2019 releases

Demon's Dance
Truth Unveiled: A New Adult Urban Fantasy
Path Unchosen: A New Adult Urban Fantasy
Nothing to Lose
Unforsaken
Mage
Embodied
Hood and the Highwaymen
fate uncertain

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Magic Thursday: Mapping Fantasy Worlds

by Shona Husk

This May I’ve been published for 10 years. There’s been some ups and downs, but I’m still here and still writing and still publishing. I tried being a full-time author but decided I needed to be making more than I was for it to work out, so I retrained as a bookkeeper and went back to part time work last year. It didn’t kill my creativity at all. In fact, having a weekly income took the pressure off.

But toward the end of the year I started looking for something else to do on the side, still connected to writing. I know a lot of writers do covers or edit, and while I can do structural edits, I can’t copy edit to save myself.

The answer was so obvious once it was pointed it out to me: map making.

For twenty years I was a civil draftsperson. I designed and drew roads, roundabouts, sewerage and drainage systems and subdivisions. I was in one of the last classes to be taught manual drafting (at the big tables with either pencil and paper, or ink and film) as well learning CAD. I’d also done art at school (and won a few prizes at the International School) and I had consumed vast amounts of fantasy novels.

In a Venn diagram of my skills, drawing fantasy maps was right in the middle. It also fit squarely with my desire to do more artwork in 2020.

fantasy map
Source: Deposit Photos
I spent a few weeks reading about maps and studying the different techniques. I experimented with black and white ink on paper, with colour and grey scale. I also dabbled with my tablet…but honestly, I prefer the tactile sensation of paper and ink and only use the tablet for a final clean up and edit. Maybe that will change as I get better at drawing on my tablet—it is easier to correct errors, and change colours electronically—but maps have a different feel when drawn by hand. And I’m trying to find something to get me off the computer.

Here’s to another 10 years of writing and creating!


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Romance author Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back.

With over forty published stories, ranging from sensual to scorching, she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance.

Visit Shona at her website.



Shona's latest release is the romantic suspense, Close to the Truth.

Is the truth worth dying for?

TV biologist, Jasmine Heydon, escaped Bitterwood once. She was 16 and run out of town by the cops for the crime of being born on the wrong side of the tracks. Ten years later, she's changed a lot but Bitterwood hasn't. The town's only claim to fame is the legend of the River Man, a murderous creature who first killed a century ago. Back in town to film a show about the River Man, Jasmine plans to put the mystery to rest once and for all.

Bitterwood's favourite son, Gil Easton, has never forgotten Jasmine, and he's never forgiven his father, the chief of police, for running her off. But now Jasmine is back, stirring things up. This time, Gil is determined to stand by her even when the locals want her silenced.

As Gil works to unearth the truth, Jasmine tries to understand her own childhood sighting of the monster. As the threats escalate, the search for the truth grows dangerous ... because the River Man is killing again.



Tuesday, 7 January 2020

DarkSider News for January 2020


Welcome!

Happy New Year to you all, though for many it hasn't been a great start to 2020.
Here in Australia, bushfires are raging across many of our states and 
our thoughts are with those affected. Please stay safe. 
Please consider donating to charities helping those in need. 



NEW RELEASES


Greed and Other Dangers by TJ Nichols (Book 2, Mytho) was released by Dreamspinner Press on 4 December.


Dragon shifter Edra has always lived to serve and protect—in ages past, as a knight, and in the modern world as a mytho liaison to the San Francisco PD. Behind the scenes he safeguards the mythos community from scandal—and further human hatred. When the eggs of a rare greater dragon are stolen, Edra must find and return them before the mother razes the city.

Edra’s partner, Jordan, has just been promoted, and he’s on the trail of several stolen mythos artifacts. Together, they track the eggs to a colony of mermaids living in the bay near Alcatraz Island.

But trying to separate a mermaid from her treasure is asking for trouble.

As Edra and Jordan grow closer, they test the bounds of human-mythos relationships. But Jordan isn’t ready to mate for life, and Edra won’t pretend to be human for Jordan’s friends. With the hills on fire and a storm brewing in the bay—and in their bed—something’s got to give.


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Mark of Eon by Anna Hackett  (Book 5, Eon Warriors) was released on 1 December.


Oil and water. Fire and ice. Terran space marine and rugged alien warrior.

Space marine Lieutenant Jamie Park has a reputation as tough as steel...just the way she likes it. A horrible childhood and her marine training have forged her into a strong woman, and she's never seen a fight she'd back down from. Taking on the voracious insectoid Kantos is her focus, even if that means being assigned to the Eon warship, the Desteron, and working with the one arrogant alien warrior who's seen her vulnerable and weak.

Medical Commander Aydin Kann-Ath lives to be the perfect warrior and doctor. All his life, he's worked to restore his family's tarnished honor. He has no room in his life for anything but his work, and that includes a headstrong, battle-hardened Terran who -- even when injured -- refuses to follow orders. Yet every minute he spends with Jamie, she ignites both his temper and his desire, and he can't seem to stay away.

With every interaction, Aydin finds himself fascinated by Jamie's courage and spirit, and Jamie finds herself consumed by a fiery attraction that terrifies her. On a dangerous hunt to find symbiont lifeforms that have been stolen by the Kantos, the pair can't ignore their passionate connection. But the evil Kantos threaten not only their lives, but the fate of the galaxy, unless Jamie and Aydin sacrifice it all to stop them. 

Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus



The Master and the Sorceress by Bernadette Rowley was released on 7 January.



A DESPERATE SORCERESS
Katrine Aranati no longer knows how to deal with the woman she has become. She runs headlong into a man whose heart's desire is order and control.


A MASTER JEWELER
James Tomel is outwardly a pillar of society, but he hides more than one secret. His life plan has no room for a dangerous liaison with a reckless stranger.

When they are thrown together on a trip to Brightcastle, fierce creatures from legend pursue them, but even more perilous are the feelings swirling between them. As their hearts and bodies come together, one will flee while the other demands an accounting.

The Master and the Sorceress is the seventh book in the epic Queenmakers Saga, combining the sweeping high fantasy world of Thorius with sizzling romance. If you like magic, danger and mythical creatures, wrapped up in an 'opposites attract' love story, you'll adore The Master and the Sorceress.


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Pagan Pleasures box set by Lilliana Rose with Books 1 to 5 of the Pagan Pleasures series was released on 26 December.




Edi Court is a white witch who hasn’t finished her training. She left her covenant, running away from her ex Anto, and the entrapment of that relationship. Will starting an alternative healing business, Crystal Sands, be the new beginning she’s looking for? And is the hot, plumber Voltaire part of that package?

With the peak of summer solstice, Johan is looking for a fling, and Nova might be the perfect distraction for him. But Nova is trying to discover her Magik ability. Will Johan get in the way, or help her? Can a fling lead to something more lasting?

The approach of Mabon causes Asiza to look into her dark ancestral past. There’s a mystery she needs to solve to help choose the path of her future. But she is better at helping Kaedin make progress solving the puzzle box his deceased parents left him. Will their personal mysteries bring them together and help them find love?

Serilda is ignoring the Samhain energies, desperate to keep her own secret hidden from her new friends at Crystal Sands. In doing so, she uncovers a family secret for Kaito and turns his life upside down. Secrets are revealed. Will they help or hinder the chance of Serilda and Darus falling in love?

Zamara is a Seer who helps others look into their future. But she can’t see her own. She yearns to be in a relationship for Yule. Will the new pharmacist, Kaito, be the medicine she needs to find love?

This Yule there’s a storm coming. The white witches of Crystal Sands will need to face it together if they want to survive and keep their community together


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |




The Lizzie Grace Boxed set by Keri Arthur with books 1 to 3 was released on 25 December.



Get the first 3 books of the LIZZIE GRACE SERIES in a single volume for the one low price. Each book in this box set is available separately, but by buying them in a bundle, you're getting a better deal!

The box set contains Blood Kissed, Hell's Bell, and Hunter Hunted.

BOOK 1—BLOOD KISSED
In a world where magic and science sit side by side, and powerful witches are considered necessary aides for all governments, Lizzie Grace is something of an outlier. Though born into one the most powerful blue blood witch families, she wants nothing to do with either her past or her magic.

But when she and Belle, her human familiar and best friend, open a small cafe in the Faelan werewolf reservation, she quickly finds herself enmeshed in the hunt for a vampire intent on wreaking bloody havoc. It’s a hunt that soon becomes personal, and one that is going to take all her skills to survive–that’s if the werewolves, who hate all things witch, don’t get her first.

BOOK 2—HELL'S BELL
When the church bell tolls thrice in the middle of the night, evil this way comes…

Lizzie Grace and Belle Kent, her witch familiar, are living and working on the Faelan Werewolf Reservation—one that has banned the use of magic within its borders. Although they have their supporters—including ranger Aiden O’Connor, who once hated all things witch—Lizzie and Belle now face possible eviction.

But the Faelan Reservation is a place filled with wild magic which—when left unprotected—quickly becomes a draw to those who walk the darker paths. As Christmas approaches, a new evil comes to town—one that eats the souls of the living and animates the flesh of the dead.

As the body count grows and the trail of clues leads them to the doorstep of the local vampire, Lizzie, Belle, and Aiden must find the killer before death comes calling on them.

But the biggest threat of all may come in the form of a witch who sees through the veils of Lizzie’s carefully constructed lies and suspects the truth of who she really is…

BOOK 3—HUNTER HUNTED
Christmas is fast approaching, and Lizzie Grace and her witch familiar, Belle Kent, are hoping it’s going to be a quiet one.
But those hopes are dashed when, on a quest to find a customer’s errant husband, Lizzie comes across the body of a witch and a dark circle of power neither she nor Ashworth can break.

Then werewolves begin to turn up dead—skinned.

As the body count rises, and the hunters become the hunted, it’s evident there’s a new evil in town.

One that is determined to claim the reservation—and the wild magic—for his own.


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Kobo |






Non spec-fiction


Close to the Truth by Shona Husk was released on 4 January 2020.



Is the truth worth dying for?

TV biologist, Jasmine Heydon, escaped Bitterwood once. She was 16 and run out of town by the cops for the crime of being born on the wrong side of the tracks. Ten years later, she’s changed a lot but Bitterwood hasn’t. The town’s only claim to fame is the legend of the River Man, a murderous creature who first killed a century ago. Back in town to film a show about the River Man, Jasmine plans to put the mystery to rest once and for all.

Bitterwood’s favourite son, Gil Easton, has never forgotten Jasmine, and he’s never forgiven his father, the chief of police, for running her off. But now Jasmine is back, stirring things up. This time, Gil is determined to stand by her even when the locals want her silenced.

As Gil works to unearth the truth, Jasmine tries to understand her own childhood sighting of the monster. As the threats escalate, the search for the truth grows dangerous … because the River Man is killing again.


Buy links available from Shona's website.



A Show Tradition box set by Lilliana Rose with Books 1 to 6 of the Show titles was released on 15 December.


It’s not always easy finding love on the farm. Can these hot cowboys (and one sassy cowgirl) open their hearts, have a second chance, and change lust into love? 

For the last few years, cowboy Ben has met up with Raven when he’s at the Royal Show. No expectations. No commitment. This year something’s changed. He is starting to feel more than lust towards her. Does Raven feel the same?
Raven is a city girl to the bone, but Ben, with his cheeky smile, hot body, and fun nature, is someone she’s beginning to feel attracted to.
Can this be more than lust, and can she be a farmer’s wife?

Cowboy Max is a bachelor with a closed heart and a hot temper. At this year’s show, he meets Zoe, a sassy, sharped tongued city girl who busts his balls without effort. Zoe threatens to turn his world upside down. She’s not the sort of woman he expected to be attracted to, let alone develop feelings for. Will he let love into his life again?
Zoe can’t believe the fast attraction developing with Max. His closed heart and rude comments are enough to send her packing. Until something unexpected happens.
Can Max and Zoe work out their differences, and let love guide them?

Cowgirl Dusty is a sassy, strong, no-nonsense woman. Blaise is a city boy, clueless about the life she lives. He turns her life around and tests her patience. But there’s something about him she’s attracted to. She’s made mistakes in love before, so will this stop her from finding love now?
Blaise is visiting the country for his work as an accountant. So far, everything is going wrong. He might lose his job and the woman who has stolen his heart. It feels like he’s chasing dust clouds instead of love. Will he find a way to prove to Dusty that he is a man of worth and can be trusted?


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |





PRE-ORDERS

The Assassin's Gift by Claire Boston (Book 1, The Emperor's Conspiracy) is expected to be released on 6 April.



She’s trained to kill. But is her prey the man she’s ordered to eliminate… or the one who sent her?

Princess Lien reserves her loyalty for her uncle, the emperor. Groomed as his secret assassin after he took her in, her first target is the khan of the barbarians responsible for her parents’ murder. But her supernatural speed is no help when the monarch betroths her to the man she’s meant to slay.

Waking naked in the enemy camp far from the palace and her pet dragon, Lien is horrified to find she’s imprisoned by the ruthless tribe—and they know her true mission. Refusing to believe her uncle betrayed her, she vows to become his spy. But as evidence that she’s on the wrong side mounts, it will test her fidelity and honor.

Can Lien unravel a web of deceit in time to stop the real traitor?

The Assassin’s Gift is the first book in the riveting Emperor's Conspiracy fantasy series. If you like strong heroines, loyalties challenged, and treacherous battles, then you’ll love Claire Boston’s enthralling adventure.





Gluttony by Lana Pecherczyk (Book 4, Deadly Seven) is expected for release on 26 February.



She doesn't know whether to kiss him or kill him...

Worst summer ever. It’s bad enough that smart girl, Via Mackenzie has been stuck in the middle of nowhere on her family’s annual camping trip, but it gets worse when her nemesis, Hudson Trent turns up. Still, she’s managed to avoid him for two years, and it’s not about to change now.

Hudson's having a bad week. Make that a bad year. Ditched by his warring parents and ignored by the girl he's been crushing on forever, he knows he only one he can rely on is himself. Which is a great plan, until Via literally falls from a tree and lands on him.

His quick thinking might have saved her from serious injury, but he ends up with a twisted ankle and a girl who thinks she owes him something. Forced to spend time together, Hudson remembers how much fun they used to have before everything went wrong.
Via's also struggling to ignore the spark between them, but can she trust him not to hurt her again?  Either way it’s going to be a summer they never forget.


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The Walking of Ghosts by Lilliana Rose (Book 1, Lost Souls Academy) is expected to be released 23 January. 



There is an evil awakening.

At the Lost Souls academy, students aren’t your typical everyday alumni.
Rejects from clans, packs, and covens walk these halls, but there’s something more sinister haunting the academy.

A resident ghost has new student, Zarya, on the fight to banish it. Will her actions cause more enemies at her new school than friends?

‘I’m coming for you.’
A message from beyond has Zarya fearful. Her skills are underdeveloped, but as a ghost hunter, she must stand and fight this new evil.

Can Zarya grow to be the ghost hunter she’s destined to be or will forces overpower her and bring chaos and destruction to the Lost Souls academy?


Available from: 
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |




COVER REVEAL

The Healer's Curse by Claire Boston (Book 2, The Emperor's Conspiracy) has a cover but no release date yet.





Amber Rose by Donna Maree Hanson (Book 3, Cry Havoc) has a cover but no release date yet.





EVENTS


Authors including our own Lilliana Rose and Keri Arthur are participating in the book auction hosted by Beyond the Pages (on Facebook) raising money for rural fire services in QLD and NSW. The auction is due on 24 January.  




Congratulations to all our DarkSiders!

Thanks for sharing in our news. Until next time, happy reading!

Friday, 20 December 2019

Magic Thursday: The Devil Worshipper

with Cathleen Ross


It seems somehow fitting that as I drive up today to Blackheath in the Blue Mountains that the area is on fire because that is the place where I first met the devil worshipper. 

So let me take you back a few steps so you can see how it came about.

Next to Blackheath train station lies a sweet little shop where a lovely blond woman made beautiful medieval outfits. I liked to potter there, dreaming about medieval creations, except when I went in this time the energy had changed. My psychic side recognised it before I did. It didn’t feel right. Amongst the medieval gown were small, dark, Gothic gargoyle and dragon statues, and then I saw him. Radiating demonic energy, the man was over six foot, with a huge beard and large belly. Something about our energy recognised each other. He turned to face me.

Now I know another psychic when I see one but in those days, I hadn’t been trained to put up my psychic shield. Instead, I pretended not to see him, turned my back and left, my head full of images of a giant slab, a naked woman lying on it and people dressed in hoods. It was sexual and sadistic and the devil worshipper was looking for another victim.

I returned to Sydney, keen to put distance between us, but we all know that physical distance is not the same as psychic distance, right?

Source: Deposit Photos
That night in deep sleep, he came again, looking for me. He had the ability to scry and he had found me safely tucked up in my bed. I shut him out immediately, roared at him, swore at him for invading my privacy and closed down his energy. I can be quite fierce in my mind.

A couple of weeks later in Blackheath, I noticed the shop had closed but the lovely woman who ran it had opened up on the other side of the road. However, the door was locked. I had to buzz to get in. Gone were the statues, but the energy had turned to one of terror. I asked the woman what had happened and she told me a man had come in with a knife and had robbed her. I knew he was connected to the devil worshipper. I also knew the devil worshipper had seduced her in order to get his pamphlets and statues into her shop but of course, I couldn’t say that.

When I asked her about the devil worshipper, she admitted to the affair but she was terrified of him.  All she would say was, “I’m only interested in the costumes.”

She was too frightened to speak, but I knew so much more lurked beneath the surface.


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Cathleen's latest release is Rough and Ready (Book 2, Outlaw Warriors)

Before special ops soldier Hugo Boudreaux can move on, he has one last thing to do–fulfill a wartime debt to the friend who saved his life. He must infiltrate a vicious Louisiana MC club to stop their next illegal weapons shipment and send the president to jail. What he didn’t plan on was ending up an unwilling bodyguard to the man’s daughter–innocent and attractive nurse Alice Kaintuck.

Alice wants a normal life with a nice guy. But her rough-edged bodyguard is the sexiest man she's ever met. Suddenly she can’t stop thinking about just how hot he makes her. Before she knows it, she’s tumbling into his muscular arms…though she'll be damned if she'll fall in love with a man as dangerous as her father. Only Hugo doesn’t make love, he consumes her and turns her life upside down with his carnal, erotic sex. Dreams of nice guys vanish when her enemy becomes her obsession…



Cathleen Ross likes to write about the quirky side of life. Her characters often have psychic abilities because she comes from a family of psychics. She thought she was a "Sweet" writer until she was asked to write her first erotic story, sold it immediately and never looked back. Her first novel, Man Hunt sold to Black Lace/Random House. Man Hunt became the number one best selling erotic novel on the Publisher's website in 2006 and has been translated into German. She is published with Harlequin Spice and Harlequin’s Escape publishing line as well as Entangled Publishing.

You can find Cathleen at her website: cathleenross.com 

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

DarkSider News for December 2019



Welcome!

We've made it to December and again we have more great news for you. 



NEW RELEASES




Kiss of Eon by Anna Hackett (Book 4, Eon Warriors) was released on 14 November in audio format.



When the vital alliance between Earth and the Eon Empire depends on her playing war games with an arrogant, infuriating Eon warrior, what could go wrong?

Terran Captain Allie Borden has her orders. Take her ship, the Divergent, and strengthen the alliance with the Eon by carrying out training exercises with the Eon warship, the Desteron. The only problem...one annoying warrior who gets on her nerves like nobody else. Forced to work with Second Commander Brack Thann-Felis, Allie finds her diplomacy skills stretched to the limit...and her body betraying her with a white-hot desire that’s getting hard to ignore.

Brack Thann-Felis is dedicated to his ship, his warriors, and his job. Watching his parents’ disastrous marriage has ensured that he will never mate or fall in love. Working with feisty, opinionated Allie tests his patience, but the more time he spends with the dedicated captain, the more he finds he can’t stay away from her.

As mysterious, dangerous sabotage events strike their ships, it becomes evident that someone wants their alliance to fail. They might have traitors among their crew and they both know it has to lead back to their enemy - the ravenous insectoid Kantos. Soon, Brack and Allie find themselves in a fight for their lives, with only each other to depend on, and a growing desire that will not be denied.


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Flour, Eggs, Sugar, and Magic by Daniel de Lorne (released as a standalone ebook and as part of the 2019 Advent Calendar) was released  by Dreamspinner Press on 1 December.


Wannabe witch Will Brand’s attempts at making magic cookies for the kids at a local shelter go awry when his ex-boyfriend messages and turns Will’s good energy to anger. Will has no idea there’s anything wrong with the cookies until his hunky roommate, Lucas, scarfs three of them, cursing himself with bad luck, unfettered hate, and ill health. In a race against time, Will must find a way to break the spell before accidents, ex-lovers, and a sudden illness make this Christmas Lucas’s last.

A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2019 Advent Calendar "Homemade for the Holidays."


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Silver and Solstice by TJ Nichols  (released as a standalone ebook and as part of the 2019 Advent Calendar) was released  by Dreamspinner Press on 1 December.


Calvin is good at two things: stealing and being the worst boyfriend ever. He can’t help his sticky fingers, even though Rafe has pleaded with him to stop. When a job goes horribly wrong, Calvin’s fate is in the hands of his silversmith boyfriend.

Rafe has done everything he can to put distance between himself and the restrictions of being a princeling. He has a craft, a shop, a shifter boyfriend, and lives a completely disreputable life.

But to save Calvin from spending Solstice in a cage, Rafe will have to step up and face his father, head of the city guard. Rafe’s father has had enough of Calvin flouting the law. Shifters are supposed to be collared in the city.

Calvin finally knows what to make for Rafe for solstice, though it breaks the promise they made to each other….


Available from:
Dreamspinner Press



The Vampire's Dinner by TJ Nichols was re-released on 14 November.



For vampire Charles Redfort, Christmas is a bitter reminder of the day he was killed by a werewolf. After fleeing the vampire army he was created to serve in, he has lived in exile in England. Once a year he allows himself to tell the truth about his life over dinner. Then he eats the man he’s hired for the night.

Blake Wells is an engineering student by day and escort by night. He works Christmas because he doesn’t want to see his father, and his mother doesn’t want to see him. When he meets Charles, he thinks he’s gotten a bonus present that he can’t wait to unwrap. But as the truth is revealed, Blake will have to think fast to live until morning and convince Charles to give up his lonely life.


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Elf on the Beach by TJ Nichols was re-released on 1 November.




Roone Sorley is an elf on a mission. He has one year to live in the mortal world and experience everything it has to offer before deciding if he is going to return to the North Pole and immortality or stay and become human. Christmas in Australia is all sun, sand, and surf. For Kyle Morgan, that means lots of tourists wanting to learn how to surf, but he hates Christmas. This time of year always reminds him about the family he doesn’t have.

With the clock ticking and only days left, Roone plans on making the most of the heat and the beach and his hot surfing instructor. Beyond that he has no idea what he wants. However with a little magic, he might be able to give Kyle exactly what he needs.


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |



Princess Avenger by Bernadette Rowley (Book 1, Queenmakers Saga) is now available in print.




An Avenging Princess
Alecia is determined to protect her people from her tyrannical father. Her only worth is to have a son, who will be heir to the kingdom.

A Dangerous Shifter 
Vard is tasked with guarding a princess who refuses to be shielded from danger. His dark secret could spell the end of the woman he’s sworn to protect.

And yet, when thrown together, neither of them can deny the forbidden attraction. As their lives spin out of control, will love be enough to pull them from the vortex and perhaps save the kingdom?
Princess Avenger is the first book in the epic Queenmakers Saga, combining the sweeping high fantasy world of Thorius with sizzling romance. If you like magic, political intrigue and mythical creatures, wrapped up in a ‘beauty and the beast’ love story, then you’ll adore Princess Avenger. 

***This book contains sex scenes and is intended for mature readers.***


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |




Redemption by Christina Phillips (Book 1, Realm of Flame and Shadow) was released 28 November. This book was previously published by Penguin US under another title and pen-name, but the current book has been completely re-imagined, rewritten and edited.



A fallen archangel saves a woman from a deadly fate, and unleashes an ancient power that could destroy the universe itself…


Gabe has no time for humans after the way they betrayed the ones he loved so long ago. But when he snatches a woman from the jaws of the hellish Guardians, he’s compelled to protect her at all costs. Even if she does drive him crazy with her smart mouth and refusal to fall under his archangelic spell.

Desperate to discover her true heritage, Aurora opens a rift between dimensions. But before she can enter her mother’s world, the most breathtakingly gorgeous man she’s ever met teleports her to an impossible island.

Thrown together, they can’t ignore the scorching lust that risks consuming them, or the threat to Aurora’s existence. When raw sex evolves into something far more dangerous, it’s more than their lives that are on the line.

As Gabe and Aurora race against time to outwit the Guardians, they come closer to uncovering an explosive revelation that will challenge everything they’ve ever believed in.

But deep in the shadows, the immortal Guardians lurk. And they have no intention of allowing Aurora to escape their clutches. Even if it means defying the wrath of an archangel.


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Mercenary Ethics by Shona Husk (Book 2, Dead Suns) was released on 22 October.


Left for dead on a forgotten planet by his enemies, he’ll do anything to escape, including team up with the scientist who held a knife to his throat.

Mercenary Emry Dan made one mistake on a job and was captured by the powerful arms dealer Riel. While Emry suspected Riel had a place to test his weapons, he never expected to be one of the subjects. From the moment he wakes, he starts planning his getaway.

Scientist Marita Aleric worked for Riel until she started questioning how her research was being used. For ten days she’s survived on the weapons testing planet, fighting, scrabbling for supplies and weapons, and avoiding the infected. Any people who eat the plants become cannibalistic zombies.

When she finds Emry she wants to believe they can escape, especially when their reluctant partnership blossoms into romance. But can anything survive on a dead planet?

Note to readers: this is a gritty survival romance. There’s action, fighting, zombies and desperate sexy times.

Buy links




Shivers (2019 anthology by the Rockingham Writers Centre) contains two short stories by D.D. Line and was released in November.



A collection of spooky stories that is sure to haunt the reader long a fter lights out. Ghostly visitations, crimes of passion, cold-blooded murder and strange experiences that beggar belief feature in this anthology of short fiction by 16 writers connected through their passion for story-telling. Although the stories are linked by a common theme, they reflect a diversity of styles. Prepare to be chilled and entertained.


Available from:
Rockingham Writers Centre







Non spec-fiction


Mission: Her Freedom by Anna Hackett (Book 6, Team 52) will be released on 26 November.



A badass combat medic will do anything to save her friend and teammate, but on the run from some very bad guys, she starts to look at her tattooed tech geek friend in a very different way…

Former Naval Intelligence officer Brooks Jameson might have lots of muscles and ink, but he’s a proud geek. He loves computers and his job—taking care of all things tech for his covert, black ops team of badasses—Team 52. But when he finds himself snatched off a Las Vegas street and in the hands of some very bad people who are after a powerful, dangerous artifact, he knows he’s in a fight for survival. Then his teammate Callie Kimura—gorgeous and way-out-of-his-league—strides through the door to rescue him…

Callie’s childhood and career in the Air Force taught her to never risk loving anyone, because losing them leaves you bleeding. She has everything she needs as the medic for Team 52, and when Brooks gets abducted, she’ll do anything to get her friend back. But when they end up on the run together, Callie starts to see the hunky geek in a very different light.

As Callie and Brooks battle to stop a deadly artifact being used in an evil plan, they ignite a scorching desire that shocks them both. But some scars—and the demons that made them—run deep, and Brooks knows he’ll need all his intelligence, patience, and love to convince the beautiful combat medic to let her heart be free.


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Festive Love by Maggie Mundy (Book 4, The Connor Clan) is expected for  release on 19 December.




Christmas in Australia. The Connor Clan of Portland Oregon look after their own. Their Australian cousins do the same.

Jaxon Connor has nearly lost his farm in Tasmania and his father is sick in hospital. The last thing he needs is a nosey journalist poking around in his family’s past.

The fact is he spent a wild night of passion with this journalist and she got under his skin is beside the point.

Kathryn needs an article or she may lose her job. She needs to know more about Jax and his family.
Will she let her growing feelings for him get in the way of doing her job?



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How to Kiss A Bad Boy by Amanda Ashby (Book 1, How to Kiss) was released on 31 August.



A girl with a plan. A guy with a past. And a summer that could change everything.

Sixteen-year-old Frankie Hargreaves has her summer all figured out. Work at her aunt’s retro food truck, and have her first kiss with the cute guy from the surf shop. It’s foolproof. Until her aunt hires local bad boy, Jackson Lang to help out. Sure he’s cute. Okay, really cute. But Frankie knows what guys like him are like. All she needs to do is ignore him and stick to the plan. How hard can it be?

Jackson’s always lived in the shadow of his father’s criminal past, and is used to the world judging him. Which is just fine. He’s happy to keep to himself and look out for his mom and kid sister. That way he can’t be disappointed. Problem is the longer he works with the gorgeous Frankie, the more he starts to think perhaps there’s a chance for him to have a different life. 

Jackson isn’t the only one falling hard, but after two dates things get complicated and Frankie soon discovers her first perfect kiss might just lead to her first painful heartbreak.


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |




How to Kiss Your Enemy by Amanda Ashby (Book 1.5, How to Kiss) was released on 13 November.


She doesn't know whether to kiss him or kill him...

Worst summer ever. It’s bad enough that smart girl, Via Mackenzie has been stuck in the middle of nowhere on her family’s annual camping trip, but it gets worse when her nemesis, Hudson Trent turns up. Still, she’s managed to avoid him for two years, and it’s not about to change now.

Hudson's having a bad week. Make that a bad year. Ditched by his warring parents and ignored by the girl he's been crushing on forever, he knows he only one he can rely on is himself. Which is a great plan, until Via literally falls from a tree and lands on him.

His quick thinking might have saved her from serious injury, but he ends up with a twisted ankle and a girl who thinks she owes him something. Forced to spend time together, Hudson remembers how much fun they used to have before everything went wrong.
Via's also struggling to ignore the spark between them, but can she trust him not to hurt her again?  Either way it’s going to be a summer they never forget.


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How to Kiss Your Crush by Amanda Ashby (Book 2, How to Kiss) was released on 15 October.


It’s been nearly a year since Blaise moved to the country in the name of love, and Dusty opened her heart to a city boy. It hasn’t been smooth sailing for either of them. This is their first Christmas together, and it could make or break them.

Has he proven his worth as a city boy to be able to survive living on the farm? Does he really need to prove himself, or is Dusty expecting too much?

Blaise wants to move to the farm, but Dusty is hesitant. Can she really trust him? The irrational doubt has risen from nowhere, and she’s grappling to work through it. It doesn’t help that the farm is also her mom’s home and three can be a crowd.

Can they work out their differences and make the final commitment to a future together?


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PRE-ORDERS


Witch Born by LJ Swallow (Book 1, Ravenhold Supernatural Reform Academy) is now expected for release in August 2020. 


I'm a hybrid witch born with the forbidden ability to wield all schools of magic. My family successfully hid me for years, but last week I accidentally raised the dead and revealed my illegal gifts. Now I'm facing time at Ravenhold supernatural reform academy.

Ravenhold detains dangerous juvenile offenders on a remote island until they're rehabilitated. All teens at the paranormal academy either possess forbidden powers from dark bloodlines or have used illegal magic. Ruthless hybrids walk amongst the shifters, witches, and vampires. They hold control over the academy, but they won't control me.

I plan to keep my head down, attend the classes, and hope for an early release from this supernatural prison. Until I meet the infamous Dorian Blackwood, the vampire-witch hybrid born with unparalleled supernatural abilities. Few people dare confront the cruel and charming savage, but Dorian's powers won't work on me--and his charm definitely won't.

Dorian may rule the academy's halls, but others challenge him. There's his main rival, Zeke, a shifter hybrid whose laidback manner hides a vicious streak. Ethan, the dragon shifter with elemental witch powers who's reserved but volatile. I'm the new hybrid at Ravenhold, and I intend to bring the ruthless Dorian to his knees.

Ravenhold places the four of us onto a new rehabilitation program. The academy tells us the program is a fast-track to release, but I'm not so sure. Something sinister is happening, and I no longer believe the hybrids are the most dangerous thing inside Ravenhold.

Will we be forced to unite to survive?

Witch Born is the first book in the Ravenhold series from USA Today bestselling author LJ Swallow. The stories are set in a supernatural reform academy with deliciously dangerous guys, a badass heroine who won't bow to anyone. Ravenhold is a slow burn, enemies to lovers reverse harem romance.


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Congratulations to all our DarkSiders!

Thanks for sharing in our news. Until next time, happy reading!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

DarkSider News for November 2019 - Part 3


Welcome!

Wait....there's more November news...


NEW DARKSIDERS


Please make welcome to the DarkSiders:

Susannah Kade 
Susannah lives in Adelaide, but spent her childhood in the English countryside chasing butterflies on sunny days and jumping in puddles when it rained. She loved nothing better than to spend time
daydreaming and making up magical stories.

Her ideal day is a writing day, with essential breaks for dog and cat cuddles, and taking time for tea in the garden. (Disclaimer: if it's pouring with rain or blowing a howling gale, she might be wrapped in a soft fluffy blanket and huddled on the couch with a book. Okay, let's
be honest, she might occasionally pick up the TV remote.)

She writes adventure romance set on Earth and other worlds, with a
sprinkling of magic in many of her stories.





Lauren Rose 
Lauren Rose is a paranormal fantasy romance writer from South Australia. She has a fantasy short story filled with romantic elements published in an anthology, and has many more stories underway that she hopes to share with the world soon. With a BA in English and creative writing, and an MA in editing and publishing under her belt, she has always had a connection with reading and writing, and is looking forward to a career where she can work with and help others who share the same passion.

When she’s not reading or writing she’s binge watching TV shows, playing video games, or harassing her cats with her partner in crime. You can find out more about Lauren Rose and her current WIPs at laurenrosewriter.com






NEW RELEASES

Dane's Redemption is a short story bSusannah Kade in the anthology Weird and Wonderful released on 5 November.


Eighteen authors explore several lesser-known holidays. Featuring sweet country romance and sex in the big city, there's something for all romance readers. Polar bear plunges. Sexy neighbors. Even a cute shifter or two. This anthology has it all! Come celebrate


Buy links available from Books2Read




A Siren's Song is a short story by Lauren Rose in the anthology Salty Tales released in February.




The sea has a way of speaking to your soul, of casting its captivating spell and drawing you to its sandy shores. Dive into this multi-genre collection of sea-themed stories to discover what secrets are kept beneath the waves. Sirens, mermaids, and beach-combing serial killers are just a few of the characters you will meet on your adventures beneath the surface of this anthology. Love, suspense, fantasy—there’s a salty tale here for everyone.


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Alien Redeemed by Marie Dry (Book 7, Zyrgin Warriors) was released on 29 October.


On a harsh alien planet, in a faraway galaxy, Sarah, a gentle human woman, is determined to start a new life, far away from the hardship she endured on Earth and the pitying glances of her friends.

Once on Zyrgin, Sarah finds that, instead of being the empress and helpmeet at the side of the Zyrgin leader, she is merely his breeder. She is trapped in a gilded cage, not allowed to go out and interact with the other women on the planet, until she's proven her loyalty to the empire by birthing Zaar’s child. After her traumatic experiences in the raider camps, and the resultant PTSD, Sarah doubts she could ever make love to her Zyrgin warrior.

Zaar assures her he has a superior plan to cure her of her problem. But is he able to reach through all the barriers Sarah has erected against true intimacy?


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Kiss of Eon by Anna Hackett  (Book 4, Eon Warriors) was released on 22 September.



When the vital alliance between Earth and the Eon Empire depends on her playing war games with an arrogant, infuriating Eon warrior, what could go wrong?

Terran Captain Allie Borden has her orders. Take her ship, the Divergent, and strengthen the alliance with the Eon by carrying out training exercises with the Eon warship, the Desteron. The only problem…one annoying warrior who gets on her nerves like nobody else. Forced to work with Second Commander Brack Thann-Felis, Allie finds her diplomacy skills stretched to the limit…and her body betraying her with a white-hot desire that’s getting hard to ignore.

Brack Thann-Felis is dedicated to his ship, his warriors, and his job. Watching his parents’ disastrous marriage has ensured that he will never mate or fall in love. Working with feisty, opinionated Allie tests his patience, but the more time he spends with the dedicated captain, the more he finds he can’t stay away from her.

As mysterious, dangerous sabotage events strike their ships, it becomes evident that someone wants their alliance to fail. They might have traitors among their crew and they both know it has to lead back to their enemy—the ravenous insectoid Kantos. Soon, Brack and Allie find themselves in a fight for their lives, with only each other to depend on, and a growing desire that will not be denied.


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |



Seducing the Huntress by Mel Teshco (Book 3, Nightmix) was re-released on 25 November.



She wants to kill him. He wants to possess her body and give her ultimate pleasure.

Isabella suffered an unimaginable loss at the teeth and claws of a vicious nightmix. She grew up wanting nothing more than to hunt and kill every last shape shifting black panther in the kingdom.
What she doesn’t expect is to go from hunter to hunted. Never expects to be captured by the nightmix monster, Reuben, and taken to his cabin, where he plays her body like a finely tuned instrument. Their erotic connection is explosive, but Reuben is the enemy.

Or is he...?


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Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Apple Books | B&N | Kobo |




Nightworld Academy: Term Three by LJ Swallow (Book 3, Nightworld Academy) was released on 21 November in audio format.



Term Three is in session. Let the games begin.

I’m back at the Nightworld Academy and looking forward to a new term, but life isn't any easier. I’m still reeling from the events at the Winter Ball and Tobias’s revelation. Now, a new face on campus is about to throw everything into turmoil.

My relationship with the guys grows more complicated. I’m worried Ash is drifting away from me. I’m no closer to finding how to stop Jamie’s death, and my feelings for Andrei confuse us both. Amelia’s also behaving oddly, and I’m worried she’s planning something stupid. Is somebody trying to pull us apart?

Add in the rivalry of the academy games, and this term will test friendships.

A prank leads to a frightening and confusing vision unlike anything I’ve experienced, and I’m now certain the biggest danger to the academy is somebody or something already here.

Amidst all the confusion, one thing is clear. I need to work on perfecting my new abilities and holding us together before the Dominion infiltrate the academy and my new world comes crashing down.

Available from:
Amazon | Audible |



Sloth by Lana Pecherczyk (Book 4, Deadly Seven) was released on 26 November.


She’s a hacker, a legendary gamer, a badass vigilante… if she can get herself out of bed. 

Nothing much appeals to Sloan Lazarus, except the burning hatred for the man who stole her heart and then ghosted her—right after she confessed her crime-fighting secret. When he turns up two years later, completely complacent and hot-as-sin, Sloan is determined to make his life a living hell. Then she discovers he is her lifemate... and her unstable powers kick in. 

After being dishonorably discharged from the army, Maximillian Johnson has come to the sin-soaked Cardinal City to make a difference. A dark secret drives his motivation, and coloring outside the lines of law enforcement with the Deadly Seven is just what he needs. It doesn’t hurt that he gets to work with the beautiful woman who still holds a long denied place in his heart. 

Problem is, the fanatical Syndicate are closing in, and just when the Deadly Seven think they’re making headway, they take two steps back. Sloan must learn to make peace with the brooding security specialist, or suffer the consequences of being imbalanced. If she can’t learn to trust again, and control her devastating new powers, life will be worse than a living hell… it will be deadly.

Paranormal Romance meets The Avengers in this epic series where the heroes must find a lifemate, or become the deadly sin they're destined to destroy. Full of steamy romance, humor, thrilling action, family dynamics, band of warriors, alpha heroes and strong heroines. If you like your superhero shows, but want more romance from your Lois and Clarke, then you’ll fall head over heels the Deadly Seven. Binge this series in Kindle Unlimited.


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |



Envy by Lana Pecherczyk (Book 1, Deadly Seven) is now available in print.



Crime rages in Cardinal City. The fanatical Syndicate's answer is to be judge, jury and executioner, even if that means destroying half the world to eradicate sin. The only thing standing in their way is a family of fearless vigilantes known as the Deadly Seven.

Evan Lazarus, the youngest and most inexperienced of the group, blames himself for the mass tragedy that tore his heroic family apart. As they self destruct, he travels a dark path towards vengeance and redemption, slowly falling prey to the sin he was created to fight. Envy eats at his heart. Finding balance in a partner who embodies his sin's opposing virtue could be his only hope. The last thing he expects to find is his soulmate.

Doctor Grace Go almost died in the blast that killed her parents and now seeks justice for the survivors. When her investigation crosses paths with a fiercely protective but damaged hero, she is intrigued. The more she sees him, the more he ignites a desire she thought long gone, and the easier it is to stay ignorant to the secret that could ruin her opinion of him forever.

When a figure from Evan's past emerges, in league with the Syndicate, their evil scheme threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. Pushed to the limits, he will have to pull his family from the brink of oblivion and become the hero the city needs... or will envy drive him to destroy Grace and his only chance at love and redemption forever?

Paranormal Romance meets The Avengers in this epic series where the heroes are as deadly as the sins they were created to fight. Full of sizzling romance, fated mates, band of warriors, alpha heroes and strong heroines. If you like your superhero shows, but want more romance, then you'll fall head over heels the Deadly Seven.

Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Book Depository |




Greed by Lana Pecherczyk (Book 2, Deadly Seven) is now available in print.


Griffin Lazarus’ restraint is notorious within his superhero family. His mastery over the sin of Greed is second to none. What they don’t know, is a shameful secret drives his discipline and one slip could mean fatal consequences for anyone close to him. When he’s forced to work with a beautiful, feisty reporter poking around his personal life, his control swiftly unravels. Everything about her throws his beliefs into chaos. She’s arousing, loud and infuriating, and craving her could be his undoing—or his redemption.

Lilo Likeke, an altruistic reporter for the Cardinal Copy, is hunting the story of a lifetime. Who are the Deadly Seven? If she can nail her unicorn story, she’ll finally prove her apple falls far from her corrupt family tree. When her mobster father is kidnapped, and she’s drawn into his web of chaos, she soon learns you can’t outrun your past, but you can choose your family. Trusting the man behind the mask might kill her story, but it also might save her heart.

With the Syndicate breathing down their necks, none of it could matter if they don’t live to see another day, and Griffin has no intention of losing the woman he covets, even if that means embracing bedlam…

If you like your superhero movies and TV shows, and your paranormal romance band of warriors and fated mate books, then you'll fall head over heels with the tortured heroes and sassy heroines of The Deadly Seven.



Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Book Depository |




Wrath by Lana Pecherczyk (Book 3, Deadly Seven) is now available in print.



Betrayed. Alone. Angry.

Wyatt Lazarus's ex-fiancĂ©e betrayed him in the vilest of ways, and he failed to see it coming. Now alone and ashamed, the unquenchable influence of his sin fuels his anger. Instead of redeeming sinners—he ends them. Wrath becomes his identity until a brutal mistake throws him into the path of a cheeky yoga instructor in need of a savior.

Misha Minski believes in karma, but after years of suffering blackmail from an old mafia acquaintance, it’s hard to stay strong. Soon her number is up. Rather than spend her last days wallowing in self pity, she’s determined to enjoy one last night of pleasure with her new mysterious protector, but instead, finds something much more—a future. 

But when the evil Syndicate join forces with Misha’s psychopathic blackmailer, Wyatt must push through his bitterness and reunite with his heroic family, or the woman who gave him back his voice will be lost to him forever.




Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Book Depository |




Non spec-fiction

Undetected by Anna Hacket (Book 7, Treasure Hunter Security) was released on 21 October in audio format.



Finding undiscovered treasures is always daring, dangerous, and deadly. Unidentified contains two action-packed novellas starring sexy archaeologists, feisty treasure hunters, and tough former Navy SEALs on the hunt for two priceless Incan emeralds.


The Emerald Tear: Ambitious Archaeologist Oliver Ward leads a dig in the wild jungles of Ecuador and collides with feisty, independent treasure hunter Persephone.

Oliver Ward loves getting his boots dirty on fascinating digs, and investigating strange ruins in Ecuador is no exception. When bandits threaten his team, a small, tough treasure hunter bursts into his world to save the day. He finds himself captivated by the bright, vibrant woman and sucked into a wild and dangerous treasure hunt for a lost Incan emerald.

Daughter of a con artist, Persephone Blake trusts no one and has a plan - find and sell artifacts until she can retire on a white-sand beach. But her plans are derailed when a handsome, smart, and stubborn archaeologist pushes his way onto her hunt. She finds herself irresistibly tempted by Oliver, and as they trek deeper into the jungle, danger follows. And Persephone isn't sure what is in more danger - her body or her heart.


The Emerald Butterfly: Former Navy SEAL Diego Torres finds himself helping the one woman who drives him crazy - the DEA agent who boarded his ship and handcuffed him.

Injured and tortured on a mission, Diego Torres was ready to leave the SEALs and loves being captain of his salvage ship, the Storm Nymph. As he begins his vacation, he planned for solitude, late mornings, and drinking beers while watching the Florida sunsets, what he didn't plan for was the gorgeous DEA agent who boarded his ship several months before. And he really didn't plan for an underwater expedition in search of a shipwreck and a priceless Incan emerald.

Sloan McBride's grandfather dreamed of finding the Emerald Butterfly his entire life. Now he's dying and she vows to find it for him...even if she has to work with the hard-bodied ex-SEAL she got off to a very wrong start with. But as Sloan and Diego work side by side, dogged by dangerous black-market thieves Silk Road, they uncover a scorching hot passion. They will do anything to protect each other, including calling in their friends from treasure hunter security, and they'll risk everything to beat Silk Road to the emerald.


Available at:
Amazon | Audible | iTunes | 





Undetected by Anna Hacket (Book 8, Treasure Hunter Security) was released on 1 November in audio format.



Darcy Ward has sold her soul to the devil. Okay, not quite the devil, but she did agree to work with Agent Arrogant and Annoying - aka Special Agent Alastair Burke of the FBI's Art Crime Team to lay a trap for infamous black-market antiquities ring, Silk Road.

Darcy loves shoes, computers, caffeine, and working at her family business, Treasure Hunter Security. The only thing missing is her dream of a once-in-a-lifetime love, like her parents share, and a man who'll put her first. She's not so crazy about Silk Road trying to kill her family and friends, nor is she fond of an order-giving FBI agent and his distracting cologne. Using a trio of cursed diamonds as bait, she's working hard to set a trap for Silk Road in the Dashwood Museum, but as the black-market thieves escalate their attempts to stop Darcy, she finds herself swept into Alastair's strong, protective arms.

Alastair Burke is driven by vengeance. He's dedicated his life to taking down Silk Road and its mysterious leader, the Collector, and now he finally has his chance. He can't allow anything to distract him - especially not a sassy, smart woman who tests every bit of his control. But as the opening gala of the cursed diamonds exhibit approaches, the thieves target him and Darcy with a series of deadly attacks...and Alastair realizes he'll do anything to keep her safe.

With the FBI and the former SEALs of Treasure Hunter Security at their backs, Darcy and Alastair are caught up in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, and their fierce attraction. But with lives on the line, Alastair will find himself caught between his desire for revenge and keeping the woman he's falling for alive.


Available at:
Amazon | Audible | iTunes | 



A Dusty Christmas by Lilliana Rose was released on 22 October.



It’s been nearly a year since Blaise moved to the country in the name of love, and Dusty opened her heart to a city boy. It hasn’t been smooth sailing for either of them. This is their first Christmas together, and it could make or break them.

Has he proven his worth as a city boy to be able to survive living on the farm? Does he really need to prove himself, or is Dusty expecting too much?

Blaise wants to move to the farm, but Dusty is hesitant. Can she really trust him? The irrational doubt has risen from nowhere, and she’s grappling to work through it. It doesn’t help that the farm is also her mom’s home and three can be a crowd.

Can they work out their differences and make the final commitment to a future together?


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Losing Bash by Khloe Wren (Book 9, Charon MC) was released 22 September.



Life has never been easy for Jake “Bash” Alfonsi, but he’s always found a way to survive. Even when his father gave into his PTSD demons and took his own life just days before he turned twenty-one, he got through it. He even managed to go on and find a few slices of happiness in his life. But this latest hand life dealt him is his hardest challenge yet. Will Bash be able to rise once again, or will he get lost in his pain forever?

*** Losing Bash is book 9 in the Charon MC series, but can be read as a stand alone ***


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |





Finding Needles by Khloe Wren (Book 10, Charon MC) was released 22 October.



In order to find a future, they’ll need to put their past behind them.

When Ryan “Needles” Perry left his hometown in Texas as a teenager, he’d had zero intentions of ever returning. But then he never would have guessed that after his father died, his mother would fall for a load of garbage that lands her in one hell of a mess that he needs to come home to clean up.
Elizabeth “Bess” Brooks was Ryan’s closest friend growing up and when she finds out his mom is in trouble, she reaches out to tell him. She wants to see his mother safe and will do whatever she can to help, but she vows that it won’t include falling for his rough biker charms.
Life hasn’t been kind to either of them in the nineteen years since they’ve seen each other and now they both have secrets that could tear them apart for good, or bond them together forever. But will they survive to find out?

*** Finding Needles is book 10 in the Charon MC series, but can be read as a stand alone ***

Available from:
Amazon US Amazon Aus |






FREE BOOKS





Lusting the Enemy by Mel Teshco (Book 1, Nightmix) is currently FREE...




Akeisha is on a mission to be chosen as part of a harem for the desert king, Judas. She’ll use her body to entice and beguile, do anything it takes to save the near-extinct larakytes, her shape shifting silver panther tribe, from Judas’ human subjects, who are trying to eradicate them.

She never expects to succumb to the wild ecstasy in his arms, a pleasure that threatens to expose her inner cat even as it transcends anything she’s ever felt from one of her own kind.

Falling in love with a human enemy was never part of the plan, but maybe there’s more to Judas than meets the eye.


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Kadin by Mel Teshco (Book 1, Dragons of Riddich) is currently FREE...



The dragons will search the universe for their one true mate...

Grace has a special ability. She senses  paranormal beings. It’s the perfect trait to have as an operative for the Paranormal Detection Agency. A pity her next target, Kadin Marres, doesn’t just trigger her paranormal senses … he triggers her lust too.

Kadin has been aware of the elusive Grace for some time now and has waited patiently for her. She’s a dragon breeder, and once he finally has her, he isn’t about to give her up. Not even if it means she goes from hunter to hunted.


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Apple Books | B&N | Kobo |




Stone Cold Lover by Mel Teshco (Book 1, Winged and Dangerous) is currently FREE...


Heiress Loretta Shaw is notorious for her loose morals and sexual needs. Trouble is, it’s taken her one too many one-night stands to realize that no man can extinguish the sexual fire she feels toward her guardian, Cray Diamond.

A long-ago curse made Cray immortal—a gargoyle, a guardian, who is impelled to protect a human chosen by the curse. He is imprisoned in stone during daylight hours but dusk returns him to flesh and bone to carry out his immortal duty.

That Cray can shift between human and living gargoyle at night bothers Loretta not one bit. She’s seen him naked many times and her desire for him—in any shape or form—knows no bounds. She’s tired of his resistance. He’s her gargoyle … and she wants him in her bed.

WARNING: There are no closed bedroom scenes in this story, read if you like you stories hot :).


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Apple Books | B&N | Kobo |




Vorn and the First Comers by Donna Maree Hanson (Tales from Argenterra) is currently FREE...




A choice between life or death...

Kushlan Silvertongue has been commissioned to write the Tales of the First Comers, Tales of Argenterra.

This novella is the story of Vorn and the First Comers and their journey from violence and death to the beautiful magical land of Argenterra, the Silverland.

Mighty warrior, Vorn, leads the survivors to a new land and sets in motion a civilisation that lasts for over one thousand years.

Discover the origins of the given magic and how the first comers made the oaths that secured that magic forever.


Available from:
Amazon US | Amazon Aus | Apple Books | B&N | Kobo | Google Play |








COVER REVEAL

Mission: Her Freedom by Anna Hackett (Book 6, Team 52) will be released on 26 November.




Soulhunter Academy by LJ Swallow (Book 1, Soulhunter Academy)



Keir. Nephilim. The impossible target. The guy whose soul is the key to my freedom. Is my training at the soulhunter academy enough for me to take him on and win?

I'm a half-angel trapped in a bleak world controlled by the ruling high angels, and I have one means of escape: sign my life over to their academy and become a soulhunter. If I survive the training, my mission is to enter the human world and retrieve souls trapped in demons. Once I collect enough souls, I’m free.

But nobody told me the whole truth about what soulhunter life entails—or why so many fail.

*Soulhunter Academy is the first book in the series. This is a partial rewrite and re-release of the first part of the original Soul Ties series which was unpublished in 2017. The new books will continue and complete the series






Non spec-fiction

Inking Eagle  by Khloe Wren has a new cover and the whole series is now available on Kindle Unlimited for a short time.






Book 1
Amazon US | Amazon Aus |

Series link
Amazon US





EVENTS


Keri Arthur, Imogene Nix and Lilliana Rose will be at Ballrooms and Books Event to be held in Sydney on 1 February 2020.


You can get tickets from Eventbrite. They also have a Facebook page






Keri Arthur, Imogene Nix, S.E. Gilchrist and Khloe Wren will be at Newcastle Book Boyfriend Author Signing to be held in Newcastle on 26 September 2020.






Keri Arthur, Imogene Nix and Khloe Wren will be at Books In-Sight Author Signing to be held in Melbourne on 1 August 2020.




Congratulations to all our DarkSiders!

Thanks for sharing in our news. Until next time, happy reading!