Tuesday 30 June 2020


I've got my copy! One of my favourite series :)

ALPHA PROTECT is out today on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited.
I’m thrilled to take J.T’s Bar series forward with a new group of men – the Valentine team, who have to redeem their reputation after a rocky start.
This is Walker’s story.
What kind of courage does it take to travel two thousand miles just to say hello
to a man who doesn’t know you exist? At thirty years old and never been kissed, Walker is about to find out.
Raines looked at him and then back to the man who'd just entered the bar. The guy smiled when he spotted Raines. The smile slipped a little when he spotted Walker, but then it returned. He gestured to the bar and Raines nodded. Walker watched him, transfixed, wishing that smile had been aimed at him.
"He’s your issue?" Raines demanded.
Walker nodded mutely.
Raines gave a long, heavy sigh. "You'd better order another drink, Walker, because you and I are gonna have a little chat."
Another one?
"Do you know who he is?" Walker said without thinking.
Stupid question. Of course Raines knew who he was.
Raines gave him a flat, unfriendly smile. "The guy you want to hit on is my best friend."
Out of the frying pan, Walker, and straight into the fire.

Thursday 25 June 2020



Why should they have it all when he had nothing? That night they took everything from him and now, one by one, they are going to pay.

Detective Scott Turner is gruff, a little surly and not a fan of people, but he’s extremely good at his job. He’s also bull-headed, likes to get his own way and leaves towels on the bathroom floor, much to the frustration of his partner, in every sense of the word, Will.

Detective Will Turner is definitely the good cop at work, but behind closed doors he prefers to play bad cop. He also has more than a touch of OCD, hogs the remote and makes Scott spend every weekend at some antique fair, satisfying his need for knick-knacks to furnish their lovingly restored home.

They shouldn’t fit, but they do. At least that’s what Will thought. Until someone from Scott’s past  threatens to blow their perfect world apart.

Monday 11 May 2020



Acacia Avenue, 11.05pm: Subject put out the rubbish and returned to the house.
Carver slid the pen into the ringed spine of the notebook and tossed them onto the passenger seat of the car. Smothering a yawn, he leaned his head back against the headrest and closed his eyes. Fifteen years he’d been doing this job. The last ten of which had been in the field.
In the Goddamn field! He scrubbed his fingers through his artfully gelled hair, giving mental rant to his frustration. I’ve looked after ministers, senators and people so deep in the government nobody knew they even existed! Hell, I’ve schmoosed spies, recovered stolen data, priceless artefacts and even been instrumental in averting national and international disasters a couple of times! So, what the fuck am I doing in this tree-lined suburban nightmare?
He grabbed his cigarettes off the dashboard and shook one out of the pack into his hand, then activated the car’s cigarette lighter with an irritated jab of his finger. While he waited, he recalled the conversation he’d had with the chief when he’d been called into his office this morning.
“Sending you on a bit of a recon operation.”
“Recon, sir? Isn’t that usually Robinson’s area of expertise?”
“It seems our friends in immunology have been cooking up a new cocktail, and our sources tell us that there are some rather unsavoury fellows interested in their lead man. We’d like you to keep an eye on him.”
“Has he been approached?”
“Not yet. For the moment, I want you to get an idea of his routine, visitors to the house etc. You know the drill.”
“But, begging your pardon, sir, wouldn’t Robinson be better—”
“Here’s the address. Keep me informed.”
“It’s simple enough, Carver. Watch and wait.”
The lighter popped, indicating it was fully heated, and he pulled it out, holding it to his cigarette and puffing softly until it caught. The tip of the cigarette glowed orange in the dark as Carver took a long drag. He blew a few smoke rings and watched them float up to the ceiling where they dissipated into the fabric. Sweet Jesus he was bored. In fact, bored didn’t even come close. He hadn’t done surveillance since he was a rookie for God’s sake. Why now? Why did it have to be him? Who did he piss off? He couldn’t think of—the porch light came on and Carver watched the target as he walked down the path, deposited another bag of rubbish by the gate then went back into the house, closing the door behind him. Carver rolled his eyes as he scribbled in his notebook again. Could this bloke possibly be duller?
Not for the first time, he wondered why the hell anyone would be interested in this guy. From what he’d been able to ascertain, the guy was so dull, he made picking your nose with a lighted match, while waxing your bollocks with an orbital sander, sound like a fun evening. But then, as the chief pointed out this morning, he wasn’t here to wonder. He was here to watch and wait.
“Still don’t know why it had to be me,” he mumbled to himself. He caught movement in the big bay window, and he picked up the mini binoculars to see if he could get a better visual through the net curtain. Ooh pulling the curtains, how excit—
“Ah fuck.”
Everything fell into place.

Chapter one

“This is oddly addictive!” Miles said loudly.
Emme smiled as he turned his attention back to the dance floor, where around thirty men and women danced in formation, their cowboy boots stomping up a storm. As he bobbed in time to the music, she chuckled softly to herself. If there was anyone less likely to be found in a flannel shirt and faux Stetson, it was her mild-mannered—much rather have his nose stuck in a book—husband. Not that it had been easy to get him here. There had been a lot of pleading, arm twisting and some manipulative tears she wasn’t altogether proud of, but she’d been willing to try anything.
“I thought these neighbourhood things were your idea of hell?” he’d complained.
“They are. Which is why you’re coming with me. If I have to suffer, so do you.”
“’Til death us do part, in sickness, health and cripplingly awkward social situations… any of those ringing a bell?”
“Really? You’re playing the “because you’re contractually obligated to” card?”
“I could always play the “because I said so” one.”
Miles had glanced down at his dinner and rolled his eyes. “At least I now know what I’m going to do to deserve the fillet mignon.”
“Oh, come on,” she’d wheedled. “You’re the one who said we should mingle, make friends. The yummy mummies have been trying to rope me into one of these things since we moved in. After three months the excuse well is running a little dry!”
“Fine. I’ll go. But you owe me.”
“Absolutely. Anything you want.”
She gazed around the barn—or church hall, depending on how seriously you were taking it—and lifted her glass in acknowledgement at the rather busty woman who waved frantically at her from the bar—an old tressel table bowing under the weight of different bottles of alcohol next to a large water butt filled with ice and bottles of Stella.
“Oh God, incoming.” The owner of the bored, monotone voice flopped down onto the chair beside Emme’s, her acrylic nails curled around the stem of a wine glass the size of a gold-fish bowl. She gave a brief tilt of her head to indicate the busty aforementioned, who now headed towards them.
“Be nice, Harriet,” Emme admonished, ignoring Harriet’s inelegantly worded response, as she watched Amanda Rixonby-Smythe, head of the Neighbourhood Watch, cut a swathe through the line of Achy Breaky Heart-ers with the determination of a bargain hunter on Black Friday.
“Emme! Darling! You came! Miranda from number forty-two said you wouldn’t, so did Daisy from number thirty-six, but I told them they were wrong. She’ll come, I said. She promised. And here you are!” The glasses rattled as Amanda threw herself down on the chair opposite Emme and hoisted her tremendous bosom onto the table.
“Here I am!” Emme replied with as natural a smile as she could, pushing her glass closer to Harriet, who immediately took the hint and refilled it from the bottle of Merlot she clung to.
“And you brought Harriet, how… lovely.”
“She didn’t bring me, Amanda,” Harriet Stanbridge—or number twenty-four to give her correct title—drawled. “Oddly enough, I’ve been allowed out on my own for a number of years now, the judge said it was okay.”
“Dear Harriet, always with the wit, so… charming.”
Emme almost, not quite, but almost snorted out loud at the exchange. She’d only known them five minutes when she realised there was no love lost between the two women. Neither had divulged what history they had, but she hadn’t needed to be a genius to know it was there.
“I see you’ve got Charles manning the bar again,” Harriet continued. “Do you think that’s wise considering his weakness for cheap wine and…,” her gaze settled on Amanda’s hair, “even cheaper blondes?”
“Anyway!” Emme not so gently kicked Harriet under the table and smiled brightly at Amanda, whose face had turned a shade of puce that really didn’t complement her pink and white checked cowboy shirt. “You’ve done a wonderful job, Amanda,” she waved an arm expressively in the general direction of, well, everything. “I was just saying to Miles what a wonderful job you’ve done, wasn’t I Miles? Miles?
“What?” Miles looked utterly bewildered.
Emme gave an over the top exasperated laugh and punched him on the arm—a little too hard by the glare he shot her. She rolled her eyes at Amanda in a “see what I have to put up with” way and said, “Keep up, darling. Wasn’t I just saying what a wonderful job Amanda’s done with tonight?” The almost imperceptible widening of her gaze dared him to disagree.
“Yes,” Miles replied, patting Emme’s hand where it lay on his forearm—maybe it was more of a slap, but fairs fair—she’d get him back later under the covers, if he was lucky. “Indeed, you were, darling. A wonderful job, Amanda. I really don’t know how you do it. You certainly go above and beyond the call for Acacia Avenue’s little community.”
Amanda twittered like a teenage girl as Miles exuded charm from every pore. Not that Emme could blame her, it’s how he hooked her after all. Well, that, a packet of Kleenex and the Friends box set. She nudged Harriet in the ribs, cutting off the venomous quip she knew was desperate to trip off Harriet’s tongue. Harriet glared at her, but snapped her lips shut and refilled her wine glass.
Smiling fondly as Miles kept Amanda enthralled with sweeping gestures at the room, Emme covered a guffaw with a coughing fit, when Amanda actually ducked to avoid having her hat knocked off. She should have warned her. Miles’ hands did most of the talking. He shot her a quick sidelong look, not in the least bit convinced by her attempt to cover her amusement. He knew her too well.
Emme turned her attention to the dance floor, knowing from experience there was no point in trying to talk to Harriet while Amanda was within insulting distance. She surveyed the dancers, trying not to wince as old Mr Flanagan—number sixty-five—ran over Sadie’s—number fourteen—foot with his wheelchair.
Apparently, when Amanda had tried to tell him that line dancing wasn’t really for wheels, the old guy had told her to piss off. Emme had tried, of course, to sound sympathetic to her plight while giving Mr Flanagan a mental high five. She’d have told her to piss off as well and, judging by the laughter followed by the kiss she slapped on his withered cheek, Sadie hadn’t suffered any lasting damage.
If you’d told me eighteen months ago that this is where I’d be…
The thought had crossed Emme’s mind more than once over the last four months. She’d been more than happy in their little flat outside London. They’d moved in a couple of weeks before the wedding, and every nook and cranny had been furnished with some little knick-knack which meant something. It was the first real home she’d had in a very long time and they were happy there, settling into their new life together.
Then, just before their first wedding anniversary, Hugh was offered the opportunity of a lifetime. The dream job that everyone hopes for, but rarely comes along. Of course, there wasn’t any question of him turning it down. She’d follow him to the ends of the earth and back again, they both knew that. Although she’d be lying if she said closing the door to their flat the last time hadn’t been one of the hardest things she’d ever had to do.  
The house in Acacia Avenue came with the job, and she couldn’t deny how beautiful it was. They’d really sold it to them, too. Closer to the city they said, easier for Hugh to commute to the office, a lovely community to be a part of. But they had somehow neglected to mention that Acacia Avenue and its residents were the teensiest bit more Stepford than Hertford.

Thursday 12 December 2019


The re-release of Mr Popsalos! Two stories in one book as we join Jamie and Luke for the holidays!
Available now at Amazon for 99c and on Kindle Unlimited.


Book One – A Christmas Surprise
Luke Fisher has been a single parent for six years. During those six years, he has become painfully aware that the moment you reveal that you have a kid, you immediately become less dateable. Rather than set himself up for the inevitable fall, he just doesn’t date. But it doesn’t matter, because he has everything he needs; a beautiful son, a good job, and a supportive family. He doesn’t need anything or anyone else…does he? He doesn't think so until two weeks before Christmas, when he meets Jamie in a bar while out with some colleagues. The man is undoubtedly the hottest thing Luke has ever seen and one glance into Jamie's beautiful eyes tells him the feeling is mutual. But will the attraction fade once Jamie finds out about Reggie? After an amazing night together, Luke decides to pre-empt the heartache and throws away Jamie's number, thinking he will never see him again… 

Book Two – The Perfect Gift
Jamie and Luke’s first anniversary is fast approaching and Jamie knows exactly what he wants to give Luke. The platinum wedding bands have been burning a hole in his suitcase in the attic for two months. But before he can say those four life-changing words, an accident throws their well-ordered lives into disarray.

Get your copy HERE 

Sunday 16 June 2019


I am sooooo sorrry. Real life has been an utter bitch of late and I forgot to announce the winners!

So..... drum roll...... the winners are.....


Jen CW!

and Debra E!

Well done ladies and to all those who participated <3 p="">
I will be emailing you shortly.

Wednesday 29 May 2019




Holding the lighter under the bowl of the spoon, he watched, fascinated, as the white powder began to crystalize and melt into the water under the heat of the flame. He smiled; this was good shit, the best that money could buy—he should know, he’d paid enough for it. Not that he minded. His father had always said, “If you want to do a job right, you need to make sure you have the right tools.” He glanced at the array of… tools… on the table, the best that money could buy. Each one designed to do exactly what he needed it to do. He closed the lighter and shoved it in his pocket, then picked up the syringe.
With a steady hand, he dipped the needle into the mix and slowly pulled back the plunger. When he was satisfied all the liquid had been drawn into the syringe, he lifted it up to the light. His heartbeat quickened and the blood rushed in his ears. He’d thought about this moment for so long, and now the wait would soon be at an end.
He picked up the rubber tourniquet and turned, his lips curving as the man’s eyes widened comically, and he tried to scream from behind the gag he’d used to quiet him. His fear was palpable. It rolled off him in waves. Had done from the moment he’d sat up on the back seat of his car and ordered him to drive. He stank of it. Good. He should be afraid. Even more afraid than she’d been, because he’d know it was coming.
He walked slowly towards him, his footsteps heavy on the flagstone floor, the sound deliciously ominous as it echoed around the small space. He liked it. Gave the proceedings a film noir vibe, ramped up the anticipation. From the sheer terror in the man’s eyes as he watched his every move, he could tell he wasn’t the only one who felt it. That was good, too.
He stopped in front of the chair he’d strapped him to and, keeping his tone conversational, said, “I’m going to take off the gag. You can scream if you want to—I’d be surprised if you didn’t—but no one will hear you, and it won’t change how this is going to end. You should know that. Just in case you were hanging onto any hope that you’ll get out of here alive—you won’t” He loosened the gag and pulled it down, so it sat around the man’s neck like a shabby bandana.
“W-what d-do you w-want from m-me?” The man stammered over the words, his lips trembling.
“Retribution?” The man shook his head. “F-for what? I-I didn’t d-do anything.”
He tied the tourniquet around the man’s upper arm and pulled it tight. “Neither did she.”
“I d-don’t—” He held the syringe up to the light and pressed the plunger gently, sending a thin arc of liquid into the air. “No, don’t.” The man tried to pull his arm away as he tapped the bulging veins that stood proud beneath his skin. “Stop, please, please. I-I’ll give you money. I-I’ll do anything you want, please, please don’t.” The man’s voice cracked, the tears rolling from the corners of his eyes as he pleaded for his life.
He laid the point of the needle against his arm and, with a little pressure, broke the skin and slid into the vein beyond. His heart raced, so loud in his ears he could barely hear the man beg. And he wanted him to beg. God, he wanted him to beg.
“I-I didn’t do anything!”
“I know,” he said softly. “That’s why we’re here. Because you didn’t do anything.”
“I don’t u-understand.”
“You will.”
He leaned in and pressed his lips to the man’s ear and pushed on the plunger. The name he whispered as the heroin surged into the man’s blood stream was the last he would ever hear. A name that filled the man’s eyes with a sudden understanding, horror and a strange sort of acceptance. Almost as if he’d known this day would come. He smiled as the man began to slip into unconsciousness.
He was right. This day would come. Had come. It would be coming for all of them.