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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.

Tentative Release Schedule Through Summer 2017

I often get asked about when the next book in XYZ series is coming out, so to help answer that, here is my tentative release schedule through next summer. Keep in mind the dates could change.

October 6, 2016 – Cured by the Dragon / Sid and Gregor (Stonefire Dragons #8)
January 12, 2017 – The Conquest / Taryn and Kason (Kelderan Runic Warriors #1) –> My new sci-fi romance series
February 16, 2017 – The Dragon Warrior / Faye and Grant (Lochguard Highland Dragons #4)
May 18, 2017 – Aiding the Dragon / Aaron Caruso and Teagan O’Shea (Stonefire Dragons #9)
August 24, 2017 – The Barren / About Vala and Thorin (Kelderan Runic Warriors #2)
Oct 2017 – Title TBD / A follow-up novella for one of my dragon couples

In addition to the above, I’ll probably be working on AMT #5 toward the end of the year.

I hope that answers some of your questions! Oh, and there will be at least one more book in the Cascade Shifters series (about Nate and Dani), but I’m not sure when I’ll get to it. Just know I haven’t forgotten about them. 🙂

New Release: Surrendering to the Dragon

SurrenderingtotheDragon_450pxtallEver wondered what happens when a female dragon-shifter finds her true mate in a human male? Well, the wait is over! Watch two alpha personalities overcome their past, accept their attraction, and fall for each other, all with some action and suspense thrown in. Nikki and Rafe’s story, Surrendering to the Dragon, is finally here!

It’s a full-length book (302 pages) with a happy ending, of course, and my usual US $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 or local currency equivalent (a bit higher in CA and AU because of the exchange rate…). Click your vendor of choice:

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

Paperback Amazon | Paperback Amazon UK

Audio: Should go into production this fall. (I’m still catching up with the older books.)

The Dragon’s Dilemma is Here

One day I will have the website updated on time, I promise! But in case you missed it, The Dragon’s Dilemma is now available! This is the first book in the Lochguard spin-off series. While it can be read as a standalone, some of your favorite characters from the Stonefire Dragons series do make appearances.

It’s $4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 or local currency equivalent. Click you vendor of choice:

thedragonsdilemma-compressed-final_450pxtallAmazon | Amazon UK
Amazon CA | Amazon AU
Amazon DE | Nook
Kobo | iBooks
Google Play | ARe

Amazon Paperback | Amazon UK Paperback

NOTE: This is a full-length book. In other words, it’s the entire story! 🙂

Synopsis:
From the author of the USA Today bestselling Stonefire Dragons series comes a new series centering on the dragon-shifters of the Scottish Highlands. Full of humor, alpha personalities, and a new threat, Clan Lochguard is waiting for you…

BOOK ONE
In order to pay for her father’s life-saving cancer treatment, Holly Anderson offers herself up as a sacrifice and sells the vial of dragon’s blood. In return, she will try to bear a Scottish dragon-shifter a child. While the dragonman assigned to her is kind, Holly can’t stop looking at his twin brother. It’s going to take everything she has to sleep with her assigned dragonman. If she breaks the sacrifice contract and follows her heart, she’ll go to jail and not be able to take care of her father.

Even though he’s not ready to settle down, Fraser MacKenzie supports his twin brother’s choice to take a female sacrifice to help repopulate the clan. Yet as Fraser gets to know the lass, his dragon starts demanding something he can’t have—his brother’s sacrifice.

Holly and Fraser fight the pull between them, but one nearly stolen kiss will change everything. Will they risk breaking the law and betraying Fraser’s twin? Or, will they find a way out of the sacrifice contract and live their own happily ever after?

New Website Launches

As you can see, I’ve finally updated my website. I hope to make it even more interactive in the future. If you have a suggestion, then feel free to leave a comment. I will update more of the merchandise and galleries in the future. If you have a question, make sure to check out my FAQ.

 

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