Get Ready To Slam!

completion promoI’m always exhausted by release day but it’s such a great feeling. The blog tour is now underway so I’m not slowing the frantic pace. 77 blogs signed up so my typing fingers are staying busy visiting each site. Thank you bloggers, you humble me with your support. I’ll have a daily list of tour stops at the bottom of this post. I’m giving away some books and Amazon gift cards so be sure to click on at least one stop per day and enter.


I’m so very excited about the #slamsecret contest too. I had so much fun coming up with the details and implementing them in the book. Nope, no clues here. I guess my only worry is that no one will figure it out. I ran it past my daughter and she wasn’t sure if she would. She thinks someone will get it though. We’ll see and I wish everyone the best of luck. I’ve never given away $100 in a single shot so this is big for me. Get reading, you have until 02/28/2015 to figure it out. Click here for contest details.

Slam is a little different. I wanted humor, intrigue, and romance. No, don’t worry, I didn’t forget the sex. Holly never forgets the sex 🙂

Tennis darling Olivia Stradmore has a stalker who turns up the fear factor in chapter one. This book is not about him, though. I really wanted the bad guy to take a back seat to the romance. I also wanted a strong, kickass female who faces her fears and grows stronger with the help of gorgeous bodyguard Brack Jacobs. And humor! We all need to laugh and I hope these two bring you some smiles.

Here are the buy links for Slam:

Amazon * iBooks * B&N * Kobo * Smashwords

Blog Tour Stops (I’ll add more as the links become active):


G & Co. Book Blog:
i love lady porn:
MrsLeif’s Two Fangs About It:
Reading by the Book:
Sarah & Kirsty’s Book Reviews:
StarAngels Reviews:
The Fairest of All Book Reviews:
We Love Kink:
Whispered Thoughts:
Cathy Brockman Romance
Jackies Book Reviews:


Books, Chocolate & Lipgloss:
Brenda’s Book Beat:
Eye Candy Bookstore:
Joyfully Reviewed:
Love Bites and Silk:
Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock:
Two Crazy Bookaholics:
United Indie Book Blog:


Battery Operated Book Blog:
ByoBook Club:
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog:
Karen’s Book Haven:
Kirstie’s Passionate About Reading:
Ramblings From Beneath the Sheets:
Sassy Southern Book Blog:
Smile Somebody Loves You:
Swoon Worthy Books:
Those Crazy Book Chicks:

Thank you for stopping by,


The Road to 10-Code

Reblogged from Bad Luck Detective (my police blog)

10codeThese past few years have been difficult when it came to writing non-fiction police books and blog posts. I spent six of my eight years with the Small Town Police Department as lead detective in Sex Crime and Homicide cases. I can easily look back on those first two years in law enforcement and smile.

After the first two, the reasons to smile faded and many of my cases were heartbreaking and tragic. In the bigger picture, I had a fear that if victims knew I wrote non-fiction police stories about my adventures as an officer, they would stop trusting me.

A victim in one of my cases asked me about my writing one day. I managed to keep my author identity fairly quiet but somehow she heard. I gave her the Bad Luck Blog information so she could visit my blog and see the people and stories I wrote about.

Her wonderful response emphasized the need to keep my detective cases private.

Chief Scott Silverii approached me months ago and asked me to join the 10-Code project—ten fictions stories, written by cops, honoring fallen officers. All proceeds will go to the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Fund. I was extremely honored to take part in Scott’s incredible endeavor.

Today, 10-Code is available at major online retailers. Below you will find the buy links. If you’ve pre-ordered, I hope you are sinking your teeth into this awesome book. If you didn’t pre-order you need to download your copy now. Please, it’s only $2.99 and ALL proceeds go straight to NLEOMF!

My story, The Forever Team, is dedicated to my police academy friend Philip Rodriguez. I miss him and his smile so much. Writing each word brought him up front and center in my thoughts. I try not to be sad but his loss had a profound effect on so many. Once a year, I visit the Officer Down Memorial Page and read the newest comments on Philip’s page. I’ve left several of my own but this time I couldn’t. Philip’s dad had the top post and it needed to stay there.

Here is the poem to Philip from his father.

I only have a picture now,

A frozen piece of time,
To remind me of how it was,
When you were here, and mine.

I see your smiling eyes,
Each morning when I wake,
I talk to you, and place a kiss,
Upon your lovely face.

How much I miss you being here,
I really can not say,
The ache is deep inside my heart,
And never goes away.

I hear it mentioned often,
That time will heal the pain,
But if I’m being honest,
I hope it will remain.

I need to feel you constantly,
To get me through the day,
I loved you so very much,
Why did you go away?

The angels came and took you,
That really wasn’t fair,
They took my one and only Son,
My future life. My heir.

If only they had asked me,
If I would take your place,
I would have done so willingly,
Leaving you this world to grace.

You should have had so many years,
To watch your life unfold,
And in the mist of this,
Watch me, your Mum grow old!

I hope you’re watching from above,
At the daily tasks I do,
And let there be no doubt at all,
I really do love you.

May 5, 2014

Each story in 10-Code is dedicated to an officer who changed our lives and lost their own. Thank you Philip for making mine better.


Buy your copy of 10-Code at the following retailers: