This is a short story.
Sometimes…you’re better off dead.
Even as a woman used to dealing with dead people, Genesis Blacke has met her match.
Widow Genesis Blacke spends her days with dead people and her nights wishing she could relive the last moments with her deceased husband, that she could somehow change the past and save him from death. Fate gives her a second chance at love, but it isn’t quite what she expects
Here comes the groom...
Food critic Ginger Elcott has made a lot of enemies with her snarky and scathing reviews, leaving her scrambling to book a caterer for her spur-of-the-moment wedding. As her recurring bad luck would have it, the one man her fiancé wants her to hire is also the object of an annoying and unexpected attraction.
Dealing with bridezillas is part of the job for Mason Hughes, but his newest client takes argumentative and demanding to a new level. Surrendering to her request seems like the easiest solution, but a sizzling kiss sparks more than a passing sexual interest in her.Circumstances change drastically when Ginger dumps her cheating groom and proposes much more than a single night of passion to her sexy caterer. Two contracts and a wedding later, the bedroom is hotter than the kitchen—until a malicious review of Mason’s Premier Catering threatens to roast their newly complicated relationship.
Restaurateur Nash Granger wouldn’t mind being happily married—if a woman would let him tend to his growing business instead of making babies. When a call for custom cabinets turns into phone sex, he’s ready to give dating another chance.
Carpenter Lucie Reiter likes her food and her men hot and spicy, but a helping of the safest kind of sex is the perfect appetizer to take the edge off her hunger. When she discovers her partner is the renowned barbecue master she crowned King of the Grill, she’s ready to take their association to a more personal level.But Nash’s plan to boost his finances with one more cook-off leaves Lucie with a tough decision—step down from judging or brush off the man who always puts business first.
Widower Drew Fulton wants nothing more than to give his boss an earful for taking him away from daughters and tricking him into spending four days—and a blizzard—with his quick-tempered new client. Unfortunately, her temper isn’t all that’s hot.
Deli owner and single mom Pepper McCann might be attracted to her marketing guy, but she has no intention of falling for her cousin’s underhanded matchmaking scheme. She has enough complications in her life without getting involved with a man who still mourns his dead wife. Unfortunately, the road to hell’s kitchen is paved with good intentions.
Sparks fly—in temperaments and body chemistry—and cooking together seems easier than resisting desire, especially when real life isn’t around to interrupt. The challenge will be preventing the flame from spreading so fast they both get burned. But his kids and a blast from the past just might douse it first.
MF; Erotic Romance; 25,039 words
A steamy no-strings affair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be for a sassy egg seller and the sexy businessman trying to take her farm.
Haunted by her traumatic childhood, forty-year-old Lindie Brewster finds a measure of peace living alone in rural Ohio with her chickens and gardens to keep her company. Living life on her own terms has gone off without a hitch, until her sexy new neighbor threatens to ruin everything.
Divorcee and reconfirmed bachelor Blaine Stockwell has always had a life plan, and regaining possession of his grandparents’ farm is at the top of his priority list, in addition to being a good father to his nephews. When his lawyer’s generous offers don’t convince the current owner to sell, a little reconnaissance is in order.Finding Lindie naked in the backyard tempts Blaine to enjoy another kind of arrangement while searching for a solution to their standoff. A no-strings affair improves both their dispositions until a more-than-business proposal and the past threaten to scramble their newly hatched feelings for each other.
Determined to put the past behind him and follow through on his dream, Kane Hardesty moves to a new town to open his cupcake shop. A little cross-promotion deal with the delectable latté-skinned barista seems like the perfect combination of business and pleasure, but her uncle’s merger suggestion sounds even better.
Unfortunately, the sparks between them aren’t the only fire in town. When Calais has to close her shop and move out of her smoke-damaged apartment, Kane offers her a partnership she can’t refuse. But a persistent arsonist and Kane’s past may put an end to their lucrative arrangement—and her.