Beautiful Tragedy – A Halloween Anthology
Get ready to lose yourself in this collection of tragic stories from our authors that will fill your heart and tear it out at the same time. Sometimes a happy ending is not the only one and despite our best hopes, things end in a way we never saw coming. Prepare to have your heart strings pulled and your resolve tested as stories of love, determination and hope leave you spinning.
These stories range from paranormal to contemporary, but no matter the genre they will fill you with hope, leave you guessing, and tear at your heart all at the same time. Get lost in this collection of incredible stories that show you sometimes the most tragic of stories are some of the most beautiful.
Each story is accompanied by a poem by Helle Gade:
• Til Death Do Us Part by Boris Bacic
• Never Wake Me Up by Anne Samara
• Ember Aglow by Victoria Larque
• Love To Live by Ada Rossi
• Crash Into Me by Audrey Grace
• Heart Of Magic by Everly Taylor
• The Cell by K.R. Fajardo
• A Fine Line by Melody Calder
• For the Love of Family by Isobella Dunn
• Killing Love by Annelie Janssen
Cover by Dazed Design
Wrongfully Damned by Everly Taylor
Lilith. My name brings fear and images of a dark seductress out to claim the souls of men. In reality, I’m a woman scorned by her husband for being too sexual. Okay, yes, I went on a murdering rampage after being tossed to the side by him, but a woman can hurt, can’t she?Well, Adam can take his vanilla ass somewhere else. I know what I like and I have been enjoying it for millennia, while he died with his balls still blue and unsatisfied.Now, my endeavors are put in jeopardy as the council calls me before them to question a series of deaths they believe I’m responsible for. Just because I like to fuck, doesn’t mean I like to kill. Anymore. For Hell’s sake, I haven’t consumed a soul after sex in eons.I’m left with two choices, give in and be sent back to Hell, or find out who is responsible for this darkness they accuse me of?Oh, what is the Queen of Seduction to do?
House of Wolves and Magic by Helen Scott
As a lone wolf, I avoid imprinting on a mate like my life depends on it. Because it does.
My brother gave his life to help me escape the pack. Now, after being in hiding for the last few years, I’m seeing shifters outside of their normal territory, and they’re getting closer to my little patch of wolf-free paradise.
If they find out I’m still alive, they’ll haul me back and mate me to some random wolf, keeping me as a breeding machine to perpetuate our species. Forced imprinting is supposed to be forbidden, but if I know my pack, that won’t stop them from getting what they want.
With danger lurking around every corner and the chance of me being caught getting ever higher, I’m on the verge of descending into hopelessness. Until I meet Roman. But what if he’s just the lure to chain me to a different pack?
As badly as I want to be free from the obligations of a pack, that freedom just might cost me the guy. But as it turns out, my feelings for Roman are only half my trouble…
New Moon by Belle Harper
For seventeen years Alexis “Lexi” Turner has been running. From foster homes, creeps on the street and the law.
Lexi is a survivor, she has spent her whole life moving from one abusive foster home to the next, until she decided to take charge of her own life. Living in abandoned buildings, couch surfing and working at a strip clubs were a huge improvement on what she had before.
All she needs is enough money to feed herself, finish high school and hopefully go to college.
She has a plan.
That is until she is caught and sent to live with a strange foster family up-state, —her new high school isn’t much better.
Rafferty King was forced like Lexi to this new foster home, but he fits in better. And that’s saying something for a total misfit. Hot as hell and getting into fights, while ignoring her existence. Whatever.
Then there are the twins Ranger and Maverick, also known as “The joker and The Loner.” They know who she is and give her the new girl treatment she is all too familiar with.
And how can a history teacher look that hot, there should be rules against that kind of thing. But there is something about Galen Donovani, that has Lexi feeling safe when he is near.
While everyone else avoids him.
What the hell is going on in the state of Washington. And why are there so many wolves roaming at Port Willow High!
17+ RH shifter and vampires.
Some M/M themes
The Secrets of Shifters by A.K. Koonce
My goddess has endless aspirations for my future.
I just don’t think tricking the Prince of Hell to fall in love with me was one of them…
Three sinfully sexy hellhound shifters plot the Prince’s murder while using me as their pawn to earn the trust of the royals. It’s a fool proof plan really.
Too bad it’s what they don’t know that will kill them.
Because I’m no ordinary shifter. My secrets are the deadly kind.
For now, I’ll be their greatest asset.
But in the end, I’ll be their imminent demise.
Tension filled enemies to lovers, MMF MFM reverse harem novella series. Recommended for readers over 18.
Wolves Next Door by Auryn Hadley
The things that go bump in the night are supposed to be headboards, not monsters.
Leaving my husband was hard. Trying to face the world alone with my teenage daughter is the sort of thing nightmares are made of, but I caught a break. My best friend just hired me for a great job. It’s not anything special, simply managing the leasing office of this very fancy and highly exclusive neighborhood, yet the perks mean I get my second chance.
Speaking of perks, my rent-free house is right beside not just one handsome man, but five! Each one is hotter than the last, and all of them seem interested in me. Maybe I can’t remember the last date I was on, but if I want to master being a strong woman, then this is a good place to start. It’s just dating, right?
Normal life stuff.
Not so much.
Everyone around us has these strange golden eyes. Then there are the questions no one will answer. And who cares if there’s a lot of wildlife running around at night? I do, especially when a wolf keeps sneaking into my backyard. I have a kid to worry about. Things have got to change before someone gets bitten!
Normal is going out the window, and fast. My neighbors say I don’t belong here, and they don’t mean because I’m Hispanic. Never mind that I just heard a man growl. Now they’re talking about fated somethings, and I’m pretty sure they mean me.
I feel like I’m going crazy!
Because when I said I wanted to learn how to be strong, this wasn’t what I meant at all. Still, when it comes to taking care of my little girl, I will definitely learn how to be the biggest bitch on the block.
I just hope that doesn’t become literal.
Hells Hallow by Bo Reid
The Morass Coven was once the most powerful, dark witch coven to walk between the realms. Until the day they cursed themselves in order to save their last born daughter. A child that would be destined for darkness.
Twenty-five years later, and she has returned to the cursed grounds of her hometown, Hells Hallow. Tanda Morass is the last living descendent of the Morass bloodline and she has returned home in order to finish what her coven started. Defeat what forced her coven to take such drastic measures to ensure her life.
The key to her success hinges on bonding with the leaders of the town, the six men that make up the Hells Hallow Council.
Can Tanda convince these alpha males to put their differences aside and help her, or will she die trying to be a hero she was never meant to be?
“Every story has an ending, don’t fool yourself into thinking they’ll all be happy.”
Magic Bound by Willow Hayes
Kenna is a human in a magic biased world, but a night at the club changes everything.
There she meets four sexy strangers who unbind the magic she never knew she had. Now she needs their help to train her wild and unpredictable magic, and to find the truth of who she really is before someone she loves gets hurt.
She is tormented by events in her past, and the secret she has guarded for so long threatens to destroy everything.
*** This a slow burn reverse harem book and contains scenes and references of abuse some readers may find triggering.***
Silver Shifter by Alexa B. James & Katherine Bogle
Ariana has been stuck inside a cage as long as she can remember.
From one master to the next, she hasn’t known kindness since her parents were alive, and even then, she never belonged to herself. When a handsome werewolf saves her from the fighting pits, Ariana’s life is turned upside down.
Thrown into a brand new world, Ariana discovers she’s not only a wolf, but the Silver Shifter, a being born every hundred years, and she’s supposed to be the last. But her hot new alpha is hiding more than he’s telling, including the alphas of the other New York packs.
Wolves. Dragons. Bears. Panthers. Each pack is holding back a secret from her, like why Ariana feels an unnatural pull to each.
This is a no-choosing necessary paranormal romance series that features one kick-butt woman and her four shifter mates. It contains violence, medium burn romance, sexually explicit content, magic, vampires, and a lot of action. For ages 18+.
Dark Fae Kings by Meg Xuemei X
“I’ll ravish you for hours. Days. I won’t ever stop.” That’s the Fae Kings’ ritual of claiming.
I rolled my eyes. “Sorry I asked.”
The three Fae kings insist that I’m their fated mate, but they’re terrible at sharing.
I know I should turn my back on them before they ruin me.
They’re too feral, ruthless, and possessive. And too hot for their own good.
A girl would have a better chance swimming with sharks than tangling with the predatory Fae kings between the sheets.
The Omega Prophecy by Nora Ash
Five possessive gods and the end of mankind. That’s my fate.
I always thought the end of the world was a myth. But then, I also thought Norse gods were make believe too. They’re not. Five of them are coming for me. They claim I will only survive if I surrender to them, body and soul. But they don’t realize it’s about so much more than carnal servitude. I am so much more than they could ever suspect. So much more than even I knew. I am the only one who can stop Ragnarök from covering the world in ice and darkness. The only one who can save gods and men alike from annihilation. And in the shadows lurks betrayal so deep it will change the fate of the world…
For fans of Marata Eros’ ‘The Druid’ series and Patricia Brigg’s ‘Alpha and Omega’ series comes a steamy take on Norse mythology. Omegaverse filled to the brim with wicked alphas, magic and fated mates.
Wonderland: Chronicles of Blood
Mal is a Fixer, a child raised and trained to “fix” broken fairy tales by an organization the Fixers refer to as DeadEnd. Because, once you enter a fairy tale, there’s no getting out.
Mal has been assigned Wonderland. You know Wonderland, the place Alice visited as a child. Wonderland, with a Mad Hatter and a Cheshire Cat. Wonderland, who has consumed twenty-seven Fixers before Mal and has been dubbed “toxic” by the Operators of DeadEnd. But Wonderland needs to be fixed. It’s been toxic so long that every Wonderland story in the real world is being transformed into something entirely not child friendly.
After training for eleven years and studying every re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Mal leaves the world behind and enters her very own dead-end fairy tale. Well… everything is certainly twisted. The people are broken; the Bloody Queens’ reign has thrown the world into turmoil and upset the balance; and the places are, quite frankly, mad.
At least she found a few mostly-sane, entirely gorgeous men to help her along the way. Help her re-write this fairy tale back to its original wonder. And perhaps help her build a life in Wonderland for when she succeeds – because she is determined to do what the other twenty-seven have not been able to.
Everything seemed pretty straight forward, and going pretty smoothly, until she realized the fairy tale she’d been sent in to fix is actually infected by another…
The box set includes a novella-length exclusive content!!
**This is a series of full-length, new adult, reverse harem, dark romance novels with a ‘why choose’ ending, meaning the main character gets a happily ever after with more than one man. It contains magic, demons, shifters, nonsense, explicit sex scenes, blood, murder. There are references to past emotional abuse. This is a MMFMM book with a STRONG focus on the woman (although there is some MM and MMF in here, too).
One minute, I’m just an innocent, brave, beautiful young woman chasing down an evil vampire. The next, three sexy Fae jerks abduct me from my life of slaying vamps and saving puppies.
Okay, okay. I’m not particularly innocent. The beautiful part is really dependent on the lighting. And some people say ‘brave’, some people say ‘stupid’. Whatcha gonna do? Everybody’s got haters, even the toughest Hunter in Washington, D.C.
I’ve got amnesia, and my memories all begin five years ago. So I don’t remember these cocky Fae princes, with the smoldering eyes and painfully good looks.
But they definitely remember me. They say I’m the true heir to the throne. But these sexy jerks are hiding some kind of secret from me. There’s trouble back in Faerieland (They hate it when I say that).
Someone stole my tiara right off my head, erased my memories and shoved me through the portal to your world. And it’s time for me to find out why, with these powerful Fae males by my side—no matter how unhappy we are to be stuck together.
“Friends are like condoms. They protect you when things get hard.”
That’s what my five drool-worthy male best friends said when we were younger. But that was before we found out our souls were fated and that we were destined for more.
I don’t know if there’s a condom out there that’s strong enough to protect us from what’s coming our way now.
In the midst of natural disasters wreaking havoc on earth, we must claw our way out of the pit of grief we find ourselves in after a tragic loss, because another realm is counting on us to save it from a great evil.
The same evil that apparently killed us in a previous life, and is lurking closely in the shadows of this one.
Welcome to the disaster that is my life. Grab a seat and buckle up. Because no way am I letting us die in this life.
Author Note: These books touches on some dark themes such as molestation at a young age and rape which may be triggering for some readers. This book has a 18+ warning.
All I wanted was to find answers to who I was.
No one knew who had abandoned the gray-eyed baby with fiery red hair and a cry loud enough to make a man’s nuts retract.
I moved to Arbor Falls to find myself. Little did I know I’d be thrown into a world I didn’t know existed. A world with wolves at each other’s throats and enough pack politics to make my head spin.
Then there’s the fact that I have more than one mate. Not all of them accept me because there’s one gigantic problem… I’m not what they expected.
Arbor Falls series and is a reverse harem wolf shifter romance told in multiple POVs. It contains MM, mature scenes, adult language.
They spoke of the blue skinned Zayed in hushed whispers. They said we should fear them.
Fear was born of ignorance though, and I realized how wrong they all were.
Little did I know that my first encounter with The Zayed would not only change my opinion, but change my life forever.
Kidnapped for what the sorcerer thought I could give him, only to escape and be gifted with the very thing he sought. Now, I had to figure out my role in all this and not only save myself, but possibly the entire Zayed Community.
I was not their intended target.
But still, I’m the one left dealing with the consequences.
I was already an outcast before that fateful night at the bar—the night a rejected alpha sank his teeth into my neck and set the course of my fate straight towards hell itself.
Because now only one of two things will happen.
Either I’ll become a monster like them, a beast of the night that can shift into a giant, murderous wolf.
Or I’m going to die.
I don’t know which fate is worse.
At first I hate them. My captors. My abductors.
Elon, the abandoned.
Teague, the banished.
Roman, the rejected.
I might not have been their intended target, but when the alpha who hired them comes to collect … suddenly, they’re not ready to hand me over. We must find their original mark, or else the hunters will become the hunted.
And I’ll be the one who suffers the most.
By the time the next full moon rises, my old life is as good as dead…if the mistakes of my new pack don’t catch up to them and kill us all first.
The Last Shifter
Four renegade wolf shifters. An innocent young woman trapped in a web of lies. When their fates collide, sparks will fly…
Diagnosed with a rare terminal illness, I’ve spent over half my life in the Strand Corporation’s state-of-the-art treatment facility. I keep my chin up and do everything the doctors order, praying one day I’ll walk out of here in perfect health.
But when that day finally arrives, it’s nothing like I hoped it would be. Instead, it comes in a hail of gunfire, along with four distractingly handsome men who say they’re here to rescue me.
On the run with these mysterious men and hunted by the very people I believed were my caretakers, I begin to realize nothing is what I thought it was.
Turns out, I’m not really sick.
I’m not completely human either…
The Last Vocari
Slay, sleep, eat, repeat.
The polished metal stakes strapped to Rose’s thighs have pierced the hearts of so many vampires she’s lost count. The foul creatures have even given her a name for her troubles: The Black Rose.
She’s flattered, really, but her infamy has brought a lot of unwanted attention. The psycho bloodsucking fiends are piece of pie, but when three very familiar monsters step back into Rose’s life, she’s forced to re-evaluate everything she stands for.
She knows them. Or, at least, she knew them when they were still human. Once, the three of them were the most important people in her world, but that world went up in smoke a long time ago.
Too bad she owes them a debt. One that she must pay even if doing so means she’ll have to confront her worst fear; that she may not be entirely human, either.
Can she trust them? Or is she destined to become the very thing she has vowed to spend her life hunting?
Warning: If you are offended by bad language, turned off by violence, or cringe at adult themes then this series is not for you! If, however, you enjoy a main character who curses like a trucker, stabs first and asks questions later, and isn’t afraid to tell a man exactly what she wants from him, then you’ve found your next read.
Get the complete, fast burn, Wicked Monsters series as one fantastic set. Meet Aisha’s wolves, vampires, human sub, and even a demon-gargoyle in her wild harem!
One girl, five monsters, one hell of a ride.
Taken from the Pit where she was raised, Aisha believes all vampires are horrifying… Then she finds herself in Dashiell’s possession.
Powerful, handsome, and charismatic, Dashiell is not what she thought her master would be.
His dark desires draw her into his world, and things heat up between them.
But with a demon gargoyle scratching at her window, and wolves sniffing at the door, Aisha might not stay in the vampire’s grasp for long.
Danger and temptation surround her on all sides, but Aisha is determined to fight them all.
Crystal Lake Pack
After being expelled from college due to some fantastical circumstances, I come home and find my life has been a lie. As in, I’m not human. Never was.
I’m a shifter. A wolf. My mom fell in love with my dad and ran away from her pack, but they’ve come to bring me back, to show me the life I missed. It’s wrought with danger, multiple mates, and forbidden romance…and the worst thing about it all?
I think I like it.
I think, missing wolves aside, I want pack life.
But I’ll never get a normal pack life as long as the Crystal Lake pack and its alpha are being plagued by a mystical, crazy death priest, so I choose to do what I can to help my future family. I might be the only hope this pack has at survival, you see.
Want to know a secret?
I’m not just a shifter, either. To fight a death priest, I’ll have to meet him head-to-head with magic.
Crystal Lake Pack: The Complete Series includes Limitless, Undying, and Evermore, and has been rewritten from the trilogy’s original release. It is now in first-person point of view. This is a slow-burn, why choose romance. This collection also includes a never-before-seen steamy novella detailing the night of the claiming, along with her firsts with each of the guys.
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Satan’s Gift by Everly Taylor
WILL SATAN FIND HIS OWN CHEER, OR SPREAD MISERY FOR ALL TO HEAR?
When Holly accidentally writes a letter to Satan, instead of Santa, little does she know it will actually find its way to him and change her life forever.
What does The Devil do with letters meant for Santa addressed to him by accident? Of course he insists on delivering them himself!
Follow, Luka, Nick, Bernard and Holly as hilarity ensues with Satan’s attempts to deliver Christmas presents. Santa and his elves as they attempt to track him down and make sure Christmas isn’t ruined. And Holly’s begrudging attraction to these devilishly charming men as she is roped into their chaotic holiday.
This book is intended for 18+ and is sure to set your yule log blazing!!!
Happy release day ladies ❤
Enter the world of terror and chills as our amazing authors featured in this multi-genre anthology bring you stories like never before. A mix of tales that will put you on the edge of your seat, keep you guessing, and wish the things of your nightmares had stayed in your sleep. Each story takes a unique spin on the fear in our hearts as the characters push for their happy ever after, even amidst some of their greatest trials. Will they overcome their obstacles, or will the things that go bump in the night be too much? This collection is full of never-before-seen tales of romance that will make you fall in love and terrify you at the same time. Get ready for a glimpse of the darkness and things of shadows as these authors show you that sometimes the dark can make your dreams come true.
Bringing Home by Serena Nova
His Dancer by Isobella Dunn
La Siguanaba by Everly Taylor
Reflections of the Past by Melody Calder
Runes and Fangs by Victoria Larque
Bloody Money by Annelie Janssen
A Patio and a Spade by Ada Rossi
Poems by Helle Gade
Shadow Isle Reformatory, a school for the good, the bad and the evil. When I say school, don’t get too excited, sweet cheeks. It’s more of a prison where people are sent when they mess up, and not everyone is here for the right reasons.
I’m one of those people.
I spent almost a year keeping to myself here, trying to lay low so I could get out and stop my sister. Preferring to distance myself as I have no idea who I can trust and who is up to no good. That is until, Eva, the ice sorceress showed up. She changed everything. When she escaped, it was all upended again.
I know she will be back for me; it’s only a matter of time. But while I wait, I have to be even more careful than I was before. Jack Frost, our so-called headmaster, is on a power trip that makes evil look considerate. He thinks I can lead him to her. What he doesn’t count on is that I’d rather eat a sea anemone than lead him to my best friend.
Just when I think I have everything figured out, a blast from my past shows up and I have to navigate whole new waters. With new teachers, new friends, and possibly new enemies, who can I trust? And can I figure out who is friend and who is foe before it’s too late?
*This is a reverse harem that include explicit sexual content that is not suitable for young audiences.
❄️ Happy release day, Melody & Everly 💙
Shadow Isle Reformatory where the good, the bad, and the worst are sent to be fixed. What no one tells you, is the teachers don’t give two shits, and its more of a prison than an actual reformatory. The only thing we learn here, is how to survive.
Being born of winter and ice, survival should have been no issue for me. There was one catch, I had no clue how to control it. I was a constant disappointment to my family, one they feared instead of loved. It didn’t help that my sister had it out for me and was determined to have me sent away.
My sister got her wish, and I was sent to hell on earth, needing to figure out who to trust, and who was my enemy. I find the most unlikely allies, or at least I thought I had until I learned that betrayal was right in our midst.
A druid, the son of Lucifer, a Lion shifter and the son of Jack Frost himself…. Who can I trust and who is ready to betray me, just as my family had?
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What does Santa do after his holiday was hijacked by the Devil?
He strikes back of course!
Join Holly, Luka, Nick and Bernard on the next leg of their journey as they try to figure out what this whole Spirit thing is about and find out what happens when Santa decides that payback is in order. Lets turn up the heat and let the chaos commence as Nick decides that Halloween is his this year!
Will he mess up Halloween as badly as Luka did Christmas? Or does he have this holiday thing down?
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Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a single mom of three crazy boys and our lives are ruled by our sassy Husky and our wannabe Chihuahua. When I am not writing I am tattooing, painting or going on adventures with my boys. I simply try to enjoy whatever I am doing to the fullest, life is too short to do otherwise.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
Not at all. I never even thought about it really until this past year. Sure, I liked English, I liked writing the stories that were required, but that’s just my nature. I had never considered I would actually be writing books that people would enjoy.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
My inspiration for Satan’s Gift was really simple… my boys learning to write and getting their letters mixed up. I thought how funny would it be if they mixed up Santa and Satan as its so easy to do. I also wanted to come up with a story where the good/asshole guys were not who you were expecting ❤
What are you working on now?
There are a ton. Lol – Currently (as in today) I am working on the next book of Her Seven as well as an exciting Antho for Phases of Change. This one I am super excited about
Do you have any quirks while writing?
So… I have this dildo on my desk… when I get angry I tend to throw it at stuff…. Yeah…. You asked.
What are your hopes for the future?
I really just hope to keep writing and putting my words out there for people to enjoy. To be able to help them find that escape from everyday life even for a little bit would be such a blessing.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Your first book is the scariest… its big and its new, but don’t give up. You can totally do this.
Find your own voice and don’t try to copy someone else because you think its what readers want to hear… They want to hear YOU.
Reach out and find a group of like-minded author friends that will be your support when your ready to slam the laptop shut and call it quits.
Most of all, remember WHY you started writing in the first place, and have fun.
Do you have anything to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for taking your chance on me, and picking up that first book. Without you I would not be where I am today and I am so humbled and honored to not only call you fans, but friends. Thank you so much for all of your support. Know you can always reach out to me, I would love to hear from you about anything!
When in doubt, eat a cupcake 😊
Blog post updated March 25th – 2020