Rowan Maynor is a swamp rat, the illegitimate daughter of a whore. Raised in Louisiana’s bayou, she dreams of escaping her birthright, but her mother crushes that fantasy by selling Rowan to the highest bidder: Lucien Dumas, the most powerful man in New Orleans, and rumored to be Rowan’s father.
Lucien imprisons Rowan in a brothel, where his hatred of her mother turns into a twisted obsession.
When an unlikely savior appears, Rowan flees into the deadly swamps of her childhood. Scarred by her imprisonment, with a loose grip on sanity, Rowan realizes she has two options. She could seek revenge or leave Louisiana and forget about Lucien.
But like father, like daughter…
Rowan promises to make Lucien pay for his sins, even if it kills her.
As humans, we’re vulnerable to wounds that penetrate beneath the flesh and beyond the possibility of forgiveness. These injuries aren’t simply forgotten because we decide to be virtuous and take the high road. They fester and bleed. They blossom and thrive. And eventually, a soul is left with one option: Revenge.
Sweet Revenge contains sixteen short tales, which illustrate that while forgiveness can be a gift, vengeance is sometimes a far more satisfying reward.
IN THE BONES
Welcome to Albertsville: Population 397…and falling.
When Ryan Cassidy claims a house left to him by his estranged grandparents, he becomes tangled in the mystery of a town crushed by a deadly secret spanning generations.
The town’s power core, which includes the reeve, his council members, and the local police, smother opposition with deceit, brutality and fear. They will stop at nothing to keep the horror they’ve committed buried.
A severe winter storm leaves Albertsville snowbound—a trap only the dead can hope to flee—and Ryan becomes a liability that must be silenced at any cost.
The answers to the town’s mystery and its salvation are hidden…In the Bones.
Kristina Riley has had enough. Eager to escape her violent husband and regain her independence, she accepts a job from her father’s friend, Wade Bowen.
Her husband won’t let go, and continues to terrorize her. Wade offers his friendship and support, but Kristina knows he wants more.
One weak moment ignites a fire she can’t control.
For years, Kristina hasn’t been allowed to make decisions, and now her future hinges on a decision and a couple of dirty truths.
THE LEGEND OF JACKSON MURPHY
Jackson Murphy wants to end his marriage and keep his money. There are many ways out of a bad marriage but Jack chooses the most expedient one.
He commits the perfect murder but his brilliance leads to trouble. Soon, his business partner wants out, his mistress insists on a wedding ring, his blackmailing cousin comes back for more, and an enterprising competitor tries trying to squeeze Jack out of business.
Each problem he eliminates creates two more. Jack ends up on the run from the Mob and a tenacious police detective.
What they don’t yet know is this: what Jackson Murphy wants, Jackson Murphy gets.
And he wants freedom…at any price.