Love, laughs, and a mystery!

The Junkyard CowboyGet it on Amazon!

Jennifer Peterson is unlucky in love.  All this interior designer ever wanted was a good man, two kids, and a white picket fence. But after one divorce and two failed engagements, she’s finally got it all figured out. Thanks to some serious research on the Internet, she knows what type of guy she needs to guarantee a successful relationship.

But where’s she gonna find a short, hairy mortician with “tiny feet”? You know that saying, “Man plans, God laughs”? Well He plays one hell of a joke on Jennifer. Clay Connors doesn’t have one qualification on her “safe” guy list.  But that’s exactly why she’s with him.  To stay  safe.

After witnessing a client hurt an innocent child, Jennifer reports it to the police and agrees to testify. It’s the right thing to do, but sometimes the right thing isn’t easy.  Sometimes it can get you in trouble. Sometimes it can get you on hitman’s list.

The Junkyard cowboy is special to me.  I not only fell in love with Jennifer and Clay, but I found a soft spot in my heart for my secondary character. Pete is an ol’ cowpoke, with a big heart, big dog, and a big way with words that will keep you laughing.  So buckle up.  To paraphrase a famous movie line, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Because when Jennifer Peterson and Clay Connors’ lives collide, the sparks fly and lessons are learned.  Below are ten take-away lessons from the Junkyard Cowboy.

  • Sometimes the only thing better than a cowboy is a naked cowboy saving your life.
  • You may think you know what you want, but what you actually get might be what you really need.
  • If you live in a small town and get naked, don’t be surprised if the whole town knows about it.
  • Being a bodyguard isn’t a bad job if the body you’re guarding is blessed with curves and big blue eyes.
  • Good deeds don’t go unpunished. But doing the right thing lets you sleep at night.
  • Hemorrhoid cream isn’t just for hemorrhoids. It can also finalize a breakup.
  • Once news hits the Internet, it’s always there—just a keystroke away. The good, the bad and the humiliating.
  • What’s the worst thing a guy can say to a woman after kissing her? “It won’t happen again.”  Because they both know that’s a lie.
  • Nothing beats a man who’ll eat your cooking, even if it’s burnt.
  • Meaner than a junkyard dog is a woman giving birth.

 

A witty novel that will keep you engrossed until the very end!

She's Gotta Be MineFREE on Amazon!

If you’re a fan of Bella Andre, Susan Andersen, Rachel Gibson, Jennifer Crusie, and Janet Evanovich, then step into the world of Jennifer Skully!

If you missed it the first time around, KOD Daphne winner “Sex and the Serial Killer” is back with a new title, “She’s Gotta Be Mine”, and a slight text revamp. It’s still laugh-out-loud funny, peopled with hilarious characters in the small town of Cottonmouth, California. Not to mention an alleged serial killer who’s too devilishly handsome to ignore.

Dumped? For her husband’s high school sweetheart he hasn’t seen in twenty years? Roberta Jones Spivey isn’t going to lay down for that. Instead, she reinvents herself and the new Bobbie Jones—new haircut, new name, new attitude—follows her soon-to-be ex to the small Northern California town of Cottonmouth.

What better way to show him—and his sweetheart—what he’s missing in the brand new Bobbie Jones than taking up with the town’s local bad boy—who’s also reputed to be a serial killer. Nick Angel is devilishly handsome and sexy as all get-out. In a word, perfect.

It’s all going exactly according to plan…until a real murder rocks the little town of Cottonmouth. Of course, Nick didn’t do it…did he?

Five-Time Award-Winning Debut Novel . . .

One Chance, One MomentFREE on Amazon!

“Fraught with entanglements, villains, vixens,  steamy sex, quiet romantic love and mystery … turns the old ‘boy meets girl’ model for this genre upside down.” – 2nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards

“A creative, light-hearted yet riveting story that is destined to be a romantic classic.” – Anita Lock for IndieReader

“A love story that will capture the romantic at heart while weaving thrills throughout the plot – creating one thrilling read.” – Allbooks Review International

“… impossible to put down. Fans of romance will find themselves absolutely riveted by the story as the suspense and tension become as unbearable as it is for Garry and Mandy.” – Book Reviewer List

“…hated to see the story end. Wonderful work, wonderful presentation. Would I recommend this book to others? ABSOLUTELY!” – Magic City Morning Star News 

A nurse trying to escape her past and secure her future as the adopted mother of a young boy she loves takes a well-paying job caring for a famous singer/songwriter after a car wreck nearly killed him. He refuses help, and she refuses to give up – until her perseverance rehabilitates his body, his career, and their abilities to love again.

Renowned singer/musician Garry Danzlo has decided to live a life of seclusion after a debilitating accident destroys his musical career. Guilt-ridden and stubborn, he wants no part of the holistic nurse his sister has hired to rehabilitate him.

He’s determined to get rid of her; she’s determined to stay.

Spunky, fun-loving Amanda Fields, widowed after a loveless marriage, is on a mission for love. More than anything in the world, she wants to adopt an eight-year-old, wheelchair-bound boy named Robbie. When her chance arrives that will provide her with sufficient funds for the adoption, there’s nothing to stop her from accomplishing the temporary job in Colorado.

But what she has to contend with is far more than just a difficult patient. Unexpected obstacles are suddenly out of her control. The least of her worries is falling for yet another man who doesn’t love her back.

Intriguing, fun and hope-filled, the novel explores the various facets of the heart and how we observe them in life. It portrays how love can go far deeper than skin, and it shares the importance of forgiveness to find true peace within.

NOTE: When purchasing One Chance, One Moment, 10% of proceeds will be donated to charity – providing the needs for public schools and their depleted music programs.

* NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award (Summer 2014)
* Indie Reader’s 2014 Top Indie Books (Fall 2014)
* Shelf Unbound Notable Indie Book, Romance (Winter 2014)
* Gayle Willson Award of Excellence, Contemporary Single Title Finalist (March 2015)
* eLit Silver Award for Best Romance (May 2015)

Shockingly deep, thoughtful, touching, heartwarming, devastating and soulful!

CakeGet it on Amazon!

Jake McKallister might have been a rock star, but he was no ordinary one. Surviving an unspeakable crime as a young teen had shaped him into a guarded workaholic, and he now lived his life trying to forget. If it hadn’t been for music and the redemption he found through it, he might not have survived. Career success came easily for him. Personal connections did not.

When outspoken, vivacious college student Casey Caldwell was paired with the famously reserved rockstar for a friend’s wedding, she was prepared for the worst. What could they possibly have in common? She was a bubbly talker; he was a reclusive loner. His life was filled with music; she couldn’t carry a tune. She’d enjoyed a happy childhood; his was a well-publicized nightmare.

Yet despite their obvious differences, Jake and Casey found each other, and her light balanced out his darkness. Would their love be strong enough to survive the weight of his tragic past?

Take My Husband, Please: A Romantic Comedy

Take My HusbandGet it on Amazon!

If you could teach your ex-husband a lesson, would you?

After Sophie files for divorce from Will, his unexpected financial apocalypse brings him back under her roof. Awkward! And if that’s not bad enough, Sophie’s new guy—a sexy and successful entrepreneur—is not keen on dating her without proof that Will is truly out of the picture. Sophie and her best friend concoct a brilliant bet to keep Will “occupied,” but things take a surprise turn for the crazy when Sophie gets roped into sending her ex on five blind dates!

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You might even want to Take My Husband, Please! Available on Amazon in ebook and paperback.

For more about Kimberly Jayne, please visit www.readkimberly.com

A heart-tugging romantic comedy!

A surprisingly whimsical story that would leave you smiling days after you finish reading it.
Courting Pippa
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Since joining the New South Wales’ Rescue and Bomb Disposal Unit as a desk jockey, Pippa Mitchell has made a rule for herself: She won’t date cops. Even her crush, Officer Paolo Joshua Domini, was off limits.

Over time, their friendship had deepened to the point Josh called on his childhood friend, ex-girlfriend Abigail Senna to help sort out his feelings for Pippa. His visit revealed Abigail was dying with a few months to live. Her concern was for him was to experience life fully and to find lasting love.

After the time spent with Abigail, Josh was convinced it was time to pursue Pippa, the woman of his choosing. Would he be able to convince her to give him a chance?

Pippa continued to play hard to get and kept him at arm’s length, but he was drop dead gorgeous, adork-able, and funny. Would she be able to keep resisting him? Or would she fall for his charm?

This exquisite tale of love and friendship is swoon-worthy and addictive!.

Recommended romantic comedy: Enduring the Wild Sparks

Enduring the Wild SparksGet it on Amazon!

Hadley Beckett has a long way to go on the heartbreaking and unforgiving road to redemption. As she continues to recover, her family and friends rally around her, each having their own idea about how to help Hadley heal, as honest or misguided they may be.

Hang on for this uncertain journey with Hadley as she discovers truths she never knew existed, and uncovers lies she thought were her reality. Through all the hardship, she’ll find this isn’t the finale for her. It’s a fresh start. Yet, after the catastrophic end she had feared for three years came true, a fresh start may be an unexpected ignition to a new explosion, learning the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, and sticks of dynamite.

Recommended reading: The Seven Steps to Closure

7 steps to closureFREE on Amazon!

Winner of the 2012 elit Publishing Awards Humor Category
2015 London Book Festival Honorable Mention
Tara Babcock awakes the morning after her 30th birthday with a hangover that could kill an elephant – and the knowledge she is still no closer to achieving closure on her marriage breakup. Things go from bad to worse when she discovers that, not only is her ex-husband engaged to her cousin – Tash, the woman he left her for – but that Jake is also running for Lord Mayor of Sydney.
Desperate to leave the destructive relationship behind and with nothing to lose, she decides – with encouragement from her three best friends – to follow the dubious advice from a magazine article, Closure in Seven Easy Steps.
The Seven Steps to Closure follows Tara on her sometimes disastrous – always hilarious – path to achieve the seemingly impossible.

Another Sara King thrilling story!

Alaskan FireGet it on Amazon!

Blaze MacKenzie is a brand new heiress who just discovered that her ‘parents’ actually found her abandoned as an infant in some bizarre human sacrifice in the woods. Along with that letter came a six hundred thousand dollar check, a strange golden feather, and the ability to move to the Alaska Bush and begin her dream-life living off the Grid.

Unfortunately for Blaze, life in rural Alaska isn’t as peaceful as she expected. Among her many startling discoveries is that her sexy new handyman, Jack Thornton, has already ‘claimed’ the territory that her new lodge is sitting on, and he doesn’t plan to leave…

Further complicating matters, Jack makes it clear to Blaze that there are a good many things that go bump in the Alaskan night, and when a pack of werewolves goes rogue and starts killing or turning everyone along the Yentna River, Blaze and Jack find themselves in a fight for survival in this magic-soaked Land of the Midnight Sun.

Romantic at heart!

Mistletoe Kisses

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Two years ago, horse trainer Ty Evans impulsively stole a kiss under the mistletoe from his best friend, actress Shannon O’Neil, and unearthed a physical chemistry neither knew existed, but through an unspoken agreement, it was never mentioned again.

Now, after tabloid lies have destroyed Shannon’s relationship with her boyfriend and made her question her dreams, she returns to Northstar and in desperate need of her friend and some perspective. This might be the chance Ty’s been waiting for—an opportunity to convince Shannon that their kiss under the mistletoe was just the beginning of something even more wonderful.