Posted: December 19, 2011 in Uncategorized

Just wanted to stop by and say a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop – I consider it a tremendous success. I’ve gotten to meet some wonderful new people and I think you may have enjoyed my wacky worlds of community associations just a bit. So…I will be going through the dozens of fabulous comments today and aware a prize or two tomorrow.  Many of you figured out I write as several people so – as what I call my Wicked Girl – Cassandre Dayne – I’m over at The Romance Studio for the next few days with lots of other fabulous writers giving you excerpt and thoughts about the holidays. If you’d like to read my steamy creations – please stop by. Lots of give aways there too.

I thought I would give you the Blurbs for both Pinked and The Flamingo Wrangler along with the next in the series so you see just how theses go. It’s not necessary that you read them in order but you do get a much deeper concept of the characters if you do. Many of the same players will remain including Nicky French – the community association manager; Tyler Deverall – the hot detective and Mick St. Simons – the Aussie turned bar keep who will heat up the pages. For those of you who also don’t know – I crossed the books over into Cassandre’s world in Tales from Lucifer’s Lair – which is the man cave nestled in the back of the Flamingo Rustler – the bar that will remain in the series.

I also will be giving you lots of real life recipes and other fun threats from the restaurant as well and hope to have a virtual website for the Rustler soon. So… remember The Flamingo Wrangler is coming out on January 3rd from Rebel Ink Press and will be available at all the normal online stores – HOT for the brand new Kindle you might get from Santa.



For Community Association Manager, Nicky French to get a call about one of her communities in the middle of the night, that meant something serious was up. Finding the developer of Leopard’s Pointe, an upscale multi-use housing and business development murdered, impaled on the iron pool gates surrounded by a sea of inflatable pink flamingoes, well, that was something to behold. The most hated man in the history of real estate, there were too many suspects to name including every single homeowner in the community. Not to mention spoiled twin sons with designs on the family business.

For rough and tumble Detective Tyler Deverall, being called to a scene of a murder in the middle of the night was nothing unusual. But when the only thing keeping the owners at bay from partying all night long in celebration and hindering the investigation was the tough stance of one woman, he was intrigued. As Nicky and Tyler set out to find the murderer, the builders begin to drop like flies and each murder is more horrific and comical than the last.

Set against the backdrop of Chesterfield County Virginia, enter the realm and sometimes nightmare of one very special homeowner association – where living can be dangerous to your health. A community where the owners are cranky at best and they all have something to hide. Run by a nefarious Board determined to keep the unwanted out and the owners under their thumb, they allow only the slightest infractions of the rules and if you are caught one too many times, punishment can be painful.

As Nicky and Tyler delve into the jaded and wild world of spray painted flowers, kinky sex, neon flashing signs, and a touch of the mafia, they both soon learn that their life and understanding of humanity will never be the same. Who knew a glue gun could be such an effective murder weapon?


THE FLAMINGO WRANGLER (Five O’ Clock Nowhere) – Releasing January 3rd

Mick St. Simons thought his day couldn’t get any worse. Unwanted and God knew unneeded Leopard’s Pointe Board members suddenly appeared, drinking shots of tequila while the entire Virginia Beach Society of Harley Riders camped in the middle of his bar, The Flamingo Rustler. But when he heard the massive explosion across the street and his bar became an immediate association clubhouse, he knew his day had turned to shit.

For Nicky French and Tyler Deverall, it was just another day at the office. Blown to bits by sources unknown, the center of the community and the beloved clubhouse affectionately called the “Zoo”, the Board demanded answers and they had to come fast. As hints of a mafia hit showered the airwaves, the community is placed on edge and takes matters into their own hands. Keeping the peace wasn’t a problem. Keeping the owners away from guns, battery powered hedge trimmers, poison and fire extinguishers was.

And when a much loved long term community leader ends up in the pool naked with a hooker and a bag full of drugs, well, all bets were off. As Mick struggles to regain his bar and Nicky and Tyler battle a possible drug lord, more bodies wash up literally. And then there’s the issue of pink silk panties. The clues are plenty and the suspects abound and somehow, the nights seem to grow wilder.



Nicky was sick and tired of hearing about the stench of garbage from the local landfill across from Leopard’s Pointe. So sick in fact she scheduled a meeting with Skylorn Landfill’s owner, Bruno Carletti. Somehow as the massive dump truck uncovered five fresh bodies before their eyes, she knew she wasn’t going to get to her hot date that night. When she found out all five members of the Board of Leopard’s Paw, the upscale posh condominium, lay mummified in the muck, she headed for Mick’s bar and a kiss of the Irish. Somehow the owner of the tiny trash company knew exactly what was going on but wouldn’t say a thing. Why would he? Thugs and murderers were involved.

And without question the situation became obvious to everyone who asked that the Board wasn’t going to be successful in shutting down Skylorn. And then there was the hot twin from Sampson Wright Development, Parker Barrington, who was not only a suspect in the murders, but a known associate with the Italian Trash Cartel and hot after Nicky’s body. As Nicky and Tyler try and solve the murders, mysterious sewage finds its way into every home in the condominium association. And everyone is in a cranky little mood.

When the landscaper is accused of maiming the Grounds Committee Chair with a weedeater, things go from bad to worse in the blink of an eye. Just as they think they have it all figured out, the local ice cream truck begins selling drugs and sex next to the ice cream bars and soda pop. It’s amazing what you can buy for $29.99. Then there’s the trash dump that causes trouble once again. What’s a community manager to do? Buy spandex and pray for a miracle.

Thanks again for all the new followers!




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