The Moon

Book Two: The Banished Gods Series

Now Available for Preorder!!!!

I am so excited for you to read the next installment in the Banished Gods Series!!!!  Book two continues the immortal god’s saga, and is about Fenrir and Celine- The Moon is now available for preorder at these retailers:

Amazon   |   Nook/B&N   |    IBooks   |    D2D    |    Kobo

 

Here’s an excerpt of Fenrir and Celine’s story:

Agony roared through Fenrir. He’d know the truth, the moment he saw Celine’s eyes.

First, they’d fill with fear.

Horror second, and then finally, condemnation.  And then he would lose her forever.

Everything he feared would come true, as everything she feared stood before her.  She’d reject him, and rightly so. He was a monster. Bred to destroy worlds. Raised as nothing more than a doomsday machine.

Born for one purpose and one purpose only, to bring about the end of Asgard, and he’d done so.  Beautifully. Poetically. And with brutal efficiency. As Celine raised her face to his, as he watched the darkness swirl away in those extraordinary eyes of hers, he waited for her to pronounce his fate with a single glance.

Perhaps, he realized, this was the judgement he had always deserved.  The judgement he had escaped when he’d been reborn onto Midgard.  Judgement much keener wielded by the one you love, instead of the one you despise.

And when Celine’s eyes sharpened, when she saw the beast he’d become, the black, matted fur and the fangs so long he could scarcely close his mouth around them, the eyes so dark they were soulless, she moved. Away from him. And then gazed up so she took the whole of him in.  The sheer immensity of him, the sheer monstrosity of him.

Fen stopped breathing completely. So now she knew.

Knew what he’d been trying to hide these weeks from her, and all of these years from himself.

That he was a beast forged in the fires of hell.  That there would be no redemption for him, no happily ever after for them.  Beasts simply did not possess the acumen for such things.  He’d tried, in his stupid, clumsy way, to warn her.  To prepare her.  But nothing prepared you for evil until it stood in front of you in all of its dark glory.

And stand Fenrir did. Twelve feet tall and almost as wide, towering over Celine’s slight, pale form.

As if in answer, she smiled at him sadly and shook her head.

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“You seem to think I’m made of moonbeams and shadows, Fen.”  She moved slowly, carefully, keeping everything about her as still as one would when approaching, say, the most dangerous creature on earth.  She took one cautious step forward, easing back slightly when the wolf’s black upper lip curled back.

“But you should know, because I have told you enough times, I am made of stronger stuff.”  She took another step.  “I have and I will, see things that I might wish I hadn’t.”  She continued conversationally, as she kept her approach easy but continuous, “And besides that, you should realize by now, that I’m just as stubborn as you are.  And nothing…”  She reached out a hand towards his snout, curling her fingers slightly under and pausing for a moment to let him decide what to do, “I mean, nothing, is going to keep me from you.

Celine extended her hand towards Fenrir’s gigantic snout, curling her fingers slightly under and pausing for a moment to let him decide what to do, “I mean, nothing, is going to keep me from you.

Not even this huge, hairy beast that’s currently in front of me.”  She gently stroked his nose, settling on a long, soothing rhythm that she hoped would appease him.  “And so, when you do come back to me, when you decide to put away your bloody pride and your fears and come home to me and talk, then we’ll figure all of this out, Fen.  But for now…”  She moved a little bit closer and laid her cheek against the great, warm head, “know that I love you. That I will never leave you, whether you take the form of a beast, or a man, you are mine, Fenrir. And I’ll never, ever be afraid of you.” The beast chuffed a mild response back at her, nudging her slightly back a step.  And watched his great, arched back as he loped away into the smoke.

She followed Fen all the way back to the Tower.

 

Queen of Swords

Book One: The Banished Gods Series

I am so excited to introduce my new series for 2019- The Banished Gods!!!  The first book in the series is The Queen of Swords, and can be purchased at these retailers:

Amazon  |  Nook/B&N  |  IBooksD2DKobo

Here’s a short teaser:

Morgane leaned against the window, watching the creatures of the night.  The whores and the vagrants and the drunks and the demons feeding upon them all.  She once speculated what it might feel like to look down upon all the world and wonder how it had all gone so wrong.

And here she was.

Demons. Purgatory. Immortals. Gods.

She may have dipped her toes in the waters of the supernatural, coming here to kill the monsters for revenge, but now? She was drowning under miles of the unknown.

Loki. Odin. Mir.

She’d studied these names once. These were Norse names.  Mythological names. Scattered throughout the Old English Literature she had majored in, they were the gods that pagans had worshiped before Christianity wiped them out. Yet thousands of years later, the legends remained. Odin, the All Father.  Loki, the Trickster.  Mir, God of Knowledge.  Her thoughts strayed back again and again to that damn woman, her evil, knowing smile. At what Odin said. I do not rule over the realm of Death.”

A bone deep shudder shook Morgane.

Only one name came to mind, as she remembered that perfectly corrupt face.

The Goddess of Death had come to call.

 

 

Shadows of Ghosts-Available Now!

 

“The only way to their future is through the past.”

Logan grew up knowing life wasn’t really a fairy tale.  Her world was dark, even cruel. While other little girls dreamed of castles and princesses, Logan wished for just one place to call home.  So when the fairy tale literally fell into her lap, and everything she’d ever dreamed of seemed close enough to touch, it came as no real surprise to watch it all slip away.

But occasionally, love springs from the darkness, friendships are forged from the dust, and family can be found in the most unlikely of places.  The dream might not always be made of moonbeams and stars, but sometimes it’s enough to know it’s yours.

Read the first in the series, on sale now, in both paperback and ebook, ‘Shadows of Ghosts’, is available at these online retailers:

Amazon

B&N (Nook)

ITunes

Kobo

Bookstrand

Reflections of Your Heart- coming mid-2019!

Book 2 in the Shadows Series is currently in edits at The Wild Rose Press

I can’t wait for you to read this second installment in the Shadows Series!  There are lots of interesting developments in Logan and Ian’s relationship, You get to meet nathan De Forest, our new villain, and a secondary love story that I really hope you’ll enjoy.  -L.A.

 

Here’s a short teaser: