Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wolf's Destiny Published

Wolf's Destiny Box Set Publishes

 Wolf's Destiny Box Set Image

Wolf's Destiny has published. The pre-order was a great experiment. Not sure I'll do it again, but it was fun to learn how it works.

I have enjoyed writing this series. Happily, some readers are asking when the next book will be out.

Finding readers who enjoy my work is exciting!

If you haven't tried my work, most of it is available in Kindle Unlimited.

Off to work on another shifter story!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Wolfs Destiny Available for Pre-Order

Wolf's Destiny Available for Pre-Order

 Wolf's Destiny Box Set
Wolf's Destiny, the box set of my six-books in the Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series, is available for pre-order.

Orders will be fulfilled on February 27.

Now that all six books are complete and published, I have created the box set for those who want to get the entire story at once.

The set is $7.89, a saving of $10.05 for readers purchasing the entire set as opposed to purchasing each book individually at $2.99 each.

Publishing this box set was a learning experience. Collecting the different files into one, then creating the cover and the box set image took a while. I did a complete re-edit of the books before combining them into one file.

Wolf's Destiny Blurb

Janelle Hynson is running for her life. 

All Janelle wants is to graduate from college, get back to her pack, and find her mate, but werepanthers are hunting her. 

She escapes to San Antonio, where the werepanthers find her. Out of options, she jumps into vacationing SAPD Detective Nate Rollins’ car. 

Little does he know his old life is over.

Now, he must protect them both from creatures he never knew existed.

But things are not as they seem.

Nate has a secret even he doesn’t know. A secret that throws them both into more danger.

His old life is gone.

Can he survive his new one?

Interested? Order your copy here!


Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wolf's Reign is in Paperback

The Paperback Version Wolf's Reign Has Published

Prefer paperback books? 

Wolf's Reign is now available in paperback on Amazon!

I love paperbacks. I love the feel of them in my hands, and I enjoy seeing them on my bookshelf, waiting for me to pick them up again and reread them.

It's especially special to have a book I wrote in my hands. Somehow, it makes it more real than when it sits on my Kindle waiting for me to choose it from the other books I've collected.

In Other News

In addition to the other storylines I am working on, I have been putting the six books of the Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series into a box set. The book (all the books together) will be newly edited and should publish later this month. With over 220,000 words total, this one won't make it into a paperback format. The cost to purchase it would just be too high. 

As part of the process, I am teaching myself how to create a box set image. It's a lot harder than it seems like it would be. When I publish the box set, I'll post the image on the blog.

The title of the box set is Wolf's Destiny. The rest of the series is enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, and this book will also be a KU book.


Monday, February 12, 2018

Coming Up Next!

Possible cover for the first book in new series.

Coming Up Next

Now that the final book in my series is finished and published, I can take a breath and look at what's next. 

At the end of the last book, a minor character is injured. I am writing a short story about his recovery and his future. I also want to write about the future of Nate's adopted step-father, Dusty, and the widow werepanther, Lettie. Ben wants his story with Dottie to be written, and I can't wait until Ophelia, Nate's daughter, grows up a bit and decides to let me write her story.

Other Stories

In other writing, I am trying to decide which to do first. 

I have a unicorn/fantasy/scifi series started. I'm about 10,000 words into the first. 

My fantasy/time travel/Authurian young adult story has about 8,000 words done.

And last, I have the next scifi story (Pirates) in the Griwaldy Chronicles series (the first in the series is published as The Viper Pit) with about 9,000 words done. 

Tentative covers done for most of these stories have been created, but the final covers haven't been selected, yet.

On top of that, I have dozens of ideas for short stories to fill in and enlarge the Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series.

If you have a preference for which I write next, please let me know in the comments below. 

I would love to read your comments. 


Saturday, February 10, 2018

Wolf's Reign has Published!

Wolf's Reign has published in both Kindle ebook and paperback!

If you've been waiting for the final book in this series, your wait is over.

To celebrate the publication of Wolf's Reign (Book 6 in the Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series), Wolf's Man, Book 1 of the series, is FREE. Wolf's Reign will soon be available in paperback, too.

All the books in the Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series are in enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. This means that if you have a Kindle Unlimited membership, you can read them FREE!

Wolf's Man FREE for a Limited Time

From February 10 to February 14, Wolf's Man, the book that started it all, will be free on Amazon for Kindle ebook readers. If you don't have a Kindle, you can still download the book to your PC or Mac and read it using the free Amazon Kindle App. Once this promotion is over, book 1 will return to its $2.99 price, so don't miss your chance to test-run a new series at no cost.

Wolf's Reign: Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series Book 6 

 Wolf's Reign Cover
Nate never wanted to be king.

All he ever wanted was to have a normal life, be a good cop, and someday raise a normal family. A real family, with real parents, not like the human foster system he grew up in.

But not even kings get everything they want.

Rogue vampires have built an army of Huntsmen to destroy the shifters, leaving humanity vulnerable to enslavement. 

Nate’s first royal duty is to save the were - and humanity - from this evil scourge. 

Nate is already struggling to control the half-wolf, half-human Lycos within him when it decides to reject Janelle, his mate and the mother of his child. Now Nate must protect his family from himself. 

If he can save his family from the Lycos . . . 

If he can get all the shifters to accept him as their king . . .

If he can save humanity from the Huntsmen . . .

Maybe, just maybe, he can be the king he was born to be.


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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Preview of Wolfs Reign

Preview of Wolf's Reign, Final Book of the Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series

I have mentioned before that this book was more difficult to write than all the others in the series combined. 

It is with great relief that I announce that the first draft is complete. I still have several edits to go through, but the hardest part is done. 

This book concludes the Texas Ranch Wolf Pack Series, though I will write in this universe again. 

I have several short stories planned to give you more information about some of the characters, and someday, somewhere, the were will want to have a school. I am thinking maybe a high school. You'll know soon after I do. 

For several months, I've promised this book to you, so here it is. 

The first chapter is all yours. 

Chapter 1 

Unable to sleep, Nate Rollins, Alpha of the Texas Ranch Wolf Pack, stared through the dark room at the ceiling. Janelle’s head was on his shoulder. She mumbled against his chest. He tightened his arm around his mate and his fingers clutched into a fist. Ophelia’s soft whimpers reached him through the open door connected to the nursery. Careful not to wake Janelle, Nate forced his fist to relax, slipped his arm from beneath her, then padded barefooted to the nursery.
“Shhh,” he whispered to Ophelia, his fingers stroking her tiny chest. “Don’t wake Mommy.” With expertise born of much practice, he quickly changed her wet diaper, then picked her up and carried her to the rocking chair he bought Janelle soon after they learned she was expecting. Giving Ophelia a bottle while he rocked slowly back and forth, Nate stared out the window at the moonlit yard. Somewhere in the woods, an owl hooted. Bats swirled through the air, their silhouettes stark against the bright moon. He sighed and looked at his daughter. Koreth’s pride in her matched his own, though lately, it was difficult to feel or hear anything from Koreth. Almost as if there was a padded wall between them.
The wolf is not needed.
Nate stopped rocking and sat forward. “What?” he hissed into the darkness.
The wolf is not needed. I am enough.
Lycos. It had to be Lycos. No one else could enter his mind so easily. Koreth is part of me. As much a part of me as you are.
The rumble of laughter in Nate’s mind set him on edge. I am more powerful than either of you. I am enough. I don’t need you.
Shoving Lycos out of his mind, Nate stood and walked to the bedroom. “Janelle, wake up.” He bumped the edge of the bed with his knee. “Wake up!”
“Wha . . . what?” Blinking, sleep in her eyes, Janelle sat up. Her blonde hair glimmered in the moonlight streaming through the open window. “Nate? What’s wrong?”
“Ophelia needs you.” He leaned over his mate and transferred his daughter and her bottle to Janelle. “I have to go.”
Janelle settled Ophelia in her arms, then looked up at Nate, concern on her shadowed face. “Go where?”
“Out. I have to go out.” He saw in her expression she needed him to stay. She wanted him to answer her questions. Neither of which he could do. At least not now. Without another word, Nate spun on his heel and left. Remembering at the last minute there were dozens of people sleeping in the house, Nate shut the front door with a soft click. He jumped off the porch and ran toward the cave where he and Janelle found the surviving pack members when Nate first learned he was were.
Going through the back way by vehicle would take almost an hour, but running straight through the trees Nate was there in twenty minutes. He slogged through the creek in his bare feet, ignoring the water soaking his flannel pajama bottoms and ducked into the low cave entrance. The cave was left provisioned just in case it was ever again needed as a hideaway. Sooner or later, someone would find him here, but for a short time, he would be alone with his thoughts. He turned on one of the battery-powered lamps left behind and sat on the cot.
Soon after he took on Alpha responsibilities for the ranch, he learned he could separate his human and wolf halves into two beings. Closing his eyes, he reached inside, searching for Koreth. Wolfish whines led him to the virtual dungeon Lycos built in his mind. Reaching a hand toward Koreth, he gritted his teeth, felt his jaw clench. Slowly, he forced his hand through the thick imprisoning air surrounding Koreth. Closing a mental hand on the nape of Koreth’s neck, he pulled steadily until Koreth passed through the viscous, invisible prison walls.
As soon as Koreth was free of Lycos’ prison, Nate commanded they be two. Koreth shimmered into existence in front of him. The wolf shuddered and crowded against Nate’s legs. Lycos trapped me!
Why would he do that?
Anger blazed in the wolf’s eyes. He is trying to take over. We must not allow him. Janelle, Nadrai, and Ophelia will be helpless against him.
Nate ruffled the fur behind Koreth’s ears. “We’ll find a way to stop him.” Avoiding thoughts of his doubts and fears, Nate stretched out on the cot. Koreth jumped up and snuggled beside him, nose resting on his paws. His hand resting on Koreth’s shoulder, Nate closed his eyes.
In the back of his mind, his massive wolfman form surged against the constraints Nate placed on him. Nate reinforced his hold on Lycos. “We have to find a way.” Even so, hours passed before he had enough control to dare sleep.


Snarl stopped at the edge of the creek and sniffed. Alpha! With a slight nod, he sloshed through the creek, ignoring the water filling his boots. At the cave mouth, he hesitated, then shrugged and pushed his way in. If Nate didn’t want him in the cave, he would send him home. But something was wrong. Snarl could feel it in his bones. His wolf cowered, as if afraid. Something he had never done in all Snarl’s long life.
Inside, a dim battery lamp barely cast enough light to fill the interior. Snarl walked to the shelf and picked up another lamp with fresh batteries, then pressed the on/off switch to flood the cave with more light. He turned to find Nate sleeping on the cot, Koreth stretched out beside him. Koreth raised his head. After a moment, he tilted his head to the left and whined.
Snarl walked to the wolf. “It’s okay, Koreth. Let’s see what’s wrong with the Alpha.” Surprised his voice didn’t wake Nate, Snarl hesitated. It wasn’t a good idea to be too close to someone with combat experience when they waken suddenly. Signing, ready to jump back, Snarl pressed a hand to the Alpha’s shoulder. “Nate?” Snarl shook his shoulder. “Nate?”
Nate moaned, then opened one eye. “Snarl? What’s up?”
Snarl frowned. The Nate he knew would come up fighting if awakened suddenly. “That’s what I want to know. What’re you doing out here? You and Janelle have a fight?”
Nate shook his head, then gently nudged Koreth off the cot so he had room to sit up. Koreth jumped to the cave floor and sat, head tilted, tongue hanging out, and looked at Nate. “I’m okay, Koreth.” One hand reached out to scratch behind Koreth’s ear. “Something happen, Snarl?”
“Yeah. For some reason, the Alpha has gone missing. Know where he is?”
“Very funny. I’m right here.”
“Uh huh. But something is bothering you. What’s up?”
Snarl endured the steady stare Nate sent him. Nate’s bloodshot eyes were haunted. Sitting on a camp stool, Snarl leaned forward. “I’ve pledged loyalty to you, Alpha. Let me help.”
Nate sighed and nodded. Reaching back, he swiped his hand as if reaching for his hip pocket. Surprise filled his eyes and he looked down. “I’m still in my pajamas.”
“Uh huh.” Snarl scratched behind his right ear. “Not often you wander around without all your clothes. Want to tell me about it?”
“I couldn’t sleep.”
When Nate stopped, Snarl raised an eyebrow at the younger man. “And?”
Nate stood and started pacing barefoot around the cave, walking around the stone-enclosed fire circle. Snarl watched, quiet, waiting for Nate to decide to talk. Two times, then three, the Alpha walked around the circle. When his feet came to an abrupt halt, Snarl studied his face. Stress openly creased his forehead beneath the uncombed dark brown hair.
“Snarl, when we opened the safe and found the second medallion, there was a paper with it.” Nate bit his lip then shook his head. “It said, ‘Beware the medallion, lest it binds. Valor and strength prevail.’ It seemed silly, so I forgot it. When Jackson’s medallions melded to mine, and the Progenitors granted me life, I forgot the note . . . until . . ..”
Nate bowed his head, then lifted it only enough for Snarl to see the angst in his eyes. “Lycos is trying to take over. Control both me and Koreth.” He slipped his thumbs into the waistband of his pajamas. “I think that’s what the note was about, but I don’t wear one medallion, Snarl. I wear four.” He raised his head more, his anguished gaze settling on Snarl’s eyes. “I think I’m losing this fight.”
Snarl motioned toward the bunk Nate slept on. “Sit down, Alpha. We need to talk.”

That concludes the chapter preview.  Thank you for reading the first chapter of Wolf's Reign!