Valaria is young, in prison and pregnant. She is also a Jaguar.
After she was ripped from her home in the southern Pantanal region of Brazil, she was cast into a cold and damp illegal predator collection on the edge of Exmoor Forest, England.
The brutal slaying of her mate prompts her escape, but preparing for the imminent birth of her cubs may be harder than she could have ever imagined. Heavily frequented by humans, the north Devon woodland presents an even more dangerous proposition than her natural home in the dark and humid rain forests of South America. Bringing them into the world may be one thing, but raising them safely is another matter.
If her captor and tormentor, Edward Forsyth, succeeds in tracking her down then putting herself between the barrel of his gun and her cubs to ensure their freedom may be her only option
Gerald becomes a wizard - short story
Life as a Royal Equine Poop Coordinator isn't the life for Gerald. His family business revolves around the rear end of horses and, as far as he is concerned, that is something he is not destined for. The life of a great wizard is on the horizon and Gerald is sure that when he reaches four feet eight his wizarding gene will kick in, and he will become what he has always dreamed of. Of course the fact that no-one in his family tree, as far as anyone can remember, has ever been a wizard could put a kink in Gerald's plans.
This is a prequel short story which takes a little peek at the year before Gerald's dream comes true. The journey and actual achievement of his dream was not a smooth ride.
Gerald and the amulet of Zonrach
In the realm of Wyverndawn, a wizard's height is the mark of his power, and shrinking an entire inch is disastrous for twelve-year-old Gerald.
Looking for promotion of an inch or two, Gerald attempts to create a village landmark using his superior wizarding skills. But the spell he bought - from a guy who knows a guy - is a tad more powerful than he anticipates. The resulting earthquake breaks off a chunk of Wyverndawn from the rest of the realm allowing Vabalaz, a highly dangerous wizard, to escape from prison.
A red-faced Gerald is banished from his village and, to complete his shame, is demoted another inch; two more and he's likely to become a Royal Equine Poop Disposal Coordinator. Gerald's questionable acquisition of a certain golden amulet could be the answer to his problems. But when Vabalaz discovers it may also be the key to creating his elite wizard realm, Gerald is elevated to evil wizard's enemy number one.
Gerald's hopes of returning home hinge on repairing the damage to Wyverndawn and thwarting Vabalaz's plans. Failure could mean Gerald's next spell might well be his last.