Faking A Groom is finally here!

Faking A Groom, featuring Rory and Avery, is live on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited! I’m especially excited about this book because it’s been such a journey for me.

I originally planned for this book to come second in the Marital Bliss series. I tried to start it in June 2019, but I couldn’t get a handle on a story idea that fit with the character, Rory. I wrestled with it for a month or two before ultimately going on to write Wrangling A Groom instead. That book was no picnic, either, though I did love the final version.

I was suffering from a mix of burnout and analysis paralysis.

Surprise Groom was loved by readers, and I was over the moon. But that kind of success piles on the pressure. Could I repeat that performance? Were my new ideas just as original, plot-driven, and well-executed? The doubts plagued me until I froze up, barely able to write.

Eventually, I broke out of that with other projects. I wrote Nobody’s Groom, a sexy novella that was mostly just fun for me. I wrote Five Fake Dates and Secret Admirer, a couple fluffy, sweet reads.

Then I buckled in and finally worked out a plot and storyline for Faking A Groom. I’m really proud of how it turned out. I think it’s a book with a complex plot, genuine characters, and an emotional storyline. It’s a story about passion *and* compassion, about love and acceptance. It has a lot of interesting themes to explore: toxic masculinity, equality challenges, light lingerie kink/femme clothes desires, and coming out while in the spotlight. It’s a story about self-acceptance, as well as finding love, and how the two sometimes intertwine in the right circumstances.

Rory and Avery just might be my favorite couple yet. The way they work together, love together, and fight to be together makes them more than worthy of their HEA.

You can find the book on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Plans are under way to produce it in audio this winter.


Faking A Groom: Cover and Blurb Reveal

I finally get the chance to reveal the cover of Faking A Groom, Book 3 of Marital Bliss! I’m looking forward to sending this book out into the world Sept. 24!

Faking A Groom is the long-awaited story for Rory, a snarky, socially minded friend of Caleb Taylor’s who appears in Surprise Groom. I initially struggled with Rory’s story. I needed a special love interest and storyline to fit his activist heart.

Faking A Groom delivers that and more. Avery Kinkaid — the character represented on the book cover — stepped onto the page, and he stole my heart right along with Rory’s! Avery is very privileged, yes, as a wealthy Kinkaid with a politician father. But he’s also trapped by that life. He’s lonely, repressed, and frustrated by his father’s controlling nature that keeps him in the closet.

When push comes to shove, Avery chooses Rory to help him take a stand. And Avery grows so much through this book, that it’s more than a fake fiance story — it’s a journey to self-acceptance.

I love Rory and Avery together so much, and I hope you will too! Watch for the book on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited on Sept. 24.


Can two men fake an engagement for the greater good?

Avery Kinkaid has been bowing to his father’s will far too long. But when his dad supports anti-LGBT legislation, he’s had enough. Sen. Kinkaid says things would be different if Avery had a fiancé in the wings. Well, fine: He’ll just have to get one.

Rory Fisher is an activist with a heart of gold and nerves of steel. He’s not afraid to call Avery on his bullshit, and that’s why Avery knows Rory is the perfect fake fiancé to help him take a stand. If he still feels a little too much for his ex, well, he can shove that down and suck it up to beat his dad at his own game.

Until Rory encourages his most hidden desires. Until he makes Avery feel stronger, braver, and freer than he’s ever been.

Loving Rory is easy, but Avery’s father won’t just sit back and let them have their happily ever after. They will have to fight: for their love, for justice, for a future together.

This is one power struggle they can’t afford to lose.