New release: SHADOW LIES

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(FREE w/KINDLE UNLIMITED)

My fingers itched to wrap around the handle of my trusty blade. Much like every damn nerve inside me screamed to burst from my perch among the thick shadows and dart across the terrain; give the assholes one last surprise in their lives.

But desires and commands rarely aligned.

Thanks to the latter, all I could do was lurk on the ledge like a stalker and watch the fuckers syphon power from the vulnerable energy point.

Frustration twisted my face into something between a grimace and a sneer. All the previous times had been bad enough, but getting cockblocked—well, bladeblocked was probably the better term—now…

The dickheads encircling the valve weren’t even Raya’s demons, but individuals belonging to various courts, all of them believing they could have a nice, fat slice of cake at this illegal party they had going on. 

Apparently, they truly could.

I wound my own shadows tighter around me—a self-imposed straitjacket to counter the anger simmering in my blood and threatening to spill over. Spending more time in the Shadow World after years of rapid drive-bys came with an unexpected side effect. 

I’d grown protective of my native realm.

Though it seemed I wasn’t the only one who’d changed my tune.

A stray wisp of energy rubbed against me. The nine demons pounced on the leak, gobbling it up immediately. Team-fucking-work. 

I suppressed a bitter snort. 

Yeah, definitely not the only one who’d changed my damn tune.

New Release: Succ

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Despite Pigalle’s longstanding tradition of catering to all kinds of carnal pleasures, there was only one club in the quartier that fulfilled more than just human desires.

And that darling was mine.

With an exhale, I let the final remnants of what would mark me as other go, then tapped out the access code on the sleek panel with a manicured carmine-red nail. The green light blinked, and I strode onto the decadent main floor, no more than Perine Beaumont—owner, entertainer. Loved by those who cherished carnal pleasure. And a thorn in the side of those who thought them vile. 

As always, Succ’s trademark burgundy-and-black interior was filled with patrons boasting varying levels of sexual tension. The delicious anticipation made it easy to point out the ones who intended to retire to the private rooms, but even among the individuals who merely popped in for the atmosphere, show, and drinks, the undercurrent of desire persisted.

New Release: Transient Moon

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Machines beeped away in their gleeful rhythm as I ran on the treadmill, wishing with every step that the screech marking the end of the test would sound through the sweat- and disinfectant-filled space. 

It wasn’t that I minded the additional exercise. Far from it. The burn in my muscles was always a gratifying sensation. 

But after doing the same damn thing for nearly three months, it was getting kind of tiresome.

“Five more minutes, Lotte,” Agnieszka said from behind her station.

I let out an obligatory groan, but the petite brunette didn’t react. She kept staring intently at the monitors, a travel mug filled with blood that prickled my nose in one hand, a pen with Interspecies Crimes and Relations Agency spelled out on the side in the other. She marked something down on her trusty pad, although for the life of me, I couldn’t imagine just what it could have been aside from SAME.

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January Reads

I’ve read so many amazing books last month! My top two were definitely The Wicked King and All the Wandering Light, but I’d recommend them all🖤

Here’s the entire list (an asterisk marks a reread):
✨ Pride (Zoboi)
✨ Heart of Thorns (Barton)
✨ Flameout (Arthur)
✨ Girls of Paper and Fire (Ngan)
✨ Flamecaster (Chima)
✨ Ashes Reborn (Arthur)
✨ The Cruel Prince (Black)*
✨ The Wicked King (Black)
✨ The Iron King (Kagawa)
✨ The Iron Daughter (Kagawa)
✨ All the Wandering Light (Fawcett)
✨ The Iron Queen (Kagawa)

New release: Shadow World

Available now on Amazon (FREE w/KU)

There are no cars in the Shadow World. No gentle hum of traffic to lull a person to sleep. 

The wake-up calls, on the other hand, apparently didn’t discriminate between the mortal and the demonic realm. Lucky me.

My eyes snapped open at the unmistakable dull thunk of a knife embedding itself in my bedpost. I glanced at the silver gleam of the dagger a mere two inches from my head. 

A damn fine way to rouse a person and keep them from snoozing all at once.

“Do you plan on throwing yourself off the sill, darling?” I drawled into the inky night the sickly yellow light of the lampposts barely touched. “Or will you get your ass inside already? It’s fucking drafty.”

Shadow World is live at long last! I’m so excited to introduce you to Crina; she was one of the most fun characters ever to work with. Even if circumstances were running her patience thin 😉

Grab your copy from Amazon to join Crina and explore the Shadow World with its (sometimes insufferably hot) denizens.

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Quick Shadow World Announcement

Some of you might have noticed that the pre-orders for Shadow World have been cancelled/disappeared off vendor sites. And yes, that’s all true.

First of all, I’d like to stress that Shadow World will be releasing on December 18th as originally planned. But…

(Here comes the fun part)

Okay, I love technology. Seriously. A-freaking-dore it. But sometimes, the relationship just doesn’t quite go in the direction one would expect. Sounds familiar?

(I hope not, though I think the answer for most people on that would be a grumbling yes)

Unfortunately, this wasn’t a case of a printer not hooking up to wi-fi or a computer freezing (or even Word doing its thing and correcting words despite having auto-correct off). Nope, this had to do with distribution and something fishy going on with the pre-order commands not going through once entered into the system.

Since I didn’t want to wing it and hope for an outcome that wouldn’t be a complete mess, the only way to go forward to was to wipe the slate clean and start again. So that’s exactly what I did.

I’m still not sure if everything is solved now, but at least it looks that way.

And, hopefully, it will stay that way all up until the 18th, when Shadow World releases.

Last but not least, I want to thank everyone who had their pre-orders cancelled for their patience. As well as all of you who’re probably clicking on dead links in the meantime.

(*aggressively writes down FIX LINKS in bullet journal*)

Seriously, I love all of you, and I hope you’ll enjoy Crina’s story in a little less than two weeks’ time!