Books

Deadly Affections

I’m so happy for the upcoming release of the sequel to Anchored Hearts. Deadly Affections on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Please go ahead and preoder your copy now at Amazon.com.  Keep reading below to meet Dr. Dexter Parker and Leedra Henderson.

PsychTraceeLydiaGarner_DeadlyAffections_800.jpgologist Leedra Henderson has a hidden motive in abandoning everything to accept a new job at the Anchored Empowerment Center. She secretly hopes that the new position will help her to investigate her own past – and to finally uncover the real story behind a string of mysterious deaths at her childhood foster home.

Now a strong, independent woman, Leedra doesn’t need help: she wants to seek justice, and she will. Alone.

 

Dexter Parker needs his own answers about that time in the foster home so long ago. A grown man reeling from the fallout of a broken marriage, Dexter’s rational mind tells him never to try the risks of love again – but he knows he could fill in the blanks for Leedra, if only it doesn’t end up costing him his heart.

More urgently, Dexter needs to save the determined Leedra from the results of her detective work, before it all blows up in her face and costs both of them their lives.

Can the pair set aside their painful histories, avenge the lives that have been lost and – who knows – discover new love?

Pack Light: Thoughts for the Journey

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In my new book and my first Nonfiction release, I have come to believe that every day presents opportunity for grand things to occur. We, however, are often bogged down and reduced to only the initial choices we make and the final outcome.

What happens in between is great learning, but, it breezes by in a blur of fear, regret and small, downplayed triumphs. In life we have the idea, the decision, and the end result. My reflective journey notes encourage you to reflect deeper, ask why you act or respond in the manner you do and explicate these ideas further, considering the lessons learned in the middle of the moments. I call it shedding a little more light on the journey because it can get awfully dark on the way.

Please look for Pack Light on Amazon.com as an ebook and in print.

Please also note that Pack Light is much shorter than it appears in the graphic above. It is just under 167 pages in length for a book size 5 x 8. Moreover, the print version and some ebook versions contain lines and space for journaling after the thought-provoking questions I pose in each chapter. 

Anchored Hearts

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Anchored Hearts Available Now

Despite her prestigious professional role, Allontis Baxter’s private life is in shambles. She’s just broken up with her no-good boyfriend, her adopted mother figure is dying in the hospital and now she’s been turned down in an attempt to adopt a child of her own. Plus, Allontis’s old flame Cole Parker has returned to their hometown from New York City, causing her dilemmas to multiply as old feelings are rekindled. What’s a successful and motivated nonprofit career woman to do?

When a series of chance encounters at work fling her into the middle of a mysterious scandal, Allontis realizes she’s caught up in a dangerous game that could send her chaotic life up in flames. Struggling to keep the pieces of her own life together while protecting those she loves, Allontis is forced to confront the true meaning of family and to face some demons of her own.

 

Love Unchosen

The Watts sisters have spent most of the lives focused on their careers—until big sister Geena launches her own design company, Watts Your Style. Not only does she find success, but she finds true love with her client Dr. Justin Webster, a recovering alcoholic. After getting married and giving birth to her son, Geena looks to her sisters to help run her company and hopes in the process they, too, will find true love.LUnchosen 2n3-d cvr.png

At her older siblings’ request, middle sister Vashton returns to Virginia from North Carolina where she has run to escape the demons of her past and finds herself falling head over heels for Romeyo Payton, her ex-best friend’s brother-in-law who is raising his nephew.

At her sisters’ urging, baby girl, Ellie, relocates her virtual job as a professional organizer to help out as well. When rude client Houston Montgomery comes in with his bratty daughter, Ellie is determined to ignore her attraction and stay as far away as possible from the handsome man to avoid reminders of the loss of her own daughter.

Despite their close bond and their drive, each sister comes to realize true love is the greatest gift of all.

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*The following three titles are no longer available in print -but working on re-releasing them via e-book.  Be sure to Stay Tuned!


all-that-ts-3-d-cvrFamily Affairs – (from the All That & Then Some Anthology)

(2001) Harlequin Kimani Romance – WINNER of the BET First Time Writers Contest

Enjoy the book that started Tracee’s career and that of other authors also contributing their voices/stories in this multi-author anthology. In Tracee’s story Family Affairs, single mother Faye Hicks is just trying to make it through the recent loss of her father and keeping her and her daughter’s heads above water. Her father’s doctor, charismatic Jacob Cove wants to help and soon a special bond is formed. But a secret Jacob knows could tear them apart as they try to forge their new but fragile relationship and work toward a happily ever after.

Come What May

(2003) Harlequin Kimani Romance

In the wake of a scandal that forces her to flee her Virginia ComeWMay3-d cvr.pnghometown, Tisha Jameson gratefully accepts a position at an elementary school in Macon, Georgia. Here, she hopes to make a fresh start far from the tragedy that haunts her heart and soul. Her prayers seem to be answered when she meets her new students, especially precocious second-grader Thomas, who thinks she’d make the perfect wife for his lonely dad, former pro-football star Chase Alton.

  Hurt and angry after his wife’s shattering betrayal, Chase is too busy being a single parent to his little boy to  have much time  for regrets–or anything else. His instant attraction to his son’s new teacher takes him completely by surprise. Rather than fight his feelings, Chase pursues a relationship with Tisha. As they lose themselves to a passion as healing as it is irresistible,  Chase’s vindictive ex-wife re-enters the picture, seeking custody of their son and an enemy from Tisha’s past sets out to destroy the life she’s made for herself. Now it will take all the trust and faith Chase and Tisha possess to fight for their love whatever the future might hold.

What People Are Saying About Come What May

Readers who enjoy the warm, emotion-filled works of Leslie Esdaile and Candice Poarch will want to read this one, too. And watch for a sequel featuring Tisha’s brother, Dean.

The One Who Holds My Heart

(2004) Harlequin Kimani Romance

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Can a Broken Dream…
Chyna Lockhart thought she was finally going to get the man of her dreams. After a miserable marriage to a U.S. senator, she falls into the arms of Dean Emory Jameson, a handsome optometrist and the man she’s been in love with forever. But when she finds Dean with another woman, her hopes for a happy life are shattered.

…Blossom Into Love?
Somebody’s been torching buildings in the local business district-and Dean’s optometry office is in ruins. As if that weren’t bad enough, he’s convinced the woman he’s in love with, Chyna Lockhart, is carrying a torch for her ex. When Dean offers to nurse Chyna back to health after an accident, the two finally acknowledge the depth of their passion for each other. But as reports surface that Chyna’s ex-husband may have had something to do with the fires, Dean and Chyna are faced with a fight for their love….and their lives.