Contemporary Novels

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SWEET SORROW is a contemporary Young Adult romance for teens 15 and older.

Rowan achieves her greatest desire when she earns the part of Juliet in the school play, but it’s impossible to concentrate on her lines when her secret crush is cast as Romeo. Eddie is a fallen football hero and the subject of widespread gossip. Not only has he lost the respect of his peers, he’s also earned the open animosity of Rowan’s father, the high school’s football coach. Eddie isn’t the only one with a tarnished past—Rowan has secrets of her own.

When the truth is revealed, will Rowan replace Eddie as the most hated student in school, or will Rowan and Eddie share the stage together?

Sweet Sorrow is now available on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, iTunes, and in paperback at various retailers.



BETTER THAN PERFECT is a contemporary romance novel for the New Adult audience.

The best things in life are the least expected.

Twenty-three-year-old Karlie has few friends, no boyfriend, and no plans to graduate from college anytime in the immediate future. She spends her free time hanging out with her elderly next door neighbor, daydreaming but never doing anything to escape the endless cycle of predictability. When Karlie’s world is invaded by two surly twins bound for criminal court, a too-good-to-be-true love interest, and a cute cop who keeps showing up at the most inopportune moments, Karlie can either fight against the changes in her life, or embrace them.

Better than Perfect is available on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords, iTunes and in paperback at various retailers.



Sean is no stranger to darkness. He’s overcome a dangerous addiction, struggled with mental illness, and faced relentless bullying by his peers. His best friend, Alex, has always been there for him, but when he falls in love with her, he replaces his online gaming obsession with a possessive interest in her.

Alex’s survival depends upon her ability to lock memories of her troubled childhood deep inside her mind, but an unhealthy relationship with Sean causes dark visions of her past to rise to the surface. Sean’s obsession and Alex’s complacency collide, resulting in tragedy.

Together, Sean and Alex live in a hell of their own making. One will escape at the expense of the other. Both will discover why Dante chose to condemn the Wrathful and the Sullen in the Fifth Circle of Hell.

The Fifth Circle is a novel for older teens and New Adults. Some subject matter might not be suitable for younger teens. Parental discretion is advised.

Available in paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Books-a-Million. Also in e-book format on Nook, Kindle, iTunes, & Smashwords.