Gem is a biologist by training and an artist by heart. She's spent her career studying fish, birds, bugs and many other critters, all providing a colorful tapestry for her stories. She writes contemporary romances with varying degrees of heat, but the common thread is a natural setting or a scientific twist.
Her first love was painting and came to writing romances only recently. "The similarities in the process amaze me. When I write, I lay down a background wash first and gradually add form and structure, just like I would with a blank canvas. The last step is adding nuance and balance. There's nothing more satisfying than a finished manuscript and a finished painting."
She makes her home in Minnesota with her husband and daughter and a pile of cats and dogs and horses. When she's not writing or attending assorted youth sporting events, she's painting, on canvas or digitally.
Raised in a white glove society, Yarrow Panesh has obediently played her cello and accepted life in pianissimo. With the passing of her father, her stepmother has become more status driven than ever. And she’s driving Yarrow to the brink.
On a bustling Chicago street, Yarrow mutters an oath at the stoplight, tired of being bossed around. She steps off the curb and is barreled over by a bike courier. The collision does so much more than jar her body. As handsome Gavin Guevara helps her home, Yarrow is enchanted with his freewheeling life and his powerful charisma. She’s emboldened by his energy and decides he’ll be the fuel for her life-changing plans. She’s ready to get louder—her crescendo begins.
In a journey of awakening passion, Yarrow discovers her courage and renews her love of music. She also discovers that while others were busy planning her future, they kept dark and cruel secrets that altered her past and would change the course of her life forever.
Teal Marin is desperately seeking a new beginning. She wants to become someone new. Someone safe. Someone sane. When she inherits a cabin in the woods of northern Minnesota, she sees an opportunity to escape her physically abusive lover and disappear. From the moment she steps off the bus, she realizes it won’t be easy—these weren’t the streets of Chicago.
As she battles against a new wintery enemy, a tall dark stranger emerges from the darkness. Darren Kennedy is a sports writer, nursing an old football injury and a broken heart in his cabin in the woods. He plucks Teal out the snow and teaches her the basics of cabin life. Together they ignite an unexpected passion that keeps them toasty warm.
Now Teal bathes in snowy, frigid sunshine with her new hero. Did she make a clean break? Not at all. Her former abuser wants his beautiful girl home.
Annalee Wells is innately programmed to keep a constant rhythm. She’d been a competitive drummer in college and it was the best time of her life. She high-stepped through her university years and planned a bright future in veterinary medicine. Her future veered off course when her father was stricken ill. She went home to help him die and her rhythm has been off ever since.
When a fun-loving golden retriever enters her pet-grooming salon with a handsome man on the other end of the leash, her heart plays a forgotten cadence. She’s immediately smitten with the dog, and a little star struck when she learns that her new client, Tango, is the drum major for the best drum and bugle corps in the Midwest. When he asks her to join the notably all-male group, she’s blown away.
Is this the very thing that will bring the heartbeat back to her life? She’d let go of all her dreams when her dad died. Maybe Tango and the Blue Devil’s drums could bring them back.
Contemporary, Paranormal Erotica
Katerina Bauer’s history is woven with threads of herbal magic and the powers of animal magnetism. She was orphaned as a child and raised by her aunts. These women use trickery and fascination to earn a dirty living. They’ve also made Kat their punching bag for twenty-three years.
We enter Kat’s life just as she strikes out on her own. She’s left the Bauer mansion, moving to a small town in northern Wisconsin—Hawk Ridge. Kat lacks confidence in her magical skills, but is pretty sure she’ll remain lonely without them. With a gypsy spell on her lips, she empowers a candle to attract a mate.
Steve Rider is drawn to her magic flame, unaware of its magical implications. He’s the one. He unwittingly falls into the arms of a bewitching green-eyed goddess. When Kat’s magical charms lead to a love affair, she struggles with her own deceit. Is she just like her Bauer family after all? She’s about to learn her subtle charms are no match for the wiles of the cruelest gypsy of them all.
In the safety of an Adirondack addiction recovery lodge, Jasmine battled her heroin demon and won. Falling in love with the rural life, she stayed at the lodge and became part of the staff. She's also in love with the lodge manager, Adam Vianetti. However, with low self-esteem and a humble future, she's certain she's no match for a guy like him.
Fate has other ideas. On a stormy spring night, Jasmine and Adam are kidnapped and forced into each other's arms. Jasmine's not nearly as frightened as she should be. She's had a gun in her face lots of times. Instead she feels warm and wonderful in Adam's embrace. With chains on their wrists and the thunder rolling around them, they ignite a passion to keep them fiery warm.
When one of the men returns in the night to set them free, he issues a dire warning. The other kidnapper, Red, is heading east and plans to take Jasmine with him. He says he'll shoot her up with heroin-she's just a street rat to him. Jasmine thinks she has no strength left to fight that battle again.
In this prequel to Animals, we witness Red's cruel trail of crimes before he moves on to New Hampshire. But will he go with or without night blooming Jasmine?
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Dubious consent, sex while in restraints.
Genre: Erotic Suspense
Length: Novel Plus
Humans are animals.
When three biologists are captured in the remote woods of northern New Hampshire and forced to make pornographic videos, they are surprised by their own response—biology overrides fear and inhibition and primal desire takes over. When they escape and resume their normal lives, they find the animal passions they conjured are not so easily forgotten.
Even though it was the young intern, Kevin, that Jessy was forced to be with during their captivity, it’s Conrad she’s crazy about, and has been since he took over the job as the fisheries crew foreman. After a summer of watching his gorgeous 6’5” body keep a cool distance, Jessy hopes the abduction has opened his eyes. Maybe he'll finally be ready to give a relationship a try.
But their kidnappers are not happy with the way their three porn stars ran away. Just when Jessy’s aimless existence seems to be finding focus—on Conrad—she finds herself the target of more dangerous games.
Humans are animals. And sometimes...they're prey.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable. Dubious Consent, ménage in dream sequence, violence (included attempted rape), voyeurism.