Renee MacKenzie

 

As a Navy brat, Renee lived on three continents before her family settled in Virginia. She currently resides in Southwest Florida with her partner, Pam, and their poodle, Sabrina. Renee works and plays in the swamp, where she enjoys wildlife photography, kayaking, and hiking. Even though Renee has been paid to do all sorts of jobs, ranging from dental assistant to bartender, data entry clerk to maintenance worker, and field sampler to pet-sitter, she insists she’s only had one job—writer—and all the rest has just been research.

Nesting

 

Macy Stokes, a divorced mother who is struggling with her sexual identity, jumps at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help her friends. She doesn't foresee it will put her in jeopardy of losing her son, Jeremiah.

 

Fresh out of high school, Cam Webber travels to Augusta, Georgia, to reconcile with her aunt. When she learns that's impossible, she determines to gain acceptance from her aunt's partner, Sharon.

 

Meanwhile, Cam sets her sights on Macy, but Macy has other ideas.

 

Kenny Brewer is a good old boy who loves his wife, Dorianne, even when he thinks she's gone totally off her rocker. Dorianne gets it in her head that a local woman is her long-lost half-sister. But soon, her obsession with that is eclipsed by medical problems that involve them all.

 

Set in Augusta, Georgia, Nesting explores the age-old issues of guilt, regret, and redemption, and the part they play in driving people to create and protect family-at any cost.

Flight

 

It's 1983 and Kate Hunter is a student at a small, private college in Virginia. When Lana coaxes her onto the back of her beat-up scooter one night, Kate's education starts to encompass more than just her pre-vet studies.

 

Kate has always done as expected of her, so when she starts staying away from home on weekends to spend time with her new lover it's way out of character for her.

 

Lana is secretive, but Kate accepts things as they are and gives Lana her space. When she feels the sting of betrayal, will she be able to continue giving Lana her privacy?

 

Kate's sister April is a high school student playing with fire as she parties with her older boyfriend, Boyd. After finding someone overdosed the morning after a big party, April grows weary of all the drugs and alcohol. Will she be able to convince Boyd that they should slow down? Will she be able to pull it together before it's too late?

 

Kate and April are forced to face up to events from their younger years, their mother's desertion, and their long-deteriorating relationship with one another. Some lives will be lost and others changed forever when the sisters' lives intersect.

 

Will they be consumed by the wreckage, or will they be able to pick themselves up and take flight?

Confined Spaces

 

Andie Waters spends her days pulling waste samples for environmental testing and at night, she tends bar at The Cave, a popular hangout for straights in a small Georgia town. Serial monogamy has grown stale for her, so she's content working to pay off her debts and hanging out with her old hound dog. Or so she thinks, until a beautiful lesbian drops by The Cave.Andie suspects her involvement with the woman will be only temporary. Little does she know no part of her life will be left untouched.

 

Kara Travis likewise anticipates nothing more than a brief fling upon meeting Andie, especially given her reputation as both a personal ice princess and a corporate hatchet wielder for Royal Environmental. What luck to find a hot lesbian bartender in nowhere rural Georgia.

Andie and Kara spend a passionate weekend together and find that their notions of no strings attached are far from accurate. Their supposed short-term ideal diversion of a commitment-free romp hits a major complication when they come face-to-face with one another at Royal Environmental's offices Monday morning.

 

Corporate politics, complicated romance, and long distances conspire to keep Andie and Kara all boxed in. Can love triumph despite the Confined Spaces?

23 Miles

 

When a brutal double-murder takes place on Virginia’s 23-mile-long Colonial Parkway it puts the FBI’s magnifying glass squarely on Shay Eliot, an ex-police officer. Her alibi comes from an unlikely source—a young woman who has been stalking her.

 

Talia Lisher and her family have a history of lying about anything and everything. Her father is dead, her mother has gone on a quest to start a new life, and her brother is in prison.

Talia sets her sights on Shay. She starts watching Shay, waiting for just the right circumstances and courage to talk to her. Shay tries to keep her distance from Talia, but once she gets to know the younger woman, she can’t keep feelings from developing.

 

Talia might be watching Shay, but someone in a dark van is watching Talia.

 

This is a story about community, and how it comes together in dangerous and devastating times. Will Talia and Shay find the answers they need to the mystery of the murders on the parkway, or will justice be elusive? Will they survive their quest for the truth?

A sensational novel inspired by a true event!

Anywhere, Everywhere

 

The 1983 drug busts in Everglades City, FL, were the beginning of a downward spiral for the Martin family. Gwen Martin’s dad went to prison, her mom disappeared, and her brother, Wyatt, continued to walk a thin line between legal and illegal. 

 

Thirty-one years later, Gwen’s life in the Ten Thousand Islands area changes irrevocably when a mysterious woman moves onto the houseboat that was once owned by the Martin family. Will Gwen be able to resist the woman as red flags are raised concerning whether or not the woman is telling the truth? Will Gwen ever be able to trust again? 

 

Piper Jackson is hiding from a very bad man who wants her dead. She doesn’t know who to trust in the small SW Florida marina community where she has taken refuge. Has she gotten in over her head with her photojournalism job? Is she in over her head in her friendships with Gwen and Wyatt?

Pausing

Jordy Chapman is the Emergency Service Coordinator at Cypress Haven mental health facility in Naples, FL. She sees so much instability at work that she has adopted a zero-tolerance policy in her personal life. Jordy is content to run, hang with her best friend Steph, or to stay home and snuggle with her cat, Sammie. Romance the last thing on her mind.


Keira Yeager’s family owns an upscale furniture store in Naples. A family tragedy and personal heartbreak has her concentrating on working at the store, or swimming in the pool behind her house. When Keira orchestrates a generous donation of furniture to Cypress Haven, she has no idea how this one event will change her life.


When the two meet, they hit it off immediately and things heat up and turn passionate. Will the Yeager family’s anguish and misunderstanding threaten their new relationship?