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Latest News

Coming Soon…PHANTOM PROMISE
Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Over the past year, many of you have discovered my Phantom Series, which I began writing in 2007. I re-released the three-book series in 2011, with the advent of digital publishing and then released a special collection of all three books last year, which has proved a great way to find new readers for this romantic, magical series.

If you’ve come to my website looking for more information about this series…here it is. PHANTOM PROMISE, the next full-length book in the series, will be out soon!

Here’s a peak at the cover…

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CLICK HERE TO READ A SHORT EXCERPT!

I don’t have an official release date, but I expect it will be out no later than June 1st, though hopefully sooner. Please subscribe to my newsletter or to this webpage to be the first to know when it is for sale!

New Releases for 2014!
Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Happy new year, fellow romance lovers!

2013 was a year of experimentation for me, writing wise. I released my first (and probably last!) novel in three parts. While it was fun to do and it allowed me to get my work into your hands more quickly, there were overall challenges that didn’t outweigh the advantages. Oh, well…live and learn! To begin this new year, I’ve taken the three novellas and combined them into ONE FULL-LENGTH NOVEL with a brand new cover that fits with my new look!

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A sexy suspense spin-off to the DIRTY and DARE ME series…The Rescue, The Reveal & The Reckoning all in one book!

Captivity has never been so hot and steamy…

Former CIA operative Sean Devlin, shanghaied and forced to endure weeks of torture, has a choice to make. Give up the location of his ex-lover—who is dead—or die. Luckily for him, a guardian angel comes to his rescue. But will she save him or lead him deeper into danger?

Security specialist Brynn Blake rarely gets her hands dirty, but when she rescues a spy with a sought-after secret, she learns that he holds the key to her future. Should she trust the mystery man who sent her on this dangerous mission or Sean, who is slowly slipping into the fortified confines of her heart?

CLICK HERE FOR AN EXCERPT AND BUY LINKS!

I hope you’ll take a look!

Also in 2014, I will be revisiting my two favorite series…my Phantoms and Marisela’s Dirty series. Both books are in production and release dates will be announced soon! For a sneak peek of the next Phantom book, titled PHANTOM PROMISE, click here! There’s even an excerpt!

With the closing of the Plotmonkey blog, the best way to keep in touch with me is via Facebook, Twitter or by subscribing to my newsletter. (If you received this update in your newsfeed, it’s because you’ve subscribed to my website. Thank you!) All my contact information is on my CONTACT PAGE. Happy reading!

Hot New Look!
Sunday, August 18th, 2013

In anticipation of the upcoming (Winter 2013) release of TALK DIRTY TO ME, the fourth installment in my sexy-suspense “Dirty” series starring ex-gang girl, Marisela Morales, the series has a whole new look, thanks to cover artist Kim Killion of Hot Damn Designs. Here’s the cover of Book 1, DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS!

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Click here to see the updated covers of Lies and Christmas!

NEW RELEASE – Extra Heat for the End of Summer!
Sunday, August 4th, 2013

The sexy suspense started with Dirty Dare: The Rescue…now Brynn & Sean are back, kicking up the heat to the next level in Dirty Dare: The Reveal (Part Two)! Only .99 for your Kindle or your Nook!

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Ex-spy Sean Devlin has survived torture and betrayal, but when he goes off the grid with security specialist, Brynn Blake, his lone wolf status is tested. He’s lost one lover because of lies and double-crosses. Can he risk losing another?

Brynn never banked on falling for Sean so hard. He’s everything she’s never wanted—and everything she needs. He makes her feel safe and alive, even as the sins from his past draw her deeper into a world of danger and lies.

His secrets make him irresistible, but will the shocking truth draw them closer or rip them apart?

This serialized novel of sexy romantic suspense blends the ultra-hot sexuality of DARE ME with the gritty suspense of the DIRTY series, starring Marisela Morales. Don’t miss out on the hot, dangerous fun!

CLICK HERE to read an excerpt

Have a Kindle or Kindle App? CLICK HERE to buy!

Have a Nook or Nook App? CLICK HERE to buy!

————–DIRTY DARE: THE RESCUE (PART ONE) is also now available for the Nook! CLICK HERE to start the serialized novel from the beginning!

If you missed THE RESCUE on your Kindle, CLICK HERE!

Great news for NOOK readers…
Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

First the first time ever (and for a limited time!), all three of my DIRTY books are available for download at Barnes & Noble. If you have a Nook or know someone who has one, the time to buy is now! The books are priced at .99 each. Dirty Little Secrets will go off-sale on June 10th in order for me to run a special promotion with Amazon.

Thanks and happy reading!

Check out the Dirty books for Nook HERE

Amazon links: HERE

Two Series Come Together!
Saturday, April 6th, 2013

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Back in 2004, I wrote a novella for Penguin books called, “Dare to Desire.” It introduced a world of sexy spies who worked for the Arm, a super-secret division of the CIA and T-45, a rogue organization that did the kind of espionage work that even governments didn’t want to touch. I loved that world and wanted to write more in it, but my career went in another direction…

Until now.

Independent publishing has given me a chance to explore that world again–and to marry it into the DIRTY series, starring my intrepid and kick-ass security specialist, Marisela Morales. The result is my new series: DIRTY DARE.

There will be three installments this year and the first, THE RESCUE, is available now at Amazon for your Kindle or Kindle app. It’s a short story (just under 100 pages) priced at .99. It stars Marisela’s boss, Brynn Blake, and a mysterious former spy named Sean Devlin, who’s been kidnapped and tortured for information he does not have.

Check it out today!

CLICK HERE TO BUY

CLICK HERE TO READ AN EXCERPT

**If you read on the Nook, stay tuned for news for you in my newsletter next week!

Classic Books…New Collection!
Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

One of the things I hear most from my readers is how much they enjoy my kick-ass heroines. Inspired by my readers, I’ve put together a collection of my three toughest broads: Marisela, Mariah and Macy. Mmmmm…good! I decided to call the collection KICK ASS and it’s available now for your Kindle at a special, limited-time low price!

You can get it here…or buy it for a friend!

Also, for all my Nook readers, I also put together a collection of the entire Phantom series…three books for only $2.99. It’s at Barnes & Noble for a limited time…so get it while it’s hot!

It’s also available for your Kindle, by clicking this link.

Holiday Heat!
Saturday, November 24th, 2012

I’m so excited to finally announce that the third installment in the “Dirty” sexy-suspense series, starring my favorite ex-gang girl, Marisela Morales, is available for purchase!

The brand-new, never-before-published, DIRTY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, is on-sale now at Amazon for your Kindle or your Kindle App for ONLY .99!

Marisela Morales has a secret…and after a year of successful assignments as a security specialist, she knows how to keep one. But when a man on a mission to claim his birthright changes Marisela’s Christmas surprise into a treacherous game of cat and mouse, she’s forced to turn to the one partner who has never let her down—sexy Frankie Vega. Can they save an unborn child caught in a deadly power-play…or will this holiday season end without a Christmas miracle?

Read an excerpt here.

The book will be available exclusively at Amazon for the next 90 days so that I can take advantage of some great promotional opportunities. If you don’t have a Kindle, but you have a smart phone, tablet or computer, you can download the free Kindle app and get the book right away. If not, stay tuned for information of when it will be available for other formats.

If you read the story, I’d love to hear what you think! Word of mouth is so important to a book’s success, so please leave a review at Amazon. I truly appreciate your continued support. This new, original work would never have happened without the encouragement of readers like you!

Publishing Announcement
Monday, August 20th, 2012

Dear Readers: I’ve recently decided to take all of my self-published books out of Smashwords distribution, meaning that soon, they will go off-sale at iTunes, Kobo, Sony, etc. This is a business decision based on many factors. If you would like to buy these books for your device, please do so now. I’m not sure if/when they’ll be back up again.

Also, if you are reading on your iPad, you will still be able to download my books through the Kindle app. Right now, they’re all at B&N as well (except Dirty Little Secrets) but Dirty Little Lies will be going down from there very shortly.

In this world of self-publishing, the business decisions that used to belong to the publisher are now mine…and as much as I hate putting all my eggs in one publisher’s basket (Amazon), for now, it is the best business decision I can make while I take advantage of promotional opportunities that Amazon offers that currently, the other venues do not.

Thank you for understanding!

Exciting News!
Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Last month, I was in the sexy Blaze collection, THE GUY MOST LIKELY TO… This month, co-author Janelle Denison and I decided to release sequels to our stories!

Both stories are only .99 cents for your Kindle, Nook or other digital reader. To learn more about my story, click this link for a close-up of the cover and back cover copy and an excerpt!

You can discover more about Janelle’s story at her website!

More new release news next week!