Looking Ahead to 2020

Last week, I flipped through my 2019 calendar to see what I’d published. I mentioned that I’m proud of what I accomplished, even though it wasn’t quite as much as I’d hoped for. I seem to always do this–expect more of myself than I’m actually capable of.

And that’s fine. I like dreaming big.

So let’s look at what 2020 may or may not have in store….

More Rock Creek Clan books!

Ruthless Knight, the fifth book in the Fierce Mates: Rock Creek Clan series, is already up for preorder, and it’ll come out in February,  woot! I’ve been looking forward to Nolan’s story since I began writing this series. It’s a blast so far. 🙂 Click here to pre-order your copy!

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Alphas & Alchemy: Fierce Mates!

This is a nine-book series planned with Keira Blackwood. They aren’t reverse harem books like our Spellbound Shifters series; instead, each book features a single hero and heroine and they take place in the fictional town of Forbidden, Kentucky. Expect hilarity, weird-ass bad guys, and sexy shenanigans. They’ll be released first on Apple Books, B&N, and Kobo before coming off those sites and going onto Amazon and Kindle Unlimited. Grab Book 1, Claimed in Forbidden, by clicking here. It’s coming out in January!

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An Unnamed Series!

I can’t say anything about this one yet, but it’ll be a coauthored series with someone new, and we’ve been excitedly exchanging emails about it for months now! Cannot wait for this one.

Another Unnamed Series!

I have alllll the ideas, it seems, and there’s another something new cooking away in my brain! I’m really excited about it, and I’ve already pestered Keira about making more covers for me!

More Dark Pines Pride books!

I have a killer outline for the fifth Fierce Mates: Dark Pines Pride book, and I’m itching to write it.

ONE Anthology!

I’m trying to back off on the anthologies in 2020 after doing…three? four? in 2019. I absolutely love collaborating with other authors, but it’s a lot of work and I need to take a breath or ten. This year, I’ll be taking part in a shifter anthology in the spring, and that’s all the anthology fun I have planned.

You can pre-order Bound to Change on Amazon by clicking here.

I’m so ready…

I’m ready for 2020 because I think it’ll be a fabulous year, full of fabulous books to read and write. Thanks so much for being a part of my author life and joining me!

2019 in Review

So, what book babies did I push out this year? Let’s take a look! (Seriously, as I type this, I have no freakin’ clue, so this is as much for me as it is for anyone reading, haha.)

A peek through my 2019 calendar reveals these beauties!

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Ruthless Misfit

Oracle Defiant (with Keira Blackwood)

Oracle Adored (with Keira Blackwood)

Ruthless Outlaw

Dragon Ever After (with Keira Blackwood)

Ruthless Fighter

Hope Reclaimed (with Keira Blackwood) (And my first audiobook! Click here for the audiobook links!)

Orphan Entangled (with Keira Blackwood)

Spellcaster Hidden (with Keira Blackwood)

Savage Penance

Ruthless Rogue

It’s not quite as much as I’d set out to do when 2019 began, but I’m still proud of these books. I fell in love with the characters and their stories, and I’m so lucky to have had this year to write them.

Besides, one thing I learned about myself this year is that I will always plan way more than I’m capable of. The trick is learning not to beat myself up when I don’t achieve the loftier-than-lofty goals I concocted.

More important than any writing goals are the readers. Thank you so much for being a part of this year in publishing. ❤

Ruthless Rogue – Available Now!

Ruthless Rogue is out today! This one features a book seller heroine. She was a blast to write, because I once worked in a book store much like the one she owns.

Here’s an excerpt that shows her at an estate sale, looking into buying some used books for her store.

“Ah,” Koffman said. “Well, I suppose you want to see the books?”

“Very much,” Faith said with a smile.

She followed Koffman down the hall. It was filled with furniture—plush chairs, dining chairs, a large dining room table that spanned a good six feet. There were tea carts and ornate shelves, two china cabinets, plus divans and sofas and even some bed headboards. Eleazer Manford had been a rich old man, and it showed.

“We thought it would be best to bring the furniture all to the first floor,” Koffman said in explanation. “That way people don’t have to hunt through the house.”

“How many stories are there?” Faith asked.

“Three, with a generous basement. That’s where Mr. Manford kept his books.”

“In the…basement?” Faith asked. Her expectation of a gleaming library might need a slight adjustment. “I hope it was controlled for temperature and humidity?”

Koffman gave a loud, braying laugh. When Faith didn’t join in the merriment, Koffman turned to face her. “You were serious?”

“I thought…I thought I was coming to look at…at the books of a rich misanthrope who cared for nothing but his ancient tomes.” It sounded like a romantic and silly notion with Koffman blinking at her in surprise.

“No, I’m sorry,” Koffman said. “You have the misanthrope part correct, but this is the library of his wife, who predeceased him by some forty years. He moved her books to the basement.”

Faith’s shoulders fell. She’d gotten up early for this. She’d been looking forward to this opportunity for months. And now she’d be sorting through boxes of books with moldy pages and crumbling bindings, likely full of booklice. If there was anything good in the mix, Faith would likely have to either invest time in restoring it herself, or, more likely, pay for the books to be restored by an expert.

“Well, this way,” Koffman said, continuing along.

Faith thought of returning to her car, driving home, and hiding in her bed with her copy of Renegade Player, but that wasn’t professional. She at least had to give this collection a chance.

She followed Koffman down a set of concrete stairs. To Koffman’s credit, she’d set up several bright floor lamps; the single bulb from the ceiling wouldn’t have been enough to see anything down here.

Faith shivered in the chill, but immediately walked to one of the large folding tables which had been set up. Cardboard file boxes sat atop them, some of the corners splitting, some stained with damp.

This was a crime—this was an outrage. No book deserved to be treated this way. Even Moby Dick, which was one of the worst books Faith had read, did not deserve to be stored like this. Faith was tempted to dig up old Eleazer and bring him back to life, just so she could slap him around a bit.

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You can get your copy of Ruthless Rogue from your favorite retailer! Click here, or tap the image above. ❤

Ruthless Rogue – Coming Soon!

Four weeks until Ian’s book is available! I can’t wait. This bear shifter is all rogue on the outside, and all squishy teddy bear on the inside. When I started writing, I had no idea he’d be so sweet and tender, and I fell in love with this character!

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Sleep didn’t come. He was listening so intently, he though he imagined the soft knock on his door.

He jumped up. The sheets tangled around one of his legs and he nearly fell on his face. But he caught himself just in time, disentangled his foot, and rushed to the door. He pulled it open, and there she stood, tears tracking down her cheeks.

“Babe,” he said, tugging her forward.

Her arms wrapped around him and he held her tight.

“What’s wrong?” he asked.

“I want to stay with you,” she said.

Somehow, he got the distinct impression that it had been incredibly difficult for her to say those words. He maneuvered half out of their hug so he could bend and reach around the backs of her knees, then he carried her into the cabin like she was his bride.

By the time he slammed the door shut with his foot, her tears had stopped.

“Do you want to tell me what’s going on?” he asked her.

“Not really.”

He brought her into the bedroom and laid her down on his bed. Their bed, if she would stay with him. He didn’t have much to offer, and likely she was used to a nice house or apartment in town. But if she would agree to be with him, he’d do whatever it took to make her happy here.

Climbing into bed after her, he tucked the blankets around them and pulled her close. She wasn’t crying anymore, so that was a good sign.

His dick was happy to be so close to her, but he willed it down. In his experience, women didn’t cry because they wanted sex.

Eventually, her breathing evened out, and her heart rate, and he contented himself with holding her close. This was all he needed—to be close to his mate.

Pre-order your copy now so you get the release price!

 

Bear Shifter Round-Up

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I have a new bear shifter hitting the ebook shelves on November 19th, so it’s high time I rounded up some sexy bear shifters to share here on the blog!

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Ruthless Rogue by Liza Street

Here’s that pre-order I was talking about. 😉

With an appetite like his, one night is never enough. A quiet bookstore owner and a possessive grizzly shifter are thrown together during a battle for a rare book.

Pre-order from Apple Books, B&N, or Amazon (Kobo and Google Play coming soon)!

Riverwood by Keira Blackwood

Secrets, lies, passion, and murder. A small town sheriff meets her match when a huge grizzly enforcer comes to town posing as a federal agent. She thinks he wants her case, but all he really wants is her.

Find it on Amazon.

Savanna Bear by Tori Knightwood

A serial monogamist. A buff photographer. Her experience and his muscles might just make magic.

Find it on all retailers.

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Fate of Four by Ariel Marie

One powerful witch. Three alpha bears determined to possess her. They would do anything to protect her–even if it means war.

Find it on Amazon.

Her Unbearable Protector by Reina Torres

The head of Orsino Security was hired to protect her for a week. Instead, his bear wants to claim her forever.

Find it on Amazon.

Bearly Mated by C.D. Gorri

He’s an artist, she’s a doctor, can their worlds mix long enough for them to be mated?

Find it on Amazon.

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Bear in Mind by Kate Rudolph

Grizzly shifter Derek Lacroix loves his mountain hideaway, but he doesn’t love being alone all the time. When a curvy little human comes across him in his bear form, it doesn’t take Derek long to realize she could be his mate. But how can he explain his hidden nature in a world that doesn’t know shifters exist? And what will he do when he finds out she has secrets of her own?

Find it on your favorite retailer.

Rescued by Bears by Skye MacKinnon

Rescued by Bears is a full-length reverse harem novel featuring one sassy heroine and four sexy bear shifters (including a polar bear!). Prepare for strong alpha males with a trace of vulnerability, an epic quest, Viking beards, very steamy scenes, Scottish landscapes, Celtic mythology and a post-apocalyptic setting.

Find it on your favorite retailer.

Forbidden Mate by Cecilia Lane

When Leah learns a secret she was never meant to discover, bear shifter Callum must keep her captive to protect his clan.

Find it on Amazon.

All the Bears!

Well, I know my TBR list grew a bunch as I looked over these bear shifter books–I hope yours did, too! There are even more bear shifter books out there, though, so if you have a favorite, give it a shout-out in the comments! I’ll also be putting together more of these round-ups in the future. ❤