NIGHTCREATURE NOVELS (1-6)

 

Paranormal Romance featuring the Special Forces Monster Hunting Society known as the Jager-Suchers

 

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RITA Winner
BLUE MOON (Book 1)

 

Winner of the RITA® Award for Best Paranormal Romance!

 

When darkness falls, another world comes alive . . .

 

The summer I discovered the world was not black-and-white but a host of annoying shades of gray was the summer

a lot more changed than my vision.

Call me Jessie, or better yet, Officer McQuade. On the night the truth began, our usually shy wolf population near my hometown of Miniwa, Wisconsin attacked. At the scene of the first crime, I found a wolf totem, which lead me to Professor Will Cadotte, an expert in Native American mythology, particularly of the Ojibwe.

From day one, he annoyed me. Tall, dark and gorgeous, he was also funny, smart and nearly as sarcastic as I am. I felt things when I looked at him.  I wanted to keep feeling them longer than was healthy for a woman like me.  I know what I am.

Better off alone. 

Nevertheless, we began to work together in an attempt to determine what was rotten in Miniwa. We were getting nowhere until the arrival of Edward Mandenauer,

a self-proclaimed werewolf hunter.

Sure, I laughed. Then one of our dead bodies walked out of the morgue. After that . . . things got really strange.

Now a rare Blue Moon approaches, making me wonder: Who can I trust when the moon is full?

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HUNTER'S MOON (Book 2)

Beneath a hunter’s moon blood turns from crimson to black . . .

 

Once upon a time they called me Ms. Tyler, Leigh to my friends. I was a kindergarten teacher who dreamed of love, children and that cliché picket fence.  Then my worst mistake came back and brutally took away everything I ever loved. 

 

Mistakes . . . they can haunt you. Until you make them stop.

 

I became a hunter, a Jager-Sucher. Specialty: Werewolves.  Just because my starry-eyed dreams might be dead, that doesn’t mean everyone else’s has to be. But there’s a bigger, badder beast in town and it’s doing my work for me. 

 

Distractions can be deadly and Damien Fitzgerald, a drifter with a questionable past is the ultimate distraction. When I gave up love, I gave up sex.  Damien makes me wonder if maybe, just maybe, that was a mistake.  However, people who hang around me too long wind up dead. 

I can’t live with any more souls on my conscience.

 

In the end, the only way to save anyone, including myself, is to come face-to-face with my past. But am I strong enough to triumph over an evil no one else has ever vanquished before?

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DARK MOON (Book 3)

 

The bronze nameplate on my desk reads Dr. Elise Hanover, virologist, for one simple reason: I’ve made it my mission to cure lycanthropy. My life depends on it.  

I am a werewolf too.

 

I’ve been holed up in a secret Montana compound for . . . what year is it?  Let’s just say it’s been a while.  

 

But when the compound is blown to bits, and the biggest, baddest, craziest werewolf of all escapes, I’m thrown together with FBI agent, Nic Franklin.  Unfortunately, he’s the man whose heart I broke once upon a time;

 he hasn’t forgotten, or forgiven, me yet.  

 

However, we’re in a race against time and that big, bad werewolf. Then my powers begin to increase, which is worrisome since my boss, Edward Mandenauer, will be happy to put a silver bullet in my brain if he ever learns the truth.

 

The worst part? I love Nic again, or maybe I love him still,

and that fact could get us both killed.

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CRESCENT MOON (Book 4)

 

Will he kiss me, or will he kill me?

 

Cryptozoology, the study of and search for legendary creatures, is my life’s work. I’ve chased things no one has ever heard of.  

 

For over a century there have been whispers of a werewolf in the Crescent City. When bodies begin to pile up in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp, it’s me, Diana Malone to the rescue.

 

Unfortunately, my first swamp guide winds up dead.  When sexy, reclusive former Special Forces officer Adam Ruelle offers his services, I accept, though local Cajun legends label the Ruelles cursed, deranged, even mad. But that doesn’t stop me from sleeping with him.  I’ve been called less than sane myself.

 

By night, Adam is everything I ever dreamed of in a lover. But when the sun rises, so do the questions.  

What is he hiding?

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MIDNIGHT MOON (Book 5)

 

 

Death is not the end . . .

 

Cassandra's life was destroyed when she lost her daughter.  Her true identity concealed by the witness protection program, she becomes a voodoo priestess and opens a shop in New Orleans.  When Cassandra changes lives, she does it right.

 

Hired by the elite monster hunting force, the Jager-Suchers, Cassandra is sent to Haiti to discover the secret of raising zombies.  She has her own reason for agreeing.  Cassandra plans to raise her daughter from the dead.

 

In Haiti, she hires the enigmatic Devon Murphy, a thief, a fortune hunter, with secrets of his own.  Devon doesn't believe in magic, but he does know how to reach the lair of the evil voodoo sorcerer, which is deep in the mountains.

 

On their journey, which takes them in and out of magical realms, from New Orleans to Haiti and back again, they discover much about themselves and each other.  No one said life was easy, but together they can conquer anything--even love.

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RISING MOON (Book 6)

 

Anne Lockheart is a private investigator on a mission to find her sister Katie. A photo in the mail spurs a trip to New Orleans where Anne heads straight for Rising Moon, a jazz club where her sister was last seen.  There she encounters an astounding man.

 

John Rodolfo, a blind saxophone player, is the club's chief attraction.  He is more moved by Anne than he'd like to be. He has secrets--more than most.

 

Katie is not the first person to disappear from Rising Moon, and she won't be the last. As Anne unravels the mystery of the missing Katie, John's involvement becomes frighteningly clear. Voodoo altars, strange wolves and magic combine to create more questions than answers.  With Mardi Gras approaching, the city is wild, on edge and dangerous.  But then so is John Rodolfo.

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