Lawless In Leather
Winterfall Destiny
Mated to the sapphic orc
Fae's Fate
Broken: A Romantic Science Fiction Eco Adventure
Wolf's Prize
Wicked Ways
Unbreak My Heart
Curiosity Killed the Vampire
From Across the Sea
Angel In Armani
Edge of Night
The Witch's Tangle
Three Vampires And A Baby
Banshee, Death and Disarray: Holly Harrow: A Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery
Damaris: A Scifi Alien Romance
The Shattered Court
Moon Blessed
Falling for Mr. Fake It

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Welcome to the Dark Side!

We are writers mainly from Australia and New Zealand who write speculative fiction with romantic elements. Be it fantasy, paranormal, dark urban fantasy, futuristic and everything in between.

Tuesday 22 March 2022

DarkSider News - Special Edition: ARRA Award Nominations (March 2022)!


The Australian Romance Readers Association (ARRA) announced it's finalists for the 2021 Awards and our DarkSiders are included.  Congratulations!

The award recipients will be announced at a special Awards Dinner in Sydney on Saturday 30 April 2022.

Favourite Paranormal Romance 2021

A Labyrinth of Fangs and Thorns by Lana Pecherczyk

Pride by Lana Pecherczyk

The Dreams of Broken Kings by Lana Pecherczyk

The Secrets in Shadow and Blood by Lana Pecherczyk


Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2021

Magic Misled by Keri Arthur

The Virgin Hunt Games, Volume 1 by Mel Teshco

Wicked Words by MJ Scott

Favourite Romantic Suspense 2021

Hidden Valley by Annie Seaton

Osprey Reef by Annie Seaton

Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2021

Lizzie Grace by Keri Arthur

Favourite Debut Romance Author 2021

HM Hodgson

Melody Beckett

Favourite Australian Romance Author 2021

Keri Arthur


Lana Pecherczyk


And the finalists for the Members’ Choice categories are …

Favourite Australian-set romance of 2021

Osprey Reef by Annie Seaton

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Favourite romance anthology of 2021

Baby, It’s Hot Outside by Bronwen Evans, Anna Foxkirk, Annie Seaton, Kendra Delugar, Jacqueline Lee, Ray Collet, Megan Mayfair, Susanne Bellamy, Sofia Grey, Jayne Kingsley, Kris Pearson

Sweet Treats—Chocolate by Toni D’Alia, Cordelia Fox, Arietta Richmond, Stephanie Ashton, Frances Dall’Alba, Caroline Deness, Louisa Duval, Amy Hutton, Kylie Jacobs, JA MacNally, Fiona M Marsden, Clare Miles, Valerie Miller, Georgia Moore, Kristin Silk

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Secrets of the Soho Club by Joanne Austen Brown, Renée Dahlia, Theresa Fuller, Pamela Hart, Fiona Marsden, Beverley Oakley, Ebony Oaten, Clyve Rose, Linda Rae Sande, Heidi Wessman Kneale

Mermaid Kisses by Jacqueline Hayley, HM Hodgson, Melanie Pickering, Jennifer Westgarth

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Favourite romance cover of 2021

The Secrets in Shadow and Blood by Lana Pecherczyk

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For the full list of nominations, see the ARRA blog post.

Tuesday 15 March 2022

DarkSider News for March - Part 2!

While there's total madness in the world, here there's only good news. 

Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax. You deserve to have a break.


Keeper of My Desire
HM Hodgson
Book 3, The Immortal Keepers
Released: 6 March

Destiny over desire. Choice versus fate. Duty over death.

Millenia ago, the Old Gods created the World Tree to connect and protect the Higherworld, Mortalworld and Underworld. But a secret war rages as the ruthless Order seek to destroy the Tree and rule the Mortalworld. Only the Immortal Keepers stand in their way.

Half-angel Amadis is thrilled to be assigned her first angelic task: locate the next Keeper of the World Tree. Finally, she can prove herself a capable angel, even if it means burying her dreams of becoming the next Keeper herself. There’s only one problem – her target isn’t exactly welcoming.

Battle-hardened and jaded after eighteen years in the armed forces, Daniel O’Connor has made a new life for himself. Content running a bed and breakfast hotel at the remote end of Willow Grove Lake, he’s vowed never to fight another war. So when a stunning woman turns up on his doorstep wanting him to fight a battle that defies logic, the answer is no. Hell, no.

But as Amadis and Daniel clash over the World Tree, sparks fly in more ways than one. And when the brutal Order regroup and launch their deadliest assault ever, the World Tree will need every Keeper to protect it and save the Mortalworld.

Monster's Plaything
Mila Young and C.R. Jane 
Book 1, Monster and Me
Released: 3 March 

The Monster King wants to play…

It's been 1097 days and 14 hours since I've been locked in this place.

And they've come to me every night.

The monsters in my dreams worship my body.

And when I wake up, I'm desperate for more…

But they’re never there to finish me off.

Dr. Holloway says I can leave the asylum if I start to take my meds, but I've always hated how they made me feel...and I'm not sure that I agree with them that I'm actually crazy.

Because dreams don’t make you crazy, right?

I've got to start living someday though...so I finally take the plunge and obey so I can get out.

My dreams stop, and the monsters disappear. I’m finally starting a new life.

And that's when he comes...the monster king.

Evidently my little dreams, weren't just dreams. And he and his demon horde were feeding off my lust.

Their glowing eyes, sharp teeth, jagged claws…and big c**ks…

They’re all real.

The Monster King wants me back. I’m their favorite plaything after all.

Fated Wolf
Mila Young
 Book 3, Savage
Released: 10 March

Everything I've been taught my whole life has been a lie...

Hate is a cruel word...but finding out what my mother has done... what's she's hidden from me is unforgivable.

Add to that, the four men I've let into my life have been keeping secrets from me too.

I have a few truths of my own to reveal that might change everything between us.

With the threat of war darkening our world and my ex fated mate on our heels, I don't see how we can survive if we let the past break us apart.

Can I find a way to forgive them before it's too late and I lose everything?

Shadow Hunters
Mila Young
 Books 1-5, Shadow Hunters
Released: 10 March

“I crave what I can’t have. Your scent, your touch, your lips… They burn through me like wildfire, and I fear it will consume us both.”

I never expected to fall in love with him—my enemy. But then again, I never thought I’d break strict pack rules either.

But my body craves his. Burns for him every second of every day.

I don’t care that he’s possessive, dominating and protective as hell. Or that he’ll ruin me.

He is my fated mate, and I’ll paint the world red to ensure our love survives.

Shadow Hunters, the complete five-book series, whispers tales of dark and sexy forbidden couples set in the same world. Scorching hot wolf shifters, fated mates, and arranged marriages complete over 1000 pages of sizzling romance, forbidden attraction, and mouth-watering love scenes that will leave you breathless and begging for more!

This sexy paranormal romance collection includes:

Book 1: Cornered By The Wolf

Book 2: Desired By The Wolf

Book 3: Mated By The Wolf

Book 4: Hunted By The Wolf

Book 5: Seduced By The Wolf

Cassie Laelyn 
Book 4, The Fallen Angels
Released: 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.

ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Association) had a release day post  for Untamed on their blog.

Kingdom of Secrets
Claire Leggett
Book 1, Fae Touched
Released: 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.

Lila Harrow: Point Muse Cozy Mystery Box set
Kelly Ethan
Books 1-3, Lila Harrow: Point Muse Cozy Mystery
Released: 28 February

Baked goods, murders, and a baker witch extraordinaire turned sleuth. Let the mayhem begin.

Lila Harrow, baker witch extraordinaire, stays away from Harrow-caused mayhem in the town of Point Muse, Maine. All her witchy gifts are poured into her bakery ‘Heart’s Delight.’ All is calm until her father gets involved and she ends up adopting a talking hellhound. Now she’s dealing with bake sale battles to the death, dark witches, reapers, and demon prison escapees, not to mention the odd murder. Lila has no choice but to investigate the murders and save her business.

In books 1-3 of LILA HARROW: Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery Series, join Lila and her family of chaos-causing and mayhem-loving witches as they dodge furry law enforcement while solving mysteries and murder.

If you like snarky dialogue, murder, and mayhem then you’ll love Kelly Ethan’s new Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery spin off series – Lila Harrow: A Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery. Books 1-3.

This boxed set includes the first three books in the LILA HARROW: Point Muse Cozy Paranormal Mystery series:

Book 1: Cupcakes, Corpses and Chaos.

Book 2: Pies, Potions and Peril.

Book 3: Sin, Sugar and Shadows. 

The Dreams of Broken Kings
Lana Pecherczyk 
Book 3, Season of the WolfFae Guardians
Released: 1 March in audio format

After being abandoned as a child, Ada has learned to choose her friends and lovers wisely. And then a nuclear winter froze the world, taking everything she fought so hard to keep. When she inexplicably wakes years later in a new world full of magic, and where humans are the enemy, all she wants is to find her two best friends...if they’re even alive. 

Jasper knows he is someone damaged and dangerous, the scars on his body prove it. But his memories have been taken from him. He knows not why, or how, he came to be in the locked room with the pretty, vulnerable human, but he knows three things: The King wants him dead, Ada is his mate, and he’ll do anything to claim her.

Trusting each other is their first step to uncovering the truth and avoiding certain death. But how can Ada feel safe with a strange fae who keeps dark secrets one minute, and then stokes the flames of her desire the next? How can she forgive the broken fae for hiding the most precious secret of all - his heart?

The Dreams of Broken Kings is the gripping conclusion to the Season of the Wolf Trilogy in the Fae Guardians fantasy romance series. It features steamy romance, a dash of time travel, monster hunting, a band of brothers, shifters, fae protectors, and their strong-willed women from our time. If you love your books full of action, intrigue, and romantic tension, then this book is for you.

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Pray for Mercy
D.K. Hood 
Book 14, Detectives Kane and Alton
Release date: 7 March

Her heart races as a noise from downstairs wakes her. She takes the stairs slowly, noticing the cellar door is wide open. Closing it, she returns to the safety of her bedroom. Seeing a movement in the corner of the room, she screams. She’s not alone. But nobody can help her now…

Writing scrawled on the wall of Sheriff Jenna Alton’s office overnight leads her and her deputy David Kane to a small house on the outskirts of Black Rock Falls. Inside, Jenna is devastated to find devoted churchgoer Agnes Wagner lying in a pool of blood, stab wounds covering her lifeless body. What monster would attack a defenceless woman living alone on a quiet street?

With no witnesses and no trace of the killer at the scene, the deadly message written on Jenna’s door is her only clue. But as she races to interview a contractor who recently had access to Agnes’s home, she discovers the wreck of a car on a mountain road, Agnes’s best friend dead inside.

Jenna knows the victims were close friends and she thinks a twisted killer has been watching them, waiting for the perfect time to strike. But before she can make her next move, one of her own team is found unconscious and covered in the blood of a third female victim—a knife inches away from his hand.

Pulse racing, Jenna fires questions at her shaken deputy, who can’t explain why he was in the woman’s house. Could he really be a killer, or is someone playing an evil game with Jenna and her team? The clock is ticking to uncover a dark secret in the past that connects all three victims, but can she work out who is terrorizing her small town before another innocent life is taken?

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Escape to Retribution Bay
Claire Boston 
Book 3, Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay
Release date: 4 October

She witnessed a murder and the killer knows it. He needs to get home in time for his brother’s wedding, or the ceremony will be ruined. A chance encounter could be the solution they both need.

An airport strike strands Ed Stokes twelve hundred kilometres from home with the rings for his brother’s wedding. He snags the last available hire car, but it’s a twenty-year-old bomb that might not make the distance.

Tess Lim is on the run, but her one hope of escape is thwarted when all flights out of the city are cancelled. With no hire cars available, she’s desperate enough to accept a lift from an attractive stranger. Tess doesn’t care where he’s going, as long as it’s far away from the city.

As Ed breaks through Tess’s wariness, he discovers a woman who longs for adventure. But they get more adventure than either of them bargained for when the murderer catches up with them.

Can they divert the killer’s attention and escape in time?

Escape to Retribution Bay is the third adventure-filled book in the Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay romantic suspense series. If you like unlikely heroes, desperate heroines and road trip romances, then you’ll love Claire Boston’s thrilling story.

Annie Seaton
Book 5, Porter Sisters
Release date: 11 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?


Cassie Laelyn
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?

Mila Young, Lexi C. Foss and Jennifer Thorn
 Sector World Captives
Expected release date: 3 June

Three standalone novels.
One world full of depravity and darkness.

Welcome to the South Islands, home to the most lethal Alphas on the planet.
These beings don’t play nice with others. They’ve been banished.
And a plane full of Omegas just crash-landed in their isles.

We’re being hunted.
Their feral growls follow us.
Their howls haunt us.
Their knots call to us.
And their savagery terrifies us.

Some will escape.
Some will be caught.
Three will be claimed.

This shared world experience contains dark themes, omegaverse vibes, unforgiving Alphas, and the Omegas who defy them.

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Outback Sky
Annie Seaton
Book 2, The Augathella Girls
Expected release date: 27 April

Fallon Malone is a loner, refusing to rely on anyone else for her happiness. She’s content being her own boss, working in the skies of the remote Queensland outback. When she begins her contract in the Augathella region for the annual cattle muster, Fallon is unimpressed with the new station manager.

Jon Ogilvie is equally unhappy with this new female bush pilot, hired by Kent Mason, owner of neighbouring Lara Waters. Now that Braden has his kids back, he seems to have lost his focus on best practice for the local cattle stations. It also doesn’t help that Fallon Malone is a law unto herself.

As the stockman and bush pilot come head-to-head, nature conspires to bring them together. Can Fallon and Jon overcome their differences and give in to the attraction that refuses to go away?

Follow the Sun
Annie Seaton
Book 4, Four Season Short and Sweet
Expected release date: 31 May

For three years Misty O’Farrell has lived in the back of her camper van travelling the Australian coast. To assuage her grief, she practises her sand art on the many beaches she visits. Wherever she is, Misty greets the rising sun each morning.

Trapped in a difficult relationship, Angus MacDonald begins each day at the local lookout to watch the sunrise. When he meets this mysterious woman, the attraction is instant and mutual. As autumn passes and they meet each morning at sunrise, they both realise life is too short to settle for less than love.

Can Angus break his promise and follow his heart?

Secrets of River Cottage
Annie Seaton
Book 5, Bindarra Creek Mystery
(multiple author series)
Expected release date:14 November

Forced to move from the safe haven of her in-law’s farmhouse, single mum, Cathy Kendall is horrified she must return to the renovated River Cottage – a house that holds secrets and sad memories. When builders discover bones beneath the old house and the site is declared a crime scene, speculation and gossip engulf Bindarra Creek.

Landscaper, Grant Cummings has returned to his hometown to seek justice and it suits him to keep a close eye on Cathy. As the investigation progresses, attraction flares between them.

But when a series of suspicious events threaten Cathy’s life, should she share her suspicions with Grant?

Or is his mysterious past a warning that trusting him could prove deadly?

Welcome to the latest Bindarra Creek romances. You will love re-visiting this quaint country town and its quirky community as compelling characters search for love and happiness. Don't miss out on these seven mystery romances by best-selling Australian authors.

Hometown Cowboy
Dakota Harrison
Book 4, With Love, From Kurrajong Crossing
Expected re-release date: 25 June

Anything that can go wrong will…

Darby Jameson knows that spending the night with groomsman Ryan Thomas after her twin brother’s wedding is a big mistake. Darby’s not cut out for one-night stands and Ryan’s definitely not one for relationships—she knows this. Still, she falls hard for the sexy cowboy’s many charms, and it’s better than she ever imagined. Darby is in for a world of hurt when one night turns into a secret affair, but what’s she to do when his smile melts her heart?

When Ryan finally gives in to his attraction to his best friend’s sister, he insists it’s only temporary and best kept to themselves. Darby can do so much better than to take up with him. He has nothing to give to a sweet woman like her, and everyone knows it.

But when Darby drops a bombshell, suddenly a casual fling is no longer an option. With so much at stake, and so many factors keeping them apart, do Darby and Ryan have a chance at a happily ever after?

Secrets in Retribution Bay
Claire Boston 
Book 4, Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay
Expected release date:  25 April


She unearths a family secret which alters their history forever. He discovers a crime occurring on sacred land. Unless they work together their lives will never be the same.

Georgie Stokes is at a crossroads. Her job isn’t leading anywhere and her love life consists of pining after a man who considers her a surrogate sister. Something’s got to give. Then an accidental discovery reveals shocking secrets about her family. With her life in turmoil, she decides to take charge, risking her heart and her livelihood in the process.

Matt Roe has life figured until Georgie declares her love for him. Suddenly he must confront his own feelings for his best friend’s sexy younger sister, and his denial isn’t helped when he’s forced to work side-by-side with her.

However their priorities drastically shift when they stumble upon an animal smuggling operation.
Will they be able to stop the smugglers before more lives are lost, or will they become the next target?

Secrets in Retribution Bay is the fourth action-filled book in the Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay series. If you like determined women, stubborn men and a whole lot of mystery, you’ll love Claire Boston’s exciting romantic suspense.

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...


God of Summer
Kat Chant
Expected release date: sometime in 2022

He saved her life. Now she must take his.

Back in the Bronze Age, Angus McCraggan sacrificed his life to break the Celtic curse laid on his kind. He failed. Millennia later, he returns to modern Ireland to find his people have become feral, vengeful shadows. With his hollow hill now packed with tourists, he uses his power to keep his past hidden.

Until an American calls him out.

Since a banshee attacked her as a teen, Erin De Santos has been tormented by dreams of a boy she’s never met. Armed with a new identity, she returns to the Emerald Isle determined to face her nightmare. But her discovery turns fatal.

When the banshee strikes again, Angus surrenders his heart—and his hope of freeing his people—to save her. With his life now hers and his curse descending, Erin must make a terrible choice: kill her savior or share his doom.

You can see this pre-release if you sign up to Kat's ARC team (see Other section below).

Outback Escape
Annie Seaton
Book 3, The Augathella Girls
Expected release date: 26 June

When Sophie Cartwright comes home to Augathella, she doesn’t get the welcome she expected. Her brother, Braden, has got his father act together, the new staff at Kilcoy Station are keeping things running, and Sophie, well, she feels . . . unwanted. As for her ex, Kent Mason, he and his attitude could go take a flying leap.

Kent Mason is cautious when Sophie comes home to Kilcoy Station. Maybe she’d finally grown up enough to make better life choices. He didn’t have the time to worry about her anymore, and he wasn’t prepared to be hurt again.

So how was it that they seemed to end up in each other’s company more than ever?


Christina Phillips
Buy Two Get One Free during Kobo's March Romance sale
Please note, the Kobo promotion is in Canada, United States of America, 
United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.

The Highland Warrior Chronicles
Her Savage Scot
Scots warrior Connor will do anything to protect Aila from the Vikings. But to save her he must defy his king, betray his country, and forsake his honor

Her Vengeful Scot
My enemies will pay for what they’ve done

Her Baseborn Scot
A warrior with cursed royal blood. A princess who will never submit to the enemy. A forbidden love that could cost them everything…

The Druid Chronicles
Forbidden (Book 1)
Between a warrior and a princess comes an all-consuming love that transcends the hatred between their warring worlds…

Captive (Book 2)
A Druid priestess falls for the wrong man – the warrior who’s taken her prisoner…

Cassie Laelyn
Book 1, The Fallen Guardians
On sale at Amazon

Hidden deep in the Snowy Mountains, lives a brotherhood of immortal Guardians, banished from the Heavens.

After centuries of exile, Head Guardian Raven can taste Hell. One wrong move could destroy his soul. When Fate assigns him a female mortal to protect, his forbidden desire becomes a distraction he can't afford. Giving in to temptation risks plummeting into the fiery pits of Hell, dragging her along with him.

Tayla Eason is on the run, escaping a horrific attack on her life. When she lands in the arms of the sexy, alluring man who saved her, the shadows of her past swiftly close in. But when Fate throws a twist, Tayla's forced to choose between saving Raven's soul or fleeing before the creatures strike again.

In an ultimate test of love, the two must battle against the almighty Fate. But will it be enough to save them both?

Fallen Angel
D.K. Hood
Book 13, Detectives Kane and Alton
On sale now for a limited time

Hurrying along the dark, snow-covered path, she knows she’s not alone when she hears the light tread of someone behind her. Panic rising in her chest, she picks up the pace. But she doesn’t even have a chance to scream before everything goes black.

When a beautiful young woman is reported missing from her hotel room on the outskirts of Black Rock Falls, Sheriff Jenna Alton and her deputy David Kane are devastated to discover her pale, lifeless body trapped beneath a frozen lake nearby. It’s Jenna who finds the single pearl earring buried in the frosted grass that gives them their first lead.

Just as Jenna has the remaining hotel guests safely back in their rooms, the killer strikes again, and another victim is found in one of the hotel’s lakeside cabins. Next to his bloodied body is a second pearl earring. What does it mean, and why is the killer leaving them for Jenna to find?

Interviewing witnesses, Jenna discovers that both victims were seen arguing with other residents hours before their deaths. Could the murderer be out for revenge, and how many more bodies will follow before they are truly satisfied?

As a blizzard cuts the hotel off from Black Rock Falls, Jenna and her team are trapped with the killer. Then she receives a terrifying call from a teenage girl who thinks the murderer was in her room as she slept. Can Jenna save her from becoming the next victim? And how many more innocent lives will be taken before the snow thaws?

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Mila Young

Latest books that have been translated - one into French, the other into German.

D.K. Hood

Here is the reading order of the latest of D.K.'s books

Kat Chant

Kat has been interviewed by Stella Quinn on the Romance of Australia blog.

Nicole Hurley-Moore

Summer at Kangaroo Ridge has a Release Day post at ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Association) blog. 

Nicole also lets us know her top writing tips over at Writes4Women.

Nicole takes a Tea Break with Mrs. B.

Nicole has an author interview at Beauty and Lace.

Nicole also has a release post with Australian Fiction Authors. 


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