I've just published my latest novel, Desert Heat! This one is a romance set in the Arizona wilderness.
Here's the summary:
Mike Ironhorse has made a promise he thinks will be easy to keep. He’ll hire his best friend’s ex-fiancé as a wilderness expert for his two-week desert survival course. And he won’t hit on her. Easy, right? Then he meets her.
Adaline Lopez, Iraq War veteran and Purple Heart recipient, thinks her life can’t get much tougher. In addition to being disabled, discharged, and depressed, she must also rely on her ex-fiancé to find an employer who will hire her in her present condition. Can’t get much tougher, right? Then she meets her new boss.
Working for Mike Ironhorse is a major SNAFU to her road to recovery. He doesn’t trust her with the material, the students or himself, her ex keeps showing up to surprise her on the job, a neighbor kid has decided she’s his new best bud and, worst of all, her four closest friends have enrolled in the course as a show of support. Not to mention she and Mike are fighting a very strong, and very unwanted, attraction. Just when they begin to trust each other, a local goes missing in the vast Arizona desert. The class volunteers to help the search, but Adaline finds herself in an awful state of affairs. Can she risk her new-found happiness and tender feelings for Mike to save a man in the same situation that nearly killed her during the war?
You can still buy my first book, Barely There in booth real and e formats!
Taken … and no one knows where…
This novel is inspired by the true events of a slave ship that disappeared off the west coast of Africa during an era of human savagery and ruthlessness. The year was 2001.
Kerri Mansfield and her family have a tangled history of colonization and aid -- not just to one nation, but to all of Africa it seems. When the slave ship, Etireno, goes missing, Kerri is one of the few people who knows where to look. One of the few people with the contacts and resources needed to find it. But she must hurry because the children on board weren't taken by chance. It's revenge in its ugliest form.
She isn't the only one searching either, oh no, that would be too easy and life is rarely that. The French Secret Service are also after the children and they've sent their best agent to find them. Kerri's ex-husband. Even better is that he’s teamed up with her current boyfriend, just to make it all a little more interesting. Tracking the ship to a Brazilian port two weeks before Carnaval should be the end of the story, instead it's just beginning. The children have vanished and as Kerri's leads dry up she begins to take risks that put others in jeopardy.
Oh, and I did I mention the ex-husband?