Novels and Novellas / Solo Work

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Carnal Cryptids: East Coast

Pairing: MMMF

Standalone: Yes (HEA)

Style: Monster Polyam / Why Choose / 18+

Content: Explicit content / potential triggers, including but not limited to: violence, gun violence, dub-con, trauma, kidnapping, bondage, magical coercion, superficial wounds, unusual monster anatomy, BDSM / power exchange, primal pursuit, praise / punishment, suicidal ideation, exhibitionism, group sex, and more.

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Blurb: Desiderata needed a drink. After a long day of dodging darts and heckling tourists from her balloon game booth on the Wildwood boardwalk, she just wanted to forget her looming housing angst for an hour. When heavy flirtation and a cocktail from a suave substitute bartender shakes up her evening, things are looking up.

Until, of course, she catches him making out with a hot college guy not five minutes later.

In an attempt to forget the sinfully sexy stranger from the night before, Desi agrees to a dinner date with the eyeful of tall, dark and handsome that shows up at her job the next day. There’s just one little catch: he’s apparently already dating the two guys from the bar.

For JD, a shift behind a Jersey shore dive bar was always the same: predictable, boring, a little bit sticky. So what was it about this gorgeous brunette that instantly had him on the rocks? One look at her brought out the beast in him - and a desperate hope that she might be what he and Penn need to save Will for good. After over a century of struggle, they were due for a win - and someone who really believed in them.

One night.

That’s all they’ll need to get Desi to agree to.

But it’s going to be one hell of a night.



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Regret and Redemption: A Carnal Cryptids Short

Pairing: MF

Standalone: No / Series Supplement (HFN)

Style: Monster Romance /  No Explicit Sexual Scenes

Content: This novella offers additional background / alternate POVs for the storyline between Jess and Dov. It does NOT contain explicit "spice," though adult language and sexual attraction are present.

Contains explicit content including but not limited to: violence, gun violence, discussion of PTSD and trauma, kidnapping, bondage, and magical murder.

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Blurb: When the door to her rental place comes crashing in, Jess is ready to fight back and protect her best friend Desi’s whereabouts at any cost. Betrayed by her own phone, she’s violently pulled into a world full of monsters and mayhem, forced to fight back with the sharpest weapon she has. When one of her attackers emerges as an unexpected ally, Jess is forced to confront not only the existence of mythical Concepts, but some decidedly human emotions too.


Dov has existed for years under the thumb of a man he both despises and depends on, forced to act against his own interests to stay alive. When he’s pushed to cross a line, he finds something unexpected on the other side a black-haired beauty with an attitude that could take out a tank. Now it’s up to him to make the break he’s been longing for, and hopefully some amends while he’s at it.

Carnal Cryptids: Regret and Redemption is a short / alternate POV tale intended to be read between Carnal Cryptids: East Coast and Carnal Cryptids 2: Southeast.

This story primarily focuses on enhancing events that have already occurred in Carnal Cryptids: East Coast, and offers additional insight and backstory that will lead into Carnal Cryptids 2: Southeast. While adult language is used and attraction is definitely present, this tale is just for a bit of backstory and thus does not contain spice (e.g. there’s no kissing, no beast-with-two-backs, etc.) - sorry! There will be LOTS in Carnal Cryptids 2, though, so try not to worry too much.


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Carnal Cryptids 2: Southeast

Pairing: MMMF

Standalone: No / Series Continuation (HFN)

Style: Monster Polyam / Why Choose /  18+

Content: Contains explicit content including but not limited to: violence, gun violence, dub-con, discussion of PTSD and trauma, bigotry, suicidal ideation, kidnapping, bondage, magical coercion, superficial wounds, unusual monster anatomy (dual phalluses, genital pocket, hooves, horns, tentacles), BDSM and power exchange, primal pursuit, praise / punishment, exhibitionism, group sex, and more.

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Blurb: With another summer on the Jersey shore coming to a close, Jess was more than ready to hang up her water park vest until next year. Still recovering from the shock of being kidnapped and nearly killed, she's barely had time to process the fact that monsters are real.

The impulsive offer to let her repentant abductor-turned-protector crash on her couch is going better than anticipated. So well, in fact, that inviting him along on her annual road trip is a surprisingly easy choice. But when old acquaintances, unresolved desires, and ancient impulses enter the mix, their straight shot down I-95 is suddenly full of dangerous curves.

A threat from the past in their rearview mirror.

Raw hunger, hot and heavy as a swamp.

Sharp, vicious smiles, sinuous as a river.

1400 miles to go.

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Stowaway and Silent Song

Pairing: MMF (Polyam-Building Series)

Standalone: No (HFN)

Style: Fantasy Polyam / Why Choose / 18+

Content: Contains explicit content / potential triggers, including but not limited to: BDSM / Power Exchange, General Violence, Loss of Virginity (Male), Established Disability of a Main Character (Mute), Alcohol, Cursing, Knives, Murder, Drowning, Allusions to Past Assault, and Group Sex.

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Blurb: A selkie, a siren, and a sea captain walk into a tavern...

After building a reputation for herself as one of the best cargo-runners in the Winding Way, Captain Miranda Cardonna finally feels at home on the deck of her own ship, the Tempest Tossed. But when a tempting stowaway with one hell of a secret ends up in her cabin, she's plunged headfirst into a world of shifters, waveborns, and prophecy that pulls her in like the tides.

As selkies, sirens, and assassins seep into her once-mortal life, can Miranda find her footing in a new world where magic, love, and lust flow freely?

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Pairing: MMF (Polyam-Building Series)

Standalone: Yes (HFN)

Style: Paranormal Menage / 18+

Content: Contains explicit content / potential triggers, including but not limited to: OV designations and omegaverse-specific concepts like knotting, heats, ruts, nests, mate bites, bondings, and more. There is a brief (non-main-character) death at the very end. There is discussion of past violence and sexual compulsion/slavery, but it’s all occurred by the time the story starts. MM relationships do not need a warning, but consider this your heads up that the MCs are together, as they often are in my books - this story is polyamorous / polyam. If I’ve missed mentioning any content considerations you feel should be in this list, please let me know! The safety and comfort of my readers always takes precedence.

Blurb: A dedicated art student at her local community college, Poppy practically lives inside her sketchbook. Drawn to the distracted crowds of the local zoo, her planned day of anonymous figure-sketching is interrupted by the charming Sebastian - and his brooding, borderline-rude friend Keane. Little does she know the two have a twisted secret that defies imagination - and the pressure on both of them is increasing by the day. As an intricate plan takes shape to secure their freedom, the twists and turns they face - and a pair of very intriguing knots - might just unwittingly tie Poppy to both of them, forever.

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Squeal: The Squeakquel

Pairing: MMMF (Polyam-Building Series)

Standalone: Yes (HEA)

Style: Paranormal Menage / 18+

Content: Contains explicit content / potential triggers, including but not limited to: Clowns, OV designations and omegaverse-specific concepts like knotting, heats, ruts, nests, mate bites, bondings, and more. MM relationships do not need a warning, but consider this your heads up that the MCs are together, as they often are in my books - this story is polyamorous / polyam. If I’ve missed mentioning any content considerations you feel should be in this list, please let me know! The safety and comfort of my readers always takes precedence.

Blurb:  When last we left our intrepid semi-inflatable heroes, they were safely ensconced in the nest of their omega tulpamancer mate. Poppy had just defended her claim by flexing her newfound powers against an old, abusive rival, and won much-deserved freedom for her deliciously elastic alphas.


What goes up, however, must go down.


One of the first rules of carnival magic is that things are never really as they seem, and our amorous trio is about to get the wind taken out of their sails. As Keane grows uneasy at just how easily he'd won his freedom, Seb and Poppy encourage him to relax and embrace their new life together. What they don't know is that Keane isn't the only one watching, and their happily ever after might take a few more chapters to find.


Is there room in the nest for someone else? They'd certainly have big shoes to fill.


....or maybe it's the other way around?

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Hayseed

Pairing: MF

Standalone: Yes

Style: Paranormal Monster Romance / 18+

Content: This is an explicit story is intended for readers 18+ only, and contains mature themes, including a man hitting a woman (open hand), a woman hitting a man (closed fist), drinking, drunken behavior, slut-shaming, threats of violence, gagging (of the be-quiet variety), bondage, corn-based penetration (see how classy I am? I’m not putting a corn shucking joke here and I TOTALLY could), pumpkin fucking, cuckolding, and someone getting REALLY into agriculture if you know what I mean.

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!

Blurb:

What's full of ears and always listening?

The Harvest Festival has come to Kern Creek again, and farm girl Maisie is excited to take in the sights, sample her favorite fall treats, and enjoy the evening. But when her out-of-control boyfriend Daniel crosses a line in a drunken rage, she flees into the dark of the cornfield to save herself. Exhausted, scared, and somehow lost in the very fields she grew up exploring, the full moon reveals an unexpected addition to the stalks: a scarecrow she's never seen before.

No mere decoration, old druidic magic has given the strange straw man - Corbin - a sentry's reprieve on equinox night. The dark bargain he offers in turn is as intoxicating as Old Man Walker's cider and twice as sweet - but will Maisie dare accept it?

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Sap and Spile


Pairing: MMF

Standalone: Yes (HEA)

Style: Paranormal Menage / 18+

Content: There are references to marital cheating (previous, not perpetrated by the main characters), marital estrangement, homicide, divorce, a fatal car accident, death, ingestion of fun bodily fluids (both while aware and while unaware), praise, and group activities.The two main male characters have a prior loving, established relationship with one another. If you have any questions or concerns about story content, please feel free to reach out to the author on social media!


Blurb: In the unfamiliar forests of Vermont, Mila finds herself out of her comfort zone in more ways than one. While cleaning up the mess her estranged husband left behind, a late spring snow storm threatens her life. Her unlikely rescuers aren’t just living in the woods, however: they’re an intrinsic part of them. Old bonds, new debts, and ancient magic flow like snowmelt in this short, steamy tale of love and lust among the trees.

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Plucked

Pairing: MF

Standalone: Yes (HFN)

Style: Paranormal Romance / 18+

Content: Plucked opens at the funeral of the main character’s sibling (passed on from an unnamed terminal disease.) Death, end-of-life care, and grief / mourning are discussed throughout. This story incorporates bedroom proclivities that rhyme with "ink" including praise and percussive (flogging) play. This story also contains attempted SA, murder - both previously alluded as well as on-page - unsanctioned corpse disposal, choking, implied servitude, implied financial fraud, and general skeeviness from a bad guy. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about story content, you’re more than welcome to contact the author on social media for clarification.

Blurb:  Struggling with the loss of a loved one, devastated Cara Pierce is determined to move on and piece her life back together. When finances force her to reluctantly barter employment to fulfill her sister's last wishes, Cara soon discovers she's not the only one being compelled to work under suspicious circumstances. Can the strong, silent cemetery landscaper help her grief bloom into something more?

Plucked is an MF paranormal romance short story that unfolds between Jax, a grief demon (luctus) and Cara Pierce, a grieving human woman who has just lost her sister. This story is the first step into the Moriverse, a new series full of death-centric myths, creatures, and plots, continuing with an upcoming 'Why Choose' novel, Styx and Stones, in late 2023.

This story originally appeared in the (now out of print / unavailable) Monsters in Love: Volume 2 Lost in the Dark monster romance anthology, published in 2022.


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Unhinged

Pairing: (MF)

Standalone: Yes, HEA

Style: Paranormal / 18+

Content: Unhinged is a paranormal romance story, intended for readers 18+, that involves a human woman getting it on with her front door, which later turns into a guy. This story contains door knob insertion, voyeur (MC to FMC), voyeur (bad guy against FMC), allusion to man-on-woman violence (off page), woman killed after luring (off page prior to story starting, non-explicit), covert breaking and entering (via master key against FMC by bad guy), secret underwear theft (against FMC by bad guy), deliberate food drugging, alcohol use, harassment via text (bad guy against FMC), allusions to an orgy with unprotected sex (non-main character, off page), gun violence (on page), shooting “death” (on page), wood putty use, sex toy use, condom use, working with police, talking with police, erotic humiliation (very light), fetishistic enjoyment of commands, lubricant use, female domination (with aftercare), male submission (aftercare is supplied).

If I’ve missed mentioning any content considerations you feel should be in this list, please let me know! The safety and comfort of my readers always takes precedence.


Blurb:  Someone’s been watching Tana closely, but he’s a lot closer than she realizes. From intimate moments to lazy afternoons on the couch, he’s secretly seen it all - and fallen for her along the way. The problem is that someone else is watching too, and his obsession with Tana is a lot more dangerous.

When a man claiming to be her front door enters her dreams to warn her about an imminent threat to her life, Tana initially chalks it up to her weird late-night snacks. But she rethinks things when her earnest visitor insists he’s also ready to protect her - in exchange for one hell of a favor.

When Tana trades her best line of defense for an unlikely supernatural ally, the threat lurking beyond her apartment hallway starts getting desperate as the law closes in. Can her inhuman companion save her from the worst of humanity, or is it too late for both of them?

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Over a Barrel and Down a Peg

Pairing: (MMF)

Standalone: Yes, HFN

Style: "Paranormal" / 18+

Content: Over a Barrel and Down a Peg is an MMF paranormal(ish) romance short story between two secretly-otherworldly creatures and one hapless human with some pretty vile ideologies rattling around in his brain. If you’re upset by hard right talking points and biases, please know that our MC has guzzled that particular unbranded colorful drink and starts the story entirely unrepentant and entitled. He’s not exactly “redeemed” by the end, but canonically he’s on his way there by the end with a little “help” from his new leprechaun friends.

Please Note: This story contains a character with problematic ideologies (e.g. rampant misogyny, poor-bashing, leftist/liberal-bashing, homophobia, etc), sorta-dub-con (more self-delusion, magic doesn’t play a role in it!), bi awakening, pegging, decaf coffee, humiliation, cuckolding, cleanup on aisle FMC after said cuckolding, numerous OSHA and food safety violations, food used during spicytime (don’t worry nothing’s wasted), BDSM-esque power exchange/roles, physical coercion (one male pushing, holding, and shoving the other male around), and name calling. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about story content, you’re more than welcome to contact me (Vera Valentine) on social media for clari!cation. Your comfort is way more important to me than page reads!


Blurb:  When f*ckboy Tucker attempts to talk his new dating app girlfriend into doing something she's not keen on, the tables are about to turn on the pain-in-the-ass in a BIG way. Really, he ought to know better than to mutter poorly-worded wishes out loud on Saint Patrick's Day, particularly when two pairs of pointed ears are listening nearby. He's about to learn revenge is a dish best served over a barrel and down a peg, complete with a heaping side of hashbrown casserole.

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A Well Kept Secret


Pairing: (MF)

Standalone: Yes, HEA

Style: Paranormal / 18+

Content: For sensitive readers, a gentle caution that this story contains a woman injuring herself, threats of violence (to FMC, not by MC), implied threats of sexual violence (to FMC, not by MC), sexual assault (unwanted kissing forced on FMC, not by MC), bondage with rope, unprotected sex, magical ejaculation, an extruded dragon penis (sing it with me now - cock pocket!), clothes being ripped/cut off, and a bit of a wish kink going on. Oh, and a few dicks fall off right towards the end. (Don’t worry, they’ll grow back.)

If I’ve missed mentioning any content considerations you feel should be in this list, please let me know! The safety and comfort of my readers always takes precedence.

Blurb:  In Western Barrett, murmurs of magic are as plentiful as the land’s famous apple orchards. Tirasande, a down-on-her-luck thief that’s recently found herself alone, decides to strike out in search of a well rumored to be filled with fortune.

The trouble is, that fortune is living, breathing, and rather possessive of whatever makes its way down his well. Will Tira's unexpected presence chip at the mortar surrounding the elusive Mossfang, or is she destined to become a warning to future treasure-seekers?

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Milk and Honey


Pairing: (MF)

Standalone: Yes, HEA

Style: Paranormal / 18+

Content:

Milk and Honey is an MF Novella about  a fae prince on the run, a bemused exotic dancer, and the fact that the answer to all things can usually be traced back to a good cup of coffee. As a treat.

Please Note: This story contains sorta-dub-con (mate bond-via-magical java), allusions to forced marriage with/involving a child (no SA), imprisonment, forced haircutting, sex-or-die sorta scenarios, general violence, and fated mates. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about story content, you're more than welcome to contact me (Vera Valentine) on social media for clarification. Your comfort is way more important to me than page reads!

Blurb: Things weren't great, but Mel was handling it. Dancing at the Scarlet Pole provided an income that just barely kept her financial head above water, she had her own place, and if her life wasn't exactly luxe, it was bearable. As long as she stayed the course, sooner or later she had to catch a break, right? Problem was, the only breaks the universe was coughing up were the ones she spent decompressing with her beloved coffee drinks in the club's back alley.


Elim had tirelessly chiseled at a forgotten seam between the realms, his only hope of escape a slender gossamer thread of unraveled magic. Determined and furious, he refused to spend the eve of his Uncle's coronation sitting meekly in a forgotten dungeon. Wedging himself between the crumbling mortar of enchantment and the mortal realm was beneath an Unseelie prince, but better a crownless head than a headless crown, as the saying went.


When the bitter taste of his freedom abruptly turns into a chance at something sweeter, the stakes of seduction between the exiled fae and his equally-stubborn quarry are higher—and hotter—than ever. Can Elim convince Mel that an accidental ancient ritual is the key to something better?


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This book is part of the Mated to the Monster multi-author monster romance series.

All books can be read as standalones.