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Take Two: A Collection of Second Chance Stories (Writers On The River Charity Anthology) is no longer available.
I do have some of the BIG paperbacks, so stay tuned...I'll be offering some giveaways soon!
Take Two: A Collection of Second Chance Stories is an anthology of from the authors of Writers on the River. Love and life get another chance in these tales that will warm your heart and make you fall in love again. 25 amazing authors are participating.
My short story is All Roads Lead to Shepherd Grove. You'll meet Missy and Shep and the gang from Shepherd Grove, Texas. It's a contemporary, small town romance and the start of a new series. Missy and Shep are childhood sweethearts who are torn apart by Shep's spiteful parents when they're 18 years old. Missy returns to Shepherd Grove after 10 years for her sister's baby shower. Can they put the pain of the past behind them and get their second chance at love or are the wounds too deep?
She took a fortifying breath and stepped inside Pearl’s Diner, not sure of what to expect. It too had been updated with new black and white checkered floor tiles, red booths, tables and chairs. She observed servers taking orders using computer tablets instead of paper order pads. Probably also Mattie’s doing. The delectable aroma of Pearl’s burgers and fresh cut fries made Melissa’s mouth water.
The diner was filled to capacity with many faces Melissa recognized and many she didn’t. She zeroed in on two tables that had been pushed together where Daisy, Mattie, and her childhood friends Becca Swift, Charlene Baker, and Kelly Bishop sat.
Daisy looked adorable in a flowered, summer maternity dress. Her blonde hair was flowing around her shoulders and her skin was radiant. She had that pregnancy glow everyone referred to.
When Mattie noticed her, he smiled wide. He resembled his older brother so much, her heart ached. “There she is!”
Melissa raced to their table as everyone in the diner who knew her squealed or made a fuss. “Becca! Charlene! Kelly! I had no idea you’d be here today.”
“We wouldn’t miss your homecoming, Missy,” Becca said as they gathered in a silly four way hug and giggled like school girls.
Melissa hugged Daisy as best as she could and backed away quickly when she felt something push against her stomach. “Did Holly Ann just kick me?”
Daisy shrugged. “She’s excited to finally meet her Auntie Missy.”
She caught up with old friends and met new residents. It did her heart a world of good considering the circumstances in which she had left. Maybe these few days in town would be just what she needed, even though at some point things would become contentious when she’d face off with Noah and his parents. For now focus on Daisy and the baby shower.
Melissa stood, facing away from the diner’s entrance, but she sensed the moment Noah walked in. Around her, the good-natured chatter died down. Her traitorous body heated, and her heart fluttered.
She turned slowly to face Noah Shepherd. The man she’d been forced to give up ten years ago to protect her family. The years had transformed the good looking boy into the most handsome man she’d ever seen. Thick blond hair and a chiseled jawline with a dusting of stubble. A wide muscular chest in a button-down shirt that brought out the blue in his eyes and slim hips in snug jeans was enough to make any woman’s mouth water.
When Noah made slow work of appraising her, it didn’t bother her like it had with Todd. She knew she looked pretty. His eyes widened when his gaze landed on her navy blue plaid shirt. So he recognized that she was wearing his shirt.
The proceeds of this anthology went to Thistle Farms, a non-profit located in Nashville, TN that helps women survivors of violence, sex trafficking, prostitution and addiction.
Hannah's Bliss, Windy City Nights 2 is now available
Get a behind the scenes sneak peek at the making of the Hannah's Bliss book cover. Italian model Luca Pantini and Italian fashion photographer Alessandro Frezza give us a glimpse at the photo shoot (done in Rome, Italy).
We first met Hannah and Rocco in On the Ropes. They returned as supporting characters in The Warrior's Whisper...now they get their own story in Hannah's Bliss...the 3rd installment in the Windy City Nights series...is now available
Hannah's Bliss has received 5-star reviews from The TBR Pile and Readers’ Favorite®
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He knew he didn’t deserve her, didn’t fit in her world. But the moment he laid eyes on her, he knew she was his.
Rocco Moretti had a rough start in life. Abused by his parents and abandoned when he was six years old, he’s spent his life trying to prove his worth.
After barely getting out alive while deployed in Afghanistan, he’s settled into civilian life – for the most part. He’s convinced himself being a devoted brother, uncle and associate at Dixon-Shaw Security is all he deserves.
Hannah Hailey has been professionally unfulfilled at her mother’s successful event planning firm for far too long.
Bullied into a relationship with a man her mother considers suitable, Hannah is miserable. Richard Hayes is an arrogant, cheating, bastard she despises.
When Hannah and Rocco meet, their chemistry is undeniable, and sparks fly.
Hannah believes she doesn’t have a chance with the sexy Italian Marine, but is captivated by his seductive charm. Rocco knows Hannah is way out of his league, but is spellbound by the dark-haired temptress. He’s determined to have her at all costs.
Can they build a real future together or will pressure from Hannah’s well-to-do family tear them apart?
Make sure you're caught up on the story line. Pick up a copy of On the Ropes (buy here) and The Warrior's Whisper (buy here) before you pick up a copy of Hannah's Bliss!