Hidden Coast Romance Novellas
Welcome to Pearl Key — a barrier island paradise where white, sugary sand sifts between your toes, a cold drink sparkles in your glass, and a balmy breeze teases through your hair. But paradise has another side to it — a side where dark waters move slowly through ancient cypress swamps filled with things that flutter, things that crawl, and things with razor sharp teeth.
Florida has a wild and untamable spirit all its own. Its unique beauty — combined with an eclectic history full of conquistadors, Native Americans, settlers, pirates and circus folk — provides the perfect backdrop for my latest series of Hidden Coast Romances.
Each novella features Nellie Pearle, the ghost of a sideshow entertainer from the 1920s with a penchant for matchmaking. Look for her and other oddly entertaining residents of Pearl Key in upcoming adventures.
Desire comes with a wicked price.
The long-lost Veils of Salome have resurfaced. As they have for centuries, the beautifully iridescent silks will enthrall a new victim—bestowing her with her greatest desire and then claiming a wicked price.
For thief Eva Ward, recovering the elusive and magical Veils of Salome is a professional triumph, but she can’t claim her bounty. Her client wants her dead. A dark wraith eternally bound to the veils seeks their destruction. And the longer Eva possesses the veils, the harder it will be for her to avoid the curse. She is desperate for a safe haven where she can plan a way out of this mess.
When Azarion is summoned once again by the cursed veils, he discovers they are within reach and he’s ready to act. He must find a way to destroy them and end the torment of his formless existence. But how can he when the current target of the veils is adorably distracting and she’s not going along with any of his plans?
From the safety of a magical hotel tucked between dimensions, Eva and Azarion search for an end to the curse—and they find a way to steal each other’s hearts.