An unapologetic book-huffer and devourer-of-stories, Vera Valentine has carried on a torrid love affair with the written word for nearly all of her 41 years. Grown in the diner-laden wilds of the New Jersey Pine Barrens and transplanted to North Carolina, she lives with her husband, eight cats, and two dogs, most of whom are house trained. An avid fan of the Paranormal Why Choose / Polyam genre, she tossed her author hat into the ring in September of 2021 and never looked back.
A cheerfully chaotic capybara, Vera can usually be found spending too much time on social media, chilling with fellow author friends, or scribbling down plot bunny ideas in her trusty paper sidekick, the Bad Idea Book™.
Additional Book Information
Beached and Breached
Pairing: M/M/NBi (non-binary)
Standalone: Yes (HEA)
Style: Monster Polyam / Why Choose / 18+
Content: When the Fortunate Winds finds itself on the rough end of ironic hurricane gusts, a freak accident results in an intriguing turn of fate. Now sentient and entwined with a mythical creature, the former shrimp boat explores its sexuality with the unwitting help of an intrepid, lust-dazed first responder.
This is an explicit story is intended for readers 18+ only, and contains mature themes, including significant magical dub-con/coercion, oral sex, anal penetration by objects (there’s a flared base, I’m not a monster), choking, gagging, unprotected sex, magical spit-as-lube, mockery/degradation, slight BDSM dynamics, hair-grasping, allusions to murder by drowning, a police officer MC, and…well, I don’t really know what a boat fucking someone would be. But, yanno, that’s in here. Obviously. We both know it’s why you’re here.
As always, if I left anything out, please let me know! I’m here to give you the best stories I can, and that means properly informing my beloved readers. Just a reminder - please do not share, spread, or upload this story anywhere else. Thanks!
Finally, while no combination of partners, sexualities, or gender identities ever needs a warning, consider this your official notice that this story is an M/M/NBi (non-binary) menage. Hope you enjoy it. ;)
What's New? - 10/25/23
The site's getting an overhaul. Some of you that have been popping by this website for awhile may have noticed that I've moved things around. Just tidying up and making things a little easier to find!
New paperbacks are here! I've been formatting and tinkering and I'm pleased to say that A Well Kept Secret, Hayseed aaaaand (drumroll pls!) Carnal Cryptids: East Coast are all now available as paperbacks!
Unhinged, my surprise novella project, debuted July 10th and went *viral*! This MF paranormal romance features a human woman and her front door, and creative carnal uses of a doorknob. It was written as a little nudge-nudge-wink-wink to the terms of "open door" and "closed door" romances. You can now also grab the Unhinged Paperback or the Unhinged Audiobook (narrated by the sensational Richard Pendragon and Raven Wildewood) if you prefer other formats!
Supra Velum, a spooky sci-fi romance anthology, is Now Live! This awesome charity anthology brings together 34(!!) of the hottest authors in Sci-Fi romance to benefit the Native Justice Coalition's LGBTQI+ and Two Spirit Program. Both J.L. Logosz and I are proud to support this worthy cause with our cowritten tale set in the Planet Oster universe: Blessings of Violence. This tongue-in-cheek short story follows exasperated Scrum fight promoter Rama and his unexpected infatuation with the non-binary, cocooned fighter Kin-Daza-Daza.
Monsters in Love 4: Lost in the Deeps, the latest in the wildly-popular, limited edition monster romance anthology series, is now live! My MMF short story, Alpha Bettas, features a pair of betta fish shifters romancing not only the woman that unwittingly buys them at a pet store, but one another as well.
Monsters in Love: Aloha Nui Loa is a surprise charity anthology is now live and being sold directly from the Monsters in Love website as well as on Amazon. With more than $500 donated to vetted Maui-based charities already, it's making serious waves for a great cause. If you missed my story Welcome Inn in the (now out of print!) Monsters In Love: Monstrous Ever Afters charity anthology, good news: it's making an encore appearance in this one!
Creepy Court is now live! This shared-world monster romance anthology is set in a 1980s shopping mall and is the collective brainchild of a group of author friends, one I'm very proud to be a part of. We are all SO EXCITED to share this unique setting with you, complete with one another's character cameos, secret little easter eggs, and so much more. My story, Lost and Found, is a short, hot little MM romance vignette between a displaced Nix bound to the mall's water fountain and the hot blond hunk of a plumber called in to fix it.
Looking for my shareables? Check out my explainer graphics (e.g. "Romance Novel Acronyms"), recommendation images, and more on this page - just click the lightbulb!.
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