Monday, September 17, 2018

Learning to live with the past

This one is my ghost story. Everybody loves a good ghost story, right?

The heroine is haunted by her late husband, a firefighter who died in a fire after they had a huge argument. As she tries to understand what happened to him, she meets someone else who's trying to understand his late wife.

This book is a story of second chances, of learning to put the past behind us, and learning to step forward. It's hard to move on, hard to make changes. Those kinds of things make us take a look at ourselves and evaluate who we are. It's also about aging and dying with dignity because one of the main characters is an old woman who's trying to do her best to preserve her farm.

This book also allowed me to bring closure to another character from Twistered. Jack found his true love in this story, and I was able to give him a happy ending.

So think about guilt and ... 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Release day is coming up

My Robin Hood book, Woulds, will be releasing in a few weeks. The heroine, Tucker Frye, co-owns a pub with Alan Dale. I'll post information about the book when it releases, but for now, let me share the cover. Note the bloody fingerprint on the beer mug.

My kind of cover ...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The beginning of the end ... so to speak

This was the first book in my "New Human" series, and it's the start of the penultimate trilogy for the series I'm writing now, the Endless American Dream.

I started with a premise: what happens if you have a world where prejudice, inequality, and poverty have been eliminated. Where is the conflict? What happens?

Well, politics happen, of course. There are always people who will jockey for more power. At the heart of this story is a story of inequality and deception, all set on a planet far away with people very like us but ... different.

This is the story of a man who's not quite human and a woman who doesn't fit in society and how they find each other and somehow, become more human because of it.

Here's Human Touch.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Small town, undercover hero who's not so undercover, and a savvy Mom


Once again, one of my favorite books. This was from early in my career and it was so much fun to write. It combined my love of computers, small towns, and sexy FBI agents who are facing issues in their lives.

Nick Baxter goes "undercover" in a small Iowa town. The thing is, everybody in town knows who he is. And the woman he's supposed to be watching knows exactly who he is because she's a computer hacker plus her father is ex-CIA.


This has a marvelous cast of characters who went on to star in books of their own. But this is the one that started it -- Brilliant Disguise

Monday, August 6, 2018

Middle book, awesome hero

This is the 2nd in my New Human series. I started the series with Human Touch, in which I introduced these characters. The two main characters in HT are secondary characters here. I continue their story but other characters step in.

This entire 3-book series is the finale of my "Endless American Dream" series, which I am currently writing. These are the descendants of my characters in the Dream books and I had fun figuring out ways to distort their view of "history" -- the history I am currently writing.

Living Proof also introduces Jak Exo, one of the most interesting heroes I've ever written. He's a man with many facets, some of which aren't revealed until the final book, Leap of Faith. I had to be careful what to reveal and what to hide as I wrote this.

Oh, and this book was one of mine that got an RT Book Review (back in the day) and a four-star review. I was pretty happy with that ...

Friday, August 3, 2018

My first book ... revisited

This was one of my first books published -- under a different title.

This started as "Your Saving Grace" and it had the world's worst cover. I mean, it was SO bad. I begged for a different cover and was told "covers don't sell books, the content does" or something to that effect.

I hated trying to pitch this book at conferences. I was so embarrassed by it. In the end, the publisher folded and I got the rights back. I edited it a bit to update the technology used and to remove the scenes the editor wanted me to include.

AND I FINALLY GOT A COVER I LOVE! I am no longer ashamed to be seen with this book at a book signing.