It's been a month of werewolves, vampires, shapeshifters, and more. I hope you've enjoyed the countdown as much as I have.
Have a safe and fun holiday.
Here's the final book--at least for now--of the Salvation Pack.
Wolf of her Own
may be an outsider in Salvation, but he stays with the pack to be close to his
sister. It has nothing to with the fact that Elise—the most fascinating woman
he’s ever laid eyes on—is part of the pack. Mikhail has wanted Elise for years,
but being with her could cost him his life. Soon he’ll have to decide if he’s
going to leave the pack or risk it all to pursue a place at her side.
After escaping her
abusive mate, Elise LaForge has made a home in Salvation with her sons. She
never expected to have her emotions stirred up by the always serious and
seriously handsome Mikhail. But can she finally put her past behind her and
dare to move on?
When danger creeps
into the pack, both she and Mikhail have to be willing to sacrifice everything
to have a chance at love.
Wolf in her Soul is very unique in that it had two separate "new" release dates. It was the last book of mine released by Samhain Publishing before they closed their doors and was only available for a week. So when Entangled Publishing signed me, they decided to edit it again and launch it anew. The two versions of the books are mostly the same, but there have been some cuts in the newer version to make it a bit tighter.
Wolf in her Soul
Gallagher has spent the last decade working as a cop in Chicago so he can
search for her—thered-haired woman who haunts his dreams.
He’s just about ready to give up and go home to Salvation, North Carolina, when
he finally finds her. But she’s the assault victim on a case he’s working on,
and there’s a full-blooded werewolf who wants her dead. He needs to keep her
safe and convince her she’s his mate.
has a secret she’s never told anyone. But there is someone who knows who—or
rather, what—she is. There’s a stalker after her who plans to rid the
world of her “impure” blood. When the cop she meets turns out to be a werewolf
and claims she doesn’t have to be alone anymore, she’s wary. But where better
to hide from a bloodthirsty hunter than in the middle of North Carolina with
the security of a pack surrounding her?
werewolf Sage Gallagher can’t shift, but he’s a member of the Salvation Pack
and a wolf where it counts. When he finds who he thinks is a lost hiker while
camping in the Great Smoky Mountains, he’s surprised to find she’s a
full-blooded wolf who ignites in him the instinct to take her home to where he
and his pack can protect her, no matter how skeptical and untrusting she is of
After Rina rejects
her parents’ choice for a mate, she’s exiled from her pack. That’s a dangerous
position for any wolf to be in. Now she has a human hunter on her trail. Rina
doesn’t trust easily, especially not half-breeds—who she was raised to fear and
revile. But there’s something about Sage that calls to her. Soon Rina’s in more
danger than ever—danger of losing her heart.
Wolf on the Hunt was supposed to be the final Salvation Pack book, but I wasn't ready to let this pack go just yet.
Wolf on a Mission
Elias Gallagher is
the guardian of his teenage nephews, and he knows the world’s not a safe place
for a werewolf without pack—especially if they’re half-breeds, like the twin
boys. He’s heard there’s an accepting pack in North Carolina, so that’s where
he’s headed when he runs into the one person he’d given up hope of ever
finding—his mate. Even more surprising than finding his mate, is realizing
Sue Walsh is
solely focused on taking care of her five-year-old son. With her ex fighting
her for custody and local hunters making her life complicated, she doesn’t have
time for an attraction to a ruggedly handsome stranger, especially one with a
secret that is going to rock her world.
An open letter to all my friends and readers. Fifteen years ago today a small book titled Annabelle Lee was released by Ellora's Cave. (Now available as Uncovering Annabelle.) Since then, I've written for multiple companies--Samhain Publishing, Carina Press, Beyond the Page, Evernight Publishing, and Entangled Publishing. I've also had novellas in Indie anthologies. It's been my pleasure and honor to work with many amazing editors. I've learned so much from all of them. I'm thankful for their skill and dedication and just plain hard work. It's been a crazy ride. I'm am severely technologically impaired. (I just got a cell phone a few months ago.) Any changes in any tech can cause a major meltdown. I'm dreading having to replace my 10-year-old desktop computer. But through it all, I have pushed myself further than I ever thought I could go. I've learned so much and continue to struggle and learn every day.
In an industry that changes so rapidly, I'm managing to keep on publishing. When I started in this business, the major publishers and RWA didn't even consider ebook writers real writers. Amazon...what was that? I was on dial-up for my internet. Yahoo Groups were how we communicated and my biggest social media worry was a blog. How times have changed. Through all the ups and downs in my personal and professional life, the readers have always been there for me. Your loyalty and support and love has kept me going and will continue to keep me going in the years to come. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I can't emphasize enough how much you all mean to me. To my fellow writers--You are amazingly generous with your time and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I love you all. To all the industry professionals who blog and review books. Thank you for supporting me all these years. I truly appreciate your hard work. And, finally, to the publishing companies who have taken a chance on me over the years, I am truly grateful.
To cap off 15 amazing years, something special happened a few weeks back--I realized that Flynn's Assassin was my 100th book. I'm honored to have my 100-book pin from RWA. Thank you all! I couldn't have done it without you. All my love, NJ
Gray Everson is
sure she’s found the perfect quiet place to work on her paintings, until
hunters start shooting up the forest around the cabin she rented and she finds
a wounded wolf. But the animal she hides from the hunters is no regular
wolf—he’s something Gray never imagined could be real.
focus has always been on protecting his pack, but the instant attraction he
feels to the artist who saves him changes everything. There’s something about
Gray he can’t figure out—until he gets close enough to touch her. He knows
pushing Gray too far, too fast is risky, but there are still hunters around, and
his former pack is coming for him. There’s only one way to protect everyone he
Gator Rollins has a way about him. He made me fall in love with him with a wink and a smile. He loves to cook and seems very laid back, but beneath that veneer is a very deadly werewolf.
Wolf from the Past
everyone believed Sylvie LaForge Dubois was dead, and she worked hard to keep
it that way. Now that her abusive, dangerous mate is dead, she’s come back to
face everyone. But it’s harder than she thought it would be, especially when
Gator Rollins watches her every move, making her uneasy and excited all at once. She never imagined she’d want
another man, but her attraction to Gator is too strong to fight.
Before Gator had
the chance to tell Sylvie how he felt about her, she was mated to someone else
and then killed. Now she’s back, and there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her
and get that second chance he never thought he’d have.
But Sylvie is in
more danger than ever when her old pack learns she’s still alive And if they
get to her, there’s no coming back from the dead twice.
Cole Blanchard is the strong, silent type who has no need to prove to anyone just how tough and dangerous he is. He has a very strong code of right and wrong and will do anything to protect his pack and those he cares about. He is one very special werewolf.
Wolf on the Run
Cherise and her mother had to run from their pack when everyone
realized Cherise couldn’t shift. Now her mother’s gone, murdered by the hunters
after them, and Cherise is all alone and out of options. When the people she’s
running from catch up to her in Salvation, North Carolina, she’s saved by the
biggest, baddest werewolf she’s ever seen.
Disposing of the intruders on his pack’s land is easy for Cole, but
convincing the skittish woman the trespassers were after that she’s safe is
another story. He recognizes her as his mate right off, and he’ll protect her
no matter what, even if it means risking everything to face her former pack.
Cherise never thought she’d find a wolf she could trust, but she’s
never met a Salvation wolf before now, and her mate is not about to let
anything come between them.
Anny Conrad is a
thirty-year-old single librarian, She knows she’s a bit of a cliché—she even
has the two cats to prove it—so when Mr. Tall, Dark, and Dangerous asks her for
a dance, she throws caution to the wind and indulges in what she’s sure will be
one night of spectacular passion with a man as rugged and untamed as a hero in
one of the books she loves she read.
Armand LaForge and
his small pack are fighting for their lives against the vicious Louisiana pack
they broke away from. If timing is everything, this is the worst possible time
to meet his mate—especially a human mate. But now that he’s found her, he can’t
let her go, even though dragging her into his world means she’s a target now,
My Salvation Pack series is one of my most popular. It all started with the premise, "What if a group of 5 strong werewolves broke away from their pack?" Then I had to ask myself why they would do such a thing and how such a group dynamic would work since a wolf pack is all about dominance.
Writing this series has been an incredible joy. I love them all so much.
at the Door
Pack, Book 1
Gwendolyn Jones is
working on an article about werewolves, not that she believes they exist. But
there are people out there who do, like the nervous man who slips her a flash
drive with information he claims will prove to the world shifters are out
there. Gwen starts questioning just what to believe when two very real
werewolves come knocking on her cabin door later that night.
Someone has a
flash drive with pictures that could endanger his pack, and alpha Jacque LaForge
will do whatever it takes to destroy it. But the something deep inside him
ignites when he knocks on the door of that “someone”. He didn’t think he’d find
a mate, or that when he did, she’d be human. But now that he has found Gwen, he
knows he has a fight on his hands to protect her from his former vengeful pack
who are out to hurt him by any means necessary.
collection of previously released stories includes Drakon's Treasure, a novella
which was my first foray into the world of drakons. It's not related to my new
series. It's a sci-fi/fantasy that stands on its own.
there are also stories by Belle Scarlett, Berengaria Brown, Katherine
Kingston, and Nicole Austin! You don't want to miss it.
Temptations: Collection One
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I always assumed Damek's Redemption would be the final book in the Legacy series. Then one day, Craig Lawton tapped me on the shoulder one day and said, "What about me?" Turns out, there was one final story left to tell.
Legacy, Book 7
This vampire’s heart is far from silent
best friend is an ancient vampire and his two siblings are half werewolf, so
he’s used to being the only human in the room. When he tries to help a new
vampire in the throes of her transformation, he goes from “normal” to
Left in an alley
to become a monster like the one that attacked her, Evie Pelowski is confused,
alone, and unable to control the strange bloodlust surging through her veins.
When a Good Samaritan tries to help her, she’s does the unforgivable and turns
him into a monster too.
They have a bond
ignited by blood, but trust is hard won, even though Craig’s still determined
to help her. But the vampire who turned Evie is out there, and both she and
Craig have a new reality and future to face.
Damek fascinated me from the moment he stepped onto the page. This enigmatic vampire is a somewhat reluctant friend to many of the werewolves in this series. I knew he had to have his own book.
Legacy, Book 6
comes from a family of Keepers, humans charged with helping paranormal
creatures in the modern world. Her research into myths and legends has led her
to Inhibitions, a nightclub in Chicago. She suspects the reclusive and
enigmatic owner could be the one paranormal creature she has never met—a
vampire—only he won’t agree to see her.
One look at Sonia,
and Damek knows she’s a serious threat to the disciplined routine that keeps
his bloodlust in check. She’s also unwittingly led vampire hunters far too
close for comfort. But in spite of the dangers and the complications, Damek
can’t refuse her.
Sonia finds her
loyalties tested, and they’re both faced with choices that will change their
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through hell, now he’ll show her heaven
Held in captivity
for eighteen terrible months, Chrissten Lawton has a long recovery ahead of
her. Rescued by the Haven pack, there’s one member in particular who refuses to
leave her side, and who also awakens a part of her she thought she’d never get
From the moment
Hank Brewer picks up Chrissten’s scent, he knows they’re true mates. No matter
what is in their pasts, he’s determined to help her and prove she can trust
him. He’s a half-breed, but he doesn’t do anything halfway.
But the shifter
who claimed Chrissten against her will is on the loose, and he and his rogue
pack won’t rest until they have Chrissten back in their clutches and have
destroyed the Haven pack.
Bethany escapes a
crazy doctor’s laboratory, but she’s unable to help Chrissten, the other woman
kept captive there. How can she explain to the authorities that during the
escape Chrissten shifted into a wolf, and she was kidnapped by the doctor in
the first place because she might be part werewolf? Desperate for help and
guilt-ridden for leaving Chrissten, her only hope is to find the woman’s twin
Quinn has been
searching for his missing sister without a single clue, until a phone call from
a stranger rekindles his hope. Something sparks between Quinn and Bethany when
they meet, but he doesn’t think he’ll be a good mate for anyone, let alone
someone as gentle as Bethany. He’ll help her through the heat cycle she’s going
into, but he can’t offer her a future. Of course, fate and biology might have
This is a very special book. It wasn't an easy one to write as it deals with some very dark subjects. James and Shelley are an example of resilience and the ability of the human heart to heal.
Legacy, Book 3
She can’t outrun her past.
Shelley has been
running from her past since she killed a man to escaped years of brutal
captivity. There are bounty hunters on her trail and she’s all alone, a
dangerous situation for a werewolf to be in. But for the first time in her
life, she’s free to put the past behind her.
After a week of
dealing with his late brother’s affairs, James Riley is feeling the pressure of
his new responsibility as Wolf Creek pack alpha. He’s not too tired to notice
his sexy waitress is a werewolf—and realize that she doesn’t seem recognize him
as one of her own kind. When Shelly is fired, James offers to drive her to the
next town, hoping he can convince her to come to his pack and explore what it
means to be a shifter.
irresistibly drawn to James, but her past will not be denied...and her secrets
demand a price paid in blood.
Isaiah is one intense and very, very dangerous werewolf, but he meets his match when he crosses paths with Meredith, who is alpha of her own pack.
Legacy, Book 2
howling when you least expect it.
Striker, family always comes first. He leaves the woods he loves and travels to
Chicago to do a favor for his brother, and his life is turned upside down after
one look at Meredith Cross, the owner of Haven nightclub. Meredith has held her small pack of outcasts and half-breeds together with steely determination. After years on the run, they've found a place to hide in plain sight from the bounty hunters and werewolf purists who would exterminate them. Meredith can't risk the lives of her pack over what she tells herself is just a little lust.
Isaiah knows his
mate when he sees her, and he’s not giving up without a fight—and a fight is
what he has on his hands, both from the stubborn woman who holds his heart in
her hands and the bounty hunters and purists who want to kill her and her small
Alexandra's Legacy was my first werewolf book. I instantly fell in love with them. And while the Legacy Series is mostly about werewolves, there is a very special vampire who plays a huge role in their world.
Book 1 The truth could get her killed.
predictable world is turned upside down when she discovers she’s the half-breed
daughter of a legendary alpha werewolf—a sought-after prize to some, an
abomination to others. The tall, dark stranger who bursts into her father’s
garage shatters any illusion that she can continue with her normal life.
From the second
Joshua Striker, enforcer for the Wolf Creek pack, sees Alex, she becomes a
distraction he can’t afford. He’s come to the city to bring Alex to the safety
of the pack. That’s it. But who is going to keep her safe from him? Because the
wolf inside him is demanding he claim her—now.
From city streets
to the mountains of North Carolina, the pair must evade bounty hunters out to
kill any werewolf they can, wolves who want to claim Alex, and purists bent on
eradicating half breeds. And with all this going on, Alex still has learn what
it means to be a wolf and deal with the overbearing male determined to keep her
This is the final book in the Hades' Carnival series.
of the Jaguar
Carnival, Book 7
With the ancient
curse broken, the warriors serving the Lady of Beasts are free. Stavros, the
only unmated warrior, retreats to the solitude of the Louisiana bayou, but he’s
not alone there. The minute he sees the woman stalking wildlife with her
camera, he realizes her for who she is—his mate.
photographer Toni Richards is almost kidnapped her, she’s shocked when the rare
jaguar who saves her then morphs into a man—a sexy man with a tattoo of a
snarling jaguar on his back.
flies out the window, and Stavros lets his animal instincts reign. Now that
he’s found Toni, he can never let her go. He just hopes she’ll forgive him for
what he must do to protect her soul.
afraid—a first for the immortal warrior. Beautiful, forthright Tilly Ledet
fires his mind and body. She’s been helping Phoenix and his shape-shifting
comrades in their battle against Hades, and now she is in danger and doesn’t
think she needs his protection.
When Phoenix shows
up insisting she drop everything to go into hiding with him, Tilly balks.
Phoenix is gorgeous, courageous, and convincing, and he also does something to
her heart… But he’s an immortal shape shifter, and she’s human, not to mention
they also have Hades on their trail, so giving in to the heat between them
could send them both up in flames.
The Hades' Carnival series was intended to be 4 books, but after I wrote Howl of the Wolf I knew I wasn't done. I had to know what happened to the others, so I wrote 3 novellas to finish off the series.
Mordecai has been around since the very first book, but even I wasn't always quite sure where his loyalties lay. He's a very complex and fascinating character.
of the Serpent
Carnival, Book 5
After being trapped in his animal form for centuries by a curse, freedom is
new and almost uncomfortable for shape-shifting warrior Mordecai. He did his
time in Hell, and it left a stain on his soul and strained his ties with his
Jessica enjoyed the easy friendship she had with Mordecai, but he’s grown as
distant as the stars lately. Still, it’s impossible to stay away from him, and
she’s sure he feels that irresistible pull, too.
Mordecai knows Hades can’t get to him physically, but although he might try to
deny it, he knows he has a weak spot. Jessica. Worried that Hades could hurt
her to get to him, Mordecai’s tried to keep his distance, but there’s no
stopping this kind of connection.