A Midwesterner by birth, R.E. spent much of her childhood rewriting her favorite books to include herself as the main character. Later, she graduated on to writing her own books after "retiring" from her day job as a secretary to become a stay-at-home mom.
When not playing with her kids, wrestling her dogs out the door, or cooking dinner for her family, you'll find her typing furiously and growling obscenities to the characters on the screen.
Her best-selling series Wiccan-Were-Bear, The Necklace Chronicles, Hyena Heat, Wilde Creek, Were-Zoo, Arctic Shifters, Norlanian Brides, Saber Chronicles, and Ashland Pride are available now.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was in elementary school, the daughter of my parents' friends sent me a letter and said she wanted to be pen pals. I'd never had a pen pal before and didn't know what to write to her, so I decided to write her a story, which is the first one I recall writing. It was about a young girl who loved animals and had a dinosaur for a pet. My pen pal wrote back to say she loved the story and asked me to write another story, so that first story turned into a serial and I wrote her a short story almost every week to share the young girl's adventures with her dinosaur. I met my pen pal many years later and she showed me the stories that I'd written to her that she had saved and I was able to enjoy reading them with her. She was the first person that told me I should write, and I never forgot her encouragement.
What is your writing process?
My writing process first begins with an idea. It may be a character name, a scene, or a place. I begin to draft an outline for the book based on whatever my first idea is. If I'm working from a character name, I first describe the character physically and then write his/her backstory so that I know the character very well before I begin writing their story. If I have an idea for a scene or place, I write it out in my notebook and then draft an outline around it depending on which series/book it will be part of.
Then I outline the story from start to finish with major plot points, characters, and events. If I'm using real places (cities, buildings, etc.) I print out pictures and keep them with my handwritten outline. If I'm basing characters (physically) off of real-life people such as actors or models, I print out photos of them to keep with the outline for reference.
Once the book is outlined, I begin the writing process. I make sure not to edit as I go along, otherwise I'll never get the book finished and get caught up in re-writing.
After the first draft is finished, I put the book up for a few days to clear my mind. Then I read the book through once, make any editorial changes/notes that I need to, and then I pass it on to my beta readers. After going over their notes with them, I pass the edited book onto my editor. The editing process involves several drafts before a final draft is completed. During the editing process, I work with a cover designer to find the best images and have the cover finalized, as well as complete the book's description and prepare any marketing/promotions that need to be done in advance of the book's publication.
I have my own editing process in which I read through the final draft of the book several times before it's ready for publication.
Eivross won’t take Diem as his mate because his brother is dangerous and he’s worried she’ll be caught in the crossfire. When a spurned female dragon tells his brother where Eivross is, he shows up with an army, intending to take Diem for his own mate and kill Eivross in the process. Can Eivross keep Diem safe against a horde of angry dragons, or will he lose the most important treasure of all?
Mercer is determined to win Rhomi’s heart so he can share the truth of his shifting nature. But when fate has other plans and Rhomi learns the truth about shifters in a startling way, she becomes a target for people who are willing to harm anyone to get what they want. Can Mercer get to her before it’s too late?
Lucy and Tarquin’s journey takes them to the Amazing Adventures Safari Park, a secret home to shifters hidden from the human world. But even in this magical place, they are not safe. As they find themselves in more and more danger, will Tarquin and Lucy’s love be enough to save them?
While Bram and Thea are elated to find each other, reality sets in fast when her parents object to their mating. When Thea stands up for her mate and refuses to abide by her parents’ wishes, the eagles return with an army, intent on destroying the pack. When Thea and Bram are separated during the battle, can they get to each other before it's too late?
Four alpha wolves.
Four different stories from four different series.
Four women waiting to be claimed.
Find out what happens when alpha wolves are ready to claim their truemates and keep them safe no matter what. Includes friends to lovers, protective alphas, second chances, and first loves.
Lake has spent the last couple of decades as a vampire, trying to find a place to call home. He’s living in Cleveland and working as a guard, but he doesn’t feel settled no matter how long he stays. Just when he’s about to resign from the coven and find another master to ally with, he feels the presence of his truemate. And also the painful bite of her protective hellhound.
If Ivar stays with Cymbre, he’ll lose his pack, but if he does what his alpha wants him to, he’ll lose his mate. When an offer to help find his sister comes from an unexpected source, Ivar has to make a choice: Cymbre and love, or Vega and loyalty.
Khyle can’t imagine a beautiful she-wolf wanting to be with an exiled male who doesn’t even have a herd, but she only cares that being with Khyle makes her feel like she’s finally found home. Their newfound happiness is shattered when another herd with an ax to grind plans to destroy everything and Tris gets caught in the crossfire. Can Khyle get to her in time?
As the quartet navigates their new relationship and family pressures, a deadly threat rises up in the pack that could change the course of their lives forever. When a cherished family member’s life is on the line, can Jessi’s mates intervene, or will all be lost on the full moon?
Breaking their oath to Dargan turns out to be easier said than done. With the Cleveland coven at their side in battle, they have a chance to walk away with their mate and start a new life with her, but a demon from the Cleveland coven’s past has other ideas. Getting Eynd to fall in love with them won’t be the only challenge, but they’re just the males for the job.
Hyena-warlock hybrid Trace Powell met his truemate in a beautiful Hunter. The problem? She doesn’t want anything to do with him. He’d never been sure that he’d get a truemate being a hybrid. But now that he knows where she is and that she doesn’t want him? It’s hell on earth. Can Trace and Jewel find love? Or will the danger lurking in the shadows of Cider Falls be the end of everything?
Luke searches the Fae Realm for Rena, but his mate isn’t a damsel in distress. Her only problem? Stopping a crazy fae male from killing her family, keeping the dragonfae girl safe ... and oh yeah, telling Luke the truth. Will her truemate accept her for who she really is, or will the lies that separate them become permanent?
For the first time in his life, Requiem will have to choose between his alpha and the female who has his heart. The question is...will Sarah forgive him when the truth comes out, or is his only chance at happiness over before it begins?
When Pamela's connection to the church comes out and she learns firsthand how Jason treats his enemies, she’ll have to decide whether the love blooming in her heart for Ven is worth everything. Maybe even her life.
What Willow finds in Cider Falls is not only a place to finally call home, but a place where she finds love with twin lions Gunner and Archer. The only problem? Her pride turned her in to the Federal Shifter Alliance seven years ago and she’s on their most-wanted list. Can the Cider Falls alpha and her mates keep her safe or will she lose her new home and her freedom?
In desperation, Evan goes to his alpha for help, and together they come up with a way to get Aletris out of harm’s way and protect the park. Evan only wants to be with Lark, but he can’t abandon Aletris, who’s waiting to be rescued. Evan will make good on his promise to free the female wolf, but he’s not willing to give up his soulmate in the process. Can he save Aletris and keep Lark safe?
Lyric’s parents are not okay with her having two mates who are mountain lion shifters who’d like her to move to Ashland with them. Old wounds are exposed, and painful memories dredged up, but it’s not Lyric, Elliott, and Evan’s fight—it’s their parents’. Can the love between the wolf and mountain lion trio bring their two groups together, or will things be over before they start?
Can Temple get past her connection to the church, or will he always wonder where her loyalties lie? Will they both come out on the other side alive when her brother interferes in their relationship in a dangerous way?
When his pride is thrown into chaos because of his choice, Oz has to work quickly to keep China—and himself—safe. He’s never had to fight for his life, or anyone else’s, but he’ll do anything to keep China by his side forever.
This volume contains books seven and eight in the Arctic Shifters series: Donner's Fated Mate and Comet's Fated Mate. Two arctic shifters are looking for love at Christmas. Only Santa knows if they'll find it in time!
The volume contains books four, five, and six in the Arctic Shifters Series: Vixen's Fated Mate, Cupid's Fated Mate, and Dancer's Fated Mate. Three arctic shifters looking for love before North Pole City closes for the year. Can they find love in time? Only Santa knows!
This volume contains the first three books in the Arctic Shifter Series: Blitzen's Fated Mate, Dasher's Fated Mate, and Prancer's Fated Mate.
Three arctic shifters are looking for love before North Pole City closes for a year. Can they find love before time runs out?
When Lori meets Atticus, the most gorgeous guy she’s ever seen in her life, the first thing she worries about is that he’ll become a target and potentially get hurt because of her past. But her daughter’s father hasn’t given up, and one day Lori’s worst fears are realized. Can Atticus save them both or was twenty years on the run not long enough?
Red fox-polar bear hybrid Weylyn has spent her entire life on the outside looking in. As a hybrid, she’s not welcome to participate in her red fox group’s activities because while her body is that of a red fox, her fur is snow-white like her polar bear father. When she arrives in Cider Falls, hurt and alone, the last thing she wants to do is fall in love.
When Hadlee wakes from the drugs, she knows two things: she’s never been so pissed, and the gorgeous man on his death bed is her destined mate. It’s not enough that she has to save Anders’ life, but now she has to figure out who wants the falcon king dead and how she can save him…and herself.
Rhaider and Rafe arrive in Kedrick with their band to audition at Tails and know the moment Demi walks into the bar that she’s their heart-match. Once they learn about the unwanted attention from a certain alpha lion, they vow not to let anyone—alpha or not—take Demi away.
When Jair meets Genesis, he knows he’s in the presence of his true mate. The gorgeous female loves his blue and green eyes. In the midst of their budding relationship, Jair will have to come to terms with the cause of his messed-up genetics, and the fact that Genesis’s exile from her home comes with its own baggage in the form of the disgruntled male she left behind.
Working for the restaurant and being seen with Merrix makes Aeryn a target for the coven’s enemies—the First Church of Humanity. When she’s taken, can Merrix get to her in time before the dangerous anti-vampire group makes an example of her, or will their new relationship be ended far too soon?
Nature fairy Ziarena is thankful to be rescued by the sexiest merman she’s ever met in her life, especially when she realizes he’s her true mate. When Cassian and Zia travel to her home, the danger they face is enough to bring something magical to life within Zia, but no one knows how it’s possible. Can they figure out what Zia is, or will it remain a mystery forever?
Elephant shifter Cael spends his days as the in-house veterinarian at the Amazing Adventures Safari Park taking care of the normal animals and his nights underground with the other shifters. It’s a day like any other when he’s in his shift in the paddock while the safari tour vehicles drive by…until he smells something amazing and knows the beautiful brunette VIP is his soulmate.
When Traz finds Avery near death, he has no choice but to alter her life in every conceivable way. His intervention makes them both a target for the church. Will Traz be able to keep her safe from the people who want her dead?
Vampire Brody Carmichael hasn’t been living in Sable Cove long, but he’s enjoying the laid-back attitude of the townsfolk and trying to figure out how to get to know the gorgeous witch Delaney. When a warlock tries to abduct an abandoned familiar and Delaney’s life is in jeopardy, Brody will stop at nothing to protect Delaney and get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding the kitten.
Sasha’s cornered in a stockroom by two leopard shifters. But while they’re positive Sasha is the one for them, their conservative leopards-only parents and clan are dead set against a human being in their midst. Hyde and Seek aren’t willing to let Sasha go for anything. They didn’t mean to start a revolution, they just wanted to find their true mate.
Lion shifter Mayhem doesn’t have mating on his mind when he walks out of Tails one night, but the sweet brunette climbing him like a tree and begging for protection smells like home, and he’s not about to let anyone harm his newly found heart-match.
When a magical necklace sends author Trinity into another realm, and she wakes up in Wrath’s bed sporting the bonding tattoo that matches his, she isn’t interested in getting to know the alluring man who haunted her dreams – she wants to get back to reality. Trinity will be faced with the toughest decision of her life – leave Wrath behind and return to her own world or stay in his forever
Neo knows the moment the vehicle with his soulmate stops in front of the gorilla paddock, and his beast can’t wait to meet her. He knows it will take a while before he can share the truth of his shift with her, but what he doesn’t count on is her stepfamily’s secret. When the truth comes out, will Dani be able to stay with Neo at the park, or will her family steal her away before he can stop them?
Bellamin knows she’s his beloved, but his prejudice and Kelly’s fraud threatens to tear their budding romance apart. And the moment he gets back into her good graces, an old enemy appears. Kelly’s no average human, and when the uniqueness of her family history is exposed, Bellamin must keep her safe. But can he keep her by his side forever?
Joss knows that taking a human as his mate means his alphaship is in jeopardy, but he won’t give Jeanie up without a fight, even if it means facing off against the one male he never thought he’d see again...his brother.
Diesel realizes his heart-match is in the shifter bar where he works. Finding Emberly is the easy part, but revealing his flawed leg fills him with dread. If he can’t convince his beautiful mate that he’s worth loving, he doesn’t know what he’ll do. To complicate matters, the female who previously rejected him demands the mating contract is enforced. Can Diesel keep Emberly by his side forever?
Lion shifter Barron isn’t about to let anything quite as silly as the fact that Avery is human get in the way of him and his lion securing her as his mate. He’ll show her she’s the most important female in his universe, and that he’ll do anything to keep her by his side and in his arms. Forever.
Lion shifter Duke would rather have Ree in his life than be alpha. But a jilted lioness isn’t going to go down without a fight, and when Ree believes that Duke will never choose her, she runs. He’s not about to let her go, and no lioness or pride laws will stand in his way. He’ll choose honor over duty, and love above all else.
While Tayme’s sleuth welcomes her with open arms, the owl nest is anything but welcoming. A meet up with her adoptive parents ends in bloodshed, and Rory feels like she’s once again an orphan. Until strangers come knocking on the park’s front gate one dark night and offer her a chance to be with her own kind again. When faced with the decision, will she remain in the park or leave?
Owen, Ben, and Nathan Fallon have felt an odd longing for years, and now they've finally found the female of their dreams in Hope. But the joy of finally finding her mates is overshadowed by Hope's desire to help the female mountain lions, who were cursed by a goddess to never know love. Can Hope succeed in setting things right for her people, or will they be trapped under a curse forever?
When tiger shifter Cyrus is tasked by his king to head up a construction crew at the vampire restaurant in downtown Cleveland, he sensed a presence that drives his cat wild. The source? Cella - a stunning blonde vampire with curves for days. He never expected his truemate to be a vampire, but he’s never needed anyone more.
When Thea follows an enticing smell deep into the woods, she stumbles into the arms of a gorgeous man. He purrs on contact, and the attraction between them is electric. One kiss and she wants to be his forever. But she’s not the only one laying a claim to the sexy Savage – the jaguar princess has one, too. Is their budding love enough to protect Thea, or will Savage lose her forever?