My Books

What do you find in my books? Adventure, fantasy, humor, romance and a touch of sass. No graphic sex or gore. Are you a member of Amazon Prime? The Rimrider Series, Big Easy Shaman Series, and One Enchanted Evening are free reads.




The Rules for Lying
Big Easy Shaman Book 1
 (coming soon)

Magic isn't for sissies

No good comes from this book. The story has magic, mayhem, theft, murder, sass talk, demons, animals committing felonies, gleeful revenge, and a host of bad things happening to good people for no particular reason. It won't encourage good habits and probably fine tune bad ones. The only lesson learned is don't lie unless you know the rules.



Teenager Peter Whistler lives at the Little Angels Home for Orphan Boys. Life in New Jersey is hard during the Great Depression, but Peter discovers an exceptional ability to lie. He hones his talent, convinced it's the ticket to easy fortune. He certainly doesn't foresee the arrival of a murderous conjurer with mysterious designs on a little blind girl named Esther. Drawn into a nefarious plot to unleash a demon, Peter leads Esther and an enchanted terrier on a desperate escape from New Jersey to New Orleans where he meets Amelie Marchand. Like all well-bred young southern ladies she's trained in deadly martial arts, but with a murderous stepmother, has troubles of her own. The obvious solution is such difficult times is to seek help from a shaman and find the mad Frog King of the bayou.


Welcome to an alternate version of the 1930s where magic fills New Orleans' air. Can a little luck, mystical lies, and a dash of Cajun crazy help Peter harness the power to kill an immortal demon? If not, the Depression will be a picnic by comparison when hell on Earth is released.





Rimrider Adventures Book 1

Teenager Jane Benedict is awakened by her father and ordered to memorize a mysterious code. Within hours Mathias Benedict is dead and Jane and her brother, Will, are wards of United Earth Corporation (UEC). To escape the company’s clutches and uncover the meaning of her father’s last message, Jane leads her brother on a desperate escape from Earth to the galactic rim.

Across the galaxy murder, intrigue, piracy, and romance await on the planet Rimrock; a place where adventure calls and no one turns their head at a scream.

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RIMRIDER Audiobook

Orphan, pirate, spy.

Awakened by her father, teenager Jane Benedict is ordered to memorize a mysterious code. Hours later, Mathias Benedict is dead and Jane and her brother, Will, are wards of United Earth Corporation. To evade the company's murderous clutches and uncover the meaning of her father’s last message, Jane leads Will on a desperate escape across the galaxy aboard the Freetrader smuggler ship, Solar Vortex. Tangled in the crew’s fight for freedom, Jane saves the life of a young smuggler, Mac Sawyer, and learns her father’s code identifies a secret cargo shipment. The trail leads to the planet Rimrock and the massive prison complex of Golgotha. Undercover as a spy, Jane stumbles into a conspiracy that can spell doom for the entire Freetrader cause and the extinction of an alien race. Can she escape the prison confines and deliver a warning before it’s too late?

Piracy, intrigue, romance, space battles, and a daring rebellion from Earth wait on the galactic rim. Will Jane answer the call to adventure and find new purpose, or is death for high treason her fate?

Rimrider is the first book in the Rimrider Adventures Series. It's an old fashioned science fiction/space opera with a teenage heroine who isn't whiny or angsty. Expect action, adventure, sweet romance, and a bit of sassy humor. It is approximately 10 hours long and suitable for kids through adult.




Rimrider Adventures Book 2

New friendships are forged. Old enemies emerge and Jane Benedict’s life takes an unexpected turn.

With barely time to celebrate the victory at Golgotha, the Freetrader Council tasks Jane to find the leewits and forge an alliance to destroy the company’s hold over Rimrock. With Gem at her side, Jane journeys to their secret enclave only to discover hidden dangers and a less-than-warm homecoming for Gem. Forging an alliance will be trickier than expected.

Meanwhile, Jaden Solis has stepped up harassment of the colonists, forcing the Freetrader fleet to stay on the run from UEC cruisers. To combat the growing threat Mac, now a captain with the rangers, accepts a dangerous assignment near Golgotha. With the leewit alliance temporarily on hold, duty summons Jane and Gem back to the Solar Vortex. A restless Jane searches for a new challenge and is offered an apprenticeship in stellar navigation. Will she take it? After all, everyone knows to navigate a spaceship, insanity is a job requirement.

Battling both dangers in deep space and a horrific plot to crush the colonial rebellion on Rimrock, Jane and her friends dive into new adventures on the galactic rim.

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Rimrider Adventures Book 3


Never enter the boneyard. Never follow the scream.


All rimriders know the legend of the boneyard, an uncharted area of dead space. Any ship foolish enough to cross the boundary vanishes, leaving behind only the echo of an unearthly scream.

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With the plasma net still in place at space station Deep Anchor, tensions between United Earth Corporation and Freetraders run high. As Jane continues her apprenticeship and prepares to take the master navigator’s exam, the crew of the Solar Vortex makes a desperate attempt to run UEC’s blockade before the space station goes dark.

Will success bring hope to the Freetrader cause or lead to the loss of someone dear and bring Jane’s world crashing down?


Good Bones  
If the living won't help the dead, who will?

No matter how challenging the case, psychologist Katherine Fleming never shirks from helping a patient confront a painful issue. Her keen powers of observation and compassionate nature have eased many troubled souls, but a homicide detective with a buried secret of his own stirs more than just clinical interest.

The first time Detective Jake Sumner spied the old house, he sensed the good bones. Little did he know the purchase of the property included an unusual tenant far from resting in peace. Can the new psychologist in town help him treat a ghostly trauma case or is his growing attraction to Katherine Fleming best left buried?  

With the help of a mysterious white cat and a mystical mirror, Katherine and Jake join forces to solve a murder. Can they stop a killer from claiming the next victim or will their investigation only lead them six feet under?






Spirit Ridge

A dark shadow rises.

San Francisco in 1885 is a dangerous place for investigative newspaper reporter Nell Bishop. She’s uncovered a crime lord’s corrupt empire and heads to the Arizona Territories to stop the plan to extend his evil dominion to the West. As a woman in man’s world, she locked her heart to romantic distractions, but could Marshal Sam Tanner hold the key?

Sam Tanner fought the visions sent by his Apache blood. They always foretold an inevitable death. Then he dreamed of the coyote with golden brown eyes who warned of a black shadow spreading evil across the territory. Had the spirits linked Sam’s fate to the woman with the golden brown eyes who stepped off the stagecoach? Can Sam help Nell elude the mysterious dark riders who dog her trail or will the next vision mean death for both?

Adventure, romance, humor, and the call of Apache spirits weave together a Wild West adventure where both murder and justice can come at the twitch of a trigger finger.








Second Chance City
Comic books can be the death of you.

Police Officer Nate Hammond had no regrets staying in his hometown of Coldwater Bay. He had a good life and a promising future, although the perfect romance remained elusive. Was it because that girl with the wild tangle of curls stole his heart at thirteen and never gave it back? Too bad the chance of running into Libby Parish again was nil. She had made it clear the day they said goodbye, her life headed in another direction.

Elizabeth Parish had a life plan than never included Coldwater Bay, yet why was she possessed by the strange obsession to return? Did it have something to do with that mysterious comic book or its equally secretive author? Or could the real reason be the boy she left many years ago?

Sucked into a deadly alternate universe Nate and Libby find themselves in Second Chance City, home of the superhero Refractor and a league of murderous adversaries. Can a knowledge of comic books, a half-hearted superhero, misunderstood villains, an evil genius with a grudge, and a peculiar flashlight help them find a way home? Or will their second chance at happily-ever-after only end in in death? 

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Still Moments Magazine Reader's Choice for Best Reviewed Novel
Enchanted clothing has a mind of its own.

Restlessness plagued Charlotte Becker. Unable to settle down, she moved from place to place searching for an elusive something to calm her turbulent spirit. A sudden invitation from her sister sends her across country to Lobster Cove, Maine. Anchors abound by the sea, but surely nothing would keep her rooted in place in a pokey resort town during the off-season.

Drawn into a consignment shop named One Enchanted Evening, Charlotte is confronted by a mysterious article of clothing requesting her help to stop a man in a wolf mask from killing women. Charlotte agrees to protect the citizens of Lobster Cove and find the hunter before an innocent is slain.

Luke Maddox’s hunting days are over. Wounded in action, he left the Marines to return to Lobster Cove, the only place to bring him peace as a child. Hiding his disability, he accepts life will be nothing more than dull routine. Then he meets a singular young woman wearing an unusual item of clothing. She tells an incredible story about a wolf that walks on two legs.

And the hunt begins…

In One Enchanted Evening fantasy, humor, and romance are wrapped up in the cheeky retelling of a fairy tale. You will never look at a clothing from a consignment shop the same way again.

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The Naughty List is a Reader's Crown Finalist

This is not your typical yuletide tale.

Murder, mystical artifacts, an invisible demon with anger management issues, and an overbearing cupid—not what Rosalie Thatcher wished for on her Christmas list.

The holidays had always been a magical time for Rosalie, but not this year. Stephanie, her new manager at Penrose’s Department Store, is determined to make this season the most profitable in the store’s history, even if it sucks the life out of every employee. Introducing arbitrary rules was bad enough, but forcing Rosalie into the stupid elf hat was the worst. The worst, that is, until she meets a real E.L.F. (Elemental Life Form) named David and gets lassoed into a desperate hunt for the stolen Naughty and Nice List. Rosalie and David must dodge a murderous invisible demon and recover the missing artifact before hellhounds track them down. The couple race against time for without the magical guidance of the Naughty and Nice List, the world will tumble into eternal chaos.

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Moon, Mist & Magic
A Paranormal Anthology

Get ready to be enchanted by mythical beasts, magical creatures, and moonlit nights. Enjoy your favorite author, and perhaps discover someone new, in these five fantastic tales of paranormal romance woven with moon, mist, and magic… 


Myths and Legends 101, by L.A. Kelley 
Flickering lights. Strange drifting shadows. Unnatural cold. Anthropology professor Jim Calloway is convinced the recent eerie phenomena at Octavian College are due to his overactive imagination until he meets Keilana Yamada and her eccentric grandfather, Toshi. Dazzled by the beautiful Keilani, Jim volunteers to help hunt for an ancient evil roaming the ivied halls. Can a mild-mannered academic find his inner demon hunter and a way into Keilani’s heart? Or will a supernatural predator with an insatiable hunger destroy them first?

A Ghost of a Chance, by Abigail Owen 
What’s a girl to do when she needs help to find her not-dead-yet brother’s body before he becomes permanently spectral. The only person who can help is Bryce Evans, the last person who would want to.  

Dangerous Dreams, by J.C. McKenzie 
As a dragon shifter in hiding, Lara Stone wants nothing to do with others of her kind or finding a mate. When the leader of all the dragon clans personally requests her as a bodyguard, Lara fears her secret is blown, or worse. What danger could possibly make Rafael Dragoi, the powerful Astarot, seek protection? 

The Keeper, by Sharon Saracino 
When a stranger lands on her slab, poisoned with silver and reeking of vampire, Medical Examiner Olivia Duncan fears someone's discovered her dangerous secret. Enter Nick Alexios, a mysterious man with a hidden agenda of his own. Nick might be Olivia’s salvation...or her downfall. Will honor-bound promises drive them apart or unite them against threats from both near and far? 

Witch You Were Here, by Maureen L. Bonatch 
Lucy is a witch with a successful business righting magical mischief. A call for help from her high-school heartache, Shane, prompts Lucy to manage his magical mayhem herself. Will Shane and Lucy put their past behind them?

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