Novel in the Works

Let's change the title on this page  
Novels in the Works: 2016 and Beyond

Why you ask?  I'm not sure that I know how to write a novella.  I always seem to end up with a novel. 

Romance is definitely in the air in Miller, Texas.  So far, all of the novels listed here are spin-off's of my original series, @ the Double D.  It seems the more I write about Miller, the more characters step up demanding to have their story told, which is fine by me.  It gives me plenty of material to keep me busy long past 2016, which suits me just fine, and hopefully will make my fans, be they few or many, happy as well.

I am pleased to say that Kenny and Allie's storyKiss Me, I Dare Youis written and should be available on Amazon soon.  It is part of a spin off from the Double D series which will be thirteen stories.  Allie is Erlyne "Edie" Eaton's sister (from Kiss Me Cross-Eyed), and the youngest of the five, fiery red-heads.  Her story just naturally evolved out of Edie and Finn's story.  More importantly, I did finish writing the novel in 2015, but revising and editing take some time.  Bummer!  Wouldn't it be great if books evolved from the brain to the screen without needing revising and editing.  In a perfect world...sigh!

Still in the works as of December 8, 2016:

Midnight Kiss.  This is the story of Alden Black's best friend, Rusty Blalock from Kiss Me Senseless.  He deserves a story of his own, or so I have been told.  So, I have written the prologue, but the problem is that I am feeling sorry for Cassie Kidman, the woman who was scorned, or maybe a better term is dropped like a hot potato, by Rusty Blalock when Hilda Marie Turner comes to town for Alden's wedding.  It will be interesting to see how this story turns out.  Rusty, the Tim McGraw wanna be and Ben Black's nemisis, (no he doesn't sing, but maybe he could be into Karaoke...hmmm)  may have to make a difficult choice--the woman he has adored from afar for years or the woman who adores him and lives right here in Miller, Texas.  Or, Cassie may get her own story with a hero who loves and adores her and isn't hung up on someone else.  I am not sure yet.  Hilda is going to have to be an awesome woman to sweep in and steal Rusty away from Cassie.  Just saying!

New to this page are:

Kiss Me, Not Likely.  The story of Masie Eaton, sister number 2, and Micah, the world class chef and third partner of the Double D Roadhouse.  The other partners are Dean Dillard (Kiss Me Stupid) and Doyle Allen Tidwell, cousin to the Eaton girls.  Masie left Micah and Miller, married the super-stud, internationally famous chef, Creighton Landry, and never looked back, until her marriage bombed, her grandmother passsed away, and her family conned her int moving back to Miller to open a Bed and Breakfast.  The competition between these two should provide some well-seasoned entertainment.

 Kiss Me, Like You Mean It.  This is Kathleen Truetta "Katie" Eaton Birdwell's story.  As the oldest Eaton sisters, she has always been the one that the other sisters looked up to.  Now her marriage of twenty years is in trouble.  Her stubborn nature has her at odds with Lance, and much to her dismay, the ladies in Miller, namely one shapely, young brunette with no scruples, and 20 years Lance's junior, Vivian Hansen, are quick to attempt to blatantly attempt to poach her man.  Katie is furious and hurt.  They may be separated.  He may be living in his own digs, but he is still her  husband.  Hers.  She has a difficult choice to make if she wants to keep Lance, and keeping him may not be as easy because every time she turns around, Vivian is all over him.  Will Katie wise up before she loses her man? 

Olivia Farrell's story is percolating in my brain, but I don't have a title for it.  Although I am liking the title, Kiss Me, You Big Lug.  What do you think?  Olivia's hero, a cousin of Dean Dillard's, the man Olivia Jean has crushed on for years who just recently married Chloe Carter (the blonde bombshell from Kiss Me Stupid), Ryder E. Dillard  (the E stands for Elvis, which he hates) comes back to Miller to find Iggie Eaton and deliver a message from her late husband, Colin.   He never intends to stay, nor is he looking for love because he thinks he is in love with Iggie.  Only he has left his visit too long because Iggie, after years of mourning, is falling in love with another man.  For her part, Olivia is wary of her feelings for the dashing war hero, Ryder due to his resemblance to Dean. Can Olivia get past his looks and see him for the man he is, a man who would give his life for her?

And I guess that's all, folks.  At least as of December 8, 2016, that is.

Who knows what 2017 will bring?

So Bring On


Novellas in the works for 2015

May 9, 2015

I have been extremely busy for a few weeks working on this novella.  I used NaNoWRIMo April writing camp as motivation to get the story on paper.  Now I am editing, editing, editing.  Don't want any more reviews that ding me for silly mistakes.  LOL.  Seriously, I am excited to give Allie and Kenny their own story.  Can't wait to share it with you.  If you want to keep up their story, you can read it on Wattpad.  I'd love to hear what you think of Kenny and Allie.

Image of Allie courtsey of photostock at 
Image of Kenny courtesy of imagertymajestic at

I've been working on the cover for The Infamous Eaton Sisters: Book 1

Do you like a good romance with a enough sizzle to feel real?

If you answered yes, then
Kiss Me, I Dare You 
The Infamous Eaton Sisters: Book One
is the story for you.
It won't cause you to blush or make you uncomfortable if you are reading it in the doctor's office, but it might make you laugh out loud, and it will definitely make you sigh.

It will draw you into Allie and Kenny's romance and make you wish you lived in Miller so you could be a part of their story.  

If you want to get started reading Allie's story today, for a limited time it will be available on Wattpad.  I uploaded Chapters 1 & 2 today.

Moments, hours, eons later, Kenny  lifted his head and stared at Allie with tortured eyes.
Allie smiled at him, it’s about time, she thought, but before she could form the words to tell him how wonderful his kiss had been, he released her and grabbed his head between both hands and squeezed hard.
“Arrrhhh,” Kenny growled.  “I can’t deal with this right now.” Pushing past her, he strode out of the room and left Allie standing, mouth open, heart gaping.
“You’re leaving,” she asked, raising her voice so he could hear her.
“Yeah,” he said in a gruff voice that hinted at the confusion that filled him.  He slammed his hand against the door frame and stopped for a second.  “I need to think,” he threw back at her.  Without waiting for her response, he yanked the door opened.
“Fine,” she yelled after him.  “You go think.  I am going out with Lazarus.  Maybe I’ll see you around.”
Kenny paused for a second, then stomped off without comment.

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The Infamous Eaton Sisters--3 novellas that complete the story of these fiesty sisters.  Edie and Iggie's stories are part of the 13 @the Double D Series.  Allie, Katie, Masie, and we will add Olivia Farrell in there to make it even, will each have their own novella. So that makes it 4 novellas in all.  Sounds like a boxed set to me.  :)

Kiss Me, If You Dare (Book 1 of the Imfamous Eaton Sisters)

First up: Allie and Kenny have unfinished business.  Kenny has accepted that his brother Finnley is the man for Edie, but he isn't ready to put his heart on the line yet again, despite his attraction to Edie's younger sister, Allie.  Allie refuses Kenny's offer of friendship.  She wants more than friendship--much more, so she turns up the heat with a challenge she hopes he will not be able to resist--Kiss Me, If You Dare.
Meet Alleen Laverne Eaton aka Allie to her friends.

Midnight Kiss

When Hilda comes to Miller for Alden Adair Black's wedding, the chemisty between her and Rusty Blalock (the best friend from Kiss Me Senseless) is off the chain.  Yet Rusty lacks the courage to make his move and Hilda returns to New York non the wiser.  When she shows up again for Christmas with the Blacks, he knows that he must seize the day.  Will Hilda Marie Turner shut him down, or will she invite him for a Midnight Kiss?

Meet Hilda Marie Turner
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