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  • Wolf Creek
    Wolf Creek
    by Nikko Lee

    Life as an omega werewolf is no fairytale.

  • NECRONOMICUM #2 (NECRONOMICUM: The Magazine of Weird Erotica)
    NECRONOMICUM #2 (NECRONOMICUM: The Magazine of Weird Erotica)
    by Gary Budgen, Julian Darius, Richard Greico Jr, Nikko Lee, K. A. Opperman, Alice Renard, Rose Banks, Paul St. John Mackintosh, Michael Seese

    Contains Instabiable by Nikko Lee

  • Zombiefied Reloaded: The Search for More Brains
    Zombiefied Reloaded: The Search for More Brains
    by Carol Hightshoe, Cynthia Ward, Terry M. West, Christie Meierz, Dana Bell, Mary E. Lowd, Patrick J. Hurley, Francis W. Alexander, Liam Hogan

    Brainatarian by Nikko Lee

  • Coming Back
    Coming Back
    by James Arthur Anderson, Brian Barnett, Dave Fragments, Shawna Galvin, Vince Darcangelo, Ken Goldman, Michael Lindquist

    Contains A Mother Knows by Nikko Lee (paperback available at

  • Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology
    Wolf Warriors: The National Wolfwatcher Coalition Anthology
    by Jonathan W. Thurston

    Contains Great Mother Wolf by Michelle Knowlton

  • People Eating People: A Cannibal Anthology
    People Eating People: A Cannibal Anthology
    by Frank Larnerd, Tony Peak, Geoff Gander, Shenoa Caroll-Bradd, Robert Hart, Nikko Lee, Kyle Yadlosky, Edward Martin III

    Contains Bouillon de Bebe by Nikko Lee

  • Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica
    Valves & Vixens: Steampunk Erotica
    by Nicole Gestalt, Crysta Coburn, J.T Seate, Nikko Lee, V.C., Zak Jane Keir, Blair, Regina Kammer, Jim Lee

    Contains Boson's Mate by Nikko Lee

  • The Big Book of Bizarro
    The Big Book of Bizarro
    by Rich Bottles Jr.

    Contains Honey-Do by Nikko Lee

  • Between Love and Lust
    Between Love and Lust
    by Nikko Lee


    Print-on-demand paperback

  • Templar and Other Stories of Suspense and Terror (Vampires 2, Volume 4)
    Templar and Other Stories of Suspense and Terror (Vampires 2, Volume 4)
    by J. Troy Seate, Patricia McCarthy, Nikke Lee, Andrea Saavedra, James Hartley, Edward McKeown, Mike Graves, J.E. Gurley, Zakk Erikson, David Bernstein C.C. Blake

    Contains Pure Delight by Nikko Lee


Harlequin Ichthyosis

My day job involves reading a lot of scientific publication about research that uses mouse mutants to study gene function and model human diseases. It's a lot more interesting than that makes it sound. I've always been fascinated by disease and the genetic causes of hereditary diseases.

While I was pregnant, everyday I had a particularly sobering reminder of how fragile life is and how much we take for health granted. Even though a MaterniT21 test had cleared my lil Miss Bean of over twenty common genetic abnormalities, I knew there were far more that weren't tested for and wouldn't necessarily be visible on an ultrasound.

Recently, I was search for information to share about keratosis pilaris. It is a largely benign skin condition. Lil Miss Bean has it on her cheeks. I've been diligently cleaning her face with AHA containing cleanser and miniaturizing with coconut cream to reduce the white bumps that form when there is a build up of keratin around the hair follicles. Having suffered through a severe bout of eczema on my hands that left me with no finger prints as my skin scaled and peeled off, I'm sensitive to how painful not having an intact skin barrier can be.

During a Google search gone ary, I came across an image and video of a newborn with harlequin ichthyosis (HI). I was familiar with this disease because last year I annotated a mouse model of HI with a mutation in Abca12. However, I did know that HI babies survived being born with a layer of skin that is so tight that it restricts growths and forms plates that crack and fissure leaving them exposed to dehydration and infection.

I can't imagine the heartbreak of parents who would have no way of knowing their baby was even at risk for HI resulting in being born unable to be held directly and needed a lot of medical intervention to even have a chance at surviving.

Another Google search led me to a Facebook HI awareness page (visit and like to show them some live). Imagine my surprise when I saw Brenna's smiling face. She has her own Facebook page (Blessed by Brenna) if you want to learn more about her amazing story. This little girl and her family are an inspiration not only for having to deal with a horrible disease but for reminding the world that no matter what the hardship and challenges sick children and their families face they are still people just like you and me.



The Erotica Reader and Writer Association has an amazing online critique group. Recently, they sent out a prompt for La Petit Morte to blend erotica and horror. I couldn't resist. Here's my contribution, a rare poem by yours truely entitled Consumption.


Blog Interview

A big thank you to Jean and Lisabeth for letting me talk about Wolf Creek at Beyond Romance.


Why reviews matter to me

Reviews are always a double edged sword. I wait for them with fear and anticipation. Will the reader like the Wolf Creek? Will he or she hate it? Will it be a recommend or an avoid?

It's not that the reviews will change anything about the current book. I try not to let reviews steer my next project. The importance of reviews for me is in informing the next potential reader.

I look at the reviews when I am trying to decide whether or not to buy a book. The low reviews are as informative as the three stars. I tend to avoid the fives star reviews because they are generally by fans.

Once I've read and reviewed a book, I like to compare my review to others who had the same reaction.

Not every reader is going to like my book. I don't like every book I read. And Wolf Creek is not without it's flaws. But I'd rather someone trying to decide if Wolf Creek is right for them knows what he or she is getting into.

If you've read Wolf Creek, please consider posting a review. Even a sentence or two goes a long way toward tempting a potential reader.


An apology to my hiking boots

I'm sorry we didn't make it to the trail yesterday. It's been a long summer with far too few miles covered. I'm sure you were looking forward to tasting the trail and getting dirty. I know I was.

It started 19 months ago in the middle of winter. Nausea and fatigue kept us apart. I made an effort to break you out of the shoe rack even as my body grew and joints ached. We even made it too Katahdin last summer and kept putting mileage on the treads as lil Miss Bean grew and refused to make her appearance on time.

Then she was here and it was winter. I put you away with dreams of the hikes we would share the following summer when lil Miss Bean was older and more weather tolerant.

Summer came and we made it to a few trails. Hiking after work was clearly not going to work with a baby that needed to be fed and had a 6:30PM bedtime.

Weekends. We could hike weekends. Nap times started to get further apart and I felt a little more like my old self. But still not enough to travel too far. Summer also brought a renovation project to the house that took up all of my hiking partner's time. Sadly, I managed little more than short walks that required only sneakers.

So you sat on the shoe rack patiently waiting.

Yesterday I had every intention of hiking. Despite feeling overwhelmed by motherhood, I was determined to get out. I threw the packs, diaper bag and everything else I needed in the car. I took you off the shoe rack in preparation of a quick escape once lil Miss Bean woke from her nap.

But lil Miss Bean decided she didn't want to nap at her normal time. So we missed our hiking group. When she did wake up, I had already started helping my husband out with the siding project that is now stretching into fall with prospects of being a race to the finish line of winter.

I put you back on the shoe rack with a heavy heart. You will taste the trails again. We will have many more adventures. Just not yesterday and probably not today. But soon.