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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.

Tuesday 5 December 2023

DarkSider News - December 2023!


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. 
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 
Dr. Seuss


Rebels & Outlaws Book Signing
Liverpool, UK
13 July 2024

will feature DarkSider:
Khloe Wren

State Library of Queensland, QLD
23-25 February 2024

will feature DarkSider:
Lana Pecherzcyk

Saturday 24 February
Panel: Not Your Everyday Romance 
Sandra Makaresz, Lana Pecherczyk, Vanessa Len 
Queensland Writers Centre, Level 2, State Library of Queensland
Can monsters, fae and vampires find their happily ever after? Genre mashup lover Lana Pechercyzk and Only A Monster author Vanessa Len discuss paranormal romance and emerging trends at the intersections of genre, with Queensland Writers Centre’s Sandra Makaresz

Sunday 25 February
Panel: Turning Up the Heat - Steamy Romance
Lori-Jay Ellis, Lana Pecherczyk, Anna Campbell 
Studio, Level 1, State Library of Queensland
Is it just us, or is it getting hot in here? Lana Pecherczyk and Anna Campbell join Queensland Writers Centre CEO Lori-Jay Ellis to dig in to the sexy side of Aussie and international romance - and its many subgenres.

Panel: Superheroes Across the Genres
Lana Pecherczyk, Patrick Ness, Jake Corvus 
Studio, Level 1, State Library of Queensland
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? 

Nope, it’s our keynote speaker Patrick Ness, in conversation with paranormal author Lana Pecherczyk and horror writer Jake Corvus as we ask - what makes a hero


A War of Ruin and Reckoning
Book 9, Season of the Elf,  Fae Guardians
Lana Pecherczyk
Released late November in paperback and hardback

A reckoning is coming… but who will it hurt the most?

When environmental activist Nova Morales wakes thousands of years after a nuclear fallout, she is surrounded by magic, monsters, and war. The earth she fought to protect is in pieces, along with her heart. Everyone she loved is dead. All she wants is to find answers, but instead, she finds herself the unwilling prize in an Unseelie mate hunt.

Elf Guardian Leaf has always prioritized duty to the Well. His fate is his own, despite what the Prime and that insufferable psychic Clarke say about him being fated to a human from the old world. He doesn’t have time for love when a blight on their magic source has the enemy breathing down their necks. But when avoiding his duty throws him into the path of a beautiful war prize who claims they used to be lovers, he’s forced to question everything—even his memory.

The trouble with questions is they lead to answers better left buried. And as more painful secrets come to light, Leaf starts to wonder who the truth will ruin most—the Prime with her machinations, the unhinged Unseelie Queen and her war of vengeance, the crow shifter with a chip on his wings, the lost daughter of an ally… or Nova, the woman he’s falling in love with.

Book Nine in the Fae Guardians series features Leaf, the Cadre of Twelve team leader, and Nova Morales. 

The Nefarious Nemesis and the Wedding Jinx
Book 8, Point Muse Cozy Mysteries
Kelly Ethan
Released: 30 November

There's a furious damsel in a wedding dress, a killer stalking the Harrow clan, and a nosy Librarian turned sleuth. Let the mayhem begin...

Just one day. That’s all Xandie Meyers, aka the Librarian to the Supernatural Great Library of Alexandria, wanted. One calm, mayhem free day to get married. But this is Point Muse, and nothing ever goes to plan.

It’s wedding planner versus Elspeth Harrow in a fight to the altar. But accidents keep happening to derail the wedding and multiple bodies turn up. Just how far will her grandmother go? Because Elspeth has a policy. Whatever happens, the last Harrow standing wins. And Elspeth never loses, even if she has to cheat.

Unfortunately, the matriarch of the Harrow clan has too many secrets and some of them are about to come to light… Like who is that mysterious, amber-eyed man lurking around town? And what is his connection to Elspeth Harrow? Xandie has no choice but to swing into Sherlock Librarian mode and investigate.

Suddenly it’s not about the tragic, puffy, bridesmaids’ dresses, but who will survive the day…

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

Lucifer's Litigator
TJ Nichols
now in audio format
Listening length: 3hrs 48m
Digitally narrated

To save his soul, he’ll have to fix his one regret—the love that got away.

The summer between the end of school and the start of what came next was full of sun, surf, and sex. For Will McLeod, that meant Tom, his first male lover. He knew the romance had an expiration date and would end when Tom joined the Army, but that didn’t stop Will from falling in love.

Tired of being looked down upon for being poor, Will became a lawyer—but not just any lawyer. He litigates for the gods as they gamble with the lives of those desperate enough to make deals. His job is to make sure they don’t slip free. He has more money than he knows what to do with, but he’s fast running out of soul.

Twenty-five years haven’t dimmed the candle Will holds for Tom, and when they meet again, he has a chance to put things right. Back then, Tom wasn’t ready to fight for them. Now the decorated soldier is willing to get his hands dirty, but will he be a match for the forces trying to keep them apart?


Greed and Other Dangers
TJ Nichols
Book 2, Mytho
now in audio format
Listening length: 8 hr 29m
Read by Roberto Scarlato

Dragon shifter Edra has always lived to serve and protect—in ages past as a knight, and in the modern world as a mytho liaison to the San Francisco PD. Behind the scenes he safeguards the mythos community from scandal—and further human hatred. When the eggs of a rare greater dragon are stolen, Edra must find and return them before the mother razes the city.

Edra’s partner, Jordan, has just been promoted, and he’s on the trail of several stolen mythos artifacts. Together, they track the eggs to a colony of mermaids living in the bay near Alcatraz Island.

But trying to separate a mermaid from her treasure is asking for trouble.
As Edra and Jordan grow closer, they test the bounds of human-mythos relationships. But Jordan isn’t ready to mate for life, and Edra won’t pretend to be human for Jordan’s friends. With the hills on fire and a storm brewing in the bay—and in their bed—something’s got to give.

Mytho Colouring Book
TJ Nichols
Released: November in paperback

The mytho world has been brought to life by the illustrations of Sheilkuroi. 

This SFW coloring book has 16 illustrations of the main characters.

Jordan & Edra
Troy & Sean
Vlash & Mason
The Strega
The king
and more...
Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 inches
35 pages

Savage Sector Special Edition Bundle
Mila Young
Books 1-4, Savage Sector
Released: November

Special Edition Gold Foil Covers with Sprayed Edges 
Paperback Books

My fated mate sent me to my death
As an outcast of my pack, I thought finding my fated mate was my only way out.
But fate had other plans.

When I meet four Viking Alphas, enemies turned allies, their dark alpha offers me a dangerous proposal. With their help, I seek revenge and reclaim what's rightfully mine, but trust is fragile in this broken world.

Everything seems to be going my way, when a devastating betrayal threatens to tear apart our fragile alliance, and I'm forced to make a difficult choice that could save or destroy us.

• Lost Wolf (Savage Book 1)
• Broken Wolf (Savage Book 2)
• Fated Wolf (Savage Book 3)
• Cursed Wolf (Savage Book 4)

Haven Realm Special Edition
Mila Young
Books 1-3, Haven Realm
Released: November in Foiled Hardback

The Haven Realm Complete Collection includes the following books:

Hunted: Red Riding Hood. Three Big Bad Wolves. A Poisonous Scheme.

Cursed: Bee and the Four Beasts. A Deadly Curse. A Fallen Kingdom.

Entangled: Tangles of death, danger, and monsters. Elliana and her sexy shifters must escape a witch’s vengeance.

Live to Tell
Book 4, Thornwood Academy
LJ Swallow
Released: 21 November

A stolen tiara. A missing girl. A coven whose secrets protect a killer
Have I uncovered something more sinister than a fatal crime?

Following the disastrous school dance, a powerful coven snatched the tiara, and I'm convinced they're shielding one of their own from its spell-cloaked evidence. A girl could be dead, and I'm determined to catch the killer.

Dorian refuses to help, claiming there's no relevance to his investigations. Fortunately, I have my three guys to assist in solving the crime. Although these romantic entanglements are becoming more complex and take me in whole new directions.

Since the fateful night at the warehouse, Grayson's blood has woven into mine, casting a complicated web over our relationship. And as much as I try, staying away from him proves futile.

And then there's Rowan. He's a storm cloaked in quiet as the shadows grow around him, and I could be making this worse. If Dorian uncovers Rowan's true abilities, Grayson won't be the only one in danger.

And Leif? He's completely blindsided by what the shifter elders disclose when we meet with them—and my reaction. I'm surprised at myself, but the moment he walked into the academy after staying away for days I realized I've more than a desire to help him.

In my quest to understand the world, I've researched the definition of love, which only confuses me more. But one element stands out. I never cared about anybody, but I'm invested in each guy's safety and happiness.

Am I risking the lives of the people I care about by pulling them into mine? Because the threat against my family is more serious than we realized.

Luckily, pieces of a dangerous puzzle are starting to click into place: witches cozying up to humans, vampires mingling with necromancers, and echoes of the past filling the blank spaces. I swear the tiara and missing girl are linked to the recent murders and threat to the Sawyers. I'm determined to prove this and make Dorian eat his words.

I’m Violet Blackwood, half-vampire, half-witch, but now with a fondness for four people who’ve taught me that I’m not dead inside. Just a little dark around the edges.

Thornwood Academy: Live To Tell is book four in the new supernatural academy series from LJ Swallow,author of the Nightworld Academy books. The Thornwood Academy series features a girl who isn't afraid to use her dark side, a magic school where humans mix with vampires and witches, and the three guys who she’d like to stay alive.

Ravenous Ghost Monster
Book 2, Gallichan Manor
Khloe Wren
Released: 21 November

After being raised by my mother within the walls of a retreat for domestic abuse victims, I am more than ready to spread my wings and experience all life can offer.

A perfectly timed job offer at Gallichan Manor gives me the excuse I was looking for to try living outside of the retreat. But a job isn’t the only thing I find when I get to the manor.

My new boss’s home is haunted with a ravenous ghost monster who is fixated on me, and it’s not long before I’m willingly falling into his tentacles every chance I get.

But my darkly ever after seems suddenly out of reach when I’m kidnapped and held hostage. But I’m not as alone as my captor believes, as my ghost monster comes charging to the rescue.

‘Ravenous Ghost Monster’ is the adult Beauty and the Beast re-telling you didn’t know you needed. Download your copy today and be swept away by this dark, ghostly romance!


Non Spec-Fic

An Augathella Spring
Annie Seaton
Book 3, Augathella Short and Sweet
Released: 30 November

In the heart of Augathella, where love blooms in the most unexpected places, Emily Jansen arrives with a heavy heart and a precious secret. As a new teacher at the local primary school, she’s determined to start anew and provide the best for her one-year-old daughter. But her heart still aches from the loss of her husband, taken from her in a tragic military accident, leaving her wary of love. She rebuffs any overtures of friendship, guarding her heart with unwavering determination.

Josh Foley, a charming and caring man, arrives in town on a mission of his own: to inspect his sister Amelia’s fiancé before her impending wedding to local, Ben Foley. When Emily’s car breaks down on an isolated road, Josh is quick to lend a helping hand. An undeniable attraction ignites, and a friendship develops

Josh is only passing through. Despite the growing connection between them and his willingness to assist her in every possible way, Emily is hesitant to let her guard down.

Can she risk her heart again, especially to a man whose life is far away from this town? Will he find a way to convince Emily that love is worth the risk, even if it means upending his own plans?


Place to Belong
Annie Seaton
Bindarra Creek Small Town Christmas
multi author series
Released: 1 December

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Violet Valentine, equine vet, is heading to Broken Hill for Christmas when her vehicle breaks down on a back road near Bindarra Creek. Fleeing a difficult situation in Brisbane, a broken-down car in the middle of nowhere is the last thing she needs. With no phone service, and resigned to spending the night sleeping rough, she is relieved, and somewhat amused when she is rescued by a dashing stranger on a white horse.

Joe Rossiter is riding the boundary fences of his recently purchased property on Sam, his favourite old horse, and is dismayed by the amount of work he needs to do before he can stock the property with sheep. Perhaps he made the wrong decision deciding to settle in Bindarra Creek? His mood lifts when he encounters a beautiful woman who has set up camp near his creek.

Violet has to wait in Bindarra Creek for four weeks for her car part to be imported, and when the word gets around that she is a horse doctor, she receives offers of employment and a contract at a local horse farm quickly arrive. But the last thing Violet wants to do is settle in one place or give in to her attraction to Joe Rossiter.
Can Joe convince Violet that Bindarra Creek is a place for her to belong?

The Glitter or the Gold
Bindarra Creek Small Town Christmas
Multi author series
Suzanne Gilchrist
Released: 1 December

Will she choose the glitter or the gold?

Disillusioned with life and love, Billie Miller flees to the small country town of Bindarra Creek for a fresh start. Her only focus now is to re-connect with her elderly parents who she hasn’t seen for several years. No way has she any interest in a certain American whose easy charm reminds her too much of her ex. At least, that’s what she tells herself.

One glance and Kirk Wellington falls hard for a prickly blonde and a community that feels like home. His ambition of making it big in Hollywood vanishes, instead he creates plans for a different life. Step one - sweet talk Billie into participating in the Christmas play, where he’ll have the opportunity to showcase his many talents. Step two - convince her he’s worthy of her love.

But just as their relationship blossoms, her ex arrives in town begging for forgiveness, and Billie’s heart is torn.
Who will she choose – the man she’s known for years or a charismatic stranger

Welcome to the latest best-selling Bindarra Creek small-town romance series where each book features a standalone love story and can be read in any order. You will love re-visiting this quaint country town and its quirky community of compelling characters as they search for love and happiness.

Mel Teshco
Book 2, Gangsters at War
Released: 30 November

My innocence for his sick retribution.

That’s what Salvatore Costa, mafia underboss and now my kidnapper, demands from me. I tell him to go to hell. I hate his guts, and yet, my body betrays me and my mind won’t stop thinking dirty thoughts about him. It doesn’t mean I won’t try to escape…after I kill him.

I need to avenge my sister’s forced marriage to my enemy, Ethan Agostino. Turns out his sister, Isabella, is the perfect sacrifice. She will submit to me and become a slave to my every dark desire. I just have to ensure my heart never rules my head. Because in my world, love equates to weakness, and nothing will stop me from becoming the next Costa Don.

Cover by Eleni Konstantine's alter ego, HelzKat Designs

Her Dark Guardian
Mel Teshco
Released: 29 October 
(previously a newsletter freebie)

A woman traumatized by her past. A man waiting to heal her.

When supermodel Lacey Morgan fled a violent marriage, she also left behind the one man she couldn’t have and can’t forget. Kane Sampson fills her fantasies even as her husband and Kane’s half-brother, Leeroy, fills her nightmares.

She returns home to face her past so that she can put it behind her. Except her attraction for gifted artist Kane, hasn’t diminished over time, it has intensified. Just as Leeroy’s hate and possessiveness has also festered.

This time she won’t run. But has she left it too late to claim the only man she’s ever wanted?



Wings of Ivory and Ice
Book 3, Her Dragons Reborn
LJ Swallow
Expected Release: 1 January 2024 (updated)

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 Destiny
Book 10, Nightworld Academy
LJ Swallow
Expected Release: 13 May 2024

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

The Winterfall series is a 'life after academy' series featuring all the characters from the original Nightworld Academy series.

More details soon!

Release date expected to be brought forward.

Dance With Death
Book5, Thornwood Academy
LJ Swallow
Expected Release: 28 August 2024

Thornwood Academy’s darkling detective is back for more as she continues to investigate the truth behind Madison's death and pursues those plotting against the supernatural council.

Dance With Death is the fifth book in a new YA supernatural academy series from LJ Swallow,author of the Nightworld Academy books.

The Thornwood Academy series features a girl who isn't afraid to use her dark side, a magic school where humans mix with vampires and witches, and the three guys who she’d like to stay alive.

Other books in the series must be read first.

More details soon.
Release date will be moved forward.

Book 4, Alien Fugitives
Mel Teshco
Expected Release: 30 March 2024

Can two lost souls complete one another?

Damaris Trant has never been alone…until now. Not only is he stuck on planet Earth, his six Strazanian comrades—rares with special powers just like him—are scattered around the city of New Faxian like confetti to avoid an enemy that has already wiped out the rest of their species. Damaris doesn’t even know if his comrades are still alive since landing on Earth.
Despite his purple scale coloring making him a lower caste, his rare powers, which had elevated his standing on his planet Strazan, are now erratic at best. Add to that the memories of his deceased family, and he’s rendered even more powerless.
Then he meets Callie, and his already topsy-turvy life is turned upside down. She’s an addict who sees things differently. That she doesn’t find Damaris abnormal is beyond appealing to his peace of mind. If only she didn’t also see him as just another man without a conscience.

After Callie Trueberry lost her family to a house fire, she fell into a dysfunctional world of her own making. Chemicals and alcohol might decay her mind, but at least she’s no longer half-mad with grief. Then she stumbles into Damaris and wishes she was the woman she used to be, a woman who would have turned his head and perhaps even won his heart. He is everything she’s ever wanted in a man, their shared grief binding them closer still. But will he stand by her side as she cleans her body and her mind while enemies are hunting him down, or will he be lost to her forever?

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Their Pretty Little Monster
Book 1, Monsters Night
Mila Young 
Expected Release: 1 June 2024

Monsters ate my blurb...

Ogres and Other Dating Dilemmas
Mytho novel
TJ Nichols 
Expected Release: 28 December

Sean Lloyd has given up on finding love. It’s easier to concentrate on his work as a mytho biologist than figure out people. But that was easier to believe in his twenties. Now his friends are getting engaged and planning weddings, and he’s only planning his next hook-up. He wants more, even if he isn’t sure what that looks like.

When an ogre knocks him over and then sweeps him off his feet, he’s more than happy to go along for the ride. However, mythos aren’t classified as people, and Sean can see how hard it is for his friend Jordan to date a mytho even though his dragon-shifter boyfriend passes for human. Ogres don’t.

Troy Violet was thirteen when the collapse happened. He lost his family and was taken in by another, a much stricter household that cleaves to ways that were considered old even before the collapse. So much has changed in the ten years since, and there are so many more opportunities for an ogre not interested in finding a wife. However, he never planned on falling for a human man.

Some people aren’t happy with the way he is turning his back on ogre society, and they will do anything to drag him back, even if it means breaking a few human laws.

For readers who like size differences, awkward human heroes, cinnamon roll ogres, magic, mayhem, and happily ever afters.

Note: this is not the special edition released on Kickstarter


Weddings and Other One-Night Stands
Mytho novella
TJ Nichols 
Expected Release: 28 December

Since the collapse, head archer Vlash has survived by being what everyone else needed. He rallied the elves, protected the king, raised his son, and tried not to feel the loss of his wife and daughter. But now his son is an adult, according to human law, and no longer needs him.

The king and the other city rulers are stepping down, so the army is no longer needed. He is a relic of another world. A reminder of a past that the mytho youth don’t remember. At the wedding of the knights, he keenly feels the loss of who he was and the life he’d once had. At two hundred and sixty-six, he’s too young to be this bitter. So, when a human dances with him and looks at him without the deference or fear he is used to seeing, he seizes the opportunity.

While it’s only been a couple of weeks since Mason ended his engagement, and he had no plans of hooking up with anyone at the wedding, he has never been able to resist a man in uniform. Elves in their leather and knives are far too tempting.

One night becomes once a week, then twice a week, and…

Weddings and other One-night Stands has a grumpy elf who hasn’t been with anyone since the collapse and a human who thinks that he’s never going to find anyone who wants him as is. Together, they discover that broken hearts can heal and that one night can lead to finding the one.

The Sinner and the Priest
Book 3, Sinner Sisterhood
Lana Pecherczyk
Expected Release: 27 June 2024

The Sinner and the Priest is the third book in the Sinnerhood Sisterhood series.

Castle of Nevers and Nightmares
Book 1, Fae Devils
Lana Pecherczyk
Expected Release: 26 February 2024

The first book in the Fae Guardians Standalone Spin-Off series, Fae Devils (Season of the Sluagh).

Non Spec-Fic

Peppercorn House
Nicole Hurley-Moore
Expected Release: 30 January 2024

Love is the last thing on Jasmine Clarke's mind when she arrives in Kangaroo Ridge with a broken heart. But then she meets Felix Carrington.

Felix helps run his family's wedding venue business at Carrington Farm. His real passion, though, is taking glorious shots of the local region.

And it's through an unlikely friendship with 84-year-old Winnifred Knightly that Felix is able to take frequent photos at his favourite place, Peppercorn House, with all its faded grandeur and mysterious history.

Winnifred still grieves over the losses of her childhood but in her long life she's learned to be grateful for the present. She believes herself to be an excellent matchmaker and plots to bring her 'adopted grandson' Felix and Jasmine, her favourite aged-care worker, together as her final project.

But buried secrets and unhealed family scars threaten Winnifred's plans – as Felix and Jasmine must soon come to understand.


From Across the Sea
Annie Seaton
Book 1, Daughters of the Darling
Expected Release: 17 April 2024

Home again at Ceann Mara Station, where she spent a happy childhood with her four sisters on the banks of the Darling River, Catriona O'Byrne feels safe. Scarred by a harrowing attack during her final year at university, she falls into the familiar, nursing both her body and her trust in all that she once believed in.

When horticulturist Tarni Morgan takes on a part-time position at the McClaren Mango Farm, it's a chance for a new beginning in the Northern Territory. Hiding a tragic past, Tarni treasures her privacy. She is surprised when the property owners leave on a three-month trip not long after she accepts the position, but is happy to house-sit in their absence. The only downside is Cy Prescott, the relieving manager. As they work together, Tarni begins to realise that Cy holds secrets just as she does, and fights her growing attraction to this taciturn man. Can Cy and Tarni both overcome the past that has defined their lives? Is a new beginning in reach? Or will Cy move on again as he refuses to give in to his feelings for this enigmatic woman


An Augathella Christmas
Annie Seaton
Book 4, Augathella Short and Sweet
Expected Release: 22 December

As the summer heat heralds the approach of Christmas, the Augathella community comes together to celebrate the festive season: locals come home, families gather, Christmas concerts end the school term, and the summer holidays begin.

Emily Jansen, the new teacher who is slowly settling into town cherishes the traditions of Christmas. Luke Elliott, a regular visitor, stays in town but Emily and Luke find themselves at a crossroads amid the festive cheer. Can they find their happy place as their sad, shared past is revisited?

In this town where families come together and love endures, will Emily and Luke discover that love is worth fighting for?

Will they discover that the magic of Christmas can heal hearts?


The Sheikh's Temporary Girlfriend
Book 8, Desert Kings Alliance
Mel Teshco
Expected Release: 30 December

She’ll do anything for her family. He’ll do everything to claim her.

After Amber Clayton lost her parents at the tender age of seventeen, leaving her and her older brother all alone in the world, she is determined her brother won’t now lose his marriage and his daughter thanks to his gambling addiction.

She’ll pay off his debts herself if need be!

Waitressing at a party for a sheikh who is renowned for giving his staff great bonuses seems like her lucky break…until she spills a whole tray of drinks over Sheikh Basam. Amber’s supervisor is furious and tells her she’s finished. But the sheikh has other ideas. Pulling her aside, he gives her a proposition.
Be his girlfriend for seven days. All she has to do is pretend to be in love with him and dissolve any idea of marriage between him and another woman, Maram, who is perfect for the role as his wife, if only he was attracted to her.

Of course Amber isn’t interested…until he tells her to name her price. Hope fills her from the inside out. Her brother’s gambling could be paid off for just seven days of inconvenience.

It seems too good to be true.

But without risk there is no reward.

All she has to do is keep her heart intact. Easy, right?

Mel Teshco
Book 3, Gangsters at War
Expected Release: 25 June 2024

One sadistic madman substituted by another.

That’s what happened when I escaped from the don of the O’Malley mafia only to be captured by Valentino Barone, deadly enforcer of the Agostino mobster family. I didn’t think I could hate anyone more than the don who damaged me, until Valentino takes away my freedom yet again and awakens my darkest desires, ones I never knew existed. Escape seems futile. But I did it once I can do it again—or die trying.

I was sent to find and kill Chantilly Alcott, fugitive lover of the don of a rival mafia who is desperate to find her. Ending her life and sending pieces of her body to the O’Malley family isn’t something that should bother me—it never has before—so why my reluctance to do my job? I will do it, eventually. For now, I hold her captive and tell myself I’ll break her spirit instead of her body.
So why is she slowly breaking me, instead?

Mel Teshco
Book 4, Gangsters at War
Expected Release: 31 August 2024

He’s a merciless killer who gets what he wants. He can have me…for a price

When my widowed stepmother kicked me out on the streets when I was sixteen, I was too proud to ask for help from any of my friends. Hunger left me with no choice but to accept money for sex so that I might survive. Four years later I’m not only surviving, I’m thriving. Asked to attend a private party at the Agostinos, a notorious mafia family who are as ruthless and cruel as they are filthy rich and generous, I can’t say no. Then my gaze meets the cold eyes of Serafino, and I’m lost even before he decides he wants all of me…body, mind and soul.

I’m known as a cold-hearted killer without a conscience, the bad boy of the Agostino mafia. That says a lot considering my brothers can be as ruthless as my father had once been, and he’d been a sick and twisted bastard of the highest order. Nonetheless, I have a reputation to uphold. People are afraid of me for good reason. What would they think though if they discovered the call girl who arrived to service the Agostino brothers is the one woman I want all to myself—a woman I would kill to protect—until I’m left with no choice but to kill her myself.

The above three covers are by Eleni Konstantine's alter ego, HelzKat Designs.

Winning Offer
Book 3, Bachelor Brothers of Sydney
Mel Teshco
Expected Release: 30 February 2024

Will saving her father’s crumbling estate cost her everything?

Liam Black hides a sensitive side. If losing his parents was a tragedy, then finding out his father had been unfaithful to his wife—Liam’s mother—is a tragedy Liam can’t even begin to process. It leaves him questioning everything he’s ever known. If his parents’ happy marriage was a sham, what hope has he got to find a woman to love and settle down with? Not even his two brothers’ happy relationships can convince him otherwise. Then he sees the fearless, gorgeous woman on stage at a once yearly charity auction—a woman he met once and can’t stop thinking about—and despite his cynicism, his heart is lost.

Harper Franks isn’t going to let a little pre-auction nerves get to her now. Not if it means snaring the billionaire sheikh she hopes to attract. She’ll do anything to pay the debts inherited from her father and rebuild his bed and breakfast. What she doesn’t expect is for Liam to outbid the sheikh with a figure that surely not even an infamous Black brother can afford? So why don’t her financial woes seem half as bad when she’s in his arms? She’ll just have to figure out some other way to save her inheritance, because there is no way in hell she’ll add to Liam’s burden with her own problems.


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The Phi Athanatoi Series Bundle contains the entire series in this scintillating paranormal romance series. Books included in this bundle are Phantasma, Phantasia & Phoenix.

Bonus: Also, included are two short stories previously only available in anthologies, Bewitched Warrior Cats (from the Hellcats Anthology) & Kerberos (from the Hellhounds Anthology) AND an excerpt from One Wolf Next Door, the first book in Efthalia's exciting new series, the Willow Witch Chronicles.

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Book 1: Phantasma
One night’s transgression. A love unveiled. The inescapable outcome of passion and vengeance.

Carissa Alkippes is the daughter of a god but she doesn’t know it. As a cop she’s seen her fair share of bad but nothing prepared her for the horror of the world she has been plunged into.

Xen Lyson is the head of the Phi Athanatoi, a group of immortals who have been protecting man for over 2,000 years from the Kakodaimones – demons who want nothing more than to feast on humanity.

Thrown face to face with Xen during a skirmish with the demons, Carissa becomes a pawn in a deadly game of a demi-god who seeks godly power.

Book 2: Phantasia
Torn apart by separate missions, can their love survive an impending apocalypse?

Demigod ex-cop Carissa Alkippes is hellbent on clearing her father’s name. But when she’s sidetracked into saving Zeus’ life, she’s forced into a dangerous mission to locate missing deities. To find them, she must face a horde of bloodthirsty demons.

Xen Lyson shouldn’t dwell on Carissa when he’s supposed to be stopping demons from feasting on humanity. But the sexy vampire worries her solitary journey to Olympus will put her in grave danger. And with absent gods causing devastating natural disasters, he must trust her father, Ares, to keep her safe.

With every mortal sphere at risk, Carissa races to retrieve a magical codex believed to hold the key to defeating her enemy. And when Xen discovers the true source of the threat, saving both humans and gods will put his own immortality in jeopardy.

In between battling Titans, gods, missing keys, and baklava can Carissa and Xen summon the power to conquer the sinister foe and return to each other’s arms?

Book 3: Phoenix
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?

Beautiful Beasts series bundle
Mila Young
Books 1-7, Beautiful Beasts
50% off 7 audiobook bundle on Mila's website

Beautiful Beasts Academy - Includes eBooks 1 to 7, plus 1 BONUS story and 1 BONUS scene

Trope: Supernatural Academy, Enemies to lovers, Wolf Shifter Romance, Reverse Harem

When your father insists you marry a demon, what do you do? Run like hell..
That's exactly what I did. I ran straight to Bestias Academy, where vampires and shifters rule the school, but I prefer their level of danger compared to what awaits me outside the academy walls.

At least that's what I think until I find a dead body in my room. That, followed by the sudden attention from three sexy-as-sin wolf shifters, has me seriously doubting my sanity, especially when I find myself drawn to these irresistible men.
But loving them has severe consequences. They are my family's enemy. 
Fans of Vampire Academy and Vampire Diaries LOVE this series! Read over 1000 pages in this VAMPIRE and WOLF SHIFTER fated mate romance. Each book follows the same powerful alphas and a strong, sassy woman. Lose yourself in high action, funny laugh-out-loud scenes, sizzling romance, forbidden attraction, and burning love scenes that will leave you breathless for more.

The Fallen World series ebook bundle
Mila Young
Books 1-4, The Fallen World
50% off ebook bundle on Mila's website

Three alien warriors. A human true mate. They are her darkest temptations, and her only salvation from the danger engulfing Earth.

800+ pages of alien romance that WILL make you crave your very own scorching hot protective warrior. Let yourself fall into this exciting, action-packed, and sizzling romance that will leave you breathless for more. Follows three aliens invading Earth to find their fated mate and save their own world.

The collection includes the following stories:

1. Bound:
They came to earth. They destroyed my life, took those closest to me, and now they’re set on making me their own.

2. Broken
Their obsession will destroy me... One thing is for sure though...the Vepar are never going to let me go.

3. Betrayed
What happens when I find out that the three aliens might be the monsters I need to fear the most?

4. Belong
All I want is a happy ending, but things keep getting in the way of that...like the fate of a fallen world.

Four complete full-length heart-pounding books with burning hot scenes, no cheating, and a guaranteed happy ending!

Mel Teshco
Books 1, Dragons of Riddich
Free for a limited time

The dragons will search the universe for their one true mate.

Grace has a special ability. She senses paranormal beings. It’s the perfect trait to have as an operative for the Paranormal Detection Agency. A pity her next target, Kadin Marres, doesn’t just trigger her paranormal senses … he triggers her lust too. Kadin has been aware of the elusive Grace for some time now and has waited patiently for her. She’s a dragon breeder, and once he finally has her, he isn’t about to give her up. Not even if it means she goes from hunter to hunted.

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Mel Teshco
Books 1, Gangsters at War
.99c for a limited time

Marry the Don, Ethan Agostino…or be killed.

That was the choice given to me after I was caught snooping at Ethan’s family home under the guise of one of his party guests. I might have been dumb enough to think I could glean information from him to take back to my family—his mobster rivals—but I’m not completely brain-dead. I’ll marry the sadistic bastard and hope I’ll live to regret my decision.

I can’t believe I’m marrying a woman who is a direct threat to my criminal kingdom. Not only is her family my rivals, they became my bitter enemy when they murdered my older brother. But then our rivalry goes way back. Little wonder my father wants her dead. Except there is something about her that thaws my frozen heart. I’ll keep her as my wife for as long as my fascination holds me in its grip, then I’ll discard her. And I will…eventually. Because if I don’t and my feelings for her grow, someone else will use her against me and kill her anyway.


Wrong Turn Witch
Shelley Russell Nolan
now has a cover.
It will be in the anthology
Resting Witch Face: a Cozy Paranormal Rom Com
(Welcome to Whynot)
Expected Release: 14 September 2024

Meet the lovable witches of Whynot, each with their own enchanting quirks and powers. With meddling friends, family, and a talking cat named Loaf, their quest for love is an adventure you won't see coming.

You'll be transported to the ever-changing Magic Brews shop, where the décor is as unpredictable as its owner's mood. It's the go-to place for magical ingredients and laughter as the resident guardian Loaf plays tricks on tourists and residents of Whynot alike.

In "Witches of Whynot," small-town life is always an adventure.

Get ready for tricksters, spells gone wrong, magic wars started by nosy town gossips, and brews that turn your crush into a toad.

It's a world where love conquers all, but magic adds a sprinkle of mishaps and unexpected consequences. So, grab your broomstick and prepare for a rollercoaster of laughter, love, and enchantment.

This supernatural and paranormal cozy series comes with a dash of romance and hint of small-town charm, "Witches of Whynot" is your ticket to a spellbinding good time.


K.E. Turner

K.E. now has a Reader Group on Facebook.

LJ Swallow

The Nightworld Academy series is now being placed on Spotify.  



Efthalia has a new look for her brand. 

TJ Nichols

The Mytho series was nominated for the All time Favorite MM Series in Goodreads MM Romance group. 

Congratulations to our DarkSiders! 
Happy Reading everyone. Be safe & well. 

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