When she isn't writing you can find her at her jewelry workbench playing with beads. She is also a devoted Whovian and Dallas Cowboys fan.
A warrior with a mission
There isn’t a buffalo or deer that Kajika cannot take down. So when his cousin is slaughtered he relishes the chance to track down the killer. The trail leads him to a woman with gifts he has trouble believing in. Despite their differences he cannot fight his instinct to protect her from all threats – even those he cannot see. That drive even rivals his desire to explore every inch of her body.
A woman with a destiny
Knowing the spirits will protect her, Ahyoka allows the handsome warrior to take her to be questioned by his chief about the unexplained deaths in their village. He may not believe in her abilities but he is one of the few who doesn’t treat her like something to be feared or shunned. He awakens feelings that make her yearn for things she thought she’d never have. Her biggest fear is that once he learns the full extent of her gifts he will reject her like most of her tribe did.
A killer twisted by hurt and anger
Kajika and Ahyoka must work together to find the one responsible for the string of deaths in and around their villages. Faith, trust, and even a little bit of love will be needed to defeat the killer and right the wrongs committed in the pursuit of power and revenge.
An Irish castle, griffin-shifters, vampires, werewolves, and ghosts that go hump in the night. Seven steamy paranormal romance stories with a magical Celtic twist.
Tullamore Castle Ireland is an enchanted place where the adventurous can expect the unexpected. Phantom lovers materialize in haunted beds, werewolves lurk in the woods, a vampire falls in love with a jewel thief, seductive Djinn appear the bedchambers, an enchanted lift carries lovers away, and a lonely griffin patrols the castle ramparts hoping to reclaim its long lost mate.
And that’s just the beginning of Emerald Isle Enchantment steamy paranormal romance, with a magical Celtic twist.
Katalina Leon, Lord Griffin’s Prize: A loyal griffin’s love is forever, but Ronan has only one day to win back his long lost lover.
Dena Garson, Ghostly Persuasion: True love is a special kind of magic. But is it strong enough to break a three hundred year old curse?
Rebecca Royce, Crimson Lust: Stealing a ruby made him a vampire. Now she'll steal his heart.
Rea Thomas, Desire and the Djinn: This Djinn can make all of Ciara’s sexiest desires come true.
J.L. LaRose, Phantom Mischief: Should a girl scream and run for her life when pinned to the bed by a ghost performing the best sex ever? Not a chance.
Louisa Masters, An Irish Flirtation: A last-minute change of venue has wedding planner Jillian on edge. Can the magic of Castle Tullamore and sexy Fin tempt her to throw away a lifetime of professionalism?
Virginia Cavanaugh, Tell Me Your Secrets: Jesenia came to castle Tullamore hoping to find her muse, instead she was chased by a wolf right into the arms of sexy, mysterious Dorian.
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Katie Ward came to Tullamore Castle in Ireland to fulfill her mother’s last request. When she meets the sexy spirit who frequents her suite she is drawn into in his plight. Despite a lifetime of denying her abilities she uses her time at the castle to unravel the mystery of his curse.
Seamus MacDonhnaill had been a woodworker at Castle Tullamore during one of the original expansions. Now, because of the selfish wants of scorned woman, he is cursed to wander the grounds in spirit form. After centuries alone, he’s elated to learn the beautiful American tourist staying in his favorite suite can not only see him but communicate with him.
The two are drawn closer as Seamus reveals not only Tullamore’s history but also the carnal delights to be found in the secret corners of the castle. Katie is determined to break the spell on him before returning to America. To do it she’ll have to enlist the help of the local witch and a few castle ghosts but a chance at true love is worth the risk.
Jeanie Madison is the girl everyone in Accounting can depend on. She might be the girl-next-door but that doesn’t stop her from having naughty thoughts about Steve, the hot guy from Audit who is leading her latest out of town assignment. When her boss passes her over for a promotion in favor of a colleague’s son, she hits her limit on patience. Just when she thinks her week couldn’t get worse, her due diligence reveals instances of fraud. At least the fraud gives her an excuse to work closely with Mr. Hottie.
Steve Waltman is the sexy Auditor all the girls swoon over. After getting burned in a previous relationship both personally and professionally, he decided he would never date another co-worker. That rule has kept him focused and helped him move up in the company. He hasn’t once considered breaking it until he meets Jeanie.
Jeanie and Steve work together to document evidence of fraud. They make a good team despite the sexual tension that sparks between them every time they get close. Steve has her back when her boss forces her to choose between following orders and doing what is right for the company but what she really needs is a night of steamy sex to ease some of the stress she’s built up.
After agreeing to participate in a corporate fundraiser, Angie hires a personal trainer to get in shape. Noel is encouraging, patient, dedicated, and sexy as hell. If she were ten years younger she might be willing to find out why the looks he keeps tossing her way remind her of sultry summer nights.
When one of her sessions runs late and they end up alone at the gym, Noel makes her sweat in a whole new way. It might not be the workout she signed up for, but Noel gives her the one she needs.
Wardrobe malfunctions are embarrassing in the best of situations. What’s a girl to do when a male coworker - who also happens to be one of her secret crushes – finds her in a tight spot?
Mason might be willing to save Cherie from exposing her silky under-things at a packed business convention but will their steamy hallway encounter lead to more than a one night stand?
Rege Rovnitov battled his way out of the darkest hell hole in the charted universe to become the best tracker in four galaxies. Fighting injustice, he and his brotherhood have spent their lives with one foot on the shady side of the law. When the daughter of one of his allies is abducted by slavers, he offers his skills to bring her home. On such a dark and dangerous mission, he never expected to find a woman full of goodness and light.
After years in the spotlight as an interstellar songbird, Amethe Madigan only wants to regain a normal life. Her plans are upended when a band of slavers take her captive and drag her to the galactic port known as Sin City. With Rege’s help, she narrowly escapes being sold to the highest bidder, or worse, turned over to whoever ordered her kidnapping. As they race across galaxies evading her mysterious abductor’s attempts to possess her, she makes the mistake of falling in love with a man whose idea of a normal life is anything but safe.
Rege promised to rescue Amethe but she could be his salvation from a dark and lonely existence. In the end it won’t matter who saved whom. Where love is concerned, it’s winner takes all.
Star Crossed: Their love was meant to be.
Eight USA Today and NY Times and Bestselling authors offering steamy contemporary romance the way you love it! A collection of spicy and extra spicy tales of fated love. Get swept away by stories of ordinary people getting extraordinary second chances, risking their hearts and finding true love. This is a box set to laugh, cry and lose your heart to.
Katalina Leon ~ Dark Sky: Dark hearts. Dark Sky. Since childhood, Severin and Avery’s love was meant to be. For eight years, tragedy has torn them apart but fate offers them a second chance.
Sabrina York ~ Smoking Holt: Bella’s secretly wanted Holt for years, and now...here's her chance. Will his fiery dominance burn this willful heroine to a crisp?
Ann Mayburn ~ Sodom and the Phoenix: Will shy Tanwen find the courage to embrace all the forbidden pleasures that Master Adam has to offer, or will she continue to be a 'good girl' and deny herself the satisfaction and love she truly desires.
Michelle Fox ~ Operation Burlesque: The last thing a burlesque dancer should do is fall in love with a sexy special ops agent, especially when that puts her on the radar of the terrorist network he's taking down.
Rebecca Royce ~ Under The Lights: Despite the odds, their passion burns as the show must go on. Can these two see there is love to be had both under and away from the lights?
T.L Reeve ~ Releasing Hannah: For Hannah, coming home is the easy part. Finding herself, while searching for the right Dom to release her inhibitions will push her heart to its limits.
Dena Garson ~ Snow Effect: When Randy walked away from Nicki eight years earlier, he shattered her heart. Now that fate -or maybe just a couple of scheming grandparents- has brought them together again he’ll have to convince her that he deserves a second chance.
Virginia Cavanaugh ~ Lovers By Night: Paige Sutton wants to play doctor with handsome Brandon Kline, a hot doctor that is sure to give any woman palpitations. This sizzling medical romance is just what the doctor ordered.
Nicki Cartwright is one snowflake away from losing her dazzling TV camera smile. Between her mother interfering in her non-existent love life, a spotlight-stealing co-worker, and the threat of the snow storm of the decade, Nicki wants nothing more than to run away to a tropical beach. Instead, she lets herself be talked into attending the McNair’s 50th anniversary party.
Randy Stephenson’s drive from Chicago was uneventful until a winter blast made the last thirty-something miles nearly impassable. By the time he makes it to his grandparent’s cabin, an anniversary party is the last thing he wanted to endure. But finding Nicki there, the girl he had always regretting leaving, makes him glad he came.
Turns out fate-or maybe just a set of scheming grandparents-has plans for them. Stranded at the cabin, alone and with no real party in sight, they’ll have to face old hurts and an electric attraction. Is great sex, a little honesty, and a potentially priceless painting enough to mend a broken heart?
Danet is a simple servant-turned-physician with one too many voices in her head. How she ended up being able to speak to the royal Prince with only their thoughts is beyond her but their unusual connection may end up saving his life.
After his father’s death, Prince Ceros was poised to assume the throne until he fell victim to a mysterious illness. He may be a glorious example of male perfection, but he also holds the power to expel Danet from the kingdom if her extraordinary gifts ever come to light. Gifts she may need call upon in order to heal him.
The laws of man might stand the test of time, but destiny is a force to be reckoned with, and true love will not be denied.
I’m currently working on a follow up novella to my Sci-Fi romance Rege’s Rescue but I’m not allowed to say much about it just yet (but I will drop the hint that it should be out later this year). My most recently released book is When Ash Remains. It’s came out this past March.
Here’s a quick excerpt from When Ash Remains:
Awake Spirit Talker.
Ahyoka listened to the sounds of the spirits around her. Even without their warning, she would have sensed the presence in the shadows.
She rolled to her side and looked to where she knew he crouched. The darkness hid his features from her eyes, but his spirit radiated from the fire that burned within him. Never before had she met someone with such a potent life force.
Even her brother’s wasn’t as intense as this man’s, and her family descended from a line of powerful shamans.
Did he mean her harm? Or was he just passing through?
Without taking her eyes off the place where he hid, she groped behind her for the knife she had been using before she dozed off. The apples she ate sat heavy in her belly as she contemplated whether she should run or just face whoever it was.
The crunch of leaves from her left drew her attention. No sooner had her vision shifted than a blur from the place the man had hid raced toward her. She rolled as her father had taught her to do in order to minimize the impact of the assault. At the same time, she pulled her knife and tried to put it between her and her attacker. The man grabbed her wrist and pinned it to the ground, rendering her weapon useless.
Her heart pounded in her chest and a roar sounded in her ears. Who was this man?
She fought to free herself from his hold but found he outmatched her in size, speed, and strength. In an alarmingly short span of time, she found herself pinned beneath one of the most handsome men she had ever seen. She pushed aside her shock and renewed her efforts. “Get off of me!” Even the attractiveness of his face didn’t deter her from ramming her head into his nose.
He loosened his grip on her and covered his face as he mumbled some expletive.
She used this distraction to her advantage and bucked him to one side so she could wiggle free. Before she could get to her feet and scamper away, he grabbed her by the ankle.
“Let go!” She kicked at his hand with her other foot, trying to break his hold.
As she struggled with the warrior, two more men appeared from out of the surrounding trees. “Do you need help, Kajika?” the taller of the two men asked. The laughter in his tone suggested their struggle amused him.
Ahyoka renewed her efforts to break free of the first man’s grip. “Who are you and what do you want?”
The warrior kept his hold of her even as he climbed to his feet. “Who are you and what were you doing in our village?”
Ahyoka stopped struggling. “In your village? What village?”
“Don’t play dumb with me. We tracked you here.”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” She pointed to the bank just behind them. “I’ve been following the river all day. I stopped to rest when I realized how far I’d come. Where is your village?”
Now that he had released her, she could see the rest of the man who had interrupted her peace and quiet. Her eyes traveled up the length of his legs. She skimmed over the short deer skin he wore about his waist and tried not to speculate about what might be hidden beneath. His bow hung across his broad chest, making her wonder how he managed to squeeze into such a narrow span. Every line of his chest and belly could be seen clearly. If she wanted, she could count each one even from where she sat.
Something stirred within her and made her heart skip a beat. That same something counteracted her impulse to escape.
Who designed the cover?
Anna Crosswell with Cover Couture designed the cover for When Ash Remains. She also created the new version of Ghostly Persuasion.
How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
LOL – When Ash Remains is historical and paranormal. So nothing in the book is based on events in my life or of anyone I know. While I am a member of the Choctaw Nation, I still had to a lot of research on other tribal cultures and histories. Ultimately, the inspiration for the story came from the Native American myth about skinwalkers.
I have included people I know into my stories a couple of times. My old writing mentor, Ms. Peggy, who passed away a three years ago had a cameo appearance in Ghostly Persuasion and I have based the main side character in my current WIP (the Sci-Fi novella) on her as well. She was a spunky, unforgettable woman and I miss her terribly.
Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
I would love to sit down and talk with Jane Austin. I’d be fascinated to not only learn what it was like to live in that time period, but to find out who or what in her life gave her the courage to go against the grain and write her books.
What book are you reading now?
I’m reading Rhenna Morgan’s newest Haven series book, Claim & Protect.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I’ve always been an avid reader. One of my best friends and I used to exchange books we’d read and discuss what we thought of them. After one such discussion she said that “one of us should be writing this stuff.” I agreed so I looked into what it would take to do just that. I joined Romance Writers of America, took workshops, and researched what it took to get published.
If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead?
Oh my – I’m terrible about matching characters to real people. I can’t even do story boards on Pintrest because the photos I find online, I never find photos that match what I see in my head.
Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
I do – http://denagarson.com