Soundtrack for Savage Penance

Finding music for Doug and Gwyn’s book was a blast–these two had such chemistry!

Here’s a link to the playlist on YouTube, and below you’ll find the list of songs. ❤

1. “I Did Something Bad” (Taylor Swift cover), Shoshana Bean and Cynthia Erivo

2. “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo,” Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

3. “The Devil You Know,” X Ambassadors

4. “Bad Things,” Rayland Baxter

5. “I Put a Spell On You,” Creedence Clearwater Revival

6. “Bittersweet Symphony,” The Verve

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. ❤

 

Savage Penance – Out Now!

I’m so excited to announce that Savage Penance is now available through your favorite bookstores! You can snag a copy on Apple Books, B&N, Kobo, Google Play, or Amazon…or all of them, if you like switching between e-readers. 😉 Click the image below for the universal link, which will magically whisk you to your favorite retailer, or, if you haven’t set up your favorite, it’ll show you the options.

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Never have a one-night-stand with a shifter.

1) They’re intense, growly lovers and they bite—hard

2) You risk them claiming you as their “fated mate” and never leaving you alone again

3) Even if you manage to get rid of the guy, you might be carrying his baby

Gwyneth knew better. She could tell right away that Doug was a shifter, but it didn’t matter. He was too hot to let go. One night of fun never hurt anybody, right?

Well, she was right about one thing—it was only one night.

As soon as Doug knew Gwyn was pregnant, he did what any douchey, malcontented, irredeemable shifter would do—he ran fast and he ran far.

But when his inner mountain lion drives him back into Gwyn’s arms, Doug learns that danger waits at every turn. Wooing his mate and learning how to be a good father are the least of his worries.

If you haven’t already purchased a copy of the previous book in the series, Savage Redemption, now would be a GREAT time for that, because it’s on sale for 99 cents for the next few days! Click here for the universal link for Savage Redemption.

Writing Savage Penance

Some books are hard to write. Just…difficult beasts, with the words fighting me the whole way.

I wouldn’t say writing Savage Penance was easy (in fact, I remember whining about Chapter 21 being a pain in the ass), but it was certainly fun. Doug’s transformation was a challenge, that’s for sure.

In the previous book in the series, Savage Redemption, Ben’s transformation was already on its way–he not only needed to change, he wanted it. Doug, however, was a lot harder to redeem. He doesn’t want redemption; in fact, his mantra in Ben’s book and in the short prequel, “Irredeemable,” is “Fuck redemption.”

So how do I take a big, potty-mouthed, unlikable guy and turn him into a hero?

With the same special sauce that drives all romance novels–love.

While Doug doesn’t recognize it immediately, he falls prey to the pitter-patterings of his deeply-buried romantic heart and starts falling in love and falling in line. There’s some growing to do, sure, for both him and Gwyn, but this is a dance heroes and heroines of romance novels have danced millions of times. It finally becomes more painful for the alphahole to walk away. The proud, snarky heroine must admit that she’s self-sufficient…but hell, she needs his love. Evil is overcome, and love wins.

Love wins, y’all.

And that’s why I keep writing these stories. They give me hope–and that’s what I want to give you, too. ❤

Savage Penance is coming out in just two weeks (you can pre-order it on your favorite retailer), and I am so excited to share it with you! While you wait, there’s a free prequel up on Apple Books. If you don’t have an Apple device, you can grab it on BookFunnel.

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Savage Penance Pre-Order and a Free Prequel

Savage Penance is coming out in just three weeks, and I cannot wait! I’m very excited about this one. So excited, in fact, that I wrote a prequel and I am giving it away for free!

You can grab the prequel on Apple Books, or, if you don’t have an Apple device, you can snag it through BookFunnel.

Here’s an excerpt from Savage Penance:

The truck’s cab was full of tense quiet as Doug pulled into the drive. Ben’s jaw was clenched—he was pissed.

“Look, I was an asshole,” Doug said. “I still am. I’m never gonna be as good as you and I sure as hell will not ever be as good as Chase. So I’m gonna check on the mom, get her info, and pass it on to Marlana. Then I’m peacing the fuck out of Montana.”

“You’re such an idiot,” Ben said.

Doug nodded. It wasn’t news to him. He parked the truck and started to climb out.

Ben stayed put. “First off, you can’t just abandon your daughter or son. It’s a dick move.”

“They’re better off without me.”

“Right now, I don’t doubt that,” Ben growled, “but it’s still a dick move. Second, you’re looking in the wrong place.”

Doug opened his mouth to retort, but froze, then sputtered, “What do you mean?”

“Looking for the mom of a toddler…in a fuckin’ bar?” Ben laughed.

“It’s where we met,” Doug said, frowning.

“Yeah, but single moms generally don’t hang out in bars. Then again, she might not be single.”

A flare of rage ignited in Doug’s chest. “What?”

“She could have a husband now, or a boyfriend,” Ben said, oblivious to Doug’s confusing jumble of feelings. “Either way, she’s unlikely to go to a bar when she has a little kid at home. I’m not saying she won’t, but there are better places to look for her.”

“Like where?”

Ben climbed out of the truck and slammed the door. Doug met him on the other side.

“Like daycares,” Ben said. “Parks. Library song and story time.”

“Library song and story time?”

Ben nodded.

“Have you been to library song and story time?” Doug asked, narrowing his eyes.

“Yes, I go every week with McKenzie.”

Horrified, Doug stammered, “Why?”

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