Hello, Darlings!

February 2014

Welcome to my first blog post! I wanted to introduce my new novel, Diesel, tell you a little about myself, and gush over some of my favorite book boyfriends and the fabulous authors who have brought them into my life.

First, my baby! Diesel is a New Adult romance set in New York City. Elliot Archer, blogger for a Boston-based entertainment magazine, is assigned to learn more about Eden, a sexy underground club that has been gaining popularity. Elliot’s primary goal is to enter Eden and convince the enigmatic club owner, Diesel, to let him document and expose the workings of Eden. But, once he’s gained access to Eden, his focus shifts from blogging about Eden to getting closer to Diesel.

I, of course, have fallen completely in love with these characters – not only Elliot and Diesel, but their family and friends. Bain, Diesel’s partner in Eden, and Mike are integral pieces into who Diesel is as the heroine of this novel. Add in her family dynamic, and the reader sees the complexities and intricacies of a woman torn between protecting her past and embracing the future.

I’m so excited to be entering into the wonderful world of writing and publishing with this book. Truly, this has been a story that I’ve had in my head since high school. Eden was the place I would daydream about when school and the pressures of the world got to be a little too much. I love music, dancing, and having fun with my friends – Eden fits the bill perfectly. Bain, as one of the integral characters within the story, has been with me since the early days of Eden’s development. I will unabashedly say I love that maniac.

I’ve always been an avid reader and writer. I’m passionate about the written word and all things that go along with documenting thoughts. I love cards, pens, paper, journals, the list goes on and on. To me there is something so beautiful about ink and paper conveying the emotion and love that flows from a person’s mind and heart. I didn’t get into the romance genre until the Fifty Shades phenomenon started. I never really considered myself romantic – passionate, yes, but romantic? I always thought romance meant hearts and flowers and stuff I never really got into. But passion – heck yeah, baby! Sign me up!

As I read Fifty, my mind was changed rather quickly. I was enamored, curious, and became passionate about romance. The more I read, the more I fell in love with the genre and all the facets of it. I read as much as I can – even books I really don’t think I’ll enjoy I end up falling in love with. I enjoy New Adult novels so I’m excited to be able contribute to that genre with Diesel. I also enjoy Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Ménage, and I am a HUGE sucker for a holiday themed romance novel. No lie, right after Thanksgiving, I go on a one-click shopping spree for all books with “Christmas” in the title!

I’m currently working on my next release, Tied: Book One, The Reign Series. Tied is an erotic romance set in Boston – I look forward to introducing Caleb and Reagan to you very soon!

Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty – who are some of the fabulous authors I clamor for and the heroes I’m falling over myself to get at? On a side note, we are truly blessed to have such amazing talent in this world – these women rock! Here’s the list (in no particular order).

Shayla Black: The woman is amazing! Need I say more? Her Wicked Lovers series has me dropping to my knees for Jack, Thorpe, and Hunter. Her Masters of Ménage series with Lexi Blake makes me want to be a virgin all over again! Don’t get me started on how much I adore the Doomsday Brethren. Hello? Shock Denzell! I’ll take him, every bit of his filthy mouthed, leather-clad, bad-ass attitude any day.

Angel Payne: If you have not read the WILD Boys, you are missing out on a phenomenal series that gets better with each new story. I am eagerly awaiting the latest installment of the WILD Boys but I truly only have one true WILD love – Zeke Hayes.

Lexi Blake: The Masters and Mercenaries series is dynamic and enthralling. Without fail, I always end up laughing out loud at some point during her books. She has a humor that I connect with and it’s a part of her work that I happily anticipate. I just finished Dungeon Royale and loved it! Oh, and it goes without saying, Ian Taggert is the man. I heart that growly bear.

Kallypso Masters: Friends suggested Masters At Arms and I quickly understood their fervor and excitement over the series. Kally captures the very real issues that impact individuals all over the world. Her work is one that shines the light on the tough stuff the world sometimes chooses to avoid. Her work is empowering and inspiring.

I’m currently reading Tease by CD Reiss (can we say smokin’ hot?) but here’s some of my TBR list:

Bloodweight by Eva Lanoir
Theirs To Cherish by Shayla Black
Remy by Katy Evans
Gabriel’s Redemption by Sylvain Reynard

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

I love hearing from readers! If you have any question – drop me a line!

Take care and fingers crossed for spring. I’m tired of all this snow and ice!

Next post – Musical Inspirations: The music that helped shaped Diesel.


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