talking about her 52nd novel, a suspense called Last Showing.
writing years ago, and my first attempt was a contemporary romance that will
never see the light of day. I think I may even have thrown it away by now. It
was absolutely horrific as I knew nothing about, well…anything to do with
writing. So I tossed it and tried again. And again.
I finally started writing fantasy romances about
wizards and witches, and once those caught on, I segued to paranormal romances,
mostly vampires and ghosts. Now, I write romantic suspense, suspense with light
romance, and most recently, young adult.
I also write articles for various magazines,
including The Writer’s Journal, The Writer, Funds for Writers, Freelance
Writing.com and more.
I’m fortunate to make my home in historical Charleston,
South Carolina, a beautiful city filled with beautiful people. My cat,
Temperance, is my roommate…or mortgage holder, depending upon who you
When I’m not writing books, I love to read
paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and young adult, create videos, shop,
work on crafts, write posts for Movie Pilot, talk on the phone, listen to
music, and spend as much time as possible in downtown Charleston.
With the breakup of her marriage, Sophia
Reynolds’ mind isn’t completely on her job. Maybe that’s why she didn’t listen
to her husband’s previous warnings. Showing a house after dark shouldn’t have
been dangerous, but she’s viciously attacked, becoming a target for a sadistic
She escapes him barely alive, and when her
estranged husband, Detective Levi Reynolds, sees the damage that’s been
inflicted, vengeance becomes his best friend. He’s willing to do whatever he
has to do to track down Stefan Greenwald, the man who almost took his wife’s
As the evidence unfolds, it becomes clear
Greenwald isn’t working alone, and the fight to save Sophia’s life gets harder
by the minute. Levi may have to lay aside his badge to protect his wife the
only way he knows how.
came to me when I was looking to buy a house. I had a wonderful real estate
agent, and she and I talked about my writing and what type of books we liked.
As she showed me houses, I asked her if she’d ever had any scary showings with
potential buyers. Were there any creeps she had to deal with? Fortunately, she
said no, but my brain started spinning. I got the idea for a real estate agent
who shows a house to a serial killer. I told Jennifer (my agent) about my idea,
and she wanted to be in the book!
wife. You may kiss the bride.
snug around her waist. Sophia didn’t want the moment to end. She held onto
Levi, drinking in the scent of him until he lifted her chin gently, and blood
dripped from his fingertips.
the front of her dress. “Levi, you’re bleeding.”
She reached out to him, but she couldn’t touch him.
wide. A trail of blood ran from the corner of his mouth down to the front of
his snowy, white shirt. His gaze dropped to the blade sticking through the
front of his chest.
a face that would haunt her. He grinned at her. “I always finish what I start,
Sophia Reynolds, and I’ll stop anyone who gets in my way.”
You’re safe.” Warm hands tapped her cheeks and dragged her from the nightmare.
And the dream was gone. All she heard were beeps, clicks, and whirrs. Machines.
Soothing voices talking in the background. And someone telling her she’d just
had surgery, but she’d be fine.
had to warn him.
women’s fiction novel, and I’m back to working on my 3rd YA novel
about a teenager whose mother shoots and kills her stepfather.
wrote a poem that got published in the school newspaper, and that was it for
like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to
but from about 9:00 p.m. at night until about 3:00 a.m. in the morning I’m
writing or working on writing-related things like marketing. During the day, I
run a publishing company (Vinspire Publishing).
any quirks other than I have to write at night. Can that be called a quirk?
was that specific at six years old.