As for me specifically, well, I'm a daughter, sister, friend, wife, and mother. As each role ebbs and flows in my life, the one that remains consistent is that of a writer. I've created stories since I was young girl, but never felt my voice worthy of written expression until just recently when I felt I had enough life experience and courage to venture into the challenging journey known as an author's life.
Xavier perched in silent reverie on the precipitous slope of a cathedral roof, anchored by black claws where toenails of a human foot usually existed. It was hot, warmer than usual, and very dry. The air smelled acrid, still soured by the British and American air raid that devastated the central and northwestern districts of Altona, Eimsbüttel and Hoheluft.
The sky was dark as well as the city, the telltale light of a myriad of stars the only illumination. Citizens shuttered their windows and doused all lights in meager protection against another bombing run by Allied forces. Previous bombardments experienced by the Germans were, until recently, mostly nuisance runs, more annoying than serious damage inflicted. Rumors among the officer corps signaled a change in their efforts, however.
Death is on the wind. Xavier harbored the fear of it deep within him. They were, after all, old friends, if one could consider Azriel, the Archangel of Death, a friend. No. Not friend. Inevitable companion. He stifled another sense of dread as it dared raise its head in his normally fearless being. None escaped the Destruction, not angel, man, nor beast. Spreading black wings against the night, he lifted his perfect form without effort. Natalina waited and he hungered.
He stroked his member as he flew, his erection an eager serpent ready to strike. The thought of her white flesh against his increased the throbbing in his groin and a small amount of seminal fluid escaped into his fist, slicking the glans and shaft. He released his grip, fully intending she drink of him.
She would come willingly this night or he would take what was due. After all he had done for her she owed him her life and more. He brought her glorious voice to the attention of the appropriate individuals, nourished her talent and fed her starvation for life beyond the simple farmstead of her childhood. How such a dove came to be born among the filth of agrarian life was beyond him. Xavier never had an appreciation of God’s humor, even less of an understanding of His thoughts once he heard her sing amongst the stink of swine in the barn where he found her. A brief conversation with her parents ensued. They were more than relieved to see her go, as if they knew the girl were an oddity, a freak to their kind and in whose presence they were never comfortable.
Book 2 of the Fallen Angel series revolves around revelations. Brie and Shade's relationship ignites and the intensity of it takes Brie's breath away. She reveals herself in ways to Shade never before exposed to any man she's loved.
Shade is ecstatic that the love of his life is returning his love for her. He knows beyond any shadow of doubt the doorway to her heart is now open for him to enter. Trust is established and Shade begins to hope he can reveal who he is to her.
When Shade discovers Brie's life is in danger, he becomes terrified, then enraged at the thought of losing her. As the pressure mounts on the beautiful couple, the kind and gentle angel of the first novel takes a backburner to the fearsome warrior who will protect his hard fought for love at all costs. Shade draws the line, who will be the first to cross? He refuses to yield the one gift both lovers were given when they were born-- the gift of choice and free will.
First class homicide investigator, Lieutenant Detective Brie Carter, is falling in love with an angel. Brie is the former heavenly companion of Ezekiel, Angel of Earth, guardian to human beings. She chooses to serve humanity by returning to the physical world as a police officer in Denver, Colorado, while Ezekiel stays angelic. When he realizes he does not want to exist without her, he descends and becomes human, now calling himself Shade, as he is only a shadow of his former self.
The love Shade holds for his beautiful counterpart is potentially endangering her mortal life when his choice to become human does not sit well with Uriel, the Archangel of Judgment, who believes their union to be an abomination. The Archangel descends to Earth to stop the lovers at all costs, even if it means Brie’s demise. Both angels soon learn, to become human has very powerful consequences, not only for those they become involved with, but for them. Will Shade and Brie’s love for one another withstand the pressures of human existence? Will they be able to resist the implacable Archangel of Judgment while guided by the greatest reward humanity has ever received – the gift of free will?
Poor Cupid, he's having one HELL of a week. He's been run over by a car, mugged, shot, stabbed, poisoned and dumped into the San Francisco Bay, all because he's been assigned to join a lovely young couple, Michael Tattinger and Nina Davis, by Valentine's Day. However, Mistress Fate and her inept band of Universal Solicitors, cosmic attorneys who keep track of all human events by studying the Akashic Book, are doing everything they can to stop Cupid in his tracks. The Akashic Book is a celestial record of
Goddess have mercy on the man Cassandra chooses!
Cassandra Blanchard has it all, looks, breeding, education, successful career, beautiful home, magical powers and the hottest English teacher on the East Coast. Her life cannot be any more perfect than the night her love proposes to her under a full moon, a bonfire, and the entire small town of wonderful neighbors and friends cheering the happy couple on when she accepts Ethan McBride's offer of marriage.
After a blissful evening together, she awakens to find her very perturbed mother reminding her of one small problem--she has forgotten she is already engaged to another, an old family friend who journeys to the States to claim his wayward betrothed.
Which one will Cassandra choose--the golden prince or the darkly handsome knight who casts his charismatic spell?
A plain family heirloom—a Christmas tree crafted of chiseled gold laced with sparkling crystals known as The Wishing Tree—has been passed down to the women of the Miller family for generations. Legend has it if a heartfelt wish for true love is made on the tree, one's soul mate will be brought to them by mysterious happenstance.
1958. Simone Miller, top fashion model for the Astor Modeling Agency, is on a break between assignments and decides to meet with her family at their cabin in Vermont for the winter holidays. Joyful times are had by all for the entire week leading to Christmas Day where she inherits the ornament and all the possibilities the gift represents.
1983. Genevieve Jensen mourns the loss of her fiancé who died in a car accident two months prior to the holiday gathering of the Miller clan. At the insistence of her parents, she arrives at the Miller cabin, finds solace and comfort in their established traditions and begins to smile again, sharing in the love and laughter of her close knit family.
2008. Fiona Landis, top notch interior designer, barely makes it to the Miller family cabin to share in the holiday festivities. On Christmas morning Fiona's high-end sensibilities are put to the test when The Wishing Tree appears beside her, calling to the jaded young woman to make her wish.
Will Fiona break the cycle and reject The Wishing Tree? Or will she too succumb to the time honored tradition the women of the Miller clan have shared for well over a century?