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Wolf’s Midlife Secret Child

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Part of the Marked Over Forty series:

When I ran out on Max sixteen years ago, I never expected to be captured by my wolf pack.
Or pregnant with Max’s daughter.

When Max and I got into an argument all those years ago
Over deciding the best way to raise our little boy,
I needed to blow off steam and take a walk.
Little did I know my father would have me captured,
Demoted to the lowest member of our pack,
And living a life of servitude.
As Alpha of the Greystones,
He never accepted me being mated to a Glenwood,
Knowing a witch bloodline runs through their veins.
So when I discover I’m pregnant,
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep my baby girl safe.
But when her magical abilities emerge sixteen years later,
I beg her to keep them locked away for her safety—
Until they prove to be our key to freedom.
Max is in for the shock of his life.
He’d been told I was killed long ago,
But here I am on his doorstep at forty,
With the teenage daughter he never knew he had.

Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

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Wolf’s Midlife Bite

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I thought my forties were gonna bite. But not quite like this.

My divorce from my controlling ex was final,
But I had one last thing to check off on my list:
Covering the tattoo of his name branded on my inner hip.
For comfort, I’d made an appointment with a fellow female,
But she was overbooked and referred me to her colleague—
Her ripped, gorgeous, very male colleague.
My skin flushed thinking of him working so close to an intimate spot,
But Brody was a complete professional—
Both during the appointment,
And between my sheets days later.
He even made an appointment at my dental office,
Just as an excuse to see me again.
But as I floss his teeth and one suddenly pierces my glove,
I learn there’s another side of him:
A wolf, simmering just beneath his tattooed skin.
Even crazier?
He tells me I’m now going to become one myself.
As in, a forty-year-old wolf lady.
Midlife crisis suddenly has a whole new meaning.

Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

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Special Ops Shifters: L.A. Force: The Complete Series Collection

Get ready to meet the rugged soldiers of the Special Ops Shifters: L.A. Force series, now available as a complete 7-book collection!

Hunky bears, wolves, and an ancient dragon will stop at nothing to protect their mates as they navigate dangerous missions on the streets of L.A. If you love heart-pounding shifter romance with sexy soldiers, strong and sassy heroines, thrilling adventure, and adorable shifter babies, this action-packed series will keep you hooked from the very first page.

Book 1: Secret Baby For The Soldier Bear
A wounded Special Ops bear shifter. A fiercely independent she-panther. And the secret she carried for months: his baby.

Book 2: Saved By The Soldier Dragon
My one true love, the woman I’ve pined after for centuries, is now my greatest enemy.

Book 3: Bonded To The Soldier Wolf
I’ve been on the hunt for my one true mate. But of all the places, I never imagined finding her in a cemetery while on a mission. Will her personal ghosts put our fated destiny on the line?

Book 4: Forbidden Mate For The Soldier Bear
She's my best friend's sister. Wanting her is wrong. But someone should tell that to my bear.

Book 5: Bride For The Soldier Bear
Before our wedding bells stopped ringing, my bride disappeared without a trace.

Book 6: Feral Soldier Wolf
Only my mate can tame the savage beast ravaging my body and soul. And if I don’t find her soon, my wolf will take over for good.

Book 7: Santa Soldier Bear
A spinster snow leopard. A heartbroken polar bear. And the magical Christmas they’ll never forget.

What readers have said about books in this series:
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Special Ops LA has been my favorite set of this series. From the first book I was hooked! I love the characters and the interactions between them.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Boy, I laughed, I screamed, I cheered, and possibly flipped through every emotion possible. It was an absolute wild ride from the beginning to the end."

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Have enjoyed every book in this series. Meg Ripley is an incredible author!”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Absolutely loved this series. Each story really pulls you in and the characters are great.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I am loving this series! Each story has strong characters, both male and female. There is enough intrigue, danger, and romance to keep you reading until the end.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Each of the stories in this series is so full of great things that it is hard to let them go. Want more of them.”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “These are really fun novellas, I can read them in a night. Very creative ideas for the series.”

WARNING! Readers 18+ only. Steamy shifter love scenes inside! Each story in this collection is a standalone with a guaranteed happily ever after. No cheating or cliffhangers.

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Forbidden Midlife Mate

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Part of the Marked Over Forty series:

My new boss awakened something deep inside me,
And it’s not just another hot flash.

When my husband ran off with our saloon’s hostess,
I left Montana, joining my college-aged son in Oregon.
Eugene’s a far cry from my little hometown,
But I did my best to blend in with the locals,
And tried heading out for a jog.
I thought I saw a hippie gathering deep into the trail—
Until they changed into a pack of wolves.
I screamed and ran for my life,
But my clumsy ass tripped and blacked out.
Now I’m waking up on a handsome stranger’s couch,
With zero recollection of what I’d seen.
Rex is intimidating and rough around the edges,
But something about him sets me on fire.
Things get even hotter when he ends up being my boss.
Too bad Rex is the only one who wants me around.
My coworkers at the rock club have it in for me,
And when they threaten me after work one night,
A nightmare comes to life before my very eyes.
In mere seconds, they shift from men to snarling wolves,
But I realize that nightmare is just beginning
When I look down at my trembling hands
And see snow-white paws instead.

Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

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Bear’s Midlife Christmas

Christmas is supposed to be the season of miracles. But seeing my ‘90s high school boyfriend change into a bear isn’t the miracle I’d hoped for.

I’ve spent my life trying to create the perfect family.
Now look at me, divorced at 44 with an empty nest,
Spending my first Christmas alone.
I just inherited my aunt’s winery up in Carlton,
So at least I’ll have that to keep me busy.
But when my high school first love shows up,
Nothing can distract me from the feelings rushing back–
Until reality smacks me in the face.
Corey took off 26 years ago and broke my heart,
Leaving me no choice but to move on.
But now here he is with his same boyish charm,
Asking for a second chance.
As we go on some festive dates together,
I finally start to let my guard down with him–
Until I find out he’s been hiding a dark secret.
He’s not only capable of morphing into a bear,
He was under a feral curse for all those years.
And when a wolf from his past comes looking for revenge,
So much for a holly, jolly Christmas–
I’m now caught in the crossfire between two vicious beasts.

Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

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Next Door Midlife Bear

When I said I needed a midlife reboot, growing pumpkins in a town full of bear people wasn’t what I had in mind. Neither was falling for one of them.

I should’ve been more specific when I asked the universe for a change
Because here I am at 44, left with my late aunt’s rundown farmhouse
And a pumpkin patch I know jack about running.
But hey, at least it came with a view.
My hot new neighbor stepped out of the shower in plain sight,
Giving me a very warm welcome to the neighborhood.
Turns out Duke’s not only a hunky cop but the chief of police.
When I run into him at a Halloween party in town,
There’s no disguising the raw desire between us.
And for a woman who’d never seen herself with kids,
His three little ones burrowed their way into my heart.
But not everyone in town is as welcoming as the McMillans.
Hillbillies are trying to intimidate me into selling my land,
And when they realize I won’t budge, all hell breaks loose.
Now I’m uncovering dark secrets that should’ve remained hidden,
And Duke swears he’ll stop at nothing to protect me.
But I’ll soon discover Duke and his kids have a secret of their own.

Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

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Cursed Midlife Bear

When I turned 40, getting divorced was nowhere on my radar.
Neither was getting pregnant with a cursed bear shifter's baby.

Have a divorce party, they said. It'll be fun, they said.
It was, until I ended up in handcuffs.
A group of Karens rained on my parade at the winery
And in my drunken haze, I mooned every last one of them—
Along with the responding officer called in to arrest my ass.
Not a good look for a teacher starting off in a new little town.
When he cuffed me, I stumbled into his rock-hard body,
But he softened up once he brought me down to the station,
Taking pity on me and caring for me throughout the night.
The charges were dropped the next morning,
So he gave me a ride home, and I offered him breakfast.
But Landon was hungry for me and jumped right to dessert.
Fast forward to now, when I find out I'm pregnant at 40,
But the fun doesn't end there.
Apparently, Landon's part bear.
Oh, and his family? Yeah, they've been cursed for generations.
Now my unborn child could turn out to be a feral beast—
Just like Landon's brother, who's now on the hunt for me.

Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

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Bear’s Midlife Witch

Raising two half-breed teenagers as a widowed witch is just the beginning of my midlife crisis.

My husband got into a fight and plunged off a bridge,
Leaving me to raise our two children on my own.
After struggling for the last fourteen years,
I pack up my kids and move in with my crazy old aunt in Carlton.
I land a waitressing gig,
And the moment I meet the head chef,
His deep green eyes have me spellbound.
​​​​​​​Drew may be a single parent like me,
But with his bad boy looks and mischievous smile,
I know he’ll be nothing but trouble—
Especially when I hear he’s a bear shifter, just like my late husband.
His unusual last name sounds strangely familiar, though.
Intuition has me pull the police report for my husband’s case,
But it burst into flames in my hands when I saw the name of the suspect:
The same one belonging to the man I can’t resist.
Drew swears he didn’t kill him, but I don’t believe him.
Until my dead husband shows up at the restaurant alive and well—
With a new mate and two kids.

Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

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Alpha’s Midlife Baby: The Fated Over Forty Prequel

I’m fated to the Alpha, but I can’t give him the one thing he needs:
An heir.

They say life begins at forty,
But when infertility led to my divorce, it seemed more like the end.
When I’d rather be at home in my sweats binging 80s movies,
My dad begs me to go to Carlton with him for moral support
As he presents my much younger sister to their unmated Alpha.
We end up barging into his clan meeting—
Completely awkward, to say the least.
But not as awkward as when I realize he’s my fated mate.
When he tells me his bear knows we’re destined to be together,
We can’t help but give in to the fire between us.
But he deserves to know the truth:
I can never give him an heir, so it will never work.
Until, weeks later, I see the impossible:
A pregnancy test with two lines.

Alpha’s Midlife Baby is the prequel novella to the Fated Over Forty series. Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.

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Bear’s Midlife Surrogate

At 41, I never imagined I’d be signing a baby contract.
Or that the father would be my one true mate.

My ex gambled away my kids’ college funds
Along with my dreams of starting a business.
After putting everyone else first for the last 23 years,
Nothing will stop me from making my dream a reality.
So when a bear posts he’s looking for a surrogate,
As crazy as it sounds after having three grown kids,
I know this could be the ticket to getting my food truck off the ground.
I loved being pregnant and know what to expect,
But when I meet Evan at a coffee shop,
My bear’s buzzing, and it has nothing to do with my latte.
The man I’m sitting across from is my mate.
And he wants us to start a family. Together.
Raising another cub was never part of my business plan.
Until we end up making it the old-fashioned way.

Steamy shifter love scenes and an HEA inside! No cheating or cliffhanger in this standalone romance. Readers 18+.