“Once upon an island, two warriors learned to love.”
In the realm beyond where humans live, the Bunog and Tayhu have been warring over trade routes and territories for nearly a century. Magda, a Bunog with blood that makes her as fast and strong as most of her enemies, is swept away by the stormy seas while fighting a Tayhu. She ends up on an island in human territory—along with the man trying to slay her.
Just as she regains consciousness and attempts to finish Malakan off, two children appear before them, hungry and in need of tender loving care. Unwilling to battle in front of innocent eyes, they agree to a truce. It plunges them into a different kind of war, one they have to wage not only on the mysterious monster inhabiting the island but also against their blossoming emotions.
In this story inspired by the nature and mythology of Panay, Philippines, discover a tale that starts with enemies and sparks a romance.
HER BODY IS HIS, AND HIS PASSION IS HERS. (A short story with tantalizing undercurrents of passion.)
Lonicera was born to a slave and raised as a slave. She believes that there is no place for love or happiness in her life due to her lowly station. She understands that her kind are sold off like any other commodity on Nihilist.
But when the day of her own sale comes, the man who buys her is not what she expects. He is nothing like the cold, brutal person she is supposed to service for the rest of her life. On the contrary, he is everything that everyone says she could never have.
Just who is her master, and why is he so drawn to her?
Once upon a time, there was a man called Indri. He was the son of the frog king and had the features to prove it. Because he was feared for his appearance, his unloved heart hardened and turned black as a frog’s.
Once upon a time, there was a lady called Tilula. She was the daughter of a merchant and older sister to his favorite son. She was rarely ever appreciated by her family, but this never stopped her from loving those who needed to be loved.
Through fate and by the merchant’s own doing, Indri and Tilula are thrown together. It is in the forest that he first sets eyes on her beauty. It is in his villa that she first glimpses his wounded soul.
Can a heart of gold heal one that’s tainted black?
Sidiro hated breaking rules. However, he ended up foolishly breaking the most important one: never reveal your jinn powers to a mortal. Now he’s stuck in the mortal realm as a consequence, living life one boring day at a time—until he meets Tava.
She’s tiny, she’s sweet, she’s a shapeshifting jinni like him… and she’s in danger. The little otter cat had enemies at her heels, and Sid had cluelessly challenged them by rescuing her. Now he has no choice but to keep Tava safe, otherwise she would lose her freedom and even her life.
But why did she have to be so distracting? Why did she have to flash those pretty eyes and show off that gorgeous skin? Most of all, why was he allowing himself to fall in love despite vowing to never do so again?!
Will Sid end up with a happily-ever-after, or will he go down in history as the jinni who got ‘catwished?’
(This standalone story contains some cat shifters, jinn powers and romance—of both the fluffy and sexy variety.)
“She didn’t want to find love… until he found her.”
Florette doesn’t believe in love, especially the kind that involves magical beings with butterfly wings on their backs. She is content to sit in her cottage and finish her clients’ ballgowns in time for the Fall Gatherings. But a stranger comes knocking on her door, and suddenly her convictions about romance and magic start to shatter.
Blayze knows that because of an existing treaty, he can attend a run of the Fall Gatherings only once, and woo only one woman during that time. But instead of choosing a bride there, he finds himself falling for a reluctant seamstress outside of Flutterfae Grove. However, he soon learns that loving Florette is not so easy, especially when he realizes that her convictions are tied to a cruel past.
Before the Fall Gatherings end or her past comes back to hurt her, Blayze must convince Florette that their love is real, and she must find the courage to believe him.
In this standalone novel by Ann Sepino, experience a fairy tale set in the fictional village of Harowe, where an ordinary seamstress might just learn to believe in the magic of love.
She loves him, he loves her not, and there’s nothing she can do about it.
In order for their tribe of Gob Edis to flourish, Naomi knows that things have to stay the way they are. She has to hide her feelings for her sister Noya’s betrothed. She has to watch as an engagement between Noya and Akiba, future chief of Niatnuom, is made.
Then fate takes an astonishing turn when the wedding doesn’t take place, and Naomi becomes Akiba’s tribe servant instead. Now that she’s part of the lowliest caste, she has to tamp down her emotions and instead carry out the duties of a Tribeless. But her new chief’s tenacity and her own obstinate character make that task difficult.
When the real reason for the broken engagement is revealed, Naomi is given one last chance to profess her love, instead of just fulfill her duty.