May 17

Dear Readers,

I want to thank each and every one of my readers and fans for the support and love throughout these years.  It has been my dream for as long as I can remember to be an author.  I’ve always wanted to write romance, as it is the power of love and commitment between a man and a woman that drew me.

However, I can no longer write these novels with a clear conscience.  As most of you know, I am a Christian.  I have a religious blog and I frequently talk about God on my FaceBook page.  I feel as if God has been pressing on my heart that He has other plans for me than writing romance and/or erotic romance.

Celebrating and writing about the power of love and commitment is one thing.  But doing so for the express purpose of titillating the reader is wrong in my eyes.  Therefore, the releases of SCOUNDREL in June from Carnal Passions and RENEGADE in August from Champagne Books will be my last and final romance novels.

For many of you, this is a huge disappointment.  I know of many people who enjoy my books.  However, I have written roughly 31 books and novellas, a number any author can be proud of in a career.

This decision has nothing to do with getting rejected by any publishing house, and it has nothing to do with being an eBook author.  This is strictly a conviction I have felt since the beginning of the year that this part of my life is over.

To those who aren’t religious, you might believe this is a rash and silly decision.   But in reality, it was a very easy one for me to make.  If you knew me, you’d know I am a Jesus freak.  I only listen to Christian music.  I have words of inspiration on my walls.  I read my Bible daily.  And the recurring themes of lust, fornication, and cussing in my books weighed heavily on me.  It might give my books a realism, however, I believe as a Christian, that I am IN this world, not OF it.  Therefore, I can no longer participate in writing about such things.

Please do not take this post as a judgment on others who choose to write or read romance.  This decision is about ME and what I feel in my own heart.

This was a hard decision, but in the end, it really wasn’t hard at all.  I apologize for any shock or disappointment I may have caused, but I am still around, on FaceBook, Twitter, and email.

Thank you to everyone for joining me on this journey.  I love every one of you, and I hope you will continue to follow me on this adventure we call life!