The Dog Thief (Book One)

She stole a dog. He stole her heart.

To save him, she's take chances, make friends, and discover love.

Broken-hearted Maddie Whitney, aka Mad Girl, is a dog rehabilitator whose significant behavioral issues make her an outcast in the small rural Northern California town of Coyote Run. When Maddie discovers a murdered woman in a field, she impulsively claims that she's an animal psychic to gin up business.

Now the girl who can't make eye contact is the focus of the wrong kind of attention.

Maddie's forced to start a Search and Rescue team with her ex-girlfriend's twin brother, Oliver, a hostile sheriff, or risk losing her beloved former military dog. As she trains Oliver to be a dog handler, their relationship evolves from animosity to respect and more.

Meanwhile, Maddie's younger sister, Kenzie, who has always cared for Maddie, yearns for a life of her own, and the unknown murderer believes the animal psychic will discover his identity.

Difficult and complicated Maddie makes new friends, faces life-threatening dangers, and tests her ability to function without the protective walls she's built around her.

Mad Dog Down the Road (Book Two)

A passionate and awkward dog rehabilitator. A suspicious boat explosion. An alluring young widow.

When Maddie “Mad Girl” Whitney rescues a half-dead fighting dog, she doesn’t realize she’s holding the key to revealing brutal criminals hiding in plain sight. As the summer temperatures increase, so do her problems — including a gruesome discovery after a K-9 Search and Rescue.

The sweltering weather is affecting everyone. Her partner, Sheriff Oliver Desjardins is keeping secrets and his new deputy has it out for Maddie. Her veterinarian friend is spending a suspicious amount of time with an enticing widow.  And Maddie must retire her beloved military vet dog and team up with untamed and extraordinary Vixen.

Without her sister nearby, Maddie reverts to compulsive behaviors. Is she spinning out of control or is she on the verge of learning the truth about the town’s biggest mysteries?

All Maddie wants to do is bring her family and friends back together and stop the dog-fighters. But first, she must survive the most dangerous night of her life.

Howl Like the Wind (Book Three)

A murder in a crowd…with no witnesses.

An intruder on her ranch…and only the dogs know the identity.

Old faces and old cases return with shocking demands.

A fierce Thanksgiving day storm sends Maddie “Mad Girl” Whitney and the Midnight Runners K-9 Search and Rescue team racing to Deadman’s Mountain. They find the victim…

But that’s only the start of a season of high crimes and mystery.

Each new crisis leads Maddie and her partner Sheriff Oliver Desjardins back to Deadman’s, the rumored haunt of the Coyote Run Creeper. Soon, Maddie begins wondering if there’s any truth to the legend of a madman living on the mountain.

Will ghosts from the past keep Maddie from finding her way through a devastating winter into the New Year?



Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (Book 1)

Funny, sexy aspiring novelist Milagro De Los Santos attends a book party for her pretentious ex-boyfriend and meets a fabulous man, Oswald Grant. After a wild kissing encounter and an accidental exchange of blood, she becomes extremely ill and experiences weird cravings. She doesn't believe in vampires, but a secret cabal kidnaps her and tells her she is one. Milagro escapes to hide at Oswald's family estate. His family think she's a trashy gold-digger, and she thinks they're terrible snobs for people who secretly drink animal blood cocktails. Will these strange bedfellows ever learn to get along so they can defend themselves against those who won't let the undead live in peace?

Midnight Brunch at Casa Dracula (Book 2)

Milagro is in a serious relationship with a fabulous man, Oswald Grant, MD, and living at his wine country ranch with his career-fixated relatives. She's hurt when she's excluded from a midnight ceremony with special guests including a creepy family elder, Oswald's hostile parents, and Milagro's ex-lover, decadent and powerful Ian Ducharme. She steps into a trap when she begins investigating the vampires and flees to the desert to hide and work on a screenplay. It's all lots of fun until the bwaa-ha-ha laughter and the knives come out.

The Bride of Casa Dracula (Book 3)

Milagro is having serious problems planning her wedding to fabulous Oswald Grant, MD. His mother loathes her, her dog just died, and then her extravagant friend Nancy hijacks the role of wedding coordinator. The Vampire Council assigns conniving Cornelia Ducharme, the sister of Milagro's ex-lover, to supervise the couple through ancient wedding traditions. Meanwhile, Milagro's reduced to ghostwriting the memoirs of a loony little man who claims to be a shapeshifter. A series of accidents convinces everyone that Milagro is cracking under the pressure, but she's sure someone out is to get her.  And why does she keep running into dangerously sexy Ian Ducharme?

Haunted Honeymoon at Casa Dracula (Book 4)

When Milagro can't pay her condo fees, she's forced to take another crazy ghostwriting job. She still yearns for her ex-fiance, Dr. Oswald Grant,

and is conflicted about her affair with Vampire Council member Ian Ducharme. When Ian’s flirtations with a pretty neighbor infuriate Milagro, she travels to London, and things really go wrong. milagro’s framed for murder, but a head injury gives her amnesia and she forgets her entire existence as the only human survivor of a vampire infection. Will Milagro make all the same mistakes, or will she discover the real killers and finally get to use the Margaritanator 3000 at her wedding reception?


Fancy That (
formerly Nancy's Theory of Style)

She's the girl you love to hate because she has it all--looks, wealth, status, and far too much self-confidence. So when snooty young Nancy Carrington-Chambers flees her hardworking, but "not fabulous enough" husband for a chic San Francisco apartment and starts an event planning company, Froth, everyone is hoping for her to fall on her face and learn a lesson. She hires the perfect assistant--Derek is gorgeous, British, and gay. Nancy's quest for a perfectly stylish life is derailed by her growing attraction to Derek and the arrival of her irresponsible cousin's child on her doorstep.

Confounded by a child's needs, Nancy seeks the advice of a kind-hearted divorced mother on the fringes of her social circle. Nancy's discovers too late that her stodgy husband isn't as complacent as he seemed. But is she willing to give up everything she values for those she's come to love?

The She-Hulk Diaries

Saying there are two sides to Jennifer Walters's personality is an understatement. When she hasn't morphed into a 650-pound, crime-fighting, hard-partying superhero, she's a single lawyer trying to find a permanent place to live and a new firm that doesn't know about some of her more notorious cases. Because, despite her record of case wins, she also manages to leave a lot of claims for damages in her wake. She's also like to have normal human relationships, including a boyfriend who isn't trying to take over the universe.Can you blame her for being tempted to hulk out now and then to go dancing with celebrities or smash a few things that are just begging to be smashed?

Young Adult Gothic 

Dark Companion

Orphaned at the age of six, Jane Williams has grown up in a series of foster homes, learning to survive in the shadows of life. Through hard work, she manages to win a scholarship to the exclusive Birch Grove Academy. She finds herself accepted by a group of amazing girls and even starts tutoring the headmistress's gorgeous son Lucien. He represents everything that Jane has done without in her miserable life, and she thinks that if she can have him, she'll also have security, family, and safety from the dangerous world. But the more she learns about Birch Grove's recent past, the more Jane comes to suspect that there is something sinister going on. She must discover why she was brought to Birch Grove--and what she would risk to stay there... Because even the brightest people make terrible mistakes when they're offered everything they've always wanted.