On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year. [i]

When I started writing WHISKEY AND A GUN, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. What I did find though, was that domestic abuse is complex, tragic and it's constantly blurring the lines between love and hate.

I discovered that the most common questions we ask both abusers and victims of "why?" is such an incredibly difficult question to answer. By writing WHISKEY AND A GUN through an abusers POV, I was able to explore how domestic abuse affects everyone involved. Not just the two people in the relationship.

When I first started writing Carter's story, I initially was looking to find answers to the questions I'd asked for a long time, or at least try to understand WHY it happened. But what I realized while writing it that I wanted to be among the voices raising awareness about domestic abuse.  [i]http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/ipv_factsheet2012-a.pdf

Today, my short story prequel WHISKEY AND A GUN is available to download HERE for free today through Friday. I'd love it if you could give it a chance and tell me what you think. You'll hear from Carter and early next year, you'll hear Tawny's story in her novel, THE FINISH.


I only meant to love her...

Tawny Owens was going to help me escape my past. She was going to change my future.

But that's not what happened. 

I don't know if I can control it much longer. This insatiable need to kill the only good thing in my life.

But this isn't her story - it's mine. 


A short story prequel to my upcoming novel, THE FINISH (due out in 2014)


For mature audiences only. This book contains some graphic depictions of domestic abuse.

Download your copy of Whiskey and a Gun HERE