It’s The Hottest Deal!


Hot Deal cvr 05082014Blaze Brimstone, 28-year-old, newly assigned preacher to a shrinking country church, is tempted by rough-cut member Jasper Woodfield, who sits on the back pew. His presence reminds her she is very much a woman with desires of the flesh. But she carries old baggage from a failed marriage, and at the same time she’s tortured by career self-doubt.

A growing Hot Deal rattles the town’s deepest emotions at a high school graduation. Rogue attorney, Griz Winters, and his side-kick private investigator peel back the layers of the scandalous Hot Deal, swirling with a quartet of teenagers.

But as the scandal is laid bare, the lives of the winners and losers are also stripped naked. Not until the unspeakable scandal is uncovered, does the entire county become involved in a live or die war of hot emotions. Everything Blaze and one of her teenage members want is at risk, when they confront the county with hardcore choices that bring national attention. Not until the final tally will the winners and losers be sorted out.

(Notice: Hot Deal is a stand-alone novel, but it’s connected to the novel, Hot Snow. You’ll remember a few familiar characters from Hot Snow, but you’ll meet brand new characters and new twists in Hot Deal. It’s the next big deal!) Hot Deal is available at your favorite online booksellers. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBookstore, and others.



“In the spring a young man’s fancy…

…lightly turns to thoughts of love.” ~ Locksley Hall (1835) by Alfred Lord Tennyson 

Don’t worry; I haven’t gone academic on you, but that bit of Tennyson’s poem, Locksley Hall, is probably one of the most remembered from our school days. 

As our lives move in cycles around our calendars we find that many romances culminate in springtime and summer marriages. Maybe yours did. The happenings of romance never cease to amaze.

Events and experiences help mix and mingle people’s lives that often bloom into romance. And we usually love to hear the details of how people met and bonded their relationship into romantic friendship. 

As a relatively new author, I’m a very lucky guy. When I’m working on a novel I fall in love with most of my female characters. They’re such wonderful women. Yes they have a few flaws, but they find an inner resilience that takes them through the story. And I do have fun watching them grow and eventually get their share of a happy ending. I make sure they meet some pretty exciting men and women along the way. That always adds to the story.

So if you read contemporary romance you might like Hot Deal, Hot Snow, Perfect Match, and Dilemma. All four are set in the North Carolina Mountains. And I might mention, Perfect Match is free in all e-book formats. You can check them out, and read a free preview of each on my Author Pages: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBookstore

Enjoy the spring!


Perfect Reading for Changing Seasons

HOT SNOW and HOT DEAL are unfolding on your calendar as you’re reading this post. The two novels will take you through the seasons of snow then transport you through spring, summer, and autumn.

Both novels will warm your heart as emotions tangle in the drama of simmering romance. With a touch of humor and plenty of romance and suspense, your e-reader will thank you. HOT SNOW and HOT DEAL are available in all formats through your favorite online bookseller.

Here are easy click links to my Author Pages: Amazon Barnes & Noble Smashwords

Read an E-Book Week – March 2-8, 2014

Celebrate; read e-books this week!

Thanks and congratulations to Mark Coker, pioneer of Smashwords, for his streak of independence and exploring new opportunities for writers to self-publish so independent readers would have broader choices of reading material. Smashwords just passed publishing their 10 Billionth word in less than six years. Almost 89,000 writers pounding away on their keyboards publishing 289,000 titles at Smashwords made that possible.

During Read an E-Book Week you can check Smashwords’s home page for their catalog listing of FREE and discounted e-books. Check-out your favorite genres and load up your e-reader. Smashwords offers multi-formats for all devices. You’ll even find PERFECT MATCH among the free listing. So celebrate with some of your favorite genres and don’t be afraid to try an unknown author. You might discover a new friend in the world of writing and reading. Smashwords