Slow Burn Is Available Early!

Because my editor is a machine – a fabulous machine with a gorgeous smile and beautiful hair – Slow Burn, book three in the Sharing Space series, is available now! That’s right. You can get your hands on the next installment in the Chloe and Patrick love story a full two weeks early!

Book four is scheduled for a pre-Thanksgiving release and will most likely be early as well, but that’s not set in stone.

Here’s what you can expect in Slow Burn, part three of this six-part romance novel:

Finally admitting what they share is more than just friendship, Chloe and Patrick begin to explore a romantic relationship.

As Patrick watches his childhood friendships crumble, Chloe’s arms prove to be his one place for comfort. Chloe struggles with her reasons for taking the romance slow. Does she have doubts about Patrick or is she still affected by her ex’s betrayal?

One thing is for sure: Taking it slow may give their new love the best chance at lasting, but ignoring their passion is easier said than done.

Book four in the Sharing Space series will be available just in time for Thanksgiving.

Pick up Slow Burn for your Kindle device or app here!

Slow Burn

Sharing Space Book Three ‘Slow Burn’ Coming Soon

Hey guys!

Before I get to all the good stuff and praise, I wanted to address a question I received on Facebook and in an Amazon review:

Every three weeks I’m releasing another book in the Sharing Space series. The series is currently expected to be six books in total. At .99 cents per book, that’s a full-size contemporary romance novel for $5.94 – $4.95 if you took advantage of the free promotion for book one. If, for some reason, the series ends up being seven books, I will release book seven for free. I don’t see that happening as the story is complete, but I am working with an amazing editor who really understands pacing in storytelling. She may suggest splitting the final book. Either way, my promise to you is that you will get the full Chloe and Patrick story for no more than $5.94.

Now, praise time! Thank you guys so much for purchasing the books so far, leaving Amazon and Goodreads reviews, and engaging on my Facebook page. It has truly meant a lot. If you’ve not yet had a chance to leave a review, please do so. It really helps indie authors expand their audience.

Finally, have a look at the cover for book three, Slow Burn. 

Slow Burn Cover

Coming VERY soon!

Get Sharing Space Books One & Two For 99 Cents

Today only, you can pick up a copy of both books in the Sharing Space series for 99 cents!

Roommate Wanted, book one, is free today and book two, Family Ties is only 99 cents.

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Get Roommate Wanted for free here.

Get Family Ties here. 

Family Ties (Sharing Space Book Two) is Available Now!

Good news, everyone! Family Ties, the second book in the Sharing Space series, is available four days early! You can download a copy to your Kindle device or app now. If you like it, tell your friends. Spreading the word really helps and means a lot.

If you have the time to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads, I’d really appreciate it.

Buy It Now

Family Ties Cover


If you still haven’t picked up book one, Roommate Wanted, you can do so here.

Sharing Space Book Two Available This Week

First, thank you to everyone who purchased Roommate Wanted, book one in the Sharing Space series. I cannot believe how well it’s doing. I’ve actually had to stop checking the sales and Amazon rankings so much because seeing it do well kind of freaks me out. It’s out there, it’s selling, and from the reviews, people seem to like it. *wipes brow*

If you still haven’t downloaded a copy for your Kindle device or app, you can purchase a copy here: Roommate Wanted (Sharing Space #1)

And it’s a good thing that it’s such a short read. You can be all caught up when book two, Family Ties, releases this week! Check out the cover!

Family Ties Cover

In Family Ties, Sharing Space Book TwoJust as Chloe and Patrick are getting accustomed to their new living arrangement, each is rocked by family secrets that will either break them or send them into each others’ arms.

Chloe finally has the opportunity to take her career to the next level when she’s tasked with managing an important promotion for a major client. While she’s taking advantage of her time to shine, she’s also having a hard time standing by and watching her cousin Crystal make the worst decision of her life.

Patrick is feeling the pressure of being the only one in his family willing to recognize that his little sister, Charlotte, is spiraling out of control. He suspects that her problems are a lot bigger than failing grades and a controlling boyfriend. Will he take on the burden of trying to save her on his own?

Each book in the Sharing Space series is a short, fun, and sexy read. A new book will be available for Kindle download every 3 weeks.

Roommate Wanted is Now Available!

Book one in the Sharing Space series, Roommate Wanted, is now available for the Kindle on!

Roommate Wanted Cover

In book one, meet Chloe Brooks and Patrick Murphy. They’re new roommates trying to juggle family, friendship, and careers. Romance is the last thing they need, but their attraction may be too strong for either to deny.

Each book in the series is a quick, fun, and sexy read. A new book will be available for download to your Kindle devices and app every 3 weeks.

You can purchase book one here. If you like it, please leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads. 


– Nina

The Brilliance of Show & Tell

We are approaching the end of my son’s second full week in kindergarten. Even though he’s attending the same school in which he went to Pre-K, the first few days were rough. We suspect it was either due to a growth spurt or just his way of coping with transition, but his sleep pattern got all out of whack. We’d gone through this before, for a few months which felt like forever, right before he started Pre-K in Georgia. No matter what we did, he would go to sleep at a decent time, but wake up at 2 or 3am, ready to play, eat, whatever. This occurred again a few weeks before kindergarten was scheduled to begin.

The first week was a trial. Almost every morning I’d drop off my sleeping boy, placing him in the arms of his teacher, who would hold him while the other children played or ate breakfast. For several days I resisted the urge to just work from home. Thankfully, my company offers flexible work schedules and you’re never questioned if you decide to work from home or leave early. But I knew that the best thing for my boy was to be in school where he’d be with other children, playing and learning, so that his body would naturally find its way back to a regular schedule. It was hard. And I felt awful, but somehow I did it. Encouraged by positive end-of-day reports from his teacher, we both did it.

This week, on Monday, my boy woke up the moment I opened the door to his room. He was cheerful as I got him ready for school, and he walked into the building, holding my hand, instead of having to be carried. He barely gave me a wave before he was headed over to a toy chest, ready to play for a bit before school began. I damn near skipped to my car.

On Tuesday, he was super chatty as we were getting ready.

“How many hours till Daddy picks me up?”

“Um… 8, I think.”

“8? That’s not very many. I thought it would be like, 20 hours.”

My daughter and I just looked at each other, shook our heads, and laughed. What did he know about hours?

As I was putting on his new shoes (Lego sneakers. Everything is Legos nowadays.), he opened his hand to reveal two small Lego figures.

“I have to bring this for Show and Tell.”

“Oh. They’re really small. Don’t you want to bring something that’s maybe a bit bigger? I don’t want you to lose those.”

He just shook his head no. I was so happy that he was just talking about school as a place he was excited to go, I didn’t argue. As we were dropping my daughter off at her high school (GULP!), he explained all the things he was going to tell his classmates about the two toys still clutched in his fist.

And that’s when it hit me how important Show & Tell is. Forgive me if you parents out there have already figured this out and you’re slapping your foreheads at my stupidity. But it occurred to me that Show & Tell is our children’s first experience with public speaking. I was thrilled that he was so excited to stand up in front of his peers and talk. My son is complex. He can be chatty and outgoing, but also extremely shy. I make him blush whenever I show him any praise or affection. He ducks his little head, won’t make eye contact, and tries hard to suppress a smile. Sometimes he’ll even run to a corner or burrow under a sofa cushion.

I don’t know many people who enjoy public speaking. I love it. I looked forward to each speech I had to deliver in public speaking class in college and I didn’t have a problem volunteering to be the presenter in group projects throughout high school. My only fear was forgetting something and not saying everything I wanted to say. Some people are terrified of speaking in front of others, especially in front of strangers. I wonder if those people felt the same way when they were in kindergarten and pondering what to bring to Show & Tell. Is the fear of public speaking something you’re born with or developed after too many publicly embarrassing moments or run-ins with inconsiderate people?

When we got to school that day, the teacher informed me that Show & Tell was Thursdays and that she gave them a theme each week to force the kids to be creative with what they brought in. Otherwise, everyone would bring toys. Again, I noticed the similarities to public speaking class. I told my boy to tuck the two tiny figures into his pocket because today wasn’t S&T day. I could have just taken them to work with me, but I could tell he was disappointed and having them with him was the only thing keeping him from being completely heartbroken. Also, I get home around 6pm and he gets home at 3:30pm. But I also worried that he might lose them or some other kid might take them.

Several times throughout the day I worried about those two little toys. They were part of a larger Lego set that cost us $40. If he lost them, I would probably purchase the whole damn set again just for those two little toys because I am a sucker. (My husband just read this and did his own face palm.) As soon as I knew my boy had been picked up, I called my husband to find out if the toys were with him. They were. Insert huge sigh of relief here.

My husband told me that the theme for Thursday was “Your Favorite Hat.” He took our boy shopping and let him pick out any hat he wanted. This is what he chose. My baby Heisenberg.

Angry Birds Hat

Told you he can be shy.

I’m happy to report that he had a good day. He strutted into school yesterday with that hat perched on his head. I swear I could hear some cool funk music playing as he did. He talked about Show & Tell and how awesome it was. I’m looking forward to next week’s theme and will keep encouraging him to enjoy public speaking. We end up being afraid of so many things in life and that leads to missed opportunities and adventures. I know I can’t control everything and that he will eventually be afraid of something, but for right now, my little shy guy looks forward to standing up in front of a group of people and talking. And that makes me happy for him.