Livia Quinn grew up in D.C. going to Redskins and University of Maryland games with her dad. Now transplanted to the south, she has written twelve books on the bayou where she's found substantial fodder in the Louisiana culture and weather, and her jobs as a mail lady, plant manager, disaster relief worker and small business owner. She's protected from the bears, alligators and snakes by her husband and their feisty Pomeranian aka Dusty the Cajun husky. From her readers: “It’s like a mini-vacation from the real world.” “Run don't walk to the buy button.” “My new favorite series!”
When Aussie gem hunter Cass McKay appears unexpectedly on Elektra's design shop doorway, her reasons for sending him away a year ago become…complicated, their passion for each other and her dark secret, intricately entwined. The truth will put their love and lives in danger.
One year ago on the eve of Carnival, Elektra broke their engagement after the "Blood" opal was stolen from them. No one steals from Cass, especially not when it cost him the woman he loves.
Elektra's reason for breaking their engagement has now come back to bite her. Cass intends to return to Brazil, putting himself in danger to retrieve her opal, in hopes that Elektra will give their relationship another chance.
Staying out of Cass' bed isn't an option if she's going to keep him safe, but coming clean might make things worse. Elektra is walking a tightrope between desire and deceit, and the truth will endanger not only their love, but their lives.
Ridge (Men of Honor Series, Book 1)
Will he sacrifice everything for his mission - the care of veterans, even love?
Ridge Romano is an Army Ranger, with a PhD in Medbionics and is CEO of two multi-billion dollar companies. After his brother, a wounded vet, commits suicide due to a lack of prompt medical care, Ridge meets with Congress to propose a new veterans' care consortium that will revolutionize veterans' services. All that's left is the big vote.
So, with such an important mission, how did he wind up on this strip bingo stage in front of a hundred women yelling, "Tucker. Take it off!" If he can just slink away before he's recognized.
Buffy Calloway was famous on the runways of Paris, but now she's looking for one special man to be the face of her studio. At a romance convention, she discovers Tucker, a late arrival with just the je ne sais quoi that will make her agency a success.
The Calloways have a sixth sense when it comes to that special someone, and Buffy knows Ridge is ‘the one’. There's just one problem - he rejects the idea of himself as a cover model and Buffy can't argue with such a noble cause. She’ll have to enlist the entire romance community to make her plan work. But could this be the first time a Calloway was wrong?
The series has been rebranded to reflect the focus of the men and women in uniform who serve their country and communities. Ridge was previously published as Her First Knight.
Luc (Men of Honor, Book 2)
Not all tall, dark and dangerous heroes are bad boys…
The first time Delilah Burke saw him was at the crime scene, and she assumed he was a certain type—tall, dark and dangerous, and a robber--because he looked the part and he was holding a gun. She'd been wrong. A cop should know better than to assume but dressed like a mercenary, holding a gun, how was she to know? Under the circumstances a careful cop doesn't presume or assume so, she'd followed protocol.
Former Navy officer, Luc Larue, knew the tough lady cop with her boot pressing him to the grimy floor of the tiny grocery suspected he was a criminal. But he'd been in the process of taking down the thief with his "gun" when she and her partner barreled onto the scene ordering everyone to get down. There was something about her commanding voice and those cornflower-blue eyes, but once she learned the truth about his part-time job, would she listen to his proposition or laugh?
Each day reveals the former Naval officer to be almost too good to be true. Then trouble arrives from Luc's past and Del faces a choice – believe the evidence against him, or trust her heart.
Previously published as Hard Days Knight
Luc Sample Chapter
Storm Crazy, Destiny Paramortals: Book 1 (A Storm Lake Novel)
My name is Tempest Pomeroy. I’m a mail carrier and a Paramortal like the rest of my family. Or I’m supposed to be. If I didn’t have a few little talents I’d think I was adopted. To say I was having a bad day was like saying Katrina dropped a little rain on New Orleans.
My brother’s genie bottle went missing and one of my customers had a stroke while reading me the riot act, but I saved the old curmudgeon with a zap of my zeus juice! That was the first time I called my power, and the hunky new sheriff almost saw me use my magic—big no-no. Things just went south from there…I discovered a dead body in the clubhouse and rescued River’s bottle from a locker by bashing it in with a Greg Norman wedge. Guess who showed up, again? Yep.
Now, my brother’s missing and the sheriff and my ex-lover are squaring off like yard dogs staking their claim. Aurora says all the chaos is a sign of my quickening. The sheriff thought he’d settled in a normal town to raise his teenage daughter. Like Mayberry? It’s more like Middle Earth.
Sample Storm Crazy
Cry Me a River, Destiny Paramortals: Book 2 (A Storm Lake Novel)
Isn’t it just like a man to exit a relationship when he finds out a woman has a few little secrets? The last time I’d seen my almost boyfriend, Jack Lang, a series of shocks had sent us both reeling, and he got his first glimpse of my Paramortal “talents” - a few measly bolts of lightning aimed at his—in his--general direction.
I’m a Tempestaerie, though I’ve denied my heritage for nineteen years. Sheriff Lang is finally on board with our search for my missing brother but time is running out. In the course of the investigation we’ve gone from attraction to suspicion, support to friendship, romance to oh-my-god-get-away-from-me revulsion.
Jack’s an ex-Navy pilot. He says he wants to know “everything”. My ex-lover and guardian, Dylan McGuinness, says after we answer Jack’s questions, he’ll either join us, or grab his daughter and take the first jet out of Middle Earth.
He may help me save my brother and discover the whereabouts of my parents, but I doubt he’ll still want to take me to the Mardi Gras ball, once he knows “everything”. There’s a lot of everything…
Sample Cry Me A River
Eve of Chaos, Destiny Paramortals: Book 3 (A Storm Lake Novel)
“You vill meet a dahk dangerrous strangah…”
…Aurora predicted at the Mardi Gras ball, and as if someone left their Swords of War videogame on “share” in a parallel universe, the Dark Knight walked in. Conor de Sept Flambe´ with the distinctive leathery tattoos spanning his muscular shoulders and magnificent flashing swords. “Where did he get those swords?” Montana drooled. She’d been unable to force her eyes away from him, then he parted the crowd like Moses through the Red Sea, and asked her to dance.
He said he wanted to show her some of his moves. Right! Her Dinnshencha warrior wasn’t born yesterday… But there’s more to this Knight than meets the eye, and he’s quite an eyeful. Recognizing her diminishing strength, he offered to prepare her for the Chaos, twenty-four hours when many Paramortals would lose their power.
With crazies coming out of the woodwork, Paramortals losing their abilities, personalities going AWOL, Sheriff Lang wants to know who will be left standing with him when the Para-moon begins. If Flambe´ is what Jack thinks he is, Destiny might have a chance. If not, they’ll be in deep… trouble. Where’s an F-18 when you need one?
Storm Lake Box Set 1 (Destiny Paramortals)
Storm Lake…Is it Mayberry or Middle Earth?
It depends. On the west end of Storm Lake near a super pulse of leylines lies Destiny, home to the Paramortals, a quirky group of supernatural beings living side by side with humans (fae, djnn, vamps, shifters, even dragons - shh, that’s a secret), their collective purpose, to defend mankind. I’m Tempest Pomeroy and my human job is delivering the mail. I come from a family of Tempestaeries and Djnn. After my father died and our mother abandoned us, I denied my heritage and concentrated on raising my brother River.
Now my world is spinning out of control. My brother’s genie bottle is missing, the males in my life are acting crazy, and my emotions are threatening to unleash my Tempestaerie powers whether I like it or not. The only person I can turn to is a human, Sheriff Jack Lang, a hunky ex-Navy pilot who believes he’s moved to a normal small town - like Mayberry - to raise his teenage daughter.
As our relationship develops and his investigation progresses into the strange happenings in the area, it’s inevitable that Jack will be…erm…enlightened about Destiny’s and my true nature. Especially when the locals begin ‘exposing’ their special ‘aptitudes’.
Jack says he wants to know everything. But will he stay and fight for us and the Paramortals, or take the first F-18 out of Middle Earth? There’s a lot of everything…
This Box Set includes the first three books in the Destiny Paramortals: Storm Crazy, Cry Me a River, and Eve of Chaos.
Sample Chapter from Storm Crazy
Blame it on the Moon, Destiny Paramortals: Book 4 (A Storm Lake Novel)
Southern Urban Fantasy
It’s the height of the Para-moon and Sheriff Jack Lang is up to his ‘6’ in alligators. Defending those weaker than himself is in his DNA, which is what drove him to become a Navy pilot. But who is he kidding? Alligators he could handle! Supernatural bad guys, well…
Ragtag doesn’t begin to describe his band of temporary ’heroes’. If he has to go to war with the group that showed up at dawn, he’d better start cutting up white sheets and tying them to garden stakes.
With Tempe and the other Paramortals ill or incapacitated will Jack be able to keep Destiny out of the hands of their enemies for the rest of the power down? He’s been told this was the strongest and most unpredictable Chaos ever, which is why Tempe, Aurora and Dylan have been hit so hard, but also, ironically, the reason there’d been no coordinated attack by hordes of bad guys - yet.
There’s no time to worry about his future with Tempe and his daughter as one crisis after another raises its head. Find a healer for Dylan, relocate a lost elemental, make a formal request for help from the Fae, figure out what the hell his crazy ex Georgeanne is up to, and most importantly, keep the humans in the dark.
If worse comes to worst, he has a dragon on his side and a few surprises up his sleeve. “Yippe, ki, yi!" Unfortunately a lot can happen in twenty four hours and things…don’t always go as planned.
Storm Crazy Bonus Edition (Storm Crazy and Cry Me a River, books 1&2)
Southern Urban Fantasy Paranormal Cozy
Welcome to Destiny, or I should say Middle Earth…
Jack Lang, sheriff, ex-Navy pilot. To say Destiny was not what I expected would be like saying Wolverine's fingernails were long enough for a manicure. I'd been looking for Mayberry, a quaint little safe town to raise my daughter. That ship sailed when I met Tempest Pomeroy, who turned out to be a storm witch with a djinni brother and an ex who was… hell, I don't know what he is. But I wasn’t sure I could stay. I had a teenage daughter to consider.
Tempe Pomeroy, Tempestaerie, mail lady, and as Jack likes to say, trouble magnet.
Isn't it just like a man to exit a relationship when he finds out a woman's got a few little secrets? Jack's finally investigating my little brother's disappearance but time is running out and our relationship's gone from attraction to suspicion, support to friendship, romance to oh-my-god-get-away-from-me revulsion.
Jack’s an ex-Navy pilot. He says he wants to know “everything”. He may stick around, help me save my brother and discover the whereabouts of my parents, but I doubt he’ll still want to take me to the Mardi Gras ball, once he knows “everything”. He'll probably take the first jet out of Middle Earth. There’s a lot of everything…
Storm Crazy sample