ALL FALL DOWN
Healer Merys Thranion has been trained to fight disease and wage war against ignorance. Her training comes to the ultimate test when she is captured by slave traders in a neighboring country and brought to the estate of Lord Shaine. Her task is to heal the brooding lord's injured daughter...but that is only the first of her trials. As the deadly plague raises its head again and threatens to wipe out everyone on Lord Shaine's estate, Merys must summon all her skills to protect those she has come to care for...including the man who has become much more to her than simply her master.
Fantasy romance • 102,000 words
Publication date: September 2012
The shadow of the cursed Dragon Lord has hung over the town of Lirinsholme for centuries, and no one ever knows when the Dragon will claim his next doomed Bride. Rhianne Menyon has dreams of being a painter, but her world changes forever when a single moment of sacrifice brings her to Black's Keep as the Dragon's latest Bride. As she attempts to adjust to her new life...and to know something of the monster who is now her husband...she begins to see that the curse is far crueler than she first believed, and unraveling the mystery of what happened to the Dragon's Brides is only the beginning.
Fantasy romance • 74,000 words
Publication date: November 2012
A case of mistaken identity takes Lark Sedassa from her family's estate and into the power of Kadar Arkalis, the ruler of North Eredor, who thinks he's captured a much greater prize. Although he soon realizes his error, he makes Lark his bride anyway, still hoping to capitalize on her family's connections. Escape is nearly impossible, and before long Lark is not sure whether she even wants to leave. As she struggles with her growing feelings for her captor, she must find the strength within herself to draw on powers she doesn't even realize she possesses. Without those powers, she cannot hope to face the evil rising within the kingdom...or save the man she now calls husband.
Fantasy romance • 93,000 words
Publication date: March 2013
ASHES OF ROSES
Even the Emperor of Sirlende cannot always do as he pleases, but when custom demands he find another bride after the death of his betrothed, a princess he barely knew, Torric Deveras defies his counselors and changes the rules rather than make a loveless marriage.
Ashara Millende is the only daughter of a nobleman, but had her inheritance stolen from her by her unscrupulous stepmother. A servant in the house that should have been hers, she dreams of escaping the drudgery of her life and finding someone who will love her for who she truly is.
When Torric invites all the marriageable women in his kingdom to a five-day holiday of feasts, tournaments, hunts, and balls so that he might choose an Empress from among them, Ashara never dreams that she can attend, much less catch his eye and win his heart. Then a woman with hidden secrets appears who will give Ashara the chance to win her heart's desire — if only she is bold enough to take the first step.
Christine Pope’s Ashes of Roses sets the timeless story of Cinderella in the world of her Latter Kingdoms series, weaving a spellbinding tale of royal intrigue, familial deceit, and the magic of love.
Fantasy romance • 89,000 words
Publication date: November 2013
ONE THOUSAND NIGHTS
Lyarris Deveras, Crown Princess of Sirlende, takes a leap of faith and accepts an offer of marriage from the ruler of the far-off kingdom of Keshiaar, although she knows it means she will never see her family or her homeland again. Betrayed by his first wife, her new husband has vowed never to love again. But with a little luck — and a bit of magical intervention — Lyarris plans to melt her new husband's stony heart in this novel inspired by the Thousand and One Nights, set in the world of the Latter Kingdoms.
Publication date: September 2014
BRIDE OF THE MIDNIGHT KING
For hundreds of years, the vampire kings of the divided land of Eindar have taken human consorts, women they’ve cherished and admired and cared for but rarely ever loved. Now the period of mourning for the last consort is over, and it’s time for the Midnight King to choose a new bride.
Yalira de Braxis played at the Shadow Palace as a child when her beloved father served the Rex Emeritus, but since his death she’s been reduced to little more than a slave in her stepmother’s household. She never imagined that attending the Consort’s Ball could change her life.
The Bride of the Midnight King is a novella, the first in the Grimm Blood series reimagining fairy tales in a world where vampires and humans coexist.
Paranormal romance novella
Projected publication date: July 2014
THREADS OF GOLD
Unexpected help can lead to unexpected consequences...
When Annora Kelsden's father gets her family into financial trouble, it's up to her to save them. Unable to truly spin straw into gold, Annora despairs for her life. When a mysterious stranger offers to help, Annora desperately agrees to his terms, thankful for his assistance.
After the king receives the gold he desires, Annora believes she's safe from harm, only to realize that she's spun herself a trap with seemingly no end. But can the consequences lead her where she never expected — into the arms and heart of her mysterious savior?
A Rumplestiltskin tale spun with sweet sensuality…..
Publication date: September 2015
THE WOLF OF HARROW HALL
Bettany Sendris knows that going to the dour lord of Harrow Hall to plead for more time to pay her taxes is probably a fool's mission. However, with winter approaching, and barely enough food to put on her and her grandmother's table, she realizes she has no alternative.
When the worst storm in a decade strands her in Lord Greymount's gloomy castle, Bettany soon discovers that her presence there may bring some long-hidden secrets to light, secrets that could cost her more than just her heart....
Publication date: March 2016
DAUGHTER OF THE
As the country rejoices with the news that Queen Yalira is pregnant, a dark plot is hatched by the Sons of Lorant, humans determined to wrest the crown from the vampire dynasty that has ruled Eindar for centuries.
Paranormal romance novella
Publication date: January 2016
TEARS OF IDRISSA
After more than a century of peace, war is coming to the city-state of Idrissa, a war that will tear the country apart and upset the balance of power throughout the known world. As factions struggle for supremacy from within and without, a priestess named Mirielle and a young thief named Loic join forces in a search for a set of ancient artifacts, knowing that whoever possesses “the tears of Idrissa” will decide the fate of their country. The closer the two get to the treasure they seek, the closer they grow to each other, and the journey changes both their lives.
Publication date: October 2017
Iselda Kelsden has spent the last five years as her wealthy aunt's ward following a scandal that forced Iselda's sister to flee the country and their father to live a life of retirement following his disgrace. Being given the chance to live the life of a noble young lady has definitely had its benefits, even though Iselda knows it will still be difficult for her to make a proper match because of the shadow that hangs over her family.
But when Iselda's cousins begin disappearing mysteriously in the middle of the night, only to reappear the next morning, exhausted and with their slippers in ruins, Iselda takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. What she discovers will bring her into a new world of enchantment…but also could unleash a sleeping peril that has lain hidden for hundreds of years.
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THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN
Once upon a time there was a princess who was as lovely as a night-blooming flower, the first natural-born vampire in centuries.
And unless something can be done, Princess Joie will be the last.
The Midnight Queen is the conclusion of a three-part tale chronicling the goings-on in the Shadow Palace of Eindar, the "Divided Kingdom" where vampires rule a realm of humans and vampires who don't always get along.
The Midnight Queen weaves elements of the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and "Snow Queen" fairy tales into the mythos of the Shadow Palace as Princess Joie, daughter of Yalira, the human-turned-vampire queen and Idrax, the Midnight King, comes of age — only to discover she's dying.
Publication date: July 2017
THE SONG OF THE THRUSH
A slip of the lip lands her up to her elbows in hot water…and up to her heart in love.
Many call Marenna Sedren free-spirited. Some opine she’s spoiled. But none in Silverhold can say she is mean-spirited…on purpose. She truly didn’t intend to insult Lord Sedassa, the only prospective suitor who’s ever made her heart skip a beat.
It’s true that Crown Princess Lyarris’ rejection drove the duke into two years’ self-exile. But the moment his long-unshaven beard brushes Marenna’s hand, an ill-timed comparison to a thrush’s nest bursts from her wayward lips — and his sparkling blue eyes turn to ice.
On her furious father’s order, Marenna finds herself wed to the very next man to cross the threshold: a tall, handsome, itinerant worker with barely a penny to his name. Worse, Corin Blackstone’s final destination is Marric’s Rest, Lord Sedassa’s massive estate.
Desperate to avoid the duke’s notice, Marenna fumbles toward becoming a proper peasant wife, while Corin’s hungry gaze makes her wish he would give her more than sweet, sensual kisses. But there’s a secret hiding behind his warm, brown eyes. When she discovers the truth, it could restore her freedom…if that’s what her heart chooses.
Publication date: November 2017