The writer is the tool

                       a story uses to tell its tale


T, a paranormal romance and urban fantasy author, feels writing is not a calling so much as it is a compulsion. No one is more surprised than she is when characters take over the plot and dialog, (re)directing stories in directions she had not (consciously) intended. Although T starts out each novel with a basic outline, she finds one or two chapters into her novels, not only have the characters shredded her outline into tiny unidentifiable pieces, they use the resulting confetti in a nose-thumbing parade.

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A view of the Spokane River, as seen from my back porch. A beautiful spot to live in, and an inspiring place to write about.
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Molly having a property boundary discussion with a deer in the backyard.

 

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Molly relaxing with her cat, Ember. These two spend a lot of time together.

 

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A lot of wildlife visits the backyard. A family of quail live in the juniper bushes.
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Perimeter firmly established, Molly guards the boundary line against another deer. The stare-off begins…

 

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Ember (Molly’s cat), Molly, and Ash (my cat)– enjoying a nice day in the sunshine.

 

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A bald eagle in the tree over-looking the river. I’ve watched them hunt Merganser ducks.
The moose and Molly had no boundary discussion. As far as I’m concerned, this bull can come through the yard whenever he wants to

 

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Molly loves the snow season

 


History meets mythology

posse series

Since elected as the Duoviri-the embodiment of sheriff and criminal court-Lexa has unlimited power as judge, jury, and executioner of supernaturals who call themselves the Eximium. The Posse, consisting of Lexa, Etienne, Yasmin, and Jade, keep peace, negotiate treaties, and bring criminals to justice.

Posse mixes historical events and characters with supernatural creatures and mythology.

Lexa: a shapeshifter sheriff who leads a posse of supernatural warriors.
Etienne: a Knight Templar, turned master vampire.
Yasmin: a dragon who walked among the gods.
Jade: an historian & Fox-familiar to a cranky dragon.
Sentinel: a gargoyle who mourns the fall of Atlantis.
Richard: a witch with a target on his back.
Tris: a rare polyshifter with an eye for a sexy male.
Rhys: four months ago he was human…


Careful what you say, the dog repeats everything

team red series

Teresa March, blinded in an accident, discovers she shares a telepathic link with her German shepherd, Red. His thoughts, presented in droll, unfiltered commentary, brighten her days and open up a surprising career opportunity. As Team Red, they work with the police and military to uncover forensic clues in investigations.

And what’s a romance without a love triangle? Two ex-military men, Bastian, and his partner David, have moved to Spokane. Specializing in security systems and topographical mapping, their company, PreClan, is working on a sensitive project for the military, which puts Teresa’s safety in jeopardy. Despite looming deadlines, neither man is too busy to compete for her affections, resorting to a game of one-up-manship and guerrilla tactics to win her heart.

The Team Red series brings you Laugh-Out-Loud, extra-spicy romance with a paranormal twist. Team Red books contain a feisty blind woman with a sassy attitude, a snarky German shepherd who stalks low flying objects (and the occasional cat), two sexy retired Navy men with a talent for tactical planning, a man-cave with secret tunnels and classified military toys, Marilyn Monroe and other celebrity voices, and a herd of Mustangs (okay, maybe “herd” is a slight exaggeration).

This series is INTENDED FOR MATURE ADULTS OVER 18. Sexual situations and adult language (which is unfortunate, as the dog repeats everything).

 


released and coming up…

 

Posse:

Posse: The Duoviri (prequel novella)

Posse: Legends

Posse: The Dragon Gods (Spring 2022)

Posse: The Fall of Atlantis (Summer 2023)

 

Team Red:

Blind Seduction, Book 1

Color Blind, Book 2

Blind Faith, Book 3

Blind Rage, Book 4

Blind-sided, Book 5

Blind Luck, Book 6

Blind Spot, Book 7- coming 2020

Blind Eye, Book 8- coming 2021

Double Blind , Book 9- coming 2022