Beauty & Bloodshed is LIVE!


Can’t a girl get a vacation?

If you’re Ziva Diaz, that answer is no. What’s worse, no one believes Ziva when she tells them about the murder she just witnessed. Where’s the body? Where’s the evidence?

If Ziva could just forget what she saw she could walk away, but images like that never leave you and neither will Ziva, even if that means riding out the hurricane that’s heading straight towards the resort.

Can Ziva solve a murder and fly to safety before the storm hits? Or will she be trapped on an island with the killer on the loose? Find out in Book 5 of the Beauty Secrets Series.

Book 5 is LIVE TODAY!!!!

So excited to continued to share Ziva’s adventures with you. Happy reading!


Beauty & Bloodshed has a fun paranormal subplot–a first for me. Can’t wait to hear what you think!

Release Day & Free Books

Makeup & Murder – Now Available

I’m so excited to share that Book One in the BEAUTY SECRETS series is now available and at the hot price of .99 or read for free in KindleUnlimited! Can’t wait for you to grab your copy and then come back and tell me what you thought of it, seriously.


While you enjoy reading Book One, I’m feverishly writing Book Two. Stay tuned for title and cover release coming soon!

Makeup & Murder 
Beauty consultant Ziva Diaz is a girl boss who doesn’t back down from anyone. When she’s attacked inside a client’s home and wakes to find a dead body, she gives up the safety of selling lipsticks for the dangerous role of detective. The dead man was her top client’s husband, and it turns out he used his money to buy more than happiness. With suspects piling up, a killer on the loose and her own life threatened, Ziva vows to solve the case and digs her high heels in even deeper. The last thing she expected is finding another dead body – or befriending the murderer!



And if you like free books, author J. Philip Horne hosts a free book giveaway on his website every month. There’s over 50 books available in a variety of genres–something for everyone! Stop by and download a free book or books today.

Cover Reveal & Book 2 News

And just like that Book 1 gets a pretty package and becomes Makeup & Murder. What do you think? I’m doing a final read through this weekend and then it’s done! Whew.

Book 2 (yet to be named) is coming along nicely. The outline is complete and now it’s time to write like a mad woman to hit my new deadline and get it in your hands lickity split. I’ll be looking for beta readers soon. Send me an email if that’s something you’re interested in:

makeup and murder cover