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Italy Intrigue Series

Lost In Italy
(Book 1)

Amazon Top 10 Best Seller
2012 Write Touch Readers' Award WINNER, Romantic Suspense

September 2011

The best laid plans…

Halli Sanders spent two years planning the trip of a lifetime to Italy. Her itinerary did not include being stranded by her siblings, kidnapped by a sexy American movie star, dodging bullets, or fleeing criminals in a car chase around Lake Como. And that’s just in the first three hours.

…often go awry.

Trent Tomlin put his movie career on hold to investigate his brother’s murder-ruled-suicide at his Italian villa. He’s closing in on the suspects when an American tourist unwittingly films the murder of the retired cop helping him. The killers will stop at nothing to get the evidence—including holding Halli’s family as collateral.

Life’s a little different unscripted.

Thrust into the role of real-life hero, Trent finds himself falling for the Plain Jane whose beauty blossoms with every challenge they face. But how can he keep the evidence from falling into the wrong hands and get justice for his brother and friend without betraying Halli and her family?


Run To Rome
(Book 2)

July 2013

Audio-coming soon!

Love him and leave him.

Nine months ago, undercover detective, Ispettore Evalina Gallo, protected her heart the only way she knew how, never expecting to see her savior-turned-one-night-stand again. When Ben Sanders returns to Italia—now a person of interest in an investigation of a local organized crime family—her personal connection to the rugged American gets her assigned to the case.

A second chance to make things right.

With his mother’s pleas ringing in his ears, Ben Sanders plans to retrieve a stolen bible his father shipped to Italy thirteen years ago, and then get out as fast as he can. But with the arrival of the beautiful detective, he suspects his mother’s desire to right past wrongs might not be the whole truth.

Destiny will not be denied.

Now, less than twenty-four hours after entering the country, he’s getting shot at—again. In a race from Milan to Rome to find the precious book before anyone else, time is ticking for the one-time lovers. Attraction burns hotter than molten lava, but amid secrets and half-truths, they must learn to trust each other if they have any hope of a future together.


December 2012

The Romancing Wisconsin Volume I Holiday Boxed Set includes my 2010 Write Touch Award-winning stories Mistletoe Mischief, Mistletoe Magic, Mistletoe Match-Up, and the brand-new exclusive bonus short story, Mistletoe Rules.

Christmas recipe for love—combine a matchmaking Santa, lots of mistletoe, one iron-clad rule, fated hearts; mix and stir. The Riley siblings don't stand a chance.

***If you bought the stories individually and would like a copy of the bonus story, send me an email

Beneath Still Waters 
(Part One)

April 2013

An old legend tells of a beautiful witch unjustly persecuted who became a ghost bent on revenge...
The danger lies in not believing.

On a sorority camping trip in the Colorado Rocky Mountain National Park, Becca scoffs at the story of the Ghost of Still Waters, despite the convictions of her fellow campers, Liz and Shane. When Liz challenges her to summon the witch’s spirit, will Becca’s disbelief seal her fate?


Rising Above
(Still Waters Part Two)

November 2012

Imagine you’ve lived before, but don’t remember or believe it’s even possible. Therein lies the danger. For in not believing and learning from your pasts, the power shifts to the one who would see you dead. Again.

Ryan James never gave much thought to ghosts or the idea of reincarnation—until the appearance of the beautiful Ali Whitman triggers terrifying visions that feel like real life. As he pieces together their past lives, he discovers they aren’t the only players. Worse, if he can’t convince Ali to believe before their past adversary makes the next move, he’ll lose her all over again.


October 2012

TALES FROM THE MIST will take you on a journey into the dark world of the paranormal. These twelve stories vary in their degree of horror, yet all reach across the boundaries of their genres into the chilling realms of the macabre. Witches, ghosts, shape-shifters and vampire rats are some of the creatures that reign within these pages.

Read Excerpt from BENEATH STILL WATERS (Part One), my story in the anthology


Mistletoe Mischief
(Romancing Wisconsin Series #1)

September 2012

Christmas in July at the zoo is the last place single parents Eric Riley and Marissa Wilder expect to find love. Thanks to some mistletoe mischief in the form of their two young daughters and Santa, they discover mistletoe rules were not made to be broken.

Amazon, BN, ARe, Kobo, SW Mistletoe Mischief - Stacey Joy Netzel 


(This novella previously published in the anthology Mistletoe Rules
2010 Winner Write Touch Readers' Award)

Mistletoe Magic
(Romancing Wisconsin Series #2)

October 2012

Major Mark Riley plays Court Jester to Janelle Walsh's Snow Queen at the Christmas Parade and is instantly captivated by the cute redhead whose grandpa just happens to be Santa. When Mark learns she's the tenant he evicted from his newly purchased property, it's going to take a little bit of Santa's mistletoe magic to save their romance. 

Amazon, BN, Apple, ARe, Kobo, SW


(This novella previously published in the anthology Mistletoe Rules
2010 Winner Write Touch Readers' Award)

Mistletoe Match-Up
(Romancing Wisconsin #3)

October 2012

When Lisa Riley comes home for her brother Mark's Christmas Eve wedding, her high school rivalry with his wife Janelle's cousin, Derek Walsh, picks up right where it left off, only this time Derek has the upper hand. Santa bides his time as they battle it out because he's waited a whole year for this mistletoe match-up. 

(This novella previously published in the anthology Mistletoe Rules
2010 Winner Write Touch Readers' Award)

Amazon Top 100 Best Seller
Catch the stallion ~ win the ranch... 
July 2012 

When his father announced his engagement to a gold-digger with a lying, scheming fourteen-year old daughter, seventeen-year old Tripp Warner left Warner Ridge Ranch and never looked back. Until the day he got the phone call that his father had died unexpectedly.

Reggie Reed lives with her guilt every day but can't quite work up the courage to track down the son of the man who raised her as his own. When Tripp shows up at his father’s funeral eleven years later--and a hell of a man to be reckoned with--he has no interest in her too-late apology. Worse, they’ve inherited half shares of the family ranch—but only if they work together to catch Mason’s Gold, the stallion a young Reggie let escape and made sure Tripp took the blame for.

Tripp proposes a secret competition to the beautiful witch who stole his life: whoever catches the stallion first gets the ranch all to themselves. It sounds simple, but once they’re out on the range, tempers and passions flare in the Texas heat and nothing goes as either of them expects.

Read an excerpt or get your copy now at:
(previously published with The Wild Rose Press)


More Than a Kiss

May 2012

One book ~ two covers...choose the one you like best!

When a kiss...

All reporter Sadie Barton wants is to be taken seriously and judged on her own merits, not her stepfather’s money. She and her actress sister left Wisconsin to get out from under his controlling thumb and leave behind the malicious whispers that they’re no better than their gold-digging mother. But California isn’t all sun and fun, and paying the rent while trying to prove herself is harder than she ever imagined. more than a kiss...

Something about Sadie drew self-made millionaire Zach Robinson—and it wasn’t just the amazing kiss they shared as impromptu actors in his company's commercial. He’s used to women being interested in his wealth, and Sadie’s fierce independence is an enticing breath of fresh air. He’s falling fast—until his brother suggests acting runs in her family and Sadie might not be exactly what she seems...

Read an EXCERPT or get your copy now...

(Dark Cover Edition)

(Sand Cover Edition)

Audio Book


January 2012

Three’s the charm--save more than 25% off the current cover price with my Boxed Set of three romances!

Best of all, the Boxed Set has something for everyone...a paranormal ghost story, a high school reunion story told in a she said/he said format, and a Christmas story all about the spirit of giving.

**see books below for individual descriptions



Trust makes all the difference when love and danger collide.

Coming Spring 2014

Brand new release: Available April 1st, 2014

Sparks fly when a headstrong wrangler and an alpha park ranger are thrown together while he’s searching for evidence to stop the poacher killing animals in RMNP. When the monster turns his deranged sights on Brittany, Joel discovers he’ll do whatever it takes to protect her—even give his own life.


Brand New Release: Coming soon!

Re-release, coming soon!

Kendra Zelner has three brothers: Eight-year old Noah she's determined to protect, Joel who has no clue she exists, and Robert who wants her dead.

With reason to be distrustful of cops, she takes Noah and flees their Manhattan home for Joel’s ranch in Colorado. Under the pretense of needing a job, she plans to hide out until her twenty-fifth birthday, when she’ll inherit her trust fund and legally gain custody of Noah away from Robert’s greedy hands. Unfortunately, her brother’s sexy, infuriating ranch manager insists on demolishing her defenses and digging into her past.

Colton Lawe has good reason to suspect Joel’s beautiful, long-lost sister isn’t what she seems—the little liar stole from him! He silently vows to expose her secrets, but long hours together on the ranch fosters a closeness and fiery attraction neither of them expects. Can Kendra trust Colton with the full truth before Robert finds them?


Re-release coming Soon!

Sweet twenty-seven and never been kissed. Well…no one’s ever accused Marley Wade of being sweet. Raised in the world of construction by her rough-and-tumble father, Marley knows what it takes to succeed as a general contractor in a man’s world. The last thing she needs is an employee who makes her feel soft and feminine.

New co-owner of Hunter Construction Justin Blake goes undercover on Marley’s crew to discover the truth behind his grandfather’s death. But he didn't count on an instant attraction to his boss—or for it to develop into deeper emotions. When a blackmailer threatens to expose the twenty-five-year-old secrets that link his family and Marley’s, Justin realizes the truth could not only shatter a future with Marley, but his entire family as well.


Previously titled "Shadowed Trust"
Re-release coming soon!
Ad-Man Jordan Blake believed image was everything—until his parents were convicted of murder, the family company went bankrupt, and his excessive drinking and arrest fueled the tabloids. When lawyer David Barnes offers representation in exchange for assistance in reopening his Colorado mountain resort, Jordan has no choice. It’s help or jail.

Hollywood wild child Lexie Sinclair disappeared by changing her name, joining the army, and marrying a soldier. One night, her husband wrapped their car around a tree, killed himself, and left her permanently injured. For the past few years she’s been content to live in peaceful obscurity as caretaker of David’s defunct resort.

Jordan’s arrival exposes Lexie’s true identity and brings her dead husband’s ‘friends’ calling. Jordan offers to help, but the shadow of his drinking leaves Lexie reluctant to trust. Can they conquer their fears and find the courage to face the criminals—and the world—together?


Can a family connection to the ill-fated
Titanic bring new hope to sinking dreams?

December 2011

Forced to sell precious family heirlooms to pay for her mother’s cancer medications, Loral Evans swallows her pride when handsome antique dealer Jake Coburn offers her one thousand dollars for a dragonfly brooch they both know is fake. She simply can’t afford to walk away.
On the brink of bankruptcy, Jake is taking a huge risk on Loral’s costume jewelry. Then again, it’s Christmas, and he hasn’t been able to resist her since the first time she entered his shop. When he discovers new information about the brooch's connection to the Titanic, Jake's attempt to do the right thing just might cost him his business and a future with Loral.


October 2011

Had someone asked Melanie Sparks if she believed in ghosts, she’d have laughed before voicing an emphatic“No.” Then she takes a walking tour of the cemetery in her new hometown of Lindeman’s Crossing, Colorado and meets one of the residents face to face.
The story behind Andrew Lindeman's tragic death after the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1859 triggers dreams in which she relives his last moments. Drawn to the handsome ghost, attraction builds, and she resolves to clear his tarnished name. A passionate kiss sets his spirit free, but will Melanie lose her heart forever?


July 2011

Summer Clark: Yes, I’m excited for my ten year class reunion—I flew all the way from Florida to Wisconsin so I could rub my success in Josh Nelson’s face. I know it sounds vindictive, but the jerk ditched me at the Snowball dance, left me to find my own ride home, and never apologized. He’s got it coming…if I can get a tow truck to come out in this freak May snowstorm and pull my rental car out of the ditch.

Josh Nelson: No, I’m not looking forward to the reunion. Just hearing the name Summer Clark brings back memories of a night I buried long ago and never talked about again. Seeing her means skirting the truth while trying to deliver a way-too-late apology. No, with this storm, I think I’ll head home…as soon as I help this car sunk in the ditch.

Clearly, there are two sides to every story.

Excerpt in Summer's POV Excerpt in Josh's POV


December 2011
Series Collection Books 1-6

...a small town in Northeast Wisconsin where second chances don’t always come easy, but if you’re willing to try, anything is possible.

Save 25% off the individual book cover prices with a one-click buy of the boxed set.

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July 2011

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Donna Marie Rogers
A Fair Of The Heart, Book 1
The Perfect Blend, Book 3
Home Is Where The Heart Is, Book 5
Never Let Me Go, Book 7

Reformed gang member Wes Carter feels Redemption, Wisconsin, is just the place to relocate his financial business for reasons more than just the name. He’s ready for a nice, quiet life in small town USA. Tara Russell has decided it’s time to add some excitement to her life and get a little wild—no matter how uncomfortable it makes her or her overprotective family. They meet at the local fair one warm summer night and discover opposites attract for all the right reasons. Add a dash of Sugar in the form of an incorrigible Great Dane, and it’s destined to be A Fair To Remember.

Charlie Russell lived with a secret for fourteen years, but now guilt has pushed him to the breaking point. He meets psychologist Dana McClain and feels an instant connection that has nothing to do with his Great Dane, Sugar, spilling coffee down her shirt. Dana switched to counseling animals because she has a history of becoming too emotionally involved with her clients. She figures she’s safe helping Charlie with Sugar’s issues, until he reveals his secret and asks for her help. She tries to convince herself it's all about the dog, not the guy, but history has a way of repeating itself.

All Allie Daniels ever wanted was a family of her own—until her doctor informs her she’ll never be able to have children. She hides her desolation, refusing to let any man close enough to see her broken heart. Most certainly not the town veterinarian, who’s cute three-year-old son reminds her of what she’ll never have.

Rick Wilde had a serious crush on Allie back in high school, but life took them in different directions. Now a single parent, he returns to Redemption several years later to raise his son, Lukas. His interest in Allie is renewed, but her shoulder is colder than the bitter winter wind.

Brought together by an orphaned kitten, Allie finds herself helpless to resist Lukas’s impish innocence—not to mention Rick’s warm charm and sexy good looks. Does she dare take a chance on an impossible dream, or will Rick’s desire for more kids devastate their future?

January 2013
After escaping an abusive ex-husband, Jenny Clark focuses on making ends meet from one day to the next. Then she meets her new apartment building manager, and the passion in his kisses dare her to believe she could have a second chance at love.

At a crossroads in his life, Grant Walker returns from New York to manage his apartment building in Redemption. He didn’t expect to meet the woman of his dreams and find everything he never knew he wanted in small town Wisconsin.

But someone doesn’t want either of them to be happy, and even as menacing acts of vandalism pull Jenny and Grant closer together, a harbored secret could destroy all hope of their happily ever after.



July 2011

Kelsie Newman meets the man of her dreams at the beginning of a really, really bad day, so excuse her for not recognizing him. Good thing she's a smart girl and a quick learner. When he rescues her from her Good Samaritan act gone bad later that same day, she doesn't make the same mistake twice.

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  1. Will there be any more books on redemption ifeel like i cant get enough

    1. Soon! We're getting ready to send them to our editor very soon and anticipate publishing by no later than the end of January 2013, but earlier if possible.

      Thanks for asking, and so glad you enjoy the series as much as we love writing it. :)

  2. Hello!! I just finished reading the Romancing Wisconsin series. I absolutely LOVED the stories and all the characters. Will we be able to re visit these families in the future? Are there any more books planned for this series??
    Thank you so much for writing such a fun series. I will be looking into other books by you. :-)

    1. Somehow I missed the notice of this comment...sorry, and Thank You! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I plan to add to the series with one more story by end of 2013 at least.

  3. You have my vote. Wonderful reading.

  4. I just finished reading the last book in the Redemption series. I love, love all of them and I am very excited for the next story from Redemption! :)

  5. I re-read the Redemption entire series for each book release......I LOVE it such great stories. Will there be more in this series....I do believe there are still single people in Redemption. :)

    1. Thanks, Elaine! So glad you enjoy the series as much as we like writing it. Yes, lots of singles in Redemption yet, we just have to find time to write their stories. :) Next up for me is Joy and Logan, but there are going to be a few books before I can get to them. Wish I could write faster. :)

      Have a good week, and happy reading!

  6. Read your excerpt from Lost in Italy that was in More Than a Kiss, followed the link to Barnes & Noble - it wasn't there.

    Is this an Amazon only series?

    1. I am in the middle of an exclusive Amazon promotion, but will have the book and it's sequel available at BN as of October 1st. Sorry for the inconvenience. Email me via the Contact Me tab on my website if you'd like.

  7. I have just read just finished reading More Than A Kiss, I really loved it. You are such an amazing writer. I am just wondering if you have ever writer or thought of writing Matt and Gemma's story, that would be a really good.

    1. So glad you enjoyed MTAK! I never intended for Matt and Gemma to get their own book, but have had many people ask about it, so I've been letting ideas percolate for them. Unfortunately, it will be awhile before I can even get to it. So many other books already on my list.

      Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed Zach and Sadie's book!

  8. I just read Lost in Italy and was absolutely in love with it. I was excited to read the sequel, Run to Rome so much, that I took the day off from work lol. I think you are a fantastic writer, and I never was really into romance novels until I read these two books. You definitely left Run to Rome kind of open where there could possibly a sequel. Do you have any idea when that will come out and who do you think the main characters will be? I personally would love to find out more about what if anything happens to Hallie and Trent. Thanks!

    1. Wow. That could just be the best compliment ever! Thank you so much! Yes, there will be a 3rd book in the series, for Rachel and Nick. They'll be treasure hunting in Venice. Hallie and Trent will make an appearance, and I'm also thinking of crossing them over into my Romancing Wisconsin series for some non-suspense fun. They might show up on a movie shoot in Pulaski, WI, at the Whispering Pines Lodge with Mark and Janelle Riley. :) Again, thank you so much for the awesome compliment!

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  9. I'm currently reading the 5th book, Dare to Trust, in the Colorado Trust Series. Are there any plans to add any more to this series? I was curious to know if one will be written about Cassia &/or Nate. Have enjoyed these books thus this far.

    1. Eventually I hope to add to this series, but now sure when I can fit it into my schedule. Thanks!

  10. Hi! I just want to say i love the Redemption serie! Are there any more books in that serie? I just cant believe it would be over ;) thanks

  11. We are hoping to have 2 more books added to the series by the end of 2015. Thanks!! :)