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It’s Release Day For ‘Designated’ Zaratan Trilogy: Book 3

This is one book where excited fans have been contacting me about when the third book in the Zaratan Trilogy would be available. One 14-year-old Ft. Myers fan said she and her best friend were in competing camps…Team Matt and Team Jim. An author was texting me about a conference this September and her daughter had just finished ‘Chosen’ and wanted the next book. Fortunately, I had just finished the first draft of ’Designated’ and reported the book would be available before the conference.
Although the books were released a year apart, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to deliver ‘Designated’. The problem? I wasn’t sure how I wanted to end the series. When I was writing ‘Chosen’, I knew who the ultimate bad guy was. But who Kara would ultimately end up with was a struggle.
In ‘Designated’, Kara keeps changing her mind…probably because I was. I wanted to give everyone a HEA (Happily Ever After). When you have a love triangle, that’s tough. I read one book where the author killed one of the male leads. My reaction, I threw the book across the room in frustration. Whether you like the Twilight books, I thought Stephanie Meyer masterfully resolved that triangle.
Below you will find the blurb (which I HATE writing) and vendor links:
A journey home…
New challenges to face…
An ultimate decision to be made…Kara Howard faces her greatest fear when she returns to Earth. She is now the purple faced alien who is designated to represent her new world. All her work to reunite families will soon meet its final test.

No longer able to breathe her home planet’s air, her future must be made galaxies away. Her life is further complicated when the mission is jeopardized by betrayal. Once again, Kara must choose sides in the ambiguous allegiances between families.

She walks a tightrope of her own making between the two men in her life. But her ability to make a final decision is compromised by new challenges aboard the ship. The girl who liked to disappear into the shadows continues to standout, making her a target.

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Designated: Zaratan Trilogy Book 3

 

A journey home…
New challenges to face…
An ultimate decision to be made…

Kara Howard faces her greatest fear when she returns to Earth. She is now the purple faced alien who is designated to represent her new world. All her work to reunite families will soon meet its final test.

No longer able to breathe her home planet’s air, her future must be made galaxies away. Her life is further complicated when the mission is jeopardized by betrayal. Once again, Kara must choose sides in the ambiguous allegiances between families.

She walks a tightrope of her own making between the two men in her life. But her ability to make a final decision is compromised by new challenges aboard the ship. The girl who liked to disappear into the shadows continues to standout, making her a target.

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The Ultimate Act of Love

The Ultimate Act of Love

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Blurb:

She lamented over a ghost lover she could never have.

The last thing Kori Daniels expected to witness on a ghost tour was an actual apparition. Although she felt earth-bound spirits, she had never seen one. Already impacted by nightly amorous dreams since arriving in Savannah, her dream lover now has a face.

Jeb Crawford stares out of his front parlor window waiting for the one night a year he takes physical form. Each Halloween, he searches for the one woman, his soul mate, who can save him from his fate.

Only an ultimate act of love will bring Jeb back to life.

This novella was originally part of the limited edition set ‘Haunting Savannah’.

20 Shades of Shifters

20 Shades of Shifter is a limited edition collection of new and exclusive paranormal romance novels guaranteed to suck you in from page one.

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A shape-shifting dragon must win over his reluctant mate and stop Jack the Ripper. A Fae trucker becomes allies with an MC member when trying to deliver magical motorcycles to the Fae Queen. A wolf shifter is held captive in a human research lab where he is tortured until he meets one sexy scientist. An angel risked it all to steal the elixir of life and save his mortal love’s life and over two millennia later must get her to remember she once loved an angel. These stories and many more are included in this steamy, hot collection.

Don’t wait to read this set. It is only out for a short time before it will be gone forever!

Discover stories by:
Demelza Carlton
Evelyn Lederman
ML Guida
Aidy Award
David Adams & Alica Knight
Sascha Illyvich
Lynn Best
Lilly Cain
Vonnie Davis
Brenda Trim and Tami Julka
Nina Croft
K.L. Bone
N.D. Jones
Kailin Gow
Moxie North


My story is titled ‘A Cougar’s Longing’ about a 42-year-old cougar shifter who mistakenly sleeps with her best friend’s wolf shifter son. You can imagine the complications that will follow!

Here are the first several paragraphs to hopefully wet your appetite:

Samantha Harper threw her playing cards on the table in frustration. Her bridge hand was crap, just like her non-existent love life. She only had one face card, a queen of hearts. How ironic! Her reaction was born out of the fact that at forty-two, she was still alone.

Her eyes explored Elle Thomas’s living room. She had been there hundreds of times and always considered how she’d redecorate it, if given the chance. The room contained a mismatch of furniture purchased over the years, no piece seeming to go with the other.

“Pass,” her hostess said. “The Franklins are divorcing. She told me yesterday when we ran into each other at the grocery store. I thought wolves mated for life.”

Shocked by the news, Samantha hesitated in retrieving her cards. Beverly Franklin was a substitute bridge player and she considered her a friend. She was closer to her bridge friends than the extended family she had in the area.

“They do,” Nancy Simpson replied. A tinge of frustration was evident in her voice. “We should never have opened our town to outsiders. One club.”

Eclipse, California, had been settled by a pride of cougar shifters in the late nineteenth century. Samantha was a descendent of one of the original settlers. The remote community had given the cats the ability to run free in their animal forms without fear of being shot by an unsuspecting human.

In the early twentieth century, a wolf pack settled in the area. Rather than running off the dogs, the town embraced them. The pride leader believed their strength would help safeguard the community in a quickly changing world. No one saw the invention of motorized vehicles and the intrusion of roads, even into mountain communities.

“Gerald Franklin was having an affair with his secretary,” Elle Thomas informed the group. “I know it’s so cliché. Beverly didn’t have a clue.”

Samantha sighed, yet again, disgusted by her pitiful hand and the disturbing news. “Pass. Isn’t his secretary a bear shifter?”

Although a variety of shifters called Eclipse home, the multiple species didn’t interbreed. Each shifter community throughout the United States and Canada coordinated events to bring together young adults in order to expedite the joining of mating couples and prevent isolated communities from interbreeding. Samantha had attended numerous events, but never found a boy she was interested in. She had never been willing to settle to pacify her parents or the pride.

In college, she lived in a house populated by cat shifters. She became good friends with a number of the boys, but there was never a connection between anyone in particular. When she experimented with sex, it was with human boys. A shifter would have read too much into the act at that age. They were under as much pressure to mate as the girls.

Nancy’s face reddened. “Are we going to play cards or talk?”

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