All Things Burn
A woman forced to take dark, desperate measures for the sake of her safety seeks out a man who deals exclusively in doling out death sentences. What sparks between them is just as unavoidable as it is life-changing.
Halle Temple is a good person; she doesn’t know anything as surely as she knows that. A successful black woman who uses her expensive law degree to work full-time at a women’s legal aid center, she has no doubt that her entire existence is being spent in the service of others. That perfectly normal life takes a deadly turn, however, when she crosses paths with a man who is willing to go to extreme measures to take possession of her.
After he sets his threats on her family, Halle begins to question every moral she has ever held dear as she realizes that there is only one way to get him out of her life for good. To do that, though, she needs a bit of help.
Callum Byrne is an Irish-American hitman who has made a life out of robbing others of their own. Darkness has always lurked inside of him and he has no qualms about setting it free - especially for profit. Halle enters his life suddenly, bringing with her an intensity that he has never felt before. It isn’t long before Callum’s narrow view of himself is twisted and challenged.
As the job she’s given him becomes more complicated by the minute...so do Callum’s feelings for her.
Note To Readers: All Things Burn contains themes of violence and murder along with mentions of domestic violence.
White Whiskey Bargain
The sudden and tragic death of her mother has thrown Hannah Hawkins into a position she doesn’t feel at all prepared for. With the duty of leading her family’s decades-long moonshining business weighing heavy on her shoulders, the last thing she needs is something making her transition even harder. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what she gets. A band of vicious new players has arrived in small-town Harlan, Kentucky and while what they truly want remains a mystery, it quickly becomes clear that they’re willing to stoop to go to any length to get it. In order to fight off a beast, Hannah realizes that she needs to join forces with a rival.
Javier Meza may be the sole heir to his family’s own moonshining empire, but he’s certainly no leader. He has no head for business or diplomacy, preferring to spend his days in the trenches, making corn liquor with the rest of the “cooks.” That doesn’t mean he isn’t more than willing to step up and take charge when his family finds themselves in danger though. Forming a shaky partnership with the Hawkins family is one thing, but marrying Hannah Hawkins to keep their deal on the straight and narrow is something else entirely.
While Hannah is determined to keep their marriage as something that exists only as a symbol of peace, Javier is eager not to leave his new wife just as hurt and disappointed as he left his last one. Their lives become even more complicated when they learn that their feelings, much like their enemies, don’t plan on going away without a fight.