Hemlock Wolf Pack Saga Books

Omega Studies :

Omega Wrynn Heart dreams of the day he’ll meet his true-mate, but everyone keeps telling him no Alpha wants to marry a smart-mouthed omega with little respect for tradition or authority. That’s okay, he doesn’t want to marry an Alpha looking for nothing more than a houseboy, anyway. What sort of mundane existence would that be? Certainly not one he wants to experience.

Wrynn’s outspoken nature causes him to cycle through a lot of jobs and there aren’t many left willing to hire an unmated omega. His last chance is the position of Omega Studies professor at the prestigious Hemlock Academy. It’s below his level of expertise, but his Alpha brother and guardian, Zack, called in every last favor to secure it for Wrynn and threatens to marry him off, true-mate or not, if he doesn’t make it work.

When his new boss turns out to be everything Wrynn’s ever dreamed of and more he’s sure there’s a catch to snagging the most eligible Alpha in the states. He’s not sure he’ll get to find out if Darian Hemlock can’t put up with his sass and outspoken nature.

Darian Hemlock isn’t looking for his true-mate. He’s not against the idea. The Patriarch of Hemlock Wolf Pack and the Dean of Hemlock Academy has bigger problems to worry about. With the turn over rate of the Omega Studies professor ever rising and a new string of omega disappearances sweeping through his pack’s territory he’s taken off guard when Wrynn Heart walks into his life and for a brief moment the world stops.

His new Omega Studies Professor is unlike any other omega he’s ever met and he’s his. Everything about Wrynn makes him irresistible from his slim physique to his smart-mouthed antics. In fact, when it comes to Wrynn he can only think about one thing: the night they conceive their first pup.

Alpha and omega collided in a clash of passion, but the world doesn’t stop just because they’ve had a true-mating response.
Threats from the outside continue to pour into their lives in the form of an unsolved string of omega kidnappings. Will Darian and his pack stop the threat to their very home before it’s too late?

Omega Sight :

Omega Ross Hemlock has waited a long time to meet his true-mate. Blessed with the unique gift of omega sight he knows how, but just not when his sexy true-mate Alpha will walk into his life. When his brother, Darian, the Patriarch of the Hemlock Pack, calls upon his gift to solve a mystery involving the disappearance of omegas from nearby territories he stumbles into the fated love of his life. There’s only one problem Monta Gallagher isn’t the Alpha his family had in mind for him.

Alpha Monta Gallagher is from the wrong side of the tracks and he knows it. Sure, the Hemlock Patriarch helped him out of a few rough patches in the past, but that doesn’t mean he wants to mate into his family. As soon as he lays eyes on Ross he knows he’ll never be good enough for him. Not because of the money or the acclaimed Hemlock name, but because he’ll never be able to give the sexy omega the life he deserves. He’ll have to find a way past everything standing between him and his true-mate.

Both Ross and Monta are helpless to the throes of fate and passion, but can they stop arguing long enough to build a family and aid in keeping their territory safe from the threats looming in every dark corner?

Omega Magic:

Omega Logan Fox has sworn off dating. After a long line of cocky Alphas who couldn’t live up to their promises his lonely heart’s had enough. Now, he’s married to his job as Alchemy Professor of Hemlock Academy. He’s struggling with the campus wide omega curfew when a Hemlock wolf asks for a favor. He reluctantly agrees never imagining it would lead to finding his true-mate.

But he’s not ready for the life changing event. Logan’s weary of falling in love again even if finding his true-mate means forever. Amidst the constant threat of danger from outside forces, he has to find away to put the past behind him and build a new life with the sexy and sweet Alpha he can’t stop thinking about.

Alpha Jessie Hemlock is glad to do his part in keeping the Hemlock Wolf Pack safe. He packs up his life and travels to Hemlock Academy as danger looms ever closer to the shifter university. Skilled in tracking and experienced in taking on the worst the world has to offer he’s prepared for everything.

Well, everything except finding his true-mate scarred by past relationships. Witnessing the aftermath of ill-fated romances and their effects on his omega brings out the softer side of this protector. He’ll do whatever it takes to prove to Logan that he’s in it forever no matter what the future brings.

Balancing romance, family, and the fate of the pack isn’t an easy job. Logan and Jessie will have to rely on each other and their bond to survive. Is love enough to carry the pack through the most dangerous challenge the Omega Liberation Front has ever faced?

Healers Oath:

Just when the Hemlocks thought Jeb was through causing trouble, they discover their work isn’t over yet.

When omega Lee Knight wakes up in a strange bed he doesn’t remember crawling into, his life takes a turn for the bizarre. It’s not only the strange house and faces he doesn’t recall. It’s everything he experienced before waking up. His whole life is gone. Unsure of even his own name he must trust the man who calls to his soul to guide him through the perils of his past to reclaim his memories and the lost part of his soul.

Alpha Bane Hemlock is best known for his medical practice and loyalty to his pack, but when new information and old memories test the bounds of kinship, he’ll have to decide what’s most important to him. Hours after meeting his true-mate he’s faced with the most challenging medical dilemma of his career. The true-mate he spent centuries waiting for doesn’t recall their first meeting. Their connection is undeniable, but Lee’s amnesia leaves Bane knowing more about his mate’s troubles than even Lee does.

When medicine and science fail to provide answers from Lee’s strange amnesia, he and Bane must journey to the Other World to discover a remedy. When the past and present collide, what does the future hold for these true-mates?

Omega Homecoming:

Hemlock Academy is just a temporary home for omega, Blake Knight. He enjoys his classes and adores the little boy who nearly cost him his life. Blake wouldn’t trade Duke for the world but living as a single omega parent isn’t easy. Between early mornings and late nights Blake’s just about given up on a love life. Unless his true-mate waltzes into his Daddy and Me Classes he’s going to be single forever. Still, when he looks into Duke’s eyes, it’s more than worth it.

His peaceful, if lonely, life is turned upside down when a crush turns sinister. Even after the threat is eliminated Blake feels on edge. Something deep inside of him knows he hasn’t seen the last of the danger. He flees to the home of his birth to find safety, but danger has a way of following the Knight Brothers around.

Alpha and rock star, Jonah Darnell, lives in the limelight. His band, The Grim Howlers, is known and loved worldwide, but his patience with Moonscale Records is wearing thin. He’s ready to settle down and raise a family. The only problem is he’s traveled the world over and hasn’t met his true-mate.

Since life in the fast lane didn’t bring his dreams to life Jonah thinks it’s time for a slowdown, but where does a rock star put down roots? Anywhere, his omega calls home. Well, if he could only find him.

A chance meeting brings Blake and Jonah together as true-mates, but things don’t go as smoothly as either of them imagined. With drama, betrayal, and danger around every corner will their love be enough to keep their family safe?

Claiming the Shaman:

Omega, Xenos, spent his life serving both the Nightshade Bears and the spirits who pass by as the soul living shaman. He dedicated himself to the betterment of shifter kind, but something was always missing. Unlike most post people who search the world over for their missing piece, Xenos knew exactly what was missing. Except the spirits wouldn’t let him have the true-mate he was forced to watch from afar. With the bears picking up arms and the threat of a pack war looming Xenos needs his true-mate more than ever. He wants the whole package: True-mate, a cozy house, and of course a baby.

After years of helping others find true love and reuniting lost mates, Xenos is ready for a family of his own. Shortly after his father’s death, the spirits announce it’s time for him to meet his true-mate. Xenos has been counting down the days, but for every day there’s a new problem. With half the Nightshade Bears toting around guns and the group’s founder on extended leave his work has doubled.

Alpha, Barry, better known as Nurse Barry to his contemporaries, doesn’t believe in happy-ever-afters. At least, not for himself. He carved out his niche at Hemlock Academy. A fully trained doctor who can run the academy’s clinic and fight off would-be dragon kidnappers he considered himself a lucky man. Barry put his past behind him and started fresh, but when a war threatens his pack, old secrets crawl out of the dark.

When the Nightshade Bear’s doctor and Barry’s old mentor passes away, he leaves the comforts of Hemlock Academy for the more rural Nightshade Bear Territory. Drone deliveries allow him the creature comforts he’s accustomed to, but the lack of all-night convenience stores is the least of his problems. The previous doctor, Old Man Sigmore, left behind a handful of patients and a son with big dreams who are all counting on him.

The world doesn’t stop spinning just because true-mates meet. Xenos and Barry must figure out how to overcome the obstacles both between them and in front of them. Anything less than a united front may cost the lives of innocents. With their family hanging in the balance will their love be enough to keep the mates together?

Omega Rebellion:

Omega, Cody Denton’s, life has been ruled by the iron fist of a pack Alpha who doesn’t always have the Raven Hallow Wolf Pack’s best interests at heart. He and a small group of other omegas have found ways to fight back, both small and large, but it never seems to be enough. His life is a grueling mess of being pushed around by pack policies and cave-Alphas. That is until Micah Gilmore walks into his life and changes his destiny.
Alpha, Micah Gilmore, loves the finer things in life. A good time, a warm body to keep him company on a long night and basking in the adoration of his fans. When he meets his true-mate his illusions of the world being a fair and kind place are shattered and Micah must decide whether to protect his own or aid in a plot to change the destiny of a whole pack.
With war and revolution hanging in the balance will Micah and Cody’s love be enough to see them through the hard times ahead?

The Crow King’s Heir:

Kodiak has settled into a life of solitude. He’s happy to help when the sleuth needs him, but he’s learned to enjoy his own company. There’s less drama that way. Less dirty looks too. Everything changes when the Nightshade Bear Shaman sends him east under the guise of a mission to bring his grandmother back a safe distance from enemy territory. His faux mission brings him face-to-face with a man he thought he’d never meet: his true-mate.

His omega runs smack dab into him while racing through the forest clutching his sister to his chest like the hounds of Frost are after him. There’s no time for these true-mates to slow down if they’re going to free Micah Gilmore and return peace to the Raven Hallow Wolf Pack once and for all.

Silas Crowise is in over his head. Discovered saving children left for dead in the forest he goes on the run taking his best friend with him. Once the pair reaches safety the battle’s only begun. His father and enemy, Brone, have allies he nor his Hemlock friends never imagined. Silas is determined to lead his people out of dark times, but will have to use all his strength, cunning, and every unconventional method he can think of to spare as many of his pack as possible.

Will love be enough to see Silas, Kodiak, and their families through the battles ahead?

Alpha in Distress:

Voron’s never met his Hemlock Wolf Pack relatives, but as a scientist and a Hemlock at heart he wants to help them win the battle raging on Earthside. His father, who left the family behind a long time ago, won’t look away from the scrying bowl as time differences drag out a battle that seems to have no end.

As a child the family on the other side of the door mystified him. Now, he might be the only one who can save them. As a scientist he refuses to believe there is no antidote for the famous poison dubbed “Meadow Berries.” Everything in nature has an opposite. It’s how the world remains in balance.

His skills are put to the test when his true-mate stumbles through a death door to the Other World that was never meant for him. Riddled with arrows and out of his mind from the poison cursing through his veins Voron is the only one with a chance of saving his other half.

But as with most things there’s more to the situation than what shows on the surface. Voron will have to use all his draconic wisdom, courage, and the help of his friends and family if he’s to have the life he’s always dreamed of.
Is love enough to save this Alpha in Distress?

Sky’s Homecoming:

For Sky Hemlock his youth on Hemlock Mountain feels like another lifetime. Big family gatherings, pack meetings, and flying over the mountains while his father demanded he land are years behind him, but everything boils to the surface when he and his true-mate decide to move their family back to Earthside.

An accumulation of a lifetime spent as a grounded dragon led Sky to leave his family’s land and venture into a new realm where love, adventure, and danger lurked around every corner. Still, he and Rune built a family while he lost contact with the ones he left behind.

Returning home after a war spanning years and taking place on both sides of the door Sky knows exactly what to expect. Some wolves never change. Still, if they drew together years ago could they have saved the lives they lost?

Rune Night Star-Hemlock is determined to bridge the gap between Sky and his twin brother, Darian. He enlists the help of Wrynn Heart-Hemlock to bring their Alphas together. As their stories unfold can the brothers find the middle ground before the next threat to both of their families find them?

All the Pieces of Us:

Alpha Star Hemlock-Night Star would describe himself as a family man. He doesn’t have a family of his own yet, but his parents provide enough siblings to keep him busy. Not that there was much else for him to do back home in the Other Worldly Night Star Village. A successful warrior out east, he’s proven himself to be an important protector of the Hemlock Wolf Pack even if he is a dragon. To the outside world, Star is gruff, hotheaded, and at times irrational, but can be counted on when it’s down to the wire.

Star has secrets of his own. He’s haunted by nightmares of a man who died in the Other World many years ago. A warrior dragon waking up in cold sweats from a dream isn’t something he’d brag about. Star is sure he knows the cause behind the dreams, but the past can’t be changed, right?

Omega Zeke started his life as an almost victim of his own father. His rescuer was none other than the now well-known Doctor Barry. Growing up on Hemlock Mountain taught him a lot of things even if his past was a hush-hush subject not widely discussed. Now, he’s on a mission to have a baby. No, he’s not looking for the Alpha of his dreams or his true-mate to whisk him off his feet into a fairytale romance. He’s ready to charge headfirst into the single parent life. IVF is his one chance at making one painful secret into something better.

With layers of secrets surrounding them Star and Zeke meet as they both make their way to Hemlock Mountain for a ritual. Will these true-mates be able to untangle the knots surrounding their lives enough to put their pieces together? They’ll have to if they have any chance of a happily-ever-after.

As Long As You Need Me:

Ivan grew up as a beta in the Raven Hollow Wolf Pack in the days before the big war out east. He narrowly escaped his death by reaching out to an old friend who saved him not only from his pack, but from a vote that should’ve sent him to the gallows.

Now at Hemlock Academy, Ivan finds life both easier and more difficult. The campus is a maze he can’t navigate. He doesn’t know what to do when other shifters act out in kind ways he doesn’t expect. Mostly, he doesn’t know what to do about his roommate, and crush Colton. In Ivan’s world, sexy Alphas like Colton don’t go for betas like him. They go for tail-wagging omegas or wait for their true-mates.

Except, he’s noticed Colton looking at him. He’s sure it’s his imagination, but when it turns out he’s not imagining the mutual attraction he enters a new social order that doesn’t always make sense to him. Then there’s the little problem. One day, he’s certain Colton’s true-mate will show up like a wrecking ball to their lives. Will love be enough to help Ivan navigate the strange new world that is Hemlock Academy?

The Omega Midwife:

After four years of being a couple and studying at Hemlock Academy, Ivan and Colton are ready to strike out on their own. Together, they travel to the impoverished New Hope Mountain Village which is home to a small population of non-shifters with the Alpha/omega genes. They’re ready to put their degrees in family life to work and make a real difference in the world.
Ivan is certain in a village full of non-shifters, Colton’s true-mate won’t turn up to rock the happy boat of their recent engagement. Little does he know that fate has other plans for him and his love life. Both men find more than they bargained for at the non-shifter village and they’ll have to learn to work together with someone new to find happiness and save the village from certain doom.

Bolt is a proud omega ‘midwife.’ As a transplant from the Raven Hollow Wolf Pack, he found solace in the non-shifter village before the war. His informal training in medicine at his mother’s side made him a valuable member of the community. Life is hard, but for him, the hard work pays off in big ways. When Ivan and Colton arrive at New Hope Mountain Village, Bolt doesn’t slow down. Colton and Ivan have come to the village to be family aides and that hasn’t changed. He’s drawn to Ivan too, either because or in spite of Colton. Two sets of helping hands are better than one, right?

Bolt welcomes Ivan into his new relationship with Colton, but the beta wolf still has doubts. Can these three lovers work together and find a way forward before time runs out?


My Latest Novel Got Pinged for Possible ‘Copyright’ Issues. (Spoiler: Amazon was wrong and the book’s live) now.)

Thursday morning when I published my latest novel, The First Omega, I didn’t plan to spend my Saturday morning writing a blog and refilling my mental energy from constant hassles from Amazon. I imagined this weekend to be one where I laid around reading and maybe caught up no things around the house.

This morning I’m a little less butthurt about the whole situation. I understand that Amazon as a business has a great incentive to ensure those who use their publication platform follow copyright laws. Besides, unless pirates are on ships there is nothing sexy about piracy. Still, my problem wasn’t with them double checking. My problem lays in the fact they claimed my proof wasn’t proof.

Okay, let’s backtrack to see what went on. When I woke up Friday morning and The First Omega was still in review I knew something was funky. On my side of things, nothing was different. I’ve done this for almost four years now and more books than I can count. But it NEVER takes that long.

Around noon it reverts back to draft with NO explanation. So, I put in a ticket and ask what’s up. The ticket response basically said for whatever reason they didn’t know. Thanks, Amazon. You’re really helpful. About an hour after that I got another email from them. Not the same ticket person, but someone in the copyright division.

It has come to our attention that the following book(s) may include one or more images on your book’s cover for which you may not have the necessary rights

At first, I was peeved. It was just a mild inconvenience. I reached out to the folks over at 123rf and within the hour I had what I thought they needed. Didiee the customer service rep who helped me was freaking awesome. No one would be reading The First Omega right now if it weren’t for her.

So, I send the email to Amazon. I forward everything she sent me. Well, nope. A letter and receipt for each of the photos in question wasn’t enough to make Amazon happy.

Thank you for responding to our request to confirm you hold the necessary rights to one or more images on your book(s) cover. The information you submitted for the book(s) is insufficient.

It was at this point I was annoyed. I mean, what more could I do? Did the site not own the right to let me buy the right to use these photos? That wasn’t the case. So, after regrouping I sent an email to Amazon asking what they needed that wasn’t provided. Well, I got a couple stock replies, but I kept emailing them. I had heard horror stories of other authors who battled Amazon for months over this despite doing everything by the book. I considered switching platforms. A platform is only as good as its ability to reach readers. The First Omega is years in the making and readers have been asking for it. So, it’s finished. It’s polished. And now it can’t reach my readers?

Well, eventually, either they grew tired of me emailing them or it came across the desk of an Amazon employee who gave a damn. Who told me what they thought they needed. After that I was able to get back with the awesome Didiee and she was able to help me out with it. Guys, Amazon jerked me around for over 8 hours because 123rfs official licensing statement didn’t have my email address on it. It’s petty. Amazon is petty.

But I’m not here to help Amazon. I’m here to help any author who has bought the right to use stock photos for their book covers. If you get pinged this is the complete list of what Amazon wants you to provide from whoever (photographer or stock photo site).

Your name

The image reference number(s)

Your Mailing Address

Your EMAIL Address

The fact you have permission to use this photo

Since I don’t want to spend all day reliving yesterday I’m going to go now. I have a book waiting on me to finish reading and another cup of coffee with my name on it.

P.S. Authors, if Amazon pings you for something and you know they’re wrong don’t let them get away with it. It’s annoying for us, but it also affects our readers.


The Hemlock Mpreg Timeline (AKA The Reading Order Post Y’all Asked For)

The First Omega

Omega Studies

Omega Sight

Omega Magic

Healer’s Oath

Ardan’s Oath

Omega’s Homecoming

The Sleeping Omega Prince

Claiming the Shaman

Skystead Wolves

Omega Rebellion

Mated for the Holidays

Saving Cinder

Freeing Fenrir

Crow King’s Heir

Alpha in Distress

Sky’s Homecoming

All the Pieces of Us

As Long as You Need Me

Omega Midwife

Pheromone Swap

Making Room for Love

Behind Dragon Wings

Interview with a Captive Dragon

The Other Mr. Claus

Yuletide Bites

Stay with Us

Guardians of Glitter Bomb

To Save a Sidhe

Dead Mates Society

The Love We Choose

The Love Right in Front of Us

Alphas of Lore

The Vampire and the Beast

Catnip and Mistletoe

The Practice Alpha

Alpha Unleashed

Alpha Misunderstood

The Pride of Glitter Bomb

The Age of Lions

A Worthy Bear

Stuck Between Two Bears

Omega in the Stars

Just a Wolf

Canton: A Memoir


Craving Some Variety in My Writing and Creative Life

Before you say it – yes! Yes, I should be writing on the second book in my new series. I’m taking today off to do some behind the scenes stuff and let my mind wander a bit. A wandering mind is a writer’s best friend.

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I love the world I’ve created. My sexy shifter men and my magic and the places all over the Hemlock Universe I love. Hell, there are worlds I haven’t told anyone about. Like those Starscales the Sleeping Omega Prince is related to? They’re out there in what we’d call outer space just living their sexy dragon lives. I want to take my readers there one day.

This isn’t a blog about “Hey, ya’ll I’m done with this omegaverse I’ve been writing for almost three years now!” Hell no! This universe is my home when it comes to the keyboard. At this point I’d rather cut off my fingers than give up writing in my universe.

But there are other parts of the Hemlock Universe I want to explore. Mainly, the women. Okay, not Zoey. I think she’s the most talked about woman in my universe and I get it – she’s annoying. She’s that one family member everyone has and just wants to grab and shake. She was always going to be that character, though. She’s the combo of a few men I know actually. I just wrapped them up in little heroic but annoying Zoey Hemlock.

Before I wrote MPREG I wrote in a variety of genres. I tried my hand at everything while I practiced for what I didn’t know at the time would be the thing that stuck in the long term. Guys, ladies, my fellow enbies, I miss writing female leads. I’ve missed it for a while, but recently it’s been a strong urge. There are so many interesting women in the extended universe (in my brain lol) that I’d love to bring to the page. Maybe that’s a little evident to readers who read all of my books – Gloria and Lynia (The Crow King’s Heir) and then Hela and Olivia. (The Omega Midwife)

Heck, I miss it so much I gave Hela a chapter of her own in The Omega Midwife. I’d have loved to write her story with Olivia, but alas the Saga is (was? It’s over now.) Mpreg. Gay romance. All about my sexy men who I adore.

I’ve had folks ask me “Then why not write some straight people books?” Ummm… That’s complicated. When I ghostwrote at the beginning of my career I got burnt out on vanilla straight relationship writing. Seriously, it killed me on it. I was writing so much of it to pay the damn bills. And…. the power dynamic most people like to read of the Alpha guy and the little pretty omega woman is triggering to me. As someone who survived sexual abuse that will never be my jam. The romping happening in most of those books is consensual. I get that, but it’s the language and all of that stuff the genre is expected to have.

I’ve thought about writing it the other way – until I figured out that was dipping my toes into what people will dub ‘role reversal’ and ‘femdom.’ I read both of those genres by the way. I just have a feeling they wouldn’t pay the bills and yeah, I’ve made a career of writing. What I write has to pay the bills. It’s my job, after all.

And neither of those is what my creativity is craving. I want to write about women like Gloria and Lynia and Olivia and Hela. I want to write lesbian romance again, but I wanna write it in this universe. I want to open up more of the Hemlock Universe and expose it for all the wonderful people and horrible villains who dwell within it. Except I don’t think the readership for A/O F/F Pregnancy crosses over with Mpreg readers and the last thing I want to do is drive readers away from my universe.

So, maybe I’ll never write these women and they’ll just be a part of the universe readers never know beyond the glimpses in my MPREG books. That makes me a little sad, but I guess unless you’re Rowling (pissed at her at the moment) or King, no one gets to write what they want all the time and that’s okay. I can live with that for now.

I’ve thought about just publishing those books and not mentioning them on my social media. That way readers who want them can find them – but that’s no way to promote a book. I’ve thought about writing them under a different penname, but I don’t want two sets of social medias. I’m bad at keeping up with one.

I’m at impasse with myself – with what I know pays the bills and what I want to write again soon.


The Omega Midwife: The Final Book in the Hemlock Wolf Pack Saga is up for pre-order!

Eek! I still can’t believe this is the final book in the saga! Much more to come in the Hemlock Mpreg Universe, but the main series is complete! Pre-order it today and be the first to read it on September 12th!


Thoughts on Finishing a Series

In December of 2017 I started writing a book that would change my life forever. Only I didn’t know it at the time. I didn’t know it would be that book that launched something more. Omega Studies wasn’t the first novel I wrote. The first I wrote in high school and it’s been lost to the passage of time. Others I wrote for ghost writing jobs and then under another pen name for a different genre.

Freelancing gave me decent income, but was slowly eating away at my creative soul. Novel writing hadn’t provided enough income to become my full time job. Publishing my own stuff was what I wanted to do, but it seemed so far away. It seemed like an impossibility.

Still I wasn’t ready to give up. So, I tried something new. I tried mpreg romance. It was a test run that I was sure would flop out. Only it didn’t. It paid the bills. Then came Omega Sight and people were still reading. I was shocked.

Health problems got in my way after the third book and my publishing slowed down. My writing ground to a halt. I didn’t know if it would ever work out. Then, my health improved and I came back to write Healer’s Oath (Doctor Bane’s book) and people read it too. I was and am a little flabbergasted when I think about it.

The teenage girl scribbling out a vampire story in the back of her AP classes during lectures would have never thought it was possible. Sure, I’m not rich, but I’m doing what I love and paying the bills. That’s not something everyone can say.

Today, almost 3 years after I started writing Omega Studies, I finished the last book in the Hemlock Wolf Pack Saga. That’s 13 books in total.13! That doesn’t count the three books in my other series in my standalones.

Finishing the last chapter this morning was bitter sweet. I never imagined being able to pursue this series for so long and pay the bills with it. At the same time I can’t believe it’s over. I mean, there are rewrites, edits, and all of that, but the creative part of the series is over.

I’ve always referred to the Hemlock Wolf Pack Saga as my baby. It’s my brain baby. I love my world and my characters. I love waking up every morning and working with them even when they made me want to bang my head on the wall.

At the same time, I look forward to what comes next. I have Fairy Tales to catch up to the timeline. I have standalone ideas falling out of my ears! And of course the illusive Juda and Frost origin novel I’ve spoken about countless times. That one is actually up next unless I crash and burn creatively on it. Which I don’t feel like will happen. I always just give that disclaimer, in case something goes wrong.

It’s bitter sweet to end a project that’s been going on for almost 3 years. They’ve been hard three years in my personal life. Sometimes I think my Hemlock Universe saved me from my own mental health issues. No, I’m not advocating writing over mental health care. It’s just part of my management strategy.

I found strength in my characters. Finishing each book built my confidence in other areas of my life too. Feedback and constructive criticism during my writing process gave me a thicker skin and more resilience. As I created them, they built me up. I’ve made so many friends both in other writers and with readers. Which due to my social anxiety seemed impossible before I started publishing the saga. Not to sound like I’m writing a thank you letter to fictional characters, but without them in my daily life I don’t know where I’d be.

So for those of you who have followed the Hemlock Wolf Pack Saga this far, I extend a huge thank you! I hope you’ll continue this journey with me as I explore other areas of the Hemlock Mpreg Universe.


My Quarantineathon Readathon Week 4 Wrap-Up

I should be working on the cover or even the blurb for Sky’s Homecoming. I’m a little brain dead today. It’s been stormy this week and everything in the news just has me feeling blah. I’m ready for a do-over of this year.

Anyway, onto the reading and readathon. I really enjoyed this readathon and it’s easy pace. I completed all 4 of the weekly prompts and managed 11 other books this month too. (So far. Still have the rest of today and all of tomorrow left.)

This week’s prompt was to read a book about what you miss the most. There are plenty of things I miss, but I really wanted to read one of Jennifer Worth’s Call the Midwife books and I do really miss new episodes of all my favorite shows.

I read Shadows of the Work House this week. I enjoy Jennifer’s writing voice greatly as well as the historical attributes of her memoirs. This one was just heartbreaking. So many people lost so much or everything to work houses and unfair systems. Today, we don’t have work houses, but we still have so many unfair systems and so many problems.


As a lifelong reader, I’ve long used books to understand the world as much as to escape it. This week I’m just a little down, because it seems the same problems only play on repeat. I’m ready for a vacation that I can’t take and more coffee than I should drink in a day.

I’m already reading Farewell to the Eastend, the last book I have left in Jennifer Worth’s boxset. Her voice shines through immensely in this one as well.


Some Random Thoughts About My Upcoming Book (Sky Hemlock’s Story)

Usually when I’m writing a non-readathon blog I always have to say I should be writing on my novel. Today, that is not the case. It’s a scheduled day off for once. I’m 50k words into what will likely be the longest book of the Hemlock Wolf Pack Saga. Seriously, I think I’m like a third of the way through it. Maybe a third. That’s a bit overwhelming to me.

This book is finally bringing home the wayward twin brother of Darian Hemlock. I’ve known most of his story of what happened in the Other World for a long time. I knew how he and Rune met and where they exchanged their claiming vows. I knew the name of their first child and some other stuff I can’t write here because of spoilers. I’ve looked forward to this book – I just didn’t realize that it would be this damn long to tell. I mean, I’ve written long books before. Bane and Lee’s book (Healer’s Oath, but most people just call it Bane and Lee’s book. I don’t mind and I don’t think the guys would either. lol) is my longest and readers usually love the format or they don’t. I’m okay with that, because not everyone has to love my books. Though, in my FB group my only question for passage is what is your favorite Hemlock Mpreg Universe Book and the answer is usually Bane and Lee’s (Healer’s Oath) or Cinder and Seth (Saving Cinder.)

In some ways I’m nervous about this book, because I think readers have some expectations and I don’t know if Sky is going to be who they expect. I know some people were upset about how Monta and some of the others didn’t like Darian much or thought he was too bossy. Sky and Darian have a lot to work out so if you measure characters by if they like Darian you might not like Sky all that much. I love him. I don’t have favorites between them, because well I adore them both. I’m probably more Sky than Darian, because I’ve always been a bit of a black sheep in my family. As the only dragon (at the time) in a wolf pack Sky definitely struggled with that.

As the story unfold and we discover what kept Sky in the Other World, I have a chance to visit the Hemlock Mountain and Night Star Village (where Voron is from in book 9) of the past. Some old faces revisit that couldn’t otherwise. Last night I wondered what would’ve happened if I chosen to follow the wayward brother instead of the responsible one. How would my series have turned out differently? I’ll never know, but I’m happy with how the saga has turned out. There’s two or three more books before I end the saga. That makes me so sad. Two or three, because I don’t know if want to have Star Hemlock Night Star’s book in this series or in a future one. I think he fits in better with the future one. Though, since the book that comes after Sky’s is Colton’s maybe there is some room for another young person’s book.

My plans after the saga include getting Hemlock Fairy Tale’s caught up on the timeline (If you’re waiting for the next book in that series, don’t worry! It’s coming! Likely Carter will be the first beta to be part of a two person main couple in my works. I say two person, because obviously Ivan will be part of Colton’s story.

After I catch Fairy Tales up I have some standalone novel ideas I’ve been tossing around. I might even write one or two of them before I revisit Fairy Tales, because I think after writing 5 books straight in a series (Which is my plan as of now) I’ll need a break from series for a bit.

Once Hemlock Fairy Tales is caught up to the timeline I plan to start a new Hemlock series exploring the adult lives of some of my favorite character’s children. I’ve wondered what their lives would be like and for some of them I already have answers.



Reader Q&A

It’s that time again! I love getting questions and comments from readers. Interacting with all of you really makes my day. Writing is by nature a solo profession. You have to sit at the keyboard and ‘see’ and then translate what you ‘see’ into words and sentences that make sense to other people. It’s not always easy. Some days getting words on the page is like getting blood from a turnip. Other days it’s like I get to play with my imaginary friends all day and they’re nice to me. At the end of the day , though, it’s  about the stories I tell and how they can touch my readers. Without you guys, I’d be a kook with a wild imagination. Okay, maybe that’s exactly what I am, but you guys help me make a living from it. lol

I have three questions I’m going to answer today,. They’re simple questions, but the answers may be long and winding. I’ve touched on some of these in other Q&As, but I think I can expand those answers and really give you guys a look into how I started writing my Hemlock Wolf Pack Saga.

Question: How did you come up with the names for your shifter families?


This one depends on which family/pack/flight you’re talking about.

Hemlock Academy came to me before the pack did. It started in a dream I had, but was nothing like you’ve read in the books. In the original dream it was an all girls boarding school where I taught that had been invaded by zombies. I’m a huge Walking Dead Fan and my dreams often get zombies if I watch the show too much. The school in the dream was not Hemlock Academy. It has a name that sounds sort of close, but I’m not disclosing here. I always knew I was going to turn that dream into a book. I still might. Not in Mpreg, because I don’t think babies and zombies mix. Maybe I’m wrong. Let me know in the comments if you think Mpreg and the zombie takeover go hand-in-hand and would make for a good read. The pack ended up named after the school once I got to know Darian in Omega Studies.

I’m not saying what the school was called in the dream, because who knows. If I ever switch genres in the future I still might write the book in the original way I saw it.

The West Appalachian Wolf Pack were just named after the area they come from. I was born in West Virginia and just sorta tacked on West because of that. I love the nature and mountains of the region. Yes, Monta’s pack in part is based on some people I knew growing up. No one was killed from their crimes against their families. So, it’s really loosely based, but it’s there.

The Moonscales are the tricky ones. The name just came to me while I was writing a standalone which is yet to be released or finished. I’m hoping to finish it one day, but it won’t be until after the Hemlock vs. Raven Hallow War. It’s given us the characters of Clarence and Medwin and all of the Moonscales, though. They first showed up in that book that’s half finished. One of the MCs of that standalone novel is still a hatchling at the moment. So, for the sake of the timeline I won’t be worrying about that book just yet.

The Raven Hallow Wolf Pack is a bit more complicated. I could say it just came to me, because a lot of them do and it did. It came from their lore of being connected to ravens and crows. Though, they have heavy elven influence too despite it not being represented in the name.

I think I’ve covered all the main ones I’ve actually introduced this far. There are others on the map, because I needed to mark them because I knew they were there. If I’ve left anyone out drop me a message on FaceBook and I’ll include it in the next Q&A.

Question: What got you into writing MM?


Do you want the short answer or the long one?

The short answer: Harry Potter.

That doesn’t make sense unless you were part of the 2000s HP fanfiction communities. The first story I ever wrote to completion on a computer was when I was 14 and it was a  Draco/Harry slash fanfic. Yep. The real reason I turned into a writer was because my young teenage self thought Harry and Draco should get together. I guess I liked tension even back then before I could explain it.

It probably has something to do with my gender identity too, but I’ll touch on that in the next question.

Question: What made you decide to write MPREG?


This one’s complicated too. I’ve touched on a lot of these things in my previous Q&A, but I’ll expand here since the question is what made me decide to write MPREG. I’m nervous about this one, because though a lot of my friends know and are super supportive I’ve never really talked about it in a professional setting. This is very personal to me and it’s taken me a long time to be comfortable talking about any of it in a public forum.

Since I was little gender has confused the hell out of me. Not just gender stereotypes, but gender itself. It’s like umm…. so there are two boxes and I have to stand inside of one?  It’s not that I don’t like the boxes. It’s that neither box is for me. I identify as gender non-binary despite being born AFAB (assigned female at birth.)

What I love about Mpreg is being able to explore different ideas about gender roles and gender expression. Being able to not have to write inside those boxes. Yes, some of my omegas are what my dad and uncles would call ‘pretty boys’ (Hence, why the Appalachian Wolf Pack got it’s name and attitude.) but I’ve always admired men who are softer and gentler and love things that aren’t inside that box we’ve labeled “Masculinity.” And of course, vice versa. One of my favorite characters from the series is one who has only been mentioned. I hope to get her on screen soon.

I’ve been accused of having inadequate female representation in my books. I don’t think that’s quite true. Sure, male characters out number female characters, but I write gay romance. I need a pool of side characters to pull from and play matchmaker with.

I’m also very aware of how strong women can be perceived. I didn’t have my first female Alpha on screen until The Sleeping Omega Prince. Mostly, because I wanted to avoid the question of ‘How do female Alphas get their mates pregnant?” Many people have given their thoughts on this and if you don’t understand it, want to know, and are old enough to read my books – send me a message. I’ll tell you in the cleanest way possible. lol I write sex scenes, but I’m not that comfortable discussing anatomy publicly.

What actually lead to me writing Mpreg was a number of things. First, as I mentioned in my previous Q&A my early roleplay years had a lot of mpreg in them. Then mpreg fanfiction. I never knew it was a thing until two things happened very close together. A good friend introduced me to the genre on Amazon. Then an old ghostwriting client (yep that’s what I did before I went indie) e-mailed me and asked if I’d be interested in ghostwriting some Mpreg for her. I don’t do ghost work anymore and didn’t at the time. But I was mind blown that this was a thing in actual books now.

So, my little fanfiction heart had some original characters of its own to share with the world and on December 9th, 2017 I penned the first few chapters of what would become Omega Studies.

Thank you so much for submitting your questions. If you have more feel free to send them my way on Facebook to be included in the next Reader Q&A blog.


The Real Tea Behind Saving Cinder & Omega Rebellion (AKA Micah and Cody’s Story)

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I absolutely should be writing on Chapter 13 of Omega Rebellion right now. Everyone keeps asking what comes after Claiming the Shaman and I do plan to tell you all – eventually.

Omega Rebellion uncovers the secrets of both main characters: The playboy drummer from the boy band Grim Howlers and Cody, an omega who’s constantly found himself in tight spots.


To be honest, before writing this book I knew next to nothing about these guys. Yes, really. Only I didn’t know it until I started writing. That’s how it usually goes with me and characters.

I knew from the moment Lee Knight walked onto the page he belonged with Bane Hemlock. I just didn’t know how the hell to bring them together. Then I did. Some readers loved it others not so much. Eh… That’s the way of life and I’m okay with that. I’m happy with how Healer’s Oath turned out.


Micah Gilmore and Cody Denton are my distraction and my obsession right now. I’m in love with both of them for different reasons that reads will discover soon. With war looming on the horizon for our beloved Hemlock Wolf Pack they’re going to need all their skills and the aces they’ve hidden up their sleeves.

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But what are they distracting me from?

Nothing important. Maybe I shouldn’t call it distracting me as much as I should call it healing me. A lot of you know I unexpected moved across the country at the end of August. Some days I’m still sad about that. I miss my pup more than anything or anyone. Without him I feel like part of me is missing and I don’t know that the feeling will ever go away.

I miss the members of my extended family sometimes, but I’m completely off from them by choice. It was a tough call to make, but it had to be done. In August, a family member who struggled with addiction for years violently attacked me. I’m okay now – physically. Mentally it’s just more baggage to lug around. You know how that goes. I cut ties with the family who continued to support him knowing he has no intentions of getting clean and staying sober. I won’t get into the debate of addiction choice vs. disease, because at the end of the day it doesn’t matter. When someone is a danger to themselves and others, to your personal safety, you have to cut ties. Just because they’ve strapped a ticking time bomb to their chest doesn’t mean you have to die trying to disarm it while they’re batting your hands away from the control panel.

If you or someone you know need help with domestic violence please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233

Writing Saving Cinder was really hard for me. I knew the moment I chose Seth as the next main character (or he stepped forward for the job I should say) it would be difficult and that was before the night everything exploded. I almost scrapped the book after what happened but I decided I needed to tell the story more than ever. I’m not the only one affected by an addiction of those they love. Not everyone gets a happy ending, but I felt I owed Rhett that ending with his brother. It wasn’t Rhett’s story to tell, but he was part of it. Seth’s story affected his in ways that changed him forever. Saving Cinder is the ending I wanted in my life and writing it for my characters helped me more than I could ever say.


Yeah, some days I’m still sad, but I’m moving forward a bit more everyday.

If you see me posting silliness on Facebook when I should be writing or writing without posting just know I’m healing and finding a way forward.

Now that’s off my chest for a bit it’s time to write. Thank you all for you support and love of my book characters. It means more than I can ever say.

P.S. I haven’t forgotten that I still owe you guys a readers Q&A post. It’ll likely be out closer to Halloween.