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Annie’s 1st Break
(Free ebook) Look out New York City! Ms. Rayanne “Annie” McCauley from little old Mesa View, Texas has set her sights on being a high fashion model. Despite her humble beginnings in the Mesa View Mobile Home Park, hot tempered Annie thinks she can make it all the way to the cover of Women’s Wear Daily (as long as she follows her own rules). She may also snag the heart of sexy Tomi Di Ponti, the CEO of Di Ponti Cosmetics and Fashions, but not without a lot of trouble from her arch rival, Brittany Carstairs, another alumnus of the trailer park and a woman who never met a nasty trick she didn’t use. When it looks like things can’t get any worse, along comes Luther Grolsch, handsome, dangerous and possibly the most annoying man Annie ever met. Hilarious situations and quirky characters make this romantic comedy adventure a must read.
Annie’s 2nd Chance
Annie McCauley is the Calamity Jane of the high fashion world. If something can go wrong... but things don’t go wrong by themselves, they usually have some help from her arch-rival, Brittany Carstairs. They both grew up in the Mesa View Mobile Home Park in West Texas and both are now in New York City where evil Brittany cost Annie her job as spokesmodel for Tomi Di Ponti, the sexiest and most eligible bachelor in NYC and CEO of Di Ponti Cosmetics and Fashions. Tomi gives Annie a second chance. Now Annie must grudgingly take the help of annoying though sexy, Luther Grolsch the man she accidentally shot. Sometimes Annie regrets shooting Luther and sometimes she wishes she’d done a better job. He’s that kind of guy. Quirky characters in hilarious situations and an accident prone heart make Annie both laughable and lovable in 2nd Chance a fun read. The trouble starts when Annie, who was on her way to meet Tomi wakes up in a dumpster to find she missed their meeting and let Tomi down. Enter Rudy the Rat and a seven foot tall mugger named, Zip, two denizens of the back alleys of New York. While trying to help Tomi keep his company and deciding between two sexy though flawed men, Annie goes on a wild romp through the fashion and diamond districts of New York with Luther and Luis at her side and two hit men hot on her heels. (For a limited time, sign up for my newsletter and get a free copy of the ebook)
Annie’s 3rd Strike
Since hitting New York like a Texas Tornado, Annie McCauley from little Mesa View Texas has been trying to make it in the high fashion world. After losing her gig with handsome Tomi Di Ponti and his cosmetic company and getting blacklisted in the modeling business, she’s been forced to accept a job from Ida Grolsch delivering and protecting people like Mary Jane Adams, a brilliant but troubled girl whose mama tried to strangle her. Her first assignment takes her to Maine where a psycho and federal agents make life difficult. Her budding romance with Ida’s son Luther blows up in her face when a blonde bombshell from Luther’s past shows up at the door, but Luther can explain. Or can he? Like they say, it ain’t over til’ the fat lady sings and that’s right after your third strike. An ex-fiancé, a hermit, large women, and of course, her sidekick, Luis the gay Latino makeup artist, make Annie’s first trip to Vacationland (Maine) a memorable one.
Annie’s 4th Ace
In this fourth book in the Annie McCauley series, Annie McCauley hasn’t given up on her dream of being a high fashion model. Her evil arch rival, Brittany Carstairs who grew up in the same trailer park in Mesa View Texas has gotten her fired from every job she’s had, but when she lands a new modeling gig she’s sure Brittany won’t get the best of her and she’ll be able to quit her job working for Ida Grolsch delivering and protecting people. But before she can say, “Foiled again!” she’s pounding the pavement and working with Luther Grolsch, Ida’s sexy, dangerous, son who just happens to be in love with Annie. Annie takes the gig to pay the rent and asks herself, “How difficult could it be to deliver two old geezers to Key West?” Four corpses later, Annie has her answer and a family mystery that must be solved with the help of Luther and her gay, Latino, sidekick, Luis. In the spirit of well known characters like Stephanie Plum and Rose Gardner, Annie, though often in over her head, keeps trying to do her best.
Annie’s 5th Avenue
Fifth Avenue is one of the most exciting and expensive places on earth, but for Annie McCauley on a cold January night, it’s the place to find the perfect bra and start a new adventure. With her trusty friend, Luis at her side, Annie goes to a bargain basement sale in Midtown and runs into her arch rival, Brittany who seems to have hit the jackpot. But as is so often the case for the two girls from the Mesa View trailer park in West Texas, Brittany’s fortunes are about to change and she’ll need Annie and the resources of the Grolsch Agency (motto, Discreet) to save her. With her modeling career on hold, thanks to Brittany and her insane vendetta against her, Annie is forced to take whatever work she can find to pay the rent on her third floor walkup apartment in Queens. She works for the Grolsch Agency delivering people to destinations and sometimes solving a mystery or two. A new client from old money seems like an answer to their prayers since Luis and Annie are short on cash, but as usual, things do not go their way and they’re soon on the short list of suspects for murder. A new cast of characters soon join the regulars of the Annie McCauley series and murder and mayhem ensue. Old money and hot diamonds as well as a few murders heat up winter in the Big Apple. A psychotic misogynist is stalking beautiful women and using them to make himself rich. Meanwhile, a mafia don from New Jersey wants revenge for his godchild whose best friend is kidnapped. Luther goes to work on the other side of the river to find Doctor Phil and keep “Big Tony the Squid” from hurting anyone. Somehow, Annie and Luis are in the thick of it and it gets more complicated when old “frenemies” from back home pop up on her doorstep. As all of this unfolds, Ida Grolsch maniacally crochets and tries to fix Annie up with the son most likely to settle down and give her a grandchild. Maybe Martin is stable and a better catch than Luther, but can Annie really walk away from Luther? Does Annie really love Luther? An old Texas Ranger nicknamed, Bird Dog seems to have the answer.
Annie’s 6th Sense
Annie McCauley hears a voice in her bedroom and it’s not her lover, Luther Grolsch. A disembodied voice is giving her cryptic messages and just in time, because Annie can use all the help she can get finding Izzie Brown, a missing woman. Whether at the race track or a church picnic the small town girl from Mesa View, Texas is doing her best to solve mysteries. What happened to Izzie Brown? Why is Luther’s mama, Ida Grolsch sneaking out at night, and why is Mama lying to Daddy about where she is on her evenings out? Annie came to New York City to be a high fashion model, but her arch rival Brittany, who grew up in the same trailer park, followed her and has been sabotaging her ever since. Annie must work part time for the Grolsch Agency, motto “discreet,” to pay her rent. They deliver packages and sometimes people while also, “looking into things,” for people, as Ida puts it. Annie thinks that the word operative sums up her job nicely. Luther is a former Special Forces dude who sometimes skirts the law. Uncle Willy is his uncle and he usually skirts the law. Brittany’s new boyfriend, a Frenchman named Guy, likes to win bets and seems to have Luther over a barrel. Uncle Willy hatches a Wodehousian plot to win the Frenchman’s money and put his overbearing sister Margaretha in her place as well as getting the trust money from her tightly clenched fist so niece Kitty can go to college in Switzerland. But thanks to conniving, scheming Brittany, there’s dirty work afoot and it seems that all is lost. Meanwhile Margaretha, Luther and Martin Grolsch’s grootmoeder from hell, is counting the stroopwafel and giving orders to all within earshot. Can love possibly flower in such a tough environment? Maybe so, because that just may be wedding bells we hear in the distance, but for whom do those bells toll?
Annie’s 7 Swans A Swimming
Annie McCauley knows there’s no place like home for Christmas. But with just a few days to go, she’s far away from West Texas. The daughter of Ray and Anne McCauley, formerly Rayanne and now known as Annie McCauley, is living in New York City where her modeling career has stalled. She’s not worried, because she has a plan. She’ll finish her latest gig for the Grolsch Agency as the Snow Queen and store detective, and then hop on a plane, along with her BFF Luis. With a little luck she’ll be in little old Mesa View in time for the holiday. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty. If you’ve followed Annie through her ups and downs, you know that she means well, but things have a way of going sideways. Just when it looks like she’ll pull it off, a call comes from a friend who is arrested for murder. Annie makes a little side trip to help to solve a mystery. She meets seven young women who call themselves, The Black Swans. She also meets a preacher who has lost his way, a French police inspector, lots of goats, and the colorful people on a little island in the middle of nowhere... Amazon Kindle All other online retailers...