Well 2021 has been off to quite a start. Hard to believe we’re more than halfway through, isn’t it?
Could your TBR list use some more books? Well of course it could! Why else are any of us here? LOL
As great as the first half of the year has been for releases, I think the second half looks just as exciting!
This list is going to cover stories released between July 1 and December 31, 2021. Links will be included as well as covers wherever possible. And at the end, you’ll find a list of those stories which are due to come out at some point before July 2021 but which the authors haven’t quite settled on a final date.
July 3, 2021
Mandi Richard’s second book in the Princesses of Selmy Island went live on July 3, 2021.
Perfect for fans of Bridgerton and Sarah J Maas alike, the Princesses of Selmy Island series features all your favorite historical romance tropes in a vivid fantasy setting on the brink of a fae war.
Each book contains a standalone romance that can technically be read separately, but they are better read in order to follow the full story of the fae war.
A Human Princess with a Wish to Remain Invisible
Princess Olga Sova spent most of her life as the invisible sister, which suited her just fine. Unfortunately, her older brother, Ivan, is mucking up the kingdom now that he is king, and her older sister has gone off to marry her true love. With the balance of their family thrown off, Olga needs to help her Ivan find his place as king. She thinks the best way to do this is to find him a queen. Unfortunately, when she puts the idea in his head to throw a ball to find a suitable bride, he gets it in his own head that it would be the perfect setting to find her a husband. She always knew she would marry for politics, but with her two left feet, a ball is the last place she will catch a husband.
A Fae King Separated from His Beloved Homeland
The novelty of ruling a human kingdom has worn off for King Nasir after more than a century. All he wants now is to return to the fae realm where he belongs. For the first time since the Gates were sealed, leaving him trapped in the human realm, it is looking like this is a real possibility. The only problem is, to make it happen, he needs to play nice with the humans so they can win the coming war. He even agrees to attend a human ball and convince a princess to marry one of his men.
At the Sova’s royal ball, Olga and Nasir find themselves caught in a compromising position. Now King Nasir must marry Princess Olga or her brother will pull his support from the war efforts. And to make matters worse, his chief advisor thinks a human queen in his kingdom will also win his support with his own people.
Will they be able to set aside their difference to make a union work for the good of both of their kingdoms?
Eagle’s Embrace is part 2 in a Death of Koschei the Deathless retelling.
July 6, 2021
Elsie Winter’s short story that leads into her The Boundlands Series went live on July 6, 2021. You can get a free copy of the story by subscribing to her newsletter.
He’s an orc studying for his accounting exam. She’s a forest faerie trying to salvage her botany project. There’s a magically animated stone sentry crashing through campus like a two-story tall wrecking ball.
The first time Hyrak lays eyes on Solandis, he’s too immersed in the chaos around them to notice her soft beauty, but once she’s in his arms, he’s enchanted by the opinionated little fae’s passion. Can gentle Hyrak control the fiery possession scorching through his veins? Does Solandis really want him to?
GREEN-EYED MONSTER is a short (10K word), fluffy Fantasy Romance with a guaranteed HEA. Content warnings include adult language and consenting adult romantic scenes.
July 11, 2021
S.L. Prater’s first book in The Kriegspiel Witches Book went live on July 11, 2021.
He’s a rake. She’s his “just deserts.” Or maybe just dessert?
Witch Erin Green seeks freedom far from the controlling machinations of her uncle, a priest. Becoming a professor at the University of Kriegspiel was supposed to be her fresh start, but the Church of the Cloth is at it again. To encourage the compliance and regulation of witches the church will utilize pairing ceremonies to bind these free-spirited women in marriage to their priests.
To make up for past misdeeds, Chancellor Ren Boaz steps in to help the beguiling new professor remain unwed. After all the hearts his rakish ways have left broken, will the Wicked Witch of Kriegspiel turn out to be Ren’s delicious comeuppance?
Fantasy Romance ◆ Gaslamp ◆ Forced Proximity ◆ Mature Characters ◆ Steamy
July 16, 2021
Enchanted Waters: A Magical Collection of Short Stories went live on July 16, 2021. It includes stories from Lyndsey Hall, Jennifer Kropf, Alice Ivinya, Ben Lang, Sky Sommers, N.D.T. Casale, Astrid V.J., and Elena Shelest.
What really lies beneath the waves?
Dive into our magical collection of short stories written by award-winning and up-and-coming authors and follow the ocean’s call. Meet murderous kelpies, hear the mermaid’s song, find a kidnapped prince, and explore the beautiful underwater kingdoms. Befriend selkie royalty, break fearsome curses, and swoon as you fall in love. This book is fully illustrated with stunning paintings by Helena Satterthwaite and Elena Shelest.
All profits go to Oceana to support their mission to protect the world’s oceans and promote sustainable fishing.
Daughter of the Selkie King – Lyndsey Hall
Merrily Merrily – Jennifer Kropf
The Kelpie of Loch Linnhe – Alice Ivinya
The Bridge – Ben Lang
Kiss the Frog – Sky Sommers
Sea Ghost of the Isle – N.D.T. Casale
The Naiad’s Curse – Astrid V.J.
The Arctic Mermaid – N.D.T. Casale
Heartless Melody – Alice Ivinya
The Wishing Well – Elena Shelest
July 21, 2021
Olivia Hart’s first book in Winged Mates went live on July 21, 2021.
He’s a beast who kills without mercy. My kidnapper. My enemy. My mate.
All I want is a simple life, but any chance of peace is stolen from me by a winged warrior prince. He sweeps through my village, leaving a trail of destruction in his wake—and taking me with him.
Born of battle, Marcellus is unstoppable. A storm of obsidian wings and steel who’s turned killing into an art form.
He says my visions hold the key to the hidden Elven kingdoms that his father’s vowed to conquer. Kingdoms I’ve vowed to protect with my life.
We’re on opposite sides of this war, and yet the dark and undeniable craving that sparked between us soon grows into a fire. It won’t be long until it consumes us both.
I’ve become his captive because of a prophecy. I’ll survive because fate has etched my name on his heart…
Sand and Stars is a 100k word fantasy romance and is the first book of a duet. The duet ends in an HEA, but Sand and Stars ends in an HFN.
July 26, 2021
A rogue assassin on the run.
Former assassin Emamori Matsukara stands alone against the warring Ichiyo Faction. The once-notorious “Black Thorn” struggles to protect the innocent and bring justice to the Faction’s brutal raiders. But with a bounty on her head, she can’t evade her enemies forever. When an impossible encounter with a mythological Shadow of Death leaves Ema critically injured, she finds herself at the mercy of three men from a rival clan — and they know exactly who she is.
A tentative trust in uncertain times.
Lord Commander Saitama Ren faces dwindling allies and the demands of a merciless high lord. The last thing he needs is a wanted criminal on his hands — especially one who saves his life. Worse, his closest friend Hagane quickly accepts Ema into their fold, while his stoic vice commander Akhito wants nothing to do with her. Yet despite her unknown allegiances, she may be the key to preventing his clan’s demise.
A bond born from the shadows.
Alliances are uncertain, trust is a rare commodity, and peace is a relic of the past. As shadows spread across the land, secrets unfold and death lurks ever closer. Ema and her unexpected allies must venture through the dark night of dishonor and betrayal to uncover the world’s inevitable fate.
For the one who controls the shadows controls the world.
For fans of epic fantasy reverse harem like The Gladiator’s Downfall (Kristen Banet) and stories deeply rooted in Japanese history and mythology like Red Winter (Annette Marie).
Immerse yourself in a Japanese-inspired world of assassins and samurai, honor and intrigue, sentient shadows of death, and a strong-willed heroine finding her path. VISION OF THE MOON is Book 1 in the epic fantasy reverse harem series, “Shadowed World Saga“. It is a complete novel with a steamy enemies-to-lovers romance, multiple consensual love interests, and no cliffhanger. The series is intended for mature readers due to language and themes of violence, sex, and death.
July 29, 2021
Olivia K. Moto’s first book in the Isle of the Forsaken went live July 29, 2021.
I should have left that reckless lordling dangling from the damn cliff …
With a corrupt magistrate breathing down my neck, a magical affinity to keep hidden, and my slightly illegal propensity for relic hunting, it’s all I can do to keep Aunt Grace and myself from destitution.
There’s no time left for anything else!
Not the far-too-cheerful mage, Lord Elimri Westin, who feels indebted to me for saving his life. Nor the prickly monster-hunter, Lynk, who seems to think his job includes protecting me. And certainly not Jaiel, the smug Fae prince who cares for nothing but himself.
No. I’m better off on my own.
But the magistrate won’t let up, and one short conversation with his wife makes my whole world crumble.
Now, my last chance at keeping Aunt Grace safe lies in locating a rare relic in the ruins near our estate.
It’s a long shot, and I’ll have to team up with those vexing men to do it … but what other choice do I have?
Meet the stubbornly independent Kaiya Maderoth and the first three of her infuriating men in this action packed first book of the Isle of the Forsaken series – a full length, slow-burn, new adult reverse harem fantasy romance.
If you love adventure, angsty romance, lost civilizations, fast-paced action, magical creatures, twisted magic, and gaslamp-style fantasy … then this is the series for you.
This series is meant for mature readers. It features language, violence, sexual situations, and the heroine will not need to choose between her love interests to get her HEA.
July 31, 2021
Amberlynn Holland’s sixth book in the Wolves Ever After Series went live on July 31, 2021.
Wyatt is no trespassing Goldilocks. He’s an injured wolf-shifter seeking shelter from the storm.
Wyatt’s wolf shifter pack has spent months tracking down and protecting four nearly forgotten mystical relics from the unscrupulous schemes of a dangerous cabal. Now, it’s up to Wyatt to find the final matrix before it falls into the wrong hands.
Unfortunately, a haunted forest and the three legendary wise women who inhabit it are just as determined to hide their secrets from the rest of the world.
For millennia, the Aeghrum Forest, and the powerful Earth Stone it safeguards, have been protected by the Guardian, the Guide, and the Keeper. With the legacy of her mother’s unprecedented betrayal casting a long shadow, Kory is uncompromisingly dedicated to her role as the current Guardian.
Her determination and rigid loyalty never once wavered. Until she finds a wounded stranger asleep on the floor of her cottage.
Can Kory trust Wyatt to help her protect the forest and the Earth Stone? More importantly, can she trust her heart not to lead down the same traitorous path her mother had chosen?
August 13, 2021
Tessonja Odette’s second book in Entangled with the Fae releases on August 13, 2021.
A playboy prince in want of a decoy bride.
A servant girl desperate for a disguise…
Raven shifter Prince Franco is every social climbing debutante’s dream. He’s handsome, heir to the Lunar Court throne, and deliciously single. Every young woman wants to bed him, wed him, or steal a moment of his time. Except, of course, for Ember Montgomery.
Half-fae Ember craves freedom from her conniving stepfamily. As if they weren’t enough to deal with, a chance encounter with the arrogant Prince Franco leaves her humiliated and in a fiery rage. Nothing could convince her the prince is anything but a rake. But when the opportunity to evade her scheming stepmother falls into her lap, she’ll pay the price—even if it means impersonating the prince’s newest flame…
To prove himself a worthy heir, Prince Franco must marry a princess. But after far too many unsatisfying trysts, he’s given up on love. With the social season in full swing, and bringing with it a horde of husband-hungry socialites, he’ll do anything to delay the pressures of both marriage and the crown. And what better solution than an alliance with a desperate servant girl glamoured as his false future bride?
Locked in a bargain, Ember must pose as a princess until midnight at the full moon ball. Until then, all she has to do is wear the glamour, pretend to court the prince, and above all else, not fall in love. But when feelings emerge on both sides, she starts to wonder if there’s more to their contrived courtship than either of them planned…
Can Ember and Franco find love when the masks come off? Or will illusions and lies prove stronger than their hearts?
ACOTAR meets Bridgerton in this standalone fairytale retelling of Cinderella. If you like slow burn romance, fake engagements, and snarky fae royals, then you’ll love this swoon-worthy story in the Entangled with Fae series.
*NOTE this book is upper YA/NA featuring mature situations and some adult language. The romance is slow burn but leads to moderate steam.
August 22, 2021
Marrying her enemy was bad enough, now she’s stranded in a vicious wilderness with him.
Flogged, banished, and rejected by her people, Amelia has been sent 20,000 years into the future of the world of shapeshifters, elementalists, and beast talkers. All traces of civilization seem to have vanished, the natural predators are stronger, and new species have emerged.
The spectral woman continues to haunt and threaten Amelia, promising her a cruel and horrible fate no matter what she chooses. But while Amelia fights to maintain her sanity and her calling, she must also contend with her changing feelings toward Naatos, her husband.
Nothing can stop him from reaching his wife. Knowing the risks, Naatos pursues Amelia into a future where his homeland is transformed beyond recognition, his army gone, and his friends destroyed. His brothers journey with him to an immovable future that has left their homeworld in an almost prehistoric state, a world in which all of his plans have come undone and only the barest of essentials and hopes can survive.
Together they must find a way to survive before the world destroys them and leaves no trace of shapeshifters or mindreaders for anyone to find.
Fans of BLACK JEWELS and A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES will not want to miss WILDERNESS UNTAMED, the fourth volume in this romantic epic fantasy!
Grab your copy now to fight for the fate of worlds, fall into enemies-to-lovers romance, cross paths with dragon shifters and monsters, and walk the tightropes of drama and intrigue…
August 29, 2021
Darkness stirs in the heart of Courdeval. And in the heart of its very king. But she’ll fight until her last breath to save them both.
After Jon’s near brush with death, Rielle couldn’t be happier when he awakens. As he resumes his duties and his normal life, however, it becomes clear he is changed–perhaps forever. There is a power in him, and a darkness, that threatens to consume him… for all time.
With the Order of Terra and the Tower of Magic now serving the Crown, Emaurria is stronger than ever, but the threats it now faces might lead to the kingdom’s undoing. Locked in open war against the Divinity of Magic, Emaurria is in grave danger and, worse, divided at its core. The Houses see opportunity in a withdrawn king, and Rielle, Brennan, and Olivia fight to keep stability as they try to reach Jon, while Leigh finds himself damned and looks for the strength to save himself before he can save the world from the Rift.
As the Houses and the war poke a sleeping dragon, they invite flames that could char Emaurria to mere glowing embers. Can Rielle and her friends reach Jon before it’s too late, or will he be lost to the darkness, and Emaurria to the flames of dragon fire?
If you like the fantasy romance of A Court of Thorns and Roses, the dark intrigue of Kushiel’s Dart, and a heroine who never gives up, you’ll love this romantic epic fantasy series.
Dive into a medieval world sensual and dark, full of magic and greed, love and blades, where factions vie for influence and there are no easy choices…
(Note: This is an adult fantasy novel, and as such, there are adult situations depicted, including adult language, violence, romance, alcohol and/or drug use, etc. This is the fifth book in a projected six-book series, so although this book’s story is complete, it is not a standalone novel.)
August 31, 2021
Perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas and Holly Black, this stand-alone fantasy romance about a princess and a dragon-shifter prince is certain to be unforgettable.
An enemy princess. A cursed prince. A kiss of flame.
When artifact-hunting princess Brielle discovers a rune stone, she unwittingly calls forth a wild dragon bent on destruction. She’s ready to slay the beast up until the moment he shifts into a gorgeous man with tortured eyes.
Dorin has no idea what he did wrong, but there is no doubt he is cursed. For the last month every morning he wakes covered in blood with no memory of the night. He fears the worst… And now he’s trapped.
Brielle has until dawn to get Dorin out of her father’s castle, or heads will roll. Can she outsmart her father’s assassins and save the cursed prince?
Or will their forbidden love burn them both to the ground?
*Set in the same world as Enchanting the Elven Mage and Enchanting the Fae Prince, but readers can start with any book in this series as each have their own Happily Ever After.
September 14, 2021
Meg Cowley’s third book in the Tales of Tir-na-Alathea: Darkness of the Living Forest releases September 14, 2021.
The Dark One rises. Altarea will serve – or it will burn.
The Order of Valxiron disappeared, but General Elyvia of the Winged Kingsguard is no fool. With their Grandmasters and Oracle living, not to mention holding a priceless relic of immeasurable power, the Order poses the greatest threat in a generation.
That is until Valxiron’s dark power stirs.
The woodland elves of Tir-na-Alathea muster for war. Aedon and Lief are amongst their number, and desire nothing more than their freedom, yet they remain bound to serve Queen Solanaceae to whatever end. An end that may bring about their own destruction, if the Queen is not careful.
With the Order of Valxiron’s whereabouts unknown, Oracle-in-training Morrigan becomes Pelenor’s greatest bargaining chip – but Vasili is determined that she not be beyond redemption or salvation. Can he protect her from those who will break her to gain the information they need at any cost…and can he protect himself from her?
War comes. Perhaps the last war. One that will see the Dark One cast down for eternity…or seated forevermore in dominion over all Altarea.
One princess. Two realms. And a reckless choice that could destroy kingdoms…Rose Valrois has escaped the sorcerous red priests and returned to the castle beside the enchanted Darkwood, but her troubles are far from over. Her stepsister, Princess Neeve, is more secretive than ever, and as war threatens, Rose’s mother pushes her toward a political alliance, even as her heart is torn between a heroic prince and the Dark Elf guardian of the forest.
But when Neeve makes a terrible choice, the fate of two kingdoms hangs in the balance. Rose must risk her freedom, her world, and even her heart to save her sister. Can she bear to make that sacrifice? Does she even have the choice?
Book two in the Darkwood Trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp takes the reader into a lush fairytale blending elements of Snow White and Rose Red with romance, magic, and dangerous secrets that will change the fate of worlds.
September 17, 2021
Sarah K. L. Wilson’s second book in Bluebeard’s Secret releases September 17, 2021.
With the heart of the Wittenhame still ringing from Izolda’s actions and her new husband shocked at her betrayal, the future seems very grim indeed.
If Izolda had been asked if she wanted to be rescued from her would-be bridegroom and returned to her home and family, she would have eagerly agreed to go, but now that she is back in the mortal world, she is quickly discovering that home, family and even the inclinations of her own heart are not what she expected.
Worse yet, Izolda has unwittingly become a pawn in a deadly dance between two Wittenbrand, snatched from the claws of one of them only to be stolen back by the other.
With her bodiless friend Grosbeak along for the ride and the great game of crowns and thrones still being played out across the nations, will Izolda’s endless common sense still be enough to rescue her from disaster? Or will she fall prey to the terrible ambitions of her enemies?
DANCE WITH THE SWORD is the second book in the Bluebeard’s Secret series following the eerie and romantic story of FLY WITH THE ARROW.
Warning: There are four books in this series. Read at your own risk.
September 20, 2021
Zoey Ellis’s third book in the Dragorai Series goes live on September 20, 2021.
From a dark, magic-ravaged world comes an enthralling new fantasy romance series. Five brothers, last of an ancient Alpha bloodline, each bound by fire and blood to their majestic dragons.
She trespassed on his land. Now she is his to keep.
While travelling to a dragon lord’s lair, Elora crosses forbidden land belonging to the lord’s brother, a viciously territorial alpha named Zendyor.
Known for his legendary temper, Zendyor and his bonded dragon are feared across the realm… and now, because of one mistake, she must be turned over to him.
Though she has suffered tragedies through a long-waged war that would make most crumble, Elora is the ultimate optimist and looks to the future with hope.
But nothing prepares her for the seductiveness of his fury.
Terrified, she tries to avoid him and shine a light against the darkness that permeates his lair, but the alpha will not allow it.
His dark attentions turn into a carnal obsession.
Soon she is caught in his storm, unable to tell the difference between his never-ending fury and his primal hunger for her.
When a sudden opportunity arises to escape him, Elora discovers secrets about herself that crush her eternal optimism.
But Zenyor will not allow her to evade his claim. As his rage reaches heights that threaten the realm, he wants everything she is.
He may be the final battle she cannot survive.
A LAIR SO PRIMAL is the third book in The Last Dragorai, an adult fantasy romance series. This series can be read as standalones but will be better enjoyed if read in order. Includes romance of a dark nature and a HEA.
September 24, 2021
Sky Sommer’s To Cure a Curse goes live on September 24, 2021.
Belle and Beast. A tale as old as time. A spell that sounds an awful lot like a curse.
What if Belle went in search of a remedy for the Beast and when she came back he didn’t remember her at all? What if you can’t rely on a true Love’s Kiss (because one party has, quite obviously, forgotten and wants to eat the other party).
How do you break a curse then? Given that the last few petals are about to drop any day now.
Easy. You work with what you got and try to fall in love.
September 25, 2021
Haid Vortinen, disgraced nobleman, criminal mastermind, sometimes known as the Lord of the Dead, married Sefoni Rience to use her for his heist. But now as the job looms close, the two have to confront something more frightening–the true depths of their feelings for each other.
October 13, 2021
Olivia Hart’s second book in Winged Mates goes on October 13, 2021.
He’s an arrogant liar. A winged prince responsible for my family’s suffering. And now my mate.
I’ve spent my entire life training to kill Darius the Silent. He’s everything I hate, powerful and cruel and son to a ruling family that crushed my people.
When he finds his way into the Arden Kingdom, my only goal is revenge. To fulfill my life’s purpose and end him. But meeting him changes everything.
He’s not what I expect. Devious, charming, and with a wit as sharp as a blade, he’s a man who’s spent his life preparing for a rebellion like this.
After seeing how impossible our mission is, I realize something terrible. I need his help more than I need him dead.
The great war has begun, and I have to slow down an entire army with Darius by my side. If we don’t find a way to work together, we’ll be the first casualties of this war.
I have a lifetime of hatred for this man, and yet his touch makes me want to forget it all. Especially when I learn there’s more to him than his arrogance. That his heart may be burnt to nothing but embers and ash.
Just like mine.
Hate fueled our fire, but passion is what will bind us, what will build us, and what will help us win this war.
Embers and Ash concludes the Winged Mates series and is a full length, 100k word novel that ends in an HEA.
November 24, 2021
Sarah K. L. Wilson’s Heart of Shadow releases November 24, 2021.
I’m not afraid of the shadow. He’s the only thing keeping me alive.
“Intense. Delightful. Unrelenting. A no-nonsense heroine, a sword of questionable origin, and a plot that sinks its claws in and does not let go. Grab a reading buddy and buckle in. This is one hell of a ride.”
– Melissa Wright, Bestselling YA Fantasy Author
I’m hiding in my father’s closet, desperately picking the lock on a box containing an ancient evil when he emerges. He doesn’t seem all that evil. But neither did my friends before they turned into monsters.
I’d like to think that I don’t need him. But I love books and he loves battles. I’m used to drinking tea and he’s used to drinking the blood of his enemies. Or whatever his kind drink.
In a world stricken by plague, all my friends have become terrifying monsters, and I have no other option but to trust him to keep me safe.
He’ll teach me to hunt those monsters and I’ll try not to fall hopelessly in love with him.
November 30, 2021
Amberlynn Holland’s seventh book in the Wolves Ever After Series goes live on November 30, 2021.
Kaile has never believed in fairy tales. But when the wolf-shifter is locked away in a magical tower, his only hope of rescue comes from a mythical White Dragon.
The Wolves Ever After series comes to an exciting conclusion with Kaile’s story in Book Seven: Wolf in the Tower!
December 20, 2021
Sky Sommers’s To Thaw a Heart goes live December 20, 2021.
Twelve-year old Kaj has to make a trade. A mysterious woman he has never seen before and will never see again offers to make it so that the Red Guard would ignore his friend Gerda while they drag her whole family away to exile. All Kaj has to do is surrender the warmth of his heart.
Will Gerda stick with Kaj after he changes overnight for the worse?
Can the Snow Queen’s curse ever be broken?
What would you give to keep someone you care about alive?
Clare Sager’s fourth and final book in Beneath Black Sails will go live sometime in December.
The epic conclusion to the Beneath Black Sails series. Full of all the sea battles, cute cats, and intense romance you’ve come to expect.
Coming Before the End of 2021
Clare Sager’s The Thief’s Gambit, the prequel in Beneath Black Sails will go live sometime in the autumn.
Val Saintcrowe’s first book in Rise of the Death Fae will go live in either August or October. You can join her email list to get updates for this book and others.
Pitch-black savage romantic fantasy for Reylos, Darklina shippers, and other readers thrilled by dangerous men.
Two dark fae male captors.
This is war, and they are the spoils.
Prantia Onivia’s wedding feast is invaded by death fae rebels, who destroy everything in in their path and cut a bloody swath through the night. Onivia’s new husband is killed, as are her father and brothers. Her only surviving family member is her sister Magdalia.
Magdalia is Favored, which means she is in possession of a rare and powerful magic. The Croith, the death fae’s Night King, wants to make use of her talents.
Onivia vows to save her sister. However, she is being held captive in a fae war encampment as the Centurion Larent’s prize. She is powerless to stop him from doing what he wishes with her, and she is marked for the centurion’s bed.
Magdalia is taken to the north, to the capital city, where the Night King has invaded the emperor’s palace, and where he waits for her presence eagerly. But when she is thrown down at the hem of his black robes, she can’t help but be horrified.
She knows him.
Warnings for explicit content, mature language, non-consensual sex.
Her years of service concluded, Ishana is surprised by a visit from Kirek, the mer sorcerer whose little sister she saved years ago.
He hasn’t forgotten her promise to return to the sea with him and to explore the feelings they hold for one another. But guilt still clings to Ishana as she isn’t sure that she deserves happiness after the role she played in the fae trickster’s death. Especially now that his ghost torments her each night.
Determined to show her how worthy she is of love and affection, Kirek shares a spell that will allow her to become a mer herself for a time while she makes her choice.
Disaster strikes when the self-proclaimed high priestess of the Myo Emperor begins unleashing all manner of beasts beneath the sea in an effort to resurrect the Myo Emperor and flood the land and sky in the Eternal Ocean.
Allying with her fae and mer friends alike, Ishana fights to stop the high priestess before everything is destroyed. Duty is a concept she understands well. But will she ever believe herself worthy of love and dare to think of a life that is all her own?