I like to write romances with realistic characters and situations because “life happens.” But, as messy as life gets, I like to see people overcome the odds, good win and love prevail.
My debut novel, Inheritance, brings two people together who do have rather messy lives. It takes a lot to get from A to Z, but nothing is impossible with faith, hope and love.
Deliverance – working title (a novel)
Working summary: Daniel Taylor and his husband Ryan are called to help Daniel’s brother, Joe, face the grip of alcoholism after a separation from his wife, Wendy. But coming to his brother’s aid will plunge Daniel into the past where he also must face his own demons and perhaps the devil himself.
Two brothers team up to find deliverance from a childhood that still casts a long, dark shadow over their adult lives.
Take a Chance – working title (a novel)
Working summary: Eloise meets Jason in a Romance Writer’s Club that Zooms weekly. Eloise likes him but is convinced that after two failed marriages, the right thing to do is not get involved because her mental health would make it unfair for a new partner. But as she explores a committed relationship in the romance novel she is writing she begins to wonder if perhaps the third time is a charm.
Inheritance (a novel)
Alcoholism, sexual addiction, child abuse and the suicide of a parent are the inherited demons plaguing and isolating Joe Taylor even after four years of sobriety and celibacy, trying to drive him back to the wild parties of his youth.
Poverty, abandonment and neglect are Wendy Masten’s inheritance. And one night, in a desperate attempt to reunite with her long-lost sister, Wendy and Joe meet unexpectedly and begin a quest toward freedom and long-lasting love.
Grow with them as faith unfolds and unleashes its healing power, transforming Joe and Wendy into the people God intended them to be with the inheritance He planned as they become a couple and prepare to enter the sacrament of marriage.
Madison Glory’s Day of Reckoning (a short story)
It’s two days before the wedding and twenty-four year old Madison Glory intends to make Ty Weston keep his promise.