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  Suspense, a little romance, a touch of . . . paranormal.

Photographer Kate McGuire hopes for a little fun in her life when she joins a parapsychology experiment--visions of murder aren’t part of the plan. Then her eccentric friend Venice, a complication all by herself, leaks the story to a reporter, and Kate’s life turns upside down. The police don’t take her seriously, but the murderer does.

Kate’s distrust of the press causes her to clash with the one person who can help her—the skeptical reporter who got her into trouble in the first place. Now it’s up to Kate to find the killer before anyone else dies.

Haunting Refrain is the first book in the McGuire Women psychic series; each book features a different member of the family.

After she’s dumped by her faithless fiancé, Claire Spencer abandons her dreams of a family of her own. Instead, she plots her solo course and settles for a quiet life as an independent Williamsburg shop owner. So how does she become a killer’s target?

Sometime security consultant Riley, burned out, stung by his ex-wife, and haunted by a young girl he couldn’t save, vows never to work with women again. But when a thug tries to kill Claire and she winds up in Riley’s arms, his plans go all to hell. Knowing she’s in danger, he can't walk away.

Old letters in a hidden trunk reveal long-buried secrets, leading Claire and Riley to political connections with organized crime and Mob hitmen. While dodging a speeding car, ducking bullets, and escaping through murky swamp waters, conventional Claire and freewheeling Riley struggle against their powerful chemistry—if she’s picket fences, he’s barbed wire. Opposites do attract.

Suspense. Adult language and situations. When artist Alex Jenrette experiences a series of terrifying events, from a near-fatal car crash to a terrifying abduction, when her drawings implicate her in a brutal murder . . . will revealing her psychic ability get her deeper in trouble?
Alex's story poses a dilemma for the prosecutor obsessed with taking down a slippery crime boss--should he gamble on the psychic? Is she his best chance? Or his worst?

Time of Death is the second book in the McGuire Women psychic series: each book features a different member of the family.

Suspense with a love story. Mild adult language and situations. Two men burst through the door, weapons drawn. From her hiding place, Madeleine saw them murder her husband. Then they came after her. With their spies everywhere, no place was safe. 

She fled barefoot into the night, and kept on running until she found another life. But she wanted them to pay. When their crimes threatened her new existence, she refused to run again. This time, she fought back.

   Short Story Collections

Southern fiction in three short stories: "Miss Bliss Strikes a Blow," in which a lady makes her mark; "Restitution," a father and daughter make up for past mistakes; and "The New Car," in which Bertie Gilchrist aims to get the car of his dreams.

Restitution won the South Carolina Writers Conference Literary Award for Short Fiction.

The first is "Silver Season," in which a young woman struggles to find her way after falling in love with an unsuitable man. In "What Child Is This?" a little girl, to her parents' dismay, remembers more than she should. These are g-rated southern family stories, mostly fiction.

Psychologist Abigael Gallant fought her way back from her ex-husband's brutal attack that killed their daughter and left her blind. The last thing she needs is another man in her life.

Enter Detective Luke
McCallister, a cop forced into counseling a year after a gun blast during a meth lab take-down robbed him of his hearing.

Then Abby is kidnapped, and Luke puts his life at risk to find her. But the ghosts of Abby's past are back to haunt her, and she finds the man she once loved was as much of a victim as she.

High-priced call girl Tawny Dell boasts a client list that's part Fortune 500, part Five Families. With a PhD in art history and a tidy chunk of money stashed offshore, she hangs up her G-string with plans to retire to a Mediterranean island to open a gallery.

Lincoln Walsh, NYPD sex-crimes investigator, has other ideas. He wants Tawny to work undercover at a high-class sex club to discover who murdered a prostitute with ties to the club.  But Tawny gets more than she bargained for--another dead prostitute, a mob boss who's an old client, and romantic stirrings for the hot New York cop sending her back into the world's oldest profession.

Wealthy architect Reece Daughtry spent fifteen years in a Massachusetts prison for a murder he didn't commit. Released on a technicality, he now makes his home in the mountains of North Carolina building rock fireplaces for a waiting list of clients. His self-imposed solitude is shattered when local author Dana Minette asks him to build a fireplace in her new house. Dana becomes more than a client, and for the first time in twenty  years, Reece longs to be with someone other than himself.

Then a local woman is murdered in the same savage manner as the murder that sent Reece to prison. More than one person wants him to take the fall, including Dana's ex-husband, the local prosecutor, who's determined to convict Reece in the high-profile case. But Reece won't be railroaded again.  He goes underground to discover who's setting him up and why. With both the police and FBI on their trail, it's a race against time and a crafty murderer who will kill again.

Think about the worst moment in your life. A moment that changed irrevocably everything you've ever known. Would you take that moment back?

What if that moment
 offers you a different life, allows you to do things you would never do otherwise? Meet people you would never know?

Think again.

That one moment transforms the lives of a dozen people, each keeping a secret they can never expose. A single thread  ties them together. Inextricably and forever. Cut it, and someone dies.

Now, would you take that moment back?

Separated from her controlling husband, romance author Zoe Swan meets a charismatic art history professor on the beach and begins a torrid affair.

But who is he really? By the time Zoe finds out, she's wanted for murder and on the run with her husband, his jewel thief brother Paul, and a priceless painting stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. With the FBI and the murderer in pursuit, the trio heads to Boston to take refuge in the home of Paul's friends. Soon the lines are blurred between the good  guys and the bad, and the only way to prove their innocence is to make a deal with the very people who want them dead.

                 Indiscretion is a Kindle Scout winner

   Diana Racine Psychic Suspense Series

Diana Racine is the real deal, a psychic famous from age six, when she helped police find missing persons, to adulthood and a world-famous career as a psychic entertainer. After a spooky experience at a Mardi Gras ball, she meets Lieutenant Ernie Lucier of the New Orleans Police Department, and sparks fly--not the romantic kind either. At first. Predictably, yes, their love affair is predictable, sizzling sparks ignite, in spite of Diana's racist father, who doesn't want his daughter involved with an African American cop.

Throughout the series, Diana and Ernie go from one life-threatening exploit after another, matching wits with thieves and billionaires, dirty cops and drug dealers.

In The Last Heist, one of the novellas in Lowcountry Crime, Paul Swan, the main character from the novel Indiscretion, travels the world buying exotic automobiles for wealthy clients, but underneath his believable cover is a first-class, never-been-caught diamond thief.

When he sees a picture in the Charleston newspaper of a magnificent diamond necklace on the wife of a visiting South American strongman, he can’t resist the temptation to steal it. Paul doesn’t anticipate what he finds in the hotel room’s safe besides the jewels. Now he has to figure out how to stop a political catastrophe without exposing himself as the thief who stole the diamonds, and he has three people complicating his effort: a sexy TV reporter angling for a story, a suspicious cop eager for an arrest, and a rogue mercenary bent on ending his life.