After reading a draft of one my first novels, a friend asked, “Where do you get the ideas for what you write?” The best answer I could come up with was, “Life.” The same is probably true for many that try to create stories, they draw from what they know, what they remember from the highs and lows of life. In my case, so many memories began with the care and mentoring of the southern women in my youth. The courage and compassion of aunts and cousins that raised me formed my take on the world, and my view of the role relationships play to our very existence. Even with the demeaning image of romance in the media, the unique bond between a man and woman is what saves us from the loneliness, and gives us the energy to endure the sad times. Sounds hokey for a big guy to be a romantic doesn’t it, but its what I believe, and that philosophy flows into every thing I write.
Ashley Johnson suffers a near death tragedy at the hands of a hit man, but she survives. Injured and battered, she does her best to recover and find some normalcy in her day to day affairs. But one obstacle gets in her way—she’s forced to mend the broken lives of two people she’s never met and driven to solve a mystery spurred by the first act of young love. In the process, her world becomes entangled by second chances, and confused by baffling leads and dark turns, until she discovers the truth behind what happened at Painters Cliff twelve years ago. The revelations crack her foundation, and finally threaten her very existence until an unseen element steps in.
After years struggling to succeed as an artist, Lilah Randal accomplishes here dream, only to return from her first sold out exhibition to find her husband, a US Senator, and his mistress in bed, murdered. With no proof, only suspicious, the police give up pursuing her for the murders, but not the news hounds, nor the discomforting phone calls or late night attempted intrusions into her home.
Reluctantly, Lilah stalls her career, assumes a different identify and begins fresh, hiding in a small town far away from the attention of DC. Her days are filled with new vigor as the serenity of the Cherokee Valley surrounding Watauga Lake feeds her creative muse under a fake alias. Yet her nights remain hollow, like her marriage to the senator, until she becomes obsessed by the allure of a stranger that glides by her cabin in his sailboat. Both his male form and solemn expression bleed into every painting, every midnight fantasy, until her new dream becomes reality. Lilah learns her future will remain corrupted by the past until she solves the secret behind her husband’s murder and explores her attraction to the mysterious sailor.
In this sequel to Final Solution, the Alastor, a cabal sworn to re-establish the old republic, is in trouble. The oppressive Council, masters of the tyrannical New Order, have cracked the rebel leadership and the insurgents are forced to accelerate their plan to topple the Dominion Empire, but they’re not ready. Their forces are outnumbered a hundred fold. The freedom fighters have one chance, to exploit a gathering of Nabra-like sky disks discovered in the temple of a race slaughtered by the Council in the name of the common good. Within the strangely alluring emblems, a trail of crumbs lies buried across the tablets. Cryptic codes and symbols hint of supreme knowledge, clues that the subliminal whispers haunting all civilizations when they ponder the heavens, are waiting inside. The catch: only one human possesses the telekinetic ability to pierce the alien relics and stitch together the final cosmic truth.
Hanna’s organized life has been fractured by one mistake, one incredible night of unparalleled pleasure, and now her
world has descended into unbearable solitude. Days burning sunlight in a mind numbing haze, nights staring into the black
void enveloping her empty bed, until a stranger, a peculiar man lost within his own shadows, offers a path to resolution. He
suggests a course from her self-induced darkness, if only she can see the truth behind his words. To purge the memories
that hound her thoughts, block her return to a normal existence, she must allow herself to circle back where it all began.
Torn between past mistakes and her affinity for impossible relationships, Codi Emery is cast into a web of deception and intrigue. Her new assignment in a compartmented facility, shrouded in extreme defensive measures and secrecy, pits the young intelligence analyst against her emotions and nativity on what’s best for her career, and her heart. Serendipitously, Codi discovers an Arcanum program of clandestine operatives sanctioned not by the government but the ire of a select group of patriots with a bold plan to rewrite history. She struggles against competing factions, her loyalty and her core beliefs. When she confronts her findings, pleas for a sane explanation, something beyond her nightmares, the quest to understand the line between honor and treason puts her at risk from a rouge element. Only the strength and determination of a young maverick Marine can save Codi from herself.
Three stellar wars have stretched the ability of Earth’s ruling authority, the Council, to control the populace across twelve star systems. Unrest among the people threatens the oppressive reign of the government and they’re left with one option: to execute the Final Solution. Their grand scheme is so abominable; should the truth leak out, it could threaten stability of the Order and incite open rebellion.
For their plan to succeed, they must depend on the unique talents of one telepathic man and his blue skinned wife. The couple becomes unwilling pawns to help the Council expand beyond Dominion space into new regions of the galaxy. They unravel lies within lies and discover the scheme risks, not just the New Earth Empire, but the very fabric of the universe. The destiny of humanity itself, and the quest to resolve the ultimate enigma of all sentient beings, falls upon the unlikely duo.
Colt Andrews tries to purge his torment by escaping into space, but the nightmares of his past follow until he confronts his shadows and must contend with the truth he's refused to see.
Border violence; corpses abandoned in the desert. Trafficking in an unknown drug. A dangerous religious cult in an isolated community. Sounds like headlines ripped from today’s newspaper but it’s the reality of the romantic suspense, Whispers of Innocence.
Enoch Smith, an intelligent, yet psychotic cult leader, uses more than his flock to execute God’s wrath on a sinful nation and evil government. Drake Elliot, a US Marshal underestimates the power of the cartel that injures his son and maims himself. Under the guise of protecting his brain-damaged son, Drake seeks revenge and returns to Arizona to find the cold and calculating people responsible for this tragedy. Micki Lewis, a journalist in Tucson, receives a tip regarding the origins of the latest drug to hit the streets and returns to Alta Vista, home of Enoch’s Children of God community in which she was once a member. Drake and Micki join forces to uncover the secrets behind the cult and its success helping children like Drake’s son recover normalcy. What they find is far worse than drugs coming across the border. Their discovery provides answers to the shadows that haunt their dreams and the hidden connection into their past; and their lives will never be the same.
Ever consider how actions of others ripple out and shadow your path, what you are, what you’ll become? Sean Paterson ponders the cruelty in his life as he’s forced to carry the scars of hate. Detective Christine Sheppy is tormented by the misery of those cast aside and guilt from a desperate act of survival. Two people, haunted by deeds that pierce their conscience, are brought together by the tragedy of a stranger. Their isolated lives are chaotically entwined, until together they solve the mystery behind why a teenager and her child have become targets. The truth carries a sweet and bitter lesson: To each crossing of paths, there is a reason, a purpose. They become the salvation to each other’s dark past, but at a price. They most choose how far they’ll go to end the reign of sorrow inflicted on the helpless by powerful men void of conscience.
Riggs, a retired Intel officer, is forced on a mission to help a government he demises expand their control into new regions of space. He discovers the truth about his wife, what’s happening on Adora Prime, and humanity’s ultimate destiny.
On a deep mining exploration, Drake and Lara are exuberant to discover the largest source of Tallium ever recorded, until they’re forced to make a desperate choice of how far they'll go to stay together.
There’s something suspicious going on at Spenser Lake. People are disappearing and their bodies never found. The fear and uncertainty of who will be next is affecting every resident of the tranquil community, but especially Kurt Hawkins. Two years after his wife goes missing, there are no clues, only the nightmares of what happened in her last moments. The constant guilt that somehow he was responsible precludes any thought of a normal life until he meets Danielle Gillette, a reclusive author with a rather large skeleton in her own closet. When the mystery behind the disappearances is discovered, along with the secrets they’ve withheld from each other, they discover that sometimes the truth cuts deeper than a lie.
Dr. Jonathan Emery searches for an answer to his wife's unexplained death, but what he finds rocks the foundation of what we accept as the human condition. Then he make's a costly mistake by sharing the truth with the wrong people.
The town of Tanglewood Falls offers breath-taking views, yet the serendipity is misleading. The impoverished people and their forgotten community have been unwittingly exploited. Their act of trust and blind consent altered their existence and the secret has remained buried, until Ryan returns to explore his heritage. For twenty years, he’s been haunted by confusing images, recurring dreams rooted in his past. He’s driven to understand their meaning, to obtain answers to his lost memories. Ryan’s search for truth collides with the folklore of the simple people and the belief that their beautiful Annie is blessed. Together, they unravel the mystery, but at a price. They become targets of those responsible for what happened to the town. As the truth is exposed, Ryan must grapple with his own reality; the fact that his past, his nightmares, and Annie’s secret, everything is entangled in the desperate act of one lonely man.
Life in the small rural town of Lawton, VA is everything you can imagine: wonderful people, beautiful vistas, and a peaceful environment to raise your family, except for one thing. The greed and vanity of a few men has exacted a heavy toll on the community, and those whose lives have been forever affected have no idea. No one knows, except Sara. In her subconscious mind, the nightmares that invade her sleep show the confusing truth and feed her fears. But she never verbalizes the haunting images to her husband. Until the true sinister nature of the clandestine EW operation is revealed and the couple is forced to struggle for their lives.
A man stranded on a remote planet finds a treasure worth risking his life for.
As a decorated Army Ranger, Eric Emerson is honor bound to defend the helpless, and trained to survive against a ruthless enemy, yet these skills were useless to protect his family from a faulted legal system. Riddled with guilt, he’s torn between his combat training and the rules governing society. The conflict shatters his marriage, his job, and his sanity, until Samantha Cassidy saves him from his anguish. Together, they unravel clues about a secretive Pentagon study and become targets from those determined to hide the truth. Sam and Eric share their secret past and disclose their feelings for each other. With Sam’s help, Eric is able to vanquish the turmoil of his past, until he confronts Senator Robertson, sponsor of the Osiris study. The revelation about Osiris demand a horrific choice: ignore what they’ve found or become the seed that effects mankind’s survival.