USA Today bestselling author of the Heroes of Henderson Series.
Liz's Heroes of Henderson series grew out of the New Year's Eve Anthology, Countdown To A Kiss, where the Devine Sisters of Henderson, N.C. had a bet every year at their parents' New Year's Eve ball. The sister who didn't have a date to kiss at midnight had to kiss their nerdy neighbor, Lewis Kampmueller.
Duncan James, the hero of Liz's novella in Countdown To A Kiss (which has also been published separately as Playin' Cop) is not only best friends with Lewis, but with both Brooks Bennett and Vance Evans, his fraternity brothers from NC State. Brooks and Vance are the Henderson cops who kick off the series with Good Cop and Bad Cop.
Recurring characters is the theme of the Henderson series. Each book is a complete romance in and of itself, but you won't lose touch with the couples you fall in love with. They keep playing big parts and small in following books as Brooks and Vance lead Team Henderson in finding ways to revive their small town.
"DuVal Cousin" books are an additional part of the Heroes of Henderson series, and usually are tucked in between books with numbers like 2.5 and 3.5. They can be full length novels or short novellas, and they are based on Lolly DuVal's (from Good Cop) Henderson cousins. Where the Heroes books are hero-centric, the DuVal Cousin books are heroine based.
Henderson is an actual town in North Carolina where some of Liz's favorite people were raised. Liz's version of Henderson is completely fictional since she hasn't had the pleasure of going back in nearly thirty years. But oh the fun she had while visiting there in her youth. Her memories are the perfect landscape for her contemporary romances.
Liz enjoys putting friends and readers in cameo appearances in her books. Originally from Baltimore, she spent every summer near Annapolis, Maryland in a community where dancing and romancing are literally part of its theme song. (The place where Jesse James gets banished from in Bad Cop. There is going to be a series about that place someday.)
A graduate of Wake Forest University, where she met her handsome golf-addicted husband, (who is now sporting dark glasses everywhere he goes) Liz is a mother of two grown sons (also sporting dark glasses) and a miniature Labradoodle named Isabelle. They live in Chicago during the summers, and the Fountain of Youth, a.k.a. Naples, FL in the winter, where dancing and romancing continues on ad infinitum.
Ready to graduate college and start her dream career, Vivi DuVal’s confidence is shaken when her boyfriend drops a bomb that sends her spinning…right into the arms of heroic Lane Kettering. But what starts out as a romantic beach fling is about to end up as fodder for the tabloids when Lane’s secret is unexpectedly revealed and Vivi finds herself in extremely hot and tempting water.
Crain Carraway isn't from Henderson. But his wife is. No one knows that though because she got get cold feet after their quickie Vegas wedding. Hiding out in her hometown she’s sicced her lawyer on him for an annulment. Like hell. It’s taken him too long to find the perfect Mrs. Carraway, and now that he's had the fortuitous luck to stumble into Henderson and his bride, he's not letting her go.
When a bad-girl-turned-good faces off with a good-boy-looking-for-bad at the town’s biggest wedding, all of Henderson is watching from the sidelines. This is one game both Molly and Josh are determined to win. Taming Molly is a fun and sexy 20,000 word stand-alone novella and the first in the DuVal Cousins Quickie series.
When you pick up a hundred women the odds are bound to turn against you.
Vance Evans' Good Cop persona doesn't have a fighting chance when the sweet little blonde who saved his life in 4th grade turns out to be the naughty party girl who rocked his world five years ago.
Lolly DuVal has signed on to help Henderson's 'Golden Boy' learn to loosen up, shake his good cop image, and embrace his inner bad-boy. Yum!
At the same time, she's coaching the town's notorious 'Great Seducer' on how to appreciate women outside the bedroom. Hmmm.
And the two of them are best friends.
What could possibly go wrong?
Duncan's adopted a cop's persona to win an easy bet. But when he goes in for the kill he finds a Southern belle with killer lips, a killer body, and killer sass challenging him at every turn.
Annabelle has her own bet to win. So she licks her lips and reels Officer Sexy in. In deep. Now Duncan's desperate to come clean & turn one seriously naughty night into a lifetime of hot Southern lovin'.