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I see the end of summer on the horizon, and I'm preparing for an awesome fall and winter. The first three books of my urban fantasy series, Totem, are now available for pre-order. Dark Dawning (Totem #1) will be released on October 17th.

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October is bringing even more treats. The next collection in the Elements of Untethered Realms series, Ghosts of Fire, will be released. My short story, "The Torchbearer" will be included in the anthology. It was inspired by a famous Greek myth and gives you a peek at what's happening in the shadows of the gods' drama.

I've been redecorating my blog in celebration of my Totem series. It's chilly over there! Come for a visit and find out what I've been reading lately.

Out Now

Of Blood and Sorrow.

Erin Driscol works the perfect job consoling fellow demons by feeding off their grief at Putzkammer & Sons Funeral Home.

When fledgling vampire Nicolas Reese comes to Erin for help, she learns the truth behind the legends and hides him from his sire and the vampire hunters who seek him. But when the Putzkammers begin to die one by one, Erin is caught between her act of kindness and the need to save her adopted family. Only by facing her own personal demons can she stop the slaughter and still rescue Nicolas from his dark fate.

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"Plenty of humor, plenty of action, plenty of romance, and plenty of F-bombs—Of Blood and Sorrow ends with a satisfying finish. Sure, there's a lot of blood and sorrow leading up to it, but what do you expect?" 5 stars
-Milo James Fowler, author of Immaterial Evidence
"Great action. Great emotion! It’s well-written books like this that are luring me into the urban fantasy genre." 5 stars
-Graeme Ing, author of Necromancer

Coming Soon

Dark Dawning (Totem #1)
It’s a dark day when someone murders one of their own..

Shifters across Alaska are going missing. When up and coming interior designer Ametta Dorn rescues the gorgeous Kodiak shifter Lucky Osberg, she comes into the crosshairs of two relentless hunters. While Lucky sets his sights on wooing her, the killers seek to not only capture her in her powerful polar bear form but to also take her skin.

To prevent her murder and the deaths of other shifters, she must work with Lucky to track down and stop these merciless hunters. After all, their enemy’s plan for shifter skins is after something much more terrifying than collecting mere trophies.

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Release date: October 17th, 2016

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Silent Whispers (Totem #2)
It’s not only the dead who whisper upon the wind..

An ancient totem pole has gone missing, and its pieces are scattered across Alaska. Restoring the seven totem tokens may be the only way to save every shifter in the world.

Kinley Dorn, a geeky architect with a heart of gold and a polar bear shifter, jumps at the opportunity to help her family find the lost pieces. Their idea of “helping” involves staying indoors to research online. Work leads Kinley to sexy lynx shifter Ransom Averill. He coaxes her away from the safety behind her computer and into the path of a rampaging giant. Terrifying as the monster might be, she must brave its mountain because the owl totem is calling to her through silent whispers.

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Release date: October 31st, 2016

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Cloak of Snow (Totem #3)
No one messes with Saskia Dorn’s family and gets away with it..

The same murderous shifters who had hunted her sister have attempted to steal a magical totem pole. Since the pieces are scattered across Alaska, Saskia, a polar bear shifter, takes her search to the tundra for any signs of the lost totems.

Instead she finds Sedge, the latest reincarnation of the old Inuit Bear god, who just happens to be the man who broke her heart.

They come across a small native village tormented by the Jinxioc, evil gnomes with an appetite for human flesh. Sedge declares he will rid the people of the menace, believing a totem token is nearby affecting the devils’ behavior. At his side, Saskia battles to save the tribesmen, but it could mean sacrificing herself.

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Release date: November 14th, 2016

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