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Welcome to Ashwood with hard working cops and the civilians who complicate their cases and steal their hearts.
Even a sleepy suburban city has some shady elements. Murderers, corrupt cops, and powerful criminals work in the shadows.
Ride along with the officers of Ashwood.


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September 24th, 2020

If love and hate are two sides of the same coin, murder could be a flip away.

As prime suspect in her ex-husband’s disappearance, single mother Lorna Doyle longs to trust CJ, the sexy cop, but the only one way to protect her children from the thugs sniffing around is to keep her cheating ex’s secret.

Homicide detective CJ Whittier has an ex-wife, perpetually disappointed parents, and a dead body. Of the three, he prefers the dead body. His teenage daughter is the only good thing in his life, until Lorna.

With a high value stolen collectibles deal going down soon and a dead dealer in their quiet Minneapolis suburb, CJ rushes to find the victim’s silent partner before the killer does. He can’t shake the feeling there’s a connection between his murder victim and Lorna’s missing ex. His cop senses whisper Lorna’s hiding something. Is she the killer or the next victim?

With his head and heart at war, can he keep things professional while he seeks the truth?

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May 20, 2021

She didn’t want anyone’s help, but he didn’t give her a choice.

Twenty years after witnessing her brother’s death, pediatric psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Garcia returns to Minnesota to testify at his killer’s parole hearing. While home, she helps a family friend in need of a child advocate after a young boy witnesses a shooting.

The attraction she feels for the cop working the case, blindsides her. He chased danger as if it’s a game. Good thing she was leaving soon, or so she thought. Threats from her past resurface, putting her life in danger.

Detective Jim Swenson just wants to do his job without interruptions. So when Dr. Garcia inserts herself in his case, she becomes a sexy distraction. She has the body of a pinup model but represents the high society woman he swore off years ago.

But when someone takes an unhealthy interest in the lovely psychologist, his cop instincts kick in even though his heart screams, “Danger, danger! Proceed with caution.”

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May 5th, 2022

Can she work with the man who suspects her of corruption to clear her family’s name?

The last thing Officer Amy Larson has time for is her hot neighbor and his odd pet. Her hands are full with her newly paroled brother, and after four years, she finally has new information confirming her suspicions about her father’s death. However, someone wants her to let the pass stay dead.
After being shot on the job, BCA agent Trey Fenley questions his instincts. His first assignment is to keep his identity a secret while ferreting out the corruption in Ashwood Police Department. Sparks fly and complications arise when his sexy neighbor falls on the short list of suspects.

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October 19th, 2023

Thirteen years of heartache and guilt come rushing back when a firefighter finds herself partnered with the one man, she's always loved but can’t be with.

 Firefighter Erica Randall suspects a cover-up within the Ashwood Fire Department, with reports being tampered and a life lost. Desperate for justice, she reaches out to the task force investigating corruption in the APD.

For Detective Ryan Daniels, this was supposed to be his chance to expose the truth. However, everything goes up in flames, literally, when his contact fails to show up and a deadly fire engulfs the scene.

After successfully avoiding each other for years, the undeniable connection between Erica and Ryan resurfaces as they join forces to uncover the mastermind behind the corruption ring. As they delve deeper into the investigation, their lives become entangled in a dangerous web, putting them both in danger.

Plagued by unresolved emotions, Erica and Ryan must confront the events of the night that has haunted them for years. Can they face the past keeping them apart, and stop the corruption that threatens their lives?

Find out in Rekindle My Heart, a second-chance romance.


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A fun, flirty, and suspenseful Ashwood Blues novella!

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Mira’s having a week from hell... and it's only Tuesday.

Logistics Supervisor Mira Nolan could sniff out a fabulous shoe sale with the accuracy of a narcotics dog. Too bad her skills didn’t work to ferret out compatible men. After another horrible breakup, she wonders whether she was at a sale at Nordstrom when the good Lord was handing out mate-judging skills. Her crappy day takes a nosedive when she’s mugged in the mall parking lot. A handsome stranger steps in to help. Can Mira trust her gut and this man, or should she run the other way?

Shipping company CFO Harrison Whittier never wanted to play the hero like his police detective brother, until he rescues a frazzled woman from a mugger. Turns out, his act of heroism isn’t a one time event, not when he discovers the mugger is his own employee, and the beautiful woman he rescued is his customer. All his protective instincts rise to the surface for this woman. He’ll do anything to keep Mira safe and get to the bottom of this mess. But is it enough to convince her to take a chance on him?

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A fun, flirty, and suspenseful Ashwood Blues novella!

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Hotdish isn't the only thing heating up in Ashwood.

Restaurant owner Bel Holloway's nana passed down her cat and café to her granddaughter when she died, along with two rules. #1- Don't share the award-winning recipes. #2- Never share the secret catering client list.

Detective Tanner Malone strolled into Miss Mabel's thinking this would be a typical attempted smash-and-grab, but it soon becomes apparent that someone wants more than delicious food from the savory café owner.

Bel might be sweet as pie, but is reluctant to share her client list, even if it's vital to the case. Can Tanner protect her when she starves his investigation for details?

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A fun, flirty, and suspenseful Ashwood Blues novella!

Criminal defense attorney, Harper Vale is used to dealing with powerful men. But one sexy police officer rubs her the wrong way… and she likes it.

Harper’s week nosedives after the infuriating Officer Banks pulls her over for speeding. Random gifts start appearing, and the long-anticipated dinner reservations at the new hot spot were finally here. Unfortunately, now she’s dateless.

Any other night, she’d slip on her best dress and stroll through those doors alone, but not tonight. Not on Valentine’s Day. That’s why she agreed to her friend’s set up.

Officer Jay Banks would rather be home with a beer and some pay-per-view than at a swanky restaurant waiting for his blind date. But when his favorite cousin asks him for a favor, he couldn’t say no.

This woman was a barracuda in the courtroom, and a siren in his dreams. They mixed about as well as oil and water. That doesn’t stop his protective instincts from kicking in the minute she finds herself in distress.

Harper and Jay have enough chemistry to heat up the cold winter nights, but can these opposites work together when their lives are on the line?

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A Holiday Short Story

Evan Hovland has a plan for everything, including Christmas. But when his girlfriend, Maya, refuses his marriage proposal, his plans crumble. Can he win her back before the holiday? It's time to make a new plan.

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