Do you like free books?

I know I sure as heck do! Especially now that I’m actually going to university for creative writing and I’ve joined the book club there, my book budget is rapidly dwindling.

If werewolves are your thing and you’d like to meet one badass woman named Kiva, I have good news! For the honor-system cost of leaving an honest review on Amazon, you, too, can get access to Tempting Visions ahead of its release date on November 5th.

ARCs (Advanced Review Copies) will cut off sometime on November 4th to ensure no overlap with tricksy timezones, and the Blackmane Pack books will be available to read free in Kindle Unlimited through Amazon.

Go grab your copy today!

Back in Business!

Hey there, Ryders!

It’s been a while, and for that, I apologize. The pandemic hit a lot of folks hard. I, for one, lost the job that let me take on the costs of publishing. It was a rough year, and I just hunkered down, took care of my mental health and my family, and focused on surviving the pandemic just like I’m sure a lot of you did.

Thankfully, I did get some writing done during my silence as well. The Blackmane Wolf Pack is going to be coming at you all this fall. The first book is in editing and I’m a good chunk of the way into the second installment. I originally called these guys the ‘yappy wolves’ because they wouldn’t let me shut up and focus on Sasha’s book, but I’m now enjoying them so much, and I hope you will too.

For anyone that’s interested in meeting me or getting signed books, I’ll be in Vegas in November! I’ll be attending the 20Booksto50k writing conference, and we’re having a reader appreciation event on Friday, November 12th. There are going to be literally hundreds of authors there, so it could be your chance to meet some of your favorites in person.

I am looking into being able to get things like autographed books, bookmarks, and other fun goodies available for purchase on my website as well, so keep your eyes open for that in the future.

I will need ARC readers for Tempting Visions, the first book in the Blackmane Wolf Pack series. I’ll give that opportunity first to newsletter subscribers, so if you haven’t signed up already, click on that ‘Newsletter’ button in the site navigation to sign up. ARC readers get a free copy of the book in advance of release in exchange for leaving a review on Amazon on release day, so this is your chance to read Liam and Kiva’s story before anyone else. And, because covers are pretty, have a look at their cover, and I’ll see you all next time ❤

Speechless: Delayed

Hey there, Ryders!

I know several of you have asked about Speechless, and it’s unfortunately been delayed.

This is a very dark book, touching on subjects close to my heart and past experiences. My own psychological state has been deteriorating since last fall due to some lifestyle changes. This January, I sought out the assistance of trained professionals.

Unfortunately, the first person I worked with was rather… not what I needed. They insisted on telling me I didn’t have prior diagnosed conditions, and put other conditions on me that I do not, in fact, have. This sent me on an emotional spiral, as I was told I have the same disorder as an abusive family member.

I wasn’t entirely satisfied, but wasn’t sure if I was in denial, or actually have bipolar (manic depressive) disorder. I went to a different location and had a full psych workup done, adding about three new diagnosis to the list 😅 Thankfully, I do not share the same disorder as the family member, which was a huge relief. They wanted to start medication, which I was on board with, as I was rapidly spiraling out of control.

Meds come with their own killer adjustment periods, lasting weeks. I’ve finally settled on basically only taking anxiety pills on an as-needed basis, as I’m very sensitive to most psychological drugs.

To any who may be concerned,I have not ever and hopefully never will self-harm. However, manic states are super stressful and exhausting when I can’t break myself out of them. One thing that’s impossible during these states?


Especially as the book’s themes are so dark, Blaise’s chapters are especially difficult for me to write. I have to be in a very steady, solid space for me to be vulnerable enough to convincingly write Blaise, to really bring her personality through despite her traumas.

As far as the writing itself goes, I’m outlined up through Chapter 36, and it’s still not complete! I have written up through Chapter 27, and my beta team is combing through it as we speak. We’re currently sitting at just under 60,000 words, so this book is also turning out to be longer than expected.

I’m not going to promise a new deadline, as the pandemic comes with its own set of struggles. But for those of my Ryders whose brains work like mine, I will say this: my desk is clean, my writing app is open, and all the procrastinating organization has been completed.
It’s go time ❤

PS: I have also managed to write a short featuring Grayson and Tobias, which I’m very much considering making canon. My betas are clamoring for them to get their own book, which wasn’t really the plan, but once I figure out how to distribute it to you all, that’ll be hitting inboxes here soon ❤

PSS: For those of you with Apple Music, I’d also love to share one of the albums I listen to while writing Speechless.

Cover Reveal!

I’ve been sitting on this beauty for a while, but I’m finally ready to share it with the world: Speechless has a cover!

Speechless is a dark romantic suspense that I can’t wait to share with you next month. Without any further adieu, the blurb!


Anger and music are all I have left.

I’ve spent the last four years in captivity, shuffled from country to country on the flesh market. No matter where I end up, the men are all the same. All that changes is how frank they are with their demented fantasies.

The john eyeing me now is going to be just like the rest. I shouldn’t hope, just because he seems to be an American. And yet… he knew her name. Mandy, the whole reason I got stuck here in the first place. The anger rages, the music clashing in a cacophony, and all I know is that in a few small words, he’s rocked what little is left of my world.


I have one rule about my work: it’s not about any individual person. Traffickers abducted, tortured, and killed my little sister Haley, and I’ve dedicated my life to returning the favor. The SEALs taught me just about everything I need to know from a tactical standpoint. What I wasn’t prepared for was to find a fiery pair of eyes staring back at me, challenging, no, daring me to do something about her situation.

She’s not part of the mission. Saving her might well wreck my chances at dismantling this ring. And yet, when I’m forced to watch as they break her over and over again up on that stage, I know what I’m going to do before I do it.

My promise to my little sister is going to have to wait a little longer.

This bombshell of a title will be releasing next month on the 28th, and I couldn’t be more excited. This is new, edgy territory for me, and I really hope you all enjoy reading it as much as I’m enjoying writing it. If this sounds like your cup of tea, you can preorder it today!

Allll the updates!

Hey there, Ryders!

I know I’ve been quiet for a while, and I apologize. I missed September’s Steamy and kind of fell off the face of the earth for a bit. Truth was, I just couldn’t write Tobias with a female; he’s gay, and no amount of me saying “It’s non-canon!” was convincing him to touch a woman. So. There’s that.

Otherwise, it’s been a stressful fall for me. Health issues, NaNoWriMo (that crazy time of year where we try to write a novel in a month), and having to say goodbye to my emotional support dog, Cooper, all conspired against me. Therapy is happening, and I finally feel like I’m getting back to where I need to be. Seriously. My therapist is a magical unicorn, and I’ve only seen her once, but the results are hard to argue with.

Mental health, y’all. Don’t neglect it.

Now that I’m finally managing to be productive again, I’d like to share my next project with you. It’s called Speechless, and it’s a dark contemporary romantic suspense. No paranormal this time around, but definitely all the wonderful dark things, with trigger warnings aplenty. It follows the story of Blaise, a woman kidnapped and forced into sex trafficking to save her sister, and a former SEAL whose mission it is to bring down the trafficking ring that led to his own sister’s death. Two people, motivated by family, finding each other in the worst scenario possible.

And guys. He can sing. *Fans self.*

My beta readers are fired up for this one so far, though I’m still very much in the writing process for it. I’ve set a release date of March 28th for it, and the cover is already done. We’re going all-out though, so stay tuned for a cover release party and ARC copy availability. It’s available for preorder now, or you can add it to your Goodreads shelf to keep track of it with your other TBRs.

Book Sale!

To celebrate Conflict of Interest’s launch, I’m having a flash sale!

The sale is multi-faceted and run entirely through Amazon. If you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited, the books are always free to read. If you simply have to have a copy in your permanent library though, this sale is for you.

 A Queen’s Trust will be FREE from Sunday September 1st through Thursday, September 5th.

Royal F*ckup and Lesser Victory will be on a sliding sale – buy early for the best price!

The sale kicks off Monday September 2nd at 5:00am PDT for only 99 cents.
Wednesday September 4th at 11:00am PDT, the price jumps to $1.99.
Friday, September 6th at 5:00pm PDT, we’re up to $2.99.
September 9th at 12:00am PDT, they return to their regular price of $4.99.

 To celebrate its launch, Conflict of Interest will be on sale for just 99 cents through September 9th.

As always, reviews feed starving authors, and I’m not beyond playing the ‘I have a broken finger, cheer me up!’ card. So seriously. If you enjoy the books, leave me some love. Sign up to the newsletter to get your free steamy stories every month. Let me know you’re out there ❤



Conflict of Victory is live!

At long last, book four of the Panthera Chronicles is finally here! I’ve affectionately dubbed this one my ‘road trip’ novel and, researching all the neat places the crew got to go was a blast and certainly added some destinations to my bucket list. If you haven’t already grabbed a copy, get one now!

Conflict of Interest is an enemies to lovers romance continuing where Troy and Andi’s story left off. There’s an assassin on the loose, and the only way Andi truly gets her life back is if the half-Tigress is eliminated. Fate weaves a twisted web, however, and Eli must step carefully to ensure the future of his people.

The Lions, once their greatest enemies, are now their fastest allies.

If you’re new to the series, or need to catch up, I’ll be putting the rest of the books on sale sometime this weekend once everything at Amazon catches up behind the scenes. Keep an eye on my Facebook page for details and links.

Moving on from the new release, I’m taking a brief break from Panthera-land and playing with a dark new contemporary romance. The working title is Speechless, and I came up with the idea because, as a survivor of sexual assault, the new song from Disney’s Aladdin really resonated with something in me. I wanted to write a piece other survivors could relate to, a novel that really goes into the psychological effects of that type of abuse and showing how, no matter how dark the night may seem, a new dawn is only a few hours away.

There will be trigger warnings for this book, but if dark romance is your jam, then I’ve got a heaping helping coming your way before the end of the year. After that, we’ll return to Panther-land with book five, Wrong Side of the Bars featuring Sasha and Lita. There’s a preview of the first chapter of their story at the end of Conflict of Interest, so be sure to pick up your copy today.

The last item on the news update is: Paperbacks! Previously, only A Queen’s Trust was available in paperback. I’m waiting on the final cover proofs from the artist and then I’ll have the rest of the paperbacks uploaded and available in September. Exciting!

Don’t forget that subscribers to my newsletter, The Ryder’s Digest, get free steamy short stories every month. Vote for your favorites today!

August’s Steamy Tuesday Results!

You’ve voted, and the results are in: this month we’ll be hearing from Frost and Leah.

There are many solo Panthers and other cat species that inhabit the sanctuary, preferring the blessings of solitude to the hustle and hustle of the main hub. Frost is one of those cats.

A widow who has lost her son learns to guard her heart. Working with the children makes it worse: any attachment she forms comes into their lives, as well. Sometimes, keeping things simple is the best route. After all, a woman has needs, you know!

Keep an eye on your inboxes next week to receive this month’s Steamy Tuesday.

To celebrate the launch of Conflict of Interest, the rest of the books will be going on sale, too. Perfect time to drag your friends into the journey! You’ll hear news here and on my Facebook page first. See you on the flip side 😉❤️

July’s Steamy Tuesdays – Results!

Hey there, Ryders!

You’ve voted, and the results are in. Tomorrow’s debut Steamy Tuesday short shall feature *drumroll please*

Grayson and Chase!

There was actually a 3-way tie with Eli, but as I sat there staring at the results (and seeing as Eli’s book comes out next month), it was Grayson and Chase that started talking to me, so I went ahead and wrote them! This short comes in at just around 5,000 words and will be available via .pdf to my newsletter subscribers only! If you’re not subscribed, hurry up and hit that button! The mail goes out tomorrow!



Introducing: Steamy Tuesdays

Starting in July, I’m trying something new. I love writing (obviously) and one of my favorite side projects is putting together pairings that wouldn’t typically appear anywhere else in the series. That’s right, we’re talking non-canon pairings over here. I have two so far; one of which is a freebie for signing up for my newsletter. The other one won’t make much sense to anyone else until Chase’s books are out, so I’ll hold it in reserve for a bit.

Still, I really enjoy working on these projects, and my beta team loves getting to read these little snippets, too. So, I’ve decided to make it even MORE fun by inviting you, my readers, to pick who gets put together in the pairings! I’m a firm believer in love for all, and as these pairings are most certainly NOT canon, there are no gender restrictions on your pairing choices.

Every month, I send out two newsletters to keep you guys up to date on what’s going on over here in author-ville. The first email each month will include a link to a poll – this is how you choose which characters will be in that month’s mashup! If you want to see a character listed for voting, feel free to shoot me an email at and I’ll be happy to see about adding them to the lists. The second email contains your custom-designed smutty short story.

If you need more reasons to sign up for my newsletter, The Ryder’s Digest, I also mail out deleted scenes, or scenes that I wish could have made it into the books, but it simply wasn’t practical to do so. I also do character interviews and share snippets from my super-secret Series Bibles, too, so that’s always nifty. Add in my currently reading lists, and the Digest really is the best way to keep up with exclusive news and content.

I’ll catch you guys for the next update in July!

XOXO – Alexa