As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.
Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.
Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.
Being the lord of dark, terrifying things makes Hades the most feared god in existence. He’s also the most bored. When the guardians request his assistance, he is quick to grant it and make his way to the human realm. After all, creating havoc is what he does best. When his path crosses with a beautiful female, he finds her honesty refreshing, making his desire burn hotter. It’s when she summons him for a favor that he will finally get to name his terms.
When tall, dark and oh-so-sexy walks into her store, Mia suddenly finds herself marked by a god. Saddled with a curse that rips her world apart on a nightly basis, she decides bargaining with Hades to remove it might prove beneficial. Of course, requesting a favor from the lord of the Underworld comes with a huge price. Namely thirty days in Hell as his guest.
Hades is only out for some fun, but Mia isn’t playing his games. She intends to get through her agreement despite the yearning she feels for him. Problem is, the longer they are together the more she begins to see beyond the lord of evil to the troubled man beneath. Now she must decide if he is worthy of the only thing she has left to give.
Merry & Bright
Merry Delfino left the police force because she could not stomach the brutal things people did. Now nothing angers her more than finding traps set on her land—except finding those traps full and putting the poor animals out of their misery. But this Christmas Eve, one trap caught a naked man. One who can turn into a fox. She knows she should stay out of whatever trouble landed Tyler Bright in that trap, but she can’t resist the mystery he brings with him. And soon she discovers she can't resist him, either.
One Night With A Witch
The last thing MI6 agent Eli Morgan expected was Pleiades witch Avery Donovan showing up to “rescue” him. Turns out she’s his biggest threat when an unexpected love spell hits them. Now he can’t keep his hands off the woman he vowed never to touch.
But something evil fights to posses Eli’s soul. The only one who can truly save him is his soulmate. Can’t be Avery. What they feel is spell-induced. Or is it?
Melting Jack Frost
Jack Frost, yes, that Jack Frost, missed his chance with Ginger when they were teenagers… But she’s returned to Holly Valley, and he’s determined to win her back. Can a cocky Winter Elf, a salty old wizard, and a food-motivated reindeer restore Ginger’s beliefs in Christmas and in love?
On a gut instinct from the Chicago alpha, Bailey Hart is assigned to work a missing child case. Using her empathic abilities for search and rescue is new for her, as well as constant contact with powerful dominant male Hudson Chase. Bailey is used to being bombarded with people’s emotions, but now, the sizzling lust from Hudson tests the limits of her focus. His inner wolf calls to her own on a level that’s new, primal, and too tempting to resist.
The Lone Wolf’s Wish
Shane Dodd has lost everything, his Pack, his home, and hope. His only wish this Christmas is to live long enough to exact revenge on the Nero assassin he believes killed his Pack. But when he steps between a bullet and a Piper Holland everything changes. The woman dressed as one of Santa's elves is his mate. She ignites a flame in his heart. But hope and love are dangerous wishes for a lone wolf.
Orphaned as a baby, Raven has no idea she’s a lycan . . . or that she’s in heat. But when she meets her hot new landlord Barrett, a lycan who was born mute and finds her as captivating as she does him, Mother Nature—and the chemistry between them—will reveal the mind-blowing truth in one passionate, turbulent night.
Her Dragon’s No Angel
Take one snowbound dragon, combine with one Christmas Angel, throw in a healthy dose of an attraction only the Universe could have conjured and top with the largest blizzard in a hundred years.
Dionora’s ex-fiance approaches the Vampire Council for a new marriage contract, not knowing Dionora’s current job makes her responsible for his next bridal match. Revenge is sweet with this sensual romantic comedy.
When Tessa, producer of the reality show The Real Werewives of Alaska, reconnects with her wolf shifter husband Cole for Christmas, she learns love is best unscripted. But will Cole put their family in danger when they cross paths with an all too familiar pack in Sawtooth Forest?
Chance doesn’t do romance. After the firefighter has his heart broken, his idea of a relationship consists of one night with no attachments. But the dragon shifter finds himself drawn to Hope, the waitress at the local diner. When Chance finally admits they belong together, it might prove too late. Turns out Hope didn’t run far enough from her past and it may be the end of them both.
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Ever since Brock lost his mate and son in a tragic murder, he’s been unable to move on. When urged to go back home and bury his past, he never expected to meet Sarah. The demon is strong, sexy, and kind-hearted. Everything a man could want in a woman.
Sarah has longed to discover the mate who completes her and finds herself wondering about the demon who left the house next door shrouded in magic. After he appears in her camera lens, it’s an instant attraction and doesn’t take long to realize he belongs to her.
When Elias steps into the picture, Sarah must fight the urges he stirs inside her. She can’t believe fate has given her two mates. Now she is faced with a decision. Choose the one who promises nights of passion and undying love, or the other who can only offer her his broken heart.
Caleb is dark, hot, and commanding in human form. As a dragon, he’s a force to be reckoned with. When he witnesses the slave Lileta being beaten by his Overlord Odage, he nearly comes unglued. Without understanding why, he asks to take the slave as his own, but soon realizes his longing is more than an attraction to a beautiful woman. In a sick twist of fate, the gods have given him a demon as his mate—one he can never touch unless he wishes his own death. His only choice is to grant her freedom.
Lileta wanted to kill Caleb, but when she is freed by this tempting male, her anger turns to a desire that can only prove fatal. Even if she could claim him as her own, her dark past makes her unworthy of his love.
When their paths continue to intertwine, spiraling them to the brink of passion, can they resist the yearnings burning within them, or will they submit to their fatal desire?
A woman he cannot have, a man who is only a dream...
When guardian Marcus Dagotto, discovers the gods have gifted him with a mate, he is pissed. He has no room for love and even less for a human who has no idea he exists.
Cassandra Jensen, has a shattered heart and has given up on men. Only one man can set her body on fire, but he is a fantasy that haunts her sleep.
Two worlds, one desire. When the two collide, fate will rip them apart and test their resolve. Will darkness and evil prevail? Or, will love conquer all?