When Rachel marries Danny Maguire, younger son of the most powerful criminal family in Manchester she thinks she can cope with his way of life. After all, he's the legitimate face of the family, isn't he?
However, when war breaks out between the Maguires and their deadly rivals, the Law family, Rachel is dragged into the criminal underworld and she must turn her back on her old way of life and embrace this new, dangerous one if she is to survive.
The Maguires also find themselves the target of The Coalition, a shadowy group made up of the city's premiere citizens who are tired of the Maguires' rule and will stop at nothing to see them fall. The Coalition's interference stirs up suspicion and paranoia within the family and Rachel is no longer sure who she can trust. When sides are taken, she finds herself facing off against those closest to her and who are also the most formidable criminals in the city.
As the war increases in ferocity, Rachel discovers another woman inside herself, a strong, ruthless one who will stop at nothing to root out the traitors in the family's ranks and protect those she loves.
Contains strong language, sex and violence.
Rachel Maguire finally has it all. Matriarch of the powerful Maguire family, whose name is feared and revered throughout the city of Manchester, she is wealthy, contented and more in love than ever with her husband Danny. Working in conjunction with their one time arch enemies, the Law Family, life for the Maguires has never been more peaceful.
However that peace is about to be shattered in the most brutal way possible and Rachel finds herself hunting a faceless enemy, one that will stop at nothing to see her family fall.
Contains strong language and
scenes of sex and violence.
First book in the Breaking Away Series.
Laura Harrison is terrified. Her boyfriend Darryl is becoming more and more unstable and she's bearing the brunt of his aggression. Haunted by the horrors she suffered as a teenager at the hands of her stepfather and stepbrother, she recognises the danger she's in and knows she has to get away. Unfortunately she leaves it too late and Darryl viciously attacks her.
Zak Banks, Darryl's best friend and officer in the Manchester police force takes her under his wing, having secretly loved her for years. As their relationship develops things get even worse for Laura when the stalking starts and she is attacked. But who can she trust? When Zak's colleagues begin to suspect that he is behind the attacks on her, Laura is plunged into a nightmare that will force her to confront the many demons of her past.
Contains sex, strong language, violence and scenes of domestic abuse.
Second book in the Breaking Away Series.
A series of brutal murders in Manchester lead DS Zak Banks to conclude that a copycat is loose in the city, mimicking the crimes of one of Britain's most notorious serial killers, Joseph Michael Lee.
Anna Marshall, daughter of Joseph Michael Lee, has done her best to keep her heritage a secret but the past catches up with her when the police ask her to visit her dad in prison. They suspect he knows who is behind the copycat murders but he will only talk to his daughter. Anna is horrified at the prospect of confronting the man who tried to make her his last victim because she is the only one who faced the dead eyed monster inside him and survived.
Anna finds herself dragged into a cat and mouse game with her manipulative father who has a hidden agenda, one that revolves around his beloved daughter. Her efforts to help the police take Anna straight back into the hell she never thought she'd have to face again, one that will prove once and for all whether her dad is just plain evil or if there is something rotten in the blood.
The third and final book in the Breaking Away Series.
Jared Shaw has an obsession with serial killers so Laura Banks and Anna Marshall, both survivors of two of the country's most infamous serial murderers, fascinate him completely. He stalks them, studying their lives from afar until one day Anna goes missing.
While DS Zak Banks and his colleagues frantically search for her, Zak's worst fear is realised when Laura too is abducted. Their search for Laura and Anna leads them all to a final confrontation with the horrors of the past, as all the protagonists are moved into place by an unseen hand, a confrontation that will end the game once and for all.
Contains scenes of violence, abduction and captivity.
When Jennifer's grandmother, Isobel, retreats in on herself, listening to the same old song over and over again, little does Jennifer realise that she is about to discover the remarkable life she never knew her gran had lived.
Isobel married Harry and had his child. However, shortly into the marriage she discovered that Peter, her true love who she believed had died fighting in the second world war, hadn't been killed at all but merely captured. His miraculous return after the war changed Isobel's life forever, filling it with incredible highs and devastating lows.
As Isobel's story unfolds in her journal, for the first time in her life Jennifer really sees the woman that her sweet grey haired grandmother used to be; the renowned beauty who suffered at the hands of her brutal husband, who had wild affairs and fought to get the law changed to better protect women. Jennifer also discovers the secret that lies at the heart of that haunting song, making her hope that she can give her grandmother the happy ending she deserves.
This is a family saga with a difference, showing how there is so much more to a person than is visible on the surface. After all, do we really see anyone?
This book contains scenes of explicit sex and domestic violence.
Devon 1927. When Michael Palmer arrives in Torquay and meets the notorious Madeline Frost, little does he realise his life is about to change forever. Recently widowed and a member of the infamous Bright Young People set, she is beautiful, elegant and very dangerous. Madeline's family are associated with blackmail, savage violence when crossed and sexual promiscuity. Of the worst reputation, she is shunned by all the guests except Michael, who is fascinated by her. As she leads him on a strange sexual adventure, he realises Madeline is hiding a secret. Her behaviour becomes more erratic, culminating in a clifftop confrontation as Michael's goodness starts to overcome the darkness in her soul. For the first time in her wicked life, Madeline falls in love.
When Madeline's family learn that she has betrayed them for Michael, she flees in order to protect him. Michael starts a frantic search, hoping to find her before her psychotic brother tracks her down because traitors in the family are always punished and they never intend to let her go again.
Celeste Amberly loves Sonas Estate, the grand family home in the Scottish Highlands. However it is a strange, almost mystical place where the dead never seem far away. She is haunted by the mysterious death of her Aunt Vivienne, whose body she found floating in the river that runs through the estate when she was six years old. Her death was never satisfactorily explained and Celeste is sure she herself holds the key. Who and what did she see behind that closed door on that fateful day, the one her mind refuses to allow her to open?
As she grows into womanhood, Celeste falls in love with her childhood friend and second cousin, David. However before they can marry her father's horrible untimely death divides them.
Grieving and lonely, Celeste turns to writing, her secret passion, for solace and produces a book that is an instant success but she must keep her triumph a secret. Her guardian and father's best friend, Grayson Waters, is a sly, seductive man she doesn't trust an inch who tries to lead her down a very dark path. When she refuses to put herself in his power he shows his true colours, displaying the evil that she realises exists beneath the charming exterior. Does he know more about Vivienne's death than he's so far admitted?
When Celeste discovers Vivienne's journals hidden in the attic of her home, she is shown how to free herself from Grayson. One by one all the family secrets come tumbling out and with them the answer to the riddle of who killed Vivienne, a revelation that threatens to tear her family apart forever.
Contains sexually explicit scenes.
A near-fatal accident occurring simultaneously to two strangers three thousand miles apart ignites a chain of events that rips through the very fabric of time itself.
Beth Moorhouse flatlines after a devastating car crash in the north of England. Simultaneously in Afghanistan Liam MacIntyre is almost killed when his army truck hits a landmine, the blast stopping his heart. Both are brought back after crossing over.
Recovering from debilitating injuries, lost in fevers and delirium they experience vivid dreams that bleed through into their reality, making them yearn for a past lost to them.
From the sixteenth century massacre of Glencoe in the Highlands of Scotland through eighteenth century Venice and finally to Flanders in World War One they both dream of the lives they shared together, each one cut short by Beth’s young and violent death. In each incarnation Liam‘s death shortly follows her own when he finds himself unable to go on without her, but not before avenging himself on the one who took her life.
Resolved to discover the meaning behind these dreams Beth visits a gifted psychic who reveals that her murderer in each dream is a dark entity who has latched onto Beth and her soulmate with the sole purpose of destroying their happiness. She must find her love in this life and break this fatal pattern if she is to avoid another brutal death.
Liam and Beth set out, determined to find one another by retracing the steps of their shared pasts. But their reunion is like a flare, drawing the dark soul to them and the race against time itself begins to save Beth from her inevitable fate.
Bleed Through is a tale of love enduring centuries, sweeping through some of the most memorable events in European history and is the age old battle between good and evil.
Marianne Lockwood, daughter of one of the most powerful lords in the north of Georgian England is shunned and reviled in her village as a madwoman and a witch, for she can see and communicate with spirits.
Tormented by her abusive father and abandoned by the man she loves, Marianne flees to London with no money and no friends. Through the kindness of a stranger she meets the rich and powerful Lord Maskery whom she marries. However she soon discovers that her husband has secrets of his own. With a mysterious set of rooms carved into the belly of his grand country house, which play host to the covert Dashwood Club Marianne discovers her husband has a dark violent past and finds herself dragged into his shadowy world where her life is endangered.
After Lord Maskery’s death she returns to Lockwood Hall, her childhood home. However she soon discovers that her now-deceased father is still in residence at the Hall, his twisted deformed spirit more malevolent than he ever was in life.
However he is not the only shade from her past to confront her for she encounters her lost childhood love at a masked ball. Then she is plunged into a nightmare web of old enemies, apparitions and the criminal underworld from which only her unique ability can save her.
Half Life - Thomas Galbraith built, lived in and died in Briar House. For a hundred and thirty one years he has roamed its halls, frightening off any subsequent tenants. Then one day Kate arrives, angry and hurting after a horrible break-up with her ex. Despite Thomas' best efforts she refuses to leave. A feud develops between the two but Kate's fearsome temperament makes Thomas realise he's finally met his match.
The Dinner Party - one unhinged host and seven nervous guests.
Snow Dance - A Christmas tale of love overcoming even death itself.
Mercy - Mercy's boyfriend attacks her and she almost kills him in self-defence. But is she as innocent as she seems?
Red Roses - A simple bunch of roses sparks off a nightmare for a husband and his wife.
The Masquerade Ball - Shannon gets taken back in time, literally, when she hosts a Georgian ball.
Autumn Leaves - a story demonstrating how our truest loves never actually leave us.
Includes an exert from the crime thriller, Breaking Away.
Eva Gallo is a renowned A-list actress, her beauty and talent famed throughout the world. However she carries a dark secret. She is a powerful vampire, turned against her will.
When her husband is murdered by Alex, her psychotic maker, she tracks him down to LA intent on revenge. He proves elusive and as her search for him continues she finds herself hunted by the Hoplites, vampire slayers descended from the Ancient Spartans themselves, they use their ancestor's formidable weapons and tactics to lethal effect.
She negotiates a deal with the Hoplites, promising she will willingly hand herself over to them if they help her eliminate Alex. With their assistance she tracks him through the best known landmarks of Hollywood, which masquerade as vampire havens.
Along the way she falls in love with one of the slayers, fighting against the guilt of what she feels is a betrayal of her dead husband, as well as the knowledge that her lover will be the one who will execute her.
Together they face all manner of vampire from the basest mindless creature to the sophisticated vampire, many of whom masquerade as famous actors, actresses, singers, the cream of Hollywood.
The A-List is a satire of celebrity and a love story between two people who are worlds apart.
This is the first part of a quadrilogy.
Eva Gallo returns to Los Angeles to fight amongst the ranks of the hoplites, a vampire who slays her own kind. Although she is elated to finally be a part of something, her happiness is marred by the fact that Patrick, the love of her life and hoplite captain is engaged to another, on the orders of Georgia, the hoplite queen. Eva and Patrick fight against their feelings for each other but ultimately succumb and rekindle the flame of their passion.
When Patrick suddenly and cruelly breaks off their affair in favour of his fiance, Eva sinks into despair. Consolation comes in the form of Jace Hamilton, a fellow A-Lister whom she once saved from a vampire attack. When the hoplites raid a vampire brothel Eva stumbles across him lost, confused and with no memory of how he was turned. With Eva's guidance Jace embraces his new vampiric powers.
As Eva suffers beneath Patrick's contempt and the guilt at the lives she has taken, she allows Jace to lead her down a dark path, her compassion and humanity disappearing inside the monster.
Will Eva overcome her demons and regain the love of her life, or will she allow the shadows to overwhelm her and finally give in to her evil impulses?
This is part two of The A-List quadrilogy
Eva Gallo is on the run, declared a rogue by the Queen of the Agoge. Friendless and alone, she finds herself hunted by every hoplite whose territory she passes through. Her only chance is to reach the King in Russia to plead her case.
Her perilous situation is compounded by Rhesus, the most ancient of all vampires whose ever-present shadow only adds to her fear.
With the help of the King she returns to Los Angeles and meets up with the rest of her phalanx, who have rebelled against the tyrant Queen. They sneak into the Agoge to rescue Patrick and Eva is stunned to discover he's been bitten by a vampire, used as bait by the Queen to lure her back.
The rebels flee to the wilds of Montana, where Patrick's condition steadily deteriorates. Eva has to watch helplessly as the man she loves turns into one of the monsters he has spent his entire life hunting down.
A showdown ensues between those loyal to the Queen and the rebels, one that will reveal the secrets of Eva's past and test the hoplites loyalties to their limits.
But no one can stop the war that everyone has feared for so long, the final battle between vampires and hoplites led by Rhesus himself that puts Eva and everyone she loves in grave danger.
This is the third part of a quadrilogy.
Eva Morgan has never known such happiness. Married to the love of her life with a baby on the way, she is surrounded by friends and family.
However, when entire covens of vampires are torn apart around the world she faces her deadliest enemy yet, one that is blazing a path right to her door, putting her entire world and all those she loves in danger.
Only by allying with her nemesis, Rhesus Kosko, can she overcome this new foe. But it means abandoning everything she holds dear and embracing her dark side. Will this unholy alliance mean she finally becomes the evil creature she has for so long feared, or will she find a way back to light and love?
This is the fourth part of a quadrilogy