My Novels

Writing styles of Brickley

I’ll separate each of my titles into which style of my writing they sit the best so you know what you’re getting when you read it. At the bottom of this post you will find the classification of each style.

Now on to my novels.

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Her Unexpected LifeValerie Cooper is set on a path she would have never dreamed she would be on.

After her husband leaves her out of the blue she’s left to try and figure out how to live. But he’s not done with her yet. She has to remain silent about their split for months and it really puts a damper on her starting a new life.

She befriends Luke, a fellow parent from soccer and he helps her keep her sanity along the way to her new life. But he may be asking for more than just friendship. Can Valerie trust again? Does she even want to try? More importantly can she survive her soon to be ex’s antics?

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Vested In Her

Small town biker princess Haven Mercedes Johnson just wants to live a normal life. But she never will under the watchful eye of her dad’s right hand, Crazy George.

With the help of an ex she escapes her gilded cage and sets off for a new life. Her only problem is an over zealous prospect for her daddy’s motorcycle club who brings her old life boomeranging back at her. He’s irresistible to her.

Can she resist his unlikely charm? Can she keep her identity a secret if she doesn’t? And what will her dad do if he finds her?

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Out of the Blue

Fresh out of the ocean, mermaid Callisto Blue, has lucked into the best possible situation. She has been discovered by the hunky, Drake Banning. And oh how she is attracted to him.

His kindness is only tainted by the lies she tells him to hide her true nature. What will happen when he finds out this women he’s invited into his home is really a mermaid? Will he dump her like yesterdays garbage? Or is he hiding something too?



These are sweet stories. They have a sprinkle of spice and a dash of zest.




These stories sizzle. They are full of zest and are abundant in spiciness.



These stories take sensual to the next level. They send you on a trip to the wild side.


These stories fuel the imagination. They might feature any manner of otherworldly being.

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My #1linewed – Pretty


My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

He stands in the doorway, looking at the most beautiful woman he has ever seen.

He’s still a dude, though; pretty girls turn our heads.


#NaNoWriMo, #CampNaNo, #Writing & #NaNo Critique Groups

I’m in need of a critique group/beta reader

Any information would be greatly appreciated. I’ve had people suggest links in the past to different sites and I was keeping track of those on a list which has disappeared.

I’ve been incredible lucky to have found several great authors in the writing community willing to give me advice and suggestions.  Their help has been amazing!  But as the saying goes I don’t want to wear out my welcome.

I need someone to read my stuff and give me feedback on a regular basis.  I’m willing to do the same.  Not necessary grammar related more things like if the story is flowing or if parts are redundant.

I currently have a two stories that I would love some feedback on.  One is a mermaid romance I’ve been calling it a fantasy erotic romance but it may be more fantasy young adult romance if there is such a thing.  The other is a woman’s journey back from a divorce from a not so nice ex. I’ve been calling it a chicklit and I think that’s a good fit for it.

My #1linewed – Nod


My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.

With a nod in Boone’s direction Drake introduces him.

Squealing with delight, Callisto nods in agreement.

Jenibelle nods at Callisto and snares her in a hug…


Spinning My Wheels

I don’t know where to go from here.

Do I start a new story unrelated to everything I already have going?  Do I finish something I’ve already started?  One of the short stories perhaps.  Or the sequel to Out of the Blue.  Do I give a side character from Her Unexpected Life a story of their own?

I could just take a break for a while and wait till I get ready but I may never get ready.  I could wait till I hear back from my editor on my stories.  But how do you know which suggestions to use and which aren’t for you?  Personally I don’t like a comma before ‘and’ in a sentence.  It feels unnecessary to me.  But if I don’t use one will it damn me in the writing community?  Should I care if other writers think I’m not as professional as them because I don’t use the Oxford Comma?  The reader’s what matters right?

How do I know when my book babies are ready to leave the nest?  Do I take to heart the one or two not so positive opinions and throw out all the good ones on my stories?  I bet this is where a publisher comes in.  If I had one they would tell me if my story was ready.  If you’re an Indie Author how do you know when your story is ready?

Maybe I should title this stuck in the mud.

My #1linewed – Back


My #1linewed from my #wip #OutoftheBlue.


Settling into the backseat she pulls her legs up to her chest as she hunkers hidden in the shadows on the cold leather.

That’s it Banning back to the safety of the mundane.

His musk surrounds her again bringing her yearnings back to the surface.


#CampNaNo Day Twelve

Well I changed my goal.

I changed it to 74,000.  I made it to 74,479 which is 99% of my original 75,000 goal.  I got 359 words today.  I was 522 words shy but couldn’t find a place I want to add those words.  There’s one potential but I may remove that part.  It’s currently just three sentences and could be a lot more.  But I may remove it completely.

I’m 100% done with my editing goal so I’m done with this project. I won’t touch it for a month now so I can look at it with fresh eyes.


#CampNaNo Day Eleven

Great day … so far.

My husband got off work early so he is picking the kids up, giving me more time to work on my project.  I would normally have already rushed out the door.  So, I’m going to do my update now and then find some appetizing morsel to munch on while listening to an audiobook.  If I have more time after my snack before I head to work that will be added to tomorrows tally.

Here it is:  341 words have been added bring my total to 74,119, 98% complete with word count.  Leaving 881 words to write in 19 days.

I’m 76% done with edits, 57,748 words edited is where that number sits.  I have one-quarter left and then I’m done.  Then I’m taking a break.

How are you going to celebrate your Camp Nano win?

#CampNaNo Day Ten

I have nothing to report.

I didn’t get to work on my project at all yesterday.  We got up and immediately got ready to leave and didn’t return home until past time to bathe the kids and get them in bed.

Today I only have a few hours to work so making up the difference probably won’t happen.

#CampNaNo Day Nine

I inch along.

574 is my word count for the day.  I’m at 98% of my word goal.  I’m amazed I make any progress.  I feel like I delete as many words as I add.

I caved on my decision to not type up the scene for the idea that keeps swimming around in my head.  I typed it up last night.  I have more to write on it but it’ll have to wait for now.

I’m up to 65% done in my total edit count.  It makes me feel ahead of schedule.  That’s good with kids, the unexpected happens often.

#CampNaNo Day Eight

 I’m getting there.

My count today is 461 words. Go me, go me!  I don’t toot my own horn often.  But I’m excited about my progress.

I have over 50% of it edited which is my real goal, the word count is a bonus.  The cherry on top.

How’s Camp NaNo going for you?

#CampNaNo Day Seven

 I have all day to work.

I got 538 words added today!  I finished editing Part One.  That’s 37578 words edited!  Tomorrow I get to start on Part Two.

I would have got more but off to work I have to go.


#CampNaNo Day Six

I’m treading water. I hope.

I only got 285 words added.  So not really chipping much off that editing tally.  36,000 is where I now sit.  I had to go to the dentist while my littlest was at school.  I hate going to the dentist.  It through my whole day off.

How is Camp Nano going for you?  Did you start a new story?

I know some of you are doing the A to Z challenge, how is that going?  Did you spend last month preparing for it or re you winging it?

#CampNaNo Day Five

I’m reaching my goal but…

I realized I need a different goal.  I need one that reflects how much I’m editing not adding.

I  got 1030 words added while editing.  But I have another 37,000 words to edit.  That’s a 1500 word count daily, words I need to be reading and changing.  The additional words are … icing on the cake.

#CampNaNo Day Four

Super happy about the progress I’ve made today.

My word count for the day is 1524!  I’ve made it up to chapter eleven as well. Happy dance time!

How are you doing at Camp NaNo?