Author: Lisa Beth Darling

I've been married for the last 27 years to my wonderful husband and incredibly talented musician & rockin' DJ, Roy. We live in my hometown of New London, CT where we have raised two beautiful daughters to adulthood.

My writing career began in junior high, around the 7th grade. A fact that my fellow students adored but often got me called down to the Guidance Counselor's Office to discuss the adult nature of my early stories. While the experience was never pleasant, I was not deterred by the counselors' worries I was spurred onward by them, as well as by my teachers, and my classmates, I continued to hone my craft throughout those formative years.

Through my full-length novels and series I bring conflict, passion, love, and suspense to unique couples--how about a Greek God and a Fey, a retiring military man and an aging widowed hippie, a famous writer/director and a lonely hitch-hiker, or a b-grade actor and a very lucky first-time author? Since I'm never one to shy away from the less pleasant things in life, indeed I believe that it is in the Darkness where Character is created, determined, and defined, my heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons from within and without. My books are for those who like their reading on the gritty side. They are not intended for the faint of heart or those who enjoy a sweet read.

Also, being a Pagan (which is helpful when I write about the Ancient Gods!) I've penned a few useful guides for Ritual Sex/Love Magick and for those wanting to start out exploring Magickal Herbalism.

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Kingdoms of War - Of War, #6

Kingdoms of War
  • Number: 9780692248409
  • Release: 2014-07-18
  • Author: Lisa Beth Darling
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
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With nearly four billion souls lost to the ravages of anarchy and the dreaded disease Major Falls, Ares and Raven journey the Mortal World vainly reaching for a sliver of what was only to discover what will be. Unleashed by Apollo, Major Falls—a weaponized version of the flu and rabies-- has wiped out every person of watery Mortal Blood. From the fiery wreckage a new world is slowly arising one where the descendants of Olympians, Celts, Dark Fae, and all manner of Magickal Being will rule. For the last millennium the Dark Kingdom has sent small legions of its Daughters in search of its Lost Queen. Among their number is Lenora, a sharp tongued Dark Fae who joins up with ARES hoping to get close to its leader, Raven. And she does. The Wolf inside the God of War contracts Major Falls. As Ares and Athena wander the world hoping to curtail further damage by obliterating weapons of mass destruction he slowly succumbs to the sickness taking over his fevered rabid mind. Ares may not live to see the glory of Olympus restored nor fight to keep his Wife. If he does, how high will be the price for Ares' life? How long will Alena have to keep paying Apollo even once Ares is crowned King of Olympus? With devastating consequences shattering their lives will Ares ever be able to swallow his pride and forgive Alena when the truth is revealed or will she take her place on the Throne of the Dark Kingdom leaving Olympus and Ares behind forever?


Women of War - Of War, #5

Women of War
  • Number: B00BEJPA3S
  • Release: 2013-02-07
  • Author: Lisa Beth Darling
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
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Venture on a Mystical Journey through Time and Secrets Past

This story spans four generations of women in Alena's family from her great-grandmother, Shar Draíocht the last known Queen of the Dark Kingdom. Morrowind, her tortured daughter. Maven, Alena's free spirited mother. And ends the night Alena washed up on Ares' shore. With intensity, lust, fear, and strength these Women of War make their way in the world revealing the hidden truths of the past and Ares true connection to his beloved Wife, Alena.

Stands Alone: Yes. But is best read in series order.


Rising Son - Of War, #4

Rising Son
  • Number: B00ADAWTSS
  • Release: 2012-11-18
  • Author: Lisa Beth Darling
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
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On the verge of manhood, Raven's rampage continues as he begins the difficult path to Acceptance by his fellow Olympians. Out to prove he's as good, if not better than, any of them he bests the Trials set before him by Hades and Poseidon. This isn't enough for him, in his quest to prove to his Father, Ares, that he is an Olympian Raven preys upon the Mortals below Olympus in a time of great weakness. Settling for nothing less than Chaos, he enlists the aid of his Uncle Apollo and pushes the Mortals to pure anarchy when a global financial crisis leaves the entire world destitute, in ruins, and at each other's throats. Ready to conquer his Trials, take his place at the Counsel Table, and bring Ares the glory Cernunnos once prophesized, only one thing stands in his way; the night his Mother fell down the stairs. Alena, her body asleep in Ares' bed for four long years, is lost deep in the clutches of a never-ending dream induced by Morpheus. After years of living an illusion and becoming Morpheus Wife, Alena discovers his deception and struggles to escape her prison. Morpheus has no intentions of ever letting her go. He'll fight to the death to keep her. Apollo, ever the Man Behind the Curtain, pulls Raven's strings like a true puppet master. It's far too late when Raven realizes all he's done to please his Father actually makes Ares look guilty of destroying the Mortal World. A little Chaos and a little Anarchy aren't enough for the Golden God, in his on-going quest to destroy Ares, Apollo sets a plague loose upon the Earth. A bio-chemical weapon stolen from the United States Government at Area 51, known commonly as Major Falls. By the time the Olympians discover what's going on twenty million people are dead with the number multiplying exponentially every day. With only one option left to each of them, Raven and Alena turn to their unlikeliest of enemies-- Aphrodite and Apollo for help. One night in the bed of the Goddess of Love can be painful but one night in the bed of the Golden God can kill and destroy all that Ares and Alena have built and endured. To ensure that her beloved Husband and her Son are not put to death she may have no other choice.

Stands Alone: NO


Obsession

Obsession
  • Number: B007EDSLZM
  • Release: 2012-02-26
  • Author: Lisa Beth Darling
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Horror, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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In a Small Town Secrets Are Kept and Then They Kill.

After the death of her husband, Helen Makris never expected to fall in love again until she met retired Colonel Kevin Smith. Both widowed for years the two unexpectedly meet in Helen's new home, the quaint New England Village, Tarrytown, Maine. All would be well if it weren't for the watchful eye of the Shaw Street Strangler who has his sights set on Helen.

In a grand homage to The Master, Stephen King, Lisa Beth Darling and Moon Publishing proudly invite you to take a rocketing no-holds-barred journey into the diseased mind of a madman with this ADULT Chiller/Thriller Horror Story with heavy Romantic Tendencies.


Christmas Eve on Olympus - Of War, #3

Christmas Eve on Olympus
  • Number: B006HUECGA
  • Release: 2011-12-03
  • Author: Lisa Beth Darling
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
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This holiday themed short story is meant as an enhancement to the OF WAR Series. Join Ares, Alena, and Raven as she brings Christmas and Yuletide to Olympus. This bit of romantic happiness contains graphic adult material. BONUS PACK! This download now includes the first five chapters from "The Heart of War" and "Child of War-A God is Born".


Child of War - Of War, #2

Child of War
  • Number: B0063I60HU
  • Release: 2011-10-04
  • Author: Lisa Beth Darling
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
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Do you remember Damien? Raven makes that kid look like an angel. In book #2 of the OF WAR Series, Ares settles down with his wife, Alena, to await the birth of their son, Raven. As Alena struggles to enjoy what should be a blessed event, prophetic visions of an adult Raven haunt her dreams. Are they true visions or false ones implanted by Cernunnos who told her the boy would bring glory to Ares but only pain and agony to her? The strong but delicate Fey is relentlessly bombarded by hostility from the Olympians making her yearn to be back on Ares’ secluded island home, far away from all the bickering and backstabbing that makes up Life on mighty Mount Olympus. Before Raven is even born, Zeus outwardly despises him for his Fey blood given to him by his filthy Celtic mother. With no way out and no way to keep his family safe from his father, Zeus the God of Gods, Ares enters into a blood pact that could cost the God of War everything he holds dear. After a harrowing birth wherein mother and son are nearly lost to Ares, it quickly becomes clear that Raven may be the most powerful and cunning Olympian ever born despite his muddled bloodline. As Zeus, Apollo, and Aphrodite plot against the new family by carefully planting the seeds of rage and doubt in Raven’s mind, they turn son against mother. It appears as though Alena’s visions and Cernunnos’ prophecy are coming to life as Raven grows to be a very angry young man. As the true past between the Olympians and Celts is revealed, the battle for Ravens’ mind and the ultimate control of Olympus begins. Before it’s over, the white snows of Olympus will run red with blood.

Stands Alone: NO


Dream Weaver

Dream Weaver
  • Number: B004HILRQW
  • Release: 2010-12-28
  • Author: Lisa Beth Darling
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A story of Steamy Romance, Gritty Suspense, & Dark Obsession. Enter a world where even the sweetest of dreams can turn into a nightmare.

Elizabeth Love is a wife and mother who loves her daughters dearly but has been trapped in a sexually and physically abusive marriage to her husband, Scott Travers, for the last two decades. Lizzie turns to writing stories for her favorite TV show Galaxy Gateway to escape the trials of her life; her husband, his friend Randy "The Adonis", the crazy clients in the law firm where she works, the bickering amongst her girls and the ever-increasing stack of bills which she lives under.

Michael Garrett a/k/a Dennis Johnson of Galaxy Gateway fame has just lost his job. The show has been canceled after 10 years on the air and he is now faced with the unenviable task of looking for work as he tries to break out of the genre of science fiction and being type cast as the 'nerdy geeky doctor'. Married to the diva Gabriella Phideaux for the last four years, they have two children whom Michael adores but Gabby could do without.

With the her favorite show going off the air, Lizzie writes an original novel "The Shaw Street Strangler" which is quite out of character for her and the darkly erotic material she's come to write about Dennis over the years. Breaking out of the mold the book is a smash but not everyone is happy when Lizzie is forced to stop writing her Galaxy Gateway stories and soon the threats pour in to the offices of Pauline Depoix, a high-powered literary agent who's taken Lizzie on as a client. When the novel hits, Michael sees his way out of second-rate roles on second-rate television shows. He jumps off the page and into Lizzie's life as he helps her write the movie script. Much against the warnings of her husband, Scott, and Lizzie's better judgment, romance blossoms under the hot California sun.

All is not well as the Masked Panty Raider, a huge fan of Lizzie's Galaxy Gateway stories for the past several years, sets out to get her back. Adopting the persona of Eddie from Elizabeth's novel he stalks her over the Internet and into the Real World, following her from her home in Connecticut to British Columbia and a cozy cabin where Michael and Lizzie are snowed in alone together for three days. Finally The Masked Panty Raider follows her to Hollywood and the set of "The Shaw Street Strangler".

But who is the Masked Panty Raider? Just some whack-job from the Internet? Someone from Lizzie's past? Scott? Randy "The Adonis"? Or is it....perhaps....Michael?

Sweeping romance combined with drama and suspense will keep you turning pages until you find out Whodunit.


The Heart of War

The Heart of War
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780615424682
  • Release: 2010-11-21
  • Author: Lisa Beth Darling
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Moon Mistress Publishing
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Inside the Heart of every Warrior breathes the Soul of a Hero--even within The Heart of War.

Meet Ares God of War, the greatest Warrior the world has ever known. He's moody, grumpy, dominant, ravenously sexual, and above all, built like a Greek God.

Suspected of killing his Daughter in-Law, Psyche, and long in exile from Olympus, the solitude of Ares' secluded Greek Isle is interrupted when Magdalena MacLeod a plucky little Fey washes up on his shore after believing she's been shipwrecked. It's not mere fate that has brought the unlikely couple together yet it may be what tears them apart.

Branded with a golden chastity belt bearing the mark of Cernunnos, Celtic God of the Forest and Death, Alena has been on the run from her husband the Great Horned God for 200 years.

When the Olympians discover her presence on Ares' island, they send Apollo to the island while Ares is away with orders to bring her to Olympus. With nowhere to run and strikes a bargain with the God of War--her virginity for his protection.

Ares sees a sweeter deal; her in his bed and himself back in his rightful place on Olympus among the Gods. If it means turning Alena over to Zeus afterward, well that's of no consequence to him...is it?

After Alena proves herself to the God of War in battle and in his bed, Ares must choose between his Divinely Dysfunctional Family, his pride, and Alena.

Get lost in this sweeping dark saga of lust, rage, revenge, and redemption. Battle Ancient Gods while falling in love with Ares God of War and Alena MacLeod. They share a love that will rock the world from the heights of Olympus to the Celtic moors.

Sink more than just your teeth in this paranormal sizzler.

WARNING: This novel is intended for ADULTS ONLY.  It is not recommended for the faint of heart.  It contains several scenes of graphic sex and violence.


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