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Tuesday 18 January 2022

DarkSider News for January 2022 - Part 2!

We have so much news, we've got a second post for January. 
2022 is epic with DarkSider reads.



Welcome to our latest DarkSider!

Kat Chant

Kat Chant is an award winning writer. A bookworm who grew into a history buff, she exchanged beaches for castles to move from Australia to the UK and study medieval history. There, she fell in love with a lad from Ireland…and fell in love with his country, too.

She and her family live in the heart of Ireland, surrounded by fields in forty shades of green.

Kat is a keen cook and often experiments with traditional farmhouse foods such as making bread, cheese, jam and liqueurs. She also decorates the occasional cake. 



The Threads That Bind
Annie Seaton 
Book 4, Love Across Time
Released: 29 October 2021

Lucy McLaren went back to her family name after she and her long-term partner split. The McLaren family history and their cottage in Somerset in England drew her inexorably to the past and gave it an importance that she was unable—or perhaps, unwilling— to explain. As her daughter Beth grew older and began to question the past, and Lucy's relationship floundered, she knew the only away to save her sanity, and justify her actions to her daughter, was to go back and seek out the man she had fallen in love with many years ago. Could she tell her daughter that her whole life had been a lie? And will the love of her life still be there when Lucy returns to the nineteenth century?

TJ Nichols
Book 1, Captured Earth
Released: 28 July 2021

Capture is a soldier’s worst fear, but all his training couldn’t prepare Sergeant Josh Rayne for what it meant to be caught by the alien invaders, who have claimed the desert in Western Australia.

Josh believes he is the only man left alive from the teams sent out to spy on the aliens, but in the alien prison, he is reunited with his lover and fellow soldier Xavier Fisher. There is no time to celebrate though as Xavier is gravely injured and in need of medical care.

With the exfil date fast approaching, they have to escape before the ship leaves without them.

Book one in the Captured Earth trilogy. For readers who like action, explosions, and don’t mind a little gore with their gay romance.

TJ Nichols
Book 2, Captured Earth
Released: 28 August 2021

Reunited with his lover and fellow soldier, Xavier Fisher, Josh Rayne and the other survivors from the alien base watch from the shore as their rescue is blown up. Now on the run and on their own, they need to find a safe place to regroup and figure out how they are going to escape alien country and get back home.

With no military support, they are in desperate need of supplies when they make it to a seemingly abandoned tourist town. But not all is at it seems, and Josh will have to decide who runs and who has to stay and fight to give them a chance. He wants to go home, and he wants more than the vague promises he and Xavier made to each other.

TJ Nichols
Book 3, Captured Earth
Released: 28 September 2021

Australia is split in half, humans on the east and aliens on the west, and Josh and Xavier are on the wrong side of the line. They need to make it from alien territory back home. But with aliens hunting them and survivors to protect, all their plans start to unravel.

To survive, they’ll have to fight.

They have discovered the aliens are not invincible, and they have weaknesses. Armed with new knowledge, Josh and Xavier are determined to stop the aliens so no one else ends up imprisoned on the base. But going back to the base means risking their lives and the future they have promised each other.

Lust & Other Drugs
TJ Nichols
Book 1, Mytho
Re-released: 28 November 2021

Police officer Jordan and dragon shifter Edra might have to work together, but they don’t trust each other—even if sparks do fly between them.

If anyone finds out Jordan’s a mytho sympathizer, it could kill his career. No one can know that he frequents the satyr dens and uses the drug Bliss. A dead satyr might not get much attention, but two dead humans who appeared to overdose on Bliss? That shouldn’t even be possible.

And it might not be an accident.

Edra, the Mythological Services Liaison, has been covering up mytho crimes to protect the community’s reputation. With a mayoral election looming, the last thing his people need is a scandal.

To get a murderer off the streets, Jordan and Edra will be spending a lot of time together, and it won’t be easy to keep up with their deceptions… or to keep resisting each other.
Lust and other Drugs is the urban fantasy romance you’ve been waiting for; rich with creative and engaging world building, complicated characters, and an exploration of the intricacies of dragon mating rituals, Nichols gives a captivating and sensual touch to paranormal mm romance.

Book 1 in the gay urban fantasy series that follows Jordan and Edra as they solve crime and figure out how to improve Mytho and human relations. For readers who like dragon shifters and forbidden romance.

Greed & Other Dangers
TJ Nichols
Book 2, Mytho
Re-released: 28 December 2021

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.

Survive The Past
Toby J. Nichols
Released: 1 December 2021

Sun and Sailing
As part of the crew of a private chartered yacht, Jack Bradford gets to sail the Mediterranean. Another perfect day ends with them checking out a whale sighting. But it’s not a whale and by the time the crew and guests realize something is terribly wrong they don’t know where they are…but it’s not the Mediterranean. What had started as fun, has turned deadly.

Swamps and Spinosaurus
The mangrove swamp looms large, and creatures slide through the water toward them. The yacht no longer seems as big when the creatures investigating are the same size or bigger. If the guests and crew can’t find a way home, they will be stuck in the past forever.

Samantha Marshall
Standalone novella, Merged Worlds
Released: 21 November 2021
(originally published in the 
A Perfectly Paranormal Valentine anthology)

Justice. Duty. Honour. Dessert.

When vampire spy Luxor Dragomir responds to a plea from the gods, the last thing he expects is to seek shelter in a run-down cottage in the middle of nowhere. To make matters worse, the place he thought abandoned is home to a real, live dragon whose wit is as sharp as her teeth.

For reclusive dragon Oaklyn Airecross, spending Valentine’s Day with a stack of book boyfriends and chocolate mousse sounds like heaven – until an uninvited guest picks a fight with her least favourite bean bag, and she’s thrust into a mess of runaway cats, vampire intrigue and frypans.

Lux’s mission is of the utmost importance – not to mention top secret – and with his only ally injured, the prickly vamp is forced to accept that he cannot manage his sacred task alone. Having a dragon as a secret weapon seems like a dream come true, but he can’t shake the feeling that by the time this is over, Oaklyn might steal more than his only remaining beanie.

Fascinated by Lux in spite of herself, Oaklyn sets aside her large TBR pile to help him on his quest. After all, a dragon must do her duty to the gods… and the woman intends to find out exactly what that bulge might be when it twitches inside of his pants.

Mary Brock Jones
Book 2, Arcadia
Released: 18 July 2021 in paperback format

Fix your planet or we'll do it for you, warns the Alliance - and take your home world from you.

All Ethan Winter ever wanted was to run his family's solar energy business. But that business has been attacked, he's been imprisoned and brutalised, his planet threatened, and to save them he must work with a woman set on fighting him every step of the way. The planet Arcadia's environment is dangerously unbalanced and the Alliance is demanding they fix it or lose their home world. The Alliance of Human Worlds doesn't make empty threats.

Union organiser, daughter of a workshop supervisor and a fiery politician, Sarwenna Beren is set for battle from the moment Ethan Winter arrives at her remote desert town surrounded by rumours of change. He's rich, powerful and heir to the family that owns the town's main business, a massive solar field stretching deep into the desert. His arrival threatens the jobs of all those who have put their trust in her. Sar isn't about to let him shut down the one place keeping her town alive.

Then a frightened boy runs off into to the desert. Ethan's flyer is his best hope of rescue, but he needs Sarwenna's local knowledge. Together they try to trace the boy's flight--only to come under attack from a strange beam and an unknown flyer that nearly kills them both. Ethan and Sarwenna must find out find out who is behind the mysterious attacks and why before they succeed. It doesn't help that both have their own suspicions about who is helping their attackers. Suspicions that must be kept secret, especially from each other.

You don't betray family.

Blood & Soul series starter boxset
Daniel de Lorne
Book 1, Bonds of Blood
Book 1, Immortals of the Apocalypse
Released: 30 September 2021

Two gripping stories. Two emotionally-charged series. One awesome bundle.

This boxset contains two series starters from gay paranormal author Daniel de Lorne with over 600 pages and 160,000 words of engaging world-building and gritty mm romance.

Beckoning Blood: Bonds of Blood – Book 1
“This was a story of love and obsession with sexy-but-deadly vampires, beautiful writing, and complex characters that I absolutely recommend if you're looking for something dark, violent, and amazing!”

“Daniel de Lorne should be the King of the Triggers.”

Twin brothers made vampires. A true love that echoes through the centuries. A dark obsession that leaves bodies in its wake.

Thierry d’Arjou has only one escape from the daily misery of his work in a medieval abattoir—Etienne de Balthas. But keeping their love a secret triggers a bloody chain of events that condemns Thierry to a monstrous immortality.

Thierry quickly learns that to survive his timeless exile, he must hide his sensitive heart from the man who both eases and ensures his loneliness...his twin brother, Olivier.

If you like vicious vampires, blood-drenched sagas, and love-at-all-costs gay romances, then you’ll love Beckoning Blood.

Soul Survivor: Immortals of the Apocalypse – Book 1
2021 Aurealis Award Finalist (Best Horror Novel)
“This was, hands down, an absolutely fantastic book for anyone who is a fan of dystopian, apocalyptic sci-fi with thoroughly well-developed characters, elements of political strife and power struggles, as well as a touching slow-burn romance.”

An ancient craving. A dead world. Can one immortal save his heart as the planet descends into ruin?

2141. Five-hundred-year-old Emrys Stone hates that his hunger for human souls kills everything he touches. But supplies are scarce in Earth’s scorched landscape, and his kind are falling into anarchic chaos.

When a ferocious insanity devours the remaining food source, Emrys’s last hope for survival lies in a desperate trek across the apocalyptic wasteland. But can Emrys survive the madness without destroying his own future in the land of the living?

If you like tormented heroes, post-apocalyptic lands, and eternal beings, then you’ll love Soul Survivor.

Non Spec-Fic

Sheikhs & Billionaires
Mel Teshco, Christina Phillips, Cathleen Ross
Box set - 3 trilogies
Released: 4 December 2021

Three complete trilogies... Nine sizzling romances

Nine scintillating love stories including six alpha sheikh and three billionaire romances. Enjoy sizzling tales of hot, powerful heroes with feisty virgin heroines, enduring love stories for a bargain boxed set price.

Marry in Haste
Annie Seaton 
Book 2, Richards Brothers 
Released: 28 November 2021

Free-spirited sex therapist Brianna Ballantine has four days to find a fiancé so she can inherit her birth mother's Italian villa. Commitment is not on the agenda. Writing her sex therapy book and signing legal papers are. And once all is said and done, she'll return home to Scotland.

For finance guru Tomas Richards, relationships have been a bad investment-give him stocks and shares any day. When Tomas offers a marriage of convenience to help Brianna secure her inheritance, this gorgeous, quirky woman promises an affair to remember, despite family complications at every turn.

Note: Previously published as Italian Affair, 2013.

An Aussie Christmas Duo
Annie Seaton 
Released: 12 December 2021

To save the only mother I’ve ever known, all I have to do is hack a tech billionaire. 

Her Christmas Star
Two weeks before Christmas, broke, recently dumped and with no family to turn to, Lisa Greer has no choice but to take a position as personal assistant to bitchy, aging movie star, Tasha LeClair. After being belittled by Tasha, Lisa is almost hit by a car, only to be saved by the handsome French actor, Julien Joubert. When the sexy Frenchman offers her a job as nanny to his daughter, she’s cautious of a man who stirs her broken heart. Lisa is reluctant to accept, given her attraction to the suave movie star, but is forced to agree when Tasha sacks her.

The world thinks Julien has it all—looks, money and fame but his glamorous lifestyle hides tragedy and guilt. Lisa is a breath of fresh air in his, and his daughter’s life, but he’s sworn to never love again and when unexpected heat ignites between them, will he find the courage to face his demons?

Christmas With the Boss
Jilly Henderson was looking forward to a week of bliss at the beach: alone, no work and no one to bother her. The last thing she expected was to find her hunky boss holidaying in the beach shack next door. He looked mighty different to the uptight executive she was used to. He'd shed the suit and turned into a surf god.

Dominic is horrified that Jilly is living in the old shack. Rumour has it that it's haunted. He wants her to move but she digs in.

Can she ignore his charms...and who is the secret visitor who won't leave her in peace?

Tia's Redemption
Imogene Nix
(Book 1, Alathea Rangers
Released: 4 January 

When you need a job done, you need a woman.

Tia—codename Cat—knows all about loss. Orphaned at a young age, she’s made it through a series of foster homes, with one single aim in sight. Joining the Australian army. Now an accomplished sniper with the Alathea Rangers—an all-woman team, begun in Greece and now based in America—covert operations team, she’s found where she belongs. Or has she?

When she’s sent to retrieve the child of an Australian diplomat, she drops into Zabuti—an unstable African country — with no illusions about her importance in the greater scheme of things.

When Cal sees Cat’s landing, he’s unsure about the man. His misgivings are even more grave when he realises Cat’s female. Can this slight woman do the job? He’s supposed to be her in-country guide, but though he packs a gun and is a CIA operative, he can’t keep them safe.

The stakes are raised on the wild race across Zabuti, and nothing can prepare him for what’s to come, including the passion that rises between them.

In the end, nothing is certain, including their survival.


Her Wicked Scot
Christina Phillips
Book 4, The Highland Warrior Chronicles
Expected release date: 3 October

A warrior rumored to have no heart. An ice princess, who has vowed never to love again. A forced marriage that could break them both...

Envy & Other Cravings
TJ Nichols
Book 3, Mytho
Expected release date: 28 January

Book 3 in the gay urban fantasy series that follows Jordan and Edra as they solve crime and figure out how to improve Mytho and human relations. For readers who like dragon shifters and forbidden romance.

Kingdom of Secrets
Claire Leggett
Book 1, Fae Touched
Expected release date: 7 March 

Peace has ruled over the three nations of Tartalan, Molanka and Sylta for over five hundred years. But a desperate king is about to change it all.

Bree Silksmith is in gaol for a crime she didn’t commit. But when her trial date arrives, suddenly she’s fighting not just for her own freedom, but for that of Tartalan as they are invaded by their hitherto peaceful neighbours.

Madeleine Hanretty’s duties are torn when her responsibilities to her father’s fiefdom clash with the desperate needs of her mother’s fae family. Forced to journey to Molanka to seek the solution to the blight affecting her fae kin, she discovers proof of an imminent invasion, and her quest becomes far more dangerous than she’d anticipated.

Princess Amber of Molanka has spent the past six months caring for her ailing mother. She prays her father can find a cure during his voyage to other lands. But a chance trip into the city reveals her country needs as much nurturing as her mother does, and she uncovers the real truth behind her father’s expedition.

Join Bree, Madeleine and Amber as they expose secrets, face incredible opposition, and determine what is really worth fighting for.

Because if they fail, their whole world will too.

Kingdom of Secrets is the first book in the exciting new Fae Touched fantasy series. If you like epic lands, high stakes, and strong heroines, then you’ll love Claire Leggett’s intriguing tale.

The Reset
Imogene Nix
Book 2, Zombiology
Expected release date: 1 February

A zombie apocalypse is here, but figuring out how to survive in the immediate aftermath is only the first step.

Elaine is just an ordinary woman, but when the apocalypse occurs, she must find a way to survive in an increasingly hostile world. Enter Liam, the policeman who saves her at their first meeting and provides assistance as they try to cope with the zombie outbreak brought about by an unknown infection that's spreading out of control.

Together they form a community, trying to save as many lives as they can, a place where people can be safe. Even in the throes of disaster though, emotions creep up, taking both of them by surprise. Who knows? They might just get their happy ever after…if they can survive.

I Dream of Zombies
Imogene Nix
Book 2, Zombiology
Expected release date: 8 February

After the apocalypse the world was a different place. Those who survived did so by wits, strength and by banding together.

Julia is a soldier—not by choice but circumstance in a world where taking up arms is a necessity. She’s buried the softer parts of herself including her heart.
Leroy on the other hand is a warrior. An ex-soldier who has to come to terms with what he hides and a loner by choice.

Now they have a mission—retrieve those missing from Camp Queanbeyan. Survival is just the first step on a rocky road toward redemption and there’s no guarantee of success.

The Six Million Dollar Zombie
Imogene Nix
Book 3, Zombiology
Expected release date: 15 February

What do you get in the middle of a zombie apocalypse when you mix Canberra, a Priest and Kindergarten teacher?

Sparks. Lots of red-hot sparks of passion.

Dove may be a priest, but he’s also a man and he’s been alone for a long time. Rescuing Leonie by the side of the road is just the first step on a journey no one expected to love.

Leonie is running. Her family is gone, the zombies are chasing her, and she’s rescued by a priest on a motorbike and taken to a community which welcomes her.

Life should only get better, but the forces who began the apocalypse are building an army of mutated, super-strong zombies. They plan to overtake everything those in the communities have built.

Times are only going to get tougher until they can defeat those with no interest in survival.

Make Room For Zombies
Imogene Nix
Book 4, Zombiology
Expected release date: 1 March

The Zombie Invasion—a failed government experiment—continues to spread…

When Adrienne makes the decision to pack up her infant twins, Leanne and Fiona, and make for an island, she has no idea just how much her life will change. The young widowed mother of two-month-old twins can’t stay where she’s been, because they’re demanding more than she can give. They need her to be a warrior—something she isn’t. The only option is to run to the idyllic island off the coast of Queensland.

The island might be cut off from the mainland with just one fortified bridge, but Jack knows it won’t take much for the zombies to invade. With a half baked plan to blow up the bridge and the self-proclaimed mayor missing in action, he doesn’t really need more responsibility.

That is until he meets Addie and the babies. Now, he’s got so much more at stake than just the islanders protection. He’s got a ready made family, if they can just survive the next few weeks.

Only time will tell, especially when zombies are involved.

Crown of Shadows
Keri Arthur  
Book 1, The Relic Hunter
Expected release date: 22 February

Never mess with the relics of the old gods… or the pixies who once guarded them.

After her mom’s disappearance six months ago, Bethany Aodhán has been running their tavern in old Deva—something her family had been doing ever since a light-fingered pixie lost them the job of guarding the treasures of the old gods eons ago.

Then her brother, Lugh, is attacked, his best friend murdered, and the tavern firebombed. A confrontation with a former lover leads to the discovery of another murder and a missing jewel from a godly relic, and Beth learns that the Éadrom Hoard—one of three godly hoards now guarded by the elves—has been stolen.

But this is no ordinary theft. Darker forces are at work, and they’re not only seeking the means to resurrect a god of destruction but the power to forever banish daylight. That power lay with Agrona’s Claws—three godly artifacts that, when used together, give the user full control over night itself.

With the webs of suspicion drawing ever tighter around them, Beth & Lugh—with the help of two sexy elves and a cantankerous old goddess who knows far more than she admits—race to find the missing artifacts before those intent on unleashing chaos.

It’s a race they must win, because it’s not just their lives on the line, but the fate of modern-day England.

Mel Teshco 
Expected release date: 31 January

What would you do, if you had the chance to revisit all your decisions, to fix all your mistakes?

Celebrity chef, Jessie McCormick is incredibly late. Driving his Hummer to the opening of his latest restaurant seemed like a much better idea than flying, but incomprehensible directions and a dodgy shortcut throws him instead into the driveway of a rickety old house. Hopeful of finding the house occupied – and its inhabitants capable of directing him to Brisbane – he heads inside.

What he finds inside that house will turn his perspective inside out and upside down and change his life forever. Voices lead him to an attic, and there he finds no direction and every direction. The attic is an endless line of doors and ladders, each taking Jessie down a different path of his life.

His dimension is just one of many, with each one uncovering alternate realities. In one a beautiful country cook becomes his lover and the one woman he can’t stop thinking about. In another his sister is in danger and his long-dead mother is alive. As Jessie races to find his way back to his own dimension, he must make the biggest decision of his life: rescue his sister or take his chance at true love.

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Cover by Eleni Konstantine's alter ego, HelzKat Designs.

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Outback Roads
Annie Seaton 
Book 1,  The Augahella Girls
Expected release date: 15 February

Determined never to trust a man again, Callie Young walks out of her job as a presenter on the weather channel, determined to take the first job that will get her out of the city and away from the Tik Tok video, #wrongforecast, that has kept the world amused. Meeting her new employer, the cranky and bossy owner of Kilcoy Station reinforces her belief that no man can be trusted, but to Callie’s dismay that doesn’t stop the growing attraction to this difficult man.

Braden is unimpressed with the glamorous woman the city employment agency sends in response to his desperate ad for a nanny. She’s never been out of the city, barely knows the difference between a bull and a milking cow, and drives a luxury sedan. But she makes him feel things he’d thought were gone for good. Will his sad past, and a guilty secret, protect his heart and ensure Braden denies his growing feelings for Callie?

Outback Sunrise
Annie Seaton 
Book 3,  Richards Brothers
Expected release date: 21 January

Jessica Trent wants to be a full-time writer for Cuisine magazine, but in order to land the gig she has to snare a one-on-one with the reclusive Alessandro Ricardo, a man hell-bent on staying out of the limelight. The last thing she expects as she heads to Crocodile Springs resort in northern Australia is to end up traveling across the Outback with a rugged and far too gorgeous barramundi fisherman.

Ex lawyer Alex Richards protects his privacy and his heart in equal measure. So when a Yankee bombshell in need of a ride turns up and threatens both, he decides to teach her a lesson. As they make their way through the wild country together, the attraction between them is hard to ignore. Alex must choose between his heart or letting go of his past.
(Note: this is a revised and expanded edition of Outback Affair originally published, 2013.)

Annie Seaton
Book 5, Porter Sisters
Expected release date: 28 March

At a crossroads in her life, Sandra Porter knows she must find the courage to find her true self. She has lost her husband in tragic circumstances, and seen each of her adult children overcome adversity. Deciding it’s time to push her boundaries, she makes a booking to trek the Larapinta Walk across the centre of the remote Northern Territory.

World renowned nature photographer, Graysen Hughes has come to the outback seeking solace after the death of his wife. Always a loner, Graysen isn’t happy when the tour guide insists on the participants walking in pairs. At least Sandra Porter is quiet and keeps to herself.

After a suspicious accident and the sudden disappearance of their guide, the group struggles on, but then another accident occurs. It soon becomes obvious that someone doesn’t want any of the them to reach their destination. Without any means to call for help, Graysen and Sandra flee into the bush in an attempt to stay safe.

Can they survive the wilderness in the heat and the rugged conditions, and can they both keep their hearts intact as they learn to rely on each other?


Her Rebel Scot
Christina Phillips
Prequel, The Highland Warrior Chronicles
Free if you sign up to Christina's Newsletter.

Even the threat of the Vikings won’t keep him from her side…

Tavish O’Eochaid, favored son of the King of Dal Riada, has no plans to settle down until forced to by duty. But when he enters Pictland on a diplomatic mission, he’s captivated by an enigmatic noblewoman, who hides secrets in her eyes.

Bound by blood to the shadow of the royal court, Catriona cannot afford to fall for the charms of a visiting Scots warrior. As a chosen one of her goddess, she knows where her duty lies. Yet as her visions of a splintered future grow ever darker, she risks everything for a few stolen hours in his arms.

But when betrayal rocks the foundations of Pictland herself, Tavish must choose between sacrificing his honor – or surrendering to his enemy, for the woman he has grown to love.

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Here's a review from Tina at A Reader's Review Blog.

Witch Bound
Leisl Leighton
Prequel, Pack Bound
Free if you sign up to Leisl's Newsletter.

Paul Collins is a seer and lone warlock to Pack McVale, a role he takes great pride in. Until the day he has a vision about Ivy McVale, his long-time, completely wrong for him crush: She is his mate but ... if they mate, Ivy will die. Desperate, Paul uses his powers to change destiny and make Ivy think she’s always hated him. He can deal with any punishment the Fates make him pay for tampering with destiny, as long as Ivy lives.

A Wolf's Resistance
TJ Nichols
Free if you sign up to TJ's Newsletter.

Renny knew the risks when he started working for the Résistance, but he never expected to be captured and branded as a loup-garou and traitor to the State of France by the occupying Germans. Now on the run and wounded, he needs a place to hide and heal. A blacksmith’s on the edge of a small town looks like the ideal place.   At first Marc doesn’t want to believe Renny is a shapeshifter, but his curiosity and desire to help outweighs his caution. It feels good to lie to the soldiers. Better to see the heat in Renny’s eyes.   One night together makes Marc realize he wants more from life than hot coals and cold nights, but with no end to the war in sight, neither man can make promises.

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Deanna's Ghost
Samantha Marshall
Novella, Kin Chronicles
Free if you sign up to Samantha's Newsletter.

Dating Noah Acheson has always been gentle, predictable and above all, safe – but when the softly spoken foxkin breaks the rules of their carefully crafted relationship, Deanna cuts him off, retreating to her private sanctuary deep in the Australian bush.

Stinging from Deanna’s rejection, Noah returns from a brief stint fighting fires in New South Wales to face an infinitely more vicious fire front in Victoria. Though his broken heart still very much belongs to Deanna Schellponte, he’s determined not to chase her – until the wind changes, turning the fires towards pack land, and Deanna is reported missing.

With fire raging all around, Noah races into the bush to find the wolfkin he loves. To survive, Deanna and Noah must confront not only the fury of Mother Nature… but the ghost whose memory tore them apart.


Samantha Marshall

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Kat Chant

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Daniel de Lorne

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Annie Seaton

Annie talks about her inspiration behind Osprey Reef at Romance.com.au

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