Welcome to my Author Page. If you enjoy romantic suspense stories, you have come to the right place. I’m a new author, and I write gritty, heart-pounding romantic suspense novels involving U.S. Navy SEALs. In addition to romantic suspense, I also write contemporary romance and new adult romance novels.
My first series is “SEAL Team 14.” The SEAL Team 14 Series focuses on a dynamic group of soldiers from different walks of life who work together to keep America safe. The SEAL Team 14 series will be at least a six book series. The heroes in my books are Alpha males to the core, but it wouldn’t be a romance without their leading ladies. The heroines in my novels are strong, intelligent women who keep these soldiers on their toes.
My second novel, Swift Strike, will be available September 2014.
Excerpt from Swift Strike:
In contrast to the modern décor of the home, an old-fashioned record player sat on full display a stone’s throw away in the adjoining den. It was belting out the deep, soulful crooning of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember.” Impressive.
“You have great taste in music,” he told her.
“You sound surprised.”
Leaning her very cute posterior against the dark, Red Verona marble countertop, she eyeballed him. Her sleek blonde eyebrow arched ever so slightly in an unuttered question. Which if uttered the answer would have likely pointed out the fact that she could listen to any type of music she wanted to.
“I didn’t mean that as an insult or anything,” he said in a hurry. “I just pictured you as more of a Southern Rock kind of girl. Being from Virginia and all.”
“How do you know I’m from Virginia?”
“It was in the dossier we received before the rescue operation.”
“Oh I see. Well, I do have a soft spot for the Black Crowes,” she admitted.
“Ah, nice. Which do you like the best: ‘Hard to Handle’ or ‘She Talks to Angels’?”
Surprise lit up her eyes and her cherry-stained lips slowly upturned into a soft smile that eventually stretched the width of her face. “Did you know that ‘Hard to Handle’ was first penned by Otis Redding?” she asked.
“Even after forty years,” she continued, “it’s still a great song. The Black Crowes’ version of it is pretty great too. If I had to choose between the two songs, I’d say ‘She Talks to Angels’ would win. I don’t think you can get more heartbroken than those lyrics.”
“Is that what you like listening to, sad songs?” he asked.
“Not all the time. But you can’t deny that there’s something emotionally cathartic about listening to someone pour their heart out in a song. What about you? What do you like?”
“Lots of stuff. It depends on my mood. But mostly hard rock, country, and classic oldies.”
After a stark moment of silence between them, she quickly pushed away from the counter as if she’d just remembered something. “I was about to have dinner. Have you eaten anything?” As soon as the question left her luscious, infinitely kissable lips, his stomach started to rumble.
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