Author Spotlight – Lucy Smoke/Lucinda Dark


Rest in Pieces (Barbie: The Vampire Hunter Book 1)

Ashes to Ashes. Dust to Dust. If vampires kill your entire family, vengeance is a must.

I can’t say my parents never warned me about vampires. I just never believed them. Not—that is—until six months ago when vampires broke into my home and killed my family. Thanks to all the skills my parents taught me, I managed to escape but I couldn’t save them.

Two vampires down and the rest of the world to go.

My bid for revenge is going to have to wait, though, because until I turn 18, I’m being placed in the loving care of Elizabeth and Jonathan McKnight—godparents I didn’t even know existed. The clock is ticking until I can get back to my goal of eradicating the vampire race. But something is amiss at my new high school. According to my parents, vampires can’t walk in daylight. So, why then, does Torin Priest? If he’s not a vampire, then what is he? Because unlike the obnoxious asshole, Maverick McKnight, who sees me as some sort of bloodsucking leech on his wealthy family, Torin Priest is most certainly not human.

To stake or not to stake, that is the question.



DAIMON (Nerys Newblood Book 1)

In the darkness of Nerys Newblood’s mind, there is an ancient voice.

Obidian is a spirit guide, thousands of years old, and Nerys is his new host making her his Daimon. The only issue is that in Nerys’ Kingdom, Daimons are outlawed. To be found out as a Daimon, a human with untapped magical power, will surely sentence her to death.

Pursued by a vengeful king and thrust into a journey of escape, Nerys finds the lives of five incredible men in her hands.

A talented druid.
A curious changeling.
A thief.
An outcast.
A best friend.

All potentials drawn in by the untapped power within her.

But when betrayal shatters the budding relationship between them, the last vestiges of hope for freedom are destroyed. Between the wrath of the king and the ailment of her spirit guide, someone must pay an ultimate price.
***This book is a reverse harem title***



In the pitted depths of despair, a flame burns ever eternal – a Daimon’s strength to do what she must.

Nerys is determined to rescue Coen. She and her potentials make the treacherous journey back to the place where it all began. Matric’s Kingdom—Euron. But what lies in wait is something much deadlier than the recently deceased king.

A new darkness has escaped its confines, ready to reign and wreak havoc.


The world begins to unravel and with it, the Gods’ plan for Nerys is revealed. Though it may mean the destruction of her own life, Nerys will be the weapon to end the coming war.



Fortune Favors the Cruel (Dark Maji Book 1)

Throne of Glass meets Black Jewels in this twisted yet alluring dark fantasy tale.

Quinn Darkova, freed from the chains of slavery, wants nothing more than vengeance against those who sold her. But with her dark powers on the rise and her ascension nearing, Quinn’s blood retribution will have to wait in favor of her immediate survival.

Lazarus Fierté is a nobleman without equal. He’s as controlling as he is stubborn, and for the last six years he’s been waiting for a woman to appear—but not just any woman. A Maji of great power, capable of terrible things. She could be the key to everything he holds dear.

His savior … or his destroyer.

The only thing he didn’t predict was that she would become both.

*Please note, this is a dark fantasy series. There is a heavy romance subplot between two consenting adults but the material is dark in nature. The characters are not heroes. This isn’t a story about saving the day. If you’re looking for a series that’s romance dressed up as fantasy, this is NOT it. If you’re looking for Game of Thrones level of fantasy, this will have too much romance for you. If you want a dark fantasy about characters that are antiheroes on their best days and the villains on their worst…this is for you.*


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Author Spotlight – Lucy Smoke/Lucinda Dark


20 Questions with Lucy Smoke/Lucinda Dark



  • What made you decide to become an author?


I’ve literally wanted to be an author since I was a child. When I figured out that acting would probably be a really hard to get into, I decided to be “safe” and go for being an author. HAHAHAHAHA BOY DID I NOT THINK THAT THROUGH. 


  • What is the hardest thing about writing for you?


I don’t know if I have something that’s “hard” to write about per se. I have one book (that’s non PNR/UF) that is partially based on real experiences (though I would argue that it’s completely fiction) and I guess putting so much of myself into a character/storyline isn’t hard, but it takes a lot out of me and it is a much longer process. 


  • Do you have any routines or superstitions that you go through whenever you write a book – Such as a specific room to write in, certain drink, same pen/pencil every time, specific music or noise? Release a book?


Not really. Each book and each character is different. While I do have a general writing playlist, I do end up creating playlists specifically for each series/book. I also switch back and forth between pantsing the hell out of a book and outlining to the nines. I’m really all over the place as a writer. One thing I’ve done in the past, though, that a lot of people don’t do is that I’ve outlined on my bathroom mirror with dry erase markers. 


  • Who is the one person in the writing profession who has inspired you the most?


That’s an incredibly difficult answer and I’m sure I’m not the only person that will say I can’t choose. There are so many people who have inspired me. There’s not really one that’s gone above others. Although, I would say that author Jex Lane is the one that (unintentionally) inspired me to self-publish. She writes UF/Fantasy M/M. I was lucky enough recently to meet her in person and I could not be more grateful to call someone as amazing and down to Earth a friend. She’s truly a wonderful person. 


  • Which character is your favorite? Which character was the hardest to write? Why?


I’m torn between favorite characters—my favorite character changes based on what I’m focusing on writing. Right now? My favorite character is Barbie Steele from my upcoming series Barbie: the Vampire Hunter (yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking). She’s sarcastic. She’s kind of a bitch. And I just love stabbing her because she’s always got some witty retort to throw my way. 

As for the “hardest” character to write. Like I said before, Idk if it’s “hard” so much as it’s draining. But that would be Love from my dark angsty contemporary, Expressionate. And the reason is because I wrote Love’s story when I was a sophomore in undergrad at the height of my depression. The following year I finally decided to seek therapy for my depression (where I was later diagnosed), but writing her story really made me see myself in an objective manner. I saw a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and I shaped her as I once saw myself when I rewrote it years later. I gave her the happy ending I always wanted. 


  • Would you consider collaborating on a book with anyone else? If so…who?  Who would be your unicorn author to collaborate with?


I would and have! Lol. I have a coauthored series with Kel Carpenter that’s dark high fantasy. The Dark Maji series. I’m also working on an RH Urban Fantasy series with Carysa Locke. But if I were to choose someone else… I’m not really sure. I still suffer from imposter syndrome, so anyone I’d choose would be someone that probably doesn’t even know I exist lol. 


  • Who is your favorite author…someone that you will buy their book even without thinking?


I don’t necessarily have a favorite author, but I do have a few authors that I one-click without even reading the blurb. I love Lexi Blake and Lynsay Sands. Both write a combination of urban fantasy/PNR and contemporary. And both have great sexy times. 😉 😉 


  • What is your best piece of advice for someone who wants to write or publish?


Oh gosh, I’ve got a mixture of stuff I’m sure any hopeful writer/author has already heard and probably doesn’t want to hear again (but I promise, it’s the best piece of advice you could possibly follow). 

  • Finish your book. Whatever it is. Just finish it. Even if it sucks. 
  • Ignore what everyone else tells you (by that I mean, ignore what they say you SHOULD do with your book and focus on what YOU want to write). 
  • Have a plan. (I literally wish I had actually planned my releases. I wish I’d done more research) 


  • If you could ask your readers 1 question and have them all answer…what would it be?


Hmmmmm. Okay, this is hard. Maybe … it’d be … “What about my books or any books in general makes you want to keep reading them?” 


  • What is your writing kryptonite?


Darkness. Even in my brightest series, there’s always a hint of darkness. Every once in a while I’ll get the urge to write a light fluffy romance, but when I try it out, I end up inserting something that’s not quite as fluffy as people expected it to be. I love sarcasm and witty characters, but I also like torturing them. Oh and I love characters that are different. Some of my MCs/FMCs are similar. But I think across the board, they’re also quite different. Some are youthful and naïve, some are hardened and tough, some are wild and free, and some are reserved and unsure. I like showcasing the differences in people. 


  • Do you plot out your book or do you write as you go?


I flip back and forth. For Heart of Tartarus, my dystopian RH, I outlined book 1 to the nines and followed it almost exactly. But for many of my other books, the outline gets thrown out halfway through. Sometimes, I only outline 5 chapters ahead at a time. 



  • Do you want each book or series to stand on its own or are you building a universe where all the books/series connect with each other?


Neither? I’m not sure. I’m not planning on having all of my series connecting to each other. But I’m also not…NOT planning that, you know? #awardforvaguestanswergoesto 


  • If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice related to writing what would it be?


Start earlier. Publish sooner. PLEASE for the love of GOD plan ahead. Don’t rush.


  • What is the biggest lesson you learned after you published your first book?


Ironically, the biggest lesson I’ve learned after I published my first book doesn’t necessarily have to do with writing. It has to do with the industry. The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to take everything in stride. There will be reviewers who hurt your feelings, readers, other authors, even family members who misunderstand you. I’ve gotten really angry at people and I’ve felt resentment for others. But others success has no bearing on my own. And vice versa.  


  • What is a guilty pleasure?


Erotic romance. *hides* I write romance. I even write sex, but I find it really hard to write romance that’s primarily about sexual aspects. I have to write a longer, more detailed plot (even if it makes me want to yank my hair out and scream). But every once in a while, I just want to sit down with a filthy book and pilfer through it and ignore the world. Whoever ends up marrying me is really in for a surprise bc as soon as I get married, I’ll be sending them screen shots of my favorite scenes and demanding we reenact them. LMFAO (okay probably not, but a girl can dream, can’t she?)


  • Do you have a favorite vacation spot?


Not yet. Let me finish traveling the world and I’ll get back to you ;-P


  • What’s an Item on your bucket list?


Get a trad deal? Have a book made into a (decent) movie? Those would be amazing. 


  • Do you have a spirit animal?  If so, what is it?


My spirit animal is Edna Mode from Disney’s The Incredibles. XDDD I don’t know, probably not her. She’s far too confident to be me. I’m incredibly random and weird. I’m also insecure as hell. #Storytime A lot of people watch my Instagram stories and at the last signing I went to, people would come up to me and tell me they loved watching me and they enjoyed my books and whereas a normal person would say “Thank you, I’m glad” my response was “Why?” Just think of the most awkward turtle in the ocean and that’s probably my spirit animal. 


  • What is your favorite holiday & why?


Other than my birthday, because let’s be real, it’s totally a holiday—HALLOWEEN. If Halloween could last all year, that’d be amazing. When I got to a writer’s retreat next year for Halloween, I’m going to wear a different costume every day for a week. 


  • What’s your favorite Halloween candy?


Alright. No one judge me. If we’re talking candy SPECIFIC to Halloween (and not like chocolate or something like that…) I love candy corn. It’s delicious sugary goodness #cannotchangemymind


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Her Gilded Firebird by Susannah Shannon New Release


Her Gilded Firebird by Susannah Shannon
Blurb –
lin is used to getting her own way. She’s learned to tell people what they want to hear and carry on with what she wants to do. Gunnar, the mysterious blacksmith has very different ideas about how a wife should behave and has no problem scorching her bare bottom for fibbing. It will take all of their combined courage, strength and love to meet their destiny and confront the icy evil that wants to claim all of the world.
Return to the magical world of the snowforce, where the men are dominant, the women are smart and your scars tell the world who you are. Set in a realm replete with magical creatures, noble, shifter warriors and true love, it’s a transporting read.
Her Gilded Firebird is a part of the Norse Warriors series but is a standalone book. It offers rich world-building, a strong-willed heroine and thorough bare bottomed spankings, if any of those things offend, try a different book.
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Elemental Trilogy by Toni Cox Preorder




Written by: Toni Cox
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Dragons, Elves, and Magic. What more could you want from a fantasy trilogy?

Book 1:
With her final test as an Elemental complete, Maia travels through the Gate of Stonehenge to return to her home planet Elveron, but she brings with her the very thing she tried to leave behind.
Faced with responsibilities she thinks she is not ready for, a love she does not reciprocate and her people threatened by a terrible enemy, she is suddenly forced to become what she is meant to be – a Prime.
But, she is not alone. She has her mentor, Silas, and her dragon, Midnight, who stand by her side as she embarks on an adventure to save not just herself, but the rest of the nation of Grildor as well.

Book 2:
The nation of Grildor still reels from the War of Greystone. They spent the winter Moons mourning their dead. Now it is spring and time to drive the last of the enemy off their planet.
Maia has sunken into a pit of despair during the harsh Moons of Winter, not only mourning the people that died, but also the absence of Blaid. Would he ever come back to her?
Lord Longshadow, Lord Regent of Grildor, decides it is time to act and sends Maia and Jaik as ambassadors to the various cities within Grildor. The aim is to reassure the people that the Longshadow Clan is there to protect them, but as Maia and Jaik travel, they learn that the situation is far worse than they had anticipated.
They have been betrayed and their nation is threatened with war a second time. Desperately, she searches for the strength to save her people. And, although she has her dragon, Midnight to help her, the responsibility of being a Prime rests heavily on her shoulders.

Book 3:
Two battles are behind them and now the true war with the Vampyres is about to start. Elveron will succumb unless the Prime Elementals can become as one.
Maia deserts her people to find Blaid, for only as one will they have the power to defeat the Vampyres amassing at Greystone. It is Forbidden for them to be together and yet their connection is all that stands between victory and eternal defeat. With her dragon, Midnight, Maia sets off on a journey that will change the future for everyone.
Lord Longshadow, the Lord Regent, invokes the Rule of Kings and travels to every country of Greater Grildor. He needs the Lords to pledge their armies. Jaik Longshadow rules in his father’s stead and faces the greatest test of his life, while Aaron Nightingale, believing he is the reason Maia left, races across Grildor to find her.
The arrival of winter means the Vampyres will be less active. Amid snow and ice, it is time for Elveron to prepare. But the Vampyres have a different agenda and winter will no longer stop them. As desperation and fear takes hold, Maia understands that to save her people she needs a new plan.
Will Blaid help her? Will she have enough time?

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KINGDOM OF DESOLATION by Bianca Mckay Pre Order



By Bianca Mckay

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The darkness swallows her whole, only to spit her back out into the clutches of the Fae King.

Hatred and death have cursed Eidera, the Faeries and their land dying slowly. The Fae King has heard tales of his mate saving the land, only he is unaware that she is imprisoned in his dungeons.
Azariah is broken and alone, her hope quickly fading with each passing day as she remains locked away by her own mate. There is one person who calls to her, offering her freedom from this eternal nightmare. But this freedom comes with a price…Azariah will have to die.

Unbound by By Tanya Harris Preorder



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Unbound by By Tanya Harris

Growing up in Colorado Katie always knew she was different. She has unique abilities to see and understand the aura of colors depicting a person’s emotions and intentions. She knows that whatever gave her the ability to see auras also created the plaguing of visions from other worldly places.

After the death of her adopted parents, Katie tries to live a normal a life. A life that is shattered when she is attacked by a monster that unleashes an unknown magic within her. Her reality is further altered when the warrior from her visions emerges from another dimension.

Now hunted by the monsters, she must flee to a new world far beyond her imagination. There she is thrust into a realm of secrets, magic, and ultimate power.

Katie’s arrival in the new world creates chaos amongst the reigning powers. She must learn the secrets that surround her and harness the magic within her or she will not be ready to fight the rising darkness. If she can’t fight it, all will be lost.

Reclaiming Winter Book 2 of The Heathen Chronicles By Brandi Bell


NEW from Brandi Bell!
**Pre order Alert!**
“Reclaiming Winter”
Book 2 of The Heathen Chronicles

With her 25th bday looming, Akashka must return to the land of her birth. In order to regain her kingdom, she will have to raise an army to stand against her brutal and twisted father in the bloodbath that is sure to follow.
As she races against time to bond with her five mates and attain her full power, Akashka will rely on the heathens. If she fails, the Winter kingdom will be lost to darkness forever

Death’s Primordial Kiss (The Silvered Moon Diaries Book 1) by Romarin Demetri Preorder


Death’s Primordial Kiss (The Silvered Moon Diaries Book 1)
by Romarin Demetri

🗓️ Release Day October 3rd 🗓️

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Graduate from magic school and grow alongside your powers in the London Coven.

In a world where everyone wants to see you fail, it’ll be a bloody day in hell before you give up. Helaine would gladly skip university if it meant joining the London Coven, but no one in the city wants her to achieve the 10-year appointment that is even more prestigious than her family. A firecracker by nature, Helaine’s desire to succeed is fueled by proving others wrong. Can she stand up for herself at auditions and win the title of coven witch out from under both her sister, Rose, and her magic-wielding ex-boyfriend? Not today, Teddy.

Sometimes when there’s no place for you in the world, you have to make your own. A Changeling, Rose has felt like an alien her whole life. The coven can give her a sense of identity, but when powers go awry, untamable passion can be even more dangerous than a witch hunter. Rose’s magical abilities are dependent on lust and desire, and also on the help of her mentor, whose talent intimidates her just as much as the tension between them does. However, does being a prophesied witch unlike any other mean that she doesn’t have a match and is destined to be alone to save the world?

When martial artists Helaine and Rose compete against each other for a place as an initiate on the London Coven, they realize the dangers of conspiracy when one of their peers is murdered. Now, with someone burning through witches, the coven’s newest initiate member must put aside her guilt and perfect her powerful, yet unpredictable elemental magic to save her fellow witches, or she could lose her career—and worse, her life.

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