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.
Dreams are a funny thing: sometimes, they’re just for fun. Sometimes they give us a hint into our future, and sometimes those dreams show you who you are fated to be with. My blonde mate haunts my dreams every night for twenty years. It’s not until I show my best friend, Ladon, my dream, that I find out who my mate is. Our destiny will soon be decided. Will I be able to hold it together for forty-eight hours or will her presence send me over the brink? I have to make it to the mating ceremony without burning the kingdom to the ground.
The children are all grown and it’s time to call them all home for the holidays. Messengers are sent far and wide to locate all of Aurora’s bloodline. The kids have a real surprise waiting for them this year. Jayce and I have spent the better half of the last month planning Christmas. Between the food and presents I believe we are all set. Now, we just have to keep Aurora out of the presents till the children arrive, easier said than done.
My roommates pale blue eyes vex me, they haunt my dreams almost to the point of madness. He’s Adonis made flesh and every girl’s fantasy. I’ve been in love with him since we were kids, sadly I’ve been friendzoned my entire life. I watch him sleep and dream about the day he will see me. That is till the day I finally snap. It’s the quiet ones that you need to worry about.
▪️ Shifters ▪️ Lots of Tension ▪️ Destined Mates ▪️ A prophecy ▪️ Witches ▪️ Epic battle ▪️ Stand-Alone RH
Last Chance? Some might say that, but for me it’s a new beginning.
On the run from an overbearing Alpha that’s decided to trade me for an alliance, I travel across the country in search of a place to hide. I will not be sold.
As luck would have it, I stumble upon my new forever home. A beacon in the night, the Last Chance Diner calls me into it’s sanctuary. The Not-A-Pack that run the restaurant reluctantly take me in, and from there everything about my life changes.
Just when I think I’ve outrun my former life, Thane’s enforcer finds me. I’m forced to make a split second decision that shatters my newfound freedom. Every move I make seems to lead me into a new danger and now I’ve got four mates that I’m dragging with me into the melee.
Amidst the chaos, a prophecy comes to light and hope blooms bright. As Moon Born, I charge forward with the intent to reclaim my life, and solidify my mate bonds. With three Sisters of the Moon and my four mates at my side, I feel invincible.
Will my new powers be enough to break the chains of my betrothal, or is Thane’s dominance too great to overcome? Dark magic and outdated pack law are both working against me.
I’m determined to win and destined to lead a new era. ‘A great leader will fall, His loss will be her gain. And so shall the Moon Born rise.’
Who wanted to know what happened to a certain Spider and best friend Nadia in Scarlett Limerence? Well then today is your lucky day…
My world was perfect until he came along.
Spiralling from the recent loss of my grandmother I find myself witness to a kidnapping and in the spiders clutches as he tries to stop it happening again.
It’s a race against time to stop the men behind this, secrets shrouding them at every turn…but when we are forced to work together sparks fly cracking his cold exterior.
What will I find underneath?
What if when I see the real him, what if he never lets me go?
What if I don’t care?
My world was perfect until she came along.
I stop the evil in this world before most even knows it exists but when the woman I find myself unable to walk away from lands herself in the middle of my latest hunt I have no choice but to work with her.
Only it is harder than expected, she forces me to feel things I didn’t know existed…
When she gets to close, will I let her walk away or will she be trapped in my spidersweb?
Neither of us wanted the other but life has other plans…as long as we can stay alive long enough.
Alandra Michaels is your everyday, run-of-the-mill, ordinary witch. She doesn’t have an affinity for an element, like her sister. She can’t speak to the dead, like her mother. Even her familiar–Beezelbub the moth–is a plain, non-threatening insect. Alandra is fine with that; she knows what she is and what she isn’t.
Or so she thought . . .
When a spell goes wrong and a gorgeous woman shows up in her living room claiming to be the Moon, everything changes for Alandra and her magical abilities will be put to the test.
Can she reverse the spell and send Luna back to her realm?
Celestials never go to Earth anymore. When witches figured out they could harness their energy for ultimate power, celestials closed the doors to their own realms.
When a beautiful young witch accidentally summons Luna to Earth, the clock begins ticking. Can she make it home before she’s sacrificed for her power?
Mourning the loss of her best friend she is trying to uncover who is truly behind Tori’s death, and has attracted the attention of some very powerful enemies. Shifters are still disappearing, and war is brewing in the city.
Since embracing her powers and discovering the presence of more Shadowborn, Ari must learn to rely on others to help her though her grief. With the help of the men in her life, and the support of Moon River pack, she might be able to finally have a place that she calls home.
Ari finds herself in way over her head and has to accept the help of the corrupt supernatural law enforcement team, ASP.
Will Ari and her new family be able to overcome this unknown evil filling the city, or will everyone become Embraced by Shadows?
This is the final book in the Shadowborn Series. This book is aimed at audiences 18+ and is a Reverse Harem novel.
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.