Release Blitz: Mastering Her Fear

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BJ Wane
Mastering Her Fear
Series: Miami Masters Book
Genre: Erotic Romance, Suspense
Publisher: Blushing Books
Publication Date: January 12, 2018
He walked away from her once. Would keeping the full truth from him cost her a second chance?
Julie Martin pulled on Jackson Davenport’s protective urges the minute he stepped outside and saw his five-year-old neighbor go flying off her swing to land in a heap of gangly arms and legs then come up smiling. When he discovered how her parents pressed her into competing in beauty pageants for their own selfish gratification, he took it upon himself to provide her with the friendship the little girl craved. Years later, just when his adult feelings – and body – began to desire more from the beautiful young woman she’d grown up to be, Julie moved away to take the modeling world by storm. Jackson’s first encounter with the changes in her broke his heart and he severed all ties with her.
Six years after Julie lost the most important person in her life, she returns to Jackson a broken woman, unable to cope with the nightmare that changed her life forever. When Jackson discovers her penchant for cutting herself to deal with the fear, he shows her a new side of him she’s never seen before, and a new way to get through the darkness that continues to plague her.
Even though Julie embraces Jackson’s dominant sexuality and the way his painful administrations work much better at calming her fears, the truth of what happened the night her two friends were murdered stands between them. Will she be able to set aside her guilt to tell him the entire truth, or will she once again lose the only person who can complete her?


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The sudden glare of flashbulbs nearly blinded Jackson as they stepped outside, but it was the immediate change in Julie’s demeanor that snared his attention. Gone was the vain, brittle woman he’d just spent an uncomfortable dinner with and in her place preened a gushing, simpering celebrity putting on airs for the tabloids. Bitterness that rivaled what he’d felt when Federal agents invaded his home and arrested his parents for drug dealing and complicity in a child’s death rolled through him. It wasn’t fair to have his illusions ripped out from under him twice in a lifetime.
Needing to get away, Jackson stepped away from her and hailed the next cab then gave her a quick hug as soon as the reporters left. “Good seeing you again, Julie.” He kissed her forehead and turned, ignoring her as she called after him in a puzzled voice.
But as he reached for the handle of the taxi, Jackson held up a finger, bidding him to wait. Spinning back around, he caught a glimpse of confused insecurity on Julie’s face before she masked it behind the façade he’d been staring at all night as he strode over to her. Yanking her against him, he held her head immobile by cupping her nape. Swooping down, he kissed her, fast and hard, refusing to give in to the temptation to linger, to savor, to take more. Her low moan of instant surrender threatened his resolve to walk away, but he forced himself to remember the past hour, the worst he’d spent in her company. Pulling back with a sigh of regret and heavy ache for all he had lost, he drank in her face one last time. “Have a good life, Julie.” Ignoring her astonishment and the arousal in those amethyst eyes, he hopped in the cab and didn’t glance back.
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Other Books by BJ Wane

Seven men from troubled childhoods bond as teens at a summer camp for juvenile delinquents, a bond that carries through to adulthood and adds a penchant for BDSM. Each of these dominant, over-protective men meet their match in the Miami Masters series, filled with emotional trauma and heart-pounding suspense.

Bound and Saved

Master Me, Please

About BJ Wane

I live in the Midwest with my husband and our two dogs. I love dogs, enjoy spending time with my daughter, babysitting dogs and kids, reading and working puzzles. We have traveled extensively throughout the states, Canada and just once overseas, but I now much prefer being homebody. I worked for a while writing articles for a local magazine but soon found my interest in writing for myself peaking. My first book was strictly spanking erotica, but I slowly evolved to writing erotic spanking romance with a touch of suspense. My favorite genre to read is suspense.
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Book Review: A Bargain in Silver

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Title: A Bargain in Silver

Author: Josie Jaffrey

Published: January 3rd 2015

Source: received from the author in exchange for a review

Format: paperback


A Bargain in Silver is book one of Josie Jaffrey’s Solis Invicti paranormal romance series, set in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic London.

A deadly infection threatens to wipe out humanity. The only people who can stem its advance are the Silver, a vampiric race who offers a simple exchange: protection in return for blood and subservience. It’s not a deal that Emmy’s willing to make, but as her world burns around her she finds herself in the arms of the enemy and the line between oppressor and savior begins to blur.

After an attack by the infected, Emmy is rescued by the handsome Drew who introduces her to the world of the Silver. Desperate to escape subjugation and confused by her attraction to him, she gathers what remains of her surrogate family and plans to make a break for freedom.

But despite her efforts to resist, she is drawn further into the intrigues of the mysterious Silver through the agency of their ruler, the Primus: Solomon. Emmy refuses to submit to the cold and detached Primus and an attempt on her life makes it clear that he is unable to protect her from the political machinations of his race.

As the connection between them deepens she must choose between her desire and her will to rebel, but can she trust his intentions when everyone is after her blood?

Check it on: Amazon  & Goodreads

My Review:

I love vampire books! I started my reviewing activity with vampire books. I reconnected with my Passion for reading after devouring “Vampire Academy”.  So when the author approached me to read and review “A Bargain in Silver”, I was so excited! My apologies to Josie Jaffrey because my review is long overdue!

I was expecting a lot because I was missing reading about strong vampires, with strong feelings, that love and protect their soul mates. However, the first book in the “Solis Invicti” series delivered only a part of those expectations.

The story opens with the world being taken over by vampires, good and bad ones. Our main character is saved by one of the good guys and introduced to the new protectors of human kind. Emmy has to find her lace surrounded by beings who want her blood, but also by people who envy her for closeness not only to the leader, but also to his second in command.


We have here a love triangle, although I am not sure if he is in love with any of these guys. Sol, the leader, has the allure of power and mystery. Under his protection she is untouchable. Drew, the Secundus (and leader of the Solis Invicti) is in over his head, crazy in love with a woman who may or may not be his. As for Emmy,  I completely disliked her attitude. She is hot and then cold. She believes one then fears the other or vice versa. I did appreciate her will to survive and be independent at all cost, but she pushed a lot of limits and played with hearts a lot.

The writing was not bad at all. The world building is amazing and the idea of two type of vampires fighting for food (one in a practical way and the other in a chaotic manner) is interesting. There is a political intrigue that is not well developed in this book, but I hope to read more about it in the other ones. It felt a little weird how all characters were on short name basis so quickly, but I can get over it.

With all these items, I will give “A bargain in Silver” 3.5 stars (rounded to 4) with my hope that the next book will be even better. Let me know your thoughts if you have read it or not in the comments below. Happy Reading!


About the Authorjosie


I have always written stories, but it wasn’t until I started the first book in the Solis Invicti series in 2014 that I really became obsessed with writing. I love to read, particularly where the escapism of the story is enhanced with an element of fantasy or science fiction. For me, writing is simply an extension of that journey, but I get to decide what happens next (though it’s amazing how often the characters seem to decide for themselves what I’m going to write!).

As a new author, I love to hear from readers with their comments and feedback on the books, so please do get in touch through my website or via Twitter.


Twitter: JosieJaffrey

PreOrder Blitz: Heavenly Pleasures

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Isla Dennes
Heavenly Pleasures
Series: For Heaven’s Sake Book
Genre: Chick Lit, Comedy, Romance
Publisher: Totally Bound
Publication Date: January 30, 2018
At Heavenly Pleasures, quite a lot of things are possible…
Meet Brooke, a self-confessed shopaholic turned reluctant brothel receptionist, as she stumbles through life, trying to live up to her parents’ and fiancé’s high expectations—at the cost of her now low self-esteem.
Who would have thought a group of working girls would help her rediscover her inner strength and finally tackle her personal demons? But at Heavenly Pleasures, the rules are made to be broken and new opportunities are just around the corner…
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“What the hell is wrong with you?” Scarlett asked, taking in my pale face and trembling hands.
“Some bloke just walked in here and asked me to have sex with him!”
Uggh! And he’d been all greasy black hair, gold fillings and overgrown ’tache, like an aging porn star. I stifled the urge to throw up.
Shaking her head in disgust, Scarlett rolled her eyes. “Hate to break it to you, precious, but you are working in a brothel, you know.”
“But nothing. What the hell did you expect him to ask for, a burger and fries?”
“I kept telling him I was only the receptionist, but he didn’t seem to care. He told me he’d pay extra if he had to.” I fought to calm my racing heart and queasy stomach.
Scarlett’s eyes narrowed. She didn’t look happy. It occurred to me that maybe I should have kept my mouth shut.
“What do you mean extra? How much extra?”
“Um…” I swallowed hard. “Three hundred dollars.”
The temperature in the room plummeted as a blast of ice-cold fury filled the air.
What!” she screeched. “And you turned him down?
“Jesus Christ!” she hissed and bolted over to the waiting room. “Shit, where the hell is he now?”
My glance flickered toward the door. Scarlett’s followed. For the briefest of moments, I thought she was going to drag him back in and make him apologize for being an insensitive bastard.
Instead her eyes widened in shock. “What! You let him walk out of here? You selfish fucking cow. You mightn’t have wanted him, but what about the rest of us girls? Three hundred bucks and you just let him walk out of here? Jesus! Prue is going to go off her nut when she hears about this.”
Prue was the Madame and owner of Heavenly Pleasures. An outwardly serene woman with immaculate hair, but nonetheless seriously scary with a sinister reputation, not unlike Cruella DeVille on a bad day, and therefore someone I did not want to cross.
“Oh, please don’t say anything,” I begged, on the verge of tears. “Look, I promise if he comes back in, I’ll call you out straight away—before JoJo. Just don’t mention it to Prue. I was just a bit taken aback, that’s all, and didn’t know what to do.”
This part was true. Haggling for sex wasn’t something we’d covered in secretarial college. Maybe it was the look of pure terror on my face or possibly Scarlett was in a rare compassionate mood, but after a moment’s hesitation she stopped scowling, her expression softening in what could well have been pity.
“Okay. I won’t say anything—this time,” came with reluctance. “But of course I’ll expect some more bookings, if you get my meaning.”
Yes—her meaning was loud and clear. She was blackmailing me, but I was in no position to protest. I nodded.
Her mood lightened. “Hey, cheer up, will you? So what if some ugly punter wanted a poke? Jeez, you’re not the first one to have the hard word put on them by some tosser, believe me. Guys come in here, think they’re God’s gift to women and although they know you’re not a worker, it gives them a sick thrill to think they can convince you to drop to your knees for a blow job—even if it is for three hundred dollars.” She threw me a disgusted look and shook her head in disbelief. “I reckon in their pathetic little minds they’re convinced they’ve seduced you with their hot looks and charm. Losers, that’s what they are. Anyway, I suppose it’s probably just as well you didn’t take him up on it.”
“Really?” I brightened, seeing it as a sign I was forgiven.
“Yeah, the girls would have flattened you if you had.”
Oh, God. I felt ill. What on earth had happened to my perfect life?
Two months ago, I had never met or even spoken to a prostitute. Two months ago, I’d had no idea brothels even existed outside the red light district of King’s Cross. Two months ago, I’d thought French, Spanish and Greek were southern Europeans rather than hooker code for certain sexual practices. And two months ago, I’d been happily looking forward to marrying my fiancé, Brad, an up-and-coming lawyer who planned to be the youngest junior partner in the law firm where he worked.
Yes, two months ago my life had all been mapped out before me.
But that was before a day out in the city to catch up with an old friend triggered a series of events that would ultimately bring about my downfall. Yep, it was at that point I can honestly say my life had bit the big one, nose-diving to newly discovered depths of desperation and despair. I was completely screwed and I didn’t have anyone to blame but myself…

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Releasing January 30, 2018

About Isla Dennes

Isla Dennes

Married, mother of one son and three daughters, Isla Dennes developed a love for writing while employed in her dream job as the owner of a book shop situated in a seaside resort town in NSW, Australia. Not content in simply reading every book in the store, she found herself compelled to create novels of her own.
Had she concentrated more on sales and less on writing she might well have retired a wealthy woman, but writing won out in the end, with the result being a lifelong passion for creative writing across a number of genres, including a brief but regrettable sojourn into horribly sentimental New-aged poetry which is best forgotten.
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Book Review: Growing Up Carrie

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Title: Growing Up Carrie

Author: E.D. Massey

Published: October 4th 2017

Source: Received from Book Unleashed in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy


Families aren’t always perfect and neither was mine. When you add in a stepdad, there are more hurdles to jump over. It wasn’t always easy growing up after my stepdad came into my life. He met my mom on an Internet gaming site! Can you believe it? Later, he easily could have walked away from the responsibilities of raising a teen, yet he stayed and you won’t believe how it turned out …

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My Review:

Unfortunately, I have not enjoyed this book very much. I found a lot of issues with the characters but most importantly with the writing. However, the idea of the book is good, just the way it was put in practice did not appeal to my tastes. I will go on and try to argument my dislikes to the best of my abilities, so as not to spoil it.

The idea of writing the story of a young girl once a step dad come into place, or the said man having to take responsibility for a child he did not get to know very well is great and I wished I could say many more great things. The characters are not well developed and Edward is portrayed as a (too) responsive man. He hurries to visit the friend he’s never met but with whom has felt a connection from their short talks on the Internet. Ok, but Carrie’s mom is not the best person at all. She accepts a strange man in her home (I mean, how well can you know a person after three months of online talking?), with her child! She leaves the child alone with a stranger! Then there are some unnecessary mentions, for example in case of Amber, Edward’s… girlfriend, who is not actually a girlfriend because he was also seeing someone else. Her opinions are included twice in the book, always mentioning the same thing.

As for the writing, there is this repetition of names which becomes a little annoying. Inconsistencies in regards to Edward’s ex-wife and child are clarified kind of late in the story.  I didn’t feel any emotions radiating from the characters. I do believe in the author as, again, the idea is great.

Without further continuing with my complains, I hope I managed to justify my complains and I apologize if any of my arguments have been offensive in any way. I struggle every time to write an article, so I can imagine how difficult it is to write a book.  “Growing Up Carrie” has a good topic to follow, but to me, the execution was not the best it could be. Unfortunately, one star.

 Let me know your thoughts, if you have read the book.


Book Review: The Vestals Conspiracy: A Novella

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Title: The Vestals Conspiracy: A Novella (Prequel To The Nina Monte Mystery Thriller Series)

Author: Tomasz Chrusciel

Published: December 3rd 2017 by Agato House

Source: Received from Authors DB in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy


Nina Monte, a renowned professor of ancient religions, receives a cryptic message. Her former mentor and a prominent Italian archaeologist, Filippo Oliveri, needs her to come to Rome—he believes only Nina is capable of understanding the true significance of his new discovery.

But when she finally reaches the excavation site, Oliveri is gone. Instead, Nina comes across a series of clues that somehow connect an ancient prophecy, a mystical ritual, and a masterpiece of Michelangelo himself. But soon the magnitude of the discovery lures those who will stop at nothing to solve the mystery and, once and for all, silence everyone who stands in their way.

If you love historical mysteries, don’t miss this gripping read! “The Vestals Conspiracy” is a stunning introduction to the Nina Monte Mystery Thriller Series.

 Check it on: Amazon  & Goodreads

 My Review:

I received a review copy of this book and almost 100 pages that made me forget how time passes by and made me wonder how come this is over? Not so fast! “The Vestals Conspiracy” is a great start for a series, is a promise of more mysteries that will be uncovered by the great professors.

Nina Monte’s passion for history and ancient religion is visible from the start, from her efforts to answer all the requests she receives of lectures or participations in projects in her line of work. However, when her former professor and mentor Filippo Oliveri asks her support in his latest archeological founding, she comes to his aid. What they discover is far beyond their wildest dreams. Past and present reunite as they follow the mysteries of a religious group of women serving the roman goddess Vesta.

In their search, they will face people with less than honorable intentions, they will have their faith put to the test only to realize the importance of what they uncovered. Suffice to say that this novella is worth your time. And if you need more incentives to start the entire series, at the end of this book there are three chapters from “Fast Track to Glory” that will nurture that curiosity.

Even if I am mostly a Romance and YA reader, this type of historical mystery is always a joy. Have fun reading this amazing series and come back with your comments and thoughts below. 5 starts and I cannot wait for more!


“Fast Track to Glory (Nina Monte Mystery #1)” is already out since January 2016 and the second book is scheduled for this year. So hurry and catch up with Nina!



About the Authortomasz


Tomasz Chrusciel wrote his first story at sixteen, but it would take another twenty years for his love affair with writing to become the central focus in his life.

After obtaining a master’s degree in Political Science & International Relations in Poland, Chrusciel found himself in the corporate sector. The work stoked his passion for global politics, but his imagination craved greater freedom. After moving to Ireland and falling in love, he finally left his job to become a full-time fiction author.

His debut novel Illusive Intrusion was followed by Fast Track to Glory. Both works have since earned Chrusciel a dedicated readership that continues to grow each day.

Wanderlust regularly draws the writer to extreme corners of the globe seeking new settings, personalities and historical events to inspire his next novel. When he isn’t researching destinations or convincing his cat-loving fiancée to let him adopt a dog, he’s at his computer furiously typing his latest scene, or chatting with his readers on social media.

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Audiobook Tour: The Flight of Hope

Author: H.J. Bellus

Narrators: Lacy Laurel

Length: 8 hours 26 minutes

Publisher: Heidi J. Hooper

Released: Nov. 15, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A tragic accident. A mother in mourning. Can a second chance rise from the wreckage?
Marlee Foster’s life was just getting started. She couldn’t wait for the return of her husband from deployment. After all, he’d be there just in time for the birth of their daughter. The welcome home party is full of joy, but on the way home, tragedy strikes…
When Marlee loses her husband and daughter, her friends and family do their best to heal her broken heart. But painful reminders of a future she’ll never see haunt her every day in the small town. Her only hope at a second chance is to leave it all behind…
As she sets out on a soul-searching adventure, the mourning widow wonders if the wilderness will give her hope for a brighter future or if she’ll forever be chained to a devastating past. During her journey, Marlee is about to learn that love has a funny way of coming back to those who need it the most…
The Flight of Hope is a heart-wrenching contemporary romance in the vein of Nicholas Sparks. If you like emotional journeys, strong-willed heroines, and second chance romances, then you’ll love HJ Bellus’ touching tale.

HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she’s a part-time livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shotgunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.

Narrator Bio

Lacy lives the life of a full time wife, mother and household manager. Needing a temporary escape from time to time Lacy returned back to her first love – reading! After devouring everything she could get her hands on she thought, -what if she could mix her love of performance and literature in a professional capacity? Once getting involved in the world of book narration she quickly became hooked and when not with her family you can find her in her studio working hard to grow in her own storytelling abilities.


This is one emotional book, from start to end and it kept me listening until the end. Marlee’s life has known happiness for a short while only, but then everything shifts. She has married her first boyfriend and childhood best friend. Their relationship has been perfect!

I would talk about the story, but the focus is on Marlee’s life and how she faced all the challenges she encountered. She faced the loss of her first child and has prepared herself mentally for never having a child. However, when this happens, tragedy also comes and takes away her most treasured possessions.  And then she collapses. We see a person fighting alcohol, fighting life and finally, trying to start over. She sees the world with different eyes. When she meets Jed and his family, her mentality is completely different. She starts to enjoy different things and remembers as well her passion.

She knows that time is now precious and will make the most of it with her new family, always keeping close to her heart the memory of her loved ones. I see “The Flight of Hope” as a story about never giving up on living, facing the pain and having the courage to love again. The writing is beautiful and the characters as well developed. The author has done a great job presenting Marlee’s turmoil and pain, but as well her battle with alcohol and with her suicidal tendencies.

The narration was also great. Whenever I listened to books narrated by Lacy Laurel, I always heard certain inflation or a rounded intonation if I put it like that. But in this story, she really did an amazing job. I wonder if she cried when reading this book J Her interpretation of male characters is great as always.

So this is definitely a great book, although I would not recommend it to people suffering from depression or anxiety, as this will probably accentuate them. I loved every page, I cried and learned to laugh again together with the main character. I hope you will enjoy it too! Five stars, no doubt!


I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Lacy Laurel. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Book Review: Legacy of Evil (Hotel LaBelle #2)

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Title: Legacy of Evil (Hotel LaBelle #2)

Author: Sharon Buchbinder

Published: October 13th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press

Source: received from Book Unleashed in exchange for an honest review

Format: e-copy


When a wild mustang is shot in Montana, renowned horse whisperer and telepath, Emma Horserider, is called in to calm the herd and find out what happened. Once on scene she is almost killed by a bullet-spewing drone, and calls her black ops brother for back-up.

Emma’s help roars into her life covered in tattoos and riding a Harley. Remote viewer Bronco Winchester takes the assignment because he is ordered to, but he wonders what type of assistance, his boss’s sister needs. That is until he sees Emma, a valiant Warrior Woman proud of her Crow heritage.

Posing as a married couple, Emma and Bronco go undercover to infiltrate and stop a hate group. Both are anxious enough without the now growing attachment they feel for one another. When the lives of many are on the line, they are not sure if they will live or die—let alone have a chance at love.

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My Review:

This is not my first book by Sharon Buchbinder, so when I was provided an ARC for “Legacy of Evil” I knew what I was getting myself into. And that is: another good story. As per usual however, this is my  first book from the series, but I had no issues reading it as a standalone, even if some of the other characters have a background story. So yes, I liked it.

Emma and Bronco are an interesting couple, with more things in common that they may see at first. Since the blurb does not disclose the paranormal item of the story, I’ll try to keep it at a distance as well. But I can tell you is that when someone attacks and kills some of Emma’s best friends – the horses – she decides to take actions into her own hands and find out who is behind it. To her luck (not aid, because she can manage on her own, of course), her brother sends reinforcements. Bronco is one of his best agents, with experience in undercover missions and this comes in handy when they do try to identify the bad guys.

Now, even if they are both stubborn, a connection forms from the beginning, when their animal companions approve of each other. His cat likes her, her dogs like him. They both have a connection with them that goes beyond the normal one. There are some hot scenes in there (and I mean HOT) which are off the top. I liked how the romance element was included.

Now, I did not award 5 stars because there are some items that did not stand well with me. The start was a little slow, in my opinion and they start to like each other pretty fast. With all her stubbornness, she accepts Bronco’s help. And I also did not like the beginning scene, with the drone attack… I don’t know why, the drone in a book with horses and cats looks… out of the picture.

So a total of 3.5 stars to this book, with my congratulations to the author for a great story. I like her writing style and how she combines all elements, even if in this case there were small things that were not to my taste. All in all, I do recommend the series, preferably starting with book 1 J Enjoy


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After working in health care delivery for years, Sharon Buchbinder became an association executive, a health care researcher, and an academic in higher education. She had it all–a terrific, supportive husband, an amazing son and a wonderful job. But that itch to write (some call it an obsession) kept beckoning her to “come on back” to writing fiction. Thanks to the kindness of family, friends, critique partners, and beta readers, she is published in non-fiction, as well as contemporary, erotic, paranormal and romantic suspense. When not attempting to make students, colleagues, and babies laugh, she can be found herding cats, waiting on a large gray dog, fishing, dining with good friends, or writing.

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