Gay Contemporary and Paranormal Romance

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Cover reveal and blurb for Soul Seekers - due out June 22nd

Soul Seekers will be published with Dreamspinner Press June 22, 2016.

Here is the blurb and cover!

Nineteen-year-old college student Levi Reed has spent his life with hollow emotions and a darkness so deep that he's convinced he’s losing his mind. He'd give anything to feel something, anything, real.

When a mysterious stranger appears, Levi is convinced the man is trying to kill him. When he’s near, Levi experiences head-crushing pain and something surprising—real emotions for the first time. Jeb Monroe is arrogant, self-assured, closed-off, and handsome, but his isn’t the harbinger of doom Levi assumed. Jeb’s mission: help Levi find his missing soul.

Levi is pulled into the secret world of Seers and Keepers, those born with the innate abilities to manipulate souls and tasked with balancing the negative energy they can produce. Levi learns he possesses a rare gift, and he’s in danger. As Jeb and Levi grow closer, they discover a group of zealots who want to harness Levi’s power to cleanse the world of damaged souls. Everyone Levi cares for is threatened unless he agrees to become their tool of death. But agreeing could spell the destruction of humankind. With no one to trust and nothing as it appears, it’s up to Levi to save them all.

Check back soon for a confirmed release date!

A New Home for my Books! Plus a re-release and future stories.

Sadly, one of my publishers, Amber Allure closed as of March 30th. They took such good care of my stories. and I will definitely miss them. With them three of my stories lost their home but luckily Dreamspinner saved two of them!

Dare to Love Forever: New Vampire Justice Book 1
Jerricho’s Freedom

They accepted the last story, Diventando: The Vessel, but I have decided to self-publish this one. Hopefully, it will be available within a couple of weeks.

Dreamspinner has also accepted two new stories: Soul Seekers,
and Book 2 of the New Vampire Justice series,
A Chance for Us. AND, they will soon be considering a new contemporary story, Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy.

Here is the order of releases with the tentative release months:

Soul Seekers     
May/June 2016
Dare to Love Forever: NVJ Book 1 
Sept/Oct 2016
A Chance for Us, NVJ Book 2  
Nov/Dec 2016
Jerricho’s Freedom     
Jan/Feb 2017
Happily Ever After Isn’t Easy
Mar/Apr 2017

In addition, I am working on stories to self-publish over the summer:

A Kingdom for a Kiss
Divine Intervention
It’s Never Over

Two for the future, but I will post about those later.

Check back for more info.... 


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Autism Awareness Day!

Hi all, I'm participating in RJ Scott's Autism Awareness Blog Hop! I work with individuals with Autism everyday and they are some of the most amazing people I know. Read some facts about Autism, enjoy a blurb and excerpt from my recent release, Shredding the Heart, and then enter my Rafflecopter giveaway!

Autism Facts

Autism doesn't just affect children. Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism

ASD can sometimes be detected at 18 months or younger. By age 2, a diagnosis by an experienced professional can be considered very reliable. However, many children do not receive a final diagnosis until much older. This delay means that children with ASD might not get the early help they need.

Research shows that early intervention treatment services can improve a child’s development. Early intervention services help children from birth to 3 years old (36 months) learn important skills. Services can include therapy to help the child talk, walk, and interact with others.

Autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction, communication skills, and cognitive function. Individuals with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities

Autism is treatable, not a hopeless condition. Children with autism do progress – early intervention is key. Children with autism become adults with autism and their struggles are just as great in adulthood and childhood.

I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). This mean I have been trained in understanding and creating changes in behaviors using the principles of Behaviorism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is the only current evidence-based practice for the treatment of individuals with the diagnosis of autism. All of the individuals on my caseload have a diagnosis of autism as well as other co-morbid disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression, learning disabilities, speech delays and disorders, etc.

The company I work for provides services to individuals with autism from age 3 and up and who present on the severe end of the spectrum. My area of expertise is older males who are learning transition skills needed as adults and support once they transition into the adult world.  For these individuals, this means moving from services provided by the school system to funding through adult services. This is called ominously called "the cliff". Schools have resources (money/people/programs) available to to serve the needs of these individual (although many refuse to spend what is truly needed), whereas the adult world of funding for those with disabilities is severely under-funded (unethically so) and most services provided by the schools are discontinued despite need.

The current dangerous mindset is that learning is for the first 18-22 yrs of life and then no longer necessary for individuals with autism. Resources and interventions throughout the school years increase skills and independence only to be pulled away from those individuals the moment school services are done. 

Why is this so treacherous? Individuals with autism eventually lose skills without consistent support from qualified interventionists. I work with individuals who are in their early twenties who can lose skills within a day without adequate support. Given the poor resources for adults with autism, all of the hard work these individuals have done is thrown away by the system. Access to as normal a life as possible for these individuals decreases. The end result is often a life in residential services where the main mode of treatment is medication. 

Autism is not just a disability in childhood, but one that is lifelong. These individuals deserve the best life can give despite their disabilities. For autism awareness, I am raising awareness for adults with autism, as well as children. Adults with autism are the forgotten side of this lifelong disorder. Outlook for their lifespan is bleak, and only knowing about this tragedy, can we truly make a change for the better.


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Diventando: The Vessel!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

A Chance for Us, New Vampire Justics Book 2

New Vampire Justice Book 2 is complete and heading to the publisher tomorrow. Here is a rough blurb of A Chance for Us.

Justin Masters is stuck in the nightmare of waking after seven years in a catatonic state and desperately in love with the straight, NVJ officer who saved him. He’s unable to cope with the world around him. He wants to live a normal life where he's confident, in control, and with the man he loves. Too bad he’s such a mess that he fears he'll be alone forever. When he starts having dreams of being tortured and getting pleasure from the pain, he's sure he's losing his mind.

Max Kincaid's life has been off kilter since the move to Washington DC and caring for Justin. Wrapping up the chaos left by Jameson Merrick and the growing unrest between the vampires and humans, he's struggling with Justin's seeming inability to cope with the world from day to day and his need to get on with his own life. Just as he realizes Justin means more to him than a ward, Justin is attacked and his resulting needs are something Max is unsure he can give him.

Add to that drama missing humans from a high-end bite club and a plot to cover up their disappearance. As the NVJ investigates, a deeper plot involving possible human trafficking is uncovered. Justin's life is in danger, and if those who want him have their way, the result could mean war between the humans and vampires. Justin and Max are forced to overcome the threats to Justin and fight for their love.

Check out Book 1 of New Vampire Justice, Dare to Love Forever
on sale now!