Release Day: Secrets of the Dead (Curse Breakers 2)

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Secrets of the Dead (Curse Breakers 2)

A necromancer’s 21st birthday is a sacred. But my twin, Rowan, and my 21st birthday is life alternating, and everything is about to change.

Leaving my hometown for the first time, I escape to the big city, searching for answers. There, I discover secrets lurking in every shadow. And my family has a lot more to answer to than I originally thought. But I will do anything to keep Rowan safe.

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Catch up with Art of Death (Book 1) 

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New Covers; New Releases

New Covers and New Release Dates

If you have been with me from the beginning or even just recently, you might have noticed that the Rebirth Series has sort of been sitting while I jump to new project to new project. Well as authors we have to work with what we think will sell. Last year I decided the best decision I could make for the Rebirth Series was to give it a brand new look and get them under a new genre. Which meant the existing books needed work.

So without further ado…

all together now

The Rebirth Series

Damaged (Book 1)

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Released now FREE on ALL platforms

There are beings in this world, long thought to be extinct.

Some people seek to protect them, others long for control, but a dastardly few . . . are hell bent on their destruction.

Abducted from her father, Audrey was hidden away and tortured for five years. Despite being rescued, she lives in fear of the next betrayal. Can she learn to trust those who freed her, without accepting the truth of who she truly is?

On a routine mission to extract valuable information from a rival clan of paranormals, Stone and his team find something far more valuable. Within a scarred, damaged young woman lies a secret more powerful than they can comprehend. Knowing there is more to Audrey than meets the eye, Stone is determined to protect her. Forced together, the pair quickly feel the squeeze of shadows of corruption closing in from all sides.

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Healed (Book 2)


Released now FREE through KU

Ancient races, long thought to be extinct, are being reborn.

Elijah, a cold soul feeder, brushed fates with one such creature. The experience left him with a new awareness. He now knows can never return to the emotionless existence he had before and craves what he cannot have. Love.

Valentine’s need to help those in pain has caused her trouble repeatedly but never as much as the day she sees Elijah. His pain runs deeper than anyone she’s ever met. The intensity of the way he watches her, terrifies her, as does the fact that no one else can see him.

With a new world opening before her, Valentine must choose between hiding in the shadows of her old life and reaching within for a power that can change everything she knows.


Stolen (Prequel)

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Xavier is set to protect the dying races. As a fierce gargoyle warrior, he isn’t meant to love deeply.

Drake is the last of his kind, and survival isn’t easy.

Xavier recognizes Drake as his true mate the first time they meet. However, Drake’s tormented past has led him to the wrong woman. Xavier must do what he can to save Drake from the choices he’s made. If Drake’s resentment, fears, and stubborn denial can be overcome, they’ll have a love that could bridge the races.

This isn’t a story of redemption. This is their story.

Burned (Book 3)


Releasing May/June 2019

Two souls burned in the past finally reunited.

Marcus a warrior fae left the Shade a millennia ago to be with his true mate, a mate he was destined repeatedly to lose. The Clans are making the move to destroy, control, or save the Rebirth Paranormals. Marcus is about to reunited with the woman he thought he lost. But his past is coming for him too. The fae are on the move.

War is coming.

Althea had memories of a yellow-eyed magical being who had saved, killed, and been hers. Those memories will threaten to destroy the love she once had, but could also save the lives of hundreds of paranormal creatures. It’s time to stop history from repeating itself.

This time they will not lose.


Drowned (Book 4)

Releasing October/November 2019

Tamed (Book 5) – Final book

Releasing 2020


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New Release: Art of Death

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Art of Death

What if a single act of rebellion had the power to change your fate?

Rowan and Abel Hayes’ birth ended a centuries-old family curse, but being a curse breaker has its drawbacks. Now they live a life full of rules.

When Rowan breaks a rule, she sets a powerful chain of events into motion that she never could’ve imagined. Abel is kidnapped, and it’s up to Rowan to save her twin. Can she rely on the aid of an old friend who once betrayed her? Or will new enemies prove too strong for her to handle?

(New Adult, contains language and sexual content. 18+)

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Demon Ash (The Resurrection Chronicles #3)

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The world is nothing like Mya remembers. While in Ernisi, cites have been bombed and burned in an attempt to stop the hellhounds and the plague. The survivors are doing everything they can to win back their world from the hell that was unleashed with the first quake.

With Drav’s help, Mya reunites with her family, but they are far from safe. Marauders, hellhounds, and the infected are doing their best to destroy what’s left of the world, and it’s up to Mya and Drav to save it.




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Demon Flames (The Resurrection Chronicles 2)

Preorder links are up for Demon Flames! If you have read Demon Ember and loved it, want to find out where the adventure continues with Mya and Drav you won’t have to wait much longer! Check out the synopsis and preorder links!

And as always if  you enjoyed, hated, or felt meh about Demon Ember we (Melissa and I) are always very interested in your feedback so consider leaving a review 😉 Now onward about Demon Flames right???

Demon Flames

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As hellhounds continue to roam and the zombie plague spreads, Drav leads Mya to the source of her troubles—Ernisi, an underground Atlantis and Drav’s home. There Mya learns that the shadowy demons, who’ve helped devastate her world, are not what they seem.

Trapped in Ernisi, Mya tries to convince Drav to return her to the surface so she can continue her search for her family. However, he’s determined to keep her where he knows she’ll be safe. When Mya falls ill, Drav must choose between her and his people.

**Recommended for adult readers
***Part 2 of 3

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Summer Projects

So I have been eerily quiet on social media.


Because I have been working on a secret project that has been revealed: Demon Ember a co-authored project I’m doing with not only a great friend of mine but an author I admire and respect: MJ Haag

So you can check out the information for that book on the new projects page or go ahead and check out the pre-order links here:
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The first half the year, I was pretty absent from signings, but here where I will be:

Once Upon a Book (August, Frankenmuth, MI)

Penned Con (September, St. Louis, MO)

Great Lakes Book Bash (October, Kalamazoo, MI)

Pre-orders sign up sheets will be made for each signing and posted on my facebook page

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Hunter’s Heart Release (and more)






*Squeal* He is finally here all!!! If you have been an eager beaver waiting to hear Hunter’s side of things, or joining this story for the first time Hunter is about to dive deep into his feelings and emotions….and who am I kidding? He is going to be the same Growly Voice, Yellow Eyed, more beast than man who is trying to win the heart of his girl the only way he knows how…with his actions not his words.

Official Synopsis:

Cursed by a witch as a child, Hunter struggles daily for control over his beast. The only peace he can find is in the missions he runs as a pack enforcer. Hunting his prey helps subdue his wolf, giving Hunter a brief reprieve from his increasing animalism. Then, he scents her, his mate.

Her presence soothes his wolf but she’s keeping secrets that are pull her away. Hunter must decide if he can live with secrets and fight for the mate he’d never thought he’d have or if the curse will win.

(New Adult. Contains language and sexual content. 18+)

Official buy link: Amazon

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So the more! In about a week i will in off to Roanoke Virginia for my first signing of the year! I am pretty excited to start off the Con year with such a fun signing, I had such a blast year I am excited for this year.

In the back of Hunter’s Heart you will find a little surprise 😉 I hope you are all excited about, I will be making the announcement about it probably a week or so after the release. Keep up with me better either on Facebook  or on with my Newsletter

And don’t forget you can start with Hunter’s Heart but you can also read Colette‘s side of the story now! Free on KU


Over-used Update Title Post

I often post this because I’m dreadful at my blog.

I’m dreadful at keeping this site afloat. For that I sincerely apologize. And no excuses are going to change that fact so let’s cut that bullshit out right now, shall we?

2016 was a rough ass year. Don’t even try to deny what we all know to be true. It was especially rough for me. The year previous I had only managed to wiggle out Hexed Hearts,  and that was mess too. 2016 was a dry year for me as well, I was around doing a few box sets here and there. But my big projects of the year was revamping the Rebirth series, and getting Hunter’s Heart edited.

Neither an easy feat let me tell you! I did manage to sneak a novella out there for you all. I am having a go at my Mercenaries, they are my fun writes. The ones that take me about a month to write *when i was on a strict word count* and just easy quick reads. I’m expanding on those for 5 books, after that we shall see.

So now the new rebirth series covers and insides have been revealed. Hunter’s Heart is sitting on amazon on preorder and of course i have two Merc novellas out, 2017 hasn’t been a bad start, right?

I’m hoping to keep that momentum rolling. I’m shoulders deep into edits for Burned and working on writing the fourth Merc book. I have a mini-surprise going to be included in Contracted (book three of the Merc series) since it had been recently published through a box set.

So whoa, lots to dump on you after a year of silence. I say we all scrub 2016 from our memories and move right along as if it never happened 😉 *sorry to those that had an abnormally good year* (but the rest of us didn’t so deal)

I’ll say this every time. I will really, really try to get better at posting here. I am going to try for a monthly newsletter. But the best way to keep up on my information is through Facebook, if I’m not posting there then my PA is, and if she isn’t then we  are both dead and someone please save us.

So how was this as a heartfelt apology?

I did update my “books” section, new very vague dates have been posted along with some new titles.

I won’t promise to rock this website/blog because we all know I won’t but I’m definitely going to give it a good shot!

Release Day Blitz: Underground by Janelle Stalder





Love isn’t something you find.
Love is something that finds you.

Phoenix has spent her whole life fighting. All she’s ever wanted was to return the world to a peaceful state, and bring down the New World Order. But now she finds herself in a different sort of battle. No longer set in the streets of New Berlin, the fighting has moved beneath them, in a vicious underground fighting ring run by outlaws bent on causing trouble. And if that isn’t hard enough, she’s stuck with the one person who loves to fight more than she does – Trent McKay. Now the race is on to get out of their new prison and back home – before they end up killing each other.

Or worse – fall in love.

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It is better to be seen and not heard…

A firm believer of observing and listening rather than adding to the noise surrounding her, Pixie has always been the quiet one out of the Archers. Her intelligence and quiet confidence makes her the perfect choice to join Garrett, Tyler and Missy on their mission to get their friends back. But when she enters the underground network run by Sebastian Black, she suddenly finds her voice. Bastian rattles her like no other, breaking her silence. He sees and hears her more than anyone has in her entire life. But how can she trust a man like him? Now it’s a battle of wills, between what her head tells her, and what her heart insists.

My Reviews:
5 Stars
every freaking time….
Savor this one becca, take your time becca, nope never happens

These books demand to be devoured and boy did i feast

God dammit im both pissed and elated.

Pissed because there werent more pages, elated because I mean come on, its Janelle freaking Stalder!
This woman writes crack and i don’t think she realizes it

Alright, alright here is the scoop, we are well into the series now, so you know there will be spoilers from the previous reads but not this one

Last we left Phoenix and Trent, they were in a shit load of trouble. And these two spitfires really shouldn’t be left alone 😉 or should they, actually, yes they should, always cause *fans self*
I thought for sure that my favorite couple would never change from Tyler and Missy because well Scott, and Missy is like my type of girl, the silent strength kind, but these two omg. i loved the heat, the fire between them. The chemistry was hotter than hell.

The story will have you on the edge of your seat, shaking with anticipation

Things might finally be looking up for the crew, until they don’t you will have to read to get the specifics, but here is what i will tell you. As always Janelle creates a brilliant new story for us to lose ourselves in, the couples that form in this book, and the beginnings of others will make you BEG for the next book i know i am preparing 😉
but seriously is it a thing to sit outside an author’s house and just watch them write the book? can i do that? i will do it. Don’t doubt me.

So obviously i enjoyed the book. I really think this was perfectly paced, left readers wanting more at the right exact moments. The book was fantastic, i really cant say more than that. If you have come this far into this series you know its worth every word.

New alliances, new sort of enemies, new developments! It will definitely keep you tight in its grip until you don’t even realize you accidentally glance over to the next page and see the dreaded words: “THE END” *not like that happened to anyone or anything…. 😐 …..

I cannot wait for the next book in the series, especially that little novella that is suppose to be coming out very berry spoon too because #neeeeeddd and my hope is to see a little more extended from this one? maybe? god i need it…. okay and that concludes this review.

wait no.

Read this series you won’t regret a moment of it

5 stars
I have always been intrigued by Pixie, and this novella definitely needs to be read AFTER Underground, and possibly this review…I may or may not spoil tiny things from Underground on accident only because it relates to this novella.
So like Underground i DEVOURED this like a beast, it was kinda scary. Anyways, Jesus 😉 aka  Sebastian isn’t all that he seems to be. Evil underlord of even more dastardly underground fighting ring, where only one person comes out alive?! Oh yes he seems almost bad as a Ludwig…..well if you know anything about me, you know i love Ludwig and I am utterly intrigued by his character, so it shows to be my pattern i need to know everything about this new baddie on the playing field
And ooohhh boy does Janelle deliver YET AGAIN!!!  There is so much more to this man than meets the eye, he has QUITE  few little secrets as we find out in the end of Underground. The relationship between Pixie and Sebastian *because its a sexy name and we should never shorten it* is on fire!! I thought that Phoenix and Trent were the hottest, most explosive yet but nah i was wrong. These two are ON FIRE seriously, *fans self 😉 *
This was a delightful add on story and while it doesn’t move the series much farther it does help answer questions we might have during Underground, and solidifies that Janelle has a crazy amazing way of writing this insanely unique characters. I’m so in awe of her skill, and she made me fall for the man i should hate, but we know we can’t hate him now.
And Pixie, what a treat she was. She had always been this little mysterious girl that just blew things up but i knew there was more to her story and I was soooo sooooo excited to see her story finally! Yay!!! 😀
So to wrap this up, this was a delightful add on to Underground and really helps give us a full rounded view of these books in the series and I cannot wait for the next books in the series!

Cover Reveal: Deciding Love by Janelle Stalder

Chloe Morgan had a pretty simple life, until her father moved them to a new town and a new school for her senior year. Learning to adapt isn’t easy, especially after finding out she has an older brother she never knew about. All Chloe wants to do is get through the year in one piece. Except things get even harder when her new friend’s older brother, Kyle Briggs, keeps ruining all her well laid plans. It’s a love/hate relationship. She’s just not sure where the emphasis lies – on the hate…or the love?
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