In a world filled with dead ends and broken dreams, two strangers discover the only way to save themselves...is by saving each other.

Saddled with the grim inheritance of a bankrupt Russian teahouse in a Detroit slum, Alex Winters’ life is filled with more misfortune than a Tolstoy novel.

Using her knack for observation and the songs playing on the radio, Alex passes the time by writing quirky backstories for the parade of inner city characters that drift in and out of the teahouse, each one inspired by her love of music.

But all that changes when an enigmatic stranger walks through her door. Tall, dark and grumpy, ex-Marine Frank Brennan’s daily visits to the teahouse defy any plot twist Alex can imagine. Frank’s mysterious behavior leaves her wondering who he really is and why he keeps trying to improve her bleak situation.

But when Frank’s unique brand of tactical chivalry slams head-on into a mob payment gone bad, Alex finds herself on the run in an epic cross-country road trip with a twitchy veteran who acts like his mission objective is to get as far away from her as possible…

…Which would be fine if Alex hadn’t the misfortune to fall hard for the rough-around-the-edges Gunner.

Getting Frank Brennan to admit he feels the same is a risky gambit, but Alex Winters has four days, two thousand miles of road, and a strategy for unconditional surrender that could bring even the most battle-hardened soldier to his knees.

"I wrote Frank Brennan fan fiction.” Alex shot Frank a glance and winced. “Three of them to be exact.”

“Frank Brennan fanfiction,” he repeated, fixing her with one of his inscrutable gazes.  “What, exactly, is that?”


From the mixed-up files of Alex Winters come three high-octane, adrenaline-packed, hyphen-heavy adventures deciphering the mystery that is Frank Brennan. 

 Winter Unscripted- Meet Frank Brennan, a veteran Hollywood action hero who meets his match in a smart-mouthed screenwriter Alex Winters…


 Brennan’s Lament- Meet Frank Brennan, highly-trained government spook and international hit man on the trail of a mysterious Russian assassin named Alex…


 Bangkok Vengeance- Meet Frank Brennan: husband, father, vinyl siding salesman...disavowed double agent.


Together in one volume, Alex Winters’ complete stories written shotgun while on the run from the Russian mob in the breakout comedy prequel/sequel Winter’s Gambit.  Painstakingly transcribed from her handwritten journals, each adventure is a genre-heavy field assessment of just who Frank Brennan—the mysterious man who blew up her tea house and stole her heart—really is… and who they might become together.