This week’s focus:  TINDERBOX

TINDERBOX (Flashpoint #1) is set in Djibouti, a tiny country on the Horn of Africa, home to the US’s only *permanent* military base on the continent. The US military sent my husband there twice to work on an archaeological inventory.  Visit my Facebook pages for more photographs of Djibouti!

In the volatile tinderbox of the Horn of Africa, Morgan Adler has made the paleoanthropological find of a lifetime. The discovery brings her to the attention of a warlord eager to claim both Morgan and the fossils, forcing her to make a desperate dash to the nearby US military base to beg for protection.

Master Sergeant Pax Blanchard has orders to intercept Dr. Adler before she reaches the base, and in so doing saves her life. After a harrowing afternoon he safely delivers her to his commanders, only to find his responsibilities toward protecting the obstinate archaeologist have only just begun.

Morgan and Pax are forced to work together in the Djiboutian desert heat, but it is the fire that ignites between them that threatens to combust them both. For the Green Beret, involvement with the woman he must protect is a threat to his career, while for the archaeologist, the soldier is everything she never wanted but somehow can’t resist. When Morgan uncovers a mystery surrounding Djibouti’s most scarce and vital resource, the danger to her reaches the flashpoint. For Pax, protecting her is no longer a matter of following orders, and he’ll risk everything to bring her back alive.

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A New Release from Elisabeth Naughton!

The 3rd book in her RITA award-winning Deadly Secrets series is out!

I’m teary-eyed over the dedication in Elisabeth Naughton’s new release. ???

Love you, Eli, and so thankful to have you by my side on this writing journey!





Up-and-coming designer Kelsey McClane is on the cusp of success. Recently divorced, she should be enjoying her newfound freedom and glamorous future. Instead, she’s living in fear of the past. When she returns home to Portland on a press tour, danger creeps closer than ever. As threatening messages from her bitter ex-husband leave her vulnerable, a new man in her life makes her feel protected.

Former Army Ranger turned security professional Hunter O’Donnell is hired to guard Kelsey. When a shattering explosion rocks her world, Kelsey’s ex is the prime suspect, but Hunter speculates there’s more to the situation than Kelsey’s letting on. Intent on keeping her safe, he delves into Kelsey’s past. As the two work together to unmask her stalker’s identity, a fire ignites between them that they both struggle to contain.

While the investigation proceeds, it draws them closer not only to each other but also to a lethal plot that’s been in the works behind their backs. And with each new secret unveiled, it’s not just temptation putting them at risk—it’s a madman who will not stop until Kelsey is dead.



FIRESTORM  – 1st Chapter Exclusive!

Want to read the first chapter of FIRESTORM? You can read the sample exclusively at iBooks !

Firestorm (Flashpoint #3) is also up for #preorder exclusively at iBooks.

It will probably release in mid-June. Once the date is finalized I’ll share it!

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A Movie Recommendation

In Search of Fellini by Nancy Cartwright‘s Spotted Cow Entertainment is now up on Netflix! I ?? loved ?? this movie and now you can see it too!

A naive and sheltered young woman embarks on a whimsical adventure across Italy in the hopes of meeting director Federico Fellini.


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