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It’s been five years since the monsters took over the world. And now it’s up to me to save us all.
My name’s Belle and I’m not your typical fairy-tale princess. That whole provincial life? Not for me.
I always had big dreams of traveling the world, of seeing far-off places that I only ever read about in the pages of a book.
I just never realized that I would one day have to save it. A small-town girl like me? Impossible.
Yet regardless of my doubts, I can’t lose hope, especially as my father disappeared six months ago, and I’d bet all the books in my library that they have him.
I’ll get my father back. No matter what it costs. Even if I have to sacrifice my freedom to do so.
I just never expected that I would end up desiring the monsters so much. They do strange things to my body, invading my dreams, and I’m simply no match. But what do you expect from four terrors with horns, wings, tails, and snake tongues?
Can I tame the monsters after all? Or will they tame me?
This book contains a heroine with multiple love interests, and is intended for mature audiences only.
The thing about making a deal with the devil, is you never see the fine print.
I thought this was the best way to save them. The four men that keep me grounded, rooted to the core of my history, my legacy, and I’ll save them no matter the cost.
Truths uncovered lead to more secrets, more lies, more pain, and the tangled web of Echoes Cove has me trapped tighter in its bindings.
The monsters of this world have no idea how far I’m willing to go. How hard I’m willing to fight.
One thing is for sure, they have all underestimated me. Soon they will see my truth, and I’ll be the one with the crown.
What you see is what you get...
Isn't that the saying? But the face I see in the mirror is most definitely not my own.
My life as I know it has been altered drastically by the revelation that I’m not human.
And neither are the cute guys who have adopted me into their friend group.
Now, I’m forced to traverse a reality I know very little about, uncovering earth-shattering secrets along the way.
With Devyn in the hospital fighting for his life, Kian and Tristan at each other’s throats, and a sadistic tutor attempting to teach me how to be fae, I have my work cut out for me.
But the secrets plaguing this cute little town are deadly, and I’m about to find out exactly what happens when you’re planted smack dab in the middle of them all.
Can I survive my senior year of high school unscathed? Or will I be seduced by the shadows?
Seducing Shadows is a reverse harem paranormal romance, meaning the main character will end up with more than one love interest by the end of the series. This is book two in the series, and it will end with a cliffhanger.
Four elite warriors. One fae princess to bind them. And a destiny to realize.
I had a rocky start to my appointment as Guardian of the Crown, but I am resilient and determined to seize the reigns of my destiny—even if it means going up against an evil man like Ruic Breard. But when a shocking discovery threatens my position—and the bonds I've created—I worry I won't be enough to lead my mates to the victory the quadrant needs.
Lukas, Tundra, Dune, and Shadow believe in me and are committed to help me stabilize the Dornte Quadrant.
But what if their confidence isn't enough? What if I'm not enough?
*Honor Bound is book four in the third harem of the Guardians of the Fae Realms reverse harem paranormal romance series. Expect sizzling polyamorous situations (mmmfm), heart-pounding action, ongoing storylines, and lovers who find what they need from not only their queen but each other as well. Med-burn, med angst, vivid sexual content, and language.*
Perfect for fans of Meg Xuemei, Ilona Andrews, Alex Lidell, Sarah J. Maas, Laura Thalassa, C. N. Crawford, Eva Chase, Caroline Peckham, and Amelia Hutchins.
There’s nothing like a murder to interrupt a romance with three shifters... or launch it forward.
Alyssa, code name Artemis.
Alyssa thought being the only woman in the Department of Shifter Affair’s new human-shifter training program would cause trouble. UNDERSTATEMENT! She has three shifters competing for her, another group of shifters trying to control her, and the DSA agent in charge... well, he’s not bothering anyone any more. He’s been murdered, and all eyes are on Alyssa. Sure her knife was found in the body, but that doesn’t mean she killed him. And the fact that the agent was trying to boot her from the program isn’t a motive. Not really. Okay, maybe.
At least things can’t get worse.
In walks Agent Gallagher, an a**hole with an agenda. Okay, she can avoid him. Maybe. As for Tiernan, of course he has to go feral during the murder investigation. Then there’s Maddox, her white wolf who pushes her away every time they start to get close. Nope, there’s not enough time to explain it all, especially with Rafe, her growly alpha, thinking he can control the a bunch of antagonistic shifters
the DSA. Oh, and her three shifters all want her. Her three shifters from three differentpacks.
Alyssa can’t choose between them. Then again, she doesn’t have to. She’ll choose all three. . . as soon as she figures out
Ours to Protect. Ours to Love.
is the second book in a steamy reverse harem shifter romance trilogy. The story begins with
and finishes with
The story involves three shifters (one bossy, one sweet, and one too devilish for anyone’s good) and the female agent who has secrets that could destroy them all. Get ready for steam, action, and several twists along the way. Each book in the trilogy ends in a very Happy Ever After.
Some little girls have imaginary friends; I had imaginary monsters.
I’d try to conjure fluffy unicorns and happy, smiling faeries, but after a brush with Death as a kid, those figments of light seemed beyond my reach.
When I say I had a brush with Death, I mean he held me in his arms in the pulsing darkness as doctors and nurses worked to revive my body in a sterile hospital room. And when that darkness began to flicker, life calling me back, he murmured something to me. Something important. Something I couldn’t quite hear over the roar of blood in my ears and the squawking of hospital machinery.
Ever since that day, my daydreams and nightmares seemed to collide. Sometimes they seem more substantial than the world around me.
But when the shadowy figments of my imagination break through the veil separating dream from reality on the darkest night of my life, I start to wonder if my brush with Death was much more than a hallucination.
And maybe I brought more than a touch of darkness back from the brink with me.
It all started when we ruled our high school. I manipulated and lied my way to the top. Max, Viraj, Roark, and Zach always had my back, each participating in my schemes when it struck their fancy or they needed a thrill.
Adulthood and disagreements tore us apart. Max is now a horse-raising aristocrat. Viraj is a lawyer by day and an adrenaline junkie by night. Roark is my resident hacker. Zach, well, my very own antisocial psychopath became a sweet paediatrician. And me? I'm a respected businesswoman and the owner of a multinational company, The Cleanup.
This is all a front. In the Information Era, I steal secrets. And they're worth more than gold.
But what happens when my best friend Ellie hires me for a heist that I can’t pull off on my own? I need my guys’ help, but will their devotion to me overcome their lifelong hatred for one another? My reputation and my best friend's neck are on the line, and I am not ready to lose it all.
The Cleanup is a full-length standalone novel. This is a contemporary heist reverse harem romance, meaning our leading lady has three or more love interests and does not have to choose between them to find her happily ever after. Please check the authors' note at the start of the book for warnings.
Just when Rowan thought things might be coming together. When she dared to hope things might work out. The world around her crumbled.
Betrayed by her own pack. Held captive by someone she should’ve been able to trust above all others. And time is running out.
Her only hope is her mates. Holden, Anson, Lucas, Keene, and Vaughn won’t stop fighting. For Rowan and for their bond.
But just when they thought there might be a way out, everything is turned upside down yet again.
Because the person who’s after Rowan? He’ll stop at nothing until all of her powers are his. And if he can’t have them, no one will…
**The final book in a continuing three-book series. A reverse harem, why choose romance. Think fated mates, a heroine who has no idea just how special she is, broody, swoony, crazy protective heroes, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.**
What begins as a kinky game ends up as something else entirely.
When I start a new job as the Ink Factor tattoo parlor receptionist, I have no idea what to expect. My skin is virgin, so I've never stepped foot into a place like it. But it's not the graffitied walls or the crazy loud music that overwhelms me; it's the eight huge, sexy, tattooed men who own it.
Dex and Lex are twins with pierced tongues, wicked grins, and snake tattoos that disappear beneath their waistbands to goodness knows where.
Nash, Niall, and Noah are triplets who have marked their skin to make their gorgeous jacked bodies less identical.
Kase and Kole are dark and mysterious, watching everything I do with a mix of suspicion and fascination.
And Carl is the boss. With ice blue eyes and hair like a Viking, he makes my knees weak every time he gives me an order.
They hire me to sort out their admin. I spend my days trying to stay professional and my nights tangled in dreams filled with men of ink and sin. But it's when they overhear me talking to a friend about my lack of bedroom experience that things get really interesting.
They offer to help in a strictly educational kind of way. They each have a different kink, and they're confident they can help me figure out what I like. They treat it like a game, telling me to score them on satisfaction and technique. A little more experience will help me find Mr. Right-For-Me. At least that's what they say.
Except, each night I spend with them makes me more confused.
You see, my problem is that I don't want to find someone else. I think I want them all.
INKED 8 is a Tattoo Shop Reverse Harem Romance with a happy ever after ending. It's book 6 in the Multiple Love Series of standalone romances with characters who continue to make appearances!
A love so great and tragic that even erased completely, it causes echoes in Time that can't be denied.
Eden Kelly made the ultimate sacrifice to Shatter the mirror and save her men from the pain and suffering that their love caused by erasing it all. With her timeline reset to before ever meeting them, she does the hard work of therapy and healing so she can make her way through the grief and PTSD that the attack caused her. Back at work and living life again, she still struggles with a feeling of emptiness that something is missing. The love filled dreams she has every night have her yearning for something she doesn't understand but desperately wants.
Sebastian, Luca, Cade and Finn have spent centuries sampling the world's pleasures, always searching for the one thing that will fill the void they all feel but never find. The faceless woman that has haunted their dreams for over three hundred years gives them hope that one day they will find her and the happiness they all crave.
A chance meeting at their new nightclub, Gothic sparks that hope that she's the one but the more time they spend together the more the echoes of a life none of them have lived come into focus and make them question everything. Dreams become memories that never happened. Love surges but is tinged with unexplainable anger and despair as what was Shattered slowly pieces itself back together.
Can they overcome the damage done from a life they have no memory of living and grasp onto the love they all want...Forever?
Have you ever lost yourself in a fantasy world you created?
That’s how I’ve survived the years alone in a reality where humans cower in fear of supernatural creatures hiding behind the veil.
All I’ve ever had is my pen, my notebook, and the world I created to make it through the days as a ward of the state, suffering at the hands of the real villains of the world...Humans.
The pages of my notebook hold five sinful, feared monsters. Ones that I certainly shouldn’t be pining over since they aren’t even real.
I question my grip on reality when real life and fantasy collide as my words suddenly come to life. Out of the pages climb each of the beautifully twisted monsters I created with my ink.
Magical factions fight for control over me and my monsters, claiming I have the potential to topple empires with my power to create.
Dark Imaginarium Academy claims to want to help me learn about my new powers. The Headmistress says they can protect me, but I’m not so sure about that.
The one thing I am sure about? I’ll destroy the world if they try to take my monsters from me.
Because my creations aren’t just monsters—they’re my soulmates.
Monsters Within is book one in The Creatures We Crave series, which is set within the shared universe of Dark Imaginarium Academy. All series can be read independently, but characters have crossovers and it is highly encouraged to read all within the universe to understand the world in its entirety.
DARK IMAGINARIUM ACADEMY FEATURES CHARACTERS THAT ARE ALL 18+. THIS IS NOT A HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY SETTING AND THE CONTENTS ARE INTENDED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES.
SERIES WITHIN THE UNIVERSE:
Monarchs of Hell (CompleteSeries) by R.L. Caulder and M. Sinclair
Dark Imaginarium Academy:
The Creatures We Crave by R.L. Caulder
Phases of the Moon by M. Sinclair
I’m just a girl standing in front of a guy, begging him to save me from the monsters.
With no family, a take-no-sh*t attitude, and a fast-paced job as a delivery biker in NYC, I keep men at arm’s length. It makes things simple. What’s not simple is when monsters kidnap me in broad daylight and throw me in the back of a cab.
I’m all on my own and totally screwed… until a mysterious stranger tears the car apart to rescue me.
Ramsey, also known as Aries, says he’s the first constellation of the Zodiac, twelve superpowered protectors who have dreamed of me for thousands of years. He’s all that stands between me and the horrors of the void. And did I mention he’s hot as hell?
One by one, the Zodiac are waking to save me—and the whole goddamn world—from the ancient horrors and their slimy, grasping tentacles.
Aries is the first. I don’t know why I trust him… I definitely need him… and I can’t fight how much I want him.
If Lovecraft went on a bar crawl through Queens with your twelve favorite book boyfriends, you’d get the Fated Zodiac Harem. Snarky banter, one sassy heroine, twelve sexy reborn stars, and lots of fun await... scroll up and one-click now! Book 2 is available on preorder for April 20th, 2022.
Cheated on, lied to, fooled so easily…
I missed every single red flag, and looking back, the signs were never there. So how did I spend so much time loving someone who threw me away for one night with someone else?
My step brother hated him before, but now? Now he wants to pick up all my broken pieces… Show me how it feels to be worshiped.
There’s no future for us though, we could never work, but Octavio doesn’t care, he wants me, and he’s making that clear every chance he gets… Says he’ll do whatever it takes to get my body back under his…
So what do I do? Well, I got a fake boyfriend in an attempt to scare off my step brother, and a very persistent, stalker like ex-boyfriend.
And don’t even get me started on my new study buddy…
Annoyingly, these men are not interested in taking no for an answer.
Contemporary RH romance, with Step Brother, fake boyfriend, and second chance romance themes.
Dumped is a reverse harem romance, meaning our FMC will have more than one love interest and won’t have to choose between them at the end. The SCU series consists of 7 stories all set in the university and shared world, and each can be read independently and in any order. Dumped is the Fifth book. Standalone HEA.
He was wrapped in danger and I recklessly believed I could tame him.
My mother once told me the smartest thing a woman could do was hide her intelligence. I never understood why a woman would want to do that.
I’d chosen to live my life to the fullest, not wanting to hiding any part of me. And I’d mostly succeeded at that… until him.
Turned out I wasn’t as bright as my mother believed me to be. If anything, I was brilliantly reckless, which was a dangerous combination.
Book 3.25 in the Dark Confessions series.
Reckless is best read after Dangerous Vows in the Dark Confessions series for the details to make linear sense. This book contains a FF and FMF relationship. While not required to read before book 4 in the series, it will provide information that will be excluded in the final book. Triggers include dubcon/violence/kidnapping/trauma. This book is intended for 18+ due to language and content.
One Omega, four Alphas, their pact...
I may be an Omega, but that won’t stop me making my own way in life. I've fought for my place at this elite college despite my background, my designation, and a family who thinks I can't make it on my own. I'm determined I won’t end up as a play thing for some Alpha.
But when I catch the eye of The Crew — rich, entitled, and insanely hot – I’m slowly seduced by a new world of pleasure and passion. A world I never knew existed.
Soon, I’m the toy for a whole pack of Alphas.
All but one.
And in this pack it’s all for one, and one for all. That’s the pact. If he doesn’t want me, I can never be theirs.
And I’m beginning to realise that being theirs is exactly what I want.
If you love the sauciness and steam of omegaverse with the sweetness of contemporary romance, heroes with hard shells and soft interiors, and heroines who fight for what they want, you’ll love Hannah Haze’s soft and steamy books - omegaverse set in our world.
This novel is a standalone with happy ending guaranteed and British English spelling and usage.
Lone wolf or part of the crew?
My life has turned out to be a web of lies.
All I know for sure is that the hitmen who took me into their home aren't the real villains in this story.
As the Chaos Crew helps me track down answers about who I am and what happened to me all those years ago, I can't help wondering if their home could become mine too. Especially when I discover just how delicious each of them can be in their unique ways.
But to work alongside me is a dangerous game. My unknown enemies are ramping up their attacks, and we're all in the line of fire now.
Will winning the loyalty of these brutal men guarantee my survival—or send them to an early grave?
*Killer Lies is the second book in a new gritty contemporary romance series from bestselling author Eva Chase (writing as Eva Chance) and Harlow King. No major triggers, just hot murderously-inclined men, a deadly heroine out for revenge, and an enemies-to-lovers romance where the girl gets all the guys. Prepare for total bloody chaos!*
A cursed witch, four intriguing young men, and a shadow realm hidden within their academy.
My name is Willow Oliver, and I’m descended from a bloodline of powerful yet cursed witches. At least, that’s what my mother claims. Most people think she’s crazy.
I never put too much thought into it—the whole being a witch thing—I assumed my strange quirks were something everyone else had.
Flowers don’t glow when you look at them?
When others my age go off to faraway colleges and escape our sleepy town, I stay close to home so I can continue to keep an eye on my mother.
My new academy buzzes with a familiar energy. One that half the student body doesn’t seem to notice. The others simply disappear through hazy shadows, vanishing into thin air. Three of the four men I’m magnetically drawn to have skin that feels like electric when we touch, something magical hidden under the surface of each of them.
The more I uncover, the more I doubt my sanity, making me consider one of two things: I’m going crazy, too, or maybe my mom was right after all.
And if what she said of our lineage was true, will I be strong enough to face the ancient curse that is stealing our power? Or will I succumb to it while risking the lives of the ones I can’t help but care for?
NOW A COMPLETED 5-BOOK SERIES! Slow burn, steam increases with series.
One Fated Mate Is A Blessing. Four Is A Curse
Until my sister made a deal with the dark fae, I was 100% human.
Now she’s missing and I’m cursed with wings and four fae princes as my fated mates.
Prince Bradwell, August, Rory, and Caulden are as gorgeous as they are cruel.
They rule my academy and don’t want a magic-less mate who can’t see through basic glamors.
They want to get rid of me. To see me destroyed.
So they’ve ordered me to compete in the Fae Trials.
If I can survive this deadly tournament, the vicious mean girls, and my gorgeous-as-sin mates, I can escape a painful, humiliating death.
But no matter what, I won't fall in love with these four cruel princes.
Fae Trials is book one of the Royal Fae Academy trilogy, a paranormal academy bully romance with dark themes, sexual situations, and violence.
Look away if you want to live...
My life is a giant crap pile with a cherry thrown on top. I'm an immortal woman cursed to kill people with just a glance. And now I've been kidnapped by three mouthwateringly sexy gargoyles, who I'm pretty sure want me dead.
But it gets better...
While I'm trying to make the best of being a prisoner, guarded by yummy eye-candy, I'm also being dragged on a dangerous mission. One that throws me right back into a world which has haunted me for far too long. And if history repeats itself, might end in some seriously twisted scenarios.
Things don't look good for me. But then, that's not unusual. What is? I think I'm not just risking my life this time, I'm risking my heart. And that's one thing that even monsters fear.