Deleted Scenes


Beat of Temptation Scenes

Below are two deleted scenes from Beat of Temptation, my contribution to the An Enchanted Season anthology.

Scene 1 was supposed to be a prologue, while scene 2 was originally part of the ending.

Scene 1 didn’t make it into the novella because I decided that with the shorter wordcount, we needed to jump straight into Nate and Tammy’s story, rather than going from the present, to the past.   Plus, I was indulging myself with the other characters and with a novella, you need a much tighter focus.

Scene 2 didn’t make it in because the information–that the pack cared enough to intervene–had already been given. It’s a fun little bit though, so enjoy! Times two!

The Shower

This small scene comes from early on in Lucas and Sascha’s relationship, perhaps a couple of months after Slave to Sensation.

“Lucas!” Sascha skidded to a halt at the edge of the aerie’s balcony and looked down to where her mate was working out, his body slick with sweat.

He glanced up. “You need me, kitten?”

Always, she thought, she always needed him. “There’s something wrong with the shower.” She held the towel more firmly between her breasts. “The water’s down to a trickle.”

He grinned, looking very much the panther he was. “Are you naked?”


Miss Leozandra's

This text was originally written as a continuation of  the scene that ended on page 166 of  Caressed by Ice with Brenna saying: “Miss Leozandra’s” to Vaughn.

Why didn’t it make it into the book?  First, there was a small timing issue that meant not everyone who was in the scene could be there, so keep that in mind as you read this. The timeline will not merge perfectly with the book – instead, I’d advise you to read this as a completely separate scene.

Another reason this scene didn’t end up in the book was that I didn’t feel it gave the reader any new information – but it was just so darn fun to write I couldn’t stop myself. I hope you enjoy!


The Party

I absolutely love this deleted scene from Branded By Fire! The reason it didn’t make it into the book is that while it’s heaps of fun, the reason for it – to show how close Mercy is to her pack – was something that was already apparent through the rest of the story.

I hope you all enjoy!


Kiss of Snow scenes

Scene 1: Brenna and Judd

Author’s note: I love the intimacy of this scene, but, I felt the information conveyed here about Sienna had come through in other parts of the book. This scene also offers another glimpse into Judd and Brenna’s relationship, but as they already had one fairly major scene, I decided to delete this one (much as it hurt!).


Tangle of Need scenes

Scene 1:Mercy and Riley’s News

Author’s note: This scene didn’t make it to the final draft as it didn’t contribute directly to the main storyline, but I think it’s a lot of fun. I adored seeing the whole family together, and I hope you do too!

Heart of Obsidian scenes

Author’s Note: The following two scenes were mentioned in the story, but didn’t slot easily into the final book. I’m very happy to share them here. I hope you enjoy!


Shield of Winter scenes

Author’s Note: Sometimes readers ask me why a scene was deleted. It usually has to do with the  rhythm of the overall story—a scene might be awesome on its own, but putting it in would interrupt that rhythm. However, it’s never an easy decision to delete an entire scene, which is why I’m delighted I can share some of them with you.


Archangel's Storm scenes

“Once,” Jason said, his chest rumbling under her as she lay with her cheek pressed to the warm muscle of him, “when I was smaller—I don’t know how small, I only know I could not see as high as when it all went wrong—my father took me out into the lagoon on a boat he built.”

The majority of angels hated being on watercraft, and any ships built to carry them had to be large, with huge decks to allow for takeoffs and landings, as well as sprawling rooms to offset claustrophobic feelings of confinement. In most cases, it much easier to fly—whether on the wing, or via swift aircraft designed with far more doors than a normal plane.

“It must’ve been a big boat.”

“Yes. It was a catamaran of sorts, weighted to compensate for our wings.” Jason could still remember how his wings had trailed in the warm, aquamarine water so clear he’d been able to see tropical fish swimming by, their scales flashing jewel tones under the sunlight.

It had been so bright that day, the sky a heartbreaking blue, the water glass.

“I was more help than hindrance,” he said, his mind filling with images of his long ago homeland, “but my father insisted he must have my assistance and when I fell into the water, he’d just fish me out and off we’d go again.”

He felt Mahiya’s lips curve against his skin. “I can just see you, a little boy with jet black wings tumbling into the water and coming up a sleek, wet little seal.”

At that instant, he could almost feel the water again, remember what the droplets had felt like trailing down his skin and beading on his lashes. His father’s laughter had been a warm, masculine thing as he pulled Jason out from under the crystalline water, his hands so strong and his eyes so keen that Jason had never been afraid when he fell in.

No, the fear had come later…and so had the darkness.


Archangel's Shadows scenes

Deleted Scene #1

This short scene was deleted from an early draft of the book.

“As you wish,” he said, quoting an old and beloved movie they’d watched together in a tiny theatre in London. She’d just finished a hunt, he’d completed a task for Dmitri—and somehow, though they’d been in a metropolis of millions, they’d found one another.

It wasn’t the first time.

Something tight and lonely in him had smiled the instant he’d seen her striding across the street in his direction. She’d smiled, too, startled and happy before she remembered to scowl at him because he’d incited a hunt five months earlier simply to spend time with her.

Archangel's War snippets

Author’s Note: I was going through my deleted scenes files for Archangel’s War, and found these fun pieces that I edited out in the final draft. They’re not big enough to be called scenes, but they’re fun to read nonetheless. I hope you enjoy – and of course, SPOILERS ABOUND, so read at your own risk!

Deleted Snippet #1
All of Raphael’s forces had been drilled in their locations. It had been an act of pure trust to give out that information, and Raphael had faith none of his people would’ve passed it on to the enemy. Any traitors had been weeded out long ago and the spies that existed in his Tower were known to him.


A Wedding Breakfast

This scene was deleted from an early draft of Archangel’s Storm. It has spoilers for previous books in the series, so if you haven’t yet read those, save this to read later. Also, please note that as this scene was deleted early on, it will no longer fit perfectly into the book’s timeline and/or series continuity. Enjoy it as an unedited outtake, without attempting to link it to the series storyline.

Setting: Elena and Raphael’s Enclave home, after Dmitri and Honor’s Wedding

Elena caught Raphael’s eye as he entered the dining room where Montgomery and his staff had laid out a lavish champagne breakfast. No one would guess they’d had a bare three hours’ notice. Trouble? she asked, using their mental connection.

His answer was crystal clear. Yes. Eris has been murdered.

Dear God. Elena’s mind flashed to the memory of Neha attempting to shield her daughter, and of the lethal gold of her gaze after it was all over.


Bonus Shield of Winter deleted scene

Author’s Note: I was looking for something to put in the newsletter and found this deleted scene featuring a baby Naya. Our favorite tiny panther and her parents have a role to play in WOLF RAIN, so you’ll see them again in June, but for now, I hope you enjoy this little bite!

“Oh, I miss Naya.”

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