Over the millennium we’ve changed, evolved, our powers growing with each new threat that has arisen before us. The duties required of me and my brethren are to stand guard over the world while still maintaining distance, and to fight the forces of darkness that threaten the peace of our father’s creation.
Now, here we stand, battle ready with swords drawn, ready to protect those that are meant to bring peace to all. We are the last line of defense between good and evil.
We are the bringers of light. We are the Guardians of Angelicus.
Barb is a Carolina girl by right and a Texan by birth. By day she’s a desk jockey for a rural transportation company and a book lover, reading through as many books as she can. At night, though, she turns into her alter ego: a writer—cape optional, depending on her mood.
Her stories are a mix of real-life events, personal experiences, and the craziness of her own imagination and those of her best friends. And when their imaginations blend together, it can be crazy. Barb writes in multiple genres, encounters new adventures, creates new worlds, and has a fantastic time breathing life into new stories, creating something she hopes inspires anyone who reads to fall in love with them as she has.
Barb lives by one little rule: tomorrow is never guaranteed, so make sure you live each day to its fullest.
He’s a billionaire tech genius. She’s a trauma therapist. Together they’ll fight the demons of the past for survival.
After centuries of hiding from humanity, Leo Lancaster can’t deny his shifter side any longer. His lion’s drive to find a mate sends him on a journey across the globe. He has only just begun his travels when she walks by in her heels and signature pencil skirt. Convincing her is another matter.
Katrina Denmark has run from a past that is determined to destroy her. Overcoming her fears she uses that experience to help others. When she meets Leo again her lioness rolls over and offers herself up on a platter. Feelings Katrina Kept bottled up roar to life as the deranged monster from her past finally catches up to her.
Will Leo arrive in time to save his mate from certain death. Will Katrina be able to face all the demons of her past to finally live the life destined for her.
Miranda‘s stories are focused around strong female leads and sexy males who appreciate them. She strives to encourage her readers that they can have it all in real life too.
You can find her most days either subbing at the local high school or tucked away in her office working on the next story with a cup of java in her hand. She loves connecting with her readers online as well as in real life so make sure to find her on Facebook and check out where she will be signing throughout the year on her website.
Bond Deeper Than Blood
by K Webster
Publication Date: February 16, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a forbidden, age-gap vampire romance standalone!
They took everything from me as a child.
Two crazed vampire twins stole my family from me and nearly my life.
Worse, they turned my favorite person into one of them.
I’m now a ruthless vampire slayer with one purpose.
Find the evil twins and seek my revenge.
And a mercy kill for…him.
He’d want nothing less.
My mission is clear.
I just have to find them first.
All goes well until I see him again.
For so long, I’ve ached to end his miserable existence he was forced into.
But he doesn’t want that at all…
He only wants me.
My thoughts 💭
This was an interesting read. Castilla is on a mission and finds that one she plans to kill only wants her and it changes everything. I really liked Castilla and Laurent but I need Mercy’s story…will she accept the matebond or will Castilla raise her to make her future mate work for it.
About K. Webster
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
by Zoe Forward
Publication Date: March 15, 2021
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Amara, Paranormal, Romance
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Kiera Rossard’s secret life just got complicated. When not being a vampire aristocrat she’s leader of the Nightshade League, a rebel vampire society that rescues werewolves during the interspecies war. Everyone wants her dead—vampires and the werewolves who don’t know her secret. Starting with the wolf she just saved—Michael Durand, the most vicious killer of her kind in existence. Something about the notorious werewolf sets her blood on fire.
She’s not good at resisting temptation. So what if vampires always bite when they’re turned on? And so what if one drop of his blood will kill her? What’s life without a little risk?
Michael doesn’t like vampires. At all. But now he’s losing his mind over the dark desire Kiera stirs in him. He should plot her death. Only, she’s hot and mouthy. Staying near her a bit longer is irresistible. When unforgiving forces hone in on her secret identity, he must decide between duty to his people and protecting her. But if he stays, who will protect her from him?
Each book in the Blood Wars series is STANDALONE:
* The Way You Bite
* Nightshade’s Bite
ABOUT ZOE FORWARD
Award winning author, Zoe Forward is a hopeless romantic who can’t decide between paranormal and contemporary romance. So, she writes both. Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers’ Best Award.
When she’s not typing at her laptop, she’s cheering her son on at baseball, chasing after the toddler or cleaning up the newest pet mess from the menagerie that occupies her house. She’s a board-certified veterinarian. You can ask her about your pet’s problem, but be warned she’s into integrative medicine so her answer might involve treatments you’ve never heard of.
She’s madly in love with her globe trotting conservation ecologist husband and she’s happiest when he returns to their home base.
THE VIRGIN HUNT GAMES
by Mel Teshco
Publication Date: January 18, 2021
Tropes: Forbidden Love, Off Limits, Overcoming Odds
Genres: Adult, Entangled: One Handed Reads, Erotic, Paranormal, Sci-fi, Aliens, Romance
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EARTH, YEAR 2324
Melody Simmons desperately needs to fill her bank accounts with credits that could help her family climb out of near poverty. And in the Virgin Hunt Games, that means enticing as many hunters as possible to bed her. The downside? Billions of viewers from all parts of the galaxy would be watching her fall from virtue with avid interest.
Alien Damon Banscott despises everything about the Virgin Hunt Games. Except the fact he can now legally destroy his enemy in the games. He is in this only for revenge. Then Damon sees one of the beautiful hunted and, for a moment, his heart stops beating. He’ll fight to the death before allowing another hunter to touch and deflower Melody.
But while the hunters get more credits by pleasing their captive mate sexually, the hunted women received more by finding their pleasure with any of the hunters who weren’t their assigned mate.
Let the games begin…
My thoughts 💭
I liked this book. It had an erotic hunger games vibe but with aliens! Melody and Damon had plans before entering the games but their attraction pushes them slightly off course but it’s worth it. I definitely recommend reading this.
ABOUT MEL TESHCO
Mel Teshco loves to write scorching paranormal, sci-fi and contemporary stories. Not easy with five cats, two dogs and a fat black thoroughbred vying for attention, especially when Mel’s also busily stuffing around on Facebook. With only one daughter now living at home to feed two minute noodles, she still shakes her head at how she managed to write with three daughters and three stepchildren living under the same roof. Not to mention Mr. Semi-Patient (the one and same husband hoping for early retirement…he’s been waiting a few years now…) Clearly anything is possible, even in the real world.
Length: 283 pages
Published: September 17, 2020
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Naughty girls need love too.
A beautiful monster, that’s what I am. My packaging is just a little nicer than the creatures you hear about dwelling in your closet.
With three baddies for my mates, things are definitely getting interesting. I think I’ve even convinced them not to kill each other.
But I have a new purpose, someone is hurting our kind. Stealing Charmed magic in arcane rituals that leave my friends drained and dead, and I won’t allow it.
It’s time for them to find out why even the Monsters fear me.
I am the bad guy
Companion novel to Friends with the Monster. RH story with adult themes not recommend for those under 18.
My thoughts 💭
I love Dami and her monsters! Grim is definitely my favorite even if his solution to problems is to end everyone. I enjoyed reading and definitely recommend!
Length: 248 pages
Published: October 31, 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Goddess, a ghost is trying to kiss me. And I kinda want him to. Are you sleeping on the job again?
**Medium Burn Reverse Harem NA Paranormal Romance**
You think you’re having a bad day? Jaz Neck is suddenly being stalked by ghosts.
She thought things were bad when she lost her magic and was ostracized by her so-called friends. As it turns out, that was just the tip of the iceberg.
After struggling to reclaim her magic, she makes herself even more of a freak by becoming the only necromancer in existence. Nothing like giving the bullies at Highborn Academy a fresh supply of ammunition to harass her with…
The only upside to her spiraling social status is the shocking revelation that she’s been linked with three soulmates: a ghost, a lycan, and a warlock. But will their combined strength be enough to protect her from the dark forces rising?
My thoughts 💭
This was an interesting read. Jaz was funny I like her. Alec, Pierce and Gilbert were sweet and their chemistry with Jaz was hot! I enjoyed their banter! I enjoyed this and can’t wait to read the next book!
The Hunter And The Bringer Duology
Title: Monsters And Mortals
“They protect mortals from monsters. But what now defines a monster has become unclear.”Top agent for The Hunters, Val Hemmingway, and the golden boy of The Bringers, Jeremey Darington, are forced to continue their mission together to locate and stop a homicidal threat from the monster realm and his human puppet. Things are rocky between them as usual as they track down this killing machine through Europe with weapon’s master Galen and timid analyst Kesler. Along this dangerous adventure, storms will brew, monsters will attack, minds will become chaotic, and hearts will shatter, the answers to this mystery changing their lives more than they ever expected or are ready for. Read the conclusion of “The Hunter and The Bringer” duology today.This series is New Adult, so it has content that is 17+.
What does fantasy mean to you? or how would you describe it?- Fantasy reminds me an incredible world, where reality takes a backseat and nothing is impossible. I believe that you people can do anything. That’s why we have creative drive and imaginations.
Where do you get your ideas? I am gifted with an overactive imagination. But like most authors, I am inspired by the world around me, people in my life, events in my life, and medias that are beloved to me, such as anime, manga, and fairy tales.
What is your writing process like? I work as an elementary teacher in addition to Sunday school, running the anime club at my district’s high school, and also summer school. I write when three beautiful components come together: inspiration, motivation, and time. Oh goodness, time managing! I do outline the goals I want each chapter to achieve and key quotes I plan to use, but I also let the characters lead me in certain situations.
What advice do you have for writers? First off, go for it! You are a shining star! Only you can write the story in your soul and the world wants to read it. Don’t know what to write about? I suggest to my students start with what you know and what you love.
Does a big ego help or hurt writers? In anything in life, if you do your best and have passion in your craft, you should be proud. However, big egos turn me off when I encounter them in general. Writers need their fans, people to give them a chance, no matter their experience or level of success. We should love our work, but be humble and grateful to those who support us, always ready to improve and do our best.
What is your writing Kryptonite? Marketing. I really should have gotten a business degree with my teaching one. Actually composing a work? Transitions can be tricky for me for some odd reason.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? I have a story and characters that are begging to come into the world, so I write what my soul has created. I might take certain scenes into consideration for what readers want, but I allow whatever flows out of my being to show itself.
Do you think someone could be a writer if they don’t feel emotions strongly? Absolutely! If you have something to share and an urge to write, by George, tally ho!
Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book? I have a writing style for sure with each of my series and works, but I also tweak them to have their own voices thanks to the characters and their target audiences. I just want my audiences to find some happiness or a connection in any of my works. 🙂
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be? Go get a marketing degree! I am partly teasing. I would tell my younger writer self to not be afraid to write anything you want because you have a rep of being a ‘goody-goody.’
How did publishing your first book change your process of writing? I learned about the process of editing, truly editing and having to take criticisms for someone who wants your work to succeed, but a manuscript is an author’s baby and at first, you are protective of it. Over time, I am more willing to listen, but also not afraid to defend something I am passionate about. Like everything, communication is key to everything.
What does literary success look like to you? When I have someone come to a convention to see me and beg for my next book or a selfie. When I have someone draw fan art of my characters or want to marry Umbra or Jeremey or even be like Val or Stary, my heart is so full, my soul complete. Seeing students I do book talks with come to me timidly to tell me they are starting a story and wanting to write, asking me for any advice or thanking me for not giving up on my dream, it makes me see that I do belong in this world.
Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice? For sure. I have to get inside other characters’ heads, people I have created from nothing, beings that would not exist without me. So, I have conversations with imaginary friends in my mind all the time. And they boss me around and tell me what to do. Then you have to research types of flamethrowers and how long an intestine would roll out if slashed open then run over by a car and you start to question your morals. Balancing all this is such a delightful challenge. How can it not be spiritual?
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex? I think fully getting into someone’s head is a challenge. I am lucky that I have brothers and have always gotten along well with guys, gaining insight to how they would handle certain situations. I think the hardest part of writing as a guy for me is their lingo sometimes, especially in emotional scenes because I know media puts a lot of pressure on men to be these romantic leads, an unrealistic sappy women (like myself) want!
How do you select the names of your characters? Names are critical to me. I always am seeking names that are unique, but still fairly easy to pronounce. And the meanings for the names have to reflect the character, usually their personality or a deeper destiny for them.
If you didn’t write, what would you do for work? I would still teacher, but I also have an interest in voice acting and charity work involving cosplay. Or a tour guide for Graceland. Elvis is my king.
If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do? Take spelling and grammar a little more seriously earlier in life. I waited until I was 15, when I decided to try to write a manuscript, that I needed to practice and care for it.
Do you believe in writer’s block? I have this often! It’s when my imaginary friends decide they don’t want to talk to me or proper wording fails me. It is annoying.
Do you Google yourself? *Shyly raises hand* Guilty.
What one thing would you give up to become a better writer? Stress!
What is the most difficult part of your artistic process? We are our own worst critics. Being proud of your work, the world only you can mold, but still wanting your reader to see all the love and work you put into it. Knowing what you did was worthwhile.
Morgan was born and raised in the small, yet big enough town of Farmington, Missouri which has magic hidden within it along with bipolar weather. Before she found her path to teaching and the bridge that connects her to writing, she wanted to be a paleontologist, a teddy bear designer, an actor (which she still dreams about, but in anime voice acting form), and an American J-Pop idol. She had been writing since she was six, but never pondered it until her 6th-grade Communication Arts teacher gave her the title “The Queen of Details” and her 9th grade Communication Arts teacher informed her she would make a fantastic book character for HIS future book, where she laughed, but it triggered the question within her “Why can’t I write one?”
When she is not writing, daydreaming, snuggling with her hubby, or trying to educate and inspire young minds at her local school district, Morgan enjoys singing, acting, drawing, playing video games, organizing things, doing goofy voices, confusing people by making them smile with her cute, but unique fashion choices, engaging in social interaction with her friends, family, co-workers, love of her life, and church family, smiling and laughing to burn calories, having ‘me’ time by listening to music and walking, watching awesome TV shows and movies, and collecting adorable plushies, and geeky buttons and keychains along with buying way too many books, graphic tees, and dresses. She is in love with reading as well. Her guilty pleasure, however, is being a full otaku. Anime, manga, cosplay, Japanese culture, and more help identify and inspire her every day, giving her confidence and happiness.
Morgan’s first book, Spirit Vision, fuses Morgan’s love for her hometown and the people close in life, the world beyond life, finding the magic only you can have inside yourself, the power of love and friendship, and of writing in general. She hopes to make Spirit Vision a series and write many more books, sharing her always-on imagination with the world.
She also has deeply enjoyed writing poems and short stories for her two current collections (more to come in the future) and her new adult monster hunter series, The Hunter and The Bringer, being absorbed in the different type of writing style and colorful cast of characters.
Length: 322 pages
Published: July 24, 2020
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Maxine Parker expected to lose her life when the Vampire King swept through her city like a plague. She did not expect to lose her heart to him as well.
Caught between her desire to protect the living and her love for Dracula, she suddenly finds herself the enemy of the hunters who had once been her allies.
As the Vampire King unleashes his army of the damned and turns Boston into a sea of carnage, she must decide if she can love the monster for what he is, or if she must be the one to end his bloody crusade through history once and for all…
My thoughts 💭
This was a nice ending to Vlad and Maxine’s story. It totally stressed me out but I enjoyed reading. I liked getting some understanding of Vlad’s madness and his creatures. Maxine has to make a difficult choice between killing the one she loves or saving the city and Vlad doesn’t make it easy on her. This book had me hooked from beginning to end!