6 Reasons Why I Love Big Cat Shifters

Reason #1–I mean, look at this guy.

big cats

  1. They’re gorgeous (and they know it to the depths of their Right-Said-Fred-singing souls).
  2. They have attitude.
  3. They move with grace.
  4. They’re curious.
  5. They’re territorial (but in a good way, not a creepy, time-for-a-restraining-order way).
  6. They might act like they don’t care, but they’re loyal AF.

How about you? What do you love about big cat shifters?

New Releases in Paranormal Romance

I have a treat for you today! Behold, a collection of new paranormal romance titles! All of these books have been released this month. And even better: they are endorsed by the authors’ pets (pictured at the bottom of this post), those faithful friends who watched us slave away at our respective keyboards…and may have jumped on said keyboards, thereby enriching and excitifying (yes it’s a word, no don’t look it up) our lives!

January Releases

Filthy Cowboy, by Liza Street, mom of furbabies Tiny TinderMcSpanks and Luna. When a naive little librarian named Dew comes to the Junkyard, jaguar shifter Stetson cannot resist checking her out and learning about her personal Dew-y decimal system. Because their love is OVERDUE. (Terrible library jokes! But I have no regrets!)

Banshee Power, by Jen Katemi, who is mom to Bobby, a black cat, and Meika, a torty girl. She is determined to ignore her banshee power… until the magic she despises becomes the only thing standing between death, and life, for herself and everyone she cares about.

Noxx: Alien Adoption Agency #1, by Tasha Black, mom to Sookie, a German Shepherd. The Alien Adoption Agency is going to make all of Luna’s dreams come true. At least, that’s what Luna believes when she boards a rickety space craft headed for a frontier moon to meet the child she will raise in exchange for 100 acres of land and a modest stipend. But she doesn’t count on the dangerous animals, the short but lonely nights, or the big blue dragon warrior who informs her he is on permanent security duty for the baby.

Jericho (Hybrid Chronicles is the boxed set paperback, released at the very end of December), by T.K. Eldridge, owner of dogs Ace & Bear and cats Moushie & Mitchie. He had made the ultimate sacrifice…only he wasn’t really dead. Jericho and his team may be a different kind of soldier, but they still hold to their moral codes and honor. Going against a direct order is not something they would normally consider… But nothing about this team is normal.

A Warlock’s Storm, by Marie-Claude Bourque, who is mom to Lucy. Stranded on a boat in a haunted New England harbor, a rugged warlock and a sassy female panther shifter battle sea-monsters and revenants as they try to survive the night.

Heart of the Goddess, by Laura Greenwood, owner of Treacle. Trapped in the last place she wants to be, Hathor risks losing her sense of self. Between convincing Seth there’s nothing going on between her and Amun, plotting her escape, and trying to find out information for the other gods, Hathor has her hands full. But if she can’t work out how to stop Seth’s plan, then the world is doomed.

❤ Annnnd here are the pets! Looking at those beautiful faces, I think it’s pretty safe to say they endorse our books. 😉 (Also please note: Liza’s Luna and Jen’s Meika could easily be sisters!)

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Filthy Cowboy is Out Now!

I have been waiting and waiting for this book to come out, and I’m so thrilled to finally be able to give it to you! Stetson has intrigued me from the very beginning of the Junkyard Shifters series. He was a reader, he wore a cowboy hat, and he wasn’t very talkative. To be honest, I knew very little about him until I started writing Filthy Cowboy. It was only through writing his and Dew’s story that I truly discovered who he was–and the man surprised me in many wonderful ways!

And Dew, our quiet librarian heroine, has a frisky side.

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Here’s my love list for Filthy Cowboy:

  • poet hero
  • cowboy hero
  • librarian heroine
  • references to The Bachelor
  • a dark backstory
  • scary bad guy!
  • the Junkyard setting

I hope you love Stetson and Dew’s story as much as I do! ❤

Looking Ahead to 2021!

Last week, I mentioned being more of a futuristic-thinking kind of person, and that really is me 100%. I dutifully marked the books published in 2020, and don’t get me wrong, I love all those books! But I’m also way more energetic when I think about the books to come!

Here’s the plan so far (which is, as all things in the future, subject to change):

January 11th: Filthy Cowboy

February 16th: Blood Beast

February 24th: Exes and Exorcisms (with Keira Blackwood)

April 3rd: Lullaby of Death (with Skye MacKinnon)

April 26th: Forbidden Fangs #3 (no title yet) (with Keira Blackwood)

May 10th: Filthy Prince

August 16th: Spellcaster Embraced (with Keira Blackwood)

2021 books

Do I have more planned in 2021 than what’s discussed here? You betcha. But past a few months, things get a little fuzzy, so we’ll stop with these seven books. (Only five are pictured, because I ran out of room in my little graphic, and it’s late at night as I write this so…this is all for now.)

I absolutely want to write more Charmslinger books (I even have a title picked out for Book 3!) and at least one more Junkyard Shifters book beyond Filthy Prince. There are other projects I desperately want to tackle, also, and I struggle daily with the essential pain that I can’t fit more writing hours into each day. Trust me, I’ve tried to write more. The result is migraines and a stiff body and no time with my family. So, slow(ish) and steady is how I have to roll.

Thanks for letting me blather on about the future, because this is my jam! ❤

2020 in Review

I’m much more of a look-forward than a look-back kind of gal, but it is important to celebrate accomplishments, so I’m gonna force my ass to sit down and recount all the books I published this year. Ready?

I’m including a universal link for each book, so if you haven’t snagged it yet, you can now!

Claimed in Forbidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Ruthless Knight

Fated in Forbidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Bound to Forbidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Filthy Beast

Caught in Forbidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Mated in Forbidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Filthy Wolf

Forever in Forbidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Blood Bounty

Filthy Vandal

Destined in Forbidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Filthy Alpha

Song of Blood (with Skye MacKinnon)

Billionaires and Bodybags (with Keira Blackwood)

2020 a year of books

(Oh, and I’m leaving out boxed sets and anthologies because…I’m tired, hahaha.)

Sooooo that’s 2020! Book-wise, it’s been great. Everything-else-wise, not so much. I am so looking forward to 2021, and that’s what next week’s post will cover! ❤