Katherine believed that she was satisfied living her carefully constructed, ordinary family life with her successful husband and sweet four-year-old daughter. However, old longings are reawakened when a mysterious figure from her turbulent past reappears and turns her world upside down, making her question whether her safe and predictable life is really so perfect, after all.
Her former lover, Andre Ivashov, a distant and intense Russian billionaire, has come to warn her that her life is in danger. Andre has been framed for a murder that occurred on a night they were together years ago, and now she is his only alibi.
Their former love affair is brought into the spotlight as Katherine fights to clear his name and save her family from the target that is now on their backs. The stakes are high as the authorities battle against the Russian mafia for Katherine’s testimony and to bring the real criminals to justice.
However, the drama isn’t only in the courtroom. In their safe house in the heart of Paris, Katherine must resist the temptation of falling into her former lover’s arms, even as the cracks in her marriage begin to show and the family is drawn deeper into an international murder conspiracy.
A murder. A safe house. A love triangle.
Katherine’s marriage, family and very life is in danger.
Will Andre be able to keep her safe?
Charity Carmichael, Countess of the Theocracy of Dixie and heiress to the Carmichael fortune, returns home from University to find she is to be married to Baron Edward Spence III at summer’s end. Charity does not love, or even like, Eddie. She longs for real love and adventure, but she must do what her parents and society expects of her.
But while dolefully planning her wedding, she is surprised to learn that her bank accounts have been drained. Charity requests permission to travel to the tropical island of Elysium to visit her best friend, Ayla, while the investigation into her lost finances takes place. What was to be a simple last vacation as a single woman, quickly becomes the type of adventure in lust and love that she’s yearned for.
Ayla introduces Charity to her dangerously handsome and flirtatious accountant, Lucas Wolverton. As a favor to Ayla, Lucas uses his position within the Consortium to conduct his own investigation of Charity’s accounts, while attempting to win Charity’s affection.
As the investigation deepens, Charity cannot resist Lucas’s charm and she begins developing a strong desire for him—a desire she has only read about in the erotic novels she secretly enjoys. Charity struggles to resist while Lucas shows her a world wholly different from the Theocracy of Dixie; a world of passion and intrigue, where people are encouraged to follow their hearts and desires, not society’s expectations.
Praise for Shadow
“Shadow may well be the first romance novel I’ve ever read cover-to-cover…there’s plenty of steam in this steampunk romance story, and this is one of those books you’d definitely hide under your pillow so you could read it at night, undisturbed.” -Alan ‘Professor’ Falconer, Steam House Entertainment
“Diesel Jester breathes a pheromone charged aether into his characters to give us a love/lust story for the ages… it left me wanting more…” -Dr. Brassy Steamington, Steampunk Maker Extraordinaire
Inches Aren’t Everything
BMC owner, Zack Johnston is not happy. Though he’s poured his life and soul into his fitness company, he’s struggling against an irate business partner, a lack of sales, and trainers who either sleep with their clients, take work on the side, or have far too many personal issues to concentrate on their work. Then there’s Orlanda Kennedy, the sensual young woman who sees the world as her own private chess game. With a chip on her shoulder and men melting in her hands, Orlanda has aspirations far and beyond everyone at BMC, and she’s ready to crush them all under her heel. She’s the silent enemy, the snake in the grass, and now she’s ready to pounce
Only Keith Langley, Zack’s right hand man can be trusted. Even he seems to be losing his grip. Into Zack’s life comes Leena Ryan; a beautiful and confident woman dressed in red, who won’t take no for an answer. Leena is about to push Zack into a whole new world of action, which causes Zack to question everything.
Keith is the natural leader, a squeaky clean all-American trainer who runs the corporate accounts, but ends up healing and managing a high profile star tennis player whose secret sexuality and promiscuous behavior threatens the million-dollar sponsorship that the Tennis Association relies on. Burned out rock stars, luscious twin sister trainers, clients who tempt, trainers who accept, and demanding corporate clients round out the roster of characters who romp, play, scheme and love in this page turner of a popular fiction paper back.
“If you think the world of fitness and personal trainers is all about sit-ups, crunches, and sweating on a treadmill–think again! Inches Aren’t Everything is a sexy and exuberant romp through the boardrooms and the bedrooms of some very intriguing people. If you like working out with a good read, minus the sweat, then this is the book for you. I loved it!” – S.P. Hozy, author of A Cold Season in Shanghai and The Scarlet Macaw