McMaster the Disaster series
Book 1- Bridesmaid Lotto
Josephine McMaster is pretty and smart, but very much a klutzy mess. Finally, at 26, she may have actually lost the dreaded ‘McMaster the Disaster’ nickname that has followed her around her whole life.
Josie’s quite content to be single, much to her mother’s disappointment. So when a bizarre contest is announced where a socialite is holding a lottery to pick her bridesmaids (and rake in a little extra cash), she can’t roll her eyes fast enough, even if it does mean meeting Jake Hall, her one and only movie star crush.
Obviously, Josie doesn’t enter the bridesmaid lottery, so you can imagine her surprise when her picture pops up among the winners, thanks to Mom. With a little prodding — okay bribing — Josie agrees to participate.
The wedding turns into the event of the year, and Josie finds herself in the middle of a paparazzi feeding frenzy, which gets even crazier after Jake Hall takes a special interest in her.
Can Josie handle the pressure in the spotlight? Is it possible she might really have a chance with Jake Hall? And if she’s busy worrying about all that, how in the heck is she going to keep ‘McMaster the Disaster’ from showing up in front of the entire world?
Book 2 – Gamble on Engagement
Josie is on the move to London for a top-secret stint as a ghost-biographer for a high profile celebrity. It’s her dream job; she’s got a beautiful place to stay in the English countryside, full access to the celebrity, and three months to complete the best ghostwritten autobiography anyone has ever seen.
In true McMaster the Disaster fashion, Josie tumbles head-first into scandal, apparently more than just an average ghostwriter in the eyes of this new celebrity. Not to mention she has never written a biography, but… how hard could it really be?
Of course, the paparazzi isn’t helping matters, constantly publicizing the ‘when will Jake Hall pop the question’ betting pool, which is completely ridiculous considering she and Jake have only been dating a short while…
… or is it?
Book 3 – The Wedding Wager
Josie’s back and she’s getting married!
Except, how is she supposed to plan a wedding when her mother and her best friend Mattie both think they’re the designated wedding planner, and none of their ideas are remotely similar? Mom wants super-traditional and Mattie wants… well, the complete opposite.
And that’s not all Josie has to deal with. The gossip hounds are as invasive as ever; setting up polls on everything from what shoes she’ll wear to when the divorce will be! Can’t a girl at least get married first?
But the marriage is threatened when the Disaster Diary provides Josie with an opportunity of a lifetime and the real question becomes: with the stakes so high, is Josie willing to risk it all and take a chance on herself?
Rachel Astor Historicals series
Look out boys, it’s time for the ladies to hit the high seas!
Louisa has happy life. She never resented having to care for her younger siblings after her mother’s death. Until, that is, her father tells her it’s time to strike out on her own. Unfortunately, that can mean only one thing… find a husband. But that’s not quite Louisa’s style. She knows she doesn’t need a man for survival any more than she needs one to tell her what to do. So with the help a few girlfriends—who are just as fed up with their place in society—and a head full of adventure tales, Louisa concocts a new life for herself. Who says the men get to have all the fun? Surely the girls can pillage and plunder with the best of them.
They’ll soon realize it might be a little harder than they imagined. Especially once they discover they’re not alone. No, they’ve chosen the one ship that has a stowaway, and not just any stowaway either. Genevieve is the daughter of the wealthy ship owner, who is hiding her own dark secrets. But there might be some worth in the spoiled rich girl after all. As it turns out, Genevieve is a genius inventor and master of weapons. Very handy skills indeed, for a crew that might soon be under attack.
Good girl Sadie McKay is bored with her monotonous life. One night, she and her best friend set out to find some excitement, and it only takes a taste of the forbidden speakeasy for Sadie to fall head over heels. Of course, spotting the mystery man with his haunting good looks, all decked out in his three-piece suit and fedora, doesn’t hurt either. After a little of the joint’s famous liquid courage, she works up the nerve to approach him, or, you know, run smack dab into him due to a little self-inflicted clumsiness.
What Sadie doesn’t know is that the infamous gangsters of Chicago have moved in to her sleepy town, and she finds out too late, after she’s already smitten (not to mention trapped in a hidden underground tunnel), that her perfect Frankie is one of the wise guys. She soon finds herself immersed in the secrets and betrayal of organized crime, and when the bullets start flying, the excitement she was hoping to find, suddenly becomes more dangerous than she could have imagined.
Welcome to the world of the Bootlegacy, where innocence meets the danger, intrigue and excess of 1920s organized crime.
Stand Alone Novels
Dulcie Carter has been running her family’s homemade sweet shop, Candy Land Confections, on her own since her mom passed away. But business is slow and rent is high, so Dulcie knows if she wants to keep her mom’s dream alive, she’ll need a miracle. The annual Assembly of Chocolatiers competition might be just the thing, if she can bring herself to try creating something new for the first time in a long time.
Then she meets Nick, a molten-hot guy with a sexy smirk and an attraction stronger than any sugar rush, whose family also happens to own the big-box candy shop in town—her strongest competition for first prize. Nick’s got his own reasons for needing the win, but then being around Dulcie is proving addictive.
As their competition heats up, so do the sparks between them. Can they keep their sights on winning, when love might be the sweetest prize of all?
Payback’s a Witch
But shortly after her new relationship begins, things start to go wrong. Really wrong. Nelle doesn’t really believe in fate, or fairy tales, or magic, but when her boyfriend lets it slip that his ex used to be really into witchcraft, it all starts to fall into place.
Will Nelle be able to get past her logical ways and protect herself? Can she keep her boyfriend from falling back under the ex’s spell? And now that it’s Nelle’s turn to learn the ways of witchcraft, what will happen when she tries to conjure up a little revenge of her own?