Games We Play,

        Part 2

I'm excited to announce that I'm working on several new stories in the Games We Play series. And, of course, they'll all be set in my favorite fictional New Jersey small town: beautiful Atlas Beach.

Atlas Beach: Come for the fun and games, stay for the love, the laughter, the family complications, and, oh, yeah: the occasional ghost!

(And click HERE to return to the first three Games We Play books.) 

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The Name Game

He knows what to do to save her business. She knows what he needs to fix his life!

 

Atlas Beach is experiencing a retail-renaissance—and Carly Meyer is determined to be part of it.  But her sandwich shop-slash-food-truck, The Lunch Box, is struggling to stay afloat.

 

Luckily, help is on the way thanks to the Chamber of Commerce’s innovative mentoring program—partnering successful Atlas Beach business owners with some of the newer start-ups. Too bad the mentor assigned to her is the delectable—and highly annoying—Tino DiLuca.

 

Tino knows exactly what’s hurting Carly’s business and—exactly how to fix it. But his number one solution, changing the name of her signature sandwich, is the one thing she’s not prepared to do.

 

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Funnel of Love

Will Atlas Beach be big enough for both of them?

 

Baker Rocco DiLuca is not a happy camper. He’s just found out that his baby sister is getting married—to his former best friend—and he's not invited. But that's not even the worst part. They’ve hired someone else to make their wedding cake!

 

He knew he and Kristy hadn't exactly been speaking to each other, but he hadn't realized they Weren’t Speaking to each other! Now he has to figure out how to repair their family feud, or forever keep his distance. Unfortunately, his best hope for success is the woman he considers his competition.

 

Stephanie Sands thinks the Chamber of Commerce’s mentorship program is a great idea! She’s not ashamed to admit that her boutique bakery, Sugar Kink, isn't quite making it. Yet. But the mentor she's been assigned, Rocky D, isn’t just traditional, he’s positively medieval. It’s no wonder his sister wants nothing to do with him!

 

Can they put aside their differences (and the insane attraction they feel) to help each other out? Or will their dreams fall as flat as a failed souffle?

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I'm Basic and I Know It

FREE Flash Fiction. Read it HERE.  It's only about 500 words, at the moment, but I'll be adding to it periodically, and eventually releasing it as a Free short story.

Releasing January 1, 2023

Put a Ring Around the Rosie

February 14th is just another day...until it's not.

 

They say timing is everything, and that certainly has always been the case where Alex and I are concerned. We met nearly two years ago when he was hired to work at Cup of Joe, the coffee shop where I was already an old timer. It was lust at first sight, at least on my part, but I had a boyfriend then, and so did he. By the time we were both single and I’d worked out that he was bi, things between us had become complicated in so many other ways that it seemed much simpler and safer to just stay friends.

We were work spouses for a while, and then we weren’t. And when we reconnected with each other last month it was after a prolonged period of hurt feelings and miscommunication during which we barely spoke to each other at all. 

 

Now, even though our friendship’s caught fire, so to speak, I feel like we’re both still recovering from that last, disconnected phase. Heaping a bunch of unrealistic expectations, or a need for chocolate hearts, plush toys, or rose colored anything on top of that seems like a little too much added pressure. 

Releasing January 1, 2023, as part of the Just Another Day anthology. 

 

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Also Coming In 2023

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The White Elephant Gift Exchange
A Games We Play/Ugly Christmas Sweater Story

Scheduled for release August 8, 2023 as part of the Love is in the Air small town romance anthology.

Full description coming soon.

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Whole Latte Love

Full description coming soon. All I can say for now is that this will be Giada's story, a second-chance romance with her high school sweetie. 

Tentatively scheduled for release September 19, 2023 as part of the Love and Coffee Rom-Com Collection.

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Witch Would You Rather?

Full description coming soon.

Tentatively scheduled for release in late 2023 as part of the Living Out Loud Rom-Com Collection.