Music from My Current Work in Progress

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On advice from one of the workshops I attended at Chicago RWA’s Spring Fling Conference, I created a playlist for my current WIP. The novel is about a driven woman who is an urban developer and a seemingly shiftless venture capitalist’s son – one of her primary investors – who fall in love, despite their obstacles.

I put together these tracks to remind me of the hero and heroine. It’s a bright, vibrant collection of hip hop, pop, jazz and alternative. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent listening to these songs as I complete my manuscript. I hope you’ll listen and enjoy it as much as I have.




Busy Year!

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I have been so busy, it’s hard to believe it’s April already. So many things to share. Most recently, I was in Sin City (Las Vegas) participating in a diversity panel. It was a lot of fun and I was happy to serve as a resource for my fellow writers. Among other things, I saw the Chippendales. . .  And a number of super sexy cover models.

That’s me (on the left) along with two super smart ladies, MK Schiller and Isabelle Drake. Please pick up one of their books! They are fantastic authors, as well as awesome humans.

There were so many parties, but the one I enjoyed the most was the Cirque du Punk party, where I was able to get down with some Cosplay.

Sage Spelling (left) went all out with a black ensemble that knocked the crowds out!

All in all, the RT Booklovers Conference did not disappoint. In fact, I’m probably still not fully recovered.

Next up is the Chicago Spring Fling on May 19th – 21st, where I’ll be signing a copy of my latest novella, Dark Hearts. I’m giving away some pretty great prizes and a gift basket just for buying my book and doing a few things you were probably going to do anyway.

If you happen to be attending, please stop by my booth.

So, as you can see, the life of a romance writer is loaded with activities. I guess I should actually get some writing done now.

Thank you for stopping by and remember, love with your full heart.


Fury Rising – Book 1 Stunners Series

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In about 2 weeks, while I’m partying with some fellow readers and writers at the 2014 Romantic Times Convention, another of my children will be born.

Fury Rising is the first in my urban fantasy Stunners Series. 

This book really was a labor of love. One of my dear friends called  it ‘sexy X-Men’. (Heehee) That part I won’t deny. In addition to the sex, I wanted to see a strong female protagonist who is still dealing with common issues of women in the workplace, even in the dystopian world I created.

Melanie Hawks is misunderstood. As the team trainer for STTUN, she is quick witted, sassy and volatile. And she’s in love with Malice, the team’s commander.

Their relationship is difficult at best, but before she is able to figure it all out, The Rizen – a group of mutants dedicated to the absolute destruction of the United Nations and STTUN – makes a bold move that could enable them to succeed in their deathly mission.

This story was a magnificent blast and I can’t wait for its release.

There’ll also be a launch party and many events and surprises tweeted live from the Romantic Times Convention!

I hope you’ll join me as I welcome my newest family member, Fury. I hope you love her as much as I do.