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Monday, March 27, 2017

Musical inspiration.


"When the rain
Is blowing in your face
And the whole world
Is on your case
I could offer you
A warm embrace
To make you feel my love
When the evening shadows
And the stars appear
And there is no one there
To dry your tears
I could hold you
For a million years
To make you feel my love."

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Meet Private Investigator Camille Sheridan...

  I was hired right out of law school by the Schaller and Lane law firm. I lost out on a promotion that would have made me not only the first female partner in the firm, but the first woman of color. In the end, the position went to someone they thought would better represent the firm; the blonde and blue eyed, Matthew Collins. He was everything they wanted and apparently I was not. After careful consideration, I decided to “get out of Dodge.” 

I gave the firm my two week notice, packed up my belongings in my little brown box, said my goodbyes and never looked back. That’s when I decided to go into the private investigation business. I could pick and choose the cases I wanted to take on and set my own hours. Before passing the bar exam, I worked as an investigator for a high-priced defense lawyer. I took the money from my severance package, some of my savings and started up Sheridan Investigative Services. 

One of my favorite snippets from a review.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Expect the unexpected..

Detective Song Kai, the hero of the story, is compassionate, morally centered, sexy….And broken. Tragedy and loss took him out of the game and deep into his work. It also brought him to Brooklyn. It was an instant attraction for obvious reasons. What unified them was painful and heartbreaking; thus begins the story that you never expected.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Meet Private Investigator Layla Li...

Tuesday Teaser

Layla Li and I met when I worked for a high priced defense lawyer. She was also on their investigating team. People often underestimated her skills; I expect because she’s a woman and rather diminutive in stature. Soaking wet, she probably weighs about 100 pounds. She wears her long jet black hair on top of her head; she thinks it makes her look taller. She is not only a hell of an investigator, but she can also kick the ass of people twice her size. I once saw her take down a guy that was 5’ 11” and 180 pounds with all but a few moves. Her skills with a computer are equally as proficient.

She talked me into taking some martial arts classes and was so proud of me when I earned my black belt. The bumper sticker on her fire engine red Porsche reads: “It's not the size of the dog in the fight; it's the size of the fight in the dog.”

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The view from here..

Okay, so the snow is up to the doorknob of my deck. Everything is closed... stores,schools and we're not even going to have mail service. We've had some pretty bad storms, but for the first time even the postman has the day off. Safety should come before anything, we've been warned not to travel unless it's absolutely necessary.  I hope everyone stays safe and warm.


We have a huge storm coming our way. I hope everyone stays warm and safe.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday happiness is...

 Classic movie, furry Dr Seuss socks and a Cadbury fruit and nut bar.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Author Vivienne Diane Neal's review of "The Last Firefly"

'A Beautiful Coming of Age Thriller"

"What an extraordinary read. After waiting so long for this book to come out, the wait was well worth it. Protagonist Camille Sheridan, a straightforward, compassionate, and nurturing PI is asked to investigate an attack on a woman, supposedly, committed by her childhood friend, Luke Samuels. 
What starts out as a problematic case, develops into a cat and mouse game overflowing with some loveable, eccentric, sleazy, and egotistical characters, and murder, and when her associate, investigator Layla Li comes into the picture, a well-executed plot will expose some shocking revelations, secrets and lies, twists and turns, police misconduct, building up to an ending you will never see coming. What makes this story so great is seeing two intelligent women who can hold their own in any dangerous situation. The author also touches on some major societal issues, namely, domestic violence, gay bashing, and misogyny."
Find out more about Vivienne and her books at the links below...

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Seeking warmth...

"It's a good old fashioned sweet and steamy ride."
“Many couples strive for or wish they could have a little of what Wen and Jasmine possess.”
"A Touching Love Story."
"A well written love story."
"Jasmine is a character you root for from the very beginning."
"This story was a great read from start to finish."
"I loved Wen. He's a great (sexy) character with integrity."
"A romance you won't want to put down."
"Storytelling at Its Finest."
“As an avid reader who is always reading romance novels I highly recommend this book."

Check out the lovely book trailer

Monday, March 6, 2017

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Read sample from my newly released bestselling novel... "The Last Firefly"...

Thanks to all the readersfor making my new novel "The Last Firefly" a bestseller.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Last Firefly..

     The lead character, Camille Sheridan, is a  lawyer turned private investigator. She's hard-working, intelligent, and beautiful. She's also tough and believes in fighting for the “under-dog”. When it comes to looks, I thought of Dorthy Dandriged when I created the character. I wanted her to be sexy and classy, but still be able to kick some ass.

    This is quite a leap from "My Heart In Seoul". It's definitely a darker, more intense story. Some of the subject matter was difficult to delve into, but it was necessary for the authenticity of the story. Layla Li is Camille's  partner in crime. She’s stylish, quick witted and has a bumper sticker on her car that reads: “It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog”. The story spans over a decade and a half, and it took me a year to write.

    Click to read sample.

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    "The Last Firefly" blurb...

    "You may leave home, but home never really leaves you..." Summoned by an old family friend, PI Camille Sheridan returns to Crescent Falls after fifteen years. While investigating a crime, she finds herself drawn to the past and lured into the murky depths of a murderous conspiracy.
    Click to pick up your copy.

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Thanks so much to the readers in Mexico..

    For making my first love❤️ "My Heart in Seoul" a number one bestseller.

    Sunday happiness is...

    Staying home, a nice fire and fresh mango.

    Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Sunday, February 19, 2017

    Lewis Carroll...

    “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”

    Meet the guys...

    Check out  these handsome characters from the following books:

    1.  Successful businessman/ philanthropist- Wen Howan from " My Heart in Seoul."

    2.  Detective Nick Jetti from my soon to be relased novel "The Last Firefly."

    3  Detective Song Kai from "Brooklyn's Song."

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    Congratulations to Juanita Williams on winning the MHS boxed set. She said the best gift she received on Valentine's Day was "a trip to Cancun."  Thanks to everyone who entered and for stopping by my blog. I hope you have a wonderful, romantic Valentine's Day.💝💞

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    Sunday, February 12, 2017

    Blizzard of 2017...

     Here in New York we are expecting 18-20 inches of snow...Yikes! It nice to look at, but it makes travel a bit difficult. Stay warm, stay dry and stay safe.  I'm longing for Spring.

    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
    And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
    ― William Shakespeare,
    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Thursday, February 9, 2017


    Snow day..

    We have a huge storm heading our way... it will be a great day to stay close to the fire and write. Sending lots of warmth and  🌞 shine your way.

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Musical inspiration- "Just The Way You Are"

    The acoustic guitar is one of my favorite instruments. I love it when an artist strips one of their songs down and we hear the guitar along with their amazing vocals.
      #Writing #lovestoy

    "When I see your face
    There's not a thing that I would change
    'Cause you're amazing
    Just the way you are
    And when you smile
    The whole world stops and stares for a while"
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    Monday, February 6, 2017

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Readers want to know..

    Question: "Will there be a sequel to Brooklyn's Song?"
    Answer: Brooklyn's and Song's story is complete. I think both characters grew and resolved whatever issues they were dealing with... And in the end, obtained  the closure they were seeking.  Perhaps down the road I may feature Mattice and Song in another story.

     Question: "Will there be another Jasmine and Wen book?"
    Answer: I adore the characters in MHS and would love to check in and see what's going on in their lives?

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    Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017