Books

  • A Quarter Past Love cover

    May 1, 2021

    A Quarter Past Love

    Book I

    Rainie Todd was a hot mess, the poster child for dysfunction; however, from the outside, she appeared beautiful, successful, and together. The last thing she wanted was a relationship. She’d been there and done that, and it didn’t end well. Dr. Michael Landry was a nice guy, someone to date as a friend for great dinners and the occasional cocktail party. He didn’t give off vibes that ignited her sexually, but he was a good friend–that was–until the night of his company party when he turned up the heat, revealing a side of him she’d never seen, and she lusted with intrigue. Not only did Michael light flames of desire, but he was perhaps the most sexually stimulating man she’d ever met. The icing on the cake–he was in love with her.

    Their relationship hinged on the truths behind their dark secrets. Rainie opened up to Michael about her ex-husband’s wanton affairs and how it had pushed her off the rails onto a twisted path of drugs, alcohol, promiscuity, and reckless behavior. One wrong decision after the other landed her in the midst of a cartel drug operation, endangering all those she loved. Of all her secrets, the one she held closest to her heart was Rand—her deceased twin who still lived on in Rainie’s life. Michael opened his heart, embraced her past challenges, and confided his need for ultimate control and a past predilection for BDSM. Once they revealed their pasts, the doors opened for steamy interludes and a deep, forever kind of love. It was well overdue at A QUARTER PAST LOVE.

  • Half Past Hate

    August 10, 2021

    Half Past Hate

    Book II

    …Rainie and Michael’s burning love escalates to greater heights in Half Past Hate, the second sizzling romance story in the Censored Time Trilogy. It kicks off with an apprehensive Rainie stalling for the final “I do,” as her parents, his parents, and the guests wait on edge. Will she accept Michael’s love or deny herself a forever kind of happiness?

    The touch of Michael’s hand to hers caresses a soft seal to her vows as she utters, “I do.” The happy couple prepares for a magical honeymoon aboard a sailing schooner in the crystal waters of the Caribbean. Rainie and Michael’s love abounds, making it impossible not to fall deeper into their fun, heartwarming, and sensually titillating love story.

    But, back in New Orleans, the cartel is alive and well and has taken on the appearance of legitimacy inside the law offices of Tolbert, Thibeaux, Smith, and Todd. Tom Todd, Rainie’s ex-husband, is the newest partner in the firm. A position he acquired in exchange for his silence after stumbling upon questionable business practices involving bundles of cash. Little did he know how treacherous this misstep would be and the consequences to follow.

    Where will all this lead? What kind of impact will it have on Rainie and Michael? Danger, danger everywhere! Join in the wicked tale that can only be described as HALF PAST HATE.

  • A Strike Past Time cover

    November 22, 2021

    A Strike Past Time

    Book III

    Hot to the touch, this sexy New Orleans romance, A Strike Past Time surprises the readers with a totally unexpected twist...so, hold on!

    The Cartagena cartel has a mole inside the New Orleans Police Department. Detective Rick Marse from A Quarter Past Love and Half Past Hate is investigating the disappearance of Randy Tolbert, the law partner that abducted Rainie in Half Past Hate. On a gut feeling, he suspects Rainie knows something she’s not telling about the oddity of the whole law firm debauchery and suspected embezzlement. Was it Tolbert that kidnapped her, and, if so, why?

    Mateo Moreno, head of the Cartagena cartel, and Michael develop an unusual alliance adding to the suspense and intrigue. He needs Michael’s skills to consummate his business dealings. How does Michael feel about this? How does Rainie deal with it? What is the temperature between them? Hm...food for thought.

    Rainie and Michael continue to bask in their sizzling passion and undying love. Their journey leads to a spellbinding twist that will blindside the reader, but it is a romance, so no question, they live happily ever after, but not until the hold-your-breath mystery gets resolved.

    As the story winds down, all questions are answered, the puzzle is complete, the bad guys get their comeuppance, the adventure gets tied with the perfect bow, and the Censored Time Trilogy closes at A Strike Past Time.

  • Friends Always cover

    February 14, 2022

    Friends Always

    It is a story of two remarkable gay men and the steps it took coming out in the 1970s as teenagers facing a world of discrimination, how they survived and conquered to live a life filled with love and commitment, despite the forces trying to keep them apart. First, foremost, and above all else, they were FRIENDS ALWAYS.

    On the annual family trek to visit relatives in a small town outside of New York City, young Bradley Stedman met his cousins’ new neighbor, Berit Jensen. For the houseful of girls, the new neighbor was an instant heartthrob. Bradley, age sixteen, having nothing but another vacation of sheer boredom and endless games of Scrabble with his grandmother, was allowed to cycle the neighborhood. Several doors down, he met the new neighbor. Berit was older than Bradley, but the two hit it off from the beginning.

    Bradley, a lanky Southern boy, had never fit in anywhere, not in school and barely in his own neighborhood. While over six feet three inches tall, athletics was not his forte. He loved riding and showing his horse, Trumpet. He had always been an unpopular, nothing kind of kid, so he thought.

    Berit was handsome with dazzling eyes and had a smile fit for a toothpaste commercial but was lonesome and missed his home in Amsterdam; it wasn’t the whole story. While easy on the eyes, Berit didn’t fit in, didn’t want to socialize, and felt betrayed by the world. Heartbroken, being pulled from his home, he couldn’t make friends and spent all his time re-building the engine of his car or hiking alone. School to home, no life.

    They were two lonely boys, each with their own issues; when put together made all the sense in the world. For the first time in his life, Bradley found a real friend, not only a friend, but one who was the coolest kid on the planet, and Berit, appearing to have it all, found someone he could trust. The family vacation was only ten days, but the boys developed a relationship and bond to last a lifetime, and they were to be...FRIENDS ALWAYS.

  • A Seat at the Table cover

    May 4, 2022

    A Seat at the Table

    A SEAT AT THE TABLE sizzles with scandal and mystery. The story immediately grabs the reader's attention, thrusting them into a catastrophic fiery downtown blaze heightened by the discovery of a body. Identification of the victim opens an array of suspects and inspires a most intriguing set of subplots. From the pounding excitement of the first chapter, the reader is dramatically swept into drama at the patriarchal funeral. Carefully the depiction of family dynamics is spun, culminating in a powerful accusatory outburst. The accusation arouses curiosity, and the sordid truth then begins its reveal. The fluidity and detailed description allow the reader to navigate the twists and turns of the investigation.

    The journey delves into each character's intimate thoughts, memories, and dark secrets. This exploration allows the reader to identify with each personality's strengths and frailties, giving the characters dimension and depth. As the plot pivots and new characters are introduced, the playing field expands, and the door opens to romance and intimacy. Demented threats and another cold-blooded murder intensify the drama. The final twist comes as voodoo couples with law enforcement for the ultimate punishment. A SEAT AT THE TABLE is a whirlwind of emotion, from heartfelt sadness and bounding joy to gut-wrenching pangs of anger and the sweet taste of revenge.