What if the story of Jack and the Beanstalk got twisted together with that of Cinderella, but the goose that laid the golden eggs was actually an almond tree that grew golden leaves, the prince was an incubus demon, Cinderella was a magically gifted human that the prince purchased from Jack the slave trading satyr whose only true desire in life was to find a nymph to love rather than magic beans? Incubus and Satyr are ancient enemies, but two of them need to work together in order to find what they both need. This is the story of Tavas Elniai and Sandor Liderk’s separate quests for love and life in the aftermath of devastation. It is time to put the past in the past where it belongs and start building a brighter future. The balance must be found.
Ethan is an incubus, cast out of the covey by his succubus queen, after his actions directly led to the death of another incubus. He adopts the business of a dead man, and attempts to live as a mortal.
When Ethan finds Madison, he knows he should just fly away and leave her to live a normal, human life. But the incubi are hive creatures, he struggles living alone, and allows himself to believe he might find love and happiness in the arms of this shy young woman.
Meanwhile, the demonic creature hunting the incubi will not stop with the death of just one black-winged male, he seeks the destruction of Ethan’s entire species. After Ethan leaves, the covey is attacked again, and half of the remaining brothers are destroyed, leaving only two surviving males to protect their succubus queen. It is not enough.
The queen leads her mates in tracking down Ethan, hoping that the forsaken warrior might save them from starvation. It is a choice which will place the entire covey, as well as Ethan and Madison, directly into the path of the bloodthirsty monster hunting them.
Artemis has never relied on a man for anything. When she moves in with her biker boyfriend Budd and his teenaged son Vincent, she worries she’s losing her independence. Little does Artemis know the moment she sets foot inside Budd’s big house, family dynamics will be the least of her worries.
Something strange lives in Budd’s creaky old house, and it’s far more powerful than any human being. Artemis senses it watching her. She feels it when, out of the blue, a slimy monster tongue licks her neck. She watches it possess every man who looks her way. How could she anticipate the intense, horrific evil she would encounter in Budd’s home?
To save her new family from an obsessive monster, Artemis must learn to accept help from the man who loves her. Can she swallow her pride… before it’s too late?
An erotic novella with a generous helping of horror from award-winning author Giselle Renarde.