15-year-old Marieke disguises herself at the all-male archers’ guild of Saint Sebastian, the place she suspects houses her father’s brutal killers. Soon she’s vowing to help the most handsome Journeyman in the place win the annual guild trials, without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl who loves him. Robin Hood meets Mulan and Princess Bride in this frothy but literate romantic romp through 14th-century Belgium that’s packed with slow-burn longing, unrequited love, angst, humor, action, gorgeous boy shenanigans, a hint of mystery, and of course, plenty of longbow archery trials.
Sir Duncan de Ware is a sworn champion of the common man and a master of disguise. So when he finds plucky maiden-in-distress Linet de Montfort facing off against a notorious pirate, noble Duncan goes undercover to come to her rescue, despite her insistence that she can take care of herself. When the pirate abducts her, Duncan and Linet are caught up in a breathless adventure of danger and romance on the high seas. And soon Linet realizes her only hope is to trust her mysterious hero—with her life and her heart.
An impossible choice:
destroy the academy and lose the mates who will keep me sane
or my brother dies.
Between my mother’s addiction to dangerous men and my own habit of attracting all the wrong attention,
I’ve learned the hard way: use or be used.
The only light in my life is my brother.
And when my mother’s murderous boyfriend threatens him,
I will do anything to save him –
even infiltrate and sabotage the only place willing to give me – and my brother – a chance.
How does a human survive in an alien dominated InterGalactic Community? By becoming an assassin, of course.
At least, that’s what Leopold thought when he became an assassin for the elite. Pretending to be an alien known as Voidstriker, Leopold feeds his appetite for vengeance, killing aliens as well as taking their money. It’s a win-win to his mind. That is, until a bounty is placed upon his head.
With his true identity now revealed to the IG Community, Leopold knows it’s only a matter of time before the powerful family members of his victims come for blood. Far worse is the fact that the one who put the bounty on his head, is the one he most fears.
A routine job three cycles ago brought him face-to-face with Mastrodai, a prince of the powerful Mrrog Nation. Not only did Leopold—accidentally—destroy part of Mastrodai’s moon, but one glimpse of the mighty alien had him feeling desire for the first time in his life. He ran, and like predator after prey, Mastrodai never stopped hunting him.
Leopold is convinced that Mastrodai wants bloody revenge. But when he finally confronts the mrrog, he is stunned to realize Mastrodai wants something very different. Something surprisingly intimate—the one thing that scares Leopold more than torture.
WARNING: 1) This is NOT a fluffy romance and 2) There is torture/rape OFF PAGE (NOT between the main couple, Mastrodai and Leopold–their sexy times are always consensual), and dealing with the aftermath of assault.