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Informal Reader Meet-up in Brighton

I’m going to be in the UK for both vacation and research here soon and I’ve put together an informal reader meet-up in Brighton. Here’s the information:

When: Thursday, September 7, 2017 / 3pm to 5pm-ish

Where: The Hop Poles Pub, 13 Middle Street, BN1 1AL Brighton, UK

What: I’m just hanging out with readers in a pub. Each person will be responsible for their own drinks and/or food. Since this is an informal meeting (first come, first served), the pub will probably expect everyone to buy at least one drink. 🙂 I will bring some goodies related to my dragons to give away and if you want to bring books to sign, I can do that too.

So far, I have at least five people confirmed. If you want to let me know you’re going to be there you can either leave a comment on this post or confirm via my Facebook Event page by clicking here. Can’t wait to see you there!

PS–I will have much lighter hair than what you see in all of my official author photos, to give you a head’s up. But I’ll probably be the only American in the pub, so I shouldn’t be too hard to find. 😉

New Release: Aiding the Dragon

It’s time to see how the dragon clans are doing in Ireland. And just what does a female clan leader have to face when her secret leaks out? Does she even have time for love? Read to find out! Aiding the Dragon is 84,000 words long(!) and is $4.99 USD / £3.99 / €4.99 / AUD/CAD $6.99 or local currency equivalent. Click your vendor of choice:

Amazon || Amazon UK
iBooks || Kobo
Nook || Google Play
Amazon CA || Amazon AU
Amazon DE

Paperback
Amazon Paperback || Amazon UK Paperback

NOTE: The paperback will reach The Book Depository and Barnes and Noble online in the coming weeks. The audiobook will hopefully be late this year/early next, after I catch up with Cured by the Dragon first.

New Audiobook: The Dragon Guardian


Ready for a sexy Scottish dragon-shifter hero and his yummy accent? The second book in the Lochguard Highland Dragons series is finally out in audiobook format!

Gina is on pregnant and on the run. She’ll do anything to protect her half-dragon-shifter child, even stand up to a dragon-shifter. However, when Fergus MacKenzie swoops down into her life, both her and her baby come alive at his touch…

Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies, The Dragon Guardian is nearly 8 hours long and is chock-full of sexy Scots. It’s available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Check it out:

Amazon Audio || Amazon UK Audio
Audible || iTunes

If you haven’t read the first book in the series, The Dragon’s Dilemma, about Fergus’s identical twin brother, you can learn more about it by clicking here.

PS–Want to try out Audible free for 30 days and get two free books? Learn more here.

What about the other dragon clans?

Question: Will there be series for other dragon clans, such as Glenlough, Snowridge, Skyhunter, or Northcastle?

Answer: The short answer? No. However, they will be included in future stories. Let me elaborate. 🙂

I originally spun off the Lochguard dragons to help keep storylines straight. Finn and his family were such strong characters that I knew the rest of his clan would interesting to follow, too. This isn’t to say the other clans are boring—far from it. (You’ll see soon enough in Aiding the Dragon.) However, splitting off my dragon books into five series would limit my storyline possibilities and really stretch the wait time between books. I love my dragon-shifters, but I enjoy writing other series, too. 🙂

So, I’m doing mini-story arcs within existing series. Aiding the Dragon is the first part of a two part storyline on Glenlough. Aiding has a happy ending, don’t worry! But the background story takes two books to complete. I am going to do the same with Snowridge in the not-too-distant future. Kai and Jane’s novella will help set up that story arc!

I have plans for Skyhunter (clan in Southern England) and Northcastle (Northern Irish one), but I don’t know when I’ll get to them. Of course, it greatly depends if my readers continue to support me or not. <3 I hope that answers the question! The mini-story arcs extend the series’ overall life, in my opinion. I hate when a series gets stale and it seems things should just end. (I could probably end the Stonefire series in two books if I had to, hence why I’m expanding the universe.) This should prevent that problem. 😀

New Audiobook! The Lochguard Dragons have arrived


The wait is finally over!

Ready for a flirty, sexy Scottish dragon-shifter hero and his yummy accent? The first book in the Lochguard Highland Dragons series is finally out in audiobook format!

Holly agrees to sleep with a dragon-shifter and try to conceive a child in order to save her father’s life. What she didn’t expect was to fall for her assigned dragonman’s identical twin brother. Can she and Fraser find a future together? Or will duty win out and drive a wedge between the twins?

Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies, The Dragon’s Dilemma is over 7 hours long and is chock-full of sexy Scots and their accents. It’s available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Check it out:

Amazon || Amazon UK || iTunes || Audible

The next Lochguard book, The Dragon Guardian, will be out in audio in the next few weeks, too!

PS–Want to try out Audible free for 30 days and get two free books? Learn more here by clicking here.

New Release: The Dragon Warrior

Are you ready for the sparks to fly between Faye and Grant? This friends-to-lovers story could only happen with dragon-shifters in the Scottish Highlands, complete with a crazy MacKenzie dinner. At nearly 77,000 words it’s tied for second longest dragon book in either series and is $4.99 USD or local currency equivalent. Click your vendor of choice:

Amazon // Amazon UK
iBooks // Nook
Kobo // Google Play
Amazon AU // Amazon CA
Amazon DE

Looking for the paperback?
Amazon Paperback // Amazon UK Paperback

**The paperback will reach Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository in the next few weeks. The audiobook will probably be out in late 2017 or early 2018.**

About Epilogues

I tend to get the same questions asked over and over again. To help answer them, I’m going to post one with a response every once in a while. Here’s one for today:

Q: Why isn’t there always an epilogue with a baby?

A: For some reason, there are readers who want everything tied up at the end of every book. My series are more like sagas, in that stories carry on throughout the series. But the real reason I don’t always have an ending with a baby is because it’d be boring and it’s really difficult to keep track of. Since my books don’t pick up where the epilogues end (or we’d be like five years in the future by now), I then have to remember what is happening when I said it would be happening via the epilogue’s foreshadowing. Plus, I have to backtrack and pretend no one knows what the baby’s gender is, etc. As we’ve seen with Finn and Arabella, it can be fun to see it as it unfolds and follow it along in suspense.

Also, not every story ends with a baby because in real life, it doesn’t work that way. Some women have jobs, some have difficulty getting pregnant, and some just can’t have or don’t want kids. So I try to reflect this in my stories. 🙂

I hope that answers some questions about epilogues and where they end in my books. Writing follow-up novellas gives me more room to play and we get more of the characters and their lives, too. <3

Future Couples in my Dragon-shifter World

I get asked a lot about which characters will have stories in the future. While I never know what order they will appear (my characters are stubborn and usually don’t tell me until the book before, lol), I do know which ones will have stories. Some of these characters will have books together, but I’m not telling you which ones. 😀

For Future Stories in Lochguard and Stonefire:

    Hudson Wells (Charlie’s mate)
    Gwendolen Price (Snowridge, met her in Surrendering)
    Alistair Boyd (he is one of the most requested, lol)
    Kaylee MacDonald (Gina’s sister)
    Cat MacAllister (all of the MacAllister siblings, if I can manage it)
    Lachlan MacKintosh (he’s in Dragon Warrior)
    Killian O’Shea (Glenlough’s head Protector)
    Trahern Lewis (Welsh doctor, met in Cured)
    Emily Davies (human doctor, met in Cured)
    Alice Darby (Evie’s friend)
    Chase McFarland (Grant’s brother)
    Gillian McFarland (Grant’s mum)
    Max Holbrook (archaeologist in Dragon’s Heart)
    Layla MacFie (Lochguard’s doctor)
    Iris Mahajan (Lochguard’s best tracker)
    Arjun (human guard in Dragon Warrior)

Whew, and maybe a few more from the other clans. I’m going to be writing for quite a while, lol.

My upcoming releases will feature these couples:

    The Dragon Warrior – Faye MacKenzie and Grant McFarland
    Aiding the Dragon – Aaron Caruso and Teagan O’Shea (Irish clan leader)

Are there any characters I didn’t mention that you’d like to see? Let me know in the comments. (And no, the leader of the dragon hunters is not getting a book. I’ve been asked that before!)

Some Answers about my Audiobooks

Lately I’ve received a lot of questions about releasing the rest of my books into audio format. To clear it up, here are some questions and answers:

Q: When will the next Stonefire Dragons story be in audio?
A: The seventh Stonefire Dragons book, Surrendering to the Dragon, is currently in production. My narrator is an actor and certain times of year are really busy for him. Because of this, production slows down for a bit and then we amp it back up!

Q: When will the Lochguard Highland Dragons books be in audio?
A: The first book, The Dragon’s Dilemma, is next in line for production once we finish Surrendering to the Dragon. Since the two series overlap with one another, we’re going to catch up with Lochguard before getting to Cured by the Dragon. (Also, Matthew Lloyd Davies will be narrating this series, too.)

Q: Will your Asylums for Magical Threats book ever be in audio?
A: Yes! However, I’m not sure when just yet.

Q: What about your new sci-fi romance series coming out in January 2017? Will it be in audio?
A: Yes. Once I have the final edit of my story (The Conquest) I’ll be looking for a narrator. I hope to release it within a few months of the ebook and paperback.

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Is there something you wanted answered but didn’t find? Then feel free to leave a comment and I’ll try to answer them.

New Release: Cured by the Dragon

CuredbytheDragon_450pxtallPeople have been clamoring for Dr. Sid’s story for quite a while. Well, the wait is over! Cured by the Dragon is here and is about Sid and Gregor.

A female dragon-shifter without a dragon. A dragonman who sealed off his heart after his mate’s death. Together, can Sid and Gregor find the happy ending they both deserve? Cured by the Dragon is a full-length book of approximately 69,000 words and some are saying it’s their favorite Stonefire book to date. Click on your vendor of choice to find out why:

Amazon | Amazon UK
iBooks | Nook
Kobo | Google Play
Amazon AU | Amazon CA
Amazon DE | ARe
Amazon Paperback | Amazon UK Paperback (any day now)

Note: The paperback will reach Barnes and Noble and the Book Depository in a few weeks. The audio version will be out in 2017.