Spotlight’s and blog posts remind me of online dating. You post your profile and hope someone likes you. Just so you understand: that statement shows I have a heavy sense of humor. To me there is humor in almost everything you do if you look for it. I’ll always be the one who tries to make you laugh. I’m a serious writer, but, I believe it can still be fun even as the dreaded deadline looms.
When I’m not obsessed with writing, I am like most moms. Spending time with my kids is my favorite past time, however when it’s just me, I like to shop and make things. My newest project is making Memorial Beads from dried flowers.
I’m an oddity; I love edits. It’s my chance to make my novel perfect.
My journey to my novels all started when I was six. I begged and pleaded my mother for a typewriter. (Goes to show you how old I am) I’ve always been a ferocious reader, but could never find books I didn’t want to pick apart. Finally I took some advice and started writing my own.
The Mocked by series is not your usual series. Each title highlights a different couple and their own journeys to fighting for their “Happily Ever After”. So far the series has three titles and five novels in total. In January I’ll have three of them in print. The remaining two will be released in 2013-2014. There may be more; it’s all a matter if another story mugs me as I walk through the supermarket.
One of the things I’m most proud of is: I don’t have a sub-genre. I write whatever moves me, so it could be YA, Science Fiction, or Contemporary. If it’s Romance I write it. Everything I write is from the heart. The thought of using a set formula to write my stories horrifies me. I will not cookie cut my novels. My novels tend to have readers yelling at the characters, crying with them, and at times, cheering them on. (Well that’s what my fans and reviewers tell me.)
It’s best not to tell me what not to write. I don’t listen anyways. I like the tabooed subjects such as having a gay secondary character, teen pregnancy, bullying, and arranged marriages. Bit of a rebel when it comes to doing the tsk tsk subjests.
If you want a book to get lost in check them out and decide for yourself.
Summary: Mocked by Destiny
For Stella Richards, life in the charming town of Virginia Beach is not as magical as one would think. Sun, fun, and sand only guarantee one thing, unwanted visitors. Stella learned long ago to never befriend anyone visiting the beach. They’re here; then they’re gone, drifting in and out as the tide ebbs and flows. She vowed to never connect with anyone vacationing in Virginia Beach – until spring break. Stefan changed everything.
Stefan Sterling lives life never knowing where he will end up next. Bouncing from one Military base to another has hampered his ability to connect to those around him. That’s what happens when your father is a high-ranking officer in the military. Raised in a world of discipline, control, and strangers, Stefan never expected to find anyone he’d want to be close to…let alone love.
A family curse verses a loving abnormality promises to keep Stella and Stefan on their toes. Was it an accident or could it be destiny? Will they be able to survive their families? And, is there ever a time when you can fully let go of the person who awoke your soul?
A story of love, sacrifice, and growing up before it’s time.
Summary: Mocked by Faith
For Alexia Cross and Justin McNear, things are not what they seem. Both were born and raised in hidden, gated communities. A place where time virtually stands still and marriages are arranged by the parents before a child’s 18th birthday.
Alexia is destined to be her community’s first spinster. In a last ditch effort, a husband is found. The only complication? He has no idea he has been betrothed. Will his history of dating outsiders help or hinder his relationship with his future wife?
Justin McNear searched outside his church for the woman of his dreams. Returning home after failing, he knows he needs to rectify his life and his faith. Can a woman he’s never met make him whole again?
Will this couple end up mocked by their own faith? Follow Alexia and Justin through the trials and tribulations of finding, falling, and surviving each other’s love.
It’s never easy saying “I do” to someone you don’t know.
Summary: Mocked by Faith (Book 2) Healing the Faith – To be re-released January 2013
Just saying “I do” was only the beginning for Alexia and Justin McNear. Now when their lives, loves, and faith are left in turmoil, they will have to fight even harder to heal themselves and their faith. Can two people already struggling help heal the communities they call home?
How do you rebuild after the loss of a child? After suffering a tragedy, are these two lost to each other forever?
With all the church’s money missing, the hunt for the tyrant will take Mark, an ex-minister, Justin, and his twin cousins away from their secluded, gated community and into the real world while leaving their wives behind to pick up the pieces. Can Justin survive it again?
Or will returning to the retreat that once abused him be his end?
Alexia, Madison, and Ginger will need to be strong and independent with their men gone. Left to raise their child alone, Alexia will make decisions that will affect their marriage and lives. Will they be the right ones?
Raised in a community where the men run everything, these three families will have to fight to survive the coming changes.
The temptations run high in this sequel to Mocked by Faith, but hope is not lost, and they will learn how to heal their faith.
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