Guys and Godmothers Book 1
Christy is due for retirement from her fairy godmother gig, but she agrees to take one last case. Helping Roark Turner find his perfect girl shouldn’t be much of a challenge—after all, she is a veteran fairy godmother.
What makes this case interesting? She must use as little magic as possible to bring Roark his much-desired Happily Ever After. Roark’s perfect match is his best friend Stephanie Bowers.
It should be simple to bring two people together who have been best friends since kindergarten, and let their free will take its course.
It probably would have been, too, if Cupid hadn’t started shooting arrows into Roark, forcing the mortal to fall in love.
Now Christy must use every skill at her command—just not her magic—to thwart Cupid’s meddling and get Roark and Stephanie together without changing their free will or ruining her perfect record.
Or she’ll never get her own Happily Ever After.
Mythical Knights Book 2
There was a time Marissa van Dyke loved Halloween. Then tragedy struck. Now the sight of a jack-o-lantern only reminds her of what she's lost. In fact, she'd prefer to just hibernate. But recently her nightmares are becoming too intense to ignore.
Dreams filled with horror-movie creatures that come closer to killing her every time. Where these vampires and werewolves are coming from, she doesn't know. She only knows they're relentless.
Neil Drigan has no interest in finding a mate. Bind himself to one woman? No thank you. Permanent is for the wolf pack Alpha-his brother. Yet lately he persistently dreams about running, in full wolf form, to save a beautiful woman who smells of flowers-and death.
At first the woman's identity is a mystery, until he realizes the dreams are a residual imprint of something that really happened. Not only is the woman temptation wrapped in real flesh and blood, she's still in danger.
And she's the one thing he never thought he wanted.
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Mythical Knights Book 3
Meeting Chase Drigan seems sweet enough--a fire fighter helping out a citizen when her tire's flat at the YMCA.
Yet the draw to this man pique's Denise Matthew's interest.
Denise doesn't have time for a lot of silly dating games--men tend to want her undivided attention, but she has stuff to do.
Intrigued by Denise--Chase's wolfly beast roars to life under his skin, in a way he's never fathomed before. Was this what happened to his brothers David, Neil and Caleb? As a fire fighter, Chase had seen a lot, but this was different from anything else he knew.
One night, while playing pool with Chase, a stranger approaches Denise, giving her a magical curse that could destroy the world. Chase's beast roars to life, ready to protect her, but it might be too late.
Denise has to be willing to believe that there's more to the world than humans, to get through this trial by fire.
Mythical Knights Book 1
Losing a father is always hard, and losing a father who’s the alpha of your werewolf pack is harder, yet that’s exactly where David Drigan finds himself–lost and rudderless after the death of his father. The loss leaves him and his family wondering, will he ever be strong enough to lead his pack?
Trying to step into his place in society, David meets Kelsey.
Blonde. Curvy. Attitude. And there’s something about her that makes David’s beastly desires surface unlike ever before. The need to take her and protect her, if only from herself, overwhelms him.
Kelsey doesn’t need anyone to take care of her. Never has. An absentee family taught her one thing–take care of yourself, because no one’s going to do it for you. But there’s just something different about David.
One night at her favorite decrepit amusement park, she learns there’s a lot more to David than she ever expected. There’s a lot hidden in the shadows.
Can she accept being a part of this wolf's pack?
And being mated to an Alpha?
Mythical Knights Book 5
Against his better judgment, Immortal Templar Knight Sir Liam has always watched over Leeza–she’s always been rather accident-prone. Even when she was a child, he made sure she was safe, if only from a distance.
Yet, as much as he tries to stay away, Liam continues to need to interact with her, and his feelings start taking over his logic.
When Leeza meets tall, hunky Sir Liam, she’s immediately awed and curious. After all, who goes by “sir” anything, anyway? Still, she starts to trust him. As she does, a whole other world begins to open up around her.
One with dragons, vampires, and all sorts of things that go bump in the night.
And in this world, even an immortal Templar Knight must decide which path to follow.
The future isn’t set, and the rules are changing.
Monsters are getting more aggressive, and sometimes, all a Templar has is his judgment over who lives and who dies.
A Mythical Knights Holiday Romance
Trapped by a djinn’s curse, Ruthie has spent the last seventy-five years unaging, never changing, in a box of recipes.
This Christmas is her last chance to break the curse, or remain among the dusty papers and fading ink forever.
She assumes, when Lee opens the box, he’s there to help her escape the djinn’s magic.
That's what a gentleman would do, after all.
Ruthie learns quickly that Lee is no gentleman, and his wolf-side is positively beastly.
And she might even like it.
Part of the Mythical Knights Series
Vampire Mythicals, Book 1
Jake Reynolds and his fellow vampires survived the slaughter of their master, Melios, at the hands of the Immortal Knights Templar.
Call it luck. Call it fate. Call it whatever the hell you want.
Jake just knows that he should have been dead—another pile of sooty ash on the ground. Now he must find his place in the mythical world—vampires aren’t all that’s out there.
Even his doctor is a super-hot werewolf. He’s not even sure if he should find her sexy, but he does. And he wants to see if wolves and vamps are compatible.
In all the ways.
But the world’s a chaotic mess, and he’s been tasked to help fix it. Penance for previous crimes. They do what they’re told, and go where they have to, learning to live without being monsters among men. And kick ass, occasionally, in the name of Jackstone Foundation.
But when The Kid needs help, Jake will not leave her out in the cold. She fed him too many times on the sly to leave her hanging now.
Mythicals are coming for her. And it’s up to Jake to keep her safe.
But what can one lone vampire do against an army and an ancient bloodline?
Guys and Godmothers Book 2
When Fairy Godmother Lilly Bloom gets her latest assignment, the rules send her into a minor panic attack. She must bring two people together—using as little magic as possible.
Photographer Bruce Matthews has finally found someone who really, really gets him. He and Greta like the same things, laugh at the same jokes. There’s just one thing—he’s never actually seen her face to face. Her social media profile bears no picture.
Much as Greta Vandecall yearns to leave her small town and meet her online prince charming, secrets chain her to the past and force her to hide her face from the world. Secrets she knows would destroy the friendship she values most.
A steampunk convention seems to be the perfect way to meet face to mask. And in the excitement of the moment they connect in a very warm, real way.
But cold, hard reality isn’t far behind.
And if Lilly fails, this time she’ll lose her fairy godmother status. For good.
These three Fairy Godmothers decide for a challenge, they’ll take on men, but they think that men will be easier. The joke’s on them, because they quickly learn that men aren’t easier, just different!
Book 1: The Magic Under His Nose
Roark’s best friend Stephanie has always had his back, but when Cupid’s cherub minions start shooting arrows, it’s up to his Fairy Godmother, Christy, to make sure that everything works out. And find Roark’s Happily Ever After, before she runs away.
Book 2: Magic Right Before His Eyes
Bruce loves a mystery, and a challenge. Good thing Greta’s the biggest challenge he’s ever met—who doesn’t post selfies online? Obviously Greta. Well, Bruce is going to find out who’s behind that computer, with the help of his Fairy Godmother Lilly. As long as Cupid and his cherubs stay away.
Book 3: Magic That’s Just His Taste
When Jason sees the incredible redhead walking around the wedding, he’s cautiously intrigued. After all, he’s there with an almost date. But when she keeps popping up, he knows something is up. But he didn’t expect that it’s his Fairy Godmother, Ava, trying to find him his personal Happily Ever After. Ava, however is picky, and she isn’t happy with the file’s choices for Jason.
Vampires Don’t Protect,
Vampire Mythicals Book 2
So, she’s cute.
That doesn’t mean Isaac Malcomb should have to protect her.
Yet that’s exactly what he’s doing. Protecting Amy, a nurse-slash-fairy at Jackstone Foundation. And she’s got big problems. Her friend was attacked, and she knows who did it.
Amy really shouldn’t think that Isaac is cute—he’s a vampire, after all. They are the scum of the mythical world. Maybe it’s that old psychosis of being attracted to her protector.
That’s a thing, right? Sure, it is. Because otherwise she’s got the hots for a vampire, and a fairy as old as she is should know better than that.
Yet she’s got a psycho-slash-mythical after her, and to save her friend, she has to stop him.
Guess she’s going to have to let a vampire protect her.
Mythical Knights Book 4
Nicole Bernard is boring. She lives a boring life, where her only fun comes from the romance novels she reads. She’s making a huge change–she’s moving across the country. She’s hoping that change will make something interesting happen.
Then she meets–and has a sexy, sammich dance with James Henrick and Joseph Oliver–no clue that the two men who turned her on like no one before are vampires, looking for someone to complete their trinity.
First James takes her out, then Joseph. She can’t pick between the two, and doesn’t want to, even though she knows it’s so very wrong.
But really, should she have to?
The Mythicals, Book 1
Fairy-In-Distress team member Duncan Molar’s mission is as simple as it is desperate. Find his missing best friend, banshee Cara Wallace, before an assassin lights the magical fuse that will unlock her scream, wiping out the last merrow colony on earth.
Since the day he rescued her from a fishing net, the near-victim of her very first scream, they’ve been joined at the hip, he helping her with her telepathy, she helping him remember the beautiful side of being a fairy.
When he finds her, the crisis isn’t over, for the unreleased scream could kill her…unless he gets her to a remote location and figures out a way to release it safely.
The solution blows them so far apart, Duncan’s back to square one. Doing whatever he has to—including sacrificing his job with the FID—in order to save her.
Because secretly, he’s been in love with her for a decade.
A Mythicals of Avalon Novel
*A Barrum, Ks Novel*
Hadrian Drake needs a vacation. As a celebrity chef on Pasta Prince, he’s television royalty. Or so everyone said. Only a few, like his overbearing assistant, knows the truth, that he really is royalty—a prince from the island of Koros.
And sometimes, even a prince has to get away to Vegas for the weekend. Have some fun. He’s looking for a poker table, not a girl with blue hair.
But holy hell, she’s mesmerizing.
Sydney Martinson has to get the hell out of Barrum—especially when her ex will not leave her alone. A trip to Vegas, for a trade show that her work paid for is perfect. Though even in Vegas, she feels eyes on her.
Then she bumps into the most gorgeous guy she’s ever seen. He awakens parts of her that she thought had died after the divorce.
Suddenly the trade show isn’t that important, but Hadrian is. Even if he’s a tv celebrity, she feels so good around him. In all the ways.
Then Hadrian’s assistant tracks him down with dreadful news. One cousin is dead, another is missing.
Hadrian is the Crown Prince of Koros—the last job in the world he wanted.
Worse, he and Sydney are next in line on a killer’s list.
Vampire Mythicals Book 4
Still depressed after the death of her best friend, Joanie Alekhine finds herself lost. Everything was changing, and she was caught in the middle, with no place to be.
Her boss doesn’t trust her to do the job.
Her friends treat her like she’s glass and will shatter at any moment.
And then the prince calls.
Prince Maksim needs help. And he knows of one person who can help him. As a dragon prince, he has duties to live up to for his clan.
Yet he’s not ready to marry and align his dwindling clan with another, stronger clan. His clan would lose everything if he did. But if he pretends to be involved with someone highly inappropriate, like a certain sexy female vampire, he should be able to postpone any obligations for a bit longer.
When Joanie agrees to return and be his fake lover, she thinks the change of scenery might help her mood. That, or the spying on the other dragon clans, to see what she can learn.
What she knows could change the dragon’s way of life.
Can she trust Maksim with her knowledge? Or will he take it and run?
The Immortal Knights Templar protect the world from the monsters that go bump in the night.
And the night is full of bumps…
Brightest Shadow -- This werewolf alpha doesn't know his place yet. Then he meets his mate. But will his human mate want to enter into a world darker than she ever imagined?
Dark Within -- This playboy werewolf never wanted a mate. But she might be too much, even for him.
Not a Gentleman's Christmas -- She thought she needed a gentleman to save her. Not a werewolf. She might be wrong about that.
Bravest Flame-- He wasn't interested in finding his mate, but when he does, sparks fly. And so do curses, monsters, and the creatures of the night. Can he keep her safe, no matter what?
Darker Cravings -- These two vampires are looking for the perfect mate--but she's always been a conservative, vanilla girl. Can she act on her cravings? Even when she learns the truth?
Darkest Judgment -- A Templar has to make a judgment call. One that might very well kill him. Even if it saves her.
The Mythicals Book 2
When Reese gets the call to go remind his ex-girlfriend that the world’s taking notice of her appearances, he figures this will be easy–maybe she just didn’t know that a team of investigative reporters had moved into the Loch, bound and determined to find the Loch Ness Monster.
Viona, however, is very aware that the investigative team looking for her. And she couldn’t be happier about it–after all, their appearance meant tourism would go through the roof. And how could she complain about that?
After all, she shows her beastly side every once in a while, and the whole area benefits. At least, until the lead investigator sees her go in, and Nessie rise up.
Caught on film, the team cannot wait to tell the world. Now it’s up to Reese and Viona to smooth things over before things get out of hand.
And with as fast as the internet is, even Reese’s magic may not be fast enough.
A Mythicals of Avalon Novel
Home, however, is taking a different route than these cyborgs expect.
Most Wanted Alien Brides Book 2
Being mistaken for an Intergalactic Dating Agency client may be the best thing that could have ever happened to Rhimodian cyborg, Marcin. At least, that was his first thought. But when he meets his mate, she winds up being obsessed with something called eggplant.
His Craving burns for her, but making the stubborn woman hear him becomes harder than he thought.
Gianna Rosco, a writer from Earth, cannot believe this new dimension she and her BFF Tina find themselves in. Giant cyborgs searching for their mates? And they fit the bill? Heck yeah. They'll treat them, right, right?
That's what she thinks until she finds out that Marcin is just like any other guy she'd ever met on Earth. But he's just as growly and demanding as anyone else.
Besides, this guy doesn't have anything. Not a house, not a car, or spaceship or whatever it is they use, he doesn't have it.
All he's got is a big old eggplant that really likes her peach.
While a month of enjoying eggplant is always fun, she's not ready to be bound to just one vegetable. Variety is the spice of life, right?
Marcin, however, wants her forever.
Gianna isn't really sure she's ready for that, even though her heart has other ideas. The thirty day escape clause is sounding better and better, especially when his secret comes out.
Will she be able to accept him as her cyborg mate? Or will she run for the portal back home?
Jeb, Ralph and the other ghosts of Pioneer Town have watched the ghost hunters come into their museum before.
And every time, the ghosts decide to stir up trouble for the corporeals to record on their little lec’tic devices. Most of the time, it’s all in good fun.
Sometimes, though, the corporeals need to be shaken up a bit.
If they believe.
This is a short paranormal story that was published in Paranormal Underground Magazine, placing 2nd in their annual short story competition.