January 2019 – Author of the Month
January 2019: K’Anne Meinel
K’Anne Meinel is a fiction bestselling author with more than 98 published works including shorts, novellas, and novels. She is an American author born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Oconomowoc. Upon early graduation from high school she went to a private college in Milwaukee and then moved to California for seventeen years before returning to the state. Many of her stories have Wisconsin in them as settings for her wonderful, realistic, and detailed backgrounds. Called the Danielle Steel of her time, K’Anne continues to write interesting stories in a variety of genres in both the lesbian and mainstream fiction categories. K’Anne is also the publisher and owner of Shadoe Publishing, and in December 2017 she started the Lesfic Bard Awards.
In The Dog House (Romance, Women’s Adventure)
Life has gone to the dogs for Charlie Abella. Years of showing champion Border Collies has left her feeling burned out. Moving on with her life, she heads to college and then takes on the world of business. She is blessed to find a job working in sales for the pet industry where her knowledge and skills will help her move quickly up the corporate ladder and away from the small town of Searsport, Maine where she grew up. When she loses a beloved relative, Charlie returns to Searsport for the funeral, believing now, she can finally cut all ties to her hometown.
Charlie’s only regret about moving away was leaving behind her favorite aunt. Aunt Kitty had been her champion and her anchor when she felt her own family didn’t understand her. Kitty saw herself in her young niece and understood Charlie as no one else could, so it was only natural she would choose to make her favorite niece her heir. Sadly, she knows only too well that Charlie’s family will disapprove no matter how Charlie decides to use the money she inherits.
Reagan has been left on her own to raise two children. Possessing few business skills, she is forced to take on a series of dead-end jobs that barely allow her to make ends meet. Reagan has only her faith and her children to provide solace and support. When Reagan encounters a woman dog walker on the street, she takes some comfort in feeling ‘at least she is better off than a woman with too many dogs to handle.’
Inexplicably, fate constantly causes the two women to bump into each other, and when Reagan feels herself becoming attracted to the woman, she is confused. Unlike Charlie, Reagan is not a lesbian, and she is frightened by her feelings for this woman. Will Reagan eventually act on her attraction, or will she continue to resist it?
The dogs know what is right for this couple. Now, if only the humans would listen!
Vetted: Vetted, Book 1 (Romance, Drama, Action Adventure)
Now, an Amazon #1 Bestseller!
Allyssa is a young college student living her life to please her upper-crust family who want her to take business courses, join her father’s business, and marry the “right” man. Allyssa loves animals and yearns to take courses that speak to her heart, but her family are deaf to her pleas and she is unable or unwilling to stand up to them.
Fiona is an older, more established woman; a veterinarian working towards the goal of starting her own large animal practice. When a young woman arrives on her doorstep one night carrying a dog she may have fatally injured with her car, Fiona is thrown for a loop.
Vetted—a life that neither woman anticipated, but each learns they want desperately.
Will their families, the fates, and rustlers finally bring these women to their knees? The only way they can survive is to stand strong together, but are they both ready to fight for what they want? Only time will tell…
Cavalcade: Vetted, Book 2 (Romance, Drama, Action Adventure)
Molly didn’t know what kind of life to expect when she fell in love with Erin Herriot—her schoolmate, her best friend, and a woman. She had been grateful for Erin’s friendship when the bank swindled her after selling her parents’ farm and she was invited to live on Erin’s parents’ farm.
After making the difficult decision to live life as ‘man and wife,’ Molly gladly accepted the challenges before them. Together, they made the decision to sell Erin’s farm and embark on the journey of a lifetime…on the Oregon Trail.
Erin couldn’t give Molly children; however, she could love her forever. But leaving the area where they had both grown up and where everyone knew the women was the only way they could be together without questions about the true nature of their relationship.
Come along on their adventure as two women cross the country, adopt a family, and begin a life that neither had imagined possible growing up in the mid-1800s.
Pioneering: Vetted, Book 3 (Romance, Drama, Action Adventure)
In the epic sequel to Cavalcade we find out what happens to the Herriot’s once they arrive in Oregon and take up their claim.
One family’s saga that has only just begun…
Vetted Further: Vetted, Book 4 (Romance, Drama, Action Adventure)
Fiona Herriot and her wife, Allyssa continue nurturing and growing the large animal practice Fiona established on their ranch.
From a near-fatal accident to a dream come true, they have weathered all the trials and tribulations that came their way, supporting each other every step along the way. But when one of their dreams falls through and nearly derails their marriage, will they survive the fallout?
Dogs, cats, horses, chickens, and even llamas play a part in this delightful story.
Join Fiona and Allyssa for the continuing saga of two women, a ranch, and the thriving veterinary practice they are building with love on the high plains of Oregon.
Vetted Again: Vetted, Book 5 (Romance, Drama, Action Adventure)
In this chapter of the Vetted series we find the Herriot’s, having discovered the journals and what they mean to the family, it will affect them and their marriage. The similarities are there to what happened to Fiona’s ancestresses. Living on the same land that those two brave women settled, will these offspring of theirs do it justice?