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Shadow Woman

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Russell Radcliffe is a successful executive living the dream life; a gorgeous wife and two children. All that was missing was a dog. The dream turned into a nightmare when Russell’s gender dysphoria overwhelmed his ability to control it. After the shame of being discovered, he lost everything; except for his red Mercedes coupe and the will power to put his life back together When he discovers that one of his colleagues, Barbara Collins, is a trans woman, he decides to strip off his male exterior and let his female gender, Allison, make her debut. Allison, with the support of Collins, brings a ray of hope that life might offer more than pain and confusion. Life gets more complicated when his boss, Sylvia Hutchison, a dominant and beautiful sexual powerhouse, has other ideas after she discovers his deepest secret. She plans to force him into submission. As Sylvia’s hold on Russell tightens he is torn between shame and desire. Will he choose Russell or Allison?

In Book One: I'm Nobody's Pancake, Amelia Ciracco opens up about her life as a wife and working mother. She shares life experiences through the lens of a strong-willed and loving wife and mother of three. Amelia brings a humorous twist to work, through her encounters with the boss she has labeled Mister Testosterone. She also shares the daily struggles of raising three diverse children and a husband whom she feels is comatose at times to her animated views. Amelia is every woman in some dimension, not all at once. But there are aspects of Amelia’s life to which every woman can relate and to which every man can become enlightened..

Book 3: Pass the Butter continues the exploits of Amelia Ciracco, a Sicilian-American housewife and working mother, has strong and vocal opinions and feelings about life and the world swirling around her. Mother of three diverse and wonderfully unique children, she returns to work when Randy, the youngest, starts school. Her husband Ralph is happy she’s back at work. He worried about her sanity hoping her marble bag stayed tied tight enough to keeps its contents intact until the children reached school-age.
Life’s hectic for the Ciracco family; although you couldn’t discern it from Ralph’s demeanor. The man makes stoic people look like they have attention deficit disorder. Amelia struggles through the juggling act of husband, family, and work. Sometimes she drops one of the balls. That’s when wit and sarcasm cover up her failing.

 

In Book 2: What, No Bacon?, Amelia, wife and working mother, continues sharing her life experiences through the lens of a strong-willed and loving wife and mother of three. Walk with Amelia, but not too slowly, through her encounters with raising three unique children. You'll relate to the daily struggles of raising three diverse children and a husband whom she feels is comatose at times to her animated views. Amelia is every woman in some dimension, not all at once. But there are aspects of Amelia’s life to which every woman can relate and to which every man can become enlightened. Amelia is passionate about her life and is protective of the lives of her daughters Suzanne and Lisa, and her son Randy. 

In Book 4 Pass the Syrup, Amelia reminisces about personal epiphanies of a Sicilian-American housewife and working mother. You’ll share her strong and vocal opinions and feelings about life and the world swirling around her. Her husband Ralph worries about her sanity hoping her marble bag stayed tied tight enough to keeps its contents intact until the children reached school-age.
Life’s hectic for the Ciracco family; although you couldn’t discern it from Ralph’s demeanor. The man makes stoic people look like they have attention deficit disorder. Amelia struggles through the juggling act of husband, family, and work. Sometimes she drops one of the balls. That’s when wit and sarcasm cover up her failing.
Amelia’s professional life is replete with anecdotes of a loving family, engaging neighbors, testosterone-filled bosses and co-workers under tremendous pressure to perform in an atmosphere that is sometimes comical and other times too tense for normal people.

Poems from the Heart, Books 1 and 2

These two are books of expressions; a series of short stories, sometimes set to rhyme. They provide the opportunity to express emotions in a way that doesn’t require the complexity of characters or plots.
These poems are snapshots of experiences memorialized in creative words to convey an observation, a hidden meaning.
Messages come in different ways and through various means. Nature has messages, stories, tales, to share if we’re open to seeing and hearing. I’m a visual person. The beauty of nature speaks to me through colors, hues, shadows and reflections.
We are all part of nature. We are the human representation of inanimate objects. Our mind and spirit can take us to places only the birds can reach; if we are open to the possibilities.
My poems capture nature’s message. They are very personal and moving. They are my stream of consciousness.

Books Published as D.D. Nicaro

For emotionally conflicted Michael Whalen, normal relationships never materialize. His obsession with his sister Mary positions her as a psychological puppeteer leaving him trapped in a world of his making.  When women in suburban Philadelphia start to disappear or turn up dead, the FBI's interest in a decade-long trail of missing women ignites.  Michael becomes tangled in a net of manipulation, murder, human trafficking and corruption. Power and money bait the trap. All of the players soon find themselves drowning in a pit of "old money" covered with the stench of decay and abused societal privilege. 

Sequel to The Trap  Newly minted Witness Protection inductees Albert and Ella Johnson (formerly John Burton and his former detective partner Lena Reyes) settle uncomfortably into their new life a world away from Suburban Philadelphia police detective work. Their sleepy little enclave turns deadly when homeless men are murdered. T Albert’s interest in the unsolved murders grows. Ella worries her husband will risk their lives by violating their contract with the US Marshal Service.  Albert convinces the FBI to allow him to consult with the local police above the objections of his wife and the US Marshal Service; quickly becoming embroiled in the investigation,  and exposing his new friends to the brutality of a serial killer. His recklessness places his wife in the crosshairs of the killer. Can Albert save his wife and his marriage?

Two women look to bury their past and search for a future in a rural setting. Ginger Moreland, a woman with a lurid past returns home for vengeance. Victoria Wellborn carries an uncertain future, accomplished professional yet harboring emptiness. Two women brought together by fate and desire to settle the past. Walt Hooker and Johnny Blakely are two men searching for an opportunity to make a difference. Two men are thrown together by fate; neither saw their paths crossing. Their differences are their commonality. Two men and two women come together against one common adversary. Michael Hardesty is a throwback to the robber barons. His empire was built on the lives and the deaths of his prey. He is a man people would love to hate if they lived long enough to enjoy the feeling. Hardesty made one big mistake, he crossed Ginger Moreland in ways a man should never consider. Alone she might fail. With unlikely allies, she might bring him down, hard. But Hardesty won’t go down without a fight. Four allies put themselves in harms’ way. Their lives and the lives of their friends hang in the balance.

An intellectual thriller that pits brain against brain in this multi-dimensional novel. When greed is your mistress and power her aphrodisiac, people become expendable. Self-made millionaire Richard Gillespie senses his investment firm is crumbling. Gillespie uses Dr. Brigette Lonerghan, a university executive, to access a valuable portfolio of inventions. The inventor, Dr. Joseph Ralinski, pocketing millions from side deals over the years, has driven high-ranking university officials to set sights on toppling his financial fortress. Lonerghan becomes a pawn in a game of ego and greed between Gillespie and his nemesis, Louis Jacobsen - head of the university's office that handles inventions. Jacobsen, Lonerghan's illicit lover, discovers his unfaithful wife is drugging him into spousal submission and plots revenge. Three people, three angles: Jacobsen - greed and selfishness; the Provost - self-righteousness coupled with mistrust; and finally Ralinski - self-important and arrogant. The common denominator is "self". FBI involvement escalates the tension and the body count rises.