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I'm taking a break from romance to work on a young adult novel. The new book is a story I've been working on for several years and I believe you're going to love it. Stay tuned...

Out of Bounds  September 2012

Former basketball star Wes Fallon owes his brother everything. So when Deacon asks him to track down some missing charitable donations, Wes is on it. For the first time, the accident that ended his career looks like a godsend...until Wes encounters Posy Jones.

Posy is unlike any woman he’s ever met. She’s beautiful, intelligent and can hold her own on the court. But she’s clearly keeping something from him. As he digs deeper into the missing funds, his gut tells him what she’s hiding is tied to it. Will he be forced to choose between the woman he’s falling in love with and the brother he would risk anything for? Hopefully not...because his choice might surprise them all.
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Posy Jones spent one weekend, every other month, in her mother’s house in Kirkland, New York. Trish cared what the other women on the Kirkland mom-and-community circuit thought about her and while Posy was often frustrated by her mom, she loved her.

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The Long Shot  May 2012

Deacon Fallon made something of himself. Yeah, it wasn't easy becoming a successful—now retired—pro basketball player, but he did it. In the process, he made his brother's life better. That's always been Deacon's goal.

This latest effort to help, however, may push Deacon too far. He's been roped into coaching the high school girls' team! Worse, there's a little offside action brewing between him and his hot assistant coach, Julia Bradley. Definitely not in his plans, but he can't resist her. And for the first time, Deacon wants something that has nothing to do with his brother and everything to do with Julia!
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“I'm sorry, did you say they cut the entire athletic budget?” Julia pushed her chair back from her desk and stood to face Ty Tracey, ex-jock, current jerk, her boss, and the principal of Milton High School.

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Married by June  June 2011

Wedding planner Jorie Burke—aka “the wedding whisperer”—knows all about staging the perfect event. So when it comes to her own wedding, she has every detail worked out: the perfect venue, the perfect flowers, even the most incredible gift registry idea. Not to mention a perfect fiancé...the brilliant, gorgeous senator’s son, Cooper Murphy. It’s going to be the Washington wedding of the century.

All that’s missing is the perfect love. And halfway through their cake-tasting is a terrible time for Cooper to point that out to her! Can it get any more humiliating for a wedding planner than having her groom call it off? Well, yes, it can. Because it turns out her ex has yet another proposition.... More details here!

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My mom looked A little better tonight, didn't she?" Jorie asked. It was a clear night but the D.C. streets were practically empty. Cooper had suggested that he walk her home after their hospital visit, and Jorie was glad he was with her. Her mom was dying.

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Calling the Shots  October 2010

Bryan James knows everything about hockey. That’s a passion he and his daughter Allie share. What he doesn’t know is how to be a single father. And the way he’s scrambling to hold his thirteen-year-old’s world—and his—together kind of proves that.

So does the fact they’re in community mediation after Allie’s run-in with another player on her own team! There’s probably some valuable learning in this for Bryan, but he’s too distracted by the other player’s mom, Clare Sampson. She’s smart and beautiful...and outraged at what’s happened. Worse, she wants nothing to do with his beloved sport, his amazing daughter...or him! Luckily he’s been in this game long enough to know there’s always another play to get you what you want.
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Bryan was beyond late. He’d missed Allie’s entire practice. He just hoped she was still at the rink. He’d texted her that he was going to be late, but she hadn’t replied.
Not good.
So not good. People weren’t almost an hour late to pick their thirteen-year-old kids up from hockey. At least not people who were good at being parents.

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PLan B: Boyfriend  December 2009

Sarah Finley's husband left her to marry his boss. Her children have been tossed out of elementary school for a violation of the weapons code. Her friends and neighbors are avoiding her like the plague. Clearly, Sarah is in need of a Plan B.

Enter Charlie McNulty. Charlie is a buttoned down investment banker, focused on his road to a partnership. He's also a ton of fun on the dance floor and in the bed. Sarah thinks he just might be the perfect second chance man. If only he weren't working for her ex!
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She was debating about the abstract print scarf. If she wore the scarf would it say “I’m taking this issue seriously” or “I’ve just come from shopping?” She’d never faced this situation before; wasn’t confident she was approaching it correctly. She seriously doubted, however, if even Emily Post knew the exact dress code for meeting with the school principal to discuss the possible expulsion of your first-grader.

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The Boyfriend's Back  May 2009

Despite many hurdles, Hailey Maddox has managed to create the perfect life for her daughter. Oh, except for one tiny thing. A ghost from the past in the form of JT McNulty, her first love. When he arrives to attend his mother’s funeral, Hailey’s not surprised—she’s terrified.

After fifteen years of avoiding the truth, she’s got no choice but to come clean—to her daughter and to him. And Hailey still has feelings for this man who’s literally too good to be true. Will JT ever forgive her for what she’s done? Will she ever convince him she’d never hurt him? Well, not again, anyway. More details here!

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She looked away from him at the dusty roof of the Mustang. “It would have been awkward if I’d been there, JT.”

“Awkward because we haven’t seen each other in fifteen years?” he asked. “Or awkward because the last time we were together I proposed and you said no for reasons you never actually made clear.”

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His Secret Past  May 2008

Mason Star spent his teens living the fast life on the road with his band. Tragedy struck one rainy night when his tour bus crashed and a young fan was killed. Fifteen years later, Mason is struggling with his own teenage son who wants to quit high school and with the local zoning board that wants to take his home.

Anna Walsh may be able to save his bacon but she just might ruin his life in the process.
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He went back toward where he’d parked his black Pontiac Firebird. It was the last thing remaining of his rough living Jersey boy days. He rested the poster display on the hood while he leaned on the car, patting the pockets of the suit jacket he’d worn in the hopes it would make him seem trustworthy. He might as well have worn camo.

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Wanted Man  June 2007

A mystery author. A single mom.

Nathan Delaney is on the lam and needs to stay hidden. Rhian MacGregor has had her fill of love and then some.

When two people trying to stay out of love can't help falling into love, how will they ever make it work?

Liberal doses of homemade cupcakes, basketball lessons, rock and roll, and romance, of course!

Throw in an evil talk show host, a Pepto Bismol pink house, two best friends, and one eight-year-old boy. Rhian and Nathan's lives will never be the same. More details here!

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“Write down ‘no dating'," Rhian said.

“What are you talking about, no dating? I’m not writing that down. Besides, when was the last time you--” Min stopped. Her head snapped up. “The painter! You meet this guy and all of a sudden you’re making a resolution not to date? No way.” Min put the cap back on the pen and stuffed it under herself. “I won’t write it.”

“Hey! What happened to ‘my resolution, my interpretation’?”

Min shook her head. “That rule only applies to me. Did something happen this afternoon that I should know about?”

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