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It's getting close to Christmas time. How can it be near the end of 2016 already? The year flew by in a blur. I have all my shopping done early, though. That means more time for writing and reading.

The first three books of my urban fantasy series, Totem, are now available! It's been an exciting few months as the books released a few weeks apart from one another. It makes me giddy when readers tell me how much they love them. Be on the lookout for the next three in the series coming out early next year.

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Out Now

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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"I love Rains’ stories. Her characters are so detailed and leave me wanting more. I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of the series." 5 stars
-T.F. Walsh, author of the Wulfkin Legacy series


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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"I also think Bert has become one of my favorite vampires of all time. He's classic!" 5 stars
-Cherie Reich, author of Reborn


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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"I love, love, love the unique setting and premise of this series. Alaska, Inuit traditions, and missing totems? Very cool." 5 stars
-Alexia Chamberlynn, author of Huntress Found


Coming Soon

Shattered Spirit (Totem #4)
A haunted house isn’t going to stop Ametta Dorn from doing her job..

Frustrated that her family has left her out of the search for the missing totem tokens, Ametta Dorn loses herself in her work. She’s offered a dream job of a complete interior renovation of a famous Cremaschi house. Not even discovering the house belongs to Lucky Osberg can dampen her enthusiasm.

Lucky’s plan to spend more time with her as she works goes awry when the spirit who protects his home tries to murder her. Ametta won’t be scared off, despite being tempted to run and never come back. She was going to flee Alaska and pursue her designer dreams anyway, yet that means giving up on Lucky and the totem that is just within her grasp.


Tentative release date: January 9th, 2017