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FROM SHADOW

Rereleased August 16, 2022

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Cover art by Angela Haddon​

Former spec-ops member Ezekiel Harding returned home from his time as a POW to find his family destroyed from his service. Adrift and with no real purpose for a man of his skill set, an employment opportunity at The Church, a private high-end club, gives Zeke the routine he desperately needs. He completes his shifts, waves to the bakery owner across the street as he leaves, and doesn't force himself to socialize. It may be lonely, but it's safer for everyone if he doesn't put himself out there.

 

Vivian Bennett isn't sure why she's been targeted by a cunning stalker determined to make her pay attention to him. As the owner of Divine Twins Bakery, she's too busy to take a second look at any man. That is, until Zeke walks into her shop. She knows falling for Zeke will probably leave her burned, but she can't resist the temptation he offers.

 

As the heat between them rises, the stalker grows more dangerous. Zeke knows the only way to step from the shadows and into a place at Vivian's side is to face the threat head-on. He just has to ensure he and Vivian survive the confrontation.

 

FROM SHADOW is a standalone novella of approximately 32,000 words. The novella contains discussions about suicide and the death of a parent, descriptions of violence, stalking, and PTSD.

Originally published November 7, 2015.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Rereleased October 18, 2022

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Cover art by Paper & Sage

Collateral damage to her parents' toxic marriage, Maya Rayes isn't sure she believes in love. Short relationships are safer. She's surprised by a scorching encounter with her best friend's infuriatingly sensible and contained older brother, but they're complete opposites who struggle to find common ground outside the bedroom. There's no way they could turn into something more, no matter how tempting she finds him.

 

Firefighter Jake Jacobs grew up fast in the wake of his parents' deaths. He doesn't regret putting his life on hold to help his younger sister, but once she graduates from college in a few weeks, he's going to be facing the future on his own. Or so he thought. His one-night stand with Maya is a revelation, and the freedom he finds with her is addictive.

 

Maya's used to burning bridges, not crossing them, but Jake's never been afraid of running into the flames. When he offers to share his future with her, she'll have to decide if the chance for a lasting love is worth the risk of getting burned.

Originally published with Escape Publishing on January 15, 2016 as First

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LAST CHANCES

Rereleased October 25, 2022

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Cover art by Paper & Sage​

When Catherine Jacobs's parents died while she was in high school, her brother's best friend Dallas Miller was there to help pick up the pieces. Several years and her looming college graduation later, Cat's motorcycle-riding knight in tattoos is about to ride off into the sunset to start his own life. Now she only has six days to convince him to fulfill her secret fantasy of having him for her first before he's gone forever.

 

Dallas Miller shouldn't have listened to Cat's proposition. He can't forget her request, no matter how much he needs to. Losing his best friend's trust would be bad enough, but Cat's the only woman he's ever dreamed of sharing a future with. It's already breaking his heart to leave her behind; he can't bear giving her what she wants and becoming her biggest regret after.

 

Once Cat knows Dallas is interested, she's determined to see her plan through. Sure, there's a lot to lose if she messes this up, but the promise of a happy ending—and a happily ever after with the perfect man—are worth the risk.

Originally published with Escape Publishing on January 15, 2016 as First

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