As a child, dog-loving Brenna Fallon naively invokes an ancient Celtic deity to save her beloved hound - and inadvertently anchors the new-found power at a spring on her family's farm. She doesn't know she's also left an opening for a far more malevolent force. Years later, thanks to the actions of several angry young men, Brenna discovers the terrible potential of that gateway.
"A Feral Darkness"
Kelyn of Ketura: daughter of a legendary warrior who left the mountains before she was born. Brave. Strong. Tempered by her struggle to survive in the hostile, craggy Keturan mountains. "Find your father, " the local wisewoman tells her. "To find your true self, find the Wolverine." Angered by his abandonment, Kelyn doesn't care about her father - but the lure of adventure in the Out Lands calls to her, and she accepts the challenge. New languages. New weapons. Magic. Witch hunts. The treacheries of civilization. She doesn't know just how much of a challenge it'll be.
"Satisfying magical father-daughter story!"
Magic has never been a part of Reandn’s life. Until the people under his care start dying. Until the threat extends to his family - and then turns on him. Someone, somewhere, is trying to draw magic back into Keland, and they don’t care what - or who - is destroyed in the process. But Reandn does.
"Children Vanish as Magic Returns to the Realm"
Steve Spaneas doesn't have a clue. Who'd have thought that the woman who stumbles her way into his gym, looking and acting so very much like a street person off her meds, is really a CIA case officer whose memory has been obliterated by experimental drugs used by some very bad people? And seriously, who'd have thought that her attempts to untangle the few clues she's got would lead him right into her world of spies and counterspies, death and deception--and holy cow, stockpiled nuclear weapons?
"2.5 stars of potential"
When hikers Dayna and Eric find a young woman naked, terrified, and speechless, they're sure she's the victim of foul play. But the truth is much more shocking: She isn't human at all. She's Dun Lady's Jess, a horse transformed into this new shape by the spell that brought her and her rider, to whom she is utterly devoted, into this world. Posessed now of human intelligence but still a horse deep inside, Jess desperately searches this world for her master and rider, using her fiery equine spirit to take on human idiosyncracies - and human threats.
"Read Don't Listen!"
When Blaine Kendricks discovers strangers in Shadow Hollers, she thinks they've come to trade. She couldn't be more wrong. When Dacey Childers comes to Shadow Hollers, Blaine's family thinks he's there to hunt game. They couldn't be more wrong.
When the Annekteh come to Shadow Hollers, they think the isolated community living there has no way to resist their invasion. They're pretty much right on target. But the last man of the lost seer's blood has returned, and is about to draw Blaine into his magic, his adventure...and the most dangerous hunt she could ever imagine.
Dale Kinsall, DVM, and his young Beagle Sully are brand new to the high desert of the American Southwest. Determined to escape reminders of the catastrophic fire that scarred his memory and damaged his lungs, Dale arrives to a clinic populated by an eccentric staff, even odder clients - and a community all abuzz about a recent murder. The wagging tongues grow even louder when Dale himself stumbles across a second victim on his very first day at the clinic.
"thin plot, formulaic"
Dale Kinsall considers himself adjusted to his new location - the eccentric clinic staff, the altitude and climate of the high desert, and his new role in his community. He doesn't anticipate the threatening series of rhyming notes on his desk.
"Beagles and mystery. Perfection."
A stand-alone novella in the Dale Kinsall mystery series (Nose for Trouble; Scent of Danger): Who really has the nose for trouble…Flagstaff veterinarian Dale Kinsall or his young Beagle Sully? A trip to New Mexico for a tracking dog test leaves Dale with as many questions as answers…especially when Sully, true to form, tracks his way to more than the final glove.
"Scraps From the Table"
When Camolen's Council of Wizards is cut down by twisted magic, the only witness is a palomino stallion named Ramble. Convinced the twisted magic threatens Camolen, Carey, Anfeald's Head Courier, plans to question Ramble using the now-forbidden spell that can change the horse into a human - the same spell that turned Dun Lady's Jess from horse to human and took her to another world: the American Midwest.
With her handler, Shiba patrols her territory for illicit magic. But Shiba has just lost her lifelong partner, and his replacement doesn't trust her. With nasty illicit magic sneaking across the border, what's a bitch to do? Of course, the real question is, "Will she do it in time?"
When his sovereign - and best friend - was killed, Ehren, first of the King's Guard, had been sent far away on a wild goose chase by the First Level Ministry. When a First Level wizard orders him to find and neutralize the dead king's next of kin, Ehren is determined to find them - and guard them with his life!
When Blaine Kendricks discovers strangers in Shadow Hollers, she thinks they've come to trade. She couldn't be more wrong. When Dacey Childers comes to Shadow Hollers, Blaine's family thinks he's there to hunt game. They couldn't be more wrong. When the Annekteh come to Shadow Hollers, they think the isolated community living there has no way to resist their invasion.
Magic is back in Reandn’s world - and when wizards use it to slaughter his Remote Wolf Patrol, he is left adrift in a society still reeling from the changes wrought by magic’s return. But King’s Keep offers him a chance to regain his rank: Escort the beloved Higborn woman through the rebel-torn Resioran border to King’s Keep. Soon enough Reandn is embroiled in wizard’s treachery. To make it out alive - to keep Kalena alive and prevent a catastrophic wizard war - he’ll have to face his own worst enemy. Magic.
Like the Siberian tiger he can transform into, Maks Altán is a strong, ferocious fighter who's incredibly protective of his Sentinel kin. But thanks to a debilitating injury, he feels anything but fierce. That is, until he is sent to guard Katie Maddox, a gorgeous healer who awakens a dangerous lust within him. Problem is, in the shifter world, Katie's deer alter ego is easy prey - and much too tempting for Maks. As unnamed danger lurks just beyond her awareness, Katie has doubts - about her abilities, her role in the Sentinels and the strange desire she feels toward her new protector.
"Enjoyable however there's a big BUT......."
A lone shifter and a stranger must embrace their deepest fears to defeat a deadly enemy in Doranna Durgin's newest Sentinels romance. Forced to return to her family cabin deep in the Sacramento Mountains, Regan Adler is determined to keep her visit brief. Voices that drove her mother crazy are now threatening to do the same to her and she can't ignore them. Then she meets Kai.... Kai Faulkes is a lone shape-shifter who takes the form of a lynx. He's aware of the danger approaching and must protect his home at all costs.
A mighty Kodiak shifter, Ruger is more than a Sentinel warrior. As a Healer, he willingly risks everything defending the sick and helpless. But after an ambush nearly kills him, he can do only so much - until a sensual lady black bear shifter arrives to provide him backup…. In human form, she is called Mariska. Feisty and self-assured, she has finagled her present assignment helping Ruger chase down a rising new threat.
This sensual novella (an intermediate length) is a foray into the wild side: Leyana is a creature of beauty...a creature of fire. She looks like an angel, but she's driven by a geas - one acquired on the night she died. She spends her evenings exacting revenge on those men who would try to harm what she's become. Only a man of strong heart can survive her allure - while at the same time reaching her deeply enough to free her from the geas. Paul Campbell might be that man...or he might lose himself to her altogether.
Devin James wields a demon blade. Or does the demon blade wield him? The bond between man and steel is soul deep, the source of Devin's power and an ever-present torment. Struggling against the evil forged within the blade, Devin patrols the dark streets of Albuquerque, searching for innocents to rescue. That's how he finds Natalie Chambers...
Kimmer Reed is a Hunter Agency operative, a street foundling escaped from an abusive family and raised to be code-name Chimera - a fierce, savvy loner with a natural gift for reading people. Now on her first assignment with the one man she trusts - the one man she can't read - she finds herself overseas in the Basque countryside, framed for the theft of the very antiquity she has been sent to guard and doubting her ability to work with a partner at all - never mind the man she loves.