Author: Jessa Slade

Despite a grade school career aptitude test that indicated farming would be her best bet, Jessa always knew she wanted to be a writer. Her early works include "MY POMES," a poetry chapbook rampant with unicorns and misspellings, and, later, a torrid teen cowboy romance which her editor-mother asked her to revise and resubmit, changing the love scene to "soul mates."

Now she writes urban fantasy romance with soul mates AND love scenes. She is the author of the Marked Souls series (SEDUCED BY SHADOWS, FORGED OF SHADOWS, VOWED IN SHADOWS, DARKNESS UNDONE), and her first science fiction romance novella "Enslaved By Starlight" is available now in the HOTTER ON THE EDGE anthology. Her first dark fae story will be out the summer of 2012 with Harlequin Nocturne Cravings.

She likes to connect with readers (and have an excuse to goof off) so you can often find her at the usual online haunts.

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Sci-fi Nights - Alpha bad boys & wild girls of futuristic romance

Sci-fi Nights
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00MLHRRRO
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Authors: Mina Carter, Jessa Slade, Bianca D'Arc, Cathryn Cade, Calinda B
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies, * Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Out of Distribution
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Five out-of-this-world authors share their science fiction romance heroes—hot as the sun, cool as depths of space, and all boxed up for you in one sexy, irresistible package! Open the pages and fall into the otherworldly arms of a sci-fi man who will make you see stars!


Hotter On The Edge 2

Hotter On The Edge 2
  • Stars
  • Number: B00BWB0PTM
  • Release: 2013-03-17
  • Authors: Jessa Slade, Erin Kellison, KC Klein
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Hotter Edge
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GOLD LIKE THE SUN

Erin Kellison

It’s the wedding of the millennium! Princess Pilar Sol and Hakan Frust are celebrating their union with sector fetes full of celebrity and pomp. Theirs is an arranged marriage to preserve the vital commerce of the Nyer Transit Hub, and yet Pilar is madly, unreservedly, passionately in love. She has all the excitement she has long dreamed of—and a little more than she bargained for when she discovers that Hakan’s grasping family wants her dead.

Hakan has done everything in his power to save his inheritance—the bustling but impoverished Hub—including marrying a wealthy princess for her dowry. His heart isn’t supposed to be part of the deal, but Pilar has all the beauty and joy his life lacks. When Hakan runs afoul of his uncle’s associates—criminal in nature, violent in approach—he refuses to risk Pilar, not for money, not even for his life.

But Pilar is not so easily cast aside, and negotiations turn into a gamble with the future of the sector in the balance. Hakan is about to learn about the high stakes his bride will hazard, as he now has far more to lose—and win—than he ever believed possible: a future brighter than gold.

TO KEEP A WIFE

KC Klein

In the shards of civilization ruined by a global war, Lake has gotten the life she never dared dreamed of—a safe haven, and the love of a good man, her husband, Hudson Black Creek. But Lake’s hard-won happiness doesn’t last long when powerful Elders lay siege on Black Creek Manor in retaliation for a past defiance. As Lake watches everything she loves go up in flames, she sacrifices herself for the chance to keep Hudson and her brother alive. Syon, a diabolic Elder with his own agenda, will push Lake to her breaking point, forcing her to compromise—heart and soul— in order to survive.

Hudson wakes from a head wound to find that his whole world is reduced to ashes. With no memory of why he’s sacrificed everything for a woman whose name is tattooed on his chest, Hudson is determined to make his heart match the emptiness of his mind, and wipe out everything except the hatred for those who are to blame—the Elders and the wife he sought to protect.

As evil and fear spread across a war-torn land, Lake and Hudson are tested like never before, and both will have to forgive betrayals and risk greater heartbreak if they want a chance at saving their lives… and their love.

PRINCE OF PASSION

Jessa Slade

When mercenary raiders targeted the empathic crystals that imbue the legendary l’auraly lovers with extraordinary sensual prowess, Icere, the last male l’auralyo, helped destroy the crystals. Rather than let the source of uninhibited pleasure be corrupted into a mind-controlling drug, he allowed his passionate destiny to remain forever unfulfilled. Now, Icere channels his fury into revenge. Tracking the raiders through the interstellar sheerways to a watery world infamous for its aphrodisiac liqueur, he finds a queen—as adrift and alone as he—forced for years into a fate she never desired.

Saya-Rynn inherited duty, command and control from her cruel grandfather and fought to transform her dangerous planet into a paradise for her people—but the price was literally a poison that runs through her veins. Though she feels as ancient as the seas, she finds herself awash in the hot male potency of the young Icere. Still, she resists the chance for indulgence she thinks has passed by her. But when the raiders strike again, Rynn must embrace her troubled legacy, and Icere will find his place as a lover and a fighter. Together, the reluctant ruler and the deposed prince of passion find common purpose, combating the mysterious entity seeking to rule the sheerways, and claim a love as bright as the infinite stars.


Mated by Moonlight - Book Three in the Steel Born Series

Mated by Moonlight
  • Number: B00BED26RW
  • Release: 2013-07-01
  • Author: Jessa Slade
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
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As the latest in a long line of female Alphas, Merrilee Delemont lives by the code be strong always. While she will never forsake her duty to her pack, she sometimes longs for a mate to share her life with. At least she's found someone to share her bed: Beck Villanova, leader of the neighboring wolf pack.

Their red-hot attraction and struggle for dominance leads to wild sex, but any chance of a real relationship goes up in smoke. Until phae invaders threaten the peace of their remote valley, forcing Merrille and Beck to finally decide which is more important: vying for power, or a passionate partnership that could change their lives forever.

To read more about the Steel Born, check out Dark Hunter's Touch (Steel Born #1) and A Little Night Muse (Steel Born #2), available now.


Hotter On The Edge

Hotter On The Edge
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  • Number: B00757WOT6
  • Release: 2012-02-02
  • Authors: Jessa Slade, Erin Kellison, KC Klein
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Hotter Edge
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Three novellas of science fiction romance

On the edge of space...

On the edge of danger...

On the edge of desire...

All That Glitters by Erin Kellison

Cheated out of a fortune by the Sol royal family, lowborn Simon Miner will do anything to get his revenge, no matter how ruthless. When Princess Mica Sol, a terraforming expert, is shot out of the sky on the way to her sister’s lavish wedding, she fears the worst—scavengers—and flees into an alien jungle to avoid capture. But the man who pursues and captures her is none other than Simon, her former lover. Passions reignite as violence rocks Sol City, and Simon and Mica must fight for love, family, and their world… or lose everything.

To Buy a Wife by KC Klein

In a harsh land where corruption rules and women are few, cold realist Hudson Land must purchase a wife to save his farm. Instead of an auction, he witnesses the start of an execution. With his first look at a beautiful woman in years, Hudson knows he has to have her—no matter the cost. Lake, a chemist and a rebel fighter, is resigned to her death, but when some back-hill farmer rescues her from the chopping block she has no intention of simply becoming his wife. She’s pledged her life to the Rebellion and being bought for some stranger’s bed doesn’t change a thing, though his soft caresses have her longing for more. As lies and secrets build between them, are the quiet moments during the nights they’ve shared enough to stand against two warring factions in a world where only the strong survive?

Enslaved by Starlight by Jessa Slade

Transformed by empathic crystals into the perfect paramour, Benedetta Galil is the last treasure of her fading world. When raiders attack—seeking to corrupt the crystals and conquer all of charted space—she gives herself as a prize to the one man in the universe who values freedom over power. Mercenary sheership Captain Corso Deynah left oppression behind him on a burning planet and has no use for a sex slave, even one as seductive as Benedetta. But while he stubbornly resists her body, her fierce spirit tempts him, and he will risk everything—his ship, his seclusion, the very stars—to win not just her passion but her love.


Darkness Undone - A Novel of the Marked Souls, #4

Darkness Undone
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780451236265
  • Release: 2012-03-06
  • Author: Jessa Slade
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Sidney Westerbrook has always studied darkness and damnation from a sensible distance. Now to earn his place as a league Bookkeeper, he must discover why Chicago is such a battleground of soul-linked warriors. But the research becomes personal when he finds himself over his head, under attack, and at the mercy of Alyce Carver-a waif with demon-lit eyes, and a deep yearning in her heart.


Vowed in Shadows - A Novel of the Marked Souls, #3

Vowed in Shadows
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  • Number: 9780451232984
  • Release: 2011-04-05
  • Author: Jessa Slade
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Once a righteous missionary man, Jonah Walker now endures immortality with nothing but a body built for battle and a heart set on retribution. But his last devastating fight left him wounded beyond healing-and his only chance for redemption lies with a fallen woman whose passion burns through the shadows...


Forged of Shadows - A Novel of the Marked Souls, Book 2

Forged of Shadows
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780451229779
  • Release: 2010-06-01
  • Author: Jessa Slade
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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The new novel in the seductively sinister paranormal romance series 
 
After surviving the Irish Potato Famine, Liam Niall was possessed by a demon in search of redemption. Now, he heads the Chicago league of taylan in their fight against evil. Jilly Chan is a mentor to the local homeless youth-and warrior against the criminals who prey upon her charges. She's already half-taken by a demon, so Liam reluctantly tries to guide her into full power. 
 
Even as the proudly independent Jilly tries to remain true to her own soul, Liam's fiercely passionate touch leaves a mark on her desirable flesh as enduring as her new demonic tattoo...


Seduced by Shadows - A Novel of the Marked Souls, Book 1

Seduced by Shadows
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780451228284
  • Release: October 06, 2009
  • Author: Jessa Slade
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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When Sera Littlejohn meets a violet-eyed stranger, he reveals a supernatural battle veiled in the shadows, and Sera is tempted to the edge of madness by a dangerous desire. Ferris Archer takes Sera under his wing, now that she is a talyan—possessed by a repentant demon with hellish powers. Archer's league of warriors have never fought beside a female before, and never in all his centuries has Archer found a woman who captivates him like Sera. 

With the balance shifting between good and evil, passion and possession, Sera and Archer must defy the darkness and dare to embrace a love that will mark them forever.