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THE DARKEST COURT series

After the last Faerie Civil War, the leaders of the magickal pantheons stripped the shining Seelie Court of its power and tasked the dark Unseelie Court with maintaining the natural balance of the world. Ages later, a twisted Seelie intrigue throws that balance into ruin and ignites a new civil war.

 

Queen Mab’s estranged sons, the three Unseelie princes, are the only hope of preventing the coming apocalypse, but they are fractured from fighting their own private wars: Roark, choosing between his duty as Mab’s right-hand and his forbidden love for a peerless human who may not survive without him; Sláine, destroying the Seelie Court from the inside with the help of a half-Seelie prince who will have no home if he succeeds; and Lugh, on an impossible quest with his Wild Hunt to win the loyalty of the cynical Slaugh, whose numbers could turn the tide of the war.

 

It will require power, cunning, and strength to escape the intricate web of plots tightening around them, but the princes will do anything to secure their Court’s future and their own happiness. All’s faerie in love and civil war.

 

Series cover art designed by Blake Morrow. Audiobooks narrated by John Solo and produced by Tantor Audio.

 
PRINCE OF AIR AND DARKNESS

Published February 25, 2019

Available from Carina Press

Audiobook available from Tantor Audio on June 28, 2019

 

With his unnatural ability to draw energy from ley lines, human Phineas Smith has accepted his life will never be normal. Considering that he has no way to control his power or save himself from the supernatural entities who want to use or kill him for it, it's smarter to focus on specific, short-term life goals. Goals like finishing his master's degree, or saving his parents' farm before his imminent death, or not getting involved in the Faerie Civil War spilling onto the college campus. But that last one's going to be difficult since the only person who can help him master his power is his attractive, self-proclaimed arch-nemesis Roark Lyne, the Unseelie Court's Prince of Air and Darkness.

 

Prince Lyne thought years of spying on—and secretly pining after—his human roommate was the worst experience of his immortal life. Then summer arrived, along with an unstoppable conflict started by his older brother. Roark’s path is clear. Sacrificing himself by taking on the mantle of the Winter Knight could protect his people ... and Phineas, whose power makes him a target for both faerie Courts. Distraction will unravel Roark’s cultivated plans and the feelings Phineas inspires have a tendency to make Roark forget everything, including his loyalty to the Court.

 

The increasing danger of the war and Phineas’s potential role in it forces them into a wary partnership. When their volatile relationship transforms to something much deeper, Phineas and Roark must choose where the greatest danger lies: in betraying each other to survive, or standing together through a war they can’t win.

CONTENT WARNINGS
- torture scenes
- violence and fighting
- blood and intense bodily harm
- abduction, mentioned briefly and at length
- hateful language tied to classism and Faerie Court divisions
- references to miscarrriage
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Artwork commissioned from Kelsey, a.k.a. Hootsweets

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Want to know what happens after the end of PRINCE OF AIR AND DARKNESS?
Download the extra chapter THE STOLEN CHILD to read about Finny's Knighthood, the Unseelie wedding of the millennia, and the start of the honeymoon.
 
THE MARKED PRINCE

Published August 5, 2019

Available from Carina Press

Audiobook available from Tantor Audio on August 20, 2019

Torn between two worlds, desperate to save one love.

The Summer Court is nothing like Sebastian remembers. The oppressed lower classes are drained of their magick, and around every corner political intrigues threaten an already unstable regime. Sebastian’s only hope of surviving the Court and bringing home Prince Lyne’s traitorous brother lies with Duine, a magickless Unseelie servant desperate to win his freedom. A servant for whom Sebastian, an estranged Seelie royal himself, is developing a dangerous and deepening affection.

But behind the mask Duine wears are secrets as dangerous as what’s smoldering between them. And the more Duine helps Sebastian navigate Court life, the more it becomes clear the servant is not who he appears to be. How he came to be the whipping boy of one of the most powerful and corrupt faeries in the Summer Court is a truth Sebastian is determined to uncover, even if it puts him at odds with the very people who can lead him to the missing Unseelie prince.

When a powerful enemy steps from the shadows, it could spell the end not just for the Unseelie, but for both faerie Courts. Sebastian must choose: complete the mission and earn his place among the Unseelie who took him in, or risk his very life to ensure freedom for the man he loves.

This book is approximately 100,000 words


One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise : all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

CONTENT WARNINGS
- graphic violence
- blood and intense bodily harm
- kidnapping and abduction
- hateful language tied to classism and Faerie Court divisions
- death
- descriptions of battles/war
- references to suicide and parental death
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THE IRON CROWN

Available April 1, 2020 from Carina Press​

After the last Faerie Civil War, the leaders of the magickal pantheons stripped the shining Seelie Court of its power and tasked the dark Unseelie Court with maintaining the natural balance of the world.

Ages later, a twisted intrigue throws the balance of all Faerie into ruin and ignites a new civil war.


Discounted by his family and haunted in the Unseelie sidhe, Queen Mab’s youngest son, Lugh, leads the Wild Hunt on quests across the dangerous Wylds. At his side is his best friend, Keiran, a Viking rescued from death centuries earlier. Between Lugh’s uncanny gift for being in the right place at the right time and Keiran’s power of persuasion, they’re revered across the Wylds—as long as Lugh keeps his true identity hidden from the people of the Sluagh.

Keiran and Lugh have loved each other for centuries—as friends and brothers in arms. Lugh has long since put aside his romantic love for Keiran to protect their friendship. But with the looming war in Faerie and the ghosts of the dead dogging Lugh’s every move, Keiran realizes there may be room for romance between them after all, if only they can survive.

Rallying the Sluagh to fight in the looming war between the Seelie and Unseelie seems an impossible task. To achieve it, these childhood best friends will have to free Lugh from the restless souls haunting him and turn the tides threatening not only their growing love, but the balance of life and death itself.

This book is approximately 118,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

CONTENT WARNINGS
- descriptions of violent battles and war
- mentions of blood
- intense bodily harm
- mentions of human/fae sacrifice
- out of control bodily sensation and compromised agency
- death and mourning