PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: “Death, Love and Lust” Anthology

Hello, readers! I am very happy to be able to announce my next project! I signed the contract today that my short story “The Devil’s Dozen” will be featured in the upcoming anthology Death, Love and Lust! The anthology will be published by Hot Ink Press (a sister company to Vamptasy Publishing, the company who published Stake-Out), and edited by the wonderful Catherine Stovall. It is set to release on November 14th, so mark your calendars!

Below is the synopsis of the story and some teaser images I made for it. This is my very first attempt at writing erotic romance, and I am very pleased that my submission was considered acceptable to be placed amongst some truly talented erotica writers! (Of course, this is erotic horror, as horror will probably always be my main genre.) NOTE: this story is LGBT!

All Claire wants to do is get some gas and go home. She never expected to become involved in a very deadly Friday The 13th myth with a very beautiful woman.thansbedroom devilsdozen devilsdpzenpromothanclaire

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: “Death, Love and Lust” Anthology

TEASER PHOTO: Angelica Cross from “Stake-Out” (releasing 5/19/15)


TEASER photo for Stake-Out, which will be released on May 19th, 2015 by the wonderful people at Vamptasy Publishing! Please share this and help me spread the word about my debut vampire novel! I know it’s far in advance, but you can never promote too early or too vigorously!

Stake-Out is the first book in the Paranormal Detectives Series.

This photo depicts my heroine, Angelica Cross, the lead agent from the FBI’s top-secret Paranormal Investigative Division tracking rogue vampire Vincent, who is on a killing spree in Chicago.

Original photo credit: patrisyu at (edits by yours truly)

TEASER PHOTO: Angelica Cross from “Stake-Out” (releasing 5/19/15)

Burden (a poem)

Take that little piece

It’s okay

Take it

Take it far away from me

Keep it

Burn it

Throw it away

I don’t care

Just take it with you

I don’t want it anymore

It’s such a burden

Such a heavy thing to carry around

You know?

Like an albatross around my neck

A ball and chain

That thing I never noticed

Suddenly became everything to me

Such a noticeable thing I can’t go a day without thinking of

There is always a reminder

Here, there


I can’t get away

So take it

Let your pets eat it

Stomp it under your Converse shoes

Damnit, I don’t care

Just don’t let me keep it

Make me one promise once you have it

Whatever you do with it

Don’t take it for granted

It’s such a burden to have

A heart in love

Burden (a poem)

First Love (a poem)

I’m still in love with
My first love
Oh, I was but
A child of sixteen
But I knew
Yes, I knew I loved him
The very moment I saw him
The very moment I heard him
He did nithing but
Be the man God made him to be
And I fell so fast
I didn’t feel it happening
I fell so hard
I never realized how much it hurt
When I hit the ground
So violently
The pain was unbearable
I feel it now
Listening to words that were
Just for my ears
He holds a piece of me
He took it when he left
He is the only person who can
Give it back
But he’s holding it captive
And the worst part is
I don’t even think
He knows it
It’s been years
I’ve grown up
But still I hold fast to
My feelings for him
Because I believe that
As long as he and I both still
There is a chance that he and I could still be
Happily ever after
Because he is
My love
My heart
My angel

First Love (a poem)

Haunting Rain (a poem)

Don’t tell me you miss me
Don’t say my name
Because I know tomorrow
Will bring more of the same
With you not here
With me
This sunny LA day will
Feel much better
Awash in the rain
Of my tears
Tears of love
Of the joy I felt with you
Tears of longing
This is pain
The tears wash away
The rain
That falls on you now
How I wish
Thoughts of you
Didn’t haunt my brain

Haunting Rain (a poem)

Cinderella (a poem)

Please don’t be
What your words sang to me
A waste of
All my love & tears
My angel
That’s just what I fear
Because love like this
It’s to pure to be wasted
Tossed aside like
Yesterday’s clothes
A fashion statement
That isn’t “in” anymore
Somehow you
You unearthly thing
You captured me
You changed me
Don’t make me change back
Like Cinderella after midnight

Cinderella (a poem)