Sunday, January 29, 2017

No Love Allowed: A Novella

is now available on Amazon!

Milly wants what every woman wants, to love and be loved but trying to find it through, a website designed for one-night-stands, is not working, obviously. After failed attempts to discover the magic her cousin Francesca experienced, she gives up her quest and decides to just have fun and live life. Her journey takes her into the arms of Derrell and their instant chemistry leads to immediate sexual gratification but the aftermath leaves much to be desired.

Disappointed, Milly gives the members only site one more chance. There she meets Cory, a man who has her tied in knots who manages to both arouse and frustrate her. What follows is a juggling act of emotions and while Milly tries to figure out what she truly wants and who she wants it with.

Click here to get the eBook on Amazon. Paperback will be available shortly.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

No Love Allowed Cover Reveal

No Love Allowed: Book 2 eBook releasing January 29th, 2017!

Sample Sunday

From the upcoming release No Love Allowed, book 2 in the series.
Unedited and subject to change.

I stewed in my thoughts for a few days before jumping in my car and driving to his house. I didn’t give myself a chance to overthink it, I just drove.
I cruised to a stop in front of his house and noticed there was a car in the driveway. I instantly regretted my decision to arrive at his home unannounced as I wondered if it was his car or belonged to a guest. Since there was only one way to find out I cut the engine and climbed out of my car. Just as my feet hit the pavement of the sidewalk, the front door opened and he came outside with a large duffle bag hanging off his shoulder. He was dressed in mesh shorts and a loose sleeveless t-shirt. His back was to me as he locked the door and came down the walkway still without noticing me standing by the street.
At my voice his head whipped in my direction and he froze in his tracks. Once his eyes focused on me a slow smile appeared on his face. I smiled back but it felt awkward.
He made the short walk over to me and pulled me into a hug. “What’s up? I wasn’t expecting to see you today.”
I stepped back out of his embrace and rubbed a hand over the back of my neck. “Yeah, I know. I just wanted a few minutes of your time if possible.” I looked up at him as he studied me for a moment before nodding.
“Of course, let me just drop this in the car real quick.” Using the key fob in his hand he popped the trunk of his car and put the duffle inside before closing it. He then gestured for me to precede him up the walkway to the front door. I stood to the side as he unlocked the door. Once inside I stood in the middle of his living room and waited while he turned on some light. “Would you like anything to drink?”
I shook my head at his question. “No thanks. I don’t want to hold you up for too long.”
His eyebrows rose. “Okay. Shoot.”
I caught and held his eyes. “I—uh, I came to apologize.”
His eyebrows rose. “Really? Wow, I wasn’t expecting that.”
My contriteness began to morph into annoyance at the amusement I heard in his voice. “Why do you say that?”
“I’m talking about you and how ‘apologies are for suckers’.”
I gritted my teeth. I did not expect him to throw my own words back at me. “You’re right, I did say that. But I’m mature enough to admit when I’m wrong and what I said to you the other night was wrong.”
He nodded, not saying a word. I continued with what I came to his house to say.
“I am truly sorry for my words the other night and even the tone I used. It was insulting and you didn’t deserve that from me. That being said I also just wanted to come by and tell you that I’m not going to be able to keep doing this…whatever it is that we are doing. I could have called you on the phone to say all of this but you’re a cool dude so I wanted to give you the respect of saying this face-to-face.” I waited for him to say something, anything but he just stood there looking at me. The shit was so awkward.
My face felt hot and I was so embarrassed but I held his gaze anyway. He didn’t say a word so I nodded and took a step backward toward the front door. “Alright, well I’m gonna go. Thanks for listening to me.” I turned to the door.
“Wait.” He called out to me and when I turned back around I was startled to see he was standing right in front of me. He grabbed my face with both hands and kissed me fiercely. Heat exploded between us as he swallowed my moan and I felt arousal building in my lower belly. He growled against my mouth and I fought myself to keep from jumping into his arms. My body cried out for the physical contact but my mind protested. I pulled my head back and looked down at the floor to avoid the lust in his eyes.
“Say the word and we can do this right now. No strings attached, I promise.”

Monday, January 16, 2017

New Year Musings


2016 was wild. Lots of crazy shit happened, least of all I published my first novella No Strings Allowed. I am now on the cusp of publishing the sequel and I thought I would do some reflections before we got too deep in the year for this to be acceptable.

One thing I realized about myself was that I didn't trust my talent. I didn't trust that I could finish a project and carry it to the finish line. After I finished No Strings Allowed I. Dragged. My. Feet. It was ridiculous, I should have finished the sequel by September at the latest but I fucked around all summer and then allowed work and school to distract me.

I work full-time, go to school part-time and try to write during whatever is left after spending time with my family. It took some time but with inspiration from other authors I realized that all I needed was time-management and a solid plan.

Smart planning is just good business. That's another gem I picked up from both my business classes and all my SHE-roes. I bought an adorable planner in December and actively using it helped me to finished book 2 in my series and start on book 3. In fact I'll be doing a cover reveal for book 2 soon.

2016 was also the year I left the country on vacation for the first time and bought my first new car. I also began the last year of my twenties so there's that (: .

I have great expectations for the year 2017.