BACK TO BASIC
Pub Date : April 1, 2009
Imprint : Dafina
The Truth Sheâ€™s Always Hiddenâ€¦Autumn Evans has a career she loves, a wedding to plan, and a secret that could destroy both. Even though her jobâ€”working with underprivileged kids at a Compton schoolâ€”is deeply fulfilling, Autumn feels something is missing from her life. Her fiancÃ© Matthew, a successful and ambitious surgeon, expects Autumn to assume the role of perfect partner, but lately she feels her sense of control slipping awayâ€¦
May Be The Only Thing To Set Her Freeâ€¦
When a crisis hits and Autumn is physically injured, she returns to her childhood home to heal. There, she slowly begins to question everything sheâ€™s come to accept about herself, her family, and her man, especially as she watches her mother and sister deal with their own relationship dilemmas. But soon Autumn realizes that she needs to make a choice, between fighting for what
Her Biggest Challenge In Lifeâ€¦
Darian Cantrall may have been born in New Orleans, but ever since she moved to L.A., she canâ€™t imagine living anywhere else. With a dream job and a glamorous life, she has everything she wants. But when her sister Monique’s battle with cancer takes a turn for the worst, Darian returns home to be there for her family and do whatever is needed of herâ€”even if it means taking on the one thing she dreads mostâ€¦
Just Might Become Her Greatest Joy.
Darian isnâ€™t cut out for motherhood or small-city life. And now it looks like sheâ€™s diving right in to both. Monique left behind two small children and Darian is the only one who can raise them. Moving back home brings up all sorts of issues about the past. But when reality sets in, Darian discovers that her fast-paced glamorous L.A. life wasn’t as idyllic as she thought. With help from Moniqueâ€™s kids and a high school sweetheart who comes back into the picture, Darian just might find the true meaning of happiness.
an anthology with
Maxine Thompson and Michelle McGriff
Publisher Urban Books
Irresistible Flames Kelly and Byron are engaged and very happy but after a accident, Kelly questions herself. Meantime, she finds out that Byron is leading a secret life. Caprianna and Marquise are happy until tragedy strikes, Capriannaâ€™s world is shattered, and she finds that Marquise is keeping secrets. But just when she thought she was at her lowest, fate steps in.
LAST BRIDE STANDING
Pub Date : March 2006
Imprint : Dafina
WILL A LOST MEMORY…After journalist Wanda Gray’s plane crashes in Kenya, searchers find no survivors, and she is believed dead. But Wanda is very much alive, and slowly recovering on an African ranch. She remembers nothing of her former life—not her accountant husband Steven or even her own name.
AND A NEW LOVE…
Soon, in the lush, exotic African countryside, Wanda is discovering a whole new world…and a hot new lover: tall, lithe, rance owner Ahmed. Day by day their desire blossoms into a gloriously passionate romance. But then Wanda regains her memory of her other life—and the man in it…
LEAD TO A CHANGE OF HEART?
Pub Date : Mar-05
Imprint : Dafina
A BLESSING IN DISQUISE…After twenty-five years of marriage, Ashley Lake and her husband Marcus have a lovely home in sunny California, successful careers, and a beloved grown daughter. At age fifty, Marcus is still a fine-looking man and a great provider. Except for some “female trouble” that frequently leaves her fatigued, Ashley feels attractive enough, although she could stand to lose some weight and liven up her wardrobe a bit. Maybe a little boredom and predictability have crept into the routine of her marriage lately. But after twenty-five years of marriage what does that matter?
Apparently it matters to Marcus, as Ashley discovers when she finds him packing up to leave her for a younger woman. It’s the kind of shock that Ashley could have never imagine, and the kind of crisis – to mind and body – she needs to finally start caring about what’s most important: herself. Being left alone, feeling unloved, and in pain-literally-forces her to rediscover the strong, sexy woman sheâ€˜s been all along. What lies ahead for the “new” Ashley?
JUNE IN WINTER
COMING IN FROM THE COLD Real estate agent Tracey Woods was an energetic woman leading an orderly, seemingly ideal life – but the horrible night her husband was killed in a car accident changed everything. At age fifty-two, Donald Woods was twenty years her senior, but he was her perfect match, giving her all the love and security she’d craved since her orphaned childhood. Or so she thought – until a strange man in the hospital informed her that Donald was having an affair with his sister, and they were planning to be married.
Bereft and betrayed, Tracey is now left wondering how to go on, how to deal with the past, much less face the future. But as she forges ahead, she discovers a surprising reserve of inner strength, the courage to face the abandoned child she once was – and the adult woman she now is. And then, from the ashes of loss springs an unexpected second chance at love…