Saturday, July 8, 2017

All. The. Things.


Being an author is overwhelming at times, especially when I take marketing aspects into account.  As if my brain weren't nuts enough in there.  My husband calls me a highly-organized schizophrenic.  I'm not sure that's exactly what I am, but there has to be some sort of personality disorder name for having literally dozens of people/lives/backstories/motivations running around in my head.  Not to mention the fictional worlds I've built to house them all, because aside from Pierce Securities being set in Austin, I've ficionalized the towns of the rest of my series(es).

So, here I am on a Saturday afternoon, when I really should be doing stuff with my kids.  But they're busy with their iPads, and I'm plotting.  Planning.

Oh!  I got a new planner!  It's pretty exciting, and I can't wait for a new week to start so I can start filling it out.  I designed it myself, and pestered my formater, Deena Rae, to make it a reality.  If you'd like a copy of it, check out Anne's Book of Shit to do and Brain Farts on Amazon.  Or you can get the generic version, without my name on it.   http://amzn.to/2sBLjqc

But right now, I'm almost finished with the rough draft of Seek.  Then I'm going to go over it again before sending it to betas.  Then I'll be working on Hitch.  Then Echo.  They should all be at betas soon.  After that, or during that, I have to finish the draft of Susan Stoker's next Kindle World Launch story.  That's due out in November.  I have a release due in January, that's part of a #MeetCute collaboration, and an entire series needs to be released back to back in 2018.  I'm not sure I can do it all, but on paper it looks fucking fantastic!

To get it all done, I need another photo shoot with Stanley and Jeffrey, which I have yet to set up.  I need my brain to function about 40 more hours a week.  I need my kids to leave me alone a little bit longer every afternoon.  I need.  I need.  LOL.  I have to laugh at myself, because now I sound like my kids.

I just have to make it happen, because there's not anybody else to do that for me.

Whining about it does NOTHING to help me.  In fact, it's a bit self-destructive, planting all sorts of negativity in my brain.

So here I am, notebook in hand, making lists.  It's fun.  I'm brainstorming.  I'm working when I shouldn't be.  But I love my job.  And I can't wait to get stuff in hands as soon as it's ready.  I really think you guys are going to like Zack.  You'll get to see his softer side.

Because holy hell, there is one.














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Monday, June 12, 2017

Bond Release Blitz

New release from Anne Conley!  The latest in the Pierce Securities series, Bond, is LIVE!!!  Craze is FREE, and Wire is only .99!

Bond 

Blurb:  

This has to be one of the weirdest relationships on the books.

Deena Rae is a loner—a strong, independent woman who needs nobody. There is the possible exception of Mr. Fine Ass, with whom she’s begun a strange courtship. He’s certainly a nice diversion from her new job with Pierce Securities and her first solo gig with the company.

Slade is in debt to a man nobody wants to owe, his sperm donor just died, and somehow, Deena Rae knows the half-brother Slade’s never met. He can’t keep his eyes off his gorgeous bitch of a neighbor who keeps her drapes open, even when she’s “entertaining.” He’s told her, though, he’s a train wreck and they shouldn’t get involved.

Deena Rae is riding Slade’s train all the way to the end, whether she likes it or not. Slade is working for her mark, and her mark suddenly wants her dead.



And Slade’s the man who’s got to do it.


Excerpt:
She was still standing by Mr. Fine Ass’s door when she heard a key in the lock that wasn’t locked. Her heartbeat went into overdrive as fumbling at the lock preceded a muttered curse, then the knob turned.

She was totally busted. Panicking, Deena Rae tried to get away, but her efforts were stupid.

She wasn’t in her own place. There was no place to go.

Within seconds, he had her tackled on the floor, facedown, her arms stretched above her head.


His scent was stronger now, enveloping her, along with those muscles she’d glimpsed yesterday. Fear pummeled her as she realized she didn’t know this guy. His body covered hers, but she couldn’t see his face, read his expressions, tell exactly how pissed he was. His face was buried in her neck as he held her down, her face buried in the exceptionally clean-smelling carpet. He was meticulous in his cleaning. The carpets smelled like they’d just been shampooed. Serial killers were clean, she reminded herself, trying to gather the terror she knew she should be feeling. Why wasn’t she feeling it?



Mr. Fine Ass was pretty, but he could be a fucking killer rapist clown for all she knew.

Oh Jesus. She’d never checked the bathroom for clown makeup. That would suck.

“What are you doing in here, Ginger?” His rough growl in her ear sent a shiver of goose bumps racing up her spine. Deena Rae bristled at the Ginger comment but squirmed to get out from under him. It was no use. She was stuck. His grip tightened on her wrists as his legs wrapped around hers to still them.

And his other hand roamed.

His breathing was ragged as his hand explored more than was necessary to make sure she wasn’t packing heat, which she was, but Deena didn’t think they were in the right position for him to find it.

“You know what they say about curiosity and shit.” She shrugged, going for flippant, even as her heart raced. Problem was, she wasn’t really scared anymore. She should have been, but Deena Rae couldn’t muster the fear she needed to fight back.

His hand was definitely doing more than looking for weapons, if the growing length at her backside were any indication. She quit struggling and lay there, limp and defeated. Maybe if she gave off a helpless vibe she could get out of here.

“How did you get in?” His breath was hot in her ear, and if she wasn’t mistaken, his lips brushed it. She was on fire. Thank God he wasn’t looking at her face.

A soft chuckle escaped her. “Would you believe you can learn anything on YouTube?”



A rumble of accompanying laughter came from his chest, pressed against her back, but he raised himself and flipped her underneath him with very little effort.

It wasn’t like she was fighting Mr. Fine Ass, but she was a tall woman. At five foot ten, she’d always wanted a man to handle her, like … well, like a man. Rick sure as hell wasn’t up to the task.

But now she was face-to-face with him, she couldn’t really breathe. And her arms were still pinned at her head.

His face was fucking gorgeous. A small scar under his right eye. Deep-brown eyes the color of teak wood. Full lips. Chiseled cheekbones. Dude could be a model.

One of his crazy eyebrows was quirked up, slightly wrinkling his forehead. “Are you trying to come on to me? If so, this is a bit out of the ordinary.” He was relaxing his body on top of hers, even if he still held her wrists in a death grip above her head and had a massive growing bulge still pressing against her thigh.


“I’ve never been accused of being ordinary,” she breathed at him, wondering where the hell all the air in the room had gone. Her heart was still pounding in her chest, and her breathing was hard and heavy. She knew her breasts were practically in his face, but to his credit, he wasn’t looking. But they were certainly pressing against his ever-so-hard chest.


His eyes flickered from her eyes to her lips, his free hand twining through a tendril of her hair. When they finally snapped back to her eyes, they were filled with resolve.

“This is bad timing, Ginger. My life is a train wreck right now, or I would give this a go.” He smirked as he pressed his bulge into her thigh. “But you really should just stick to your Tuesday Night Specials.”

Since he was relaxed, Deena Rae whimpered a bit, pretending to pout while biting her bottom lip, watching his eyes snap back to her lips. Using the distraction, she wound her legs around one of his and rolled, effectively pinning him under her. He let loose of her arms and grabbed at her hips as she stood.

“Wow. That’s cocky, Mr. Fine Ass. But I hate the name Ginger, and train wrecks aren’t my style.” She managed to get out the door with a little dignity, even though she was embarrassed to have gotten caught and was ridiculously turned on.


But she’d managed to walk out of there with the upper hand, and that’s what was important, right?

If you haven't started the series, links are below.  And psssst ... The first one in the series, Craze, is FREE!!!

Craze

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Milly Taiden's Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World Release





Welcome to Milly Taiden's Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World


Geraldine Wilder is an interspecies matchmaker with a 100% success rate. Human, feline, canine, bear, dragon or alien – Gerri can help anyone find their perfect match. But every relationship, especially an interspecies romance, has obstacles to overcome. What forces are standing in the way of someone’s Happily Ever After? And who is next in line to find their paranormal soulmate? Now it's your turn. Pick up the phone, give Gerri a call, and match these fun characters with the people (or creatures) they least expect.





Fated to Mate by Anne Conley


Kelli and Chase grew up together and know the rules: when he comes of age, he’s got to choose a shifter to bond with, period.  And Kelli’s not a shifter.  There isn’t any way around biology.



But chemistry is something else entirely, and Kelli did the one thing she never thought she could do—move to the city to escape it.  Her feelings left her no other choice.  It was the only way she could see for Chase to follow his shifter destiny.

Now, Chase is getting a divorce from the shifter who was supposed to be his bonded mate, and some crazy friend of his Grandma is telling him he can bond with humans.  It’s not the way things have always been in their little shifter community, but Geri Wilder keeps telling him they’ve been doing things backwards.

Now that Kelli is back, Chase is angry and confused, seeing the truth of the mistakes they’ve made.  However, Kelli is only in town to plan her wedding.

To someone else.




Bear Naked by LeTeisha Newton



Alejandra Perez wants nothing more than to continue writing her Hear Me Roar blog posts and educate today’s women on standing firm, loving their bodies—all curves included—and understanding that love isn’t always necessary. She’s had her own rash of bad luck in that department and she wants others to know love doesn’t have to be the end-all-be-all. When a visitor on the blog dares Ally to see Gerri Wilder of Paranormal Dating Agency to find a date and love, she decides to document the process on her blog. What a perfect way to prove what she’s been saying all along!

Deni and Rich have always been connected in life and individually haven’t been able to find a mate. The two decide it’s because they need one woman who can understand the unique way they are bonded and give their dilemma over to Gerri to find them a mate. The catch? She has to be strong enough to wrangle their bear sides fighting for supremacy over their clan—an issue that puts strain on their friendship and leaves them feeling broken, not to mention it sends the clan into civil war.

Deni and Rich are determined to show Alejandra she’s perfect for them. Failure is not an option, and all is fair in love and mating.





Shifting Fate by Wren Michaels



Sylvia Schneider loves her some Navy SEALs, but only the ones she creates digitally for the video game she's producing with Noah Wright. Devastated by the death of her military fiance, she hasn't dated in two years, much less left her apartment. But when Noah asks her to introduce the new game at a convention in Vegas, she's forced out of the house and her shell. To top off her already building anxiety, she's been getting nastygrams from someone claiming she stole their game design. Threats on her life send her to Gerri, owner of the Paranormal Dating Agency, for a shifter bodyguard. Sylvia is adamant that it's just for the weekend, and just for an escort, and not that kind of escort.



Braxton “Brawn” O'Brien was the runt of his pack. He left home to make a name for himself as a Navy SEAL, where as even the smallest wolf, he towers among the humans, using his preternatural abilities to save lives. But lately his wolf side has been battling anger issues, and the rage inside him cannot be quelled. He's forced into medical leave to figure out what the problem is, or his military career is over.


When Gerri hooks Braxton up with a bodyguard gig while on leave, he hopes she can also find him a mate to satisfy the beast roaring inside him. One look at his charge, Sylvia, and he knows she's the one. The problem is then convincing the spunky, yet shy human of the same. When the threats on her life turn into attacks, Braxton will hunt until his last breath to keep his mate safe. But Sylvia's got secrets of her own, that may make or break the mating bond.






Ask For The Moon by Rochelle Paige


 

A determined alpha + An unsuspecting wallflower = A sexy surprise!

Seth Bashar carries the weight of the shifter world on his shoulders as the head of their council. Or at least it’s felt that way ever since he attempted the impossible—uniting witches and shifters. As he tries to maintain the delicate balance, finding his fated mate is more vital than ever.

Jane Smith has no responsibilities to anyone but herself. Finally. She’s more than happy to fade into the woodwork. When her favorite customer, Gerri Wilder, insists on setting her up on a blind date, she reluctantly agrees.

It was only supposed to be a harmless night of fun... until it was more. Until he was everything.








Claiming Her Dragons by Lia Davis





Be careful what you ask for…

The beautiful, curvy Jackie Olsen has a sex drive in hyperdrive. Her last boyfriend broke it off saying she was too exhausting for him. Without much hope for finding what she needs in the human gene pool, she turns to Gerri Wilder for help, hoping a shifter, or two, could keep up with her desires.

Jackie just isn’t prepared to go on a date with not one, but three hot dragon shifters.











A Wolf in Bear Clothing by Renee George



Since only a male heir can assume the reigns of the Orsino Bear Clan, quirky and curvy Quinn Orson needs a bear husband and fast. Quinn would willingly let go of her father’s title, wealth, and property—after all, she’s a doctor and lives independent from the clan, but if she doesn’t find a suitable mate in the next two weeks, her mom and younger sisters will suffer the harsh consequences. Quinn wants to save her family's legacy--she just doesn't want to marry some hairy beast to keep it.

Desperate, Quinn seeks the help of the Paranormal Dating Agency. When she meets sexy security specialist Luke Dashwood, their instant attraction makes him the perfect hubby candidate. After all, if he smells like a bear and acts like a bear … then he’s a bear, right? Um…

Werewolf Luke Dashwood wants Quinn Orson, the voluptuous emergency room doctor whose beauty and smarts make his inner beast howl. When he learns she’s gone to the PDA to find a mate—he’s determined to show her that he can be her one and only. Two problems. 1. She’s the eldest daughter of the Orsino bear clan, and needs a mate to keep her family’s legacy intact. To clarify: A bear shifter mate. 2. She’s the target of an assassin hellbent on killing her before she can reclaim her birthright.

Now, Luke’s wolf is ready to bear-up and do whatever it takes to keep the woman he loves safe—even if it means losing her forever.




His Twisted Tail by Melanie James






Calder Lorenson inherits one hell of a mess when he’s thrust into the limelight to fill the role of Alpha at Twisted Tail Pack. With treachery in the ranks, Calder quickly finds himself in over his head. If that wasn’t enough to deal with, pack law decrees that he must be mated. With no time to spare, Calder does the only thing he can think of—ask for a little help from a famous matchmaker, Gerri Wilder. Will Gerri be able to locate his mate before the looming deadline? Or will Calder have to face the consequences set by pack law?












The Dragon with Girl Tattoo by Julia Mills



Lennox O’Lachtnáin, affectionately known as the Mad Bomber, would rather blow himself up than go on another blind date orchestrated by his well-meaning brethren. It was bad enough when they saw him crash and burn with the sexy doctor from Max’s Pride, but now they’ve all been witness to a string of failed first dates and botched meetings the likes of which no doubt have his ancestors turning in their proverbial graves. Fate was messing with him, BIG TIME, and he’d had enough.
The best laid plans…

One drunken night with his brethren to drown his sorrows and Lenn has a new tattoo, his head’s beating like a bass drum, and there’s a raven-haired beauty in his bed who makes his heart race and his dragon send smoke signals. There’s only one problem…she won’t wake up.

Cue the handcart to Hell…

Did Fate have to throw one more curve ball into his quest for a happily ever after? Well, of course She did. Did the Universe really have such a perverse sense of humor? Absolutely, no doubt. And who in the Heavens is this tiny platinum-haired woman who refuses to take no for an answer? Did she say something about a dating agency for paranormals? No way...time to get off the ride.

His one night stand has left him with more than new ink. Lenn has no doubt the sexy siren is his mate, the one created just for him, the other half of his soul…but there’s no way in Heaven or Hell he’s mating one of her kind. Nope, it’s just not happening. Alone is better than eternity with…with…that. There’s only one answer…blow something up and have another beer.

The Universe does make mistakes. Fate will be denied…or will it?


Bearback Bride by Liv Brywood





Arizona needs to get married immediately. After fleeing an arranged marriage with a Mob boss, she’s in a world of trouble. Gorgeous cowboy bear shifter Garrett agrees to protect her as long as she poses as his fiancé. Their relationship may be fake, but their mutual desire is very real. And trying to resist the sexy shifter may be the most dangerous game she’s ever played.

When Garret’s dying father begs him to get married, he contacts a matchmaker to find him a fake fiancé. He doesn’t want his father to suffer through his last days, so he lies to the bear clan and tells them he’s engaged. Being tied down isn’t on his bucket list, but when he meets his fake fiancée, his bear takes one whiff of his fated mate and becomes determined to fight for her. Their arrangement is only supposed to last a few weeks, but will their unexpected passion burn hot enough to last a lifetime?











Playing with Fire by Margaret Madigan


When Vlad Golakov is sent to New Orleans on a protection detail, he plans to get the job done quickly, then enjoy the Big Easy. But when the woman he’s assigned to finds out he’s there disguised as her date, she ditches him at the first opportunity, complicating the job.

Angela Reeves is an investigative reporter on the trail of several missing women. Her leads all point to a local band called Cry Wolf. When she goes to a concert to search for clues, she doesn’t anticipate waking up as a wolf, or being rescued by her hot dragon shifter date.

Vlad tracks Angela to a rundown plantation outside New Orleans where Cry Wolf has been luring women to grow their wolf pack. Angela is just another of their victims until Vlad rescues her, but he can’t just leave her to deal with her condition alone. As they navigate her symptoms, attraction ignites between them. Seeking a safe and remote location for her first shift, they end up back at the plantation where they battle Cry Wolf and teach them that when you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.




Dragon My Heart Around by Marianne Morea




A dragon shifter, a curse, a rare book,
and the woman who is the key to setting him free…

Finding the love of a lifetime won’t happen between the dusty pages of old books, but for researcher Camille Forester, it’s her job. She’s hopeful a call to Gerri Wilder and the Paranormal Dating Agency will fix the lack of romance in her quiet librarian’s life and put her between the sheets instead of just between the pages.

What she didn’t expect was the fantasy hero who appeared in her living room, naked and ready to please. Talk about a book boyfriend come to life! A sex-slave cursed into the book Gerri gave her, his story is too fanciful to believe, yet somehow Camille knows he’s telling the truth. Now all she wants is him and to break the curse so they can have their own happily ever after.








Blazing Tales by Jami Brumfield



Mystery author Willamena (Willa) Rines is in desperate need for a date to her birthday party. Her boss has set his sights on her. Willa’s editor, Penny and her decide the only way to escape that train wreck is to show up to the party with a handsome date on her arm. She calls Gerri Wilder’s dating agency and asks for a man who can impress, but isn’t interested in anything long term. Her career and heart can’t take getting burned again.

As a dedicated arson investigator and dragon shifter, Blaze knows a thing or two about starting and putting out fires on the street and in the bedroom.  He is highly respected and very successful in his chosen career. But his brother, Dyson and family friend, Gerri Wilder are worried he is forgetting the most important part of life, family. It’s not that he doesn’t want to find a mate, but his dragon half is very particular. They break him down and he agrees to go on a date. He plans on one night, nothing more, then he meets Willa and the sparks fly. She is only interested in getting through the night. He knows she is his fated mate and needs to find a way to convince her it could be more than a fling.

Fate has a way of forcing their hands. Friendships will be tested, lives put in jeopardy, and a real-life mystery revealing secrets that can destroy both of them are just a few of the obstacles put in their path. If this couple can walk through the fire without getting burned, they may have a future together. Will their love take flight on his dragon wings or die in the embers of their fiery passion?




Her Mane Attraction by Nicole Garcia



Exiled from his native homeland in Africa, Adonis becomes separated from his pride and is forced to make a home in the Adirondacks. The need to claim a mate is strong, but how will he ever find her when no one will give him a chance because of his appearance? Not only did being a white lion make him an outcast amongst his own kind, he’s isolated and constantly rejected in his human form as well.

Eira is bored with her run of the mill, mundane life. She loves her job as a pilot and enjoys meeting new people, but something is missing. There’s no excitement, no romance, no special someone to fill the empty space in her heart. Being human, it only makes sense that she date her own kind, which wouldn’t be so bad if she didn’t find every man she meets a total bore and completely ordinary.

When a skeptical Adonis and an adventurous Eira find themselves hooked up on a not so typical first date arranged by Gerri from the Paranormal Dating Agency, sparks aren’t the only things flying. Their good time quickly becomes a race for their lives as they try to escape the wilderness holding them captive. As if the situation couldn’t get any worse, Adonis has to fight off his rival to keep the one woman who holds the key to his heart.








Her Wounded Dragon by Sky Purington


 

Curiosity is a dangerous thing and temptation a death wish. Especially for someone like Vivienne with her complicated past and closely guarded secrets. Yet when she has a chance to get near the enemy because of a sexy dragon shifter haunting her dreams, she doesn’t think twice. Even if it means seeking out a paranormal dating agency and tagging along incognito to scope him out as her best friend goes on a date with him.

Kage knows within minutes of meeting Vivienne that she isn’t who she pretends to be. As the right-hand man of the enemy, it’s his job to figure out if she’s a threat. More so, if she’s a risk to his hidden agenda and well laid plans. Soon enough, he realizes the only danger she poses is to his hardened heart. After all, there’s no defense against the scorching desire dragons feel when they find their long-lost mate.









Finding her Bearing by A.C. James



Cari wants to find a date for her high school reunion. Forget finding love. She’s a BBW who embraces her curves and she's ready for some hawt, no-holds barred sex with a hot alpha shifter. Her best friend suggests Cari use the Paranormal Dating Agency and she hopes Mrs. Wilder can hook her up. What she doesn't expect is to find her date doing naughty things in the woods.

Liam has been in love with curvy, sweet, and fun loving Cari since they were in high school. When she moved away, he never got over her. Then one day Liam finds her standing on his doorstep.
A meddling Chieftan, friends, and the PDA bring them together again and their chemistry is off the charts explosive. But Cari has a secret and when her past catches up with her it could tear them apart...forever.

Will Liam finally get a second chance with Cari? Or will fate rip them apart again?

First love + mistaken identity + one BBW Latino and a sexy bear shifter = one HAWT romance.

If you liked Geek Bearing Gifts from the Paranormal Dating Agency you'll love Finding Her Bearing.

Trigger Warning: This book was written to shine a light on domestic violence and might be difficult for survivors.




Leader of the Pack by Saranna DeWylde





Leotie Accalia is a wendigo—a badass sin eater who is bigger, faster, and stronger than many other shifters. Even male alphas. Her problem, besides not being able to get a date? When she’s turned, she doesn’t retain any of her humanity. Leotie needs a partner who is strong enough to handle her monster, but can accept his place as beta. It’s no small feat, so she turns to the one person who says she can find anyone their mate: Gerri Wilder.

Gerri knows exactly who the curvy Leotie needs. James Burns. Hero cop. Wolf shifter. Impossibly good man. But there’s something missing from the equation. David MacTiernan. His partner, his best friend. A wolf shifter with dark secrets that may stir the beast beyond control, but Gerri knows he’s what will bind them all together and make them a pack.

When a shadow falls on the small Kansas town and Leotie’s monster comes out to hunt, only the heat between them can light a blaze bright enough to banish the dark.






Her Highlander's Desire by A.K. Michaels



Have a moping, lovesick friend? No clue how to help her? Why contact Geri Wilder from the Paranormal Dating Agency, of course! Just remember to keep the details hush-hush because not everyone is onboard with the whole supernatural matchmaking thing. As for convincing her mate to let Alinka go halfway around the world…that’s all on Tasha's shoulders. Tasha has her hands full, but never underestimate the power of an Alpha female.

The PDA promised results and that is EXACTLY what they delivered.

Fiery, white hot attraction, like fireworks exploding in the night sky, consume both Alinka and Dara. Unable to control their passion, the couple immediately succumbs to the pull of their Soulmate. Shock and fear over the intensity of their feelings forces both to make rash decisions with devastating effects.

Will Fate and Destiny seal their union? Or will one wolf run leaving the other to lick his wounds and pick up the pieces of a broken heart?
A Wolf’s Hunger Cannot Be Stopped…Or Can It?

Grab this hot paranormal shifter story from New York Times Bestselling Author, A. K. Michaels. Not only is it part of Milly Taiden’s Paranormal Dating Agency Kindle World but it’s also linked to A K’s A Wolf’s Hunger series and filled enough hot shifter romance to keep you turning the pages into the wee small hours of the night

**Readers familiar with my Hunger series please note: Although this novel is linked to A Wolf’s Hunger, and is set within Kade’s Highland Pack, it is different from the other Hunger tales, as it is a Paranormal Dating Agency story and doesn’t feature the unique ‘hunger’ as in my other books in the series. However, it still has my usual hot Shifters, suspense, angst, and plenty of thrills to keep you going, and I sincerely hope you enjoy it.**


Hot Wings by Ophelia Bell



Pomona Maurin’s biggest dream is landing a coveted position as personal chef to the stars. She’s busted her ass and put her to-die-for recipes to the test, yet gained zero recognition for her efforts. That is, until Gerri Wilder discovers her culinary talents and knows just the “stars” who need Pomona’s skills the most.

Ignazio Karsten and Bryer Vargas are two of the most famous celebrities on the shifter home planet, Nova Aurora. The dragon shifter duo, known regionally as “Hot Wings,” are the reigning Nova Aurora Arena League champions for several seasons running. When a vindictive opponent breaks the rules and nearly kills Bryer during their championship fight, their streak might just be at an end—and so might their careers.

Only dedicated training and a strict, high-calorie diet will ensure Bryer’s return to health, and Ignazio’s recovery from a deep depression, but even that won’t guarantee the duo will make it back into the arena for the next season. They need a chef with the particular talents to fulfill their dietary needs and still satisfy their hungry dragons.

When they set eyes on Pomona, both men know there’s only one thing on the menu for them. Will they be able to convince their new chef that they want to share more than just her cooking?




Forged in Fire by Sheri Lyn





Sypher Delacroix is the leader of a pack of winged creatures that even some shifters believe don’t exist. Their numbers may be small, but pack Alpha has a plan to change that. He knows only one person can help this reclusive group find their mates, Paranormal Dating Agency owner and genius, Gerri Wilder.

Daegan McKenzie’s life revolves around two things, his grandmother and vengeance. When she asks him to escort her good friend Gerri to visit friends, he reluctantly agrees. Now he is searching for the clues to bring his friend’s killer to justice and travelling with a perceptive and slightly scary woman who just might know more about what makes him tick then he does.

Two lives are about to entwine in ways neither of them expected as they learn that sometimes the ashes of your past can be the foundation of your future.