If you enjoy reading contemporary romantic adventures with great characters, humor, witty banter and dramatic conflict with a moving plotline and sometimes even a touch of intrique, you’re among friends. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and spend a few minutes here. My debut novel, Awakening, released from Torn Veil Books in late 2010, and is the first novel in The Lewis Legacy Series. Second Time Around released in September 2011, and the third installment, Twin Hearts released in April of this year. Daydreams, Book #4 in the series, is scheduled for release by mid-December–just a few short weeks from now! You can see the cover for Daydreams and a description below. All my books are available from most online book retailers, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble, among others. If you like what you read, I’d encourage you to check out my others books. If you’re so inclined, please do me the great honor of writing a review for one or more of my books on amazon.com, goodreads.com or any of the other websites which feature my books. Of course, I love nothing more than getting to know my readers! Drop me a line anytime via this website or find me on Facebook.
I’m so blessed that many readers have wholeheartedly embraced and welcomed Sam (Lewis) and Lexa (Clarke) and their lively TeamWork crew into their lives. Sam and Lexa are my core characters, and they become mentors for other key members of their TeamWork Missions volunteer crew as well as three of Sam’s siblings. Throughout this long series, each book stands on its own, but familiar characters constantly weave in and out. It’s my prayer to eventually have them all published since they build on the next. Readers will have the opportunity to revisit old friends, renew acquaintances, make new friends and fall in love with at least one new couple, and sometimes more (plus it’s so fun when kids are added into the mix). The TeamWork crew is full of larger-than-life characters from all walks of life: the legal field, publishing, cattle ranching, teaching, catering, advertising…to a Wall Street broker, a politician, a spy and even a NASA shuttle commander! Their adventures will take you from Texas to Massachusetts, Montana, Louisiana, Austin, Manhattan and even to England, France and yes, the International Space Station. Love is everywhere with this bunch! Each installment of the series is full of love, life, faith, family and of course, romance! Could anything be more exciting than that first blush of love, or the reawakening of love?
My books always feature characters who seek to honor the Lord by putting their faith in action. Of course, being human, they often stumble and fall in endearing and humbling ways. But they always pick themselves up, dust off and get on with the process of living. My couples often don’t follow the “formula” pathway to romance. I personally believe it’s a greater test of faith, devotion and commitment when a couple faces challenges together and works through difficulties or obstacles in order to find an enduring, lasting love. In other words, I don’t usually keep them apart with “cat and mouse” games and skirting around one another until near the end when they suddenly fall into one another’s arms with a chaste kiss, declare undying love and then ride into the sunset for their happily-ever-after. I want more pure romance in my stories, and that’s what I give my readers. But, trust me, my characters face roadblocks and obstacles along the way (and often butt heads). Sentimental moments are interfaced with one thing after another in my books, and you’ll keep turning the pages!
I’m so excited to announce my newest release, a fun Christmas novella called Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, from Pelican Book Group/White Rose Publishing. Please visit my “Books” page and here’s the short “back cover” blurb:
Wounded Starlight, Iowa, firefighter Jacob Marston has a secret. He promised the Lord he won’t kiss a woman until he knows she’s the one he’ll marry. When Jake meets his best friend Dylan’s beautiful, witty, vivacious sister, Julia Sinclair, he believes she could be the one, but she’s promised to another. Spending time together during the holidays, Jake and Julia develop a deep friendship and mutual attraction. On Christmas night, Julia makes a startling confession and Jake shares his secret. Then suddenly, everyone in the tiny town knows his secret and he’s transformed from hero to laughingstock. Did Julia betray him? Can these two find their way under the mistletoe for a forever kiss? Full of my trademark humor, touching emotional drama, family loyalty and romantic moments, Jake and Julia’s story will transport you to a small town where love abounds. I’ve even included a bonus “senior” romance in this one you’re sure to enjoy!
Daydreams, coming for your holiday reading enjoyment, belongs to Amy Jacobsen, one of the volunteers in Sam and Lexa’s TeamWork crew.
Now a junior editor at a trendy New York magazine, and living in a Manhattan walkup inherited from her famous grandfather, Amy’s living the dream. When she meets Manhattan publisher, Landon Warnick–tall, dashing and incredibly handsome–he certainly doesn’t look like any other publisher she’s ever seen. When her Wall Street financier brother, Mitch, wrangles a meeting between the two at dinner one evening, Landon wastes little time in asking her to dinner and then takes her on a cozy carriage ride in Central Park. When Amy comes this close
to kissing him, she wonders if she’s lost her mind or if it’s the wonder of the Christmas season or stars in her eyes. Usually wary of smooth men and romantic entanglements, she leaves a week later to be a bridesmaid in a TeamWork wedding (finally a wedding; my readers have been asking for one, so here it is!). Headed down the aisle in the wedding, Amy’s steps falter and she nearly faints when a late-arriving groomsman steps into place at the front. What’s Landon Warnick doing in her world, with her friends? And why does he suddenly have a crescent-shaped scar on his forehead and a Texas drawl? Sharing a romantic dance at the wedding reception, Amy tosses aside her better judgment and kisses him. Has she completely lost her senses or is the Lord showing Amy the “right” man for her heart? Let the adventure begin! If you liked the witty bantering between Sam and Lexa in Awakening, you’ll love these two. I had so much fun with this one and I think you’ll find it’s full of fun, passion, drama, emotion and friendship, as in all my books.
I’m also happy to announce my short story, Please, will be included in an anthology of short love stories coming from OakTara Publishers in December, as well! I just inked that contract this week. I’ll add the cover and more details of that book as they become available, so be sure and visit again very soon for all the latest news.
My other pages here on my website will tell you more about me, my family and my life. The “Books” page will give you descriptions and the covers of each book as well as links to purchase them (click on the individual book covers).
Thank you for visiting my website and may your 2012 holiday season be overflowing with joy, the kind that only the Lord can give. Many blessings to you! Matthew 5:16