I can hardly believe it’s time to kick off a brand new series!
I loved Alina when I first met her in the Long Gone Witch novel, but back then, I didn’t immediately consider giving her her own series. There’s another character from that book that’s getting her spinoff (in 2022 or 2023 at the latest), so I was a bit more focused on that. But then one day, it just HIT ME. I wanted to, needed to, create Alina’s own story. And for some reason, I really wanted it to be reverse harem.
My mind immediately went Whaaat, but she’s married?!?
Well, who’s to say a husband means reverse harem is off the table, right?
We can totally have a cool-ass, total soulmate husband who embraces and loves all parts of his girl, even if they do come as a bit of a surprise to everyone.
That being said, as excited as I was to take a more unconventional reverse harem route, I also knew that you simply had to see not just how Alina came into power, but how she and her husband met, how deep and unique their connection was from the very start. And so STAR KISSED was born!
I wish you an incredible time with these two darlings, and I hope you’ll join Alina on her journey in the main series later on! 💙
Over the past few days, I’ve been spending some time with one of my older books. Succ.
This lovely will forever have my immense gratitude because it was THE book that pulled me out of the nasty burnout I was experiencing back in late 2018. The idea for the noir detective, kinky paranormal romance set in a Parisian nightclub lit me up so much that I couldn’t help but dive into the supernatural underground and love every moment of Mathys’s and Perine’s spicy story.
Have you read Succ already?
I’ll drop a little excerpt & graphic below so that you can either walk down memory lane with me – or get a taste for what Succ has to offer 🙂
* * * MATHYS * * * Whether Perine knew I was a novice at the kinky sex scene or not, she hadn’t pressed me into anything else after I came in that perfect mouth of hers. She merely offered a drink on the house and left me there to deal with the aftermath of letting loose like I did. She had, however, issued an invitation that could have passed for formality, but carried something that hinted at more in its core.
Not just a permanent pass to the private rooms that, surprisingly, came with no additional charge to my monthly membership, but a chance to meet up with her again when I next returned.
I’d be lying if I said a part of me didn’t itch to go straight back there tonight. After the best blowjob of my life, I was eager to see what else Succ—and Perine—had to offer. At the same time, however, I wondered if I wasn’t high on the rush, living on a plane separate from reality because that club…
That club was a dream.
No room for condemnation. For prejudice. And the people who frequented it… From what I’d gleaned when I lingered for that free drink and then some—with the perfectly good excuse that I was doing it for the job—none of them were the stuck-up types I’d come across far too often. Hell, even my former girlfriends had all blanched when I mentioned something as simple as watching porn together before we fucked.
Maybe luck just hadn’t been on my side until now.
Or maybe my own closeted feelings towards sex had attracted the wrong crowd.
I’m back from Berlin and Long Gone Witch is out in the world, so I wanted to take the time to share some of the things I’ve experienced, not just during this trip, but the entire ICRA Files: Berlin process.
I legit got the Long Gone Witch manuscript back HOURS before Boris and I left for our trip. Which meant I had to go through the proofreads, format the ebook, and upload everything on Amazon within the three hours (three hours that shared space with taking care of the dogs and getting myself ready to leave, too). Wild, wild shit, I tell you.
I swear, it feels as if the entire ICRA Files: Berlin series had some sort of delay curse on it!
When I was gearing up to publish Rock This Wolf back in January, there was a moment when I was terrified my whole release plan would crumble because my then editor delayed for over two months past the deadline before returning the manuscript. But somehow, I managed to actually squeeze in proofreads, ARCs, and all the other numerous tiny steps that are necessary before a book is ready to see the light of day, even though I’m still not entirely sure how it was possible to get everything done with so little time to spare.
Down With Vamps had a somewhat better track record, but because of all the earlier delays (it wasn’t just RTW that had suffered that fate, but Shadow Reign as well), I had to work like a damn DB train to reach all the stations on time.
And then came Long Gone Witch. The ONE book I actually believed would have a super smooth release. I had everything ready waaaay in advance. Plus, I was so thrilled when I realized Boris and I would be in Germany at the time, because it felt so fitting to really celebrate the end of the series there, just relax and take it easy…
Honestly, I still have no idea what happened with my proofreads that were supposed to come to me a whole lot sooner than the day of our departure, but I figure that, maybe, I was meant to wrap up the whole Gina journey with one last “oh, shit” party 😉
Because one thing’s for certain: not only have I practiced a hell of a lot of patience and refused to let stress get to me, but flying to Germany after that morning, knowing I, in some way, did get everything done on time…
It made spending time in Hamburg and Berlin all the more special.
I got to visit the exact spots where scenes in my books take place (which is something I’ve never done post publication). Got to celebrate the release in motherfucking Berlin! Yaaaaas! I even went live on Instagram for the first time ever (which you can check out here) for some Berlin + LGW talk 🙂
Overall, for all the chaos the past two years, especially the last year and a half, have brought in regards to ICRA Files: Berlin, the ending was absolutely MAGICAL!
I’m grateful for all the experiences. So, so fucking grateful for this trip. And I’m grateful for Berlin’s absolutely chill vibe that truly was the cherry on the top of this whole journey.
Want to read my heart’s baby?
ICRA: Files Berlin is now complete, and you can get all three books by clicking this link or on the graphic below!
Aric’s scent overpowered the stale blood, the heat of his body a scorching fire that licked at my already burning skin. Hotter. Fiercer. And when our breaths mingled in the too-intimate slice of space between us, all that hurt, all the fury that had been bubbling through me like an unstable brew, erupted in an outpour that refused to be contained.
“Let go of me,” I snarled, staring up at Aric’s face. “I’m done with your lies. Done.”
My breaths came out hard, and my whole body buzzed, a stark contrast to the statue-stillness of Aric as he kept me caged against the door. But his eyes—they blazed.
Time glitched, and, like in that alley behind Drei Palmen, the sphere made of our energies that ensconced us seemed to detach from the rest of the world.
The charge built up.
As did my pent-up frustration.
As did Aric’s own demons, locked up tight somewhere in the dark for far too long.
The fuse sparked, and there was no stopping it.
I hate you, I hate you, I hate you, the words rolled on repeat through my head as my breaths deepened. Aric’s gaze swept down to my lips—
I wasn’t sure who moved first.
But as that charge went off like a supernova, Aric and I surged into each other.
Our mouths and bodies collided with a need that became its own primal force. The ground-shaking magnitude of the detonation only fueled us further. We turned into each other’s centers of gravity, our energies shielding nothing of our inescapable pull toward each other, but mirroring all the depths—even those we might have wanted to keep concealed.
But this hunger, this desire… It refused to let us be anything but our raw, unfiltered selves.
My back hit the door, and Aric ground against me.
The demanding press of his body coaxed a moan from my lips. He stole it away with his tongue and teeth, kissing me so fucking hard I was pretty sure the very foundations of reality were about to unravel. I groaned and wound my fingers through his hair.
Spurred on by my action, Aric brought one hand to my butt, then followed the curve to my thigh, right to the hem of my dress, and yanked me even closer to him. I hooked my leg around him, matching him grind for grind.
Fangs nicked my lips, and that scrape, that edge of roughness wrought of primal lust, set off another detonation.
We clashed as if we were two vortexes granted release after an eternity of oppression.
Cali Mann: INFILTRATE (Misfits of Thornbriar Academy, Book 1)
Cate Corvin: FOR THE HELL OF IT (Razing Hell, Book 1)
Callie Rose: FALLEN UNIVERSITY (Fallen University: Year One)
G. Bailey: SINFUL AS HELL (The Demon Academy, Book 1)
Sarah Piper: SHADOW KISSED (The Witch’s Rebels, Book 1)
Welcome to a new series of book recommendation posts!
I’ve been meaning to do short recs like this for a long time now, but never actually gotten around to organizing myself enough to pull it off. I wish I could devote more time to book blogging, but my writing schedule doesn’t really permit that at the moment, so I asked myself, what can I do?
The first thing that came to mind was reviewing titles I read and loved on Bookbub as soon as I wrapped them up (you can check those out here, and make sure to follow me if you want to receive them in your inbox). Still, I guess that part of me that loves being engaged in the reader side of the community wanted more. I mean, who doesn’t love stumbling upon a recommendation or two? I know I picked up a lot of excellent books that way I wouldn’t have otherwise found.
That’s where this little trial comes in. The books will be broken down by sub(genre), just a bunch of no-frill recommendations, and maybe, sometime in the future, I’ll be able to expand them into more elaborate posts.
It’s been three years since I first started plotting a series about a bisexual werewolf tennis player, and now Lotte’s story reaches its explosive conclusion in BURNING MOON! I hope you’ll enjoy one last ride with our badass wolf!
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Stalling tactics were old news in any kind of battle, and the ones wagered on the tennis court were no different. Of course, when one was losing as blatantly and hopelessly as Ostwald Kleinfield, calling for a break under the pretenses of getting a nasty leg cramp was just crass.
Especially when the game in question was the godsdamned final of the Munich Games and the werewolf’s opponent was none other than Richard Ackmann, the uncontested winner of the last four supernatural grand slams.
It was a sad sight—one made even more pathetic as two medics with bags in their hands hurried onto the court and made a beeline for Kleinfield’s shaded bench. I snorted. Yes, a tennis match most definitely came with the peril of cramps, which were lethal to werewolves.
BURNING MOON is the page-turning finale to the suspenseful urban fantasy series where supernatural forces clash in a cloak-and-dagger war!
What doesn’t kill you leaves a demon fighting by your side
Boran has always hated demons with a passion. Now, he just might have to save one of the fucker’s lives.
Because in a world of unstable magic, a human can to do little to fight the supernatural forces. Especially when those damn forces are bent on controlling the ley lines and wreck havoc upon Boran’s town.
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Destiny Reclamed is one of the stories set at the very beginning of the “Future” portion of the Kolovrat Universe, filled with action, demons, and magic!
I wrote this novella for an urban fantasy anthology a while ago, and it’s been sitting on my computer for an embarrassingly long time, waiting for me to send it out into the world again. I’m happy to say that elusive time finally came!
You can now read Destiny Reclaimed for free (no newsletter sign-up or anything like that required) by downloading it from one of the following links: