Dire Desires releases today!!!

It’s Jinx’s turn!  Dire Desires is the third book in the Eternal Wolf Clan series and it’s out today in print and eBook!

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Feared by humans, envied by werewolves, the Dire wolves are immortal shifters, obeying no laws but their own bestial natures. Once they were many, but now only a few remain, a dangerous wolfpack forever on the hunt…


Jinx is a Dire wolf without a pack. Kicked out of the house by his king, and living with a vampire named Jez, Jinx has been trying to undo the damage he’d unintentionally caused during the reign of the Dire ghost army, which unleashed some of Purgatory’s worst monsters on the world at large. But when he hears that an unshifted Were is being held in a psychiatric hospital, he immediately drops everything to help her.


Gillian Black has no idea what’s happening to her—and Jinx discovers that she’s not just any Were, but a Dire wolf from the original Greenland pack. He helps her escape and promises to keep her safe from the men—and wolves—who are hunting her, and teach her everything about being a wolf.


He must also fight his feelings, wanting to claim her as his mate…at least until after he defeats the supernatural enemies that threaten all of them.

You can read an excerpt here and order here!  

Dire Needs ARC winner & a short story…

Winner of the Dire Needs ARC is Linda Scarchuk, as chosen by Zoo, because he can be as random as any random number generator!  Linda, just email me your addy and I’ll get the ARC out to you.  And it’s not the last contest for ARCs – promise!  And thanks so much for making release day for Dire Warning so much fun 🙂

And now, a short story for your reading pleasure:

You know when you tell your husband something like maybe you should buy a second can of the same exact paint with the built-in primer since that’s what you started painting the living room with and he says something like, the primer’s already worked with the first coat so I can just buy the regular pain without primer and you say something like, but I think it would be best if you continued with the same exact thing you started with and he comes home with the regular non-primer paint and says, the guy in the paint store said it would be fine and then you look at the paint job the next morning in the light and you can clearly see where the paint with primer was applied and where it wasn’t?

Yes, that. In my living room at the present time.

Moral of story – I win!!! And somehow lose, all at the same time.

Release Day for Dire Warning (& a contest)!!!

DIRE WARNING: A Novella of the Eternal Wolf Clan is available now!  It’s an eSpecial, a prequel to the Eternal Wolf Clan series that starts with Book 1, Dire Needs, next month!  <——-more exclamation points!

Ahem.  Anyway, this novella is about 25K (100 pages) and it centers on introducing you to the main Dire Wolf characters – it lets you into the world and is heavy on alpha male interaction 🙂  What could be more fun?!

Here’s the blurb:

A breathtaking new tale of the Dire Wolves, from the bestselling author of Dire Needs…

Immortal and invincible, Rifter is the head of the last surviving pack of Dire Wolves—a band of Alpha brothers charged with protecting the Weres. But now that witches have joined forces with nefarious weretrappers, it’s a perfect storm for double trouble. When the murder of a human points to a wolf, along with the threat of the packs being outted to the world, the Dires fear that something even more dangerous is out there hiding in the dark, something waiting for the right time to show itself.

You can read an excerpt here!  And you can go buy it on Amazon Kindle, B&N Nook and iBooks through the links here! <—–more exclamation points!!!

And I’m going to give away another ARC of Dire Needs here today 🙂  All you have to do is buy Dire Warning and show me the receipt!

Kidding.  (What?  It’s a good strategy – and there are exclamation points 😉 )

Anyway, seriously, to be eligible to win an ARC (uncorrected print copy) of Dire Needs, just leave a comment below and tell me how much you love Dire Warning, the SEAL books, me in general what you’re reading!  I’m just starting Book 1 in Lora Leigh’s Breed Series.  Somehow, I started waaay in the middle.

Dire Warning giveaway & teasers

RR@H Novel Thoughts & Book Talk Blog has started a new feature, Teaser Tuesday, and they’re featuring DIRE WARNING today!   Go read the teaser and let me know what you think!

There’s a chance to win a copy of DIRE WARNING on Under The Covers Book Blog – the winner will be chosen on 2/6, so go comment!  I’ll gift the eSpecial to you on release day, 2/7!

*realizes the only punctuation I’ve used in this post are exclamation points and thinks about cutting back on the caffeine*

Well, that was fun…

Not.  OMG – this house is like a magnet for illness lately.  My poor kid got so sick (probably food poisoning) the other night, so, as I said in the comments, I couldn’t pick the contest winners.  So I had my husband pick 2 numbers and the corresponding winners are Viki S. and Debbie Talbot!  Guys, email me with your addresses and I’ll get Dire Needs out to you ASAP!

I have more ARCs to give away (those are advances reading copies, fyi, which means they’re uncorrected galleys but pretty close to what the real version will be barring some wrong words / etc.)  I’m also going to gift some copies of Dire Warning too as soon as the preorder links go up 🙂

Anyway, you guys had awesome lists of books to be read – most of us have very similar tastes in reading 🙂


My interview is up at the HEA USA Today Blog!

I was interviewed about SEAL of My Dreams (and other things) over at the USA Today Blog – you can read the whole thing here.  In the month of November (release month) the book earned about $46K for the Veterans Medical Research Foundation, so all the contributing authors are thrilled!!!  Thanks for all your support  – you all went out and bought and talked the antho up – it’s for such a good cause!

So, in honor of that, I’m going to give away two signed ARCs of DIRE NEEDS!  The contest ends at 10PM EST, and all you have to do to be entered is to tell me what upcoming books you’re most looking forward to in the comments below.  I always end up with a huge list of books to buy when I ask this question.