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I write contemporary romances -- smart, sexy, emotional and fun. 

I love to create heros and heroines who spark off each other. Who  match wits and wills on their way to true love. 

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I’m excited to be part of a new series from Tule Publishing. My book, The Secret Son, is Book 1 in the Small Town Secrets series, set in the fictional town of Cherry Lake, Montana. 


THE SECRET SON 

Book 1  The Secrets of Cherry Lake series

August 25, 2015
Tule Publishing


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Alex Chernoff is just blowing through town....

A birthday card out of the blue from his estranged father sends successful Seattle marketing man Alex Chernoff on a detour to Cherry Lake in search of answers about his past. A day, maybe two, to tie up loose strings and he’ll be out of there, heading for Mexico, margaritas and blondes in bikinis.

Emma Stanhope is all too familiar with hot, rich, entitled guys like Alex. They never hang around for long, especially not for a Plain Jane like herself. No problem. She’s smart and logical, like any good scientist, and knows better than to lose her heart.

What Emma doesn’t count on is chemistry—of the romantic kind.

Alex, when he learns that he’s a secret from his father’s real family, can’t stay even if he wanted to.

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Check out these other fabulous stories in the Small Town Secrets series!

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Prequel novella 

August 25, 2015

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Book 2

Sept 1, 2015







Book 3

Sept 8, 2015


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Book 4

Sept 15, 2015 








STILL AVAILABLE

Italian Connection series

MAKING OVER THE BILLIONAIRE Book 1

Never fall for your own deception...

After a failed bid to be the first American designer at House of Borhlenghi, Layla Langham is crushed. She’s certain she’s perfect for their company, and she’s risked all her savings to prove it. But Giorgio Borhlenghi's sisters think Layla’s perfect, too—for the design house and their workaholic brother. They convince her they’ll sway their brother into accepting her designs if she’ll get him to stop working for a long weekend—by any means necessary.

 Giorgio Borlenghi suspects Layla’s invitation for a relaxing lunch is something his sisters fashioned to lure him away from his desk. But instead of turning the sexy redhead away, he decides to teach all three ladies a lesson and “kidnaps” the beautiful designer to his family's yacht in Naples to see just how far the ambitious designer wants to take this ruse...

 Neither expected one kiss could lead to enough heat to burn up the sheets for days—nor make them want to give up work and never leave the bedroom again. 

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TURNING THE TABLES Book 2

She'll bare everything...except the truth.

 Tina Borlenghi is a billionaire businesswoman, heiress to the Borlenghi fortune, and living la dolce vita. She's also a magnet for men who crave fame and celebrity. So while in New York City launching a new fashion boutique, Tina is more than intrigued when sports bar owner Luke Pederson mistakes her for a sales assistant. He's sexier than sin and only interested in her. What's the harm in a little steamy role-playing?

Luke can't get enough of Tina. And yet, something feels…off. Why is she so secretive? As their role-playing encounters become more erotic, Luke’s suspicions grow. The woman rocking his world is hiding something. Something big. He’s ready to play for keeps, but finding out who Tina really is may just turn the tables on everything he thought he knew about love.

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MAD ABOUT YOU  March 31, 2014

 Entangled Publishing, Indulgence

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A man she can't refuse...

Accountant Cassy Morris knows she’s putting her heart on the line when she agrees to move in with her best friend, multi-millionaire geek Scott Thornton while she manages his nanotechnology lab and finds an angel investor for his revolutionary new product. She’s loved him forever even though he’s only ever regarded her as a friend. But Cassy never could refuse Scott anything...

A woman he can't resist...

When Scott is named Seattle’s sexiest man, the attention from women threatens to get in the way of him finishing his pet project and putting it on the market. Cassy steps up once again and pretends to be his fiancé. A lifetime of repressed sexual tension explodes in a passionate affair. Soon Scott is wondering how he can convince Cassy to turn their fake engagement into reality...   

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HOME TO HOPE MOUNTAIN

May 1, 2014   Harlequin SuperRomance

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A place called Hope

Hayley Sorenson uses horses to help people heal. But when neighbor Adam Banks asks for her expertise with his teenage daughter, she says no. How can she get involved when all she sees is their past? And the attraction Hayley feels for Adam makes her anything but objective!  

Yet Adam isn't deterred, and in getting to know the woman they call the horse whisperer, he realizes that she's dealing with her own pain. As Hayley etches a place in Adam's heart, all he wants is to give her the home she truly deserves.




NEWS

MAYBE THIS TIME made All About Romance's 2013 Buried Treasure list.


WHEN LOVE IS TRUE 

A Harlequin special release

September 2013  Harlequin Everlasting Love
(reissue, new cover)

Sometimes the love of your life isn’t the person you think it is...

Falling in love was easy for Chloe. She met Evan, a handsome Australian doctor, and felt sure he was the man for her. But Chloe’s whirlwind romance ended abruptly when Even left to work overseas. For comfort Chloe turned to her new friend Daniel Bennett. When she discovered she was pregnant, Daniel married her, despite Chloe’s feelings for Evan. 

More than twenty years later--twenty good years--Chloe finds herself once again torn between the two men. Daniel, with whom she’s raised a daughter and shared the everyday problems and triumphs of life. And Evan, the man who--she believes--has always held her heart. It’s only now, after two decades of marriage and a crisis, that Chloe learns what true love is...and what it isn’t.

 


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March 2013  Harlequin Superromance

Just when they thought they were through...  

What are the chances of running into your ex-wife on a singles cruise? Apparently very high, as Darcy Lewis discovers. With their messy past, surely he and Emma can stay on opposite sides of the ship and leave each other alone. 

They can't. Instead, they spend a sinfully hot night together. Too bad the morning after proves they separated for good reason. Even when Emma tells him she's pregnant, they decide they're better apart. Or are they? Because somehow they keep turning to each other for support. And it's clear the attraction is still there. Maybe this is their second chance-a new baby, a new chance to make this work.

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a Dear Author recommended read

finalist Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award

B+ "...well-written with secondary characters and story lines that compliment the main plot. I enjoyed it immensely." Dabney, Dear Author 

4.5 stars. "Realistic emotions and well-drawn characters make this a must-read." Alexandra Kay, Romantic Times


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All right. So Jack Thatcher has experienced deep, personal tragedy. Dr. Sienna Maxwell gets that. But how can the man drop out of life the way he has, pretending to be happy hosting fabulous dinner parties and puttering in his back shed? That's something she will never be able to understand. Because he's only pretending, right?
Sienna's a shoot-from-the-hip high achiever, who demands no less from everyone around her. Driven and determined to make her new medical practice--and everything she touches--a success, she wants a whole lot more from Jack than charm...and kisses. She wants nothing less than perfect.

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