The Colorado Mountain Series
The Colorado Mountain Series takes place in a trinity of fictional Colorado towns situated close to each other, Gnaw Bone, Carnal and Chantelle. This series that will be seven novels follows the stories of seven connected men on their rocky road to second chances.
Nina Sheridan's on a timeout adventure in the Colorado mountains. She needs distance from her clueless fiance, distance to decide whether she wants to spend the rest of her life with a man who doesn't care enough to learn how she takes her coffee.
Arriving in a blinding snowstorm at the A-Frame she rented for two weeks, she comes face to face with the most amazing man she's ever seen.
Minutes later, when he kicks her out of his house, she goes head to head with him.
Beyond angry because she's flown half a world away to start her timeout adventure, not to mention her sinuses hurt, she heads back down the mountain and ends up in a ditch. Unable to extricate herself, she gives up, hopes for rescue and falls asleep in the backseat.
The next morning she wakes up in the amazing man's bed and she's sick as a dog.
Holden Maxwell spends days nursing her back to health and then he spends the next two weeks trying to convince her to take her Colorado adventure further, in other words, make it permanent and take a gamble on him.
Nina has a tough time fighting her attraction to Max, especially when it seems all Max's friends, her mother, stepdad and the whole town of Gnaw Bone want them together. Not to mention, both she and Max get embroiled in the murder of Max's ex-friend and the town of Gnaw Bone's most detested resident - a man everyone has motive to kill, especially Max.
The Gamble is now available in eBook and will be available in print and audio format on May 27, 2014. Click on a link below to purchase your eBook or pre-order your copy!
Lauren Grahame has spent her whole life thinking something special was going to happen. She didn't know what it was, she just knew it would one day be hers.
But she learned the hard way that special wasn't on offer.
So, after divorcing her cheating husband, Lauren searched for nothing special and she thought she found it when she landed a job as a waitress in a biker bar in Carnal. It was perfect: a nothing job in a nowhere bar in Nowheresville.
Then Tatum Jackson walked in. Part-owner of the bar, he took one look at high-class Lauren and wanted nothing to do with her. And he made this known, loudly.
Tate's angry insults seared in her brain, Lauren decides the feeling is mutual and she doesn't want anything to do with the gloriously handsome Tate Jackson. The clash of the bartender and barmaid begins but, even though Tate makes his change of mind clear (in biker-speak, a language Lauren is not fluent in), Lauren is intent on going her own way.
Until a serial killer hits Carnal and Lauren finds out Tate isn't a bartender, he's a bounty hunter. He stakes his claim for Lauren before he goes on the hunt for a killer. But Laurie doesn't speak biker nor does she understand bounty hunters and Tate comes back from the hunt to find his old lady has moved on.
Life throws curveball after curveball at Laurie and Tate as secrets are revealed, women are brutally murdered, Tate leads Lauren to special and Laurie tries to find her inner biker babe.
Sweet Dreams is now available in eBook and will be available in print and audio format on June 24, 2014. Click on a link below to puchase your eBook or pre-order your copy!
Ty Walker was wrongly imprisoned. For the five years he was inside, he honed his plan so when he gets out, he has nothing but vengeance on his mind.
But then he walks straight to stylish, leggy, beautiful, goofy Lexie Berry and he suddenly has something else to think about. He knows within seconds he wants her and within days he can love her. But with the filth that was flung at him clinging, he also knows he can’t have her.
Since birth, Lexie Berry has been Lady Luck’s favorite toy and because of that, Lexie is cautious. But within a day, she senses Ty is something special. With her luck, however, she can’t trust it. Then she finds out what was done to Ty and she’s willing to do anything to make it right.
Even what Ty will never forgive her for doing.
Ty clings to vengeance and Lexie goes all out to give him back the time he lost. But Ty is battling demons within and he and Lexie are up against dirty cops and criminals who will stop at nothing to sway Lady Luck against them. All Ty and Lexie have is hope Lady Luck will finally swing their way.
Lady Luck is now available in eBook and will be available in print and audio format on July 29, 20114. Click on a link below to purchase your eBook or pre-order your copy!
In order to protect a father he does not respect, in Lady Luck, we learned that good cop Chace Keaton went bad, sacrificing his career and his future. But when the local police department's secrets are revealed and the wife he's forced to marry is murdered, Chace finds himself the town of Carnal's hero. Knowing how deep in the mud he was forced to sink, Chace feels he'll never get clean. The quiet, content future he envisioned of the love a good woman with whom he could build a family was now beyond his reach. The only thing he can do is find his wife's murderer.
But he isn't the only one looking.
While searching for new leads, he runs into Faye Goodknight, the town's quiet, shy, pretty librarian. Chace has long since had his eye on what could possibly be the town's last remaining virgin but he has also long since given up hope he could make her his. Faye is pure and clean and Chace refuses to dirty her with his sordid past.
Pure and clean Faye may be, but when the shy librarian is forced to go head to head with the man who she's had a crush on since he hit her hometown, Chace finds Faye is full of surprises. And he doesn't know what to do with her.
Breathe is now available in eBook and will be available in print and audio format on August 26, 2014. Click on a link below to purchase your eBook or pre-order your copy!
Introduced in The 'Burg Series, For You, we learned that Graham Reece was connected with February Owens. Too late he learns he should have made his play. When he becomes the victim of the sick man obsessed with Feb and finds himself the recipient of a hatchet blow to the shoulder, Reece rethinks the way he led his life and the woman he let slip through his fingers.
As the traveling man recovers from a hatchet wound, he's forced to sort through the string of casual relationships he's had, and the woman he kept on the back burner, Zara Cinders. He heated things up with Zara only when he swung through town.
Or when she needed him.
And he knows she's a good woman who could make him happy. But more, he's found it's time to end his aimless life and devote it to making her happy. So the minute he's released from protective custody, he heads back to Gnaw Bone to do just that.
But while Reece has made his decision, Zara's thought on her life too. And her life isn't going all that well. She needs to focus on that downward spiral and stop focusing on men like Graham Reece...or any men at all.
Jagged is now available in eBook and will be available in print and audio format on September 30, 2014. Click on a link below to purchase your eBook or pre-order your copy!
For years, Jacob Decker couldn't get out of his mind the woman he let slip through his fingers.
The problem was, he was wrong about which woman he let get away.
But when he meets Emmanuelle Holmes again on a sidewalk in Gnaw Bone, Colorado, things quickly start becoming clearer. And Deck now has new problems seeing as Emme has a boyfriend. A boyfriend he instantly doesn't like. A boyfriend he soon discovers there are a variety of reasons not to like.
That isn't the only challenge Deck faces as he discovers his Emme is a puzzle he's having trouble solving. Warm and sweet then distant and clueless, Emme holds Deck close even as she pushes him away.
But Deck doesn't like unsolved puzzles. And he'll stop at nothing to discover the solution to the mystery of Emmanuelle Holmes.
Kaleidoscope is now available in eBook and will be available in print and audio format on a date TBA. Click on a link below to purchase your eBook!
The Action Continues in the Colorado Mountains
All the tales are not yet told in Carnal, Gnaw Bone and Chantelle. Read on to learn what's happening next, but beware, there are spoilers of previous books in the following descriptions.
Next will be...
Since I love Deke Hightower, I've decided to add another book to this series. Now, I'm thinking Deke will be all kinds of fun, being a man with no roots but of tons of loyalty, having watched his boys find love and wanting some of that for himself. It'll just be interesting to see what kind of woman catches his eye and captures his heart.
And last (maybe)...
We learned in Sweet Dreams that one tragic night, Wood fell asleep at the wheel and ended up accidentally killing a man he loved and respected, a man he grew up with, his best friend's father. Burdened with guilt and a sister who was out-of-control, Wood let this leak into his marriage to Maggie. Then he let his marriage turn bitter. Then he let Maggie go.
Finally, a good woman rolls into Carnal and Wood finds he's in competition with his ex-best friend for her love. And he loses. But he wakes up to the fact that he already had a good woman.
He just needs to win her back.
Just a note: That Deke and Wood's stories will most definitely be told. They are not yet on the schedule to be written but the are far from forgotten! So don't despair and stay tuned for news!