Foul mouthed, snarky and overly pessimistic, Cecil Baxter’s rules for life are to trust no one and to never become attached. Since birth, his life has been one pitfall after another. But when freedom was a fingertip away, Sin, a sophisticated man with a vocabulary to match, jumped in his path. Thrown into a world he doesn’t understand, Cecil finds himself breaking all his rules just for a chance to be with Sin.
Sin Draven, leader of the Draven Zaytari, knows he has quirks. Many would see him as an overly calm, civilized individual. However, people often forget that almost everyone has darkness inside them and Sin is no exception. When approached by a hurt young man his honor demanded he help, thief or not. That instance leads to Sin finding the one thing he has always wanted—a home.
When outside forces, misunderstandings, and inner turmoil pulls them apart, they must fight their fears before all is lost.
Note: This book contains self-harm and touches on suicide and depression.
[Siren Classic ManLove: Alternative, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, MM, shape-shifter, vampires, HEA]
As a Black Waltz—a magical ballet dancer—Stella Azrith appears to all as a composed, no-nonsense sorceress of notable talent. Yet she is deeply dependent on her muse for far more than most artists, complicating her relationships. Nyte Lysander is a suave, emotional cellist who once struggled in her obsession to stay in Stella’s world. She and Stella find one another again after a tumultuous breakup, needing the other for reasons warped beyond the norm. Black Waltz is a sprawling urban fantasy romance set 350 years after The Scorpion’s Empress and 100 years after Venus and Lysander, concluding the trilogy. Can be read as a standalone.
Searching for acceptance, Stella and Nyte learn to understand each other anew, strained only by disagreements past and unspoken. Nyte’s living situation in the crime-ridden district of Maleficus in the city of Eden pushes her and Stella to pursue better artistic opportunities elsewhere. As they toy with the idea of exploring a power play relationship, they learn about a greater evil that threatens the Azrith and Lysander families. The true enemy twists on its head through whirling rainstorms, driving Stella and Nyte to prove who and what they stand for.
There can be no waltz for three.
For years I’d avoided omegas. They were too tempting. In heat, they pulled alphas like me across a hot, dangerous line. I couldn’t risk hurting another one…
Until I caught his scent on a cold Manhattan night. My extravagant world crashed around us as our bodies and hearts collided. His taste brought me to my knees.
All this time I thought I was different. I thought I could change this city, choked by corruption and greed. But one omega, struggling to find his way, showed me the frailty of authority, and the power of acceptance.
Now we fight. We stand up to those who seek to break us; but how much pain can we endure? Is our love and future worth the blood and bruises? How can life possibly spring from the ashes around us?
“It was a kiss I’d never felt before; it was the slow, gentle taste of a person who holds a piece of your heart, and whom you have greatly missed.”
Help us as we try to see the world around us for what it is, and find the love we know is in our broken hearts.
What would you do to save your most important friendship?
Theo’s a dedicated charity worker alpha in Hong Kong who guides the city’s alphas and omegas through a maze of legal tangles.
His friend from college, an omega named Oliver, is a wealthy antique dealer whose family fled northern China in the late 1940s.
Whether eating noodles on the street, rubbing elbows with the well-to-do on Victoria Peak or shuffling mahjong tiles, the pair share a strong bond—but it’s always been platonic apart from a messy, drunken hook up.
When winds from four directions blow through the hills named after dragons and create chaos, the alpha grapples with his feelings.
But Oliver hopes for something romantic. And that something terrifies Theo and threatens to tear them apart.
The pair wrestle with doubt, fear and uncertainty, and then face a more tangible threat. But the once-fragrant harbor refuses to disclose its secrets until an unexpected source uncovers Theo and Oliver’s future. Are they destined to be?
When your world feels like it’s going crazy … the one thing you can count on is love.
Jeremy is a big, burly, self-proclaimed redneck beta. He ’s not too happy with the way his life is going, but he doesn’t know where to look to find what he wants.
But when he suddenly transitions into an omega one crazy night … and becomes pregnant … his life is turned upside down.
Alex is an alpha who is very loyal to his Puerto Rican family. He works hard at their landscaping business and helps take care of his brother’s kids. When he finds Jeremy at the drive-in theater, in heat and surrounded by hungry alphas, he takes him home where he will be safe. But, as responsible as he is, Alex can’t control his animal urges when he comes into contact with Jeremy’s intoxicating scent.
When he finds out he’s a father, Alex not only has to figure out how to provide for two families, but he has to convince Jeremy to keep the baby.
Can Alex convince Jeremy that the little being growing inside him is meant to be? And that the love between the two of them and their family might just be what he’s been wanting all along?
His Crazy Summer is an opposites attract romance of 38k words.
It includes a feisty beta-turned-omega, some foul language, incredibly hot sex between two huge men, male pregnancy, and the kind of HEA with a sweet, cuddly baby you’ve come to expect from Xander Collins.
From the moment Damien walked into my gym, I knew he was trouble. But I couldn’t resist when he gestured for me to follow him to the locker room. I watched as his workout clothes dropped from his perfectly-toned body, but I couldn’t keep my distance for long. Little did I know, we’d met before, but this time he made it clear he wanted to show me something I’d never forget…
Malakei Oakley, aka rapper M. Prophet, is at the top of his game—but deep in the closet. Handsome, wealthy, and successful as the head of 315East Entertainment, Malakei should be on cloud nine. Despite his awards and a Midas touch that has every musician clamoring to work with him, something is missing.
Seth “Reaper” Davies is ready for stardom. His band High Stakes plays to small, packed houses all over Birmingham and London but has yet to get their big break. But Seth isn’t giving up on his dream—no matter what it takes.
A viral video prompts a message from a person he doesn’t expect—the talented M. Prophet. Their musical styles are worlds apart, and Seth has no desire to change his style to sell records. But his curiosity—and his attraction to Malakei—wins out.
Malakei can’t get Seth out of his mind. He also can’t come out without ruining his reputation. No matter how much he wants the sexy singer, his only option is to push Seth away.But he’s about to find out Seth isn’t one to give up on what he wants—and he might be just what Malakei needs.