Do Not Assume
Coming 15 August 2017 From Solstice PublishingHow safe are genetic tests? DNA tests cover everything from parentage to aging speed. Who has access to those millions test results?
Orphaned shortly after birth, adopted in her eleventh summer by a nurturing couple, Nicoleta always wondered about her ancestry. Her fathers give her a precious gift of information at her college graduation. A report about how she became an orphan and a DNA test kit. Finally, she might learn about her genetic heritage. About the origins of her mysterious parents who gave her emphatic and other special abilities.
After weeks of job-hunting, she lands the perfect job. Media Specialist for a newly acquired small chain of hotels in Europe. She sets off for Germany with her new boss and his crew. Europe can be dangerous for the very rich and the Foxboroughs rank at the top.
James Woodruff, head of security, soon realizes someone wants Nicoleta. Why? First she’s involved in a suspicious crash while shopping and then there are men trying to kidnap her. Who is after this beautiful Media Specialist? How far will these people go to capture her?
James and Nicoleta begin an arduous journey across Romania, trying to stay ahead of the kidnappers and her father’s clan who feel Nicoleta belongs to them. Knowing she needs to ensure the safety of her bloodline, Nicoleta plots how to take down her enemies. Will James and his team be on her side, or can she expect to execute this mission on her own?
August FireSparks fly...
When they meet, Stephanie thinks Doyle rude, crude, and bossy and while he loves her long legs, he thinks she seems snobbish and cold. However, he feels she has interesting possibilities and she thinks he is a sexy hunk.
Surviving the arsonist set rangeland fire together ignites the passions each has been ignoring. The rugged high desert and mountains of Colorado set the scene for adventure, danger and fiery passions. Can they stay ahead of the arsonist and develop a solid relationship in the bright light of day?
Growing trust in the face of adversity, just how strong is this new relationship. Can each of them get beyond past betrayals and pain? Will the final chapter be a wedding, or a fond farewell?
Riverview is home to Stephanie and now to Doyle. The small Colorado town and its citizens reflect small ranch towns across the United States. Showing the values and closeness of the residents who support each other when times are tough.
A long forgotten corpse...
The mummified body, discovered in a National Forest; brings FBI forensic specialist David Harrison to remote Riverview, Colorado where he meets Megan and Kam, two women he finds difficult to keep up with.
Bullets and a blizzard force Kam and David to an abandoned cabin where they discover evidence about murder, extortion and blackmail from the 1930’s. They also discover a shared heritage that becomes a private joke between them as they grow closer.
Mysteries and romance...
Together they discover the connections of the ancient crime to crimes of the not so distant past and the present. Kam and David experience danger and pain, and finally a murder attempt against Kam. Can David save her before it’s too late? Will the shared danger help them to build a lasting relationship, or will the secrets between them keep them apart?
This book, like the first Riverview mystery, Desperate Endurance, shows the values and cohesiveness of small town and rural America. People are willing to help each other and work to keep each other safe in a very rugged and unforgiving land.
Desperate EnduranceWrong place, wrong time...
Witness to a murder in a deserted highway rest area, dull and drab Bethany runs from the killers when the victim warns her to “trust no one”, changing her complete look and personality in her attempt to hide.
Bethany takes on the challenge of finding the victim’s son to deliver the documents as he asked with his dying breath. Can she stay ahead of the men seeking to stop her?
Meeting the victim’s son, Roger, she realizes quickly that she needs his help to find the mastermind and survive the attacks of the killers on her trail. Her new saucy appearance gives her needed courage to chance her heart on the rugged rancher. Can they find the villain before it’s too late for her? Will the heat of their chemistry mature into a stronger emotion?
Bethany uses her sport of Endurance Racing, hiding in ride camps, traveling with other riders to stay hidden from the killers. Will the speed and endurance of her horses save her from the mastermind when she’s force to race to the safety of Roger’s arms?
Step into rural America and the sport of Endurance. People standing together to protect each other and riders who close ranks against outsiders if one of their own is threatened. This book honestly portrays those who live far from city streets and those who ride rugged trails at speed for the fun and challenge of the event.
GREAT QUOTES ON WRITING
"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous." Robert Benchley
"I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there’s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don’t know how many branches it’s going to have, they find out as it grows. And I’m much more a gardener than an architect." George R.R. Martin
"I realize that some of you may have come in hopes of hearing tips on how to become a professional writer. I say to you, “If you really want to hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be a homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts. But do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites, standing for absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college."
The first draft of anything is shit.
– Ernest Hemingway
“And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.”
– Ray Bradbury