Sleeping With Dogs and Other Lovers

Cynthia Amas has her hands full. In the middle of launching a boutique matchmaking service – Second Acts — amid the sun, surf, and celebrities of Southern California, her own romantic life gets a whole lot more complicated…and steamy. While expertly juggling the needs of her exclusive clients,her own maddeningly irresistible bad-boy, sometime lover unexpectedly returns for a hot and heavy reunion.

Meanwhile, her high-maintenance mother busily concocts harebrained schemes for meddling in Cynthia’s affairs. And her new best girlfriend—the sexy proprietress of a chic Beverly Hills dog-grooming salon—just happens to roll with a purebred Read More


From Kirkus: “The misunderstandings and mischief will keep readers turning pages, and the light-weight content makes for easy enjoyment … erotic adventure for readers more interested in an entertaining read than deep thought.” –Read All The Reviews Here


Love, Lies & Dating: All Tied Up? Holy Dominatrix, Batman!

Dear Second Acts;
This is a hard thing to write about, but here goes. I met this guy who, how should I put this, likes to be dominated. We met in a Whole Foods Market about two months ago. We’re both really into natural foods and cooking, etc. But this guy is big and strong and rugged…not submissive in any way. Read More

Starstruck Romance

As her Second Acts Dating Service truly takes off, Cynthia Amas discovers that in the heady world of high-end Hollywood romance, with success comes complexity. In this wildly seductive romp through the lush canyons and lavish neighborhoods of Los Angeles, the line between business and pleasure quickly blurs in a dizzying rush of sex and celebrity.

Just as our heroine’s uncanny genius for matching up her growing roster of exclusive love seekers continues to deepen, her own love life reaches a fever pitch.

Things get complicated. And funny. And excruciatingly sensual.

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From Kirkus: An intrepid young matchmaker in Hollywood sparks chemistry with an old flame, an ex-flame and an A-list actor, all while finding love for her clients in this engaging romance. Cynthia Amas has no trouble juggling her new dating service and a slew of fresh clients from among the Hollywood elite. Her best friend, the outspoken Lolita, has her hands full running a dog-grooming business catering to the stars and managing her three dogs of varying sizes and temperaments, who bring her juicy gossip (at least she hears them talking!) Read More


Love, Lies & Dating: Will This Relationship Go Up in Smoke?

Dear Second Acts;
I have been seeing a gorgeous guy for a while. He’s a trial lawyer and a good one. He is passionate about his work and about me. There’s really just one problem, but it’s a big, fat, stinky one. He smokes cigars. Now I know there are lots of women who like cigars, or at least pretend to. I know they’re supposed to make a man look powerful and sexy and all that, but I find them unbelievably disgusting. Read More

Hearts Unleashed: Sexy, Funny Romp

Cynthia Amas, match-making guru to everyone but herself, has just opened the new offices of her highly personalized boutique dating service in Hollywood, CA.  One of her new clients–a gorgeous, well-connected, uber-rich widow–comes in search of a new lease on life in the form of no less than a social and sexual reawakening. The story moves across the endlessly entertaining landscape of Los Angeles–from an astonishing erotic art  exhibit to a decidedly intoxicating voyage with a wildly attractive crew of love and lust seekers via a luxury yacht up the Southern California coast. Read More


From Kirkus: Though her Hollywood matchmaking company, Second Acts, has really taken off, Cynthia Amas’ love life has stalled. She finds herself struggling to balance business with pleasure . . . A light, fun read . . .


Love, Lies & Dating: Dateless in Podunk, Time to MOOve on?

Dear Second Acts;
I live in a tiny town in Illinois. Fifteen years ago I was the homecoming queen and the valedictorian of my class. But after I graduated from medical school, my mother got sick and I came back home. She has since passed away, but I have a good practice…sort of a big fish in a small pond. A very small pond. Read More