News & Updates:
February 7, 2024
Today is the day, the Wicked Surrender cover reveal is here. As with Ezra before him, I knew we’d found Adam from the first glance at this image. Photographer Michelle Lancaster is always fantastic to work with and she can find exactly what I’m looking for. Model Andy Murray is a whole vibe unto himself and our goddess of art and covers, Stephanie Heinritz at Vicious Desires Design brings the magic together.
Releasing March 19th, Wicked Surrender is book 4 of 6 in the Bay Ridge Royals.
Every moment of my life was planned out before birth…
Family legacy dictates everything from type of education to suitability of friends to eligible marriage opportunities to the type of business I’m expected to go pursue. It’s more than just DNA, it’s also about birth order, gender, and unfortunately—the family name.
I was born a Reed and the weight that carries isn’t limited to the doors that it opens, but also the ones it bars shut. When I was tapped for the Royals, I saw my first way out—but it only proved to be a deeper trap.
Every single move I’ve made has been to tear us all free from King, from our parents, from our families—but there is no way out. There is only through.
We can’t break away, we have to take over.
Lies, betrayal, family.
The only woman I’ve ever loved is a the center of the board, courted and pursued on all sides by new players and old. There can be no truce.
My best friend? He’s lost his damn mind, avoiding me, and agreeing to plans he swore had long since fallen by the wayside.
Yet here we are. He’s surrendered.
I refuse to accept that.
I refuse to accept it for her, for him, or for us.
If the only way out is to destroy everyone in our path—then that’s exactly what we’re going to do.
WICKED SURRENDER is a full-length mature dark, new adult romance with enemies-to-lovers/love-hate themes. Please be aware some situations may be uncomfortable for readers. Trigger warnings can be found in the foreword should you require them. This is book four in a six book series that is a why choose with multiple new adults exploring and coming to terms with their evolving sexuality, identities, and relationships.
January 26, 2024
Here we go! While Shamelessly Loyal actually released as part of a charity anthology last year, it was released as a standalone in September to be followed up immediately by Battle Lines. Shamelessly Loyal, of course, is a novella that serves both as a bridge for books 4 and 5 of the 82nd Street Vandals and details what Lainey and Milo were doing during those books. It’s also a good base to jump into the rest of the Bay Ridge Royals series as a whole. Book 2, Battle Lines, picks up after the end of the major events in the 82nd Street Vandals.
As a “true” sequel of sorts, we elected to keep all the voices from the Vandals audio books largely because our entire cast of characters were introduced in the Vandals. Do you have to read Vandals first? No. Will you enjoy a deeper understanding? Yes. It’s been my goal from the beginning to make this series as accessible as possible. That said, yes, there’s a lot of crossover between the two series.
Fortunately, Vandals is complete and is also available on audio (and the audio is complete). So if you want to start with the 82nd Street Vandals, head right over Savage Vandal. That would be your starting point.
If you’re ready for the Bay Ridge Royals, you start with Shamelessly Loyal!
As always, I am a huge fan of the multi-cast that works together with the fantastic producers at Audio Sorceress to create this wonderful experience. What a great release week for the Bay Ridge Royals, book 3, Deceptive Truce just released and now we have the first two books in audio! Happy reading!
January 23, 2024
Happy New Year! And welcome to our first release of 2024. I can’t tell you how excited I am to kick off this year. I have so much going on and a lot of plans to share with you.
Deceptive Truce is book three in the Bay Ridge Royals. I am utterly in love with this series and it’s been pouring out of me. These characters are so vibrant, strong-willed, and honestly—a little bit crazy. Okay, some of them are a lot crazy. That said, they are also my kind of crazy.
I’ve written a lot of books in my career. Some long, some short, some paranormal and other contemporary. I’ve written books where it was like pulling teeth to find each and very word and I’ve written others where it all just seems to magically coalesce on the page. I have said for years that my subconscious mind is far more clever than the rest of my brain. It thinks three, four, sometimes five steps ahead. For Bay Ridge Royals, it has legitimately been planning for three or four series ahead.
There are a lot of things coming together in this series. If you’ve read the other books, you might get a little something extra. At the same time, it’s a story about Lainey, Milo, Adam, Ezra, and Bodhi. It’s a story about corrupt families and broken relationships. It’s tale of greed and passion, friendships found and lovers lost. It’s also about fusing together for a common goal.
More than all of that, it asks the question, what wouldn’t you do for the people you love? At the heart of it all is loyalty. I genuinely freaking adore this series. I want everyone to love it like I do. I’ve only written two or three, genuine passion projects—books I wrote because I loved the story more than anything else. Bay Ridge Royals is absolutely in that category.
Give it a chance and let these characters seduce you.
Oops, I got a little carried away there, I have a few other morsels to share with you, from new series announcements to upcoming plans and much more.
Patreon has launched! It’s still a work in progress, so please mind our dust. The first few chapters of the Scorned Honor serial kicked off on there already.
The first chapter of the What If story has kicked off. I haven’t decided whether it will be Wednesday or Friday… for updates. Currently, Scorned Honor is every other Friday so bear with me on this one.
For those asking, the What If is called Rules, Roses, & Rivals and it’s a what if Frankie met Frenchie over the summer and started senior year with a boyfriend rather than meeting him on day one! Don’t expect it to go exactly the way it did with a few bumps. I’m writing this as much for exploring the road less traveled as for fun!
We have some new art up, and I have more coming.
You can check it out right here.
SPECIAL STANDALONE NOVELS COMING
We have some special new releases coming this year, a chance to revisit a few of our friends.
- Hellos and Happily Ever Afters – Frankie and the guys
- Dirty Dancer – 82nd Street Vandals
- Torched on Tour – KC and the girls
I do not have dates yet, I am working on them and have been. As soon as one is finished, I’ll put it up for preorder, etc. I am super excited to return to these worlds! Yes, each book takes place AFTER their series finales.
I have 2 of the 3 covers to reveal, so we may make it a game to get those up for you to see!
BAY RIDGE ROYALS | BOOK FOUR: Wicked Surrender, is currently available for preorder. Don’t mind the currently listed release date. As always, I’ll move the date up when it’s done. FUN FACT: We are on track to get to my editors by the beginning of Feb. Which will mean a March release 😀
The following have no particular dates as yet, and some are pending:
- BAY RIDGE ROYALS | BOOK FIVE
- BAY RIDGE ROYALS | BOOK SIX
- NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT: BLOOD Brothers
- Book One: BURN
- FMC: Grace Degas Black – yes, she is the twin sister of Blake Blessing’s Bastard Brothers of Carnage heroine: Amorette Black
- MMCs: Yes, these are Doc’s former teammates all introduced in Vandals briefly (as was Grace).
- Currently, Burn is up for preorder for January of 2025, it will be done well before then, but I am giving myself breathing room.
- STANDALONES listed above
- PNR STANDALONE – TO BE ANNOUNCED – I’ve missed writing PNR so this one is absolutely for me and is going to be my carrot project this year. I get to work on it when I hit my word count deadlines. When I hit the halfway mark, I’ll announce what it is (and yes, I already have a cover *winks*)
I have quite a few more surprises planned. Including events. Be sure to visit the events tab on my website to see where I’ll be in 2024 and the preorders as they open. As always, if you aren’t in the Facebook reader group, they pretty much get the first news drops of everything.
This is gonna be a banger of a year!