I’m so excited! My second book, THE HEART OF THE PHOENIX, is due out Sept. 3. The story follows two characters from SILVERHAWK on their journey to find a band of renegade mercenaries responsible for robberies and murders. Along the way, they realize their love for each other. Here’s the blurb:

 Some call him a ruthless mercenary; she calls him the knight of her heart. 

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Lady Evelynn’s childhood hero is home—bitter, hard, tempting as sin. And haunted by secrets. A now-grown Evie offers friendship, but Sir Stephen’s cruel rejection crushes her, and she resolves to forget him. Yet when an unexpected war throws them together, she finds love isn’t so easy to dismiss. If only the king hadn’t betrothed her to another.

Can be cruel

Sir Stephen lives a double life while he seeks the treacherous outlaws who murdered his friends. Driven by revenge, he thinks his heart is closed to love. His childhood shadow, Lady Evie, unexpectedly challenges that belief. He rebuffs her, but he can’t forget her, although he knows she’s to wed the king’s favorite.

And deadly

When his drive for vengeance leads to Evie’s kidnapping, Stephen must choose between retribution and the love he’s denied too long. Surely King John will see reason.

Convict the murderers; convince the king. Simple. Until a startling revelation threatens everything.

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He’s everything a proper lady should never want; she’s everything a bastard mercenary can never have.    

To avenge his mother’s honor, Sir Giles of Cambrai has come to England to kill his father. First, however, he’ll take sweet revenge by kidnapping his sire’s new betrothed. But when Giles uncovers a plot against King Richard, he faces a dilemma: take the lady or track the traitors. What’s a good mercenary to do? Both, of course.

Abandoned in a convent by her brother, Lady Emelin finally has the chance for home and family. Yet now she’s been abducted. Her kidnapper may be the image of her dream knight, but she won’t allow him to spoil this betrothal. Her only solution: escape.

Rescuing the intrepid lady–while hunting the traitors–is a challenge Giles couldn’t anticipate. But the greatest challenge to both Giles and Emelin is the fire blazing between them. For he’s everything a proper lady should never want, and she’s everything a bastard mercenary can never have. ~            ~            ~           ~

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separator_11 Welcome to my worlds. Escape to a time and place where wishes are granted and dreams fulfilled and a perfect hero awaits. Imagined realms—where are yours? If you could live in a different time or place, what would it be? I always thought I was born hundreds of years too late. I’d love to live in a castle. Or take part in the glittering Renaissance. Certainly dance at intriguing Regency balls. All those dreams occurred when I was young. Of course. When I grew up, I realized none of those times had readily available headache meds, sanitation was practically non-existent, and—well—you can add the other modern necessities you wouldn’t want to do without. Now I love recreating some of those worlds where we can enjoy the adventure but avoid the hardships. Come with me to those places. Relax with your favorite drink, and follow your heart to imagined realms. Here you are safe. Here you are secure. Here your imagination can soar. Signature