Widowed Anna Wren is having a wretched day. After an arrogant man on horseback nearly crushes her, she arrives home to learn that she is in dire financial straits. THERE COMES A TIME IN A LADY'S LIFE The Earl of Swartingham is in a quandary. Having frightened off two secretaries, Edward de Raaf needs someone who can withstand his bad temper and boorish behavior. WHEN SHE MUST DO THE UNTHINKABLE . . . When Anna becomes the earl's secretary, it would seem that both their problems are solved. But when she discovers he plans to visit the most notorious brothel in London, she sees red-and decides to assuage her desires . . .
What do you do when you're sixteen, gay, a raven shifter, and you're starting a new school after the semester's started? Especially a human school.Mike hopes--although unlike the song his mom loves, his aren't very high--are for blending in. Maybe make some friends? Except...he's short, slender, goth-looking with the shiny black hair, black eyes and thick lashes, wears an elegant suit and tie, and drives a hot black Mercedes convertible.Plus, he's eventually going to be the Raven Prince, once he stops refusing the requests--he suspects there's a "for now" in there somewhere--from Raven Himself.So when he's confronted by the bullies who rule the school--Preacher's Son, Banker's Son, Sheriff's Son, Principal's Daughter--there go his hopes of blending. He wasn't raised to give in to their kind, whether human or shifter, and he's not about to start now.When the Four can't get to Mike, they go after him through his best friend, Johnny, the devoutly straight wrestling star who doesn't care about the gay thing. And likely wouldn't about the shifter thing, if he knew.If Johnny is hurt, how far will Mike go--how far will the Raven Prince go--to get justice?Raven justice.Plus two bonus short stories:Edging: Will a mistake about meaning make a mess for Tommy and Vince? Or maybe lead to something more?The Plan That Didn't Gang Aft Agley: Jack's plans have a tendency to go agley. Way agley. He hopes his special plan for Billy at football practice is the one that won't.40,939 words of YA shifter novella and contemporary stories. P.S. If you bought the earlier, more stories, collection, you don't need to buy this one. Although you could, if you wanted to. It would be dumb of me to object if you did, and I do try not to be dumb. Succeeding? Whole other issue.
The last surviving member of the Snowsong, an ancient bloodline all but smothered by a warlock sided with demons, must enter the forest of the infamous, dark raven prince, Raven Yatagarasu, in order to keep the Soul Gem safe from the warlock's greedy hands. Prince Raven is under the curse of his traitor father and is isolated from his kingdom until the curse is broken. The guardian of the Soul Gem makes a deal with the mysterious cat spirit, Hibar, to rid the raven prince of his curse. Meanwhile, chaos is raging as an ancient and horrible demon is breaking free from imprisonment. Can Ona Snowsong save Raven Yatagarasu in time before the demon breaks free so that the true power of this mysterious cat spirit can be unsealed in order to stop the demon from destroying all life? Time is running out as the demons and spirits prepare for the ultimate war that will decide the fate of the tangible and intangible realms and the power of Hibar's bloodline plays a large role in which side will claim victory. Prince Raven is convinced that he is destined to die from the curse. Will Ona be able to convince him otherwise and pull him out of his curse's darkness in time to restore Hibar's true strength and win the most devastating of wars in history?
A princess longing to be free. A bastard aching to belong. A prince determined to save his kingdom. And a spy ready to wreck them all. Four fates collide in this avian-inspired, epic fantasy retelling of Tristan and Isolde perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Sabaa Tahir, and Leigh Bardugo!