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The Cannibal Princess

Sometimes, while I’m working away on something else, I start to wonder how Sascha and Lucas from Slave to Sensation are doing. What generally happens then is that I write a scene from their lives. Since these scenes don’t really connect in the sense of being complete stories – they’re usually fleeting glimpses, like you’d see through a window, (maybe a page or so long), I generally don’t post them up. But this particular scene ended up being close to a short story, so I thought you might enjoy seeing it.

Timewise, this story is set after Slave to Sensation and before Visions of Heat. Enjoy!

A Conversation

This takes place some time after Mine to Possess.

Teijan sucked back a beer and glanced at Zane, the sand warm against his bare feet. “Aneca’s growing up fast.”

The other man leaned against the rocks and shook his head. “I blink and she’s bigger. I’m almost scared to look away.”


Star Kissed

This stand-alone short story was originally written for the February 2008 edition of Germany’s Love Letter magazine.

Movie Night

A glimpse into Judd and Brenna’s life when they have a night to themselves, no Pack business to handle and no enemies at the door. This story slots in a few months after Caressed By Ice ( not long before Branded By Fire).

Christmas in the Kitchen

Timeline: This story slots in before Bonds of Justice, and is part of my informal series that explores the everyday lives of the characters, away from politics and turmoil and tension. These are the stories of the hidden moments, glimpses through the window of their continuing lives.

I love writing these, and I hope you continue to enjoy reading them. (This particular story ended up being a bit longer than my usual shorts, but I didn’t want to split it into two parts and hey, it’s the holidays. So find a comfortable spot and settle in. 🙂 )

For those of you unfamiliar with the Psy-Changeling series, this story features several members of the DarkRiver leopard pack, including two sentinels (the most senior members of the pack aside from the alpha).

Naya’s Most Important Visitors

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t yet read Kiss of Snow, you might want to save this short story to read later.

This is part of my series of shorts focusing on the everyday lives of the characters, away from politics and danger. Set soon after Naya’s birth, this short story features…well, I’ll let you read it for yourself! I hope you enjoy. 🙂

“Naya’s most important visitors are about to arrive.”

Making Dinner

This is set around the same time as the start of Heart of Obsidian but contains no spoilers for that book. It features Mercy and Riley from Branded By Fire.


This short story fits in between Play of Passion and Kiss of Snow, but if you haven’t yet read the series or those books, it does also stand on its own. Enjoy!


Grocery Shopping

This small vignette slots in during the peaceful lull after Kiss of Snow, soon after Naya’s birth, and while Lucas and Sascha are still living in the cabin below their aerie.

If you’re new to the Psy-Changeling series, this story features Lucas (alpha of the DarkRiver leopards and a man who shifts into a black panther in his animal form), and Sascha (Lucas’s mate and a cardinal empath. She has the power to heal wounds of the heart, to take the most painful of emotions and neutralize them).

And of course, it includes the very recently born Naya. 🙂

Wild Night

Author’s note: This short story stands alone, so you should be able to read it without problems even if you’ve never read the Psy-Changeling series. It features the SnowDancer wolf changelings. For series readers, “Wild Night” slots in during Chapter 9 of Kiss of Snow.

Baubles & Ben

Marlee wondered where Ben had gone. He’d miss all the cake if he didn’t get here quick. Grabbing an extra slice while no one was looking, she wrapped it up in a tissue and put it in her pocket, then went looking for her friend.

“Whoa, Marlee!” Uncle Drew and Hawke lifted up the big table they were carrying so she wouldn’t hit her head as she ran underneath.


Author’s Note: This short story is one that many, many of you have requested since Allegiance of Honor came out last year. I hope you love. 🙂

Kaleb glanced once again at the message he’d received from Zachary Quinn. He’d met the other man at the party the DarkRiver leopards had thrown to celebrate the birth of three new cubs, and now Zach was reminding him about their dinner plans. Because that dinner mattered to Zach’s mate, Annie.

Wolf Heart

Toby stole his new cousin from his crib, cuddling his small and sleepy form to his body. Heath Knight Lauren yawned and lifted fisted hands as if readying himself for a fight, before a baby smile curved his lips and he fell asleep again.

Toby felt his own lips tug upward. He’d never been so close to a newborn. At only two weeks old, Heath registered uniquely against Toby’s empathic senses. The baby was very much a person, but he was…soft. Most of his emotions were basic. Hunger, discomfort if he was too cold or too warm, happiness. But below it all was need. The need for touch, for family, for pack.

A Gift for Kit

This short story comes after Hostage to Pleasure and before Branded by Fire.


Kit pulled a pillow over his head.



A wave of crackling energy and then the pillow was being yanked off his head. “Up and at ’em, little brother.”

Romancing Drew

This standalone short story features two characters from the Psy-Changeling series. Both are wolf changelings. (For those of you who like to know the chronological order of things, the timeline of this story intersects with Shards of Hope.)

Wolf School

This scene was originally written as part of Play of Passion, but I think it works quite well as a fun short story. I hope you enjoy!

Stalking Hawke

Hawke walked down the corridor, well aware he was being followed by stealthy little wolf paws—or paws that were trying to be stealthy in any case. Inside him, the wild predator who was his other half opened its mouth in a wolfish grin.

Clean and Dirty

This story is an entry in my ongoing series of vignettes exploring the everyday lives of the Psy-Changeling characters – glimpses through the windows of their day to day world.

Clean and Dirty features Vaughn and Faith. For those new to the series, Vaughn is a jaguar changeling and a sentinel in the DarkRiver pack, while his mate, Faith, is a cardinal F-Psy or foreseer (born with the often painful ability to see the future…though she also has a more fun ability, as you’ll see in this story).

Timeline: This story happens around the same time as Play of Passion, but it stands totally on its own.

I hope you enjoy!


Timeline: A shorter version of this story was originally a scene in “Texture of Intimacy” and features SnowDancer healer Lara and her Psy mate Walker.

Lara rose to an empty space in the bed beside her and the smell of something delicious wafting in the air. “Mmm.” Pulling on a pair of loose yoga pants and a T-shirt, she sighed at her crazy morning curls and decided since Walker had already seen the wild mess more than once, she might as well just run with it.

Sunday Morning

This is set around the same time as the start of Heart of Obsidian but contains no spoilers for that book.It features Sophia and Max from Bonds of Justice.

Hide and Seek

Timeline: This short story story takes place a couple of weeks after the end of Heart of Obsidian.

New Year's Kisses

Timeline and Note: This short story features the younger adults (novice soldiers, university students, apprentices etc) in both the DarkRiver leopard pack and the SnowDancer wolf pack. It stands on its own so feel free to read it even if you haven’t tried the Psy-Changeling series. For those of you who like to read in series order, this short fits in prior to the start of Shield of Winter. Enjoy!

Housewarming at the Orchard

This story takes place soon after the end of Shield of Winter and before Shards of Hope.

The Song of the Wolf

Author’s Note: This short story fits in after Shards of Hope in the Psy-Changeling series and can be read on its own even if you’ve never read the series.

For those of you who prefer to avoid all spoilers, save this to read until after you’ve read Kiss of Snow.

Hawke was in a surly mood.


Author’s Note: A little something from me to you. I hope this unabashedly joyous story brightens up your world a little. 

p.s. Even if you’ve never read anything from this series, you should be able to read this story without problems.

Tamsyn had been ready to have cubs since about five seconds after she and Nathan officially became a couple—in other words, since the day her mate got his head screwed on straight and stopped trying to protect her by keeping his distance.

Ain’t no party like a bear party

Timeline: This story slots in after the end of Silver Silence and before Ocean Light begins.

Silver walked into the heart of Denhome to find herself confronted by a naked little boy covered in glitter and yellow paint. “Hello, Dima,” she said, used to such welcomes by now. “Why are you wearing glitter?”

“For the party!” He raised his arms toward her.

Beary Tiny Ghosts

Valentin glared down at the four sweet, innocent faces looking up at him. It took serious effort to keep the glare from morphing into outright laughter. “What,” he said in a very serious voice, “is Dima doing with your gang?”

Sveta, Fitz, and Arkasha looked at each other before Sveta stepped forward. At seven, she was the oldest of the tiny gangsters by about six months. “He wanted to play with us.”