Novels by Jodae'a
A Best Laid Plan: Collateral Damage
"What happens when a simple plan opens a Pandora's box of even darker secrets?"
Montgomery County, Maryland detective Timothy "Coop" Cooper returns to the Bellingham Estates in Silver Spring, where he and Fiona McShane set out in a race against time, on their separate pursuits of justice in the disappearance of Fiona's husband and luxury antique dealer, Dylan McShane.
Their investigative journeys will take them on an emotional rollercoaster ride throughout the greater metropolitan area. From Montgomery County's elite social circles to Washington DC's sketchy nightlife, Coop and Fiona will soon come to realize ultimate justice may just be a matter of perspective!
Careful What You PREY For
"Sometimes it's best to leave well enough alone!"
Nestled along the Tar River in North Carolina, sets the town of Barrett's Cove, the jewel of Barrett County and home to Barrett County Prosecutor, Vivian Washington. Vivian is savvy, confident, gorgeous, and used to getting what she wants...in and out of the courtroom. With an impressive courtroom demeanor and record, Vivian has won over the people of Barrett's Cove. For them, Vivian's word IS the law. From the outside looking in, it seems like she has the world in the palm of her hands. That is, until she meets Barrett's Cove's newest detective, Adrian Porter.
A mysterious and elusive transplant from Wake County, North Carolina, Detective Porter and his wife, Monica are eagerly looking forward to making a fresh start in the small town. However old habits die hard and soon, the Porter household is back in the dark place they tried so hard to get out of.
After a lackluster first meeting, Vivian is determined to make an impression on Adrian and lure him into her life and her bed! Ignoring the warnings of her friends, family, and even Adrian himself to leave him alone, Vivian continues on her deviant quest to make Adrian her latest sexual conquest. As she begins to exert her prosecutorial power over Adrian's career and marriage, things between her and the Porters quickly spiral out of control and morphs into a bloody test of wills only one of them will live to tell about!
"How far would you go to keep a secret?"
Newly minted millionaire, Xavier Wilson, has spent his life playing by the rules: always be a gentleman; be respectful to everyone; pay your dues; and keep God first. Having followed these rules to live by has netted Xavier all of his needs and wants...except a family. That is, until he meets Phenice Gordon. The beautiful Ms. Gordon is an ambitious, up-and-coming paralegal, who has worked hard to put her past behind her and build the life she always pined for at the prestigious law firm of Williams, Greene, and Dunbar in Washington, DC. At this point in her life, a man was the last thing she was looking for.
A series of chance encounters has finally brought Xavier and Phenice face-to-face once more at Greater Horizons Baptist Church in Landover, Maryland. Ever the hopeful romantic, a smitten Xavier impatiently does his best to sweep Phenice off her feet and into his arms. The attraction is mutual and their romance quickly blossoms!
However, just like all good things...they must come to an end. Unbeknownst to Xavier, Phenice's past has caught up with her at Greater Horizons and is threatening her relationship, her lifestyle, and reputation. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Phenice quickly goes from the woman of Xavier’s dreams, to the nightmare he wished he’d never met. While enduring this volatile (and sometimes violent) relationship, Xavier learns that behind some of the masks of smiling faces at Greater Horizons, lie tangled webs of deception, causing him to question his life choices as well as his faith!
Genre: Romantic Suspense