Books

Published books/stories (6 novels, 3 short stories)

Novels

2017

Running From Love – published 2 June 2017: Affinity Rainbow Publications / Amazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes & Noble / Bella Books / Smashwords / Apple iTunes

Sam Wade returns home from a business trip to discover her wife of just two years has left her for another woman. Beth, a high school teacher, wants a divorce so she can settle down with her new (closeted) love, head teacher Lydia Carmichael.

To take her mind off the break-up Sam accepts an assignment to learn to play golf at the newly opened Temperley Cliffs golf resort in Cornwall. Beth and Lydia also plan their first summer holiday together.

Coming out, at whatever stage in one’s life, is never easy. Several characters in the story have to make decisions that will affect not just their respective partners but also how the wider world sees them. There is more than one way to run from love; from never having to make a commitment and say those magical three words, “I love you”.

Find out what happens when this diverse group of people find themselves together—and sport, betrayal, jealousy, and love form an unforgettable fusion of emotions.

 

2016

Christmas at Winterbourne – published 1 November 2016:  Affinity eBooks / Amazon US / Amazon UK /Barnes & Noble / Bella BooksSmashwords /Apple iTunes

Cover for Christmas at Winterbourne

The Christmas festivities for the guests booked into Winterbourne House have all the goings-on of a traditional holiday. The only difference is that this guesthouse is run by lesbians, for lesbians.

When the guests arrive, tensions are already simmering between the house’s owner Wilma (Wil) and very pregnant partner, Gabriella. Wil has a lot on her plate… ensuring the smooth running of the events, looking after all the guests, including her in-laws and business partners. What she hasn’t planned for is a ghost from Christmas past.

Wil inherited Winterbourne from her adopted mother, Kim Russell, author of a series of successful lesbian novels. Most of the guests who stay, do so because they are fans of the author.

One guest, Sally Hunter, is on a mission to write Kim’s official biography. She meets with resistance from the people at the house she tries to interview, stirring up memories from those who knew the reclusive writer well.

For a bit of extra spice to the festivities, add in an unexpected snowstorm, a disappearing guest, and an imminent birth. Join the guests and staff at Winterbourne for a Christmas you’ll not soon forget.


The Circle Dance – published 15 March 2016: Affinity eBooks /Amazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes & Noble / Bella BooksSmashwords / Apple iTunes

The Circle Dance

Jamie Steele has moved to another town trying to forget the heartbreak of losing her lover. She now has a low paying job as an IT technician, lives in a rented room, and mostly failing, at the forgetting part.

Ivana Spencer is introduced to Jamie over dinner at her friends’ house. She can see herself falling for Jamie, but Jamie hasn’t got over her ex, Sasha, and perhaps never will.

Sasha Fairfield, finds her thoughts taken up with her ex-lover of six years and thinks she wants Jamie back. But given the acrimonious nature of their breakup will Jamie want to even talk to her? After all, Jamie lost her home, her job, her car…and most importantly, the cat…all at the same time.

Follow this captivating romance as love dances through the lives of these women to its surprising conclusion.


Carved in Stone – Book III of The Starling Hill Trilogy – published on 5 February 2016: Affinity eBooksAmazon US / Amazon UK / Bella BooksBarnes & Noble / Smashwords / Apple iTunes

Carved in Stone

Join the characters from Starting Over and Arc Over Time in this final book from the Starling Hill trilogy.

Ellie Winters thinks she might be going mad. How else can she explain the conversations she is having with someone who has been dead for two thousand years? The ancient queen wants a proper burial for herself and her consort—and she is used to getting her way. Ellie has to convince not just her wife, but also the archaeologist, a former lover who first discovered the bones on Ellie’s farm.

The loves and lives of the women connected with Ellie and the farm swirl through this journey of discovery, moving from the confines of the British Museum in London to the windswept landscapes of northern Britain.

Carved in Stone has romance, adventure, a treasure hunt, and happy endings for all, living and dead.


2015

Arc Over Time – sequel to Starting Over – 2nd Edition published on 5 February 2016: Affinity eBooksAmazon US / Amazon UK / Bella BooksBarnes & Noble / Smashwords / Apple iTunes

Arc Over Time

Dr. Kathryn Moss has job offers flowing in after her exciting archaeological discoveries at Starling Hill the previous year. Now she has choices to make that could jeopardise her relationship with Denise Sullivan, the fiery journalist, who has become her lover.

For Denise the choice seems obvious. She thinks they have moved beyond the casual sex stage to something more like a true relationship. However, she’s not sure how to handle Kathryn’s continuing infatuation with Ellie Winters.

Ellie’s new career as a promising artist proves to be a catalyst for the simmering tensions in relations between her wife Robin, Kathryn, and Denise.

Will Denise persevere in her pursuit of the reluctant professor? Does Ellie have anything to fear from Kathryn’s fascination with her art, or is there another motive behind the professor’s obsessive interest?

This wonderful romantic continuation with the characters from Starting Over ties up loose ends. But the question is – does everyone have a happy ending? A must read.


2014

Starting Over – debut novel – 2nd Edition published on 5 February 2016:  Affinity eBooksAmazon US / Amazon UK / Barnes & Noble / Bella BooksSmashwords / Apple iTunes

Starting Over

Ellie Winters, a successful potter, is living on a remote hilltop farm inherited from her parents. Her well- ordered life is shaken apart when her past meets her present.

Robin Fanshawe, Ellie’s philandering long-term lover, has a fragile truce with Ellie. The arrival of women from Robin’s present threatens to break that tentative pact.

Charming Dr. Kathryn Moss, an archaeologist and an old lover of Ellie’s, arrives on the farm searching for a new site to dig. When she discovers a previously unknown Roman settlement and ancient burial site on Ellie’s farm, Ellie allows her to start an archaeological dig of the area.

Will Ellie also allow the rekindling of an old romance or will she stay with Robin? Can that long term relationship, albeit tentative, recover from this collision or will an old romance trump everything she knows?

Will Robin, seeing the interaction between Ellie and Kathryn, leave her womanising ways behind? Will she take a chance on giving herself wholly to the woman she loves?

These questions and the mystery of whose royal resting place is disturbed at Starling Hill are answered in this classic romance of simmering passions, anguished loss, and the wonder of love.


Short stories

There Was A Time – short story available as a free ebook on Affinity’s website.

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Darts night at the Golden Dragon and Fin’s life is about to change forever. Living in a small seaside resort she thought she was doing fine. Summer flings were great and winter evenings behind the bar were whiled away dreaming of the next conquest in the dunes. Then in walked the stranger, and Fin fell in love.


The Christmas Sweepstake – short story available in the free Christmas Collection 2014 offering from Affinity.

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Commander Nike Jordan might have met her match in Dr. Isobel Turner, the newest addition to the spaceship crew bound for Earth, and the only one to say no to the handsome commander. Will one lucky crew member be getting a Christmas bonus, or is the sweepstake destined for a rollover?


Beltane in Space – short story available in Affinity’s Holiday Anthology It’s In Her Kiss (proceeds from sales going to the Montrose Centre in Houston, Texas – which provides support for the LGBT community). Also available from Bella Books.

Holiday Anthology

The crew of the Heraklion are back for another flight, only this time with a new captain at the helm. Convincing the by-the-book captain to let them have a Beltane Festival was pretty easy, but will Tess be able to convince into a more personal celebration?


Check the Affinity website for upcoming publications, special offers and free ebooks. Author Page on Affinity’s website

Author Page on Amazon (UK) Author Page on Amazon (US) Author page on Lesbian Authors Guild

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