It’s been two years since Jake Delroy lost his wife. With four kids at home, he spends most of his time just trying to keep them alive while not losing his mind. He has help from his sister-in-law Glory, and his best friend John. But as he watches the two of them building their life together, he’s never been more alone.
Kate Cooper has been a single mom for most of her adult life. It was never easy but now that her son is getting older, she faces challenges that her friends just can’t understand. She finds a sympathetic kinship with Jake Delroy. What starts as a friendship built on mutual understanding quickly grows into something more. Moving on means they both must let go of their pasts or risk their shot at forever.
As Jake and Kate struggle to embrace their second chance at love, Glory Stark battles her own uncertainties. She’s never been happier than right now- living with the love of her life and raising their perfect child. But love isn’t always easy, and Glory must learn that opening your heart doesn’t always mean it will end up broken.
Fans of Searching for Glory will be excited to read this sequel, following the lives of Jake and Glory. Filled with the same heart and emotion as the original novel, After Victory explores the deepest human emotions- grief, love, and the beautiful agony that is life.
Jordyn Lewis came to Serenity Beach to start over. She needs a new life, a new home, and a chance to put her past behind her. What she doesn’t need is to get pulled into a romantic relationship. But then Nolan Meyers enters her life.
Nolan is charming, kind, and he makes Jordyn laugh. But just like Jordyn, Nolan is also running from his past. He suffered a traumatizing injury that caused him to give up his life and his dreams, and led him right to Jordyn.
Their chance meeting on a deserted beach will alter the course of both their lives. As their relationship grows, Nolan helps Jordyn learn to believe in love again and she helps him begin to heal. But even as Jordyn allows herself to fall in love with Nolan, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts her- a terrifying event that chased her from her hometown and across the country, to the safe harbor of Serenity.
As Nolan and Jordyn grow closer, they dare to dream of a future together, until haunting reminders of Jordyn's traumatic past surface. Will ghosts of their pasts destroy the life they've begun to build together, or will their love guide them to serenity?
My new series, Restless Hearts, follows a group of friends as they travel the world, learning more about themselves, about friendship, and about love. The first story, Love in London, is now available for pre-order and will be released on November 23.
Tyler Cole is living his dream. By all accounts, he's a rock star and one of the most sought after bachelors in the country. He has money, fame, and fancy cars. But when a bad storm in Salvation, Indiana, brings his hometown into the spotlight, Tyler remembers the one thing that he doesn't have- Emma Wellington.
Over a decade ago, Tyler and Emma ended their romance. Tyler moved to Nashville to chase a record deal while Emma finished college and applied to law school. Life had no reason to bring them back together, but that's exactly what happens after the storm.
Tyler returns home to help rebuild the town he managed to forget, and along the way reconnects with the woman he never quite got over. But life in Salvation isn't easy, and Emma has been keeping an important secret from him for over a decade. Now Tyler is about to question everything he thought he wanted, all the while fixated on the one thing he can't have.
When life throws them yet another curve ball, Tyler and Emma must find a way to leave their past in the past and focus on the only thing that has ever really mattered to them- love.
Available today on Amazon.
This isn't a love story. It's a story about love.
This story of love starts with a failed life plan and a sick father. That's how Helen Whicker finds herself back in her hometown of Portstown, Illinois, living with her parents and working as an obit writer for the town paper. Throw in a car accident and a neurotic sister-in-law, and Helen's life is pretty much a disaster.
Benson McCormick is just what she needs to turn things around. He's funny, uses foul language even more than she does, and he can't seem to get enough of Helen. But they live in different cities, and they both have family drama and relationship baggage.
Helen's gotten used to life on her own, but as she faces her worst fears, she wonders if she's really been living at all. The more she gets to know Benson, the more she believes that falling in love is the sweetest possible surrender. She just has to decide if she's strong enough to survive the fall.
So it's been a very long time since my last post. That's because I've been super busy writing. I'm working on the sequel to CASTLE (which is LONG overdue) but should hopefully be ready to go soon. I'm also writing my second contemporary fiction novel. And I've got a whole lot of other projects up my sleeve. Once these two works-in-progress are complete, I've got a sequel of sorts planned for Searching for Glory. I'm really excited about it; I just need to find the time to write it! Hopefully I'll have updates soon.
You may remember that I mentioned starting a new job back in August. I blame that job for my lack of posting. I've been crazy busy, but still loving the job. Unfortunately, with the increased travel component and some big releases, I haven't had as much free time as I would like for writing.
Good news though- my job gives me a winter break, which started yesterday. So with 11 days off, I hope to make some excellent progress on my current work in progress, the follow up to CASTLE. I also managed to get the final details wrapped up on the third and last installment in The Shadows Trilogy- The Warriors. It was a lot of fun to write, and very cathartic to be able to wrap up the stories and give the characters some closure. It's up and available on Amazon if you'd like to check it out.
What else is new... I had a recent trip to DC and NYC and finally got to see both the White House and the big tree in Rockefeller Plaza. I did the Christmas thing with my family yesterday and today, and now I have a lot of movies and books to catch up on these next few days. We got the first snow of the season (and I'm not particularly happy about it). We had a holiday office party that included not one, but two after-parties.
I'm still hanging out with the fam, watching the new Total Recall movie. So I'll include a much longer post later this week but just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays.
Yes, I admit it- I am obsessed with zombies. And I have been for a while now. This can mostly be blamed on The Walking Dead (which incidentally will be on very soon as this is a Sunday night.)
I was in Florida last weekend for a wedding. Prior to going, I made sure everyone knew how I would like to die should I become a zombie. (Also, when I went to Mexico a few months ago I made my dad memorize that line from Taken about "a particular set of skills" in case I got kidnapped. I'm weird.) Do people still remember how that guy on bath salts tried to eat that other guy's face? And then they found out he wasn't really on bath salts but just pot. Anyway, that happened in Florida. I'm still convinced this is the first sign of the coming zombie apocalypse.
I made it back to Chicago without being infected with the zombie virus or a zombie encounter of any kind. Frankly, it's a little disappointing. I've been looking to try out some of my survival
While this post is mostly just an excuse for me to ramble, it does have some ties to my writing. I am still working on the final book in my Shadows Trilogy, but concurrently I have been developing an outline for another series about apocalyptic survival. Mostly because it's just so much fun to write. I will keep you updated but for now I'm off to watch some Walking Dead.