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It's almost time for the kids to go back to school. And time for me to get back into the writing groove. My son will be in full time kindergarten this year, and I'll get a chance to be a full time writer.

The third and final book of my hilarious and sexy Dice & Debauchery series is now available. Masked Kiss gives us every geek guy's fantasy and tons of video game jokes.

The first book in my geeky erotica series, Loose Corset, won an award from the 2015 Easychair Bookshop Competition. It came in fourth in the novella category. I'm excited and honored to be amongst the top five. Check out the other great reads in the competition on their site.

Be on the look-out for my sci-fi horror tale, "The Silent Wind" coming this fall in Untethered Realms' newest anthology, Mayhem in the Air. Another one of my short stories was recently accepted by Dragon's Roost Press for their anthology, Eldritch Embraces. It'll be out next spring.


Out Now

Masked Kiss

Video game geek Josh Hanson never gets noticed by women until a gorgeous booth babe drags him into a dark room for a quickie.

She doesn't give him her name, and her face is covered by a silver mask. Josh is determined to find the dark-haired beauty again, but communication isn't easy in a huge hall filled with nerds. When they end up playing in a tournament later, the games extend into her hotel room. Josh wants more than just a con fling, but she's not easy to catch. Can he figure out how to beat her games and become her champion?

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"Masked Kiss is a sizzling and steamy read filled with geeky and hilarious banter. Be prepared to find fall in love with Josh and the mysterious girl who’s stolen his heart." 5 stars
- from T.F. Walsh, author of Cloaked in Fur
"The growth between the characters combined with all the hot and steamy scenes come together to make a satisfying story... I loved all the geeky fun." 5 stars
- from Cherie Reich, author of Reborn


Of Blood and Sorrow.

Erin Driscol works the perfect job consoling fellow demons by feeding off their grief at Putzkammer & Sons Funeral Home.

When fledgling vampire Nicolas Reese comes to Erin for help, she learns the truth behind the legends and hides him from his sire and the vampire hunters who seek him. But when the Putzkammers begin to die one by one, Erin is caught between her act of kindness and the need to save her adopted family. Only by facing her own personal demons can she stop the slaughter and still rescue Nicolas from his dark fate.


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"Plenty of humor, plenty of action, plenty of romance, and plenty of F-bombs—Of Blood and Sorrow ends with a satisfying finish. Sure, there's a lot of blood and sorrow leading up to it, but what do you expect?" 5 stars
-Milo James Fowler, author of Immaterial Evidence
"Great action. Great emotion! It’s well-written books like this that are luring me into the urban fantasy genre." 5 stars
-Graeme Ing, author of Necromancer