Monday, June 22, 2015

This week's $0.99 deals from paranormal author Jami Brumfield and many more

It's coming close to the end of the month and it's a perfect time to stock up the kindle with some awesome deals before the upcoming holiday. Check out these $0.99 deals this week.

Rayne's Thunder (part one) Master Chef... Now is a great time to one click this one as part two just went to the editor and should be published shortly.

Dating a werewolf can get a little hairy, literally and metaphorically. Rayne Manchester's suitors learn this pretty quickly. Rayne and her siblings, Rhyme and River, have been through a lot lately, and the loss of their father was only more fuel for the firestorm that is their lives. 

Grief offers a subtle salve to the drama that eats up their existence and leaves them spinning like a tornado, but when their uncle reads their father's last will and testament they discover things are only going to get worse. The will divides the massive estate equally, but there is one catch; all three must be mated and married one year from their father's death. If even one of them fails in this mandate, none of them will inherit! Estranged, the siblings will now be forced to help each other. 

Rayne's Thunder is Rayne Manchester's journey toward finding a mate and walking down the aisle. Upcoming, Rhyme's Reason and River's Fire are River and Rhyme's stories to happily ever after. 

In Rayne's Thunder, Part One: Master Chef of the Dating a Werewolf Series, Rayne meets her first suitor, Brick. Their date goes well until payback is delivered for the disrespect the two made to the new alpha. Immerse yourself in this series, the characters, and their world. They're waiting for you to join them on their adventure. 

Each installment will serve up romance, suspense, intrigue, and action. 

Books one, two, three and four of the PBI Case Files are also only 0.99 each... Remote Paranoia (PBI Case Files adventure # 5) is currently in production and should be released in a few weeks so this is another great series to sink your teeth into. One click all four adventures today...

PBI Case Files # 1 The Beginning...Francesca and Sarah Hollister are going to learn very quickly that the monsters that go bump in the night are very real, and very…sexy? After a night of drunken mishaps the very human sisters find themselves in a tough situation that will change their lives forever. 

What they don’t know is they have been groomed for this life since the day they were born. Each possess amazing skill sets that will give them the ability to adapt and survive the new supernatural world they’ve fallen into. 

As the newest recruits of the PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation), they learn quickly there is no learning curve, and their lives will be forever put in danger as they work side by side with their new supernatural colleagues. They have each other, and Sarah is learning she has also caught the eye of a brooding, possessive vampire who happens to be on his own road to redemption. 

This is the pilot episode of PBI Case Files, a new paranormal mystery novella series that is sure to keep you wondering… what if? 

Please note, this is an episodic serial. It was written in novella format and is a part of a series. 

This book also contains adult content of a sexual nature. 

Ebola, Wendigo, Alien, Outbreak, Shifter, Vampire, Zombie 

Francesca and Sarah Hollister are learning the ropes as the newest members of the PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation), and being a supernatural agent and a forensic expert is not as glamorous as they once thought. Frankie learns things are far more dangerous in the field than she ever imagined, and Sarah realizes her co-workers aren’t very happy she’s on the team. 

When an attack leaves Devon on the mend, Frankie is sent in to help Jasmine and Fang on a case of human cannibalism in Florida. The team realizes the perpetrator isn’t a wendigo, but his ailment is far more dangerous, and the PBI team offers to help find a cure. In the process of transport one of the team members is infected with the deadly virus and the PBI team’s world explodes from there.

Vampires, Bear Shifter, Alien, God and Goddesses, Time Travel, Banshee, Science Fiction, Cyborg 

The PBI (Paranormal Bureau of Investigation) agents are called in to investigate the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a commercial airplane. Their partnership with ABI (Alien Bureau of Investigation) division is designed to prove this tragedy was not done by supernatural or alien means. As they delve into the lives of the 214 missing passengers and crew members they will meet an ancient relative of the missing that will shed some light onto the case, just enough is uncovered to make another agency to get involved, one which will do anything to keep the secret behind the random disappearances hidden. 

The very existence of the human race is on the line, and the team must make difficult decisions. They are forced to choose sides that could impact the present and the future. 
Fang and Francesca, and Devon and Sarah continue to play their dangerous romantic dance, and a new player enters the equation. The team also uncovers a new break in the Hollister cold case. 

Amazons, Horsemen of Apocalypse, Vampire, Shifters 

When Devon and Sarah are kidnapped during their first date, the PBI team joins forces with the Horsemen of the Apocalypse in order to save their team members from the Amazons who are out for vengeance. 

It's a showdown sanctioned by the gods, one that promises to be bloody. Will the unholy alliance be enough to save their friends? Will Sarah find a way to forgive Devon for the crimes of his past? Find out in this episode of PBI Case Files. 

This book, as well as all in the PBI Case Files, is written like a television series. Each story is equal to one episode and will cover one case worked by the PBI team. It is not necessary to read each book in the series but reading them can really enhance the story telling. 

And if you enjoy paranormal romance with mystery and action check out my new release Cherished Gift (Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files)... 

As a hypnotherapist, Clara Jameson has seen a myriad of fascinating cases from past lives, inter lives, spiritual awakenings, spirit attachments and miraculous healing. But nothing has prepared her for Jenna's case. 

Jenna's violent past life death is haunting her and Clara and her soul mate, Michael - who is no longer human, will have to help her overcome the obstacle that is keeping her from living a normal life. The demon that has kept these two apart over the centuries is not ready to give them peace and it will take everything the very human, Clara has to defeat the beast. 

Clara's work on this case catches the eye of the supernatural authorities. If things weren't hairy enough, her life is going to get very complicated. 

* This book contains adult situations and language and was written for audiences 18 years and older. 

Adventures one (Lost) and two (Death Does Not Become Her) in the Ghost Connection Series are $0.99 each.


Ghost Connection is a series centered around Cassandra O’Grady and her unwanted ability to see spirits. In episode one, Cassie and her ghostly best friend, Abel, help a girl save her family from a jealous boyfriend. In the process her own family is destroyed. 

To make matters worse, her well-built stable world is turned upside down when secrets are revealed that affect her and Abe. Tragedy will strike again, and a savvy sexy detective notices an uncomfortable pattern with Cassandra O’Grady… people keep dying around her. 


Cassandra O’Grady has the unwanted gift of being able to see ghosts. For most of her life she’s kept human interactions to a minimum and avoided befriending the living, choosing to be friends with her ghostly companions. In “Death Does Not Become Her” she learns there are people, living people, who care for her, and will do what they can to protect her. She may not appreciate the connection at first, but if things work out, she might learn how to create friendships that will aid her in her destiny. 

In the meantime, she still has Davis, her brother, Abel, and her deceased family dog, Frodo, to help, and she’s going to need every bit of help she can get when one of her classmates from college comes to her in spirit form asking for help. 

Mia Stone may not be a ghost…yet, but she is on her way to becoming one as her body suffers in a poison-induced coma. Cassie and her ghostly friends race against the clock to discover the mysteries surrounding the poisoning, and ritualistic killings related to Mia’s attempted murder in hopes of finding the cure that will save her from dying-for real. 

This is the second adventure in the Ghost Connection series. It is not necessary to read the first adventure titled Lost to understand the story but reading it can provide additional details to the back story of the overall series plot.

My new release Father Made Me Do It from the Demon Ascension Series is also $0.99 this week only... one click a copy of this funny, dark fantasy/paranormal romantic comedy.

Charm Livingston's life is hell, literally. As a vengeance demon, she resides in the underworld until a furious soul calls upon her to exact revenge in exchange for ten years in hell. Being a demon is bad enough, but as the daughter of the devil himself she has very little wiggle room for escape. And escaping is all she's ever dreamed of, leaving the bowels of hell and becoming human is the one dream she knows she cannot have... or can she? 

When a man is murdered by one of her fellow demons, the now grieving fiancĂ© calls upon Charm for help. Charm's psychometric power helps her replay the events leading up to the man's death. In the midst of arranging justice for her client she meets the angel that was the killer’s target. He's injured and she saves his life, despite the repercussions her actions could have on her own soul. Daddy dearest wants the angel dead, and she derails the devil's plans. 

In return, the angel agrees to help Charm with her greatest wish, except that ascension isn't going to be easy. She'll need to pass through the thirteen levels of the underworld by passing thirteen tests in order to overcome the realm of purgatory and reach the Hall of Akashic Records where her soul can be reborn. 

In Father Made Me Do It, she faces her first test and begins her journey from the underworld to mortal life while she continues to carry out her duty as the justice demon. The fine line she treads is fraught with danger, and her naivety in human ways will take readers on an emotional roller coaster of tears and laughter. 

* Book contains content of adult nature and is intended for audiences 18 and older 

The Mating Challenge from the Vanished Series is also a sexy $0.99 read on Kindle and quite the fantasy... six alpha males compete to mate with one BBW in a dystopian future.

Andrea Slater escaped an underground prison only to be captured by a shifter tribe and forced into a new form of imprisonment. As if, escaping death in 2014 and thrust into a dangerous future where the number one focus is procreation wasn't enough, now she had six super hot, alpha males competing to the death to have the honor of mating with her. What's a woman to do? 

This is a stand alone romance. It is the second book in the Vanished series (book one, Death Interrupted is also available on Amazon). It is not necessary to read the first book in this series to follow the romance in The Mating Challenge but the first book can help enhance the story and can give readers a better understanding of the dystopia world the characters live in. 

* This book contains adult subject matter and strong language. It's intended for audiences 18 and older. 

The Dragon's Dream Dancer (Demon Fairy Tales Series) is also only $0.99. In this story, a bounty hunter stumbles upon his mate dancing in a strip club... what's a protective dragon shifter to do?

Kensi McKenna is looking for a way to escape the dangerous and deadly future she is fated to live so she turns to exotic dancing as a way to obtain the financial support needed to break away from the small Oregon town. The night of her first dance, Tremaine MacGregor storms into the club and kidnaps her. Her first instinct is to escape, her second is to help the man and betray her family. No matter what she chooses her life will never be the same again. 

Trey MacGregor is after an easy bounty. It seems like a piece-of-cake job so he goes it alone and leaves his family out of it. The moment he walks into the club where Mariah McKenna is supposed to work his life is turned upside down and becomes far more complicated. What he doesn’t know is the girl he steals away, his treasured mate, is his target’s sister. Theirs is a match gifted from the gods, but can they get past the obvious family problems? 

* This is a stand alone romance from the Demon Fairy Tales Series. 
* This story contains adult situations and language and is intended for audiences 18 and older.

Still want more? Check out these awesome $0.99 reads from the Crazy Lady Author Club... So many awesome titles for so little. Get your one-clicking finger ready. Here's the link.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

FREEBIE Fest from the Wolf Pack

We've done it again... This FREEBIE fest is a little different from the ones The Wolf Pack held in the past in that all the books in the spotlight that are FREE this week are first time ever free... Now that's a tasty morsel. Who doesn't like being part of a first? So without further ado click the photos below to get your free copies before these deals go away (the FREEBIE fest ends 6/19/15). Prices can change so act fast and make sure to check before one clicking. Most of these reads are for audiences 18 years and older. Oh, and it gets better, scroll to the bottom of this post to enter into our rafflecopter for a chance to win even more prizes.

Dating a werewolf can get a little hairy, literally and metaphorically. Rayne Manchester's suitors learn this pretty quickly. Rayne and her siblings, Rhyme and River, have been through a lot lately, and the loss of their father was only more fuel for the firestorm that is their lives. 

Grief offers a subtle salve to the drama that eats up their existence and leaves them spinning like a tornado, but when their uncle reads their father's last will and testament they discover things are only going to get worse. The will divides the massive estate equally, but there is one catch; all three must be mated and married one year from their father's death. If even one of them fails in this mandate, none of them will inherit! Estranged, the siblings will now be forced to help each other. 

Rayne's Thunder is Rayne Manchester's journey toward finding a mate and walking down the aisle. Upcoming, Rhyme's Reason and River's Fire are River and Rhyme's stories to happily ever after. 

In Rayne's Thunder, Part One: Master Chef of the Dating a Werewolf Series, Rayne meets her first suitor, Brick. Their date goes well until payback is delivered for the disrespect the two made to the new alpha. Immerse yourself in this series, the characters, and their world. They're waiting for you to join them on their adventure. 

Bitten and hunted by the werewolf who turned her, Audrey found safety and love in Tao's arms. But now that their enemy is defeated, she finds adjusting to life as a werewolf harder than she anticipated.

And even though passion burns hot and bright between them, she's unsure of Tao's intentions when it comes to their relationship.

Is she just another werewolf to him or the mate he's always wanted?

This is a quick, steamy read. It is not a novel. FYI.

Shifter Vax Tiero runs After Dark. A nightclub that doubles as a haven for shifters. Man, did he screw up, falling for the curvy graduate student Callie Rivera. 

Remember Vax? He made a cameo in Shifters Forever: Seduction. He's back!

Shifter Vax Tiero runs After Dark. A nightclub that doubles as a haven for shifters. Man, did he screw up, falling for the curvy graduate student Callie Rivera.

That's a no-no because of the Tiero Council Code. One of the tigresses is a furious, petulant
visitor whose jealousy puts Callie in danger.

Now Vax has two problems. Keeping Callie alive and keeping that he's a shifter secret
from her.

Wait. Two?!? 

Make that three problems because his half-brother, an equally sexy, shifter named Rafe
is in from Europe for a visit. And he's got his eye on Callie. He'll waste no
time going for what he wants while Vax is taking care of After Dark.

Two hot shifter males and a hot-tempered shifter female promise sparks, melee, and drama.

The hot sex is a side-effect.  

If hot sex skeeves you out, you may want to pass on this book.
If freaky, downright dirty sexy talk bothers you, yeah, for sure you gotta pass on this one.
We believe in sex--hot, dirty, delicious sex.
Yup, make it sweaty, too. It's not just sex, it's about the romance.
But good romance has sex, and we keep the doors open! Oh, and the lights on! ;)

This BBW Paranormal Shape Shifter Romance for adults only.

Five years after witnessing her father's murder, Keelyn has become what she never wanted to be: awere-hunter. 

Surprisingly good at the career she'd had thrust upon her that fateful day, she heads to the yearly gathering to pay her farm's rent with money earned from hunting werewolf hearts and pelts. 

Bane and his wolf pack are also headed to the yearly gathering when Bane, the pack's Alpha, finally scents the female his wolf says is to be their forever mate. There's only one problem- she also scents of death and wet wolf hide. 

When Bane follows Keelyn into the woods, neither are prepared for the passion, or the truths, they're each about to face. 

This is part 1 of a 3 part serial. This serial will eventually be bundled for those who do not like cliffhangers. 

This is the first book in an ongoing story, approx. 24,000 words. 
It is not a standalone and does end in a cliffhanger. 
This book is intended for readers 18+ and comfortable with a sexy romance. 

Audrey can’t help the fact that she turns into a blubbering fool when she’s around cute guys. She just prays her mouth has a filter, one that doesn’t embarrass her. 

Thomas Monroe is drawn to Audrey the moment he lays eyes on her. He’s thrilled when he asks her out and she accepts. There’s just one problem with dating a girl like Audrey. He’s got a secret, a big, furry leopard one. 

This 12,000 word story is a standalone with NO cliffhanger.

Wolves Prowl on the Prowl #1 
By NYT Bestselling Author Michele Bardsley 

When exiled werewolf Marc Wilmont has a chance encounter with a gorgeous vampire and a beautiful human female, he thinks only of abating his loneliness for one night. 

But the threesome’s hot night of paranormal passion will give the wolf shifter the acceptance he’s always craved … and an unexpected gift that will bind him to his new lovers. 

PLEASE NOTE: This story includes hot sexual encounters between two men and one woman. It is a bi-sexual romance, which means it includes physical intimacy between the men as well as sexual encounters with their female mate. 

This story is meant for mature audiences who are eighteen years and older.


Alanna knows she shouldn't be driving in a blizzard, but after being rejected by the man—or, rather, the werewolf—she's in love with, she isn't making the best decisions. So it is humiliating that when she hits a slippery spot on the road and finds herself in a ditch with no prospect of help, she has no one else to call but the wolf who crushed her heart—Jacob Kelly. 

Upon hearing she is stuck on the side of a road in freezing conditions, mountain rescue specialist and leader of his wolf pack Jacob knows he has to find the headstrong witch and make sure she is safe. Alanna belongs to the coven that cursed his family, so she should know better than anyone why he should never mate, but there is only so much a man can deny himself. When he gets her home, he might need to check her all over for injuries, discipline her for taking such a risk with her own life, and show her how dangerous his attraction to her is... 

The males of the planet Draconis lose the planet that supplies their mates to a natural disaster. The females survive, but they have left and spread to the far reaches of the universe. Their eyes turn to Earth. Jarel is sent with five other males to find mates and test the compatibility of Earth females. Their results will determine if their Empire looks to Earth or elsewhere. 

Davy is trouble or at least she has trouble following her. It's not her fault, it's all because of her ex-boyfriend who is a criminal and has sent killers after her. She meets Jarel who offers to protect her but she's a little suspicious where men are concerned. Should she trust him, or should she rely only on herself?

Werewolf relationships are all about influence and offspring, especially as they are becoming extinct. But Carmela Santiago resents that type of life. She dreams of falling in love, not following the example her parents have set.

When sensual vampire Derek Ashmore rescues her from dangerous hunters, she tumbles head over heels for him. Not a wise decision since werewolves and vampires are mortal enemies.

Meeting her caring mate-to-be Brendan Kelly has her further questioning the future. Regardless, her life has forever changed now that she's met not one, but two men who pull at her heartstrings...

This is part one in a werewolf/vampire menage serial with a cliffhanger, explicit language and sexual situations. Please read the books in order.

Sid (Siddhima) has dated enough Mr. Wrongs to fill a little black book. Now, she's happily married, or mated, and ready to spend the rest of her life with the guy. But he's a wereleopard, practically immortal. She's not. One twist of an evil spell might change that, though. 

Brom might live to see 900 years, if he can keep his tail out of danger that long. He would love to have Sid grow old with him, except that she's human. When she tries her hand at dark magic to turn their fate, will the consequences be worth it?

The plan was simple. All Ember had to do was offer the billionaire a free house cleaning. From there, the young black girl could search for the source of his seemingly innumerable jewels. Surely he would never miss a few of them. 

Things went wrong for the full-figured thief when she met the wealthy, older white man. Ember hadn't planned on being wildly attracted to her victim! When he found out what she had done, the punishment he offered both terrified and aroused her - especially when she realized it would be at the hands of a dragon prince... 

Dragon's Jewel is a 100-page stand-alone paranormal romance novella. Due to some scenes of a sexual nature, it is recommended for mature audiences only.

The first in a brand new series from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Tabitha Conall... 

BBW shifter Eva Ross wants to climb the ranks at the FBI and she's on her way. A romance could put a huge wrench in her plans, so she turns down lion shifter and Army Ranger Bowie Garrison by telling him she's already got a date. 

She didn't expect to wake the lion. Now Bowie's coming for her and it'll be all she can do to resist him...and her traitorous heart. 

Seducing the Ultimate Shifter is a prequel to the events of the other books of my Highland Shifters Paranormal Romance Series. It provides the back story of the Irish Pooka--Maeve/Rory--the Ultimate Shifter who can take any shape. It tells the tale of how the Pooka first meets her on and off again partner, Fiona the Leprechaun. The Pooka shows off his/her skills as a wisecracking master jewel thief. 

Officially the Series begins with McKay's Werewolf Ways, introducing the young Scottish-American to the Supernatural Community by becoming involved with Mahihkan, a Canadian Werewolf. The following title, Roots & Fangs, takes place immediately after, as McKay traces the footsteps his beloved grandfather took from Scotland to Seattle. In the Highlands he repeats the history of Logan McKay and takes a Scottish Fae Lover of his own. The Fae has just ended his relationship with Rory/Mave, the Irish Pooka. Both McKay and Maeve end up possessed by the spirits of dead Fae in a way that will change McKay's life forever. 

The third in the Series is McKay's Serial Killer Shifter. After being possessed by the spirit of the Fae called "The Master of Storms and Lightning," McKay is now accidentally blowing holes in the Fae Castle whenever he's angry--or aroused. In an attempt to control his new ability, McKay turns to his past--to Maeve and Mahihkan. They gather in Seattle where Maeve brings Fiona and Mahihkan introduces his new partner, one of the most powerful witches of North America. They discover the rogue Alpha Werewolf of McKay's Werewolf Ways is on a killing spree and his primary targets are Mahihkan--and McKay. All three romantic couples must turn to the one they love most to survive.

Hope you enjoy these wonderful reads. Here is the rafflecopter link... good luck 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sneak peek of Cherished Gift book one of Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files

Cherished Gift is a quick read, stand alone introductory novella to the Paranormal Hypnotherapy Files Series. Clara Jameson is a hypnotherapist who has been working on opening her third eye while interning at the local hospital to a mild mannered aging doctor.

In this story Clara starts working with a client, Jenna who overdosed on sleeping pills in an effort to quiet the night terrors she has around the holiday season. Each night, in her dreams, Jenna is visited by her soulmate and murdered by a faceless demon.

Clara introduces different hypnosis techniques to help Jenna manage her dreams and work through the trauma that brings them to the surface. Little does either of them know, the trauma is very real and her lover and killer are both coming to find her.

The books in this series are stand alone romances. Clara is the main constant in the stories as she works with a supernatural authority group called, the Order in different cases.

Here's a taste of Cherished Gift, I hope you enjoy.

Chapter Two

Michael couldn’t remove the grin that spread across his lips as his knuckles made contact with the young pup’s face. That was going to leave a bruise, at least for a few hours, and maybe knock his ego down a peg or two. While Stephen was recovering from the head ringer, Michael maneuvered into position and flipped his trainee over his shoulder and felt immense satisfaction when Stephen’s back hit the mat.  “That is how it is done.” He walked off the mat and nodded toward Isaac who was watching from the sidelines. “Again.”
“Don’t you think he can use a break?” Isaac asked, obviously not enthusiastic about pummeling his partner when he was down.
“Tyler, why do we not give our partners a break?” Michael barked at the redheaded, freckle faced student that was more into magic than his skills as a warrior.
“Because the enemy will never give you a break in battle, sir.”
Willow, the slender, leggy, female wolf cadet with flowing black hair snickered behind her hand, and Michael started wondering, not for the first time today, why he was stuck with the outcasts this go-round of training. “Do you have something to add, Willow?”
“Only that Isaac knows this, he’s just scared to make his partner look bad.”
“Then why don’t you show him how things are done.”
“With pleasure.” An evil glint passed through her grey eyes as she bounded onto the mat with the agility of a jungle cat, bowed to her opponent, and began the sparring routine as instructed. She expertly handled the match with precision, dealing the least amount of damage to her cocky opponent who happened to be at least two times her size.
Eventually, they’ll make a decent team. Then they’ll be released onto the world as protectors of the Order. Protectors of the shifters and the humans. It was a necessary evil. Trained warriors masquerading as monks. The fact that they hid their secrets behind a monastery only made things easier. Trained in multiple religions, negotiation, and handling ethical dilemmas with the ability to battle any supernatural threat that could harm the humans or shifters in their assigned territories. They’ll partner with the local authorities and alphas to keep the peace while maintaining the secrets of their world. It was the only way to allow both races to coexist without turmoil and possible extinction of one or the other.
Working here, developing these whelps, was his self-subscribed penance for surviving and failing to protect his soul mate. When she died, half of his soul went with her. They were forever connected, forever bound, only she was dead, and he survived because of the wolf bite. Why he survived over her, he had no clue. Perhaps it was a cruel game the fates liked to play, but at least he was put to good use in training the new heroes of their world.
“Michael, can you send them to seminary class an hour early. I have something to discuss with you.” Bruce entered the training area in his heavy brown robes with a file in his hand. Seren followed close behind, her long, golden-blonde hair and form fitting clothes were a far cry from Bruce’s dark brown skin and shaved head.
Michael felt his lip involuntarily curl as his maker sauntered toward him. He knew he should be more respectful. She saved his life, tried to save his mate’s life as well, but she failed them both when his love died. Now he was forced to endure centuries on the planet alone, without the other half of his soul there to even him out. Instead of thanking Seren for her gift, a part of him despised her. It was an internal battle that he waged with himself, one he tried desperately not to allow out of his mind, but she knew. She had to know. Their relationship was tense at best and heated at most. “They only have an hour left. I’d prefer to keep them sparring.”
“I found her, Michael, and she isn’t doing very well.” Seren interrupted bluntly.
Michael laughed, “You’ve supposedly found her four other times, too. Every time you were wrong. You’re undoubtedly wrong now.” He focused on his students, “Good, now all four again.” He commanded and they did as they were told. He preferred things here. He was obeyed. It satiated the beast that shared his mind and body. Besides, he was tired of being disappointed. Her soul was lost to him. He faced that bitter truth a long time ago.
“Regardless, I need you to go to Chrystal Falls, New York, and investigate claims of misuse of power made on the wolf alpha.” Bruce handed him the file he was holding.
Michael didn’t uncross his arms or take the file from his mentor. He knew going there was simply a ploy masterminded by Seren. “Send an operative. I left the field years ago. You were the one that benched me.” He looked straight through Bruce.
“I’m sending you, and you’re taking my order unless you choose to challenge my authority.” Bruce’s words kept an easy, casual tone, but the threat was underneath.
Everyone in the room froze. Michael turned his head very slowly toward his boss. He knew he could take him down. He was aged and tired. Just because they were immortal didn’t mean they didn’t weaken as time passed. It was only a matter of time before he was expected to challenge him and take the position, but that time was not now. He had no intention of taking over the monastery until it was necessary. Unfortunately, that meant he’d have to follow orders. The beast and the order expected it. He held out his hand and waited for Bruce to put the file in his open palm.
The tension in the room deflated like a popped balloon as he leafed through the pages of the file. “These all seem fairly straight forward.” He closed his file. “I’d like to take my pupils on a field trip. Some real life experience in what we do may help them understand the importance of who they are to become.”

Bruce nodded. “As long as you can clear it with their professors, I see no issue with that.”

Monday, June 8, 2015

Check out my new series "Dating a Werewolf"


Dating a werewolf can get a little hairy, literally and metaphorically. Rayne Manchester's suitors learn this pretty quickly. Rayne and her siblings, Rhyme and River, have been through a lot lately, and the loss of their father was only more fuel for the firestorm that is their lives.
Grief offers a subtle salve to the drama that eats up their existence and leaves them spinning like a tornado, but when their uncle reads their father's last will and testament they discover things are only going to get worse. The will divides the massive estate equally, but there is one catch; all three must be mated and married one year from their father's death. If even one of them fails in this mandate, none of them will inherit! Estranged, the siblings will now be forced to help each other.
Rayne's Thunder is Rayne Manchester's journey toward finding a mate and walking down the aisle. Upcoming, Rhyme's Reason and River's Fire are River and Rhyme's stories to happily ever after.
In Rayne's Thunder, Part One: Master Chef of the Dating a Werewolf Series, Rayne meets her first suitor, Brick. Their date goes well until payback is delivered for the disrespect the two made to the new alpha. Immerse yourself in this series, the characters, and their world. They're waiting for you to join them on their adventure.
This series can be read out of order, but is far more enjoyable in order. Each installment will serve up romance, suspense, intrigue, and action. 

Chapter One

The day my father died was heartbreaking. I’m not ashamed to admit I shed more than my share of tears. It was what my roommate, Joanna, called an ‘ugly cry’. The searing pain that clenches the chest at a loss of a loved one is something I’m sure many people can relate to, Joanna had been lucky and hadn’t felt this agony yet. Foolishly, Jo spent a couple of days trying to cheer me up, even went so far as to set up a chance meeting at The Watering Hole with our neighbor, Cole, who I’d been crushing on for the past semester in Chemistry class at Brigade University.
It was a nightmare! Our very first, actual conversation ended with me rushing off to the bathroom for a good cry and then sneaking out the back door and disappearing. Odd? Perhaps, but I was the baby of the family and a bona-fide daddy’s girl. Being social with anyone was the last thing I wanted. Being able to feel the loss would be the only way I could heal. Getting set up with a guy who’d be no more than a fling, because he wasn’t a werewolf, was not going to make the pain go away.
It wasn’t peculiar, though, when I hightailed it out of the city and returned home that very night. Joanna was pissed and left some nasty voicemails on my cell, but I figured I’d straighten it all out with her when I returned to college after the funeral. I mean, my father did just die. If she couldn’t understand that, well, fuck her. The one man who loved me more than anyone else in this world was gone and I needed time to grieve. So I emailed my instructors and informed them I was taking a week of bereavement and left the big city of Denver, Colorado for the country of Myriad Springs.
When I arrived, it was late. Freda, the live-in maid, greeted me with an irritated scowl and let me set up my old bedroom. It was as though I hadn’t been gone for close to four years. Everything was exactly the same. I felt like I’d stepped back in time and was visiting the room of a stranger. I had changed so much over the last few years, it was hard to reconcile the image of the nineteen year old in the photos with the twenty-three year old staring back at me in the mirror. Pressures and the stress of school left miniscule marks on my face, and the ashen shade of my skin and dullness of my golden brown hair was a result of my guilt and grief.
In a moment of sadness, I snatched the photos off the dresser and walls, and tossed them into an empty drawer. The room still reminded me of happier times despite the soft pink (what-was-I-thinking) walls, and white antique furniture that I wanted to destroy with a sledge hammer, not because I didn’t like it. I loved it. But because father had helped me pick each one of the furnishings out, and together, we had refurbished them. Everything about the room reminded me of him. I could almost smell the pipe tobacco that he carried with him in the fabrics of the room. I was probably imagining that, but wolves do have extra-special senses and enhanced scent was my one of my strengths.
I plopped down on the bed, battling my younger self and the overwhelming emotions of loss and guilt for not being there for his last moments. He was always so strong and invincible. I truly believed he’d live forever… or at least as long as it took me to complete medical school.
I was the only one of his children that actually got along with him, who actually liked the stern, unyielding man. To be fair, we got along so well because he hadn’t put the same kind of pressure on me as he did on my siblings, Rhyme and River. Their relationships were heated to say the very least.
The faint, familiar knock on my door shattered my thoughts like thin glass. “Enter,” I told my sister, knowing her scent was coming from the other side of the door.
Rhyme, hair dark as night with a blue tint, entered the room. She hadn’t changed into her night wear, and looked stunning in her pinstripe grey suit dress and Navy blue pumps. Her blue eyes were red, most likely from crying. Rhyme may not have had a good relationship with our father, but that was not for lack of trying on her side. She was, by all intents and purposes, the perfect middle child. Straight As, always did as she was told. Her career as a lawyer was because father told her to do it. I briefly wondered, out of curiosity, if she’d give it up now that he was no longer around for her to impress. The idea seemed ludicrous. She was very good at what she did.
“I’m glad you made it home, Rayne.” Rhyme tried to smile, but failed miserably resulting in something that looked more like a snarl. We never really got along. She wanted the relationship I had with father and resented me because I was his favorite. I felt that resentment and responded accordingly. It wasn’t my fault I was born last, and it wasn’t her fault she was born second so the animosity we held for each other really was pointless.
“I never expected to hear those words from you.” My mind flew back to the last time we saw each other and the terrible fight we had.
Rhyme was standing in the rain, her heels barely able to stay steady on the gravel parking lot of the Long Neck Saloon. It didn’t help that she was drunk out of her mind. I was, too. We faced off like angry competitors, neither one wanting to give an inch. I knew I was right and she believed she was right.
“You just don’t get it, Rayne. He’s the one father picked for me!” Her hands were fisted at her sides, shaking as the rain increased its pressure on both of us.
“Then stand up to him! Tell daddy that your all-too-perfect fiancĂ© is cheating on you with a paralegal at his firm.”
“He’s not cheating!” She insisted.
“He is, Rhyme, and I’m not going to stand here and watch you marry a man that disrespects you.” I trudged toward the truck, my mind dead-set on giving the asshole a piece of it when she stopped me.
“You’ve had too much to drink.”
“Then I’ll call a cab!” I shrugged her off my arm, opened my phone, and dialed the cab company.
“If he’s cheating on me I’ll find out before the wedding and call it off.” She finally conceded.
“He’s a terrible person, Rhyme, and I’m going to tell father.”
She shivered. “He doesn’t care.”
“Of course he cares. He’s our father!” I snapped.
“No, Rayne, he doesn’t. All he cares about is power, and Joshua and I are a power couple. He could care less about my happiness. Or yours for that matter.”
I shook my head. “You’re drunk. You don’t know what you’re talking about.”
“I do know, and if you’re smart you’ll listen to me.”
“I refuse to let you belittle him when he’s not even here to defend himself.”
She shook her head. “You’re hopeless, even when I try to help you. You can’t see past your own head up his ass.”
“Excuse me?”
“You heard me! He only favors you because you kiss his ass.”
I slapped her.
The two of us faced off, neither one wanting to give in. Anger boiling in my veins. Adrenaline pumping to every inch of my body. I’m sure it was the alcohol, but in that moment I could’ve hurt her. Instead, we both turned and walked away. Never speaking again.
It would have to be a death in the family that got us back under the same roof. I’m not saying it’s right, but we both have a stubborn streak, one we inherited from our father.
Rhyme sat down beside me on the bed and I resisted the urge to put space between us. Now wasn’t the time to open old wounds. If our father’s untimely death taught us anything, it was time for forgiveness.
“I’m sorry about the way we left things. I’ve wanted to call you for months, but I couldn’t quite find the courage to do so.”
I looked at her with confusion swimming in my eyes and crinkling my face, “I’ve never known you for lacking courage.” The bite on my words harsher than intended.
“You’ve also never known me to be wrong, but I was that night, and I’m so sorry I projected my insecurities onto you.”
I shrugged. “We were drinking, a lot.”
“Which only made me feel bullet proof,” she chuckled. “Feeling invincible is not always safe.”
“I suppose we have that in common.” It was Rhyme’s engagement party, her night and I ruined it. I know I had good reason. I’m a tracker and I easily discovered Joshua’s indiscretions. Instead of saying what I needed to in a sober environment, I told her hateful things while I was drunk. Pointed out that she was only marrying the man because father picked him. I told her she was a coward and needed to stand up for herself. Even remembering what I said made me cringe. My motivation was to help her, but all I did was hurt her. I left that night and a month later the engagement was off. I waited for her call, but it never came, and I wasn’t going to be the first one to crumble. All that bravado seemed pointless now.
“We have a lot in common, which is why we butt heads so much. You saved me from a horrible man. I should’ve called you and thanked you.” She looked at me with tears in her eyes. “But, Rayne, I need you right now and I know you need me so can we bury the drama between us?”
“I’d like that.”
She embraced me in a firm hug. It took a moment, but I hugged her back and we cried. We shared memories of happy times we had with father. They were few, but they were there. Sometime during the grief-filled cry and memory share we fell asleep.
“Wake up, sleepy heads!” River’s annoying big brother voice stirred us from our slumber, but it was his bouncing on the bed that forced us to open our scratchy eyes.
“You’re irritatingly happy this morning,” Rhyme grumbled as she ran her fingers through her dark hair in an attempt to organize the mess. She lived by order. River existed in chaos, and I was the storm and the calm before the tempest that roared between them. You’d be hard-pressed to find three siblings so different from each other.
“Your cheeriness is a little inappropriate, don’t you think?” I grouched as I pulled my aching body out of the bed. He handed us both glasses of water and aspirin which was a blessing after dehydrating ourselves from crying most of the night. “Thanks,” I mumbled.
“I’m grieving, little sis, I just don’t show it. Father taught us to put on a good face. The wake is today and I refuse to let my sorrow ruin his send off.”
“Ever the leader.” Rhyme rubbed her head.
“I am a senator.” He offered a tight grin.
“Something you did for father.” I pointed this out as I swallowed the pills.
“And he was right. I can do better as a senator than as a lawyer.”
“Excuse me?” Rhyme glared at him while she held her head in her free hand.
“Hey, you were always a better lawyer than me, sis.”
“Because I’m cutthroat.” Rhyme nodded, her words had a sarcastic ring to them.
“No, because you’re very good at understanding and upholding the law. I never had a handle on the ins and outs of law like you do.”
“So you decided to have a hand in making and passing the laws.” I shook my head. He wasn’t making sense, or maybe my head was too jumbled to connect the dots.
“Flattery will get you everywhere, big brother.” Rhyme shrugged toward me and smiled as she headed toward the door. “I suppose if we’re going to have a party to celebrate dad I better start getting ready.”
“Me, too.” I started going through my suitcase looking for the black dress I brought for the funeral and wake. Unlike my sister, I didn’t enjoy wearing dresses, but would do so for father’s memory.
River pushed off the dresser he’d been leaning on and kissed me on the forehead. “I’m glad you made it back for the funeral, sis.” He started heading toward the door, hand on the knob, “but I hope you don’t stay. Now that he’s gone things are going to get dicey.”
“You mean the Carters are making a move for the pack?”
“Yep, they haven’t even let him get settled in the ground before they made a move against us.”
“But father named you as the new alpha, right?”
“He did.”
“Then we’ll defend you and his last wishes.”
“That’s exactly what I’m trying to avoid, Rayne. You have a life away from here. You’ve escaped the family commitments. Rhyme and I have things under control here.” He embraced me in a hug. “Go and live your life.”
“We’re a family, River, and family sticks together.”
“Rayne, seriously--” his phone rang interrupting whatever he wanted to say. Saved by the bell, literally.
He flipped it open. “What’s up?”
“We have a problem,” the male voice on the other end of the line told him.
I lingered close to River so I could eavesdrop on the conversation, pretending to search my luggage for items I’d already pulled out. Werewolf hearing was good, but it wasn’t a super power. Especially, for me, a semi-domesticated she-wolf. I hadn’t honed my ability to hear like others.
“I can’t really discuss it right now.” River cast a nervous glance in my direction which I caught out of my peripheral vision.
“I know you have the funeral proceedings, but I have it on good authority the Carters are going to make a maneuver during the funeral today.”
“Christ, the bastards can’t even let us have one day to mourn? Get Storm and come meet me at the office before the funeral,” River snarled as he headed toward the door. “I’ll see you downstairs, sis.” With an easy wink, my brother was a master at hiding behind false facades, he left my room.

I took a deep breath and sunk down onto my bed. None of this sounded very good.