x-rays in mid-September for (hopefully) my final exam on my third month anniversary and then I should get an "all clear."
I've tried to keep writing but the experience has been a very painful one and I lost a lot of time I had sorted out. I've regretted not being able to give my website the attention it needs. I'm hoping now that I'm definitely feeling better things can start getting back to normal.
Here's one of my latest works--McKay's Werewolf Ways (Gay Werewolf Romance). This is intended as a "prequel" to introduce my character McKay to the Supernatural Community. His story continues in my shared contribution to an upcoming Scottish Shifter Romance.
McKay’s world and heart shrank when his grandfather died. While settling his estate a chance meeting with Mahihkan, a hot and sexy Metis artist, is about to teach the red-headed professional model that the world is much larger—and more magical-- than he ever imagined. It’s also more dangerous as he discovers his new companion is really a Loup-Garou--what the Metis call a werewolf. In the U.S. to install a new art piece, Mahihkan is considered a “lone wolf” without a pack to depend on for protection. The arrangements he made with the local packs have just fallen apart when a werewolf has been left for dead in the Turtle Island Maze Mahihkan created. Now he fears not only for his own life but McKay’s as well. What happens when a human discovers the Supernatural is real? The policy is elimination of humans who know The Secret.
(This gay werewolf romance introduces McKay in his first encounter with paranormal romance. His story will continue with Roots and Fangs: Scottish Shifter Romance, as he retraces the route his grandfather took from Scotland to arrive in America. This story is intended for an adult audience. It expresses a graphic same-sex loving relationship. All characters are over eighteen years old)
Mahihkan sat silent for a moment and poured himself a second shot. In for a penny, in for a pound. You go from not telling humans anything to then just handing them the store when they finally find out The Secret. God, no wonder The Enforcers felt it was easiest to just kill everybody. “The average Garou needs the full moon to change shape. But there are members of the community who are, well, I guess you could say they’re more gifted than the others. These are the natural leaders. We call them Alphas. Technically an Alpha is someone who can change at any time—they don’t need the moon. I’m what’s called a potential Alpha. That means I have all the strength and abilities of an Alpha, but I’m not in a formal leadership position. I don’t need the moon to change. Obviously my guest can do it on his own as well.”
Mahihkan looked up from his glass. As he stared into McKay’s eyes, his own eyes shifted into the strange golden color the other man—the other Garou-- had shown. “I thought I saw a flash of yellow in your eyes the first time I met you, but I had managed to convince myself I was just seeing things.”
“Unless we work hard to control it, our eyes change color if we’re aroused, excited, or scared. We slip up more than we should, but our greatest ally is an enduring belief by humans we don’t exist in the first place. Even when we do show our true eye color, most people will manage to instantly convince themselves they didn’t see what they thought they saw.”
“What do we do now?” McKay was feeling the edge of the alcohol. He almost laughed when he thought about upgrading his Facebook status: Met this hot Garou who was helping a friend recover from attempted murder. Note to self: buy a bottle of Tito’s Vodka. It’s just the thing to have when your world goes bat-shit crazy. Who would even believe him? His only regular involvement with anything unusual was the modeling industry where all magic was done with Photoshop.
As a promotion for our upcoming Highland Shifters Big Box Set, I'm setting McKay's Werewolf Ways as a "freebie." You can download it for free on Apple/Itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id908152795. I've asked Amazon to price match it so it should be free at any time, hopefully before you click on it: http://www.amazon.com/McKays-Werewolf-Ways-Gay-Romance-ebook/dp/B00MLDERTO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409722586&sr=1-1&keywords=mckay%27s+werewolf+ways. If Amazon is being slow about making it free, you can also pick it up at Kobo here: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/mckay-s-werewolf-ways-gay-werewolf-romance or at Smashwords here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/465972. And B&N just came through with the price set at zero: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mckays-werewolf-ways-skye-eagleday/1120112455?ean=2940046236699&itm=1&usri=2940046236699
Here's a cover reveal of the further adventures of McKay:
Roots & Fangs (Scottish Shifter Romance)
McKay enters into the dangerous world of the Supernatural once more as he searches for the steps his grandfather took from Scotland to the States. Little did he know Logan McKay had really escaped to the New World to avoid the wrath of the Daoine Sith, the Fair Folk of the Highlands. As generations repeat themselves, McKay takes Niall as his Sith lover, which triggers the deadly jealousy of the Pooka shape-shifter the Sith abandons. Legend says a Pooka will kill at a whim. It’s up to McKay not only to tame the wild magic of the Pooka, but to return what his grandfather took from the Sith forty years ago. Unfortunately he needs the power of the Pooka to do so. Can Love conquer all when only one of you is human? (A supernatural same-sex triangle calls to life Celtic legends and the Drawing Down the Moon Rite that will change the lives of those involved forever. This steamy paranormal romance is intended for adults only.)
When McKay takes a Sith lover it triggers the deadly jealousy of the Pooka shape-shifter the Sith abandons. Can love conquer all when only one of you is human?
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