A HOME FOR THE HEART ("City Lights" volume III) coming soon for Kindle. Pop singing sensation Seth Elliott is well versed in all sixty-two reasons why a celebrity should not date a fan. Against his will, at one of his concerts, his eyes link with young Cadie Lundin's, and his life shifts course. They must conquer separation, physical challenges, and a mysterious blogger who might--or might not--be warning Cadie away from a permanent relationship. With such a deck stacked against them, they must dig deep to find the strength to make a home for two hearts.
LOVE ONLY KNOWS ("City Lights" volume I) "Heartwrenchingly romantic" says an early reviewer. A contemporary romance on the sweet-to-spicy side. Jon Dolan is a pop singer of amazing talent and roaring success. His life feels incomplete, though, for he has no "someone special" to share his life. Secretly he's afraid his success is all some cosmic mistake, and he hides his fear under a whacko sense of humor and positive attitude. Rebecca Tillman is an up and coming mystery author with a day job she detests and a life to make in publishing. When these two meet at a random bookstore event, they're struck by an instant connection. Could something--Someone--bigger than they have bigger dreams for them than they dare dream for themselves?
FALLING SLOWLY ("City Lights" volume II) New York in a deep, gray winter. Winter has set in also in two hearts. A reticent British-import photographer and a guy burned by a romance-gone-wrong meet in a random coincidence. Though they're both love-phobic, can they put something together, or must they stay “just friends”?
PEACEWEAVER (The Faith Box, volume I) Young Anmair is smart, stubborn and worth more than a marriage pawn in 10th century Wales. Her father, however, has other plans, and gives her in wedlock to a man she’s never met. She finds her bookish new husband was as averse to marriage as she. In a world of Viking raids, territorial wars, and family treachery, Anmair must both prove herself worthy of true love, and a woman true to the Faith Box. She and Cadell must work together to weave a tapestry of peace.
THE HEALING TREE (The Faith Box, Volume II) A young English merchant dreams of riches and reputation, but is shipwrecked on the Cornish coast in 1353. There Richard de Knowle meets the local healer, Ebrel of Perran. Though their respective ranks forbid their joining, feelings quickly develop. She already has a suitor not to her liking. The suitor becomes Richard’s enemy. The men clash with words, later with swords. When her unwanted swain is found dead, suspicion centers on the newcomer. Richard is tried for murder. The gallows' crossbeam breaks, saving Richard. The villagers claim a miracle, but Richard must seek justice of the local lord. Though the miracle spared him, he must clear his name if he expects to ask for Ebrel’s hand in honor. Custom and circumstance dictate their separation. Yet the wheel of fortune turns, offering Richard a new life in Cornwall. If he dares take the chance, he can hope to make a life with Ebrel at his side.
WHEN THE ROSES BLOOMED (The Faith Box, Volume III) A tale of two lovers, set in the turbulence and turmoil of 1485 England. Robert and young Margery are affianced, but their fathers stand on two different sides of the struggle for a precarious English throne. After the Battle of Bosworth which ends with Henry "Tudor" claiming that throne, the pair steal away from certain disgrace for Robert -- and possible execution. What shifts may the wind blow the escaped couple's way, that might allow them to fulfill their love and remain together?
ALOHA, MY LOVE Adam Whitford, smarting from a relationship that didn't work out, figures he's ready to move forward. On a winter singles' trip to Hawaii, he decides to see if his best friend, Delaine Bishop, is interested in being more than friends. He figures blue skies, trade winds, friendly seas and some romancing might thaw Delaine's frozen responses and bring her back. But she has other ideas. It takes a near disaster to get her with Adam's program. Now all he has to do is get her past "just friends."
SEASONS IN THE MIST, my time-travel romance, won the 2011 "Grace Award" for speculative fiction. I couldn't be more pleased!
DAMAGES What do you do when you fall for a guy and God says, “No”? Cassidy Amberg has known but one love in her life: the irrepressible, charming Brian Hayward. Though she’s coped well enough since he married another woman and moved away, she’s never forgotten. He returns home after an accident robs him of both mobility and wife. Though Brian isn’t quite back on his feet, he buys a home too big to manage from a wheelchair. Cassidy sees her old friend needs help, and offers as much as she can. When Brian proposes a marriage-of-convenience, she must dig deep within for the grace to accept. At first they manage well enough as friends, but gradually Brian recognizes he loves his in-name-only wife. Cassidy struggles with the fact she never fell out of love with him. Only when Brian dares push their platonic marriage beyond the boundaries, can they reach for a chance at permanent happiness together.
ANGEL WITH A BACK HOE Diane Marshall knows loads -- live loads, dynamic loads, dead loads, all part of life as a construction manager. She's used to carrying hers, as a woman in a man's career. After her boyfriend fell hard for someone else, can her private load get any heavier? In DeBrett, Paul Cameron funds the church renovation, so he's assigned to co-manage. Diane is stuck with adjusting to small town life and dealing with a widower who apparently wants a memorial to his lost wife. Paul is stuck working with a person who attracts him -- the last thing he wants. Somehow this project will teach them to trust God in a whole new way. Now if they can only figure out how…
"Back Hoe" gained a 4.5 star review from Long and Short Reviews. Whoo-hoo!
ANGEL WITH A RAY GUN Matt Greenlee mixes an active ministry with science fiction writing under a pen name. When he’s assigned a new—female—editor, Matt scents disaster. What sort of damage will she do his next bestseller? Secretly he fears attraction, considering himself poor husband material. How can he risk his heart? AJ Mercer edits books for a living, and she’s good at it. Matt as an author is a challenge. As a man, even more so. Her wingy, crystal-power, anything-goes mother advises her to go with the flow. AJ’s offbeat upbringing has left her wary of both Christianity and men, but she’s attracted to her client. The gloves are off—his biases versus her need for success. When these two mix it up over a book, can they find happiness, either loving or literary?