Taking the romance out of Roses, one victim at a time...

Taking the romance out of Roses, one victim at a time…


Lt. Commander Mason Cole never intended to follow his brother into law enforcement, but the murder of a loved one gave him the motivation needed to take a position as the head of Chicago’s Serial Crimes Unit.  Along with his brother, Detective Devon Cole, former FBI Profiler and Technical Analyst Melinda Kade and Detective Piper Torello, Mason is tasked with finding some of the cities most prolific serial killers.

As a former Navy SEAL, Mason has seen some of the worst the world has to offer, but nothing could have prepared him for his initiation into the world of a serial killer.

Their first case came with a gruesome introduction from a man who has given himself his own press ready moniker.  Known for his macabre signature and the white rose he leaves at the scene with a calling card signed in blood,


Mason and his team will pursue the killer through the vast streets of Chicago, across the affluent suburbs of the North Shore following cryptic clues left at each crime scene and pointing them to a web of violence dating back to The Reaper’s own childhood.

Complications begin to arise when The Reaper makes a connection to the woman that Mason loves.  Dakota Rose Shelton.  The stunning, raven-haired beauty that has carefully salvaged Mason’s broken heart may also be the key to ending The Reaper’s bloody reign.  Left blind by a childhood illness, she must help them to assemble the pieces of the Reaper’s past with no visual memories to aid her.

Can Dakota help the team put the pieces together before The Reaper targets one of there own?  And will she be able to fight off a killer that she cannot see?

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A Life Interrupted

Jared BelaForte spent his life protecting the people he loves and the place he calls home working for a government appointed task force called The Greater Wilmington First Response Team or GWRT. A group comprised of his friend and half brother, Dylan Spencer. His father’s old partner with the Wilmington PD, Alex Kelley and his cousin Jules Devereaux. Rounding out the team was Shay McElroy, a profiler who also happened to be the love of his life.

Everything seemed perfect in his life, he had love, friends and family surrounding him and his team was on the verge of putting an end to the reign of a known trafficker who dealt in drugs and women. But in one moment, the man Jared had spent years trying to put away interrupted that life.

Sergei Dolenov is that man. He deals in drugs and dolls, a family business you might say. He had been able to stay under the radar in the sleepy port of North Carolina that he called home these days. But when the Governor put together a task force to disrupt his business, he took on a new target. Jared BelaForte.

After two years of torture and pain, Jared believed he would die in Dolenov’s “care”. But just when all hope is lost, an opportunity to escape presents itself. Two years to the day, Dylan got the phone call. Jared was in the local ER, and he was alive. Jared also learns that there was one other person that was left behind when he went missing, his little girl Sera, now just 17 months old. She was the glue that held Shay together when all seemed lost to her.

Can he pick up the pieces before the man responsible returns to finish the job he started?

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A mother’s lie to protect her children was never meant to harm them. But, she never dreamed her one mistake would create the horrors that pursued them decades later, or the body count left in it’s wake. Will the truth come out before the lie claims everyone it was meant to protect?Ashleigh Bennett had decided to leave the past behind once and for all when she took a job working with Trevor O’Donnell and his task force in South Florida.
Unfortunately, the past has a way of following you no matter how far you go to escape it.

Ashleigh Bennett had decided to leave the past behind once and for all when she took a job working with Trevor O’Donnell and his task force in South Florida.
Unfortunately, the past has a way of following you no matter how far you go to escape it.
For Ashleigh, her past was littered with losses. First, the loss of her parents, and then her sister, Ellen.
Ellen’s was the most painful however, as the circumstances surrounding her death left her with many unanswered questions. Could she have relapsed into the world of drugs and put her unborn child in harms way like the police had assumed and did she have a reason to kill her husband?
Ashleigh was certain that she didn’t. But, after several years of her own investigations, she had made no progress in clearing her sister and she knew the only thing left to do was start over. Somewhere that people didn’t look at her like the poor little orphan or the sister of a murderous addict.
Though the investigations didn’t bear any results for Ashleigh, they did create doubts in others who had been close to the case. Doubts that led her past right back to her doorstep and put Ashleigh in the path of one man bent on keeping the secrets of his past buried for good.
Can Ashleigh, Trev and the rest of the team unravel the web of lies that followed her? Or will Ashleigh be buried with the secrets that had destroyed her family?

Some secrets are better left buried…

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