Christine West is a recovering addict on her third month at Narcotics Anonymous. She attends weekly meetings and grows close to the group that meets every Tuesday night. She particularly becomes close to a new member of the group named Ellen Davis, despite her live-in relationship with her long time lover, Marcus Casey. When members of the group start dying of overdoses, it shakes Christine to her core. With her recovery already hanging precariously by a string, and her ongoing battle with her sexuality, will these events push her towards sobriety or back towards her addiction? A story of love, recovery, and redemption.
Two broken people don’t make a whole. But together, they might have a chance at redemption.
Regina O’Shea is used to being tested. As a talented salesperson and strong-willed woman in a male-dominated industry, she has to be prepared for whatever they throw at her. But losing her lover to her good friend and client is the one thing she never expected—and her walls start coming down. The pain cuts her deep. And when everything starts falling apart, she feels like a spectacle, while everyone around watches her crumble.
Beck Gallagher is a master of pain. A painter and tattoo artist, he makes his living memorializing the heartache of others. Beck has his own deep-rooted agony to deal with. But when he meets a broken young woman, the pain he lives with takes on a whole new meaning, and might be the one thing to save Regina from her own, or send her spiraling over the edge.
They were each other’s biggest mistakes. Hers, for letting him in, and his, for letting her go.
Seven years after what was supposed to be the best night of Victoria’s life, she is finally ready to return home and face the memories that she spent so long running away from. She is certain she has moved on, but the minute she sees Gabe Matthews, all of the feelings she repressed come right back up to the surface. Gabe says he’s changed, but can she ever truly trust the man who shattered her heart all those years ago?
Gabe Matthews was not a good man, but he had spent the last three years doing everything he could to redeem himself. When the only girl he ever truly cared for walks back into his life, he is faced with the ultimate test: do the right thing and let her go, like he tried to do so many years ago, or be selfish and make her his. He wants to be the good guy, but sometimes, chemistry just can’t be controlled, and Gabe will be damned if he lets Victoria walk out of his life a second time.
Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Olivia, but occasionally I use the name, Melissa. I’m a trainee teacher and a mum to two beautiful girls. My useless husband managed to get himself locked up at Her Majesty’s pleasure. That means I’m left to deal with my children’s upbringing alone. It’s a struggle; times are hard and money is short. Fortunately, I have found a way of making money. It’s not conventional, but it works for me. Occasionally under the cover of darkness, I share my body with strangers. Does that make me a bad person? I don’t think so. Can I confess something? I’m more worried about how bad I would become if I didn’t do it.
Olivia Wake has a façade to maintain, she is the head teacher at an excellent school. A pillar of society. Except this was not always the case, years ago in another life, she would sell her body, partly for money, but mostly to fulfil her insatiable need. A need that refuses to go away regardless of her now formidable position in society.
Fortunately, Olivia finds someone to help her with her addiction, giving her, a fix when the urge calls. That someone is not all he first seems. Convincing Olivia she is a “freak” Follow Olivia’s journey as she battles her addiction into dark and dangerous sex, see how she refuses to let her lover’s accusations overcome her.
Soon she realises the only way to take back control, is to lose it.
An erotic suspense thriller, that will keep you reading way past your bedtime.
I have a sickness. I just lost my last family member.
So this is what rock bottom feels like.
It’s time to do something drastic. I didn’t want to. She made me.
Shame is all I feel until this beautiful yet flawed stranger walks into my life…
People know me as charismatic playboy billionaire.
Truth be told, I’m a mess.
Erin is nothing like the other girls. I thought this was a punishment. She looks at me and I melt. I feel this desperation to get to know her. She has a secret and I want to know.
Is this too good to be real? I don’t know. I want her.
Ever drink too much, eat too much, indulge in excess, then swear you won’t do it again, but do? Ever fall for someone you knew you shouldn’t?
Rachel sought what most women did—to be successful, married and in love, have healthy kids. It was hard enough attracting a man when she wasn’t heroin thin or chic like most L.A. women, or sparkly, but not too bright, as her mom insisted females should be. But in the 1990s, finding a man wanting an equal partner, a woman beside him instead of behind him, seemed the impossible dream.
Then along came Lee…
How Far Have Women Come in 30 yrs?
DISCONNECTED is a modern, historical novel about the Coming of Age OF women, for women. The story exposes the antiquated roles women were expected to maintain in the recent past, up close, and very personal. It reveals the impossible standards of feminism—being poised, confident, cover-girl worthy, all while climbing the corporate ladder, and raising a family, and mirrors the challenges most women still face today.
Deemed a “Novel Memoir,” by the author, in defense of James Frey on Oprah, DISCONNECTED is “Poignant, Compelling, Thought-Provoking,” Woman’s Fiction that will linger long after the read.
Nobody wants to talk about them, but there are events that occur in our lives that become deep dark secrets we hold inside. And they dramatically influence who we are and how we experience the world.
Such is the case for seventeen year-old Nicky Young who was raised by an alcoholic father and disengaged mother. While Nicky tries to make her way into the world she is confronted by the demons of her dysfunctional and sometimes violent upbringing.
As a young child, Nicky witnesses her older sister having her head slammed into a bowl of creamed corn by her father and then yanks his belt from the loops of his pants and begins to relentlessly beat her sister. It is experiences like this that ravage her self-esteem and make trusting men next to impossible…until at 17, Nicky meets Ryan Tilton, a high profile professional baseball player eight years her senior, who expresses an interest in her.
While she is interested in Ryan, Nicky questions his ulterior motive for wanting to be with an inexperienced girl. Is this man a scoundrel or does he genuinely care about her? Nicky is torn between protecting her vulnerable heart and wanting to trust Ryan and develop a relationship. Ryan brings his own demons to the party – losing his father at the age of fourteen, his early fame and a sexual partner from his past who will not leave him alone.
Will their young, uncertain love be enough to help them open their hearts and experience intimacy they both crave so deeply or is Nicky and Ryan on a collision course for failure?
Loosely based on the author's life growing up in San Francisco, this inspired work of fiction deals with the disturbing secrets siblings share, the dance between love and protecting one’s heart, and the innate desire to connect with another even when it means risking everything.