It was pretty easy for my mother to think of a name for me when I was born in April 1978. I was raised in New Jersey and still live there today. I’m single with no children and work full-time in the Information Technology field. Away from my job, I like to use Photoshop for fun. I designed this website and used to share some of my artwork on deviantART.
When I’m in the mood for reading, my favorite literary genres are fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. Being a hopeless romantic, I only write adult romance because that’s what I enjoy the most. It’s no secret and I feel no shame to admit my inspiration usually comes from attractive British men I’ve seen on film, television, or the Internet. Their foreign allure sparks my creativity and I imagine different fictional love stories with heroes who resemble them.
My first book A Rose to the Fallen is a contemporary romance with a supernatural twist involving fallen angels. It was inspired by British actor Toby Hemingway after I saw him in the film The Covenant in September 2006. The book began as a collection of Toby fanfiction I wrote in July 2007, and was comprised of two novels and five short stories. I hosted my writing on LiveJournal until I created my own Toby Hemingway Fanfiction website in January 2008. Some of my readers told me the story was better suited as a book. I decided to take their advice, especially because one of my life goals was to publish at least one novel.
Over the next few months, I consolidated and edited the two novels and two of the short stories into a manuscript for the book. A new story title was created, and the manuscript was self-published through Author House. I closed my fanfiction website in November 2008 when I announced I would be publishing a book. A Rose to the Fallen was released in December 2008 and I opened a new author website.
In July 2009, British actor Alex Pettyfer inspired me to write my second novel, a paranormal romance entitled The Howling Heart that focuses on werewolves and Norse gods. I recently accepted a publishing contract from Eternal Press and a release date is scheduled for August 1, 2013.
A few years later, I started writing standalone short stories in different romance subgenres to broaden my skills. Eros, My Love was my first published story story. It’s an urban fantasy inspired by the Greek myth about Eros and Psyche. It was published by Summerhouse Publishing in September 2011, but discontinued in September 2012. The manuscript was then acquired by Cobblestone Press and re-released in February 2013.
In late summer 2011, I edited one of my old Toby Hemingway short stories to be original fiction. That’s how Right Here, Right Now was born. It’s a contemporary romance with an S&M theme published by Decadent Publishing in January 2012.
Love Addiction is my first romantic comedy, but has some erotic scenes. It was inspired by British actor Daniel Sharman after watching him in the MTV series Teen Wolf. I was lucky enough to once again have Cobblestone Press acquire it in February 2013 and schedule a speedy release for May 15, 2013.
After writing about fallen angels, werewolves, and Greek gods, I decided to take on vampires in A Dark Scandal. I wrote this paranormal romance in December 2011 and used to host it on deviantART as a free story. It was inspired by British male model Paddy Mitchell, because I found him to be the epitome of a young man I’d like to see frozen in time with ageless immortal beauty. It’s the first story I’ve written in third-person narrative. I’m most comfortable with first-person, but I wanted to challenge myself and try something different. Since being removed from deviantART, I’ve edited the manuscript for possible publication. If it ever gets published, then I’ve decided it will be my last short story.
My hope for the future is that one of my stories get adapted for film. I would love to see my characters on the big screen. I’m a realist and I know the odds of a film being produced are slim to none, but hey…a girl can dream.