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, 2 August 2022

DarkSider News - August 2022!


It's conference month Downunder with many DarkSiders heading to Perth. 
Happy travels to anyone travelling!


Don't forget your tickets for 

A Romantic Rendezvous - Book Signing
Australian Romance Reader Association
13 August 2022

Join the following DarkSiders for the ARRA book signing event.

Claire Boston
HM Hodgson
Keri Arthur
Leisl Leighton

Book your tickets via Try Booking.

Romance Author & Reader Events
Melbourne, 21-23 April 2023

Join the following DarkSiders at RARE23.

Anna Hackett
Keri Arthur
Khloe Wren
Lana Pecherczyk
Mila Young 

Book your tickets via Event Brite.

Ballgowns and Books Event
Sydney, 9-10 June 2023

Join the following DarkSiders at RARE23.

Keri Arthur
Khloe Wren
Lana Pecherczyk
Mila Young 

Book your tickets via Event Brite.


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.

With old money comes old hatreds, and the fight to survive will take everything the familiar bond offers witch and shifter.

Ethan Lumin has followed the plan laid out for him since the day he was born. As part of that plan, he needs a familiar before he turns thirty so he can take his place on the Shadow Board as expected. But he wants more than a bound shifter who’s only interested in his family’s power and money.

Axel Hollins learned a long time ago that family comes first, shifters come second, and witches come last. He wants nothing more than to escape the family business, but even the idea of becoming an artist is frowned upon.

A chance meeting leads to a one-night stand and waking up to find that he’s now the familiar to the richest witch in London.

Check out this review by Anne Barwell.

Monsters Reclaimed
Kyla Quinn
 Book 2, The Ruthless Dark
Released: 29 July

Trinity now knows what happened the night her parents died.
And now she no longer know who to trust at Briargrove.

Malagan moves closer to achieving his goal and Trinity's only way to escape his plans is to find a way out of Briargrove.

One of Trinity's monstrous lovers holds the key to her safety but can she believe he'll help her?

Stolen Paradise
Mila Young and Harper A. Brooks
 Book 2, Kings of Eden
Released: 23 July 
(mistakenly posted in previous news as released 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.

The Fire Dancer's Familiar
The Witch's Familiar
The Vampire's Familiar
The Vet's Christmas Familiar
TJ Nichols
Book 1, Familiar Mates
Released:  now in audio format via payhip

The Virgin Hunt Games Volume 1
Mel Teshco
Book 1, The Virgin Hunt Games
Released: June 2022 in audio format


Melody Simmons desperately needs to fill her bank accounts with credits that could help her family climb out of near poverty. And in the Virgin Hunt Games, that means enticing as many hunters as possible to bed her. The downside? Billions of viewers from all parts of the galaxy would be watching her fall from virtue with avid interest.

Alien Damon Banscott despises everything about the Virgin Hunt Games. Except the fact he can now legally destroy his enemy in the games. He is in this only for revenge. Then Damon sees one of the beautiful hunted and, for a moment, his heart stops beating. He'll fight to the death before allowing another hunter to touch and deflower Melody.

But while the hunters get more credits by pleasing their captive mate sexually, the hunted women received more by finding their pleasure with any of the hunters who weren't their assigned mate.

Let the games begin . . .

Contains mature themes.

Hyphen Punk
includes a story by
JL Peridot
Issue 3, Spring 2022
Released: 21 March

12 new stories from 7 different types of -punk science fiction and fantasy, including one new type of -punk making its print debut.

Hopepunk from Helen De Cruz
Biopunk from Michael Stevens
Steampunk from Arwen Spicer & Jennifer Lee Rossman
Clockpunk from J.A. Prentice
Dieselpunk from J. Rohr
Ruralpunk from Alex Vuocolo
Cyberpunk from Alex Souza, Patrick W. Benjamin, JL Peridot, Brad Kelechava, & Antony Paschos

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A Symphony of Savage Hearts
Lana Pecherczyk
Book 3, Season of the Vampire, Fae Guardians
Released: 11 July

Silver is a beautiful liar. 

She's human.

And a fierce killer of fae.

She marks her kills on a silver vambrace so everyone can see her savagery and stay away. As long as she keeps protecting downtrodden humans from monstrous fae-folk, and hiding the true reason for wearing magic-cutting silver, her loneliness is of no consequence. Selected for a high priority mission, she bravely heads into Elphyne, never expecting one of their worst waiting for her. Wanting her. Craving her.

Shade is sinfully attractive.

He's a vampire.

And the most hard to resist of the Fae Guardians.

From the Queen's bed to The Order, he uses the power of sex to get what he wants. Eventually they all succumb, and they all fall short of harmonizing with the darkness hidden in his soul…until he finds the one woman who resists his every charm.

Seducing Silver will be a challenge, but it's one he was made for.

Nothing will get in his way. Not the evil creature terrorizing Elphyne. Not the human enemy with dastardly plans of their own. Not the Unseelie Queen’s obsession with him. Not even the betrayal of the one person who can hurt him the most.

This courting of savage hearts is a symphony.

And theirs will be one for history.


Shifter Bound
Leisl Leighton
Book 3, Pack Bound
Now released in paperback

A spy, a lone wolf, a desperate choice...

Lone Wolf, Iain McShane, yearns to roam free, but how can he leave his Pack now with an enemy spy right in their midst? An enemy that might very well be his mate – an impossibility given Lone Wolves never mate. But whatever she is, Shifter-witch, Eloise O’Brien, is certainly a mystery he wants to solve. She might seem meek and lost, but he can sense power deep inside her, power that could tip the balance in their fight with the evil Darkness that’s threatening to tear his Pack apart.

Eloise has betrayed her Coven and almost killed her brother to save the Were Pack she once feared and hated. Now, learning the truth of who she really is – the prophesied Nexus, a witch of unspeakable power – she must make a choice between the light and the dark, between Iain, the Were she is coming to love, and her once beloved brother and Coven who are now working for the Darkness.

But how can she choose when either choice will lead to the destruction of someone she loves?



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.

Monsters and Mistletoe anthology
contains story by 
Kyla Quinn
Expected Release: 1 December

Hot chocolate, snowflakes, jingling bells, and… monsters?

That’s what Christmas has in store for you this year!

Add a little spice to your holiday festivities by diving into this collection of monster-loving heroines who find love in the most unusual of places.

Mila Young and C.R. Jane
The Devil's Gate
(multi author universe)
Released: 3 August 

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

Cursed Wolf
Mila Young
Book 4, Savage
Expected Release: 27 August 

The Savage Sector series continues...

Wraith's Revenge
Keri Arthur
Book 10, Lizzie Grace
Expected Release: 28 February 2023

You can’t run from the past forever…

Lizzie Grace has finally returned to Canberra, the city where she grew up and a place that holds so many bad memories. Not only does she have to testify at her father’s trial, but also deal with her ex’s will and relatives unhappy that she’s inherited a good chunk of his assets.

Yet Canberra holds more than just memories of an unwanted marriage. It’s where her sister was murdered, and the man responsible was never caught.

Witches are once again being ritualistically sacrificed, and it holds terrible echoes of those past deaths.

As the murders draw closer to home, Lizzie finds herself in a race to hunt down the wraith of a man after the ultimate revenge…the soul of the woman who once escaped him.

Sword of Darkness
Keri Arthur
Book 2, Relic Hunters
Expected Release: 25 October

The race to claim Agrona’s Claws before the world is forever altered continues

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.

Alien Domination
Melody Beckett
Book 3, Taurean Warriors
Expected Release: 4 August

He’s the grumpiest of grumpy aliens. And there’s only one bed.

Domik Vo’Ress might be grumpy, but the huge alien warrior is putty in the hands of the sunshine-like Clodagh ‘CJ’ Jones. And the games she plays to make him smile? Secretly, he loves them. Because for Domik, love is not a game, it’s the all-consuming passion of a sun turned supernova. And Domik has secretly loved CJ for a long time.

To everyone else, she’s prickly and sarcastic, but Domik brings out CJ’s best side. The alien warrior is a giant wall of stoic muscle. He makes her feel protected. Safe. Needed. But that’s not what she deserves. It doesn’t matter that her heart pounds when he’s near, not if she’s only going to get him killed.

When their space shuttle blows up, it’s like CJ’s worst nightmares come to life. The pair squeeze into an escape pod made for one, and nothing could get worse, could it? What about working together to survive? Learning to trust each other? Spending a night in the dodgiest motel in existence—complete with a mirrored ceiling and only one bed? Yeah. No way could it get worse. Especially not with the feelings flowing between them. Right?

Alien Domination is the third book in the Taurean Warriors science fiction romance series and is best read after Alien Seduction, although it can be read as a standalone novel. The book contains content suitable for readers aged 18+. For content notes see Melody's website.

Wolf Bound
Leisl Leighton
Book 4, Pack Bound
Expected Release: 16 August

The ultimate sacrifice, a love that lasts forever…

Trickster Were, Adam McVale is almost killed in his attempt to stop the evil warlock Cain from murdering his Pack – emphasis on the 'almost'. He is transformed into a Shade, a creature caught between life and death. A horrible turn of events, sure, but at least he now gets to haunt the irresistible and ever prickly medium, Shelley Conners, who has made her dislike of him undeniably clear; pretty funny given he and his wolf are certain she is their mate.

Shelley hates and fears the inherited powers that connect her to the spirit world and the insanity they inevitable bring. But it seems she is the key to reuniting Adam's body with his Shade and save him from certain death. Given she can hardly let the annoying Were die, she agrees to help, even though it will speed up her descent into madness.

But there is an even darker evil within her – the Darkness that has been hunting the Packs and Covens for centuries. Can she save Adam and stave off the Darkness before it uses her to destroy the world?

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 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.


Of Queens and Dragons
Bernadette Rowley
Book 11, Queenmaker Saga
Expected Release: August

A princess who yearns for love and leadership. A powerful shifter, who walks a tightrope of intrigue and desire. Will their separate paths lead them to each other—or tear them apart?

Determined to gain the throne now that her uncle is dead, Alecia pushes ahead with her plans. However, a threat long thought extinct returns to the kingdom’s skies.

Vard Anton carries a secret which could destroy Alecia’s trust in him and crush their future. But he must enact the dead king’s plan and defeat the enemy elven faction marching on Brightcastle.

While all around is uncertain except for Vard’s love, Alecia turns her back on marriage in order to fulfill her political aspirations.

As the ultimate battle looms, will the kingdom forces triumph over their enemies? Can Alecia prove herself worthy of the throne as chaos ensues? Will Vard’s secret be the final blow to their love?

HM Hodgson's
The Immortal Keepers series
all have new covers

The Last Keeper
HM Hodgson
Book 1, The Immortal Keepers

Deadly secrets. Sacred vows. Duty over desire.

India Jones is a city-witch with a problem - her witchcraft is turning dangerously unstable. And worse, the only people who can help are the family she hasn't seen in forever, on their isolated farm.

But the farm and dark forest surrounding it hold dangerous secrets: an unearthly magic that beckons her into the forest, the truth behind her parents’ death, and a riveting stranger all too at home on her family’s property.

Ruthless and deadly, Thrane is a Keeper, avowed to guard The World Tree against all threats. Now, duty and explosive desire compel Thrane to keep close to India. She doesn’t know it, but the stubborn witch is the gravest danger the World Tree, and his heart, have ever encountered.

Millenia ago, the Old Gods created the World Tree to connect the three Worlds. From its roots to its branches, it connects the Underworld, Mortalworld and Higherworld. But a secret war rages as those who would enslave the Mortalworld seek to destroy the Tree. Only the Immortal Keepers stand in their way.

Keeper of My Heart
HM Hodgson
Book 2, The Immortal Keepers

Deepest fears. Deadly desire. Courage over control.

Sim Morris knows two things: love is overrated, and always listen to your gut. And now her intuition has led her to a sleepy country town, a safe community where she can raise her young daughter. Except it turns out the locals, like detective irresistible with the piercing gaze, have a deadly secret.

Dangerous and powerful, Nate Jones is a witch by birth, a police detective by choice, and for years he's resisted the call of the World Tree to become an Immortal Keeper. Everything he wants is right here in his home town already.

But when Nate and Sim's deepest fears come true, and their sizzling chemistry ignites, what will they sacrifice to save everything—and everyone—they love?

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

Keeper of My Desire
HM Hodgson
Book 3, The Immortal Keepers

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

Half-blood warrior angel Amadis is ordered to locate the next Keeper of the World Tree and convince them to join an immortal war. Succeed, and the Angelkin will finally consider her a member of the clan. Fail, and she’ll never gain their acceptance.

Ex-soldier Daniel O’Connor is content running a lodge at the remote end of a high-country lake, vowing 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.

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.

Anna Hackett
Book 1, Sentinel Security
Expected Release: 9 August

He’s her best friend’s older brother.
The hot, tough former Navy SEAL.

The man she’s had a crush on her entire life and now the man pretending to be her lover to keep her safe.

CEO Lainie Madden has her hands full. In charge of a growing tech company, her work and her employees are her life. She’s sworn off love, because the sad reality is that she stinks at choosing men who aren’t self-absorbed cheaters. But when she starts receiving disturbing death threats and her company’s website gets hit with relentless cyber-attacks, she’s in over her head.

What she never expected was her best friend’s bossy, rugged brother to steamroll in to play her fake boyfriend and very real protector.

Former SEAL and CIA agent Nick “Wolf” Garrick is second in command at Sentinel Security. He’s spent most of his life fighting and protecting others, proving he’s nothing like the ex-con who fathered him. He’s also spent years ignoring his scorching attraction to his little sister’s best friend. Lainie is sweet, fresh, smart…and off limits.

But when he finds out she’s in danger, it flips a switch inside him. Whatever the risk, whatever it takes, even pretending that they’re lovers, he’ll protect Lainie and take down the person hunting her.

The more time Lainie and Nick spend together, the more the lines blur. As danger swirls around them, their pretend relationship starts to feel very real. But Nick doesn’t do relationships and Lainie doesn’t want to get hurt again…

Beached in Retribution Bay
Claire Boston
Book 5, Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay

Newly decommissioned soldier, Sam Hackett has his new life planned out — buy a tour boat, move to Retribution Bay, help out his best friend. But his plans are beached when an overzealous park ranger suspends his tour licence on his first day.

Penelope Fraser plays by the rules, because if she bends them, they may break. She’s definitely not going to be swayed by a sexy ex-solder who tries to convince her otherwise. But her concerns over Sam are forgotten when she catches poachers on the reef, and masses of dead fish wash up on the shore.
The unlikely pair are thrown together and find themselves embroiled in a crime ring which goes far deeper than poaching.

Can they catch the criminals in time, or will they become the prey?


Pack Bound
Leisl Leighton
Book 1, Pack Bound

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.


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