Embattled Christmas


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Yes, in case you haven’t heard, I wrote a Christmas novella…and I loved it!

There were a lot of hanging threads I needed to tie up and a Christmas novella, I knew, would do that nicely! So, even though Preston’s book should have been done, I threw in the novella. Check it out!

Christmas at the Lost and Found Investigative Service is anything but merry this season.

John Palmer dreads the holiday. For the past year he and Shannon have been getting along like gangbusters, but as the holiday creeps closer tension invades their relationship. He’s at a loss as to how to fix it. Until he makes a risky gamble.

Chad doesn’t know why Mercy is having problems at school. Maybe with a little intervention from Santa they can get to the bottom of her situation.

Duncan Wilde runs herd on his group, putting out fires as they come along. But maybe a special Christmas present from the group will make him look at life with fresh eyes.

Preston and Duncan

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If you downloaded Embattled Hearts from the Bookbub ad, thank you so much for trying me! I’ve had a lot of questions about the upcoming books.

Preston is being written right now and I would like to have him out within the next couple of months. Duncan will take several months longer. I have a feeling his book is going to be a big one!

And for those of you that Downloaded Embattled Hearts for free, be sure to check out the reading list. Though there are four books in the series line right now, there are also 3 books that are connected to the LNF guys- Her Forever Hero, SEAL’s Lost Dream and Unbreakable SEAL (in the Hot Alpha SEALs anthology right now!) So while you’re waiting for one of the main books you can still get your LNF fix.

Also, if that’s not enough, I have a Lost and Found Discussion page on Facebook. You can check it out here… And I welcome you!

Thank you so much for reading!!!

Ho-ly Crap on a Stick! Hot Alpha SEALs hit the New York Times!!!!!


When I agreed to participate in the Hot Alpha SEALs Mega-set, we had a very clear goal of hitting the big lists. I worked my ass of on Unbreakable SEAL, hauling my computer to restaurants while the kids went to movies, taking it to family get-togethers then staying inside typing. I’m sure the family thought I was coo-coo for Cocopops. But I got it done under deadline.

Then came the day to upload it and Amazon announced the Kindle Unlimited service. Our rankings completely went to hell. Yes, I knew we had sold books on pre-order, but our rankings did not move. For almost a day. And when it did move, it wasn’t by very much. Then B&N announced they were upgrading something or other and they STOPPED REPORTING SALES! ACK!!! For FOUR days!

All of us were disappointed. Through no fault of our own, our dreams were fading away. We thought maybe we would hit USA, but that was unlikely.

Then we started hearing whispers. Another group had hit as well and we thought maybe, maybe, we had too. I totally did not believe it, though, until I saw it in print for myself. I won’t lie, I cried. The kids thought I was crazy. When I explained to them that I had done something so crazy and awesome it was like going to Disneyworld every day for a year, they finally got it. We all shared some tears. It was kind of surreal because before that afternoon/evening, I had been excited about showing hubby some new furniture…yeah, that got quickly forgotten.

So, here they are. We hit #18 on the New York Times ebook list, and #23 combined print and ebook list. And we hit #44 on the USA Today. To all the readers out there that bought the set just for my book, a million thank-yous. I can not explain to you how precious this is to me professionally.

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What I’m working on next…

content225Preston Harper’s book will be up in a few months. No, I’m not going to announce a date because I always run late when I do! LOL

I will say, however, that I will be having some sexy things coming out soon. I have a couple of menages, MMF, on my computer just waiting for a chance to get out there. I also have an idea for a series of contemporary westerns set around Honeywell, Texas, Chad’s hometown from Embattled Home. And I still have ideas for more LNF guys.

So, be patient with me and I’ll have more fresh material for you as soon as I can.



Red Hot Alpha SEALs Megaset!


I’ve been invited to participate in another blogset, and this one has some truly fabulous writers in it! Sharon Hamilton, Sabrina York, Anne Elizabeth, P.T. Michelle, Delilah Devlin, Teresa Reasor, Elle James, Gennita Low, Cat Johnson, Cindy Dees, Cristin Harber and myself. And it will have ALL NEW MATERIAL! How wonderful is that! It’s also on pre-order, so you can order it now and when it goes live on the 22nd, you will already have it! Check it out!

Catching up…Embattled Home is live…

Though I’m a little late posting it, Embattled Home, Chad and Lora’s book, is LIVE now!


“Okay,” he said softly, stroking her hair back behind her ears. “But let’s start with baby steps.” He took a step closer. “Will you let me give you a hug?”

Just the thought of his arms around her set off a war inside her stomach. Yes, she wanted to feel the security of not being alone. She wanted to burrow into his spicy scent and block out the world. But the absolute spike of terror the thought of being restrained set off was almost debilitating. Oxygen became sparse in her lungs and she gulped in air.

But wait. This is Chad, she told herself again. Sexy Chad that wanted her more than anyone else she’d ever seen.

Straightening her spine, she nodded.

Chad lifted his arms around her and pulled her in against his chest. Lora fought not to struggle and focused on his collarbone. Inhaling the scent of his skin, she tried to count down from one hundred. But as the weight of his arms settled around her neck, she tensed. Chad immediately eased the pressure and she was able to hold herself together.

Lora felt like she was dancing on the edge of a cliff, daring the wind to push her over, but she knew she needed to do this. She wanted to do this.

Chad pulled back and cupped her face, pressing a kiss to her lips. Lora frowned as he stepped away.

“What’s wrong?” she asked.

Chad winked at her and crossed to the bed. He nodded his head to the other side. “I want you to lay down on the bed. I am going to lay down beside you and we’re going to talk.”

“After the initial spike of fear, Lora could actually breathe, and just talking sounded like a good idea. She padded to the other side of the mattress as he removed his prosthetic, setting it to the side. Chad sat back and arranged the bedding so that they slid under the sheet. They were both still completely dressed as they laid down shoulder to shoulder, her left side to his right.

“I will never judge you,” he whispered into the darkness, his words hitting her heart like a cannonball. “What was done to you should never happen to any woman. I know you feel like you need to make a stand against him, but I don’t want you to rush this. I plan on being here for the long haul, no matter what. Okay?”

She nodded against the pillow, wiping the tears from her temples. She laced her fingers in his and turned on her side to reach her other arm across his chest. There was no fear as she squeezed him.

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His Marine training taught him that failure is never an option regardless of circumstances. That certainly applies to Chad’s need to stop Lost and Found’s deranged client from using the information he gathered to stalk and abuse his ex. Falling in love with the broken woman and her sweet daughter in the middle of rescuing them is definitely not the best timing. But it’s also inevitable. In Book 3 of this heart-warming military romance series, Chad will discover that protecting Lora is a much easier task than proving he’s the one man she can finally trust with her heart.

Weeks of no incriminating evidence should have clued him in sooner about who was the real victim. Now Chad Lowell is wracked with guilt after the woman he’s assigned to investigate is attacked by her abusive ex-husband right under his nose. Lora and her little girl are in incredible danger, and he vows to protect them at all costs, whether the angry and hurt woman wants him to or not. His Marine training makes the protecting part easy, but nothing he does seems to make Lora want to take a chance on him or his love.

Lora O’Neil left a life of abuse to make a new start for herself and her daughter. When her ex hires Lost and Found Investigative Service to track her down, she’s left reeling both physically and emotionally. The private detective that had been watching her for the past couple of months did finally come to her rescue, but does that mean she should now trust him to help her turn their lives around? The sexy former Marine makes her body feel things she thought she’d never feel for a man again, but she just can’t imagine what it would take for her to heal enough to ever say yes.

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