Anthologies new and old…

If you didn’t catch it before, the Christmas anthology is ready!  A Very Paranormal Holiday is currently not available on retailers, but you can get a free copy of it by emailing me or leaving a comment below.  Those who do so will be added to mailing lists of the participating authors so you can receive alerts for their new book releases.

With my 19k short story that is included, Facing the Darkness, you’ll see many familiar characters from the Sensor series.  There are updates on what they’ve been up to since Darkness Clashes, a revelation on Cori’s background (the tattoo artist), a fight scene, and quite a bit of character development as Kerbasi learns an important Christmas lesson.

I’m also going to be re-releasing a New Year’s story later this month.  For those of you who picked up and read The Stroke of Midnight anthology you will probably recall Tempting the Moon.  It’s often referred to as Emily’s werewolf story, though it’s told from Melena’s perspective.  The story was written between Chained by Darkness (book 2.5) and Darkness Divides (book 3).  Maybe we could call it 3.7?  That is while Lucas was still confined in Purgatory so you won’t see him in there, but you will see Micah and a few other familiar characters.

This particular anthology had a 10k word count limit on the stories included.  I still went over by about five hundred words, but it always bothered me that I couldn’t expand on some scenes further due to the limit.  Now that the anthology is being taken off retailers in a couple of days and I’m free to re-release Tempting the Moon on its own I’m fleshing some of those scenes out to make the story even better.  I’ve also had an awesome cover designed for it and written a new summary:

Tempting the Moon cover


SUMMARY:  It’s New Year’s Eve and Melena Sanders is hoping she can survive the night without any more trouble in her life.  But then her adopted teenage daughter, Emily, confesses to a prank gone wrong.  Now her young werewolf admirer is caught in a trap on a full moon.  Melena’s got to figure out fast how to rescue him without either of them getting bitten in the process.  Of course, nothing ever goes quite how she plans…


For those who didn’t read this story, you missed the turning point in Emily and Hunter’s relationship.  This is your opportunity to find out why Emily later gave him a chance.  Plus see Melena get into more trouble.

As soon as the anthology is available on retailers I’ll post links here and send a message to my release alert subscribers.  Those who have also signed up for the newsletter will be getting the first one at the end of this month with book release information and other publishing news.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



17 thoughts on “Anthologies new and old…

  1. Sue Padgett

    I absolutely loved this series! Coming late to the party sometimes works to my advantage and I can enjoy a binge read of the series which is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your works! Merry Holidays!

  2. Michelle

    I. Love your books, and would very much like a copy of the new Xmas anthology. I can’t wait for the next sensor book to come out. Thanks for creating such amazing characters.:-)

  3. Trisha

    I really love the series and can’t wait for the next book #5. I didn’t know about the anthologies so I haven’t read them but would love to. Is there anyway to read them as well? Thanks for the great stories they are very captivating keep them coming!!

  4. Niki

    Yay!! I’ll be picking up the New Years re release with extras…can’t wait. Just finished kerbasi’s Christmas lesson…it was good definitely leaves me wanting MORE MORE MORE! Especially Coris story such a teaser!!

    1. Susan Illene Post author

      Glad you enjoyed Kerbasi’s Christmas story, Niki. As for Cori, she’ll eventually get a spin-off paranormal romance novel that will go into more detail on that teaser 🙂

  5. Susan Illene Post author

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments above. For those who have expressed interest in the Christmas anthology, I’ve sent it to you. Be sure to check your email 🙂

  6. Denise Crozier

    Would love a copy of the christmas anthology. One of my favorite series! Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Best regards,


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