The world seems like so much more fun when you add in a dose of magic. The first two books listed below are witch stories with a dash of romance. But, to keep things lively, I'm working on a YA Romantic Suspense. This book has no magic in it and it is interesting to have to keep my imagination confined to the limits of 'reality'!

The Unstable Magic Series

Book One: Coming Fall 2018 from Wild Rose Press
Fractured Magic

​As the world’s worst witch, Maddie is mistreated by her own kind. She was born a Defect. Most of her spells blow up in her face, literally. While witches search for the long-lost power of the earth, Maddie spends her time in the science lab. There, Maddie discovers a clue to the lost power.


The only other witness is Jax, a smokin’ hot bad-boy who Maddie can’t decide if she wants to kiss or kill. When she fails her magic final, the council orders her magic stripped. Maddie’s only chance to keep her brain intact is to find the power with the hope that it can “fix” her.


Jax is her one ally on the journey. The two of them must use their smarts to stay ahead of the witches while they follow a two-hundred-year-old trail to the power of the earth and the truth behind Maddie’s defect.

Book Two: December 2019 from Wild Rose Press
Fatal Magic

Someone wants Sydney dead. Only problem is, she has no idea who. Pushing her off a cliff, thinking the deadly ocean waves will finish their dirty-work, was their first mistake. The near-death experience opens channels of uncontrollable magic, which Sydney is told should have remained dormant.


As if finding out magic is real and hit-lists aren't enough, Sydney discovers her family lied to her. They were witches too. But they're all dead. And she's left to fend off the psychos after her blood with only Luke, her childhood crush turned steamy college student, on her side. Turns out being a witch isn't as awesome as you'd think, especially when your magic has fatal consequences.

YA Romantic Suspense

Coming Soon: The Thriller!

​Harper wants nothing to do with war and guns. A former sharp-shooting champion, she hasn't touched a gun since her father was killed in action. All she cares about is her art, and things are looking up in that area.

Her brother, Will, on the other hand, responded differently to losing their father and now serves the country overseas. ​


When Harper received a frantic call from Will, ranting about soldiers being poisoned and cooperate conspiracies, she ditches a career changing meeting with a gallery owner to find out what is going on. Will, stationed in the Middle East, has disappeared and the last contact anyone had with him is the call to Harper and a video file Will texted her.


Harper’s questions about her brother go unanswered, she’s stonewalled at every turn. A cryptic phone call demanding the video file for Will is Harper’s only option. She sets a meeting. Then bullets fly. Bullets aimed at Harper.


Bullets that would have killed her if not for Caleb, her brother’s friend who recently came home on leave due to injury. Caleb and Harper, who until this point were more enemies than friends, have to work together to find Will and stop the company who would poison our soldiers for profit.


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