Tuesday, August 31, 2021



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Defender (Book Three) Synopsis:

Clayton follows in his friend's footsteps when he falls fast and hard for the evasive woman he keeps running into around town. Her reluctance to share anything personal with him draws his curiosity; the flashes of fear in her eyes tug at his protective instinct.

Skye’s recent amnesia following the questionable death of her husband makes her reluctant to open up to Clayton, no matter how much she craves his dominant attention. If she were to reveal her husband’s murder, would the prosecutor come to her defense, or would his heated, caring looks change to suspicion?

What is the sub-genre and trope?  Did your characters lead you to this genre or was that decided before the story began?

I always add suspense to my steamy romances, and in Defender, I’ve come up with a mystery around a murdered husband I hope will intrigue readers.

Are you more character or plot driven?

Plot usually, but in book 2, Avenger, I was more character driven with those two.

With many main and secondary characters, how do you keep them separated in your mind?  Do you have a story/vision board above your workspace?

I keep a file with outlines for each book and character lists with traits and descriptions.

I know from previous interviews that characters take on a life of their own.  Were any of the characters in this series determined to take their own direction instead of where you initially wanted them to go?

It seems that happens with every book I write!  That is fine with me, but it takes longer to write when they don’t stick with my plot or outline - Lol.

Are any of the male POVs based on anyone you know?


Are any of the female POVs based on anyone you know?


I know that we aren’t supposed to have “favorites” as far as our children, but seriously, who’s your favorite character and why?

I honestly don’t have one.  My favorite is always the one I’m currently writing.

Series question - Who is your favorite couple and why did you decide on their dynamics?

Right now it’s Dakota and Poppy in book 2, Avenger.  These two clashed so well, they couldn’t help but get together – they ended up perfect together.

How do you get inside these character’s heads to find their perfect HEA?

In Defender, it was a matter of gaining trust then solving the mystery.  When those two things happened, their HEA came naturally.

What scene in this book/series sticks out the most for you?  Why?

Near the end, when Clayton, along with his friends Shawn and Dakota, come to Skye’s rescue after Clayton hears where she’s gone and why and never doubts her innocence.

Series - Were any of the books harder to write than others?

Not yet, but I’m planning several more.

This question is if you write in MULTIPLE POVs not just the hero and heroine - I love the multiple POVs in a book.  It’s not just the hero and heroine, but we get inside the heads of multiple characters throughout this series.  I feel that it gives the story further depth.  Do you think you will write another book or series following this multiple POV outline?

Yes - I always want inside the heads of all characters when I read, so I give my readers that same option.

How long did it take you to write this book/series?

Ten weeks for Defender, about the same for Protector and Avenger.

How did you come up with the title for your book and series?

They just popped in my head and fit each character/story.

If you met these characters in real life would you get along?

Of course!

Did you know in advance that you were going to write this as a series or did one of the characters in book one demand their own story?

I knew in advance as I started book one with the three men as foster teen runaways.

Can you give us a hint as to what we can expect next?  Whether a new book and series or a sequel to an existing series?  Can you share a small tease?

I’ve just started Rescuer, book four, Ben’s story.

This plot focuses on Amie’s determination to get payback for an assault on her best friend that lands her into trouble several times.


Author of sizzling hot romance with a touch of suspense.

Long and Short Reviews Erotic Romance of the Month winner for Hannah and the Dom Next Door and Gold Star recipient for Amy's Redemption.

I live in the Midwest with my husband, love dogs and enjoy reading and working puzzles.

We have traveled extensively throughout the states, Canada and just once overseas, but I now much prefer being homebody.

My favorite genre to read is suspense.

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Deputy Sheriff Shawn McDuff can’t figure out why the new teacher in Mountain Bend seems so familiar, but Lisa Halldor’s evasive answers to his inquiries confirms his suspicions they have met before.  When he sees her struggling to focus and respond during a scene at his private club, he intervenes and finds himself as drawn to Lisa’s submissive nature as he is determined to unearth her secrets.

Lisa never forgot the teenage boy who came to her rescue the first night in a new foster home, but she never imagines a nameless, faceless stalker will send her fleeing to his hometown for safety twenty years later.  When it becomes obvious Shawn’s memory isn’t as acute as hers about that night, she keeps that fond memory to herself.

A threat against Lisa’s life forces the truth from her, but will Shawn’s protectiveness be enough to save her from a person so determined to see her dead?  Shawn’s long ago vow to keep Lisa safe is put to the test as he works fast to make sure she hasn’t come into his life again just to be taken away by a madman.


He was the only man who made her heart pound and her pulse jump, but would his quest for vengeance destroy their chance for anything more?

Poppy Flynn gets bored easily, never staying with a job or relationship for long.  After a year of cancer treatments, she’s in remission and ready for a change.  Her new position as manager on an Idaho sheep ranch excites her as much as the neighboring, sexy, attitude-riddled rancher.  Her encounters with Dakota Smith amuse her until he takes over her tour of his private club.  Then, all she wants is more of him, any way she can get him.

Searching for the man Dakota Smith knows is responsible for his mother’s murder is his top priority, and he doesn’t have the time or patience for a relationship.  So, why does he find himself concerned over one irritating redhead’s underweight appearance and the fatigue he sees on Poppy’s face when she pushes herself?  Unable to resist getting involved, he vows nothing will keep him from avenging his mother, no matter how close he and Poppy become.

Thwarting an attempt on Poppy’s life shakes Dakota, but not as much as finally locating the man who killed his mother.  Soon he’s forced to choose between honoring his vow of revenge or go to the only woman he’s ever loved when she needs him most.


Clayton Trebek doesn’t know what to make of the woman he finds sleeping in her car on his property.  After ensuring she doesn’t need help, he thinks he’s seen the last of her until he catches sight of her around Mountain Bend after she said she was headed home.  It’s not until she wanders into his club and shows signs of a submissive streak along with a wariness of answering personal questions that he suspects she’s dodging trouble.

Skye Anderson remembers nothing prior to rousing with a throbbing, bleeding head, a dead man sprawled on the bed next to her, and a woman claiming to be her best friend telling her he was her husband.  Her blank memories send her fleeing the house in fear and she spends the next few weeks hanging around Mountain Bend.  When there is no news about a murdered man, she grows more confused, and more drawn to the rancher intent on helping her.

Loneliness, worry, and fear draw her closer to Clayton, but the time comes when she has to return to the scene of the crime if she wants answers.  Clayton isn’t about to let her go and enlists his friends’ help to find her, hoping he isn’t too late to save the woman he’s fallen hard for.

DISCLAIMER: These steamy, contemporary Western romance contain elements of mystery, suspense, and power exchange.  Please do not buy these books if any of these offend you.

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