Unhinged Series


The third installment of the Unhinged Series has made a lot of progress this week. I’ve had 3 editors (friends) on this bad boy, and now I am just waiting for my actual editor to get back to me. I was really hoping to get TRIALS OF WAR released by the end of June, but extenuating circumstances had me push it waaaaaay back. BUT, if you’re curious what it’s about, here’s a little details:

It basically takes off right where we left off in the second book, DARK SECRETS. Troy is taken off bodyguard duty for Ellie, who is in the hospital after her gunshot wound. After months and months of being separated–with a few departmental changes at Interpol and Troy’s staged death–he is put back on the case of protector, and must go to NYC to act as Ellie’s “boyfriend,” despite the fact that she is infuriated with him. Bitter and alone, Ellie has changed quite a bit since Troy had last seen her, and the steamy moments they shared in Scotland seemed like a distant memory. But even across the Atlantic, they can’t escape the clutches of the gang war they’ve found themselves in the middle of, and must flee and hide in the woods in rural Pennsylvania. Their attraction gets the better of them, and the lines of pretending and reality get blurred…

I’m really quite excited to wrap up their story for everyone, as it’s been since last September. I’m confident that the fans of the series will love the ending of this book. http://igg.me/at/WmyxhyczfQA/x/11264225

Excerpt from Trials of War, Unhinged #3

Here’s a bit of a teaser for all you lovelies. To set the scene up, this is right after Troy and Kade rescue Ellie from the abandoned fishery.  Troy has gone to visit the unconscious Ellie in the hospital and is alone with her in her private room.

WARNING: If you’ve not read Dark Secrets yet, there are some spoilers in here.

“Oh my god! My poor baby!”

I spun around so fast I nearly gave myself whiplash. Two people stood in the doorway, and I blinked, my brain skidding to a halt. I could not reconcile what my mind was telling me I was looking at. How could it be, anyway? Eleanor’s parents were somewhere stateside, in hiding, under protective custody and probably about to spend a shitload of time in court. I looked past the elegant blonde to the tall sable-haired man behind her. Grey-green eyes stared back at me with undeniable recognition, and I stared right back, unable to move. Murray and Winifred Reardon were the last fucking people I ever thought I’d see in this hospital.

Winnie didn’t seem to notice I was there, for she rushed to the other side of the bed, cooing and fussing over her daughter, the tears already flowing down her cheeks. From the corner of my eye I could see she hadn’t changed a bit since that photograph of her in Garrick’s office was taken. She was still beautiful, still posh, and still unbelievably kind.

Murray on the other hand, looked like absolute shit. And let’s just say I didn’t feel sorry for him. The skin under his eyes was saggy and dry, his hair was thinning out, and it looked like he hadn’t shaved in at least two weeks. His appearance was slightly confusing, seeing as how his wife looked like she had just come from a day at the spa.

“What the fuck are you doing here?” he asked, his gruff voice startling his wife.

“Murray!” Winifred gasped.

I ignored her and raised a brow, surprised he would address me in such a familiar fashion. “I could ask ye the same bloody question.”

He took a step forward and pointed to the bed. “That’s my daughter, you bloody prick.”

“And I’ve been taking care of her for the past two months!”

“Well ye did a fine job of that, now didn’t you?” he said, crossing his arms.

“Murray, what the heck are you doing?” Winnie snapped, stepping away from the bed. With shaky fingers she pulled out a tissue from her pocket and dabbed her eyes. At closer inspection I could see that she wasn’t as put-together as I initially thought. “He saved our baby’s life, and you’re just going to stand there and yell at him?”

“It’s alright Mrs. Rear—”

“The fucking balls on this man!” Murray roared, throwing his arms up in the air. “Defecting from the family just to turn around and work for the Feds, and tricking my daughter into your care so you could fill her head with lies! You were like a son to him you ungrateful little shit.” (more…)


Dark Secrets

I am so pleased to reveal the cover for Dark Secrets, the second book in the Unhinged series which will be released on September 30, 2014. Pre-sale is not available just yet, but never fear, it’s just around the corner. More details will come in the following weeks, as well as excerpts and teasers. Stay Tuned!


Eleanor Reardon was a spoiled American brat her whole life. Daughter to a powerful shipping magnate and a former beauty queen, Ellie had it all: the looks, the car, and Jeremy, the hot boyfriend. So when he asked her to go with him to Edinburgh for the summer, she saw her last opportunity for fun before her final semester at university, and she took it. She never expected the decision would change their lives forever…

Troy McQueen was a private man, a man that after so many years of violence, simply wanted to do his part and be left alone. But when a young and beautiful “Ellie” stumbles into his life and asks him to help her rescue her kidnapped boyfriend, he goes against his better judgement and takes the job. It is only when he saves her from abduction that he finds out who she really is, and he realizes their lives are more intertwined than he thought.

Forced into hiding together, their tumultuous relationship starts to take its toll, and Ellie can’t stand that he knows more about her family than she does. Not only does he challenge her to wake up and smell the coffee, but he forces her to see how naïve she is about her relationship with Jeremy, and the guilt of living with him weighs heavily on her heart. It is because of her growing attraction to Troy that Ellie is more determined than ever to save Jeremy, and to get as far away from Scotland and her savior as she can.

But as more is revealed to her, Ellie realizes that Troy is the only one she can trust, and going home just isn’t an option anymore.