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Maybe Another Time

Cover for Maybe Another TimeAfter a century and a half, Lucien has no illusions about vampires being treated fairly by humans. All he hopes for is to find willing prey to feed from without having to kill—and occasional company to break the monotony of lonely nights. A large scar, however, a frightening souvenir from his siring, scares away many humans, and more often than not he gets kicked out of blood bars and dance clubs for little more than his appearance.

When a new club opens in town that is touted as a meeting place for vampires and humans, he reluctantly gives it a try. On his first night there, he is pleasantly surprised… until the young woman with whom he shares a glass of wine and pleasant conversation at the bar realizes what he is.
If Zoe had had her wish, the bachelorette party for her best friend would have taken place anywhere but at On The Edge—anywhere vampires are not welcomed so openly. Unlike the rest of the bridal party, Zoe has a healthy wariness of vampires… Or could it be more than wariness, and less than healthy?

Every aspect of her life seems governed by patterns she can’t overcome, from the way she yields in conflicts to her inability to believe anyone might be interested in her extra curves. Could changing one thing—her fear of vampires—be the one small step that starts her on a new life journey?

 

LENGTH – 21.000 words

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – sexy

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NOTE – This ebook was previously published as part of the Vampire Bites anthology. It is part of the On The Edge series but is a complete standalone.

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The Challenge / Blood Moon

cover for The ChallengeTHE CHALLENGE
Centuries ago, Allendra and Zaan, wielding the Source together, created supernatural beings they hoped would bring peace and harmony to the world. Instead, strife, feuds, and wars took their toll.

After lifetimes of watching her creations perpetuate misery and destruction, Allendra has had enough. She has been harnessing the power of the upcoming Blood Moon, and plans to strip every one of these beings of their supernatural powers.

Zaan, long estranged from her, returns to ask her to reconsider, but the Challenge she issues might be more than he bargained for…

 

This short story is the introduction to the Fated & Forbidden series, a world that gathers stand-alone paranormal stories from 11 authors. It can be downloaded for free from Instafreebie. The characters Allendra and Zaan get their own story in the conclusion, Blood Moon.

 

cover for Blood MoonBLOOD MOON
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…

LENGTH – 45.000 words

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sexy

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Love & Magic: A M/M Collection

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.

CHRISTMAS MAGIC
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?

 

LENGTH – 8.000 words / 8.000 words / 19.000 words

PAIRING – M/M

RATING – Sexy

EXCERPTS The Thirteenth HalloweenChristmas MagicUnder His Skin

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Accelerando

Vampire Irene is not running away.

To others, it might seem like running away, but who cares what they think? She’s absolutely not running away from the human Rachid and his vampire companion Oliver, who asked her for something she cannot, will not give. Still, things would have been much easier if all they’d wanted was sex!

But as she travels to Berlin, London, and finally New York, the memory of them follows her, like music echoing in her mind. And soon, it’s more than a memory that comes to find her…

LENGTH – 20.400 words / 50 PDF pages

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sexy

NOTES – This ebook is the fourth part in the Serenade Serial. While it references a Male/Male relationship, the entire serial will not show these two characters exchange anything more ‘on the page’ than touching above the waist and kissing/biting.

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Ensemble

What is it about the human Rachid that so unsettles vampire Irene? Why did meeting him allow her to compose music again? Why is she so intent on writing a piece of music about that encounter – and why is it so difficult to get it just right? More importantly, why, when she has her fangs in another man’s neck, can she think of nothing else but Rachid’s blood… and Rachid’s body?

Rather than waiting for him to come to her, she goes to him again and compels him to give her his neck. How will Rachid react to this intrusion in his mind and to Irene taking by force what he would have offered of his own free will? And will Rachid’s vampire companion Oliver take offense to this manhandling of his pet?

LENGTH – 22.000 words / 60 PDF pages

PAIRING – M/F, M/F/M

RATING – Sizzling

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NOTES – This ebook is the third part in the Serenade Serial. It follows the freebie Overture and part 2 Encore. While it references a Male/Male relationship, the entire serial will not show these two characters exchange anything more ‘on the page’ than touching above the waist and kissing/biting.

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Encore

After spending a night with Rachid, vampire Irene is in a state of complete confusion. She’s been living for centuries, has met and bedded countless men, and she can’t understand what is so special about this one human. 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.

Needing to hear him play some more – and possibly enjoy his company again – she returns to the piano bar where she first met him. But while Rachid is there as she hoped, it’s another man who approaches her, a vampire, who happens to be Rachid’s companion: Oliver. His interest in her music should flatter her, but instead she finds herself annoyed that he thinks he knows her music better than she does. She’s intent on putting him in his place… but whose side will Rachid choose?

LENGTH – 20.000 words / 50 PDF pages

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sexy

NOTES – This ebook is the second part in the Serenade Serial. It follows the freebie Overture. While it references a Male/Male relationship, the entire serial will not show these two characters exchange anything more ‘on the page’ than touching above the waist and kissing/biting.

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No Crayons On The Front Line

Cover for the epistolary novella No Crayons On The FrontlineWhen Samuel gets his class of elementary students to write letters to soldiers fighting on the demon invasion front line, the children coax him into doing the same. Lieutenant Williams soon answers his letter, and it’s only the beginning of a long exchange of thoughts, anecdotes and feelings. This long-distance relationship is bound to change when they meet in person… Will they each be true to what they showed through their words?


LENGTH
– 30.000 words

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sweet/Sexy

NOTES – The story is told entirely through letters and notes. As such, there is no ‘on screen’ bedroom scene, but the protagonists do write explicitely about their fantasies, hence the dual rating. Also, if you read the Shades of Pink Anthology 2014, the story will sound familiar. I was so taken by the characters that I reworked that short story and tripled its length.

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His Sire’s New Rules

cover for His Sire's New Rules - Erotic M/M/M BDSM Short StoryThe first night Dom Alan shared with Tyler and Jeremy was all about punishments for the two submissives. It was also the first time in years that Alan, a Master vampire, had played with two men, each one so different from the other: human and vampire, novice sub in the world of BDSM and experienced switch, one who enjoys pain and one who’d rather avoid it…

The second night quickly became a first step toward establishing new boundaries between the three of them. And while Tyler can’t stay the night, Alan has just the toy to keep his new pet’s mind on what happened so far… and what will happen when they meet next.

In a world where otherworldly demons attack every night, there’s a time for games and a time to fight, and as it turns out the three men work just as well together on the battlefield as they do in the bedroom. At work or at play, though, it all comes down to the same thing for the three of them: following the rules, and trusting the men standing—or kneeling—next to each of them.

LENGTH – 23.000 words

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PAIRING – M/M ~ M/M/M

RATINGSizzling

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Homeward

When Angelina decides to put some distance between Morgan and herself, she is certain it is the right thing to do. It isn’t fear of his vampire fangs that motivates her, nor the fact that she’s been maneuvered into his life by Morgan’s meddling family, but rather the realization that he needs time to be ready for a relationship.

Her certainty that this is the correct course of action doesn’t last long.

Between nosy friends, regular text messages, impromptu lunches at the mansion and an invitation to have tea with Miss Delilah and the blood-chilling Irene, her resolve is quickly tested. And when she’s offered a private flight to the nearest thing to paradise on Earth to save Morgan from himself, she can’t say no anymore.

This trip, however, turns out much different from what she expected…

LENGTH – 33.500 words / 76 PDF pages

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sexy

NOTE – This ebook is a sequel to Ward of the Vampire, which is available for free from select retailers, My Reluctant Warden, Awkward Holidays and The Coward’s Way Out.

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The Coward’s Way Out

When she was first trapped in the Ward mansion, an unwanted guest to millionaire and vampire Morgan Ward, Angelina could think of nothing else but how to break the compulsion that kept her prisoner. Her reluctant warden was certainly sexy and intriguing, but his standoffish behavior was outputting to say the least.

After a couple of weeks, however, after several ‘mind-trips’ into a fantasy reality in which Morgan is a perfect gentleman – and perfect lover – Angelina finds herself falling for him and struggling to understand why he tries so hard to push her away. How can a man be charming and attentive one minute… and yet deliberately infuriating the next?

A visit from Irene, this time more interested in a stroll down memory lane than in murder, starts to explain Morgan’s fears. But can Angelina break down his barriers before it’s finally time to leave, or will his past prove to be too deep of a wound to heal?

LENGTH – 41.000 words / 95 PDF pages

EXCERPT

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sexy

NOTE – This ebook is a sequel to Ward of the Vampire, which is available for free from select retailers, My Reluctant Warden, and Awkward Holidays.

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Awkward Holidays

Trapped in the Ward mansion with a reluctant and standoffish host – a vampire she should be afraid of but can’t help being attracted to – Angelina is preparing herself for grim, lonely holidays.

When her parents unexpectedly decide to visit, the situation, far from improving, only grows more complicated. They look forward to visiting New York with her, but how can she explain that she’s unable to leave the mansion? For that matter, what will they say when they realize she lives with a millionaire?

A hastily concocted excuse smoothes things over, but now Angelina finds herself having to work closely with Morgan Ward. It wouldn’t be so bad if Morgan was as pleasant to her as he is to her parents, but his mercurial moods leave her confused and frustrated. It doesn’t help that he seems no closer to finding a way for her to leave his house.

The New Year brings change with a startling kiss and an even more surprising guest… or is it more of the same?

LENGTH – 39.000 words / 90 PDF pages

EXCERPT

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sexy

NOTE – This ebook is a sequel to Ward of the Vampire, which is available for free from select retailers, and My Reluctant Warden.

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My Reluctant Warden

My Reluctant Warden (Sexy Paranormal Romance by Kallysten)When her boss brought her to the party of the season, Mr. Ward’s birthday bash, Angelina thought she had slipped on Cinderella’s shoes.

Now that she is compelled to remain in the mansion, trapped with a host who was only pleasant to her in a shared fantasy, the dream abruptly turns sour.

Under other circumstances, she might enjoy staying in an opulent guest suite, with a butler waiting on her every desire. But her cage, as gilded as it may be, remains a prison, and her host, even if he wishes she were gone, is still her warden.

As she struggles to get used to the situation, she can’t figure out what to think of Morgan Ward, a man who claims to be a vampire, who at times ignores her and at times shows himself unexpectedly thoughtful. A man she’s attracted to despite her better judgment.

However, an unexpected conversation with her boss may give her no choice but to get much closer to Morgan than she’s ready for…

LENGTH – 29.000 words / 67 PDF pages

EXCERPT

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sexy

NOTE – This ebook is a sequel to Ward of the Vampire, which is available for free from select retailers.

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Losing His Wings

Losing His Wings (Angel and Demon Romance Novella)For millennia, Samuel has whispered in humans’ and vampires’ minds and tried to steer them toward the right path. For almost as long, Rowan has stood opposite him and nudged the same prey toward more questionable choices. Sometimes, Samuel won. Sometimes, Rowan did. But there was always someone else to help—or destroy.

When they battle once again over Jeffrey, a newly-turned vampire, the fight takes a different turn. This time, it’s about more than the life of Jeffrey’s girlfriend Tanya, or the people Jeffrey might kill to feed. This time, the fight might just be Samuel’s and Rowan’s last.

LENGTH – 28.800 words / 110 PDF pages

EXCERPT – First 5 chapters.

PAIRINGS – M/F ~ M/M

RATING – Sexy

NOTE – This story was first published in free monthly installments on my website during 2011.

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Moonlust

cover for MoonlustThe job was supposed to be an easy one for Captain Kar and his two-man crew: land the Danaus on the deserted moon, appropriate a few boxes of precious chromore, and jump out of the system before the Guardians could get to them. Even Will and Jay’s inability to keep their hands off each other for any length of time should not have been too much of a problem.

They discover too late it’s the laineards’ mating season. The resulting sexual pheromones begin to affect them as soon as they step off the  ship. With Will and Jay losing their minds to lust, and Kar himself blinded by visions of the two men he has wanted for months, things suddenly get much harder than expected.

Their only hope for not ending up in jail is to get out of there before the Guardians find them. Except an open loading dock contaminated the air inside the Danaus. And Kar will have to resort to drastic measures to keep Jay and Will apart long enough to escape…

LENGTH – 25.000 words / 70 PDF pages

EXCERPT

PAIRINGS – M/M ~ M/M/M

RATING – Sizzling

NOTE –  see the tie-in free story, A Breath of Fresh Air.

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Aria and Will

Cover for Aria & WillIn an indistinct future, humans and vampires are allied against the savage demons that relentlessly attack their cities.

In the fortified town of Newhaven, a centuries-old vampire, Wilhelm, is slowly losing track of why he fights. Meeting the human child Ariadne and watching her grow up to become a fierce fighter reminds him of his purpose and gives a face to the humans he tries to protect.

As years pass, however, and Aria becomes a young woman, then a vampire, his protectiveness slowly turns into love…

LENGTH – 51.000 words / 150 pages in print

EXCERPT or download the first 10 chapters

PAIRING – M/F

RATING – Sweet

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