An Update and a Sort-of New Story

Hi everyone,

Just a short post today. For those of you who follow me on FB or Twitter you will know that last week I had to have my beloved dog Scruffy put down. It was a gut-wrenching decision to make, however, his issues with brain bleeds and dementia were never going to get any better and the vet and I both decided it was the right thing to do. Consequently, I have been busy, but not busy if you can understand what I mean πŸ™‚

The first thing I hope you all notice is I have FINALLY updated my pages on this blog. Not the picture gallery unfortunately, although I will get to that. But all the series pages have been updated along with five books I’ve released and didn’t realize weren’t on here.Β  I have also updated the “What to Read” page with the new releases.Β  My wonderful friend Phil Harrison (who also writes as Harrison Phillips) wrote a touching story about Scruffy joining the Cloverleah Pack after his death and gave me permission to share it. You can find that at the bottom of the Free Stories page.

On the writing front, I am about halfway through The Necromancer’s Smile, which was one of those books unrelated to any of my series that just wouldn’t leave me alone. I’ve also started Lasse’s story in the Gods Made Me Do It series – he’s waited a long time for his mate and I felt it was time to give him one.

Finally, a new book of mine came out on Amazon today, but it’s not really a new story. I am not sure how many of you remember I was part of an Anthology last year – SuMMer Heat which included stories from nine authors including me.Β  Unfortunately, a few things didn’t work out with the Anthology and after some polite asking from the authors, it was taken down, allowing us to publish the stories ourselves. Mine – If You Can’t Stand the Heat featuring Wyatt and Stone – went up on Amazon yesterday. It is a short story from the Alpha and Omega universe. If you were a fan of that series, and you HAVEN’T bought the anthology it was in, it’s available now.

This has been a year so far for hard knocks – but thanks to all your lovely support, I get up every day and I keep going. Have a wonderful day, and thank you from the bottom of my heart πŸ™‚

This story was PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED in the SuMMer Heat Anthology in August of last year (which is now out of publication). This is a re-edited and lightly added to version of the same story and nothing in the story line has changed. Please do not purchase if you already own a copy of the anthology, thank you.

Stone, an alpha wolf and tracker for the council, was on an unusual but easily completed job; all he had to do was pick up a runaway omega and return him to his home pack. It sounded simple enough when he took the assignment, but when Stone catches sight of Wyatt, living in a derelict cabin in the middle of nowhere, he knows his life is about to change.

Wyatt, omega wolf, has been on the run from a forced mating for three years; living hand to mouth, doing his best to raise his four-year-old sister, Maddie. Always watching over his shoulder, scared to interact with anyone, he has no idea how much his life will change when a stranger knocks on his door during a summer storm.

But Wyatt’s past isn’t about to let him go and when the council gets involved, Stone must do his best to protect the man who stole his heart and the sweet little girl who calls him Uncle. After all, if you can’t stand the heat….

This is a short standalone story in my Alpha and Omega universe. 21,700 words. References to intended rape (didn’t happen and is off page) may be a trigger for some. M/M true mates shifter story.

Available from Amazon now –

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20 responses to An Update and a Sort-of New Story

  1. I’m sorry for the loss of Scruffy, but by the looks of Phil’s story, he went to a great new home.

    Bought and Read If you can’t stand the heat yesterday…and loved it. Can’t wait for your net story to come out πŸ™‚

    • Lisao79

      Thank you so much Caz – strangely enough Phil’s story made me feel a lot better about everything πŸ™‚ I am thrilled you enjoyed Wyatt and Stone’s story – have a brilliant day πŸ™‚

  2. Judy Stone

    I purchased If You Can’t Stand the Heat even though I have the anthology. I fell in love with Stone and Wyatt all over again, and hope you’ll give the rest of the guys their HEAs.

    I’m so sorry you’ve been put through the wringer this year, Lisa. And losing your boon companion and family member? Heartbreaking. Sending healing vibes and virtual hugs. Know you are loved.

  3. Blaine Hall

    Hi Lisa,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s just gut wrenching when one of our little friends has to move on. I feel for you and wish you peace for your decision.
    Love and Hugs,

  4. Bobbi Topacio

    This is my first email update and was it a nice way to start the day.
    I’m going to try and leave a comment but as I have never been able to yet we will see. I loved Scruffy’s story I know I will meet my fur babies again but I never thought about them going on and finding a partner now I will.

    • Lisao79

      HI Bobbi, I moderate all my comments which is why it wouldn’t have shown up when you posted it, but thank you so much for your lovely thoughts. Hugs, Lisa πŸ™‚

  5. JC Kelly

    Darling Lisa,
    He looks so much like he will fit into Killers pack. Scruffy now also will live in all your readers memory. A fitting tribute for a well loved family member.
    I do pray the year gets better for you. (aka ABookFiend- amazon)

  6. Jennifer Butler

    Hello, first let me start off by saying that I AM A VERY HUGE fan of your entire series! Now, with that being said, my condolences go out to you as I too know first hand how hard and gut wrenching a decision it is to make when having your beloved pet/family member put down. I too had to make that same decision when my English Mastiff, Titan became ill and his organs started failing. I held on for as long as I could doing everything possible and spending untold dollars trying to get him better, but to no avail. Its been almost two years now that I’ve been without him and not a day goes by that I do not think of him and even sometime I still cry. I am now on the fence whether to get another dog or what breed. I have had many many breeds over the years and the English has always been my favorite. The only hesitation is the expensive vet bills once that they get past a certain weight and this even with pet insurance. I will make a decision before the year is out. So, right now, I must contend myself with my Maine Coon cat, and my 3 rabbits. I have a lion head, a French Lop, and a Flemish Giant, however, nothing beats the love of a dog. Again, my condolences go out to you and keep writing! FYI, I love all of your series and have read them all at least 4 or 5 times and am now back to the Cloverleah Pack book 12 “On the Brink.”

    • Lisao79

      Oh Jennifer, making that decision about getting another dog, especially when you have been through so much with your beloved Titan doesn’t make things easy. I love how you mention your French Lop – I adore rabbits and cats but unfortunately I am allergic to the fur on both. However, I have been considering getting another lizard until the right dog walks back into my life again πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your lovely comments – I am thrilled you get so much enjoyment out of my books. Have an awesome day – hugs, Lisa.

      • Jenea Butler

        You’re so right making the decision to get another dog especially after losing my Titan was not an easy decision to make. After we put him down, I vehemently swore that I did not want nor would I get another pet, because the loss was too painful, however, even though our household has 4 lizards, 100 gallon saltwater aquarium, 2 tarantulas, 1 cat and 3 rabbits, I still feel empty without my dog and so I decided that I just can’t cut myself off from pets because of the fear of having to lose them. I am an avid animal lover through and through, therefore, I will march on and get my dog, I just don’t know what breed I want. And yes! I do get such enjoyment from your books, that I wait anxiously in anticipation for the next installments. You have a very blessed day.

  7. Kerry

    Wow I love scruffy story

  8. Sonja

    Hi Lisa,
    So sorry to hear about Scruffy, I just read his story and my heart aches a little less, I hope it did the same for you. With tears in my eyes, I’m sending you hugs (from me), licks, and tail wags from my two precious puppies. You are in our hearts.
    Take care of you.

  9. Tammy

    I am soooo sorry to hear this, I am a HUGE dog lover and feel your pain. 😭 Nothing said will help but know I feel you pain and loss. Tammy

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