When Denise McCoy jet-starts her new job in the “Big Easy, she expects a journey filled with spicy cuisines, vibrant-live music, raucous costumed parades, and of course, a meaningful career. However, before she sets foot in the port city, she is ambushed by the seductive charms of New Orleans native, Michael Brooks. Sparks fly immediately! He’s gorgeous, passionate, and Denise falls hopelessly and fast for the handsome businessman. But, soon, this perfect blend of love and career is in danger, forcing her to deal with an unpopular decision that unknowingly jeopardizes their initial pledge – truth.
Her smile moves his soul, her body calls his name, and Michael Brooks won't stop until Denise McCoy is his for keeps. Indulging in the prospects of a ‘happily-ever-after’ with the exquisite registered nurse, he eagerly allows her into a place he has kept in reserve for a long time. However, when Denise decides to make a change that he opposes, Michael immediately regrets his decision. This misunderstanding is all too familiar, and quite frankly, he refuses to travel that road again.
They have more at stake than they imagine, and just in a nick of time, fate steps in, forcing them to fight for their promise of forever. In the end, Michael and Denise learn that pride, ambitions, and family, in the right balance, are the essences of devoted hearts – the perfect blend.
Like the bald cypress, Drace Grimillion anchors her family on the soft muddy soils of Grand Isle, determined to never abandon the homeland she loves more than anything. But when a stranger comes to town, stealing her heart and soul, she is torn between two affections. Demarcus Grimillion’s insertion into her life thrusts her on a rocky journey packed with love, calamity, and a yearning that only one man can fulfill.
Demarcus Grimillion nearly lost his tread the warm summer night he stumbles on the young woman wandering the secluded beach. He blindly steps into her world, not overly concerned with the deep traditions and colloquialisms of bayou living. He vows to walk through hell to love and protect her. Only he doesn’t count on the jaws of swamp gris-gris to be so powerful; enough to kill them all.
Drace and Demarcus’s story starts on the coastal island in the 1950’s, a time when the rural south challenged the will of even the strongest of families. But through the spirit of time they finally meet the chance to keep their sacred promise.
New Release - October 2014
Anree Alexander, in the midst of a career change, fumbles when the unforgettable Rhonda 'Ron' Mitchell sparks a flame he'd never felt before. Even his first love, football, has a hard time competing for his attention the moment she steps into his life. He didn't count on the game win taking so many turnovers, still he is all in, ready to win her heart and her love. In the last minutes of the final quarter, his offensive strategy, take all or nothing, puts the final play into motion.
Rhonda Mitchell has more to do than fumble with the likes of the former pro-football player, Anree Alexander. She's not into the sporty-type, and besides she has other more pressing things to worry about. So she knows that Anree isn't her guy, even when sparks fly the instant they meet. By half-time though, she can't resist his boyish charm or his blazing seductions. Something about his tackle catches her totally off guard, and without the options of instant replay, she has two options, go for the safety or press on for the winning touchdown.
For a moment the game looks winless, the defense stacks against them, but once Ron and Anree figure out the final play, the score is love to nothing...
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GUMBO LOVE - SERIES 2013
Autumn Thibodaux gets in over her head when she returns to New Orleans for her best friend's wedding. Her duties as maid of honor become daunting when she is paired with the groom's older brother. Her intoxicating run, with the handsome and charming businessman, will make her forget her promise to leave her troubled past behind, and to keep a tight hold on a guarded family secret.
First comes love, then comes marriage... and Travis Brooks is hoping to avoid both, at all cost. The career bachelor just can't see being tied down by any woman. However, his short blissful introduction to the beautiful maid of honor has him second-guessing his theory. When he finally decides to give up his single-status, for one woman capable of tying him down forever, an old family secret, rooted in a small bayou town, just might surprise them both.
Blue Autumn in the Bayou
The first of the Gumbo Love Series, Blue Autumn in the Bayouhas all the ingredients of a unforgettable love recipe.
Gumbo Love Recipe:
2 fully-intact hearts
4 cups of passion
3 tablespoons of trust
1 meeting episode
1 engagement ring
No meddling family
Mix the two fully-intact hearts at an unforgettable meeting place. Allow them to brew until passion is unforgettably steamy. Throw in a well planned engagement proposal, bring the ring, and don’t tell the family until the last minute. Add an official, two witness, and unbelievable honeymoon getaway. Let simmer until completely done.
Eric and Mikele are forced to exist together for protection. Can they survive their passion? Will his action jeopardize his job and her life?
According to Richard Bach, true love stories never have endings.
A Love for All Times
A Love For All Times
Angela Moore and Brandon Knight learn that savoring the natural highs of falling in love, first kisses, sweet dreams, and making love are not the only formulas for love. They learn that true love also faces even the lewdest of schemes, ego tripping, and yes, a threat on their lives. But both Angela and Brandon fight to keep what is theirs. The blissful passionate filled days and nights they spend together are testaments that true love still arises in the most commonplaces. After all true love is for a lifetime.
A high profile job paying six figures as a result of three college degrees and several state certifications, a sporty car and a pricy condo in the inner city purchased with the interest from a trust fund, three terrific sister-girlfriends who are there when you need them and even when you don't, recognition from peers and the community by giving up time, money, and service, a love that will last a life time, priceless.
See Excerpt for Priceless in the Reader's Corner page.
Coming soon... GUMBO LOVE, DESTINED, and A HIDDEN AGENDA
A Fresh Encounteris segmented into five sections: Devotion, Praise, Purpose, Reflection, and Temple. The Devotions are topical readings framed by passages from scriptures in both the Old and New Testament. Praise is a collection of poems and short verses. Some of them rhyme while others are just words and phrases meant to reveal innermost thoughts and prayers. Purpose is meant to draw attention to our daily living - our time, energy, money, and talents. Reflection speaks to life lessons. It deals with hurt and disappointments, and how to experience God on a daily basis. The Temple consists of awareness-based readings about how we view and treat our temples. Some of them are more like short features or articles that are intended to stir consciousness on topics of health and our physical being.
If you value words that soothe your soul, warm your heart and speak to your spirit, A Fresh Encounter makes a powerful impact.
Cupid plays a vital role in the celebration of love, especially in Cupid's Connections.Piercing the hearts of lovers seems befitting even when love is new or has been tested a time or two.Sometimes Cupid comes in all shapes and sizes, as in the case of Patron of the Heart.Still often when love is tarnished by faithlessness and hidden agendas, Cupid has to work extra hard to pierce his victims hearts.In the end they throw caution to the wind and fall deeply in love again. In When Love Calls, Cupid's job is compounded by situations believed to be beyond repair.Only Cupid, armed with bow and arrow, can right the wrong by stirring in small miracles to this love potion and proving that love can mend even hopeless situations. And of course, occasionally Cupid is faced with desires for love with no strings attached.Somehow the two don't mix.Like playing with fire, playing at love burns its victims every time.Two Lobsters on a Buffet proves that there is no such thing as casual love, and that sometimes love can be found in unsuspecting places, including a dinner buffet.Be careful.The tongs bite! Cupid knows best, the remedy, the spice. And in Cupid's Connections, he stirs love connections just right!
Release December 2006
Release February 2007
WAVING FROM THE HEART
Storytelling at it's best. Waving from the Heart is full of familiar characters. They are our mothers, girlfriends, and the guy who hold special places in our hearts. The stories are organized into four themes:
- When the Soul Speaks
- From the Heart
- It's all about Me
These stories are about friendship, unconditional love, and being forever young, even if it's in our hearts and minds.
Release March 2006
Click the Short Story page to find samples of these stories. Happy Reading!
More Than A Bargain is an endearing story of first true love. Trae Brooks is the star football player and honors student. Add in his family wealth and striking good looks and the honeys are buzzing around him like flies.
Regina Miles is a serious student, but she was born to dance. Her goal for her senior year is to join the college's famous dance team.
When Trae's fellow players bet him that he can't add aloof Regina to his list of conquests, he rises to the challenge, confident of victory.But when Regina dances her way into his heart, all he wants to do is call the bet off -- and keep her from finding out about it.
EXCERPT IN THE READER'S CORNER
Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have.
You will treasure it even more when
you can share it with someone special.