Denise is a Southern girl who has lived in Louisiana all her life, and yes, she has a drawl. She has a wonderful husband and two incredible children, who not only endure her writing moods, but also encourage her to indulge her writing passion. Besides writing romantic suspense, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking.

Accounting is a skill she has learned to earn a little money to support her writing habit. She wrote her first story when she was a teen, seventeen handwritten pages on school-ruled paper and an obvious rip-off of the last romance novel she had read. She’s been writing off and on ever since, and with more than a few full-length manuscripts already completed, she has no desire to slow down.

Q&A With the Author:

Now that we’ve gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be
long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in
between. Just make sure it’s yours. What’s your story?
One of my favorite things has always been a family vacation. My parents managed to take my sister and me somewhere every year, even if they had to save up their pennies to do so. My husband’s family took family trips as well, so when Larry and I started our own family, we kept
up this yearly tradition.
When my sister and I talk about our childhood,
we will usually bring up memories from those road trips with our parents, and
yes, they were always road trips. I’ve never flown on an airplane with Momma
and Daddy. I can’t imagine what air travel with them would have been like. They
were…intense travelers. I have this mental image of my father grumbling because
he had to pull off his shoes before going through the scanner. He would have
made the news as creating an incident with a TSA agent.


One of the things I remember from those long road trips across west Texas headed toward Colorado was the silliness my sister and I would produce when we were bored in the back seat. Eventually, we would start singing something. Daddy would finally get enough of our caterwauling and turn on the radio, something that he didn’t do very often. We’d shut up and
smile. It worked every time.


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Content with the direction her life takes…

The temptation to earn a sweet payday and collect enough money to start her own interior design business is too much opportunity for Sophia Cannon to ignore, but working for her new client, Les Wakefield, is like working for a creepy stalker. He seems to be everywhere she goes.

Until trouble walks around the corner and into her life again…

Dylan Hunter almost turns down the Wakefield Manor restoration job until Les Wakefield tells him Sophia is the interior designer hired to oversee furnishing the old plantation house. Sophia has been the ghost in his life since the day she left him, haunting his heart with her memory every day and every night.

Stirring up more than just the spirits of the dead…

Sophia and Dylan fight with each other until a much bigger threat puts both their lives in danger. Discovering that generations of Wakefields have restored the plantation only to disappear months after moving in to the manor house stirs up spirits that would rather remain undisturbed.

Can love survive the long nights at Wakefield Manor with the unmistakable scent of gardenias hanging so heavily in the air?



Top Ten List:
Ten of My Favorite Things (Not necessarily in
this order)
Snuggling under a blanket on a
cold morning
Group hugs with my family
Coffee, anytime and anywhere
Family vacations
Tex-Mex food
Netflix bingeing
A movie that makes me cry
The sweet spot in a story when
the book starts writing itself
Mountains, really high




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