Category: Family

An Unexpected Family

Hi. I’m Ava Malia, the newest addition to the FBI Specialized Crime Unit. Nikki has been kind enough, though I didn’t always consider it a kindness, to introduce me to Dr. H. And yes, that’s really his name. Well, unless you get to know him very well. He allows a select few to call him something a little different, but that’s not my point here today.

I was going to talk about how my life has changed since meeting Nikki. See, when we first met, I was working as a call-girl. How’d I get into that you ask? Well, I working contract for a company and when some issues arose, they sent me in as an escort. I never dreamed agreeing to the extremely unorthodox assignment would lead to where I am today.

On that job I met Kami Evans, who is now a great friend. Kami was having some trouble and I was able to help her out a little. Not as much as her new fiancee Breck, but I did help. And I’m going to keep helping. See, her step-brother was killed and though there has been some progress on the case and I’ve joined Breck’s FBI team we haven’t completely snipped the loose ends. One such loose end was Dr. H.

Dr. H is a bit of a mystery, even to me still. The man hates secrets, but he is one. A loner in the world, except for keeping his sister close, he’s guarded. Suspicious of pretty much everyone. And I think he has a right to be. Only by repeated proof will he allow himself to trust someone enough to open up to them, and even then he holds part of himself back as much as he can. His life has been rough, but I’m determined to help him keep smoothing it out.

What has surprised Dr. H and me, is how connected we became and how quickly. With a kiss, and I don’t mean this in a cliche way, he shattered everything I thought I knew about myself and my world. His touch awakened a part of me I didn’t know existed and I have to say I’m grateful for it. With the discovery of our connection, and the exploration of the discovery, we’ve found in each other a family we never expected.

I have my blood family, who I love, but I am learning to cherish the family I’ve found in my new team and with Dr. H and Dana and our shared abilities. I never knew there were so many kinds of family. I’m loving the journey.

Thank you, Nikki for showing me this new world. And for giving me Dr. H to help me embrace my uniqueness.


Welcome to Chatty Characters!

Mel and I are super excited to be kicking off this new blog. We think you’ll like what we have in mind.

To kick things off, a little explanation about how this will work. We will blog on Tuesday and Thursday of every week. Mel will have one day. I will have the other. Simple. Rather than have you listen to us personally, you will be chatting with our characters. They may be the main hero or heroine of a book already released, or a secondary character we want you to get to know. Maybe we’ve written someone you are curious to know more about. Here’s the place to learn it.

Check out our About Us pages to learn about us, find our other online homes, and see some of our available books. Our email addresses are on our personal pages. Use those if you want to hear from a particular character. 🙂

Now, as you can imagine, Mel and I are a bit unpredictable at times. So are our characters. You never know what will be put up here, but we hope to always make it entertaining for you.

So, come back and visit often!