Recommended reading: The Stolen Twin

The Stolen TwinGet it on Amazon!

On the surface, Kit Caldwell has it all. A senior in college with her future ahead of her, lots of friends, lots of parties…not to mention also having the eye of Tommy, the star quarterback of the football team.

But underneath, Kit’s life is a charade, built on a foundation of secrets and lies, including one so dark it threatens to tear her world apart: her twin sister, Cat, was kidnapped when they were both seven, never to be heard from again.

That is, until one dark Halloween night.

But is it really Cat? Or is it someone else, someone playing a sinister and deadly game?

To save herself from imminent danger, Kit, with the help of Tommy and her friends, is forced to go back in time and confront her own personal demons, as she finally discovers what really happened to Cat, all those years ago.

Greek-American Saga of Family Life!

Evanthia's GiftGet it on Amazon!

This Greek American family saga follows a multigenerational story of love, loyalty, and culture. An emotional novel about family bonds and the difficult pull between home and heritage.

In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance. But his persistence and unconditional love for Ana and her child is eventually rewarded and his love is returned. In a misguided, but well-intentioned effort to protect the ones they love, both Ana and Alex keep secrets – ones that could threaten the delicate balance of their family.

The story continues in the 1970’s as Dean and Demi Papadakis, and Sophia Giannakos attempt to negotiate between two cultures. Now Greek-American teenagers, Sophia and Dean,
who have shared a special connection since childhood, become lovers. Sophia is shattered when Dean rebels against the pressure his father places on him to uphold his Greek heritage and hides his feelings for her. When he pulls away from his family, culture and ultimately his love for her, Sophia is left with no choice but to find a life different from the one she’d hoped for.

EVANTHIA’S GIFT is a multigenerational love story spanning fifty years and crossing two continents, chronicling the lives that unify two families.

“A vibrant, muckraking mystery that will be difficult to forget.”—Kirkus Reviews

Ivory GhostsGet it on Amazon!

“The scientist that Caitlin O’Connell is shines through her first work of fiction, a thriller set against the illegal ivory poaching trade in Africa. With descriptions and dialect so real you feel as if you might be turning pages while sitting deep in the bush, and a skillful narrative that teaches while it thrills, this novel is a win for any animal lover or reader with a conservationist’s heart.”—Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time

INTERNATIONAL THRILLER WRITERS AWARD FINALIST • In a blockbuster debut thriller brimming with majestic wildlife, village politics, and international intrigue, a chilling quadruple homicide raises the stakes in the battle to save Africa’s elephants.

Still grieving over the tragic death of her fiancé, American wildlife biologist Catherine Sohon leaves South Africa and drives to a remote outpost in northeast Namibia, where she plans to face off against the shadowy forces of corruption and relentless human greed in the fight against elephant poaching. Undercover as a census pilot tracking the local elephant population, she’ll really be collecting evidence on the ruthless ivory traffickers.

But before she even reaches her destination, Catherine stumbles onto a scene of horrifying carnage: three people shot dead in their car, and a fourth nearby—with his brain removed. The slaughter appears to be the handiwork of a Zambian smuggler known as “the witchdoctor,” a figure reviled by activists and poachers alike. Forced to play nice with local officials, Catherine finds herself drawn to the prickly but charismatic Jon Baggs, head of the Ministry of Conservation, whose blustery exterior belies his deep investment in the poaching wars.

Torn between her developing feelings and her unofficial investigation, she takes to the air, only to be grounded by a vicious turf war between competing factions of a black-market operation that reaches far beyond the borders of Africa. With the mortality rate—both human and animal—skyrocketing, Catherine races to intercept a valuable shipment. Now she’s flying blind, and a cunning killer is on the move.

Thursday at Noon: A Mideast Political Thriller

Thursday at NoonGet it on Amazon!

A dead Mossad agent, Nazi rocket scientists in Cairo, the Moslem Brotherhood, a corrupt American ambassador, two missing Egyptian tank regiments, and Richard Thomson, a burnt-out CIA agent who is dumped in Egypt because the Agency can’t think of a worse place to send him. Already gnawed on by Langley and set-up by the Cairo police, Thomson thinks his day can’t get much worse, until someone leaves a dead body on the rear steps of his hotel with its head lopped off like a ripe melon. A message? No doubt about it. The body belongs to Mahmoud Yussuf, a fat, petty thief and wannabe spy who is peddling photographs of a long-abandoned RAF base in the Egyptian desert. Someone is trying to start another Arab-Israeli war, and it’s all going to start at Noon on Thursday unless Thompson can stop them. This Cold War spy thriller will sweep you back to when John Kennedy is in the White House, Nikita Khrushchev rules the Kremlin, and Abdel, Gamal Nasser sits precariously in Cairo, threatened by the radical Islamist fringe of the Moslem Brotherhood. While the world focuses on Russian missiles in Cuba, no one notices the ones being rolled out in the Egyptian desert pointed at Israel, no one, except Thomson. Alone and on the run, treachery and double-dealing are the rule. No one believes his story — not the CIA, the US Ambassador, and most assuredly not Captain Hassan Saleh, Chief of the Homicide Bureau of the Cairo Police, who wants to hang Thomson for murder. Like Night of the Generals, this is a murder mystery wrapped inside an international political thriller. Tick Toc, Tick Toc…

If you like Aim True, My Brothers, you will like Burke’s Gamble, Burke’s War, and The Undertaker, my contemporary suspense novels; or Amongst My Enemies, Winner Lose All, and Thursday at Noon, my Cold War trilogy of spy vs. spy espionage thrillers. Pick-up a copy here or on their Kindle Pages!

You Never Know, a contemporary romance!

You Never KnowGet it on Amazon!

Love hurts…
Raul was abandoned by his parents and hurt by the one person he loved most in the world on the same day. So he has one rule. Don’t get involved. .that strategy worked really well until Sam showed up.

Sam is recovering from a humiliating break up. But he has a goal…to build his dream house. The last thing he needs is to fall in love again.

Sam and Raul struggle through jealousy and daily stress take a toll over time and threaten to destroy Raul and Sam’s future.

This is an Epic Love Story!

UnbrokenGet it on Amazon!

When the powerful and wealthy, Marcus Castillo, ends up comatose in a hospital bed, death seems inevitable. But for the rugged, alpha billionaire, whispers from the shadows begin to penetrate the darkness, giving him a sense of light–a sense of hope.

All ICU nurse Imani Jefferson wants is to help her patient regain himself, despite the rumors of his controlling and cold reputation. When Marcus finally awakens, he’s more than Imani ever realized.

More intense,
More powerful,
More complicated,
More intelligent,
More successful.

And most importantly, more dominant.
He has the power and the will to make her dreams come true and destroy her in a second.

Apart they are damaged goods. Together they are Unbroken.

An epic fight for control of the universe!

Bombardier - The Complete TrilogyGet it on Amazon!

The Complete Bombardier Trilogy
This omnibus edition of the Bombardier Trilogy contains all three books: Tyranny, Treason and Empire.

Ark is the Commander of the Bombardiers, the transformed soldiers working as the United Guild’s army in space. Two hundred years earlier, aliens used mankind’s own DNA to destroy Earth. Now, the Bombardiers hunt for the enemy aliens, destroying them wherever they are.

Book One: Tyranny
Ark is preparing to take over the Bombardier army. Traveling with his mentor, Tank, he discovers the Guild is committing genocide against any planet with even a hint of enemy DNA. Learning he is part of a tyrannical empire, he must decide whether to start a war against Earth.

Book Two: Treason
Armed with advanced weapons and ships, Ark finds out Dunk hasn’t been idle. Hopelessly outnumbered, Bombardiers take on the Navigator fleet with devastating consequences. An epic space war begins.

Book Three: Empire
Both sides have made a mistake by forgetting their true enemy. Earth is once again under attack, but Ark is in another galaxy looking for a solution. The true face of the enemy aliens is revealed, proving they have all been taken for fools.

Come for the Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars, stay for the murder, mayhem and fun!

Triple Chocolate MurderGet it on Amazon!

USA Today Bestselling Author – Books 1, 2, and 3 from bestselling series, Death by Chocolate

BOOK 1: DEATH BY CHOCOLATE
Lindsay Powell’s only secret is the recipe for her chocolate chip cookies, but she is surrounded by neighbors with deadly secrets. Suddenly Lindsay finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a dead man who doesn’t seem very dead and a psycho stalker.

Her best friend and co-worker, Paula, dyes her blond hair brown, hides from everybody and insists on always having an emergency exit from any room. Secrets from Paula’s past have come back to put lives in jeopardy.
Determined to help Paula and to save her own life, Lindsay enlists the reluctant aid of another neighbor, Fred, an OCD computer nerd. In spite of his mundane existence, Fred possesses tidbits of knowledge about such things as hidden microphones, guns and the inside of maximum security prisons.
Lindsay needs more than a chocolate fix to survive all this chaos.

BOOK 2: MURDER, LIES, AND CHOCOLATE
Rodney Bradford comes into Lindsay’s restaurant, eats her brownies, and drops dead on her sidewalk. Lindsay enlists the aid of her enigmatic neighbor, Fred, to help solve the mystery of his death while trying to keep her police detective boyfriend, Trent, from getting in their way with his insistence on all those silly cop rules.

On the positive side, sales skyrocket for the special dessert Lindsay calls Murdered Man’s Brownies.
BONUS! Chocolate recipes included. Poison optional.

BOOK 3: THE GREAT CHOCOLATE SCAM
After two years of waiting, Rick has finally agreed to sign the divorce papers and give Lindsay her freedom. But while she’s waiting in her lawyer’s office for him to appear, his car blows up in his driveway. Lindsay is left with an image of her estranged husband’s green SUV flying around the neighborhood along with pieces of Rick—a blue contact lens in Mrs. Hawkins’ driveway, a perfectly creased trouser leg hanging on the street sign, a vertebra on the immaculate lawn.
Since their divorce wasn’t final and Rick has no family, Lindsay assumes she is his only heir. But before his estate is settled, poor orphan Rick has more relatives than a lottery winner.

Is the obnoxious Rickie Jr. really Rick’s son? Why is the woman who claims to be Rick’s mother so certain the child is not her grandson? Are these people really related to Rick, or was he actually an alien stranded on earth when the mother ship left without him?

New release! Killer Calling: A Plain Jane Mystery

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Newlywed Jane Adler has been waiting her whole life to be a missionary. But heading to Mexico to keep her eye on a rebellious heiress and her rock star boyfriend isn’t what Jane had in mind, even if the cover story involves working at an orphanage.

And to make matters worse, when Jane arrives she finds more than adorable orphans.

This mission field has a little murder problem.


“This is a tricky one.” Flora handed Jane a slim file folder. “The client is panicking.”

Jane sat across from Flora in the cluttered office of the Senior Corps of Retired Investigators. Driving rain from the day’s storm smeared the drafty window. The heater had clicked on moments before with the dusty but cozy odor shared by all old buildings. She pulled her sweater a little tighter and opened the folder. It held a one-page dossier and an itinerary from Travelocity. At first glance, she saw nothing shocking. “What’s the problem?”

“Teenagers.”