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Moroad Motorcycle Club Series

WRAPPED AROUND HIM Book #1 Amazon Barnes and Noble iBookstore All Romance Kobo Scribd Foundry Empathy is an emotion that has always evaded Cam Farrell, president of the Moroad Motorcycle Club and prisoner #18794. He's gambled with his life to finish the gun chain running across the states, get the majority of his MC brothers working inside the prison system, and place the smoke screen in Federal, Idaho. He only needs one more thing—Christina. What he wants, he takes, and freedom doesn't mean a damn thing. Christina Nickelson keeps to herself and uses her part-time job for Silver Valley's Department of Children's Services to help those who are also alone and hurting. The anger and fear she thought she'd overcome after her parents were murdered resurfaces when an ex-convict and leader of a motorcycle club claims a teenage boy in her care. She can't let her worries go. Putting herself at risk, she finds herself held hostage, witnessi

Splash is just the Little Mermaid in Disguise

James Cameron’s Avatar is a big deal, technologically speaking. Without the bells and whistles, it is still a decent story. It should be because it worked extraordinarily well for Kevin Costner’s Dances with Wolves. But hey, Kevin wasn’t the first one to tell that particular tale because you can take the man with the gun falling for the native princess and aligning himself with her tribe all the way back to Pocahontas. Are you having an OMG moment? Or did you recognize that Avatar is simply a high-tech retelling of a seminal story featuring a blue Pocahontas? OMG! It’s unfortunate, but most stories in film or on television can be traced back to an earlier version. Pretty Woman is Pygmalion. Supernatural – Cain and Able [note: the writers of that show acknowledge and seem to embrace their connection to the old testament fable about good and evil]. And so on…. In literature, we refer to the phenomenon of recurrent themes as TROPES. And that’s not a dirty word. Because


I scored this quick, fun read by Ryan Ringbloom at the Yo Philly Author Event. ABOUT THE BOOK Life can suck… When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive. And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic. Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors. Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t. Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romanc

I Swear by My Pretty Floral Bonnet

In a recent conversation with The Hubz I said, I like my good guys to be good guys and my bad guys to be bad. I prefer when the white hats and black hats are clearly defined. Specifically, I have a hard time rooting for the protagonist in a story where the ‘hero’ is a gangster and the ‘villain’ is a member of law enforcement just trying to mete out justice. And it's as simple as that. Every story has some necessary basic elements, kind of like a letter. Remember, back in the day being taught the parts of a letter? I don’t think they do that anymore. Sad. Some things are need to know and the proper way to write a letter is one of them. I digress. A letter has an introduction, a body and a conclusion. So does a story. A story also has a protagonist, an antagonist and a conflict between them that requires resolution. No matter what story you’re telling you need these things or your tale is incomplete and your readers will track you down on social media and roast your virtual

Getting Up Close & Personal with the Bad Guys

Becky, it is such a pleasure to be back on your blog. You have read all five books from Shadows and Light: The Complete Series and have met all the characters. In your review for In the Shadow of Malice, you wrote, “Nancy’s villains are evil and I do mean evil. They have no redeeming qualities whatsoever, making the flawed but charming heroes even more appealing in contrast.” For this blog visit, I thought it might be fun for you to meet a couple of my villains and see for yourself if you still believe they have no redeeming qualities. I would like to introduce Elías Mendoza from In the Shadow of Evil and In the Shadow of Vengeance and Mick Ryan from In the Shadow of Pride . [Both men enter the room. Mendoza is dressed in a dark navy suit that screams expensive. Ryan on the other hand wears black jeans with a black t-shirt, the muscles in his torso, shoulders and arms well toned. Mendoza approaches Becky and holds out his hand.] Elías Mendoza : “It’s a pleasure to meet you, B