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Everyday Adventures

What if you could be a different person every day? A sister with a ghost for a brother, the last human left on Earth, or a fugitive on the run from boarding school. Everyday Adventures is a collection of micro fiction and short stories that explore multiple genres and the art of story telling. 

White Rose

“Mrs Markov, where is your husband?”

Beth’s life is perfect. Newly married to FBI Special Agent Nick Markov and building her career as a forensic botanist, Beth has it all.

Until Nick betrays his fellow agents and abandons her.

Beth is left alone to face the devastation of Nick’s lies. Grilled by the FBI, the only person who believes Beth is innocent is Nick’s boss, Assistant Director Warren Pearce.

When Beth disappears, her abduction signals the start of a series of events that no one could have foretold.

White Rose follows Beth’s story through a series of romantic suspense/thriller novels, all rolled into one continuing tale.

Vlad the Conqueror

Set in the majestic Carpathian Mountains, this epic features Wallachian Prince Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) as he defends Transylvania against the invading Ottoman Empire.  In the midst of the struggle, he meets the stunning Willomina, his future queen.

However, treachery abounds, from the wealthy merchants of his own kingdom to greedy former allies, and even Vlad's own family cannot be trusted.  Against overwhelming odds his small army begins to push back the invaders, only to have personal tragedy lead Vlad into a downward spiral that results in his damnation and begins his dark journey as the historic Count Dracula.

There are currently 32 chapters in this series to date.

Cover design by Melody Simmons.

Long-Distance Love

The format for this short series is postcard length excerpts mailed between Andrew, a business assistant to a wealthy friend, and Jenna, a linguistic anthropologist. As the two of them travel the world separately, they meet via a postcard happenstance. They then find that they enjoy each other's company and become long-distance penpals, getting to know each other over many years. 

HONEY

In HONEY, an obsessed woman stalks a young couple on their romantic road trip.

There are currently 6 chapters in this series to date.

Cover Design by Melody Simmons

Ghost

Life was simple, until I kidnapped her.

Ghost. The name of a man who is known for his ability to do the impossible. Of course, a hitman of his caliber is hard to find and his skills do not come cheap. Ghost has trained himself to be cold. A necessity when eliminating his victims. Take a job, complete it, get paid. Nothing more. Do as you're told. He has been successful with every hit he was assigned. When living in this hellhole some call a town, a man finds him and asks Ghost for his services. Accepted. First target, a girl. Heiress to the White family. Easy. A simple hit. This girl, that when he puts the gun to her head, intrigues him more than she should. He hesitates. What to do? Follow orders? Or take the first step down a road that could destroy him?

*If you do not wish to wait for the full story, "Ghost" is available for sale at your favorite eBook retailer

TL;DR

TL;DR (or "Too long, didn't read") is a mostly autobiographical work with more than a hint of exaggeration, extrapolation and pure fantasy thrown in.

From railways to romance, horses for courses, mountains to molehills and the odd hiccup along the way, join our protagonist as he finally works out that being a man of few words is better than a man of many words.

TL;DR: read this book.

Legend of Alrum

Since he was a child, Alex Sith has vowed to one day slay the king of Alrum and avenge the death of his father. Now as a young man Alex leads a group of outlaws as he exacts his revenge by raiding villages and attacking innocent people, all in an attempt to force King Mana off of the throne. After years of evading capture, and taking his revenge out on the citizens of the kingdom, Alex finally meets his match in the form of a new type of challenge. A challenge he's not prepared for, the heart, of princess Kiaya.

Taking Comfort

Leanne had Cara when she was still a teenager.  Now that her daughter is sixteen she wants her to understand.  She writes about her past in a book, but nothing is straight forward.  Who was Leanne before she had Cara?   

Encounters

We all have secrets, but some of them are darker than others. Some of them have teeth.

There are hundreds carrying those secrets around us every day: a vampiric race living in the shadows, biding their time until the moment comes to make themselves known to the world. This race, the Silver, are as varied in their pleasures and vices as humanity. Through the millennia they colour our lives with fantasy, with romance, with wonder and with horror. 

So how well do you really know the people with whom you surround yourself? Your friends, your colleagues, acquaintances and lovers? And if you can't even be sure of them, then how can you ever trust a stranger to be what he appears?

Encounters is a series of short-story prequels to Josie Jaffrey's post-apocalyptic paranormal romance novels: the Solis Invicti quadrilogy (available on Amazon). 

The Flexibilizer

A novella. Based on a true story.


I read your story holding my breath. It's beautiful. Very different. - Theo Horsten (author)

The feeling of isolation is palpable. I admire the way you employ time in the story. By not giving exact dates and jumping to unspecified periods in time creates in the reader's mind a continuum that matches the state of mind of the main character. - Bart Besamusca (linguist)

 

How to Capture Kate: Undercover Romance Series Book 1

Kate Collins has wanted to become a spy since she was eleven years old. On her first field assignment, she is partnered with sexy FBI Special Agent Nathan Reed.  He can't keep his eyes or his hands off his beautiful partner.  

While tailing the Russian mobster, Dmitriy Ivanov, Kate accosts a gorgeous stranger with a passionate kiss as he is exiting his room to keep her cover from being blown. Clay Carlisle escorts her to the bar downstairs where she can make sure her person of interest doesn't leave the hotel.  She has a couple of glasses of wine with him and wakes up the next morning in his bed.  There's a small problem.  She can't remember how she got there. 

Just when Kate thinks her life can't get any more complicated, her billionaire grandfather introduces her to his best friend's grandson, Leo Kensington.  He's thoughtful and romantic, but is just getting out of rehab.  

Who will be the man to capture Kate's heart?

WARNING: This series contains Adult Language and Sexual Content.

The sequel in the Undercover Romance Series, Obesession of Mine, is also available.

Trust Me

 

A small, sleepy town in Texas awakes to find a local high school girl has commited suicide.

Three weeks later, her friends still have trouble understanding. How could she have taken her own life? Her best friend, Kathy, comes to a startling revelation which causes a chain of events to unfold that no one could have expected.

Soon kids from all walks of life within the town become entangled in a confusion of mental illness, sexuality--and murder?

.... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....

This began as a series of short stories that are all interconnected but may be read standalone, but as the story developed it became apparent that they were more like chapters in the book. 

Up until chapter 6 all stories are standalone, but from then on all are connected.

Common Thistle

"..his messages are still warm and he goes in 
    for more,
 "I'm glad to hear you're okay."
and for the first time
     ever
     I'm still finding
     magic in the sky and
     magnificence in his
      eyes, 
    and nothing,
     more beautiful
       than love."


A collection of free-verse poetry which captures beauty in the midst of hatred and melancholy. Through strong themes of love, destruction and inner-struggle, Common Thistle sees the beauty in the bottom of life. 

Alchemy

Leticia Sarabi is adjusting to being back at home after having left as a teen.  Time has not stood still in her absence. The boy she loved all her life is a grown man with a wife, and her own family is much smaller than it was after the death of her grandfather. Her childhood nightmares have returned to haunt her, and Leticia is realizing that all those that surround her are not as they seem.

Andalucia Rioux is madly in love for the first time, and imagines a life where her boyfriend will be welcomed into her small and cloistered town. When the Fates seemingly deliver her and her family a cruel blow that will resurface years of memories and pain, she has no choice but to follow the tradition that has been paved by those who came before her.  

Female Anonymous

Humorous short stories depicting female characters.

The Mind Rift Saga - Book Two - The Morantian

Continues the Mind Rift Saga where book one leaves off.

With the Devians beginning to develop dimensional technologies to move their armies to earth, the higher dimensions take notice.

Sending protectors to earth to help Auren defend against the Devians, the Morantians begin to help.

The King of the Faery begins to organize the defending armies of the Faery, Dragons, Dwarves and the Darklanders.

Glaxus and the Queen of the Darklanders fall in love.  The Queen forces Glaxus out of her dimension, telling him to not come back until he has changed his ways.

Glaxus struggles with dimensional conquest issues as he develops dimensional technologies and readies his armies to move to earth.

With no way to kill Devians, it becomes harder and harder to defend earth.  The armies must be stopped from coming to earth if there is any hope of stopping them.

The Mind Rift Saga - Book One - The Eternal: Guardian of Light

Auren desires to prove his manhood at too early an age.  Going against his mother's wishes, he finds it but suffers a critical wound.

The God of Light revives Auren, giving him powers of the shaman.

The elementals known as Devians, have conquered all the lower dimensions.  Finding Auren and desiring his magic, the King of the Devians takes his brother's form and kills Auren's family to lure him into a trap.

Fleeing into the future, Glaxus sets up traps for Auren while preparing to bring his armies to earth in preparation to conquer the higher dimensions.

Auren must kill his brother to save his brother's soul by facing Glaxus.  With no way to kill Glaxus, Auren must find a way to save his new love and save earth at the same time.

The Seaside Slayer: Killer Attraction Series Book 2

Genny Moretti is feeling sentimental about Brad Kaplan during a break from college.  He was better known to the world as the best selling murder mystery writer, Bradley Kingston.  She starts going through a box of his notes she believes are all from previous books, but finds a journal containing ideas about a new one that he never got the chance to write.  Inside is page after page about a serial killer and his victims.

She wants to write the book herself as a tribute to her deceased husband, which occupies her mind for months after the spring semester starts. Both of her children are enrolled in preschool, freeing up some time for her to attend college again with a full schedule.

Hank doesn’t resent his wife returning to school, but is upset with her obsession about writing the book.  A thirty-five year old fellow teacher at the middle school is extremely attracted to him.  He's doing his best to thwart her attempts for a sexual encounter.  When the woman is murdered, Hank becomes the prime suspect.

After the book is published, Genny becomes a person of interest for the police.  No one would have known the details except the real killer.  She could easily have found out about Hank’s alleged mistress and wanted her dead.  Is she the next victim, or is she guilty of murder?

WARNING:  This series contains Adult Language and Sexual Content.

Obsession of Mine: Undercover Romance Series Book 2

There’s been a murder in Jaeger Cove, Connecticut with plenty of suspects to choose from.  Can you guess who did it?

Kate Hollingsworth-Collins who despises the victim for tearing her relationship with Nathan apart.

Aiden Walker (Kate's Brother) who can't stand the way Kate becomes a different person around Leo and wants his sister to reconcile with Nathan. The victim is the only person standing in their way.

Edward Hollingsworth (Kate's Grandfather) who wants his granddaughter to be happy. She’s the only family he has left and is obviously in love with Nathan. 

Nathan Reed who desperately wants his true love, Kate, back. She’ll never forgive him as long as the victim is complicating their relationship.

Meredith Carlisle (Nathan's Mother) who admits she would do anything to ensure her son reconciles with Kate.  She's a Hollingsworth heir and money like that is hard to come by. 

Leo Kensington (Kate’s on again/off again fiancé) who doesn't want a secret to come out that only the victim knows about. He would lose Kate forever.

Richard Kensington (Leo's Grandfather) who's was being blackmailed by the victim, and you don't mess with a Kensington.

Howard Kensington (Leo’s Uncle/Edward’s Son) who would do anything to protect his family.

WARNING: This series contains Adult Language and Sexual Content.

Hopelessly, Completely, MADLY in Love: Lovin' Lawmen Series Book 1

Historical Romance set in my paternal grandfather's home state of Kentucky starting in 1876. 

Lexine (Lexi) Donovan has had a crush on Cooper Grayson since she was thirteen years old. He left town the year before and headed to California, hoping to fulfill his dreams to travel and find more excitement than his small town had to offer. He quickly discovers all he can think about is his beloved Lex. When he returns, she has recently accepted a ring from her best friend, Silas Reilly. 

Silas has been in love with Lexi since he first met her when he was only fourteen years old. He still cannot find the nerve to talk to her father. The man scares him. 

Undaunted, Cooper immediately seeks permission from Lexi’s father, Heath, to court his daughter. Silas is a small-town farm boy with no dreams and no ambition. He is simply not right for a girl as special as Lex.

Faced with an impossible situation of choosing between the two men, Lexi takes the coward’s way out and boards a train to Louisville to visit her grandmother. She returns home several months later with a husband, Luke Weston. 

During a picnic Lexi has planned for Luke’s birthday at her special place by the pond, a shot rings out just as she is delivering the wonderful news he is going to be a father. The deputy, Jesse Dalton, and Sheriff Vaughn believe the incident was only a stray bullet from a hunter, but is one of the two men who claim to love Lexi actually trying to murder her husband? 

HEAT LEVEL RATING: This series contains consummated love scenes that are sensual, but may be considered graphic in their description.

Genevieve Grace: Killer Attraction Series Book 1

Genny Montgomery has an almost perfect senior year of high school. The brainy girl who no boy has ever looked at twice ends up with the hot and handsome quarterback of the football team when Hank Moretti moves back to Carolina Bay and searches for the girl he called GG, his special name for Genevieve Grace in elementary school.  

College life isn't quite as romantic as high school. Hank is so consumed with taking his football team to the championship and going professional that he has little time for Genny.  A debonair college professer, Dr. Max Lewis, starts giving her the attention she craves.  Will he be able to fulfill her sexual fantasies that have been poured out into three steamy novels?  

A murder mystery writer who lives next door, Bradley Kingston, gives Genny an advanced copy of his book.  One of the men in her life uses his plot line and throws her life into potentially deadly turmoil.  Who will survive the chain of events that unfold? 

WARNING:  This series contains Adult Language and Sexual Content.

The sequel in the Killer Attraction Series, The Seaside Slayer, is also available.  

Cold Lungs

Rowan and Levi are two nineteen-year old’s living separate lives. They’ve grown up in New York City and at a young age experience the onset of depression that leads them through the rest of their lives. Rowan grows up, clinging onto other children, growing an obsession with other people, to where he always wanted to touch them and be around them. As time went on, it became worse and he ended up getting in trouble and was left feeling like he did not belong and only had an increased sexual urge for other people. Meanwhile, Levi grew up with a relatively happy childhood, but following the death of his mom he spiraled down into a deep depression, unable to face the reality that he lost the person he loved the most. Because his sister was like his mother, he found himself falling for his own sister because she was like her. Eventually, he developed a persona where he tried to be anybody but himself around whoever he could fit in with so he would not have to face the depression that plagued his mind. The two end up meeting in a mental health facility, which causes them to become closer in the worst possible setting. 

Aspirations & Inspirations

Inspiration comes to me in many forms. I tend to be drawn to the darker side of fiction, whether I'm looking at movies, story ideas, or books. These poems have been inspired by life, by film and anything in between. I can't always explain where they come from. I just write them.

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.



What if you could be a different person every day? A sister with a ghost for a brother, the last human left on Earth, or a fugitive on the run from boarding school. Everyday Adventures is a collection of micro fiction and short stories that explore multiple genres and the art of story telling. 

 View Series


“Mrs Markov, where is your husband?”

Beth’s life is perfect. Newly married to FBI Special Agent Nick Markov and building her career as a forensic botanist, Beth has it all.

Until Nick betrays his fellow agents and abandons her.

Beth is left alone to face the devastation of Nick’s lies. Grilled by the FBI, the only person who believes Beth is...View Series



Set in the majestic Carpathian Mountains, this epic features Wallachian Prince Vlad Tepes (Vlad the Impaler) as he defends Transylvania against the invading Ottoman Empire.  In the midst of the struggle, he meets the stunning Willomina, his future queen.

However, treachery abounds, from the wealthy merchants of his own kingdom to greedy former allies, and even Vlad's own...View Series



The format for this short series is postcard length excerpts mailed between Andrew, a business assistant to a wealthy friend, and Jenna, a linguistic anthropologist. As the two of them travel the world separately, they meet via a postcard happenstance. They then find that they enjoy each other's company and become long-distance penpals, getting to know each other over many years. 

 View Series


In HONEY, an obsessed woman stalks a young couple on their romantic road trip.

There are currently 6 chapters in this series to date.

Cover Design by Melody Simmons

 View Series


Life was simple, until I kidnapped her.

Ghost. The name of a man who is known for his ability to do the impossible. Of course, a hitman of his caliber is hard to find and his skills do not come cheap. Ghost has trained himself to be cold. A necessity when eliminating his victims. Take a job, complete it, get paid. Nothing more. Do as you're told. He has been successful with every hit he was...View Series



TL;DR (or "Too long, didn't read") is a mostly autobiographical work with more than a hint of exaggeration, extrapolation and pure fantasy thrown in.

From railways to romance, horses for courses, mountains to molehills and the odd hiccup along the way, join our protagonist as he finally works out that being a man of few words is better than a man of many words.

TL;DR:...View Series



Since he was a child, Alex Sith has vowed to one day slay the king of Alrum and avenge the death of his father. Now as a young man Alex leads a group of outlaws as he exacts his revenge by raiding villages and attacking innocent people, all in an attempt to force King Mana off of the throne. After years of evading capture, and taking his revenge out on the citizens of the kingdom, Alex finally meets his...View Series


Leanne had Cara when she was still a teenager.  Now that her daughter is sixteen she wants her to understand.  She writes about her past in a book, but nothing is straight forward.  Who was Leanne before she had Cara?   

 View Series


We all have secrets, but some of them are darker than others. Some of them have teeth.

There are hundreds carrying those secrets around us every day: a vampiric race living in the shadows, biding their time until the moment comes to make themselves known to the world. This race, the Silver, are as varied in their pleasures and vices as humanity. Through the millennia they colour...View Series



A novella. Based on a true story.


I read your story holding my breath. It's beautiful. Very different. - Theo Horsten (author)

The feeling of isolation is palpable. I admire the way you employ time in the story. By not giving exact dates and jumping to unspecified periods in time creates in the reader's mind a continuum that matches the state of mind...View Series


Kate Collins has wanted to become a spy since she was eleven years old. On her first field assignment, she is partnered with sexy FBI Special Agent Nathan Reed.  He can't keep his eyes or his hands off his beautiful partner.  

While tailing the Russian mobster, Dmitriy Ivanov, Kate accosts a gorgeous stranger with a passionate kiss as he is exiting his room...View Series



 

A small, sleepy town in Texas awakes to find a local high school girl has commited suicide.

Three weeks later, her friends still have trouble understanding. How could she have taken her own life? Her best friend, Kathy, comes to a startling revelation which causes a chain of events to unfold that no one could have expected.

Soon kids from all walks of life within the...View Series



"..his messages are still warm and he goes in 
    for more,
 "I'm glad to hear you're okay."
and for the first time
     ever
     I'm still finding
     magic in the sky and
     magnificence in his
  ...View Series


Leticia Sarabi is adjusting to being back at home after having left as a teen.  Time has not stood still in her absence. The boy she loved all her life is a grown man with a wife, and her own family is much smaller than it was after the death of her grandfather. Her childhood nightmares have returned to haunt her, and Leticia is realizing that all those that surround her are not...View Series


Humorous short stories depicting female characters.

 View Series


Continues the Mind Rift Saga where book one leaves off.

With the Devians beginning to develop dimensional technologies to move their armies to earth, the higher dimensions take notice.

Sending protectors to earth to help Auren defend against the Devians, the Morantians begin to help.

The King of the Faery begins to organize the defending armies of the Faery, Dragons, Dwarves...View Series



Auren desires to prove his manhood at too early an age.  Going against his mother's wishes, he finds it but suffers a critical wound.

The God of Light revives Auren, giving him powers of the shaman.

The elementals known as Devians, have conquered all the lower dimensions.  Finding Auren and desiring his magic, the King of the Devians takes his brother's form and kills...View Series



Genny Moretti is feeling sentimental about Brad Kaplan during a break from college.  He was better known to the world as the best selling murder mystery writer, Bradley Kingston.  She starts going through a box of his notes she believes are all from previous books, but finds a journal containing ideas about a new one that he never got the chance to write.  Inside is page after page...View Series


There’s been a murder in Jaeger Cove, Connecticut with plenty of suspects to choose from.  Can you guess who did it?

Kate Hollingsworth-Collins who despises the victim for tearing her relationship with Nathan apart.

Aiden Walker (Kate's Brother) who can't stand the way Kate becomes a...View Series


Historical Romance set in my paternal grandfather's home state of Kentucky starting in 1876. 

Lexine (Lexi) Donovan has had a crush on Cooper Grayson since she was thirteen years old. He left town the year before and headed to California, hoping to fulfill his dreams to travel and find more excitement than his small town had to offer. He quickly discovers all he can...View Series



Genny Montgomery has an almost perfect senior year of high school. The brainy girl who no boy has ever looked at twice ends up with the hot and handsome quarterback of the football team when Hank Moretti moves back to Carolina Bay and searches for the girl he called GG, his special name for Genevieve Grace in elementary school.  

College life isn't quite...View Series



Rowan and Levi are two nineteen-year old’s living separate lives. They’ve grown up in New York City and at a young age experience the onset of depression that leads them through the rest of their lives. Rowan grows up, clinging onto other children, growing an obsession with other people, to where he always wanted to touch them and be around them. As time went on, it became worse and...View Series


Inspiration comes to me in many forms. I tend to be drawn to the darker side of fiction, whether I'm looking at movies, story ideas, or books. These poems have been inspired by life, by film and anything in between. I can't always explain where they come from. I just write them.

 View Series

View a complete list of ongoing and completed series here.