“New Age elements, snippets of cleverness – e.g., the “bowser browser, Zoogle” – and dogs in realistic danger find an appealing balance. At its core, the narrative illustrates how … how kindness can heal humans and dogs—and maybe even cats. A fanciful read that remains loyal to its noble principles.” Recovered – Kirkus Reviews
Librarian Liberty Cutter watches in horror as the town library goes up in flames. The good news is: the town elders are willing to re-establish the library in the abandoned Shipsfeather Academy building. For years rumors persisted about the derelict structure, and Liberty herself has felt eyes watching her from the dusty gothic windows. But even she never could have imagined the truth behind those rumors was even stranger than fiction.
Until a curse sealed the building and gave control of the town to a pack of book-burning werewolves the Shipsfeather Academy was a training ground for an ancient race of dog-shifters whose mission was to protect the world’s knowledge. The dog-shifting scholars made the best of a bad situation, researching in their vast library and using funds from their internet giant, Zoogle, to make life a bit more comfortable with a gym, a spa, and, of course, a Starbarks coffee house. But now that a public library is moving in upstairs, things are beginning to shift.
Chronus, the Old English Sheepdog headmaster of the academy and leader of the dog-shifters, must make some changes to keep his pack safe. But even if he could persuade Liberty to believe in a talking sheepdog, how far can she be trusted? All he knows is that he has to try, because Liberty and her staff of zany librarians may well hold the key to the dog-shifters’ freedom… and to the future of the entire town.
Godiva Anglesey, Chocolate Labrador Retriever, and the ruggedly handsome English Mastiff Cynerik team up against power-hungry werewolves when Cynerik discovers an ancient Ohio mound that may hold answers to their shifter history in the New World. Werewolf Pack Alpha Sybilla challenges timid Godiva to a battle for the territory. Diva has enough on her hands with a malicious book-worm infestation, a censorship lawsuit. Just when she thinks things couldn’t get any worse, Godiva’s mother announces family tradition dictates Godiva must be married by Summer Solstice… to a Druid.
Diva and Cyn they must find a way to defeat the werewolves, save the Shipsfeather library, protect the most important archeological discovery in dog-shifter history … and, just maybe, find love along the way.
Bliss D. Light was just an ordinary children’s librarian until one day she discovered she could grow a tail. Now her life is filled with more magic than any of the fairy tales she tells the children who gather at her feet at the Shipsfeather library. Like many residents of Shipsfeather, Bliss is a dog-shifter, and her newly discovered ability to change from human form into a sleek white Greyhound has left her yearning to know more about her true heritage. The answer to all her questions, she is certain, lies in the dog-shifters’ lost Library of the Ancients and she sets out to find it.
Accompanied by her best friend Harry, a disgraced werewolf/dogshifter mix, and hotly pursued by the evil werewolf team of Sybilla and Blaze, their quest takes them to the sacred sites and ancient mounds of the Southwest. Kidnapped by dogcatchers, sold into racetrack slavery and forced to fight wolf dogs to survive, Harry and Bliss never lose sight of their goal—or each other – an unlikely love that could be the first step toward bringing two ancient enemy races together.
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For centuries a magical race of shapeshifting dogs have protected the world’s libraries from evil book-burning werewolves. But when Chihuahua-shifter Pacifico Lopez, techno-genius inventor of Zoogle, the world’s most powerful search engine, discovers a werewolf plot that threatens to destroy the world of books, dog-shifters face their biggest challenge yet.
Werewolf Atlandia Romero, editor at wolf-owned World Wide Publishing, and secret book lover, is horrified to learn that Pacifico thinks her own company is sabotaging books. Their quest to track down ebook pirates takes them to a werewolf Caribbean island resort where they discover an e-book thieving sailing vessel called The Cloud, a diabolical book distribution plant, enslaved dog-shifters who hold the secret to the true dog-shifter werewolf history, and an unlikely romance.
Pacifico and Landy are thrust into the heart of a tropical storm as they battle lies and uncover injustice and betrayal. And the truth, when exposed, will change everything they believe about themselves and their world, forever.
“Stories within stories… twenty new fabulous tales of bibliophilic wonder, enchantment, terror, romance, mystery, and adventure.”
Includes “Egyptian Holiday” a prequel to The Shapeshifters’ Library series showing a bit of the alternative history that led to my dog-shifter stories. Were Cleopatra and her sister Alexandria, the Librarian of the Library of Alexandria, really dog-shifters?