Gayle Parness


Gayle was surprised when she first discovered how much she enjoyed writing. She began eight years ago after reading a popular paranormal romance series and thinking, I’d like to do that too. Since then, she’s indie published fifteen books with many more on the way, writing paranormal fantasy/paranormal romance under Gayle Parness and spicy paranormal romance/urban fantasy and hot contemporary romance under her pen name Marie Booth.

Besides writing books, Gayle’s a musical theatre geek, a Disney parks maniac, a lover of pasta, pizza, and pinot noir, and is owned by a black cat with big bones named Stealth. She’s raised two amazing daughters who bring her great joy every day and hopes to take some time off to travel really soon. As soon as she finishes that next book...

She can’t write a word without music playing in the background so if you ever bump into her, she’ll probably have her earbuds in, listening either to music or an audiobook. You may have to shout to get her attention. :)

Audiobook news: Seven - soon to be eight - of the Rogues Shifter Audiobooks are currently available on Audible: Narrated by Reba Buhr

Next on my writing agenda: Rogues Shifter Series: Book 9, releasing late summer, 2019.

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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Los Angeles, California, the plastic fantastic home of movies and TV shows. My mom worked as a script girl for Monogram Studios, and was always writing scripts herself.

Living in L.A. had an air of the fantastic about it. My mom, Grandmother and I would walk down Hollywood Blvd., reading the names on the stars beneath our feet and talking to a plethora of characters, almost all of whom wanted to be in the movies. There were dozens of soda shop waitresses and waiters who dreamt of being discovered, life guards on the beach waiting for their big breaks and even bus drivers who sang as they drove down Sunset Strip.

Writing fantasy came naturally.
When did you first start writing?
Other than writing occasional scripts adapted from classic children's books, I didn't start writing my Rogues Shifter Series until 2009. However, once I started I couldn't stop. I can't believe it, but book nine in the original series will release this year, so with the spin offs I've written, (The Triad Series and the Rogues Inc. Series), that makes twelve books in the Rogues Shifter world.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Gayle Parness online


Rogues Inc.
A series of paranormal romance novellas involving the Rogues Inc. team members found in the Rogues Shifter Series and the Triad Series.
Charlie, a young male with a powerful bloodline, Jay, a grizzly shapeshifter, and Kellie, a female with an attitude and plenty of secrets are forced to work together in order to survive.
Breaking Out
Price: $2.99 USD.
Falling Out
Price: $3.99 USD.
Spinning Out
Price: $3.99 USD.
Rogues Shifter Shorts
Short Stories and Novellas featuring characters from the Rogues Shifter Series. Book 1 - Winter Solstice Wishes


At Risk
Series: Rogues Shifter. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,330. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sacrifice Charlie, an ally, for 1,000 years of peace or fight a war to destroy Faerie? The fae are undecided, but Jackie, Garrett and Charlie have other worries. Danger at home has the Rogues Team heading in different directions. Charlie's team must convince two ancient and dangerous species into accepting him as a leader. Apart, the teams are not as powerful, a fact the archdemon is counting on.
Rogues Shifter Series: Books 1-4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 373,050. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The first four books of the popular paranormal romance ROGUES SHIFTER SERIES Shifters, vampires, fae, werewolves and demons team up in a variety of sometimes dangerous, sometimes humorous, always romantic adventures. "The variety of engaging characters will keep you turning the pages. A favorite." Reviewer. Book 1: REBIRTH, Book 2: STALKED, Book 3: TWISTED, Book 4: Blown Away
A Healing Heart: Rogues Inc. Book 2
Series: Rogues Inc.. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,730. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
ETHAN: When I found the child she was blue from the cold, alone in an unforgiving wilderness. I did my best to keep her safe and warm, amazed by the tiny witch's resilience and determination. But where is her mother? HANA: My child is lost so I've hired a team of supernaturals to get her back. When she's found we'll run from the witches who want to use our magic. Nothing could convince me to stay.
A Stubborn Heart
Series: Rogues Inc.. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,060. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
On the day Sinclair's world exploded, she made a life changing decision. She would face the wolves responsible for her devastating injury. Too bad one of them was the former love of her life. Gabriel yearns to reconnect with Sinc even though he feels responsible for her injury. When he's sent away, they meet again and it's obvious to him their bond is strong. Can he convince her stubborn heart?
Spinning Out
Series: Triad. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,110. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Charlie and Brina travel the Demon Realm, hoping to rescue Charlie's Uncle Isaiah. He's being held prisoner by his own mother, the Archdemon Naberia, the very same demon who intends to bring a world-ending war to the Mortal Plain in order to destroy her long time enemies, the fae. But the biggest surprise is yet to come—a situation that could throw his world into chaos and split his allies apart.
Blood Spelled - Book 8 Rogues Shifter Series
Series: Rogues Shifter. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,240. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jackie is engaged in a quarrel with her family over what role she should play in the battle that’s brewing between Faerie and the Demon Realm. She wants to be on the front lines, but Garrett and Charlie disagree. Taking matters into her own hands, Jackie lets her guard down and is now forced to cooperate with a creature who will drastically change Jackie's life forever.
Falling Out
Series: Triad. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,540. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tricked by his irritating uncle and imprisoned by a powerful enemy, Charlie must strike a magical bargain, taking him into a once familiar realm, which is still suffering the aftereffects of a corrupt queen’s rule. Accompanied by Samson, his most loyal friend, Charlie works hard to find a balance between compassion and control.
Winter Solstice Wishes: A Rogues Shifter Series Short Story
Series: Rogues Shifter Shorts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,140. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Elle, a fae female, has been a guest in Sasha's home for the last few months, finding herself drawn to the gentle warrior, but not feeling worthy to stand by his side. Sasha, a vampire with a violent past, is smitten by Elle, but has dark demons of his own to dispel. But tonight is the Winter Solstice Ceremony and healing can occur in unlikely places, especially on the longest night of the year.
Breaking Out
Series: Triad. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,330. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Finally free to follow his own path, 17 year old Charlie Cuvier and his best friend Jay, a grizzly shapeshifter, discover their relaxing California journey could be throwing them in the path of some seriously dangerous characters. When they reach LA, they help out a girl in trouble, attracting the attention of an ancient creature with an alarming agenda all his own
Cut Off - Book 7 Rogues Shifter Series
Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,780. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
YA Paranormal Fantasy. An empty bed, a threatening note and a solemn delegation from Faerie can only mean one thing: Garrett's been kidnapped and Charlie's in danger. In order to keep her son safe and rescue her mate, Jackie is forced to make some unpopular decisions, pitting her against long-time allies whose cooperation she desperately needs. Book 7 in the Rogues Shifter Series
Torn Apart: Book 6 Rogues Shifter Series
Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,750. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Determined to do everything she can to protect her son, her vampire lifemate, Garrett, and her allies, Jackie, a young cheetah shapeshifter journeys to a dangerous realm. With the help of her trainer, she learns to adapt to this alien environment, while remaining hidden from her most dangerous enemy.
Caught Between - Book 5 Rogues Shifter Series
Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,280. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Traveling to the villa where her lifemate Garrett's family was murdered, seventeen year old shapeshifter Jackie helps him face down the demons of his past. Upon returning home, Jackie is confronted by her own terrifying demons when her enemy is brought to trial in Faerie and she's forced to make several dangerous choices to protect her family.
Blown Away - Book 4 Rogues Shifter Series
Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,900. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Jackie, Garrett and their team of rogues search for teen boys missing from a local pack. Their lives are put in danger when they get too close to finding out the truth of why the boys were taken. When hidden information is revealed, Jackie and Garrett's status as allies of the fae is put in jeopardy, as well as their future together.
Twisted - Book 3 Rogues Shifter Series
Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,460. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Seventeen year old Jackie, a magically gifted cheetah shapeshifter, is now the prisoner of Lord Kennet, an ancient fae lord. While there, she unexpectedly finds an unlikely but powerful ally. Meanwhile Garrett, Jackie's lifemate, leads the search, enlisting the help of his team of rogues, his nest, his fae allies and even Jackie's sister, Bridgett, the one responsible for her capture.
Stalked - Rogues Shifter Series book 2
Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,070. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
As Garrett, Liam and I travel toward Faerie to celebrate their midwinter festival, I realize how unsteady I feel. Lord Kennet will be there, one of the most powerful creatures in the three realms. My companions assure me I'm safe, but they weren't on the beach when he spoke to me. At the same time I'm excited the Rogues Team will have their first mission. Find a missing fae female. We've got this.
Rebirth - Book 1 Rogues Shifter Series
Series: Rogues Shifter, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 106,250. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jackie Crawford never felt human. Mystery solved. NEW COVER! My senses are sharp, my body is sleek, my speed is turbo powered. Shifter. I’m a shifter. A creature I didn’t know existed until a few days ago. Garrett, my vampire trainer, has placed me with a team of shifters, teaching me to use my magic to protect, to be all that I was meant to be. This world is dangerous, but I've survived worse.