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About Mythical Ahklut in the Ice Age Shifters World

About Mythical Ahklut in the Ice Age Shifters® World In Dire Wolf Wanted, Ice Age Shifters Book 4, the heroine is Rayne Chakal, a covert agent and a prehistoric dire wolf shifter, which makes her very rare. (See my posts on prehistoric bears, lions, and Rayne’s sister, also a dire wolf.) The hero of the […]

Illustration of a prehistoric dire wolf for Heart of a Dire Wolf

About Prehistoric Dire Wolves (Canis Dirus) Scary Extinct Wolves of North America Humans have good reasons for their atavistic fear of wolves. They work in packs, are clever, and good at hunting big prey and bringing it down. Prey such as stray humans who are hunting for food themselves. Now imagine the wolves after you […]

Illustration of a prehistoric American lion for Shift of Destiny

About Prehistoric American Lions (Panthera Atrox) Big Extinct Cats of North America As I mentioned in my post about really big prehistoric bears, Ice Age megafauna are at the core of my Ice Age Shifters® paranormal romance series. In my books, these shifters are rare and often find themselves in unusual situations, including the unexpected […]

Illustration of an Arctotherium bear for Shifter Mate Magic

About Prehistoric Bears (Arctotherium) A Very Big Extinct Bear in South America Ice Age megafauna are the core inspiration for my Ice Age Shifters® paranormal romance series. I’ve mentioned before about how reading an article on excavating the fossil remains of a huge prehistoric bear in South America sparked my muse. What if rare and […]

Pets in Space 4 supports Hero-Dogs.org

Pets in Space 4 is Here! Hooray! The 2019 Pets in Space 4 anthology is here! The best-selling and award-winning Pets in Space® anthologies are near and dear to my heart, and not just because past volumes included my stories Pet Trade and Cats of War. First of all, if I ever get to have […]

Pets in Space 4 - Help a vet - buy a book

What’s So Special About Pets in Space? by Special Guest S.E. Smith PETS IN SPACE 4, the latest Pets in Space anthology, is here! I invited my buddy Susan, better known as NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author S.E. Smith, over for virtual tea and crumpets (and a bit of Baileys Irish) to tell […]

6 Multicultural Science Fiction Romances You Should Read

6 Multicultural Science Fiction Romances You Should Read This is a companion post to the 9 interracial paranormal romances you should read post I wrote earlier this year. Both my science fiction romances and paranormal romances are all multicultural and interracial because that’s what I see in my family and friends. And despite the current […]

Groups for SciFi and PNR Fans

Groups for SciFi Romance and PNR Fans Love it or hate it, if you want to find other readers and authors of science fiction romance (SFR) and/or paranormal romance (PNR), Facebook groups are the place to go. Searching for them nets dozens of listings, but some are dead, Jim, and some seem to be nonstop […]

Photo of a yellow cat surrounded by yellow ducklings on a pink blanket

May You Live in Interesting Times, or Reordering My Ducks Funny how life likes to make a shambles of human plans every now and then. Probably to keep us silly humans from becoming insufferably conceited about thinking we have everything in control. It’s like the famous Chinese curse*, “May you live in interesting times.”  In […]

9 interracial paranormal romances

9 Interracial Paranormal Romances You Should Read A reader and fan commented the other day that it’s hard to find interracial paranormal romance books to read. “Nonsense,” said I, quite airily. And as it turns out, quite wrongly. Therefore, this is me, making amends with recommendations for 9 interracial paranormal romances you should read. I […]

Shifter's Storm Cover Reveal

Shifter’s Storm (Ice Age Shifters #5) Cover Reveal Today I’m revealing the cover for Shifter’s Storm, book 5 in the Ice Age Shifters series. I’ve been impatiently sitting on this cover for a month, and I finally get to show it off. Shifter’s Storm is Chantal’s story, and that of her sexy, could-be mate, Gavril. […]

The Central Galactic Concordance series book covers, and the words is space opera, adventure, and romance

About the Big Damn Story Arc in My Space Opera Series I recently appeared on a writer’s panel at the 2019 Denver Pop Culture Con. The panel’s goal was to give the audience tips and tricks on how to write a bingeable series.  My esteemed co-panelists, Trai Cartwright and Marin Lepore, are both screenwriters and […]

Ice Age Shifters Collection

All Ice Age Shifters Books at All Booksellers Last year, I released my new paranormal romance series in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program. A lot of readers are in the program, but not all of them. Therefore, I didn’t renew the enrollment. The books are now free of the exclusivity requirement, so I’ve published all the […]

Real Life Events Become Magical Secrets

How Real Life Events Become Magical Secrets in My Paranormal Romance Series World-building is one of my pleasures as an author. Since I write science fiction and fantasy genres, I get to do a lot of it. For my Ice Age Shifters paranormal romance series, I delight in discovering fun facts in my research, so […]