Hell or Highwater
Love Is in the Air
Gluttony and other Hungers
Wicked Dreams
Wrath and other Troubles
The Sinner and the Scholar
The Sheikh's Fake Fiancée
Bought at Auction
Be My Baby
Wraith's Revenge
Outback Hope: The Farmer
One Wolf Next Door
Sloth an other Delights
Outback Dust: The Drifter
Nero: A Scifi Alien Romance
Wolf Mate
Fae's Wolf
A Crown of Cruel Lies
A Clever Christmas
Holiday Kisses

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

DarkSider News - April 2022 - Part 2!

We hope you had a wonderful Easter long weekend. 

Why not indulge with another chocolate (or your fave treat) as you read our good news...


Wolf Heart
TJ Nichols
Book 1, Outcast Pack
Released: 28 March

Paramedic Con Albury loves nothing more than spending his time off either as a wolf or at night clubs. He’s always looking for a good time, and he usually finds it. While he has aligned himself with the Outcast Pack for protection, he tells himself he prefers to be alone. 

Zach Ellis has spent his life preparing to take over the pack just like everyone expects. Pack and family come first. But he needs more than duty and giving into temptation and falling into Con’s bed is easier than it should be. 

But the fallout will threaten everything the Outcast Pack stands for: freedom and found family.

The Outcast Pack is part of the Familiar Mates world but stands alone. For readers who enjoy steamy gay wolf shifter romance.

Fated Wolf
Mila Young
Book 3, Savage
Released: 9 April
this was mistakenly put in the March part 2 DarkSider News 
as released in March. Apologies for the error.

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?

Playing with Hellfire
Mila Young and Harper A. Brooks
Book 1, Sin Demons
Released: 17 March in audio format

Demons are real.

They say never enter into a deal with them, but what if I had no choice?

What if they are three of the most gorgeous men I’ve seen my entire life? 

And what if my lesson to learn here is that no matter how attracted I am to them, how much I yearn to kiss them, I’m in danger?

But my life’s never been the easiest. I’ve bounced from house to house, living in foster care, with no true place to call home. And there’s an ancient darkness that follows me around wherever I go.

They may be demons, but I’m no angel, and this darkness craves the Hell they give.

Or maybe I’ve just been damned from the start.

Best-selling authors Mila Young and Harper A. Brooks have brought the heat with this fiery and sinful paranormal romance. It'll leave you burning up for more!

Playing with Hellfire is book one in the Sin Demons Series. This is a reverse harem/why choose series.

Buy links

Monster's Plaything
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Book 1, Monster and Me
Released: 31 March

The Monster King wants to play…

It's been 1097 days and 14 hours since I've been locked in this place, all because I saw something I shouldn't have.

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. Adams 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.

Anna Hackett 
Book 1, Galactic Kings
Released: 10 March in audio format

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.

A Perfectly Paranormal Easter
contains stories by
Leisl Leighton and Samantha Marshall
Volume 3, Perfectly Paranormal Anthologies
Released: 12 April
Currently on sale for 99c!

Easter: a time to indulge in chocolate… and romance.

As the seasons change, bright laughter fills the air and chocolate abounds. Flowers bloom and new life flourishes as fairies, witches and even the gods take a moment to appreciate the miracle of love… Or do they?

Discover the hidden magic of Easter with this highly anticipated paranormal romance anthology, featuring four original stories from the award-winning Australian authors of the A Perfectly Paranormal Anthology series. Whether you like your treats sweet or spicy, there’s guaranteed to be something in this incredible collection to tickle your fancy. Just like chocolate, there’s no such thing as too much… bring it on.

Cover designed by our Samantha Marshall.

Mel Teshco and Kylie Sheaffe
Book 2, Awakenings
Released: 8 April

James Edward Bowheart is at breaking point. Between his long hours working as a barman at a nightclub and his training to become a doctor, his visions that are escalating along with his drug taking, he can’t take much more. Until the woman he loves gives birth to her son.

It’s James’ turning point. He needs to get clean. Then he sees Marina with the biological father of her baby and all of James’ good intentions come undone.

Except nothing—not even drugs—can quell the events that unfold around him. He loses a patient under another doctor’s care, a patient James knew how to treat, while his courageous sister pieces together her visions of a young woman’s disappearance thanks to the dark specter of a murderer who seeks absolution from his sins.

When he thinks things can’t possibly get more complicated or his sanity more tested, will his inner journey see him deflect a fated disaster, or will he again succumb to the burden of his psychic ability?

Buy links
Amazon  | Books2Read |

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

Fierce Hearts
contains a story by Hollee Mands
and chapters of an upcoming release by Bernadette Rowley
Released: 31 March
An anthology raising money for the refugees of Ukraine
Available for a limited time only.

Lose yourself in more than 1,000 pages of love, magic, adventure, and hope – all to help Ukrainian refugees affected by the recent tragedy.

The Fierce Hearts Charity Anthology includes 46 romantic fantasy novellas, novelettes, short stories, and exclusive sneak-peek chapters from more than 40 authors, including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Stories range from mild to scorching in heat level. Most importantly, all proceeds (100%) will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (or a similar charity should IRC become unavailable), which in turn will be directed to supporting humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Ukrainian people.

Authors featured include: Jeffe Kennedy, Olivia Wildenstein, Amelia Hutchins, Elizabeth Briggs, Karpov Kinrade, Sylvia Mercedes, Shari Tapscott, Hollee Mands, Miranda Honfleur, Carissa Broadbent, Clare Sager, Jessica M Butler, Catharine Glen, Monica Enderle Pierce, Karen Tomlinson, Marina Simcoe, Tessonja Odette, Anthea Sharp, Denali Day, Bethany Adams, and many more!

Fierce Hearts is only available for a limited time, so don’t miss your chance to own this fantastic anthology and support a very important cause.

Non Spec-Fic

Heartbreak Love
Maggie Rose
Book 2, Pine Creak
Released: 27 March

A standalone story of taking a risk on life and sex with a friend. What could go wrong?

I used to say life is short, so go out and have fun.
Now I realize life really may be too short.
Okay, so, maybe I don’t have as much time as I thought.
I always wanted be a dad someday.
It seems like that day is here.
How do you convince someone to have a kid with you,
even though I might not be around.
Now come to think of it.
Isn’t that what best friends are for?

Steve is my best friend’s brother.
Okay, so he’s hot but has always been out of bounds.
So, when he makes a special request, I should say no
But I won’t.
This book was previously published as Reborn Love by Maggie Mundy and had been extensively rewritten and recovered.

The Medic
Anna Hackett
Book 8, Norcross Security
Release date: 5 April

She’s a tough former soldier trying to resist the charming medic who’s going all in to claim her.

Former Norwegian special forces soldier Siv Pederson is making a new start in San Francisco. New country, new job at Norcross Security, and her new rule: no men. She’s left her annoying ex behind and her only goal is to prove herself in her new job, especially when she’s assigned to her own investigation.

What she didn’t count on was having to work with one handsome, charming, and far-too-tempting former combat medic.

After a career as an Air Force combat medic, Ryder Morgan is happy with his life. He likes working part time as a paramedic and donating the rest of his time at a free clinic in the toughest part of the city. He always thought finding “the one” wasn’t for him…until he sees gorgeous, tough Siv in a killer red dress.

Now he’ll do anything to break through her prickly shell and convince her that he’s the man for her.

As homeless people start dying, and Ryder loses a good friend, Siv and Ryder must work together to find a killer. Going undercover as husband and wife, they have to discover who’s preying on the city’s most vulnerable before more people die. As they uncover a vast web of lies, Ryder has his work cut out for him. Not only to find justice, but to prove to Siv that he’ll protect both her body and her heart.

Love Negations
Helen Walton
Book 3, Billionaires' Reluctant Brides
Release date: 1 April

Negotiation or blackmail? Is there a difference?

 Kennedy Fuller has a secret. She enjoys watching people in intimate acts—especially the exhibitionist couple for whom she nannies. What’s a woman with three years of celibacy meant to do?

Billionaire lawyer Marco Lawrence has known Kennedy for years. He never suspected she hid a sensual woman beneath her youthful ponytail until the night he found her eavesdropping on his friends in the throes of passion. Now he can’t get her out of his mind, but he can’t date her. Although he needs a wife before they’ll make him a partner in the law firm, he now has the means to negotiate with Kennedy. Marry him or he’ll tell his friends her little secret.

Kennedy can’t lose the people she thinks of as family. Negotiate she will, even if marrying him could risk both their hearts.


Wolf Blood
TJ Nichols
Book 2, Outcast Pack
Expected Release: 28 April

River Yates always thought his grandmother’s tales about shifters and witches living among them to be just stories. Until his ex, Drew Preston, showed up at his door naked and bloodied and in need of help.

After being attacked by wolves determined to tear apart the fledgling Outcast Pack, Drew did the only thing he could: shift and run. The nearest place he might find refuge is River’s house. But his ex is human, and when River accused him of cheating, he ripped out Drew’s heart.

While River wasn’t wrong about Drew keeping secrets, how could he tell a human what he is?

When a hunter arrives to kill the shifters that have been making trouble, River is forced to confront the truth not only about Drew but also his own family. Once again, he’ll be picking up weapons and facing off against his grandmother, but this time, it isn’t a training exercise.

The Outcast Pack is part of the Familiar Mates world but stands alone. For readers who enjoy steamy gay wolf shifter romance.

Wolf Soul
TJ Nichols
Book 3, Outcast Pack
Expected Release: 28 May

The Outcast Pack is part of the Familiar Mates world but stands alone. For readers who enjoy steamy gay wolf shifter romance.

The Billionaire's Familiar
TJ Nichols
Book 8, Familiar Mates
Expected Release: 28 July

Can love shatter the old grudges that exist between witches and fox shifters?

Cursed Wolf
Mila Young
Book 4, Savage
Expected Release: 28 July 

The Savage Sector series continues...

Blurb coming soon.

Mila Young, Lexi C. Foss and Jennifer Thorn
 Sector World Captives
Expected Release: 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.

Stolen Paradise
Mila Young and Harper A. Brooks
 Book 2, Kings of Eden
Expected Release: 23 June

Blurb coming soon.

Wild Soul 
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Book 5, Kingdom of Wolves
Expected Release: 22 April
this was mistakenly put in the February DarkSider News 
as released in January. Apologies for the error.

Blurb coming soon.

Monster's Obsession
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Book 2, Monster and Me
Expected Release: 29 September

Blurb coming soon.

Phoenix: The Rise
Book 3, Phi Athanatoi
New Expected Release: 28 May

She wants justice. He wants to make things official. But for a demi-god and vampire there are bigger battles.

Demi-god Carissa Alkippes has fought her equal share of demons and Olympian gods, when one battle ends another begins. Only this one may destroy the thin veil between supernatural creatures, gods and humans. To make things worse Zeus offers her a ‘get in and out of Olympus’ card, which paints a dangerous target on her back. Now she must get a handle on her power.

With new enemies hunting her down, Carissa must use everything she knows to protect those she loves from being collateral damage.

Xen Lyson, has seen much in his immortal life and walking Carissa down the aisle is at the top of his vampire list, but when an ancient libation bowl turns up, so does Discord and Death.

Now they have fight not only to protect humanity, but themselves too. Will they defeat their enemies in time to tie-the-knot?

One Wolf Next Door
Book 1, The Willow Witch Chronicles
Expected Release: 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?

Non Spec-Fic

The Sheikh's Forbidden Wife
Mel Teshco 
Book 3, Desert Kings Alliance 
Expected Release: 31 May

She chose to escape a future of tyranny. He has no choice but to take her as his wife.

Sheikha Yasmine Al-Fasih will do anything to escape her soon-to-be-arranged marriage to a vile man older than her father. If that means sleeping with esteemed guest—Sheikh Jamal Qadir—and forcing his hand in marriage, then so be it. Better to live with the mistrust of a fair man than to endure a life with a brutal despot.

Sheikh Jamal is grateful that his routine business trip to discuss trade with his neighboring country’s leader, Sheikh Zameer, is almost over. A quick overnight stay and he’ll be on his way. But on finding a blonde bombshell asleep in his bed all tiredness fades away. Zameer clearly knows Jamal’s taste in women.

When it turns out Yasmine is Sheikh Zameer’s virginal daughter—not one of his many harem women—Jamal is gutted. He’s been setup! Yasmine is forbidden fruit and he took a bite.

There is only one way now to repair the damage. He has to marry the girl. But it doesn’t mean he has to like her. A pity fate always finds a way to have the last laugh.

The Sheikh's Secret Mistress
Mel Teshco
Book 4, Desert Kings Alliance
Expected Release: 15 September

She's a commoner, he's a powerful sheikh. Will she ever be good enough?

Jazmina Fadel might be praised for her beauty and for being mistress to the powerful Sheikh Fayez Al-Khan, but she can’t ever forget she came from a broken and destitute family. Not that Jazmina craves material wealth. A lovely house and a closet filled with designer clothes and jewelry means little when she desires her fairytale dream of a husband and children. And she won’t take a backseat while every eligible princess and sheikha in the Middle East vies for his attention and, ultimately, his hand in marriage.

Shiekh Fayez Al-Khan never meant to fall in love. He never even dreamed it possible for someone of his self-centered ways and lofty upbringing to believe in love at first sight. Not when there are scores of women willing to enact his every sexual urge. But although Jazmina has no pedigree, she is his every fantasy come to life. He won’t give her up. Not for anything or anyone. Not even for the wishes of his people who would see him wedded to the Sheikha of Lomada to strengthen their nations alliance. In the end though, will he have a choice?

The Sheikh's Secret Mistress
Mel Teshco
Book 5, Desert Kings Alliance
Expected Release: 30 December

She desires the man of her dreams. Can she resist the attention of another?

Sheikha Aisha Al Wahed might be the sister to Sheikh Hamid—one of the most renowned and unconventional Sheikhs on the planet—but it doesn’t mean she is cut from the same cloth. She wants what almost every girl wants: to marry the love of her life. That she’s had a crush on Tabari Usamah for so long makes her more determined for him notice her. So why is Dhamar, one of her brother’s many friends, distracting her beyond all reason?
Sheikh Dhamar Qadir desires one thing—Aisha Al Wahed. A pity she is besotted with another man not worthy of her affection. But Dhamar won’t give up, he’ll do whatever is necessary to make her fall in love with him, and he’s not above using every tool in his arsenal to make that happen, including removing Tabari from the picture and sending him away. But will his interference cost him the love and respect of the one woman he wants above all else?

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

A Mischievous Matchmaker
Helen Walton
Novella, Stonecrest Bay
Expected release date: 6 May

Dog sitting shouldn't be too hard for soon-to-be divorcee, Matilda Edwards. Determined to start over with a sparkling, newly renovated bed-and-breakfast business, she can't believe the catastrophe her sister's dog Bosco causes in the first five minutes of his weekend stay. Nor the gorgeous man who comes to her rescue.

Who happens to be her new contractor, Nate Hudson.

One dog sitting disaster after another leads her to Nate, and spending time with him is a bonus. As much as she likes Nate and is attracted to him, it'd be inappropriate to act on her desire to kiss him. He's her employee. She's technically still married. He's younger. Hotter.

Nate Hudson falls for his new employer big time. Matilda is fun, and beautiful, with integrity and a big heart. Coming to her rescue is his new favourite pastime. Until he offers to teach her how to surf.

Except for one problem with the surf lessons, he has a secret he must keep hidden. Otherwise, she might never accept his help again.

Despite the obstacles, can they find love with the help of a canine matchmaker and his mischievous ways?

Risky Love
Maggie Rose
Book 3, Pine Creek
Expected release date: 26 April

A standalone story of secrets, love and second chances. Or will the past catch up with both of them?
Book three in The Pine Creek Series.

My name is Brett Connor and I like to party, hard.
I’m not looking for love.
Been there, done that and it doesn’t work.
Then Mila turns up with a surprise.
A five-year-old surprise called Matteo.

Mila is a hard-working chef and mom who comes back to town because her mother is sick.
Will Brett finally find something to make him believe in love again as he falls for Mila?
Or will both their pasts catch up with them and destroy their
chance at happiness.

This book was previously published as Rekindled Love by Maggie Mundy.


Bloodlust Denied
Christina Phillips
has a new cover

A vampire duke. An immortal slayer. A dangerous obsession that could destroy them both… 

Ancient vampire Alexius lost his heart millennia ago when the only woman he’s ever wanted was torn from his arms. He swore never to love again, and decadent pleasure is his only mistress.

Bored with the Regency ballrooms and debutantes who are his for the taking, he searches for amusement in the back alleys of London. Bewitched by a mysterious temptress he abducts her, but instead of fleeting satisfaction she haunts his nights and stirs the embers of his long-frozen heart.

Morana exists only to obliterate every vampire on earth. She has no time for mindless pleasure until the night she meets the dominant duke. Unaware of his true nature, it isn’t long before she strips away his arrogant façade and discovers the man beneath her captor. Her defenses crumble, but as she falls, her lifeblood ebbs.

While Death waits in the shadows to claim his ultimate prize, Alexius and Morana race against time to save her soul. But as the web of lies surrounding them begins to unravel, how can they outwit a destiny which threatens to tear them apart forever?

Previously published in 2013

Real Alphas Bite
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Reject Island
has a new cover

When Syn is rejected by her fated mate, she thinks her life is over.

But when a violent stranger arrives in town and sees her, everything changes.
She finds herself at his complete mercy when he steals her away in the middle of the night.

Her captor is a beautiful and cruel man who holds a million secrets behind the mask he shows the world.
And when he takes her to his island compound, and she meets his two brothers...all bets are off.

It's a fight for survival against three alphas who always get their way.

Can Syn find a way to tame both their tempers and their hearts?
Or is she one wrong move away from certain death?

An RH rejected mate book.


Runaway Love
Maggie Rose
Prequel short story, Pine Creek
via Bookfunnel

Runaway Love is the first story in The Pine Creek series. Dangerous Love, Heartbreak Love and Risky Love are all available on Amazon. If you love second chance romance or friends to lovers you will enjoy these stories.

Runaway Love is a short story that introduces the wonderful town of Pine Creek. When eighteen-year-old Marie and her brothers came to America to live with their aunt, they thought their prayers had been answered. Instead, they found themselves at the hands of an aggressive uncle when their aunt dies. The situation becomes worse by the day, and Marie decides take her brothers and leave. With nowhere to go and in a stolen car they hope their luck will hold out. Robert Connor is a widow with small child. He had love once and doesn’t believe he will find it again. That is until he stumbles across a young woman with two boys. His life is about to change forever. Dangerous Love is out now and is the story of Marie and Robert’s granddaughter, Evie, and her love for a diamond in the rough, Luke.

Midnight Kissed
Mila Young
Chosen Vampire Slayer
Free if you sign up to Mila's Newsletter

As a vampire slayer I have more on my mind than reclaiming the ancient relics my family has long sworn to protect. But I have orders. The mission is simple. Get in, get the relics, get out. But Fate trips me up with more than one catch when I follow a wild-hair lead on Whidbey Island. 

Wanna know the biggest catch of them all? A man I shouldn’t be attracted to at all...Alpha vampire Damien has caught my eye. 

He’s the most infuriating man I’ve ever met, and probably the very source of the relic thefts that are ending up in vamp hands. Which means he and the relics now threaten me personally, my very life and my family, and ironically, other vamps and magical creatures who are more than vulnerable to the slaying powers those relics bestow.

But I can’t decide if Damien is amassing his own collection, or if something more sinister is afoot. Because not only does our fatal attraction get in the way, there’s also a little problem called murder.

It’s a fight for survival as we find ourselves at the center of it all, digging up clues about a strange mystery that may spell disaster and death for us both.


Keri Arthur

ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Association) had Blackbird Crowned as a Feature book.

ARRA also featured Crown of Shadows.  

ARRA is also hosting A Romantic High Tea in Sydney with Keri and others on 1 May.  Tickets here.

Mila Young

Mila and C.R Jane were meant to release Bite Me, Monster this month but have postponed the release. We'll let you know the release date when it comes to hand.  

Bernadette Rowley

The People's Princess
ranked number 5 at AllAuthor's cover of the month.  


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