Anything You Can Do
(The battle of the
sexes has never been funnier)
Ares and Aphrodite
Superman and Lois Lane
Bailey Russell and Austin Travers
They can’t get along with each other, but
they can’t get along without each other.
Bailey likes to win whether in the courtroom
or on the 10K race track. So does Austin.
When the two meet, sparks fly in all
Bailey Russell’s life is
pretty much perfect. She has a dog, a condo,
and she’s on the fast track to becoming a
partner in the small law firm where she
works. Then Austin Travers shows up with his
electric blue eyes and electric touch. He
beats her in a 10K race, almost overtakes
her in an impromptu swim meet, and cooks a
delicious meal while her cheesecake tastes
like greasy cardboard. However, she takes
him down in the courtroom and in a game of
chess. The score is close to even. Then she
learns he wants to change her law firm,
merge it with a bigger one, disrupt Bailey’s
To her chagrin, Bailey finds
herself attracted to the annoying man, but
she remembers only too well the painful days
of being a skinny, awkward adolescent, the
butt of jokes about red hair and freckles
and brainy women. Men like Austin Travers
reserved their interest for beautiful women
with soft voices and bust line measurements
that exceeded their IQs.
realizes that Bailey is the most frustrating
woman he’s ever met, a tiger, a force to be
reckoned with. She makes him crazy, but all
other women are pale ghosts beside her. She
makes him feel vital and alive. If only he
can figure out how to be around her for five
minutes without wanting to strangle her.
Ghost of Summer
(A magical story of
When Kate Fallon tells her
father she's going to be married, he insists
she discuss it with her mother. Kate's
mother died when she was two. Kate is
immediately concerned about her father's
welfare. She adores him, he's her whole
world AND the sheriff of Briar Creek County.
If he's seeing Mama's ghost, will he also
see the ghost of Billy the Kid or Jessie
James...and try to arrest or even shoot
When Kate goes to Briar Creek,
she is shocked to find Luke Rodgers, her
best friend when they were children, has
returned to town and is her father's new
deputy. Luke left town when she was eleven.
The pain of losing first her mother and then
her best friend set Kate on a path to avoid
further involvement. Her planned marriage is
a sensible, mutually beneficial agreement,
but her heart isn't involved. Luke reaches
her heart, and that terrifies her. She tries
to stay away from him, but circumstances
continue to throw them together.
one is to believe her father, Mama is
responsible for much of this. It's Mama who
suggests they invite Luke for dinner,
insisting they use her good china, Mama who
prompts Papa with answers to Kate's
questions about what to cook for the dinner,
Mama who seems to know which dishes are
Can Mama help Kate
and Luke recapture the wonder and magic of
their childhood love, the ghost of their
summers past and the promise of all the
summers to come?
When Rebecca Patterson's parents die in an automobile crash, she is shocked to find a note hidden in a locked drawer. "I thank you for what you're doing for Rebecca. I know you'll give her a good home and loving family, all the things I can't...If she ever finds out you're not her natural parents, you must not, under any circumstances, let her try to find me."
Devastated by this revelation that her mother and father lied to her, weren't really her parents, Rebecca determines to find her biological parents. She hires private investigator, Jake Thornton, a rugged man who dresses in black, has eyes the color of the midnight summer sky and dark hair a little too long and shaggy, as though he hasn't taken time for a haircut lately.
Jake knows from experience that his new client's quest may not end happily. Her birth mother isn't looking for her. She doesn't want to be found. She isn't waiting with champagne and roses to greet her long-lost daughter. Rebecca will likely be disappointed, and he's not sure she's strong enough to withstand another disappointment after the twin shocks of losing her parents to death and discovering she's adopted.
Jake is attracted to his tall, willowy client with her shiny blond hair and blue-green eyes that seem a combination of the trees and the Texas sky. He yearns to touch her, make love to her, smooth her brow, dig up loving parents for her, make everything all right.
He knows that's impossible. He's loved and lost enough family to be wary of becoming involved with someone who needs a permanent relationship. His motto is "Love and let go," while Rebecca feels lost and alone and desperately needs to find someone to belong to. No matter how much he might want her, he can't let her mistake passion for something else, can't let her count on him for anything else when passion is all he has to give and all he wants to take.
Their search for her birth family takes them to a small town three hours from Dallas. On the surface, Edgewater is an idyllic town, a remnant of a bygone era when life was slower and simpler. But ugly secrets seethe just beneath the picturesque surface. Rebecca's search causes those long-buried secrets to rise and put her life in danger while her continued presence in Jake's life causes him to doubt his ability to love and let go.
Secrets Among the Shadows
(Romance, suspense, paranormal)
Eliot Kane fears he's a modern day Jekyll and Hyde.
Eliot dreams in graphic detail about choking a woman. The next day, he learns that woman is the victim of a brutal murder. From his dream Eliot knows details about that murder that haven't been released to the public, details only the killer can know. He seeks the help of psychiatrist Leanne Warner to learn if he's a murderer, if he has a personality split and a monster named Edward lives inside his brain. Eliot doesn't dare love Leanne because Edward wants to kill her.
Leanne looks out her bedroom window in the middle of the night and sees Eliot Kane leaning against a tree, watching her. He straightens when he sees her, stands erect and returns her gaze. In the pale glow from the corner street lamp, his eyes seem to blaze. She can almost feel the hatred coming from him. Evil surrounds him like an aura. It's there in his stance, in the tilt of his head, in the very air around him, and it's directed toward her.
But that's crazy. Eliot doesn't hate her. Is she looking at Edward?
(Romance, humor, mystery)
undercover cop, is trying to blend with the
homeless community and find a killer before
somebody else dies. He's been a cop for
thirteen years. Dealing with murder is
nothing new to him. However, he's never
before dealt with anyone like television
news reporter, Allison Prescott. She follows
him, takes his picture, asks embarrassing
questions and gets close enough that she
could blow his cover. Yet in spite of his
irritation with her and the warning of his
own common sense, he finds himself involved
in her personal life, helping her deal with
her obnoxious ex, taking her daughter to a
rock concert and falling in love with her.
Allison is struggling
to start over after her plastic surgeon
husband dumped her for his hot young nurse.
Dr. Doug got the big house, the nice car and
the fat bank account, though he generously
offered Allison a free face lift since she's
over thirty. Allison did not think it would
be a good idea to let her ex anywhere near
her with a sharp knife.
Now Dr. Doug is suing for custody of their
daughter, twelve-year old Megan, and Allison
doesn't have the money to fight him. With
nothing on her resume except "homemaker" and
"mom," Allison is lucky that an old friend
helps her get her a job as a reporter for a
local television station. However, her
beginner's salary isn't enough to fight Dr.
Doug in court. She needs a big story, a
promotion and a raise. Allison will do
whatever it takes to keep her daughter.
She's covering the
story of the latest murder of a homeless man
on the streets of Oklahoma City when she
spots a derelict who looks anything but
homeless. He's too alert, too
well-muscled...too sexy. Who is this man and
why is he pretending to be one of the street
people? Can he be the murderer?
Her daughter thinks
he's a famous rock star in hiding.
Dr. Doug thinks he's generally annoying. He
resents this strange man who effortlessly
hustles him out the door when he's not
finished berating Allison. He's also
disturbed by the spate of tickets he's
suddenly getting...parking, speeding, failure
to signal...but surely there's no connection.
Whoever this man is,
Allison is determined to stick to him like
glue until she gets the big story which will
equal more money which will equal the
ability to fight for her daughter. But her
plans did not include falling in love.
With This Child
* RITA FINALIST
* WINNER ROMANTIC TIMES BEST SILHOUETTE ROMANCE
WRITERS' GUILD BEST ROMANCE
Marcie Turner was told her baby died at birth.
Thirteen years later she learns her child
was switched for Sam Woodward's terminally
4-1/2 GOLD rating from
Romantic Times."...makes you laugh, cry and
ultimately celebrate as the healing power of
love prevails over adversity."
* WRITE TOUCH READERS' AWARD FINALIST
Clayton's new housekeeper, Hannah, cooks
unidentifiable food, melts his laundry,
death-traps his shower...and steals his
"...what fun for the reader as this tale
unfolds!...mixture of fun and love."
A Bride in Waiting -
Sara Martin comes to
Texas, to find her
birth mother. Instead she finds a gorgeous
man who thinks she's his
fiancé runs out the day of their
rehearsal, then when he finds her, she knees
him in the groin and swears she doesn't know
"... fetching characters
and an intriguing mystery."Romantic
A Gift for the Groom - Analise's story
* WRITE TOUCH READERS' AWARD FINALIST
* NOMINATED BY RT FOR BEST SILHOUETTE ROMANCE
Silhouette Romance, w/a Sally Carleen, ISBN
#0-373-19382-3, July 1999
Analise Brewster leaves town to locate a gift for
fiancé...proof of his father's innocence
in an old crime. What she finds is Nick
Claiborne, a sexy detective whose patience
she exhausts as they cross the country to
find that the woman who framed her
father is dead. But she left a daughter who
looks just like Analise. Enough like her to
be her twin.
"...a delectable romp...lively
dialogue, a touch of mystery and a darling,
upbeat heroine." Romantic Times
My Favorite Husband
Katie whacks Travis with an iron skillet, gives him
amnesia and tells him he's her husband!
"...a fast-paced, witty romance."
The Prince's Heir
* WINNER NATIONAL READERS' CHOICE AWARD
Mandy Crawford wants her adopted son, Josh,
to grow up in the midst of her loving family
in their big old home in Willoughby, Texas,
just the way she did. But then Stephan
Reynard, Prince of the island of Castile,
appears to claim his deceased brother's
illegitimate son...the heir to the throne of
CODY'S CHRISTMAS WISH
5-year old Cody makes a wish...and the star
atop his Christmas tree leads Ben Sloan
through the blizzard to him and to his
"...all the wonder of the holiday
AN IMPROBABLE WIFE
Emily rents the bottom half of Carson's
duplex and turns his life and his heart
"...deft blend of physical humor, sparkling
dialogue and an irresistible zest for life."
A beautiful woman wearing a
bridal gown stained with blood runs directly
in front of the car driven by Cole Grayson,
a private investigator and former cop.
Because he hit the woman, Cole feels
responsible for her, especially since she
can't remember who she is or whose blood
stains her gown.