Book Release: Under the Sun

Jennifer West lives a vibrant life, taking risks in her personal life…one man at a time. On her quest to find Mr. Right, she meets Jake Donavan. A man with some serious sex appeal. Yet he falls under the Mr. Wrong category. He’s an ex-black ops agent, working head of security for S-Tec. Jennifer’s mugging sends up a red flag, and Donavan works behind the scenes to discover her attacker. But there is something she doesn’t want him to discover, yet no secret can stay buried forever. As her stalker closes in, Donavan shows his gentle side—a man he hasn’t allowed himself to be in a long time.
Danger is rising and only one man may protect her…

Author Note: What happened behind the scenes of Beneath Her Skin? Catch a glimpse. See another point of view as familiar characters make a reappearance. Includes new content. This story is a standalone.

 

Book Release: On Paid Leave (Expanded Edition)

Shawn Angel is a resilient detective with a quirky sense of humor. She’s available to tug at your heartstrings or tickle your funny bone.

Suffering from PTSD with a snarky view of life, Detective Shawn Angel is forced to face her internal demons before she loses her job. When she heads out of town, she plans to conquer fears with a little rest and relaxation, but she’s a trouble magnet. She swears it’s not her fault. It’s almost as if someone is purposefully tormenting her.

Confronted by her past love, Shawn must surrender her pride and work with Leo Grayson. He yanks Shawn out of her safe bubble, complicating matters in his sexy way, yet finding a killer proves to be easier than rekindling their romance. As the intrigue climbs dangerous levels, Shawn tugs on her badass, fully prepared to handle things her way. She’s supposedly on vacation, but now, she’s out to catch a killer…

Available on Amazon

What other readers are saying:

  • Get ready for a funny, emotional, action-packed mystery with a sassy lead female with a hilarious inner monologue! Investigator Shawn Angel is suffering form PTSD after almost dying at the hands of a serial killer. Even after months, she’s not ready to go back on active duty – she’s not even capable of sleeping outside of the bathtub (handy gun named Joan by her side) for fear of leaving herself vulnerable to attack – so she takes a little trip to her sister’s house in her hometown to get away for a bit. Reuniting with her ex is a plus, but being stalked by the man who wants her dead is a definite minus.I absolutely adored this story. It was super fast-paced and fun to read. Like I said before, Shawn’s inner monologue is hilarious, and the random things she comes up with had be cracking up with laughter. But then it was also quite emotional, dealing with a trauma that psychologically scarred this poor woman who had always been so strong. It’s a good message that even the toughest of women are allowed to have moments of weakness. Or maybe that even women with weaknesses can still pick themselves up and be strong. One of those two. There doesn’t have to be an either/or with strength and weakness in a powerful woman – there; that’s it. Great message to send out with this story.
  • The plot is original, with twists, turns and surprises. Told in alternating voices, I got to know what each person was thinking and feeling. That made the story much more enjoyable. I really liked Shawn, she is down to earth and all around likable, flaws and all. She tries to relax and take a vacation, yet she still decides to help solve a crime (even if her life is in danger). I highly recommend On Paid Leave to those who love a great mystery.
  • This story was impossible to put down; it evoked real emotions as you walk through Shawn’s issues with her. Absolute 5-star must-read.
  • Detective Shawn Angel suffers from PTSD. She goes on vacation yo unwind and relax. She did not expect a missing person and murder. She decides to help her ex boyfriend in the investigation. Soon she finds herself in trouble and might end up being the next victim! An original plot with plenty of twists,turns, and surprises to keep you in suspense. The story is told in alternating voices. I highly recommend to anyone who loves a great mystery story.

Behind the Scenes

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Welcome to a new blog post theme I’ll be writing every month. I’ll give you an inside look at what I’m working on, along with excerpts for upcoming and future books. Be sure to follow my blog and receive email updates for the latest…

Current Project

I’m currently working on my second mystery novel. I actually had to start over because I decided to change directions and go another way. I think the story will flow smoother from here on out. I wrote the prologue, and I’m nearly finished with chapter one. Yay!! Just to keep things interesting, I wanted to share a few paragraphs. Please keep in mind it’s unedited and raw. Shawn Angel always keeps things lively with her quirky humor. 🙂

Excerpt (subject to change):

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I shoved my laptop to the side as my sister, Violet, kissed me on the cheek. Her perfume about knocked me over. What the hell was she wearing? Formaldehyde? I didn’t hold my nose, but I grimaced. P-freaking-hew. We hugged briefly, feeling like I’d just been chloroformed. Or maybe I was headed into anaphylactic shock? Tough call. Either way, my eyes watered and my lungs burned.

“Hey,” I said, trying not to cough. “I’m so happy you could meet me for lunch.” I coughed, and then I turned my head to the side, gulping a deep breath. But all I could smell was her perfume stench.

Publishing News

  • My wolf shifter romance is available!tka_facebook-covers3

    Enjoy 25% off all titles with coupon code: holiday2016 

  • From Cobblestone Press

    The Marked is coming.

    Levi has heard this a million times, but as Alpha, chooses to ignore it. Yet when he finds a Fae near death, she draws out his protective instincts.

    Shayla hopes the wolf pack will find her, as she wishes for a swift death. She aches to escape her marching orders…to kill the Kale Alpha.

    Evil casts a dark shadow over the magical world, and no one is safe. Only the Kale Alpha holds the key to reversing the past against a new dictatorship, but will he discover the power to do so in time? Shayla and Levi must fight demonic forces or lose everything…

    Read An Excerpt

    Buy Links:

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    Cobblestone Press

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    (Don’t see your favorite retailer? Don’t worry! They’re coming soon!)

Story Tags: shifter romance

Recent Publications

Love Unplugged

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Story Tags: Contemporary romance, *no cheating,* short story, novelette, reunited love

Behind the Scenes Saturday

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Welcome to a new blog post theme I’ll be writing every month. I’ll give you an inside look at what I’m working on, along with excerpts for upcoming and future books. Be sure to follow my blog and receive email updates for the latest…

Current Project

Today is the cover reveal for Love Unplugged! But, surprise…! Love Unplugged is available on Amazon. This is a short read, intended for a lazy afternoon with the beverage of your choice. Readers of my novella, Aftermath, may enjoy the past and present style. Happy reading…

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Synopsis:

The Past:

Wannabe song writer Beretta Jones doesn’t have all the answers. Struggles are a part of her normal routine, regrets another. She let go of her dreams, and she loves a man out of reach. When the guy she craves asks for help, she should have said no. Her budding friendship tests all her boundaries, and her heart is danger of falling deeper in love with him.

The Present:

Beretta is in hiding, keeping her biggest secret. This wasn’t how she envisioned her life, but she tries desperately to move forward. Yet life is tricky. Everything she ever wanted is about to become a reality until fate throws her another curve ball and his name is Rhys Lennox. Will he prove that his love is deeper than a love song?

Excerpt:

“Beretta.”

I glanced at him. “I can’t do this. Please understand.” I shook my head. “No matter what Ashley has done, you’re still off limits.”

He took a step toward me, his hand circling my wrist. “You don’t owe her anything. It’s over between us.”

He caressed his fingers against my skin. Tingles netted over my flesh. “You can’t just throw this at me and expect me to leap on you. Good-bye, Rhys.” I slid my wrist away, suddenly feeling chilled to my bones.

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Story Tags: Contemporary romance, *no cheating,* short story, novelette, reunited love


Publishing News

  • My wolf shifter romance was recently picked up by Cobblestone Press. This novel will fall under my Jessa Ely pseudonym. It’s titled, The Kale Alpha. Keep you posted on the publishing date.

Story Tags: shifter romance

  • Love Unplugged – A Contemporary Romance Novelette – Now available on Amazon

Recent Publications

Beneath Her Skin

On Paid Leave

Love Unplugged

Behind the Scenes Saturday

behindthescenes_logo

Welcome to a new blog post theme I’ll be writing every month. I’ll give you an inside look at what I’m working on, along with excerpts for upcoming and future books. Be sure to follow my blog and receive email updates for the latest…

Current Project

Still hard at work on Love Unplugged. The story is really moving forward. Since the day I read Persuasion by Jane Austen, I’ve been obsessed with reunited love stories. There’s something wonderful about reconnecting with lost love. As promised, I wanted to share the blurb with you. Stay tuned for next week’s cover reveal.

Working Blurb (Subject to change):

The Past:

Wannabe song writer Beretta Jones doesn’t have all the answers. Struggles are a part of her normal routine, regrets another. She let go of her dreams, and she loves a man out of reach. When the guy she craves asks for help, she should have said no. Her budding friendship tests all her boundaries, and her heart is danger of falling deeper in love with him.

The Present:

Beretta is in hiding, keeping her biggest secret. This wasn’t how she envisioned her life, but she tries desperately to move forward. Yet life is tricky. Everything she ever wanted is about to become a reality until fate throws her another curve ball and his name is Rhys Lennox. Will he prove that his love is deeper than a love song?

Excerpt (Subject to change):

“You can run, Beretta,” he murmured softly. “But you can’t hide.”

I should have let that comment roll off my back and kept going, but no. I had to confront him. I whirled around. “What the hell does that mean? Why are you saying things like this? Wearing only a towel? Invading my space with whispers? What are you trying to do? You are Ashley’s boyfriend. I’m not going to do anything to fuck up my friend’s happiness.”

He shook his head. “Not true. Ashley can manage her own fuck ups, and quite successfully, I might add.”

Story Tags: Contemporary romance, *no cheating*

Publishing News

  • My wolf shifter romance was recently picked up by Cobblestone Press. This novel will fall under my Jessa Ely pseudonym. It’s titled, The Kale Alpha. Keep you posted on the publishing date.

Story Tags: shifter romance

  • Love Unplugged – A Contemporary Romance Novelette – Slated for October publication.

Recent Summer Publications

Beneath Her Skin

On Paid Leave