Completed Manuscripts


          When Dale Hannigan’s supervisor, Brenda Bowman (aka “The Boss From Hell”), buys a winning lottery ticket worth millions of dollars, Dale begins dreaming of all the wonderful things that kind of money could bring into her own dull, cash-strapped, penny-pinching existence. 

           Then “Hell Boss” unexpectedly asks for her help in handling a serious problem, and good-Samaritan Dale readily agrees.
The next thing Dale knows, Brenda has been murdered and she finds herself in possession of the winning ticket. 

And that’s when things really get complicated, because suddenly Dale is being romanced by a tall, dark and handsome stranger, who doesn’t know about the ticket but still seems intent on getting up-close-and-personal with her…that is, when she isn’t also being chased all over town by a tall, blond and handsome stranger, who does know about the ticket and demands a piece of it.  Or else.


            Betsy Kincaid has no sexual sizzle.

At least that’s what her ex-boyfriend claimed just before he dumped her.

Determined to prove him wrong, Betsy puts learning to sizzle at the top of her to-do list.  And who better to give her the lessons she needs than the willing gay guy who’s just moved in with her gay buddy?

Matt Pollard is new in town and temporarily bunking down with his gay cousin.  Like most men, he’s had his share of disastrous romantic relationships, so when the chance comes to help a foxy lady develop her sexual mojo while also enjoying some no-strings-attached bedroom action, he’s definitely ready to oblige.

Unfortunately, they both get more than they’ve bargained for when their business arrangement turns into love, sending their relationship into a tailspin.  Then Betsy discovers that Matt isn’t gay, and things completely fall apart because she’s terrified of letting herself love anyone who understands her failings the way Matt does, and he resents being blamed for a mistake that wasn’t his fault.

 It’s an emotional mess that leaves them with only two choices: either admit their true feelings, or walk away from the most genuine love they’ve ever known.


“Gratitude is a debt which usually goes on accumulating like blackmail; the more you pay, the more is exacted.”

So said Mark Twain.

Jill Osmond knows the truth of that statement only too well.  She’s been indebted to her cousin, the loopy inventor, ever since grade school, when his tutoring helped her pass her math and science courses.

Now he’s there again, begging her for another favor.  Fortunately, bringing his latest crackbrained invention to a friend for safekeeping seems a simple enough request, so Jill says yes. 

It’s an answer she rapidly comes to regret, because mere hours after setting out on what should have been an uneventful 600-mile drive, she suddenly finds herself trapped in a motel room with Greg Barrett, the tall, dark-eyed hunk, who appears from out of nowhere, claiming that the invention really belongs to his uncle and he wants it back.

On the bright side, things couldn’t get any worse for Jill…unless, of course, you take into account the two goons in the green sedan back there who keep following them as she and Greg reluctantly join forces to escape.

Like Jill, Greg Barrett also has first-hand knowledge of the hell being indebted can cause.  He’s been indebted to his uncle, the head of Forsythe Enterprises, since he was orphaned at the age of 18 months.  So when he’s ordered to retrieve the prototype of a new invention that a researcher stole from the company, he’s on the job and on the go, trailing after the thief’s cousin, who has taken it out of town.

When he’s forced to team up with that cousin, Jill Osmond, in order to escape from some thugs who are obviously after the invention, life becomes even more complicated for both of them as their incompatible missions and feelings of debt pull them in one direction, while their growing attraction to each other pulls them in the other.

And overhanging the whole crazy situation is a single unexpected question: Did Jill’s cousin finally invent something valuable enough to murder for?

                        4)  GHOST OF A CHANCE (TENTATIVE TITLE) 

Can a ghost lead you to the person you’re meant to love as well as to the truth that will unravel the mystery behind his birth and abandonment? 

When Nell Blakely first walks into Pemberton Manor and locks unwilling eyes with a white mist that seems intent on making contact, that’s just the journey she finds herself taking.