Anne Kane lives in the beautiful Okanagan Valley with a bouncy Jack Russell terrier, a cantankerous Himalayan cat, and too many fish to count. She spent many years trying to fit in and act normal, but finally gave up the effort. She started writing romance, and her fate was sealed when Changeling Press accepted her first submission. She hopes you enjoy the characters that escape from her imagination and the worlds they choose to inhabit.
Her hobbies, when she’s not playing with the characters in her stories, include kayaking, hiking, motorcycles, swimming, skating, karate, playing guitar, singing and of course, reading.
Descended from the witches of old Earth, Stargazers have the ability to control the lines of psychic energy that join the planets and other heavenly bodies. They use their talents to bend the energy to their own use, much the same as the druids of Earth used to harness the ley lines. They can power space ships, run machinery on far away planets and detect people's presences from great distances. Highly sought after, both by legitimate sources who want to hire them and by pirates who enslave and sell them, they are constantly on guard.
In this collection, five stargazers defy the odds and find love and adventure as they travel across the galaxy.
This collection contains the previously released Stargazer novellas Wanton, Willful, Wild, and Wayward and Star Haven: Sinful.
When government tax auditor Nick finds himself obsessed with the work of erotic romance author Khloe Matters, there's only one thing to do. Audit her! But getting a closer look at the sexy author in her own home just makes him switch his obsession from the writing to the writer.
When he accompanies her to a writers' festival, things heat up in a hurry. Neither of them is being entirely honest, and as the weekend progresses so does the hilariously tangled webs of deceit as each of them seeks to further their own agenda.
When her little sister disappears, Dee vows to find her. She follows a lead to Loden Province but is picked up by Government troops and convicted of crossing provincial borders without a permit. The punishment? She is sent to be sold at auction.
As the auctioneer calls for bids, she hears a voice from her past. Kaeden! The lover she ran out on in order to raise her little sister. He's found her again, and he has no intention of letting her escape a second time. He and his band of mercenaries will do whatever it takes to reunite the sisters and keep them safe. (43p)
When Catherine's aunt dies in a suspicious accident, she comes back to her hometown to settle the estate. She expects it to be an easy job, but she doesn't count on being chased by a pack of wild wolves, and an unknown enemy who sprays graffiti on the house and throws bricks through her windows. When the local police force is less than helpful it is up to Cat to find out what's going on with the help of her all too human lover, Jacob.
Known as the Mad Trapper, Jacob has been in love with Cat since high school. Now that she's back in town he intends to show her that a human-shifter relationship can be just what a were-cat needs to keep her out of trouble. (Page Count: 52)
Last Chance – it sounded like exactly what Tori needed so she jumped on a boat and sailed off to Alaska to start a new life. What she found there was more than she'd ever imagined; not one man but two who could make her beg for mercy one minute and scream for more with the next breath. It looks like her chance is going to pay off, until her sadistic ex shows up and demands she return to Seattle with him. Tori is ready to run away, but Bill and Jake aren't about to give her up without a fight! (Page Count: 40)
When Hunter captures a voluptuous redheaded space pirate, sparks fly!
Hunter is a cyborg working for the military wing of the Interplanetary Alliance, with an obsession he just can't shake. Four years ago, he met a woman on Rigerion IV and spent the night with her. The sex was incredible. When he woke the next morning, she was gone, and no matter how hard he looked, he couldn't find her.
When he discovers she captains one of the most brazen pirate ships in this quadrant, he makes it his personal goal to track her down and punish her. Problem is, despite her status as one of the most notorious pirates in the galaxy, she was bred to be a submissive sex slave, so punishment just makes her hot. What's a cyborg to do?
Polar bear shifters are rare these days, and most of them keep a low profile. Tundra knew the rules, but tonight she needed to get laid and it would take a strong man to satisfy her.
Alex's buddies called him Big Blue, and they were closer to the truth than most of them knew. Trolls had a nasty reputation in this brave new world.
The very first time Tundra saw Blue, she knew she had to have him. What she didn't realize was that she'd never want to let him go. When Alex goes to confront the head of a vicious cabal, Tundra follows to make sure he doesn't get hurt. After all, even a troll's hide isn't as thick as a polar bear's.
Cox Club – Alice Gaines
At the urging of her best friend, Andi Crawford visits an exclusive club in order to find some sexual satisfaction after her divorce. The last person she expects to find at a place like Club Cox is her overbearing ex-husband, Blake. But, he’s there and as tempting as ever. Can she maintain her independence, or will she surrender to the intense physical pleasure only he can give her?
To My Reader: The great thing about writing is the ability to portray the world the way it ought to exist. There really ought to be clubs where women can go to fulfill every sensual and sexual fantasy. I’ve created such a club in this story. Enjoy the fantasy!
Kat On a Hot Tin Roof – Maree Anderson
Kat Meyer is completely clueless about the ancient Chinese curse that turns her into a cat between the hours of 11pm and 1am. Feline-Kat targets those born under the Chinese Zodiac Sign of the Rat and steals precious items from them, but Kat believes that Cupcake, her pet cat, is the culprit who’s leaving “gifts” on her pillow. When Jace Burton wakes in the middle of the night to find a naked and highly distraught Kat in his living room, he’s inclined to believe her bizarre tale of sleepwalking and cat-burglars-of-the-feline-persuasion—not to mention appalled to think of what harm might have befallen her while she prowled the streets at night! Jace is willing to go all out to protect Kat from harm—whether she likes it or not—but how’s he gonna react when he discovers her secret?
To My Reader: When my kids were small, their favorite story was Slinky Malinki, about a cat-burglar of the feline persuasion, and I once owned a cat that used to carry stuff around in his mouth. So I was just waiting for an excuse to incorporate a clever cat-burglar into one of my stories, and voilà! Kat On A Hot Tin Roof.
My heroine, Kat, blames the “gifts” left on her pillow each night on Cupcake, her pet cat. And when she wakes up naked, curled atop her bed, she believes she’s been sleepwalking—bare-assed naked sleepwalking. What other explanation could there possibly be? Hmmm. That would be telling ;-)
Oh, the endless possibilities for fun and embarrassment, LOL. Poor Kat. With all the weirdness in her life right now, the last thing she needs is a sexy alpha male, who sends her dormant hormones into orbit. So of course, that’s exactly who rocks into town and turns her life upside down. And when Jace gets up-close-and-personal with Kat, he discovers there’s far more to this cat-burglar caper than meets the eye.
I hope you enjoy Jace and Kat’s story!
Kellen's Conquest by Anne Kane
Orphaned as a child, Mia’s most cherished dream is to settle down and have a family of her own. Kellen may be the sexiest man in the known worlds, but he’s AlphElite and when they settle down, it’s with one of their own kind. When someone sets him up to kill her, Kellen decides to kidnap her and keep her by his side until he’s sure she’s safe. They traverse the stars, stopping to fight off a sentient reptile and enlist the help of Kaelin’s teammates to find out who wants her dead, and more importantly, why.
To My Reader: I love to fantasize about what the future might hold for mankind. One thing I’m sure about is that love will still make it all worthwhile. I hope you enjoy reading Kellen and Mia’s story as much as I enjoyed telling it.
Scoundrel in a Kilt by Nicole North
Brodie, Chieftain of Clan MacCain, is a dark, sensual Scottish scoundrel who loves nothing more than being a selkie shape-shifter, even if he has been cursed by a witch of the dark arts. Stunning modern day supermodel Erin Schultz blazes into his 1621 world like a falling star. Though he’s certain she will shatter life as he knows it by breaking his curse, he can’t resist her tantalizing seduction.
To My Reader: Nothing’s hotter than a Highland hunk in a kilt… except when he takes off that kilt. I hope you enjoy my wicked, dark shape-shifting selkie scoundrel, Brodie, as much as the time-t
Kaylee has no idea that she’s a prairie dog shifter, or that the reason for all the male attention she’s been attracting is her first heat cycle. When her boss fires her in a jealous fit of rage, she decides to go find some action at the local biker bar.
When the cute little dawg waltzes onto his turf, Logan isn’t about to let any of his buddies get their paws on her. A game of pool turns into a sexy seduction as Logan introduces her to loving, Prairie Dawg style.
Jack, the alpha of the Northern Rockies pack, knows Destiny needs some time to come to grips with her werewolf heritage before he springs the whole mated for life thing on her.
Destiny has no intention of buying into the whole pack mentality, howl at the full moon thing. Sure, she practically drools at the sight of red meat, but that’s no reason to give up her comfortable life. Besides, she already has a boyfriend, a slick up-and-coming lawyer.
But when a band of rogue werewolves move into the area, Jack can’t afford to have his attention divided. He needs to convince Destiny that she belongs both in his pack and in his bed so he can concentrate on the new threat.
Unfairly indentured, Stargazer Anaya plans her escape carefully, stowing away in a ship belonging to the cynical bounty hunter, Ryland. She just needs to avoid detection until the ship docks at the next port of call.
When Ryland discovers the beauty, he assumes she is a runaway sex slave and offers her a choice: Be returned to her master or stay and serve his every desire.
Born both a Stargazer and Daughter-Heir to the throne of New Zanadles, Jazlyn is used to a life of pampered luxury. But when the planet runs into financial trouble, her father agrees to bind her to a five-year term of service aboard a vessel with two very virile interplanetary merchants.
Her leisurely life is replaced by a whirlwind of Intergalactic Council intrigues and the lusty attentions of her new employers, but when space pirates attack, a routine delivery turns into a deadly struggle for control of the ship.
Katarina and Abbie are twin Stargazers, and their mother, fearful of the pirates that run rampant in this part of the galaxy, has been hiding their abilities for years. But when Abbie is kidnapped, Kat boldly offers her services to a very sexy pirate captain in return for his help.
Tore is fascinated by the sexy young Stargazer, but how far is she willing to go to save her sister?
As one of Santa’s elves, Dandy’s job is to make sure no one is forgotten at Christmas. So he made his list and checked it twice. He found Sophie at the top of his list of forgotten do-gooders, and when he checked her out he knew just what to do to make her Christmas the merriest ever.
When Santa made his rounds Christmas Eve, he dropped off a fantastic hunk at Sophie’s house, gift-wrapped for the occasion. Nickolie is a sex demon, and once she gets over the shock, Sophie has a wonderful time unwrapping her present and making sure it gets a good workout before it expires on Boxing Day.
When Kassie’s big-shot boyfriend dumps her, she slinks back to her isolated hometown to lick her wounds in private. But a well-endowed snowman and a reunion with an old flame makes sure her homecoming sizzles with passion.
When one of Santa's elves stops at the Prairie Dawg Saloon on his vintage motorcycle, Cyndi can't resist taking a closer look at the classic bike. Then Bruce comes back outside unexpectedly and Cyndi panics, shifting to hide in one of the saddlebags. She doesn't realize the bike is a matchmaking reindeer in disguise. Comet knows all about the sexy little critters of Dawg Town, and he's decided the cute little prairie dawg is just what Bruce needs to cuddle up with him in his North Pole cottage.
After years of playing the field, Haydn has finally found his soul mate. Problem is, the well-endowed Cassie thinks all dragons are trouble and she has no intention of letting Hayden anywhere near her. He's going to have to do some fast talking to convince her he's the dragon of her dreams.
When Bedtime Stories Press' review coordinator, Pixie, calls reviewer B.J. Smith into the office to discuss a bad review, she finds out "she" is two males. Very drool-worthy males.
They are adamant that the book they reviewed was too vanilla for Bedtime Stories Press. When the discussion on what they felt should have been included in the book turns into a kinky demonstration of assorted toys, what's a pixie to do?
Kidnapped and dumped in unfamiliar territory, Katie has no idea where she is. When Jeff finds her, her werewolf instincts tell her that he would never harm her. On the contrary, his dark kisses send flames of liquid lust sizzling through her veins. If only she knew who the old wolf who kidnapped her was, and why he'd chosen this territory to desert her.
When Breanne is captured by an interstellar bounty hunter, she is furious. Her mission is to rescue a fellow Stargazer who fell prey to pirates, and she can't do that from the brig of Roark's spaceship.
When she convinces him that they should join forces, though, they find out just how powerful they can be together. The pirates don't stand a chance against their combined wrath.
Tali's been secretly lusting after Jax since the spring breakup, but he insists on treating her like a sister. Tonight, all of the adult elves at the North Pole will be at the Sugarplum Ball. It's a night of Christmas Magic and dreams come true, and if Tali doesn't wake up in the morning with a naked hunk of an elf in the bed beside her, it won't be for lack of trying.
Kat hasn’t always been a stray -- but times are tough, and when she lost her job, her no good boyfriend dumped her. Now she’s living in a deserted basement and scrounging for food behind the restaurants in the better section of town, while attending business school during the day.
Jake feeds scraps of his dinner to the fluffy little con-artist from time to time as he walks his beat. He can’t get the sassy stray off his mind. He feels a strange affinity for the feisty little kitty, so he decides to trap her and tame her. What he doesn’t realize is, she’s a shifter, and she’s conned his heart right out of his chest.
When a capricious fairy promises Jackson he'll find his true love, he doesn't expect to get trapped on the other side of an enchanted mirror in a luxury resort.
Kaylee goes to the famous singles resort looking for more than just a one-night stand. She's disappointed when all she finds are men with egos the size of her shoe closet. But when she gets into an elevator and finds a sexy hunk trapped in an enchanted mirror, she gets sucked into a whole other dimension where true love is the key to happiness.
Jenna has a secret -- her alien blood makes her completely lose control during sex. It takes a strong man to be able to stand up to her demands, and so far she hasn't found one strong enough to want to come back for more. On the eve of the biggest Sci-Fi convention in the known universe, she makes a wish. Now it's up to Doug, the sexy troubleshooter from the Wishes Gone Wrong department of Wishlabz Inc. to make sure it comes out right. Because a wish gone wrong can be a very dangerous thing...
A collection of short Paranormal Erotic Adventures from the Changeling Press family of authors. Royalties donated to National Disaster Relief efforts.
Catan’s Fire -- Jade Buchanan
Asad needs to teach his mate what happens to submissive Felidae who disobey orders. This is one lesson Catan will never forget!
Brimstone by Mistake -- Alice Gaines
Lucifer has grown tired of processing soul after soul through hell -- until Sally Upshaw appears unannounced. The little temptress turns him on as no other woman ever has. The problem… Heaven’s made a mistake. What will Lucifer do when the Man Upstairs wants Sally back?
Shifting Priorities -- Anne Kane
Solar flares have sparked random wildfires amongst the out-ports, and stationmaster Tome Rimmer forbids females to travel alone -- a decision that doesn’t sit well with Jexx. Her battle implants more than compensate for her gender. But when the sexy hunk she picks up in the station bar turns out to be more than human, she has more important things to worry about than her profit margin.
Wolf Style -- B.J. McCall
When a wolf races out of the flames and straight into volunteer firefighter Matt Reynolds’ arms, he has no idea how his life is about to change.
Cougar Meadow -- Belinda McBride
When firefighter Ellie Cameron is separated from her crew and trapped in a firestorm, the last thing she expects is to be rescued -- by a shapeshifting mountain lion who awakens the heat buried within her -- and the need to mate.
Going Somewhere -- Cameo Brown
Leonora Palmer, an undercover arson investigator, gets an unexpected lesson in desire when the mysterious owner of a wild animal sanctuary catches her snooping in his garden and gives her no choice but to surrender to his primal needs.
Burning Down the House -- Isabella Jordan
Katurah has always had the ability to start fires with her mind. Will she use her powers now to end it all -- or will she give in to a fiery lover?
Stockings -- Jade Buchanan
What do you get when you throw a gorgeous female cat shifter, an enticing pair of stockings, and a very interested lady wolf into the mix? Enough heat to burn down the house...
Fire Thief -- Jordan Castillo Price
A glittery glam rock waif and a tattooed existentialist duck into a closet behind the bar. It’s just another gritty, anonymous, gay encounter in the dark…
Britta’s Beast -- Kate Hill
When Max and Britta met at a convention for members of magical law enforcement, they seemed like a perfect fit. But Max believes women should raise the family while men do the protecting. Problem. Britta’s a Valkyrie, and that’s just not her style. Time for the centuries-old cat to learn a few new tricks -- before his lover takes wing.
Firehorse -- Mary Winter
When wildfires threaten a Nevada wild horse sanctuary, photographer Billie Mote takes one chance too many and finds herself needing rescued -- from a man who teaches her that there’s only one thing that burns hotter than the wildfire outside, and that’s the passion between them.
Mating Fever -- Selena Illyria
The moons are full, and Courtney’s trapped with Devin Langley -- the man of her dreams. It’s mating season for cat shifters, and she’s in heat. Perfect opportunity. The only problem – she’s been promised to another man.
When Jexx finds out the man she’s just had fantastic sex with is one of the legendary Imperial were-panthers, she’s impressed and flattered. But when he tells her he’s decided to claim her as his bond-mate, she’s less than thrilled. She’s not in the market for a bossy male to order her around. They’ve got more than just technical problems to work out if they’re both going to make it back to Earth in one piece.
Camille Anthony -- N'Wahlns Cravings
Ann Vremont -- Midnight at Montgomery's
Anne Kane -- Cajun Heat
Leila Brown -- Candle Magick
Belinda McBride -- Jimmy the Dog
Alecia Monaco -- Voudou Queen
Dawn Montgomery -- Hot Vixen
Seven pieces of Carnival magic, from seven of our favorite Changelings.
When Tarik's brother is captured by the Intergalactic Council, the handsome cyborg realizes he'll need the help of a Stargazer if a rescue mission is to succeed. Problem is, as the leader of the rebellion he can't just advertise for a Stargazer willing to flaunt the Intergalactic Council.
But when he kidnaps Krystal, he is completely unprepared for the irresistibly sexy young woman with a gentle soul. Now he's torn between rescuing his brother and his growing attraction to the talented witch.
Liisa's passion is books, the kind they used to print when humanity still inhabited Earth. The only authentic collection in the galaxy is located in a museum housed on old Earth. Needing a break from work, she comes to Union Station to indulge in an orgy of reading. Of course, she doesn't count on falling asleep in the library and missing the last flight off-planet before the winter season suspends interstellar traffic.
Jake is a sergeant in the Space Militia. He loses the draw this year and stays behind when Earth is evacuated for the winter. It's his job to make sure the mutant life forms spawned by the nuke wars don't break through the museum's barrier. He's resigned himself to a long, lonely winter fighting mutants and boredom.
When he discovers he's not alone on the frigid remnants of man's home world, he knows he should be a gentleman and keep his hands to himself, but spring is a long way off and Liisa's charms are hard to resist.
When a flitter-craft crash lands near Gregory's lair, the Imperial were-panther doesn't expect to find an unconscious female dangling from the captain's harness. Danika is stubborn, feisty and in her first heat cycle.
Claiming Danika as his bond-mate is complicated by the reptilian cyborg who's been sent to return her to her father's estate, and an ex-fiancé who just won't take no for an answer.
Gregory's life is about to get interesting...