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Day: August 1, 2016

State Of The Trout: “Everything You Need To Know About THE STRANGER” edition (plus a chance to meet me)

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We’re going to talk about The Stranger in a minute here. First, though, I want to tell you about an upcoming chance to meet me, if you live in the Savannah, GA, area. On Saturday, August 6th, I’ll be signing books at the Authors After Dark signing at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront from 2-4pm. There are going to be a lot of great authors there, including Sherrilyn Kenyon, who wrote one of my very favorite romances of all time, Fantasy Lover.  Anyway, come on out and see me, pick up some swag. If you’d like to get something signed, I’ll have paperback copies of The Baby, and First Time, as well as a few assorted audio editions. Or, feel free to bring your own stuff from home.

Okay, about The Stranger…

A dark-haired woman's naked back, with a man's large hands at her waist and neck. The words "The Stranger" are superimposed over the black and white image, and "Abigail Barnette" is printed at the bottom of the image.


Six years before Neil Elwood became Sophie Scaife’s boss—and Dom—she knew him as Leif, the charming stranger in the Los Angeles International Airport, and the man who would change her life forever…

Fresh from the class of 2007, eighteen-year-old Sophie Scaife is ready to throw her carefully planned future to the wind and chase her dreams all the way to Tokyo. When her flight is canceled and a handsome stranger offers her a night of no-strings-attached pleasure, Sophie finds herself on a much different adventure than she’d expected.

With his commanding sexual presence and deviously filthy mind, Leif is the perfect man to teach Sophie everything that’s been missing with other lovers. But while Sophie can trust him with her body, she’s not sure he’s all that he claims to be…and their night of passion could change everything.


  • The Stranger will be released on Amazon and Smashwords on August 9th.
  • It will be available across other platforms soon after.
  • The Stranger is not a full-length novel. It’s a novella, coming in at approximately 30,000 words.
  • There will be something of great interest to Neil and Sophie fans at the end.

I hope every is as excited about this story as I am. I started writing it in 2014, shortly after The Girlfriend was released, but a failed backup resulted in the loss of the nearly completed manuscript. I’m so please to finally put it into readers’ hands. If you know fans of the series, make sure they know about this one.

Want a sneak peek of The Stranger