After a nearly 20 year career as a veterinarian, I decided it was time to pursue another dream of mine. With the publication of the first novel in my Now and Forever series in the fall of 2011, I was well on my way. Now my time is divided between my day job, writing two erotic romance series, and my poetry.
Update: Now I'm looking at full time writing/publishing. Soon I'll hang up my stethoscope and retire from veterinary medicine. I'm excited about the new journey and the new projects I have lined up for publication.
For those who care for animals or people in need, the pain and depression are real and can be overwhelming. Without an outlet, those suffering from compassion fatigue can feel isolated and alone. The poems within these pages show my journey through the darkness and into the light.
After her brother's death, Quinn Quartermarsh buries herself in her work wishing for the pain to end. In her dreams she finds peace on The Island. Near death in the hospital, Jacob Hartley is given a choice. Stay on The Island or go back for a second chance at love. As their lives hang in limbo, these soul mates are given a special gift from the Gods, and the chance to have a love of a lifetime.
Quinn Lee Hollis never dreamed a trip to Las Vegas for an annual veterinary conference would end up changing her life forever. There she met and fell in love with two men. Both bring out the passion she’s longed for her entire life—until one is pledged to marry another. Unable to cope with his betrayal, she retreats from reality to her safe place to heal and be reunited with her one true love.
Quinn Lee Hollis has reached a crossroads of her life. The forty-three-year old veterinary surgeon must choose to continue on with her loveless and emotionally abusive marriage, or fulfill her wildest fantasies during a trip to Vegas. There she meets two men. Both bring out the passion she's longed for her entire life, but only one shares a connection so strong, nothing can keep them apart.
Reporter Abigail Matthews stumbles upon the interview of a lifetime with none other than the biblical legend Cain. In hopes she’d accept her destiny as his grandson’s chosen mate, Cain opens up to her and shares his heartbreaking tale— everything from the tragic fight with his brother Abel to his journey to find Lilith and make her his wife and fellow Guardian of the Essence of the Tree of Life.
Up and coming L.A. artist Julia Santos had searched for a Domme strong enough and confident enough in their relationship to allow her to be wild and free while trusting her to give over complete control to them in private. Unfortunately very few meet up with her expectations. Except one.
"Bound in Paradise": Up and coming L.A. artist Julia Santos searches for the Domme of her dreams while running from her past.
"Sweet Surrender": Candice Monroe finds happiness with three gorgeous men in and out of the bedroom. Will her secret tear them apart?
"Curse of the First Born Cain": The Immortal Cain is given the task to protect the Legacy of Man against one hell bent on destroying it.
Julia Santos was on top of the L.A. art world when a phone call from someone in her past threatened to ruin it. Afraid of losing it all, she goes down a path of self destruction..On the brink of death, she's given a choice. Will she be strong enough to let go of the horrors of her childhood, or will she allow the mistakes of her past to get in the way of her happily ever after with her soulmate.
This collection of poetry inspired by the Guardians of the Night: Vampyre, Damphyr, and Fae. Together they tell the story of how the first vampire came to be and how they survive to this day. Some are dark and evil and others are sworn to protect the true essence of immortality.