I’m a mother to a wonderful daughter, and I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere between mountains and ocean. I love meatloaf. I’m a recent self-published author. “Eyes” is my first written short story (which is available now for pre-order).
I read pretty much any genre, other than religious titles.
Books reviewed by Veronique:
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His name is Tommy. He’s a biker and he’s gorgeous. He seems to like me too. He makes me feel good about myself and it’s been a long time since anyone has paid me that much attention. I also have a monster for a stepfather.
But I’m scared. I'm scared Bill will find out about Tommy and scared Tommy will find out about Bill. Tommy has a temper and he’s very protective of me. If he ever found out my secret, I think he would kill Bill.
He started again last night. Jodie and I hid under the bed. I don’t want him to ever touch her. Secrets like mine are only whispered about. But the bruises are getting harder to cover and I know once Tommy finds out the truth, I'll lose him. I just can’t let that happen. More info →
But when the baby dies after a difficult birth, Brandy’s perfect life blows up in her face. Stricken with grief, she and Weston pull apart. This new distance leads them both to disaster. Not until a chance encounter with her high school friend, Edward Barnes, does Brandy pull herself together. Brandy and Weston agree to recommit to each other, striving to forgive infidelity and recreate their previous existence.
Everything is once again going according to plan—until Brandy discovers she’s pregnant. While she struggles to cope with this new obstacle, Edward Barnes returns to town and discovers she’s having a baby, while Weston is torn between his love for his wife and his anger at her betrayal. Can Brandy manage to keep her marriage to Weston together? Will Edward be a part of Brandy’s life if she and Weston separate? More info →
Hannah Marco, the older woman who draws Sampson into a deadly plot with a bold promise of complete surrender. Arley Ruttlinger, the young spitfire who wants Hannah out of her life because of a past love affair with her father she believes caused her mother’s death.
Hate has festered deep. Arley will stop at nothing to destroy Hannah, even fling herself at Rand Calder, who would do anything to keep Arley coming into his bed.
A pact is sealed; Sampson is lead into the mountains lashed to a packhorse, where Calder orders his men to kill him and bury his body.
When Arley hears Calder admit he ordered Sampson killed, the myth of Calder professing his love for her is shown for what it is; a lie!
She must warn Sampson a new plan is about to be set in motion, to end her father’s leadership over the territory and have the fastest gunfighters on Calder’s payroll draw down on Sampson. Now Arley and Sampson must join forces, as Calder confronts them in a church filled with women and children praying for the safe return of their men folk.
They both have endured too much for her to lose him now. She will take up a gun against the man she has come to hate in order to save the man she now loves." More info →
Billy has been a target of bullying through her years of schooling. Exams are over but stress leads her to thoughts of suicide. It's her counselor that suggests she volunteers to assist in an archaeological dig in Scotland.
A secluded hostel. The residents start dropping like flies.
Billy knows who the murderer is.
Shane knows he's next to die. More info →
Ever since tragedy struck her family one year ago, Sadie’s life has become a dark brew of unearthly visions and vivid dreams in which a mysterious shadow man follows her every move. Are all these bizarre happenings real or figments of this fifteen-year-old’s troubled mind? When she’s pulled into a world so different from her own, everything she thinks she knows is turned upside down. Will she find the truth behind these unsettling episodes? Can Sadie walk through the shadows, the fear of unknown evil, and get to the other side alive?
“An otherworldly setting, grounded by irresistible melodrama and an unshakeable protagonist worth rooting for.” -Kirkus Reviews
"Ghost of a Shadow is something that is very hard to come by these days: original. .Ghost of a Shadow treads entirely new ground. The authors tell an innovative, engaging and thoroughly entertaining tale weaving two characters, and really two worlds, together seamlessly. Sadie Myers is someone everyone can relate to and more importantly, someone to look up to. She resonates with a genuineness and honest quality that was both refreshing and thought provoking. I enjoyed every moment of reading this book and in this topsy-turvy world, what more could you ask for? Sadie Myers rocks!" -Scott Young, author of Falling into Place
“'Ghost of a Shadow' is a coming-of-age story that seamlessly weaves reality and fantasy into a lovely tapestry. Curious from the first page, I cannot wait to see what happens next in the series.” -Stephanie Sommerlad Bello, author of Trinkett and the Legend of the Locket
“One of my new favorite Young Adult books this year.” -LM Hart, author
About the Author
Andrea and Leslie are two sisters collaborating on writing through obstacles and illness. It is an entirely new way to know each other while working on their mission of Peace and Empowerment. Andrea earned a culinary degree and worked as a chef and general manager for many years. She now focuses on her passion for writing. She writes short stories and continues to work on additional collaborative writing projects. Leslie earned degrees in Literature and Education. She taught elementary school as well as writing and technology to teachers. A successful grant writer, she later evaluated incoming grants for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. More recently she worked on her certification in Life Coaching. She's drafted four novels and various short stories. More info →
Lena, a vampire and a Guardian of the Order, has been honour-bound to protect human souls all her life. Acting first and thinking second is what's saved her skin time and again in the war against the Fallen, but her disregard for orders soon catches up with her when her boss is seriously injured. Forced to take responsibility for her actions, Lena is thrust into the path of her very own kryptonite; Thorn. The raw power of his soul calls to her and his mere presence lights a fire within her that she cannot contain.
With Vampire magic waning and the race in crisis, can either of them afford to ignore Nature's call? If they do, the future of the race is in jeopardy. If they don't, they will both lose the most precious part of themselves. Their souls.
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Little by little, Emma begins to open her heart again. But Jack has a past, too. And it's come back to haunt him, wreaking havoc on their budding romance. Can Emma let go of the hurt and learn to trust Jack completely? Or is their relationship doomed to be a one act play? More info →
Three knocks on my door.
One surprise visit.
One person, who I thought was gone forever.
Nothing will be the same.
This book contains mature content, and adult situations.
Book One of series. More info →
Sarah Randolph believes she’s just an ordinary woman, at least until the day she meets Ramsey—a mysterious man who tells her that not only is she not ordinary…she’s not even human.
Depends on him… John Sherlock Ramsey, an Earth-born Eudoran, is a Protector. He’s assigned to help Sarah complete her Shift, a period of intense transformation experienced by those of his species. But her Shift is different and risky, because she’s a Red-Line, a member of his kind not seen in over sixty years.
Yet she is the key to his survival... As her abilities are revealed and the secrets of their destiny exposed, they must confront an assailant who shares Sarah’s unique origins and whose motives are far more sinister than anything Ramsey has ever encountered.
Will Sarah’s unique powers change their fate? Or will she prove to be Ramsey’s last assignment on earth and watch as her people succumb to extinction?
Part one of a three-part series. More info →
Sybil from Planet Valkyrie carries a risky amount of Gravitas, a top secret aphrodisiac embedded in the Ritual Jewelry around her neck. Before she can trade it, she is attacked by an angry warrior from slave-holding Planet Roggr. Sybil lands on Earth—in the Forbidden Zone. Rescue is impossible, all portals are sealed. Can she protect herself, shield her hazardous cargo and find a way home before the Gravitas destroys her? More info →
Have you ever felt like an outcast? That you didn't belong and that somewhere, someone was waiting for you?
Jade had been sheltered most of her life. Living in an isolated village with only sex and drugs to entertain. Her mother is an alcoholic and her father doesn't give a damn. Her only way out is to beg her Aunt to allow her to stay as a guest in their London house. Jade meets fate head on. She finally finds a family that love and respect her and are not BLOOD.
A raw emotional story about love, betrayal and sacrifice.
'Excellent story line, a riveting read.' More info →
A half Russian half Native American beauty, Stacia Altman tried to look on the lighter side of life, until one day it just became too dark. Her passion for art history and adventure having waned long ago. Wilbur is a devastatingly handsome stranger that initially repulses Stacia because of his too-perfect charm and looks. While fighting her way through the stages of grieving, Stacia finds great friends, love, and most importantly, humor. As she travels the globe solving the mystery of her life and coming to terms with her inevitable death, she ultimately discovers that the end might just be the beginning…of a greater adventure.
Follow Stacia on her journey of spiritual awakening, physical pleasure, and discovery of self—a tale told from within her urn.
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Colin Palmer, co-owner of a prominent St. Helena construction company and highly sought after bachelor feels like something is missing. When he lands a contract with a prestigious developer, which could lead to an exclusive deal, it seems as if all the pieces are finally coming together… Except for the one piece that’s been missing, the girl who ran away with his heart, taking his future with her. As the project nears completion and success is around the corner, could the road block of his past be the wrecking ball of his future or will he put his feelings aside to get the job done?
Natalie and Colin are both looking to make their mark with a fresh start… But when their St. Helena history follows them to Santa Barbara, it seems their wounds are the only thing fresh. Will this reunion be the blue prints for disaster… or forever?
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