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Friday, August 10th, 2018

May Flowers

Part of the Wilder Irish series

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She’s tied up at work…by her boss.

The last thing Lochlan wanted in a new assistant was some inexperienced, gorgeous, submissive blonde. However, a promise to a friend ensures that’s exactly what he’s stuck with.

May knows she’s out of her league, not only in her new job, but with her boss. He makes her want things she’s never considered—kinky, sensual, wicked things. 

When trouble at home shows Lochlan more about her life than she wants him to see, there’s no stopping the sexy protector suddenly determined to claim not only her body, but her heart as well.


“I can’t stay…we have to…” She walked toward the door. “I’m fine,” she choked out.

Lochlan was next to her in an instant, his hand on her upper arm, turning her toward him as he pushed her against the door. “If you say the words I’m fineto me one more time, I’m going to turn you over my knee and spank your ass.”

May was shocked into silence for a full thirty seconds before she could form a single word. “What?”

“You heard me. Tell me you’re fine one more time, and you’re going to find that skirt of yours wrapped around your waist, your panties on the floor, and your body draped over my lap. You got it?”

“Wow,” she whispered.

That was probably the hottest fucking thing anyone had ever said to her in her life. More than that, it confirmed that she wasn’t the only one suffering from a bad case of kinky fantasies. Lochlan wanted the same things.

Was that what had prompted her unexpected response to him? Was there something unspoken in the way he acted around her that made her want to check all her troubles at the door and disappear into him for a night…or twenty? Had his darker desires somehow kick-started these lustful dreams in her?

For the first time since dinner, his lips curled up into a grin. “Is that a good wow or are you contemplating calling 911?”

“Do I need to call 911?”

He shook his head. “I’d never hurt you, May. Never make you do anything you didn’t want. You say no and it’s no. No questions asked.”

“I’m tired,” she whispered.

Lochlan cupped her cheek once more. This time she turned her face toward the sweet touch, soaking it up. “I know you are, sweetheart.”

One night.

She knew what she needed. Turned out it was the exact same thing she wanted.



May took a deep breath and prayed she wasn’t making the biggest mistake of her life.

“I’m fine.”



The genesis of Phoenix
Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Have you read any stories about The Phoenix agency?

Have you read some?

I have partnered with Decadent Publishing to rerelease many of those in the Phoenix Agency Kindle World. Plus there are m nay new stories coming in the months ahead.

Leave a comment here today and win your choice of a digital copy of any Phoenix Agency title.

Jungle Inferno, Book #1, The Phoenix Agency, was never written to be the introduction to a series. Ellora’s Cave, who at the time was my main publisher, was dipping their two in the non-erotic waters with a psychic imprint titles The Lotus Circle. Theoretically founded in Asia to bring together women of psychic ability, it had been resurrected by a modern day psychic to reach out to and empower woken everywhere with psychic abilities. Each book. in the imprint would deal with a particular type of psychic ability.

I happened to be listening to an Emmy Lou Harris/Don Williams recording of the song f I Needed You, by the incredible singer/songwriter, the late Townes Van Zandt.

If I needed you would you come to me

Would you come to me, for to ease my pain

I was fascinated at the time by stories of military romance and the bravery especially of Special Ops warriors.

Second thing: I was still living in Texas and taking the class to renew mu Concealed Carry License. The instructor was a former member of a Delta Force Team and holy mother, what a guy. He of course is no longer in the military but with his partner runs a gun range and security service in Texas. I would certainly raise my hand to have him protect me any time at all.

So my brain took off running. Special Ops. If I Needed You. Psychic ability.

There had been a story in the news about a Delta Force mission compromised because of politics and most of the team killed.  So I thought to myself, what if the hero’s team had been ambushed because their mission was leaked and everyone thought he was dead. What if he was the prisoner of terrorists in Peru and no one knew he was still alive. And what if the only way he cold get a message out was telepathically to the woman he’d secretly loved all these years, the one he’d been able to communicate with since they were in high school.

But I needed a framework for the story, too. So in my mind I thought a but four men in different Special Forces branches of the military, childhood friends who made a vow to protect citizens and country in ways the government could not. Burned by the devastation and disaster they’d seen, they adopted the symbol of the Phoenix, because like the mythical bird they rose from the ashes of war to defend mankind.

Faith, my heroine, was receiving messages from Mark and she knew his time was running out. But because of politics she could not get anyone to look into it or mount a rescue. But a quirk of Fate led her to contact Rick Latrobe on an unlisted number, and as they say, things got hot after that.

The book was so successful, readers loved it so much, that I was asked to turn it into a series, with each of the partners having his own story.

Every book has been research thoroughly, both with military contacts and private contractors. I even did a lot of research on my psychic dog, the star of Scent of Danger. It has been a great journey and I plan to continue it.

You can find The Phoenix Agency on all digital platforms but the easiest thing is to click the link below:

It will bring up the list of every story contributed by other actors who I have been privileged to include as part of the Phoenix Universe. I hope you will one-click them and in doing so discover new authors, new stories and a new Universe to explore.



What can three dollars buy you?
Monday, July 30th, 2018

It can  plunge you into the world of romantic suspense…but only until August 4.

That’s right. Just three dollars ($3.00).

How is that possible, you ask?

Because Lyrical/Kensington, in preparation for the release August 17 of  A DEADLY  BUSINESS, #3 in the suspenseful Vigilance series, has HIDE AND SEEK at the special price of $.99 and WITHOUT WARNING at just $.99.  This is a limited time offer,and if you have not set foot yet in the little seaside town of Arrowhead Bay and met the exciting men and women who are Vigilance agents, this is your best chance to do so.



After receiving a violent threat on the heels of her father’s disappearance from the town of Arrowhead Bay, Devon Cole fears for her life—until Vigilance, a local private security agency, steps in to shield her from danger. Although she isn’t usually quick to surrender her freedom, she has no problem stripping her defenses for her new sexy bodyguard . . .

Tortured by the painful memory of lost love, Logan Malik is determined not to fall for a client again. So when he’s tasked with watching over Devon day and night, he’s focused on doing his job. Day is no problem, but as tensions rise at night, nothing can protect them from giving in to unbridled passion . . .

“Sexy, intelligent, pulse-pounding!”  
USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb on Deadly Business

Hide and Seek combines hot romance and thrilling suspense in Desiree Holt’s new sizzling romantic suspense series.”
—Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author of the Lucy Kincaid series



After years of hard work honing his craft, Blake Morgan is now an international bestselling author. But one thing he never imagined was that his fictional world would become all too real. When a stalker turns Blake’s latest book tour into a treacherous and nearly deadly trap, it’s time for Blake to hire protection. But the body assigned to keep an eye on him is someone he never wants out of his sight . . .

As a bodyguard for Vigilance, the private security agency in Blake’s hometown of Arrowhead Bay, Samantha Quenel has found the perfect outlet for her military experience. But her latest client is also a former high school flame, which might explain her willingness to protect Blake at all costs—even if that means staying in the same room with him, on the same bed, under the same torrid sheets . . .


“A fast-paced page-turner that makes for a quick and entertaining read.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars



Today’s hot release from The Phoenix Agency. Get it!
Sunday, July 29th, 2018
by Krista Ames
Kellie Price can touch an object and see things before they happen. A socially unaccepted, therefore secret ability she’s embraced for years, only she never could tell how long her visions take to manifest, mere seconds to as long as weeks away. It’s always been random and never much bothered her, until she sees a kidnapping…of herself from her own home. Fearing for her life, Kellie seeks out the only person that doesn’t think she’s a kook.

Dane Abbott, president of the Neighborhood Watch Association, early retired recon and owner of a private security firm, values the help and abilities of his neighbor Kellie and when he finds out her life is in danger, he’ll do whatever it takes, including calling on his friends at The Phoenix Agency to keep her in his life for good.

Can Kellie and Dane stay safe knowing there is someone in the neighborhood watching?

The need to protect was even stronger.
Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Next up in The Omega Team
by Krista Ames
Dirk Rockwell knew when he left the Marines that he wanted to be in private security. The need to protect had been ingrained in his brain for too many years not to. Lately, however, it was really taxing his nerves. He was used to killing if he needed to, to protect his charge, not step in between a disgruntled husband and wife during a domestic dispute. When he took on the latest assignment to protect a woman who’d snapped one too many secret photographs, he’d only agreed because an old friend had recommended him. Meeting Avery proved to him that not all women needed protection equally.

Avery Hanson lived for the rush of almost getting caught. That’s why she chose freelance photography as a profession. The sticky part was when she did get caught. However, this time wasn’t like the usual quick brush with the local law where she could talk herself out of it with a slap on the hand. She’d somehow gotten mixed up in some nasty hush hush with the federal government. This time, she didn’t just need out of yet another mess, she needed help staying alive.

Without the necessary channels to cover both their asses, Dirk enlists the help of The Omega Team. But will it be enough to keep him from losing his charge and his heart?