Falling Like a Rock: new novel published

ebook cover no author tagIn this heartfelt women’s novel, a mountain town and its rugged mayor captivate a woman in search of a new life and love.  Unloved and unemployed. That’s Elaine Svoboda, after she’s sacked, then flees across country to her boyfriend who drops her flat. Teetering on the abyss of disaster, she calls an old friend who invites her to a tiny mountain town with fresh prospects. There she meets rugged, hunky Joe Richter-Leon, mayor of Falling Rock.

Maybe he can help her find a job. Maybe they can become friends, even share romance. Sparks fly immediately, but major obstacles make a new life on the ashes of the old appear impossible. Joe’s consumed with challenges like the dismal local economy and an impetuous sister. Elaine butts heads with him at every turn in the rocky road. Are her bungling attempts to help the problem? Or does she remind him of a greedy, selfish ex-wife?

Before they can build a new life on the ashes of the old, she must overcome a few obstacles like a broken ankle, an eating disturbance, his stubbornness, and her own fears. She’s smothering her hopes when a battle with a forest inferno illuminates their true feelings and desire.

Funny and frank, poignant and perceptive, when two people are “Falling Like a Rock,” they learn surrender sometimes means victory.

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Just Published – “The Prophet”

Just published, “The Prophet” short story in Infective INk, read free online.

“Ted Davis reappeared in the office seven months and twenty-five days after he disappeared. I was more than glad to see him again; I was relieved. We’d been mates, as close as you can get to someone you work with. Together we’d been a dynamic duo, challenging old management approaches, scoring big sales. Right after he disappeared, the cops came around, going through the motions on a missing person report, was he on medication, did he have any conflicts with co-workers, were corporate funds out of whack? But there’d been no explanations about his absence.

Paperback Version of “Irish Episode” Novella

Novella “Irish Episode” is now available in paperback for $4.99 on Amazon, in addition to the Kindle version.

Set in the early 1970s, this mainstream work book immerses an American woman in the life and times of a struggling Irish musician.

Irish Episode novella

Books through Coffee Time Romance

My publisher, Prism Book Group, makes its books available through Coffee Time Romance as well as others.  Click on the graphic and you’ll be taken directly there.

Coffee Time Romance