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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Cover Reveal: Alchemist of the Tenth Realm, Realms Trilogy, Book 2

Coming Late Spring 2018

You might enjoy reading Book 1, The Stone of the Tenth Realm, however, you can jump in and enjoy this story as a stand-alone.  Must love epic but different fantasy novels. 

The Stone of the Tenth Realm, the story of a young woman who escapes a Nazi concentration camp and stumbles into a parallel world

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Happy Lupercalia

Happy Lupercalia: Wolf Valentine's Day

The Origins of the Lupercalia
Lupercalia was started to honor a forgotten fertility god, but during the Augustan period, the god Lupercus had been invented to explain the festival, according to the Dictionary of Roman Religion. Adkins and Adkins, authors of the book, state that Faunus might have been the god of Lupercalia.

The Lupercalia Festival Itself
The festival was held on February 15th, the day after the modern Valentine's Day Celebration. The month of February occurred later in the Roman calendar. Celebrants would gather at the Lupercal cave on the Palatine Hill in Rome, where Romulus and Remus were suckled by their adoptive wolf mother, according to Roman legend. Note: she-wolves suckling infants is a common trope. Try telling a she-wolf not to breast feed in public.

 The Latin for she-wolf was slang for prostitute. Servius, a 4th century pagan commentator on Vergil, says that it was in the Lupercal that Mars ravished and impregnated the twins' mother. (Servius ad. Aen. 1.273)

Luperci Priests made sacrifices of goats and dogs as part of the festival, and two young people were smeared by the blood of the sacrifice and then wiped away by wool dipped in milk. As part of the Lupercalia celebration, young men would go through the streets whipping people, mostly women, with strips of goat skins to encourage fertility.

 The occasion was happy and festive. It is from these implements of purification, or februa, that the month of February gets its name. This act also supposedly provided purification from curses, bad luck, and infertility. Not to mention some kinky fun.

During Lupercalia the names of available maidens were placed in a box and drawn out by the young men. Each man accepted the girl whose name he drew as his love - for the duration of the festival, or sometimes longer. This was just as good as online dating!

How you feel about dating a shifter? Inquiring werewolf lovers want to know. 

Celebrate Wolf Valentine's Day by entering my wolfish stories HERE

Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year New PNR series: Never Fear Team Greywolf is Here!

The Team Greywolf Series is a paranormal romance series with a werewolf twist with elements of science fiction, espionage, fantasy steamy romance and page turning suspense. Each book is a stand-alone with a complete ending.

Check  out series on Amazon as well as other Bookstores.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Stone of the Tenth Realm, On Limited Sale and Enter Giveaway

Check out my excerpt and giveaway on TomeTender Blog

Enter until December 11

Facing great danger, would you leap into a parallel realm, not knowing what’s on the other side? Find out. On Sale now for 99 cents Epic #Fantasy/Shifters/Magic: The Stone of the Tenth Realm.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Limited Sale: Hand of Miriam, A Bayla and the Golem Novel. So, why the golem?

Book 1 now 99 cents.

Hand of Miriam has many paranormal romance elements, which include werewolves, vampires, demons, angels and a secret society known as the Grigori (the sons of Fallen Angels). My story then takes a different fork from the average paranormal romance, not because it takes place in an alternative late Victorian era England but because I also include Jewish elements. My main character, Bayla Gideon is British Jew who while on an archeological expedition finds the Hand of Miriam or a hamsa, a small amulet shaped like a hand and embedded with an eye on the palm. It is common amulet used to ward off evil or the evil eye.
A sandstorm comes and when it’s over, Bayla is embedded with the Hand of Miriam and can now detect evil.  She must deal with reading peoples negative thoughts and the ire of other kind creatures.

Faced with new danger, Bayla awakens the golem to protect her. The golem character is based on the Jewish mythology that tells of a creature made of inanimate matter such as clay or mud. Golem myths date back to early Judaism.

So, why the golem.

The most famous story is the Golem of Prague. In the late 16 century, Rabbi Lowe created the golem to guard the Jewish ghetto against anti-Semitic thugs. There are numerous other versions, including one in which the golem falls in love and becomes violent. My golem is based on a mixture of several versions, but I then add my own new twist into the old legend and explain who the golem really is.
My golem, true to any romance story shifts into his former handsome self before he was turned into a golem. Since I first heard the romantic version of the golem story, I have been in love with him. I even had the chance to visit Prague a few years ago, where the golem still rests, so they say. No one knows exactly where. Here is the little golem I brought back from Prague.

Grab your copy everywhere. Or go to Amazon

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cover Reveal: Wolf Charmer, Team Greywolf, Book 3 Ready for Pre-Order!!!

Cover Reveal, Special Pre-order Deal, Plus, Book 1 on Sale for 99 cents


Gaby, a wolf charmer, can command animals to do her bidding. Exploited by Project Sabertooth, a black government group that uses animals to assassinate criminal targets, she dreams of escape.

Prince and brother to the king, Steele is an operative for Team Greywolf. The king demands he quit and take a proper alpha mate. Reluctantly, he promises to return after one more mission and carry out his royal duty.

Steele survives near death, but is captured by Project Sabertooth. Suffering from amnesia, he partners with Gaby, not knowing they are ancestral enemies. Their chemistry is instant. Lycan society abides by the Edict of Segner 1590, the execution of wolf charmers, people who can expose their kind. However, Steele has no memory of such a law, and falls hard for the attractive brunette with beguiling green eyes. Danger from Project Sabertooth, werewolf hunters, and werewolves hell bent on killing the last wolf charmer foils any chance Steele and Gaby ever have to be together.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Blood of the Moon, Book 3 in the After the Bane Series is Available Everywhere!

Best read after Apocalyptic Moon and Raven Moon.

Must love shifters, the zombie apocalypse, science fiction and a sprinkling of magic!

In a world ravished by zombies, animal shifters vow to save humanity. Dora, a medical doctor, a werewolf’s mate, and a powerful witch, is their best weapon against the undead. Dora and her team leave the safety of their sanctuary to obtain DNA samples of the new Z-phage variant. 

The mission starts well until Dora discovers all her witch powers are gone. While escaping a fast-moving horde, a vicious gang captures her. Their destination: Las Vegas for the zombie games. Dirk, Dora’s werewolf mate, desperately searches for her. Can they survive the apocalypse, old enemies, and an unknown force that continues to rob humans of technology?

Available Everywhere    Grab your copy Amazon  Amazon UK  Nook  iBooks  Kobo  GooglePlay or WildRose Press (50% off at The WildRose Press)   Goodreads