Coming soonish… friends to lovers, ex-con hero sort of story…


Title TBA…

Cover coming soonish…

Self-publishing it and probably looking at sometime late this summer.  It’s a contemporary romance, and a novella, and it is hotter.  Maybe not Tori & Declan or Whipped Cream Handcuffs hot, but it’s still hot.


I have a blurb!

It had always been her…

Ten years had passed since the doors slammed shut behind Decker Calhoun, taking away his freedom, but more importantly, locking him away from Elizabeth Waters, the only woman he’d ever loved—the woman he’d given up everything for.  The day he was sentenced, he’d looked at her and said, No regrets, Lizzie.

But he lied, because he did have one.  Although he’s been out of jail for three years now, he was a year too late.  Lizzie never knew how he felt and just months before he was released, she found somebody else and it’s too late.

Or maybe not.  It seems that Lizzie’s boyfriend wants an open relationship and two can play at that game.  Now all Decker has to do is convince Lizzie that he’s the better man…and has been all along.


Oh…also, here’s a shortish, dirty kind of snippet.

Back arched, Decker thrust his cock into the grip of his own hand, sweat gleaming on his body, jaw locked as he worked himself closer and closer to orgasm.

A single, clear drop of fluid leaked out and he used his thumb, smeared it across the swollen head, while in his mind, it wasn’t his hand working him closer to climax.

It was Lizzie, always Lizzie. It had been her for years. For always.

Her eyes, wide and shocked, lingering on him, running down his body, stopping…

*Come on, sweet Lizzie…*

The phone rang. He snarled, swore—grabbed the phone to throw it, but then he saw the image on the display. That face…it had Decker fighting conflicting, simultaneous urges. Of course, Lizzie filled him with all sorts of conflicting, simultaneous urges and she had ever since…oh, hey, eleventh grade.

They were the most incongruous of friends, a fact he knew all too well, but the woman on the other end of the phone was his best friend and the one thing he couldn’t do was ignore her call.

Even if it did come at an inconvenient time.

With his free hand, he grabbed the phone. The sound of her soft, almost too sweet voice was a mental stroke, but all thoughts of heat and sex fled as the words tripped out of her. He gave his cock one more rough stroke and then let go.

“Deck…hey. I…um. Can you come get me? I need a ride home.”

He shoved himself off the bed, staring at the clock. “I thought you had your big anniversary thing tonight. What’s up?”

A watery laugh drifted over the line. “I don’t want to talk about it right now. Just…can you come?”

“Where are you?”

She told him and his hand tightened on the phone. Right outside the house of the asshole she was dating. And said asshole was behind the misery Decker heard in her voice, too, he knew that without asking.

Decker was a selfish bastard, because he wanted, more than anything, to hear that she’d broken up with Noel.

He’d been a year too late…and he’d lost his chance.

He’d been counting down the time, looking forward to every letter she sent, looking forward to every visit, every phone call, but he hadn’t told her. It hadn’t seemed the time.


IF you’re a reviewer, either on GR, Booklikes or at your own blog and are interested in doing a review, feel free to leave a comment.  FYI, if you review at Amazon or BN, that works, too, but please only request if you plan to review.  Links to your profile, blog etc are helpful!  ARCs will be a PDF.

If comment doesn’t show up right away, don’t worry.  My spam filter is active…thanks to the many spammish comments that try to convince all of us how much we need either Coach knock-offs or that little blue pill that makes us all oh-so-happy.


48 Replies to “Coming soonish… friends to lovers, ex-con hero sort of story…”

  1. I would love to read and review your book. I belong to two review groups on Goodreads. I also have an account with NetGalley as well as posting reviews to Amazon. Thank you so much

  2. I’d love to review it on my blog as well as the major retailers. Please do add my name to the list and thank you! 🙂

  3. I would love to review it for Romance Junkies. I can also post it on all of the major retailers and Goodreads.

  4. I’d love to read and review your book! It sounds great 🙂

    I have a blog and also leave reviews on FB, Twitter, GoodReads, Booktropolous and Google+ as well as Amazon UK and US


  5. Ohmahgosh – love the snippet and blurb!! (as always =D)
    I´d love to read and review, GR & AZ,
    Happy Tuesday!

  6. This sounds like a great story! I write how-to instructions for lab equipment and misspellings or wrong words in right places BUG me! Let me help. Or I can buy it later – please! Good luck.

  7. I’m a co-reviewer at:

    Additionally, I post my reviews on Goodreads and Amazon (UK). I’m getting the “Goodreads is over capacity” message so I can’t post that link.

    Also, it’s good timing now, meaning if you choose to send me a copy, I can have it reviewed and posted 48 after I receive it.

  8. I would absolutely love to review this book!!!! I am already hoping you will post another snippet ;D please add my name to the list of reviewers! Thank you!

  9. I thought I’d already replied on this post but for some reason my comment isn’t showing! If I’m not too late & you’re still looking for reviewers I’d love to add my name to the list.

    I post all my reviews to my blog:
    I also cross post them on Goodreads, Amazon (UK & US) and link to them from Twitter.

    My email address is sarahsreviews AT ymail DOT com

  10. I am absolutely hooked! I can’t wait to read the whole book. One of the most refreshing pieces I’ve read in awhile. I’d love to review for goodreads.

  11. I would love to read your book and leave a review! I usually leave reviews on goodreads and Amazon.

  12. I would love to read your book and review it! i’m a fan of your work and a voracious reader. I usually leave reviews on,, goodreads, and various groups on Facebook

  13. I would love to read and review. I write detailed reviews on Amazon and iBooks.

  14. Your snippet was freaking HOT! I’d love to review it! I haven’t done it before, but I’m interested in starting. Please add my name to the list if you need more people!

  15. I’m not a blogger. I just have this addiction to good books. It’s cronic. Ifor it’s half as good as a snippet, I’d review ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

  16. I’m a blogger, bookseller, and librarian, and I review on my own blog and on the store site. I also review on Goodreads and Indigo.
    I’d love the chance to review this, but will understand if you’ve already reached your max.

  17. I would love to review, I leave reviews on Goodreads and Indigo/ Chapters

  18. I would love to review. I’m a mom, a paralegal (so I write a lot) and an avid reader. I regularly review arcs for Brenda Novak, posting on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

  19. I would love a The chance to review your book, sounds great.I post reviews on goodreads, amazon, and my own blog.

  20. I would love to read it!
    I review on amazon, goodreads, and my own blog (that has it’s one fb page). I beta read and edit, so I love to read.
    I hope to be lucky enough to be chosen. Thank you for this possibly opportunity.

  21. I will be more than willing to write a review for you. Goodreads, Amazon, B&N – one or all of them but fair warning I will be unflinchingly honest but not give any spoilers.

  22. I would love to review this. I’ve done a few reviews on Goodreads.

  23. I would love to read your book. I haven’t actually reviewed anything before, but I do love to read and would be willing to give my honest opinion. I also tend to catch grammatical errors when I read, if this is helpful. Hopefully I am picked for this honor!

  24. Hi Shiloh
    I would love to read and review your book. I don’t have any fancy qualifications l, cross references or websites I can promote you on. I’m just an ordinary mum 🙂 who loves to read 🙂 hopefully I will get to read your book !! Thanks <3

  25. I’d like to review if you have any spots left – I put my reviews up on Amazon and Goodreads and also review for Manic Readers.
    Thanks for the chance!

  26. This sounds amazing. I’d love for the chance to review it on BN or Amazon. Thank you!

  27. i would love to read and review for u hun. I also review for another author as I absolutely love books

  28. I would love to review this. I leave reviews on every book I read on amazon and on barns and nobels.

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