What the Heart Haunts – novella
Nalla is an ex-Hound of the Wild Hunt. She’s spent the last four hundred years in exile…for falling in love. On a whim one night, she agrees to a blind date, but she doesn’t expect Khost. Another Hound, he’s the closest she’s come to finding the magic she’s lost. He’s also her chance at revenge against the god who banished her. All she needs to do is seduce his Hound.
After a hundred and fifty years of running with the Wild Hunt, Khost can’t remember what it’s like to feel. Until Nalla. With one kiss, Nalla leaves him shaken and now that he’s had her, he can’t let her go. Khost knows that falling for Nalla means he’ll be giving up the Hunt, but one can’t help what the heart haunts…and people are meant for love.
Length: 10k words
Four erotic short stories, all with a paranormal twist.
In Treed ’til Morning, weredog Brody Anderson goes out for a nighttime romp and chases down a sexy wereraccoon. They strike a sexy bargain that will please them both.
In a one stoplight country town, two lovers find out that magic really does exist, in Ain’t No Such Thing as Magic.
For a selkie and his human lover, they must work together in Finding Forever, if they’re ever to achieve their happily ever after.
And in What the Heart Haunts, two Hounds from the Wild Hunt break all the rules to heal each others’ hearts.
Length: 25,000 words
Every year, the Christmas Carousel in South Howle takes a beating, and every year, Dash Bartholomew tenderly brings it back to life. It’s a job he started fifteen years ago, when Dash became Dasher, one of Santa’s reindeer, and accepted the worn leather harness now hanging on the hooks at the back of the carousel barn. The one with its beautiful, silver bells that once made the most wondrous sound in the world, and now lay quiet.
That is, until Merry, a young, homeless woman wanders in looking for a place out of the cold. Unlike Dash, she can hear the sweet chimes of the bells, proving to him that it’s not the harness that’s broken. As Christmas draws near, Dash finds himself drawn to Merry and her quiet, stubborn pride. However, unable to hear the sleigh bells Dash isn’t sure what Christmas this year will bring, only that the magic in that harness is far less important than the woman he’s come to love.
Length: 5,000 words