21 Shades Spotlight: Susan Stec



Introducing Susan Stec

Purgatory is Susan Stec’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
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About Purgatory


A doppelganger, a myth with no name, no sex, no flesh, and no identity… 
…unless it wears one of you. 
I spread out like a shadow on pavement under the feet of an unsuspecting woman working her corner in the seven-hundred block of South Orange Blossom Trail. Her name is Jane, and I will be wearing her by morning. 
As she drags me along, I watch, listen, learn . . . and I think about Gaire. Although I knew something was different about him, I’d never, for a moment, expected Gaire to be a wendigo. Damn, talk about having a penchant for bad boys. That little proclivity might chalk my ‘no killing humans’ rule up to multiple charges of aiding and abetting before this insanity ends. And it will end, badly, if I don’t get Gaire out of my doppelganger head. I know I should just forget him—I’m sure he’s forgotten me—but Gaire is the first and only being who has made me feel real, alive, and, well, human. I’ll be damned if I’m giving up on that. 
As I stare up at Jane from the pavement, I’m thinking how perfect this chick would be. I could head back to Leesburg, she would stay in Orlando on her street corner, and our paths should never cross. Unless it’s in a morgue somewhere—a street-walker’s life is a hard one. 
In her early twenties, Jane is blonde and tan, wearing a lewdly short skirt and a lacy bra barely covered by a leather vest. Black boots with four-inch heels caress the undersides of her knees as she struts toward a car pulling up to the curb a few yards down from the streetlight on her corner. 

I cozy up closer as Jane leans toward the black sedan, filling the window with the contents of her lacy bra. I slither upward off the pavement, over the front tire, another moving shadow on a street accustomed to shadows. 
About Susan Stec




From USA Today Bestselling Author Susan Stec, 
I love laughing with my daughters, class B scary movies, and rainy days. I’m addicted to electronics, dark chocolate, vintage eyeglass frames, and fuzzy warm socks.



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21 Shades Spotlight: Skyla Madi

Introducing Skyla Madi

Dark Wings is Skyla Madi’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
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About Dark Wings




“I don’t want to kill you, not anymore.” He said, coming to face me. “I want to be with you. I want to hold you and touch you and—” He exhaled. “I. Want. You.” 
Violet Ashton is an exemplary angel with ninety-nine kills under her belt. Nothing could make her underestimate herself until she’s sent to hunt down Death, one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Or as Violet knows him–Lucas Cross, her ex-mentor and ex-lover. 
Defining the line between what her job requires and what her heart wants is the hardest decision she’s ever had to make. 
Lucas Cross is an angel turned demon. The only thing he had to worry about was helping his brothers end the world, that was until Violet blew into town. From the moment he saw her again his normal self has fought hard to keep down the demon that desperately wants to kill her. Torn between love and hate, Lucas is determined to push all of Violet’s limits. 

The feud between the Never Dark realm and The Underworld is at boiling point and if Violet can’t complete her mission Earth will pay the ultimate price.

About Skyla Madi




Skyla Madi is an Australian writer from Brisbane, Queensland. 
She started her writing career fresh out of high school and at 21 she is a giver of both real and fictional life. 

Madi is an Aquarian, lover of the written word and author of the #1 BESTSELLING Consumed trilogy.



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A blueprint for writing abuse in fiction.

Hardcore TW on this for emotional abuse, domestic violence, mental illness, mentions of self-harm and suicide.

We don’t have a great pattern for talking about healthy relationships, and the boundaries between human flaws and abusive tendencies. This means that many times, when writers seek to show abusive relationships, they jump right to the obvious stuff: the “I’ll kill you before I let you leave me!” level physical aggression and verbal abuse.

But to present a more realistic and compelling abusive relationship, you need to think subtler. Here’s a few emotional abuse techniques that worm into the relationship long before someone raises their hand. As always, your mileage may vary. This is simply my perspective and experience, as someone who’s survived a lot of domestic violence, both from family and partners. Some examples explicitly refer to heterosexual relationships, however the core aggression we’re talking about can happen in any relationship. And its shape is so heavily influenced by the individuals involved, that this is hardly a conclusive rundown of all of the manifestations of non-physical abuse out there.

Continue reading A blueprint for writing abuse in fiction.

21 Shades Spotlight: Sarah Makela



Introducing Sarah Mäkelä

Beneath the Broken Moon is Sarah Mäkelä’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
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About Beneath the Broken Moon




Werewolf relationships are all about influence and offspring, especially as they are becoming extinct. But Carmela Santiago resents that type of life. She dreams of falling in love, not following the example her parents have set. 

When sensual vampire Derek Ashmore rescues her from dangerous hunters, she tumbles head over heels for him. Not a wise decision since werewolves and vampires are mortal enemies. 

Meeting her caring mate-to-be Brendan Kelly has her further questioning the future. Regardless, her life has forever changed now that she’s met not one, but two men who pull at her heartstrings… 

This is part one in a werewolf/vampire menage serial with a cliffhanger, explicit language and sexual situations. Please read the books in order.



About Sarah Mäkelä


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah Mäkelä loves her fiction dark, magical, and passionate. She is a paranormal romance author, but she’s written all over the romance spectrum with cyberpunk, sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy…even a sweet contemporary romance!

A life-long paranormal fan, she still sleeps with a night light. In her spare time, she reads sexy books, watches scary movies (and Ghost Adventures), and plays computer games with her husband. When she gets the chance, she loves traveling the world too.

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21 Shades Spotlight: Jacqueline Sweet

Introducing Jacqueline Sweet

 The Wolf, The Witch, and the Wasteland is Jacqueline Sweet’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
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About The Wolf, The Witch, and the Wasteland


Her heart desired the pirate, but her wolf howled for the shifter prince. How could she love two men at once?
In the not-so-distant future, in an America ripped apart by warring bands of shifters, one girl is all that stands between the people of the wasteland and an evil warlord bent on domination. 
Lucia Brightwolf has lived her life trapped behind the crumbling concrete walls of her uncle’s estate. When a message meant for Prince Joaquin falls into her hands, Lucia finally gets her chance to escape. To avert the looming disaster, she’ll need to win the help of a pirate, cross the ruinous wasteland, and seize the ancient power locked in her blood. 
Torn between love and duty, between human and shifter, can Lucia stop the schemes of the evil Suzerain and his Witch of the Wastes without sacrificing everything she holds dear? 

The Wolf, The Witch, and The Wasteland is the first full-length novel from Jacqueline Sweet.
About Jacqueline Sweet

Hi, I’m Jacqueline Sweet. I love to write sexy, thrilling stories. My stories are either paranormal, or contemporary and steamy. I love to write about werewolves, succubuses, witches, dragons and everything else that has magic pumping in its veins. Broadly speaking, my stories are either centered on the paranormal community of California’s Bay Area, or take place at my sexy, dangerous Penrose Academy, a university for wizards too dangerous or odd for the better wizarding schools.
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21 Shades Spotlight: Eden Ashe

Introducing Eden Ashe

 Hunter Undone is Eden Ashe’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
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A psychic gypsy. A demon hunter living in the shadows. 
Tyler Wade’s entire life revolves around hunting down and killing the things that go bump in the night. 
Shay Evernight embraces everything Tyler fights against. She talks to ghosts, she has terrifying visions of his future, and she’s determined to help Tyler’s mother. His long-dead mother. 

When the truth of his mother’s disappearance comes to light, demons start popping up around town, and Shay’s visions get more terrifying. Can two people who have spent their lives in the shadows of their secrets come into the light together as war clouds gather?

About Eden Ashe


Convinced dragons have gotten a bad rep throughout time, and more than a little addicted to fairy tales and romance novels, Eden Ashe has decided to re-write history. In her version, the dragons are ancient warriors in tarnished armor, who not only deserve the girl in the end, but will fight forever for her.



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21 Shades Spotlight: Noree Cosper

Introducing Noree Cosper

A Prescription for Delirium is Noree Cosper’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
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About A Prescription for Delirium 



Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca promised to protect the family of her dying lover. She failed to keep that promise.  She was too far away to stop the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son. Years later, Gabby learns the devil has resurfaced. She arrives in Hampton, TX, determined to stop the devil before it can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers. 

However, madness is spreading through Hampton. She suspects the devil is using this madness to test a drug which has a side effect of demonic possession.  Gabby rushes to end the source of the madness only to fall victim to it. For a woman cursed with eternal life, dying is no threat. However, Gabby must stop the devil’s plot or risk losing her most precious possession: her mind.

About Noree Cosper




USA Today Bestseller, Noree Cosper loves writing about magic in the modern world. While growing up in Texas she constantly searched for mystical elements in the mundane. She buried her nose in both fiction and books about Wicca, Religion, and Mythology. Everyday became an adventure as she joined a group of role-players, acting out her fantasies of vampires, demons, and monsters living in the world.

She embraced her nerdom wholeheartedly.

Noree grew, but never left her love for fantasy and horror. Her dreams pushed her and her hand itched to write the visions she saw. So, with her fingers on the keys, she did what her heart had been telling her to do since childhood. She wrote.















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21 Shades Spotlight: Laxmi Hariharan

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Check out Awakened by Laxmi Hariharan. She is one of the authors of 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 

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About Awakened

Ruby Iyer must save her city, save her friend, save her very soul from being destroyed and only sexy cop gone rogue Vik Roy can help her. Except Vik has a secret; one that will turn her world upside down. Can she still trust him?

Criminals run the streets of Bombay. Jam-packed with the worst degenerates. The city is a shell of the pride and joy it used to be. Ruby knows something must be done, but it isn’t until her best friend is kidnapped that she knows that she and she alone must save city, save her best friend, save her soul from total destruction. Armed only with Vikram, a sexy cop-turned-rogue they are about to embark on a road they may never return from.

 
What they say
 
“Laxmi is a storyteller who knows how to build worlds populated with endearingly down to earth bravehearts.” – Inma Martinez, world leading digital media strategist.
 
“…A novel that presents so much more than a singular, easy path.” – D. Donovan, (Midwest Book Reviews) 
 
Awards
 
Finalist, 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
2015 Readers’ Favorite
Finalist, 2015 IAN Book of the Year Awards

Finalist, 9th Annual Indie Excellence Awards

 
Excerpt
 
His tongue flicks out to touch his lips. Can he still taste blood?
 
His eyes flick to my lips, down to my throat, my breasts, lower, lower still. I’m close enough to see the golden flecks in his eyes shine. Smell that hard man smell of his which tugs at me. Heat from him spools towards me hitting me squarely in my chest, pulling at my stomach, churning my guts and I shudder.
 
His eyes widen, and as if unable to help himself, he lowers his mouth brushing my lips once, twice, thrice. Teasing me, nibbling at me, caressing my lips till I feel the heat inside twist and glow, till the lighting tree on my back sizzles, sparking fire.
 
I moan and reaching up capture his mouth with mine, thrusting my tongue against his; and feel the shock run through him.
 
He’s still just for a second, then he’s leaning into me, on me till I am surrounded by him, his touch, his skin, that cinnamon smell of his, which is so Vik. Heat from his body pushes at me, begging to be let in, holding me captive and I feel a trickle of sweat running down between my breasts. Breath coming out in short bursts, I strain against him, trying to free my shackled arms, but he doesn’t let go. He also doesn’t stop there.
 
His mouth lowers to my throat, pushing aside the bathrobe till he bares the curve of my shoulder, then bites me, lightly.
 
My heart slams against my rib cage at that, my eyes flutter shut and I bite my lips to stop myself from crying out. At the pain trembling down to my belly.
 
He kisses the skin, licking his tongue over the exact same spot and this time I shiver, but he’s already trailing his lips down to my breasts. His hand grips the flare of my lips and this time, I moan aloud as his fingers splay out over my belly.
 
And it’s as if the sound gets through to him, for he’s suddenly leaning back.
 
My eyes fly open and I look up at his face, want to trace his lips, run my fingers through his hair and once again I arch my back, push against him and this time he lets me go.
 
Even as I watch a shutter comes down over his eyes and they lose that bright glow I’d seen there just a second ago.
 
I know then, he’s going to leave and walk away and I can’t let him go.
 
Not now, not when I can tell he’s feeling something for me.
 
When my insides are churning as if this is the only thing that matters. When the emotions overwhelming me wipe out all that has happened before this, making me feel clean. When I don’t care who he is, or where he comes from or what his real relation is to Dr B. When something inside me senses that deep at his core, where it matters, he is honest at least as far as whatever ‘this’ between us is concerned.
 
I want him.
And I want to make him want me.

Make him show me how much he wants me.
 
 
About Laxmi Hariharan
I am fascinated by the unseen in the real world and in relationships. I write fast-paced urban fantasy romances, with a paranormal twist. My stories feature intense love-interests, kickass heroines, moody heroes and surprise plot lines. I enjoy nothing better than getting under the skin of my characters and especially when they surprise me.
 
I’ve worked in the TV industry, helping to launch TV channels across Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. I blog for the Huffington Post among others, and have been covered in various publications including The Guardian and The Times of India. Married to a filmmaker and fellow author, I live in London and am the proud owner of a mononym twitter handle @laxmi 
 
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21 Shades Spotlight: Kressley and Hamilton

Introducing Conner Kressley & Rebecca Hamilton

Taken by the Beast is Kressley & Hamilton’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
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About Taken by the Beast


A Sexy Beauty and the Beast Spin Off
When Charisse Bellamy takes the job at New Haven’s first ever Night Club, it’s only intended as a short term solution to make ends meet. But she soon discovers there is no resisting the pull of her new boss, Abram. Despite worrying how her feelings for Abram will impact her budding relationship with police deputy Dalton, she can’t seem to stay away, and it’s not until a missing girl is found chained up in Abram’s home that this beauty realizes one of her romantic interests is a beast.
Hunt or Be Hunted
Beasts have infiltrated the towns. The cities. The government.
Blood will be spilled. Wars will be fought. Magic will be bartered.
And there’s only one person who can bridge the worlds between Conduits and Supplicants.

If she fails, human lives will be reduced to nothing more than a source.


About Conner Kressley




Conner Kressley is a USA TODAY Bestselling Author. He is an avid reader and all around lover of storytelling. His book “The Breaker’s Code” is the first in the epic “Fixed Points” series that pits free will against fate and true love against good intentions and bad situations.
When he’s not writing about teenagers who have way too much on their plates, Conner can be found in the back roads of Georgia watching old movies, geeking out over books (comic and otherwise), and planning the next of his (some would say way too frequent) trips to Disneyworld. 
He also loves nature, stories where people are running for their lives, and all things Southern.


About Rebecca Hamilton


Rebecca Hamilton is a USA Today Bestselling Paranormal Romance author who writes books for teens through adult. She lives in Florida with her husband and four kids and enjoys dancing with her kids to television show theme songs. Having a child diagnosed with autism has inspired her to illuminate the world through the eyes of characters who see things differently. 
Rebecca is represented by Rossano Trentin of TZLA and has been published internationally, in three languages. You can follow her on twitter @InkMuse
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21 Shades Spotlight: JC Andrijeski

Introducing JC Andrijeski

Rook is JC Andrijeski’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
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About Rook


“You are the Bridge…”
Yanked out of her life by the mysterious and uncommunicative Revik, a spy from a different race, Allie discovers that her blood may not be as “human” as she always thought.
In a modern-day Earth much like ours, Alyson Taylor spent her life distancing herself from Seers, a second race of beings discovered on Earth and enslaved by humans. After getting in trouble with the law and with her own race in question, events in her life start to spiral out of control. When Revik appears, rescuing her from a group of anti-human terrorists and dragging her into an inter-species war, she learns that the world is nothing like it appears to be…and that she has far more in common with Seers than she ever wanted to believe.
When Revik tells her she’s the Bridge, a mystical being meant to usher in the evolution of humanity––or possibly its extinction––Allie must choose between the race that raised her and the one where she might truly belong.

A psychic, science fiction romance with a cyberpunk flair and apocalyptic, metaphysical leanings akin to the Matrix.



Excerpt
Prologue: Mistake
“PUT IT DOWN!” A voice yelled. “On the ground! Right now!”
I blinked in confusion, staring at the bottle in my hand. The jagged end of broken glass looked like something out of a cartoon, or an old gangster movie.
Blood ran down the inside of my arm, not all of it mine. My muscles locked, bunched up with adrenaline.
Someone must have called the police. The young guy in front of me didn’t have his gun out, but his hand held the holster menacingly, and his uniform brought a flush of panic, starting somewhere in my lower belly.
The other fire that had burned there—irrationally bright only seconds before—abruptly sobered. Without taking so much as a breath, I dropped the broken bottle, holding up my hands in a gesture of surrender.
I’ve never been a tough chick. I’d never done anything remotely like this before…but I knew enough to know that my combat boots, smudged make-up and punky, bleached-calico hair weren’t winning me any points with the men in blue. I looked around at the swath of cleared space around the bar.
“Hands up!” the cop yelled.
“They’re up!” I said.
He walked up, grabbing one of my wrists. He spun me around so I faced the bar. I felt cool metal hit my wrist as my chest thudded into the lacquered wood.
“You have any weapons?” the young policeman asked. He cuffed me, then patted me down. “Don’t fucking move!” he yelled, when I turned to look at him.
“No weapons!” I was shouting I realized, scared out of my wits.
All the while, my mind churned useless facts. People got shot doing stupid shit like this. More cops got shot in domestic disputes than during any other kind of call, which likely explained why the young cop’s hands shook as he cuffed me.
My eyes swept the oddly bright space until they lit on the person who had inspired all this drama, and that flame of irrational feeling ripped once more through my chest cavity, making it difficult to breathe, to think straight.
Jaden, my now ex-boyfriend, stood like a store mannequin, his eyes as wide as saucers in a pale face. He gripped the upper arm of his date, a voluptuous girl in a red vinyl dress, as if to steady himself. I looked at her, and the rage came back, intense enough to scare me. Breathing harder, I leaned against the wood, closing my eyes, trying to crush my own chest.
Feeling ripped through my center, animal-like—almost painful.
In my defense, I’d only heard about them that night, and the fact that their affair started three months earlier, while I’d been blissfully happy, thinking Jaden and I were mutually in love. According to his bass player, she’d started hanging out with them after shows, eventually winning him over with flattery, pouty lips and enormous tits.
She was babbling something to him and her friends now, half-hysterical, her arm bleeding profusely from where I’d slashed at her with the bottle, her red-painted lips another dark wound on her face.
I stared at them both, thinking, this can’t be real. It can’t be. This isn’t me.
But it was.
About JC Andrijeski



I’m a USA TODAY bestselling author who writes sexy, cyberpunk-y science fiction romance and mystery books, often with a metaphysical and apocalyptic bent. I currently live in Thailand, but being a nomadic sort, that could change at any time, really.





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