Monday, December 30, 2013

In with a BANG!

2013 ushered in a year that has been one of the wildest and craziest years of my life.

I have YOU to thank for that! So Thank you! Pop some champagne and celebrate my excitement of releasing THREE books in a year with me. One which hit the Amazon Bestseller List. It's a huge accomplishment and I wouldn't have been able to reach it without the amazing bloggers and readers and fellow authors that I have the privilege of meeting and getting to know!

<3 <3 <3 big time!

And 2014 is beginning with a few exciting first couple of months.


And with the new release, I will be giving away ARCs over the next couple of weeks so make sure you check out my facebook page for more information.

I'm so excited to get Adam and Amy's story into your hands. I hope it makes you laugh, makes you smile, pull your hair, and hopefully - makes you want to throw your ereader a few times. (please don't - otherwise I may feel obligated to replace it;-))

And in March, I'm heading to the Big Apple for my FIRST signing! I can not wait to meet the ladies at the Authors In The City signing, and to meet readers and fans and *wiggles eyebrows* cover models.

It's sure to be an incredibly fun weekend.

And then!? Because this isn't enough!? I'll also be releasing the first book in my new series in late March/Early April. With hopefully, the second book to follow it quickly so there isn't too long of a wait for you :) Daemon, Ryker, Jaden, Finn.....these guys will make you swoon and take you for a ride on the back of their bikes like no other.

So that's it....the first look into my upcoming year. I'll be busy writing, reading, playing with my kiddos and hoping and praying like crazy that our horribly bitter cold winter passes quickly. And in the meantime, we'll be drinking lots of hot chocolate and eating bowlfuls of Skittles.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Remembering Us - Chapter One

Here's a part of Chapter One of Remembering Us.

Hope you enjoy it :)

Warning: It's unedited and subject to change.

My steps are slow and my feet are uncertain.

The edges of the stairway I’m being pulled down are gray and cloudy from the smoke wafting up from the basement dance floor.

Kelsey is pulling me somewhere I don’t want to follow. Why don’t I want to be here? The answer niggles at the edges of my mind but I can’t pull it to the front. It’s just out of my grasp, like always.

A sweaty shoulder bumps me into the wall and my hand is pulled from Kelsey’s. Cold foamy beer splashes out of a red plastic cup and hits my shoulder. Kelsey doesn’t look back to see where I am and the blonde guy who hit me doesn’t stop to ask if I’m okay.

I steady my feet and take another step down. The dance floor is packed with people and the music is so loud the thumping bass rattles my teeth. My eyes scan the dark room - brightened only by the strobe light hanging in the center of the ceiling – looking for someone.

The lump in my throat disappears when I realize he isn’t here. He’s not here and a mixture of relief and disappointment swirls inside of me. I smile and reach Kelsey at the bar. The guy behind it smiles at both of us and hands us our filled plastic cups, but I wave mine away. His name is Zander and he’s in my Statistics class. I laugh at something he says as he and Kelsey leave for the dance floor. The nervousness returns when I’m by myself and my eyes scan the room. I should leave now, before he comes.

But then I see him, and I can’t help but smile. He’s a head taller than everyone else and as he hits the bottom stair he has to duck his head to make it through the doorway. A small section of his black hair falls into his eyes and he flips it back.  As if he knows I’m here, his eyes find me immediately and he smiles, walking toward me.

His smile lights up the room and I am no longer worried. Kelsey is gone, Zander is a distant memory and I don’t know if there’s music still playing.

When Adam is around me – my brain flees and my heart flip-flops. His kisses make me lose my mind and remind me of dark chocolate, full of all those feel-good hormones.

He’s a few feet from me when he reaches his arm out like he wants to hug me. I take a step forward but before my foot hits the ground, I’m bumped to the side. I blink and a tiny blonde is wrapped around Adam. Her legs are around his waist and her arms are around his shoulders. She’s completely latched onto him. He smiles at me. His eyes stay on mine as he kisses her forehead and sets her to her feet.

“Hi, Amy.” The little blonde scowls at me. Adam’s eyes are laughing at me.

This. This is why I didn’t want to be here.



“So who was the girl?”

I stare at the ceiling, ignoring my therapist’s question. I hate this room. The walls are yellow, but not a happy yellow. More like what I imagine baby poop looks like. And the chairs haven’t been updated since at least the sixties. By the time my sessions are done, the only thing that’s changed is the imprint of the scratchy fabric on the backs of my thighs.

Instead of answering the question, I count the ceiling tiles and multiple the rows. Ironic that I use math at a time like this when it was a math class that got me into all this trouble in the first place.

Reliving all these dreams every week is almost as exhausting as having them in the first place and talking about them isn’t making anything better.

“Adam?” Dr. Jamison has lost interest in my silence, again, and turns to him. She’s about fifty years old and her faded blonde hair that hangs down to her waist is always braided. She wears flowy, multi-colored hippy skirts and mismatched tops every time I see her. Sometimes I want to ask her if she has a joint, just to see what she says.

“Tina,” he says softly. I stare out the window at the playground that sits empty at the park across the street. “It was just Tina.”

“Who’s Tina?”

“She was a friend from home. We grew up next door to each other. She was in town that weekend visiting other friends from our high school that went to school with me. That’s all.”

That’s all. It’s only two words, but they sound so condescending every time I hear them. It tells me that everything I’m either dreaming or remembering is made up or a half-truth of what the real life events actually were. It tells me that I’m being an idiot for believing them over my boyfriend who loves me. Or so I’ve been told. Maybe I’d believe them if I remembered Adam at all.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Remembering Us Cover Reveal and Excerpt!

I've been anxiously and excitedly waiting for today for WEEKS!

Remembering Us - January 14, 2014

This is my first attempt at a New Adult Romance. It's different :) I hope you like it.

You can add it to your Goodreads TBR here:

So...what's it about?
My life was perfectly mapped out for me since before the day I was born. I followed it, begrudgingly, because it’s what was expected.
And then one day, everything changed.
I woke up.
Different. Independent. Free from all the rules that had surrounded me.
Only I have no idea how I got to where I am. I have no memory of graduating college. No memory of Adam, the boyfriend I live with.
He loves me. And I love him. At least that’s what everyone says.
Except when my memories return to me as dreams, I see a different man than the one everyone claims is perfect for me.
He terrifies me. He makes my heart race and he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.
I have no idea if I want to welcome the emotional roller-coaster that his piercing brown eyes and messy black hair puts me on every time I get a glimpse of him, or if I want to run back to the safe shelter of the scripted life-plan that used to be mine.
My booted cast scrapes across the pavement. My ankle hurts and my arm is itchy from my cast. The staples in the back of my head were removed last week. Now all I have is a square patch of hair that is just beginning to grow back. I have a gash on my right side that runs from my hip bone almost to my breast. It looks like someone tried to slash me open with a jagged edged knife. The skin is healing, the stitches are innumerable, and every time I turn my torso it feels like someone is trying to rip my kidney out with their bare hands.

There was a hiking accident. That’s all I know. The rest is being left up to my memory that my doctors have assured me will return. How in the hell do they know? What if I never remember? It’s been weeks since I woke up from a coma and I don’t remember anything more than the fact that I live with a stranger and I don’t like him when I dream.

I’m still resting against the side of Adam’s car, fingering the back of my scalp when he comes outside. He stands next to me, crossing his feet at the ankles. We don’t touch. That small whisper of a touch he gave me in the doorway is the first time his hands have touched me since I the day I tripped in our kitchen. His arms reached out and caught me and I froze, paralyzed by having his hands on me. He shook his head, sighed, grabbed his keys and left the apartment and didn’t come back for two hours. When he did, the scent of beer laced his breath.

“I’m sorry I keep getting frustrated with you, Ames.” His head falls and he runs a hand down the front of his face. “I just miss you.”

His voice trembles a little bit and he sounds sad. He looks sad. I wonder what it would feel like to see him smile again like he did the night in my dream. Until the blonde girl, Tina, jumped into his arms he seemed happy to see me. Was he? Was I a game? If so, why am I still here? I press my fingers to my temples, hoping to stave off the beginning thumps of another headache.

“Who’s Tina?”

Monday, November 11, 2013

Just One Week Available

I know! It's been so long been since I posted but life has been CRAZY since the release of Just One Week.
So, for the record:
JUST ONE WEEK is now available on
Thank you to everyone who has read it already and left a review. Thank you for the messages and comments and emails I have received, DAILY!
It blesses my heart and impacts me in a way that I simply can't describe to know people are not only reading, but connecting with my work.
Thank you - you're amazing.
And now - on to some more good stuff! And the reason for my silence.
I have been a busy little bee :)
Part of the craziness of being a writer is that once you start an idea, more ideas just do. not. stop. coming. I am constantly writing down notes about new characters who pop into mind, conversations, a quick sentence here or there, and sometimes, an entire story line for a new book will pop into my head and refuse to leave until I put pen to paper, and finger tips to keyboard keys and type out the story as fast as I can.
And because of that, I will be revealing a new cover to you soon.
REMEMBERING US will be released in January, 2014. Originally, I thought it was going to be the 14th, but it might come sooner. *shrug* who knows. It'll be done when it's done, I guess.
This is my first attempt at a NEW ADULT ROMANCE and I love the story. I love the characters and I can not WAIT to introduce you to Adam and Amy and hopefully, fall in love with their story.
So what's it about?
Well, I'll talk more about that soon. The cover reveal is scheduled for the 21st so in TEN DAYS you'll be able to see the cover and the synopsis and I'll start posting teasers like a mad woman.
Until then, you can add it on goodreads:
but there's not much to see :)
AND. Not only that, but I have an entire SERIES screaming at me. Working on a standalone is tough enough with the characters constantly speaking to me, often keeping me awake at night or waking me in the middle of it to write something down.
But this is my first series, and I can't wait. I'm 100 pages into the first draft of the first book, and it's getting GOOD folks.
This will be at least three books. Maybe four - who knows. We'll see what happens. But I have the first three books plotted out for the most part, and yesterday, one of the characters surprised me and started giving me hints about what he might have to say in the future, so like I said - I hear lots of voices and I'm trying to get them down as fast as I can for you!
I haven't ever planned a series before, so I'm nervous and excited and having lots of fun figuring it all out.
So what's it about? Or who?
Daemon and Olivia. Biker children. Born into the life, children of the President and VP. They were all planned to leave the club, the life and their town behind. But then, you know, shit happens and plans change :)
I can't say much more than that. But Olivia is my favorite character to write so far. She's tough. She could kick your ass. Seriously. And mine, too, so I have to be careful with her.
But there's BIKERS. And Motorcycle hotties. And tattoos and hot SEX. Guns and murder. Mayhem. Mischief. Tough men and the strong women who aren't afraid to fight for what they want and put their tough men in their place every once in awhile.
I'm HOPING that the first book of The Nordic Lord series, "Point of Return" will be ready by March.
So that's it. Anything else you want to know?
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

October 24th!!!

October 24th is just two weeks away! You will have your hands on Mia and Chase's in just fourteen short days.

I have to admit, I'm most nervous about this book yet. When I first published Just One Song, I had NO idea what I was doing. I have been CONSTANTLY blown away by the response and feedback I've received on it.

I was certainly not expecting readers to start asking and then begging and DEMANDING for Mia and Chase's story to be written. To be honest: I never PLANNED their story. Not until I was asked for it, anyway. And then they started telling me their story :)

I love Mia and Chase. I hope all you readers who asked for their story aren't disappointed. I wrote it for you :) Because you flooded my facebook page daily asking for it. And because I want to make you happy if I'm able to. So I hope you love their story, and that you don't think it sucks.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

New Covers

Please drool with me over the new covers of Just One Song and Just One Week!

Cover It Designs did an AMAZING job.

Just One Week - Available October 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

New Covers!!!!

I am so excited to share with you the amazingly new beautiful new cover for Just One Song and the upcoming release Just One Week - Mia and Chase's story that will be released in October!

Check back this week to see the new covers and the blurb for Mia's story!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Some of my favorites!

Thank you so much for your support and love of Don't Lie To Me! Haven't read it yet? Here are a couple snippets from two of my favorite scenes.

Happy Reading!


He held out one of his white dress shirts, staying an arms-length away from me. Frustration etched in every one of his facial features.

“No.” I crossed my arms against my stomach. It only served to push my full, aching breasts up further and I watched Jack’s gaze settle on them, before drifting lower to my bare skin that I knew he wanted to get his hands on. He couldn’t hide his desire from me.

Even if it pissed him off that he wanted me.

“Put the shirt on.” He closed his eyes and shook his head. “I can’t talk to you when you’re dressed like this. Put the damn shirt on and I’ll talk to you.”

I took it from him reluctantly and pushed my arms through my sleeves. “It’s on.”

I smiled when he cursed at me again. “Button. It.”


I wanted to give in. To throw myself into his arms and bury myself in him. I wanted to fix whatever he thought damaged him. I wanted to see the confident and controlled businessman he always was, but I thought of Logan, and in the end, he was all I had. He was the most important person in my life and I couldn’t jump into anything, regardless of how much I wanted it, without thinking clearly.

“We need rules,” I said, without even realizing that I was actually agreeing to take a chance on this man in front of me.

One side of his lips quirked up in amusement. “Rules?”

“You don’t touch me while I’m working.”

His eyes darkened instantly and he frowned. “I’m not sure I can keep my hands off you now.”

Monday, July 15, 2013

It's LIVE!!!

Hello Readers! I'm so excited!!!

Don't Lie To Me just went live on the US and UK Amazon websites! Nook will follow shortly, and you can pre-order on kobo, but it will be live at the same link tomorrow.

Thank you so much for your support!

Here are the links for amazon in the US and UK.
Kobo: (isn't live yet, but you can preorder it now and it'll be available tomorrow...same link)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

10 days until Don't Lie to Me and more exciting news!

I am so excited about my upcoming blog tour that Shh Mom's Reading is hosting!
Make sure you check out all the amazing stops along the way and watch out for a giveaway!!!

Quick little teaser :)

“We need rules,” I said, without even realizing I was actually agreeing to take a chance on this man in front of me.

One side of his lips quirked up in amusement. “Rules?”

“You don’t touch me while I’m working.”

His eyes darkened instantly and he frowned. “I’m not sure I can keep my hands off you now.”


And that's not ALL!
I have received dozens of emails and messages asking when my first book, Just One Song, will be released on Nook and Kobo!

Good news! It will happen THIS WEEK! Assuming everything goes according to plan, Just One Song will be live on Nook and Kobo on JULY 10th!

This is such an exciting week for me. So many have you loved Zack and Nicole's story, and I can't wait for those of you have been (im)patiently waiting, to finally be able to fall in love with them, too.

...well, at least I hope you do.

I will post the links as soon as it's live!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cover Reveal! Don't Lie to Me

I am so excited to get this book in your hands! It was so much fun for me to write, although several scenes involved squinting my eyes closed and typing with a squeamish look on my face :) Jack and Emma are much more wild than anything I could typically imagine! But they're fun, and I love them both so dearly, it's going to be hard to give them up. :)

I hope you feel the same way when you get your hands on them on July 16th!!!

An incredibly huge thank you to Kim Person with Shh Mom's Reading Blog for organizing my cover reveal and my upcoming blog tour. If you're interested in participating, please contacting her so you can be included.

And another HUGE thank you to Regina with Mae I Design and Photography for the cover. I <3 it!!! you go!

You can join my facebook page at and stay up to date on some teasers over the next month for Jack and Emma's story.

Or you can add Don't Lie to Me on your Goodreads TBR here:

Monday, June 10, 2013


Thank you so much for all the love on my Facebook page! I promised a few weeks ago when I hit 400 likes, I'd giveaway 2 copies of Just One Song.

But I'm feeling generous, and the release of my next romance, Don't Lie to Me, is just around the corner.

So, the TWO winners get to choose what they want to receive. It's simple. To enter, you must like my Facebook page AND comment below. ...tell me who your favorite book boyfriend is. 

I have several, but my top 3 are:
Colt (Charade, by Nyrae Dawn)
Cameron (Wait for You, by J. Lynn)

I will choose the winner Friday, June 14th and will contact the winners through Facebook. You can let me know which you want.

Just One Song - Kindle only copy
Don't Lie to Me - Kindle or Nook....available July 16th!

Thanks again! Happy Reading!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Teaser - Don't Lie to Me. Coming July 2013

He leaned down and rested his forehead on mine, inhaling softly and rubbing his nose into my hair.

“You smell like peaches and cream and I haven’t been able to get this smell, or the taste of your lips, or the feel of your hips out of my head. I feel like I’m losing complete control but I can’t stop thinking about you; or wanting you.”

“You make that sound like a bad thing.”

“It has the potential to ruin me.”

With his head on mine, I couldn’t look up and see the torment in his eyes that I could hear in his wavering voice. I don’t know what he meant by that, but I knew he wasn’t talking professionally. Maybe he felt the same way I did about him. Taking a risk and being with Jack McMillan would most definitely ruin me for all other men. And open the door to have my heart shattered into a million pieces all over again.

*As always, this might be edited, changed, or deleted prior to publication. Please feel free to share on blogs, facebook, twitter, etc.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Just One Song is now on sale for $0.99 for today and tomorrow!

Thank you so much to all of you who have supported me - not only as a writer, but also as a mom.

Happy Reading!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Thank you!

I can't believe it's only been three weeks since I've released Just One Song.

Writing a book has been a dream I have had since I was in second grade and wrote a book about a little girl who travelled to a foreign land and watched as two different alien life forms learned the art of sharing. :) Seriously, yup. I wrote that. I'm pretty sure it's laminated with a yellow cover in a scrapbook my mom has stored in a basement somewhere.

Regardless, when I first sat down last fall to write the story that was brewing in my mind, I had one goal in mind. Write a book. I wanted to do it for me. I wanted to accomplish something I've always wanted to do, even if nothing ever happened with it.

And so I did. It took me 10 weeks to write Nicole and Zack's story and once I started editing around Thanksgiving, I decided it was better for EVERYONE if I just shoved it in a drawer, checked "write a book" off my bucket list, and moved on.  Weeks went by and I realized I just wasn't happy with what I had written, and the type-A personality in me simply refused to rest until at least I was happy with the story that had consumed me for four months.

So I re-wrote it. And edited it. And then re-wrote five chapters completely. And edited it some more, and sent it to some people to read. And re-worked it again and again and again.

And then finally, I thought it didn't suck TOO bad anymore.


But what I wasn't expecting over the last three weeks....was YOU! Because oh my crap, I just simply can't get over the fact that I have written something that readers are enjoying! It's mind boggling, and humbling, and I'm pretty sure I've said, "I'm blown away," at least 154,637,908 times in the last three weeks.

Seriously, ask my husband. We laugh every night when a new review comes in, or a rating, or an email, private message or whatever. It's so exciting and absolutely crazy!!!

It's been a wild ride, and hopefully one that's just beginning.

So from the bottom of my very large, very overwhelmed, and incredibly THANKFUL heart....

I love you all. Thank you so much for your support, encouragement, reviews and kind words. I simply can't describe how much it means to me.

Happy Reading!!!!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


Does anyone want Just One Song earlier than June 24th?

Because it's GONNA HAPPEN! :)

I'm so excited for this. Thank you so much to the bloggers and beta readers and friends who have helped me edit and revise Zack and Nicole's story to make it stronger than ever.

More details will be coming later this week, so make sure you like my facebook page or so you can find out when the new release is going to be!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Mini Teaser

From Zack's POV

“What did he say to you?” I ask her, although I pretty much already know.

“I’m not having sex with you.”

Well, hell. I wasn’t thinking about that either….but now that she mentions it, I can only imagine all the things I want to do to her. I bite my cheek and rub a hand roughly across my face to hide my laughter and shock. She’s blushing enough and I don’t want to make her feel worse.

 I also need to erase all the images she just put in my head.

“I don’t recall asking you to.” My lips twitch slightly as I fight the urge to smile at her.

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Nicole Parsons had the perfect life, made complete with the suburban home and the proverbial white picket fence. When tragedy struck and she lost the most important people in her life, she turned away from everything she loved before; shutting out every reminder of the perfect life she lost.

It has been one year, three months, one week and six days since the accident; and Nicole is ready to stop counting the days she’s survived, and begin living again.

On a dare from her best friend, Nicole encounters Zack Walters - the popular alternative rock star and man who signifies so much of her past – and suddenly everything in Nicole’s safe and quiet life changes.

When she’s forced to face the pain she’s carried for so long, will she truly be able to heal from her past and begin to live again?

Or will her new adventure ruin her completely?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Cover Rocks

I absolutely love and adore my book cover.

Can't wait to share it with you soon!!!!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

I think I suck at blogging. And twittering and facebooking and all things socially connecting. :)  I'm trying to do better....please bare/bear (why can I never figure out which one of these to use?) with me while I learn.

Here's another little teaser from my book, that is being read, re-read, edited, re-edited and revised again all to make it the best I possibly can for all of you. always, final copy may appear slightly different than below.

He takes a few steps towards me and I freeze. I cling tightly to my beer bottle when his hand reaches out and softly touches one of the curls in my hair. His eyes soften and I’m mesmerized by the light green that has darkened slightly. One side of his lips quirk up just a little bit, leaving this sexy smirk that I have a feeling is the same one that causes girls all over the country to drop their panties for at his concerts. Or so Mia claims. But I totally get the feeling because I suddenly have butterflies flying like mad in my stomach as he gazes down on me. Screw that, it’s not butterflies, it feels more like monkeys jumping on a trampoline. And it scares the hell out of me, but not in a bad, I need to run away now, way. More like it feels so good, I want to lean closer and snuggle up to him sort of way.
“See you in ten minutes?” he asks so softly and roughly that I almost don’t hear him over the noise in the bar. I’m stuck stupid and can’t say anything, so I just nod.
At least I hope that’s what I do because I can’t really tell if I’m moving at all.
He lets go of my hair and chuckles softly – more to himself than me- and flashes a wave and large smile to Mia. “See you soon.”