Books I am working on now:

New books coming from me soon. The Dangerous Beauty series continued, as well as two separate works that I am very excited to release. I thank everyone who has stuck by me throughout my long absence. Thank you for your patience, and I will be releasing books again soon. Love you all.

Update: Still working and loving what’s coming. I want to let you all know that I haven’t disappeared, just been organizing. I won’t be able to release in 2022 as I planned. But understand this in no way means I will not be releasing at all. The comeback is most definitely still coming … Things have changed in my life drastically. Also, I’m a caregiver (IYKYK). The unpredictability of what I may have had to do each day effected how much time I had in the day. The understanding and patience has been so appreciated. It will be well worth the wait. I’m so excited to share everything I’ve been working on with all of you, and now that my responsibilities as a caregiver have lessened significantly (due to wonderful health improvements). I’ve been re-adjusting to pouring the majority of my time into myself and my passion (these books). Those who are caregivers understand what I mean by re-adjusting lol. I can’t wait you all. And I hope no one is holding any negative feelings toward me because of my absence. I assure you it has not been because I’ve wanted to be absent. I’ve missed everyone! Much Love. Michelle.

Dangerous Beauty Part Six (Status: Partly written)

The Boss’s Daughter (Status: Still Nearly Done (In improvements stage))

District Edge (Status: Partly Written)

As of now there is no release date on either, but I will keep you all updated. I usually disappear from the web when I get deep into my work or something happens in my family, but if you all want weekly progress updates, let me know in the comments. I am working as quickly as possible without rushing the characters. Love you all bunches!

Dangerous Beauty Part Five: Dark Beauty Is Live!! (Click the cover)



Right hand to one of the underworld’s most powerful crime bosses, Davina Delavigne is a woman conflicted. As a powerful individual of the underworld, she has done everything to make a name for herself and the place in which she comes from. DelACot. A secret society of elite assassins purposely hidden from the rest of the world.

Though always one to keep her focus on what she was taught was important, lately, she finds herself a bit … distracted. He’s tall, sinfully sexy, beautifully dangerous, and Davina doesn’t quite know what to do with the feelings she’s experiencing every time she’s in his presence.

Especially since those feelings are forbidden …

Underboss of the Salerno crime family, Lucca “Tick” Salerno is a man on a mission. When he’s not ruling his family with an iron fist, his focus is on winning the heart of a reluctant, unattainable beauty. Since the first moment he laid eyes on her, he wanted her. And, try as she might to convince him his feelings for her are one-sided, Lucca knows better. She wants him, too. No matter how long it takes, Lucca is determined to win the heart of the underworld’s Dark Beauty.


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Dangerous Beauty: Part Four: Beautifully Broken

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    • Hi! No specific date until the manuscript is finished and off to the editor. But keep checking back here and on Facebook for updates. I really can’t wait to get this one out to you all! ❤

  1. Hi Michelle… Can’t wait to read DB5 and Finding Georgia… Excited for any updates that you can give us..

  2. Soooo has anyone heard anything I been gone for a minute thought I would stop through to see if there was any progress….

    • Hey honey bunches! No new news yet, just taking my time, not leaving nothing out, and letting the story speak to me. You know, hippie stuff like that. But I’m still around, writing DB 5 and stuff. The only thing I know now is that I’m writing the awesome story of the two awesomeness people, but I won’t announce anything further until it’s in the editors hand. I hope you’re having a fantastic start to the year, and its so nice to hear from you ❤ .

  3. I loveeee the dangerous beauty series. You are an amazing writer. Any tips on how I should follow my writing dreams? P.s I’m from Missouri as well

    • Hi!! So happy you enjoyed the stories. And thank you so much for the kind words. So humbling. Nice to hear from a fellow Missourian that has a love for the written arts, I suppose my advice to you would be exactly what I did READ. READ, read, and read some more, until you dream in novel talk. Then after that Just go for it. Sit down, and start writing. Release your imagination, don’t hold back just because you’re afraid it won’t be received well. Just do it. There are no tips are tricks that can help you write a good book, at least in my opinion their aren’t. There’s just you, a blank page, and your beautiful imagination. ❤

    • *smiles* me too. There are still a ton that needs to be addressed, but because they also involve other character I wanted to wait. Reanna had a story too, a background, I wanted chance to connect them. We’ll have some fun as the series moves along though. Kyle has found himself for sure. No more broken boy. He know his power now. There’s a line that a newly introduce crime boss has in Part Five. Lucca’s trying to ‘make friends ‘ with the (very dangerous) man, and he hesitates, and says “I don’t know about that,” he laughed in a tone lacking humor. “I hear the Salerno organization has more than a few wolves stalking around their organization. I’m not interested in dying…”
      Frowning, Lucca questioned, “Wolves?” Cause last he’d checked there were no wolves walking around the S.O. building.
      “Stones,” he explained himself in yet another one of those humorless laughs. “There’s a saying out there now, don’t know if you’ve heard it. Walking in the room with a Stone is the equivalent of walking into hell.”
      Lucca’s brows rose, as the man’s head nodded. Hmm…
      “Can’t be trusted. They manipulate, lie, and have a thing for mutilation that just doesn’t sit right with me …”
      But yeah. Kyle coming into his own was my favorite part. Other things that will be addressed in future stories.
      Aniyah. (not much DB5 though, a little)
      Kyle’s mom. (DB5)
      Can you think Of anything else? I’m not perfect, I can’t remember everything lols.

  4. Reannas pregnancy I would love to see how Kyle acts in the delivery room for some reason I think that would be hilarious plus we missed out on it with Sofia

    • Reanna is still preggers in the beginning of book five we’ll get a quick peak at the couple before delivery because she’s pretty far along. There are plenty of parts with all of the kids in the upcoming book! 🙂 okay. No more spoilers for you lols

  5. OMG someone suggested this series to me and I’m in love love love. I love how you have both an alpha male and an alpha female. I love the connection between Nathan and Carter and the connection they have with all the other characters as well. I can’t wait to read Lucas’s story. Keep up the great work.

  6. I love, love, love your novels. Your imagination is crazy (in a good way). To come up with these characters blows my mind. I am patiently awaiting Lucca and Davina’s story. I have a feeling it’s going to be sooooo good. Other than Nathan and Carter I feel Lucca and Davina will be my next favorite couple. Take your time honey bun and write the best stories you can.

  7. I don’t know who I love more out of the five, but I will say Nathan and Lucca are working they way up top the top

  8. I think I am going to assume DB5 will come out in 2018. So I’ll go back and reacquaint myself with the series so far. There is nothing like reading the next book and scratching your head trying to remember what happened in the previous books. So D1 -4 here I come. Now where is that wine. 🙂

  9. Hey girl, I adore you! I love how active you are with us lol, you’re amazing at what you do! Please don’t ever stop writing for us 😭❤️ I’ll be marking the release date or DB5 in my calendar & I will celebrate the entire day as if it’s a fucking holiday ☺️

    • Aww pet, this wait is killing me too. That precious girl, Michelle, is taking her sweet time, while you and I suffer, longing for the day I haunt your pages again. Be encouraged dear pet. I will be there soon, and when I am, perhaps you and I can have a bit of a celebration.
      –Silas Steele. .. 😉

  10. Hey MH,
    Not looking for a release date, update or a what’s up next. Just checking to see how you are doing. Hopefully all is well and going well with you and your family.

    Big Fan Always,
    C. Johnson

    • Hey, love. I’m well now, but I wasn’t at the beginning of the year, which explains the length of this wait. I won’t bore you with detail, I’ll just say that I’m better now by the grace of God. Writing better, and more which is good 🙂 . Thank you so much for checking in on me. I truly appreciate it. ❤

  11. I cannot wait for the next DB book. I want more of Kyle and Reanna but hope we get Luccas story. I am equally curious about Mickeys too. Oh and get a sense that there is one to be told about Michelle and Tamara. Bring it!!!!

  12. Any more recent news on a release date for DB 5, Dark Beauty yet? So waiting for this book, I’ve read the rest of the series and on my 3rd reading of Beautifully Broken…needing more Kyle and Reanna, I wish more on their wedding would’ve been included, but am anxious to read the next chapters in their story. I love this series.

    • Sorry to disappoint you. I’m doing my best under the circumstances I’m in. I’m not perfect, I’m just writing books. What can I say, it’ll be done when “The End” is typed. Trust me, I’m more ready for this than anyone. Have a lovely day 🙂

  13. You take as much time as you need. Your work is like fine wine, you just can’t rush perfection😙. We do and should understand you have a life and responsibilities like everyone else. So do what you can while handling yours and taking care of you.

  14. Hi MH!!! Thank you for birthing and sharing these amazing characters!! I’m re-reading the series as I wait for DB5!!!! 😇😇😇 yes I want it like yesterday but Damn it, you don’t rush greatness! I’m a have a coke and a smile and have these coins in hand for the pre-order!

  15. As I count down days for DB5, a thought came to me and couldn’t wait to ask you. So here goes;

    Will Angelo get his on lady love soon? Will it be with one of the ladies in Carter’s inner circle.

  16. So excited for the forthcoming 5th installment Dark Beauty!! Love the title! While waiting I did a little fan fiction writing on your character Aniyah (‘a what if’ short story)…I see from other posts that we haven’t seen the last of her. Check it out if you can carve out a moment or two…

    • I’m honored the series inspired you to write this!! Aniyah with a child, and with Freddy Russia! Wow! You really took it there! Good story! far less vindictive then what I have going on, but I’m crazy so I’m sure you expected that. You are a talented writer, and I love that it was in first person. It was Interesting seeing the characters personalities, and actions from a mind other than my own. You turned down the crazy a notch or three. I tried to do that myself, but… nope, it didn’t work out. Especially with Mickey! I had fun watching him be so nice, lol. This was kind of what Aniyah wanted … except Ms. Clark’s story is much different in my dreams. But she did genuinely want to be in the whole familial circle of the Salerno/Stone family. She wanted to be one of them, wants a sort of power as well, influence, the lifestyle of a woman that is the object of a powerful man’s affection. She envied Carter for this reason. She snapped on Carter for this reason also. She got a taste of the good life with Kyle. It was so interesting seeing the difference in our imagination with the same characters. So thank you! No one has ever done something like this with the series before. It was lots of fun reading it. I’ll share in my next blog post so that others may see 🙂 ❤

      • Yea! So glad you enjoyed it! It was indeed my pleasure (a true labor of love for the awesome characters you have brought into the universe)…I wasn’t going to write it but I talked it over with my mom and sister (yea we got a mini book club going on with your Dangerous Series) and they said I had to do this. Freddy Russia was a challenge since I had to get creative with what he looked like, his temperament, etc. but if you’re smiling I guess my crazy brain made it work. I am so glad the first person platform worked….that was a gamble. But for some reason the story just needed to be told that way. Again I am glad you enjoyed. I do have my “eye” on Mickey’s off-again on-again cook but I’ll wait for #5 before I fan-fiction pen again.

  17. Just saying hello MH. Loving your creative writing. I purchased all four books for Amazon this November. And I’ve fallen in love with every single book in this series. Continue the good work can’t wait until part 5 is release. Big shout out for the UK. I may even start my own DB book club Lol.

  18. Hi MH, Thank you for your quick response back. I’ve now recommended DB part one Destiny to a friend during lunch today LOI. And she going to check the books out on Amazon. She was excited about purchasing a copy so fingers cross. Ciao for now and take care

  19. Just reread all 4 of the DB books and just makes me want part 5 and I know it is a beautifulwork of art waiting to happen, sso i was wonderingif you could break us off with an excerpt or snip bits of every day of our favorite people? With cherries, whip cream, and chocolate witth cream cheese pieces😢

  20. Hi Michelle..Happy New Year!!! I’m just checking on you to see how you are doing.. I hope you are recovering well… Are there any updates available for you to share about any of your WIP’s? Thank you in advance for anything you can share with us

    • Yes! Still working on DB5 and two other stories (Finding Georgia, Sam & Nick) Taking some time, but I’m hoping to get them ready soon! I’ll post some teasers and more updates soon! Thanks for checking in ❤

  21. Did this with you last year don’t think I can do it again. Love your books but the wait is too long. Sorry im over look in your thread every month. I just have to let you go.

    • Hate to see you go, but I understand. If waiting for my next releases is weighing on you, I say let it go. Life’s too short. I have loyal and understanding fans that I talk to, and that will stick by me. I can’t let comments like these get to me while I’m taking my time to get my stories right. I have to continue writing for them. I wish you well, there are plenty of good authors out there.

  22. Hey Michelle,
    I’ll gladly wait for your books. I have other writers that I like to read that keeps me busy, other than life. Not to far in the past we waited, and we gladly waited for a writer to put OUT a book. That’s what we did that’s who we were. We can be very (right now) world. Just because you can have it now doesnt mean you should.
    When I say I’m coming I’ll be there….if you cant wait for me then you should find something else to get you where you think you have to be yesterday. It’s not a problem to wait its good for you…lol

  23. Stay strong. Your true friends and fans will be on standby until you are ready. I love you style and the stories you give life. I am sure DB5 will be worth the wait.

  24. Very anxious to read book five in this series. The first 4 where humorous and very imaginative. A very good read. I thought it hilarious that the Sicilian Mafia would hook up with all these African-American chicks, that was totally imaginative and I loved it. But please let some other Italian women or some white women find Mickey or an Indian woman at least. I think it’s just a bit far fetched to see them all married to African American woman for anyone’s imagination. They’re very good stories, especially Nathan and Carter, are a perfect match, both crazy, although i think Carter has him beat with crazy, she’s just a bit too crazy. But I am awaiting Lucca’s story. My only downside with this series is that it seems a bit incestuous with everybody being so hooked up tight like that. As gorgeous as these men are described it’s a bit far-fetched as to why some woman hasn’t snapped a couple of them up already. I loved Kyle’s story but it was just a bit slow moving, but good just the same. He’s a sweetie. I really don’t like Anastacia, jumping from Angelo to Cesare and back and forth, very slutty. Her ego just leaves me flat. And the baby she and Cesare had, I don’t have words. I do hope Angelo finds someone.

    • Anastacia is super slutty isn’t she lol. She’s a shameless one, but I love her. She’s amazing, and she knows it. Angelo and Cesare know it too, which is why they are both in love with her. Angelo will find someone, hopefully soon (And yes, she has ebony skin as well). He deserves love too 🙂 . Your review has given me some ideas, thank you for that. Mickey’s love interest though, is also a black woman. She has skin like dark caramel, silky and smooth, but she wasn’t born in America. She was born in Africa. The same with Lucca. Davina will be his love interest, and she is not American either. I guess I can see why you find this far-fetched that the women they be interested in be brown skinned because it is out of the norm, but I don’t find it funny in the slightest. It’s just the way it is in this series. Perhaps what is hilarious is that these powerful African women are hooking up with these Sicilian Mafia men, yes? I write stories where the heroines are black women, not because I can’t write any other way, but because I feel that we are underrepresented in the romance novel community. I won’t be changing that within this series. I hope this doesn’t make you dislike the rest of the series, and I hope you still read. I really am happy that you have enjoyed most of what you have read so far, and I hope I can continue to entertain you as the series continues. Oh, and sorry about the incestuous feel in the story too, it was just the way the story unfolded lol. Did not want to make anyone feel uncomfortable.

      • Thanks Michelle, I love your books, don’t get me wrong. But I also like strong black women with strong black men. Yum yum. I look forward to book 5 and truly waiting to see Angelo find love.
        I still don’t like Anastacia. Something is just off with that chick. She would have been better left with Silas Steele, he’s crazy but amazingly I like him.

      • Thank you for your kind words. I love to see strong black men and women together too. But I also love interracial love too. It’s my secret addiction, interracial romance 😉 … well, it’s not much of a secret anymore is it lol. I’m gonna have to figure out a way to make you love Anastacia lol.

  25. Thank you M for that answer, please do not change the way you write just to please others. I read other authors but I wouldn’t ask them to included other ethnicities etc in their writing because that’s not how they write their books or particular series that being said, there are authors (black) who write with one particular demographic characters Irish, American and Italian and I certainly would not ask them to include a different ethnic person in a particular series and I love their books. If you decide to write a book with other ethnicities I would still buy them because you weave wonderful stories that keep me hounding your page for the next adventure.

  26. Hi Michelle
    When I read the first 3 books about Nathan and Carter, I imagined the pairings as follows:- Kyle and Reanna, Lucca and Tamara, Mickey and Isabella and Dante and Gabriel. I notice that you are going to pair Lucca and Davina. I am about to read part DB4, so will see how Lucca got interested in Davina. Anticipating part 5. Books 1-3 are in my all time top 10 books. I have read them several time even though I have about 100 unread books on my kindle. Keep up the good work. Will there be any more books in the Love stories series?

    Sandra Dee

    • Lucca and Tamara! Wow, never though of that one. And I’m so happy you are enjoying the series so far! Thank you so much for your kind words. And Yes, there will be more books in the love stories series. The next story is titled Finding Georgia ❤

  27. I agree with Annabelle, I love your writing and please don’t change directions based on what others want to see. I loved how you paired Lucca with someone who will understand him better. I can’t wait to see if Mickey will be paired with a certain someone in Carter’s organization. I am curious if Tamara will be making an appearance in future books exploring her attraction to Nathan’s cousin. Will Pauli be making an appearance in other books? I don’t think it’s far fetched that these men hadn’t found long lasting love yet because of who they are and what they do and find nothing wrong with them being with women of color. This is why I read your books and i am so glad that I took the chance and I have even got my mother (who is an avid reader) to read your books. Can’t wait for the next book.

    • You’ll never have to worry about me changing based on what people say. I am who I am, and I love the way I write. Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate you. Yes, Tamara will be making appearances in future books, and she may even have her own I’m still dreaming up that one. Pauli will be coming back as well. He may get his own story too. Thank you for sharing my stories with your mother I hope she enjoyed them!! ❤

  28. amusing observer

    As a bi-racial woman (African American and Italian) and yes my father, who has passed on and was connected, I was quite amused at your story. Carter and Nathan I get since they met as children it was plain to see that they took an instant liking to each other. There relationship was funny, exciting and so full of love…but, having grown up in that world, it was far from truth especially for an African American woman. The dinner that Carter attended, my mother was never allowed at such functions due to her skin color, although my father loved her dearly and he was very good to us, we knew our place.

    Understand me Ms. Hardin I loved your books, I found them very entertaining and the stories very good, coming from an outsider. Sicilian family members have a very bleak view of African- American people and though the men may play around with us, they would never bring us into the family, especially at that level.

    Mikilo I absolutely adore, and I found Cater to be an interesting character with amazing/unbelievable skill, and from what I know of the Unione Corse, my doubts are high with that one. Kyle’s story was lovely, He and Reanna I get also due to her babysitting Sophia for 2 years. I was amazed that Anastacia didn’t handle her siblings herself which makes me believe that even though they mistreated her she still couldn’t bring herself to kill them, having her daughter do it different.

    I found that the Salerno family, having had it’s roots in Sicily due to Angelo and Cesare, would have known this. I know things change but in that world very little does. I understand Dante’s reluctance to telling his dad. It could very well be a death sentence for him, (This I know for fact) as I said very little changes in that world and if a man is gay no one would ever know.

    I look forward to the next installment in this series which I believe will feature Luca, which I also found amusing that he wasn’t married already. Made-me are generally married at a younger age than Luca is.

    I do like your stories, my sister and I enjoyed them and had a good laugh, probably because we know differently.

    • Okay, well. I’m glad you two had a good laugh …. I guess, but I just don’t understand what makes that so amusing. It sounds sad to me. If two people fall in love they should be able to be together regardless of race. I hate to hear that your mother was treated that way, really. If you don’t mind me saying, your father’s family should have been more accepting of the woman he chose to be with. Thats just so sad. It makes me glad that I write fiction, because I couldn’t imagine Nathan or Kyle, or any of my guys treating the woman they love that way. Lucca isn’t married yet, because he was just interested in juggling multiple women. I don’t know how it happens in your world, but in the one I created the men don’t get married until they are ready. This is why I write fiction, because real life sucks. Dante being gay should not be a death sentence, that is just wrong, but I guess where your from that’s just the way it is??? Anastacia can bring herself to kill her siblings. She just wanted to have some fun with them. Its all apart of her crazy. And lastly, I just will never understand what is so d-word funny about racism. If your mother was treated the way you say, and if you (as a part black woman) are mistreated because of the color of your skin by your Italian family THAT IS NOT FUNNY. There are humorous scenes in my stories, but the love between the man and woman they end up with is not one of the things I meant to be funny. And it makes me very uncomfortable that you and Mr. Jack are finding humor in racism. But all in all, I’m glad you enjoyed the story, I guess. *Sigh* I don’t really know anymore. I just had surgery today, and y’all are making me tired.

      • Hi Michelle!
        I hope your surgery went well and you have a speedy recovery. I hope you don’t spend too much time thinking about these comments. I also didn’t find anything funny about those previous comments and love the world you’ve created for your characters. I don’t find it far fetched that two people who may seem like complete opposites for any host of reasons could fall in love – those sorts of things happen everyday. I absolutely love the strong WOC you feature in your books and find your stories so intriguing, suspenseful, romantic, engaging, well written and I could go on and on – but not amusing and especially not when it comes to the impossibility of a black woman being wanted by a man of another race or treated kindly by that love interest and their family. In any case, I hope you continue to heal and keep your creative mind going. Looking forward to reading more of your stories when you’re back on your feet!

      • Thank you Melanie! You’re comments are refreshing to read after reading such negativity. And you’re right, I’ve have decided that I will not be responding back to anymore of these people that find the love in my stories amusing. I and many others find it beautiful because that is what love is, beautiful and pure. I thank you so much for your well wishes on my recovery, I am doing well, and hoping to get back to feeling 100 soon! ❤ Thank you for being awesome, I truly appreciate you.

  29. Hi Michelle
    Ugua pole.
    Now to “O” have you with you’re infinite wisdom written the same thing to (sorry Michelle) JJ. McCoy, Blue Saffire, Sienna Mynx, Latrivia Nelson to name but a few! Don’t they get that what you write is FICTION! Just one sentence would have surfficed instead of all
    hoity toity (had to use that word😊) I was born into that world my response would have been ” And” what’s it got to do with your writing and yes I have got my knickers all in a twist as we say. So to the one “born into that world” please write a book if they’ll let you I ‘ll read it. dont come onto someones page and say its not like that. How did you feel when you were told YOU ARE NOT ONE OF US!!!!. It hurts doesn’t it.

    Michelle get well soon and I await the next roller coaster that is DB5.

  30. So happy to hear that you made it through surgery and still with us. Damn the haters and ignorance thats floating around continue to get, heal sn d basket in nothing but positivity. Then when you are ready, continue to bless us with your brilliance!

  31. So happy to hear that you made it through surgery and still with us. Damn the haters and ignorance thats floating around and continue to get better, heal and basket in nothing but positivity. Then when you are ready, continue to bless us with your brilliance!

    • Hey Vicky! ❤ Thank you so much for checking in. I'm still healing, but I'm praying everyday that I'll be back to fighting shape soon. The book is coming along as well. I will keep posting updates as it keeps progressing . Cant wait to get it done. Thank you again for checking in on me. ❤ 🙂

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