Fatal Distractions – anthology

“Borrowed Time,” by Virginia Wallace

It is a strange feeling, Elinor once thought, to be in the bathroom when one is supposed to be in the movie theater. It leaves one feeling rather out of place, and ill at ease. This is how she’s felt her entire life, and it all started with a visit from a specter named Dave—and a jar of moonshine.

“The Budsem Affair,” by Virginia Wallace

Bubba Waugh just wanted to use the phone, in a building deceptively labeled ‘Mistress Mary’s School for Girls .’ Little does naïve, country-born Bubba know that a certain ‘Mistress Holly’ is waiting for him …

“Thirst,” by Catalyst Jost

Maxwell is trapped in a world of hallucinations, and vivid dreams. It all started with a blood-red drink, poured into an ornate goblet. Can Max fight his way through the nightmare? Will he ever reconnect with the love of his life, or is he simply too far gone?

“The Protocols,” by Virginia Wallace

For thousands of years, the Plutonians have been watching our planet from afar. Now, they wish to examine it more closely. But even these refined, technologically-advanced aliens might not be prepared for Earth’s hilariously appalling quirks …

“Five Candles,” by Virginia Wallace

Jake DeCarlo leads a shameless existence, living in a world of booze, drugs, and cheap sex. Even his devoutly Catholic mother can’t get through to him. But when the eternal bill for his debauchery comes due, a mysterious man named Uncle Yenaldo is more than willing to chat with him …

“A Time to Die,” by Loren A. Douglas

Adam is watching his wife waste away from cancer. What’s killing him is also watching his neighbor’s beautiful, abused, young-adult daughter inch ever closer to suicide. While one woman is fighting for her life, another is moving towards throwing it all away. This begs the question: is it really such a sin, to put the soul of a suicide candidate into the body of a desperate, dying person? One woman wants to live. The other does not. Wherein lies the right or the wrong of the matter …?

“Find Me in the Mirror,” by Virginia Wallace

Amanda’s adult life is a spectacular success. Her childhood, on the other hand, was a train wreck. The Repeating Universe Theory claims that there are endless universes, with infinite variations upon reality. Search the repeating universes long enough, and you might eventually find another you. And it is in this maze of cosmic variables, that Amanda is able to offer a word of encouragement to her younger self.

“Rime of a Fairy,” by Chris Taylor

Music has always been near and dear to the heart of man. The Celts believed that such enraptured melodies were the work of the Fae, and perhaps this is true …

Zero’s Mercy

by Linny Lawless

Zero earned his name because when it comes to showing mercy, he has none. As the President of the Merciless Few MC Maryland Chapter – the National chapter – he has gained the loyalty and respect of his brothers. Each of them follows his lead, and they serve a cold dish of vengeance to their enemies. When Zero’s path crosses with the feisty, foul-mouthed, and very sexy mechanic named Charlie, who has gotten herself into a whole lot of trouble and is now on the hit list of another MC, she reminds him of something he’d long forgotten. Mercy is not only for the weak—it’s needed when the woman you love is in danger.

Titanian Warrior: Titanian Chronicles 3

by Victoria Saccenti

Hagen drags himself to the gates of Hell, body and soul shredded by the bloodlust that consumes all the unmated of his kind. Awaiting the painful atonement that will buy him ten more years to find his eternal mate—or face oblivion. But Hades himself kicks him out with the bloodlust still prowling, unsatisfied, in his veins.

Bargained away by her parents to Master O, a mysterious and cruel wizard, Faiza serves in his household, keeping her small magic a secret, plagued by wild, confusing visions of a strange suffering male. Then her master brings home a wounded Titanian warrior whose touch sends ice, fire, and desire through her body.

When she learns Master O plans to use Hagen as a weapon to conquer all races, she devises a desperate plan to free him—a plan that opens a portal to a world she’s never known. And a destiny entwined with danger that could destroy them all.

Victory’s Consequence

A Crown Forged By Victory’s Consequence Releases Today!!

One of the most anticipated dark fantasy releases of 2023. 

This isn’t a fairy tale—sex becomes currency, murder is ordinary, and love doesn’t conquer all. 


The Blackened Tablet Series: Book I: A Crown Forged By Victory’s Consequence
Written by: Aaryanna Abbott & Marlayna James
Cover design by: Keylin Rivers
Published by: Friends With Pens Author Group

Publisher, Friends With Pens Author Group, is excited to present this Dark Fantasy Series to readers. If you loved the large cast of Harry Potter, the deadly politics of Game of Thrones, the fandom of Lord of the Rings, or the explicit writing style of Christina Lauren—this is your next favourite read! 

1 selfless act. 4 magic-abled friends. Equals death, destruction, hatred & sacrifice. 

This series contains acts of violence and explicit love scenes which may include coarse language, nudity, and blood. Reader discretion is advised.

This 400-page quest adventure is accompanied by an extensive guide designed for immersive and forgetful readers: 

50+ images

Character index 

Chronology

Bloodlines 

Maps

Released: January 3rd, 2023. 

Book II releases: June 6th, 2023. Book III releases: January 2nd, 2024 

A Tale of Darkness

by Jacob Ruder

As civilization expanded, two families were gifted power. They used their powers, light and darkness, to destroy their enemies. When darkness and light could no longer coexist, the light wiped away the villainous darkness. New countries spread forth from the light that represented earth, wind, fire, water, sound, strength, healing, and visibility. Each power broke off from the light to establish their own countries. Long since the defeat of darkness, light has held the other countries in line with an iron fist. But what happens when the king of light goes missing? Will darkness find its way back? Will a rebellion rise that would shake the very continent and bring forth an age of uncertainty?

Dark Sun

Prophecy Series

N. A. Jameson

My earliest memories are of being attacked in an alley. I wake up in a stranger’s house, not only to find my past is a dark hole, but that I am a vampire. The only information I can offer him is my first name.

The stranger is my savior and my mate, but Deckland makes it clear he isn’t interested in me. As soon as my memories are back, I’m gone. All that’s left is to see if we can find some middle ground to make my temporary stay bearable.

And what will we do when memories of my past lives start cropping up, and send us hurdling towards danger?

The Purists are after me and I think an unlikely ally is the key to beating them once and for all. I hope.

I may have lived other lives before, but I’m living this one now, and I’m not ready to let it go.

Dark Sun is an adult dark paranormal romance. This book contains explicit language and graphic sex scenes, all consensual, intended for audiences of 18+. This is a reverse harem building series which means at the end of the series the main character will have more than one love interest. The author highly suggests this series be read in order to get the full experience. The series will end with a happily ever after. This book contains memory loss, kidnapping, violence, unaliving, blood, and light bullying. If you like a passionate FMC and a sweet mate with a tortured soul, this book is for you. This is book four in the series.

Dark Heart

Prophecy Series

N.A. Jameson

Abandoned as a newborn, I grew up in the foster care system with a skewed view of the world. One relationship to the next, boyfriends were more of a convenience and a roof over my head than anything. I want a change. I want to get my act together, stand on my own, no more live-in boyfriends.​​​

Well, that was until he found me. A regular night dancing at Heartbreakers turned into something else entirely. I’m still not sure how a few heated looks and a lap dance landed me in this man’s dungeon. He knows things though, things about me…

When he told me, I thought he was certifiably insane, until, well… he IS certifiably insane. But he’s a demon so that’s normal, right? More importantly, certain things have happened, and I know he’s telling the truth. We have to stay under the radar from the vampires who contracted him for my capture.

How does a human navigate the supernatural world she finds herself suddenly thrust into? How do I justify my feelings for a man I just met, a man who just might be the first I’ve ever loved? And what happens when he feeds the darkness inside me?

Dark Heart is an adult dark paranormal romance. This book contains explicit language and graphic sex scenes, all consensual, intended for audiences of 18+. This is a reverse harem building series which means at the end of the series the main character will have more than one love interest. The author highly suggests this series be read in order to get the full experience. The series will end with a happily ever after. This book contains dungeons, unaliving, knife play, blood play, and violence. If you like a passionate FMC and a psychotic touch-her-and-die demon with excited puppy vibes, this book is for you. This is book three in the series.

DNA Demons n Angels

Katie Zaber

It’s weird how every woman reacts differently. How each pregnancy differs. 

Mine is definitely unique.

My sense of smell became stronger, picking up the faintest odors, and my stomach was in constant turmoil. Those were the first signs.

And then I started eating. And eating. If I don’t, I get a migraine and people’s faces become blurry. Electronics seem to malfunction in my presence. And the nightmares—they don’t stop.

Something is changing my body. 

Something that should have never happened.

Something that my husband and I had prevented from happening.

Something people say is miraculous.

The bigger I get, the more frequently I encounter people who become possessed. And the more often I wind up questioning if I am carrying a miracle baby.

The closer I get to the due date, the more I love this child and the more confident I am that I will protect my baby from anything.

Even its fate.

DNA Demons N Angels contains violence, swearing, and sex scenes. If you are looking for a clean, curse free book, this isn’t it.

Author Bio

Katie Zaber, author of the series Dalya and DNA, is a fantasy author whose imagination knows no bounds. As a child, her parents read stories about Atlantis and other fictional places that she dreamed of exploring, fueling her love of history, adventure, and fantasy. She loves to spend what little free time she has winemaking, baking, and reading. When she has a full day to herself, you can find her at the beach or at a winery. Her favorite meals are the ones her boyfriend cooks, and she loves spending quiet nights at home with him, binge watching new fantasy shows or playing video game

Dark Moon

Prophecy Series

by N. A. Jameson

Until the age of six I was raised and “trained” to be a stone-cold killer. Unfortunately, for my parents, that wasn’t who I was. They cut their losses with me when I was six, just before my sister was born. I was dropped off on my Gran’s doorstep and told I was defective.

For the next 20 years I lived in a town called Sanctuary, a refuge for the lost and persecuted. I held no illusions of my future; I was born to die and had made my peace with that. And then I met him.

Rafe was everything I secretly wished for and everything I knew I could never have. He didn’t agree. As hard as I tried, I couldn’t fight the bond between us. Suddenly, I can see a future for myself, and I’ll do whatever it takes to seize it.

My parents and sister are coming to claim my life, but I won’t be going as quietly as they expected.

Dark Moon is an adult dark paranormal romance. This book contains explicit language and graphic sex scenes, all consensual, intended for audiences of 18+. This is a reverse harem building series which means at the end of the series the main character will have more than one love interest. The author highly suggests this series be read in order to get the full experience. The series will end with a happily ever after.  This book contains a CNC scene and themes of trauma from past child abuse and attempted sexual assault that some readers may find triggering. If you like a sassy FMC and a sweet, sexy wolf shifter, this book is for you. This is book two in the series.

Phoenix Flames: A Conspiracy of Ravens Book Two

by Shelby Lee

When the world burns…will we burn with it?

I hadn’t meant to fall into the arms of the men who hurt me, but when the world around us threatens to crumble, the only thing we can do is lean on each other.

My father wants me to help him, but only at the expense of those I care for.

My best friend wants everything with me again, but I refuse to let him in until he’s proven his worth.

My fun-loving guy is cracking in front of us, unable to maintain the happy smiles and jokes he masks his pain with.

My brooding one’s past comes to haunt us all, threatening to end everything before it’s had a chance to thrive.

Will the past come in and destroy the present?

Or have we grown enough to outlast it all?

Phoenix Flames is the second book in the series A Conspiracy of Ravens. It cannot be read as a standalone. For a full look into the content notes, please visit the author’s website.