I grew up in a frozen New England swamp, where I was raised by a one-eyed dog named Pete and once had the singular honor of being vomited on by a duck. I started writing and illustrating "books" at an early age. One particularly subtle and nuanced example of my early work was called "I WANT A HORSE."
After a thoroughly disreputable childhood, I packed up all my books and my throwing knives and moved to Florida, where I lived in an entirely different kind of swamp. I also met my first responder husband. He is not as serious as he sounds.
The hubby & I eventually left Florida for a microscopic city apartment, where we annoy our neighbors by watching Dr. Who constantly. When I'm not at work, writing, drawing, or watching Dr. Who with the hubby, I can usually be found talking loudly about feminist theory in a pub.
A GOOD MAN, FALLING APART
Small town police officer Simon Labelle repressed his attraction to sexy shopgirl Leona Chaisty for years. He's good at controlling his feelings—or he used to be, before the bombing that he can't solve, that he should have prevented. Now, after a chance encounter with Leona at the lake, Simon can't get her out of his head. All those high school fantasies roar to life.
A BAD GIRL, WISHING FOR MORE
Leona is drawn to the intensity in Simon's pretty-boy blue eyes. But he's a good man, and she's not just hopelessly kinky—she’ll never know how to love. Still, unlike everyone else, Simon acts like she might actually have a heart. The more time they spend together, the more she wishes he were right.
A CHALLENGE NEITHER CAN RESIST
???After a second unsolved case pulls them together, their sexual chemistry rattles them both, and hints at an unsettling fetish that Simon struggles to suppress. Leona pushes Simon to decide what he wants—whether to dominate, submit, or some mix of both—while Simon, already falling for his dream girl, finally gets her to admit that she's lonely.
Each challenges the other to reveal more, to cede control, to be vulnerable. But they're both more fragile than they appear. It's only a matter of time before one pushes too hard, and the other breaks.?
BREATHE is the first book in the suspenseful and sexy Grenton PD erotic romance series. Although the series may be most enjoyable when read in order, each book tells a complete love story and stands alone. Look for the second book, SLOW BURN, in 2018.
Trigger warnings for BREATHE: Depression and suicidal ideation.