17 December 2018

Bad Boy for Keeps: a novella is now available!

I’m excited to share with you that my latest novella, BAD BOY FOR KEEPS, is now available through Amazon as an ebook! A romance with suspense elements that I hope you’ll enjoy!

A man set on revenge . . .

Mitch Mason ran the streets as a troubled teen until one act of violence shattered the trust he had with his best friend. Now he’s on a mission to clean up the town while keeping an eye on his old friend’s baby mama, Roxanne Garcia.

A woman running away from danger . . .

The last thing Roxanne needs is an ex-gangbanger from her past messing things up—even if she has a thing for bad boys. Neither one trusts easily but when Roxanne needs a job to support her little girl, Mitch lends a hand against his better judgment. Can these two escape their pasts in order to make a future together?

Available in ebook on Amazon.

Let me give you a little backstory about this novella. . .I started this story a while ago and I let it sit unfinished because I was given advice that the characters, Mitch and Roxanne, didn’t fit the typically romance couple. Mitch is an ex-gangster and he doesn’t have a romantic job. He’s a regular guy who works with his hands and Roxanne is struggling single mom, trying to finish night school. I finally went back to their story and was ready to ignore that advice because we are now in modern times and readers are ready for diversity and acceptance of the everyday man instead of an out of this world hero. Yay!

Please read an excerpt and if you happen to read BAD BOY FOR KEEPS, I’d love for you to post a review. Thank you for all your support!


8 August 2018

Journal 8.8.18

I went back to an uncompleted project I’ve been working on off and on. I’ll call it MF. Its currently halfway finished. When I first started writing the novel, I aimed for New Adult.

    The New Adult genre involves characters that are older teens, right on the cusp of adulthood through to the early twenties. The characters are exploring and experiencing their place in the world and may also be encountering love.

In one of my moments, I thought maybe I would change MF to an older YA novel as I was seeing more and more get published.

MF could go either way, really.

As I was writing the WIP (work-in-progress), I felt something wasn’t right. I didn’t know if it was the opening scene or the pacing or what.

Then it hit me.

My issue with this WIP is the tone and setting.

I write in different voices in my stories. For my YAs, I want a teen voice in a modern setting. For my Adult/New Adult novels, I write edgier stories and tones.

So I realized I was forcing myself into a niche that wasn’t working. This novel has an older feel. An exploration of a new adult, experiencing newfound feelings. She’s suddenly on her own and unsure where she fits in her world.

I feel good about this direction. I can release the restrictions I had put on myself and just write freely, knowing my younger readers won’t be able to relate. MF will be for older teens and adults.


Glad to have worked that issue out.