll be a cold day on Candy Cane Lane before Murph falls for the daughter of the surgeon he holds responsible for never being able to get back in the game. Single mom Esme is torn by loyalty for her father and her feelings for Murph. Arran takes Murph to task about his granddad. Can a persistent seven-year-old who loves Christmas be the glue that binds them all together?
Let It Snow
Micah’s never believed in love at first sight, but too bad for him — in his family, that’s the way the genetic dice rolls. Sylvie, on the other hand, has relationship issues. She’s been hired to decorate the returning soldier’s home for Christmas, but Micah doesn’t like surprises. All he wants is to be left alone, and really, did she have to fall off the ladder just because he yelled at her? The weather outside is frightful, but inside Micah’s house, it’s just delightful…even as the battle of wills rages on like a blustery snowfall.
Tate Brewster is stunned when he learns FruityCakes is faltering this holiday season. Who moves their Christmas-baking business in December, anyway? Envisioning a white-haired old lady falling behind on both her bills and her energy, he takes off for Christmas Valley to find out what’s going on. No one is more surprised than he is when the baker herself answers his knock on the FruityCakes door.
Despite Rory’s best intentions, her heart rate does a little reindeer gallop every time she’s near Coop. She’s not sure what that reaction is all about, but would it be so bad to agree to his plan to “court” her for two weeks before she decides what her answer to his marriage proposal? After all, he did seal the deal with the best kiss she’s ever had.
Angels on the Rooftop
Lachlan Campbell didn’t get to be one of the highest-paid stars in Tinsel Town by sitting back and letting things happen. He’s bound and determined to convince Jossamyn Lamb to marry him. Of course, he has a little help he doesn’t know about…two guardian angels, perched on the rooftop, matchmaking. They’ve got their orders and a deadline from the Big Guy. They have eight days, and if they don’t get Lachlan and Jossymyn together by New Year’s Eve, no wings!
Deck the Gnomes
There’s something quirky about the Christmas gnomes scattered throughout Gingerbread Cottage, and then there’s the tittering… Bonnie Hall is determined to find out what’s going on. Griffin Conte insists he’ll accompany her on an overnight surveillance gig to catch the culprit. Both will be surprised at what can happen when the lights are off inside Gingerbread Cottage.
Spenser Pope is desperate. He’s been trying to have a relationship with Stevie Bell, the CFO of FruityCakes, for a year with no luck. Stevie had a bad first marriage and she doesn’t want another husband, but there’s something about Spense that curls her toes in a way they’ve never been curled before. Spense knows how to pick a lock, but can he also unlock Stevie’s frozen heart by Christmas?
An Eclectic Collection of Short Stories
Seven short stories guaranteed to make you laugh, make you cry, make you think…and maybe even give you goosebumps.