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Just 4 more days…

Just 4 more days…

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You guys!!! I cannot tell you how happy I am to FINALLY release the sequel to Walls of Ainsley, my psychological, romantic thriller. If you cannot wait four days to get your hands on it, it’s available for preorder on Amazon.

 

Note from author:

I’ve been asked about my inspiration for the story of Brigham Ainsley and his family. To be honest, at first, it just came to me. I know I wanted to write a thriller and so I sat down, thought about it for a minute, and BAM…Brigham was born. I knew I wanted him to be mysterious, a bit awkward, different, a gentleman, but to be a product of the home he was raised in. And of course, he needed to be gorgeous 😉 Then the title needed to be born. I thought for sure I’d struggle. But it made sense. Walls of Ainsley (Book 1), walls has two meanings. One, the walls of the manor that kept Brigham inside and away from society, and two, the walls he kept up himself to shut people out. *I was told I had a “very imaginative mind” when book 1 was sent to an editor for an assessment, and hope that was a good thing…you tell me.

I’ve grown up with (what I would consider) extreme mental abuse and believe wholeheartedly that we are shaped by our experiences…but I also believe we have the power to shape our future. So, this story, although a bit out there, is for all those who’ve been through any sort of abuse. You were my muse. Keep fighting for you–you’re worth it.

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Blurb:

At just fifteen years old, Brigham Ainsley was accused of the unthinkable—murdering his family along with the orphans in their care. He’d successfully stayed hidden in his family home for thirteen years…until Scarlet showed up, bringing along a friend who forced Brigham out from behind the walls that concealed him. Now he must deal with his past as he is thrown under the harsh scrutiny of society. He wanted to remember everything he’d done, but when the fog started to clear, he realized he should have stayed in the dark.

Scarlet is at a crossroads. Her future depends on the article she’d written about the Ainsley’s past. But to her dismay, her personal notes were sent to her publisher, and Brigham was discovered. The news of his existence spread like wildfire, and now the man she loves spends his days in a psychiatric hospital, awaiting trial. Scarlet believes he’s innocent. The man she met six months ago was kind, though peculiar. He couldn’t have committed such horrid crimes, could he? As Brigham and Scarlet are thrust into a new beginning, Scarlet starts to wonder if the reports are true and what it means for the two of them.

 

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So, how about it? Does a somewhat dark and awkward, but sensitive man, have a place in your heart? Preorder now!!!

 

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Posted by on May 25, 2017 in author, My Work, Uncategorized

 

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I’m Starting a Contemporary Romance Series!

Most of you might already remember me posting a little something about it a little while back…but I come bearing a gift:

COVER REVEAL TIME!!!

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Beautiful, isn’t it?! I thought so, too. Just to rehash, “Begin Again” is the first book in the Southern Love series. All will be standalone. Follow Maggie and Luke on their journey to forever.

It takes place in Magnolia Springs, Alabama. What can go wrong when a ballet teacher/waitress goes to work on a ranch with a sexy firefighter who also happens to have loved her since she was six? Neither one finds it easy to fall in love: One is harboring a secret that could crush the other person, while the other struggles to move on and forget the past. Can they both let go and give love a try? Find out with me.

Available for preorder soon…so keep on the lookout! Release date late May/early June.

 
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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in My Work, Uncategorized

 

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***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*** FOR BOOK LOVERS!!!

***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*** FOR BOOK LOVERS!!!

THIS TIME OF YEAR, MONEY CAN BE TIGHT. WELL, A GROUP OF AUTHORS HAS COME TOGETHER TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

Love to read? Know someone that does? Of course! In the banner below, you’ll find that there are over 20 ebooks for either FREE, or a great deal at only $0.99. WOW! I know that I’ve clicked on enough books to last me past the new year!

 

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You can grab these hot steals at the link below. And hey…did I mention there is a $25 eGift card Rafflecopter?!

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This starts today folks and goes through to the 11th. Hurry! You won’t want to miss on this amazing opportunity to own these great, highly talked about, ebooks!!!! Two of mine have been offered in my appreciation to my wonderful readers and blogger pals. You can find the link for them in the link above. Love you all!

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Giveaway, My Work, Uncategorized

 

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Release Day for Walls of Ainsley 11/10/2016 A Thriller/Suspense

Release Day for Walls of Ainsley 11/10/2016 A Thriller/Suspense

Book lovers, Bloggers, Authors…I can’t tell you how excited I am to be releasing my third book. Most of you know that my first two novels were a romantic suspense, and although I loved writing them, I couldn’t wait to dabble in the thriller genre. Hence, Walls of Ainsley was born.

In doing so, I tried to stay true to myself…what I would want and like to read. Walls of Ainsley has a psychological element to it, mystery, some romance, and …other things (winkie face).

Questions Scarlet needs answered: Can you trust the son of a mass murderer, especially when others suspect him of the crimes? Did he commit them? Can she write her article when the family she’s writing about are all supposed to be dead?

 

What is Walls of Ainsley about?

Brigham Ainsley is the son of the most notorious mass murderer in Surrey, England. The Ainsleys built this orphanage decades ago. Considered odd and eccentric for their time, the family remained secluded, shutting out the world. It is believed Brigham’s father, Allister, finally snapped, killing the children and family at his mercy.

Scarlet, a fresh out of college journalist, knows there’s an untold story here and sets off to England to hopefully guarantee her career working for the top magazine company located in San Francisco. It isn’t long before the locals tell her to turn around. They say Brigham could still be alive—or he’s dead and haunts the place. It isn’t long before Scarlet finds out which story is true.

***Note from Author: Contains cliffhanger.***

 

How about an excerpt?

 

Excerpt:
     He took a step toward her. “I need to show you something, and you have to promise not to tell Todd or Martha.”
     Scarlet looked up. Hope flickered inside, but she was also slightly afraid. “What is it?”
     “Follow me.”
     “Uh, I’m not sure that’s—”
     “Whatever it is you think you know about me, please don’t dwell on it at this moment. I need to show you something.”
     “O-Okay.”
     They walked down the dark endless halls until they came to an old pantry filled with jars of dried beans, noodles, and spices covered in thick layers of dust and cobwebs.
     “What is this? What’s in here?” she asked.
     “Not what’s in here…but what’s through here.” He took out a key and unlocked a secret door.
     “It’s dark. Is this the basement?”
     “No,” he said and flipped a switch on the inside wall. Light flooded the small hidden room, revealing a set of stairs. “Please, come see.”
     She had no reason to trust him and he had no reason to trust her.
     Bretta trotted around the corner and brushed up against Brigham before turning to Scarlet.
     She scratched Bretta’s ears and felt the unease knotting in her belly loosen. “Okay. Just for a bit.”
     The tension in Brigham’s face, his shoulders relaxed, and he nodded.
     He took the first step down, and Bretta followed.
     When his feet touched the cement floor, he turned and looked at Scarlet still standing at the top of the stairs. “What is it?”
     “I just—”
     “I won’t hurt you, Scarlet.”
     And I want to believe that, but how? She shook her head, sighed, and took a step down. It took a while, but she eventually made it.
     She reached the bottom and took in the cement floor and walls made of stone. It’s a whole other building down here. Evidence of his inherited wealth. “What is this place?” Awestruck by the enormity of the space, even if it was old and dirty, Scarlet thought of the magazine and her article. There is so much more to this place than anyone realizes.
     “The manor was built on top of this building by my great-grandparents. Their grandparents, as well as their mother and father, all lived down here before them. They never strayed beyond these walls.”
     “Like something kept them here,” she whispered, more to herself than Brigham. “So, your great-great-grandparents lived here first?”
     “That is correct.”
     She turned to him with furrowed brows. “It’s underground.”
     “They were…introverts.”
     “Like you?”
     As if she hadn’t said a word and introverts somehow explained the eccentricities of his entire family, Brigham replied with the last answer Scarlet expected. “My family believed they could change the world by raising unwanted children and then sending them out in society hoping they’d make it a better place.”
     Her eyes lit up. She was fascinated and couldn’t help herself as the reporter in her kicked into gear. “You mean, like, a spiritual movement?”
     He cocked his head to one side. “They weren’t trying to be like Jesus. They were merely trying not to be like mankind.”

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Is he who he says he is?

 

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Is This the End?

 

Absolutely not! Not when Brigham is so complex. Book One gives us just a taste of who his family was. Long story short…they were INSANE. But what does living with a family who kept themselves from society do to a child they brought into their world? Who really is Brigham Allister Ainsley? Do we really meet his true self? How does Scarlet fare in all of this?

***You’ll have to stay tuned for book 2 to find out…I’m hoping to have it out by end of January, beginning of Feb. 2017.

Yes, this book has a cliffhanger, but I’ve been told by several people that they loved it 🙂 Go on, grab Walls of Ainsley. You’ll be curious to know what happens in the Sequel. I know I am…

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2016 in My Work, Uncategorized

 

Cover Reveal for Walls of Ainsley

Cover Reveal for Walls of Ainsley

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Introducing my cover for Walls of Ainsley – a Psychological Romantic Thriller.

A little about this novel:

Brigham Allister Ainsley is the child of the Ainsley’s who began a successful orphanage decades ago in London, England. One night, tragedy struck when all the children, including the family, were murdered. It is believed that all were killed by the father, Allister. However, when recent graduate, Scarlet White, goes to London to write an article on the deceased family for a chance to work at the most prestigious magazine company in San Francisco, she hears talk about the son, Brigham, actually being the one who snapped that fatal night. Others believe he killed everyone and escaped. She’s even more sure of her getting her dream job. After sneaking in the Manor, she quickly falls for the owner’s nephew, Eddie. As time goes on, however, she learns there is more to the story of the Ainsley’s than anyone knows.

 
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Posted by on July 13, 2016 in My Work, Uncategorized

 

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Release Day FB Event

Release Day FB Event

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What?

 

Here it is, almost the end of the month, and I’m just now putting together my release day event for the 2nd romantic suspense novel (a standalone) “The Heart’s Shrapnel.”

This is a public event on my Facebook author page.

 

When?

It will be on the 31st of May…I’m rounding up authors as I type this for their hour of fun. Stop by and get to know them better 🙂 It will run from 9am to 8pm EST. So come and join us!

WHY?  

Well, do you like games? Prizes? Book Teasers? Special book announcements? Free EBooks? Then you’ll not want to miss this.

All you need is access to the Internet. 

When will I be on? My spot is at 9am EST for a full hour. I will be sharing what my new Psychological Romance is about. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!

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Posted by on May 16, 2016 in My Work, Uncategorized

 

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Through the Fog Release Date!

Through the Fog

 

Today is the day! I thought it would never get here. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a passion for writing. There are stories upon stories in my head that I want to tell, and with time I hope to accomplish this.

My grandmother believed in me. Before she passed away over ten years ago, her and I would always talk about the things I wanted to do with my life and what she wanted for me. Of course, I am usually so quick to say I can’t do something, but I finally did. That is why I’ve dedicated this book to her which you will see in the paperback addition that will be out soon.

Until then, you can purchase it for download on these sites and a few others where ebooks are sold!

“Through the Fog,” is a Romantic Suspense novel and is a standalone. Eventually it will be a part of a series (I just need to think of a series title name. There are so many possibilities!)

Thank you to those in advance who take the time to read this book. You rock!

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HERE’S A SYNOPSIS OF THE BOOK:

Adalind Carter finds herself in search of a new nursing assignment. She finally gets her wish when given an opportunity to travel to England for the private care of Evan Jacob Frederick, the Duke of Warlington, who is showing signs of awakening from a two month long coma. Upon accepting the position, it doesn’t take long for her to discover just how little she knows about any of it…

 

While caring for the Duke, she discovers that someone doesn’t want her to see to the proper care of this man. In fact, there are no records, no nurses, and no help. If only that were the worst of it…

 

Lying quickly becomes part of her job description, but falling for him wasn’t. She knows something that could shatter his world, but telling him the truth could break his heart. Can she do as she is asked and keep this secret from him–one that she knows will be devastating? And can she provide the care he needs without giving into her desires? …Only time will tell.

 
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Posted by on December 8, 2015 in My Work, Uncategorized

 

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