Brilliant software engineer Drew Monroe created his company, Elysium, to help give closure to those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, through the use of virtual reality. Though passionate about his work, being constantly surrounded by heartache and death has taken a toll on his mental health. When he accepts the case of a young widow referred to him by Madame Eve, her tragic tale depresses him further, but he commits himself to programming April the romantic date she desires.
April arrives at Elysium and prepares to enter Drew’s virtual realm. Will she find the solace she seeks within? Or will she discover she doesn’t need a fantasy world to discover happiness again?
As someone who will likely never live long enough to get through all the books on her “to-read” list, I thank you for taking the time to pick up this book, especially if you’re taking a chance and this is the first of my works you’ve read. Followers of my blog know that it’s filled with introspection, honesty, and self-deprecating humor, and I’ll be the first one to say when something I’ve written is mediocre.
This story is not. All my projects have their own special place in my heart for different reasons, but like anyone who practices a craft, I’m always looking to improve. I can sincerely say that Elysium is the best book I’ve written in my career as an author, and I’m beyond excited to be able to take this journey with you.
I set out to write a beautiful, sensual, poignant love story, and I hope I hit all the right chords. I also hope you grow to love the characters as much as I do and that their tale is a memorable one. So here’s to life and death, love and loss, and the infinite possibilities of the world of Elysium.
Cooper Tate heads to Ottawa to meet a friend. When he learns of her deception, he is ready to head back home and vows never to trust her again. That is, until he sees a picture of his stunning date.
With the help of Madame Eve, can these two former neighbors become lovers? Or will extraterrestrial secrets rip away the hero Melinda has always dreamed of?
When Lina settles in Paris, loneliness and unfulfilled expectations threaten to pull the shaky relationship apart. Could the barriers between them be caused by an evil greater than they imagined? Soon, they will have to fight for Paris, but will they survive?
In book three of Wildfires: Morgan is a shy librarian with fantasies of what it would be like to have the sole attention of three strapping firemen directed toward her. Of course it isn’t possible for her, but when you are surrounded with books in and out each day, dreaming becomes a part of everyday life.
Lex, Vince, and Storm have a plan to get the woman they want more than their next breath. They even have a group of old biddies on their side to help with the plan. What the three men learn is no plan is fail proof but…when you want something bad enough, not a blizzard, a firebug, or a misguided deranged stalker will keep them from having the woman they want. Now they just need her to cooperate and to realize life with them would be better than without them.
Lorcan Flynn loves hard when he loves, without thought and without fear – at least he used to. Left broken from his first wife’s defection, Lorcan fled Ireland and settled far away, from Dublin’s busy streets, in Shute Pond, Wisconsin. It is there he practices his eco-architecture and creates leather masks he is compelled to bring to life by a cloaked woman who haunts his dreams. Lorcan is content in his quiet life, until he meets Primrose Scott.
Can two lost people conquer a curse? Can a mask help release their inner desires? With a little push from a long-dead fallen faerie, two interfering demi-faeries, and one Irish father, will Primrose and Lorcan shed their masks and find happily ever after? Will they find a way to conquer fear, open their hearts, and let love in?
Ripley Greystone has a big problem—her pack is Alpha-less and a local coyote band knows it. The safety of her pack rides on trusting Drew, the new Alpha of the Black Hills Wolves. But, admitting the reason for needing his help isn’t something she’s quite ready to do.
Drew senses there’s more to Ripley’s request to join his pack than what she leads him to believe. There’s only one way to know for sure—send an Infiltrator to spy on Ripley and her pack.
Forced to infiltrate her pack to discover the its hidden secrets and protect it from the coyotes determined to claim the she-wolves for themselves, Z finds more than he expects—all the while fighting the need to claim Ripley as his mate.
Under the guise of research for a magazine article, Brett Carver contacts 1Night Stand, but she’s really hoping a hot date will be the perfect quick-fix to her problem: constantly fantasizing about her best friend, Lincoln Murrow.
After accidentally coming across Brett's email from Madame Eve, Lincoln cannot stand the thought of another man laying hands on the woman he's craved for years. The solution is simple: take the place of her date. He’ll show her what is familiar is not always predictable.
When she walks in and sees Lincoln waiting for her, she’s shocked, mad as hell, then torn between potent desire and keeping their relationship platonic. Unable to resist her fantasy-come-true, she gives in, knowing it’s a point of no return.
They were always meant to be together, and Linc knows it’ll take more than amazing sex to convince Brett. Lucky for her, he’s more than up to the challenge. Because sometimes the biggest risk is not taking one at all.
After following Madame Eve’s instructions, Caleb finds himself in a vivid fantasy world, complete with a damsel in distress who needs rescuing. His objective is clear, but he must find a way around the many obstacles standing between him and Alizeira, the mysterious woman imprisoned in an underground cell.
While working on his plans to save her, Caleb spends time getting to know Alizeira beyond her role as prisoner, and a mutual attraction develops between them. He is unsure whether she’s a real person playing a part like him, or if she’s simply one piece of the elaborate simulation that’s been programmed for his date. Setting her free is the first step to discovering the truth, but how many secrets is Alizeira hiding?
Bryce Simpson did the only thing he could. He spurned Marjorie Steel. Even though he’ll be living on her ranch, he is determined to stay away from her. She’s worthy of more than he can even think about giving, especially now that long-buried memories are surfacing and he’s learning that his father’s sins may go even deeper than he imagined.
Bryce’s rejection destroys Marjorie, and she descends to a dark place she thought she’d abandoned forever. She emerges stronger, though, and is determined not to let heartbreak rule her life. Change is the answer, she’s sure, so she makes plans—plans that include a handsome personal trainer she meets at the gym.
When Bryce and Marjorie are thrown together, though, their ravenous hunger for each other takes over, leaving both of them more vulnerable than they realize.
Rosalind Cox tends to the horses on her cousin’s ranch resort, her love for the animals the only thing keeping her going since her husband turned his back on her. When he appears at her stables, all the longing and rising hope is crushed by the realization he’s only sought her out to gain his freedom.
She’ll give him what he wants, but she can’t resist taking one last kiss for herself. The kiss reopens emotions and attraction that neither can deny. To give in will only complicate the tangle as they try to unwind their lives. But even though Rosalind doesn’t care about Luke’s missing leg or his money, as long as he refuses to accept himself as whole, one night with his wife will be his last.