Stephanie Jean Smith is the youngest of ten children and was raised to believe that she could be anything she wanted if she was willing to work hard. Stephanie found it easy to get lost in the shuffle, her siblings were quite older than her so she often played by herself, she even created her own soap operas using cut outs from newspaper and magazine advertisements for her own entertainment.
An avid reader even as a child she can finish 4-5 books a week and enjoys writing stories about everyday life. She has written several plays for her church, children's books, short stories, and romances. Stephanie believes that the next best thing to reading a story is writing one.
Out Of Darkness is an array of short stories and poems. It's been a long time coming, but I'm finally climbing out of my shell, out of darkness so to speak: sharing the beautiful, ugly, and strange moments in my life. I hope you get as much pleasure reading my adventures as I did
After a three-year long engagement, Clarissa Mark's is getting married. She promised her fiancé that she'd sell her company Lariat Games, the 80-hour workweeks would cease, and she would settle down and become a devoted wife and mother.
Constantina Jacobs (introduced in Shelter During the Storm), couldn't understand her attraction to her nemesis, the egotistical councilman Thomas Galvin. He seemed to make it his obligation to block any moves she made to expand the group homes of the Cabbage Patch Foundation to the more affluent parts of town. What did it matter that he was sexy as hell and had the most amazing green eyes?
Loretta Brown is mad at herself for not telling her best friend Xavier Johnson about the feelings she has for him; she’s been led to believe that he’s engaged. With the help of her friend Cookie, she’ll prove to Xavier that she’s the woman for him.
Jenna Tierney faces several changes in her life after the murder of her sister Laura. She is disgusted with herself for being attracted to the detective investigating her sister’s murder. In the end, she will have to trust him in order to save her life.
Samantha allows herself one night with a man who makes her forget everything except the sexual energy between them. After an intense night of hot sex, Samantha disappears and goes back home to focus on her business. Allen Archer is furious with Samantha for leaving his hotel room without a trace.He hires and private investigator to find her, he’d probably have more luck if he knew her last name.