Touching Tate Out Now!

 

touching tateTouching Tate Out Now!

Sometimes it hurts to give up a past love to embrace a new one, no matter how good you know it is for you.

Tate has always liked to stick to his living quarters and mind his own business. But when his friend, Zaid, comes to him asking for help to find Walsh, Zaid’s drug-addicted friend, Tate feels like he has no choice but to say yes. They eventually find Walsh—filthy, stinky, emaciated, and at death’s door. Zaid puts him in rehab and hopes for the best.

Six months later, Walsh comes back. Not only has he cleaned up his act, but he has cleaned up his looks. Tate can’t help but be drawn to this new version of Walsh. But he also can’t help but worry that it’s too soon for Walsh to start a new relationship. Will Tate and Walsh find a way to be together? Or are they doomed to forever be apart?

 

Excerpt:

“Walsh, you’re home,” Zaid exclaimed as he ran over and gave the stranger a hug.

Wha!!!! Did Zaid just say Walsh? If so, then Tate should put in an order for a hearing aid. Because there was no way in hell that this hot-as-butter-on-a-skillet guy in front of him could be the same guy they had scooped up from that cockroach-infested home six months ago. That guy had been sadly pathetic. A meek pup. A couple of days away from death. There was no way they could be the same person.

Walsh cocked one brow at Tate. “You look a little shocked. Does my change in appearance throw you off a bit?”

“Yes, it does,” Tate replied. As soon as he said the words, he wanted them back. It was just that he’d been so stunned stupid that he’d blurted out the truth without thinking it through.

Walsh and Zaid laughed, and Tate let out a sigh of relief. At least he hadn’t offended them. He would have felt like the biggest douche bag if he had, and that was the last thing he had wanted to come off as.

“I don’t blame you. I look a lot different when I’m not on drugs and I actually have some weight on me. The last time you saw me, I wasn’t exactly my cleanest, even after that shower I took at my living quarters. I swear I was carrying half of the city of Flint’s grime on my body,” Walsh said.

“Well, you look a lot better now,” Tate replied, scratching the back of his head. He wasn’t sure, but going by the way his face was heating up, he was willing to bet he was blushing.

God, if Finn and Kline could see him now, they would never let him live it down. Tate was not the type to blush and flirt with other men. Usually, he just took what he wanted, and that was that. He didn’t like to come off as cocky, but he knew he was good looking enough to get pretty much any guy he wanted. It was just that he never wanted to keep them after one time. His bedroom was fitted with what was pretty much a revolving door.

“Thank you. Detox was a bitch, and rehab ripped me apart at first, but I’m glad Zaid made me go. He was right—if he hadn’t gotten me out of there, I would have ended up dead within a matter of days. I had hit the wall and didn’t even realize it,” Walsh said.

Behind them, Tate could hear Kline giving the armory hell. Tate hoped he wasn’t too hard on them. After all, it was half the soldiers’ fault for not checking their weapons themselves before they went out to the mission. That had been their first of many blunders for the day.

Walsh gave Tate the once-over. “I have to say, you don’t look half as good as I recall. Of course, I was so high that night I didn’t know my ass from elbow.”

Since Tate wasn’t quite sure if that was a compliment or not, he just said, “Thank you?”

Walsh bit his bottom lip before he said, “Don’t worry. I meant that in a good way.”

Zaid rolled his eyes. “Now I know for sure that you’re feeling better. You’re starting to flirt again.”

“What can I say? I likes what I see.” Walsh gave a predatory smile.

WTF, Lady GaGa?

Now, those of you who follow me know that I’m the biggest little monster out there, but something happened the other day that disturbed me and I just had to speak out. While, I know that Lady GaGa is an artist who likes to push the boundaries and I usually respect that, this time she went a bit too far.

By now, you’re probably all wondering what I’m talking about. It’s the now infamous incident where she had an artist vomit all over her. I know a lot of you are probably thinking, what’s the big deal. It was gross, but it was just another Lady GaGa stunt. However, you couldn’t be more wrong and I’m going to tell you why.

We have a too high of percentage of girls, woman, boys and men who suffer from eating disorders. How do I know this? For a time, I myself battled bulimia, myself. As a result, I did irreversible harm to my body that I have to deal with every day. So, I will never be free from the claws of this dreaded disease.

By doing this latest stunt, GaGa all but her stamp of approval on these disorders. I know that wasn’t her intent, but she should have known better. A lot of kids idolize her and by seeing her glorify it, it sends a pretty darn strong message. One that is very dangerous. Right now there could be numerous bulimics out there who are thinking to themselves, well if GaGa thinks it’s okay, why should I stop?

That folks, should scare the living crud out of all of us. Yet, so far I have only heard of one celebrity who has had the courage to speak out against this stunt she pulled. In the end, I can’t help but feel a little sad and betrayed. If Lady GaGa cared and loved our children as much as she claims to, then why would she have done this in the first place?

Kit’s Return Out Now!

 

kits returnKit’s Return Out Now!

Sometimes, it just feels so much better to be bad.

On the run from human hunters, Kit and his small group of shifters have resorted to anything to survive. So they have become a band of thieves…or rather, make that a band of wannabe thieves. So when Bowie, another feline shifter, discovers them and offers to take them back to his coalition, Kit agrees although he is weary.

Bowie can’t help but feel bad for Kit. Not only is he scared and hungry, but once he reaches the coalition, Kit finds out he has a brother he never knew about. Not only that, there is something about Kit that calls to Bowie. Something that makes him want to protect the Lost Shifter and hold him tight in his arms.

Will Bowie and Kit find their happily-ever-after? Or are they destined for happily never after?

 

Excerpt:

Flipping damn it! Why couldn’t things in real life be as easy as they were in the movies? All Kit and his friends were supposed to do was walk across a thin plank of wood, and they would be inside a warehouse that would give them enough food to last a month.

Okay. Maybe the warehouse wouldn’t technically be giving them the food. But Kit was sure they wouldn’t miss the tiny little bit they’d take. After all, they wouldn’t want five young, vulnerable, homeless boys to starve to death now, would they? Who could be that heartless?

Kit took that back. Yeah, they probably wouldn’t give the flip of a tail about them since they were shifters, and most humans despised shifters. So Kit decided this was their way of sticking it to the man. Take that, humans! We’re going to take your nacho cheese and chips. Don’t you feel real sorry now?

He led the group, carefully walking across the plank. The problem was their shoes were wet from walking through the marshy ground that surrounded the building, not to mention they were two floors up. So if one of them fell, it was going to hurt like a mother fucker.

Kit heard a grunt from behind him. He looked back to see Kian barely holding on to West by the back of his shirt, while Max was hanging upside down on the board. As for Rhys, he just had an I-didn’t-do-nothing expression on his face. Kit let out a groan. Some band of thieves they made. It was a miracle they hadn’t ended up on that show World’s Stupidest Criminals. The worst thing was, so far this was the best a heist had gone down for them.

But to be fair, none of them had been born into this life. They had turned to it in desperation when they had been kicked out of their adoptive homes once their parents had found they were shifters. All of them had been on the run until they stumbled across each other and formed a group of sorts. It was much easier to survive in the world when you had somebody at your back…and front and right and left side.

“Can you guys get it together, so we can get this over without killing ourselves, or worse, getting caught?” Kit whispered.

They all managed to get back onto the board, thanks to their feline ability. Although, come to think of it, none of them should have found themselves in that situation in the first place. Any normal feline shifter should have been able to just run across the beam with no problem at all. But then again, Kit and his friends weren’t normal felines.

No, they were some freaks of nature who had been raised believing that they were human. Then one by one—bam!—each of them had suddenly found himself shifting into some different type of jungle cat. After that, their lives had all gone to pot. Kit had just been getting ready to go into his senior year of college. He’d planned on getting involved in the criminal justice system. Now, here he was, once again getting ready to break the law. Oh, sweet irony, she could be one nasty bitch at times.

An Owl Surfaces Out Now!

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Sometimes, the one love you seek is closer than you ever imagined.

As an Elf Owl shifter, Kayden is the smallest one in his Parliament. But that hasn’t stopped him from being an important member. An IT tech, he can hack his way into any computer system. Plus, he’s in charge of his own group’s security. Now, if he could only get their leader, Austin, to notice him for something more than his technical skills.

Austin takes his job as the leader of his small Parliament of Owls seriously, which leaves little time for himself. However, he can’t help but notice the cute, small tech, Kayden. But Austin knows he has no time for romance. Not if he wants to keep his group safe.

Will Austin and Kayden find a way to get together? Or are they forever doomed to be alone?

Excerpt:

Austin ran his hand through his hair in frustration while he thought about how he was going to approach the topic at hand without making a fool of himself. Or, worse, scaring Kayden away.

“I want to talk about us,” Austin finally said.

“What about us?” Kayden asked with a slight tilt of his head.

“Come on. You have to admit that you feel it, too.” Austin held his breath as he waited for Kayden to deny it.

“Admit what?” Kayden asked as he looked down and began to rub his toe around a ripped hole in the rug.

“You’re attracted to me.”

Kayden’s head whipped up. His eyes were wide with terror, and his mouth was in an O shape. “Who told you?”

Austin reached out and cupped the back of Kayden’s head. Austin almost let out a sigh when he felt how soft Kayden’s hair felt. It only served to make Austin eager to keep on touching, to see how other places of Kayden felt.

“Leon made me realize that I’ve been an idiot and missing all the looks you were throwing my way.”

The most adorable flush covered Kayden’s cheekbones. “Shit.”

Austin let out a small chuckle. “Don’t worry. The reason I hadn’t noticed them earlier was because I was throwing them your way, too.”

Kayden let out a small gasp. “You were?”

“I think I fell for you when we found you and your brother hiding out in that dumpster. You were so scared and alone. I would have done anything to protect you from that moment on.”

“You don’t feel the same way about Kyle?”

“No, there’s somebody else that has those kinds of emotions toward Kyle.”

“Who?” Kayden asked, his eyes once again growing large.

Austin placed a chaste kiss on the tip of Kayden’s nose. “That’s not my place to say. When the Owl in question is ready to make his move, we’ll all know. He’s just not ready yet.”

Kayden gave Austin a big frown. “Fine, but if this mysterious Owl breaks Kyle’s heart, I’m going to claw his eyes out. I don’t care how big he is.”

The funny thing was Austin could see Kayden trying to do just that. While Kayden might be small, he made up for it in spunk and fire. He had to, in order to survive in the untamed world after he and his brother had been exiled by their Parliament.

“I wouldn’t worry about that. This Owl in question would give his own life in order to protect Kyle,” Austin assured him. “Now get ready.”

“For what?” Kayden blinked up at him.

“I’m going to kiss you now.”

“Okay, but just so you know, I’ve never kissed anybody.”

Shocked to his feathers, Austin paused. “You’re twenty-two. How is it that you’ve gone this long without kissing another man?”

Kayden shrugged. “Well, before, I didn’t dare do anything because I was afraid of getting caught and exiled. Then Kyle and I were a little too busy trying to stay alive to worry about anything else. Then you guys found us, and I didn’t want anybody to touch me but you.”

Stupefied, Austin asked, “So you’re a virgin?”

Blushing even more, Kayden nodded. “Does this mean that you don’t want me anymore?”

As if. Austin just felt like he’d won the frigging jackpot. His mate was untouched, pure…that was almost unheard of. It was also as hot as hell. So much so, that Austin nearly came in his pants at that exact moment.

Austin was just going in for his long anticipated kiss, when he heard it…the cries of enemy Owls and the ominous thuds as they landed on the roof. Austin let out a loud curse.

Where is Kit’s Return?

Have no fear, Kit’s return will be coming out. I just bumped it back a couple of weeks. Not only do I still have this mysterious illness from hell, but I wanted to make sure that Kit and An Owl Rises were both quality books. The last thing I wanted was to send out some crap to you guys, just to make a deadline. You mean too much to me for me to do that to you.

On the boring side of things, I’m buried in snow. There is so much of the white stuff outside that I’m hoping it goes away in time for GRL this year. LOL Joie can’t even go out and play in it, because it’s so cold outside. Today, it felt like it was 20 below zero once you figured in the wind chill factor! So, I’m staying in as much as possible.