When I left the house that day, I never expected to find myself in this kind of situation. A day like any other – work, casual conversation, then an exciting date with her long-time crush. What could possibly go wrong? Well, nothing much if you stay away from stray dogs and their bites, but I didn’t.
So much pain. So many weird occurrences. What was with all these strange cravings?
Trying to go through my days, as usual, ignoring what was happening to me as best I can. Will I ever figure out what is happening to me? Surely, I will find something or someone to help me before it’s too late – not just for me, but for everyone around me. I don’t know how much longer I can pretend I am okay…
Once upon a time… Legends of knights in shining armour. The story of the fair maiden who sacrifices herself to save her family. Myths of objects of power so great that they will grant your every wish and desire. That’s how all good stories start, right? Not every story has a happy ending. Who hears the tale of the cursed? Those who are tasked with guarding these objects of power your heroes are so determined to steal from us?
My name is Maya, and I am one of the cursed, trapped for eternity. Love is what cursed me, and love is what will free me, but I’ve learned the hard way—men only want me for what I guard, and I will kill every last one of them before I let them take it from me.
* Betrayed by her first love, Maya was cursed and is now stuck living as a gorgon, a creature feared and hated across the land. Found by King Marcus, she’s found purpose, working by his side. Until three foreigners arrive and change everything she thought she knew. Will the curse ever be broken, or will Maya stay a monster forever?
This is a medium burn urban fantasy/paranormal reverse harem romance with explicit scenes of violence, sex, and abuse that may be triggering for some. There is an M/M relationship that develops alongside of and in addition to the group dynamic. All sexual situations in this book are consensual. It is the third and final book in a series within an overall world epic, and ends HEA. Please be aware that this is recommended for readers 18+
There is a recap in the beginning of this book, enjoy!
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I’m so exited to announce that my next poetry collection Spirit will go live May 10th
A new collection of poems by this award-winning author will take your breath away with the emotions portraying love and loss, sadness and joy. Connect with her words and celebrate life and acknowledge the loss as the author takes you on a journey through her emotions in a most beautiful way – with her carefully chosen words. Her undeniable talent, her beautiful words, the loss she reflects on, will all make you feel her emotions deeply, as they resonate with yours.
Long have I waited for an adventure. From the moment I started working as a nurse, I saved for my dream vacation. When that dream becomes a reality as my cruise ship leaves the coast of Alaska, the overwhelming happiness I feel disappears in a flash of rainbow colors.
I’m in a place like nowhere I’ve ever been, where everything is alien. I find myself back on a coast, only with sand, not the rocky shoreline or snow-tipped mountains I am used to. Wandering alone, I feel eyes on me, then I see him from a distance.
Before I know it, he steals me away before I can run, vowing I am his. There is nowhere to hide and no way to escape the water kingdom where he holds me captive. I become more and more confused and conflicted as time goes on. My brain is telling me to find a way out, but my heart is telling me to stay.
Is this a nightmare or the fantasy I’ve dreamed of?
Nancey Cummings, Book 1-Splintered Shadow Ava Ross, Book 2-Ravaged World Jade Waltz, Book 3-Scattered Petals Samantha Rose, Book 4-Fractured Waves Poppy Rhys, Book 5-Crushed Dominion Harpie Alexa, Book 6-Broken Song Liz Paffel, Book 7-Destroyed Desire Erin Raegan, Book 8-Jagged Honor
My military discharge was only a year ago and all I want is to do tattoos and live my life, put my old scars and previous sins behind me. But it turns out my oldest wound can still inflict fresh agony.
Her name is Celeste, she was my first everything, and those feelings haven’t died.
The problem is, I have feelings for someone else now too, and I don’t know if Celeste would understand…
Leo is his name, the inked-up gangbanger who visits my shop for new tattoos every Saturday like clockwork.
And just to complicate this clusterf*ck that is my life now, Leo is also in love with Celeste.
Both are off limits, and I know it. He’s straight. I’m not. And she’s the daughter of one of the most dangerous men in the western hemisphere. But fate seems to keep throwing them in my path, torturing me with the one thing I want but can’t have.
Until the night Leo comes to me with a proposal, and a request I never expected to hear spills from his lips. But even one night with them would be worth risking everything.
A new contemporary romance series is coming to ebook retailers in 2021.
Please give a warm welcome to author Rhylie Matthews
Tell us a bit about yourself
I have no idea how to answer this question. >Horribly awkward laugh<
But I guess that’s as good a start as any right? I’m Rhylie, the socially awkward writer that tried bribing her husband into telling her what to say here. As you can tell, it didn’t work.
Honestly, I love doing a bit of everything. I have two businesses; a creative development company and a jewelry/swag shop that I run from home these days. I have too many cats, a Great Dane, and two redheads under ten who are home full time. It’s basically just chaos in my house at any given time.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
Yes, I’ve always loved writing, but psychology was a really close second for me. I started college at seventeen and majored in family psychology. Later after I got married and as a stay at home mom I found myself being pulled back into the writing world and thriving on all the creativity that came with it! I loved it! Now, after several years of working behind the scenes with other authors I’m writing again myself.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
The inspiration for Trust in Lust came from a conversation with a close friend about all the things I wanted to read in books but couldn’t find. I love books with odd combinations and you’ll laugh, but honestly I have the ‘What If’ syndrome. Bad! I want an incubus warlock mixed with a leprechaun! But what if this? What if that? What if? What if? What if? I really don’t know how to stop. One book turned into a series of five planned. Chaos. Madness. Mayhem. Trust in Lust, Book one of The Lust Series was born!
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on The Bully King anthology now in which all proceeds will be donated to an anti-bullying charity. There just seems to be so much hate within our indie community right now and so many are suffering because of it. Whether it be silently or openly, it’s affecting so many. We wanted to help. We wanted to do something to speak out, to take a stand, to give something positive back.
Do you have any quirks while writing?
Coffee. I’m a night writer at heart so that’s usually my go-to thing, but I like music as well. I guess my only quirk would be having someone else in the room? I always feel weird when people watch me write so I tend to hide in the bedroom with the cats. Oh yeah, the cats; there always ends up being at least one cat under my laptop too. They never go away.
What are your hopes for the future?
Pipeline goals-I’d love to be a successful author one day! I’d love to be able to write full time but I also love designing/making jewelry and creating swag for my authors. I’d miss it. I’m pretty happy where I am right now and it keeps me really busy! So I’d have to say just people enjoying my writing would be my hope.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Believe in yourself. Even if it’s hard and some days you can’t; do it anyways.
Write. Even if you think it’s bad, write it anyways. First drafts are supposed to be atrocious.
Find people to have in your corner! Alpha readers, beta readers, other authors, all these people help you along the way in more ways than you can imagine. Their support, encouragement, and feedback is gold. Love them. Cherish them. Keep them forever.
Not everyone will like what you write. It’s a given. Everyone has different taste and unfortunately some people aren’t very nice about it. Learn along the way. Accept that critical feedback and breath through the nasty.
There will be challenges along the way that make it feel impossible. Remember why you’re writing. For you. It’s your dream.
Do you have anything to say to your readers?
Thanks for not letting my spastic personality run you off? Lol No, I love everyone I’ve met so far on this journey and my first book isn’t even out yet. It’s been amazing. They are amazing! This last year has been a hectic mess and they have stuck with me and are just as excited as I am. That’s more than I could ever ask for and I’m so grateful for each and every one.
My name is Everly Banks, assassin, creator, and loner. Or I was, until four hunters pushed their way into my life. Add in a cursed goat, sassy fox, and stubborn witch, and I have a whole circus following me.
That’s the least of my problems though. I have promises to keep and enemies to slaughter. Two innocents are caught in the center of a battle that I failed to finish long ago. I won’t let them pay for my mistakes.
We will have to rescue them while dodging a bounty on my head and preparing for war. As if that wasn’t enough, whispers of my past are colliding with my present, and I’m not sure I’m strong enough to handle them.
Unfortunately, life isn’t waiting on me to get my shit together. My own personal hell is coming whether I like it or not. But it’s not only my future at stake if I lose. My nightmare has come to haunt me, and if he succeeds, the world will be forced to fall at his feet.
So, if you’re unlucky enough to see the clash between the creator and the destroyer, look for me beneath the falling ashen feathers. I’ll be the one who duct taped herself back together again.
Ashen Feathers is the final book in The Anomaly series. It is an urban fantasy with a reverse harem romance. That means she will not choose between her men. This series is not for those under the age of 18 because it contains sensitive content. Please see the foreword for specific triggers. They are located in sections that are listed so anyone who wishes to do so can skip said section without getting lost. There is also a warning by Everly herself just before the break. This book does contain steamy scenes as well as battles.