HOME           BOOKS           BIO           EVENTS           CONTACT ME           EXTRAS     


To celebreate The Hearts of Stone series being republished under my handle, Xenatine, new covers with gorgoues illustrations were done. These new covers were designed by Nevie Sketches. Special editions will be announced soon! Buy your copy today!


***Can be read as a standalone***

Julie Prescott is the life of every party. She’s loud, witty, and uses her body and pretty face to get whatever she wants. She’s never had a problem hooking up with guys, or ditching them when they don’t live up to her standards. Julie has a list of exes a mile long and a reputation to match, but she’s looking for more than just a degree in college. She’s looking for Mr. Perfect

Ben Sutherland is the enigmatic bassist of a popular local band. Born blind, Ben depends on his other senses to help him understand the world around him on a deeper level. His sultry voice and musical talent might make it impossible for him to go unnoticed on campus, but Ben isn’t looking for fame or groupies. He’s looking to perfect his music.

Julie’s been lusting after Ben for months and when she finally meets him at a party, her confidence is shaken when she discovers she can’t use her physical beauty to charm him. Even though she's always relied on her looks, it’s her personality that wins Ben over and he’s determined to show her that she’s more than just a pretty face.

But falling in love is the easy part. Family lies, a questionable reputation, and the chance of a lifetime threaten to tear Ben and Julie apart. Can they trust the futures they’ve chosen or will they take the biggest risk of all and listen to the sound of their own hearts? Buy The Sound of Your Heart!


***Can be read as a standalone***

***This book can be read as a standalone***

Frankie DiGorgio has returned home for the summer to fix up and sell the home she grew up in. But when Frankie discovers Austin Stone is also back home and right next door, her summer suddenly seems more exciting than the motocross tracks she races on.

Four years ago, Austin was her best friend. Her first love. The only boy who saw more than just her rough edges.

But Austin left Frankie behind to perform in Las Vegas with his brother Dallas after winning Rising Stars. And Frankie didn’t wait around for him. Instead, she disappeared with no explanation and she hasn’t spoken to Austin since then.

Austin hates Frankie now.

Unfortunately, they’re next door neighbors again and Frankie and Austin can’t avoid each other anymore. With little more than bitterness, heartbreak, and secrets between them, they soon find themselves reverting to their childhood habits—prank wars. As Frankie and Austin’s past is put back together and old feelings resurface, they discover it’s a fine line between love and hate.

And the secrets Frankie has kept could cross the line right into hate. Buy Hated!


Hooked has not only gotten a makeover, but now includes two short stories. Coming in spring 2017, meet Trace Stone and Harlow Ransom in Hitched! Find out more about Hitched on Goodreads.

**Includes a bonus short story, Vindication**


I'm struggling to put my feelings about this book into words that will do it justice. It really was the perfect book at the perfect time for me. I might even have read it twice.
- KimberlyFayeReads

I don’t think this could have been a more aptly titled book because let me tell you I was HOOKED from page one until the very end. It was that good!
- Give Me Books

I give Hooked 5 stars, no doubt about it. The book was beautifully written, story utterly engaging, characters truly loveable, and the romance wonderfully heart-pounding.
- The Book Snake, Etc.

This book has everything that a real romance needs--lust, love, heat, conflict, and real life issues are just a start!(...)I will just say you need this book in your life.
- Devlynn, Give Me Books

If I could give this book a rainbow full of stars I would because it surely surpassed 5 stars for me and found its way in the top 5 of my favorite books from 2016.
- Theresa, Smokin' Hot Reads

This story gives you hope, breaks your heart, and puts you back together all at once. One of my top reads this year.
- Keri, Voodoo Doll Book Blog

This is officially my new favorite read of 2015! And will be my go to recommendation for anyone who liked Divergent. A must read for dystopian fans.
- Girl Plus Book

Deviation strikes me as a rather fun mix of Stephen King's Carrie, the J. J. Abrams television show Alias and Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games series.
- Writer's Digest Self-published e-book Awards

There are a lot of Young Adult science fiction novels out there dealing with the subject of teenagers or children with unusual powers. Deviation by Christine Manzari is one of the best I've read and I can easily picture Deviation as a popular TV series or movie.
                                             - Ray Simmons of Reader's Favorite

If The Pledge was any indication as to what this duo can do, I definitely look forward to their future novels together. If you’re a reader who loves a little tug of war with a dose of angst, I highly recommend picking up this novel. I loved the romance, the growth, and just the way the characters became their own people. I can’t wait for the next book in the series!
- Prisoners of Print

This was a "read from start to finish without a break" book. When I started it, I knew I only had enough time to get a few chapters in. Well, I ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. I just could not walk away without getting the whole story.
- Garden of REden