Tag Archives: contemporary

At last! A new book on the horizon!


It’s taken me a while, but I’m nearly ready to release Book 1 of a new contemporary series: Men of Monument.  The first book is Running to Him. 

This is Tim and Carson’s story. A bit of age difference, a first love/first time, and a common enemy, all in about 72,000 words. This was a toughie to finish for personal reasons. That quote about “Writing is opening a vein and bleeding on the page” was a little more true for this book than most.

The Monument of the series title is Monument Pharma, a fictitious prescription drug manufacturer in Denver. Both my husband and I worked in the testing labs of a major generic house, something that will be more prominent when I get to Wes’s story.  My crazy chemist is a secondary character here, and man, is he a character. He definitely had Carson and Tim pulling their hair out.

(Turnabout is fair play, Wes. The guys will get even with you. Word of God.)

I’ll have a cover to show you soon, and a release date.

Running To Him

Fresh out of college, Tim Ratliff’s desperate to move out on his own. He yearns for his own home, his own rules, and the freedom to find the kind of man he’s always dreamed of.  He’s applied at every laboratory he can find, but his job search is coming up crickets.

Monument Pharma would be Tim’s dream job, and Lorraine in Human Resources swears he’s a shoo-in to be hired. Wonderful, except that’s the one job he dare not take.

At thirty-three, Carson Eddinger’s life is just about perfect—a great job at Monument Pharma, nice home, sweet ride—except for the no boyfriend part. And the constant sniping from the woman in Human Resources.

She isn’t just a thorn in Carson’s side at work—she’s also Tim’s mom, and she has a white picket fence plan for Tim that definitely doesn’t involve a happy ever after with Carson.

They’ve poked the bear. Now they have to outrun it.

Coming soon.