A guide to my wolf-shifter books

There are a lot of m/m shifter books out there. The following information concerns my River Wolf Pack, Cascade City Pack, and Angel Hills Pack wolf-shifter books. I do have a sci-fi/paranormal novel (The Wolves of Daos 5) that involves wolf-shifters but does not follow this world, and I have plans for other shifters books that will also have worlds of their own.

What’s the premise of my world? For one thing, my wolf-shifters aka werewolves are a homosexual group. There are no women.

They live in communities of their own, away from cities and most modern conveniences, although Angel Hills Pack and Cascade City Pack are a bit more advanced than the original River Wolf Pack.

They are at odds with the humans, but there’s a Human/Werewolf Congress trying to make peace between the two.

My wolf-shifter books are serials. I prefer to call them serials rather than soap operas, because soaps lean toward the mellow-dramatic and unbelievable. As serials, they do not completely wrap up at the end, but for all intents and purposes, each book has an ending without a cliffhanger. Still, their world continues.

Most m/m wolf-shifter books focus on one couple and one story and the reader rarely sees much of the couple after that. My shifter books focus on several couples/triads/multiples and their ongoing relationships. First Omega revolves mostly around River and Josiah. Second Alpha is centered around David and Jax. However, as the books progress  and the readers get to know more couples/triads/multiples, the page time for each is divided more evenly.

My books contain polyamorous relationships. Not all mated wolves are polyamorous, but some are.

My books are mpreg. What the heck is that? That’s when a male can have a baby. So the wolf-shifters procreate among themselves. First Omega only mentions mpreg at the end, while subsequent books contain more of it. Omegas can have multiple children, and betas can have only one in their lifetimes. The alphas do not bear children. None of the books have plots solely surrounding a pregnancy.

In my shifter world, the omegas are prized for their ability to have multiple children. Omegas are self-lubricating and go into monthly heats during which they give off an alluring scent that drives alphas wild.

Only alphas and omegas are prone to emotional periods of hormonal changes when the omegas are in heat and the alphas in rut. Betas remain level-headed at all times and make excellent guards and assistants to the pack alpha because of this.

The packs in my shifter books are led by one alpha. The pack decides how the pack alpha is chosen. In River Wolf Pack, the alpha fights for the right to rule. In Angel Hills pack, the alpha inherits his role as pack leader. In both packs, the pack alpha has a second and a third in command to share the responsibilities and help the pack alpha run the pack.

My shifter books are erotic. They have plots, but there’s a lot of sex, too.

Want to read my wolf pack books? Where to begin?

River Wolf Pack: Pack alpha-River

First Omega

Second Alpha

Third Mate

Cascade City Pack books: (to be read after River Wolf Pack books) Pack alpha-River

A New Beginning

Angel Hills Pack books: (Can be read a lone or after River Wolf Pack books) Pack alpha-Grey

Omega Arrival

All of my books, shifter or otherwise, are available on Kindle Unlimited for the time being, but my publisher will be taking them off KU soon.

A New Beginning: Cascade City Pack

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When tragedy strikes his small band of werewolves who’d been roaming the countryside in search of a new home after River had been ousted as pack alpha of his old pack, River reluctantly concludes life in Cascade city might be safer.

However, tensions within the pack soon escalate when they’re forced to all live in the apartment rented by Jax, the human lover of David, the pack’s second in command. Knowing he needs money to buy better and bigger accommodation for his pack, River disappears for a few days and returns with a bag of gold chips he’s sniffed out from the Cascade River near his old pack grounds.

Coyote shifter Foster’s true mate has made his presence known, but when the coyote alpha finally shows himself, Foster is faced with a difficult decision. Stay with the werewolves and risk his mate’s unhappiness, or leave those he’s come to love as family?

Meanwhile, David continues to want to submit to Jax while being alpha to his beta mate, Brooks. Tension in the threesome grows as Jax’s reluctance to take the bite turns into flat-out refusal. Can their relationship survive this as well as Brooks pregnancy and David’s hyper-protectiveness of his werewolf mate?

When Josiah suggests the pack admit rogue werewolves, River’s desire to please his omega mate wars with his responsibilities to his pack as he questions past decisions and Josiah’s influence on them. Will history repeat itself, leading to the downfall of the newly-formed Cascade City Pack?

EXCERPT:
Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.

    • Josiah ran his hand through his curls. “Would you quit repeating everything I say? I never would have stopped working there, except I suddenly found myself mated to a werewolf.”
    • River narrowed his eyes. “I assume this has been going on since we got to the city. Why is this the first I’m hearing about it? Yes, things have been busy, but you’ve had plenty of chances to mention it.”
    • Josiah reminded himself he was in the wrong. “I’ve been meaning to tell you, but … I guess I thought you’d disapprove.”
    • “You knew I’d disapprove,” River corrected. “I specifically told you to stay away from humans. What wolves are you trying to help?”
    • Josiah pushed down the resentment he felt as Mark’s words came back to him about River being domineering. “Some who needed a place to stay.”
    • “Rogues.”
    • Josiah nodded.
    • “Knowing how I feel about them.”
    • Josiah couldn’t keep the snap out of his tone. “If I’m going to help at the Congress, I’m either going to be dealing with humans or werewolves, and those werewolves are going to be rogues.”
    • “And you’re telling me now because …”
    • This wasn’t going at all the way Josiah had planned. He rubbed his eyes, trying to get rid of the red tinge that kept trying to creep in. Maybe he should have waited until after his heat to bring this up, but no — putting it off longer would only make things worse. “I’m sorry for keeping this from you. It’s been eating away at me because I knew I needed to tell you. I wanted to. I just didn’t want to lay something else on your plate.” The frown lines between Rivers eyes relaxed a little, and Josiah continued. “I know you disliked taking the rogues into the pack, although both Sam and Foster turned out to be wonderful assets. As did Patrick, Kane, and Matthew.”
    • River took a step closer to the omega. “The decision to take rogues into our pack is part of the reason we’re no longer on the compound. The pack didn’t like it, no matter how much of an asset they were. And I’m disappointed to learn my mate has been sneaking around behind my back doing something he knows full well I wouldn’t like. Just the fact that you’ve been doing it landed it on my plate. Keeping it from me has only made it worse.”
    • Josiah made a frustrated sound. “It wasn’t like that, River. I wasn’t trying to be sneaky. You knew I’ve been with Mark a lot.”
    • “And I’m not so stupid I didn’t realize you’d be at the Congress some of that time. What I didn’t know was that you were actively working there in spite of the fact you knew I didn’t approve.”
    • Josiah stood his ground. “I have every right to be there if I want.” He glared at River, daring the alpha to say otherwise. “Mark told me they were building housing for rogue wolves. Housing that would keep the weres from wandering around trying to find food in the humans’ trash. That alone will make a huge impact.”
    • River growled. “You’ve been meeting with these rogues?”
    • “No, not them. Mark just showed me the housing. He introduced me to an omega shifter who’d been adopted as a baby by humans here in the city. His name is Jaime, and before your hackles go up, I repeat, he’s an omega. He told me he’d discovered a group of rogue omegas living in the sewer system, and he’s set up an old farm building for them as a shelter where they’re safe from the rogue alphas as well as the humans. I’ve visited them a few times and talked to them about their options. I was hoping you might write to Grey at Angel Hills and ask if they’d like any more omegas.”
    • River’s eyes darkened to a mossy green. “So, that’s why you’re finally telling me.”
    • “I was going to tell you anyway,” Josiah said on a huff.
    • “When?”
    • “As soon as I could convince myself it wouldn’t come between us. Anyway, it’s the omegas I’ve visited with Mark, and I don’t regret it.”
    • River looked away. “I’ve known for a few days you’ve been lying to me. I forgot my keys last Monday and came back to find you gone.”
    • Josiah put things together. “You wanted to see if I’d lie.”
    • Guilt flashed in River’s eyes. “And you didn’t.”
    • Josiah let out a breath. “Yes, I did. I let you think I was on my way to the Congress when we were really going to the omega refuge. I felt so guilty. I would have talked to you that night if the girls hadn’t gotten sick.” Josiah took River’s hand. “I’m sorry. I just want to help. I know you’ve been wrestling with things since we left the compound, but I still believe improving relations is important.”
    • River’s jaw tightened. “I don’t like you putting yourself out there when I’m not around to protect you, Josiah.”
    • “I can understand why you wouldn’t want me to be around rogue alphas or even betas, but omegas? You know we have an affinity. These shifters are just like the rest of us, only down on their luck. People need help sometimes. We did.”
    • River’s lips thinned. “Thanks for the reminder I was unable to take care of my pack and had to rely on Jax for a place to live.”
    • “River, that’s not –”
    • “Some rogues are desperate, and I don’t want my mate near them.”
    • “The omegas are desperate. For our help. You don’t know them, River. You haven’t met any of them.”
    • “And why is that? Because you didn’t bother to tell me about them.” The alpha took a step back. “Come to think of it, the subject of rogues came up at the meeting at the Congress. You conveniently didn’t mention you knew all about them.”
    • Josiah sighed. “Can you blame me when you’re acting exactly like I was afraid you would?”

 

Reviews Omega Arrival

5 stars Vvacious:

This world never ceases to surprise me. Initially I was a little hesitant regarding this book given that it wasn’t about River and Josiah and taking into account the ending of Third Mate, I was really anxious to know about River and Josiah’s future. But this book has just given me another relationship I want to know more about and that is the threesome of Grey, Ian and Gabriel.

This book mainly follows Justin and Gabriel on their journey as mates in the Angel Hills Pack.

Gabriel was one person who caught my eye even in the previous books because of his reticence to mating and that made him stand-out as a character but this book puts him in the spotlight and it was amazing.

I loved Gabriel and Ian, they were such amazing characters and in their own ways they kind of challenged the stereotypes of omega and beta and it was very enjoyable meeting these two diverse characters. Ian was actually such a surprise, I mean he is kind of like an alpha in his mannerisms, just looking at him with Grey was amazing. I mean Ian understands Grey so well that even Grey doesn’t realise how well Ian knows him. Also even though Grey is the alpha in the relationship between Grey, Ian and Gabriel, it is Ian who holds them together, I mean its amazing how he can comfort both his mates while still never letting Grey’s ego take a hit. It was actually amazing and I really want to know where this relationship between Grey, Ian and Gabriel goes especially now, with the subterfuge that Gabriel and Ian have managed to pull off. (view spoiler) Oh! I really want to know what happens…

Gabriel is similarly an omega who would give anything to be a beta and be rid of his heats. I instantly liked Gabriel given how he was a little uneasy in his new life which was further compounded by the fact that he had never liked how needy he got while in heat. But I appreciated Gabriel’s sensibility given how he works out his options and acts quickly on having figured out that he is kind of getting swiftly pushed into a corner by his own decisions.

I am guessing we are going to get more books on the Angel Hills Pack, because I would love to now more about Gabriel, Ian and Grey.

Then we have Justin and Milo, personally for me in this book Justin and Milo were kind of overshadowed by Gabriel, Ian and Grey except in certain key moments. I loved Justin’s concern for his pups and how he realises that he should marry someone who could love his pups even half as much as he does and I loved the scene between Tim and Milo in the end. It was really sweet. Also Justin and Milo had some explosive chemistry reminiscent of Josiah and River. Also I loved the story arc that was centered around Justin and Milo.

There are also other plot elements which are worth mentioning. I loved Gabriel’s concern for his fellow omegas and I liked the little hints we get into Vince’s situation, Canaan’s destructive behaviour and Xavier’s plight. Also this book offers information regarding the fate of the people who left the River Wolf Pack, I guess the author wanted to skip the drudgery of River(& Co.)’s travels and get the entire group in a somewhat contained situation before beginning their story while at the same time giving us a very good idea about the fate of the River Wolf Pack and the perils of River’s Travels. Also we got a amazing new character in the form of Christopher but I am really hoping Canaan’s story can get a peaceful ending, I mean he is somewhat of a disaster but I have always felt bad for him since he lost his son. Here’s hoping that story gets a happy ending.

Well as is evident this story resolves a few story lines but opens a whole can of new ones, I am really hoping this means there will be a lot more books which will hopefully be as amazing as their predecessors because I for one can’t wait to get a hold of the next one.

Omega Arrival

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Emotions run high when five omegas are traded to the Angel Hills Pack, which has suffered a decline in population after an illness killed a fourth of its wolves.

After a previous mating Justin would rather forget, he’s happy to leave his old compound and start afresh. A part of him hopes the gorgeous second-in-command alpha, Milo, will choose him for a mate. As memories of his life with Stone haunt his dreams, Justin struggles to make the right decision for himself as well as his four pups.

Gabriel doesn’t want to mate at all, but as one of the traded omegas, he knows he doesn’t have a choice. He just hopes he’ll end up with a beta and not an alpha. How does he feel when he’s mated to both? Grey is the pack alpha of Angel Hills and he and his baron beta, Ian, want to start a family to continue the dynasty. Is that all they want Gabriel for, a breeding machine?

When an intruder is detected in the compound, everyone is on high alert, especially as the new arrival proves remarkably adept at remaining hidden. Will the newly-created mating bonds be strong enough, or will rancor and bitterness win out?

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Question for My Readers

Hi! If you’re a reader of my River Wolf Pack series, I’m happy to meet you and hoping you can answer a question for me. As the series has progressed, I’ve found myself in a quandary. In an attempt to provide insight to all relationships, I’ve written the last couple of books from multiple points of view. Some reader feedback has suggested that some find so many characters and points of view confusing. So I’m asking you, in the next book that addresses River and Josiah and their new pack, do you prefer one point of view? Two? Whose would it be? (Most likely choices: River, Josiah, (both), David, Jax, Brooks (all three), Leo, Sam, (both), or Foster alone or with his true mate’s pov, too.

Thank you so much for reading and for giving me this feedback!

The Wolves of Daos 5

My new sci-fi, mpreg, paranormal, shifter book is out now on

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Michael’s life is about to change big-time. He’s always wrestled with anxiety, but he’s finally gotten up the courage to face his fears and enter college. He won’t be living in the dorms, though—he’s not that courageous. Instead Michael rents a small cabin in the woods.

While trying to fix a leaking roof, Michael loses his balance and falls. He comes back to consciousness to find himself staring up at Quinn, a guy who’s not only extremely handsome , but also completely nuts. Because Quinn says he’s a werewolf. Oh, and that Michael is one, too. And they’re true mates. But seeing Quinn shift into wolf form goes a long way in convincing Michael what the man says is true, and when Quinn asks Michael to travel back to his pack with him, Michael eventually agrees.

Daos 5 is unlike anything Michael’s ever seen, and he’s in for more than a few more surprises there; including the fact that, incredibly, Michael’s going to have a baby. Add his new friend Ezzy into the mix, and Michael can’t seem to stay out of trouble. Anxiety on the wane, Michael begins to experience life in a way he’d never thought possible. cover-the-wolves-of-daos-5BestsellerIcon100X100

August 27, 2016

Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group where authors share weekly snippets of their works in progress.

Today’s snippet occurs just shortly after last week’s. Brooks and Foster have been interviewed for a job at a gay club.

On the way back to the apartment building, Brooks thought about everything that had happened. “Why do you suppose he wanted to see us naked?” he asked Foster.

“I don’t know, but we can’t afford to be choosey. We can dance, right? I’m guessing we’re going to do it in front of people. I mean, he said entertainment.”

“Do you think we’ll be doing it naked?” Brooks asked.

“Maybe? I can’t think of another reason he’d want to see us without clothes.”

“Humans are so weird.” Brooks shook his head. “What do you think he meant about tricks?”

“That’s the part that worries me. I can do a handstand. Maybe a cartwheel.”

“Why would anyone want to watch someone do a cartwheel naked?”