A tragic past…
Lost and confused, I ran.
Ran from the demons that haunted me.
From a past filled with pain and secrets.
But I was lost.
And the darkness suffocated me.
My soul was shattered.
And then Cole Hunter steppes into my life again.
And he loved me.
Every broken part of me was his.
He was my protector.
And I was his world.
Our love was messy, heart-stopping…
But he was my Redemption.
Their hearts were in harmony… until the music faded away.
Izzy ~ Since childhood, our relationship grew from a single note to a full symphony. Two years ago, when I needed him most, he went radio silent. Starting over and rearranging the lyrics with someone new just
hasn’t been the same. Beckett has my trust and friendship, but not what he wants the most: my heart. I have a second chance at love, if only my heart can change its tune. But before it can, that old song resurfaces…
Dawson ~ Falling in love with my best friend was wonderful. Until I lost her as I chased my dreams. My dreams have become my reality, and I have it all, except the one thing I want: Izzy. Every song I perform
is a reminder of what she inspired. Without her, the music that used to flow freely has died. If I can convince her to be my song, my heaven, my everything once more, then maybe I won’t feel so lost. But her heart is singing a new tune, and I may be
Can Dawson make Izzy see the classic anthem was better than a one hit wonder?
NOTE: This is part TWO of Dawson and Izzy’s story. Part ONE of their story can be read in Beats of the Heart.
As an avid reader, I’ve always felt deeply about the written word. A couple of years ago I started freelance editing for indie authors. One of my clients encouraged me to pursue writing because she thought I might
have a gift. Once she opened that door in my mind, the ideas have not stopped flowing. And I’m loving it.
I spend my days working in a genetics lab and my nights editing and writing. I’m also a wife to a wonderful hubby who encourages me to pursue my dreams
and a mom to a sweet, funny, eight-year-old boy.
is a prolific writer and has had 8 books published in various genres.
It was her love of Tolkien and Pullman that Karina wrote her romantic
fantasy, Illusional Reality, which has turned out to be her bestseller.
Readers have taken Thya and Alkazar into their hearts.
THE QUEST FOR THE TRUTH BEGINS
Hati, notices a Tsinian crystal glowing, she knows she must stick to
her word and return to her homeland as Thya. Knowing her kinsmen needed
her, there was no hesitation. Even though there was more to lose than
just her life.
Once more a prophesy was given that informed the
reader of oracles, that only Thya could stop the war and save not just
her people, but the rest of Enumac from Kovon’s psychotic future plans.
Along with three other companions, Thya is sent on a perilous
quest to locate a dark crystal which holds evil known as the Dark Force.
The group are tried and tested throughout their journey by monsters,
death and courage. New friendships will be formed and other lost. Thya’s
power becomes stronger and a second will threatens to take over her
mind body and soul.
A terrifying surprise waits for them in the
city of Helkon. Will they survive. Will Thya return to Tsinia and for
the final showdown with Kovon. Find out by reading the thrilling
concluding part of Illusional Reality.
only film that grabbed my attention and held me there with an open
mouth, was the amazing Lord of the Rings trilogy. They said that
whoever took that 3-book fantasy on, had to be crazy. Peter Jackson
wasn’t crazy, but he was a hobbit in his heart. His vision and
attention to detail just made this magical film pop. It was after
watching the first film, Fellowship of the Ring, that the story of Becky
and her magical adventure took place in my mind, heart and soul. By the
time the 1hr journey from the cinema had ended I had the names, plot,
conflicts, storyline, everything written in my head. and then as most
writers know, once you’re in the “zone” there is no stopping you. By
the time the second film, Two Towers, book two, The Quest was again
plotted in my mind and it didn’t take long to get the first draft on
“The Quest by Karina
Kantas is the sequel to her book Illusional Reality. Becky is once again
pulled from England back to the world of Tsinia where she is The
Princess. Thya is Becky’s name in this astonishing fantasy world. Thya
is the only one who can save her people and their land. They have been
forced to leave their magical land and live in caves to survive. The
world along with the characters are fleshed out even more with the
addition of more monsters and characters and magic. You travel with Thya
and a couple others through trials and tribulations which are expertly
created to make their Quest either successful or a failure. Her magic
becomes even stronger but alas there is a dark side to it that she has
trouble controlling. This is a definite page turner. You will become
completely invested in Thya and her companions surviving and making it
back to Tsinia. The action is nonstop as Thya and her companions run
into many intriguing problems. I loved both books. If you like fantasy
worlds that take you away these are just the books you need.”
Karina Kantas is the author of the popular OUTLAW series. Thrillers
involving outlaw motorcycle clubs and the highly rated romantic fantasy
ILLUSIONAL REALITY She also writes short stories and when her
imagination is working over time, she writes thought provoking dark
flash fiction. There are many layers to Karina’s writing style and
talent. As is displayed in her flash fiction collection, Heads &
Takes. And in UNDRESSED she opens up more to her fans. Giving them
another glimpse of her warped mind. When Karina isn’t busy working on
her next best seller, she’s runs affordable indie author services.
KKantas AuthorAssist. Social Media Consultant, Book Trailer designer,
Narration, Branding and Logo design, Marketing and Promotion Manager,
design and VA. Karina writes in the genres of fantasy, romance, sci-fi,
horror, thrillers and comedy. Her inspirations are the author
S.E.Hinton and the rock band Iron Maiden. You can find her on Facebook
and Twitter, where she loves hanging out with her readers. Titles to
date: ***The OUTLAW series*** In Times of Violence Urban thriller
Huntress MC thriller/romance Lawless Justice Vigilante MC thriller Road
Rage MC thriller ***Collections*** Heads & Tales 28 short and flash
fiction in all genres UNDRESSED Collection of poetry, prose and flash
Stone Cold YA Supernatural thriller Illusional Reality
Romantic fantasy ***Coming soon*** (maybe) Broken Chains (MI5 thriller)
Predator (erotic horror)
The door to the cell unlocked and Thya stood up. King Theon slowly
entered. Almost cautiously. With his hands on his hips, he tilted his
head and his eyebrows creased. The king pointed to her and then to a
bowl that his servant held out. Thya peered into it and saw the same
glittery substance that she had used in the throne room. It seemed
stupid to refuse him. She did as she was told and, once the spell
touched her lips, Theon’s words became clear. “Rotate,” he commanded.
She turned around as instructed. A Rant pushed her hair aside, exposing
her bare back and neck. “Tis so then,” Theon exclaimed. Thya turned
around to face him. “What is so?” He bent his head to the side, and his
eyes widened. “You are not aware?” He stepped back. “Yet you possess
the ancient emblem.” “What ancient emblem? Will you not reveal the
significance?” She would not beg even though she needed answers. Theon’s
sudden change of behaviour concerned her. His stance and facial
expressions went from awe to surprise, then almost to fear. His head
tilted again, and his hand rested on his chin as he walked around her.
“Do you not comprehend your greatness? Do you not realize who you are?”
“Of course, I am Queen Thya of Tsinia, Guardian of the Changlins.”
“Have you not marvelled at the difference with yourself and that of
other Ganties? Surely you have experienced strength and a will that
cannot be bested?” “With certainty.” “You possess the emblem.” “What
emblem?” “Upon your back.” “Tis naught but a birthmark.” “Nay, Queen.
You are mistaken. The mark as you name it, is an emblem of exceptional
greatness. I understand now why your thoughts were blocked from me.
Immortality appears with a value. I wonder what you would bestow for the
quest of eternal youth?” Nothing he said made sense to her but, before
she could demand answers, the King jumped up and down and rubbed his
hands like an excited young boy. “I will present you to the Bustak, as
homage,” he said, rubbing his hands together as a huge smile etched on
his face. His next words were foreign to her. The magic of the spell had
worn off, so she just
stood and watched the Rant and the king
communicate, hoping to get an idea of what was going to happen next.
Theon grinned and patted the guard’s back. They spoke briefly and nodded
their heads as they continued to stare at her. She wished she
understood. Who or what was the Bustak? The name raised goose pimples on
her arms, and the belief that this was, again, the end of the road for
her returned. The guard led her from the cell and back into the palace.
There were no shackles, no Rant gripping her arms. They walked beside
her but kept glancing at her. She ignored them and concentrated on
calling out with her mind. Alkazar, my love, where are you? She repeated
it over and over, with no knowledge of whether he could hear her but,
if he had, there was no answer.
The traitor within the Jax household has been found, and the
repercussions are staggering, with Faith barely surviving and their
mating destroyed. But Faith has always been unpredictable—just ask her
sisters— and nothing will stop her from getting what she
wants…and she wants Thor. Even if it kills her.
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Destiny Jones is a princess with a bad attitude. She doesn’t play nice
with others, she doesn’t dress up in pretty clothes, and she has
absolutely zero interest in behaving like a lady. Especially when she’s
so close to catching the people who tried to have
her killed. Oh, and kidnapped her mother, queen of the planet Alera.
Destiny’s sex-starved body, and it’s annoying Aleran Ardor, might kill
her if her enemies don’t find her first. But she’s not afraid to suffer,
or risk her life to protect those she loves,
but she’s terrified of risking her heart.
Vennix was trained to hunt and to kill from the shadows. After years of
serving in the Hive wars as an elite member of the Coalition’s Shadow
Unit, he returned home to fight for the one thing he believes in, honor.
Dedicating his life to the queen’s guard was
an easy decision—but watching the most beautiful woman he’s ever met
repeatedly risk her life is about to drive him mad.
Because Destiny is his. His body awakened for her. And if his new mate
thinks Nix will stand idly by as she suffers without his skillful
lover’s touch, she is very, very mistaken…
One people, divided by treachery and greed.
A fiery Warlord, as ruthless as he is honorable.
An ethereal Princess, as beautiful as she is loyal to her people.
Though as different as fire and ice, they are drawn together by an intensely intimate connection.
This pair of unlikely lovers wields the power to mend the rift between
their worlds, but an unknown entity wants her dead. Can he keep her safe
while uncovering the insidious murderous threat? Or will it wrench them
apart and bring their people to the brink
of war, yet again.
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On paper, Mikaela has the life every girl dreams of. She is young,
beautiful, intelligent, and filthy rich. It all means nothing to her
since she pines for the man who will never love her back. But that isn’t
the only source of pain. Dark secrets are tangled
in the forgotten memories haunting her. Five years is a lot of time to
Eric Hardwick fits the description of tall, dark, and handsome to a T. A
successful attorney and loyal best friend to Mika Kingsley, he’s
hopelessly devoted to the one woman who has broken his heart. She’s
strictly off limits to him…but that doesn’t mean he
won’t do anything and everything to protect her from harm.
The unstable Kingsley patriarch, Mason Kingsley, is back, bringing danger and mayhem along with him.
Her lost memories might be the key to their salvation…or their destruction.
From Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Calendar Girl series.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: where torrid temperatures can ignite explosive family secrets.
There’s nothing I won’t do to protect Skyler, the team, and my
family. After the recent attempt on our lives, escaping to Rio to enjoy
the hot sands of Copacabana Beach sounds like a little piece of heaven
and a much-needed break from the nightmare back
When my brother’s Brazilian mate solicits my help to weed out a
shadowy embezzler slowly bleeding his business dry, I can’t say no.
However, the more we dig into the issue, the more secrets come to the
surface. Hidden agendas, grudges, and recriminations
all seem par for the course in sunny Rio de Janeiro. The worst of it?
The enemy we have at home appears to have come out of hiding and
continues to threaten what I hold most dear.
Once again I’m in a killer’s sights, but more than that, the people I love back home are left vulnerable.
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Senior year was off to a rough start: lube
in my locker, panties on my front porch, unimaginative name-calling.
See, I got a player suspended from the football team for harassing me,
and in my small Texas town, you don’t mess with
the football players—even if they mess with you first.
I didn’t care if it was an unpopular thing to do; I stood up for myself… and in doing so, opened Pandora’s Box.
I never dreamed I would attract the attention of locally worshipped star
quarterback, Carter Mahoney. Never imagined his coveted attention would
turn out to be such a nightmare. Beneath his carefully constructed
façade lurks a monster, a predator looking for
the perfect prey to play with. Now, since I’m the girl no one likes or
believes, I guess I’m the perfect target for his dark games and twisted
After surviving my first encounter with his casual depravity, all I really want is for Carter to leave me alone.
But all he seems to want is me.
Warning: This book is provocative. It is categorized as DARK
ROMANCE for a reason. It will not be for everyone. If you are a reader
with certain triggers or sensitivities common to the dark romance genre,
please heed the author’s note at the beginning
of this book.
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