Happy New Year!!

I was trying to come up with something profound to say about the new year. Annie says it best. 🙂

The perception of Annie


This year:

Do what you love.

Smile more.

Live life to the fullest.

Take chances, if you fail get up and do it again only better.


Eat what you like in moderation.

Listen to your heart.

Give hugs to everyone you meet.

Find a signature cocktail.

Before you hang up the phone with family & friends say I love you.

Have more sex, orgasms are wonderful!

Learn something.

Read more.

Listen to what the kids are saying.

Just listen more.

Sing, It doesn’t matter if you can’t carry a tune. It feel good so do it.

In fact do everything that feels good.

Adopt or rescue a pet.

Live the life you have always wanted to live.

Follow your dreams.

Don’t put off till tomorrow what you could have done today.

Make someone else’s dreams come true.

Add more romance to your relationship.

Be yourself.

Have more fun!


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Just To Let You Know

In addition to Luke & Bella, I’m writing another serial novel, Rannigan’s Redemption.

Michael Rannigan is the handsome public face of the prominent Manhattan law firm of Murphy, Rannigan, and Metheny.  Some would say he’s an arrogant womanizing asshole.  Others, the wealthy clients he’s successfully defended, would say he’s the best. 

Maggie Flynn hopes to be more than just another associate who works behind the scenes to make Michael look good. 

They have a lot in common, Michael and Maggie.  For starters, they’re both alone in the world, having lost any family years ago. 

It’s a complicated relationship that will span nearly a decade.  Will each eventually find what they seek?

Luke & Bella: Author’s Note

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Luke & Bella is my first novel and it was with very mixed emotions that I wrote the last few lines of the final chapter, Part 99.  Part of me felt exhilarated at having finished a labor of love that has been about a year and a half in the making.  Another part of me is utterly bereft.  I adore my characters and I’m going to miss them.

Truthfully, I’ve had the last part in mind for quite a while.  At one point the task became taking the thread of where the story was and making it meet with the already sketched-out ending.

As I saw the end drawing near I began to feel an alarming sense of panic thinking, What now?  So before Luke & Bella was finished, I began a new story, Rannigan’s Redemption.

Like this story, it’s an adult romance.  In Rannigan’s Redemption, high-powered Manhattan attorney Michael Rannigan uses his wealth and bravado to mask deep insecurities.  He’s comfortable with the artificial world in which he lives.  Meeting Maggie Flynn scares him shitless.  She’s way too real.

To those who’ve followed along with Luke & Bella I offer my most sincere gratitude.  I hope you enjoyed the story.  I’m going to begin reposting the story from the beginning so if you’re interested you can read it again.  And I hope you come on over to Rannigan’s Redemption.

Thank you. –P.S.

December 9, 2014