My New Alien Romance Now Live on Amazon!!

It’s live! The ebook version of my latest book, Guardian of the Dark Paths, is now live on Amazon. If you have KU, you can read it for free. If not, it’s only $3.99!

Here’s the blurb for Guardian of the Dark Paths :

Sarah had many doubts about entering an abandoned mine to help her best friend capture video footage to share on her social media. Convinced to do it anyway, her worst fears are realized when the exploration quickly goes awry, plunging Sarah into grave danger. Separated from the group and isolated in the depths of a long-forgotten mine, she must hold onto her wits and her sanity to survive, because something nightmarish hunts her through the darkness. Her only option is to travel deeper to escape it.

Jotaha serves as the Guardian of the Dark Paths, patrolling deep underground in a maze of tunnels and caves that protect his people from human invaders. His duty is to kill any human who crosses the boundary into yan-kanat territory, and he performs that duty admirably.

Until he meets the one human who is destined to be his mate.

They are from two different worlds that have clashed violently in the past. Humans view reptilians as monsters straight out of myth and urban legend, and Jotaha’s people view humans as their mortal enemies. Will the decree of a fertility goddess be enough to convince the yan-kanat that Sarah belongs with their guardian? Or will the enmity that exists between their people end up destroying the growing love between Sarah and her reptilian mate?


This is a full-length novel filled with action and adventure, and of course, plenty of romance set in a whole new world!


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Lilith's Fall by Susan Trombley

Lilith’s Fall

by Susan Trombley

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Here’s a brief description of Lilith’s Fall:

Ranove might look like a demon, but when his captors put a curvy human female into his cell hoping he’ll kill her for their entertainment, all he wants to do is protect her from their abuse.

Lilith’s ordinary and boring life has suddenly spiraled out of control and now she’s imprisoned with a demon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that Ranove is not the monster she believed him to be. That doesn’t mean he isn’t dangerous, and her captors are about to find out just how dangerous he is when they try to take Lilith away from him.

This futuristic alien romance is the beginning of the Shadows of Sanctuary series where a new couple finds happiness in each book.

It’s finally here! Executioner’s Grace, book 4 of my Shadows in Sanctuary series is finally LIVE on Amazon! I’m so excited (and nervous!) about this release!

It was a long time in coming, I know. Years in fact! I loved how this book turned out. I love Hannah and Carnifex and their journey to their HEA. I hope you do too! I also hope you’d like to see more from the series, because I do have a very firm plan for book 5 (Uriale’s Redemption)! And many ideas for future books in the series if my readers want more!


Before I give you the blurb, I want to give a HUGE special thanks to everyone who contacted me asking for this next installment in this series! It was all the support and love this series got from my fans that encouraged me to pull the series out of retirement and add the next two books. That made me VERY happy, because this series has always held a special place in my heart! ❤ It really does make a difference to hear from my fans. You all inspire me, and I can’t thank you enough!


Genetic engineer Dr. Hannah Chrysander is no longer considered a prisoner of the umbrose, but her upgraded status requires cooperation on her part. Assisting the human-umbrose couples in creating hybrid offspring leaves her deeply conflicted, not to mention burdened with fear that something will go wrong, and that her head will be the next one on the chopping block.

Finding herself on the wrong end of Carnifex’s axe isn’t even her greatest fear.

As the voice of a ghost haunts her when she’s alone in her lab, she’s worried she might be losing her mind from all the stress. Outside her lab, she feels eyes watching her from the dark shadows of Sanctuary and knows that not all the umbrose are happy about her work.

Surrounded by threats in the city of her former enemies, Hannah has no idea where to turn for help.

Then the watcher in the shadows reveals himself, and she discovers that she’s in the sights of the most enigmatic umbrose of all—the executioner himself.


Carnifex feels drawn to the human female who appears to be working miracles by creating impossible offspring. Though ugly whispers about Hannah’s work emanate from some corners of Sanctuary, Carnifex believes she is doing the will of the Mother of Shadows and finds her ability to create life fascinating.

His primal simply believes that Hannah belongs to him, and he is determined to claim her, even if Prince Balfor himself tries to stand in the way.

The Fractured Mate is LIVE!

It’s here! It’s here! The finale to the Iriduan Test Subjects series is here! I’m so excited to finally be able to share The Fractured Mate. It seems like it has been so long in the making! This story has been in my head for ages and ages, it feels like, so it’s a relief to have it all come out in print. I love this story! I hope you do too!

Awesome cover by Naomi Lucas and Cameron Kamenicky!


As a captive of aliens, Paisley is forced to work as an engineering assistant on an ancient wrecker starship. She knows she has to keep her head down and her behavior humble in order to survive.

When the crew responds to an automated distress call from an Akrellian warship that shouldn’t be malfunctioning, she senses a threat, but she knows no one will listen to her warnings. Paisley realizes that her days of avoiding danger are over when, among the rescued passengers, trouble with a capital “T” is escorted onto her ship—in chains for bringing an apocalypse to Earth that resulted in millions of deaths.

Something about the prisoner makes it impossible for her to look away from him, and it isn’t just the fact that he’s the most handsome alien she’s ever seen. Yet, when he meets her eyes, there’s a darkness in his intense gaze that makes her think his captors might be telling the truth about him, despite his claims of innocence.

Caught between two greedy groups seeking wealth and power, Paisley soon discovers that far more lies behind the mystery surrounding the Iriduan prisoner they call Halian. He might be stealing her heart, but she can’t keep him in chains, because he could be the key to saving the galaxy—or destroying it.

This isn’t a light read, featuring a sweet-from-the-start hero. The main male character has villainous facets to him that do not immediately soften in this slower-burn romance. The journey to love will be very rough at times.

If you’re in the mood for a complex villain seeking redemption through love, a plucky, intelligent heroine willing to risk it all, and a story packed with action and romance that finally blows the doors off the galactic mystery that has lurked beneath the surface of the Iriduan Test Subjects series, then this book is for you.

Ebook now available exclusively on Amazon!

It’s been a busy year!

So, the “year in review” posts are going around on Facebook right now, and I’m so glad I got tagged to do one, because I don’t think I would have taken the time for it if I hadn’t, but it was valuable time spent. I’m far too often focused on the future, without taking a moment to look back at what I’ve already accomplished. This means I never give myself a chance to be proud of the work I’ve already done. That has led to some serious burnout at the end of this year, and that is definitely not how I want to start the new year!

So, how was my 2019 when it came to writing?

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After doing the legwork to calculate everything up, I’d say it was pretty darn good! I wrote over 531,000 words this year, and most of them are published into fantastic books that I am very proud of. I feel like I wrote some of my best work this year, though I am always striving to improve and studying my craft, so maybe I’ll even top myself next year.

I finished a five-book series (Into the Dead Fall) which has been a passion project of mine that I decided to share with the world. I’m very happy with how it ended, though there is always room for more stories if I decide to continue with the world I’ve created. Since it’s a series I love going back to, and has that post-apocalyptic feel to it that I relish in my fiction, I don’t think I’ll be able to stay away from it for that long, but if you love this series too, and want to see more books set in this world, the best way to let me know is to spread the word through social media and reviews. I try to focus on the books that my readers are excited about, so some of my projects that don’t get much attention end up getting pushed to the back-burner until I can find the time to play around with them.

I dived into some AI science fiction romance that let me explore a whole new kind of “alien” mind and indulge in my fascination with emerging sentience. I’m very pleased with how my SFR fairy tale retelling of Rapunzel turned out, and the possibilities for a series spawned from this book are endless, but I have many ideas, and have drafted out a couple that I’m looking forward to developing for next year.

And of course I can’t forget my Iriduan Test Subjects series and the two exciting stories I added to that. I’m drawing ever closer to the conclusion of the over-arching story line of this series, though I have many more books planned that are set in the ITS universe. I love writing the characters in this series. With each book, they grow more complex, more nuanced, their motivations more obscure until the final denouement. That’s coming up! Halian the villain will finally get his story, and I hope I will surprise and thrill all my wonderful fans with his side of the story.

So here’s the breakdown of what I plan for 2020:

(This is all subject to change, of course, based on many factors, but this is what I’ve set for my own personal calendar. Also, the order is definitely subject to change. Other than The Fractured Mate, which I’m working on now, I don’t have a planned order for the books.)

The Fractured Mate (Iriduan Test Subjects, book 6)
The ajda’yan overlord’s story (characters from Rampion)
Draku Rin’s story (character from Rampion)
Another Shadows in Sanctuary novel
Ava’s story as yet untitled (Iriduan Test Subjects, book 7)
I have a couple of other projects I’ve been playing around with, we shall have to wait and see.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this year of stories, and I really hope you are wanting more, because I have many more stories to tell!

Veraza’s Choice is LIVE!

I’m so excited to announce that my latest release, Veraza’s Choice, is now available on Amazon. It’s the fifth book in my reverse-harem, post-apocalyptic romance, and I feel like it might even be the best! (That’s not easy for me to say, as I love all my books!)

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New Omni is currently safe, protected within the sanctuary of the ancilla forest, but the leaders of the settlement know that the murderous artificial intelligence that controls the Nexus won’t give up on its mission to destroy them.

Gray has foreseen a future where he can negotiate a lasting truce with NEX, but the price of that peace is Evie. That is a price Gray is unwilling to pay, until Evie gives him no choice.

Willing to sacrifice herself to save her loved ones, Evie leaves New Omni to strike a bargain with NEX. She agrees to cooperate with whatever experiments NEX has planned, in return for it ceasing its efforts to attack New Omni—a decision that comes in the nick of time.

Ordered to seduce the outcast, Veraza, Evie must put aside her anger at him for his actions against her sister and the enmity he holds towards Iyaren. It is only then that she begins to see the true, tormented male beneath the hatred that shrouds him.

Trapped in a cage of his own making, Veraza cannot let go of his rage, until the smart-mouthed human female is forced into his life—and his bed. His initial antipathy for Evie dissolves as her presence brightens up his prison—and her love changes his mind.

Neither of them expects the passion that flares between them, but they cannot deny their feelings for long. Veraza is left facing a difficult choice, and he must make a terrible sacrifice if he wants to free the woman he loves—and return her to the mates who will stop at nothing to reclaim her and destroy NEX and all of its minions.

This post-apocalyptic, parallel-dimension romance is the fifth in the Into the Dead Fall series. It is recommended that you read the other books in the series, beginning with “Into the Dead Fall,” before reading this one, as this is a continuation of the story of Evie and her mates from a previous book.

Get it now on Amazon!

I love Veraza. And Evie! And Gray and Doshak. It was so fun to return to these characters and revisit their lives, and throw in lots of action and adventure, and a sweet, sexy romance that tugs on the heart strings. (I have never seen a heart string personally, but the saying exists, so they must be there, right? Which means, I gotta tug ’em 😉 )

I hope you love this fifth installment in the Into the Dead Fall series.

If you haven’t dived into the series yet, now’s your chance to pick up the first ebook of the series, Into the Dead Fall for FREE from Amazon. This is a LIMITED time only offer, so get it while it’s hot! (Well, it’s always hot, but get it while it’s FREE. :D)

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This is a full-length, science-fiction/science-fantasy, MFM alien romance novel that was previously published as part of a two-book collection with The Scorpion’s Mate. This is a revised edition with significant additional story content.

Though she was raised by a survivalist, Alice was not prepared to be ripped from her dimension and dropped without ceremony into the massive junkyard of a parallel dimension.

She’s wounded, alone, and lost in a world her mind struggles to comprehend. Then a four-armed alien with the face of a dangerous lion reveals that his heart is not so predatory, when he comes to her aid and saves her life. Because of her wounds, she has no choice but to accept his help.

She finally begins to grow comfortable around her leonine companion, until another warrior intervenes to save her when creatures from the Dead Fall attack them during their exploration, suddenly making everything much more complicated.

Alice still doesn’t understand what either of the warriors is saying, and if she can’t find the right words to soothe her beastly new protectors, they’ll end up killing each other.

Author’s Note: 18+ These books contain scenes that are not suitable for younger audiences. It should also be noted that the alien heroes in these books are alien in both appearance and attributes, and this might make some readers uncomfortable, as their cultures and mating habits might not be for everyone


Rampion is LIVE!

My collaboration with seven other authors has been so fun, and I’m thrilled to be able to finally announce that Rampion is live, and available on Amazon in ebook form. (Paperbacks will be coming soon).

Get it Now or read for free with Kindle Unlimited on Amazon!

Rampion is a science fiction romance retelling of the story of Rapunzel. I didn’t want to just retell the story as it has been done before. I wanted to subvert the fairy tale. Now, Rapunzel is the one who discovers the mysterious occupant of the tower. To find out how else I subverted the fairy tale, you’ll have to read it. 😉 I really hope you love this standalone book, and I highly recommend checking out the other books in the collection (each one is a standalone retelling of a beloved tale).

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Here’s the blurb:

Sometimes, you find love in an unexpected place…

Rapunzel isn’t fond of being a princess, but her rebellion against her royal parents can only take her so far. When her adventures playing pirate result in embarrassment for her family, she’s sent away to a scrapyard in the middle of Nowhere on a barren moon that has been barely terra-formed to support life. As far as Zel can see, the only other person on the moon is a grumpy old caretaker named Gothel, who doesn’t bother to show any respect for her royal status.

Old man Gothel has plenty of rules, and he’s made one huge part of the scrapyard forbidden, which means Zel can’t resist exploring it. In that forbidden area, she discovers a tower, drawn there by a sexy, masculine voice singing unusual music.

But when she finally finds her way inside the tower, she discovers something she never expected.

There’s a lot more than just a heart on the line when it comes to the secrets that surround Rampion and his captor, Gothel.

Rapunzel must learn the truth before it’s too late and she loses everything she holds dear.

Author’s Note: 18+ Contains strong sexual language and graphic violence, and an artificial intelligence learning about the intricacies of love—and the fact that it follows no logic.

Cosmic Fairy Tales Collection

Collaboration complete

This science-fiction fairytale retelling is part of a collaboration with seven other incredibly talented authors. Be sure to check out these other books in the Cosmic Fairy Tales collection! Each book is a standalone, containing its own Happy Ever After, and can be read in any order.


The Hunchback – Regine Abel

Emmy Chandler – The Lion and the Mouse

The Frog Prince – Tracey Lauren

The Ugly Dukeling – Bex McLynn

Contaminated – Amanda Milo

Jackie and the Giant – Honey Phillips

Escaping Wonderland – Tiffany Roberts

The Hunter’s Mate is LIVE!

The Hunter’s Mate is now LIVE, so be sure to check it out on Amazon!

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I’m so excited about introducing Hunter’s story, and I hope you love it! This story not only reveals more about Hunter’s Menops nature, it also advances the overarching story of the Iriduan Test Subjects universe in ways that I hope will surprise you, but in a good way. There is so much going on in this story, but I made sure to keep the focus on Tarin and Hunter and their growing romance. I loved the interactions between them as they grow accustomed to each other.

Hunter ended up being the perfect mate for Tarin, and I was so thrilled when I realized that he needed a story of his own, because I’d already introduced Tarin and made it clear in The Kraken’s Mate that she found the “insectoid” aliens a little creepy. As soon as I wrote this:

Tarin’s short laugh lacked humor. “Look, after the men I’ve dated, I’m willing to look beyond Earth for Mr. Right, but if he has pincers and wings like an insect, I’m outta there.” She shuddered. “Don’t tell Claire this, but bugs freak me out.”

I knew that Tarin would be getting an insectoid alien of her own. I just love to throw a wrench in the plans of my characters and shake them off their foundations, challenging their prejudices. Hunter was the perfect alien for this, and the fact that I felt his and Tarin’s personalities would mesh well also made it a perfect pairing in my mind.

This story also introduces another alien species that I’ve been wanting to add to one of my universes for a long time, but I was just waiting for the right moment. I feel like that moment has finally come! I hope you agree!

What’s next for this series? The sixth book in the series will be titled “The Fractured Mate,” and I’ve already created a full outline for it and have done many, many notes. I’m hoping to have that done early next year, but I don’t want to make any firm commitments yet. Rest assured that it is in the works.

Ava’s story will be after that, because there won’t be any problems with potential spoilers with her story (her mates can see the future, and that would lead to spoilers for the next book). I did do a little more hinting about her story at the end of The Hunter’s Mate. I hope you are eager for more from her and her mate(s) (It will be reverse harem, and thus far, the only one in the series).

As for what’s next on my works in progress, I am finishing up a manuscript for a secret project coming up in the Fall, and then I’ll be juggling outlines to see which one calls to me the most. I’ll be posting updates when I start on my next major project, so follow my blog, my Facebook page, or my newsletter to see those updates.

I’m finally sending out newsletters, and to make it extra special for my subscribers, I’m adding “Exclusive Tidbits” to them. Those can be excerpts from stories in progress or that are unpublished, sneak peeks, my own character art, short stories to expand on published works, character interviews, or whatever else I think might be fun for my fans to enjoy.

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The Hunter’s Mate Available for Preorder!

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This is my first time doing a preorder on a release, and I set the date for August 2nd, so that should give me plenty of time to get everything done. I have to admit, I’m a little nervous about it, but I’m also very excited to see how it goes. I’ve been waiting forever to reveal this cover! I know, I know! He’s almost human-looking! What’s that all about? Well, here’s the blurb for The Hunter’s Mate to give you a clue of what’s going on. 😉


Still haunted by nightmares about Hunter’s sacrifice to save the lives of her and her friends, the last alien Tarin expects to see on Akrellia is the Menops bounty hunter himself. She’s drawn to the dangerous male, despite his insectoid appearance, but chalks it up to their experiences together, unable to accept it might mean more—even as she decides never to let him out of her sight again.

Hunter has spent his life searching for one thing and one thing only—a cure for imprinting. To that end, he joined the traitorous Iriduan, Halian, in a devil’s bargain that has him deceiving Tarin and her friends, and he’s not comfortable with that deception—or with his growing concerns about Halian’s plans.

When the execution of part of Halian’s plan isolates Hunter and Tarin on an unknown alien world, far from help, Hunter’s problems grow even more complicated. An unanticipated metamorphosis leaves his body completely changed—in a way that makes it impossible to ignore his growing feelings for Tarin.

But secrets, lies, and a past he can’t change form a seemingly insurmountable obstacle between them. Hunter must prove he’s worthy of his queen and earn her forgiveness for his past mistakes, but the consequences of those mistakes have yet to fully manifest—and when they do, no one will be safe.

Author’s Note: 18 +

The Kraken’s Mate Art!

So my brilliant artist, Sammi Griffin, was at it again and created yet another incredible commission for my characters. This time, she brought Nemon and Joanie to life visually with one of the most beautiful scenes I’ve ever had the privilege to see, and I’m so stoked! If it seems like I’m exaggerating, I’m not! Just take a look!

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If you’re wondering what book this scene came from, it’s The Kraken’s Mate

A desperate escape from a prison cell inside an alien research facility leaves Joanie in the clutches of an alien with a handsome face, a great body, and tentacles that could have come out of a horror movie. Her life back on Earth is a mess, but nowhere near as complicated as her new situation becomes when the alien test subject named Nemon decides that she’s his mate.

Nemon knows that Joanie is the mate he’s hoping for as soon as Thrax hands her to him, but he can also see that she’s frightened and traumatized. He must win a battle against his own body—which has a mind of its own—to maintain control so he can win her trust and avoid frightening her further. His newfound friends warn him that Joanie will need time to accept him, and Nemon is willing to wait, but they all may have underestimated Joanie.

They have escaped their fate as Iriduan test subjects, but Nemon and Joanie can’t escape the legacy left behind by their captors. A legacy that brings them together—a legacy that also threatens to tear them apart.


Chimera’s Gift is LIVE!!!

Wow! This has been a terrible two weeks! I had to get my tonsils out and that was a nightmare. Honestly, as badly as I needed it done, if I had known what I was in for, I might have chickened out.

Probably would have chickened out… definitely would have chickened out!

But despite how crummy I felt, I did manage to get some things done, (and I’m hopefully working on more of the things to do, so there should be more announcements coming.)

Chimera’s Gift is now LIVE, as the title says, and I’m really excited (and nervous) about this one. This will be the first reverse harem romance I’ve ever written (three heroes and one heroine) and I have to say, it was a real challenge, since there are quite a few characters to deal with, but I felt like it all worked out well for the story, and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

The decision to write this particular bonding of characters wasn’t an easy one, since the initial MFM was already a really good, loving bond that I wouldn’t normally have messed around with, but the chimera brought something completely new to the Dead Fall, and when I sat down to plot out his story, I realized that it coincided with Alice and her mates’ stories. Once the pattern was there, I understood that it had always been there and it just took time for me to focus on it, and that was the one thing that was missing from the original group.

I hope you agree that things worked out as they should have, and I hope you enjoy their story as much as I do!

Here’s the blurb:

The chimera is a mystery that baffles the residents of New Omni—when his attitude isn’t making them want to kill him.

Even as a gladiator champion with many battles under his belt, the chimera finds the Dead Fall to be a challenge, so when the four-armed fire-warrior, Tak, saves his life, the shapeshifting chimera attempts to socialize, but his arrogance leaves the easygoing Tak in a fury with his thoughtless words.

Desperate for answers to understand how a mated male thinks, he seeks out Alice, Tak’s intriguing mate, while in his serpent form, and inadvertently discovers that Alice has secrets of her own. Secrets she must keep to protect her family.

The chimera and Alice enter into an uneasy bargain while he holds his silence, but he isn’t happy about the price of that silence on Alice and her mates. As he spends more time with Alice and experiences feelings for her that he’s never had before, it becomes a struggle for him to keep her secret, and he can’t help offering a solution—one that will cost him instead.

One that might cost his life.

Author’s Note: 18+ This is a steamy science-fiction alien romance with a reverse harem and menage. No MM in this one. Strong sexual content and some violence. No cheating, all parties are in agreement.