Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Harvest Moon by @meganslayer #gay gayromance #thanksgiving #romance #hotholidayread #PNR


Harvest Moon by Megan Slayer

Contemporary, Paranormal, LGBTQ, Holiday Romance

Thanksgiving Romance

Short Story

Megan Slayer Publications


What’s a guy to do when the time to be with family is the time he dreads the most?

All Matt Green wants for Thanksgiving is to propose to his boyfriend in the most epic way he knows—in front of their families. There’s only one catch. His boyfriend, Reed Jordan, doesn’t do family gatherings. To be honest, Reed isn’t wild about Thanksgiving, but he won’t say why.

Matt’s willing to do anything in order to get Reed to talk, but will it make the holiday perfect or ruin all of Matt’s plans? The Harvest Moon just might be the right omen to make everything all right.

This book has been re-edited for this re-issue.


Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09R6T9Q2J

          Universal Link: https://books2read.com/u/4ApdOq

Read the full series on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09R29FJVG

Also in print: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09XLVCQXG




©Megan Slayer, 2022, All Rights Reserved


Reed stood at the counter. He’d told his boyfriend he’d be home at three. The way things were looking, he’d be more than an hour late. Damn it.

Beside him, his co-worker, Jagger, rang up a female customer with a little girl. The woman had bought a couple of Thanksgiving books. The brightly colored turkey and leaves on the top book caught Reed’s attention.

Thanksgiving. He didn’t mind giving thanks for the good things in his life. He also didn’t mind the food. What he hated were the gatherings. He wished the need to bring family to one house was not the rule. Maybe he was losing his mind, but he hated the togetherness. He’d been able to dodge the holiday for the last ten years, but since he’d met Matt, he knew he wasn’t going to get around the festivities for much longer. Matt liked family functions and preferred big parties. Reed wasn’t even sure a big family party was possible.

He finished typing out a reply email to the customer in search of an out-of-print book. Thankfully, the store had the book. He sent the customer the expected price and shipping options. He glanced at his watch once more. Less than two days until Thanksgiving. The store would be open on Wednesday, but he wasn’t working. If the customer needed the book, he could wait until Friday.

The last time he and Matt had talked about the holiday, Matt’s sister, Emily and her boyfriend were supposed to be spending the day with them. He could handle that. He liked Matt’s sister and loved her son, Nattie. Still, he wanted a small dinner, not a gigantic situation. He sighed. At least with Em and Matt, he wasn’t going to have to deal with accusations.

“I’m off until Friday morning,” Reed said to Jagger. “If there is a crisis, call me, but try not to have a crisis.”

“That’s the plan.” Jagger grinned. “You can trust us. We won’t let you down. Now go, so Matt doesn’t think you got lost.”


Sunday, November 20, 2022

An Introduction by D.V. Stone

This is my first blog post here on Paranormal Romantics, and I’m so excited. I want to thank Marilyn Barr for suggesting it. I do adore her books, don’t you?

Okay, let’s get the introduction out of the way. Who the heck is D. V. Stone, and why is she here?

Let me start by saying I’m in love with being in love. All of my books, even my mid-grade paranormal, have a touch of romance. I tend to roll my eyes (secretly) when someone says, “I love classic literature, not the fluffy romance stuff.”

Of course, we know Romeo and Juliette and Gone with the Wind. Has anyone ever heard of Dr. Zhivago? Pride and Prejudice? Wuthering Heights? Snort and guffaw. All right, they may be obvious, so how about, The Great Gatsby, Dune, or The Sun Also Rises? Love makes the worlds go around. Honestly, I’m disappointed if there’s not a bit of romance in a book. Come on, even Harry Potter had romance.

Let’s get back to my original question. Who the heck is D. V. Stone, and why is she here?

Well, she’s sort of eclectic. Some “experts” say to brand yourself. Find your niche and stay there. This “non-expert” throws her head back and releases a great big MWAHAHA. I’ve never been that person. Since I enjoy reading everything from cereal boxes to the dictionary, why would I only write one thing?

Thus, I am a multi-genre author encompassing fantasy, paranormal, contemporary, suspense, mid-grade, and soon a historical action adventure with paranormal elements. The common elements in my writing are probably style, heat level (which is mild), and my often-weird sense of humor.

What type of paranormal has gotten me here? Hmm, let’s see, maybe you can help me figure it out because isn’t fantasy paranormal and visa-versa? I’ve gone to the Google gods, and I don’t think they really know.

I did find this

The term paranormal has existed in the English language since at least 1920. The word consists of two parts: para and normal. The definition implies that the scientific explanation of the world around us is normal, and anything that is above, beyond, or contrary to that is para.

In Lake Unami, my contemporary novellas, there are guardian angels. I think I’m okay there.

Mid-Grade Agent Carter has shape-shifters and legendary folk beasts, so I’m okay with paranormal here as well.

The Impact series is straight-up contemporary romantic suspense. No confusion.

A work in progress is more action adventure, but it does have a mystical mortar & pestle as well as the ghost of a pirate. Safe in paranormal.

Here’s where it might get tricky.

My Shield-Mates series is about shape-shifters. That seems pretty straightforward, right? Nope. It’s set in a fantasy world and also has innate magic, that is, not done by spells, wands, etc., only enhanced by certain herbs. It’s outside of the normal, so paranormal, right?

Lastly, my WIP, Kingdom at a Crossroad, is definitely a fantasy. But isn’t that too outside of the normal?

Chime in. Let’s have a conversation. Where do you stand? Why? Is there a wrong answer? I don’t think so, though I may be swayed. In the meantime, I plan to continue writing whatever floats my boat.



Friday, November 18, 2022

Writing About Thanksgiving by Elizabeth Alsobrooks


Let’s think of Thanksgiving from a writer’s perspective. Normally, Thanksgiving makes people think of family dinners, holidays, and things for which one is thankful. You can unpack any one of these concepts and come up with dozens of story ideas almost immediately.

First there's the process a writer might go through using Thanksgiving as a story starter. The most basic ideas can start with who’s coming to dinner, and that can be either broadened or narrowed by some basic questions such as why, where, or even how. Mystery writers aren’t the only ones who ask and answer questions. How else can writers come up with goals, motivations, and conflicts?

When you throw in the broader category of holidays, you open a Pandora’s box of dread, loneliness, loss, joy, pleasure, and that dark and intriguing mask characters can wear to hide their true emotions, either immediately apparent to the reader or revealed through a series of revelations.

Then there’s the intriguing concept of thankfulness. It can be a great motivator for a character and can also be a means by which another character manipulates them, whether for good or evil. Con artists are perfectionists when it comes to establishing trust. Who better trusted than someone for whom you feel gratitude? And let’s not forget that individual who might resent someone who they are forced to feel obligated toward, especially if that person continually uses it to manipulate them. Or that person who wants to avoid at all costs someone trying to express excessive gratitude.

If you ever wondered how writers come up with ideas, I hope this brief discussion of Thanksgiving helps you better understand the way writers think. For a writer, the ideas are endless from a concept as supposedly simple as Thanksgiving.

Now go figure out what you're going to do for Thanksgiving this year!


Thursday, November 17, 2022

The Naughty List: Free on Amazon


The Naughty List

by L. A. Kelley

Amazon Free Days: November 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

This isn't a typical Yuletide tale.

Murder, mystical artifacts, an invisible demon with anger management issues, and an overbearing cupid—not what Rosalie Thatcher put on her Christmas list.

The holidays had always been a magical time for Rosalie, but not this year. The new manager at Penrose’s Department Store is determined to make this season the most profitable in the store’s history. Introducing arbitrary rules was bad enough, but forcing Rosalie into the stupid elf hat was the worst. The worst, that is, until she meets a real E.L.F. (Elemental Life Form) named David and gets lassoed into a desperate hunt for the stolen Naughty and Nice List. Now Rosalie and David must dodge a murderous invisible demon and recover the missing artifact before hellhounds track them down. The couple race against time for without the influence of the Naughty and Nice List the world will tumble into eternal chaos.


 A knock sounded at the door. Rosalie groaned. She was not in the mood for company. Maybe if she stayed quiet, the person would go away. Someone knocked again.

 “Rosalie?” A man cleared his throat. “May I have a word, please?”

 She wrinkled her brow, not recognizing the voice. Sliding the chain across, she cracked open the door.

“Hi. I’m David. I’m not a stalker—”

 She slammed the door in his face. How dare he show up at her home! Rosalie’s fingers clenched.

 “Please,” he begged. “I really need to talk to you.” She glanced around for her purse.

 David rapped again. “Rosalie, give me five minutes…one minute?”

She reached inside and pulled out an aerosol can and her phone. He would so regret this.

“You don’t understand.” David pounded on the door. “You’re in danger.”

The door whipped open. Rosalie stood tight-jawed with a small aerosol can in one hand and her cellphone in the other. “Either cops or pepper spray. You have five seconds.”

 “Rosalie, please—”


 “If you just—”


 “Please, listen—”


 “Um, I know Santa.”


David vanished. An instant later two hands behind her yanked both the can and cellphone away. She spun around and stared dumfounded as he threw the pepper spray on the floor and put the cellphone in his pocket. How did he move so fast?

“Rosalie, if you only—ow!”

 She kicked him in the shin.

“Quit it! I won’t hurt you. I only want to talk.” He motioned to the bag on the floor. “I brought dinner.”

 “I don’t care if you brought your own personal chef!” she yelled. “Get the hell out of my apartment. You…you…snitch.”

 He looked completely perplexed. “I think we have a misunderstanding—”

 “That’s it—I’m making some noise.” Rosalie took a deep breath as if to scream. David’s hand shot out and grabbed her. The apartment dissolved into nothingness.

 “Aaaaa—” Rosalie cut off mid-yell. Her head whipped back and forth in stunned amazement. “W-Where am I? What did you do?” Her heart thumped wildly as she gulped in a deep lungful of air.

“We’re on top of Penrose’s.” David leaned over and rubbed his shin. “Man, that’s gonna leave a bruise.”

“Penrose’s? Penrose’s?” Impossible, but they were suddenly four stories above the parking lot down below. “How did we get here?” she demanded, fear tinging her voice. “I don’t remember anything—” Fear turned to rage as the only logical explanation hit her. “You slipped me a roofie.”

“Of all the… I would never…” he protested with an indignant sputter. “I’m sorry I scared you. If you listen for a moment, I’ll explain everything.”

“Forget it. You have nothing I need to hear.”

Glaring, Rosalie backed up, not realizing she was dangerously close to the edge of the building.

“Rosalie, wait!” David leaped forward to stop her.

Startled by his sudden movement, she stumbled, hit the low curb around the roofline, and lost her balance. Flailing wildly, Rosalie screamed as she toppled over the side.

David snagged her hand. “I have you!” He clung to her with a grimace, bracing his feet against the low wall.

Her fingers inched out of his grasp. “Help me,” she choked out, panic-stricken. “I can’t hold on.”

David strained with the effort to pull her up. “I…won’t…let…you…fall.”

Her fingers slipped. Rosalie screamed and suddenly the world went black again.


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Doomed to be Monster Fudgers by Marilyn Barr

Like it, love it, hate it, or struggle to understand it…but monster romance and monster erotica are taking BookTok by storm. Hashtags like #monsterlovers, #monsterfudgers, and #monsterromance have millions to billions of videos made by authors, readers, and fanatics. This new subgenre of fantasy and paranormal romance is led by the Queen of Alien Romance, Ruby Dixon. Her Ice Planet Barbarian book series was first released in 2015 and changed the way romance readers felt about men with horns and tails…or did she? Below I have listed my top 7 warning signs that we were destined to be fated mates to heroes with scales, horns, tails, furry pecs, skull heads, tree limb embraces, and alien peens.

1. Swamp Thing – Abby Arcane first appeared in the Swamp Thing comic book in the 1970s. In comics and movies of this era, monsters kidnapping females due to unrequited love was a popular theme. Some of my favorite vintage monsters who did this are King Kong, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Mummy. Abby Arcane not only lives in the swamp willingly but also falls in love with the monster after failed relationships with the scientists trying to kill him. They have a unique “wedding” in the comic series and hybrid children.

Doing my best Swamp Thing impersonation with my favorite Swamp Thing Comic Cover

2. Planet of the Apes—Whether I refer to the television series of the 1970s, the 2001 film remake, or the early 2010s spin-off trilogy, Planet of the Apes leads the way in Cryptid romances. In this movie franchise, the cryptids are the technologically advanced species, and the humans are the primitive species. Ari, the scientist and Leo Davidson’s love interest, has extinct Australopithecus facial features but the technological skills of a futuristic humanoid. While the pair share a steamy on-screen kiss, they do not end with a happily ever after.

Smash or Pass? Planet of the Apes

3. Star Trek—The goal of the creators of Star Trek was to create a future where all races lived in harmony, but they didn’t stop at human races. What alien princess didn’t share a kiss with Captain Kurk when he was played by William Shatner? While most of the Star Trek alien love interests were humans with a different language, there were a few monster romances. Fans loved watching Jadzia and Worf fall in love despite her being a human and he a Klingon. Not even the language barrier was enough to stop the power of intergalactic love.

4. Thundercats—I loved this 1980s Saturday morning cartoon where cat-like people were superheroes. Gang leader Lion-o shared steamy kisses with Cheetara before she ditched him for Tygra. After rewatching the episodes where Cheetara helps Tygra practice with his whip as an adult, I don’t blame her for choosing the gravelly-voiced tiger hybrid over the goodie-two-shoes Lion-O. However, Lion-O soon rebounds and marries WilyKit. This is a large age-gap pairing since she’s obviously a child when she joins the Thundercats under Lion-O’s leadership. Ah hem…

5. Beast from Beauty and the Beast—Whenever I say I’m writing a “monster romance,” I’m asked if it’s “like Beauty and the Beast” from the 1990s movie by Disney. This one slipped under the censors’ noses because ultimately, Belle breaks the spell and lives happily ever after with a human prince. However, they missed one vital part of the curse. Beast couldn’t tell Belle that he was a cursed prince. This means Belle was ready to commit her life to him in Beast form. Yeah, that romantic ballroom dancing scene takes on a whole new meaning when…

We didn't stand a chance... Characters from Disney + 

6. Gargoyles (Disney TV show)—Around the same time as Beauty and the Beast was hitting the big screen. Disney was inspiring monster romances on the small screen too. Gargoyles was an “after-school cartoon” favorite in my house while I was growing up in the 1990s. These monsters protect modern-day New York City just like they protected Scotland in their past. While ColdStone and ColdFire are a gargoyle-to-gargoyle pairing, many of the beloved couples are gargoyle to human. Who could forget Brooklyn with Abby or Broadway with Angela? Rewatching this cartoon on Disney+ as an adult made me wonder if my parents knew what I was watching after school…and why they were surprised when I chose to write first shifter romance and then…

Could I be part of the gang with this TikTok filter?

7. Shifter Romance in paranormal romance—Starting with The Wolfman and maturing to Sam in The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, the shifter romance genre exploded in the early 2000s. Some of my favorites are written by Lora Leigh, Christine Warren, Kat Kinney, Elisha Bugg, and Christine Feehan. I even added to the genre with my Strawberry Shifters contemporary paranormal romance series and Dance to a Wylder Beat a bear-shifter western. From hummingbirds to donuts, dinosaurs to pets, and balloon animals to zoo animals, it seems everything you can think of has been written into a shifter romance where the main character spends half their time as a human and the other half as ‘other.’ Some shifters can change completely into an animal form such as those in the Strawberry shifters while others live as hybrids like in Thundercats or Lora Leigh’s shifter romance.

Find the Strawberry Shifters on Amazon here.

And so here we are, pushing the envelope of romance once again. Just like The Beast, these monsters find love without a human transformation. My latest book, Cuddling My Chuchunya (preorder for 99 cents here), is about a Siberian Snow Monster who finds that the anthropologist he rescues is a lady looking for a monster like him. Dr. Vera Thompson grew up obsessed with the extinct Australopithecus humanoids from our past but never thought she would have the chance to speak to a cryptid like those in her books…

Are you ready to travel to ice caves under the Siberian permafrost?

Her obsession stands before her, not as an extinct Australopithecus, but as a living chuchunya…an abominable snow monster who promises a lifetime of devotion in hiding…

Dr. Vera Thompson

I am one reindeer sleigh ride away from academic notoriety and the corpse excavation which will catapult my career from junior anthropology fellow to tenured professor. Crossing the Siberian tundra is not for the faint of heart but with modern technology like a GPS, cell phone signal, and all-climate winter gear, I’ll reach the suspected Australopithecus body unearthed by the melting permafrost. One more day of dodging methane gas pockets under the ice and my life will change forever…


The hairless ones swarmed around my brother’s body like flies from the southern land. Tradition dictates his next of kin perform his last rites, so I follow the erratic driving of the hairless ones from a foreign land. If these invaders discover my chuchunya clan, I fear we are too few to defend our territory under the ice. I don’t understand why the sled driver throws his passenger into a ground popper, but the cruel deed activates my coupling (dushevnayasvyazinstincts to heat my body to an inferno…the first sign of a soul bond…

Stuck between loyalty to his clan’s secrecy and his biology, will Artyom trade injured Vera for Denis’s body? Will Vera choose modern conveniences in Ohio or stay in Siberia with the chuchunya who promises to cherish her? In such an unforgiving landscape, will Artyom prove his dushevnayasvyaz by pushing her toward an easier life, even if her leaving breaks both their hearts?

Cuddling my Chuchunya will release on 1/13/2023 so preorder your copy for 99c here - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BLCZ7BT7/

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Ancient Alien Descendants: The Series by Keri Kruspe


The thing I like best about being a writer is getting lost in faraway worlds and dimensions that take me away from my day-to-day life. My entertainment of choice has always been the fantastical, whether it’s movies, television, or reading.

In my latest series, Ancient Alien Descendants, I’ve made it a point to merge my romance novels with science fiction along with a heavy blend of paranormal tropes. These stories might center on an alien invasion, but the heroes and heroines who fight against them come with powerful paranormal abilities. Everything from vampires to supernatural wizards.

To celebrate the release of the last book in this series (tentative launch date Valentine’s Day, next year), I wanted to share why I created these adventures like I did.

The Empath

What if you found out you weren’t who or what you thought you were?

When I was a preteen, I imagined once I went through puberty or reached the advanced age of sixteen, a life altering “something” about me would change. What if I got powers like Samantha on Bewitched? What if I didn’t belong here on Earth but instead was a princess of some other dimension? What if I wasn’t even human?

Turns out the only thing that happened when I turned sixteen was having an embarrassingly set of large boobs. Which, I suppose, might be considered its own superpower.

For the first adventure in this series, I started with a woman named Julienne who had no idea she was anything but a lonely woman in her early 30s who worked at a stressful job in a bank. Turns out she was part of the secret set of quintuplets created by aliens separated at birth. 

As the story continues, she meets a devastatingly handsome man by the name of Ben who annoys the crap out of her. By accident she stumbles on him secretly investigating criminal activity going on in the bank. They end up being cohorts trying to uncover the same thing. While their adventures take them to the moon and back, she finds out the more she’s with him, the more her empathic psyche talent comes out.

Imagine going through life unaware of what other people feel until one day it all careens into you? How would you handle experiencing other volatile emotions? And what if you found out not only could you feel other people’s emotions, but you could manipulate theirs? How would you handle that? 

The Shapeshifter

If you could turn into anyone, who would you choose to be?

I had a lot of fun with this one. The second brother in this series by the name of Pete is a complete smartass. While Pete didn’t have as much psychic talent as his other brothers (the heroes in this series are a set of quintuplets as well), his main ability is being able to shapeshift. And not just turn into a werewolf, or a Dragon, or some other animal. This man could turn into anything his little heart desired. Even another person. All he had to do was touch someone in order to morph into them.

The heroine in this story, Jena, never knew she had the same talents Pete did until they met. And the more they were around each other, the higher her abilities manifested. By the end of the story, she didn’t even have to touch a person to turn into them.

One of the other parts of this story that I got a blast writing about was one of Jena’s pets, an overweight Siamese cat by the name of Bubbas. Turns out Bubbas is anything but an ordinary feline. He is the son of the Egyptian goddess Bastet with the body of a muscular man and the head of a Siamese cat. He and his kind had been sent to Earth as guardians with strict protocols about how much they were allowed to get involved with humanity’s evolution.

The Psychic

What if aliens abducted you and turned you into something not human?

For some reason, this book was one of the hardest ones for me to write. I’m not sure if it had something to do with trying to describe true psychic ability, or the thought of my heroine being forcibly turned into something different.

Or maybe it had something to do with Michael and Jordyn being middle children. I know as a middle child I struggled to find my own identity. It seemed that everything my siblings did overshadowed what I tried to accomplish (why can’t you be more like…). I found myself floundering when old resentments raised its ugly head as I worked through the adventures these middle children endured.

Turns out, like her sisters, Jordyn was unaware she was anything but a human. In the story, she was abducted by the aliens who experimented on her. A crazy alien scientist decided to add their DNA to her to give her more power. Fortunately for her, what they did was tone down her natural psychic ability that being around Michael unleashed. Instead of becoming overloaded with reading minds and speaking telepathically, their little test gave her a way to handle her new reality.

The Vampire

What if you fell in love but they loved someone else?

Now who doesn’t crave a good vampire romance story?

Since the male protagonists in this series have lived for thousands of years, I wanted to make their lives the bases for most of the human myths. Enter Zamush, the epitome of a tall, dark and handsome vampire. Rather than being a soulless demon, Zamush was someone who needs extra blood to live, thus the fangs. He also enjoys all the vampiric tropes: teleporting, flying, ability to enthrall his “blood donors”.

And arrogance. Can’t have a vampire without their firm conviction of being on top of the food chain.

That’s where Jelena comes in. She hardly pays attention to Zamush since she’s obsessed with a man she’d never met (fangirl syndrome gone wild). For once in his life, he has to put effort in to even get noticed.

Unlike her other three sisters, Jelena knows she is anything but human. Raised in a hidden moon city by some rebel aliens, she has the same attributes as Zamush. But, being a vampire has its drawbacks. All her life she suffered as an outcast even among those who are different.

The Mage

Could you face your worst fears if it was the only way to save mankind?

The finale of this series is a little different than the other rest. My heroine, Jazmi, always knew she wasn’t human. I relished giving her, and the hero Raiden, unlimited powers. Everything their brothers and sisters could do, they did better and stronger.

When I started this story, I thought of the gods of old, like Zeus, Apollo and Odin to every other legend out there. And just like those gods of old, my couple came with some very human frailties.

I had to show that having everything at your fingertips isn’t always the answer. These two suffer from the same guilts and insecurities us humans live with daily. I want the reader to experience the heroes struggles as they work through their worst fears before embracing their deserved happily ever after.

To prove that even superheroes are all too human.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Getting the music to fit the mood of the story (chapter) ~ Post by Author Jessica E. Subject

Hello everyone! Can you believe we're in November already?

One of the last things on my list of items to accomplish (for my author self) this year is to release the first book in a new series. And while I'm currently writing that book, I know it's not going to be ready before the end of the year.

I did want to share some insight into the story though. So, I'm going to share my writing playlist. While I have a general writing playlist that I use, I decided to create one specifically for the story I'm writing, something I haven't done in years.

For this playlist, I'm not only trying to set the mood of the story through music, but also trying to tell the story using music. I'm trying to find songs that match the plot for each scene and/or chapter.

While the playlist is not finished, it may give you a general idea as to what might happen. Maybe. LOL Check it out below...

Do you like book playlists? As a reader, do you listen to them while you read the book? As an author, do you use them when you write?

Wishing you many great books to read!
See you next month!

Friday, November 4, 2022

It’s Time to Get Cozy

By Maureen Bonatch

The weather is getting colder in my neck of the woods, so it's the perfect time to get cozy! The third book in my paranormal cozy mystery Witch Shifter Series, A Clever CATnapping, released on October 28th. Here's a little bit about each book in the series, and since I’m thankful for cozies I’ve included links  to find more cozies to curl up with and even more cozy freebies! 

So go ahead and grab your beverage, curl up by that fire, and dive into a story.

Find the Witch Shifter Series by clicking: right here

A Clever CATnapping

Get your copy of Book 3 in the Witch Shifter series right here


 📖 A Clever CATnapping! 🐈

When familiars start disappearing, as a witch who can shift into a cat, this mystery is personal.

#newrelease #cozymystery #paranormal


New cat familiars have stopped arriving. Witch’s familiars have vanished. Is one of the witches in the neighborhood responsible?


Something is very wrong on Witchteria Lane, and it's not just the ridiculous everyday shenanigans of rogue elderly witches. Two cats have gone missing, and new familiars have stopped arriving. This mystery is more significant than the disappearing cats. A witch without a familiar isn't as powerful. Is one of the witches seeking to steal the magic from the others?


Investigating forces my cat Olaf and me to suspect everyone. We must use our amateur sleuthing skills outside the protected area of the witchness program. To make it more difficult, a toad is our only help—but that's a whole different problem.


Answers to long-held mysteries are revealed—Why is Olaf terrified of toads? Do I look good in sequins? And…who is catnapping familiars?


If we don’t find the culprit, Olaf or I could be the next cat that vanishes.


A Creepy CATalyst 

Get your copy of Book 2 in the Witch Shifter series right here

If you like your cozy mystery with magic, a ghost, and chatty cats, then you'll love 📖 A Creepy CATalyst! 🐈


Being a witch who can shift has its perks—seeing ghosts isn’t one of them.


Can Abigail and her fat familiar solve the murder, or will a ghost become a permanent houseguest?


A murder within the Witchness Protection Program makes everyone a suspect. Abigail must solve the case for the ghost to stop haunting her—and if she ever wants to sleep again.


When a witch weak at spellcasting teams up with a group of outspoken, ancient witches and a herd of familiars, can they solve a murder?


Since Abigail has either fingers or paws, she must work with the witches, and the familiars, on this ghostly murder mystery.


Abigail and her familiar Olaf are desperate to solve this murder mystery. Or else they’re stuck living with a persistent ghost and her keening familiar. 


A Cagey CATastrophe

Get your copy of Book 1 in the Witch Shifter series right here


🐈‍⬛ Abigail gets thrown into the Witchness Protection Program and the magic & mayhem begins. If you like fun stories with magic, mystery and sassy animal sidekicks then you'll love A Cagey CATastrophe.🐈 #cozymystery

A confused new witch. A familiar with more attitude than aptitude. Can the two work together to find the missing teens?


Hi, I'm Abigail. I’d barely accepted I was half magic-blood when my sister from another mister showed up in a tacky van and dumped me in the witchness protection program. Now I’m stuck in a house with an arrogant warlock and an ancient gossip-loving witch in a neighborhood with more secrets than stray cats. I shouldn’t be here, for mortal's sake, I'm 30 years old!


Soon after arriving, I wake up as a cat and discover the chatter in my head since moving here has been the local cat population talking. Is this what’s made me so interesting to all the wrong people? I'm a witch who can shift? Maybe I need witchness protection after all.


When someone with dark magic starts luring wayward teens away from the area, it leaves me questioning how good this protection program really is. But before I can learn how to stop blowing things up with my magic or turning into Abby the tabby, another teen witch goes missing.


This time, I fear that she was taken to get to me, so it’s up to me and my fat tomcat familiar to save her. If I can’t, the darkness won’t just stop at me. It will come for us all.

Thankful for Cozy Mysteries

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Just a small-town girl, Maureen Bonatch leads a double life. She lives in a magical world as a novelist, and as a nurse leader in reality. Maureen’s first novella was a paranormal romance published when blogs were a new-fangled thing. She’s since changed her focus to writing paranormal cozy mysteries as M.L. Bonatch and urban fantasy as Maureen Bonatch. 

While she’s not busy writing or doing nurse-things, she’s a mom to her twin daughters, bicycling in the beautiful woods of PA with her hubby, doing the bidding of a feisty Shih Tzu, and dancing as much as possible. She believes music can be paired with every mood, laughter is contagious, and that caffeine and wine are essential for survival.

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