When Zaan sensed power gathering across the world, he followed his instincts all the way back to Allendra. He already knew what she was planning to do just as he knew he would not be welcome after centuries of estrangement. He soon finds out he’s right on both counts.
After he pleads with her to change her mind, Allendra challenges the breeds they created together. They will have to choose love over everything else before the Blood Moon, or risk losing their powers. Zaan realizes he, too, has a role to play here… but is it a role Allendra chose for him, or did he get caught in the challenge by accident?
Either way, trying to find a way back into her heart will not be an easy task when Allendra seems intent on living in the past…
In this collection of two short stories and one novella, it’s all about love, and how magic can bring lovers together… or tear them apart…
THE THIRTEENTH HALLOWEEN
When, after twenty years, Thomas returns to the home he shared with Jim, his mind is filled with memories both sweet and bitter. They were once happy there, but when Jim discovered that Thomas was a wizard, he felt betrayed enough to kick Thomas out of his life.
Jim has now passed away, leaving the house to Thomas, and Thomas soon realizes that he wasn’t the only one who regretted the way they parted. With Halloween strengthening the ghostly presence of Jim in the house, Thomas might just get the chance to say goodbye… or even more.
On the eve of Christmas, Hunter gets a call from his friend Cole and agrees to help him perform a magic ritual. Cole has taught Hunter to do simple magic spells, but Hunter’s feelings for Cole run deeper than friendship and gratitude, even though he doesn’t know if Cole even likes men that way.
Once they are ‘locked’ in the magic circle, though, Cole has to admit that the ritual requires them to be intimate, and he didn’t ask Hunter to help by accident.
UNDER HIS SKIN
For Christmas, Nathan has the perfect gift for Joshua, his best friend and sometimes lover: his magic. Ever since Nathan found out he had magical abilities, Joshua has supported him, encouraging him to cultivate his talent, so that Nathan is now the resident mage of the local Special Enforcer agency that employs both of them. Joshua, however, doesn’t have a trace of the talent, however much he wishes he could do magic too.
On a night off, Nathan offers Joshua a way to discover what it feels like to do magic by swapping bodies for a few hours. But before the night is over, their boss calls them both for back up, and the playful spell starts to cast a different light on their relationship. Will they be able to do their job and keep an innocent girl safe while stuck in each other’s skin, or will magic break them apart?
Ray’s relationship with Grace is usually simple: he is her vampire submissive, and she is Mistress Red, his Domme. Tonight, however, when they go to Carte Blanche, their favorite BDSM club, things are a little different. Ray isn’t a simple sub; he’s a switch, and sometimes his mood and needs are better suited to being on the Dominant side of the equation. When Grace suggests that he turn Dom for the night, there are only two questions: who will he play with… and how will Grace react when she sees him in this new role?
All 5 installments of the Serenade Serial in one ebook
For six centuries, the vampire Irene has hunted human prey to feed from their necks, sometimes taking them to her bed, too. For almost as long, she has preserved her memories in music, composing on her piano but never sharing her work.
So when, during a trip to Paris, she stumbles onto a bar in which a pianist plays her music for the patrons, she’s flabbergasted that anyone might be enjoying her compositions and outraged that they’ve been stolen from her.
Her first instinct is to take the pianist’s life as retribution, but a few words—and a torrid night—shared with the talented, intriguing and insolent Rachid change her mind. She can’t understand what is so special about him, just like she can’t understand how listening to him play her music on the piano touched something inside her so that she’s able to compose again after decades of being blocked.
When she tries to figure out what is it with this one human, she meets his vampire companion, Oliver, and soon finds herself entangled in their lives…
In a future world shattered by the invasion of beast-like demons, humans are fighting back as well as they can, using ancient weapons and magic to defend their cities. Next to them, vampires are fighting too – some for the thrill of it, others to hold on to age-old Pacts, which demand that they protect humans.
In this trilogy of novels, we watch two vampires, Blake and his Sire Marc, redefine the reasons why they fight demons and the nature of their relationship as they join a group of human fighters and fall in love with one of them, the fierce and fearless Kate.
In the midst of war, despite fights, injuries and betrayals, a three-way courtship takes place, bringing Kate closer to both men. However, when demons kidnap one of them, the emotional upheaval that follows puts everything in question again...
Bonus: The epilogue short story The Last Sunset is included in this bundle.
I'd be glad to! This is a excerpt from Mated, a phoenix and dragon shifter story that will be published on April 25th as part of the Prowlers & Growlers box set. it's the first pat of a new series I'm starting, Firelands Wars:
She joined him and they stood together close to the edge, with nothing in front of them but thin air all the way down to a five hundred feet drop. It was a place and a view of which she’d never tire, and she often came here early in the morning to watch the sun soar above the horizon—and soar with it. Today, however, she found herself watching Maikel rather than the play of colors lighting up distant clouds.
“What a wonderful place,” he murmured, his gaze sweeping the valley stretched down below them. “Perfect to take flight from, isn’t it?”
He turned to her as he finished and something must have showed on her face because he quickly added, “Which is what you came here to do, I’m guessing.”
She inclined her head.
“Nothing better to clear my head than to jump and let myself fall a couple hundred feet before I let myself shift.”
Maikel whistled softly.
“I didn’t realize phoenixes enjoy this kind of thing.”
She raised an eyebrow at him.
“What kind of thing is that?”
“Dangerous things. Like jumping from a cliff.”
“And here I thought dragons were supposed to be impulsive creatures,” she teased. “Are you telling me you’re afraid of what I was doing when I wasn’t even ten years old?”
Something shifted in his eyes, their dark auburn turning to gold for a split second, then to flames as brightly red as blood.
“I didn’t say I was afraid,” he pointed out in a mild voice as he shrugged out of his jacket and dropped it to the ground.
Next thing she knew, his shirt was already halfway unbuttoned and opening on a surprisingly tan and muscled chest.
“What—what are you doing?” she stammered, forcing her eyes back up to his. Her cheeks were burning up all of a sudden.
“Undressing,” he answered plainly. “So I don’t ruin my clothes when I shift and have to ride back to the fortress in the nude.”
That image probably shouldn’t have been so appealing.
Whatever protest she wanted to offer disappeared when he shrugged his shoulders and his shirt slid off, exposing the smooth expanse of his chest and gently rippled abs that made her fingers curl with the desire to touch them. Apparently, he was still doing ‘grunt work’ in his vineyard—another intriguing image. He started reaching for the fastenings of his pants and she hurriedly turned her back to him.
“This doesn’t strike me as very appropriate,” she said, her words ending on a mortifying little squeak.
The whisper of a zipper being pulled down seemed to fill the space between them.
“Are you telling me you didn’t come here to shift? Because if that’s what you’re saying, we don’t believe you.”
His word choice confirmed what she had started to suspect: his dragon was close, very close to the surface. She’d always heard that dragons were impulsive and quick to act when they felt threatened or insulted… it certainly appeared to be true...
Who designed the covers?
I did. I've always enjoyed tinkering with Photoshop, and I hope to create covers for other authors someday. In the meantime, I try to improve by practicing making my own!
What book has the most influenced on your life?
Strangely enough, it's not a romance book. No a paranormal book either. It's not even in English! When I was a teen in France, I read a book called 'La Nuit Des Temps' from author Barjavel (in English, it's translated as The Immortals). It's a sci-fi tale with the most beautiful love story woven through, and the writing is so good that to this day I can still quote some passages that I memorized. It's this book that made me decide that I wanted to write and touch other people with my words the way Barjavel had touched me.
Do you remember the first book you read?
Oh gosh let me think! The first I remember choosing for myself was a series of books with all the classical fairy tales from the brothers Grimm, Perrault and so forth. I always did enjoy a happy ending!
If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead?
Hmmm I could see Tom Hiddleston playing Maikel from Mated. He's got that boyish grin that would be just perfect!
Do you have a blog/website?
I do, yes! All my backlist is at http://original.kallysten.net and I'm developping a special site for the Firelands Wars, it's at http://pnrseries.com
Thank you for having me today, it was fun to share a bit of my world with you!
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Blurb for Mated:
When the Ileos clan invites shifter clans from the Firelands to watch their new leader take power, Maikel Argonis doesn’t have much choice but to attend. As second in line to the throne, his lack of interest for this kind of social function is not reason enough to stay home. His father, the king of the Firelands, rules over his sons with as firm a hand as he rules a realm where power-hungry shifters don’t hesitate to start wars.
The chore, however, takes an unexpected turn for Maikel when he meets Celly Ileos. Second-born like he is, quick-witted and rebellious, she captures both Maikel’s interest and his dragon’s—even though she’s a phoenix.
Celly doesn’t mind seeing her older brother take power like he was always destined to. However, she does mind that he’s already trying to use her as a pawn in his power games, intending to strengthen their clan through her marriage to one of his allies. Her heart is her own, and she wants to choose her own mate.
But if that mate happens to be a dragon prince, will she be strong enough to endure the fire of disapproval raging from his family and her own?