The 'Burg Series
Based in my hometown of Brownsburg, Indiana, The 'Burg Series will be six books following the interweaving tales of friends, family, love and crime in a small town.
Lieutenant Alexander Colton and February Owens were high school sweethearts. Everyone in their small town knew from the moment they met they were meant for each other. But something happened and Feb broke Colt’s heart then she turned wild and tragedy struck. Colt meted out revenge against the man who brought Feb low but even though Colt risked it all for her, Feb turned her back on him and left town.
Fifteen years later, Feb comes back to help run the family bar. But there’s so much water under the bridge separating her and Colt everyone knows they’ll never get back together.
Until someone starts hacking up people in Feb’s life. Colt is still Colt and Feb is still Feb so the town watches as Colt goes all out to find the murderer while trying to keep Feb safe.
As the bodies pile up, The Feds move in and a twisting, turning story unravels exposing a very sick man who has claimed numerous victims along the way, Feb and Colt battle their enduring attraction and the beautiful but lost history that weaves them together.
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Violet Winters and her daughters once had it all, but lost it when Lieutenant Tim Winters was murdered by a criminal madman.
Over a year later, during a cold winter night, cop's widow, Violet, has to leave her warm bed to tell her neighbor to turn the music down.
And that's when she meets sinister, scarred, scarily attractive security specialist, Joe Callahan.
She wants to deny it, but she can't beat back the hunger she feels for Joe so she gives in again, and again, and again. Feeling it himself, Joe feeds Vi's hunger, breaking his own rules to keep her in his bed.
Even though Violet had only one man in her life, she's sure Joe is giving her the signals and Vi decides she's ready to take a second chance at life and, maybe, love.
But Violet doesn't know the dark secrets in Joe's past, secrets so soul-wrenching, they've drained him dry. With nothing left to give, Joe's determined to live his life alone. Even after Vi discovers Joe's secrets, and she and her girls try to fill him up, Joe remains unwavering and he breaks Violet, and her daughter's, hearts.
Crushed by Joe's betrayal, Violet and her girls come to terms with the fact that, no matter what signals he gave, Joe is not theirs to win.
But Violet's husband's murderer is obsessed with her and heartbreak again haunts the door of the Winters girls. When it does Joe is forced to face the knowledge that he can't fight their combined pull, they've gotten under his skin and filled him full to bursting.
Joe needs to win them back and put his life on the line to keep Violet safe.
But, having had it all twice, can Violet endure losing Joe?
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Tanner Layne and Raquel Merrick fell in love young, hard and fast and both of them knew a beautiful life they thought would be forever.
Until Rocky left Layne, no explanation, no going back.
Layne escapes The 'Burg only to come back years later because his ex-wife has hooked herself to the town jerk and Layne needs to make sure his sons get raised right. Layne manages to avoid Rocky but when Layne gets three bullets drilled into him while investigating a dirty cop, he can't do that because Rocky stops avoiding Layne. They make a deal to work together to expose the dirty cop but they have no idea the strength of their enduring attraction or the sheer evil at work in The 'Burg.
As Tanner Layne and Raquel Merrick play their game and dance around the pull that draws them together, Layne has to discover the dark secrets buried so deep in Rocky's heart she doesn't even know they're there at the same time untangle a sinister web of crime so abhorrent it has to be stopped... at all costs.
And to do it, Layne has to enlist everyone, including his ex-CIA mentor, Rocky's detective brother, the town's unpredictable informant and Layne's two teenage sons all the while stopping Rocky from doing something crazy and keeping their game secret so Layne won't get himself dead.
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Games of the Heart
From the balcony of his house, Mike Haines can see the quiet, commonplace beauty of the Holliday farm. But what he remembers is the little sister of his high school girlfriend, Dusty who grew up there. As a teen, Dusty had gone off the rails but when she was a kid, she was sweet, she was funny and she had a special bond with Mike. But after high school, she took off and Mike never saw her again.
Then tragedy strikes Dusty's family, she comes back into town and Mike thinks she hasn't changed back to the sweet, funny girl he knew but instead continued to be selfish and thoughtless, leaving her family alone to deal with their mourning. So he seeks her out and confronts her in an effort to understand what went wrong and to force her to sort herself out.
He finds out quickly he's wrong about Dusty Holliday. Very wrong. And right after Mike discovers that, the bond they had years before snaps back into place in ways he would never suspect.
But Mike Haines had a bad marriage then he played games of the heart for a good woman. And lost. In order to protect himself and his kids, he's cautious, he's careful to read the signs and he's not interested in finding a woman he has to fix.
Then he learns what happened to Dusty and he thinks she needs to be fixed. He swings, he misses and in this new game of hearts, for Dusty, Mike just got strike three.
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What Will Happen Next in The 'Burg?
Oh no, we're far from done with The 'Burg.
Read on to learn what will happen next in The 'Burg but do so at your own risk. Spoilers of previous books are contained below.
In At Peace, Benny took his cousin Cal's back. And so did Benny's dead brother's girlfriend, Francesca. Since his brother's death, Benny has been nursing his grudge against the woman he thinks led to his brother's downfall. And he does this to bury the feelings he has for Frankie, feelings that ride alongside guilt at the unmistakable pull he feels from his brother's girl. But when Frankie takes a bullet while on the run with Cal's woman Vi, Benny has to face his feelings. The problem is, Frankie has decided she's done her penance to Benny and his family. Penance she didn't deserve to pay. She's done with Benny and the Biancihi family. She's starting a new life away from Chicago and her heartbreaking history.
But Frankie's new life leads her to The 'Burg, where Benny has ties and she finds she hasn't quite succeeded in getting away.
The next title in The 'Burg Series is scheduled for release in 2013. Stay tuned here and on the Coming Soon page for news.
The Merrick Family is known for loving deep. But when Garrett and Raquel Merrick's mother was murdered under their own roof, this event (as it would) marked the Merrick family. Both Merrick children found love. Both Merrick children turned their backs on it. But Garrett "Merry" Merrick knows in his soul the woman he divorced is the one for him.
Or is she?