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.
You can also read a few more words about TM in my latest newsletter.
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.
When one of her coaches goes missing, fixing the club’s tarnished reputation becomes the least of Lotte’s problems. Especially as her mission to locate Voit puts her in the path of the one person she desperately hoped to avoid.
Refusing to subject herself to Isa Vogt’s volatile presence for a second time, Lotte forms an unconventional alliance with a demon who’s set on bringing her coach to safety. But a common goal isn’t the only thing Lotte and Afanasiy share.
As their attraction deepens and the string of disappearances shifts to murders, Lotte can’t bring herself to walk away. From the demon or the case.
I honestly can’t begin to express how excited I am to share this story with you. Not only does it encompass my love for tennis, but Lotte is a character that has been with me for a while. Perhaps not in the exact form as she appears in the novel, but her essence has always been the same. I wrote about her inception in my latest newsletter, so I won’t get into it here, but if you want to, you can check out the story via this link.
Anyway, I’m so glad that I was able to send another bisexual werewolf protagonists out into the world, and I sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading Shadow Moon as much as I loved working on the story.
The second title, Darkening Moon, is already up for preorder and will be released in August. In the meantime, here are the buy links and blurb for the first in the Lotte Freundenberger series:
Werewolf. Coach. Lover. Spy.
After the War, Lotte gave up the turmoil of pack life to pursue a far more placid career in tennis. Or so she believed.
When a player is found dead at the compound with only days left until the Munich Games, the Interspecies Crimes and Relations Agency rolls in. Senior Agent Isa Vogt suspects foul play and enlists Lotte’s help to discover who stands behind the lethal performance-enhancing drug.
While separating friend from foe seems like an impossible task, Lotte has no choice but to return to her ruthless werewolf ways—or see another athlete die.
Will she win the hardest match of her life? Join Lotte’s team by picking up your copy of SHADOW MOON to find out.
The Bounty Hunting Queen fears nothing. Save for the dragon who’s after her heart.
Lena’s idea of a perfect reward after a hunt is losing herself in a stranger’s arms. But when that same stranger discovers her standing over a murdered mark, walking away becomes impossible.
Detective Caz Zeman could be the answer to solving her case, but with their compatible energies and magnetic attraction, spending more time together is the last thing Lena needs. Because when the demonic yearning for a mate wakes, distance is the only viable solution.
And the one luxury Lena doesn’t have.
Can she keep her own desire from fueling the ancient bond? Purchase your copy of NIGHTSTORM today to find out!
Sirens & Scales is now live! During release week, the set is just 99c, so if you want to immerse yourself in 26 exclusive stories, filled with dragons and various mer-creatures, don’t miss out!
My contribution to the set is Paradise of Shadows and Devotion. The novel is set in the Kolovrat universe and is the first book to take place in the “Future” section. It’s exclusive to the set and has never before been published
Hunted for her present. Haunted by her past.
As a mermaid stranded on land, Liana’s only goal is to survive this new world and not succumb to the call of the sea—unless she wants death to find her a second time.
Her struggle takes a turn for the worse when a PI tracks her down to the small cafe in Piran where she sought refuge. Her dashing Italian boss offers her a way out of the clutches of her past. In exchange for her honesty.
Revealing the taint of her previous life to Santino is terrifying enough, but with her lethal nature and the attraction brimming between them, growing close could become dangerous. Especially as she realizes there is more to him than meets the eye.
With Santino’s aid, Liana just might overcome her darkness. But will she be able to accept his?