Welcome to the official website of multi-genre author Patricia C. Hernández. As Tricia Lee, she writes contemporary romance with a touch of comedy. Her Chancey-Hernández Zoo Trilogy captures both the dark and light sides of human nature, death and murder. The Lea Chan mysteries project a quirky dark humor with unexpected twists and turns. Patrice de Chauncy begins with a soap opera melodrama but will follow with international romantic adventures.
Palmaltas, a fictional island in the Caribbean west of Jamaica and south of the Caymans, is a place where reading and fantasizing come together. Pull up a beach chair and settle under a tall palm tree with a book that will take you to places about which you can only dream. A tall glass of Palmaltas punch will miraculously appear. As you turn the pages, a sea breeze will riffle the palm fronds above you and the lapping of the waves on the beach will intermingle with the soothing reggae melodies in the background and an occasional burst of calypso nearby.
Ah, Palmaltas…sun, sea, sand, mystery and romance!
Death by Salsa
by Lea Chan
The goal of friends Clay and Marty is to win a hottest category salsa contest. The goal of their wives Hannah and Sherylynn is to work on archaeological and horticultural projects in Southwest New Mexico for an online college. Never mind that Clay and Marty don’t know the first thing about making salsa, hot or otherwise, as they set out on a modern picaresque journey to find the hottest chile peppers. As Clay and Marty begin their experiments and offering them to locals for an opinion, they are oblivious to the effects their efforts are having. And the human bones Sherylynn and Hannah find are not part of their projects.
A Colorado Destiny
by Tricia Lee
While having lunch with her best friend in a crowded restaurant, Danielle Stevens locks eyes with a stranger across the room. She looks away, startled that she thinks she has seen someone from her past: someone she never wants to see again.
At that moment, Blake Wallace, the recipient of her stare, asks his companion if he has ever seen someone who seems familiar but doesn’t know why. His friend laughs, teasing him that he has had too many women in his past.
by Tricia Lee
A spunky Texas country girl becomes a spunky Texas businesswoman who encounters a suave and debonair northeastern executive at work. A friend's challenge sends the romance into a serio-comical charade that almost spins out of control