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. Check them out, and read a free preview of each on my Author Pages: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Apple iBookstore

Enjoy the season of the year!


Romance For The Holidays

HOT SNOW is a simmering, contemporary romance set in the western mountains of North Carolina where winter snow and winds blow through. The town is quiet and cloaked in Christmas, until a woman struggling with her uncertainties meets a man afraid of losing what he’s just found. Romance is not a sterile, clinical event in a laboratory; romance is the unexplained miracle between two souls that happens in the midst of life. HOT SNOW will “melt” your heart for the holidays. It’s available at your favorite online eBook retailer. Enjoy the snow and hearth-side warmth.

HOT DEAL is the connected follow-up novel to HOT SNOW. After writing HOT SNOW, I was too fascinated with the quaint town of Winter Village. And I wanted to tell you the story of two compelling women and the men they meet. As you know, things never go as smoothly in life as we expect, especially when people are “wheeling and dealing.” HOT DEAL lets you see what happens, when emotions and money are gambled, and you’ll find out who the stunning winners are. So here’s the “deal”: Read HOT SNOW and HOT DEAL. If you like them, then write a review. If you don’t like them, return them to the retailer; people do it all the time. Now who would pass up a deal like that? :) Take the deal and enjoy holiday reading.