Tony Flaner is a malingering part-time comedian, full-time sarcastic, who’s never had it hard, and never finished a thing in his life. He’s had twelve years to prepare for his divorce and didn’t. He had his entire life to choose a career and hasn’t. Now time’s up, and he’s in a world of trouble. But it gets worse—a first date and a drunken party ends with Tony facing prison for the murder of a girl he hardly knew.
But other than that, it was a pretty great party.
To save himself, wise-cracking Tony must discover who the mysterious girl was, what she was involved in and what the hell she saw in him in the first place. Their lives are linked together at the ends of a Chinese finger trap, like life and death, friends and enemies, arugula quiche and pigs knuckles.
Winner of the League of Utah Writers Diamond Quill for Best Book of the Year.
How much would you gamble on a second chance at love?
Six years ago, celebutante Jenna McCormick lost it all—her parents, her fortune, and her family’s jewelry company. She built a new life for herself, but when disaster strikes and she needs more money fast, she’s forced to ask the one man she despises most.
Bad boy CEO Grant Blakely stole Jenna’s heart—and her father’s billion-dollar jewelry empire. That was years before, but Jenna has never forgiven him. He’s the last person she would ever ask for help, but now she has no choice. Her brother’s life depends on it.
When Jenna asks Grant for a job, he sees only the spoiled brat she was all those years ago. She’s persuasive though, and still sexy as hell. Fueled by curiosity and revenge, Grant hires her—as his assistant. He thinks she won’t last a day doing his endless lists of menial tasks, but he soon learns that there’s more to Jenna than he ever knew—and this time, she’s not giving up so easily.
When the battle of wills begins, it fans the spark between them into a wildfire—but can Jenna really trust Grant, or is he just out to humiliate her one last time?
Get ready for a thrilling enemies-to-lovers romance—Vegas style.
After spending over a year in a homeless shelter, Doty Martinez is ready to try something different. For starters she plans to hitchhike across the country. Leaving her twin sister behind she takes a bus to a nearby truck stop to begin her adventure. After bumming a ride from long haul truck driver Jeffrey Randle, she finds she really finds him interesting.
Catherine walks in on her husband in bed with her best friend. What is a woman to do? It helps that she is a witch. Unfortunately, so is her husband. Before you can say spell battle, Catherine high tails it up the coast of California to clear her head. Lucky for her, she finds an Aussie hitchhiker. Can she have some fun before the spell battle with her ex-husband? She sure will try.
Diana Mulroney can’t believe her eyes when she first sees sexy businessman Jake Redmond again. Years ago, they had a sizzling sexual encounter she never forgot. Now he’s back, determined to win her over with sensual lessons she can’t resist. He pursues her with an all-consuming passion that has her throwing caution to the wind. Will Diana and Jake be able to turn their steamy romance into a love that will last forever? Or will their summer fling end as quickly as it began?
After losing her parents before she graduated high school young Penelope was left with the option of surviving in New York without a family. Before the courts could send her away to an all-girls home she came up with a plan: find her Uncle in Las Vegas.
Her destination is a city on the verge of sweeping cultural and political change. In 1950’s Las Vegas anything is possible. Will Penelope lose big on her gamble or come out on top? A Madame with a secret past takes her under her care and shows Penelope how to succeed at the world’s oldest profession.
Long retired from the game, Penelope recounts her adventures as a young call girl. Her story is one filled with lust and love, betrayal and triumph, and self-discovery. Penelope learns about the ways of men and the world. Some of these lessons are hard learned, but most come with great pleasure.
Sex and Starlight City is a new work of adult short fiction.