High School Sweethearts

I’ve always always loved the idea of high school sweethearts. From Zack and Kelly to Cory and Topanga to Troy and Gabriella, there’s something so romantic about the idea that young love can last forever. (And don’t even get me started on hoping that Angela Chase and Jordan Catalano would somehow end up together. *swoon*) […]

Why Portland?

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You may have wondered why I set the Portland Rebels series in the little seaside town of Portland, Maine. I spent my summers as a child not far from there, in the town of Ogunquit, and have found Portland to be one of the coolest places to be. A port city with a rich urban […]

I wish I could bring you pleasure every day.

I wish I could bring you pleasure every day

A sunny summer day, sky dappled with clouds, perfect weather for sitting under shady trees, for watching boats pass by. Skin against skin, she breathes in the crease by his elbow, tastes his sweat. Kissing on a park bench. Are there people around? She doesn’t even know. She’s lost in him. Addicted to the taste […]

Do you still want me?

Do you still want me-

There are moments after they’re together, when thoughts of him wash over her. When she closes her eyes, and there’s the teasing flick of his tongue in her mouth. Her nerve endings on fire as he kisses her neck. His fingers commanding her body like no one else has. Sometimes it’s his little tells of […]

Change

Change

She’s spent much of her life afraid. Every day, she fights her demons. But now there’s his finger under her chin. His smile, insistent. Making her brave in the face of things she’s scared of. He slays the monsters in her head with orange juice, jokes and desire. He tells her, “You can do this.” […]

Calendar

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His smile across the room is a beacon. Like he’s the lighthouse and she’s the light, she centers herself around him. Feels his presence. She rotates away, worries pulling her into her head, into scary things she imagines, but he draws her back. Calms her. “It’s ok,” he says. “I’m here.” Has it only been […]

Renew

Renew

She can’t call it a renewal. Not really. Not when it never really ended. Or started. It’s a hazy place they’re in, one without boundaries or definitions, but she doesn’t care. All she cares about is the small upward turn of his lip as he backs her to the wall, and the softly murmured question, […]

Hangover

Hangover

If only she could say he was just her addiction. She never cared for booze or cigarettes. Pot was wasted on her. Her vice has always been physical. Hands on hips and nails in skin and teeth and tongues and (mind)fucking until she’s spent. Sex is what she craves. And he feeds her cravings. Every […]

Cover reveal for TAMING SUGAR

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I’m so excited to start off 2017 with a new release! TAMING SUGAR will be out on 1.19.17, and you, my lovelies, get the first look at the cover. Look how shiny!  

Countdown

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In her car, it’s quiet. No music playing as she follows him home. She seems calm, but underneath the surface, she’s a tempest. A storm beneath the raging sea of waiting for tonight. He opens the door, and she’s all schoolgirl blushes as he shows her around. Scenes from a home she’s only seen in […]