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Research is important to keeping your story spot on.

The importance of researching for your book can't be understated or overstated.  I've started a new project, something very, very different to anything that I've tried before and while I'm enjoying the challenge, I'm also finding myself stumbling with what normally has come so easy for me.

For years I've written almost exclusively in  the historical genre, because its what I love. I still love it with a passion but at the same time the last thing I want to have happen is my writing get stale or cookie cutter. To avoid this I'm exploring new genres, new heat levels, locations, even new characters that I've never really thought of before.

Everyone loves an alpha be he a soldier, cop, werewolf or vampire, or a 18th century outlaw looking to steal a woman's heart. However, the werewolf, the vampire and the 18th century outlaw are a lot easier for me to write then the modern day soldier or cop.  I can see the character's development, know him, but p…

Its OUT!!!

Phantom Pleasure is now available for purchase. Come check it out at Phantom Pleasure.

Can true love transcend death itself...


Phantom Pleasure


an excerpt






Chapter One



1859, Bellantaine Plantation, Virginia



From the edge of her four-poster bed, Frances stared out the window at the smattering of sunlight on the manicured grounds. From a distance, the echoes of raised voices, the crack of a whip, and the faint throb of singing from the slaves working the cotton field met her ears.



With each passing moment, her attention flittered from one raised voice to the other like a bee in her mother's rose gardens. Which of those working had told her secret? Who would betray her so?



Her father's incensed roar drifted up the stairs to her chamber-the tone enough to send a shudder of fear through her.



"Why?" she whispered and plucked at the lacy thread of her nightshift.



In the distance, the local church bell rang, drawing guests for the wedding from every plantation that fell within …

Doing a Happy Dance!!!

I'm ecstatic today. After weeks of uncertainty, I finally got the letters of rites reversals from Blade Publishing that I've been waiting for. With them in hand I can revamp my novels and resubmit them elsewhere. One I've already decided is going to go to Carina Press - a subsiduary of Harlequinne. With luck they'll enjoy the story and make me an offer. The others I haven't decided on just yet but I'm hopeful that all three books will find an excellent, and prosperous home that showcases the stories to their fullest degree!

Thanks to those who have supported me and to those who are still awaiting a letter - keep your chin up, it'll get here. Just have to remember the squeaky wheel gets the grease!

Upcoming Release!!

Yippeeee!! I'm so very excited to announce that my very first Paranormal romance, Phantom's Pleasure is set for release within the next few days. Join me in celebrating this release and enter to win a 'bling' package featuring plenty of Phantomly stuff!!!

For Southern Belle, Frances McKenny, love has been as elusive as life itself. Now, she has a chance to have the man of her dreams...if love can prove victorious!