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Fierce Hearts series were-lynx characters Kennedy Mitchell and Asher Monroe uncover the identity of a creature scaring the humans in Octavia, a small rural community in northern Michigan. Plans for an intimate getaway and family-style holiday are crumbling as the snow piles higher and Kennedy and Asher find themselves snowbound with a killer outside their door.
A year after her sister’s death, a wall of pain keeps Noël Hartley and Jonah Grant apart and alone in their suffering, though in mid-size Cranberry Cove they’re finding it challenging to avoid one another. But when a stalker puts Noël’s life in danger, Jonah has to find a way to prevent another tragedy and prove to her that their futures rely on facing the past.
Fierce Hearts – series
(Book #1 of Fierce Hearts)
Casey Mitchell has always kept his private identity as a were-lynx secret. But he’s drawn to Michelle, and when he helps investigate the odd circumstances surrounding the disappearance of cats, he uncovers a powerful businessman’s diabolic designs on the unassuming woman.
(Book #2 of Fierce Hearts)
Sportswriter Asher desperately tries to ferret out the truth as to why the sinister Nexus Group kidnaps and experiments on were-cats. He’s willing to use his special mind-controlling ability to discover whether the gorgeous Kennedy is a threat to the colony or simply a lost soul.
(Book #3 of Fierce Hearts)
With her mother missing and feared abducted, Asia reaches out to Conrad, now an investment banker and serial heartbreaker, for assistance. Will this strong-minded duo risk opening up their hearts to their long-simmering attraction?
(Book #4 of Fierce Hearts)
Although his past mistakes and childhood experiences haunt him, Quinn can’t accept Tizzy’s fear that cancer will return and claim her life soon. Instead, he decides to show her that life is what you make it.
(Book #5 of Fierce Hearts)
A formidable were-lynx and a physician, Booker has his hands full helping patients who were seriously injured in the battle. But nothing can repair his soul, broken from the loss of his wife and the PTSD from his service in Afghanistan . . . or can it?
FINDING FINN – a short story
Asher Monroe’s younger brother Finn has never had any trouble accepting his human identity despite Asher’s extraordinary were-lynx abilities and rich life with the colony. When a disease that is targeting were-lynxes brings a group of violent were-lynxes to town to threaten his research partner, Nissa Bello, his life is changed forever.
CAPTURED BY CHRISTMAS AT MIDNIGHT
Romantic suspense and paranormal author Lynn Crandall and contemporary author Lainee Cole present in their own way two stories of love in Captured by Christmas. However it finds you—under a Christmas tree or drifted in snow in a backwoods cabin—the spirit of the season will wrap you in love.
FIERCE HEARTS – Collection of 5 Digital Books
An epic showdown will pit love against evil in this shapeshifter romance series as the were-lynx colony faces off with the all-powerful Nexus Group determined to wipe them out. Only the strong and dedicated will survive – and only those willing to risk it all will find their soul mates in this thrilling and value-priced digital collection.
Aeger Investigations – series
ALWAYS AND FOREVER LOVE
Lacey’s complacency and sense of stability is sent topsy-turvy when she runs into Jackson Carter, the son of powerful and influential business tycoon. It’s a recurring nightmare for Lacey, who has already seen damage done by the Carter family, and when she encounters Jackson, she wants nothing to do with him…
DANCING WITH DETECTIVE DANGER
A body in the bathtub and pleas from a jilted wife to find her wayward husband mean a welcome break from the usual humdrum cases Sterling and her sister, Lacey, are called to investigate. But when Sterling’s old flame, Detective Ben Kirby, walks into the murder scene, she feels her world spin out of control.
STORIES OF ORDINARY PEOPLE
WHO FACE ORDINARY LIFE CHALLENGES
— TRANSFORMED BY —
SUSPENSE, PARANORMAL ROMANCE, CONTEMPORAY, & FANTASY
Lynn Crandall has been a reader and a writer all her life. Lynn’s background is in journalism, but whether she writes a magazine or newspaper story – or creates a romance, she loves the power of stories to transport, inspire, and uplift.
What Readers Say . . .
I love stories that swept me off my feet. This one did exactly that plus, more. I lost my heart to the characters. They were irresistible..
Rollercoaster of emotions! This is a new author for me, but I look forward to reading more of her books..
…novels that you simply can’t put down. I read from start to finish without ever leaving the couch. The world of the paranormal opens up to readers as the suspense of the tale takes hold. .
Different colonies have chosen different ways to live, either among humans or in solitude away from society. Each colony owns a copy of a database, originally a leather-bound book of pages where were-lynx lineage was recorded. It is a precious book that is kept in safety, away from humans. (read more)
Different colonies have chosen different way to live, either among humans or in solitude away from society. Each colony owns a copy of a database, originally a leather-bound book of pages where were-lynx lineage was recorded. It is a precious book that is kept in safety, away from humans.
Were-lynxes are forbidden to reveal their true identities. They are taught from an early age to keep to themselves and not form relationships with humans beyond work relationships. They are taught that a choice of one were-lynx to reveal his or her true identity would put all were-lynxes’ lives in jeopardy.
Were-lynxes don’t trust humans. History has taught them that humans view anything “different” as dangerous. Were-lynxes believe humans are careless and selfish.
The process of shifting from one form into another is a natural process for were-lynxes called shimmering. It doesn’t cause them pain and it is easy to do. There are no colony rules that require were-lynxes to shimmer regularly, but because it is so soothing and pleasant, shimmering is done regularly, and primarily after dark.
Were-lynxes prefer to get their food from the market or the refrigerator. As were-animals they can hunt, but they have a preference against killing other beings, so they don’t hunt for food.
Were-lynx have high metabolism, therefore they have large appetites and heal quickly. They have the heightened senses of a predator, which enables them to highly enjoy natural surroundings and avoid dangerous situations when they want to. Their senses also make them skilled at detecting what is going on around them and who or what is nearby.
Were-lynx abilities express at age eighteen. Children are not told the truth about their genetic makeup until in their teens, because young children are too open and may inadvertently jeopardize the colony members’ lives.
For centuries, were-lynxes have been separated into two categories based on genetics: pures, were-lynxes born from two genetically pure were-lynx parents, and moggies, were-lynxes born from a parent or two parents who carry the gene but do not express it. In the past, only pures were allowed to be a colony leader. Moggies were considered lower in status than pures. They were believed by pures to be lower intelligence and untrustworthy. When Casey, a moggie, was voted leader of his colony, he brought new ideas and prompted changes, such as disregarding the ancient beliefs about pures versus moggies and acknowledgement that some humans are trustworthy, so weres should be able to develop relationships with them. He follows his philosophies in leading the colony: Everything evolves, and life is not what you think it is.
All have the agility, strength, stealth, heightened senses of a lynx, and the ability to shimmer into lynx form. Each one has an additional special ability. They keep their were-lynx identity secret from humans. They vary a bit in coloration when in lynx form, but they share the typical dark markings and dark tufted ears.
In writing the Fierce Hearts books, Author Lynn Crandall makes the characters diverse. Diversity is a natural part of life. Black or white or Latino is only one aspect of the characters … all are were-lynxes. The characters lived their lives as “different” in their own way and their ethnicity is simply a part of them, like brown eyes or blue eyes. In the list of characters their ethnicity is noted. It is not meant to emphasis their race, but simply to describe the characteristics all their characters.