Paranormal Romance

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Playlist for Shifter Mate Magic I’m thrilled to be able to release the audiobook version of Shifter Mate Magic, the first story in my Ice Age Shifters series. And by the way, you can get it on Spotify, too. That’s where I also listen to podcasts and music. I especially love music, both for listening […]

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Onward In 2023 After one hell of a year full of changes in 2021, this last year was comparatively stable (lingering pandemic notwithstanding). However, I’ve come to realize that stability and harmony aren’t necessarily the same thing. Last year, I made a giant-sized whiteboard list, and even did some of it. This coming year, I’d […]

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Ice Age Shifters Audiobooks  I’ve been wanting audiobook versions of my Ice Age Shifters series, and now they’re finally here. Shifter Mate Magic and Shift of Destiny started showing up at the audiobook sellers this week. The whole series is being professionally narrated by David Brenin, who has produced more than 300 audiobooks and does […]

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Which Audiobooks in 2022? My space opera series, the Central Galactic Concordance, has 4 novels that are also available in audiobook format. These are published by Tantor Media, and available at most major audiobook retailers. Since more and more people are listening to audiobooks these days, I thought I’d start on producing more of them […]

A Look Ahead to 2021

A Look Ahead to 2021 In retrospect, my plans for 2020 seem so quaintly innocent. Write a few stories, travel to writer and book conventions to teach and learn things, plus meet new friends and readers, and get my author business back on track after the previous summer of calamitous life events. Little did I […]

Shifter's Storm is Now in Paperback - photo of the print book cover

Shifter’s Storm Is Now in Paperback Now you can complete your Ice Age Shifters collection because Shifter’s Storm in now in paperback. Special note for fans of the series: Chantal Hammond is the grown-up daughter of Jackie Breton from Shifter Mate Magic. Chantal also made brief appearances in Shift of Destiny and Dire Wolf Wanted. Dauro […]

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Anthologies Make Great Gifts Anthologies are like holiday smorgasbords, where you can nibble all day long and try a little of everything. When life is stressful and you don’t have a lot of time, short stories and novellas are perfect mini-vacations to escape with. Therefore, anthologies make great gifts for friends, family, and you. Here […]

Box Set Bonanza 2020

Early Black Friday Box Set Bonanza 2020 On the theory that everyone welcomes a bargain now and then, especially this time of year, I’ve put both of my box sets on sale for 40% off through the end of November. I’m calling it the Box Set Bonanza 2020. They make great gifts, too — no […]

3 favorite paranormal romance themes in science fiction romance

3 Favorite Paranormal Romance Themes in Science Fiction Romance I read a lot of paranormal romance (PNR) and science fiction romance (SFR). Certain themes (some people call them tropes) in romances call to me, no matter what flavor of romance we’re talking about. I bet you have your favorites, too. I grew up reading science […]

4 Reasons Paranormal romance fans will love SciFiRomance

4 Reasons Paranormal Fans Will Adore Science Fiction Romance If you’re a paranormal romance fan, I invite you to venture into the new worlds of science fiction romance. You’ll find all the elements you love about paranormal romances, plus fresh stories to read. Here are 4 reasons why paranormal romance readers will enjoy SFR. Discover […]

Looking for fresh new stories? Make the leap to science fiction romance!

Make the Leap from Paranormal to Science Fiction Romance I love science fiction and fantasy, and I love romances. I especially love it when the two genres blend to bring me the best of both worlds. (Probably why I write them, eh?) If you’re a paranormal romance fan, I’d like to invite you to make […]

Revisiting World Domination

Revisiting World Domination: Revised Plans for 2020 This time of year, I usually look back at the grand plan I create in January and make minor adjustments. Funnily enough, while my World Domination Plan hoped no calamities would arise, it didn’t even contemplate the possibility of a global pandemic. How terribly unimaginative of me. So […]

IN GRAVES BELOW Spotlight

Spotlight on IN GRAVES BELOW Today, I’m shining a spotlight on In Graves Below, the first standalone paranormal romance I ever wrote. May 3 is the book’s publication anniversary. The story came about because Amazon invited S.E. Smith (Susan) to participate in the Kindle Worlds program. Authors opened a story universe to other authors, and […]

Ghosts in the Books

Ghosts in the Books The other day, my cat saw a ghost in my bookcase. At least I assume that was the cause of the suddenly fluffy tail and startled look before he bolted. Just because I’m a skeptic and can’t see ghosts in the books doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Cats have far better […]

Author Life: Character Naming Secrets

Character Naming Secrets A reader recently asked if I have any character naming secrets, and where I came up with the name of Mairwen Morganthur, the heroine of Overload Flux. I’ll tell you the same thing I told him, but first I must dispel the notion that there any secrets to naming characters. Just as […]