Monday, December 19, 2016

I wrote a quick blurb on my latest books along with the amazon addresses.  Ebooks are great and less expensive than a good cup of coffee. You can download them quickly from to your Kindle or Nook. If the addresses don't work for you, go to amazon and type in Books by Joyce Brennan. Happy reading.

Victoria goes from a spoiled Judge's daughter to becoming an orphan with no funds. Her life changes further when she attempts to help a friend and ends up mixed up with an underground drug gang.

The Hidden Journal Jenna (The Hidden Journal) jumpd from one bad situation to another when she discovers a journal written by a country doctor.…

MISPLACED  Gilda walks in on a murder and is misplaced in the witness protection system. Will she ever be safe?...

Olivia relocates from New York to become Editor of a newspaper. She falls in love with a local Doctor but her world shatters when a Judge attempts to blackmail her. Will her love survive?

THE HIDDEN JOURNAL, MISPLACED, OLIVIA, and VICTORIA by Joyce Brennan on Romantic suspense set in small towns. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

Drama in a Small Town: MISPLACED

Drama in a Small Town: MISPLACED: #Romantic suspense. #Tirgearr Publishing.  #Small town romance . Gilda Scarlotta believes she has nothing in common with residents...


#Romantic suspense. #Tirgearr Publishing.  #Small town romance
Gilda Scarlotta believes she has nothing in common with residents of a small Ohio town when WITSEC misplaces her. Nothing, that is until she meets the handsome Chief of Police who is in charge of protecting her from the mafia hit-men.
MISPLACED, is a fast paced novel with many twists and turns,

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Drama in a Small Town: THE HIDDEN JOURNAL

Drama in a Small Town: THE HIDDEN JOURNAL: THE HIDDEN JOURNAL by Joyce Brennan #Romance #Tirgearrpublishing Raised in foster homes, Jenna accepted disappointments until someon...


THE HIDDEN JOURNAL by Joyce Brennan #Romance #Tirgearrpublishing

Raised in foster homes, Jenna accepted disappointments until someone tried to steal the love of her life.
#Small town Romance
A true love story interlaced with disasters, misunderstandings, and unwelcome information from an old journal. Just when Jenna thinks everything is lost, the unexpected happens.

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  A few reviews
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The Hidden Journal held my interest until the very end. I love the way the author develops a realistic small town atmosphere, with characters to match. All the names of the characters fit them perfectly. I liked Jenna from the beginning. Her antagonist Stella is always waiting in the wings to cause trouble. The ending surprised me.

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Joyce Brennan has a knack for telling a romantic story with modern characters we can identify with. I agree with the other reviewer that this could be a movie, perhaps with Ana Paquin or Reese Witherspoon as Chicago designer Jenna Mitchell who moves to Crestridge, Kentucky to start a new life. If you are looking for a sweet story with interesting characters in an interesting environment facing everyday challenges and misunderstandings and then a happy ending, this is it. If you're looking for hot, lurid sex scenes, this is not it. Enjoy the read.

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I previously had read Broken Promises as well as Don't Dance on My Heart by Ms. Brennan and found her to be a very apt writer of Romance. She leaves no unfulfilled holes in her stories and the plots are believable and riveting. Therefore, my expectations for The Hidden Journal were high and I was not disappointed. I look forward to reading the books I have missed, in addition to the ones to come in the future. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Drama in a Small Town: VICTORIA, by Joyce Brennan

Drama in a Small Town: VICTORIA, by Joyce Brennan: Here are two of the posted reviews on for my ebook VICTORIA. Verified Purchase I appreciate that Joyce Bre...

VICTORIA, by Joyce Brennan

Here are two of the posted reviews on for my ebook VICTORIA.
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I appreciate that Joyce Brennan portrays weak women, who view themselves as "victims of circumstance," come to realize their enemy is themselves and their solution to life's problems is within. Bravo! Carlene from Las Vegas. Also take note that reading books from my Kindle Fire is faster and I don't lose track of who is who.

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If Victoria Gillette is the main character you know it's going to be a bumpy ride. Lot's of action from the get go. If you read Olivia you should definitely want to read this follow-on book.


I loved writing VICTORIA. The story is set in a small town which like many others, has developed a drug problem. Victoria has problems of her own. Once a spoiled Judge's daughter, she finds herself broke when both of her parents die. For the first time in her life, she must be responsible for herself. Watch my character grow and change, even though it places her own life in danger.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Drama in a Small Town: THE COURIER, by Dorothy Macchio

Drama in a Small Town: THE COURIER, by Dorothy Macchio: About THE COURIER  For over five hundred years the Bona Family Trust has been in the courier business with its couriers delivering secr...

THE COURIER, by Dorothy Macchio


 For over five hundred years the Bona Family Trust has been in the courier business with its couriers delivering secret documents between monarchs, heads of state, international businesses, international agencies and powerful individuals who control the world’s economics. It was contrived by two powerful sixteenth century women: Bona Sforza, Queen of Poland and Roxelana Hürrem Sultan, of the Ottoman Empire. Esther Handali, a Jewish agent for Roxelana made the triumvirate. Since royal couriers were frequently slaughtered on their travels, older women were selected as couriers because they, like most older women, were invisible in the world of men. Their journeys to visit relatives and other courts were a perfect cover. It worked well until the 21st century.

 Beatrice Wheeler San Giacomo is a dedicated courier member of the Trust along with several other women who are also direct descendants of the founders. All agents are fifty to seventy years old. A few are older. She accepted what seems a routine assignment and immediately things are different. The operating protocols have changed and it becomes obvious that the Trust has developed new methods to keep adversaries from discovering the couriers. The ability of governments to hack into communications technology made these couriers more valuable, but the same technology also puts them at risk. Beatrice finds that she must adapt on the job or be kidnapped and perhaps killed. The changes by the Trust to become a modern international business leads to the betrayal of all she believes.

Meet the author.
 Dorothy is a graduate of Fairfield University (CT) with a Masters Degree in Corporate and Political Communication. She has worked as a newspaper writer, college lecturer, and in California, as a volunteer museum curator for a California Mission.
Dorothy raised three children and has five grandchildren. She keeps busy volunteering for her community.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Drama in a Small Town: THE HUNTED, by Shannan Albright

Drama in a Small Town: THE HUNTED, by Shannan Albright: A druid sworn to protect and nurture. Leigh Simon, a druidic healer, lives a peaceful existence among her nomadic tribe. She practices...

THE HUNTED, by Shannan Albright

A druid sworn to protect and nurture.
Leigh Simon, a druidic healer, lives a peaceful existence among her nomadic tribe. She practices the healing arts and communes with the earth—until her estranged mother’s death turns Leigh’s life upside down. Leigh is now heir to her mother’s worldly possessions, including one dark, brooding demon.
A demon sworn to revenge.
Taren’s rage against witches is all that keeps him going. Forced into the beholden vow, magically binding him to the witches’ Guild of Assassins, he bides his time until he can find a way to break the vow. The key to his freedom comes in the form of one curvaceous female who knows nothing about the violence, hatred, and fear his kind has lived through.
A hunt to the death.
Leigh’s shocked at the brutality Taren endures at the hand of the Isis Guild of Assassins. The only way to right the wrong is to enter an antiquated, lethal challenge called The Hunt. If they can evade a deadly squad of assassins for twenty-four hours, they’re home free—something no one has done for hundreds of years—and falling in love only makes the need to survive steeper. Now, they’re not just fighting for Taren’s freedom, they’re fighting for love.

“She spoke of you, her child, and the hard choice to send you away from her and the guild she’d tied herself to. She’d wanted you to have a life free of blood and death. She spoke of sensing in you a strong magic, one which could be used for good or bad. She refused to have you used as a weapon, and she believed the Guild of Isis would have made you a weapon for their own gain. Instead, she chose someone who would train you in the ways of peace and nurturing. She instructed your Amaya to raise you as one of her own. To guide your mind and magic to their tenants and oppress the darker aspects of your power. I wanted to question her about you, for the first time seeing the real female and not the cold-blooded assassin. Sadly, it was not to be. She refused to say more about you, but the glimpse she gave me softened my wrath toward her. Anyone who could love and sacrifice for their child did have a soul worth salvaging.”

Tears ran unchecked down Leigh’s cheeks, and her throat tightened with the emotion rising from a deeply buried part of her soul. There was still that little child crying out for her mother. Always wondering what her mother found lacking in her which caused her to abandon her so easily. The knowledge worked like a healing balm, soothing the pain and giving her closure and peace. She held the truth close to her breast, absorbing it into her very essence.
Her mother had loved her and sacrificed to see her raised in a culture which cherished all life. The revelation was not lost on her.
With great care, Taren lightly brushed away the tears with his fingers before cupping her face and tilting her head up to meet his gaze head on. “So beautiful, tasa meela.” His deep voice held a husky note, sending a cascade of warmth through her, sweeping over her breasts and down to the juncture between her legs.
“What does that mean?” Her question came out in a breathless whisper as his heat caressed her, building a pulsing need hammering through her.
“The closest translation in your words is ‘bright spirit’.”
Taren drew nearer touching his forehead to hers and stroking her cheek with gentle fingers.
“Oh, I like that,” Leigh whispered, placing her hand over his.
Time froze for one perfect moment as they stood poised on the brink of a precipice she sensed there would be no coming back from.
“My mind tells me this is wrong, what is between us. Still, my soul cries out for you, your body a sweet siren’s song I must follow.”
Her breath caught on his words, her heart opening to him. She was dangerously close to falling in love with him, just as she knew she could trust him with her heart and soul, her very life.
Everything about him and her felt…right. Not wrong as he argued.
She drew away just enough to stare up into his beautiful dark eyes, missing the swirl of red she spied that morning in their dark depths.
“I am yours to take, Taren. I have never before felt such a pull. All that I am calls out for you too.” To lend power to her words, she reached out fingers sinking into thick golden strands of his hair. She marveled in the silkiness before lightly tracing his tightly curved horns.
On a shudder, his eyes closed, his breathing labored as she stroked them. Who knew a Demosian’s s horns could be so sensitive?



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Drama in a Small Town: FALSE ARREST

Drama in a Small Town: FALSE ARREST: FALSE ARREST                                                              J. Brennan “Police, open the door.” The pounding and shouts...


FALSE ARREST                                                              J. Brennan

“Police, open the door.”
The pounding and shouts roused Ben out of a deep sleep. He sat up in bed, sure he was dreaming when a loud crack splintered the door of his studio apartment. Officers dressed in swat-team uniforms flooded the room. Arms yanked him to his feet.
“Wait a minute. Stop. What’s going on?” Ben’s protest was met with an arm to the throat as he was wrestled to the floor. He felt a knee to the back of his neck as metal cuffs pinched on his wrists.
“Would someone please tell me…”
“You have the right to remain silent.” The officer continued reading Ben his rights before they hauled him to his feet.
“At least, give me my pants and shoes…wallet.”
Someone swore and tossed a pair of jeans in his direction. A grim officer helped him dress and allowed him to slip his bare feet into his shoes, while others rummaged through his dresser.
“Found it.” An officer held up a package. No one else spoke as two strong men hauled him downstairs and into a squad car.
Ben’s questions remained unanswered as they sped to the police station. He didn’t bother to protest when the officers led him into a small room furnished with two chairs and a table. He realized a video camera captured his every move so he sat quietly, careful not to show any emotion.
After twenty minutes, Detective Grissom entered the room and slapped a folder on the table. He scrapped out the chair sat across from Ben, taking his time shuffling the papers in front of him.
“Drug possession with the intent to sell,” he growled.
Ben started to speak but realized the situation was hopeless. He wasn’t involved in drugs. Didn’t have drugs in his apartment. That didn’t mean they weren’t placed there by rogue cops. He listened while Grissom read off the charges.
“You’re in serious trouble, young man.”
Ben stayed silent and stared at the detective.
Grissom’s voice rose to a higher level. He stood and began to pace the room. “What do you have to say for yourself?”
Ben clamped his lips.
Grissom stood between Ben and the camera and slapped the open folder before him. “If you don’t plan to talk to me, I’ll have no option but to book you. Understand?”
Ben noticed the detective edged the folder in his direction. He glanced down and squashed a smile when he read the note. We got them, Ben. I’m placing you in protective custody until it’s time to testify.

Undercover agent, Ben Marks nodded. Instead of a cell, another undercover agent rushed him off to a motel room. It was much better than the grimy apartment he rented to take part in the sting. 

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Drama in a Small Town: Victoria’sdetermination and good looks got her a...

Drama in a Small Town:

Victoria’sdetermination and good looks got her a...
: Victoria’s determination and good looks got her a job. Her attempt to intervene when one of her co-workers became addicted to drugs tu...

Victoria’s determination and good looks got her a job. Her attempt to intervene when one of her co-workers became addicted to drugs turned into a disaster. During a crisis, will the handsome undercover narcotic agent, Sean Casey, arrive in time to rescue her?

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016



“We’re not buying a dog,” my husband insisted. “We’re just looking.”

“Of course not,” I agreed. "Just looking."

The SPCA website showed a multitude of animals to rescue on my home computer and I wrote down the names of the ones I thought I’d like to see. Tom and I drove out to the Dewey Animal Shelter in Las Vegas to LOOK.

Unlike the old days when you could peruse all of the animals, the shelter now provided a video display of the dogs, cats, rabbits, and gerbils available for adoption.

From my original list, number one was gone. We were told numbers two and three had been abused and snapped at strangers. Number four had health problems. I took another look at the video and saw a dog they tagged as El Paso. (The shelter gives the dogs strange names.) El Paso was put on display that very day, so I asked to see him.

“Abused,” the attendant warned. “I’m not sure how he will react.” He brought the dog, attached to a lasso-type leash, and told me to sit on the bench and let him get used to me. Imagine my surprise when the six pound, long-haired Chihuahua leaped up onto my lap. He then hopped over to Tom and licked his cheek. We were smitten.

Tom took the leash and led the four-year old puppy out to their patio to see how he would behave. El Paso obeyed the Sit, Stay, Come commands. After filling in the paperwork, paying the adoption fee, and listened as the shelter attendant gave us instructions, we were the proud owners of the dog we renamed Pepe. I chose the name Pepe because Tom insisted on calling him Puppy.  Now (Pepe/Puppy) comes by either name.

Once home, we set up boundaries in order to begin the house-training process. After taking him for the initial walk, we watched and waited. Four hours later, the dog leaned against the door, and jumped up and down when we attached the leash.

“He’s housebroken!”

We are so fortunate that this little doggie found us. I highly recommend the SPCA if you’re looking to adopt a pet. There are so many abandoned animals out there, and we got the prize.  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

DEADLY ALLIANCE, by Kathleen Rowlands

Would you like to know Kathleen Rowland’s summertime  to win any guy over?  While cooking his favorite dinner, lighten up, get silly and playful!  Do a sexy dance with a frying pan, move in for a hug and kiss.  Serve dinner outside with candles under the moonlight.

Blurb for Deadly Alliance, romantic suspense

Finbar Donahue, former Army Ranger, walked on the wild side in Iraq, but now he lives in the shadows. After his evasive partner, Les, was shot in a random drive-by, Finn discovers cash is siphoned monthly. He fights to keep his investment company afloat. When the late partner’s girlfriend, Amy Kintyre, applies for his bookkeeping job, Finn suspects she knows about his company drain and hires her.

Amy needs a nine-to-five with free evenings and weekends to get her fashion design business back on track. She unearths Les’ s secret bank account and alerts Finn. Freezing of the money laundering account sets off havoc within an Irish gang. Amy witnesses a gang fight between a brutal ISIS fundraising organization and the Irish. Desperate to escape a stalker’s crosshairs, she seeks refuge with Finn. As danger heats up, sparks fly hotter.

Interview—Finn and Amy

Let’s interview the hero of Deadly Alliance,  Finbar Donahue.

1. Nickname:  Finn. My full name is Finbar Michael Donahue.

2. Job: I own my own investment company, but who’s the chickenshit stealing money from me?  My goal is to find the thief.

3. Level of schooling:  B.A. in finance, former Army Ranger. That was when I targeted a known enemy.  Believe me, it’s harder now.

I’ve got a few questions for the heroine, Amy Kintyre.

1.      What’s your dream job? I want to get my sportswear design business back on track.  A few days ago a buyer phoned me and gave me an opportunity to present my line.  I need a nine-to-five with evenings and weekends off to sew mockups. 

2.      Is that why you applied for Finbar Donahue’s bookkeeping job?  Yes, but I have a huge problem.   Last night I found a sketchy bank account belonging to my late boyfriend, Les.  He and Finn were partners.

3.      Would you enjoy working for Finn?  No, but there aren’t many job openings in Lake Arrowhead.

Short excerpt-- Amy’s first day working for Finn

Hours later, Finn straightened his spine as he listened to his new bookkeeper order Rosenberg around with the authority of an Army lieutenant. She spoke with confidence from her chair and waited for answers with intensity. Somehow she came across larger than her delicate self.

“Brad,” his pretty war buddy said, “I’ll need your password to access activity-to-date.” Her attitude wasn’t for show. Her curiosity propelled her to the depths of the drain. Heaven help those who lurked there.

“Sure thing.” Brad blew out a breath and scribbled his password on a sticky note. Handing it to her, he bent to her level.

She said, “I apologize for causing chaos.”

“No apology necessary.” Brad asked, “What are you working on?”

Jumping in, Finn said, “Comparisons, Rosenberg, that’s what she’s working on.” Unholy as she’d undoubtedly turn out to be, at the moment they were forged in combat. “Give her your full support.”

“Absolutely. Consider me your scaffold,” Rosenberg said, accepting his fate. “Excuse me, won’t you? I’m running payroll.”

Finn liked his head accountant. He was solid. Dependable. Not creative, but his easy-going manner was soothing. “Payroll. You’re a masochist.”

Amy smiled, and her crystal-green gaze sought his. She found his comment amusing. Her professional attire included a gray satin blouse tucked into a herringbone skirt. When she moved, her layered, dark-blonde hair settled into a sleek flip over her shoulders.

Amy’s bending and reaching, as she took control of her four-by-four cubicle, was damn compelling. She found a rhythm with a handy notepad beside her computer. Using Brad’s password, she turned sideways to open files. Attractive summed up her symmetrical profile and creamy complexion.

For a long while, getting hot and heavy had not been on his mind. Her envelope gave him concrete evidence to bring to the sheriff and eased his tension. As she brushed tresses off her face, he wanted to nibble on her ear.

Amy packed her lithe frame with succulent curves. He enjoyed observing her ample bust which required high-performance support. He’d like to see those globes running free. He’d never considered her as dating material. Timing was off. When she started dating Les, he was hooking up with Miss California. Now it was too late. She worked for him. Hands off. Finn liked women—lots of women, all women, in all shapes and sizes and ethnicities as long as they met the enthusiasm requirement. He hadn’t tested this, but she was off-limits for another reason. He didn’t intend to put her through another relationship leading to nowhere.

Finn kept things loose. A woman in his bed but not in his life was what he often said. There hadn’t been that either.  Why was she looking at him like that?

Purchase links for Deadly Alliance:

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Bio and author links:

Bio and Links—Kathleen Rowland

Book Buyers Best finalist Kathleen Rowland is devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes suspense with a sizzling love story sure to melt their hearts.  Kathleen used to write computer programs but now writes novels.   She grew up in Iowa where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and raced her sailboat on Lake Okoboji.  Now she wears flip-flops and sails with her husband, Gerry, on Newport Harbor but wishes there were lightning bugs in California.

Kathleen exists happily with her witty CPA husband, Gerry, in their 70’s poolside retreat in Southern California where she adores time spent with visiting grandchildren, dogs, one bunny, and noisy neighbors.  While proud of their five children who’ve flown the coop, she appreciates the luxury of time to write while listening to demanding character voices in her head.

Friday, July 15, 2016


Drama in a Small Town: SMASHWORDS JULY HALF-PRICE SALE: SMASHWORDS JULY HALF-PRICE SALE During the month of July, Smashworks is placing all of my books at half-price. This includes, THE HID...

Saturday, July 2, 2016


Drama in a Small Town: SMASHWORDS JULY HALF-PRICE SALE: SMASHWORDS JULY HALF-PRICE SALE During the month of July, Smashworks is placing all of my books at half-price. This includes, THE HID...



During the month of July, Smashworks is placing all of my books at half-price. This includes, THE HIDDEN JOURNAL, MISPLACED, OLIVIA, and VICTORIA.
This is a terrific time to add my ebooks to your summer reading list.

THE HIDDEN JOURNAL takes place in the hills of Kentucky. Jenna Mitchell moves her at home business to Crestridge, Kentucky to get a new start in life. Little did she know the trauma she'd cause when she discovered a hidden journal. Will her new love with Drew Kesley withstand the gossip?

MISPLACED is a romantic suspense. It begins with Gilda Scarlotta walking in on a mob hit. She is left for dead, but survives and can identify the killer. Whisked off to a witness protection program, she leaves her push life behind and is placed in a small Ohio town to fend for herself. Will she ever be safe?

OLIVIA is a stand alone book, as well as the first of the REXFORD series. Olivia returns to her small town to take care of the Aunt who raised her. She takes over the family newspaper and her editorials shake up the community and her love affair with the handsome Dr. Mitch James. Read about the Judge's revenge and the havoc he causes.

VICTORIA is also a stand alone book as well as the second of the REXFORD series. Victoria is spoiled and enjoys the good life until her parents are deceased. Her life is in shambles. Once she gets back on her own, she becomes mixed up in an undercover drug sting. Is her new love really who she thinks he is, or is he one of the drug smugglers. 

All of my romantic suspense dramas take place in small towns. I grew up in some of these communities and know how rumors and innuendos spread like wildfire. I write about new relationships, families and how in the end, a happy ending. 

Enjoy my ebooks and please write a review on amazon and smashwords after you've read the books.

Click on   On the search box at the top, enter OLIVIA, VICTORIA, THE HIDDEN JOURNAL, and/or MISPLACED, by Joyce Brennan. Enter the code. SSW50 at check out to purchase my books @ half price.

Monday, June 20, 2016


I first wrote OLIVIA with the intention of one book only. The story in my mind started with an executive of a large advertising company refusing to promote her, choosing the men in the organization to move on. The Glass Ceiling.

Then I realized, because this a romance, what if Olivia finds her fiancé with another woman? What if this woman is a tramp? That seemed much more exciting than Olivia's business problems.
Next, I thought, what if her fiancé is the son of the owner? What could Olivia do then?

I solved the problem by having Olivia move back to her small Ohio town to tend to the Aunt who raised her and then taking over the family Editor of THE REXFORD PRESS.

I loved setting up pitfalls for Olivia. Editorials that divided the town. An off and on relationship with the handsome Dr. Mitch James, and weekly dinners with her new friends. These friends set up a scenario for my next book, VICTORIA.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

Drama in a Small Town: UNDER THE GRANITE LIES

Drama in a Small Town: UNDER THE GRANITE LIES: I had a great conversation with author, Kay Phoenix recently. Here is part of our discussion. 1.       Tell me about your background an...


I had a great conversation with author, Kay Phoenix recently. Here is part of our discussion.

1.      Tell me about your background and how you became interested in writing.

I’m an artist at heart, and as such, I can’t help but express myself in creative ways: painting, drawing, photography, and yes, writing.  It isn’t a question of deciding to do it, I need to do it. 

2.      What is the title of the book you’re working on now?

I’m currently working on Book 2 of a contemporary series for The Wild Rose Press titled “The Zookeeper: Daring Hearts Book 2”. Here is the blurb:
Elizabeth Tanner was raised in a Zoo.  Literally.  But now that Zoo is in danger, not only from falling ticket sales, but also from a mysterious illness afflicting the animals.

Frank Adams, the newest Animal Care attendant, spent time behind bars himself.

But, in this Zoo, even the strongest bars can’t hold back the truth.

And the truth will be set free.

Book 1 is titled “Steele and Stone: Daring Hearts Book 1”. The release date is pending but should be Fall, 2016.  Here is the blurb:

Elle Thompson was raised in Denver.  She paints.  She hikes.  She knows how to avoid cougar attacks.

The only cougars that Michael Williams usually worries about are the ones that wear leopard print leggings on 5th Avenue.

But, when Michael’s acquisition firm sets its sights on her family business, his tidy life goes awry.  As his life unravels, so do all of his pre-conceived notions of love, and what a perfect partner should be.

3.      What is your most difficult part of writing?

Deciding what to work on next.  I’m sure you’ve heard the quote about a creative mind being like having fifty windows open in your browser at once?  Yeah, that.

4.      What part of writing do you enjoy most? 

I love when the characters take over and bring the stories places I’d never dreamt they’d go. They have a life all their own.

5.      What part don’t you like?

I hate feeling like I don’t have enough time to get it all done.  But, will we ever?

6.      Tell me about your typical day of writing.

First, I accomplish whatever tasks need to be done for the day (pay bills, etc.), then my mind is free of the burden of worry so I can focus.  I will usually have coffee and a bowl of almonds or crackers next to me. Also, I usually have a living carpet under my feet (my dog).

7.      What project are you working on now?

8.      Do you have a tip for aspiring authors?
Just do it!  If you have a story within you, let it live!