If you’re looking for romance heroines with wisdom and experience, you’ve come to the right place! Like the title says, I write quirky romance novels for grown ups & smart asses, which, despite the “grown up” bit, means I have a juvenile sense of humour and a penchant for wisecracks. I also run what I call The “Mature” Content Stockpile, a page that places women ‘of a certain age’ in the spotlight, where they belong.
My first novel, A Basic Renovation was nominated for Favourite Contemporary Romance of 2013 by The Australian Romance Readers Association. I was also nominated for Favourite New Romance Author for 2013 — ‘scuse me while I buff my nails. My second book, For Your Eyes Only is the second in a series based in Los Alamos, New Mexico, while my September 2014 release, Driving In Neutral, is set in Chicago.
A Basic Renovation, is a romantic comedy about home renovation, lies, and mushroom clouds. If you’re curious about mushroom clouds bit, the story is set in the tiny town of Los Alamos New Mexico, the Atomic City and home to the Manhattan Project in the 1940s.
Property renovator Lesley thinks she can combine a little business with her annual visit to her parents in Los Alamos, but that’s before she runs into Dominic. Single father Dominic, quantum physicist turned hardware store, owner believes Lesley is A) poison; B) a lesbian who ruined his little brother’s life; and C) the detonator to a 50 megaton secret. What starts as cold fury turns into nuclear attraction, and naturally, they fall for each other, but can their love survive the fallout when Dominic’s little atomic bomb goes off?
If you’re after a little comedy mixed with mystery, green chiles and pizza, disastrous first dates, physics and unexpected love, For Your Eyes only (the next book in my Los Alamos Series) is also available from the same etailers. Escape Publishing, the iTunes Bookstore, Kobo and Amazon, All Romance, B&N, E-Books.com and Booktopia
By day, Willa is a mild-mannered Quantum Physicist; by night, she’s on the trail of stolen classified documents. Technically that puts Detective John Tilbrook on her side, but Willa has secrets she can’t share. A fan of coincidence and happy endings, John has plans for the secretive scientist with the wicked sense of humour, but Willa keeps her distance. With more than her heart on the line — her best friend is at the top of the suspect list for espionage — she’s having trouble leading her double life, and a very, very bad hair day. As days speed past, Willa’s life unravels as she struggles to come to terms with her unexpected feelings for a man she just met. John’s a big fan of happily-ever-afters, but will he believe in love and happiness when Willa divulges the real reason she’s in town? Will he break the law he’s sworn to uphold — for love?
Driving in Neutral, is a love story about fears and claustrophobia because love is the scariest thing of all…
Levelheaded Olivia Regen walks away from her car-racing career and the wreckage of a bad marriage to take on new work that’s far removed from the twists of racetrack. Her new life is about control, calm, and the good friends that she adores. But her first day on the job involves getting up close and too personal with her claustrophobic boss — alone in a broken elevator. Her unconventional solution for restoring his equilibrium shocks them both and leaves Olivia shaken. Determined to stick to her plan, Olivia drives headlong into work and planning her best friend’s wedding, leaving no room for kissing, elevators, or workplace relationships. But Emerson is not one to be out-maneuvered. Can he convince Olivia that her fear of falling in love again is just another kind of claustrophobia – one that is destined to leave them both lonely?
Niagara Falls at Cafe Nix is featured in It Happened at Cafe Nix, a collection of 15 Contemporary romance stories written by 14 different authors such as Amy Andrews, Jenny Schwartz, Jane O’Reilly, Ainslie Paton and more.
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