My book in this anthology is Winter Princess, the first book in the Daughter of Winter series:
One sassy Demigoddess. Four hot Guardians. A Realm to rule.
As a demigoddess, Wyn has always stood out from the human crowd. And now, on her 22nd birthday, her magic finally surfaces with a bang. A big bang. She’ll need the help of not one, but four (sexy) Guardians to control her destructive powers. If only they weren't so distracting...
Her mother, the Winter Queen, waits for Wyn in the Realms of Gods, but there are enemies who will try and prevent her from ever reaching the Realms, even if that means going to war.
Will Wyn be able to survive the journey? And if she does, can she resist falling for her Guardians? Actually, does she want to resist?
A full-length reverse harem novel full of yummy protective men, a strong heroine, Celtic mythology, kilts, Scottish accents, very steamy scenes and nasty demons.
Case study: Injured Mountain Lion
This female mountain lion was found with burn injuries in the wake of the Bobcat Fire, near Monrovia (Los Angeles County) on Sept. 22, 2020. She was tranquilized by California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff where she was found, at the edge of private property bordering natural lands. Initial treatment was provided by Dr. Peri Wolff in Moorpark, who stabilized the cat, delivered timely treatment to prevent pain and correct dehydration, and conducted aninitial cleaning of the burns. On Sept. 23, the cat was picked up and transported to the CDFW Wildlife Investigations Laboratory in Rancho Cordovaby a team of CDFW volunteers. Wildlife veterinarians determined that the cat, which weighed about 68lbs., was approximately 7 years old. Her burn injuries appeared to be a few weeks old and had already begun to heal in a few small spots, but she was still unable to walk. Veterinarians surmise that the cat was able to find shelter near a water source and spent much of her time licking her injuries until found.
CDFW staff at the Wildlife Investigations Laboratory X-rayed the cat and determined that she did not have significant injuries from smoke inhalation and proceeded to treat her for dehydration, pain and clean and provide a suite of treatments to help her burns heal. Due to her condition and age, she was determined to be a good candidate for rehab and release. The lion was kept in a quiet enclosure with one week between treatments. Staff at the Wildlife Investigations Laboratory monitored her around the clock, using remote cameras (it is important to keep human interaction with rehabilitating wild animals to a minimum, in order to keep them from becoming habituated).
Though she struggled at first, the lion is now eating, tolerating captivity and gaining weight. She’s getting stronger but not yet fully able to walk and move normally. Her burns are healing rapidly and the veterinary team estimates she will be ready for release back to the wild after one or two more treatment sessions (roughly three weeks after her arrival at the lab).
Storyteller. Tea drinker. Bunny cuddler. Highland walker. Scottish by choice.