Commanding Sia

Separated by loss. . .reunited by duty…

When Lieutenant Ambrosia “Sia” Soto returns from an investigation into a “pilot error” case aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. James McCloud, she comes face to face with NCIS Special Agent and former lover, Christophe Vargas, the man who was involved in an F-18 Fighter Jet accident that took her brother’s life six years ago. But when another incident aboard the carrier involves the death of a senator’s son whose plane crashed into the deck on a routine training mission, she’s now required to return to the carrier with Chris in tow to face a cunning and dangerous foe. Bombarded both personally and professionally, Sia must trust her instincts and suppress the feelings that surface for her enigmatic and sexy partner.

Meet Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson lives in North Carolina. She discovered romance in her teens and has been spinning stories in her head ever since. Her heroes are sexy males with a disregard for danger and whether reluctant, gung-ho, or caught up in the action, show their hearts of gold.

Her imagination runs wild with romances from sensual to scorching including romantic comedy, new adult, romantic suspense, small town and urban fantasy. Look below to explore the many avenues to her writing. She believes that it’s all about the happily ever afters and always will be.

Anything for Love: Mumbai

Anything for Love: Mumbai

Mumbai’s vibrant chaos throws Leo, an American newcomer, straight into the path of Priya, a captivating local woman. Their instant connection sparks a passionate romance, but cultural divides and disapproving parents threaten to tear them apart.

Desperate to win Priya’s family’s approval, Leo devises a reckless plan – a staged robbery where he can play the hero. His gamble seemingly works, but the burden of his lie weighs heavily. As love deepens, so does Leo’s internal struggle. Can he confess the truth before Priya discovers his deceit and shatters their fragile love?

Will their love story survive the cultural clash and the scars of his deception? Dive into Anything for Love: Mumbai, a tale of forbidden passion, daring choices, and the ultimate test of trust and forgiveness.

Meet CJ Fette

CJ Fette is a versatile wordsmith hailing from the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. With a penchant for the eerie and the mysterious, Fette specializes in the realms of horror, crafting tales that send shivers down spines and leave readers sleepless in the dark. But don’t be fooled by the shadows he conjures; Fette’s pen is equally adept at weaving tales of romance that warm the heart and children’s stories that ignite the imagination.

What sets Fette apart is his fearless exploration of genre boundaries, effortlessly blending elements of horror with the tender embrace of romance or the whimsy of children’s fiction. His narratives are a labyrinth of surprises, where the unexpected lurks around every corner.

When he’s not delving into the depths of storytelling, Fette finds solace in the great outdoors, whether it’s scaling mountain trails or navigating the open waters under billowing sails. For him, writing is not just a craft but a journey of discovery, where every twist and turn leads to new horizons.

With each tale he pens, CJ Fette invites readers to embark on a thrilling odyssey where fear and fascination collide, leaving an indelible mark on the soul long after the final page is turned.

Father Garbage

What concerns me is whether you rise to shine down from our sky, pushing forward light for my darkest hour, or if you are attempting to drive me away, push me towards something that I don’t even know if I want yet. You are an intimidating presence stamped far above and far away. Pulling the waves inside my body closer to shore until its walls become structurally unsound. All of what makes me, me, will be forced to evacuate. Whatever your intentions may be friend…will you please lend me your company just for tonight? I promise it will be the last time I ask.

Meet Christopher Landry

Walking across the London Bridge

Among the chaos of London Bridge, Sahaana never thought she would come across her past forbidden lover, Kabir. It took years for Sahaana to move on from her past and become an independent woman following her dream of Astrophysics. She lived a million sleepless nights trying to deal with the teenage trauma, bullying, abuse, and depression- will this one sight of Kabir bring it all back to her? or will she be taken back to the time when her life felt like poetry?

Meet Shruti Singh

Unglorious War Revised Edition

Major Thomas Harrison Smith is critically wounded while escaping from a POW camp deep inside LAOS during the Vietnam War. Stabilized by medical personnel, he is flown to Oahu, Hawaii for surgery and rehabilitation. Emaciated, dehydrated, and half-dead from torture and constant beatings, he meets Lt. Marla Bristol, a nurse-therapist assigned to his case. During Major Smith’s recovery, he and Lt. Bristol fall in love and marry. The military wants Major Smith to do another tour of duty. Major Smith agrees to return to Vietnam. Will he see his beloved Marla again? Who is Lt. Anthony Lambello and what part does he play in whether Major Smith returns from NAM? Thomas and Marla are scared but each waits for the time they will be reunited. Major Smith’s faith is strong. Marla has doubts. Both look for the day they will be permanently together again. God answers their prayers, but is it the way that they hoped for?

Meet Maxine Flam

Maxine lives in North Hollywood, California with her aquatic friends. She doesn’t let her disabilities get in the way of taking classes at the local junior college. Maxine has two Associate Arts degrees, one in Natural Science and one in Liberal Arts. She has been published in the Los Angeles Daily News op-ed section several times, in The Epoch Times an essay, Nail Polish Stories once, DarkWinterLit four times, Bright Flash Literary Review once, CafeLit six times, OtherwiseEngagedJournal once, Maudlinhouse once and once.

A Perfect Mess

I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers–all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer–sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.”Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess. Don’t miss the new full length novels, Resisting Samantha and Handling Skylar!

Hope Parish Novel Series:
A Perfect Secret Series
Three Perfect Girls. Three Perfect Secrets. One Unholy Trinity

BOOK 1: A PERFECT MESS (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 2: A PERFECT MISTAKE (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 3: A PERFECT DILEMMA (Braxton and River Pearl)

Hope Parish Novellas

BOOK 4: FINALLY AGAIN (Evie and Win)
BOOK 5: BEAUTY SHOT (Deke and Minnie)
BOOK 6: MARK ME (Rory and Savannah)
BOOK 7: A PERFECT WEDDING (Booker and Aubree)
BOOK 8: A PERFECT HOLIDAY (Boone and Verity)
BOOK 9: A PERFECT QUESTION (Braxton and River Pearl)

Resisting the Fall Series
Three broken girls, three horrible pasts, one set of bad boys to guide them home
BOOK 10: RESISTING SAMANTHA (Chase and Samantha)
BOOK 11: HANDLING SKYLAR (Jake and Skylar)
BOOK 12: SHELTERING LAWSON (Ethan and Lawson)

Check out all the books:

Meet Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson lives in North Carolina. She discovered romance in her teens and has been spinning stories in her head ever since. Her heroes are sexy males with a disregard for danger and whether reluctant, gung-ho, or caught up in the action, show their hearts of gold.

Her imagination runs wild with romances from sensual to scorching including romantic comedy, new adult, romantic suspense, small town and urban fantasy. Look below to explore the many avenues to her writing. She believes that it’s all about the happily ever afters and always will be.

For the Eternal Record

For the Eternal Record is a dialogic epistolary novel written between Cole Alabaster and Kelsey Carlee in the year 2020. Cole was incarcerated when Kelsey reached out to discuss the abrupt ending of their brief summer relationship back in 2001. She writes to him during the deep stages of grief after losing her mother, whom she removed from life support in 2019, as she pieced together her memoir, Double Crossed and Unraveled, and broke the chains that kept her imprisoned by her past. Their unfiltered writing sets the record straight eternally as readers delve into their realities, where they can deeply feel the emotions within the letters that paint such stark pictures through words. It is written both through the eyes of an inmate with a hearing disability while the coronavirus pandemic unfolds within the walls of a prison as a riot breaks out and through Kelsey’s perspective as she advocates for Cole in the best way that she has ever known how, through writing. It’s a story of love, friendship, and healing that touches on grief, trauma, and making peace with the past while there’s still time. These pages contain references to sexual assault, abuse, and other potentially triggering subjects.

Meet Kelsey Carlee

Kelsey Carlee is from the Seattle area. She unapologetically writes about her traumas with the intent of helping others by openly sharing her experiences.

Escape to Osprey Cove

Meet Luisa Marietta Gold

Luisa Marietta Gold was born and educated in Pennsylvania, where she spent a large part of her adult life and worked for a large corporation. After her only daughter was born, she relocated to North Carolina, where she worked as a Realtor and began running a recreational business with her husband. She currently resides on eleven acres near a lake reminiscent of the Rideau lake chain that provides the setting for The Osprey Cove Lodge Series. The series was born from her love of that region of Canada, the outdoors, and lake life. Many years were spent enjoying the Rideau, staying in lodges, and for a time, her privately-owned cottage. Among her many interests are painting, gardening, and cooking.. And, of course, writing and storytelling. But it’s the simple things of life that bring the most enjoyment — the beauty of the trees outside the window of her writing room as they change with the seasons and watching her kitties interact and play. Nearly all of these interests and life experiences are reflected in her books.

Survival of Alayster

To save his land, he must sacrifice her. Gaelia never expects to be chosen as the savior of her seifland, but when Lord Malion of Alayster discovers that her birth chart aligns with a prophecy, she is thrust into a world of political intrigue and courtly deception. With the powerful kingdom of Athora intent on annexing her people, she must find a way to save them – but at what cost? As she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the lord she once resented, she realizes she must set aside her pride and learn to trust him if they are to succeed. Gaelia and Malion must join forces to overcome dangerous schemes and formidable foes, while also finding a connection that defies the boundaries of duty and destiny. Each book in the Shields of seiflands series is a complete wholesome romance for the POV couple, but the story of the fractured world will continue.

Meet Jay Roshni

The 12th Letter

*Being turned into a motion picture* Disabled veteran Trey Reynolds is struggling to reacclimate to life back home in Pittsburgh after losing his leg on his last mission. On a whim, he gives up and leaves everyone he’s ever known so he can move to Galveston, Texas, the place of his fondest childhood memories. He takes on a job renovating an old home where one night, while he’s still depressed and at his lowest point, he finds a diary that was hidden away since the year 1900. Sister Margaret travels from Europe to her new assignment at an orphanage in Texas, a part of America that many said was still considered the Wild West. Consumed with fear and past regrets, she wonders if that is why God no longer speaks to her. For comfort, she begins writing in a diary. One day, she opens her diary & sees someone has written her back. Someone that she later learns is from the year 2000. As they both decide to trust in fate and share their struggles with each other, they finally start to heal. But just as Trey begins to fall for her, he learns her death in her own time is just one week away. In a race to stop history from how it’s written, he experiences & learns so much more than he could have ever imagined possible.

Meet Jackie Hovorka