Books

The Clinch

RELEASE DATE: January 2021

ISBN-13  978-1-63555-820-3

PUBLISHER: Bold Strokes Books

Eden Bauer grew up in a rough part of New York with an unsafe home life and took refuge in the neighborhood Taekwondo dojang. When the master of the dojang offered to train Eden as a live-in student, he started her on a journey that would eventually lead her to become the UFC featherweight champion of the world.

Eden loves competing and coaching the underprivileged kids of her community, but just as she’s getting comfortable with her champion title, a new martial artist from a legendary family comes roaring onto the scene with a dynasty on her shoulders. Brooklyn Shaw is a loud, cocky, aggressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu genius who’s also unfortunately pretty dreamy.

Brooklyn and Eden’s rivalry attracts worldwide attention, but as they spend time together, Eden sees past Brooklyn’s showmanship to who she really is. They ought to be perfect for one another, but can either really fall in love with the person standing in the way of her dreams?

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Shadows of a Dream

RELEASE DATE: DECEMBER 2019

ISBN-13  978-1-63555-598-1

PUBLISHER: Bold Strokes Books

When Rainn went rogue from the life her mother wanted for her, she thought she'd have her brother by her side. Instead, his sudden death sent Rainn into a tailspin that has her living in an alley behind a bar. Her life might look like a train wreck, but nothing can distract her from making her rock band the Suicidal Angels a success. Then she meets Jaselle.

 

A painter with an intrinsic understanding of art, Jaselle's effortless connection to Rainn's deepest thoughts and fears is intoxicating, and soon they're falling into a love more powerful than anything Rainn has ever known. She's never been happier, until Jaselle's addiction to meth rages out of control, taking over both their lives.

Rainn's all-consuming need to salvage their relationship might cost her her friends, her band, her dream, and ultimately, herself.

Secrets on the Clock

RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 16, 2018

ISBN-13  978-1-63555-292-8

PUBLISHER: Bold Strokes Books

Jenna Thompson is a recently promoted supervisor for Child Protective Services, but she's already having a hard time following the rules. She knows that if she dares act on her desire for her new trainee, she won’t keep her job long.

Danielle Corey’s family disowned her when she came out at seventeen, so she’s passionate about helping children who have been neglected, abused, or abandoned by their families. Eager to prove herself as a new social worker, Danielle struggles with her unprofessional attraction for her new boss.

As the case they’re working on becomes more volatile, their opinions start to clash even as coworkers become suspicious of their obvious connection. Tensions rise and, with their careers and hearts in the balance, Jenna and Danielle have to decide if they’re willing to risk everything they’ve worked for to take a chance at forever.

"...startling suspense that will have you hanging on the edge of your seat."

 

"...romance with thick background plot and deeper structure..."

"...drama, action and romance in a well-written and engaging story."

"...keeps you coming back from doing all the other things you should be doing."

"...so much emotion related to their chosen profession and how strong and determined you must be."

Hers to Protect

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 01, 2018

ISBN-13  978-1-63555-229-4

PUBLISHER: Bold Strokes Books

Kaia Sorano is a police officer in the dangerous and gang dominated streets of Chicago. She thinks she's prepared for anything, but when she responds to a bloody domestic violence call, only to find her high school sweetheart is the victim, she knows she has to find a way to help.

When Adrienne's mother moved her to the south side of Chicago at seventeen, she quickly saw her safe life and idealistic love with Kaia replaced with poverty, crime, and violence. Now twenty-seven, Adrienne is dating Gianna, a high-ranking member of a brutal gang. She has the streets figured out, but the first rule is to never talk to cops, even one  she used to be in love with.

As their attraction grows into love, Adrienne and Kaia struggle to see past the changes in each other and escape Gianna and the gang, who have threatened both their lives.

"...my heart is still pounding."

"...does not sugarcoat a single topic and gratuitously writes gang life in vivid technicolor..."

"...three dimensional characters who have both flaws and admirable qualities."

"I will not be surprised if someone picks this book for a movie."

"...make sure you have an hour totally free to read the last 50 pages of this book"

18th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection

RELEASE DATE: JULY 2018

ISBN-13  9781440354854

PUBLISHER: Writer's Digest

This exclusive collection includes the top twenty-five winning entries of the 18th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition, including the first-place winner, "Beneath the Cracks" by Nicole Disney.