My last two books are stand-alone novellas and are also part of the Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World.
BOURBON STREET HEAT (1.99. Available on Amazon)
Bourbon Street Heat has earned a 5 star rating on Amazon. This one is more on the erotic side, with light themes of BDSM.
Blurb: Reeling from a recent breakup, Santana flees to New Orleans and the comfort of her best friend. Once there, she’s encouraged to explore BDSM, a world she’s always fantasized about but has been too afraid to try.
She meets Graham and is soon his eager pupil, delving deeper into her role as a sub and reveling in the new, satisfying experiences.
When Michael shows up to rekindle their romance, Santana realizes she still loves him. But there is more at stake now, because Santana knows she has discovered who she really is.
Can Michael accept the new her? Will he agree to a relationship that includes the BDSM world? Or will Santana have to let him go in order to remain true to herself?
Review: This is an erotic novella about Santana and Michael’s foray into the world of BDSM, and the willingness of Santana’s friend, Laurel, who introduces first Santana, and then Michael, who follows her to the ever willing and able, Graham, who took them both on. Lovers of erotica will find pleasure in this novella.
RED HOT REUNION (1.99. Available on Amazon)
Red Hot Reunion has earned a 4.3 star rating on Amazon.
Blurb: When their entire relationship is a lie, how can their love be real?
Hope Mathison’s ten-year high school reunion is approaching, and she’s dying to show everyone she’s no longer the poor, overweight girl from the trailer park. She’s not only lost the weight that made her so self-conscious for years but even started her own successful business as a software developer.
Hope’s plan to show her former bullies that she’s overcome the adversity of her home life and the hell they caused her for four long years has one little snag: she’s still single. Her best friend, Marion, has a solution though. Hope will attend a hot-fireman auction and buy herself a date for the reunion. But Hope never expected the hottest fireman at the auction to be Flynn Eaves, a former high school classmate.
Surprisingly, Flynn not only agrees to pretend to be her boyfriend for the reunion, but asks for a favor in return—that she pretend to be his girlfriend for his cousin’s wedding. As they create a fake relationship to fool old classmates and family members, they discover a real attraction brewing, one he wants to pursue, but the insecurities of Hope’s past might just cost her the one thing she’s always wanted most: to be loved for who she is, even if, at heart, she’ll always be that overweight girl from the trailer park.
But can she trust Flynn when their relationship was built on a lie? Or will the insecurities of her past tear them apart?
Review: What a sweet and inspiring story! I really can’t praise Ms. Hale enough for introducing me to such real and relatable characters who don’t even come across as characters but rather than real people with their doubts, shortcomings, desires and hopes. I’ll admit, I don’t like reading about perfect, flawless characters; I like them true to life, a little broken and incredibly strong, so kudos to the author for both Hope and Flynn.
Hope was a magnificent heroine. She’s a self-made young woman who came from extreme poverty and created a life for herself and her mother that she always desired. However, the bullying dating back to high school and its effects stayed with her and was ruining her personal life because deep inside she was the same wounded, bullied girl.
Flynn was also a great character! I loved how sweet and patient he was with Hope and how he did everything to help her overcome her insecurities. This story was great on so many levels, not only because of the romance and engaging plot, but also because it deals with important social issues. Five huge stars from me.