THE NIGHTCREATURE NOVELS (1-6)

 

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

 

BLUE MOON (Book 1)

 

RITA WINNER

 

 

 

Winner of the RITA® Award for Best Paranormal Romance!

 

When darkness falls, another world comes alive . . .

 

In Miniwa, Wisconsin the usually shy wolf population has changed.  Suddenly they are on the attack and Jessie McQuade, local cop, has uncovered some strange happenings.

 

When she finds a wolf totem at the scene of an attack, she turns to Professor Will Cadotte, a member of the Ojibwe Tribe and an expert in Native American mythology, for help. It doesn't hurt that Will is tall, dark and gorgeous, as well as funny, smart and as sarcastic as Jessie herself. An uncommon attraction sparks between them, uncomfortable for Jessie, a woman who knows what she is--smart, competent and better off alone.  She has never been, nor will she ever be pretty or petite. The two work together to discover what is rotten in Miniwa. They are getting nowhere until Edward Mandenauer shows up.

 

Mandenauer is as old as he is dangerous, and he's been hunting superwolves for a very long time.  He and Jessie troll the forest with silver bullets while Will attempts to learn who is creating these wolves and why.

 

All of the evidence points to something supernatural, but Jessie, with her practical nature, is unconvinced.  There's also the issue of Will himself, whose appearances and disappearances are interchangeable with that of the huge, black wolf that seems to be the leader of the pack.

 

As things get stranger and the rare Blue Moon approaches, Jessie wonders: Whom can she 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 . . .

 

Leigh Tyler was once a kindergarten teacher with big dreams.  Then her worst mistake came back to haunt her, brutally taking away everything she loved. Now she is a hunter, a Jager-Sucher, and her specialty is werewolves.   She is determined to make the world safe for other starry-eyed dreamers.  But, for her, love is no longer an option.

 

She is called to small-town Wisconsin, where a bigger, badder, better beast is doing her work for her.  Life is getting dangerous, and it doesn't help that she's been assigned a trainee.  People are going to get killed and she can only hope she isn't one of them.  Leigh isn't done killing things yet.

 

Damien Fitzgerald, a drifter with a questionable past, intrigues her. Every moment with him brings back feelings she thought she'd buried, along with dangerous urges. When she gave up love, she also gave up sex.  But Damien makes her think that maybe, just maybe, that was a mistake.  Still, people who hang around her too long usually wind up dead, and she can't live with more souls on her conscience.

 

Then Leigh comes face to face with her past, and the only way to save herself, Damien, the town, the world is to triumph over an evil no one else has ever vanquished before.

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DARK MOON (Book 3)

 

Dr. Elise Hanover is on a mission to find a cure for lycanthropy. Her life depends on it, because she is a werewolf, too.

 

FBI agent Nic Franklin has no idea that his newest assignment will bring him face-to-face with the woman who broke his heart years ago.

 

When the secret Montana compound where Elise works is blown to bits, and the biggest, baddest, craziest werewolf escapes, Elise and Nic are thrown together on a wild ride where the rules Nic loves so well are abandoned. Along the way, Elise's werewolf powers increase, which could earn her a silver bullet from her boss.

 

Somehow, Elise must survive the two biggest challenges of her life: facing what she is and facing a forbidden love.

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CRESCENT MOON (Book 4)

 

For over a century there have been whispers of a werewolf in the Crescent City.  The recent discovery of bodies in the Honey Island Swamp draws cryptozoologist, Diana Malone, to Louisiana.

Thrilled to have a chance to prove the impossible to the world, she is soon immersed in a world of danger, intrigue and murder. Something is killing the locals and though no one wants to tell what, Diana is determined to discover the secret.

 

When her first swamp guide turns up dead, sexy, reclusive former Special Forces officer, Adam Ruelle, offers his services.  Diana accepts, though local legends label his Cajun family as cursed, deranged, even mad.

 

By night, Adam is everything she ever dreamed of in a lover.  By day, Diana has her doubts.  Is he helping her or distracting her? What is he hiding?  Who is he protecting?

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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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