1. Out of the Cage
Can a man who’s been a prisoner all his life ever be truly free?
The only thing Emmett has known his entire life is the zoo. He was born in captivity, taken away from his mother when he was twelve, and has lived alone in his cage for the past twelve years.
Levin is a free shifter. He was born free, and he’s made saving shifters under human control one of his missions in life. The lucky ones are locked in zoos for human entertainment. The unlucky ones are in labs, being tortured and killed.
Emmett and his best friend are rescued from the Colorado Zoological Park just before the park plans to get rid of Emmett for not being able to breed. Emmett has trouble adapting to life outside the cage, but Levin is there for him, helping him every step of the way. It’s confusing and scary, but Emmett has never felt so safe—yet so out of place.
Levin and Emmett must find a way to fit together as they deal with a jealous ex and Emmett tries to become a true pack member. When one of the kids runs away, not even Levin listens to Emmett when he says he can help. Will Levin manage to rescue the pup before it’s too late? What will happen when Emmett decides to disobey Levin’s order to stay put and gets hurt in the process?
2. Learning Freedom
Is it possible to learn freedom when you’ve been behind bars all your life?
Keating is free. He has spent his entire life in a cage, but someone rescued him, and he almost can’t believe it. He doesn’t know how to deal with his new freedom, but Rodrick is there to help him through it, and Keating can’t resist falling in love with him.
Sully wants to hate Keating. He’s been in love with Rodrick since they were kids, and he hates seeing Rodrick and Keating together. He never expected Rodrick to tell him he loved him back, or that he wanted the three of them to be in a relationship together.
Rodrick knows he’s asking a lot from Sully and Keating, and he doesn’t know if they’ll ever be able to make things work. He just wants Sully and Keating to agree to give their relationship a chance—and they do.
But before they can do anything about it, Sully is shot by a human hunter. Will Rodrick lose one of the men he loves? Will Sully give up, knowing Rodrick won’t be alone?
3. A New Chapter (short story)
Sometimes even the stupidest idea can lead to something good.
Riley should have known going for a run in his wolf form was a stupid idea. Now he has three hunters after him, and no means to find help, at least until he stumbles on a tent and a nice human.
The last thing Vaughn expected when he decided to hike the Colorado Trail was to save a wolf from hunters—and have that wolf shift into a very naked human. He’s fascinated with Riley and his life, so when Riley’s alpha suggests he help Riley go home, Vaughn jumps on the chance, starting what he hopes will be a new, less lonely chapter in his life.
4. The Next Chapter
We don’t always know what’s best for us—and even when we do, we often do our best to ignore it.
Riley didn’t expect to be chased by hunters and saved by a gorgeous man when he went for a run, but both happened. Now Vaughn is staying with the pack for the week and wants them to be together, but Riley knows it can only end in the worst way for his heart since Vaughn is human and lives three hours away. That’s why he keeps his distance even though he wants Vaughn as much as Vaughn seems to want him.
Vaughn is fascinated by the shifters he met, but especially by Riley. He’s ready to do anything to have a relationship with him, including ignoring Riley’s sometimes-prickly personality and commute every weekend. He finally gets Riley to agree to give him a chance, but they both know it won’t be easy.
When Riley’s brother calls him and asks to be rescued from their old pack, it complicates things even further for Riley and Vaughn. Vaughn isn’t going to stop for anything—or anyone—to have his man and to keep him safe, though.
Can Riley let Vaughn into his heart? Will Vaughn be able to leave his human life behind?
This isn’t a standalone. Readers should read A New Chapter before The Next Chapter.
You have to let go of the past to have a fresh start.
Robbie has been spending a lot of time with the shifters hiding in the mountain since his best friend Vaughn moved there. That means he’s also been spending a lot of time with Scott, one of the alphas. He likes Scott, but he’s convinced nothing can happen between them. As an alpha, Scott deserves so much better. Besides, with several cases of shifters wanting more rights being brought in front of the Supreme Court, they have other things to focus on.
Scott doesn’t know why Robbie is pushing him away. He can tell it’s not because he doesn’t want him, though, so he decides to push a little. He knows it was the right decision when Robbie starts opening up, and when the construction of the first shifter-human town in the state begins, he volunteers both of them to help.
Robbie and Scott try to live with each other and with the self-esteem issues Robbie’s ex caused when he left him. But not everyone wants shifters to be free, and between the protestors picketing outside the new town and the traitor inside it trying to stop construction, they’re going to have to trust each other, no matter their problems.
6.A Real Chance
What do you do when the man you fall in love with is locked in a cage?
Phineas has lived in his cage all his life. He doesn’t know anything different, and he doesn’t expect anything different. That changes when his handler dies in a car accident, and Galen is hired to replace him.
Galen has always loved animals and accepting the job at the zoo is an opportunity for him to work with more animals than just cats and dogs. The last thing he expected was to be assigned to Phineas, the golden tiger shifter who lives at the zoo. He’s always been fascinated with shifters, and he hates the way Phineas is treated like an animal. While he keeps an eye on the news for the Supreme Court decisions on shifters, he does what he can to make Phineas’ life more comfortable, but he wants to do more—so much more.
Galen didn’t expect he’d fall in love with Phineas, and he’s elated when the Supreme Court upholds the decision to consider all shifters as human beings. What he doesn’t know is that the zoo sold Phineas and that he’s going to be transferred away from Galen. Galen can’t allow that to happen, so he takes Phineas away, to the town where shifters and humans live together. Someone is after them, though, and they might not manage to reach the town in time—or without one of them getting hurt.
7.The Perfect Three
What if three is the perfect number?
Lance needs a vacation from DC and his job. He’s lost his passion to work there now that shifters and humans have equal rights, and he’s thinking about retiring, even though he’s only forty-seven. Of course, that means he has to deal with the people who want him to run for president—something he has no intention of doing.
Matt was only supposed to stay in Hope for a few weeks, but he ends up accepting the sheriff job, even though the station isn’t even finished yet. He was looking for a change from his job as a detective anyway, and he likes Hope, the friends he has there—and the two men he just met.
Monty has a lot to deal with as the only healer in Hope, but that doesn’t stop him from deciding he wants to see where things go when he meets Matt and Lance. He knows being in a relationship with two men isn’t usual and that it’s not going to be easy, but he wants it to work.
Matt, Monty, and Lance have hurdles to get over, though. Lance’s job means he can’t come out, especially not as being in a threesome when one of his men is a shifter. Humans still aren’t accepting of them, no matter what the law says. And even though he’s been thinking about retiring, Lance has to make a hard choice between the possibility of making other peoples’ lives better or making his better. He has a hard time accepting the possibility of being in a throuple, but once he lets go of his fears, the stakes rise.
Will Lance choose happiness over duty? Will Matt and Monty be willing to give him time to work things out? And what will happen when he is outed against his will?