2023 COVERS

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

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

DarkSider News: Special Edition - ARR Award Nominations!





ARRA Finalists


Congratulations to our DarkSiders who have been nominated in the Australian Romance Readers Awards!

Winners will be announced at a special Awards Dinner in Sydney on Saturday 25 March 2023.  Tickets now available


Favourite Paranormal Romance 2022

A Crown of Cruel Lies - Lana Pecherczyk
A Relic of Magic and Gold - HM Hodgson
A Song of Sky and Sacrifice - Lana Pecherczyk
Keeper of My Desire - HM Hodgson





Favourite Sci Fi, Fantasy or Futuristic Romance 2022

Emperor - Anna Hackett
Sorrow’s Song - Keri Arthur
Wicked Nights - MJ Scott

 




Favourite Historical Romance 2022

The Highland Earl’s Revenge - Cathleen Ross




Favourite Contemporary Romance 2022

Beneath the Sapphire Sky - Dakota Harrison
Hometown Cowboy - Dakota Harrison




Favourite Short or Category Romance 2022

A Clever Christmas - Annie Seaton




Favourite Continuing Romance Series 2022


Lizzie Grace - Keri Arthur



The Immortal Keepers - HM Hodgson

  



With Love, From Kurrajong Crossing - Dakota Harrison & Fiona Marsden





Favourite Australian Romance Author 2022

Anna Hackett
Dakota Harrison
HM Hodgson
Keri Arthur
Lana Pecherczyk
MJ Scott


 

  

 



And the finalists for the Members’ Choice categories are …


Favourite Banter/Dialogue in a Romance for 2022

A Twist in the Tail - D.D. Line
Untamed - Cassie Laelyn






Favourite Romance Novella of 2022

A Twist in the Tail - D.D. Line
Blitzen - Samantha Marshall
The Sheikh’s Captive Lover - Mel Teshco

 






Favourite Romance Cover of 2022

A Crown of Cruel Lies - Lana Pecherczyk (self-published)
A Relic of Magic and Gold - HM Hodgson (self-published)
A Twist in the Tail - D.D. Line (Gumnut Press)
Fae’s Song - Helen Walton (self-published)
Sorrow’s Song - Keri Arthur (self-published)
The Traitor’s Game - MJ Scott (self-published)

  

 

 




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Congratulations to our DarkSiders.

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

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

DarkSider News: February 2023 Part 2!

 


 Looking for some great reads? We've got you covered!




NEW DARKSIDER

Hellucy Howe

Hello there! I’m Hellucy Howe and I love to write fantasy, aka fairy tales with romance. Sometimes sci fi rockets in, or I’ll paddle in the mythology pool and bring in old gods and goddesses, along with their rituals and beliefs. I enjoy creating worlds and writing a series of loosely linked adventures. But there’s always romance of some kind in my fantasy fairy tales, and each book has a different set of protagonists. There are often guest appearances from previous main characters in my romantic epic fantasy stories, as it’s hard to let good character’s disappear.

Will you like them? Of course you will. I certainly do.  😉

Why’d do I write them? Because they demand to be written! I’ve been writing stories all my life, but it’s only recently I was convinced to share them with You.

When I’m not inventing stories, I adore ice cream, tea, reading, quilting, my family and my dog Lexie (who snores louder than anything you can imagine!)  🥰 

 
Check out Hellucy's page  on our website.


Hellucy's latest release is in: 
A Perfectly Paranormal Christmas

Have you been naughty ... or nice?

Christmas is coming! Santa is readying his reindeer and sleigh with toys for all good girls and boys – but he's not the only magical Being in town. Gods, Goddesses, witches, Fae and all sorts of magical creatures are gathering to celebrate the spirit of Christmas with a spot of tinsel-strewn mayhem.

But they better watch out what they ask Santa for … they just might get it!

The A Perfectly Paranormal Anthology authors are at it again, this time with a Christmas anthology to fill your heart's desires – and your stockings! Whether it's making magic or making merry, these four novellas will jingle your bells and add a dash of spice to your egg nog.

If lost souls, wild magic, shifters, fated mates, action, mystery and sexy romance make you tingle, then this anthology is for you. So decorate your tree, curl up with some delicious cookies and magic yourself some holiday spirit with a copy of A Perfectly Paranormal Christmas today



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NEW RELEASES




Thornwood Academy: Never Say Die
LJ Swallow
Book 1, Thornwood Academy
Released: 8 February


I’m a witch-vampire hybrid with a fondness for necromancy.
Excuse me if I’m a little dead inside.

I tried to attend a human school, but they didn’t appreciate my behavior. Personally, I found biology class more interesting when the dissected animals fought back. The school didn’t.

My parents searched for somewhere new to send their deviant daughter, and doors open when your father is Dorian Blackwood. Then they close firmly behind once he dumps you inside an exclusive supernatural academy, along with instructions to become ‘a touch more amiable’.

Says the guy who spent his teen years tearing throats out. Luckily, I’ve inherited my father's sociopathic tendencies and my mother’s magical skills, a lethal yet useful combination when navigating academy life.

Thornwood Academy. Home to the elite who strive to excel—and now me, who strives to leave. Since the supernaturals revealed themselves to the world, the unluckiest human kids join the vampires, witches, and shifters at Thornwood. Hopefully, the humans aren’t dissected in this biology class.

I don’t care that nobody trusts me, but when the headmaster’s son is found unalived, fingers point at Dorian’s darkling daughter. Ridiculous. The human guy once attempted to bully me—I would’ve reanimated the asshole and demanded he perform tricks. Such a wasted opportunity.

If I want help clearing my name, I need to become ‘a touch more amiable’ to the three guys who seem oddly fascinated by me. Somebody doesn’t want the accords between humans and supes to last, and I’m not taking the blame just because I’m a Blackwood.








Shadows and Fate
anthology containing 
The Fae King's Prize by
LJ Swallow
Released: 7 February


Journey into the magical worlds of Shadows and Fate. From enemies-to-lovers, to fated mates and shifters, you’ll indulge in fantasies that will sweep you off your feet.

Join your favorite New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors K.N. Lee, May Sage, LJ Swallow, J.E. Taylor, Jessica M. Butler, Jessica Cage, Melle Amade, Tina Glasneck, Victoria DeLuis, Rhaine Storm, Nicole Zoltack on an epic adventure!

Phantoms of Dusk by K.N. Lee:
Elora was born different. She's always known. A new foster home each year taught her how to live a life free of relationships. She's fine with being alone. That way no one can hurt her...or discover her secret talent. College is supposed to be a new start. She never expected her new start to include being recruited by The Phantoms of Dusk, a sorority of witches that protect their fellow humans from the worst kinds of monsters. Nor did she ever dream she'd fall for Ripley Essex, her hot new study buddy with a few secret talents of his own.

Spiders and Silk, May Sage as Emm Darcy:
Taken as part of a tithe to the fae high king, Lena, princess of Saur, lost the future she’d resigned herself to. The creature who claimed her considers her his pet, and to survive the cruel, unfamiliar world she was thrust into, she’ll have to play the part, or suffer the consequences.

Pack Magic by JE Taylor:
Rejected because she’s not a purebred, Erica Young must fight to the death for the title of alpha.
Logan Blaez is more than willing to challenge Erica for the position. That is, until he lays eyes on her. Now he wants to claim Erica as his mate and rule as her alpha.
Too bad Erica isn’t willing to submit.

Escaping Red Eye by Jessica M. Butler:
She's a human scientist on a dangerous quest at the bottom of one of the most vicious biomes in the world.
He's the shifter determined to save her, unaware that she's his mate until it's almost too late and they're both trapped at the bottom of Dry Deep.
Together they must work to find a way out before they run out of time and before they are separated forever.

THE FAE KING'S PRIZE by LJ Swallow
I've safely visited these woods for years. Today I wish I'd stayed away and never spoken to the stranger. A man who claims he owns the land charms me into joining him and a friend for the evening, but when I wake up in faerie, I discover the truth. They're fae kings who enjoy toying with humans, and I'm the prize. Stuck between their two courts as the kings compete for me, I need to outsmart them before it's too late. What does the winner plan to do with his prize?

The Flame Within by Victoria DeLuis:
Twelve Chosen. One Dragon. No Choice.
Seren never doubted her path, never questioned her destiny, until the day she met Trilian…

Forbidden Love by Rhaine Storm:
Two shifters, one wolf the other a dragon. Neither allowed to mate with humans. One human girl who loves them both.
Mia Ephraim is your average college student who by chance meets two of the hottest guys in her life. Ignoring the dream of her father yelling at her for choosing Immortals, she falls for both. She has no idea what an Immortal is prior to meeting Killion Adone and Sammael Nazwari. A near death experience exposes Mia to things her world had long since declared as mythical or nonexistent. Mia doubts her eyes and beliefs. Dragons, werewolves, and the like don't exist, right?







Savage Magic - 
Limited Collection of Paranormal Romances
contains 'Walking Ghosts' by
Lilliana Rose
Released: 4 January


Their savage magic could save the world…if it doesn’t destroy their hearts first.

Enter new realms of shadow and darkness in this limited edition collection full of unlikely heroes and iron-willed heroines who are willing to sacrifice everything for the greater good - including themselves.

Inside these pages, you’ll swoon for magic-wielding anti-heroes trapped in morally grey wars; fall in love in worlds where immortals stalk the night and ghosts haunt academy halls; and brave the unknown in the fight of good versus evil where angels fall and dragons shifters rule the earth…and their women.

With the turn of every page, you’ll lose sleep as these breath-taking stories take you on a wild ride through fantasy and romance.

So go ahead and give in: one-click this collection NOW and stay up past midnight to discover SAVAGE MAGIC!

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Stories included in SAVAGE MAGIC:

Prophecy of the Gods by Skyler Andra: When a drug shipment goes horribly wrong, Slade Vincent, president of Jackals' Wrath MC, does what the god of chaos does best: reign down hell.

Young Blood by J.E. Taylor: Duty and fate collide when a cocky young alpha finds his forbidden mate. Robby Young never anticipated meeting his true soul mate on the first day at the Monster Defense Academy, especially considering relationships with other members of the agency are strictly prohibited. When that girl ends up listed as his partner, Robby has to muzzle his wolf to keep her safe. If he falls prey to his desires and crosses the line his father set, he’ll sentence his partner to a position in front of the firing squad.

Rising From the Dust by Katie Cherry: With the power of a vampire flowing through her veins, Zarafa expected her days of being treated like dirt to be behind her. When her determination to be powerful and admired drives her into the arms of a dastardly organization, she'll do anything to gain their approval—even sacrificing her agency, her heart, and her future.

In the Shadow of Darkness by Nellie H. Steele: With odd animal deaths, unexplained bouts of mania, and unidentifiable illnesses exploding in the small town of Bucksville, Maine, warlock Grayson Buckley knows something is terribly wrong. All signs point to a centuries-old evil Gray has encountered before–one that ripped his wife away from him twenty-five years ago. And if he can’t find her and convince her to return, it’s not just his soul at stake.

The Waking of Ghosts by Lilliana Rose: When a seemingly normal ghost banishment goes horribly wrong, Zarya endangers the lives of her new friends. Will Zarya’s actions cause more enemies at the Lost Souls Academy than friends?

Wild Spirit by Emily Hussey: Bronwen knew without a doubt that her future lay with Kieran…until fate intervened. After a blight on their clan tears them apart, Kieran begins a worldwide search to banish the hex on their people - and bring Bronwen home for good.

Cin d’Rella and the Water of Life by SJ West: In the cursed city of Briardale, Cin leaves her wicked stepfamily behind to join Thorn Hill Academy and fulfill her destiny to become an elite Thorn… but charming Coltan Prince, enemy of the Thorns, will complicate Cin’s quest. This paranormal/urban fantasy is an exciting fairy tale reinvention!


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Sorrow's Song
Keri Arthur  
Book 9, Lizzie Grace
Released: 14 December in audio format



They say breaking up is hard to do. They’re wrong. Living with the consequences is so much harder, especially when sorrow is a powerful draw to evil....

Lizzie Grace is trying to get on with her life now that she and Aiden have gone their separate ways, but it’s a difficult thing to do when just about everything reminds her of the damn man.

The situation is made worse when a body is found, and her job as Deputy Reservation Witch means she has no choice but to interact with him. At first, the death seems to be nothing more than an accidental drowning in a remote location, but it’s soon evident a supernatural entity is involved.

As they race to uncover what is going on, it becomes clear that this evil is not only targeting werewolves, but one particular pack—the O’Connor’s.

And the reason might well be the song of sorrow. A song that Lizzie’s grief might have given birth to….


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A Crown of Cruel Lies
Lana Pecherczyk
Season of the Elf, Book 8, Fae Guardians
Released: end January in Hardcover


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.

The Solace of Sharp Claws
Lana Pecherczyk
Season of the Wolf, Book 2, Fae Guardians
Released: in Hardcover


Sharp claws keep you safe.

That’s the brutal lesson Thorne learned as a young wolf-shifter. Abandoned as a child, singled out by an evil uncle, and then forced to work for the ruthless Order of the Well, Thorne’s anger was a weapon as much as his claws. Now a vicious Fae Guardian, he hunts monsters, the human enemy, and anything that gets in his way. On a mission to find his missing mentor, Thorne finds himself suddenly mated to Laurel, a beautiful, driven, but damaged human awoken from a time long since past. 

A forced marriage is something neither of them want. 

But everything they need.

Spending time with her teaches him that arm’s length might not be a good thing. Learning to love will mean scratching the surface of both their souls, revealing truths more painful than any wound. If he can get past the hurt, the pain, and the pride, Thorne will find a new use for his claws... to bury deep and never let her go. 

But when a dark figure from Laurel's past catches up with her, it's not Thorne's claws in question. It's hers. If he can't stop her from exacting bitter revenge, she'll cost him the safety of his mentor and perhaps trigger a war. If he can learn to put his angry past behind him, open his heart and trust new friends, he just might be rewarded with more than an advantage in their ongoing war. He'll find love.






Ghost of a Chance in Love
M.L. Tompsett
Book 3, Second Chance at Love
Released: 23 January in print



As a teenager, her life changed forever.

Her parents were murdered, and she was taken into protective custody.

Started a new life, a new name, new family and gained a new sister with interesting skills and abilities.
As an adult, Laini Raiker is highly sought after as the editor and reporter for a popular international women’s magazine.

Laini was happy. Had everything in her life. A husband she loves and adores. A precious daughter and to complete their family a baby on the way until the day she woke up in the hospital looking down at her unconscious body.

With missing memories, Laini is relieved when her sister Essy can see her ghostly form and together they work to discover how Laini ended up in hospital.

The only thing–Essy knows Jaxton was in the car with Laini when everything went wrong. Even though the evidence is pointing, Jaxton is with his mistress. Nothing is making sense. Jaxton loves Laini and his daughter.

Time is of the essence. Can Laini discover the truth in time to locate Jaxton and be reunited with her body? Or is history repeating itself and the ones who killed her birth parents are now after her and the ones she loves?

A newborn baby cries for his parents. Hearts shatter and lives are on the line.

Who can you trust?








Non Spec-Fic


Tapi, Abis, Pasair or But, So, Because
Theresa Fuller
Book 3, Baba Malay Today
non-fiction
Released: 31 December in print
Ebook still to come.


Precious Baba Malay is about to go extinct, but you can reverse the process by learning Baba Malay in clearly defined steps. This treasured language can be a part of your life, hopefully to be revived as it is spread through sharing this proven method.

Former assessor and examiner of the Higher School Certificate (NSW, Australia), Theresa Fuller, known fondly in the Peranakan community as Bibek Theresa, draws on her years of experience in the classroom to create the Baba Malay Today series – a range of chapter books with an easy-to-follow curriculum aimed at the beginner.


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PRE-ORDERS



A Crown of Silver and Shadow
LJ Swallow
Book 2, Fae Fantasy Romance
Expected Release: 6 September



The courts are in ruin.
The fae realm shattered.
Jaren has claimed his throne but has he lost Tarlia?

A Crown of Silver and Shadows is the second book in a fae fantasy romance with a morally gray hero and a sheltered heroine who comes into her power. Part Rapunzel retelling, this series is perfect for fans of banter and tension leading to steamy scenes, set in a unique fantasy world of human and fae courts.
The first book, A Court Beyond The Mists must be read first.

The release date is temporary and will be changed.






Wings of Ivory and Ice
LJ Swallow
Book 3, Her Dragons Reborn
Expected Release: 2 December


Wings of Ivory and Ice is the final book in the dragon shifter romanceseries Her Dragons Reborn.

If you like sexy dragon shifters, steamy romance, fated mates, magic, courts and royalty, plus a strong heroine who doesn't have to choose her prince, start the series today with Wings of Ruby and Flame.

The book will be available much sooner than the listed date.





Winterfall Legacy
LJ Swallow
Book 3, Nightworld Academy: Winterfall
Expected Release: 2 April


Winterfall Legacy is the third book in the Nightworld Academy: Winterfall series. Other books in the series must be read first.

Now that the group are back together, they have new challenges to face—including finally confronting Gabriella.

But what is the First and how dangerous is she?

And what problems will Dorian Blackwood's involvement create?.





Thornwood Academy: Dead to Me
LJ Swallow
Book 2, Thornwood Academy
Expected Release: 8 June


Looking for an academy series where the girl has Wednesday vibes? Meet Violet Blackwood: half-vampire, half-witch, smart, sarcastic and slightly unhinged.

Dead to Me is the second book in Thornwood Academy, a new supernatural academy series from LJ Swallow,author of the bestselling Nightworld Academy books.

The series features a girl who isn't afraid to use her dark side, a magic school where humans mix with vampires and witches, and where murder stalks the academy and town. There are guys Violet would like to stay alive, but Thornwood Academy is a slow-burn romance… almost as glacial as our heroine.

Book one Never Say Die must be read first. Fuller details for book two coming very soon!

*Date listed is provisional and will be moved forward*









Shadow Wolf
Lilliana Rose
Book 1, Protector Wolf Shifter
Expected Release: 24 February in ebook format


Can a wolf shifter who hates humans and a human who is afraid of dogs work together to save both their asses?

If Tamaska wants to advance her career, she must sell the Blood Opal to the highest bigger…but when the precious gem is stolen in front of everyone, her career ends up in jeopardy altogether.

The prime suspect? Zodiak, a security guard from Shadow Protection—assigned as a last minute change—and someone Tamaska isn’t keen to trust.

But Zodiak is adamant about his innocence and believes the culprit is a vampire. He claims he wants to help, but Tamaska isn’t having it…until an effort to recover the stone from a dangerous visit to a nightclub leaves her life hanging in the balance.

Now, if she wants to escape she’ll have to accept the shifter’s help…and hope he doesn’t end up killing her chances of getting out alive.

Fans of Twilight, Shadow Hunters, and The Winx Saga will devour Lilliana Rose’s world of unexpected adventure and dark imagination.








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


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.







The Sinner and The Scholar
Lana Pecherczyk
Book 1, Hunter Nuns
Expected Release: 6 April

New cover coming


Bless me Father for I have sinned.

It has been one day since my last confession, and these are my sins:
I killed a man. To be fair, he was possessed by a demon.
I ignored help from the new all-male Team Saint. But those arrogant asswipes think they know everything about demonology, and I’m the badass bish who wrote the book. I mean, what could a scholar, a gunslinger, a priest, and a saint, possibly know about sin that five sanctioned Sinners of The Hildegard Sisterhood don’t? Our organization has been behind every great female leader since the dawn of God knows when. We might be nuns, but we assassinate, seduce, and hunt demons better than any man.
“Thea… you were giving your confession.”
Oh, right. Sorry, Father. I’m having lustful thoughts about one of Team Saint. He’s arrogant, funny, and knows exactly how to push my buttons. Although it pains me to admit, he knows a thing or two about summoning demons. Maybe that’s why I let him tag along on my mission to find the lost staff of the Arc Angel Raphael. Maybe that’s why I let him try and help me save my demon-possessed sister. Maybe that’s why I let him do sinful things to me in the dark when no one is watching.

Am I going to Hell?

And if so, can I get an ETA? Because maybe stopping the Anti-Christ will be easier if I get down there early.

Hunter Nuns is a dark, spicy romance series featuring five badass Sinners who are fated to save the world… but only if they can make peace with their dark sides first. If you like Buffy, Constantine, and Warrior Nun, this is for you. This series touches on taboo and dark topics, is not suitable for those sensitive about religion, or demons with souls, or priests ending up with nymphomaniac nuns. HEA guaranteed.

Pre-Order









Non Spec-Fic


The Count's Amnesiac Wife
Cathleen Ross
Book 1, Billionaires & Sheikhs
Expected Release: 8 March


Count Lorenzo di Fontini doesn't want his ex-wife back. After all, he's been separated from her for a year, but he vows to her ailing father he will take her in after she collapses, and look after her until she is better. The trouble is Sophia has developed amnesia. Imagine Lorenzo's surprise when he finds out she thinks she's eighteen and she adores him. Although she can't recall getting married, she claims marrying him is all she's ever dreamed of.

Sophia Carino has never wanted anyone else except for Lorenzo di Fontini but fresh out of hospital, she certainly doesn't expect to find out that she's married to him. After all, she's only just left school and is still a virgin, isn't she?

When Lorenzo confesses they are separated, he won't tell her why she left him. What secret is he hiding from her?
And if he's so keen to accept their marriage is a failure why is the sex the best she's ever had?

She's not letting that go or him either.



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






Now You See Me
D.K. Hood
Book 18, Detectives Kane and Alton
Expected Release: 7 March


Shivering by her broken-down car at midnight, she’s relieved when a passer-by finally stops and offers her a ride. But her heart pounds as she hears the locks click shut. They’re going the wrong way. Rooted to the spot with fear, she looks into his dark eyes, as he laughs wildly…

When a car belonging to Black Rock Falls’ much-loved bartender Maisy Jones is found abandoned on an ice-covered road outside of town, Sheriff Jenna Alton and her deputy David Kane are called in. The exhaust has been tampered with, which can only mean one thing: someone wanted Maisy stranded on that isolated road…

Finding a red backpack on the same perilous stretch of highway, Jenna hopes it will contain clues to Maisy’s whereabouts. But the debit cards inside belong to local teaching assistant, Billy Stevens. He didn’t show up for work that day. Billy too has vanished into thin air.

Jenna needs to find Maisy and Billy fast, but her frantic search only throws up another missing person. Canvassing the small town festooned with Christmas lights, Jenna has the impossible task of tracking down a twisted murderer plucking victims from their everyday lives and leaving no trace.

Almost giving up hope, she makes a sickening discovery in the church at the center of town, one that sends shockwaves through the tight-knit community. Everyone is afraid to let their loved ones out of sight. But how many more innocent lives must be lost before Jenna can catch the killer among them?














COVERS



Atair, Kat, Bawah or Top, Near, Bottom
Theresa Fuller
Book 4, Baba Malay Today
non-fiction
Expected Release: 16 June
 

Precious Baba Malay is about to go extinct, but you can reverse the process by learning Baba Malay in clearly defined steps. This treasured language can be a part of your life, hopefully to be revived as it is spread through sharing this proven method.

Former assessor and examiner of the Higher School Certificate (NSW, Australia), Theresa Fuller, known fondly in the Peranakan community as Bibek Theresa, draws on her years of experience in the classroom to create the Baba Malay Today series – a range of chapter books with an easy-to-follow curriculum aimed at the beginner.


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







The Queenmakers Saga
Bernadette Rowley
Books 1-4, The Queenmakers Saga
now has a new cover!


An epic fantasy box set with over 1200 pages of spicy romance, magic and political intrigue.

The saga begins with PRINCESS AVENGER

A princess in disguise. A shifter with a hidden agenda. Will they uncover the truth in time for romance to blossom?
Alecia Zialni has sworn revenge against her father for having her first love murdered. Masquerading as a man to pursue her vendetta, the prince’s headstrong daughter is soon in over her head. And when her handsome rescuer is assigned as her protector, her secret double life becomes complicated by their rapidly growing chemistry.

Captain Vard Anton struggles to control his budding lust for the determined princess he’s supposed to defend. And as an animal shapeshifter charged with killing her father, he knows he can never reveal his true identity. But the violent beast form he cannot master threatens to expose him and risk her safety.

As her feelings for Vard continue to bloom, Alecia is devastated when she’s betrothed to a lecherous lord. And wracked with guilt over his ultimate mission, Vard fears there is no way for them to ever be together. But her obsession with vengeance may be the death of them both…

Can Alecia and Vard topple a tyrant to join their destinies and their hearts?







Adrift in Retribution Bay
Claire Boston
Book 6, Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay
Expected Release: TBA


She's fighting for the security she's found. He's trying to figure out how to live again. Can two wounded souls be healed by helping each other?

After a lifetime in the army, Arthur ‘Sherlock’ Hammond has been cast adrift. Struggling to cope after being medically discharged, his friends drag him to Retribution Bay to face life, and a sister he’s not seen for a decade.

After years of struggle, Gretchen Wintie has found a home in Retribution Bay for her and her son. With a secure job, friends she can count on and the end of her university degree in sight, life is looking up. Until her low-life ex walks back into her life demanding she betray all she holds dear. Adding to her stress is the bitter, injured ex-soldier she’s forced to work with, and who thinks a smile is a sin against humanity.

But when her ex’s threats escalate, Gretchen discovers a sweet man underneath Arthur’s prickly exterior. He might just be the solution to all of her problems, as long as she doesn’t lose her heart to him.

When a cyclone threatens the town, will their dark secrets be revealed, or will it blow all of their issues away?

Adrift in Retribution Bay is the sixth book in the Aussie Heroes: Retribution Bay series. If you like wounded heroes, feisty heroines and odds stacked against them, you’ll love Adrift in Retribution Bay.








ON SALE


Princess Avenger
Bernadette Rowley
Book 1, The Queenmakers Saga
is 99c during February


A princess in disguise. A shifter with a hidden agenda. Will they uncover the truth in time for romance to blossom?

Alecia Zialni has sworn revenge against her father for having her first love murdered. Masquerading as a man to pursue her vendetta, the prince’s headstrong daughter is soon in over her head. And when her handsome rescuer is assigned as her protector, her secret double life becomes complicated by their rapidly growing chemistry.

Captain Vard Anton struggles to control his budding lust for the determined princess he’s supposed to defend. And as an animal shapeshifter charged with killing her father, he knows he can never reveal his true identity. But the violent beast form he cannot master threatens to expose him and risk her safety.

As her feelings for Vard continue to bloom, Alecia is devastated when she’s betrothed to a lecherous lord. And wracked with guilt over his ultimate mission, Vard fears there is no way for them to ever be together. But her obsession with vengeance may be the death of them both…

Can Alecia and Vard topple a tyrant to join their destinies and their hearts?












OTHER





Keri Arthur

All of Keri's indie published books are now on Spotify



Sword of Darkness is a Feature Book on the ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Association) blog.   

It also has been reviewed and is part of a giveaway over at Kings River Life Magazine.





Blood Kissed
(Book 1, Lizzie Grace) has now been translated to French by Editions Bookmark (ebook here).

Cassie Laelyn

Cassie is now on Tik Tok.


TJ Nichols

The French covers of Studies in Demonology have been updated. 



Lust and Other Drug
s
(Book 1, Mythos) is out now in French (paperback here).




M.L. Tompsett

M.L. is a guest blogger over on the Australian Romance Readers Association  (ARRA) blog. 




Lana Pecherczyk

The German edition of  The Dreams of Broken Kings (Book 3, Season of the Wolf, Fae Guardiansis out
 now. 



Lana also has Lost in Elphyne, a short story, available only to those on her Patreon. Get more exclusives on there also.




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