Greetings and welcome to my little corner of the World Wide Web. Since 2008, when my debut novel, Running from Mercy, was nationally published, I've been on a mission to create stories that real people can relate to. An avid reader myself, I love the experience of slipping away from my everyday life and losing myself in the pages of a good book. That's the experience I hope to provide to readers every time I sit down at my computer, with characters and settings running through my head, and begin crafting a story. And I'm honored and humbled that readers around the world continue to join me on my literary journey - our literary journey.
Along the way, I've had some wonderful successes, including having Where There's Smoke be named as a Library Journal Best Book, making the Black Expressions Book Club bestseller list, and adding romance to the list of genres in which I write. So please stay tuned, because there's more to come from me and my many muses. If you're a returning visitor to my site, you know the drill - feel free to kick off your shoes, make yourself at home, and check out your next great read. If you're a first time visitor, see the above mentioned suggestion. Either way, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your stay.
New Release: Beneath Southern Skies
To the world she's Vanessa Valentino, the poison-penned gossip columnist and blogger, but back in Georgia, she's just Tressie Valentine. After digging up one scandalous secret too many, she's forced back home to the sleepy town she thought she'd left behind forever. And now she must face Nathaniel Woodberry, who became her sworn enemy when one of her stories hit too close to home. Yet for some reason, Tressie can't turn off her longing for the irresistible investigative journalist.
Nate can't believe Tressie's back to wreak havoc on the close-knit community they both grew up in, and he can't help holding a grudge against her past deeds. But soon the commitment-wary bachelor discovers that the Southern belle is still a compassionate, loving woman. Nate finds himself drawn to her and he can't stop thinking about seducing her with a healthy dose of down-home passion. But can he stop Tressie from making a mistake that could destroy their hometown--and their blossoming love?