pirates attack her ship and kill her brother. She swears to avenge his death
but knows she can’t do the job alone. After taking out an ad for a bounty
hunter, she weeds the bad from the good, and one man stands out. He could be
the perfect partner—and that scares Ali more than the pirates do.
agent Jason Cole is tracking the pirates who killed his family, but he’s always
one step behind. There have never been any survivors—until now. He needs Ali to
identify the attackers, but she proves to be stubborn. She plans to go with him
on the hunt, and he’s determined to keep her safe.
Cole and Ali seek revenge, someone at headquarters would like to see them fail.
Together they battle explosions, their emotions, and danger from one of their
she got her first good look at the bathroom. She immediately broke into loud
Are you all right?”
innocent question sent her into another paroxysm of laughter. Tears streamed
down her face as she opened the door. “You have to see this.” She stepped to
one side, allowing room for him to enter. When he did, she watched his face,
giggling again when his mouth dropped open.
can’t believe someone would actually do this on purpose.”
joined her in laughter as he surveyed the space nearly equal the bedroom in
size. Gold-veined mirrors covered the ceiling and two walls. Filmy pink and red
material held up by cherubim aligned along the edge of the ceiling and draped
the other two walls. On the floor lay a thick white carpet patterned with gold,
red, and pink roses.
addition to an expansive shower cubicle, a sunken bath—large enough for several
Vibrant paintings in the tub itself left absolutely no doubt as to the
activities of the
She found the toilet in one corner of the room hidden by a moveable screen
covered with more of the suggestive paintings.
me guess,” Ali said when she could breathe again, “the honeymoon suite.” She
broke into laughter again as Jason muttered something about Marty and space and
no space suits.
has been married forever to the one person who accepts that she lives in a
fantasy world most of the time. She’s even been seen at the beach building
worlds for her stories. In addition to creating fun characters, fantasy worlds,
and suspenseful situations, she also enjoys and is very good at things like
writing policy and procedures manuals and setting up continuity and
organizational spreadsheets, both of which she has actually earned money doing.
She has a master’s degree in library science so likes things organized. Okay,
so her family thinks having the spice rack alphabetized it a bit much, but she
has no trouble finding what she needs when she needs it. And just because her
extensive library is cataloged and organized, that doesn’t mean she’s obsessive.
Honest. When not writing, Vicky can be found in the kitchen whipping up
gluten-free, lactose-free, other allergy-free meals. Or watching the world go
by from her front porch swing.
In addition to her other single titles, Vicky is author of three popular series:
Keys series – urban fantasy (paranormal romances) Gambling
on Love Series – futuristic romances Lion’s Pride
Series – contemporary shapeshifters