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Shea Balik

Best Selling author of the Cedar Falls Series, Paranormal War Series, and Miracle Series, Shea Balik has always had a vivid imagination with stories running around in her head. Often her stories are taken from observations of other people with her own spin.

Traveling is one of her favorite ways of fulfilling her passion of people watching. You never know, one day you may spark her imagination for her next book.

Whether at home or traveling she is usually in front of her computer writing or curled up with a good book.

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Books By Shea Balik

Series: Cedar Falls

Word Count: 50,0032

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Welcome to Cedar Falls, a small North Carolina town nestled amongst the Smokey Mountains. Zane Fisher is prepared to fight against a proposed casino being built in his small hometown. Sure, it would bring in more visitors to their dying town, but at what risk? Aidan Dempsey is sick of the bad coffee Cedar Falls has so far had to offer. After an exceptionally bad cup, he’s decided to swear off the stuff, that is until he’s dragged into the local bakery. Not only does he find the best cup of coffee he’s ever tasted, but the bakery owner, Zane Fisher, just might be the sexiest man he’s ever met. Too bad Zane seems hell bent on avoiding him, as he’s the project manager for the casino Zane is against. Will they be able to find common ground or will Aidan be doomed to only having bad coffee? PLEASE NOTE:  This is the second edition of Sweet Buns. I have added 10K of new content and it has been re-edited!

Sweet Buns - Shea Balik - Cedar Falls
Sweet Buns

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

July 31, 2020

Series: Hart Medical Center

Word Count: 30,964

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

As an Omega and a single father, Tenzin Patel knew his chances of finding love were slim to none. It didn’t help that the last Alpha he was married to took off and left him without a word. In their world, that meant a life of being alone. Not that it mattered, Tenzin wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to trust another Alpha not to screw him over.
There wasn’t much Dr. Emmett Gates hadn’t accomplished. As one of the country’s leading pediatric orthopedic surgeons, he was the epitome of success. If only he could find that one Omega in order to have the family he desperately wanted. That was proving harder to do than he imagined, especially when he compared all Omegas to the one he couldn’t have, Tenzin Patel, who not only was married but had kids. No way would he ever try to break apart a family, which left him alone.
When tragedy strikes and the two are thrown together, Emmett was thrilled to find out Tenzin was divorced. The only problem was the obstacles Tenzin had put in place to block him. Good thing Emmett was good at Hurdling Fences to get what he wanted.
PLEASE NOTE: Although there's a new couple in each book who get their HEAs, this series is best enjoyed if read in order!
Hart Medical Center1: Breaking Barriers
 

Hurdling Fences - Shea Balik - Hart Medical Center
Hurdling Fences

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

February 9, 2020

Word Count: 31000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Case Weber has been riddled with guilt for his whole adult existence. One act changed the course of his life, causing him to believe he didn’t deserve to find his happily ever after. Alaric Sutton had always been a bit of an ass. He’d never considered it a problem until things at Hart Medical Center started to change. But it wasn’t until Case Weber yelled at him that Alaric realized it wasn’t okay for him to treat others with disrespect. His only problem? How did he change after all this time? Deciding to ask for help, Alaric went to the one person who had stood up to him, Case Weber. Who would have thought that one request could transform his lonely existence into one with hope and a possible life with an Omega he respected? But life has never been that simple. As the Hart Medical Center’s stalker goes after Case, can Alaric save him from the not so veiled threats? Will it even matter if he does if Case can’t forgive himself for his past? Warning: Triggers of abuse and abortion are contained in this story. As well as a group of friends who will do whatever it takes to find this elusive stalker that has been plaguing the Omegas of Hart Medical Center.

Stumbling into Obstacles - Shea Balik
Stumbling into Obstacles

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

March 14, 2020

Word Count: 35000

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: In an Alpha dominated world, Oslo Hall had to fight for his right to make a living for himself. It wasn’t always easy, but since he’d grown up with parents who had to work multiple jobs to put food on the table, he was used to working hard. But that left little time for things like love. Oh, he’d tried. He’d even gotten married, but it wasn’t until the divorce that he realized, he’d never been in love with his husband. Too bad he hadn’t discovered that until after he’d gotten pregnant. Bradford Radcliff had spent his entire career fighting for the rights of Omegas in family court. He was proud of the work he’s done. But it wasn’t until he met Oslo Hall, who might lose his unborn child if the Alpha father decided to demand custody, that Bradford realized just how important it was to win. The thought of Oslo having to give up his own child was more than Bradford could bear, especially since somewhere along the way he’d fallen in love with both Oslo and his unborn child. If only that were all that was against them, they might stand a chance. But the Hart’s Medical Center stalker has targeted Oslo and the threats had them both terrified, especially when Shale decides he’s going to try and catch the stalker using Oslo as bait. Warning: Graphic threats made by a stalker. PLEASE NOTE: Although each book focuses on a different couple, and they all have HEAs, this series is better enjoyed when read in order! Join us in trying to figure out who the stalker is!

Head on Collision - Shea Balik - Hart Medical Center
Head On Collision

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

April 26, 2020

Word Count: 30236

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

Ronan Hart had done everything he could think of to save his family’s hospital, but he knew he was failing. Desperate, he went out on a limb and hired an Omega who everyone claimed was unconventional to help him. Little did he know that ‘unconventional’ meant insane, or that he’d willingly fall down the man’s rabbit hole to be with him.
Shale Baker did things his own way. He believed that everyone should be treated equally, even Omegas like him. If it required kicking down doors, blowing things up, or something completely out of the box, like Tiptoeing Through a Minefield. He was prepared to take on the world to make it a just place, but he hadn’t ever imagined what would happen to all his careful planning when he fell in love.
These two obstinate men must find a way to compromise before it’s too late. It isn’t just a happily ever after they are fighting for, but their very lives.
Warning: Hijinx and mayhem abound as Shale comes up with one crazy plan after another to catch a stalker. There are no limits when it comes to Shale’s imagination, or the stalker’s determination to make him pay.
PLEASE NOTE: Although each couple gets their very own HEA, this series should be read in order for maximum enjoyment!

Tiptoeing Through a Minefield - Shea Balik - Hart Medical Center
Tiptoeing Through A Minefield

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

May 27, 2020

Word Count: 32000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Dr. Oliver Pierce always thought Omegas weren’t worth his time. He’d even fought hospital management to keep Omegas from working there. But what if he was wrong? It was something he’d never imagined possible. That was, until he met Anson. Anson Shaw had barely managed to get free from his ex-husband alive. After months of therapy he’d decided it wasn’t worth being under the thumb of an Alpha. But then he met Oliver. Everyone told Anson to stay away from him, yet despite their warnings he found himself being drawn to the Alpha. Can an Alpha really change? Is it possible for an Omega to stand up to an Alpha and demand respect? When the Hart’s Medical Center stalker comes after Anson, both men search their hearts to find if love is worth the risk. Warning: Triggers possible for shooting as well as gruesome notes left for the stalker’s victims.

Clashing with a Titan - Shea Balik - Hart Medical Center
Clashing With A Titan

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Pairing: M-M

July 5, 2020

Word Count: 35000

Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay

Summary: Doss Callaway had never dreamed he’d have a family since he was basically infertile. After all, what Alpha would want an Omega who couldn’t father a child? It was why he’d become an obstetrician, to help other Omegas find a way to have the life he would never have.   Landon Odell had been forced to put his carefree life on hold when his parents had died and he’d become the guardian to his three-year-old baby brother. Now that his brother was grown, Landon hoped to never have that kind of responsibility again.   Fate had other plans for these two. The only problem – so does the Hart’s Medical Center stalker and accomplice. Will Doss and Landon be able to find a future together, or will one of them die when the stalker kills for the first time?   Warning: Rape is involved in this story, although the actual act is off screen.  Although each couple gets their HEA, you should read the entire series to enjoy the overall story arc.

Shattering Foundations - Shea Balik - Hart Medical Center
Shattering Foundations

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

September 15, 2020

Word Count: 32000

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary:

The moment Soren Larsen first saw Cillian he knew they were meant to be together. Convincing Cillian would be tough, but Soren was willing to put in the work to woo him. That was assuming the stalker didn’t kill Cillian first. 
Cillian Driscoll had never thought too much about love. His career working in the emergency room as a physician’s assistant was too important to him to worry about the future. Then he got his first threat from the hospital’s stalker. He might have thought he was too independent to need an Alpha, but being in Soren’s arms was the only place he felt safe.
The stalker’s plan to kill the Omegas of Hart’s Medical Center is cunning. No one is safe. But the stalker’s victims and their husbands refuse to give up hope.
Can love really conquer all? Soren and Cillian will test that theory as they try to stop the stalker before it’s too late.
This is the LAST BOOK in the HART MEDICAL CENTER SERIES!

Barreling Through Roadblocks - Shea Balik - Hart Medical Center
Barreling Through Roadblocks

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

November 12, 2020

Series: Hartland PD

Word Count: 31000

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary: A vigilante has come to Hartland. With the police station barely staffed after the new Chief fired most of the bigoted Alphas, it was left to the remaining few to find who decided to seek justice outside of the law. Gal Church had walked away from the love of his life, Levan, hoping it would keep him safe. Too many cops still believed Omegas were nothing but possessions, and if any of them found out that Gal was in love with Levan, it might put the Omega in danger. Levan Katz had been hurt and confused when Gal basically abandoned him after he’d been injured by a group of Alpha cops. But he refused to sit around and mope. After weeks of rehab, he’d gone back to work, only to end up on a case with Gal. Thrown back into working together, the passion between them heats up. Will love win in the end? Or will it blow up in their faces?   Warning: This series will overlap some in these books. Each book needs to be read in order to discover all the clues for each case as different characters will be investigating different aspects.

Honor Code - Shea Balik - Hartland PD
Honor Code

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

February 14, 2021

Series: Luck of the Draw

Word Count: 32000

Character Identities: Information not available

Summary:

The paranormal world was slowly becoming extinct and the leadership, the Consilium, were desperate. A plan was hatched to put a spell on all singles to mate them with someone from the opposite sex in order to procreate. All they had to do was draw a name out of a bag and the mating bond would begin. They were positive their plan couldn’t fail.

Then again, they had no idea the fates had been watching and decided paranormals, especially the Consilium, needed to be taught a lesson.

One that wouldn’t soon be forgotten.

Bayo Maina became the Consilium’s first test subject. But the name he pulled out of the bag was male. Bayo wasn’t even gay. How could this have happened?

Zenebe Baas lived on the edge of a small human town as far from other paranormals as possible. He hadn’t been prepared to have a mate show up at his door.

Neither man was happy. But the mating bond was there. They could feel it. The question? Would it remain, since it was only a spell and not fate that had brought them together?

Or was it?

After all, there’s no way to circumvent fate. But would they be able to handle what the Fates’ twisted humor had in store for them?

Just My Luck - Shea Balik - Luck of the Draw
Just My Luck

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

January 10, 2021

Series: Miracle

Word Count: 34000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: In a world where everyone was against them, they needed a Miracle. What no one had expected was to find their salvation in an abandoned town that was ready to collapse. Yet, that is exactly what happened when they moved to the town of Miracle, Oregon. Lucca had always felt trust was something only fools allowed themselves to experience. Since the age of five, he’d learned that not even family could be trusted to keep him safe from the cruel reality of life. That point was driven home when he and his friends were forced to flee their pack for fear of death for no other reason than who they loved. Jari had lived in hell since he was nineteen years old and he’d been naïve enough to believe his Alpha’s claim they were mates. Now he existed in a world of lies and betrayal that had him trapped and miserable. Just when he thought his life couldn’t get worse, he was caught leading his best friend to his death. A part of him had been glad he hadn’t succeeded and was ready to die for his crime, but life was never that easy, for the man who’d captured him was none other than his real mate. Can Lucca find a way to trust his mate or will the sins of their pasts keep them from finding their happily ever after?

Forgiving the Enemy - Shea Balik - Miracle
Forgiving the Enemy

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

March 6, 2017

Word Count: 36000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: In a world where everyone was against them, they needed a Miracle. What no one had expected was to find their salvation in an abandoned town that was ready to collapse. Yet, that is exactly what happened when they moved to the town of Miracle, Oregon. Kirill had been moving from town to town most of his life, staying one step ahead of those bent on destroying his kind. Along the way he’s somehow managed to become Alpha to a group of shifters also on the run. But he was tired of always having to pick up and move when all he wanted was a place to call home. Harper had never known a moment of peace. Even as a child his father had pitted his own brother, Abdiel against him for his own amusement. When his father died, Harper had hoped things would change. He should have known better than to believe that change would be for the better. The two men embark on a journey of discovery about themselves and the love they potentially share for each other. Can they get beyond their pasts, or will they be doomed to be separated for all eternity?

Bearly Hanging On - Shea Balik - Miracle
Bearly Hanging On

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

March 27, 2017

Word Count: 35000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: In a world where everyone was against them, they needed a Miracle. What no one had expected was to find their salvation in an abandoned town that was ready to collapse. Yet, that is exactly what happened when they moved to the town of Miracle, Oregon. Kellach Alder hadn’t been given a chance in life to be the man he knew he could be. It never occurred to him that if he wanted others to see him differently, he would have to stand up and be the person he wanted to be. Trygg Snow was sent to kill Kellach and his friends. Already conflicted about his mission, Trygg knew he wouldn’t be able to complete his assignment when he came face to face with his mate. If only Kellach, a mountain lion shifter, would look past the fact that Trygg was a wolf shifter. Against all odds, and an army headed their way to destroy them all, Trygg and Kellach must find a way past their differences if they are to survive. The only way to achieve that is by Overcoming Stereotypes.

Overcoming Stereotypes - Shea Balik - Miracle
Overcoming Stereotypes

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

April 3, 2017

Word Count: 34500

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: In a world where everyone was against them, they needed a Miracle. What no one had expected was to find their salvation in an abandoned town that was ready to collapse. Yet, that is exactly what happened when they moved to the town of Miracle, Oregon. Finding one’s mate should be the greatest moment in a shifter’s life, but for Chadwick Ramos, who had been waiting for his mate since he was five, he was no longer sure he wanted a mate. At least not the one fate had given him. A dominate Alpha, who would sure want to tell him what to do, was not his idea of the loving mate he’d always dreamed of. Saber Thorsen knew his immense size was an effective deterrent to those wanting to start trouble. He just hadn’t expected it to have the same effect on his mate. It would take a lot of patience and understanding to change Chadwick’s mind but for his mate, Saber would do whatever it took. If only they had time. But with the challenge for the Council coming up, it would take a miracle for Saber to not only win, but to survive the battle. It was probably asking too much to also win the heart of his mate. Then again, that’s what their town is about, finding a Miracle.

Tearing Down Walls - Shea Balik - Miracle
Tearing Down Walls

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

June 7, 2017

Word Count: 33,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Draco Orah thought his chance of ever finding his mate was nonexistent. He was over a thousand years old and had been kicked out of his dragon clan when he had been young and unable, or maybe unwilling, to control his anger. It had taken years, but finally he’d become a master at control, that was, until he’d met his mate with chains holding him prisoner. Ryland West hated shifters. Considering he was currently chained up and forced to work for the Chief Council, he thought he had the right to his feelings. So why was he having warm emotions for a shifter? Time will be against them figuring things out as an evil monster comes knocking, bent on destroying Ryland. Can Draco learn to control his temper instead of scaring off his mate ? Will Ryland be able to find a way past his hatred of shifters in order to see what was between them? Love has a funny way of giving the hopeless a chance but they have to reach out and grab it, or Like Magic, it will slip away.

Like Magic - Shea Balik - Miracle
Like Magic

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

September 1, 2017

Word Count: 32,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: He didn’t deserve a happily ever after. Hudson Martin watched as each of his best friends had found their mates, knowing he would never find his own. He didn’t deserve to. He’d done too many terrible things in his life to ever hope to receive the gift of a mate. On Christmas Day, seeing his friends gathered around with the one person meant for them had been bittersweet. He was happy for his friends, but it felt like salt being rubbed into an open wound. It hurt. Please, just let me die. Kassian had only one wish in life, to join his sister and parents in death. He should have died with them instead of surviving that terrifying night. This year, he was determined not to let anything stop him, or in this case, anyone. His sister, although dead, had stuck around, hindering him in some of the most frustrating ways possible, not allowing him to join his family in death. This year may be her best attempt, for as he lay on the floor waiting to die, the visions of the past holding him in their grip, he gets yanked back to the present by the most intoxicating scent he’s ever scented from a man. A man who gives him something he hasn’t had in over seventy years. Peace. There may be hope for them both. Hudson and Kassian discover this little town was aptly named, because it had taken a Miracle to bring them together. More importantly, it will take that Miracle for them to find their way to each other, and to chase away the Shadows of the Past.

Shadows of the Past - Shea Balik - Miracle
Shadows of the Past

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

January 30, 2018

Word Count: 33,500

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Iniko had a problem. His mouth often said things that his brain hadn’t thought through. It didn’t make him very popular with anyone. How he hadn’t been kicked out of Miracle was in itself a miracle. Iniko also had a gift to help others find their niche in life. But to do that, the men of Miracle would have to find a way to give him a chance. Greyson was stunned when he walked down the street of Miracle to discover a brash mouse shifter with blue and pink hair ordering about predators twice his size. So he was shocked when that man, who also happened to be his mate, ran from him in fear. Neither man had planned to ever find his mate. Now that they had, would they be able to find a way to deal with their pasts? Then again, nothing in life had ever been easy for either of them. Doom or happily ever after would start with Earning His Trust.

Earning His Trust - Shea Balik - Miracle
Earning His Trust

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

January 9, 2019

Word Count: 34,800

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Wray Dunn was sure he had to be hallucinating. No one was actually stupid enough to try and do a handstand on a moving tractor, right? But no matter how many times he blinked or looked away, each time he returned to the sight before him, it ended up being the same, a beautiful man, who could light up the night sky with his smile, was, indeed, holding onto the steering wheel upside down. Finding out that daredevil was his mate was like a punch in the gut, since there was no way Wray could keep him. Elton Blakey had one motto – live life to the fullest. He didn’t believe in restraint, no matter how extreme the challenge might be. It wasn’t always easy, especially when others tried to squash his dreams, but he’d gotten over that long ago. If only his mate didn’t feel the need to do the same. If neither one can learn to compromise, they will lose out on their one chance at love. It will take a Miracle to teach them to Savor Every Moment. Warning: Extreme childhood trauma and abuse is depicted in this book.

Savor Every Moment - Shea Balik - Miracle
Savor Every Moment

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

March 29, 2019

Word Count: 32,600

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Jazz has lived with unimaginable guilt his entire life. Why the gods had allowed him to even be born was something he struggled with every day. When he met a man who treated him as Jazz always knew he deserved, instead of telling anyone, he endured. What he didn’t expected was for the residents of Miracle to step in and save his life. Wilder loved his job, especially now that the new Council didn’t use him to get rid of the shifters that didn’t agree with them. He imagined helping shifters around the world for years to come. But all of that changed when he met his mate, who has been terrorized by the man Wilder had been charged to bring before the Council for sentencing. Jazz’s fear that no one, not even his mate, would ever really want him seemed to be coming true when Wilder told him he’d need to leave whenever the Council required him to do a job. Wilder’s job means everything to him, but having a mate may require changes he is not ready for. Will the two find a compromise? Or will one of them have to give up everything for the other? Warning: This book contains details of child neglect as well as abuse as an adult.

A Grizzly's Justice - Shea Balik - Miracle
A Grizzly's Justice

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

May 5, 2019

Word Count: 32,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: There were some sins that could never be forgiven and Gawain York had more than his share burdening his soul. It was for that reason he wasn’t surprised when someone hunted him down to make him pay for his crimes. What he didn’t expect was for that person to be his mate. Koen Dirks was stunned when the man he’d come to kill ended up being his mate. What had he done in his life for fate to allow this to happen? Mate or not, he wasn’t going to change his mind about Gawain after all the man had done to ruin the lives of so many shifters. Can Gawain’s past ever be forgiven? Does Koen even want to, or is he willing to lose the one man fate had made just for him? Can Miracle pull off its usual magic and have these men Finding Absolution? PLEASE NOTE: Although each book in this series focuses on one couple and their HEA, the overall story arc is better enjoyed if read in order.

Finding Absolution - Shea Balik - Miracle
Finding Absolution

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

August 12, 2019

Word Count: 35000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Be who you are.  That was Asher Walker’s motto.  The only problem? He was someone who loved to talk. It didn’t matter what the subject was, because he could find a way to have a conversation with anybody.  Even if it meant gossiping about others. He didn’t mean to spill everyone’s secrets, but he also didn’t know how to stop himself from doing so. It tended to make those he met stay as far away from him as possible when all he wanted was to make friends. Zayn Phelps hated to be around people.  To him, it was akin to what he imagined hell would be like.    The worst was when he had to carry on a conversation that involved more than the weather.  If he had the choice, he’d rather face a firing squad then a group of people. They say opposites attract, but no one ever explains how to compromise in order to stay together. Will Zayn find his inner socialite? Or will he end up gagging his mate to find some peace?

Enticing Enigma - Shea Balik - Miracle
Enticing Enigma

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

January 28, 2020

Word Count: 32000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Devastated that his mate didn’t believe he was enough, Arjun Rowe decided it was time to leave Tevin and let his mate find whatever it was he was still looking for. It devastated him, but Arjun would do anything to make his mate happy, even if that meant letting him go. Tevin Acker was heartbroken that he’d driven Arjun away. He hadn’t meant to, but there had always been something lacking in their mating. What? Tevin wasn’t sure, but he had been driven to discover what it might be. Never once had he considered he might lose his mate as he searches for that missing link. Baz Krusen had always hoped to meet his mate, but he hadn’t imagined meeting him when he was leading a group of shifters from human hunters. Nor had he once thought that he would end up with two mates. When he discovered one of those mates had run away, he was determined to find him and fix the bonds of their mating. With humans determined to capture shifters, will the three men be able to find their way back to each other? Strengthening Their Bonds will take all three of them coming together but only if they can forgive the past.

Strengthening Their Bonds - Shea Balik
Strengthening Their Bonds

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

June 25, 2020

Series: Miracle Salvation Island

Word Count: 31,000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: It had been six months since Kylo Reading’s old alpha had tried to burn him alive in his own house.  There were times the anguish from his severe burns had left him wanting to die, but Kylo refused to let the bastard win. Yosi Pendev developed a computer empire that the world envied and wanted for themselves, at any cost.  When it seemed as if everyone was after him, he secluded himself on an island in the Pacific.  It kept him safe, but it also made him very, very lonely. A chance meeting brought the two mates together.  But will Kylo’s newfound determination to live life on his terms clash with Yosi’s need to be safe?  Their animal halves may push them to work on their differences, but it will require Coloring Outside the Lines for these two to find their happily every after. Warning:  This story contains the after effects of nearly being burned alive.

Coloring Outside the Lines - Shea Balik - Miracle: Salvation Isle
Coloring Outside The Lines

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

November 21, 2019

Word Count: 32000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Saving his mate from his own shoal was not how Karim expected to meet his forever love. To have his mating challenged once they're safe was also unexpected. Karim figures he deserves the fates messing with him since he'd not stepped up as he should have. Waking up in a strange place, not even remembering he's a shifter, Braydon doesn't know which way is up. As his memories resurface, the guilt and shame he feels makes it hard to accept what his mate is offering. With shadow government ops and missing shifters still not found, will Karim and Braydon ever get their happy ever after?

Bigger Than His Bite - Shea Balik - Miracle: Salvation Isle
Bigger Than his Bite

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

February 19, 2022

Series: Mystic Pines

Word Count: 40690

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Come join us for a fun-filled vacation in Mystic Pines, Alaska, where the weather isn’t always warm but our hospitality is. Spencer Clarke and his four best friends decided to take the abandoned town of Mystic Pines and turn it into a vacation destination for the LGBTQ community.  But nothing about Mystic Pines was as he thought it would be, especially when he encounters someone who challenges his notions of family. When Reese Alston heard about Mystic Pines, he had to admit to being intrigued by the idea of a town that would accept everyone for who they were.  But when he moved there in hopes of opening an animal daycare, he found that not everyone was as accepting as he had hoped. An animal lover at heart, Reese was dismayed to find out that Spencer Clarke was adamant no pets would ever be allowed in his resort. Will they be able to come to a compromise?  Or will one husky have to outwit them both to see the future they were meant to have? Warning: This series takes place in the middle of the Alaskan Triangle.  Anything could happen, from Bigfoot, to aliens, to disappearances and upside-down trees, so expect the unexpected. 

Outwitted by a Husky - Shea Balik - Mystic Pines
Outwitted by a Husky

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

March 27, 2020

Word Count: 40,236

Character Identities: Gay

Summary:

Come join us for a fun-filled vacation in Mystic Pines, Alaska, where the weather isn’t always warm, but our hospitality is.
Kip Larson moved to Mystic Pines to fulfill his dream of owning his own spa. Too bad Alaska wasn’t the nature lover’s paradise he’d hoped it would be, especially when he was stuck knee deep in mud with a grizzly bear staring him down and licking his chops. Kip had always been an animal lover but that was put to the test as he had to decide which of them should die.
Rogue Jennings had grown up in Mystic Pines which, at the time, had been declining into a dying town. Now he’s back and happy to be so. Hunting has been in his blood since the day he could hold a rifle, which seemed to cause a rift between him and the man he was beginning to care for. Can Rogue show Kip that if he’d open his mind and his heart, despite their differences, they could build a wonderful life together?
Warning: This series takes place in the middle of the Alaskan Triangle. Anything could happen, including Bigfoot, aliens, disappearance, sinking in a mud pit, upside-down trees and even coming face to face with some of the most dangerous predators on the planet, so expect the unexpected.
PLEASE NOTE: This installment ends in an HEA, but the series is better enjoyed when read in order.

Stuck in the Mud - Shea Balik - Mystic Pines
Stuck in the Mud

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

May 16, 2020

Word Count: 35000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Come join us for a fun-filled vacation in Mystic Pines, Alaska, where the weather isn’t always warm, but our hospitality is. Axom Boone has always believed that there was more out there than could be explained. He’d had his first encounter with Bigfoot when he was six and had been obsessed with the paranormal ever since. But not everyone understands. In fact, most tend to mock him or just call him crazy. But in Mystic Pines, he’d discovered a world that catered to his passion with the Alaskan Triangle, a place where anything could happen Dawson Reeves moved to Mystic Pines to get away from a string of crazy boyfriends. But he had barely opened his bookstore when he caught a man stealing books from him, not because he didn’t have money, but because he thought they should be burned for daring to question that the paranormal activity of the Alaskan Triangle might not exist. Had he just jumped from the frying pan into the fire when it came to crazy? Little did the two realize it would be the mysteries of the Alaskan Triangle that would bring them together. Then again, there was a chance the myths weren’t just legends and might kill them both. If they hope to survive, they will have to put their trust in each other, despite their differences. Warning: This series takes place in the middle of the Alaskan Triangle. Anything could happen, from Bigfoot, to aliens, to disappearances and upside-down trees, so expect the unexpected.

Puzzling Encounter - Shea Balik - Mystic Pines
Puzzling Encounter

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

July 20, 2020

Word Count: 31000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Come join us for a fun-filled vacation in Mystic Pines, Alaska, where the weather isn’t always warm but our hospitality is. Karter Dixon was about to take on his toughest client yet, his cousin, Axom. He’s been a wedding planner for nearly a year and successfully completed six weddings. The last one, however… Well, let’s just say it wasn’t good. More like a complete and utter failure, not that it had been his fault. This wedding should be his redemption but he feared his cousin would make a mockery of all his hard work. Dane Ellis had come to Mystic Pines to get away from the world for a while. After he’d caught his last boyfriend making out with his best friend, Dane had sworn off dating, possibly for life. That was one of the appealing things about the small Alaskan town. Visitors came, hopefully a few would even want to hook up for a night or two, and then they’d leave. The moment the defeated Karter walks into Dane’s tavern, The Frosted Mug, they’re both hit with lust. Except, it went far deeper than that. But for them to fall in love, they must first get their heads out of their asses. Good thing there are two cats who are more than happy…annoyed? The point is, they push the two men in the right direction, whether they like it or not. Warning: This series takes place in the middle of the Alaskan Triangle. Anything could happen, from Bigfoot, to aliens, to disappearances and upside-down trees, so expect the unexpected, especially when two cats decide it’s time to stick their noses in.

Pussyfootin' Around - Shea Balik Mystic Pines
Pussyfootin' Around

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

June 15, 2021

Word Count: 32000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Come join us for a fun-filled vacation in Mystic Pines, Alaska, where the weather isn’t always warm, but our hospitality is. Anook Jackson had been born and raised in Mystic Pines. It had taken effort but his idea of transforming his barely there town into a resort was coming together. But they still needed to attract more permanent residents to offer more activities for their guests. What he didn’t expect was for someone to think it was good idea to open a virtual reality business. Who in the hell was going to come all the way to Alaska to sit inside and play video games? Dillon Collier had needed a change. He’d been making wrong choices in his personal life for too long. Hoping a completely different location would help, he took a huge chance and moved to Mystic Pines, Alaska. Huge mistake. He didn’t even know towns existed that had bears, moose, and other wildlife walking down its streets. With absolutely nothing in common, Anook and Dillon do their best to stay away from each other. But little do they know the old adage, opposites attract, is real. Are they too stubborn to look past their differences or will other forces have to intervene?

Take a Hike - Shea Balik - Mystic Pines
Take A Hike

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

July 23, 2022

Series: Paranormal Wars: Stone Haven

Word Count: 41000

Character Identities: Gay

Summary: Jason Jachovich never dreamed he’d be sold to the Psy only to be turned into a monster from an old Hollywood movie. When the Psy try to use him and the other humans they changed in a war with other paranormals, Jason manages to get free, only to watch as the others like him die in a war they didn’t want to be a part of. The Alliance is stunned to see what the Psy have created in their attempt to defeat the Alliance. In order to defeat the were-creatures the Psy have sent to fight, the Alliance must kill them, but one manages to survive. Dr. Adam Pratt is sent to study this were-creature in hopes of saving any more they come across. What he didn’t expect was to find his mate and become willing to do anything to save him. This is the second edition of the original 2014 release. Although there are no significant changes to the story, it has been re-edited and revised.

Mating the Beast - Shea Balik - Paranormal Wars: Stone Haven
Mating the Beast

Shea Balik ...

Pairing: M-M

January 17, 2020