In 1867, Eden Fitzgerald marries, not for love or money, but to persuade her influential in-laws to obtain her father’s release from a contrived prison sentence. Cleverly evading those who believe she, like her father, is a smuggler and Fenian collaborator, Eden does what she can, what she must to achieve her goal. When legal methods are exhausted, she dons a mask, carries a pistol and, using her wiles, wits, even her seductive beauty, robs wealthy citizens to amass enough money to arrange her father’s escape.
Her life grows ever more complicated by the lustful attentions of several men who profess to love her, and the one man she loves but dares not trust. As her crimes worsen, culminating in what may be treason, and her enemies grow more dangerous and determined to apprehend her, she must run for her own freedom.
“…dysfunctional family dynamics at their finest.”-Reader review
Kristin Murphy is a nurse who doesn’t like change, but a lavish lifestyle and controlling marriage left her broken.
After she traded the pressures of perfection for her sanity, she’s whole again. Her southern farmhouse can’t compare to the mansion she left, but her young family has peace. Until she’s blindsided.
The fog lifts, and she’s separated from two daughters she swore to protect. An ill child relies on Kristin’s medical skills while luxurious promises lure her teen out of reach. Fighting to remain relevant to them wasn’t something she prepared for, but she’s here now.
It’s a familiar psychological hell. Only this time, the stakes are higher.
Kristin’s greatest struggle remains: Can she return to being the mother she always wanted, or will she give in to a twisted family past she vowed to bury?
Meet Roxanne Remy
Roxanne is a nursing graduate from the University of Virginia who spent most of her career caring for critically ill patients. Her passion for writing started early in life thanks to her mother’s encouragement.
Today, she lives in the Southeastern US with her husband. They enjoy spending time with their three daughters and three dogs.
She is the most beautiful, desirable woman Richard has ever seen. He’s been starved for love for years, immersed in high finance for a drug lord. He is immediately smitten.
But she is an addict and is only a shadow of herself. Still, he is transfixed by her. So, he must protect her, risk his life for her, in this drug-induced land of Caligula.
She makes him want to be a better man. She intrigues and challenges him to rise above his forgotten morality and to change his expedient, selfish ways if he wants to hang with her.
For the first time, Richard has a true “why” in his life and her name is Hailey.
Get ready for a slow burn romance sprinkled with the cold, hard truth of a late 1980s Uptown Manhattan violent drug scene.
But how will they navigate the daily dangers and savagery of the world they occupy and still plan their way out alive? Will they end up together on the other side?
So If you would love to read New Jack City meets Casablanca, the story begins! Read on!
Athena is born at the wrong time, to the wrong parents, . Her parents are Greek immigrants trying to find their way in America. Athena bounces between two countries, two cultures, eating Greek eyeball stew and lamb’s brain on the one hand, and ice cream cones with sprinkles on the other.
Humorously told, Athena must survive her vicious mother, a shaming nun, bullying classmates, and an abusive babysitter. Her mother blames Athena for the family’s troubles and Athena comforts herself by sneaking Greek delicacies. In Greek culture you’re supposed to be pretty and skinny, basically perfect. She is neither of these things. Things go from bad to worse and Athena is sent away to a school for disturbed kids.
Athena’s only hope is to break free from her mother’s explosive volatility and smothering vice grip. She finds support along the way from an unlikely lot of total strangers, including a Portuguese family, an art teacher, a psychic granny, gang members, and a hooker. Without them Athena doesn’t stand a chance. But will she take the final leap and flee up north before her mother destroys her?