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Check Out Port Stone: Dangers of the Swamp by Sheri Velarde

Today I am helping a fellow author and friends, Sheri Velarde, celebrate the release of her fantasy novella Port Stone: Dangers of the Swamp! Grab a copy now for only .99 cents!


Here’s a little excerpt:

A quick perusal of the pub showed that Phinelope had not yet arrived. In fact, no women were in the place other than the serving girl. As expected, everyone stared despite her hood being up. The serving wench came over and reluctantly took her order, walking away before Tianna had a chance to ask about Phinelope. The wench returned with her drink, dumped it on the table, grabbed the coin, and said nothing. Tianna felt that elves really were not received well here in Port Stone, though she had no idea why. In towns and villages, her kind were always treated with respect. Why were things so different here in this city? Deciding that it didn’t matter, she let her hood down, her dark green eyes flashing at those who stared even more openly at her.

Before she could ponder for too long, the door opened and another female came in. A tall, redheaded and striking human woman looked around, her blue eyes squinting to see in the dimness. She, too, stood out being all in armor and carrying a large Warhammer. Tianna immediately felt a kinship to this newcomer. She spotted Tianna and headed towards her. “Phinelope?” she asked.

“No, my name is Tianna, I had hoped that you were Phinelope, though I had assumed she, too, to be an elf. I am here to meet her as well. Please, sit, we can wait together.” Glad to have company that didn’t seem to stare at her with distrust just because of her race.

Nodding, the human sat, extending her hand, “My name is Kara, the priest to whom I owe my life sent me here to meet an elf named Phinelope and to help her in whatever mission she had.”

“An Elder of my Order gave me very similar commands but not many details. How very strange.”

“Indeed. This must be something important if the Druids and the Clerics are both involved. Who exactly is this Phinelope?” Kara asked as she signaled for an ale to the passing server.


Witchy Wolf Now Available!!

I am so happy to announce that I have a surprise new release this week! That’s right my year of releases continues with Witchy Wolf!


Wolves are their mortal enemies, and she’s mated to one.

Sabrina, a witch, had grown up on tales of the horrors of werewolves. She’d never thought much about it, never having met one, until one bit her against her will, seemingly proving her mother and the rest of the coven right.

Now, she had to face them at the yearly pilgrimage to Avebury from Stonehenge. On her way, her mate found her. Now she had his life to worry about too.

Treyan found his mate, but was confused that she had no idea about her pack… Then he discovered her real heritage. A witch. Of all the people to be mated to, he had to find a witch, the mortal enemies of the werewolves for half a millennia.

And on a supermoon month. He vowed to help protect her, even from her own coven if necessary. But would it be enough against centuries of prejudice, or would they both die in a fiery maelstrom by the coven’s hand?

Re-edited version from out of print Magic and Weres anthology. 15% bigger.

Also don’t forget that The Witch of Indigo Bayou will be out May 1 and is available for preorder now!


Preorder The Witch of Indigo Bayou Now! Out May 1!

I am getting so excited for the release of The Witch of Indigo Bayou (The Lost Witch Book 1) on May 1st! This is the first book in the series and I am happy to announce that there five total in the series out this year! You can preorder The Witch of Indigo Bayou now for only .99 cents!


After a lifetime of ignoring her magic, Melissa is now in danger from those who would like to steal it.

Melissa discovers her magic is very real while hiking with her friend, Rachel. She sells everything and gives up her life as a stockbroker to live in solitude to practice and learn her magic. But real life keeps intruding. Then, one stormy night before Beltane, John arrives.

Someone sends John to find her. He’s a private investigator and very good at his job. But when he finds her, literal sparks fly. Next thing he knows, he’s talking to cats and other animals, and they’re talking back. If that isn’t enough to believe in the magic, the spell she wove over him sure is. The heat between them is hotter than the Dismal Swamp in the Summer.

They make plans for celebrating Beltane together, and he can’t wait. However, as the time nears, he has to choose between his business and Melissa as the one who sent him to find her threatens him and the woman he’s come to love.

Whatever he does, he is afraid Melissa will die. How can he save her and their growing love?

I’m Celebrating the Release of Darkest Death with a Giveaway!


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And don’t miss out on the .99 cents sales on Darkest Valentine and Darkest Death! Two full length novels for less than $2! Only will be on sale for a limited time, so grab both of these books today!

Two Full Length Novels for Under $2? Yep!

The release date of Darkest Death is fast approaching and I am celebrating with special .99 cents pricing for both Darkest Valentine and Darkest Death. That’s right, both of these full length novels are only .99 cents for a limited time. That means you can own both of them for less than $2.00. Why not grab them both now?


And now for a special treat for you, an exclusive excerpt from Darkest Death!

Lord Archie stumbled as he tried to hurry through the hallway. Awoken late by the valet, his frustration had nowhere to go once he learned that it was Lord Downing himself who had instructed the man to wake him late. If he had known that the Lord Downing wanted the meeting later in the morning, he would’ve used that time to find out which room Lady Sarah stayed in, and perhaps left her a message to meet him for lunch. Even if she was a suspect according to Downing.

His jaw hurt from clenching it, and he tried to loosen it up. That time was lost now, so no point in berating the servants for being upset at the lost chance. Though it still stung that his employer thought to choose his waking hour and change his orders with his own servant. Or was he really pissed because of the debriefing?

He pulled his vest down smartly and took a deep breath. He needed to be calm before facing his boss and mentor. As he checked the cuffs of his coat, someone stumbled into him. Out of reflex, Lord Archer held onto the arms of the person who’d done so and studied them. “Sarah?” he asked.

At first, Lady Sarah’s countenance reflected joy, but then her eyes widened and fear entered in. “Sarah, what is it?” Even as he watched, her face paled to such a lightness, he feared she would faint. “Sarah? Talk to me. We have been friends forever. Are you in danger? Someone trying to hurt you?” He held her close to him and stared down the hallway looking for a would-be attacker, but he saw no one.

However, Lady Sarah stirred in his arms. It took her a minute to answer, which told him how upset she was. Lady Sarah hardly ever went without speech, particularly when something upset her.

Sarah stood back and straightened her shoulders, and said, “Lord Archer. Fancy meeting you here. I thought your schedule precluded you from coming with Hermione.”

Lord Archer tilted his head and gave her a once over. Though her clothing showed her usual brilliance in style and color, she shook from head to toe, and her tone of voice she directed at him caused him pause. He was about to suggest she come with him and meet his boss, when he remembered that she may be part of their operation. He stiffened himself and tried to act normal.

“Yes, I believed my work would lead me to the south of England, but instead, I find myself in Edinburgh, which, at the time, I believed to be a truly a happy happenstance as I am bound to be able to see my sister and our friends.” He emphasized friend to get a rise out of her, as she treated him as if he were the enemy. Was this more evidence that she could be involved as Lord Downing had insinuated on the trip here? He could not believe it even as Lord Downing suggested it. Lady Sarah would not be involved in any shenanigans involving hurting the monarchy or anyone for that matter.

He regretted his words and his tone as soon as he saw the flash of hurt in her eyes. But he could not take them back. What if she was working with the enemy, scheming to hurt the queen of the beloved country that he would give all for? Sadness trickle down through his body as if pouring its own rain. He really wanted Sarah for his helpmeet, his mate, a woman with strength and character to care for his kids and help take care of his estate while he worked.

His father thought him crazy for wanting a woman who understood numbers, who wanted more than to bear his children and wear frivolous frocks. He almost smiled. Well, she did like her frocks. “Lady Sarah,” he said, “I am quite sorry, Countess. I have not had a good morning, and, it would seem, neither have you. I have been and always will be your friend. If you need my help, please ask?”

She gave an almost imperceptible twitch of her eyebrows before saying, “Of course, Lord Archer. I shall call on you if I ever have need of your help.”

Did being a spy make you cynical of everyone? Somehow, he did not think she would be calling on him for help, and, the part which hit him in the gut, he sensed that she did not trust him. When did that happen? She used to call him Lord Archie, had, in fact, called him just that when picking up Hermione for the wedding trip, and now he was relegated back to being Lord Archer? When they had spoken of ways to help Hermione launch safely into society and out from under the cloud of suspicions, there had been a real camaraderie, a sense of something more about to happen. They’d held a common goal.

He had nearly kissed her that day. However, his father had chosen that moment to come see what they were whispering about, and made little remarks about propriety and wives. It had angered him, and it took away his feelings of pressure and the need to ask her immediately.

He wanted to hold her into his arms, even now. Even though he could not be sure she was not part of a plot to kill the queen. He wanted to pull her to him, comfort her, and tell her everything would be all right. Convince her to confide in him. But if she conspired to hurt the queen, that was treason, and nothing he had, nothing he could do, would stop the train of justice from hanging her, even if she was a woman.

Could his heart take it if she were such a treasonous person when his whole life he wanted to do nothing but serve the queen? It had been his biggest wish to serve the monarchy since a young child learning history from his tutor. He’d served first King William for a very short time while still alive, and now, his duty lay with Queen Victoria.

For as long as he could remember, it was his calling first. How could he have fallen in love with someone whose ideals were so far different than his own? Could he really? Or was he living in the past, living in the remembrance of who she was as a child, still seeing her as though through childish eyes?

Even as he watched her walk away, he knew something was wrong. For the first time, he questioned his life choices of being a spy. The hurt and sadness stayed with him the rest of the day. However, he had a job to do, and he would see it through, no matter the consequences to himself. Being in the presence of Lord Downing and learning from him was an opportunity he would take full advantage of while also watching for ways to prove Sarah’s innocence. For Lady Sarah must be innocent. His heart would not accept any other answer.

He finished the route to the dining room and searched for Lord Downing, and he saw him alone at the table near a pillar and strode forward with more confidence than he had left his own room with. He had a purpose and that purpose entailed protecting Lady Sarah while finding the truth. For as he walked, he realized he did know Lady Sarah. He knew her for as long as she had memories of, for their parents had been fast friends. She would never knowingly be a traitor. He absolutely believed that. Which meant someone either set her up to take the fall or were intent upon using her, not caring a whit what harm might befall her person.

A low, seething anger started at the thought that someone would use her that way. Would use any innocent that way. He tamped it down. He had work to do. And as skilled as Lord Downing may be, he was wrong about Sarah. However, Lord Archer would simply have to keep his own counsel.

For the first time in his career, Lord Archer kept a secret from his superior which may pertain to the assignment. But one thing he always did was follow his instincts. And, as he approached Lord Downing at the table, his instincts matched what his heart told him.

Protect Lady Sarah at all costs.

Let’s Get a Little Dark this March!

Darkest Death is coming out at the end of the month and is available for preorder now! Right now it is only 2.99, after release the price will go up to 4.99, so now it the time to grab a copy while it is on sale! Also the first book in the series, Darkest Valentine, is on sale for only .99 cents for a limited time as well! That’s right, you can get both these full length novels for under $4 right now!

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From Darkest Valentine:

Death and destruction haunts The Dark Duke.

Left unchaperoned and stranded, Lady Lillian Lancaster has no choice but to find her way home, and quickly before her reputation is ruined. Betrayed by those closest, she’s forced to trust the daring rogue who rushes to her rescue.

When the Dark Duke reveals his identity and proposes a false engagement in exchange for further protection, Lillian is concerned and intrigued—yet enamored by the shadows which haunt his eyes and fuel the horrid whispers behind his back.

Clarence, Duke of Canterbury, knows his father’s death was no suicide and will stop at nothing to clear the family’s shame.

He can’t believe his good fortune when he stumbles upon the niece of the very man he suspects is responsible. Not only does she hold the connections he needs to uncover explicit proof, but the very means to seeking revenge. However, the more time he spends wooing Lillian’s trust, the more he begins to doubt his ability to enact the plan.

Can their fake engagement stand up to dark family secrets? Or will revenge win out and shatter both their lives?

From Darkest Death:

Sarah, Countess of York and decrier of false men of the ton, enjoyed a good flirt, but she had her heart set on Lord Archer. Only, for the past four years, he barely acknowledged her existence except as best friend to his sister Hermione. Sarah had hopes that he began to see her as something more, but then the threatening notes started. Lord Archer also happens to be in the vicinity as each one is delivered. She hates the suspicions rolling around in her mind. However, Father taught her how to watch for treachery, and she couldn’t ignore the logic or the coincidence of Lord Archer’s presence, nor could she deny the pain in her heart at the thought.
Lord Archer had loved Sarah all her life, but once her parents died, he’d taken a step back, searching for a wife amongst the ton as a proper lord should, leaving her to heal. Instead, he found himself drawn more and more to Sarah as she matured into the perfect woman to be by his side. However, could she handle the secret life he led? Did she know about her father’s secret life? But none of that mattered once she started receiving those damn letters. Someone was out to hurt the woman he loved, and he planned to catch them or die trying. Could he also woo her and remind her of the love and trust of their childhood? Or would the situation keep them apart, or worse, kill the woman he wanted to marry?

New Release Today!

I am so excited that today is the release of Evil in the Highlands, Highland Magic 2!


As seen in USA Today Bestseller Wings of the Wicked. Mykel and Lyall face a deadly evil taking over their beloved Highlands.

Decay blackens the lush foliage of Scotland. A disease the villagers ha’ branded olc truaighe—total darkness. Mykel, laird of the Clan Campbell known for their abilities to control the elements of nature and their fighting prowess, must ban together warring factions and kingdoms to fight off the scourge threatening them.
His wife, Lyall, tempers the rage within his soul. Her very caress calms the seas boiling within. How can he leave her behind, with danger all around? If he goes, she will have to stay and fight the creatures closer to home. Duty and honor insists he leave, and he would nae be worthy of her if he stayed, yet how can he leave her? As death curls the homeland they hold dear, Mykel sets out on his grim task with his love left at home.
Can they fight off the olc truaighe, or will their people, all of Scotland, perish?

Grab Magic, Monsters and Misdeeds Today!!

I am so happy to announce that today is release day for Magic, Monsters, and Misdeeds! I am so honored to be part of the box set! Grab 8 great stories for one awesome price!

Universal (All Retailers):
Magic, Monsters, and Misdeeds. 8 wild romances for the wicked at heart… Each story will leave you both enchanted and enthralled as it weaves magic, introduces monsters, and uncovers misdeeds that will leave you with a smile of satisfaction.

Lauren Smith Mikhail: A Royal Dragon Romance – Gemologist Piper can’t wait to bury herself in her newest project, evaluating a hoard of Elizabethan-era treasure. But both her life and career are threatened when a mysterious man with a dangerous smile–and a seductive kiss–snatches the lot. Mikhail, isn’t an ordinary jewel thief. He’s a Russian Dragonshifter who can’t resist kidnapping a tempting virgin like Piper who loves sparkling jewels just as much as he does. But can he keep her safe from his enemies?
Rebekah Lewis Under the Satyr Moon: A Cursed Satyroi Novel – Ariston has searched the globe for a nymph to free him from his curse, but over three thousand years of failure has pushed him into a life of solitude. Ariston believes he’s finally found the salvation he’s longed for when he catches Lily spying on him in the forest. Unfortunately, what seems to be the Fates bringing them together in time for the Satyr Moon proves to be an elaborate scheme with macabre intentions.
Elizabeth St.John The Alpha’s Dove – Shift into a world of passion and looming betrayal. Newlyweds and Alpha pair, Markus and Delila have an undenyable passion. They are tied to one another so deeply that when someone threatens their way of life, it nearly ends them both.
Dawn Brower The Enchanted Princess – Elodie is a princess. A curse is enacted sending her to the nightmare realm of Malediction–sweeping her, a trusted guard, and a prince into its dark clutches. Escaping the world is impossible, but if they don’t find a way out they could die.
Aubrey Wynne Saving Grace – Chloe Hicks’ life consisted of an egocentric ex-husband, a pile of bills, and an equine business in foreclosure until a fire destroys the stable and her beloved ranch horse. She escapes the accusing eyes of her hometown, but finds another kind of haunting. The legend of Grace, accused witch, is eerily similar to Chloe’s accusation of arson. Can the past heal the present?
Nicola M. Cameron Red Robin and the Huntsman – Captain Duncan Bardahlson’s hunt for a wily bandit takes an unexpected turn when he runs into his childhood sweetheart, now the widowed countess of an impoverished province. Can Duncan catch the bandit and win back the only woman he’s ever loved?
Diane Rinella Moonlight Serenade – When Dale seeks the help of a wine-loving psychic, he has two things on his mind: “Where is my dream girl? And why is a ghost following me?” Five hundred dollars later, he has a cryptic clue and a song stuck in his head. Bailey’s sleazy boyfriend has her over a barrel. She will outfox that snake and escape his hold–even if it means diving into mischief. Will a long-sought opportunity lure Dale off course? Or will otherworldly intervention get him and Bailey dancing cheek to cheek?
Leona Bushman Daryn’s Slayer – A slayer and a vampire pair up and turn the supernatural world inside out. Daryn falls instantly in love with Ernestine the moment he meets her, despite her calling as a slayer. She inspires true feelings he’d thought lost to him after centuries on the run from a cruel and vindictive coven leader, Cassandra. Ernestine, a werewolf without the ability to shift, can’t deny the desire he inspires, even though her life’s work, her every breath, focused on ridding the world of the evil vampires. Together, their powers change into something new, and their mating becomes a beacon to all the supernatural beings in the area. Could the fight their way out, or is their union doomed from the start?

Short Series that Pack a Punch… of Entertainment!

Today I thought I would kick off the week by sharing some series of shorts that would be perfect to spice up and entertain you during the work week!

From Book 1: In this behind the scenes short story, Fern, a werebear, has to save her daughter from a grizzly in an unusual state of mind. However, she’s too far away to get between the enraged bear and her daughter. A werewolf comes and helps them.

Fern is immediately attracted to Bill once she realizes he’s friend not foe. She invites him for dinner as a thank you, and learns more than she likes.

Bill, a park ranger and a wolf without a pack, has many things hidden. Can Fern and Bill start a relationship even if the wolf packs are on brink of civil war and the werebear clan would not approve?

Story should be read between book one, The Ulfric’s Mate, in the War of the Weres series, and book two. They will be featured in a later book.

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From Book 1: An evil darkness forces Mykel Campbell to reveal his magical powers.

Mykel leaves his beloved Highlands in search of a wife. He has two requirements: loyalty and comeliness. Lyall has plenty of both and more. She possesses a spirit of adventure he found appealing. His attraction to her could nae be denied. Verily, his good fortune is complete. Until the darkness strikes Lyall’s village. An evil which takes magic to defeat.

Lyall resolves never to marry. She could nae imagine finding anyone who would accept her magical abilities, much less her strong skills for reading and numbers. Then Mykel Campbell visits their village, and her heart is no longer hers, her body like a foreign land. He came in search of a wife. Could she dare hope?

Then an evil shadow full of creatures of her nightmares encompasses the land, and her family is in peril. Mykel swears his sword and magic to protecting them. Would the two of them survive to have the love of a lifetime? Or would evil triumph?

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The second book will be released on February 28, so preorder the series now!

Since these are all novellas, you can probably read all them in one week and not even realize how fast time is flying by!

Get in the Valentine’s Spirit with Daryn’s Slayer!

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is this week? Well I have a little something to put you in the mood whether you are looking forward to that day or not, my historical, paranormal romance Daryn’s Slayer releases on February 14th (available for preorder now) and it is sure to spice your Valentine’s Day up! What is not to like about forbidden love on the day of love? And just look at how gorgeous the cover is!


A slayer and a vampire pair up and turn the supernatural world inside out.

Daryn falls instantly in love with Ernestine the moment he meets her, despite her calling as a slayer. She inspires true feelings he’d thought lost to him after centuries on the run from a cruel and vindictive coven leader, Cassandra.

Ernestine, a werewolf without the ability to shift, can’t deny the desire he inspires, even though her life’s work, her every breath, focused on ridding the world of the evil vampires. Together, their powers change into something new, and their mating becomes a beacon to all the supernatural beings in the area.

Can the fight their way out, or is their union doomed from the start?