Based on true events, Tree of Lives is a riveting two-track story of a horrific public murder in 1930 that became a long buried family secret. The lost ghost of the murderer, Raymond, roams the earth until his abused great niece, Ruth, a promising artist, confronts her deeply troubled family. It is a story of unfolding forgiveness, survival and triumph over unaddressed trauma as this determined woman navigates her thorny life path. Illustrated.
It’s 1972, and San Francisco is a global mecca for hippies and radicals. In Book Two of The Jessie Morgan Series, 21-year-old Jess can’t wait to join her friend Donna there. Driving her VW down the Pacific Coast, she’s more than ready for the city’s open Bohemian vibe, bongo-mad street life, perpetual protests, and cutting-edge counterculture.
Among the characters she meets are Cat, a tall, fun-loving Sicilian, and Carl, a Harley-riding enigma with bushy red hair. As Jessie gleefully spreads her wings in the City by the Bay, she leaves her stormy past behind.
Or does she?
This novel is recommended for mature readers due to 1970s-era sex, drugs, and profanity.
Targeted Age Group:: 18-plus
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My Jessie Morgan Series is semi-autobiographical. I was and am inspired to write it because I have so many wacky stories from the 1970s. It feels great to get them written down and woven into these novels. The series begins with BELL-BOTTOM GYPSY and continues with WEBS IN THE MIST, which has just been released. I think it's fun to look back at the '70s from where we stand now. I'm glad I was there, and I'm glad I did all the things I did during that unique time. Hey, I lived to tell the tales!
Everyone loves a rock star – but can a rock star love you back?
Lea Woods wants a relationship. Gary Rock All, singer and guitarist in The Remotes, wants his band to take over the world. An undeniable attraction throws them into an all-consuming, if ultimately thwarted fling. As Gary struggles to cope with the fame success brings him, Lea sees him slipping away from her. He lives for his music – is there any room for her in his life?
YOURS REMOTELY is a gritty love story gone wrong for fans of damaged characters, dirty rock ‘n’ roll and sexy anti-romance.
Targeted Age Group:: Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I originally wrote Yours Remotely a long time ago. Back in 2006, I worked in a call centre. One fine day, a customer called Rockall phoned our helpline. I immediately thought it was an exceptionally cool surname. My next thought was, ‘Imagine if there was a rock star by the name of Rockall.’ So I did. Gary was born.
Cupid she’s not—but she’s pretty darn close.
Nothing in the world feels better than finding her clients the perfect date. Finding one for herself might be nice, but creative bill paying is not for accomplished doctors in their forties. Satisfied customers keep the electricity on.
Everything in her life was fine until she quit her celebrity radio job to start a dating business. Two years, a cheating ex, and a very ugly divorce later, she’s back to living with her mother. Not that her mom isn’t great, but come on.
With her cop ex-husband doing everything he can to ruin her business, she’s at her wit’s end. Throw in another cop who makes her want to believe in love at first sight again and life is a mess. Another sexy bad boy cop is the last thing she needs.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – TopShelf Magazine’s 2018 Indie Book Awards!
“An exquisite exercise in psychological suspense, a dark tale cut from the cloth woven by the likes of Lisa Gardner and Harlan Coben. Timely, tumultuous and terrific.” – Jon Land, USA Today bestselling author
On Australia’s island state, more than one species of Tasmanian Devil exists…
Beneath the surface of Nina Holt’s perfect marriage lurks a life of terror inflicted upon her by her politically powerful husband Michael and his brother Greg, a sadistic detective. For over a decade they have managed to keep Nina imprisoned, using her to satisfy their every whim.
Worse still, the only light in her life—her 9-year-old son, Sam—considers Michael a hero. When Sam imitates Michael’s violence by lashing out at her, Nina knows it’s time for both of them to escape before Sam truly turns into the monster Michael is grooming him to become.
After crashing her car in her haste to escape, kind motorist Case Herder offers her help. Unaware that he has his own plans for her, Nina accepts, igniting a deadly game of cat and mouse as they flee across Tasmania with Sam.
As Michael and Greg relentlessly hunt them down to Cradle Mountain, Nina finds herself with nowhere left to run. Cornered, she has no choice but to face evil head-on.
At the peak of her Hollywood career, actress Sass Brandt has everything she could want until a haunting novel about an Irishwoman torn between husband and secret lover touches her heart. She vows to find the man behind the story and bring it to the screen. But Shay Collier is holed up in a cabin in the Alaska wilderness trying to forget the book he wrote and the betrayal that shattered his heart. When beautiful, reckless Sass appears she arouses desires in him that Shay thought were long dead. No longer able to deny themselves, they embark on a journey that will turn their dream into a nightmare and demand more than either might be able to give.
“There’s everyone else in the world. And then there is you.”
World-class heart surgeon Dr. Peter Sutter runs his life with the instinctive precision of a master of the universe. But when he leaves the operating room, the only living thing waiting for him is a golden retriever. Then a chance encounter with an enigmatic woman changes everything.
Exploring the depths of Rosalind’s intoxicating body and captivating spirit, Peter quickly falls under her spell. Miraculously, the feeling is mutual.
But fate is waiting just around the corner. And it might be carrying a lead pipe.
Rosalind is a sensual, witty, moving story about the joy of real love, the surprise and delight of unexpected passion, and the transcendent power of human connection.
Part-time Avenging Angel, Sometimes Assassin, Full-time Friend.
Witness to her brother’s murder, Michelle is dead set on revenge. But how?
Neither a gangster or a cop, she’s just a regular person, an “everywoman.” Now, she’s also hunted and homeless.
Her life in shambles, and mad as hell, Michelle discovers the hero living in the heart of each of us. She uncovers the strength we know we’d have if faced with the same life destroying disasters.
Lacking skills, street savvy, and information, but full of determination, she sets out to exact the revenge the killers so richly deserve.
Powerful women all, Michelle and her two lifelong friends buck the odds of street crime, life in the hood, dirty cops, and crappy boyfriends.
The system is stacked against them. Steeped in messages of distrust, failure, and being lesser, can these friends succeed where generations of others have fallen prey to the easier way out?
Rated R for language
Sometimes the road love takes a detour…
It’s been 10 years since Wren’s parents were killed in a car accident, leaving her and her brother behind. Wren’s life has been spiraling downward ever since. She’s trapped in an abusive marriage, her career as an artist has never had a chance to flourish, and all of her hope is gone. If she doesn’t break away from all that’s dragging her down, she’s afraid she’ll never escape it.
She turns to her lifelong friend, Maddox, the only person who’s been there for her through it all. He helps her understand her own strength so she can finally begin making bold changes in her life. But falling in love with him was never part of the plan.
When their forbidden relationship jeopardizes everything Wren has worked for, will anyone be left standing by her side?
Eight years after fleeing Christmas Falls because of a high school prank gone wrong, Ashley Brooks receives a mysterious letter from her mentor asking her to come home. She arrives to face all she left behind—her family, her friends, and the rich boy she’d loved who would never date the girl from the wrong side of town.
Brent Donnelly, high school jock, brainiac, and dutiful son did everything right until the day Ashley returns to Christmas Falls. With one look at the girl who got away he questions all his life choices, including following in his father’s footsteps in the family business.
Faced with a potentially devastating decline of tourism in their hometown, Brent and Ashley must work together to save the magic of their town, but when Ashley discovers he still has feelings for her best friend she must finally face the real reason she left Christmas Falls—to try to heal her broken heart.