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I write romantic suspense and have three books (two from Genesis Press and one self-published)  with four more to be released in 2014!

TheChristmasCurse-Check out my self-published book, The Christmas Curse. It’s going on sale on Amazon from December 7 – 14, 2013.


Tessa Stevens’ recipe for the ultimate Christmas disaster: Start with a family curse courtesy of one ticked off voodoo priestess, mix in a dead ex-husband, sprinkle in a sexy homicide detective named Jack Sloane who happens to be an ex-lover with an ax to grind, and it might just be the Christmas from hell. Can she ignore a family legacy that spells trouble for any man she loves even if in her heart she knows Jack will always be her one true love? Will love win out over a century old curse?

4 out of 5 stars from Night Owl Reviews

“This is a cute romantic comedy with a mystery at the heart of it. I enjoyed how the main character let superstition rule her life and I think it makes a nice excuse as well. Of course I’m a sucker for the tough cynical detective who has a very soft side. The secondary characters are funny and help move the story along. The overall story is fun and fast paced and a great holiday read….”

Accused Due out in Spring, 2014:

Spawned from the depths of every parent’s worst nightmare, Jillian Beckett’s 16 year old troubled son is charged with murder.  He’s unable to remember what happened and swears he’s off drugs, but should she believe him? Her ex-husband doesn’t. The high-priced lawyer she hired doesn’t. Where does motherly instinct intersect with reality?


Sam Carter grew up fast and hard bouncing from one foster home to the next. If not for a lucky break, he probably would have ended up dead or in prison. Now he’s a high school coach and does his best to help kids who end up in trouble. When he learns Travis Beckett is arrested for murder, he’s determined to do everything he can to help.


Sam and Jillian join forces to find out the truth. As they battle to uncover the guilty party, confidences are shattered, lives are on the line, while her son is one step closer to spending his life behind bars.

Due out in 2014 from Entangled Publishing, Bad to the Bone

When her Uncle Jack is arrested on drug charges, Sammie Murphy has no choice but to travel to Key West and come to his rescue. But after he admits guilt, and instructs her to go home, she’s convinced something is seriously wrong.

While working undercover for the DEA, Enrique Santos, sent Jack Murphy to jail with what he thought was an open and shut case. Then his niece Sammie sashays into town proclaiming Jack’s innocence and little by little Enrique’s case begins to crumble. But he’s been fooled in the past, and isn’t about to get sucked into Sammie’s innocent demeanor, even if it means he throws her in jail along with her uncle.

Due out in 2014 from Gemma Halliday Publishing, Hard to Kill

Trained as children to become an assassins by the infamous Goren Petrovich, Sabrina Shaw and her two brothers, Jacov (Jacob) and Maxim (Max) have had a less-than-normal upbringing. Now she works for a top secret organization called the Alliance. Her current assignment is to find a government official’s daughter, Caitlyn, who has disappeared without a trace. Sabrina follows her gut instincts and soon finds herself caught up in the world of human trafficking and forced to trust a fellow operative who isn’t all that he seems. Will her instincts steer her right? Or will her past come back to haunt her…