A Man, A Mule and A Mountain of Trouble
AKA Inconspicuous-Emerald City Opener Winner in Suspense
Soon to be released by Soul Mate Publishing
Miranda Whitley recedes from the death of her family by focusing on plants she provides in Seattle's building entrances. Foliage becomes her ally when it hides her as she witnesses an attempted mob hit. Trusting an FBI agent she's recently met is a thorny business, she has a well-earned aversion to guns. She's fled to a dude ranch near his family home in Emma Springs and finds a moment of peace riding a smart mule while trying to locate him.
Grant Morley has bureau blood coursing through his veins. Finding Miranda on the side of a mountain with a bullet hole in her side is bad enough, learning she's involved with an attempted assassination of a well known judge cracks the armor he's built around his heart. Is she an innocent bystander, or paid accomplice?
They fight a growing attraction while defending themselves against criminals willing to do anything to prevent Miranda's testimony. But, when Grant lands the position he's wanted for years, cleaning up the worst city in the West, it becomes apparent only his Glock will be by his side. Fortunately for both of them, there's always room for love to flourish, if it's properly tended.
A Doc, A Duck and A Decision of Consequence
Corrin Patten outlined life's goals at a tender age clopping around on her mom's battered dress-up pumps. Solidly on a path to make partner in a prestigious law firm and thus on her way to earning enough money to visit each continent, morals sidetrack her. Up to now, male members of the human race deserving her attention have been limited to legal clients with substantial portfolios. She can handle circumstances necessitating a move to Emma Springs, but the backwater town's charming physician is another matter.
Dr. Kyle Werner revels in trust from patients he regularly treats in a community he's never wished to leave. Emma Springs lacks one thing, a woman to share his perfectly bucolic life. He's read about pheromone attraction, but never experienced it first hand until a pert female lawyer is dropped near his doorstep. Convincing her he can be trusted with her heart will take more than a smooth bedside manner. The bond they forge before developers ruin the peaceful existence of Emma Springs paves the way for love.
A Pup, A Paint Pot and A Prospect for Happiness
Elon Hardy is forced to call on long lost welding skills to survive on a remote Montana ranch, owned by a female-phobic cowboy. Her life as a doctors wife is over and earning money for her sons' college tuition is paramount.
Elon conceived twins on her wedding night and remained in a loveless marriage for family stability. Her essence is patience, but every drop's been extracted by the time she sees a dog thrown from a truck en route to her new position in Emma Springs. She arrives determined to put up with a bullheaded boss until her divorce is finalized. Rane's work hardened muscles and rugged charms aren't an issue until Elon melts his mistrust of women like iron under a flaming torch.
Twenty years prior, a woman Rane loved like a sister ruined his life and he's certain it won't happen again. Blistering mad he's mistakenly hired a female sporting a man's name, he fights attraction for his curvy brunette welder while thwarting the federal government's plan to build a penitentiary on adjoining land. His Native American ancestors are buried underneath the sacred land where excavation has begun.
As Elon battles for a fair divorce settlement, she and Rane realize love doesn't have a best used before date as their prospect for happiness unfolds.
A Break, A Beaker and A Bond of Trust
Italian doctor Gianni Lando has created BoneGlu to speed the healing of broken bones. Fatefully, his first human patient is the alluring Annelise Carlisle and he could be responsible for the accident that caused her injury.
Annelise was dumped by a fiance and failed a job interview, hitting a new low in her life as an event planner. Working alongside gorgeous Gianni after swearing off men is bad enough, but battling wits against a jealous killer intent on securing the formula for BoneGlu proves a bigger challenge than she's prepared for. Sent to Emma Springs to evade thugs, she falls in love with the peaceful slow-paced life. As the pair complete Gianni's seminars while evading Italian mobsters they realize love binds like no other compound known to man.
Work in progress: Double Vision Series, the Duality of Science, Good versus Evil
A Disturbing Departure
Betrayed reporter, Liberty Blair, has been downshifted to freelance work at a science magazine. She can restore her reputation and get the scoop of the century if she can partner with her estranged childhood crush to thwart a crazed billionaire intent on taking over America's power grid utilizing his solar orbs.