Jane Donovan grew up in an orphanage looking for the family she always wanted. Finding the courage to reach for her dreams wasn’t easy. Ten years later, when a Marine arrives on Dr. Chase Russell’s isolated Oregon ranch, nursing a cranky hip and even crankier disposition, what’s an ex-counselor to do, but make sure this hero finds her way home?
In a post apocalyptic future, mercenary Logan Pen doesn’t want to save the world. Not until he sets out to capture a shadow thief, a beguiling, emotionless Umbra, the ancient enemy of the Naga. With evil on the brink of victory, fighting an attraction they can’t ignore, Logan and Beyla scramble to save Earth’s first races from a madman who would use an ancient weapon to conquer and rule the survivors.
A GIRL NAMED JANE, The Prequel – A Novelette Ten years before Madrid, Jane Donovan is a kid growing up in an orphanage and looking for the family she’s always wanted. Flirting with the wrong side of the law, she has a choice to make. Live her mother’s doomed life, or get off the streets.
From the Dragonkind Chronicles – the battle is just beginning… In a post apocalyptic world where Darwin changelings emerge from hiding and humans struggle to reclaim their former glory, mercenary Logan Pen doesn’t want to save the world. His mission is to protect his greatest treasure – his family. That is until he tries to
A novelette. When former Marine David Randall leaves behind his military life to take care of his newly orphaned nephew, celebrating Christmas is at the very bottom of his to-do list. His mission is to put their lives back together, but when he discovers the job he had lined up has been eliminated, he takes
Dr. Dana Murphy has everything a physician can want. Everything except the one thing she can’t get back. When she’s diagnosed with a degenerative condition that threatens the career she loves, and her husband discovers he has a teenage daughter, it all begins to unravel. When her crazy mother and sister come to stay, in
All Benjamin Quincy wants is to make a stable home for his ten year old daughter in the town he grew up in and left in bitter disappointment. Young and hot headed, he made a mistake. Eleven years later, he’s a divorced, single dad with a troubled child, and a lot to make up for.
(A novelette) Prequel to JANE’S LONG MARCH HOME. Ten years before Madrid, Jane Donovan is a kid growing up in an orphanage and looking for the family she’s always wanted. Flirting with the wrong side of the law, she has a choice to make. Live her mother’s doomed life, or get off the streets. Finding
Stella Carmichael can’t believe her life with her husband, though not always perfect, is over. All she wants is to shut herself away in their too empty house, and turn her back on the world she’s quite certain will go on happily without her. But thanks to her interfering daughters, Instead of licking her wounds
There’s no place like home, and to Gunnery Sergeant Jane Donovan, home is the US Marine Corps, until she makes a mistake. A tragic mistake that costs an orphaned kid from the poorest part of Madrid his life. Now, because of a little insubordination and disorderly conduct on her part, she’s about to lose the
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Susan is a multi-published traditional and Indie author. Her debut novel, Oops…We’re Married? was a Reader’s Choice nominee and Holt Medallion Finalist. She is first and foremost a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer, and novelist. An ardent student of human nature, who loves ancient history and myth, she doesn’t remember thinking … someday I’ll grow up to be a writer. That didn’t come until much later, after her first publication – a little known article for Listen Magazine titled, Jessie’s Choice.
Other things you should know: Susan is the oldest child of a military family. She’s traveled far, but has never been to Hawaii, Paris, or Crete, an omission she hopes to correct soon. Her favorite places in the whole world are New York City, Sedona (Arizona), Ouray (Colorado), and Bath (England). And she believes the best things in life come in unexpected packages. She writes whenever she can. In between she works as a Registered Nurse, reads, gardens, takes black-and-white photos, travels, and remodels her house. She LOVES dragons. Currently she’s working on the second novel in her Dragonkind Chronicles, and dreaming up a new contemporary romance.
2. I’ve traveled a lot, but I haven’t been to Hawaii, Paris, or Crete.
3. My favorite places in the whole world are New York City and Bath, England.
4. I would love to go to Ireland, Italy and back to Sedona, Arizona.
5. I rarely go anywhere without my camera.
6. It’s true. I collect a ton a useless information.
7. I can’t throw away a book – even when I heartily dislike the story.
8. I love watching humans. They’re ridiculous and crazy, you know?
9. I started telling stories in high school. The good kind, not white lies.
10. I’ve been married to the same guy since high school. That’s a long time.
11. My first ‘real’ published work, Jessie’s Choice, was in a little known magazine for teens called, Listen Magazine.
12. I work a day job from home, but write, write, write whenever I can.
13. My favorite activities are reading, watching movies, gardening, snapping pictures, traveling, and remodeling the house – always a work in progress.
14. I LOVE dragons. Even more than cats.
15. My favorite quotes are:
*Do what you have to do, to do what you want to do. ~Denzel Washington
*Be bold. Be brave. Be yourself. ~Kerrelyn Sparks
*The days that stick in my mind are not the ones when I had the answers, but the ones when I didn’t. ~Me, Susan Lute
16. My dreams include taking the world by storm, having one of my novels made into a movie, to quit this life a better person than when I arrived.