Romance With a Dose of Sweet Sugar and a Dash of Steamy Spice!

Romance With a Dose of Sweet Sugar and a Dash of Steamy Spice!

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Denise's Darling Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe


Happy holidays, friends! This year, I was invited by Tule Publishing to share one of my favorite Christmas recipes with readers. I chose my "Denise's Darling Christmas Sugar Cookies," which are absolutely delicious. 

Keep reading for more on how I celebrate the holidays with my family, ways that baking influenced my novel LOVE AT THE ICICLE CAFE, and the cookie recipe! πŸͺ

Friday, December 1, 2023


Can you believe that it's already December? My favorite time of the year has finally arrived! Not only am I celebrating the countdown to Christmas, but I'm also looking forward to the upcoming release of ER DOC'S LAS VEGAS REUNION. Keep reading to check out the cover and blurb!

Monday, November 13, 2023

Love's Sweet Arrow Bookstore Event with Beverly Jenkins

This past weekend owes me nothing! I attended Love Sweet Arrow's book event celebrating legendary author Beverly Jenkins' latest release, A Christmas to Remember, and had such a wonderful time. Keep reading to hear all about it!

Wednesday, November 1, 2023


Happy November, friends! This month, I will be celebrating my birthday as well as the release of HOMICIDE AT VINCENT VINEYARD. Keep reading for all the book deets!

Thursday, October 12, 2023

Mia Heintzelman's CLUED-IN CHRISTMAS is Out Now

Happy book birthday to Mia Heintzelman, whose latest release, CLUED-IN CHRISTMAS, hit shelves today! Keep reading for more on this steamy, slow burning, second chance romance...

Monday, October 2, 2023

*UPDATE* Giveaway Closed

Sending a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway, and congratulations to the winner, Leila Love! πŸŽ‰

Friday, September 1, 2023

Happy September! Here's What Happening This Fall...

Is summer really coming to an end already?! It is, I'm afraid. But I've got some fun things set for this fall and winter that I am really looking forward to. Keep reading to hear all about it!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023


Is it already August?! This summer is flying by! I hope you've all had a chance to get out and enjoy the weather (if it hasn't been too hot wherever you are...). Balance has been a challenge for me as I've had so many deadlines to meet. But as the season comes to an end, I'm dreaming of a nice beach vacay...Today, however, I am celebrating the cover reveal of HOMICIDE AT VINCENT VINEYARD. Keep reading to check it out and hear more about the book!

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Woman's World Magazine Features DANGER IN THE NEVADA DESERT!

Happy July, friends! I am so excited to share that DANGER IN NEVADA DESERT has been featured in Woman's World magazine! πŸŽ‰ Keep reading to check out their review.

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Television Shows That Inspire My Writing

Happy June, friends! I hope your (early!) summer is off to an amazing start. Judging by my writing schedule, it's going to be a busy one for me. But I'll certainly try and get outside to enjoy the weather. 🌞

Whenever I'm working to meet a deadline, I like to take occasional breaks and watch my favorite television shows. There's a little bit of everything on my list. Comedy, drama, and of course, true crime. Keep reading to check out what's currently keeping me entertained and inspired!

Monday, May 1, 2023


Happy May 1st! Today is a very special day as I am celebrating the release of DANGER IN THE NEVADA DESERT. πŸŽ‰ Keep reading for deets on Book 2 in my West Coast Crime Story series, including all the scoop on the hero and heroine and a wonderful review in the Library Journal, then stick around for Book 3's newly-minted blurb!

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Kelly Cain's A KISS FROM THE PAST is Out Now!

We are back with another release day post, friends! Today, I am celebrating A KISS FROM THE PAST, written by my good friend and Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kelly Cain. πŸŽ‰ The book hit shelves today, and I've got all the deets on it plus an in-depth review. Keep reading to check it out!

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Literary Agent News!

Friends, I am thrilled to announce that I have signed on with the Nancy Yost Literary Agency! Keep reading for all the deets on our new partnership and what we have planned for the future...

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Mia Heintzelman's Steamy Rom-Com, MONOPOLOVE, Is Out Now!

Happy spring, friends! I am thrilled with today's blog post as I am celebrating my good friend and fellow Tule author Mia Heintzelman's latest release, MONOPOLOVE. Keep reading for more on this steamy rom-com, which hit shelves today.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Coming Soon: Tati Richardson's Debut Novel, THE BUILD-UP!

Happy March, friends! Who's excited about spring being right around the corner?? I know I am. But I'm not checking in to talk about the weather. I'm here to discuss my friend and fellow author Tati Richardson's upcoming release, THE BUILD-UP. Keep reading for more on this wonderful book, which I had an opportunity to read early and loved!

Monday, February 27, 2023

A Throwback Post: Harlequin Books Celebrates Black Romance

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Have you had a chance to visit Harlequin’s webpage that’s dedicated to romance stories written by Black authors? Keep reading to find out all about it, then check out some of my favorite authors that are being featured.

Thursday, February 2, 2023


Happy February/Black History Month/early Valentine's Day, friends! I am so excited to reveal the cover of my upcoming Harlequin Intrigue novel, DANGER IN THE NEVADA DESERT. Per usual, Harlequin's art department did an amazing job on this one. Keep reading for a look at Book 2 in my West Coast Crime Story series, then stick around for a little scoop on Book 3!

Thursday, January 19, 2023

A Visit to Barnes & Noble (Plus Romance in Color's Review of BACKCOUNTRY COVER-UP)

Those who know me know that I love a visit to the bookstore! I recently stepped away from the computer to visit my local Barnes & Noble and snap a few pics with BACKCOUNTRY COVER-UP. Keep reading to check out some of my fellow Harlequin author friends' books that I spotted, and for Romance in Color's review of BACKCOUNTRY COVER-UP!

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Publishers Marketplace Announces My New Book Deal with Harlequin Medical Romance!

Happy New Year, friends! πŸ₯‚ I am kicking off the month of January with some exciting news. I recently signed on to write for Harlequin Medical Romance! 🩺 Keep reading for all the deets...