The Strength of the Pack series

The Masquerade series


Note: all books in both series may be read as standalones but are best read in sequence as they feature recurring characters and developing story arcs.

An Impossible Mate (Strength of the Pack 1)

star_fullstar_fullstar_fullstar_fullstar_half from Manic Readers    4.5 Sweet Peas from Mrs Condit & Friends

An Impossible Mate coverLoner Matt Urban has somehow ended up as alpha to a pack of outcasts and misfits. When an injured shifter blunders onto their territory one night, swearing he didn’t know it was pack territory, Matt is suspicious. It doesn’t help that the stranger, Jesse Turner, is as stubborn as Matt. Wanting answers, Matt persuades Jesse to stay a while, and the intense attraction they feel for one another soon blazes into heat. That’s when Matt realizes—the stranger with the smart mouth and the attitude problem is his mate.

Matt, still mourning the lover he lost years ago, doesn’t want a mate, and Jesse doesn’t believe in mates. Yet neither of them can deny the pull they feel toward one another.

They’re still struggling with the situation when a hostile alpha claims Jesse. Matt has to fight to protect Jesse. First, though, he has to find a way to overcome Jesse’s stubborn independence.


A Liar’s Moon (Strength of the Pack 2)

starstarstarstarstar Scuttlebutt Reviews   4.5 Sweet Peas Mrs Condit & Friends

jlf-sotp-aliarsmoon3Journalist Riley Clark is chasing the story that could make his career—the reported sighting of a fabled Argent shifter. His investigation takes him to the town of Elk Ridge, which turns out to be everything he hates. Things start to look up, however, when he meets Jason Nichols.

Jason is shy, sweet, and has the most beautiful smile Riley has ever seen. Riley wants to keep seeing that smile, and as he spends time with Jason, his hoped-for scoop becomes less and less important. But his editor is still pressuring him for that story, so when Riley discovers that Jason is a member of the pack he’s in town to look into, it seems like fate: he can be with Jason and continue his investigation at the same time.

His plan has just one flaw—he hasn’t thought about what will happen if Jason and his pack discover Riley’s real reason for being in Elk Ridge.


Red Moon Rising (Strength of the Pack 3)

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jlf-sotp-redmoonrising3Caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, Tristan Howe is abducted and imprisoned by a pack at war with his own. His future looks bleak until he finds an unexpected ally in enemy pack member, Colby Williams. A fragile bond develops between them as they escape together.

Once he’s safely back with his own pack, Tristan finds his feelings for Colby are more than just gratitude for being rescued. He’s delighted to learn that they’re reciprocated, and even more excited to realize he and Colby are mates.

But idealistic Tristan finally has to face up to the fact that even true love might not be enough to defeat the forces ranged against them—not least his pack-mates’ suspicion and hostility toward Colby, and a mate so scarred by his abusive past that he doesn’t know how to be free. All Tristan can do is try.

NOTE: there are two scenes involving dubious consent early in the book. They are both very brief, not detailed, and do not take place between the main characters.


Shifting Sands (Strength of the Pack 4)

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jlf-sotp-shiftingsands3The visit to Elk Ridge is supposed to be just another assignment for Tom Barrington. Then he encounters Bryce Reynolds, a generous, warmhearted cowboy who has the easiest smile he’s ever seen. It doesn’t take long for Tom to break all his rules and end up in Bryce’s bed.

Bryce Reynolds believes there’s no such thing as a hot politician, right up until he meets Tom Barrington. Tall, dark, and principled, Tom overturns all of Bryce’s prejudices, and Bryce starts to forget that he doesn’t do serious and he doesn’t do commitment.

As Bryce and Tom struggle to make sense of what’s happening between them, they’re drawn into a political battle—one which could affect the future of every shifter. And when long-buried secrets start coming to light, things turn deadly. Nothing will ever be the same again for the Elk Ridge pack.


Riding the Whirlwind (Strength of the Pack 5)

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jlf-sotp-ridingthewhirlwind3Five years undone in just five days.

Dave Mitchell and Christian Taylor are on a mission from their alpha—to discover what happened to a pack of Argent shifters thirteen years ago. Away from their pack and out of their usual routine, they find underlying tensions in their relationship coming to the surface.

When their investigation leads them to the resident pack, Christian seeks respite from his demons by throwing himself eagerly into the cage-fighting ring the pack runs. He knows Dave hates him to fight, but he also knows Dave will understand. Dave always understands.

But when Dave meets a kindred spirit among the pack members, all Christian’s certainties come crashing down around him. It becomes clear that their relationship might not survive this. And when things between them reach crisis point and the local pack gets involved, it may prove to be the death of more than just their relationship.


The Masquerade series

Carnevale (Masquerade 1)



5 Sweet Peas Mrs Condit & Friends

Carnevale coverAt the end of the eighteenth century, Perry Sinclair’s Grand Tour of Europe is not going entirely to plan. He loses his bear-leader, his valet, and his lover in quick succession, and finds himself alone in Venice. Surrounded by the gaiety and excesses of Venetian Carnevale, Perry meets a fellow Englishman, Jack. He introduces Perry to a group of gentlemen who indulge in all sorts of sexual activities while hiding their identity behind Carnevale masks. Shocked and yet delighted, Perry flings himself headlong into such pleasure, falling resoundingly in love with Jack as he does so.

Jack Fitzwarren does not fall in love. He certainly does not fall in love with English tourists. But despite Jack’s best efforts, Perry’s artless enthusiasm and unquestioning trust begin to find a way through all of his defences. Jack can almost forget the secret he carries with him, the one that means he can never confess to Perry who he really is.


A Gilded Cage (Masquerade 2)


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A Gilded Cage

Perry Sinclair is blissfully happy living in Italy with his lover, Jack Fitzwarren. He finds as much happiness in the peace of Jack’s vineyard as he does in the decadent delights of Venice in full Carnevale, where everyone is masked and nothing is forbidden.

Jack is a fugitive from English justice, wanted for a crime he did not commit. When Perry’s ex-lover, Gilbert, arrives in Venice, Perry realizes that the safety they thought Jack had found in Venice is nothing more than an illusion. Meanwhile, Gilbert has an agenda of his own, and Perry is faced with an agonizing choice.


Blowing Off Steam

star_fullstar_fullstar_fullstar_fullstar_half from RT Magazine   Love and lust rec from USA Today’s HEA blog

Blowing Off Steam coverSam Chancellor has been in love with the steam engine Old Bess since he was six years old. Well, maybe not literally, but even when he’s lost everything else in his life, he’s always had her. But now her place in his heart has been unexpectedly challenged. Her new driver, Ryan Saunders, is the embodiment of all Sam’s fantasies.

Ryan has written off Sam as just another geeky trainspotter—until the moment Ryan sees him without his usual shapeless hoodie and realizes that, for a nerd, Sam’s pretty built.

When Ryan overlooks Sam’s awkwardness long enough to suggest a hook-up, Sam seizes the opportunity—and Ryan—with both very eager hands. Finding common ground in their shared love of Bess, their time together is better than Sam ever dared dream.

But there’s a reason Ryan never talks about his past. And when Ryan’s job is threatened, Sam’s well-meaning intervention puts both Ryan and Bess in deadly danger.

Originally released by Samhain Publishing in 2015.

Changing Gear

Changing Gear coverAuto-shop owner Scott Davison has a disastrous track record when it comes to relationships. He either chooses the wrong guy, or runs them off as soon as they get close to him. He’s practically given up on dating when he starts sleeping with his new mechanic, Hugh Taylor—having regular sex with the same person isn’t the same thing as dating, after all. It’s just a shame he hasn’t mentioned this fact to Hugh, who’s fallen in love with Scott.

Then old friend Cameron Phillips, the only person Scott’s ever really trusted, comes back to town. He hooks up with Scott and Hugh for a simple, fun threesome, but as the days pass, and Cameron stays, Hugh comes to believe he’s the intruder in Scott and Cameron’s relationship.

As if relationship problems weren’t enough—and why can’t people be as straightforward as engines?—the actions of a jealous business rival put everything Scott has worked for in jeopardy.


7 Responses to Books

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  2. Lisa peterson says:

    I just finished reading the 2 books in the Masquerade series. I was wondering if the was going to be more books in the series? I really enjoy the characters of Jack, Perry, Marco and Gabriele. I found myself wanting to find out what happens with Jack and Perry. Also, the story behind Marco and Gabriele.


    • I’m delighted you’re enjoying the Masquerade series, Lisa – thanks for letting me know! I’m definitely committed to writing the final book in the series and giving Perry and Jack their ultimate happy ever after, but due to other commitments I’m afraid it’s going to be a while before I can do so. I’d also love to write Marco and Gabriele’s story one day; it’s so encouraging to hear you’d like to read it . 🙂


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  5. Claudia says:


    I am reading my way through the Strength of the pack series and really
    really enjoy the books and the characters.
    But I am missing Karl’s book. Please tell me he will get his story as I am really curious about him



    • Hi Claudia, I’m so very sorry not to have answered before now – for some reason the email notifying me of your comment went into spam and I’ve only just seen it.

      I am really looking forward to writing Karl’s story, but unfortunately have been unwell and unable to write. I’m slowly recovering, and hope that it won’t be much longer before I can write again.

      Thanks so much for letting me know you’re enjoying the series. I hope to be able to have Karl’s story out there before too much longer!


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