House of Lies
A Political Cult Suspense
A strange message sets Skylar Wilson on a perilous journey to save her sister from a deadly cult. Searching for answers, Skylar discovers that the cult stretches far beyond its pseudo-evangelical, House of Prayer veil, penetrating the upper echelon of the United States government and pushing a lethal international agenda. To expose the truth, she must first unravel the lies, each one leading her down a trail of deadly scandals and mysterious deaths. For this nightmare to end, Skylar will have to take her sister back to where it all began.
Just Call Me Angel is a mystery/suspense series based around the five Chicago Mafia families. Below is a list of the books and a short blurb for each.
Angel Martin plans to marry Tony and live happily ever after… until Tony disappears. Nursing a broken heart, she takes a job at Tetterbaum’s Pub, unaware it is the most prestigious Mafia hangout in Chicago.
Through an unlikely turn of events, Angel discovers her entire life has been a carefully orchestrated lie. No one is who they say they are and everyone has an agenda of their own.
Finding herself in the middle of a revengeful scheme from a past she’s never known and a Mafia blackmail scandal that’s already left several dead, Angel races to find answers. The trouble is, the closer she gets to hidden evidence and tainted truths, the more the crime families want her out of the way. With her true identity now exposed, learning who she can trust becomes a matter of life and death and unraveling the past is her only hope for staying alive.
With Tetterbaum’s Truth revealed and her identity exposed, Angel Martin tries to adjust to her radically new role as head of the Chicago Maratinzano family.
Unfortunately, Mafia life offers little down time.
The sudden kidnapping of her mother and Aunt Olga leads Angel down a path to a past she’s never known and an adversary she is unable to find. When an FBI
mob bust against her family is fueled by upper administration level information, Angel turns to the other Chicago Bosses for answers; but every trail dead ends
and every person is not who they seem.
Racing to save the people she loves most, Angel must learn to trust her instincts, even when she comes face-to-face with the scariest truth yet… there are Traitors Among Us.
Being head of the Chicago Maratinzano Mafia family isn’t easy, but it’s especially hard when you’re under attack. When a shoot out at Tetterbaum’s Pub takes innocent lives, Angel is shocked; but when she discovers the person behind the attack, she becomes enraged. On a quest to find out what really happened, she learns that the five Chicago families have been infiltrated by the Russian Bratva, that their motive is revenge and that she is at the center of it all.
Struggling to walk a fine line between compassion and rage, Angel must flush out the infiltrators before more innocent lives are lost. If facing the Russian mob isn’t enough, Angel’s grandfather, the Cappo Di Tutti Capi, has ordered the death of her most trusted men; forcing her to take drastic measures. In order to save the man she loves she’ll have to turn against her own blood.
In a deceptive world where traitors appear as friends and friends become enemies, Angel must trust her instincts if she has any hope of stopping the Russian Uprising…even if it means sacrificing her own life.
When Giovanni’s private jet explodes with Angel presumably on board, the family is thrust into a state of crisis and mourning. Learning that the explosion was not due to a malfunction but a well-planned attack, Angel’s men set out on a course for revenge; while Giovanni must face the hard reality of assigning a new Boss to the family. Unknown to anyone Angel is alive, but is forced into hiding from the terrorist group enacting revenge on her grandfather, Salvatore. She watches in horror as her men are lured one-by-one into a trap of death, with their only chance for survival falling on the shoulders of a stranger with an unstable past. Tempers flare and bullets fly as the lines of family loyalty blur into a melting pot of Mafia destruction, thickening when Angel’s men discover that the stranger behind the attack isn’t a stranger at all. Emotions run high as Angel must face the suffocating reality that her only hope for staying alive is to play dead.
Petals of Blood
A short story, nominated for the 2013 Pushcart Prize Award.
She’d heard the stories about the brutal murder of his wife and the tragic death of his former girlfriend. She knew of the rumors that oozed behind his back, despite the fact he had never been more than a fleeting suspect in both cases. She also knew spending her life with him would thrust her into a public eye of scrutiny; but it was too late to turn back. She loved him.
No Easy Way
Debut novel, nominated for the 2010 Molly Award from the HODRW.
Swerving with the kind of deliberate precision only blind rage can empower, the black pick-up crushes Lou Martin Miller, leaving his widow with an impossible choice: Cover the sin that lead to her husband's death and conceal the identity of his killer, or risk the destruction of her family. She carefully weaves a net of protection around her family, but the day she dies it begins to unravel, leaving her grandson Tom, and his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Kate, in grave danger.
Missing evidence, mistaken identity and manipulation leave private investigator, Stephen Braznovich, trapped between white lies and dark lusts as he races to piece together a family secret before the next victim falls prey to deep-rooted revenge. The trouble is anyone who gets close to the truth winds up dead.
On the verge of an un-wanted divorce, Tom must decide between a confession that could save his marriage or lie to save himself. Tension mounts as Tom and Kate's lives hang in a twisted balance of crossed lines and misunderstood motives, all pointing to one simple truth. There is No Easy Way.