Thank You
This has been quite a journey.  From the day I hit the scary “publish” button on Amazon for Heart of Stone up until now, I have learned and experienced so much. Most importantly, I learned how generous the network of independent author’s are.  While there are too many individual’s to list by name, you know who you are. You are amazing and I am so proud to be a part of this community.

To Readers’ Favorite – thank you for giving recognition to Heart of Stone.  I am appreciative of the opportunities that you have opened up for me and I hope to see you next year!

To my readers – you have made this experience so much fun! You remind me of the reasons for doing what I do each and every day. From Facebook comments to helping me pick out an outfit when I’m in a panic – I love our interactions! I look forward to many more in the future. You are priceless.

To my beta readers – Audra, Jenny, Katherine, Beckie, Sasha, Lori, and Amanda. I couldn’t have done this without you. Your feedback on Stepping Stone was immeasurable and I will forever be grateful for your contributions.

To Lauren - snagging you as my PA was the best decision I ever made during this journey. I will never be able to thank you enough!

To my ARC family - you are awesome! Thank you so much for everything you have done!

And last, but never least, to my husband – thank you for allowing me to pursue my dream.  I love you so very much.


​Narrated by Lacy Laurel & Jeffrey Kafer

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"Hang on to your kindles! It's a wild ride!" 

- Once Upon An Alpha

"A definite page turner with enticing romance scenes that will make you sweat even during those cold winter nights!" 

- Redz World

"I loved all of the twists and turns...Dakota does not disappoint!"

 - Crystal's Book World

"This read demanded to be heard. It screamed escape from the everyday and gave me that something extra I was looking for." 

- The Book Junkie Reads

"Giving new meaning to 'off the charts'." 

- Readers' Favorite

Reviews for Stepping Stone 

Sometimes the only way to take control is to surrender...

Krystina Cole is flawed and damaged from a traumatic experience. A relationship with Alexander Stone will never work. She knows that her capacity for love is limited, and that only she alone can repair the pieces of her shattered heart. But Alexander is everywhere she turns. In her mind. In her heart. And in her soul. She cannot deny him. He is her addiction and she is unable to stay away.

Alexander Stone has accepted the inevitable. If he wants to hold on to Krystina, he must bare all and release the secrets in his past. There were risks, but she is worth it. No woman has ever affected him the way that she did. She is the sunshine in his darkness. The lightning to his thunder. She is his angel.

Bound by their passion to be together, Alexander and Krystina fight to let go of their pasts. Together, they embark on a journey of self-exploration, relying on trust to be their ultimate bond. Falling completely into one another, there finally seems to be a beacon of hope for their future. But as they test their boundaries of desire, fate takes an unexpected turn, threatening their only chance of survival…