My second Beast releases today…

Beast Denied 72lgToday sees the release of Beast Denied, Book 2 in the Beasts of Bodmin Moor series. It’s Tynan and Naomi’s story. Tynan is Caleb’s (First Beast) second in command and he’s had a tough time of it. Of course, I have a soft spot for all my heroes (and heroines) but Tynan is…well, special. Like all the male shifters of the Bodmin Pack, he’s tough, uncompromising, and just a lot arrogant, but when push comes to shove you’d want him on your side.

Beast Denied received a great 4.5 Star review from Night Owl Reviews and was voted a Top Pick. “…the fast paced and smooth flowing plot captivates readers with lots of suspensereviewertoppick2, turmoil and romance…I was completely spellbound.” Read the full review here.

Here’s the blurb:

To embrace the future, they must defy the past.

Naomi Flynn never intends to mate or marry. Either one would leave her open to the manipulation she’s sworn never to endure again. Besides, no panther male will want her once they know the truth behind what happened a decade ago.

She’s happy to burn up the sheets in a buddy-with-benefits arrangement, until a craving for a three-way sexual adventure thrusts her right back into the arms of the man she can’t afford to remember.

Tynan Galloway doesn’t intend to stand by and watch the woman he wants throw herself at every male with a pulse except him. Ten years ago, a brutal assault robbed him of his destiny as a protector of the pack, but damned if Naomi is going to be another casualty of his fate.

In the heat of a fantasy come true, Naomi’s resolve to keep her emotional distance weakens. But when Tynan discovers she’s in potential danger, he dares her to deny he’s the only man who can protect her. Never expecting she’ll go to extremes to prove him wrong…

Product Warnings

A hot panther shifter with something to prove, a heroine with a secret to keep, and a threesome arrangement which brings out the teeth and claws.

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Nothing is permanent, except change…

Early on Saturday morning I opened my email to find a letter from Samhain informing its authors that it was closing its doors. Such sad news because this is a great publisher with first class authors, editors and staff. I cut my publishing teeth with Samhain and learned so much along the way from some truly amazing editors and received help and advice from supportive and helpful staff. My book covers always delighted me, and there wasn’t much in the way of queries for which my fellow authors couldn’t provide help. Even now, the Samhain family is coming together and continuing to share ideas and offer advice.

I’m truly sad this publishing era is drawing to a close, but as with everything in life, things shift and times change. We just need to be open to new possibilities and go with the flow. So, after a weekend of reflection and commiserating and, okay, plenty of wine and chocolate, I’m dusting myself off and heading back to the keyboard.

 

 

Release Day!

FirstBeast72lgToday sees the release of First Beast from Samhain Publishing, book one in the Beasts of Bodmin Moor series. The series came about because of my interest in and fascination for the local sightings of a large cat-like creature that is said to roam the enigmatic and mysterious landscape of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, here in the UK.

Over the years, there have been many sightings, (apparently over 300 in the last decade) with witnesses claiming to have seen either a panther, puma or leopard. Of course, as is always the case with the unknown, many people brush the statements aside and choose to believe it is simply a large dog or domestic cat. But, in my view, there have been too many anomalies to simply disregard the sightings so easily. Farm animals brutually mauled and killed, unusual cat-like remains found in remote places, and photographic evidence taken well before the advent of Photoshop!

So, I got to thinking. What if the beast actually exists? And what if there is more than one creature? How about a whole pack of large cats roaming the moor? And what if they were actually some sort of preternatural beings? What if they were… Shapeshifters! Humans capable of changing form, morphing into big cats, and living within the unsuspecting local community.

And off went my imagination. Soon I had the bones of a new paranomal romance series on my hands, resulting in the release of First Beast.

Here’s the blurb:

To protect his pack, he must guard his heart.

Beasts of Bodmin Moor, Book 1

Lost on Bodmin Moor, twelve-year-old Talia Summers was cold, hurt and terrified, before being saved by a black panther that materialized out of the night.

Years later, Talia returns to the moor in search of that magnificent beast, but instead finds a man leading a clan of shape shifters. Yet the connection she remembers is strangely absent. She despairs of ever finding it again—until a stranger steps into her shower.

Back to claim his rightful place, Caleb McLeod’s fierce attraction to his half-brother’s female is tempered by the fact she’s a human. Worse, a journalist. He’ll not have his people’s survival threatened by a human female who continually pushes the boundaries of pack rules.

His solution? Mate with her. Control her. And if his brother doesn’t like it, they’ll simply have to share. For now.

But suspicion and lies threaten the growing bond between Talia and Caleb, and the past has a way of catching up. A way of destroying the bridge built between two worlds…between two hearts.

Product Warnings

A red-hot panther shifter with an over-the-top possessive streak, a human reporter trying desperately to retain her independence, and enough sexual heat to set fire to the moors of Cornwall.

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First Beast

FirstBeast72lgFirst Beast releases on Tuesday, 8 December from Samhain Publishing and is already receiving some great reviews. 4 Stars from Romantic Times (“a hot, exciting read.”) and 5 stars from Yearwood Book Reviews (“This book was fantastic.”

Beasts of Bodmin Moor, Book 1

To protect his pack, he must guard his heart.

Lost on Bodmin Moor, twelve-year-old Talia Summers was cold, hurt and terrified, before being saved by a black panther that materialized out of the night.

Years later, Talia returns to the moor in search of that magnificent beast, but instead finds a man leading a clan of shape shifters. Yet the connection she remembers is strangely absent. She despairs of ever finding it again—until a stranger steps into her shower.

Back to claim his rightful place, Caleb McLeod’s fierce attraction to his half-brother’s female is tempered by the fact she’s a human. Worse, a journalist. He’ll not have his people’s survival threatened by a human female who continually pushes the boundaries of pack rules.

His solution? Mate with her. Control her. And if his brother doesn’t like it, they’ll simply have to share. For now.

But suspicion and lies threaten the growing bond between Talia and Caleb, and the past has a way of catching up. A way of destroying the bridge built between two worlds…between two hearts.

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Happy Birthday, Samhain Publishing

samhain 10One of my publishers is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this month. Check out Samhain Publishing’s month-long celebration schedule here. And remember to visit their Facebook page this weekend for giveaways and swag. All you have to do is tell them your weekend plans in the comment section to be in with a chance to win.

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It’s Release Day!

Indecent Exposure, my latest steamy contemporary romance, is now available from Samhain Publishing! IndecentExposure 72web medium

She’s gotten herself into hot water, and the heat just keeps on rising.

Gina McKenzie didn’t make the same mistakes her mother made with men. She just made different ones. Like letting a good one get away—and trusting a bad one to keep her kinky tastes private.

With an ex-lover holding a naked bondage video over her head, she’s forced to reunite with an old college crush to get the dirty on him. Back then, she resorted to humiliating Mitchell Coleman to keep her heart safe. Now she has no choice but to compromise him in the worst possible way.

When Gina walks back into Mitchell’s life and starts seducing him, desire wars with suspicion. Last time this happened, she tossed him to the wolves. If she’s going to serve herself up on a plate, he intends to make her see exactly what she missed by rejecting him all those years ago.

But Mitch soon realizes that Gina has an agenda other than heating up the sheets—and this time he’s not going to let her play him for a fool.

Warning: A bad girl trying to be good, a good guy determined to be bad. Naughty goings-on with a stability ball, lunchtime quickies, and a Parisian hotel room where nobody plans on sleeping.

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