Friday, February 26, 2016

Four Seconds on the Clock goes on price promotion

Four Second on the Clock goes on price promotion first week of March, 2016. See Here

Two young men deal with the aftermath of trauma, that devastated their lives - and their love.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Meet the nurses: The Guys

In addition to the women there are two male nurses who play significant roles. In Finding Closure, Brian (no last name) is a home health care nurse who is in and out of the story caring for Luke after surgery and an overdose, and trying to find couples counseling for Luke (gay) and Mike (straight).

Dr. Tony Sheffield is a DVM, a veterinarian. He also retained his license as a Licensed Practical Nurse and looks after a variety of the characters (human and other animals) in both the Life Stories series and the Finding series. Tony was a roommate with Brett, Luke's straight brother. Their girlfriends got turned on watching them fool around a bit, and Tony discovered it turned him on, also. Brett threw him out.

When last seen Tony was having an affair with a female internist, Jeanine, who is Mike's doctor. He's also having an affair with Marcus, roommate to Mike and Luke. Marcus and Jeanine are each aware of the other and don't mind. The two relationships never overlap.

Tony provides a major assist with Alex DeLauder, Ethan McQuade's rebellious step-son who is suffering meltdowns from a combination of grief, depression and anxiety. He also recognizes when Luke has gone off his depression medications and convinces his physician to have Luke involuntarily committed to a mental hospital. Tony is an all-around good guy and a frequent Good Samaritan.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Meet the Nurses: Rose Borland

Rose Borland is the aunt of Mike's (The Finding Series) Virtual Assistant, Pam Borland. She is about sixty and a recently-retired nurse. Mike (straight) and his boyfriend, Luke (gay) are invited on a luxury yacht for a working vacation. Shortly before the departure date Luke is injured in an unfortunate encounter with a steer having a bad hair day. His ankle is shattered.

Surgery to stabilize the ankle is performed. Luke insists on accompanying Mike on the voyage because he doesn't want his "straight boyfriend let loose on a yacht with a bunch of naked women." The solution is to take a nurse with them. Rose is very solicitous of Luke and supervises his care, his actvities and his diet. She tells Mike if he wants somebody to care for him he needed to hire his own nurse.

Rose rules with an iron fist. She examines Luke, bathes him, monitors his medication and in general keeps Luke and Mike apart when they want alone time. Mike threatens to smother her if she plans to sleep in the same suite with them. Rose bans alcohol for her patient and supervises every morsel going into Luke's mouth. She announces he needs a high-protein diet. Mike offers to help with that.

Rose eventually relents and allows Mike to help with Luke's bathing and the guys get plenty of private time to snuggle and kiss and whatever. The last night of the trip Rose finds Luke high on pain medication and alcohol, incoherent, and in flagrante delicto with a male crewmember. Mike is devastated. The yacht returns Luke to port and Rose accompanies him to a hospital in an ambulance. Mike's client, who has paid for the trip, orders Mike to go ashore and stay in a hotel.

Rose joins Mike at the hotel and Mike breaks down. Rose tells him to forgive Luke. Mike refuses. She talks him through why that is not just the right thing to do, but the necessary thing to do. And that talk drives the remaining three-quarters of Finding Closure.

Rose will appear again in as-yet-untitled book in the Gulfside City Series.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The Trip to Helen Gawne is now available on Kindle at

A new comedy, The Trip to Helen Gawne, is now available in the Kindle Store at

Four lifetime friends take a cross country trip in a convertible to visit their common sweetheart, Prom Queen Helen Bradley. Except everybody graduated high school 48 years ago. What could possibly go wrong?

Friday, February 5, 2016

January Contest Winners

Our January Contest Winners are Eloise Grable, Walter Mansfield and Bob Hagan. You'll find your characters  in forthcoming books. I hope you like them.

There will be another contest in March for those who would like their names used as characters in a Mark Treble book. To enter, send an e-mail to and include the word "Contet" in the title. If there is a specific type of character you wish to be, please include that and we will do whatever we can to comply.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Trip to Helen Gawne Debuts February 15 on Amazon Kindle

Four high school buddies drive cross-country in a convertible to try and woo their sweetheart, the Prom Queen. Helen Bradley had married Richie Gawne right after high school, and now he's gone.

High school graduation was 1968 and now it's 2015? What could go wrong on The Trip to Helen Gawne?