Duly Noted - The Aurora MacIntyre series Book 1

PTSD rules Aurora's life, keeping her from being anything more than a broken, damaged, lonely nineteen year-old. 

Until she meets charming, dashing Nate. 

He wants to help, and wants her to be part of his world. As he guides her away from her fears, he starts healing her heart. 

However, PTSD isn't finished with Aurora yet. In order to overcome her greatest fear, she'll need to face it head on.


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Run Away Charlotte - The Courting of Charlotte Cooper Book1

Nineteen year old Charlotte Cooper knows she’s unworthy of happily ever after. Her troubled childhood leads to her inability to trust people, and without trust, how can she ever love?


Until Andrew Wagner walks into her life.


His charm and patience make her question if love might be possible after all. Despite the intoxicating pull to him, she pushes him away, believing he won’t handle her past shadows when he sees her for who she really is. When he doesn’t bolt at the first sign of trouble, her walls come crashing down. In it’s wake, she gives him the key to her heart.


He is her forever.


However, Andrew struggles balancing the needs of family and school, and tries to be everything he wants to be for Charlotte. When he admits to a mistake, Charlotte gives him an all or nothing ultimatum, and he begs for something in the middle.

Devastated, Charlotte runs into the arms of Jack, an older man who can successfully balance what Andrew failed to do. He gives her everything... except Andrew.

Now, Charlotte must decide between the man her head tells her she needs, and the man her heart tells her she wants.


E-Books Available: SMASHWORDSKOBO - BARNES & NOBLE - iTUNES - AMAZON

Paperback copies: AMAZON

Ask Me Again - The Courting of Charlotte Cooper Book 2

Hurt. Neglect. Scorn.


Three qualities in Charlotte’s thirteen-year marriage destroying her spirit and her heart. To the outside world, her husband is everything a doting wife adores—a wonderful, generous man—but behind locked doors, he’s the nightmare she’ll never wake from. When he said ‘Til death do us part’ he meant every word. There will be no leaving. There will be no happily ever after.

She longs for peace and longs to be accepted. But most of all, her heart longs for the one that got away.

When a flood in her house brings the man of her dreams back into her life as project manager, Charlotte remembers what happiness is like. Their friendly banter; the way she can be herself; their intoxicating chemistry – it’s still there, even after all these years.

And this time he’s not leaving without her heart.

When a tragedy hits the only family she knows, Charlotte is pushed to her breaking point and she questions everything. Now, she must try to make sense of her life and decide whether to accept where her past choices have brought her, or jump at the chance for a new beginning.


E-Books available: Amazon * Smashwords * Kobo * Barnes & Noble * iTunes
Paperbacks available: Amazon

What People Are Saying...

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The following reviews were either posted on my FB page or emailed to me. 


"Unbelievable. Sat down and read Duly Noted from start to finish. I couldn't stop. I so wanted to know what would happen to Aurora, and how she would conquer her PTSD. Part of me is wondering though, what happened in the summer. I'd like more of that. The poster!!!!! What's on it? Did she propose?"


"OMG. What a great book. Thank you for writing a story about drug addiction and how real it is. Aurora, to me, was someone I could easily relate to. Her walls were so high to keep everyone away, and it wasn't a selfish act either. She did it to protect others from getting her. I would know. I did it to myself. I'm glad she worked hard to overcome her shortcomings. Looking forward to more." 


"HM Shander - I will read anything you write. Just finished bawling my eyes out on the back of a bus. Thanks." 


"Finally finished reading Run Away Charlotte. If I could of read it all in one siting I would of. It was an amazing book!! Charlotte's feelings where so heartfelt. I just wanted to hug her and tell her everything was going to be okay. I enjoyed all the details in every scene. Wonderful writing and can't wait for the sequel!! Great job H.M. Shander."

"I just finished reading your book this weekend (which probably seems like a long time, but that is the fastest I've read a book in years!). It was great! I had to keep picking it up to see what was going to happen next. You made me feel so sad for Charlotte though So many difficult life experiences for her. I sure like Joe, he is a nice guy. I can't wait to read your next one!"


"On a friends recommendation, I read Ask Me Again. Let me tell you something. it wrecked me, in good and bad. I was so sad for her when (--spoiler removed--) and everything surrounding it, and cheered when the end all came together. Loved it. Thank you for writing it."


"So I spent ALL day reading your book, I literally could not put it down and I just finished it!!! (spoilers removed)

Anyways I just wanted to tell you that I loved it!! And cannot wait to read the next one!!!"


"I finished your book last night and I am bawling my eyes out. Hurry up and finish the next one. I'm dying to know more about Charlotte & Andrew."