The mistakes I made over a decade ago still haunt my subconscious. I’ve tried to keep my past buried, but every time I see the darkness in my best friend Shelby’s eyes, my heart breaks all over again.
These are words that describe me today.
Looking in the mirror, I see a sexy, confident and successful woman reflected back at me. I’ve found a man that not only fulfills my carnal desires, but one who is quickly filling the empty space in my heart. With both Kyle and Shelby by my side, my life is nearly perfect.
Perfect until one of the biggest mistakes of my life strolls back into town, bringing with him all of the darkness from my past.
Growing up, Brooke’s mother instilled a deep respect for the English language and a love of words. She taught Brooke to read and write and shared her appreciation for poetry. As a teen, poetry became an outlet for Brooke’s innermost thoughts and deepest, often times darkest feelings.
In school, teachers always told her “write what you know”, so that is what she did. At the not so tender age of forty-three, she started to write her first novel, I Am ShelbyJames (Beauty in the Darkness) and it is what she knows—emotions.
In her spare time—when she’s not writing—you can find Brooke cuddled on the couch with her husband of 20+ years, their fur babies, and a good (often naughty) eBook—unless of course she’s having cocktails with her Bestie at one of their favorite haunts.
Colin is an aspiring actor. He’s taken all the classes and has even gone to some auditions; the catch? He has the worst stage fright. So he’s bowed out from being in front of the camera to behind the microphone as a voice over actor.
Recently divorced Colin decides he wants to make some real money so he can hire the most sexy escort, Hamilton Dillion.
Henry Davis wants to write the next big screen play. He’s just missing his muse. To be able to affordto live and “The Bill” he must create different personas for different charades. One being Hamilton Dillon.
Once Hamilton meets Colin something different than the norm happens and Henry gets his muse.
Tate is a known disturber of the peace. He can’t hold down a job, always late on rent to his mother, who thinks he’s a worthless piece of garbage. All because Tate has a mental disorder that makes understanding numbers difficult.
Jamie is an EMT and military veteran. He suffers from nightmares and PTSD.
When Tate single handedly attempts to take down two assailants about to rape his former co-worker, Tate becomes an unexpected hero. Jamie is the EMT called in and when he sees the red haired beauty he can’t stop thinking about him. He has to find him.
Just Add Argyle is a story of two people suffering in different ways and finding peace after tragedy strikes.
Shawn and Dave have been best mates for years. Shawn who is openly gay has had a hidden crush on Dave just about as long. When Dave announces that he’s bisexual it gives Shawn hope while making Dave nervous.
Dave accidentally stumbles across Shawn’s secret stash of panties and from there things get hot and heavy quickly. Maybe too quickly before thoughts become to form and both of them might end up walking away.
Homicide detectives Jack and his partner Kate seemed to have stubbled across a copy cat serial killer. In their quest to find the killer they need to try to locate and protect the only person that survived the original.
Willhas lived his life in seclusion ever since the incident. He hides away from the world and his pain. Until two detectives come requesting permission to speak to him.
Upon seeing Jack in person both men can feel the tension pulling at them. Jack being a very rigid and sometimes cold, straight to the point, finds himself tongue tied and immediately offering protection services to Will.
As the killer gets closer to trying to their goal of Will, things heat up between protector and protect.
John Davidson is Chuck’s youngest brother. He’s in the army and has a crush on the waiter at his local diner. Only he doesn’t act on is affections for fear of someone finding out that he’s gay.
Heath Kane once ran away from the small town only to come back after a family tragedy. He’s openly gay and all too well understands the repercussions of not hiding.
After visiting his brother John decides to make his move. Heath is not exactly what John expected but it’s a pleasant surprise. A glorious rainbow on a stormy day that is John’s current position in life.
Lilly worked in a high end brothel at the beginning of the 20th century in New Orleans. She captured the attention of Marcus, a vampire. When Marcus put his plan into action he accidentally went too far and killed Lilly.
Fast Forward to the beginning of the 21st century and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Angel Sullivan has been sent from heaven to investigate the findings of two rogue vampires at the St. Louis One cemetery. Once he arrives he’s brutally attacked by grave looters and loses everything that makes him, him.
Lilly, who has spent the last 100 years in her crypt tries to help Sullivan but even well made intentions can be bad decisions.