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June 18, 2019

Work in Progress: Phoenix

NEW PHOENIX/WOLF ROMANCE!

Good news! I have finally started writing Eleanor D’Angelo’s love story. If you aren’t sure who she is, you need to read my Alpha Phoenix series. Eleanor is the last remaining unwed D’Angelo sibling. And this fall she gets her very own fated mate.

This one has been a long time coming. Thanks to everyone who gave me a nudge. Eleanor has now completed her surgical residency, earning a promotion and a new posting in California. Her fated mate is a werewolf with some issues, and a ton of secrets.

This story will be the start of a new phoenix series, so I am on the hunt for a new series name. It needs to be hot but not overt. And it must tell readers at a glance that they are about to read steamy, paranormal romantic suspense with a happy ending.

This is the moment when I should whip out a link to a survey. But I would rather have your unprompted ideas. When I have a list, I can ask for votes.

Please, please leave your suggestions in the comments. Also your times for the jigsaw. Or anything else you want to tell me.
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Published on June 18, 2019 15:23

Work in Progress: Phoenix 💖 Werewolf

NEW PHOENIX/WOLF ROMANCE!

Good news! I have finally started writing Eleanor D’Angelo’s love story. If you aren’t sure who she is, you need to read my Alpha Phoenix series. Eleanor is the last remaining unwed D’Angelo sibling. And this fall she gets her very own fated mate.

This one has been a long time coming. Thanks to everyone who gave me a nudge. Eleanor has now completed her surgical residency, earning a promotion and a new posting in California. Her fated mate is a werewolf with some issues, and a ton of secrets.

This story will be the start of a new phoenix series, so I am on the hunt for a new series name. It needs to be hot but not overt. And it must tell readers at a glance that they are about to read steamy, paranormal romantic suspense with a happy ending.

This is the moment when I should whip out a link to a survey. But I would rather have your unprompted ideas. When I have a list, I can ask for votes.

Please, please leave your suggestions in the comments. Also your times for the jigsaw. Or anything else you want to tell me.
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Published on June 18, 2019 15:23

June 11, 2019

C.D. Gorri’s Marked by the Devil + the Wolf Pack!

Fellow Wolf Pack author C.D. Gorri has a new release! Plus the Wolf Pack readers group is an awesome place to meet other fans of PNR and to interact with your favorite authors. It doesn’t matter what your favorite PNR is. Vampires, werewolves, bears, cougars, fairies. We’ve got them all. Tell us what you most enjoy, in person.

I regularly post stuff there such as videos of tiger cubs, amusing memes, or new jigsaw puzzles like today’s. And every day, authors post their free and 99c PNR books.

We have ourselves some good times. Writing is a solitary profession. Brighten a lonely author’s day and make yourself happy too.
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Published on June 11, 2019 08:30

May 26, 2019

Rough Cut from Phoenix Alight

Bearshifter Cameron Reynolds and his fated mate, phoenix shifter Frankie D’Angelo, began as a sidebar to her brother Harrison’s story in Phoenix Aflame.

Frankie and Cam’s HEA was originally supposed to be my Christmas short story. But their romance needed to be longer than that 15k limit, so I wrote a different story. When I came back to their story, the new plot of Alight did not mesh with this old material, so I didn’t include it.

This means, tragically, that six-year-old Quincy and Becky hiding behind Poppy Danger’s chair while Cameron bares his soul never happened. That would have been comedy gold.

I also made Cameron’s injuries much greater in the published version – he loses his bear and suffers from survivor’s guilt. But his Frankie was still the cure. And their stubborn you-give-in personalities remained the same.

Enjoy both the outtake and the jigsaw. Use the comments to let me know what you think, and your times too.
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Published on May 26, 2019 08:25

May 15, 2019

Outtake from my New Release: Dazzled by a Dragon

Last week, Dazzled by a Dragon hit the Amazon store, so now I can share my outtakes with you.

I am a true seat-of-the-pants writer, which means my characters take over. When they decide to have an adventure, off they go, riding roughshod over my outline, and leaving me choking on their dust.

I wind up cutting a lot of stuff from my final manuscripts. Originally Dazzled by a Dragon had this cool sub-plot involving drug-running sharks. Unfortunately, that kind of suspense doesn’t belong in Fun & Flirty books, so this material wound up being dumped.

Sorry, Ian and Kim.

Dazzled is the 8th and last book in the Mystic Bay series. But we haven’t seen the last of the people of Mystic Bay!

I have started a new series set on the neighboring island of Hyde. Watch for Wolf Whistle this summer!

Here is an outtake I hope to be able to use in one of the Mystic Tails romances, although probably not Wolf Whistle.

This is material cut from Dazzled.

Enjoy! And let me know what you think of its possibilities.
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Published on May 15, 2019 06:46

May 8, 2019

New release: Dazzled by a Dragon + Excerpt

Dazzled by a Dragon is in the Amazon store May 9.

Dazzled is the 8th and last book in the Mystic Bay series, and maybe the best yet! I am thrilled to share it with you at last.

Robin and Sully get married. Both Ian and Alister Drake find their true loves. Paranormal adventures, small-town meddling and a whole lot of steam make Dazzled another page-turner you’ll stay up late to finish.

When her family goes hot-rock prospecting, crystal tuner Kim is left to guard their secret caverns beneath Mystic Bay. Ian literally falls into this mysterious, heady, paranormal wonderland and finds what he immediately recognizes as his fated mate.

However, Kim uses her psychic powers to suppress his memories of her and the caves. But you can’t make a dragon forget his destined bride that easily!

Here is an excerpt from Dazzled.

Enjoy!
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Published on May 08, 2019 08:22

April 26, 2019

Snippet of Dazzled by a Dragon!

Dazzled by a Dragon is coming soon!

Dazzled is the final book in the Mystic Bay series. But we haven’t seen the last of the people of Mystic Bay!

I have started a new series set on the neighboring island of Hyde. Watch for Wolf Whistle this summer!

The hero of Dazzled is a dragon with some issues. Kim is a crystal worker and Keeper of the secret crystal caves that lie beneath Mystic Bay. When Ian stumbles into them, it’s time for some hijinks, a few misunderstandings, and a whole lot of loving.

Here is a sneak peek of Dazzled. Enjoy!
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Published on April 26, 2019 10:44

March 23, 2019

Snowed in with the Bear is back!

Snowed in with the Bear has been reissued as a standalone story. This is not a true new release, because Snowed in appeared in the 2018 multi-author holiday box set, Happy Howlidays. This bundle was withdrawn last month.

Calvin was one side of the lovers’ triangle in Bear Fate. I created Amanda Arruta both as comic relief and to give Calvin another love interest. While there is still plenty of banter in Snowed in with the Bear, there is also some nail-biting action and some serious loving!

Enjoy this snippet from Bear Fate as Amanda and Calvin’s claws-first relationship is established. This incident is in Amanda’s mind as she finds herself trapped in a snowbank in grizzly form…
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Published on March 23, 2019 14:21

January 25, 2019

Wedded to the Wolf is nearly here!

Wedded to the Wolf has just three weeks left in pre-orders.

Coming to the Amazon store Feb 15.

Wedded has been both exciting and frustrating to create. I finally had to scrap my first draft and start over. I hope that the new and improved manuscript will please all of you die-hard werewolf fans!

Drew is a dominant, protective alpha male. But one who doesn’t want to be First Wolf. BBW Justine is a proud mermaid with traditions of her own. Their HEA takes some detours but you’re sure to enjoy the journey!

Here is a sneak peek of Wedded. I am betting that you will find this latest addition to the Mystic Bay series as engaging and thrilling as the others are.
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Published on January 25, 2019 12:44

October 18, 2018

2nd edition of Phoenix Aglow – longer, more loving, more laughs

In response to reader demand, I recently published the second edition of Phoenix Aglow. It has been expanded from 7k to 15k! Amazon is supposed to have sent an email to everyone who bought it from them, offering a free updated version.

How do you know if you have the second edition or not? The old version had 4 chapters. The new one has 14. More action, more steam, plus a glimpse into Beverly’s family dynamics. When a fired employee seeks revenge, Bev’s younger brother Luis helps Lincoln rescue her and discovers Linc’s shocking secret.
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Published on October 18, 2018 11:42