Woo Hoo – the SuMMer Heat Anthology is Live

A while ago, I was asked if I wanted to participate in the SuMMer Heat Anthology – where readers get a total of nine stories from amazing MM authors like Maggie Walsh, Shea Balik, Cree Storm and Ariel Halford. I put my thinking cap on and came up with a new short Alpha and Omega story. When I say short, all of the stories in the book are over 20,000 words long so you are getting a really good bargain with this book.

To tempt your appetite, I have included a snippet from my story in the anthology. The buy links are below it. You can’t miss out on this one, it is a great value read and you may find yourself a few new authors to follow.

Blurb for the Anthology

9 stories from today’s hottest MM authors!
The sound of the water rushing onto the beach. The sunrises and sunsets that are reminiscent of a stunning postcard. As perfect as the idyllic setting is, there is still something missing that you can’t quite put your finger on.
Then across the beach, the bar, the pool, you catch sight of the man you let get away, or the first sight of your destiny, and your mind travels along a road that you don’t want to end.
But a summer love is just for the summer, isn’t it?
Join these NINE Best Selling MM authors as they take you on a journey of summer love at its best!
Twenty percent of all proceeds donated to The Trevor Project. Trevor provides valuable resources to LGBTQ youth who may not have anywhere else to turn.

Blurb for my Story – If You Can’t Stand the Heat

Stone, alpha wolf and tracker for the council, was on an unusual but easily completed job; pick up a runaway omega and return him to his home pack. Sounded simple enough 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 answer his door, 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 letting 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….

M/M true mate romance. Heat level 4.

Excerpt from my story in the Anthology

Wyatt froze. Someone was trying to take his door off its hinges. He looked down at Maddie and put his finger over his lips. Her eyes widened and she scrunched down under the blankets. “Not a sound,” Wyatt warned as he got up, making sure the bedroom door was firmly closed before he took the two steps towards the front door.

“We don’t want any, thank you.” He called through the door, praying it was a lost salesman.

“My car broke down and my phone’s dead.” The rough voice didn’t sound reassuring. “I just wondered if I could use yours?”

“I don’t have one, sorry. If you go about five miles down the road, the store will have one.” Wyatt leaned closer to the door. The man’s voice sent tingles down his spine and his wolf wanted to jump out and meet him.

“It’s pissing down. Can I at least come in and get dry? I’d love a cup of coffee if you had one spare.”

What’s he think this is, a coffee house? But the visitor was right; the rain had been pounding his old tin roof for more than an hour which was why he was late getting Maddie to bed. Wyatt’s hand hesitated over the door latch. There’s no chance someone could find me here. It’s just a stranded traveler. Geeze, where’s your sense of compassion? Besides, he could hold his own with most humans…it was only other shifters he had problems with.

“Hang on,” Wyatt said as he wrestled with the door. The frame was warped and the damp weather caused it to stick. “I’ve just got to…oh.” Wyatt fell back as the door was shoved open. “You…you…no, I won’t go back!”

Scuttling backwards on the floor, Wyatt tried to get his lungs under control. The alpha sauntered in like he owned the place, a half grin visible through his dark goatee, droplets of water sliding down his bare arms and hitting the floor. “I don’t know who you are,” Wyatt struggled to his feet. “But you’ve got no right barging in here. I want you to leave.” He pointed at the door praying his arm wouldn’t tremble.

“I think we’ve got a lot to talk about, omega.”

Buy links are below – have a wonderful day 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071GJ4WZ8/

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/732967

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/summer-heat-anthology

 

 

 

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Moving House isn’t easy…

Hi everyone,

It has been a hectic few months and as I am between books (barely) I thought now was the perfect time to update you on what’s going on with me lately.

I moved house about six weeks ago. Gosh, you might think, surely she’s had time to settle down by now, but this move was a huge deal for me personally as well as from a logical standpoint. Getting the boxes unpacked was the easy part. Finding that equilibrium so the words flow in my stories was another matter entirely.

I didn’t just move house, I moved four hours drive away from my comfort zone. I left my kids and grandkids behind and while I love my little house, I don’t know anyone in this new town. I’d never even visited the town before I bought my house. It’s the biggest decision I have made since my marriage broke up almost three years ago and I’ve had some scary moments lol.

Of course stress doesn’t help with your health and mine suffered a bit since I moved. But overall, it’s been a positive experience. I haven’t owned a house since I was in my twenties (and yes, that was a long time ago), and now, okay the bank owns this one, but I am slowly coming up with plans to renovate my tiny house and my huge bare backyard.  Poor Scruffy is missing his trees and the possums and his stress doesn’t help mine, but I am on the lookout for a new four footed companion for him – someone who will help him guard my yard 🙂

Snake Snack was the first book I have published since I moved house and I have another one coming out this week, Cam’s Promise from the Northern States pack series (Under Lee Oliver). I know you are all waiting for the next Cloverleah and I can finally tell you it is in the pipeline. But I am sure you understand with all that has been going on lately, that delving into the complexity that Marius’s story will bring, wasn’t something I could bring myself to do when I was still trying to find where my lovely daughter stashed all my belongings lol.

I guess the point of this rambling message is that I didn’t want you to think I had forgotten you. I am on social media every day, as best I can be, but I know many of you on here prefer not to use FB or Twitter and I totally understand. But I do appreciate the emails, pictures and lovely messages of support I have been receiving. Thank you all so much. As I said in the dedication on Snake Snack, my life would be bleak without you.

Have a wonderful day 🙂

 

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Snake Snack now available!

New Release!

Snake Snack, Arrowtown Book 2

Simon liked the idea of having a Fated Mate; after all, Ra and Seth certainly seem happy enough. A random encounter in Jackson changes his thinking though, making him wonder if he should have thought that mate thing through more thoroughly. As a snake shifter, he was used to being alone. Who cared if he upset anyone or not? But his old behavior wasn’t going to win him any hearts, including his mate’s.

Darwin works three jobs to survive. On his own for more years than he can count, he stays away from shifters and shifter towns. Trusting no one, he works and sleeps and while his life is dull, it’s safe and that’s all Darwin cares about. When he comes across a snake in his apartment, his first instinct is to hit it with his trusty bat. But the mate pull works both ways and Darwin’s forced to consider some changes in his life.

Two stalkers, two kidnappings, life is rarely dull in Arrowtown. With Ra running for mayor and Liam’s and Lucien’s life threatened by their past, Simon and Darwin have their work cut out for them. Being mates is one thing; love is a totally different matter.

Usual warnings associated with stories about men falling in love with other men. If it’s not your cup of tea please don’t buy this. NOTE: This is an MPREG story and includes a scene with a flying mouse, a very clever Fae child and a grumpy snake.

 

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I’m Still Writing – Update and a wee teaser

Hi there,

I know, my poor blog has been neglected again, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy behind the scenes. As some of you know, I’ve had some health issues lately brought on by some stressful real life events; nothing major, but enough to make it difficult for me to function some days. I am fine now, but taking things a lot slower and indulging in my passion which is writing my stories.

My to-do list is huge. I have books due on every series I have going, and there are a lot of them. Many people ask when my next “such and such” book is coming out and for the most part, all I can say is “soon”. I love that I am asked because it means my wonderful readers are excited to see the next installment in a series – I only wish I could give a more definitive answer. There are characters from eight books vying for space in my brain at the moment and although I know I would get to them a lot faster if I wrote two at the same time as I have in the past, my health just won’t allow that. So I am focusing on crafting one at a time, and trying to make that story the best darn one I can.

So what is it?  Which book am I writing now? Poseidon’s story, which will be book 2 in the Gods Made Me Do It series. From those of you who read On The Brink (Cloverleah book 10) you will remember Poseidon as Nereus’s father, who basically had sex on the brain. A number of people asked if I was writing his story – they wanted to see him with a mate, and I am delivering.  You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me will be out around the middle of June and here’s a small teaser  🙂

My inspirational pic for Poseidon

Excerpt (unedited)

“Clotho, Lachesis, Atropos, stop screwing me about. I demand an audience,” Poseidon yelled as he stumbled over yet another log.

“You don’t have the right to demand anything of us.” Clotho appeared beside him, making him jump. Regaining his composure, Poseidon peered through the murky undergrowth. The sisters were always together. Sure enough, he spied Lachesis lurking up a nearby tree and Atropos appeared complete with a cauldron in front of him. A tingle of alarm ran up his spine. That cauldron could spell trouble.

“Ladies,” he said, spreading his hands. He’d put on the charm he was famous for. It worked for everyone else. “We seem to have a little problem. Somehow my life thread got caught up with that of a land creature. If I could prevail on you to just snip me free, I’d owe you a favor.”

“We don’t need any favors from you,” Atropos cackled. “In fact, I feel sorry for the poor Alpha who has to cope with your sorry ass for all eternity.”

“This wasn’t a mistake?” Poseidon’s anger burned and he forgot his earlier caution. “You deliberately set me up with a wolf shifter, despite knowing I’m the lord of the sea? How could you be so stupid? Do you know what happens when wolf shifters claim their mates? My cock won’t work for anyone else but him!”

“Then I suggest you stick close to him,” Lachesis jumped from the tree, peering into Atropos’s cauldron. “More nutmeg,” she suggested.

“You can’t do this to me,” Poseidon roared, his voice echoing around the glade like thunder. “I am a god. Men fall to the ground when they hear my name. I refuse to take a mate. You can’t force me.”

“From what we saw, there wasn’t any force involved,” Clotho laughed prettily, stepping over to join her sisters. “In fact, I got the impression you had a really good time.”

End excerpt – have a lovely weekend 🙂

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A Change of Plans is LIVE!

This book is now live! Get your copy today!

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Alpha and Omega series #2.5

Detective Sully Roberts spent his life living a lie but when his best friend Zander mated with Terry, Sully was thrown into a world where wolf shifters looked human and true mates were real. Of course, as a human he never expected to find a mate. Zander explained they were rare and while he dreamed of finding someone to call his own, he’d settle for getting his father off his back. In the meantime, Sully was doing his best to climb out of the closet; not easy, even with new friends by his side.

Gunnery Sergeant Quentin Thorne, Q to his friends, lived for the armed forces. After spending eight years in the Marines, he was on leave pondering his re-enlistment. Something was holding him back and it wasn’t just his wolf. Deciding to visit his brother Richard, he’d barely got off the plane, when he was assailed with a scent he hadn’t known he was waiting for.

Two career men; one bite would change everything. But not everyone accepts their union. When a fire breaks out and Sully is wounded both men have to seriously consider a change of plans.

Note: This short story is a spin off from Dancing Around the Cop, book two in the Alpha and Omega series. While it can be read as a standalone, you will understand more about the secondary characters if you have read that book first.

This book is an M/M true mate romance. It depicts intimate scenes between males.

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