In A Jam
Red Adept Publishing, Summer, 2018
Love and money can be a sticky, but sweet situation. Andie Carson has to do three things to inherit her grandmother’s lottery winnings: sober up, spend a month making homemade jam at her granny’s south Georgia coffee shop, and do her best to fit in to the tiny community— or the entire amount goes to the church instead of in her bank account. Andy figures it’ll be easy enough and plans to sell the Godforsaken place when the month is up.
After freeing himself of his crazy, ex-fiancé, Officer Gunnar Wills has taken a self-imposed female sabbatical. All this hometown hottie wants is for his birthplace to thrive like it did when he was a child. But when wild Andie rolls into town, his hesitant heart begins to flutter for the new girl, despite his desire to stay unattached.
As Andie and Gunnar grow closer, Andie begins to doubt her plan to sell the shop. After all, if Gunnar is a part of the deal, staying just got a little sweeter. But when Gunnar stumbles across Andie’s secret plan to sell the coffee shop, he worries the entire Main Street may fold to the big-box corporations and forever change the landscape of this quaint community. Desperate to save his town, Gunnar puts on the charm and prays Andie doesn’t find out he might be wooing her for the wrong reasons.
As a nurse and single mom, Darla Battle hides her loneliness behind a smile. But when she discovers that the new cute doctor everyone is talking about is her daughter’s father, she knows she needs to keep her distance from the man who abandoned her and their child, Stella.
When Theo Edwards returns to Nashville to finish his medical training, he never expects to run into Darla, a girl he spent one night with seven years ago. For reasons he can’t fathom, her attitude toward him is frosty, but he still hopes to ignite the spark they once felt.
Once Darla realizes Theo doesn’t know he’s Stella’s father, she has no idea how to tell him the truth. And the longer she waits, the more difficult it becomes. When the situation spins out of control, can the two come together for the sake of their daughter? Or is forgiveness out of reach?
Stuck – Romantic Comedy Screenplay
The romantic cruise that Nick and Chrissy have won promises to be the perfect getaway, until a nasty breakup ruins their plans. Not wanting to turn down a free vacation, they find themselves stuck in the same cabin for seven days. Can the spray of the ocean breeze make love come crashing back into their hearts… or will it just rub salt into old wounds?
Sister Soldier – Historical Romance (Novel and Adapted Screenplay)
Annie doesn’t let the American Civil War stand in the way of being near her twin brother. She cuts her hair, dons a grey uniform and fights alongside Albert. His regiment keeps her secret until she is injured on the battlefield and her fiance is the soldier in blue that finds her dirty, crumpled body.
New Beginnings – Contemporary Romance
Less than a year into her marriage, Tara loses her husband in a car wreck. Nothing, not even the best of friends can get her out of her mourning. But when a health psychologist befriends her, she begins to come back to life. Caleb doesn’t do anything special – he eats lunch with her, lets her talk about her dead husband, takes her to the movies – anything she wants to do. And it isn’t long before she feels the guilty pangs of attraction toward Caleb.
On the anniversary of her husband’s death, Caleb professes his love for her. The guilt rushes back and she pushes him away. In her sadness and not in her right mind, she allows Ian, her late husband’s best-friend to comfort her. He’s always had a thing for her, even when she was married.
Now Tara is pregnant with Ian’s baby and she’s torn between being committed to the father of her child and giving her heart completely to the only man that’s ever been perfect for, even more so than her husband.
Life hasn’t been fair to her, but maybe a New Beginning can change her heartache into something exquisite.