These are the novels and ideas that don’t fit into any of my active series. They were originally intended to be the first of a series but are complete stories on their own.
Draike Weatherby. Gallery owner. Fox shifter. Alpha. He runs his districts with a fair but iron hand, working with the other shifter races as well as the Vampire Lord of London to keep crime to a minimum and the existence of nonhumans a secret.
A nest of rat shifters prowls the docks and challenges Draike’s rule. When members of a loyal gang of shifter runaways disappear one by one, the alpha goes on the hunt for answers. What he finds is Olivia. Naked, bleeding, and fleeing a trio of unsavory characters, she runs straight into his arms…and stirs his most protective instincts.
As he digs deeper, he discovers an interconnecting web with a single common thread: Olivia. To uncover the truth, he must gain the trust of the terrified woman who entices his fox. But she guards a secret that could destroy or save her.
For Kristiana Latimer, the Fifth Annual Human-Other Summit creates more aggravation than hope for the future. As a security guard for the hosting hotel, her job requires that she remain civil and professional with the visiting dignitaries regardless of provocation. But the Summit has yet to address the many growing concerns of the nonhuman integration. And when Michael Zakhara, the mysterious Head Ambassador, requests that she serve as his human liaison, Kris’ civility and professionalism are tested to the limits.
Just as they acknowledge their growing attraction and begin to work together, Kris’ niece and nephew are kidnapped along with a half-dozen other nonhuman children. Suspecting the head of the local hate group, the Human Purity League, and Kris’ former boss, the couple organizes a stunning array of humans and nonhumans alike to help search for the missing children.
As tensions rise, Michael and Kris succumb to their intense mutual attraction. Secrets are shared, and truths revealed. But the Summit only lasts a week. Will they have time to save the children, address the issues at hand, and accept that they have found their other half?