Bewitching The Bear-Kalispell Shifters

Yes, I finally got a new book written. After a few changes in the plot, Bewitching the Bear is now published.

If you’re following along, you know I left a cliffhanger at the end of book 13th, when Ian’s younger brother, Cade, walked into the store down the street from his own and met with a rather unfriendly but very attractive, young woman, who won’t give her name but does reveal she knows all about their shifting community.

I had so much fun writing this one…I even have the story arc for book 15th and yes, ideas for a spin-off series too.

Here’s the synopsis, excerpt and cover for Bewitching the Bear, hope you’ll pick up a copy, snuggle up by the fire with the beverage of your choice and enjoy Cade and Gillian’s story.

Synopsis

Cade’s always dreamed about owning a motorbike store, and with money that he’s been left by old friend, Charlie, that’s about to come true.

He has a neighbor who he’s dying to meet. However, their first introduction doesn’t go quite as he planned. She seems immune to his charm and reveals something he never saw coming.

She knows about their shape shifting community.

Gillian Finnagan has secrets of her own. She’s on a Quest and Cade Mallory is part of test one.

She knows at all costs she has to keep the sexy bear shifter at arm’s lengths but that’s so hard to do when he’s drop dead gorgeous and their paths seem to cross every single day.

Will Gillian ever reveal what she is and why she’s in town?

Excerpt-

Cade knew he was being watched. He’d seen the older woman enter the store and then, she and, oh, if only she’d been polite enough to give Cade her name, stood there watching him. When he’d glanced over, they’d quickly darted out of view.

“Cade, what’s wrong with you all of a sudden?”

His brother’s voice jarred him from his thoughts.

“What, oh, just thinking about the person who owns the store next to mine.”

Trey glanced over his shoulder.

“Pretty is she?”

“How did you know the person is a she?” Cade asked him.

“The glint it your eyes.”

Cade laughed, knowing it was the phoniest one he’d ever produced. He wasn’t great at fooling anyone, but especially one of his brothers. He continued making an adjustment on the ignition, hoping Trey wouldn’t discuss the topic of his next-door neighbor any more.

“She knows all about me,” Cade finally announced, realizing, he did want to talk to someone about his encounter with her.

“What that you snore louder than anyone I’ve ever known. And that without fail, fart like the devil after you’ve eaten the sampler platter at the local Mexican restaurant.”

Cade laughed again, but this time it was real. How could he not find that last remark funny because it was spot on true. One thing all three Mallory brothers had in common was the joy of teasing, especially those they loved.

“I do neither of those two things,” he said, knowing another common trait was not admitting to your weaknesses. “And that’s not what I’m referring to. She knows I’m a bear shifter, also knows about all of us being shifters too.”

Trey dropped the wrench he was holding. “How?”

Cade shrugged. It had been a huge shock to him too.

“Have you told anyone else about her?” asked Trey, now sitting on the bike.

“Nope, only met her about thirty minutes ago.”

He wanted to say and since that time, he’d thought of nothing else and not just because of what she’d revealed. He’d felt the pull of something between them. Yes, sexual but something more, something a lot deeper than that. He’d never experienced it with a woman ever before. Maybe it was what the other guys had felt when they met their human mates. Two magnets meeting for the first time, the pull stronger than you could ever imagine.

While he didn’t hate humans, they weren’t his favorite of beings. Although, all the human wives of bear shifters were great women, and yes, his soon to be sister-in-law, Eve, was downright fun to be around and had made his brother happy again. Something he never thought would happen. But Cade Mallory falling for one, getting in bed with one… marrying one. The world would end before any of that ever happened.

“Earth to Cade, come in please. If I didn’t know better, I’d say you had the same starry-eyed look in your eyes that Ian had when he first met Eve.”

Cade swallowed hard, twice. So, his brother had seen physical evidence of his attraction. It hadn’t been Cade’s imagination.

“But you do know better. One human in our family is going to be enough. There will never be two,” Cade assured him.

Yeah, assure your brother but what about you? Bet your last dollar on it. She was pretty with a capital P.

Trey pulled out his phone from his back-pant pocket and began texting.

“What are you doing?”

He had the weird feeling Trey was going to call her store and reveal that his big brother had a crush on her. Yeah, he’d done that a lot when they’d been younger. Trey had even made a public announcement when Cade had lost his virginity.

“I’m calling an emergency shifter meeting. We need to find out more about her,” Trey told him.

A Bear’s Seduction-Forbidden Shifters-Book Two

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After taking a month’s break from publishing, I’m kicking off the fall reading season with the release of the second book in my Forbidden Shifters series. This one’s called A Bear’s Seduction and it’s on sale now at all of your favorite book sites. I’ve reduced the price of the first book, The Bear Next Door, to 99 cents if anyone wants to pick up a copy. While there is a common theme to the series, each book is a stand alone read with no cliffhangers so you don’t need to read book one before this new release.

Here’s the background on the series and a short synopsis of A Bear’s Seduction. I hope you enjoy it and look out for book three, The Big Bad Bear which I hope to release later next month.

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 hunkalicious.

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 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…

 

Bear McCready’s grandmother told him his future mate would be a non-shifter. However, his search for her often got him in trouble or arrested but now the ban’s been lifted and Bear thinks he might have spotted ‘the one’.

Allison Bixby’s doesn’t believe in mixing work with pleasure but when billionaire werebear requests that she oversee his party and suggests she stay at his mansion, temptation rears its sexy head.

Is she his mate and if so, what will it take to win her heart?

 

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I hope everyone’s having a fun summer. I’m currently working on lots of stories and revamping some old ones so look for lots of new releases in the fall.  I’ll have some giveaways too so stay tuned…

A Bear’s Seduction, book two in my Forbidden Shifters series, will be released on Thursday August 8th.

I’ll be telling you more about it the closer we get to its release date but let’s just say that it features another sexy bear shifter that we love so much. Here’s a look at the cover-

 

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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…

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New Stories for June

I’ll have five new and/or revamped stories that will be released in June and I hope you’ll consider them for your summer reading. I’ll be telling you more about each story in the coming weeks.

On June 2nd, I’ll be debuting my new shifter series, Forbidden Shifters-

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And then on June 9th, I’ll be releasing a revamped historical erotica story and it will be part of a new series called Masters of Pleasure.

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On June 16th it will be the first in a new erotica series called Fantasy LLC

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On June 23rd, the second in the Masters of Pleasure series-

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And finally on June 30th, the second in the new Forbidden Shifters series-

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Winner of Bear of Interest

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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.

A Bear’s Baby-Book 11-Kalispell Shifters

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If you’ve read Protected by the Bear, you’ll already know Brady Walsh and Jenna Paxton. Brady’s company’s been ordered to shut down work on the new housing project he’s been overseeing due to fear of soil contamination. He needs a good lawyer and once again calls upon Jenna for her expertise. However, this time Jenna’s got other plans for Brady.

Hope you enjoy their story and here’s a sneak peek at the cover-

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The Cowbear Has Two Names

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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.

Protected By The Bear-Kalispell Shifters Book Eight

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For those of you following along with the Kalispell Shifter series, you’ve already met Ash McWilliams. He’s Bear’s cousin, he’s also a doctor, and this is his story. In Reforming The Bear, he was quite the wild party animal, but this time around he meets his mate. She’s in a lot of trouble and needs a big, brave man to look after her. And who better to do that than a bear shifter. https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-protectedbythebear-1843854-140.htmlprotectedbythebear

The Bears Are Back In July

The next story in the Kalispell Shifter series is called Protected by the Bear and will be published in July. This time it’s a story about Ash McWilliams. If you’ve read Reforming The Bear you’ll know that he’s the cousin of Bear McWilliams. Just like Bear, Ash is also a doctor.

He finds his mate in the most unusual circumstances and pretty soon his protective bear nature kicks into high gear.

Check back soon for a sneak peek at the cover.