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 39 years. Grown in the diner-laden wilds of the New Jersey Pine Barrens and transplanted to North Carolina, she lives with her husband, seven cats, and two dogs, most of whom are house trained. An avid fan of the Paranormal Reverse Harem genre, she tossed her author hat into the ring in September of 2021 and never looked back.

A self-professed chaotic capybara, Vera can usually be found spending too much time on social media, chilling with fellow newbie authors, or scribbling down plot bunny ideas in her trusty paper sidekick, the Bad Idea Book™.

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What's New? - 7/20/22

The Romancing NOLA signing event slated for July 2023 has apparently been CANCELLED - sorry everyone! More info here.

I'm LIVE on Amazon Vella (serialized stories) with two titles: my very first MM paranormal romance,
Nib and Plume and a spicy MMF retelling of Red Riding Hood called Order Up.

(Want an early bird look at chapters? Join my
Patreon for sneak peeks of each chapter before they hit Vella!)

Paperbacks of
Planet Oster: Fertility Fusion are now available! (We're working on making signed bookplates too)

J.L. Logosz and I are
done with Sacrificed to the Freedom Dragons, the fifth book in our Holiday Hedonism series, which is NOW LIVE. :)

I'm going to two signing events in 2023 (so far)! You can find me at:
Getting Witchy with It (Salem, MA on 9/16-9/17/23), and
Committed at the Stanley Hotel (Estes Park, CO on 11/11/23)

More info to come as the dates approach!

Kindle Vella
(Ongoing Serialized Fiction)

Nib & Plume Story Information

Nib and Plume

Pairing:
MM

Standalone: N/A (Serialized Content / Will Have HEA)

Style: Paranormal Romance / 18+

Content: Content/Trigger Warnings will vary by "episode" / chapter in Vella; please see individual episodes for information. (If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

Blurb: Already an outcast from his demonic nest, incubus professor Liam Tarve is convinced he needs nothing apart from his studies, his classes, and his privacy to survive. When his mask of propriety starts to feel more like a death sentence, roguish shapeshifter Vander Nahi becomes an unlikely lifeline. But even as Liam explores his unusual desires with his newfound savior, his intellectual ones threaten far more than the pair realize.


Order Up Story Information

Order Up : The Frisky Fables Series

Pairing:
MMF

Standalone: N/A (Serialized Content / Will Have HEA)

Style: Paranormal Romance / 18+

Content: Content/Trigger Warnings will vary by "episode" / chapter in Vella; please see individual episodes for information. (If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

Blurb: Work bites. When hardworking accountant Erik finds out the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished, his life changes dramatically - twice - in the course of a single mind-bending night. Terrified and anxious, he later returns to the place his life changed forever to discover yet another knot to untangle. But is Raine the answer he's been looking for, or a delectable misstep he can't afford to make?

*This twisted MMF Red Riding Hood tale is an order served up piping hot, with plenty of spice!*


Novels

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Carnal Cryptids: East Coast

Pairing:
MMMF

Standalone: Yes (HEA)

Style: Monster Reverse Harem / 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.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

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 Reverse Harem / 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.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

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 Reverse Harem / 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.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

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 (Harem-Building Series)

Standalone: No (HFN)

Style: Fantasy Reverse Harem / 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.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

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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Item 1, 2, 3 and so on more stuff here the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog sphinx of black quartz hear my vow now is the time of all good men to come to the aid of their parties

Co-Writes

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Back for Seconds: A Reverse Harem Feast

Pairing:
MMFMM

Standalone: Yes (HFN)

Style: Paranormal Reverse Harem / 18+

Content: Back for Seconds: A Reverse Harem Feast is a 8,959 word stimulating short story about the power of leftovers and bringing together strangers for some close and -extremely- personal fun. This tale is written for adults, and intended for 18+ audiences only. It involves explicit group activity, mild mm scenes, and consensual humiliation of a side dish that, let’s all be honest here, kind of deserves it.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

Blurb: When your family leaves you to clean up after a busy holiday dinner, you decide to nip future It’s-my-turn squabbles in the bud by quietly breaking the wishbone yourself. When a private joke brings your desires to life, the kitchen gets a lot hotter - Trent, Sam, Carter, Pierce and….Gregg, you guess...are the dirty dishes here to satisfy needs that go well beyond that pile of -actual- dirty dishes in the sink.


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Regifted: Ganged by the Ghosts of Christmas

Pairing:
MFMMM

Standalone: Yes (HFN)

Style: Paranormal Reverse Harem / 18+

Content: Regifted: Ganged by the Ghosts of Christmas is a 11,355 word stimulating short story about being filled with holiday spirit(s) and learning how to embrace the act of giving. This tale is written for adults, and intended for 18+ audiences only. It involves explicit group activity, unprotected “interactions” with ghosts and their subsequent glowing ectojism, bondage, love taps to the face, the ol’ hide-the-chain trick, and consensual humiliation of the female main character, including some degrading terms that sensitive readers may find offensive.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

Blurb: This filthy, gender-bent twist on a Christmas Carol follows businesswoman Ellie Nadir and four ghostly guests - Jake, Anon, Yore, and Exor - as she learns how rewarding giving can be. She’ll be absolutely filled with…joy…by the time they’re done helping her embrace the true meaning of Christmas.


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Ruby & the V-Day Vanpires

Pairing:
MMMF

Standalone: Yes (HFN)

Style: Paranormal Reverse Harem / 18+

Content: Ruby and the V-Day Vanpires is a 9,619 word stimulating short story about the importance of cleaning up public parks, practicing safe archery, and that age - and getting absolutely RAILED in the back of a van by three bi vampires - is only a state of mind. This tale is written for adults, and intended for 18+ audiences only. It involves explicit group activity, unprotected “interactions” with said undead suitors and their ahem nocturnal emissions, slight kidnapping, the ol’ fangy kiss to access liquid vampire chow, being impaled (the fun way, with 2 peens in 1 V), being impaled (the NOT fun way - like, with an arrow), sex pollen/poison (aka have to the deed to survive), as well as brief mentions of Homeowner’s Associations (HOAs), and geocaching.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

Blurb: They’re magical monster-hunting vampires living in a van, she’s a fed-up middle-aged divorcee attempting to geocache her Valentine’s Day into oblivion. Perfect. Now the question is: can Quintain, Fletcher, and Marcus convince Ruby that the best way to resurrect her love life is with a few guys that are also back from the dead?

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Planet Oster: Fertility Fusion

Pairing:
MMMF

Standalone: Yes (HFN)

Style: Alien / OV Reverse Harem / 18+

Content: Contains explicit content including but not limited to: group activity, colorful (and frequent) explosions of "egg dye," ovipositor action, knots, designations of the verse-of-omega variety, discussions of fertility, pregnancy, birth, brief mentions of stillbirth/infant loss (not directly affecting characters), allusions to sex work, allusions to drugs, vaping, pain kinks, praise kinks, kidnapping, gross vending area snacks, graphic violence, space gun violence, extensive property damage, unethical hacking, stealing, unaliving of baddies, awakening of furry tendencies you might have been previously unaware of, alien anatomy, mating bites. And finally, while neither sweet bunnyboys still carrying their V-cards for certain acts or MM interaction needs a "warning," consider this a notice this lovely stuff is in here too.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

Blurb: When broma pod smuggler Ch'ik Wazo finds herself - literally - down and out on an unfamiliar planet in the Rahnbo system. she's forced to admit she's in one hell of a tight spot. Just as she's preparing for a long, boring, and credit-less wait through the harvest season, an unlikely trio of long-eared aliens makes her an irresistible offer. Zul, Roz, and Jau promise they'll help her save her cargo if she'll agree to carry theirs. But with hidden dangers ready to turn a not-so-simple business arrangement into an all-out space war, it will only take one wrong move for this strange partnership to go supernova.

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Sacrificed to the Freedom Dragons

Pairing:
MMMF

Standalone: Yes (HFN)

Style: Fantasy Reverse Harem / 18+

Content: Contains explicit content including but not limited to: group “activity” with multiple partners, solo play, blood, chain bondage, voyeurism, kidnapping, mortal peril, non-human anatomy (of the double P variety), patriarchy, recreational 'sweetleaf' use, communism, combustible secretions of joy, pet play, primal chase, foot stuff, minor injuries, magical murder, hoarding, mild body horror, age gap, ‘wax’ play, rimming, mpreg (brief appearance, non-main characters) unapologetic food waste, compelled spontaneous combustion, brief mention of lewd drawings, glassblowing. While adult interactions between male partners do not need a warning, consider this a heads-up that these interactions, both explicit and otherwise, play a large, happy role in this story.

(If any content notes are missing that you feel should have been included, please reach out!)

Blurb: The Free Isle of Rouset has a dragon problem, and Magemaster Doaldin has long preached salvation through one simple, terrible solution: sacrificing women to the ravenous beasts. When Riva is torn from her quiet life of candlemaking and thrust into the infamous scarlet dress as an offering, she’s determined to break the cycle once and for all.

But when her uncertain inner flame meets its match, the heat she endures has nothing to do with the fire that courses from leviathan jaws. Can Riva stoke the embers within and reduce the Magemaster to ashes? With the unexpectedly sensual help of her new allies, she may just find freedom - for her homeland and her inhibitions.


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(The version of Sacrificed to the Freedom Dragons that is currently on Amazon is missing both the Content Warnings and Epilogue - sorry about that! I'll be keeping this up on my site here until the servers update!)

***EPILOGUE - CONTAINS SPOILERS!***


It brought Riva no small amount of amusement to see Ellis, the largest of the trio and arguably the most brave, struggling not to look absolutely terrified at the hives. The hulking blue dragon man gave them a level of side-eye that would have made Pamela proud, but thankfully Rev and Knox were less suspicious of the faintly-humming boxes back beside Riva’s cottage on Rouset.


Riva herself, stripes of golden scales and all, got almost as many gawking onlookers as her dragon companions as they moved through town. Because Riva had abruptly cleansed the island’s gene pool with the assistance of the Grimoire of Anti-Gravity - and, of course, killed a startling number of people by opening a book - most people were smart enough to show her respect, save for the gawking. The one tavern drunk that didn’t get the memo got his eyebrows singed off by Rev - a small price to pay for abject stupidity in the face of dragons, honestly.


While Jasper had been reluctant to surrender Snow-in-Summer back to Riva (the fluffy feline traitor also seemed similarly attached), the consolation prize was too tempting for a young boy to pass up. With a fresh coat of paint and a new launching point upwind of the keep’s remains, the sacrifice ship had been transformed into the Rouset ferry service. It even boasted a brand new ship’s captain, seeing as the last had been lost to a well-deserved run-in with Riva-assisted gravity. Riva packed up her belongings and gifted her cottage to a wonderfully sassy young woman that would have almost surely been the next sacrifice. Once the secured hives and trunks had been carefully loaded onto the new ferry, Riva grabbed a seat near the front of the bow, Snow in her lap and Rev, Ellis, and Knox following overhead. Little Jasper, grinning ear-to-ear, got to act as the special assistant captain for the Liberation’s maiden voyage, and waved his arm tired at his proud family back on shore.


Once back on the dragons’ isle - unimaginatively called precisely that, her flight informed her - Rev had helped her relocate the hives to the flower-filled fields above the cliffs, just beside Rowe’s resting place. Once they were in place, all four of them had spent a quiet moment honoring the first sacrifice. Knox even built a bench beside the hives for Riva, which she’d enjoy on sunny afternoons, talking softly to Rowe’s memory about all the positive changes on the Free Isle.


Snow, delighted to have virtually endless places to sun herself, was absolutely spoiled rotten by Rev and Knox. The two took great delight in crafting exquisite cat toys of tiny blown-glass bubbles and tinkling golden coins, competing to see who could make her chase the noisy cluster of baubles the longest. While neither Snow or the ladies attacked one another, the alliance was an uneasy one, mostly centered around mealtime. Snow seemed to innately understand the scrambled eggs she enjoyed came from the flock, and the flock seemed to understand Snow was responsible for chasing off the persistent mice that tried to take up residence in the rock-nests. While Ellis was a little hesitant around the “small, delicate little creature,” he proved to be a quick study in the belly scritches Snow gleefully demanded of him. Pamela was often visibly jealous.


While Riva’s wings hadn’t manifested yet - the men told her it was a very slow, intricate process for Dragonlets - she was more than comfortable traveling by net, at this point. Ellis, Rev, and Knox all accompanied her on the next visit to the port city of Mapleton, which news of Rouset had already reached, thanks to the Liberation’s expanded ferry service. Daisy had, in the interim, started a Rousetian sweetleaf import business as a side-gig. She was happily working with Maribel - after Riva had made some introductions - to make edibles that sold briskly at market.


Phy had gone into labor a bit sooner than anticipated, human-hybrid children still being something of a gestational mystery for aquatic shifters. Thankfully, he and Maribel still welcomed a very hale and hearty little boy with his father’s fins and his mother’s penchant for mischief. When they’d asked Riva and her flight to be little Codu’s aunt and uncles, there was a great deal of happy crying, some of which had to be relocated to the living room pool because of the flammable nature of dragon tears.


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Monstrous Desires: A Limited Edition Charity Anthology

NOTE: THIS LIMITED EDITION CHARITY ANTHOLOGY IS NOW OUT OF PRINT / NO LONGER AVAILABLE.


This Valentine’s Day, curl up with something steamy, provocative, and monstrous as ten bestselling authors come together to bring you some wicked love stories.

All proceeds to benefit a charity for abused children.

Included in the antho:

M.J. Marstens

Loxley Savage

R.L. Caulder

A.J. Macey

Albany Walker

Beatrix Hollow

Cara Wylde

Debbie Cassidy

Katie May & Ann Denton

Vera Valentine

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Into the Woods: A Monster Anthology

NOTE: THIS LIMITED EDITION ANTHOLOGY IS NOW OUT OF PRINT / NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

There's a path that runs straight through the village,

But it stops at the edge of the wood.

It halts at the borders between worlds,

For beyond, there lies nothing of good.

Hushed whispers all speak of what haunts there,

In the brack, in the depths of the fen -

The creatures both monstrous and gaunt there,

Not the village's hale, hearty men.

But cradled in claws in the shadows -

Something kindles like flickering fire -

As hammering heart howls to run,

Something deeper stills, caught by desire.

Seventeen paranormal romance authors gathered together to bring you tales of people following their heart's monstrous desires...directly into the deep, dark woods.

Authors: Salem Sinclair, Maeve Black, L.V. Lane, C. Rochelle, Sienna Varrone, A.R. Breck, Elizabeth Austin, Lillian Lark, Clio Evans, Kassandra Cross, Mallory Fox writing as Lea Jade, Helena Novak & Natalia Prim, Beatrix Hollow, Vera Valentine, YD La Mar, and Ashley Bennett.

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