Due Date, Book 1
Surrogate mother Shelby McDougall just fell for the biggest con of all—a scam that risks her life and the lives of her unborn twins.
Twenty-three year-old Shelby McDougall is facing a mountain of student debt and a memory she’d just as soon forget. A Rolling Stone ad for a surrogate mother offers her a way to erase the loans and right her karmic place in the cosmos. Within a month, she’s signed a contract, relocated to Santa Cruz, California, and started fertility treatments.
But intended parents Jackson and Diane Entwistle have their own agenda—one that has nothing to do with diapers and lullabies. With her due date looming, and the clues piling up, Shelby must save herself and her twins. As she uses her wits to survive, Shelby learns the real meaning of the word “family.”
Coming March 1 from Paper Angel Press.
The Stork, Book 2
Her past is behind her. Almost.
It’s been over five years, and Shelby McDougall is finally on track. Back in Santa Cruz, California, she’s sharing an apartment with her brother, and is in her second year of criminal justice studies. She’s landed her dream job as intern to hot-shot local PI Kathleen Bennett. And her stone-cold love life is heating up.
A late-night phone call puts Shelby’s perfectly ordered life into a tailspin. One of the now five year-old twins she put up for adoption has been kidnapped, snatched from his home in the middle of the night. There are no witnesses. Even his twin sister, who slept in the same room, claims she didn’t see anything.
After meeting the family, Shelby knows something is off. The adoptive parents tell her the children don’t sleep. They eat constantly, and their IQs are off the charts, qualifying them for either Ripley’s Believe It or Not or a sideshow act in the circus.
Against her better judgment, knowing that every cop in the state of California is doing their best to find this kid, Shelby agrees to help. By the time she realizes she’s up against something powerful, something evil, it’s almost too late. As Shelby fights for her life, she learns the shocking truth about her babies. She’s also forced to confront her own history, making a discovery that will change her life forever.
Coming this fall from Paper Angel Press.