Forbidden Shifters-The Bear Next Door

Today (June 2nd) sees the launch of my new shifter series titled Forbidden Shifters. These shifters are all bears and the stories are more erotic in tone, well, even more toward erotica.  If you like smoking hot shifter stories I hope you’ll love this new series.

The first book is titled The Bear Next Door and features the first couple (Bear Shifter and his human mate) to get together after the lifting of a ban that’s been in place in the county.

Here’s the premise of the series and I hope you enjoy this first book as much as I did writing it. There will be another book in the series released at the end of the month so stay tuned.

Welcome to Bay Harbor Springs, one of the first towns in Benningan County to experiment with the idea that their bear shifter population and non-shifter residents should finally be allowed to date, have sex, and possibly mate.

Before legislation passed, all shifters were known as forbidden and any shifter found to have anything but a platonic or business relationship with their non-shifter counterpart, would be forced to wear a radio tracker, be fined, sometimes jailed, and repeat offenders were banished from Benningan County for ten years.

The non-shifter female residents sometimes found this rule the hardest to abide by because everyone knows that a bear shifter is downright hunkalious.

Many women found themselves unable to resist these sexy werebears and many of the bad boys paid the price by handing over huge fines for a short kiss while others spent time behind bars for a quick rendezvous in the backseat of a parked car.

The Non-Shifter Alliance (all male) has decided that each month a limited number of permits will need to be issued before any sexual activity can commence and it’s on a purely a first come first served basis.

As you can imagine a record number were applied for just minutes after the ban was officially abolished and sexual encounters with the Forbidden Shifters began soon after.

These are the stories…


Evernight Reader’s Choice Awards

Last week I had some wonderful news. I’ve been nominated in three categories in this year’s Evernight Publishing Reader’s Choice Awards. In 2014 I won in the holiday category and this year it’s three different ones. Thank you to everyone who nominated me, and yes a vote from you would be the icing on the cake.

Here are the categories and nominated books along with a link to where you can vote

Paranormal-Protected by the Bear (Kalispell Shifters)

Rubenesque-Ryan (Big Sky County)

Western-Connor (Big Sky County)

As a way of saying thank you for these nominations, I’ll be including all three books in my upcoming 12 Days of Christmas giveaway, so stay tuned.protectedbythebear


Brody-Big Sky County

The first of my two holiday stories will be released on Thursday and it’s Brody which is part of the Big Sky County series.

I admit this was one of my favorite stories to write. Brody heads to Riker’s Creek searching for three men, one of which he knows is his biological father. It’s not just curiosity that makes him want to find him but something more important. On his first night in town he meets a woman who will soon become a big part of his life. I won’t give the story away but hope you’ll check it out. I’ll be giving away a copy of this book as part of my 12 Days of Christmas giveaway so check back shortly to find out more. And a big thank you to Shannon who offered the name of Brody for this character.







Winner of Bear of Interest


Thank you to everyone who left a comment on the Happy Birthday Evernight Publishing post. I randomly picked a winner and it’s Kimberly who will receive a copy of my latest release in the Kalispell Shifters series, Bear of Interest.

The holidays are just around the corner and I’ve written a Christmas story for both the Kalispell Shifters and Big Sky County series so this year I’m throwing a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway and everyone who left a comment here will be also entered for that too.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my stories.

All the best, Vanessa D.

Happy 5th Birthday Evernight Publishing

Evernight Celebrates 5 Years of Publishing!



Thanks to readers like you, Evernight Publishing has grown by leaps and bounds in five years so they’re pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BLOG HOP in your honor!

That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents…

Prizes include:

Apple Watch Sport

NEW Kindle Paperwhite

Fitbit Flex

Evernight, Amazon, and ARe Gift Certificates

Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!

I’m honored to celebrate this momentous occasion with Evernight.  Here’s a look at my first Evernight title and my latest release:



I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Evernight  for helping me grow as an author and build my readership. I’d also like to thank all the readers who have bought my books over these last five years. And to show my appreciation, I’ll be giving away a copy of the next installment in my Kalispell Shifter series, Bear of Interest which will be released on October 7th. All you need to do is leave a comment by Midnight Eastern Time on October 9th and I’ll pick one winner at random.

Someone else I have to thank for their support over the years is AllRomance ebooks, who have been wonderful in helping me find new readers.  And did you know that It’s a great time for an Evernight shopping spree because all Evernight titles are 25% off through October 9th at AllRomance eBooks!

Once again Happy Birthday Evernight Publishing and here’s to our continuing partnership!

Hop to the next stop here-

The Cowbear Has Two Names



Thank you to everyone who sent suggestions for the cowbear’s name. Lots of great ones. However, the two I’ve chosen are Brody suggested by Shannon, and Kent suggested by April. Brody will be a character in an upcoming Big Sky County book while Kent will feature in an upcoming Kalispell Shifter story. And both Shannon and April have won an e book of their choice from one of the series.

Once again thank you for entering, and thank you for reading both of these series.

Loving The Bear-Book Three Kalispell Shifters

My next release is Wednesday July 30th and it’s the third story in the Kalispell Shifters series called Loving The Bear. It’s the turn of Christopher Renner (Aiden’s brother from The Bear’s Mate) to find true love.

Like his brother, he’s fallen hard for a human and it’s in the shape of a single mom named Lilly.

Hope you enjoy the story and here’s a first look at the cover-



Just For Valentine’s Day

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My next release is another Romance On The Go story from Evernight Publishing. This one has a Valentine’s Day theme and it’s called Saturday Night Blues. The heroine is celebrating by babysitter her nephew and feeling things can’t get any worse when a vase falls on her foot, and before she knows it she’s heading to the ER. It’s her lucky night because the best looking doctor at the hospital is on duty.
Check it out on Wednesday February 13th.

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day.