Here are the books I currently have out. I love to hear from readers, so drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Wimer has recently moved back home to help her father. On her way to a house call for her father's business, she drives by Chris who is strolling along in a downpour as if he hasn't a care in the world. Her first impression is that he's crazy. When they end up running into each other later that same night, she adds sexy and fun to the original description. Smitten by his dimple-filled smile, she accepts his offer to show her his side of the town--a no strings attached kind of thing--before he leaves on tour again.
What starts out as a bit of fun becomes more than that with each passing day. As Chris finds himself opening up his heart and his past to a woman who seems content to let him go, he has to admit that his heart is involved for the first time in his life. How on earth is he going to convince Andrea that she wants more, too--the whole package, corny jokes and all--tied tight as a present with Strings Attached?
But when she arrives to assume her new life she is bombarded by a slew of people looking for the perfect dominatrix or disturbingly tight wrestler costume for the upcoming Harvest Ball. Between overpowering biddies and stolen lingerie from the worst-kept secret side business, things get even more complicated when a woman is murdered at the ball--a woman wearing the same costume as Ivy.
With the help of her new friends and a cute guy trying to rev up his journalism career with this mystery, and revving up her heart in the process, she must solve the murder before someone succeeds in their quest to POISON IVY.
THE WRONG DRAWERS
So when her best friend, Bella, asks for help with an in-home demonstration party, Ivy jumps at the chance to get out of the house and away from her dad. She has no real idea what they'll be demonstrating until she gets a load of the cookies she has to decorate. But that becomes the least of her troubles when she walks straight into another murder scene. One where she's the prime suspect.
What else could go wrong? When you're Ivy Morris, the only right answer is everything. With the help of hunky Ben Fallon, this girl will try to figure out why she's being framed and what it has to do with her getting THE WRONG DRAWERS.
FRAME AND FORTUNE
Actually, the something is a someone. Ivy Morris' best friend, Bella Landry, is in serious trouble because of the surprise she finds in the unused walk-in freezer at her hair dressing shop. Calling amateur sleuth Ivy is a no-brainer for Bella, especially because it's Ivy or no one since she can't trust her policeman boyfriend (he's the one who cuffed her and booked her--and not in a sexy kinda way).
But Ivy might finally be in over her head this time, with Bella's ex, the Bastard, showing up in town wanting to help and only making things worse in the process. Who is he secretly calling? And does it have anything to do with the person who's running around town stealing picture frames but leaving the pictures?
Ivy's got a convoluted mess on her hands involving secret lives, secret agendas, and a lot of money she can't explain. To top it all off, the decidedly delicious Ben Fallon has turned gourmet cook and chief bottle washer in her house...all while slowly taking over a few of Ivy's drawers.
What's a girl to do? Well, when you're Ivy Morris, you wade on in and hope you stay alive long enough to taste that Chicken Parmesan Ben has cooking in the kitchen.
SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING DEAD
Ivy Morris never thought she'd be walking down the aisle, especially to take her new stepmother to her old father. It's not flawless because, really, when is anything in Ivy's life flawless? But she does manage it without tripping. It's the reception that has her all atwitter when the wedding singer nearly chokes to death on a glass of water.
On top of that almost-catastrophe, something is going on with the women in the sleepy little town of Martha's Point, Virginia. For some reason no one under the age of fifty can keep their hands off of the delicious Ben Fallon. Ivy's little back shop isn't suffering from all the females running in to get that perfect tiny something to wear under their clothes, but her heart is another matter.
What will it take to get to the bottom of these mysteries? And is Ivy up to it? Well, she's about to find out. Who knew it would be so hard to deal with a live victim this time? And what about when her sister finds something unexpected in The Barn's parking lot?
FOR LOVE AND CHEESECAKE
It was a recipe for disaster –
Take one incurable womanizer
Mix in one pregnant mistress and one delusional fiancée
Toss with a sleuth who doesn’t want to get involved and the love of her life who is in up to the tips of his spiky hair
Add a dash of a chef gone haywire
Stir in one newly assertive shop assistant
And garnish with a couple of detectives who are not amused
Serves one crazy, homicidal maniac
So Ivy is back and she’s stellar, except for trying to kick both a nagging cold and the bad habit of always being in the middle of every Martha’s Point murder. Unfortunately, they’re both kicking her as she is harangued by her favorite chef to find out who torched his restaurant and one of his waiters along with it.
Ivy knows what she should do, but when has that ever stopped her from wading in? Only this time she could very well sacrifice everything for love and cheesecake.
The Shape of Love
Join three voluptuous women as they open their hearts and minds to possibilities beyond the normal...and straight into the paranormal.
Out of the Storm by Misty Simon
Sarah James' quiet, almost solitary life changes when she rescues a wet, bedraggled cat out of a raging storm. But he always seems to disappear without explanation, only to return at the oddest times. Is he really lost, or does he have a secret life outside her apartment walls?
Trenton Cutlass has been forced to roam ever since he was cursed into the form of a fat, tabby cat after dusk. No one has ever taken him in...until Sarah. Suddenly, breaking the curse is more important than ever, or he'll have to abandon the lovely Sarah forever.
Tunnel Of Love
Heather Winston knows she made the right decision two years ago when she left town for an important job promotion. But she's never stopped thinking about Kevin, who'd let her walk out of his life without a single word. When she unexpectedly sees him at her family reunion, she's thrown for a loop, and yet still very attracted. Why does he have to look so damn good? And how far can she take a little payback without losing her heart again?
First and Last Kiss
Rebecca Thompson's whole life has taken a turn for the worse. She's lost her job, put her dreams on hold indefinitely, and can't see the light at the end of the tunnel for the emotional train wreck barreling down on her. Enter a sexy stranger with the killer smile that entices her into a one-night stand that turns out to be a whole lot more than she ever bargained for.
Candy, er, Candace Derringer is back in her small hometown for her high school reunion and she's determined to snag the man she's crushed on for years. Unfortunately, he is a total dud and completely self-absorbed. It seems her whole trip (not to mention all her fun) will be a complete loss. Until a nerd turned sexy bed and breakfast owner shows her a new meaning for the phrase "room service."
Three courageous women, three gorgeous men, three fun stories about getting another chance at love and grabbing it with both hands. Come along with Heather, Rebecca and Candace as they experience the rides of their lives.
Come Away With Me (my story in this anthology)
Princess Ashlyn is spoiled, vain and rude. She's also unwed, despite her father's best efforts. When his latest matchmaking idea goes horribly awry, he's at the end of his rope and determined to teach the willful Ashlyn a lesson.
Ashlyn doesn't believe the King will follow through with his threat to marry her off to the next man who comes to the castle. But the following morning she hears a balladeer sing the first notes of his song and footsteps pounding up the stairs.
The King's plan may backfire when the balladeer takes on the arrogant princess and all her vanity. Then again, the haughty woman may be helpless in the face of the one man who asks her to simply "Come Away With Me."
All books available through Barnes & Nobles, Amazon.com and other bookstores
Books available only from me at this point (gone out of print):
A Mother's Heart