Melissa should be happy – she has a great job, loves her volunteer hours at the children’s hospital, and can head to the mountains as often as she wants. But a huge panther pursues her relentlessly through the night, while during the daylight hours she has to deal with a boss who pretty much ignores her. The fact that Leander Garrett is both handsome and alluring is of little comfort when he continually keeps her at arm’s length.

What Melissa doesn’t know, however, is that Lee has a secret. Something he will keep hidden at any cost, even the cost of his own happiness. A secret that has him doubting his own worth and his ability to love. Is Melissa strong enough to accept Lee for who he is, and show him he is worthy of more than he believes?

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Melissa’s eyes were on the view ahead instead of the trail and she missed seeing the animal standing in her path. A sudden blur was her only warning before she fell into the dirt, her arm securely gripped in the mouth of a large, tan cougar. She screamed, and for the briefest moment, its grip slackened before it dug its teeth even deeper into her flesh. With her free hand she hit the creature in the ribs, and it snarled and shook her arm, ripping it even more. She scrabbled her hand over the dusty ground and her fingers curled around the smooth bark of a stick. Heaving it into the air, she swung at the creature, catching it on the ribs.

The cat loosened its grip, and she pulled her arm away and scrambled backward before pushing herself hurriedly to her feet. Her skin was ripped and bloody, but she barely noticed as she grabbed the branch again and swung it through the air in the direction of the cougar. It snarled and darted away from the crude weapon, its olive-green eyes watching her intently, and Melissa gripped the branch more tightly.

A crashing sound came from the trees, and then, suddenly, a flash of black rushed through the air, slamming into the cougar and sending it flying. She stumbled back as a huge black cat, bigger by far than the cougar, fought her attacker. Her mouth went dry as she realized it was a panther – just like the one from her dreams. Tan and black blurred together as snarls and growls ripped through the air.

Blood spurted over the dirt; the cougar yelped but met the panther with bared teeth. The black cat didn’t even pause as it lunged for the cougar’s throat, ripping open the side of its neck. The cougar stumbled to the ground, then rose and fled.

The panther watched as the cougar disappeared between the trees, then slowly turned its bright green gaze on Melissa. She stared back, frozen with fear, as the creature looked at her. It glanced at her arm, bloody and dirty, and she stepped backward, holding the injured limb to her chest as she gripped the stick. The cat followed her movement, then with a flick of its tail turned and vanished through the trees.


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Dawn of Destiny

When the greatest horrors exist in the mind, how do you deal with a man who puts them there?

Julianne is the strongest mystic of her generation. Her mental magic might even be getting stronger… it’s hard to tell when her practice time is eaten up by paperwork and leading her people.

That is, until a rogue mystic cult shows up, trying to drag Julianne into their plot for world domination.

Crossing the dangerous Madlands and issuing a slap down to the bad guys is just the kind of trip she needs – some quiet solitude and the chance to kick some ass. If only her smartass companions had stayed at home…

Set on the foundation laid by the Kurtherian Gambit Series, Dawn of Destiny tells an entirely new story in the Age of Magic. You can grab your copy on Amazon now!

Blood Laws

The lines between illusion and reality blur as a dark romance brews between two unlikely soulmates…

Stas isn’t your average human. She can bend others to her will, a psychic talent she’s kept hidden since the brutal murder of her parents.

Issac isn’t human at all. He’s an immortal masquerading as one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors while secretly seeking revenge against a former ally.

A fateful meeting ends in a seductive proposition. As their lives intertwine, secrets are exposed and passion ignites. It’s a bond built to last a lifetime, if they’re willing to risk everything to protect it.

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“What are you wearing under this dress?”

Not what she expected him to say. “Excuse me?”

Issac’s teeth sunk into her lower lip, making her yelp. “Focus.”

Stas frowned. “A thong and a strapless bra.” Both black and lacy. Lingerie was one of her secret indulgences. Not that she ever put them to good use.

One of his hands drifted from her hair to her waist, then down to her ass. His palm flattened and forced her to arch up into him. A breath hitched in her throat at the feel of his growing arousal. Mixing business and pleasure?

His lips brushed hers in a chaste kiss that belied the passion they were feigning for the camera. “The dress will have to stay then.”

“What’s wrong with my dress?” It hit her mid-thigh and clung to her curves. She looked good in it.

He ignored her.

“You’re going to see things tonight that will make you want to scream, but you must remain calm and quiet. Mortals who overreact die, and they die badly.”

He lifted her off the ground one handed. Her legs went around his hips, placing the most intimate part of her against him. A scrap of lace and his trousers were all that separated them. Any other place and time, her body’s instinct to move against him would have won out, but not now. The shiver that traversed her spine was from his words, not his touch.

Mortals who overreact die. Her arms tensed around his neck. I’m going to die here. She wanted to kill Tom for putting her in this situation.

“It’s imperative they believe you’re human.” He spoke the words into her mouth and moved his groin in a sinuous circle. Such a subtle move, but one that sent tingling sensations through her entire body, despite his words. Heat blended with the fear-induced adrenaline pumping through her veins, making her tremble.

“We don’t have much time, so I need to know you understand me.” Terror mingled with lust as his hard length caressed her hot center again. The heady combination left her lightheaded.

“Astasiya.” He punctuated her name by nipping her lower lip, causing her to cry out. Whether in protest or because she liked the other things he was doing to her, she wasn’t sure. Reality was starting to blend with desire, making it difficult to discern right from wrong. What they were doing and discussing was too surreal. “They cannot find out what you are. Both of our lives depend on it.”

His words registered through the haze of passion clouding her mind. She was in the middle of an Ichorian club. He didn’t need to explain why keeping her gift under control was important. He was clear from the beginning that his kind killed fledglings on sight. He never explained why, but now wasn’t the time to ask. She gave him a slight nod to show she understood.

“One last thing.” He licked at the wound he left on her bottom lip. She hadn’t realized he bit her hard enough to bleed until she felt the sting of his tongue. Her tremble was involuntary and confusing. Why did that feel so good? “You can’t enter the Conclave unmarked.”

“Conclave?” What the hell is that? It sounded ominous.

“A meeting, of sorts, for Ichorians.” His tongue traced a pattern against her lips before dipping in to dance with hers. Her response was slow, a side effect of their surroundings. His mouth was patient and coaxing against hers, offering the perfect distraction from her heavy thoughts. She gave in when he rubbed against her again. It was impossible to refuse him.

His mouth slid over her cheek and down to her neck. “It’s either this or we both die, and I’m particularly fond of living.” His breath was hot against her ear. Almost as hot as the thickness of his groin pressing into her most sensitive area. “Forgive me, darling.”


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This is Book One in the Immortal Curse Series, which means there will be overarching themes/questions left unanswered that set up the next book. Each hero/heroine couple, however, will always have a Happy For Now (HFN) or a Happily Ever After (HEA) ending.