That was the deal singer Lauren Logan made with her ex-boyfriend. After recording a movie soundtrack, they remained anonymous as a publicity stunt for the film. Staying under the radar was easy for Lauren, a loyal but self-doubting wife and mother living in Tampa, Florida. Her biggest challenge was choosing a dinner menu to satisfy her teenage boys and keeping the meal hot for when her workaholic husband wandered home. Until the day Academy Award nominations were announced. Suddenly, Plebeian was thrust on the world’s stage, winning an Oscar for Best Original Song.
Sudden fame has brought Lauren things she didn’t want. But it’s also brought her someone she did: Andy Hayden, the man of her dreams. Now she has a red hot career with her ex-boyfriend, a husband who hasn’t noticed, and a smoldering crush on a man she hasn’t seen in years. Unfortunately, she also has a stalker who wants her to himself.
As she struggles between her obligations and following her heart, her stage fears begin to frustrate the band while danger follows her every move. Now she must fight for her happiness, her career…and her life.
Debbie Lum has enjoyed a 28-year professional career in marketing, where she loved turning big, complicated problems into smooth, organized programs. She’s travelled from the beaches of Turkey, to the volcanoes in Italy to the bricks of Red Square, Moscow. And no one can drink more unsweetened iced tea than her.
After seeing a self-esteem campaign encouraging little girls to dream big, she wondered why not grown women too? She challenged herself to do something she knew little about: reading and writing novels.
PLEBEIAN REVEALED is her debut novel, first in the PLEBEIAN series. It’s a journey about common people launched into something new. Just like Debbie.
Plebeian’s world tour is unraveling; and it’s all according to plan. By the time the band discovers the enemy within; Lauren has fallen into his trap. Suddenly her husband’s life is at risk and the world tour is in jeopardy. Lauren must face the killer to stop this, and resist his love.
Plebeian just reunited and already they are falling apart. Lauren is struggling to repair the damage from her ex-boyfriend Johnny’s untimely love confession when tragedy strikes. Now Johnny’s life is at risk and his cure lies in a secret that Lauren hides. Just when everyone is on the road to healing, a shocking confrontation with a killer reveals a bigger surprise. Lauren unravels in a downward spiral, questioning her choices, her loves and her life.
Only one man can save her, and Plebeian, now. And it’s not her husband.
"Helen has weaved a delicately balanced story of intrigue, secrets and passion, which practically melts the pages." -Bare Naked Words
"The love story between Talon and Jade continues in Obsession. An apt title to be sure, because everyone is obsessed. Dear Ms. Helen Hardt, I toss many profanities your way for making me wait. Though I give you my deepest gratitude for building the anticipation of what I’m sure will be an epic culmination to an amazing series. " -Heroes and Heartbreakers
"Talon and Jade's chemistry sizzles and the love scenes will melt your heart and your Kindle." -The Book Sirens
"I am loving this series so freaking much… The story line is one that will have you completely engrossed…" -Wicked Babes Blog
"Helen left my head spinning and my mind racing a mile a minute. I need to know what the secrets are... " -The Book Fairy Reviews
Jade Roberts is in love with Talon Steel but no longer welcome in his home. While she resolves to move on, she still longs for the passion she and Talon shared…and when her boss asks her to dig up information on the Steels, she’s only too happy to comply. Talon and his brothers are hiding something, and Jade is determined to find out what it is.
The moment Talon saw Jade he wanted her, ached for her, craved her…and now his desire has become his obsession. He knows she deserves better than his broken soul, but he can’t stay away from her, and he finally confesses his love. If he and Jade are to have a future, he knows he must make peace with the dark shadows and horrors of his past.
But as Talon begins his journey of healing, Jade uncovers some startling secrets…
"An enjoyable romantic drama that keeps readers guessing." - Kirkus Reviews
"Teasing and titillating until the end, I Can Handle Him is a bubbly and suspenseful romance." - Foreword Clarion Reviews
Quinn Corbin’s got nothing to lose – except her life.
She’s finally got the attention of the man she’s always loved, Nick Allen. But Nick has a reputation for trouble. And after a car explosion killed his last girlfriend, many people in San Antonio, Texas think Nick got away with murder.
But Quinn, a twenty-four-year-old elementary school teacher and bubbly optimist, believes Nick is innocent. So does her best friend Tory, a law student and sarcastic realist. Soon Quinn and Nick find their relationship growing when suddenly their world upends. Now Nick is in major trouble again and Quinn may have made the biggest mistake of her life.
With incriminating evidence mounting against Nick, Tory works to prove his innocence. But Nick finds himself in a bigger battle when he must fight to protect, and win, his true love.