Book Genre: Contemporary

Part of Me

Posted December 10, 2016 by admin in / 0 Comments

Title: Part of Me
Series: Friendship Texas #4
Release Date: February 21st, 2017
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Pages: 333
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Remember Sofie and Johnny?

How can you forget Lia's best friend from Edge of Glory or the goofy swimmer Johnny?

If you've read the F*cking Awkward Holiday anthology you also got a little bit more of this fun couple and some naughty against a goat pen.

What happens when two people bump uglies and maybe don't always use protection?

They create future Olympians. That's what happens.

First Excerpt for Part of Me

This hasn't been fully edited and is subject to change, but I thought you all should get the first look at a teaser for Johnny and Sofie! Enjoy!

“So if it’s not a real date, can we still get shit faced on happy hour margaritas and make-out in my car after?” Johnny asked, wiggling his eyebrows.

“Uh…” I racked my brain for an answer to that one. Getting drunk and making out with Johnny did sound tempting, but there was the whole fetal alcohol syndrome thing.

“I’m not twenty-one, yet. I will be in April,” I blurted. That was a good enough excuse; even though we were both pretty lit the night baby swimmer was conceived. Or hungover the morning after. One of the two.

“I bet if I smile enough at the waitress she’ll give us a pitcher and two glasses and not question it,” Johnny said with a wink.

Before I could respond a dark haired waitress came to the table, smiling way too brightly for someone that smelled like refried beans. “Hey, y’all, is this all of you or do you need a few minutes to wait for the rest of your party?”

“Nope, just us. Would you be able to set us up with a pitcher of your margaritas? On the rocks?” Johnny asked, staring up at the waitress with a megawatt smile before he looked at me.

“Is on the rocks okay, babe? Or did you want frozen or a flavor?”

I widened my eyes, blinking slowly before responding. “Uh, whatever you want. I won’t be having any.”

Johnny smirked then looked at the waitress. “Better make it frozen and strawberry.”

The waitress looked between the two of us then wrote something down on her pad. “Okay, I’ll have those right up while you two look over the menu.”

Johnny held up his menu. “See? You had nothing to worry about. Now I’ve been looking at this thing while stuffing my face with chips and queso. I’m thinking we get an appetizer plate and maybe some fajitas. And I may get myself a burrito. Shit, practice was rough today. I haven’t eaten since like noon and I really need some carbs.”

“Um. Wow. That’s a lot of food,” I said, perusing the menu, thinking of something to eat that I wouldn’t possibly upchuck later. I was close to my second trimester and the internet seemed to think my morning sickness would subside by then. Which was stupid anyway because morning sickness was pretty much all day sickness.

“Sorry. You can order whatever you want. I was just talking out loud,” Johnny said sincerely.

“Okay,” I said, still staring at the menu. Maybe I could order some hot buns and say ‘surprise, there is one of these in my oven!’.

Johnny’s hand appeared on the top of my menu, pushing it down until I was forced to look into his green eyes. “Is everything really okay? You’re the one who asked me to meet you here and you’re acting like you can’t stand the sight of me. Is it because of what happened the other night? Am I gross? Is it the clothes? I can go to the store and buy something nicer if that’s it.”

I shook my head. “No. Your clothes are fine.”

“Then what? What’s bothering you, Sofie? On New Year’s Eve you told me you wanted something more between us, and I said we could take it slow. Then I thought we’d do that whole dating thing and you’d come by my apartment. But you haven’t talked to me since you ran sick out of my apartment and then I get a random text. I’m getting a lot of mixed signals here.”

I opened my mouth to respond, but the waitress appeared with a pitcher and two glasses, setting one in front of each of us and two straws. “Now did you two have a chance to look over the menu, or did you need a few minutes?”

“Just a few more minutes, ma’am,” Johnny said, not even looking at the waitress, his eyes trained on me.

I sucked in a deep breath as the waitress smirked and walked away.

“Sofie. Come on, you can tell me what’s up,” Johnny said, pouring himself a glass then taking mine and pouring it to the top, putting it back in front of me.

“I don’t want to drink, Johnny,” I muttered.

“Why not? Starting to have second thoughts? Don’t want to let yourself go and have another session against the goat pen?” Johnny asked, wiggling his eyebrows and unwrapping his straw.

“I can’t drink because I’m pregnant,” I blurted.

Johnny stopped, mid opening his straw, letting it hang in the air as the paper fell to the table. He blinked once then twice before he opened and closed his mouth. “What?”

I sighed. “I’m pregnant. Okay? I thought I was just sick at your apartment then I went to the doctor at school and they did a pregnancy test and had to refer me to an OB in town who confirmed it. I’m due in September.”

“Are you sure…?” he asked, still holding the straw in mid-air.

“Sure that I’m pregnant or sure that it’s yours? Because I haven’t been with anyone else in a very long time and we weren’t exactly good about protecting. So, yes, I’m sure. And if you want to ask any other questions, I really don’t have the answers. I just know that there’s a bun in my oven and no one else but you and I and the doctors know. Not Lia. Not my dad. No one.”

“Shit…I should have pulled out, but your Dad came home and I was so close and it was too late…Shit…” He ran his hands over his face and stared into the bowl of chips like it had all of the answers in the world.

Then we sat silently for a few minutes before he finally stopped staring and his eyes were on me again. “So…what do you want to do?”

I raised an eyebrow. “What do you mean what do I want to do?”

“I mean; do you want to get married? Cuz I’ll propose right now. Fuck dating and take it slow, let’s do this,” he said, taking his straw wrapper and twisting it into a bow before holding it out to me.

I shook my head. “Just because I’m pregnant doesn’t mean we need to get married. We barely know each other.”

“Yeah, but we’re having a kid, I mean at least I think we are. I’m all for women having a choice and all, but if there is another option you’re thinking of, I’d like to know that too.”

I sighed. “I don’t think I can do that other choice. I heard the baby’s heartbeat the other day and well…there is a person in me. A person with a heartbeat.”

Johnny put his hand on mine. “Tell me what you want me to do and we’ll figure it out together.”

I looked up meeting his eyes full of concern, something I never expected. “I don’t know what I want,” I managed to squeak out.

I was never a crier, but now with the extra hormones I felt like I could cry at the drop of my hat and that’s the last thing I wanted to do in a restaurant with a hot swimmer staring at me.

“Wanna get out of here and go somewhere more private?” he asked.

“But aren’t you hungry?” I asked.

He smiled and pulled out his wallet, setting a few bills on the table. “I can go through a drive-thru, come on.”

Johnny stood up and offered me his hand. “Let’s get out of here.”


Also in this series:



The Only Exception


Fiercely liberal Monica Remy prefers to blend in. Despite her tattoos, piercings, and outspoken personality, she transferred to Central to escape—before she finds out that her next door neighbor is the uber conservative senator’s son, Trey Chapman.

No matter how hard she tries to avoid Trey, he still finds a way to get under her skin. Monica can’t stand his crisp white shirts or his staunch views on women. But she can’t help counting every freckle on his face and wondering what it would feel like to have him stop talking politics and kiss her.

A class debate project forces the unlikely pair to work together, and the political lines are blurred in late-night make out sessions. But despite their fiery chemistry, Trey’s politics threatens to smother their relationship for good.

***This book is New Adult contemporary and recommended for 16 plus audience due to sexual situations***

Posted April 21, 2016 by admin in / 0 Comments

The One That Got Away


A brand new standalone from Friendship, Texas featuring everyone's favorite awkward baker and the one that got away.

I looked up and standing there was my ex-boyfriend, Jordan Webber. Maybe ex-boyfriend wasn't the right word. Maybe the boy who I dated for almost two years. Then he graduated early, leaving for art school in New York. He wanted me to come with him, but what future did I have in New York? My parents weren’t paying for me to go to school unless it was a state school with a real degree and all I ever wanted was to do photography. So the portrait studio worked for the time being until I realized I really needed to get out of the house and took the part-time job at the bakery. Between my parents’ divorce, work, and trying to get over my break up, I was basically a hot mess the first two years after high school. Joey came in at the right time as a distraction then the job at the bakery. But I still never forgot about the one that got away.

I hadn't seen Jordan in over four years and there he was, standing there with a hand on one of the boxes and his blue eyes wide open like he'd just seen a ghost.

"Abbey Dillinger?" he asked, it wasn't so much of a question as it was a breathless statement.

I hated him for leaving me. He could have gone to art school in Dallas. He could have stayed if he really did love me. I should have hated him. But seeing him, standing in front of me, I couldn’t hate him. The past four years had been very good to him.

**This book is a standalone in a series of standalones taking place in the fictional town of Friendship, Texas. You don't need to read any of the previous books to understand this one***

Posted June 27, 2017 by admin in / 0 Comments

The Only Answer


The sequel to the international hit, The Only Exception. A boy burdened with a family legacy. A girl haunted by a shattered past. Both searching for answers to a future threatened by the unknown. Three years ago, conservative Trey Chapman and liberal Monica Remy met their match in one another - and made the only exception that would change their lives forever. Now, Trey's father is running for president, forcing Trey and Monica to put aside their personal beliefs to be the model of perfection. But fate has other ideas, casting the family in scandal. Some seek to use that disgrace to further their family legacy, while others refuse to let go of the past. Trey and Monica soon find themselves lost among questions that challenge their true feelings. Will they be able to rediscover that the only answer lies with one another, or will they lose each other forever?

Posted April 22, 2016 by admin in / 0 Comments



On the heels of Mary James leaked sex tape - totally a fake one to make her boyfriend jealous she might add- she needs some PR help if she ever wants her acting career to end up in a fiery hell like her love life. 

Chris Garcia has been working his way up from mailroom clerk to junior associate at Tate & Cane and now to get to the next rung of the corporate ladder he has to take on the firm's toughest client: Mary James. 

With a little help from a nosey Aunt Rosita and Mama Garcia, the two decide the best way to move forward is simple: a fake relationship. 

But what happens when something fake gets to be too real and FAME gets involved?

Posted June 27, 2017 by admin in / 0 Comments

The Only One


Honor student, manager at the campus coffee shop, owner of an impressive sweater collection - Melanie Wilder has it all together. Then John "John Boy" Walden strolls into her life wearing nothing more than an impish grin and all-too-revealing loin cloth.
Soon, make-out sessions replace homework, lust triumphs over work. And to further crumble her perfect world, an unexpected phone call threatens to take away everything she's worked for.

Now, as Melanie struggles to pick up the pieces, she realizes that John may be the only one to put her life back together...unless he shatters it first.

**This is not a sequel to The Only Exception. It's a companion novel with two characters from the first book. Nothing from The Only Exception would diminish your understanding of this book.** 

Posted April 22, 2016 by admin in / 0 Comments



Can a hotshot snowboarder de-ice the ice queen?

At twenty-six, Blake Tremblay is one of the oldest snowboarders in the game. His sights are set on the gold medal, and he knows it’s now or never.

Kelly Johnson has spent her entire life skating and winning. She’s had no time for friends or an active social life, earning her the nickname “Ice Queen” – in and out of the rink.
Blake makes a bet without knowing all the terms. His ego won’t let him back out, even though his target is none other than the American Ice Queen herself.

What are the odds the dreadlocked playboy can warm the frosty figure skater when the real games are unmasked?

Let The Games Begin.

Posted October 11, 2017 by admin in / 0 Comments

The Only Way


William "Tripp" Chapman has always been the black sheep of his family's political dynasty. His oldest brother works on Wall Street, his youngest-groomed for the senate. And Tripp is the brother known for wrecking his Porsche after a drinking bender and winding up in rehab.

On the night of his father's presidential election he takes a detour and meets a waitress at a local hole-in-the wall. Samantha "Sam" Green is just as broken as he is, but covers it up with enough snark so no one tries to get too close.

When Sam gets kicked out of her apartment, Tripp agrees that she can crash on his couch until she gets on her feet. But as they grow closer physically, the ghosts of their past threaten to burden their new relationship

The Only Way they can overcome their demons is to face them instead of running. Can Sam help Tripp find his way or will their own battles bury them further?

The Only series is a series of standalone novels. You do not need to read one in order to fully understand the other. M/F. HEA.

Posted April 22, 2016 by admin in / 0 Comments

Straight Up Irish


I need a wife if I want to help save my family’s billion-dollar pub empire. There’s just one problem: I never plan on marrying. So, I need someone who understands that this is just another business deal. I don’t do commitments. And my brother’s executive assistant, Fallon Smith, fits that bill.


Fallon needs help with her grandmother’s expenses, and her pretending to be my fake wife is a way we can make that happen. She’s not my biggest fan, but we can help each other and then go our separate ways. That she’s beautiful and I enjoy spending time with her–doesn’t matter. When all of this is done, she’s heading home to America, and I’ve got a company to run.


A fake wedding and a whole lot of whiskey. What could go wrong?

Posted January 22, 2018 by admin in / 0 Comments

The Only Difference


Originally part of the Beneath the Cape—The Superhero Anthology Created with the sole purpose of benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Superheroes. Save the world and protect mankind. But what’s beneath the cape? Behind the mask? Under the steel-plated façade? Eight bestselling New Adult romance authors have come together to bring you seven stories about superheroes and what it takes to win their hearts. From the skies, to the cities, to the ocean, our superheroes face death, fight villains, conquer evil and— Find love. The world is full of heroes. Every-day men and women who risk their lives for the sake of others—for life, liberty, freedom, and justice. Often these men and women are wounded—physically or mentally—in the line of duty. Therefore, we have created this anthology with the sole purpose of benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Because heroes should never be forgotten. 

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Posted April 22, 2016 by admin in / 0 Comments