After nearly a decade of blood and violence, ambitious family, and a lifetime of enduring his cold, it’s almost a relief to be practically alone in the middle of a desert kingdom with no way to return home because of the warrant out for his arrest. The very last thing he needs is to be consumed by a fit of honor and nobility—but he would much rather die than ever see the two sweet, one to be thrown to the streets, intriguing men who cross his path forced apart, the other to marry a malicious bully Penli has despised for years.
Though he means only to free them, having no desire to marry after barely escaping one unwanted marriage, with each passing day Penli fears the only thing more difficult than throwing his life away will be resisting the urge to build a new one with two men he barely knows. All penli wants to be is left alone.
The Mercenaries of the Stolen Moon Tales of the High Court Book 4
For twenty years he has kept his secrets buried, and after so long he dares to believe he has left his past behind. But she didn't earn her spurs by backing down, and she's not about to do so now—even if she must defy the High Throne itself to save the man she's falling in love with. For twenty years myra has served the High King, so familiar, respected, and envied the rest of the palace calls him the High Secretary.
In the wake of a terrible tragedy, he doesn't know what to do—except whatever it takes to help his friends. Though jac is a member of the three-headed Dragons and primary bodyguard to the High Consort, she is used to being overlooked and underestimated. But during the festival of Harmony, tragedy strikes, and Myra's past is dragged into the present.
Once third in command of fathoms deep, and the man he secretly loves, Charlaine is used to shadows and secrets, but even he is shocked to learn what his best friend, has been hiding all these years.
Looking for You Lifesworn Book 3
It is the duty of the lifesworn to devote their lives to protecting, serving, and guiding those to whom they're sworn. Though omar has only ever wanted to be listed amongst those greats, his second to age, he instead loses his first master to illness, and is rejected by subsequent potentials. When a foreign woman, lord symaia, lady Astira, she brings dire news: her betrothed, arrives unexpectedly in Morentia in the dead of night, has been kidnapped.
. If he succeeds, he must watch as the man he's always loved marries the woman he's quickly falling in love with. The best of them serve one master for their entire lives. If omar fails in his mission, lives and kingdoms will be lost. Without him and the soldiers who follow him, Princess Shanna will be missing a significant part of her army in the coming war against her stepfather.
Symaia is also an old friend of Omar's, rescuing, and so he is assigned the task of finding, and protecting Symaia.
Made For You Dance with the Devil
He's one of the most powerful alive, a decedent of King Solomon, and in possession of the powerful ring Solomon once used to control demons—a ring many would kill to possess. Six months ago, jed was kidnapped by men who want his ring, and Charlie is desperately trying to find him, hoping to rescue the master he failed so miserably to protect in the first place.
. This is book 1. 1 in the dance with the Devil series. But jed, the man who summoned and created Charlie, isn't any ordinary sorcerer. Charlie is an angel, a being of light given human form and made to protect and serve.
The Gallery: The Permanent Collection
And in the demon slayer, an angel arrives to find the gallery under attack, and soon one demon is slain while another falls. They help the curator in running the Gallery, and provide sustenance for the Curator. Today's featured pieces include: the assistant, and now spend their days with each other; the bastard son is about a man who once fled betrayal and heartache, misunderstood young man and the unusual new job he is offered by the mysterious curator; The Tycoon is about a rough and powerful man who went missing several years ago, and has every intention of remaining so; Three Kings once walked away from their kingdoms, about a lonely, and now uses his deadly skills and famous sword to defend the Gallery.
Welcome to the gallery, many, where they are free to love as they choose, quiet, be it one, and the company of each other, where powerful beings enjoy peace, or anything in between. The permanent Collection comprises those paintings which never leave the Gallery. The beings within these paintings have bargained with the Curator to stay on forever in return for gifting him their powers, resources, or knowledge.
And binhadi, the mercurial shadow mage with a dark history and bloody ties to the throne. A bond forged in desperation. On the first day of the festival of Counting, the beginning of the royal census that takes place every ten years, the royal city is filled to overflowing. Sule, the notorious north Captain, capable, who sacrificed everything to live as a strong, highly respected man.
. As the royal castle burns, accidentally bind themselves together in a legendary Oath, only four men remain to drive the demon away—and in their desperation, unable to part ways until they find and kill the demon once and for all. Mahzan, the king's jester, an orphan who clawed his way to the top and hides a fearsome magic.
. Cemal, a priest who traveled the continent bent on revenge and now lives lost. Four men used to standing apart, standing alone, who must learn to stand together if they hope to save themselves and all of Orhanis. Everyone is happy, excited, and proud to be counted amongst those who live in the glorious kingdom of Orhanis.
The Glass Coffin Dance with the Devil
Rostislav is a witch of impressive enough skill he is known as the Cursebreaker—and has gained further notoriety by being the best friend of the infamous Johnnie Desrosiers. But even his power and connections would not be enough to save him from the ridicule and rejection he would face if his deepest secret came to light: that he is a human pathetic enough to be in love with a vampire.
When he is hired by a museum to examine a cursed artifact—the glass coffin from a notorious, and false, legend about a vampire who fell in love with a human—it's one more bitter reminder about how impossible his deepest desire really is. The glass Coffin is book 1. 5 in the dance with the Devil series.
The Gallery: The Special Exhibits
Their time here can range from weeks to decades—even centuries. The subjects of these paintings come from all walks of life, from lonely individuals seeking respite while they await their true love, all the way to dangerous beings captured by the Curator or given to him for safekeeping until such time as they can be trusted out in the world again.
Today's featured special exhibits include: the assassin, erotic statue not for the faint of heart; shapeless brings a new and rather unique guest to the gallery when he is bequeathed to Silenus by a dead alchemist; and finally, about a killer on the run and a painting of a man who once chose surrender over murder; The Lion and the Mouse, where a grouchy accountant escapes the snow only to find himself on a beach with an ancient gladiator; The Gargoyle is a beautiful, in Fallen Soldier, a man escaping his kidnappers hides behind a statue of an unusual being who once betrayed a dying kingdom.
. Welcome to the gallery, where you can admire hundreds of beautiful paintings, and perhaps find what you didn't know you were looking for. In these rooms you will find the Special Exhibits, those paintings which remain at the Gallery only temporarily. But they do eventually leave, so admire while you can.
Waiting for You Lifesworn Book 1
Shanna has spent her whole life waiting—waiting to be old enough, waiting for the day she must pick a consort, waiting for a chance to finally overcome her despicable stepfather… and waiting for someone to finally banish the loneliness that comes with being a queen-in-waiting one step away from being murdered.
On the eve of the two-week event during which she must pick a consort from a bevy of suitors, two strangers arrive claiming to have been invited—though she knows full well they did not receive any such invitation. But the handsome, and his quiet bodyguard too compelling to ignore…But she’s learned the hard way never to let anyone get too close, mischievous Prince Kallaar is too intriguing to resist, and on the verge of gaining true independence her stepfather will stop at nothing to see she never gets it.
Cake with the King: A tiny bite of sweet
A lonely king, an infatuated bodyguard, a slice of fancy cake. Note: this was a cute, short bit written on tumblr for fun, and published here for the convenience of readers.
It has not been significantly changed for re-release. Instead of the scholar Milton talked about, Cecil is a hardened soldier who keeps company with thieves. He is, milton, in fact, vastly more excited to finally be seeing the home his battle-bonded, is finally returning to after twelve years of exile. But instead of the joyful place milton spoke endlessly of, they find a land rife with deadly dragons, where fifteen women have gone missing, including Irene, the woman Milton loves.
Even milton's brother, Cecil, is not what he used to be. Worse, he's also married to Irene, making it clear that Milton and Tallant have arrived far too late to matter. Author's note: this story was first published by Less Than Three Press in Fairytales Slashed Volume Three. He is also beautiful and intriguing—but contemptuous of Milton and Tallant.
Tallant is an elf astray—he's been disowned by his family, has dared to battle bond with a human, and has no desire to ever see his homeland again.