2022 releases

The Traitor's Game
Awaken: Wolves of Timber Falls
Sorrow's Song
Wicked Nights: A TechWitch Futuristic Urban Fantasy Novel
Bite Me, Monster: A Monster Romance
Nightfall University: Midnight Coven: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance
Nightworld Academy: Winterfall Witch
Phoenix: The Rise
Fated Wolf
Pray for Mercy
Keeper Of My Desire
Monster's Plaything: A Monster Romance
The Sheikh's Captive Lover (Desert Kings Alliance, #2).
Wolf Fates: Wolf Shifter Romance
Crown of Shadows
Kings of Eden: A Dark Paranormal Romane
Wild Soul: A Rejected Mate Romance
The Girl Sudan Painted like a Gold Ring: Folktales from the Sea Dyaks of Sarawak, Borneo
A Wreath Of Thorns

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

DarkSider News - June 2022!


Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax while you enjoy our news...


D.K. Hood
Bookouture are delighted to announce that have have sold over ONE MILLION COPIES of D.K. Hood’s books since we published the first in her Kane and Alton series in 2017.

See the media release


Kristin Silk

is a finalist in the First Kiss competition run by the Romance Writers of Australia


Lana Pecherczyk
Book 9, Deadly Seven
Released: 30 May


Can Villains turn over a new leaf?
Crime rages in Cardinal City.

The fanatical Syndicate’s answer is to be judge, jury and executioner, even if that means destroying half the world to eradicate sin. The only thing standing in their way is a family of genetically modified vigilantes known as the Deadly Seven. Each of the Seven must find a lifemate, or become the sin they're destined to destroy.

Despair is the final book in the award-winning Deadly Seven superhero romance series.

Captain of the Guard
Anna Hackett
Book 3, Galactic Kings
Released: 17 May

An alien warrior and a fierce shapeshifter who drive each other crazy must work together to save an entire planet from a terrifying evil.

First Claw Annora Rahl is tough, fierce, and loyal. She stands at her emperor’s side to protect the wolf shapeshifters of the planet Damar, and she isn’t afraid to use her claws. Stopping an evil king from a neighboring planet, who’s intent on enslaving all the planets in their system, is her top priority. She won’t fail her family, her people, or her emperor. Even if it means joining forces with an infuriating rival warrior…one who she isn’t sure if she wants to kill or kiss.

Captain Thadd Naveri is strong, unyielding, and dedicated. As captain of the guard for the overlord of the planet Zhalto, he lets nothing threaten his king or his people. He’s still recovering from his capture and torture by the enemy, but he readily accepts a top-secret mission into enemy territory. He’s less than pleased to share that mission with Annora—the one woman in the galaxy who fills him with scalding hot anger…and burning desire.

To save their allies on the planet Taln, Thadd and Annora must sneak into the enemy’s most feared science labs. As they fight side by side, they are forced to face their overwhelming attraction. But as the enemy closes in, it is a race against time to save not only Taln but themselves.

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

With the rival wolves closing in, fighting attraction is one battle they can’t win.

For the last couple of years, Kyle Ashfield’s friends have used his rural property as a place to gather and run beyond the territory of the official wolf packs. But now, their numbers have attracted attention, and some packs are not happy that a bunch of outcast wolves are living so freely.

Cooper Badr is a leopard shifter and the Coven agent tasked with interviewing and investigating the pack so the Coven can make an informed decision about its future. He’s supposed to be impartial, but around Kyle, he wants to do other things than talk.

Will Coven grant the pack of gay wolf shifters territory, or will they be shut down and banned from running together?

Discover the Outcast Pack mm paranormal wolf shifter romance series. Join the wolves as they fight to make their pack official and fall in love along the way. Each book has a new couple and a HEA/HFN with no cliffhangers and no mpreg.

Wolf Soul is a steamy, gay opposites attract, age gap romance between a wolf who should know better and a leopard who has to learn to fight for what he wants.

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

Broken Wolf
Mila Young
 Book 2, Savage
Released: 11 May

Is there such a thing as second chances?

Our mission is simple: track down my mother and find a way to save my sister from the witches. Should be easy, except in our world, nothing ever goes to plan, especially when you're traveling with four sexy, Viking Alphas who are ready to start a war to take ownership of the Savage sector...and me!

The more I spend time with them, the more I feel my mind, body, and soul bending to their wills and desires. This complicates things, especially when my past returns with a vengeance.

As if that wasn't bad enough, the dangerously wicked Alphas I've grown close to have been cursed to remain by my side whether they want to or not, making it much harder to trust them.

Because sometimes betrayal by those closest to you can end up destroying you..


All Shot to Hell
Mila Young
 Book 3, Sin Demons
Released: 17 May

Playing devil's advocate with three demons? There's no way I am ever going to win.

Things were finally going right for us. We got the relics back. We defeated the dragon. I thought we’d won. But we’ve ended up losing so much more….

Cain’s severely wounded, and I don’t know how to save him. Losing him shouldn’t bother me, but it does. A lot. 

Elias and Dorian have a plan: seek out help from people who wield the darkest and cruelest of magic. We soon find that the only one with enough power to bring the Prince of Hell back from death is a master of death itself. But nothing can be done for free and the price has us traveling across the world and facing a slew of new dangers, ones none of us are prepared for.

Even with everything shot to hell, the demons remain a constant temptation I don’t need. Being with them only seems to fan the flames, but letting me go depends on finding all of Hell’s relics.

And if I’m being honest, I’m not sure what I’ll do once my soul is freed.

The thrilling and seductive adventure continues. Grab your copy today!

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Monster's Temptation
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Book 1, Monster and Me
Released: 7 May
Previously called Monster's Plaything

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. 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, and big…

They’re all real.

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

And I just might want to play.

* * *

Monster’s Temptation is book 1 in this deliciously monstrous duet. Book 2 is Monster's Obsession.

Monsters Claimed
LJ Swallow
Book 2, The Ruthless Dark
Released: 30 May

Monsters Reclaimed is the second book in the Ruthless Dark series.

If you like scorching hot paranormal romance with dominant and possessive monster heroes, a heroine who’s strong enough to bring them to their knees, and a world where she doesn’t need to choose, scroll up and pre-order today.
Note: although the heroes are monstrous, all sexual encounters in the series are fully consensual.

To avoid spoilers, full description to follow once Monsters Awakened releases.

Release date will be earlier than listed.

Phoenix: The Rise
Book 3, Phi Athanatoi
Released: 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?

The King's Blade
Bernadette Rowley
Book 10, Queenmaker's Saga
Released: 20 May

A princess whose mission is to be queen. A secret shifter at the right hand of the king. Will their love be enough to bind them?

As Alecia Zialni pulls her people together, she fears she doesn’t have the skills or the support to accomplish her ultimate goal.

Vard Anton is now the king’s most trusted advisor, but his secrets could topple him, and his sudden rise has delivered powerful enemies.

Yearning for Vard’s support in her political aspirations, Alecia is crushed when he offers her marriage instead.

As the enemy elven forces move on Thorius and its allies, will Alecia accept Vard’s proposal or forge ahead with her plans? And can Vard save the king and Thorius from the elven menace before his secrets are exposed?

The King’s Blade is the exciting tenth book in the Queenmakers Saga epic fantasy romance series. If you like strong heroines, forbidden passion, political intrigue and mythical creatures, you’ll love Bernadette Rowley’s captivating adventure.

Non Spec-Fic

The Sheikh's Forbidden Wife
Mel Teshco 
Book 3, Desert Kings Alliance 
Released: 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.

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

The Highland Earl's Revenge
Cathleen Ross
 Highland Lords and Ladies
Released: 21 May

Lady Arabella Fraser will do anything to protect her clan, even if it pits her against the man she loves and the army of the English king.

Scotland 1744–1746

At sixteen, Lady Arabella Fraser, is forced into marriage with seventy-year-old, Lord William Gordon. Her father, Lord Fraser, insists the union will bring him and the Gordon lord a dukedom from Bonnie Prince Charles, and free the Highlands from the scourge of English rule.

In desperation, she throws herself at the man she loves, young disposed noble, Alexander Gordon, and begs him to marry her, greatly humiliated when he refuses.

Two years later, unhappily married, Arabella swears she’ll never forgive Alexander for leaving her and joining the enemy army to fight under King George instead of marrying her.

The day after the Scottish defeat at Culloden Field, Captain Alexander appears in Gordon castle at the head of the English army to wreak havoc on all traitors to the throne. Alexander cannot forget that Arabella wouldn't wait for him and married his uncle for the wealth, title and castle, that should have been his.
Except he still loves her and wants to make her his.

The Highland Earl's Revenge has a release day post on the ARRA blog. 

Follow the Sun
Annie Seaton
Book 4, Four Season Short and Sweet
Released: 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?

Kiss Her Goodnight
D.K. Hood
Book 15, Detectives Kane and Alton
Released: 1 June 
in ebook, audio and paperback

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…

Sent into Pictland to discover the identity of a desperate assassin, Ewan MacKinnon fights his fascination with the aloof princess, Briana. Although he wants nothing more than to take her into his arms, he won’t taint her with the curse that has blighted him all his life.

After her first disastrous marriage, Briana is determined to dedicate her life in service to Pictland and her beloved goddess. But her goddess is elusive, sending only visions of a splintered future–a future that is tied irrevocably to the one man she fears could shatter her heart forever. The enemy of her people, Scots warrior Ewan MacKinnon.

Coerced into a marriage of convenience, Briana and Ewan battle both duty and desire as political intrigue tightens its noose around them. But with the assassin edging ever closer they must forsake the shackles of their past and risk their fragile love for a chance of surviving an ultimate betrayal.




The Emu Bend Collection
anthology containing stories by 
Susannah Kade
Released: 1 March

The Emu Bend Collection brings together twelve short stories set in the fictional rural town of Emu Bend in Australia in one beautiful volume.

Each story is also published in one of three separate anthologies "High Country Kisses" "No More Secrets" and "Best Christmas Wishes" by the authors from Write Connections AU. Susannah Kade, Sharyn Swanepoel, Debra Deasey and Stephanie Ashton.

Read about the lives, loves and laughter of farmers, tradesfolk, teachers, bakers and more and follow their road to happiness with the person they've been waiting for. Includes characters' favourite recipes.

Looking for short lunch break reads? This set of uplifting romances will be perfect.

Bayside Beach Easter
anthology containing story by 
Susannah Kade
Volume 4, Write Connections Anthology
Released: 15 March

Bayside Beach Easter features three short Australian romances set around Easter.

Bayside is the town and three storey Bayside Pines is the place.

Apartment living brings people closer than they might want at times. New neighbours to get to know, past lovers popping by, second chances at love. Follow our characters as they tackle life's challenges and bond over chocolate, bunnies and beachside barbeques.

Relax and enjoy contemporary Australian  lunch break reads about life and love in a small coastal town.

The Detective
Anna Hackett
 Book 7, Norcross Security
Released: 26 May in audio format

She’s a woman on the run and desperate to avoid her hot, nosy detective neighbor.

Artist Savannah Cole has secrets. She can never stay anywhere too long or let anyone get too close. An obsessed stalker has her in his sights, and to protect her family, she can never go home, never share her art, and never fall in love.

But when she plays her music a little too loud, she collides with her good-looking, inquisitive, and far-too-hot neighbor, Detective Hunter Morgan. A man who makes her want things she can never have.

After an injury ended his military career with Delta Force, Hunt Morgan found his place at the San Francisco Police Department. He may not have been there for the men of his team, but now he does his bit to keep his city safe. But his mysterious, new neighbor is disturbing his peace. One look at the beautiful blonde and Hunt knows she has secrets…

When a spate of mysterious attacks threaten Savannah’s life, Hunt steps in. He’ll keep her safe and he’s not going to let her run again.

As Savannah’s stalker closes in, she finds herself with her own private protector. Even with his brothers and friends at Norcross Security at his back, she’s terrified he’ll become the next target. But Hunt isn’t afraid of her deadly stalker, because he knows the hardest challenge will be convincing Savannah to take the biggest risk and stay.

Outback Roads: The Nanny
Annie Seaton
Book 1, The Augathella Girls
is now also available on Apple Books and Kobo

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?


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

Fated mates...there's only one problem: their families hate each other.

Discover the world of the Familiar Mates mm fated mates paranormal romance series. Each book in the Familiar Mates series has a new couple and a HEA with no cliffhangers.

The Billionaire's Familiar is a steamy gay enemies to lovers romance between a billionaire witch who is expected to follow family tradition and a fox shifter who doesn't realise his own power.

The Firefighter's Familiar
TJ Nichols
Book 9, Familiar Mates
Expected Release: 28 August

Join firefighter witch Callum as he navigates his accidental familiar bond and tries to explain magic to his human boyfriend.

Discover the world of the Familiar Mates mm fated mates shifter witch romance series.
Each book in the Familiar Mates series has a new couple and a HEA with no cliffhangers.

Mel Teshco
Book 1, Alien Fugitives
Expected Release: 31 January 2023

She’s afraid to love again. He’s afraid to lose again.

Jack Ashton appears from out of nowhere, saving Brynn like a knight in shining armor from her terrifying ex. Though her heady attraction to Jack opens up her heart again, she discovers her knight comes with scales and a fin. She should be terrified, but there is something about him that draws her in and makes her feel safe.

Jack hid his identity so well from the dronians—an alien enemy intent on hunting him and the last of his species down—he managed to brainwash himself in the process, forgetting his name and the real him while living and working on Earth. But when his memories come flooding back and he becomes protector of a human woman, he realizes life on Earth isn’t going to be any easier than what it had been on his own world, especially with a vulnerable human in his care.

Lying low and not drawing attention was his one and only goal. But when he falls for Brynn and dronians threaten her life, he knows he can’t lose another loved one again. He’ll do whatever he must to keep her alive and safe, even if he has to draw on every one of his unstable alien powers to do so.


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

The Savage Sector series continues...

Blurb coming soon.

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

These monsters rule the city... and I've become their newest obsession.

I've been caught in a war between the three most powerful gangs in the city... and I'm trapped with the most dangerous of them all.

The Kings.

With each passing day, they lurk closer, their darkness pulling me a bit deeper. They push me, demanding everything I have when my world is falling apart.

Chaos is about to break out, and I'm finding myself craving the men who could just as easily break me. Ruin me. Kill me.

I vow to escape, but I’m losing myself to this world of lust and war.

The Kings of Eden don’t have hearts. So they want mine...

18+ Romance. Kings of Eden is a full length, dark paranormal romance with enemies to lovers themes, featuring three psychotic, tormented alphaholes and a sassy heroine. Contains some dark themes and panty-melting steam and is a story where the heroine will end up with more than one love interest.

Mila Young and C.R. Jane
The Devil's Gate
(multi author universe)
Expected Release: 8 July 

MC Syndicates
The only way in is by blood, the only way out is by death.
Blood in, blood out.

MC Syndicates is a shared universe, crafted by a set of USA Today and International Bestselling authors, that feature an array of Paranormal species, savage dominant men, and strong heroines. These stories are all set in the same world and can be read within any order.

MC Syndicates by the fallowing author:
Inferno by R.L Caulder and M. Sinclair
Death Warden by Debbie Cassidy
Sin and Salvation by Cate Corvin and Melora Fran├žois
Dark Paradise by Ann Denton and Katie May
Rapture by Mila Young and CR Jane
Stone Will by Albany Walker

Midnight Coven
LJ Swallow
Book 3, The Immortal Keepers
Expected Release: 6 July

A secret society. Arcane magic. Forbidden love.

The Winterfalls. The aristocratic family who believe they're witch royalty.
The Blackwoods. The corrupt witches who want to take their crown.

I've finally broken the Winterfall family shackles and stepped into witch society. I missed out on a Nightworld Academy education, but I have a place at the prestigious Nightfall University. Here, gifted witches from the elite families study to take their magic to the next level and become our new leaders.

I expected to rub shoulders with the brightest and best; I didn't expect my new friends would draw me into a secret society.

The Midnight Coven. Dark, seductive, and dangerous.

I've met the intense and captivating witch Alexei once before. He hasn't forgotten my actions that night, and I haven't accepted who he is. A Winterfall would never touch a Blackwood, however tempting, and Alexei doesn't like rejection. Now I'm forced to live in a house on campus with the arrogant jerk.

Fortunately, my other housemates are friendlier. Nate and Xavi are powerful bonded witches who offer to teach me everything they know—and not just their magic. Tomas is also new to campus; he's easy-going and friendly, but there's something secretive about the elemental witch. The three smoking hot guys show me how to enjoy my new freedom and invite me to join their secret society. The one led by Alexei Blackwood.

What lives behind the mirrors never frightened me, but on the night I'm initiated into the coven, my magic attracts something that threatens all of us.

I'm shocked to discover the Midnight Coven is more than a circle of hedonistic witches. How long can I resist the dark Blackwood magic before I'm drawn into shadows and we unleash something deadly?

Midnight Coven is the first in a university-age paranormal academy duet filled with seductive magic, steamy scenes, multiple love interests and dark academia elements.

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?

Moon Bound
Leisl  Leighton
Book 2, Pack Bound
has a new cover and has been re-edited and re-released.
Expected Release: 14 June
Pre-order is 99c

Only her love can heal his broken soul...

Bronwyn Kincaid loves being independent and single but most especially she loves her job as a Wiccan Healer. Using her power to heal people’s pain completes her. But after the events of Samhain when she helped her best friend, Skye Collins, defeat evil witch Morrigan and stop the Darkness, powers that once brought her so much solace now have a dangerous edge. Which is a big problem given sexy loner Were, River Collins, desperately needs her help.

River can’t trust himself. After the night Morrigan was defeated, his wolf turned into a Beast that longs to hunt and kill. Terrified of what he might do, he pushes everyone away. Except, Bronwyn, won’t be pushed. A light in his tortured soul, she is determined to figure out why his wolf has become a creature of nightmares. And by the Moon, he can’t make her stop, especially as it seems to help her to learn about her new power.

However, the evil Darkness that hunts the Were and their Covens wants to use River and Bronwyn’s burgeoning powers to destroy everything they’ve both come to hold dear. But how can they stop it when they can’t even control what is drawing them to its side?

If you love stories about tortured heroes, fated mates, hot shifters, witches coming into their power and all with a large dollop of sexy romance, then the award nominated Moon Bound is for you.

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

Book 2 of the Monster & Me Duet

Blurb coming soon...

Release Date to be moved up.

Non Spec-Fic

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 Defiant Princess
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.

Secrets of River Cottage
Annie Seaton
Book 5, Bindarra Creek Mystery
(multiple author series)
Expected Release: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.

Outback Escape: The Sister
Annie Seaton
Book 3, The Augathella Girls
Expected Release: 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?

Outback Wind: The Jillaroo
Annie Seaton
Book 4, The Augathella Girls
Expected Release: 31 August

Amelia Foley has always lived on the land. Sent to the best boarding schools, her parents hoped for a professional career in the city for their only daughter. Five strapping sons can run the family station according to her father. But Amelia hates city life and sets off to work as a jillaroo on Kilcoy Station.
Local shire building inspector, Ben Riley visits Kilcoy Station to advise Braden Cartwright on the new buildings he is planning as the station expands. After a run-in with Amelia’s sidekick—Ellis, the golden retriever—Ben insists Amelia comes to town to attend the local dog obedience classes.

As the jillaroo and the inspector spend more time together attraction grows quickly.

But Ben can’t wait to do his time in the bush and move to the city; Amelia wants to make a success of her career on the huge cattle spread.

Will his growing feelings for Amelia be enough for Ben to stay in the bush? And will she give her heart to a man who wants to leave all that she loves?

Outback Dawn: The Visitor
Annie Seaton
Book 5, The Augathella Girls
Expected Release: 15 September

When Laura Adnum, sister-in-law of Braden Cartwright, arrives unexpectedly in Augathella to visit the three sons of her deceased sister, Julia, it seems she is there to cause trouble; Laura is not impressed that Braden is planning to marry Callie Young.

Newly-appointed local doctor, Harry Higgins, is surprised when Laura insists on visiting him to check that the care of her three nephews is adequate. Harry has his own demons and has come to Augathella for peace and a quiet life.

Harry is suspicious of Laura’s motives. Why has she suddenly decided to visit three nephews she has never met? He tries to ignore his instant attraction to this enigmatic woman.

What secrets does each of them hold, and can they each find peace through love?

East of Alice
Annie Seaton
Expected Release: 15 November

A gem-fossicking discovery echoes through time and leads to a dangerous journey through the red dust outback. A gripping mystery from Australian author Annie Seaton.

Gemma Hayden has returned to her hometown of Alice Springs for a new job as a primary school teacher. It's been six years since her family broke apart following the disappearance of her twin brother. And the scars still run deep.

Hard on the heels of her homecoming, Saul Pearce, the man she once loved, is reposted from Parks and Wildlife in Darwin back to Alice. When an old car wreck is uncovered, washed down the river to Ruby Gap, Saul investigates only to find that the wreck belonged to Ethan, Gemma's twin - and there's a coded note for her in the glovebox.

Joining forces, they trek through the rugged outback, piecing together clues that not only bring them to the attention of a criminal organisation, but lead them to uncover an even older puzzle ... One now lost to the history books.

With targets on their backs, will they unearth the truth in time?


Lana Pecherczyk
The Deadly Seven
all have alternative covers. 

From Lana's newlsetter:
The alternate editions are currently going live on online retailers around the world in 6x9inch print format. It could still take up to 6 weeks, but they are going up.

Original Comic style covers will always be available on Amazon and you can purchase them now.

If you order the entire signed series in one hit on the Lana website, an automatic discount of 10% will be applied. (wait times apply)

The Deadly Seven series page

Soul Bound
Leisl Leighton
Prequel, Pack Bound
Expected Release: TBA

Can soulmates survive a darkness threatening to tear them apart?

The Darkness is banished and a new era has begun for the Were and the Covens, bound together by the magical Pact that keeps them safe.

Spirit-talker Morghanna Cantrae doubts she’s strong enough to lead her Coven into their new life with Pack MacCrae, especially given she can’t even persuade her beloved yet stubborn sister, Morrigan, that it’s the only way forward.

Then mysterious traveller Alistair Sinoir arrives. With one glance, they are mated. But the mating is the least of the wonders he brings with him. He carries the proof that the Pact is right: he is both Were and Warlock, and he is the strongest of them all.

But before Morghanna can tell anyone, the Darkness strikes. It’s managed to keep a claw in one of the pack and attacks when they are most vulnerable. Morghanna must face the truth of her own powers to save the pack, her Coven and her mate … even if it costs her what she thought never to have: her love.

A sweeping new novel by award winning author, Leisl Leighton, Soul Bound is the much anticipated prequel to the award nominated Pack Bound Series.

Follow the ancient witches and packs, discover the long-forgotten secrets and banish the Darkness today.


Her Outback Playboy
Annie Seaton
Book 1, Second Chance Bay
is currently FREE. 

Jenni McDougal’s family have worked hard to build their fishing and charter business in the remote coastal outback town of Second Chance Bay.

Jake Jones, her childhood sweetheart, was once the poor boy from the wrong side of town. When he blows into town after making his fortune and expects to pick up where they left off, Jenni fights every move he makes.

Jake knows that Jenni will always see him as a playboy, and can’t trust him, and his self confidence disappears when the town judges him on his past. Every time he tries to help her family business, she sees an ulterior motive.

If Jenni can't trust him, what is there to keep Jake in Second Chance Bay?

But can he leave the woman he loves a second time?

Get your copy

Annie Seaton
Book 1, Pentecost Island
is currently 99c!

Jenni McDougal’s family have worked hard to build their fishing and charter business in the remote coastal outback town of Second Chance Bay.

Jake Jones, her childhood sweetheart, was once the poor boy from the wrong side of town. When he blows into town after making his fortune and expects to pick up where they left off, Jenni fights every move he makes.

Jake knows that Jenni will always see him as a playboy, and can’t trust him, and his self confidence disappears when the town judges him on his past. Every time he tries to help her family business, she sees an ulterior motive.

If Jenni can't trust him, what is there to keep Jake in Second Chance Bay?

But can he leave the woman he loves a second time?

Get your copy

Manicures and Mayhem
Mila Young
Book 1, Beautiful Beasts
FREE for a limited time.

Welcome to Beautiful Beasts, where the only thing more dangerous than the haunted grounds are the students themselves.

Life as the daughter of the city’s most prominent Vampire was tough enough.

Bodyguards with fangs.

Paparazzi everywhere I turn.

Dates with an overbearing Demon.

I hated it all. So when the opportunity to attend Academy reared its head, I jumped at the chance.

I could hide there, blend in with all the other beautiful beasts and try to ignore my bodyguard.

I wanted normal

I craved boring.

But fate has a shitty sense of humor, way worse than mine.

So when I find a body in the middle of my bedroom on my first night there...I’m not threatened not with death...something worse.

Getting expelled.

And to prove my innocence I have to find the real killer in a school full of monsters.

Get your copy from

Leisl Leighton
Start a Series Sale through June

Climbing Fear
Leisl Leighton
Book 1, CoalCliff Stud

Set against the stirring Victorian Alps, comes a suspenseful novel of recovery and new beginnings from a talented new voice in Australian rural fiction. Perfect for readers of Sarah Barrie and Nora Roberts.

His beloved home is under threat and with it the beautiful, haunted woman he's never been able to forget ...

X-Treme TV sports star Reid Stratton has everything - until his best friend falls to his death on a climb while shooting their show. In the fierce media fallout, Reid begins to question everything about himself. Crippled by a new fear of climbing, Reid returns to CoalCliff Stud, his family's horse farm, to recover.

Single mother Natalia Robinson is determined to start afresh, away from the shadow of her past. A job at CoalCliff Stud where she lived as a child is the perfect opportunity to live the quiet life she always wanted. But she is unprepared to see Reid, and is even more unprepared for the passion that still burns between them.

But after a series of menacing events threatens the new home she is trying to build, Nat realises that Reid is the only person she can rely on to keep her and her daughter safe. Together, Reid and Nat must face the pasts that haunt them if they are to survive the present and forge a future of hope.

Dangerous Echoes
Leisl Leighton
Book 1, Echo Springs

Blue lights in the red dust...

Echo Springs on the edge of the outback – a town where everyone knows your name, and your business. But the wholesome country living and welcoming community aren't what they used to be. Echo Springs has a dark underbelly, and it is seeping ever outward.

Brilliant forensic pathologist, Erika Hanson, fled from Echo Springs as a teenager, leaving behind a past of tragedy and pain. But when local police announce they've found her beloved brother's body in a meth lab explosion, she knows she must return to clear Peter's name and find out what really happened. Because Peter would never get involved with the drug tag sweeping across the small town of Australia and destroying lives.

Hartley Cooper has a past with Erika Hanson, but that's not going to keep him from doing his job. He's seen what grief can do, and denial is only the first step. But Erika is convinced that Peter can't be involved, and her meticulous, professional skills start to convince Hartley as well. When Erika's digging and questions get too personal, the town turns against them, Hartley knows Erika might run again. But this time he's ready. And he's not going to let her go.

Pack Bound
Leisl Leighton
Book 1, Pack Bound
Currently FREE

One Pack, one Coven, a destiny intertwined...

Five hundred years ago, facing extinction, a group of powerful witches united to create a pact with the Were to save Witch-kind. The pact expelled an ancient evil, known only as the Darkness, that blocked the Were from their wolves. With the Darkness destroyed, the Packs and Covens grew strong as they thrived beside each other in their brand-new world.

But the Darkness was not destroyed.

Skye Collins has been brought up to fear her magic and shy away from Witch and Were alike. But when Jason McVale, the Alpha of Pack McVale, comes in search of her, she is intrigued and tempted. Yet, the intensity of passion she shares with Jason threatens her control – and if she loses control, she just might turn into the weapon the Darkness intended her to become all along.

Can she trust this Were when he says his Pack will die without her? More importantly, can she trust her magic before the Darkness has its way?

If stories of wild magic, shifters, witches, fated mates and the struggle against evil are your nirvana, then the award nominated Pack Bound Series is for you. Join the Were and witches in their fight against the Darkness and bind yourself to a copy of Pack Bound today.

Pray For Mercy
D.K. Hood
Book 14, Detectives Kane and Alton
is 99c on Amazon

Blue lights in the red dust...

Echo Springs on the edge of the outback – a town where everyone knows your name, and your business. But the wholesome country living and welcoming community aren't what they used to be. Echo Springs has a dark underbelly, and it is seeping ever outward.

Brilliant forensic pathologist, Erika Hanson, fled from Echo Springs as a teenager, leaving behind a past of tragedy and pain. But when local police announce they've found her beloved brother's body in a meth lab explosion, she knows she must return to clear Peter's name and find out what really happened. Because Peter would never get involved with the drug tag sweeping across the small town of Australia and destroying lives.

Hartley Cooper has a past with Erika Hanson, but that's not going to keep him from doing his job. He's seen what grief can do, and denial is only the first step. But Erika is convinced that Peter can't be involved, and her meticulous, professional skills start to convince Hartley as well. When Erika's digging and questions get too personal, the town turns against them, Hartley knows Erika might run again. But this time he's ready. And he's not going to let her go.


Mila Young
German translation of To Catch a Fae is out now.

And another German translation is out now

Bernadette Rowley

The cover for The King's Blade is up for voting at All Author.


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Thanks for joining us. Until next time, be safe and well.

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