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Snowball's Chance in Hell
Sin Demons Holiday Edition
Released: 16 December 2021
Four demons for Christmas? It pays to be naughty.
Being the Queen of Hell has its perks... Like having four sexy demon lovers at your beck and call, and the power of the underworld at your fingertips.
It has its downsides too, like everyone trying to kill you for your throne. And that includes Krampus.
But when the winter demon steals someone close to me, my family and Christmas are thrown into the fire.
Looks like it's time to rain Hell on this Hallmark holiday.
There's a snowball's chance in Hell I'll let anyone take what's mine.
A holiday epilogue novella with a little bit of sugar, spice, and A LOT of sin. Don’t wait for Santa. Grab your copy now!
Snowball’s Chance in Hell is a book Holiday Special Edition of the Sin Demons Series.
Shadows and Wolves
Shadowlands Sector collection - audio edition
Released: 3 December 2021
Three sexy Alphas want to claim me, but will they be able to tame the monster inside me?
To survive, I had to pretend to be something I’m not - normal.
Only someone strong enough to fight the darkness inside me and savage enough to stay will be able to tame my beast.
The Ash pack Alphas claim I’m their fated mate and promise to help me, but these three ruthless wolf shifters are strong, powerful, and fiercely possessive.
Being submissive to them might be impossible, but I can’t deny how their touch ignites a fire within me, how I burn to be with them in every way possible.
But will they still want me when they find out the truth of what I really am?
Shadowlands Sector is a three-book wolf shifter sweet omegaverse full of hot and gorgeous alpha males and a powerful woman who tames them all. Full of romance, nonstop action, and suspense, these diverse characters will tear at your heart and keep you listening until the very last minute! Don’t miss this chance to listen to the complete series today! Scroll up, and grab your copy!
Shadows and Wolves is the complete collection of the Shadowlands Sector books.
Book 1, Galactic Kings
Released: 15 December 2021
When an experimental starship test goes horribly wrong, a test pilot from Earth is flung across the galaxy and crash lands on the planet of a powerful alien king.
Pilot Mallory West is having a really bad day. She’s crashed on an alien planet, her ship is in pieces, and her best friend Poppy, the scientist monitoring the experiment, is missing. Dazed and injured, she collapses into the arms of a big, silver-eyed warrior king. But when her rescuer cuffs her to a bed and accuses her of being a spy, Mal knows she has to escape her darkly tempting captor and find her friend.
Overlord Rhain Zhalto Sarkany is in a battle to protect his planet Zhalto and his people from his evil, power-hungry father. He’ll use every one of his deadly Zhalton abilities to win the fight against his father’s lethal warlord and army of vicious creatures. Rhain suspects the tough, intriguing woman he pulls from a starship wreck is a trap, but when Mal escapes, he is compelled to track her down.
Fighting their overwhelming attraction, Mal and Rhain join forces to hunt down the warlord and find Poppy. But as Mal’s body reacts to Zhalto’s environment, it awakens dormant powers, and Rhain is the only one who can help her. As the warlord launches a brutal attack, it will take all of Mal and Rhain’s combined powers to save their friends, the planet, and themselves.
Anatu of the Human
Book 2, Tunrian Cyborgs
Released: 29 November 2021
The Lost Souls Academy has become Zarya’s home and a place where she is safe with her new friends. The Guild is threatening her new sanctuary as they want control of the library to access the deep, dark knowledge that has been hidden away.
Can the students work together to keep the library for themselves? Or will their own interests in using the knowledge to change them get in the way?
Abaddon has made it clear he is coming to the Academy for Zarya. So defenses are put in place, but will they be enough to stop this powerful ghost? Zarya is becoming a strong ghost hunter, but will it be enough to defeat Abaddon as he closes in on her?
It got a 5 star review from Linda Tonis at Paranormal Romance Guild.
Written in the Stars anthology
includes Angel Fire by
Shelley Russell Nolan
Released: 16 November 2021
Immerse yourself in new worlds and discover hidden places, from far-off realms to different neighborhoods. Cast spells, break curses … or even play the drum! And forge friendships with fae, angels, muses, or simply the boy next door. Join the award-winning and USA Today bestselling authors of Written in the Stars—a young adult contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy romance anthology—on these adventures and more. Packed with 16 stories, the collection is composed exclusively of full-length, first-in-series tales, introducing you to worlds beyond its pages. Some might call this collection your reading destiny, but we say it's Written in the Stars …
Shelley Russell Nolan
(Book 3, The Last Ward)
Released: 10 December 2021
Blood will be spilled.
Jackson Kyle, former Captain of the Brimfield Ward, has one goal: to rid the world of freaks. When he is accused of treason by his commanders and sentenced to death by the humans he is sworn to protect, that goal seems impossible.
But with the threat of destruction looming over all humankind, he will do whatever it takes to get rid of the freak virus once and for all. Even if that means he has to ally with the enemy.
When a stronger, more lethal freak emerges, Jackson and Justice are forced to separate only to find themselves confronted by spectres of the past – the Legion. Their old enemy has one last role to play … and it is the deadliest yet.
Shelley Russell Nolan
in Charmed Conjured and Cursed anthology
Released: 25 October 2021 for a limited time only
Vampires, witches, and all manner of creatures walk the earth, having adventures from Chicago to the Seven Seas. In Charmed, Conjured, & Cursed, you get to read 5 COMPLETE novels, each starting a respective urban fantasy series.
So come on, join us on our adventures. We won't bite ... much.
STAKE-OUT by Lily Luchesi:
A rogue vampire ruins a mortal detective's career one fateful night. Now he must join an exclusive government branch to hunt down the creature. But a wily witch, a beautiful but creepy new partner, and sudden visions of the past and future do not bode well for a fast, easy case.
THE FULL MOON by David Neth:
Two magical sisters, a demonic knight, a forbidden romance. Can a familial bond survive the lure of Darkness and power?
LOST REAPER by Shelley Russell Nolan:
For twenty-five year old Tyler Morgan, being murdered was easy. Easy in comparison with working for the Grim Reaper. Only … the lost reaper isn't actually lost. He has a new body, a new life, and no intention of turning himself in.
LUNA by Stella Fitzsimons:
Being born a witch was just another fact of life for Sophie, until a set of circumstances made her powers very in demand. Can she survive the tests set for her and have a happily ever after?
SEMESTER ABOARD by Elizabeth Kirke:
Jen Maddox had always loved getting lost in a good fantasy novel, but she never imagined any of it was real… until she discovered a vampire on her summer cruise. Too bad the only buffet he's interested in is the passengers.
Shelley Russell Nolan
in Shadows and Chaos anthology
Released: 31 December 2021 for a limited time only
In the shadows chaos reigns...
Let your imagination take you away to fantastic places filled with wonder and whimsy.
Delight in tales of witches, vampires, demons and other supernatural beings as they negotiate the realms of darkness and light.
This collection of fantasy, urban fantasy and paranormal romance stories by USA Today, and international bestselling authors including
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Shelley Russell Nolan
Angela Nicole Chu
A Wreath of Thorns
Books 1, Relics and Legends
Released: 21 November 2021
The wreath of thorns has been stolen, and if the Knights Templar don’t recover the relic before Christmas Day a rift will be torn from hell to earth.
Atticus de Payens broke businesswitch Josie Sable’s heart ten years ago. When the Knights’ icy Chief Financial Officer stalks into Josie’s shop with a proposition she can’t refuse, Josie reluctantly takes the job, but this time she’s keeping her foolish heart all to herself.
Secretly hunting the relic thief, Atticus concocts a reason to stay close to the sexy, savvy, up-to-her-delicious-eyebrows in the theft, Josie, certain he can ignore their blistering chemistry.
Though the longer Josie and Atticus are stuck together, the more their attraction sizzles and their connection intensifies. But when the magic turns deadly and secrets unravel, how can they find the wreath, save the world, and keep their hearts from being ripped apart?
If you love a steamy paranormal romance Christmas novella, then order your copy now and enjoy a whole new world of Relics and Legends.
Keeper of My Heart
Book 2, The Immortal Keepers
Released: 7 November 2021
Deepest fears. Deadly desire. Courage over control.
Millenia ago, the Old Gods created the World Tree to connect and protect the Higherworld, Mortalworld and Underworld. But a secret war rages as those who want to rule the Mortalworld seek to destroy the Tree. Only the Immortal Keepers stand in their way.
Dangerous and powerful, Nate Jones is a witch by birth, a police detective by choice. He’s dedicated to protecting his family and community—including their newest resident, who stole his heart the day she moved to town.
Single-parent Sim Morris knows two things: love is overrated, and always listen to your gut. And now her intuition has led her to a country town in Gippsland, Australia, where she can raise her little girl in a safe community. Except it turns out the locals, like detective irresistible with the piercing gaze, have a dangerous secret.
When a deadly plot to annihilate the World Tree forces Nate and Sim to work together, and their sizzling chemistry ignites, what will they do when their deepest fears come true? And what will they sacrifice to save the Tree, and everything—everyone—they love?
Winner: Romance Writers of Australia First Kiss Competition 2021
Finalist: Romance Writers of Australia Ripping Start Competition 2021
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Book 1, Kingdom of Wolves
Released: 1 December 2021 in audio format
Real wolves bite...
I was taught my whole life about the importance of true mates, how when you find that one wolf for you, everything falls into place.
Everyone who taught me that was a liar.
When I found my true mate, happily ever after sure as hell didn't start, but hell definitely began.
I ran away, and now I've been searching for peace for weeks as I drive around the country.
I didn't mean to take the wrong road.
I didn't mean to make it to that small town.
And I didn't mean to meet two men, who set me and my wolf on fire.
But here I am somehow, and peace is the last thing I've found.
And don't forget about the serial killer...
This is a rejected mate series, filled with scorching hot wolf shifters who take what they want, enough steam to burn you up, and a hidden town filled with secrets. You'll love this paranormal romance if you love True Blood, Twilight, or Vampire Diaries.
The Conniving Carver and the Jeering Jack-O-Lantern
Halloween short story, Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery
Released: 31 October 2021
A murder on Main Street, a conniving killer, and a librarian turned sleuth…
Let the mayhem begin.
Xandie Meyers thought Halloween in Point Muse would be witchy fun. Until she found her grandmother riding a stolen mobility scooter, an angry mob in pursuit. And a dead body with the head of a jeering Jack-O-Lantern.
Someone’s put an end to grumpy Peter the pumpkin farmer’s reign of pumpkin-related terror…permanently.
Can Xandie dodge rampaging villagers, a wicked witch grandmother, and a pumpkin-obsessed killer?
If you like snarky dialogue, murder and mayhem then you’ll love this Halloween short story set in Kelly Ethan’s Point Muse cozy paranormal mystery series.
Curses and Christmas Corpses
Book 4, Lila Harrow Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery
Released: 14 December 2021
** Previously Published in the Christmas Crackers Anthology**
Corpses, curses, and an all-you-can-eat Christmas Cookie Feast…Let the mayhem begin.
All baker, Lila Harrow, wanted for Christmas was peace and quiet.
No ho, ho, ho. Just bake, bake, bake.
But the annual all-you-can-eat Christmas Cookie Feast has bought out the killer instinct in the paranormal town of Point Muse, Maine. Now she has to deal with Christmas corpses and a chaos loving Grandmother.
Can Lila recover her Christmas calm before the Yuletide Cookie Killer claims another victim?
Or is she baked?
If you like snarky dialogue, murder and mayhem then you’ll love this cozy paranormal Christmas story featuring Lila Harrow and set in Kelly Ethan’s Point Muse world.
Book 2, Shadowlands Sector
Released: 30 November 2021
He’d do anything to keep her safe...except give her up.
Declan lost her once. Never again. He is an archmage. Fearsome. Terrible. Divine. Yet deadly whispers dare echo in his ear. None more threatening than those of his still-incomplete mate bond and his love’s failing health. In a twist of irony, he must now protect his mate from the greatest danger she's ever faced...himself.
Evangeline was raised to be an apothecarist, not an archmage’s queen. She knows nothing of the subtle maneuverings of court life, and despite her awakened memories, she remains painfully human. Too human to claim an archmage for a mate. But Declan’s contentious council and her questionable mortality aren’t the only things she has to worry about. The secrets of her past are catching up, and even her all-powerful lover may not be able to keep her safe…
Winter Sun is the seductive sequel in the Warriors of the Five Realms adult fantasy romance series that will submerge you in a dazzling court of deadly secrets and deception lurking in every shadow…
Love heart-pounding action and epic battles? Adore sweep-you-off-your feet, possessive heroes? This book is for you. Perfect for the fans of CL Wilson, Sarah J Maas, Laura Thalassa, and Raven Kennedy.
The Girl Sudan Painted Like a Gold Ring
Book 2, Lands Below The Winds
Released: 1 January
If you like your fables with a dash of bloodshed, then The Girl Sudan Painted Like a Gold Ring is the anthology you have been waiting for. Author Theresa Fuller has collected a fascinating group of tales based on the oral storytelling history of the Sea Dyaks of Borneo.
The twist? The Dyaks were headhunters!
A TINY MOUSEDEER BATTLES A SPIRIT GIANT
A GIRL MUST SAVE HER VILLAGE FROM AN ARMY OF HEAD-HUNTERS
HOW A HEDGEHOG HELPS A BULLIED BOY BECOME A GOD
In this book you will find stories designed to entertain and teach, all from the point of view of a culture based in honor, courtesy, and war.
in Hellhounds anthology
Released: 31 December 2021
HELLHOUNDS, THE ANTHOLOGY with its pickpockets, ghost hunters, and robots hellbent on murder. They hail from Outer Space, Heaven, Hell, Earth, and the inside of a taxidermied dog.
There are guest appearances by the Hackney Hellhounds of London, Ralphie Boy of Iwo Jima, and Sherlock Hound of the Yorkshire Dales.
Rebels spin their shaggy dog tales, the Greek gods wreak havoc, and a little dog waits the other side of the veil, loyal to the end.
We have fantasy, horror, sci-fi, romance, and much more. But—as with HELLCATS, THE ANTHOLOGY—what all these stories have in common is heart. The good guy wins, the bad guy is punished, the best dog gets a bone. Heart.
Because HELLHOUNDS, THE ANTHOLOGY is such a brilliant mash-up of styles we’ve added blurbs before each story so you can choose what you’d like to read. Not every story is for everyone, but I warrant you’ll find more than one tale that tickles your funny bone, or scratches an itch you didn’t know you had, in here.
Revenge, reckoning, and redemption: HELLHOUNDS, THE ANTHOLOGY has it all.
(Amanda Ashby & Sally Rigby)
Released: 18 November 2021
A perfect life…
Paul Henderson leads a normal life. A deputy headteacher at a good school, a loving relationship with girlfriend Jenna, and a baby on the way. Everything seems perfect.
A shocking message…
Until Paul receives a message from his ex-fiance Nicole. Beautiful, ambitious and fierce, Nicole is everything Jenna is not. And now it seems Nicole is back, and she has a score to settle with Paul…
A deadly secret.
But Paul can’t understand how Nicole is back. Because he’s pretty sure he killed her with his own bare hands….
Which means, someone else knows the truth about what happened that night. And they’ll stop at nothing to make Paul pay…
A brand new psychological thriller that will keep you guessing till the end! Perfect for fans of Sue Watson, Nina Manning, Shalini Boland.
She’s accidentally pregnant and someone is trying to kill her…and now her one-night-stand is her fierce protector.
Helicopter pilot Maggie Lopez is focused on building her helicopter and drone photography business—and she has the loans to prove it. She takes one night off to trade her jeans for a designer dress, and attend a fancy gala…and ends up spending a very steamy night with her panty-melting crush—Ace Oliveira. He’s tall, sexy, and the guru of all things tech at Norcross Security.
She wasn’t supposed to fall in lust, or fall in love, and she really wasn’t supposed to fall pregnant.
Ace Oliveira’s life is just how he likes it. After years protecting his country at the NSA, he now puts his special computer and hacking skills to good use at Norcross Security. He gets paid well. Has good friends. Enjoys the hell out of his carefree bachelor lifestyle. Relationships and kids are not on the cards for him—ever. He has his reasons.
But then feisty, saucy Maggie—who snuck out of his bed like a thief—drops a bombshell.
Before they can even process the surprise pregnancy, it becomes clear someone is trying to kill Maggie. A series of deadly accidents are all centered on her, and Ace will do whatever it takes to keep her safe. With the men of Norcross at his side, he’ll track down a killer, fight his own demons, and convince skittish, independent Maggie to fall in love with her baby’s daddy.
One Wolf Next Door
Book 1, The Willow Witch Chronicles
Expected release date: 22 November
A Witch. A Wolf. And defective magic.
Samantha Willow is a defective witch. Her magical powers are useless, and her coven has turned its back on her. Her comfortable and serene lifestyle is short-lived when a new neighbor moves in next door. Romance was not on the agenda. To add to her problems, one of her customers ends up dead, and the police want answers.
Dex Lycophron, wolf, and immortal warrior has had enough of fighting for humanity. He wants to put his feet up and relax, but when he gets a whiff of his delectable witchy neighbor, he knows he's not going to rest until he claims her as his mate. But to do that he must return to the world and connections he left behind.
Will the Witch admit that they belong together?
Taming Her Alien Warrior
Expected release date: 7 June
Blurb coming soon
Book 3, Small Town Packs
Expected Release Date: 16 July
Wolves of Timber Falls.
Bloodlust. Deceit. A cure worth killing for.
After hunters attack Timber Falls leaving a trail of destruction, Layla loses hope of ever restoring peace. Until Wyatt Hale – the mysterious and gravely injured hunter she finds hiding under her porch. Healing him is a no-brainer. Only, his swoony dimples and sinful whispers blur enemy lines. When Wyatt reveals a traitor in her pack, their forbidden desire becomes even more dangerous.
Now, Layla’s torn between her duty…and trusting a bloodthirsty killer who’s supposed to be her enemy.
But what if those closest to her are the biggest threat?
Book 3, Tunrian Cyborgs
Expected release date: 7 November
This is the story of Amukkan, the Tunrian Cyborg that kidnaps Marysol to work in the galley of their space ship.
Blurb coming soon.
Book 1, Zygrin Scars
Expected release date: 31 October
Book 4, The Fallen Angels
Expected release date: 14 March
As each piece in Fate's twisted plan locks into place, she raises the stakes...
Slice, dismember or maim, Raine forges powerful weapons for any purpose. When her most lethal creation falls into enemy hands, she'll cross every forbidden line to retrieve it. Including, teaming up with a wicked Fallen who makes her blood boil. If the mortal realm didn't depend on her, she'd behead him.
To secure his soul's freedom, Slater must first endure Hell. Literally. Until his plan goes up in hellfire when he loses his only bargaining chip—a deadly weapon crafted by an angelic killer. Now, he must convince her to become his ally. Immortals fear her...but he loves playing with fire.
As their passion and hate collide on the battlefield, these two ancient enemies must join forces to save the world...unless they kill each other first.
Each book in the series features a different main couple with a swoony HEA (no cliffhangers!). But if you'd like to follow along with the baddie's story, the series is best read in order.
Mila Young and Harper A. Brooks
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Shadowlands Sector One
They claim I’m theirs to keep, but there's a monster inside me, one made of teeth and claws and terrifying need.
After my mother was brutally murdered, I fought to survive until I found refuge among the dangerous Ash Wolves. But that one move might be my biggest mistake of all. And I’m the queen of mistakes.
So I pretend to be something I’m not--normal.
I let them believe I’m broken, let them believe the lies. I let them believe anything they want… as long as it isn’t the truth.
But I'm not normal. I'm anything but.
I need someone strong enough to fight the darkness inside me and savage enough to stay.
If I bond with the Ash pack, it might just save me but can I be submissive to them? All three men, ruthless wolf shifters, are strong, powerful and fiercely possessive. Yet, I can’t deny that their touch ignites a fire within me that burns to be with them in every way possible.
They claim I’m their fated mate, that they can waken the wolf inside me, but will these wolves still help me when they find out the truth of what I really am?
Shadowlands Sector Two
It’s only a matter of time before I destroy them all…
A raging, bloodthirsty wolf isn’t the only deadly thing inside me. So, I have to do what I’ve always done best. Run.
Leaving my alphas and the first taste of love I’ve ever known is the only answer now.
And even when Fate steps in and puts us all back together, including a sexy new alpha with troubles of his own, I can’t stay. Even though it’s killing me to go.
The pain of being away from them will literally kill me, but no matter what happens to me, I can’t let them pay for my weakness.
I can’t save myself, but I can save them. I can save them from seeing what I will become...
But my dominant alphas are better hunters than I am prey, and they’re determined to keep me...whatever the cost.
Shadowlands Sector Three
There is no more running…
...this time, I’m willing to fight to the death. Mine and theirs.
Because of me, my three mates have been captured by our enemy, and once again I am all alone.
But I can’t let the enemy’s treachery be their fate. Not for me, not for the future we thought we had.
My only option is to take this fight to him. Embrace the monster inside me... the monster I have feared my whole life.
The enemy thinks I’m the key to his biggest problem...
I can’t be that key. I must return. I must save my men. No matter the cost.
I’m running out of time. My life for the alphas.
I have one choice. That’s an easy decision. And my monster agrees. We’re out for blood, and this time I’m not leaving until the enemy pays.
Shadowlands Sector is the final book in this trilogy.
Hell Squad: New Beginnings
Anna HackettShort Story, Hell Squad
A short story starring Selena and Tane. This story fits into the Hell Squad timeline after the final book Tane.
Get your copy here
To Catch a Fae
Book 1, Winter's Thorn
free for a limited time only
He speaks in my mind. Seductive words, dangerous flirtations, promises to come for me. My dark Lord.
He exists in a deadly realm where war ravages the land. Where monsters roam the forests.
Where I belong apparently.
In the dead of night, this powerful, sexy fae steals me away to this dark and mystical place where he claims I belong to him, but he isn’t the only one. Two other dark and handsome suitors also want to make me theirs.
They say I’m in danger, that only they can save me.
For I am the key to something important--something I don’t yet understand.
Despite how my body responds to theirs, I fear these brutal lands and these cruel, fae princes’ might drag me into their madness, and I’ll never escape.
Mila Young and Jordon Crow
Book 1, Chosen Vampire Slayer
free for a limited time only
A fallen angel.
I’m supposed to slay the monsters, not jump into bed with them. But that’s exactly what happens when my work as a private investigator forces me to collaborate with three of the sexiest most deadly fiends I’ve ever set eyes on.
And they do things to my body I’ve never felt before, but can I trust them with my life?
…Or my heart?
This is your kind of book if you love kick-ass heroines with sass to match, scorching hot monsters who take what they want, and is perfect for devourers of enemies to lovers books. Expect steam, action, and a supernatural world filled with vampires, demons, shifters, angels... and unhinged alphas who will do anything to protect their woman. Lovers of Anita Blake and True Blood, this is your next addiction.
Shelley Russel Nolan
Books 1-2, Arcane Awakenings
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A hidden past. An uncertain future.
In Angel Fire, all Andie wants is acceptance, a task made difficult thanks to the nightmare that’s plagued her for the past fifteen years. Then she learns it’s a terrifying memory of the night she lost her identical twin. When Angel’s spirit calls to her, begging to be saved, Andie is determined to discover what really happened the night her sister died.
The story continues in Wild Lightning, when Celeste wakes in a mental institution with no memory of who she is or why she can shoot lightning from her fingertips. Spurred on by a vision of Angel, Celeste escapes and searches for answers as her captors close in.
Andie and Celeste must battle ruthless adversaries as they seek to uncover the truth, but will this lead to a future more dangerous than what they’ve left behind?
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