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

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

Thursday 13 October 2022

Magic Thursday: Who Started Halloween? with Kat Chant!


Who Started Halloween?

Every year I see someone on social media complain “Ugh. I hate how we’ve all gone so American in celebrating Halloween.” And every year I find myself typing, “Well, actually, Ireland is the home of Halloween…”

That’s the TL;DR version.

To be fair, the origins of Halloween are under some debate. Plastic pumpkins, fake spiders, and door-to-door house calls for ‘candy’ are all the result of US commercialism and cultural influence, to be sure. Over the last fifty years, Halloween has grown into a big business. 

It didn’t start out that way though. Before it became a store-stocking exercise before the lead in to Christmas, it was All Hallow’s Eve to most Catholics or Hallowe’en when contracted from Hallowed Evening. Pope Gregory IV is credited with decreeing the universal observance of All Hallow’s Day or All Saints Day in 837AD. The holy gloss applied nearly 1200 years ago, however, has worn so thin that the pagan elements no longer peek through but are to the fore.

The chief culprit behind Halloween are the Celts. But let's get specific here, because we’re not talking all Celts here (and even the term ‘Celts’ has its own origin issues). A super quick history lesson is needed.

Super Quick History Lesson

Ireland was nominally Christian around 500AD (St Patrick is generally held to have died around 460-493AD). A century later, Irish monks founded monasteries in the Hebrides off the Scottish coast. Soon after, Irish war chiefs established what became the kingdom of the Dalriada. Although this declined, by the mid-9th Century, the combination of a Viking invasion and dynastic ties of the ruling Pictish elites to Ireland brought about the dominance of the Gaelic language and culture. English mapmakers no longer referred to Pictland but Scotland. 

Also about this time, what we now call Old Irish would have been the common tongue across Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man (with dialectal differences). Today, Irish is the native language of Ireland. Gaelic (GAL-ick) is the native language of the Highlands and islands of Scotland. (For those interested, Scots originated in the lowlands from a mix of Old English and Norse.) 

Back to How Halloween Traditions Shifted from Europe to the New World

The roots of modern Halloween come from the Scots and Irish displaced by the Highland Clearances and the Great Famine to the Americas in the 18th and 19th centuries. They took their traditions with them and adapted them to their new home. Carving turnips into jack’o’lanterns became a lot easier when using pumpkins. Trick or Treating used to be for apples and nuts and money. Tricks could include stealing a farmer’s gate, switching animals, or moving objects to/from someone’s property. Guisers went from house to house ‘in disguise’ with smeared faces, masks or by merely dressing in clothes of the opposite gender. In County Cork, like in Wales, dressing up as a White Mare using a horse’s head and a sheet happened until the late 1800s. 

It’s easy to see how these traditions evolved to what we see and do today.

A plaster cast of an early 1900s jack-o’-lantern, known as a “ghost turnip.”

There are many more we’ve lost. 

Fortune-telling used to be a major part of the Halloween celebrations. To this day, in modern Ireland, you can buy Barm Brack. This is a round fruit bread sold with a novelty ring inside. Within living memory, this use to be home-baked and contain: a twig or matchstick, a dried bean or pea, a bit of rag, a coin and a brass ring. Find the ring and you’ll be the first to marry, but win the pea and you’ll stay single this year. The cloth? Well, you’re either for the church or the poorhouse. The coin meant wealth. The stick meant either a year of disputes or an unhappy marriage.

Images: Modern day Barm Brack in Ireland

Bonfires were held at crossroads across rural Ireland right up until the early 2000s. In Britain, this tradition was shifted out by five days and rebranded to become Bonfire Night (but that’s another story). The very first bonfire for Halloween is reputed to have been held at what is now the Hill of Ward, known as Tlachtga in Irish. The archaeological evidence for intense burning at this site dates back to 500AD. Geoffrey Keating's describes the fierce fire on a hill in Meath in his History of Ireland, written in the 17th Century. He tells how all household fires across the land must be extinguished that night, then renewed from the great fire from Tlachtga.

Games of skill such as bobbing for apples (in water or tied to a string) remain common, as is feasting—though the meals have changed. Mixed and mashed foods were especially popular: champ and colcannon in Ireland, mash o’ nine sorts in Wales, and champit tatties in Scotland. Oatcakes, griddle cakes and apple dumplings also featured.

What’s really behind these Halloween celebrations?

The pre-Christian festival underneath Halloween has roots going back to the festival of Samhain (pronounced SOW-in in Irish and SAH-ven in Gaelic) or Summer’s End. NB. In Irish, the entire month of November is Samhain and Halloween is specifically Oíche Samhna (the eve of Summer’s End). In Welsh, Halloween is Nos Galan Gaeaf, or Winter’s Eve.

Regardless of the language, this event was the Celtic New Year’s Eve. Unlike our celebrations, however, the key time was not midnight but sunset, and not midwinter but the end of harvest and the year’s farming work. This is because the Celts believed darkness precedes light, therefore night preceded day and winter precedes summer. 

Liminal times and spaces were important in the prehistoric era in a way our clock-run lives can’t fully appreciate. 

Sunrise and sunset dictated the working day. The end of one year and the beginning of the next was an especially important time, hence the emphasis on predicting the fortunes for the new year. The dying of the light also meant the walls between the world of the living and the dead was at its thinnest, requiring the protection of disguises for safety and to scare away ghosts and the creatures of myth. Building a bonfire can be seen as an active threat to the darkness. This is the time of year when animals are slaughtered or brought in to shelters and passing them through or near fire was an act of purification.

Likewise, places that are neither water nor land—bogs and fens—were sacred. Trees, the bridge between earth and sky were also worshipped. But, most relevant to Samhain, are caves. These may be natural such as Oweynagat (pronounced Oen-na-gat and meaning 'cave of the cats’)—the legendary entrance to hell in local Irish folklore. Or man-mound hollow hills such as Maes Howe in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, and Newgrange, Loughcrew and Dowth in Ireland. The latter are not associated with Samhain but are the homes of ancient gods (diminished to fairies) in place-lore. Travellers are warned to be wary of going near any such fairy forts or caves at Halloween, lest they be lost forever in the Otherworld or Tír na nÓg (Teer-na-nohg).

Today in Ireland, bonfires again light the Hill of Ward where there is a major festival celebrating the Irish origins of Halloween, The Púca Festival. The ancient links to Samhain at Oweynagat are emphasised in a Halloween tour of the cave. 

God of Summer

If you’re interested in how an old god might find the modern world, read my debut paranormal romance, God of Summer featuring Angus, the Irish god of love.

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

Until an American calls him out…

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

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


Kat Chant

Kat Chant is an award winning writer. A bookworm who grew into a history buff, she exchanged beaches for castles to move from Australia to the UK and study medieval history. There, she fell in love with a lad from Ireland…and fell in love with his country, too.

She and her family live in the heart of Ireland, surrounded by fields in forty shades of green.

Kat is a keen cook and often experiments with traditional farmhouse foods such as making bread, cheese, jam and liqueurs. She also decorates the occasional cake. 

You can find Kat at her website: katchant.com 

Tuesday 4 October 2022

DarkSider News - October 2022!


It's Halloween month and we've got some 
spookily good news for you!


Mila Young and Lilliana Rose

Mila and Lilliana will be attending Book Fair Australia in Sydney on 26-27 November 2022.  

Tickets on sale now.


The Fiendish Foe and the Deadly Jewels
Kelly Ethan
Book 7, Point Muse Cozy Mysteries
Released: 30 September

There's murder at the fun fair, a fiendish foe on the loose, and a nosy librarian turned sleuth.
Let the mayhem begin...

It starts with karaoke and ends with murder. Xandie Meyers, librarian to the Supernatural Great Library of Alexandria, rued the day her grandmother, Elspeth Harrow, joined in Xandie’s wedding preparations…with a karaoke engagement party.

Suddenly her police chief fiancé’s bitter cousins are stalking Xandie, her jeweler won’t give back her engagement ring, and she’s been drafted into volunteering at the Point Muse fun fair.

The last thing she needs is for the fun fair to turn fatal and every finger points to the recently engaged librarian.

Xandie has no choice but to swing into Sherlock librarian mode and deal with the twisted carnival mayhem…

If you like snarky dialogue, murder and mayhem then you’ll love the next installment in Kelly Ethan’s Point Muse Mysteries, a cozy paranormal mystery series.

Unlock the mayhem of The Fiendish Foe and the Deadly Jewels!

Lunar Rising
anthology contains Dragon Desire by
Lilliana Rose
Released: 4 October

The moon is risen, and the beasts have come out to play.

From wolves to fae to witches this limited edition paranormal romance urban fantasy collection will keep you riveted from beginning to end.

Are you ready for the thrill of a lifetime?

Allow the bestselling authors of Lunar Rising tease your senses and tickle your fancy with fantastic adventures featuring powerful heroines and the protective heroes who love them.

Don’t wait, dive in today and escape into fantasy!

Dragon Desire cover by Eleni Konstantine's alter ego, HelzKat Designs.

It's You
Book 4, Sex, Lies and Family Secrets
M.L. Tompsett
is now available in audio (as auto-narrated)

From the day I was born, I was predestined to be the next Queen of Darshia — me, Princess Alley Smithlyn. 

The catch is I’m now betrothed to some Dark One prince from another kingdom. If I don’t find my soul mate by my twenty-fifth birthday, I’ll be walking down the aisle with this prince to prevent war between our two kingdoms.

I thought I’d discovered not one, but two soul mates while competing at the paranormal games until assassins swarmed the venue, capturing and slaughtering paranormals, especially those of royal blood. Determined to survive, I managed to escape to Darshia, and thanks to fate, my life was changed forever.

With a small child to care for and my betrothed arriving for our engagement party, all seems lost — until a handsome ghost from my past arrives.

Can a man I once loved with all my heart save me, or am I destined to continue to live in a world of lies with the wrong man?

The life of a princess is never easy… but I must survive at all costs and protect not only my daughter but also my heart, if I’m going to be the next Queen of Silver.

It's You - This is the fourth book, in the Sex, Lies and Family Secrets, series.

Of Queens and Dragons
Bernadette Rowley
Book 11, Queenmaker Saga
Released: 21 September

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?

Captured Earth Trilogy Box Set
TJ Nichols
Books 1-3, Captured Earth
Released: 28 September

The Captured Earth trilogy is for readers who like action, explosions, and don’t mind a little gore with their gay romance.

Capture is a soldier’s worst fear, but all his training couldn’t prepare Sergeant Josh Rayne for what it meant to be caught by the alien invaders, who have claimed the desert in Western Australia. He believes he is the last soldier alive until he is reunited with his lover and fellow soldier Xavier Fisher in the alien prison.

When Hell Freezes Over
Mila Young and Harper A. Brooks
Book 5,  Sin Demons
Released: 21 September in audio format

There are enemies everywhere…but none as deadly as the one lurking inside me.

Vampire gangs, Lucifer rising, hellhounds on the loose, and an unruly shadow creature hell-bent on taking control…and no, that’s not the beginning of a bad joke. It’s a nightmare.

And it’s my life.

To get to Hell and stop the coming war, we need to find the last three relics and open the gates. But the greatest threat isn’t Lucifer. It’s the creature who shares my soul.

Hell will freeze over before my demons let me go, but with Sayah’s powers and influence growing, I’m not sure anyone can stop my greatest fear from coming true.

I’m losing myself to the darkness.

And scariest of all…I like it. 


Non spec-fic

Her Wicked Scot
Christina Phillips
Book 4, The Highland Warrior Chronicles
Released: 3 October

A warrior rumored to have no heart. An ice princess, who has vowed never to love again. A forced marriage that could break them both…

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.

In and Dust
Khloe Wren
Book 1, Silky Ink
Released: 4 October

Gabriela “Gabs” Rayne had loved her life. Along with her best friend Silk, they’d been living and breathing their teenage dream. They not only shared a house but also worked together at Silky Ink, their tattoo and body piercing shop. But then everything changed when Silk got married and had a baby. Now, Gabs is not only lonely and missing her friend, but struggling to cope with the sudden craving she has for the life Silk is now living.

Forced to move off the family ranch, Boone Jones bought his own slice of land near Bridgewater, Texas and set about getting his ranch up and running. The last thing on his mind was love, but the moment he met the silver haired beauty, Gabs, he was intrigued and unable to resist her.

But Boone’s not the only one who finds Gabs irresistible. Royce Emerson, a bully from Gabs’ childhood is back and is hell bent on claiming everything he’s always considered his, which includes her. When Gabs vanishes can Boone, along with Gabs’ friends, thwart Royce’s plans before Gabs loses everything, including her life?
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Monster's Obsession
Mila Young and C.R. Jane
Book 2, Monster and Me
Expected Release: 28 October

Book 2 of the Monster & Me Duet

Blurb coming soon...

A Relic of Magic and Gold
HM Hodgson
Book 1, Three Gifts Trilogy
Expected Release: 8 November

When you’re a witch on the run, do you trust your heart or your magic to lead you in the right direction?

Fiercely independent Evangeline has spent ten years studying witchkind’s most complex and potent spells. Now she’s finally starting her life as a spellcaster protecting dangerous relics.

But when a powerful relic goes missing and Eve is accused of the theft, she has no choice but to ask the sexy, way-too-smooth Private Investigator Raph Smith for help, or risk ending up in a Knights Templar dungeon.

Raph Smith always gets his missing person—even though the reason why is a closely guarded secret—so finding a lost trinket box should be easy money. But the relic has a deadly secret too … and those who know the truth will do anything to find the artifact, including killing anyone who stands in their way.

With the Knights Templar, an international crime family, Daemons from the Underworld, and Eve’s own coven on their heels, Eve and Raph are forced to work closely together. But as the sheets heat up, and with their hearts and heads on the line, can Eve and Raph really trust each other?

Because what started out as reclaiming Eve’s livelihood, has become a fight to save her life. And the rest of humankind.

Relics and Legends – where witchcraft is a business and legends aren’t consigned to history.

Fae's Song
Helen Walton
Book 1, Summer Court
Expected Release: 3 November

The fate of the Fae begins…

Songstress, Niamh, has an unusual Fae power—an influence in her voice. Singing at the prince’s two hundredth birthday celebrations should be a grand moment, but not luring the prince into believing she’s his mate is all she’s concerned about. For every man succumbs to the magic of her voice and the prince is the one man she wants but can never have. For what can a lowly earth-living Fae offer the prince of the Summer Court?

When the King and Queen of the Fae insist Prince Fintan select a mate on his birthday, he’s reluctant to settle for a chosen mate, but then he stumbles upon his fated mate. He never thought he’d need to woo her, but if that’s what it takes to convince Niamh they’re fated mates, then he’ll do anything in his considerable power to make her his.

But as the secret in Niamh’s power is revealed, will Fintan still believe they are fated mates? Or will her secret be their undoing? And those of the Fae?

Alpha Male Anthology
contains Luna Hunted by
Helen Walton
Expected Release: 8 November

Paranormal romance lovers will devour these thirteen novellas featuring alpha male shifters and the women they're determined to claim. Our handpicked stories are full of heat, passion, and romances to remember. Fourteen authors, including some of your favorite Evernight bestsellers, are proud to present Alpha Male.


Fray by Raven Hush

Unlikely Mates by Jade Marshall

Luna Hunted by Helen Walton

Dragons Don't Share by Lily Harlem

Return of the Alpha by Beth D. Carter

Claimed by the Alpha by Lila Fox

Love at First Scent by Sarah Marsh

His Curvy Mate by Sam Crescent & Stacey Espino

Forsaken Omega by Winter Sloane

Belonging by Rose Wulf

Wild Hearts by Faedra Rose

The Alpha's Private Dancer by Cooper McKenzie

Just His Luck by Kait Gamble

Solstice Wishes and Christmas Kisses:
MM Christmas Romance Collection
TJ Nichols
Expected Release: 14 October

Solstice Wishes and Christmas Kisses is a collection of gay romance holiday novellas.

The stories are a mix of fantasy, paranormal and historical paranormal romance. Some are light and some are darker, all have a happily ever after or happily for now ending.

Silver and Solstice
The Vampire's Dinner
Poison Marked
Elf on the Beach
The Legend of Gentleman John

The Bodyguard's Familiar
TJ Nichols
Book 10, Familiar Mates
Expected Release: 28 October

The son of an assassin is in need of protection...

Discover the world of the Familiar Mates mm fated mates paranormal romance series. The Bodyguard's Familiar has a mind reading witch and a boar shifter who are both getting drawn back into their dangerous families, finding out they are fated mates is the last thing they need but exactly what they want.

Each book in the Familiar Mates series has a new couple and a HEA with no cliffhangers..

TJ Nichols
Book 5, Mytho
Expected Release: 28 November

Edra is going to LA to stop the vampires...

Book 4 in the gay urban fantasy series that follows Jordan and Edra as they solve crime and figure out how to improve mytho and human relations. For readers who like dragon shifters and fated mates romance.

A Crown of Cruel Lies
Lana Pecherczyk
Season of the Elf, Book 8, Fae Guardians
Expected Release: 29 December

Humans destroyed this world. The Fae rebuilt. Thousands of years later, humans want it back. Humans and Fae are at war over the last habitable piece of land left on earth. Neither fully human or fae, but something in between, a woman from our time must work with a lethal Fae Guardian of the future to uncover the sinister plot threatening to destroy the land once and for all. Saving the world starts with opening their hearts.

Each interlinked trilogy features a different breed of fae. Each book features a different couple with a satisfying HEA. Start at the beginning for the best reading experience, or start at your favorite trilogy.

Non Spec-Fic

Sheilding Bank
Khloe Wren
Book 15, Charon MC
Expected Release: 15 October

Sometimes you get a second chance at the path you should have taken.

Bomber nearly had Bank where he wanted him, but the night didn’t end how he’d hoped. Then he got deployed, and spent the next six years avoiding Bank and the Charon MC. But now he’s retired from the US Airforce and back home for good, he needs to work out if, like him, Bank is still wondering what could have been.

Bank has always struggled with the fact he’s attracted to both men and women. After nearly falling for Bomber’s charms in the clubhouse he panics and fearing the club would reject him as his family had, he settles down with a woman in the hopes to appear normal.

But she’s no average female. She’s out to take everything she can from Bank, and she gets away with it until Bomber comes home. The former Airman is watching closely and waiting for his chance to save the man he knows is meant to be his from the woman who would happily burn the whole world down around them all.

Guarded Hearts
contains stories by
HM Hodgson and S.E. Gilchrist
Expected Release: 18 November

Guarded Hearts anthology presents 17 passionate protector romances and captivatingly hot romantic suspense novellas.

Military heros, undercover operatives, guns for hire, private security and first responders are the order of the day. This collection is action-packed with heroic men and the brave women who stand with them - then win them over.

Holding out for a hero? Here they are!

Her Love Submission
Helen Walton
Book 3, Billionaires' Reluctant Brides
Expected Release: 18 October

The path to love is in the pleasure and pain.

Zara Fuller had her life mapped out until one passionate night at her sister’s wedding with the best man leaves her pregnant, unemployed, and moving to a new state. She never thought she’d see Callan again.
Billionaire Callan McBride has only ever wanted a family. Money and possessions don’t satisfy his needs. And he has intense needs in the bedroom. He likes to dominate and have the woman submit to him. His one night with Zara will never be enough.

When he learns she’s pregnant with his child, he’ll do anything to keep her in his life. Even convince her to marry him. Zara’s submission might be what he wants, but her love could be the very thing to break through the secrets of his past.

Or it might tear them apart.

Love is in the Air: 
a limited edition 
second chance romance collection
contains story by
Helen Walton
Expected Release: 8 August 2023

Sometimes we don't get it right the first time around. That's why life gives us second chances.

This limited edition romance collection features 20+ stories of hope, happy ever afters, and the second chances it took to get there.

In this collection you will find stories of second chances at love and life as our heroes and heroines embark on life changing journeys, whether changing careers or moving half way across the globe.

What second chance have you been longing for? These stories just might inspire you to go out there and grab it.

About the collection:

All NET Author proceeds are being pledged to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the highest rated breast cancer organization in the United States and largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide.

The organizer of this collection, Mandy Melanson of Amaryllis Media, LLC, watched her aunt go through diagnosis, treatment, remission, then it returned as Stage 4. It was in that moment she watched her aunt refuse additional treatment because it made her so sick she felt the alternative was a better choice for her and she resigned herself to her diagnosis.

It is our collective hope no one will ever have to feel that way again. That is why she's brought together these 20+ romance authors, who build their careers on hope and happy ever afters, to write this collection of second chances.

Our mission, as the participating authors in this collection, is to use our voices to help BCRF in their mission to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.

Scroll up now and claim your copy of this collection to help us make a difference in other people's lives!

Festive Love
Maggie Rose
Book 5, Pine Creek
Expected Release: 2 November

Enjoy Christmas in Australia

Jax Connor
The last thing I feel right now is festive. I nearly lost my honey farm and my father is sick in hospital. The last thing I needs is a nosey journalist poking around my family’s past. The fact I spent a night of passion with this journalist, and she got under my skin is beside the point. I don't do relationships.

I needan amazing article for the magazine or I will lose my job. The only lead I have is for a love story about a honey farmer from Tasmania. It will be perfect for the Christmas edition. The trouble is I have slept with the farmer's son and he wants me no where near his dad.

Can I stop my growing feelings for this sexy farmer get in the way of doing my job?

Find out more about the Connor Clan’s Cousins down under in Festive Love.

Maggie Rose
Book 2, Hollywood Heartthrobs
Expected Release: 12 October

A movie star, a stalker and a paparazzi, what could go wrong?

I’m a paparazzi and I make money off of catching famous people in risky situations. When Gemma Cassini literally falls into my arms. I have wanted her from the first time I saw her. I have a to make a decision. Money or sex. The decision is easy.

I got my big break as a star on Dark Storm but life is not going so well. I am being stalked by someone who knows my family’s darkest secret. Can I trust Mitch to help me or will I just end up in more trouble? He is a paparazzi and as sexy as all hell. I don’t know if I can resist him. In fact I don’t want to.


Playing with Hellfire
Mila Young and Harper A. Brooks
Book 1, Sin Demons
is .99c for a limited time

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 where 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.


HM Hodgson

HM has started a Kickstarter campaign to get The Immortal Keepers series into audio format. 

Lana Pecherczyk

Lana has opened up spots on her ARC team. Put your expression of interest here.
Mila Young

You can get an alternate cover box set of Rapture. Check out the Order form.


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