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About Elva Birch
Elva Birch is an author of the impossible and irresistible. She is a fire dragon Gemini who bellydances barefoot and loves to listen to the rain on a metal roof.
Elva also writes SHIFTING SANDS RESORT, GREEN VALLEY SHIFTERS, and FAE SHIFTER KNIGHTS as Zoe Chant.
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Shifter kids and hot single dads in a small town with a secret...
Lynx shifter Addison has come to the quaint Montana town of Nickel City to work at a new, shifters-only daycare. She doesn’t expect to meet a breathtakingly gorgeous man on her first day wrangling owl toddlers and armadillo kids. But she’s been dazzled by a handsome face before and barely got away from her last controlling boyfriend. Can she trust her lynx's instinct that this is where she’s meant to be at last?
Roderick’s toddler daughter and busy plumbing business keep him too wrapped up for romance and while he trusts his wolf, the magic of instinct can be like playing hot-and-cold with a kid who’s forgotten where they hid the prize. Everything about new arrival Addison makes him think there might just be room in his little family for one more, but he has to think of Gabby first.
Just as they think they might find the path together to their own happy-ever-after, Addison’s new job is threatened and the mother of Roderick’s daughter arrives to complicate matters...and she isn’t the only ex on the horizon. Can they keep the fledgling day care from going under and follow their instincts to happiness?
Funny and full of feeling, Wolf’s Instinct is a standalone shifter romance with a bold new twist on fated mates and a whole lot of adorable shifter children.
Kenth left the Alaskan palace to raise his secret daughter alone, outside of the spotlight of royalty, and away from the pressures of fame and celebrity. Her abduction drives him raging back for answers, straight to his estranged family...and his spell-fated mate.
A gift, or a curse?
Leaving The Cause was the hardest thing that Mackenzie had ever done, until she found herself fighting against it with a man who claims he is her destiny in order to save his daughter. She has to question everything she ever thought she knew...about magic, the world, her past, her future, and her heart.
Set in an alternate world Alaska, THE DRAGON PRINCE’S SECRET is a steamy, standalone, fast-paced paranormal romance adventure.
After an international secret service stole her thesis and all the copies of the document it was based on, Tania thought nothing could surprise her. Her health is failing, she’s lost her job at the library, and there are seven messages on her phone from her mother that she has no intention of listening to.
Then a gorgeous prince claiming to be a dragon shifter shows up on her doorstep and offers not only to whisk her off to Alaska and marry her, but also to wash her dishes.
Don’t happy ever afters like that only happen in the books she loves?
A confusion of crowns
Rian doesn’t know how Tania got an unaltered copy of the Small Kingdoms’ secret Compact, or why she’s been tapped to be a queen when one of his brothers has already found his mate and claimed the crown, but he’s absolutely sure that she’s his perfect partner in every way.
He just has to convince her that magic is real, that Alaska needs a queen with a cane, that she’s stronger than she knows, and that he loves her, while keeping her safe from a mysterious figure who seems determined to steal the Compact and destroy the kingdom.
Set in an alternate world Alaska, where being a princess is more research and reading than it is crowns and courts, THE DRAGON PRINCE’S LIBRARIAN is a steamy, standalone, fast-paced paranormal romance adventure.
As the oldest daughter of the royal Mo’orea dragon line, Leinani knows her duty, and has made peace with leaving her beloved tropical island behind to become queen of the cold and inhospitable kingdom of Alaska. But fate has considerably different plans...
Prince Tray wants nothing to do with responsibility, and he’s just as happy that the Compact, a magical contract that binds the Small Kingdoms Alliance, has tapped someone else to rule; he’s perfectly content being the family prankster, playing hockey in the backyard, and raising dogs. But his easy life is turned upside down when Princess Leinani shows up to marry his oldest brother and Tray’s dragon recognizes the bride-to-be as his own mate instead.
Kingdom and family come first; the two nobly agree to stay apart and wait out the temporary mate spell, however long it takes. But a relentless enemy has other plans; captured and unable to shift, Tray and Leinani are forced to work together to try to escape, unravel a mystery, thwart a plot to overthrow The Small Kingdoms...and somehow resist each other.
Set in an alternate world Alaska, where being a prince is more about dogs and dodging chores than it is about crowns and courtesy, THE DRAGON PRINCE’S BRIDE is a steamy, standalone, fast-paced paranormal romance adventure.
A single bite can last a lifetime...
Delve into these mesmerizing paranormal romance and urban fantasy stories, where mythical beasts roam the earth and one bite can change a life.
Join vampires, shifters, witches, demons, ghosts, and so much more in these supernatural tales, where true natures are set free and many beasts are tamed by fated mates.
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Carina was just trying to advance to manager at her accounting firm. Instead, she uncovered the dirty secrets of a giant bank, got framed for murder, and fled the country. Now she’s hiding out in a van with a stray dog in the kingdom of Alaska…
...And a gorgeous park ranger is telling her that she’s his destiny (and also, camping illegally on royal land).
Before she knows it, she’s whisked off to a palace on the arm of a dragon shifter (!) prince and fitted for a crown...because she’s been chosen by an ancient magic spell to be the mate of the next king of Alaska.
As the youngest (and arguably most unsuitable) prince, Toren never thought that he would be tapped to rule, but he knows that Carina is worth the weight of his new duties. Now he’s just got to figure out how to be a king, and even more importantly, how to protect his queen-to-be from old enemies...and new foes who will stop at nothing to see Alaska fall.
From the creator of the addictive and off-beat Shifting Sands Resort series comes a fresh new world of secret shifters and hidden magic. Set in an alternate world Alaska, where being a princess is more hiking boots and field hockey than it is tiaras and balls, THE DRAGON PRINCE OF ALASKA is a steamy, standalone, fast-paced paranormal romance adventure.
Suddenly being able to shift into a wolf seems like fun and games until Lucas gets caught in canine form chasing his dog into the yard of his smoking hot crush. Forced to masquerade as his own pet, Lucas has to figure out how to escape Shaun’s house without being caught naked by their nosy neighbors or impounded by the hyperactive homeowners association.
And honestly, he’s not really sure he wants to escape...
Throw Me a Bone is a short, hilarious, fade-to-black M/M shifter romance story in the Suddenly Shifters series. It was originally published in His Magical Pet charity anthology.
Six sizzling tales of dragons who will do anything to possess the ultimate treasure: their two destined mates. This MMF bisexual romance collection guarantees fiery passion and happily ever afters!
The Dragon's Choice, by Zoe Chant. Humans must compete to become a dragon's mate. In a crowd of perfect people, how can Mirel, an outcast woman, and Rami, a man with a tragic secret, win a dragon's heart?
Heart of Stone, by Lauren Esker. Tess's dragonslayer husband David is dying, and her only hope is to seek help from David's ex-boyfriend, a dragon who runs a hot springs resort.
The Neighbors Might Talk, by Elva Birch. Trudy and Rikard have their quiet retirement all planned out - a plan which doesn't include the gorgeous naked dragon shifter who crash-lands in their garden.
Never Get Between a Dragon and his Treasure, by Juno Blake. Tay Walker gave up on saving the world years ago. But when a dragon shifter demands that she hunt down his stolen treasure, she can't say no. He's offering a reward that could save her people... but the cost might be her soul.
Dragon Rising, by Harriet Bell. When misfit dragon shifter Sunniva is sent to the newly conquered planet Earth, the enslaved human she's given as a bodyguard and the man he left behind may be the key to saving them all.
Penny, Clover, Rabbit's Foot, by Larkin Dailey. When the ancient bond between dragons and humans must be renewed, can an unlikely pair of humans become a sexy dragon's perfect match?
All profits from this collection will be donated to OutRight Action International, which works to protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people across the world.
A sweet short story, Memories of Magic was originally published in Her Magical Pet Benefit Story Collection. It has minor revisions from that version.
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Birch Hearts is a collection of short stories and novellas by Elva Birch, full of romance, adventure, and magic.
Shifters, witches, spaceships, and swords...these stories aren't always straight, but they are always straight-up fun. They don't share a setting, but they all celebrate diversity and growth, and you know you'll get a satisfying conclusion in a bite-sized book.
And always? A touch of the impossible and irresistible.
★★★★★ ...full of touching, real moments, woven with magic and unique characters.
★★★★★ Each story has the emotional power of a full fledged novel!
★★★★★ An absolutely beautiful read...
As a science fiction writer, Francis does a lot of strange research on the internet, but he’s not sure he’s ever had to look up “I can turn into a dog.” It looks like his neighbor crush might be facing the same kind of transformation, but who can he trust when confessing the truth might get him put in a padded room, with or without a shock collar around his neck?
A warning not to drink the local water is just the start of Julia’s trouble, but the cases that are starting to show up at her little clinic don’t match the symptoms of heavy metal poisoning, and whatever this affliction is...it’s clearly spreading.
On top of that, snoopy agents who claim to be with the EPA are asking her questions, and her hot next door neighbor is suddenly incredibly hot...and Julia never sees him at the same time as his new dog.
Something in the Water is a short, steamy shifter read that stands alone, with a complete emotional arc and satisfying ending, launching a crunchy mystery in a little town with lots of secrets…
This story was originally published in the anthology New Year, New Boo (2021, now out of print).
Laughter filled memories
Love, sweet, love
This limited edition collection is the literary treat you’ve been craving.
Full of hallmark feels and confectionery soup for the soul, each story sprinkles a little sugar into a world that needs more joy.
Sisters and friends, mothers and daughters, two hearts bound by love— Sweet Sprinkles features an array of relationships built to withstand life’s bitter catastrophes.
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Jennifer M. Miller
Anna G Berry
Logan's work takes a turn for the weird, with strange agencies investigating heavy metal contaminations in the water that might not even exist. But none of that is quite as bizarre as suddenly becoming a bear in the middle of an argument with his girlfriend.
Anna fears her life is going nowhere fast. The neighbor is a jerk, the apartment is a wreck, the landlord won't fix things, all the food in the fridge is gone...and now her boyfriend is a bear!
Abruptly a Bear is a hilarious short standalone paranormal romance romp in the Suddenly Shifters series. It was previously published on Vella and as a serial at Patreon.