Redclaw Origins: The year is 1955. Rebel without a Cause and The Seven Year Itch are playing in the  movie theaters. The Chevy Bel Air is the most popular car in America. Gas is 25 cents a gallon and you can get a hotel room for $4 bucks. This flirty, fun series takes us back to the beginning and shows us how Redclaw Security got started.

Bishop Takes Knight (Redclaw Origins Book 1)

New York, 1955. Former socialite Henrietta (“Rhett”) Bishop, desperately seeking work, gets hired by Redclaw Security. But Redclaw is no ordinary operation. Part detective firm and part enforcement agency, Redclaw regulates matters involving the growing population of shifters who have emerged since the onset of the nuclear age.

Peter Knight is a nuclear scientist shattered by the death of his wife. Blacklisted by the government and scientific organizations, he drowns his sorrows while searching for the people behind his wife’s murder.

Together they form an unlikely partnership to search for a missing cache of mysterious technology stolen from Redclaw. But when a dangerous person from the past turns up to start a bidding war on the artifacts, Bishop and Knight wind up in a fight for their very lives.

If you like Gini Koch’s “Kitty” Katt alien series, you’ll love Bishop Takes Knight! It’s Bringing up Baby meets WH-13!

Bishop Takes Knight is a Top Pick at The Romance Reviews and a Crowned Heart of Excellence recipient at InD’Tale Magazine and has been nominated for a RONE Award! Bishop Takes Knight was voted Best Paranormal/SFF Romance in the 2020 New England Reader’s Choice Awards, Best Light Paranormal Romance in the 2020 PRISM awards, is a Bronze Medalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards for Blended Fiction, and tied for fourth place in the International Digital Awards in the Paranormal Novel category!

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They’re back and the fun–and trouble–is just beginning! Join Bishop and Knight as they must pose as a married couple to root out the strange disturbances occurring in an upscale suburban neighborhood! 

Bishop’s Gambit (Redclaw Origins Book 2)

Newly-minted secret agent Rhett Bishop would rather face down a horde of angry wolf shifters or her father’s former mob contacts than accept her current assignment: pose undercover as a suburban housewife, complete with a husband, slippers, and pipe.

But after the debacle of her previous mission, Rhett has a lot to prove.

To redeem herself in the eyes of Redclaw Security, and to carry out her mission without distractions, she must table her budding relationship with Peter Knight while the two of them uncover the secrets of Forest Grove.

Armed with her trusty ray gun, her unique little dog, and Knight’s brains, Rhett is confident she can handle whatever the suburbs can throw at her.

Until they lob a curveball.

Bishop’s Gambit was named a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews!

Kirkus Reviews describes Bishop’s Gambit as “thoroughly entertaining and witty, with a nicely judged mix of genres.”

Bishop’s Gambit placed Second in the 2021 Daphne du Maurier Awards for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense and placed Second in the 2021 PRISM Awards for Light Paranormal Romance.

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Love cozy mysteries? Then check out The Ginny Reese Mysteries!

Introducing M.K. Dean, author of cozy animal lovers mysteries, featuring veterinarian Ginny Reese and her lovable German Shepherd, Remington.

 (Ginny Reese Mysteries Book 1) is now available!

It’s Diagnosis Murder meets All Creatures Great and Small…

As a house-call vet, Ginny Reese has seen her share of the weird and wacky. But nothing in her previous experience could have prepared her to find one of her clients floating in her own swimming pool.

Local artist Amanda Kelly was extremely wealthy with her share of secrets. By naming Ginny as her heir, not only did she make Ginny the number one suspect, but she painted a big bull’s eye on her friend’s back as well.

With her trusty German Shepherd at her side, it’s up to Ginny to find the real killer and prove her innocence to the sheriff. The new sheriff. Who happens to be her ex.

Piece of cake, right?

An Embarrassment of Itches was awarded the Crowned Heart of Excellence from InD’Tale Magazine in November 2021! Itches also won the mystery category in the PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Distinguished Mystery Awards and Firebird Awards, and the Best Indie Book Award for cozy mysteries. It was a finalist in the Silver Falchion and RONE awards. Available from these retailers and Amazon.

Kirkus Reviews enjoyed An Embarrassment of Itches as well, calling it a well-paced and entertaining series opener with an appealing protagonist.”

Life couldn’t be better for house-call veterinarian, Ginny Reese. An impending inheritance has given her options she didn’t have before, and she is about to close the deal on buying her own practice from her longtime mentor. Not to mention, she’s been spending more time with her old flame, Sheriff Joe Donegan.

But the fur flies when the practice is bought out from under her by a smoking hot newcomer who also has ties to Joe. And things get really dicey when Ginny’s outrageous mother is heard making threats against Dr. Rachel Burnham.

When the new vet dies under suspicious circumstances, all fingers point to Ginny’s mom as the primary suspect. It’s up to Ginny and her trusty German Shepherd, Remy, to find the real killer before her mother goes down for murder.

The Dog Days of Murder is available from Amazon and these other retailers.

Vacations are supposed to be fun, but when veterinarian Ginny Reese combines a trip to a coastal island to check out an inherited property with patching up her relationship with her sister, things quickly get out of control.

First there’s a corpse in the condo. Then a fortune in artwork goes missing. The lead investigator is a publicity hound, and there’s a hurricane bearing down. To top it off, Ginny’s former boyfriend, Joe Donegan, believes the police are looking at her for insurance fraud and murder.

With the help of her friends and her trusty dog, Remington, it’s up to Ginny to find the paintings and the killer before the storm wipes everything away.

Available now on Amazon and at these retailers! Release date June 1, 2023


House-call veterinarian, Ginny Reese, is determined to get into the holiday spirit this season, even if it kills her. Which is why she agrees to be in charge of collecting the Secret Santa gifts and Angel Tree presents for the Greenbrier annual Christmas party.

But it looks like there may be a Grinch in town, when a series of random robberies and vandalism takes its toll on the citizens of Greenbrier, casting a pall on the festivities and threatening to ruin Christmas for the entire community.

Not to mention the emotional roller coaster Ginny is riding between trying to decide how she feels about Sheriff Joe Donegan, dealing with her own Scrooge-like mother, and choosing to fulfill a child’s greatest wish.

When the thief strikes close to home, it’s up to Ginny and her trusty German Shepherd, Remington, to nail the holiday bandit, and save Christmas for everyone.

Available now on Amazon and at these retailers! Release date December 5, 2023