Wilt (The Order, 2)
When she was sold to Master Elliot Lyon of House Chimera, Fawn could have never imagined he was the same person as Elliot, the man beneath a well placed mask. A victim. Just like her. She would have never thought he was grooming her for the Wolf she’d already escaped once. That he planned to deliver her to the beast’s jaws in exchange for his wife. Master Jäger will stop at nothing to have her—even if that means using others as collateral. With more than just their lives on the line, Fawn must become someone else, and Master Lyon distances himself further from Elliot as her transfer looms.
The roots of the Order run deep within them, but Fawn is beginning to realize another bond has formed between her and her Owner, a man she vowed to destroy along with the rest of their tangled branches.
In a world where trust is just a tool and love isn’t meant for people like them, Fawn is determined to beat the powerful at their own elaborate games of make-believe. Even the man who Owns her.
Bloom (The Order, 1)
Given to The Grimm Order as an infant, Fawn was raised in a world shaped by the rich and powerful. When she was sold at the age of nine to a Suitor, Fawn believed he would protect her from the “Mainworld”, where those who know nothing about the Order live. Living with the cruel man who bought her freedom, she finds just what the Order is about: money, control, and status for the Owner and humiliation and abuse for those they own.
Unwilling to accept the expectations of being Owned, Fawn goes from golden girl to maid, content to live in the shadows of the Order as long as she isn’t Owned again.
It’s been ten years since she disgraced her former Owner’s name, and now the brooding Frenchman Elliot Lyon wants her. Master Lyon is kind, smart, and unlike any man she’s met. She doesn’t want to admit it to herself, but Fawn is drawn to him despite constantly planning her next escape.
Even the prettiest flowers have thorns, and Master Lyon is hiding secrets that will uproot everything she thinks she knows about him.
Moonstruck (Sunshine told from Myles' POV)
Myles Lott left this town ten years ago. He never wanted to come back unless he had to. Now he has to. Sophie Jean, the girl he was supposed to protect from monsters of his world, has finally grown up. She’s familiar with monsters, just not vampires like him. Hers are harder to defeat; they’re in her own mind. Myles has returned to protect her and nothing more, but his feelings for Sophie develop quicker than he ever could have imagined. Torn between their worlds, Myles must fight for the girl he's loved all along without causing any more damage. Unfortunately, a past enemy has other plans.
The Crow Box (The Shadow & Ink Series, 1)
The small wooden box is dirty, the size of a human fist, and sealed with wax. When Corbin takes it upon herself to clean it and break the seal, a voice she has tried to ignore gathers strength. Shadows play on the walls at night, and with a family history of mental illness, Corbin fears the worst. But the voice tells her it is real. That its name is Six and it will prove it in time.
Drawn to this mysterious entity, Corbin isn't sure what to believe and the line between reality and her imagination blurs more every day.
Some doors should not be opened; can this one be closed?
The Sake Den (The Shadow & Ink Series, 2)
The box has opened a door to the dark place where the voice Corbin hears dwells. Not only that, but she’s brought it forth in human form, into her world, into the light. But others have been alerted to her existence, and Six is only the beginning of the imaginary becoming real. Torn between her love for Six and wanting a normal life, Corbin must decide if she should live in the light or hide in the dark.
Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Inside or out.
Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear.
He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?
Sunshine (The Sunshine Series, 1)
Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything.
Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. Sophie discovers that when she's with him she is feeling too much. Remembering too much.
It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.
But Sophie can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems. Now she has to stay alive
Sun Poisoned (The Sunshine Series, 2)
Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it. There are a lot of new things to take in, but Sophie has no problem adjusting.
She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. But some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old life still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.
Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren’t about her; Myles is hiding something that she’s not sure she wants to know.
And one lie will change everything.
No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.
Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.
Sun Damage (The Sunshine Series, 3)
Life wasn't what Sophie was expecting, so why should death be any different?
She’s come back from swimming between the two, and every problem she left is still there. And then some.
There’s the human world, where she has a brother on the verge of ruins, band mates all set to go on tour, and people she thought she wouldn't be seeing for a long time showing up.
Then there’s her new world, where she’s seeing and hearing things that should not be heard or seen. Where Myles knows more about her than she could have ever guessed. She still doesn't know exactly why Michael is tormenting her, but somehow, everything is connected.
The monsters are closing in on all sides and the question is, will Sophie be able to defeat them before it all ends?
The Complete Sunshine Series
All three books in The Sunshine series as well as bonus content; playlists, interviews, and a sneak peek of the Amazon Besteller, Animal.
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Nikki Rae is an independent author who lives in New Jersey. She explores human nature through fiction, concentrating on making the imaginary as real as possible. Her genres of choice are mainly dark, scary, romantic tales, but she’ll try anything once. When she is not writing, reading, or thinking, you can find her spending time with animals, drawing in a quiet corner, or studying people. Closely.
When I was 14 or 15, I wrote my first book, Sunshine. I broke my knee that year and had nothing to do. I’d written shorter things before, but I figured the six month recovery home from school on the couch was a good time to start something longer.
At first, writing Sunshine was just something I did for fun. I wrote a few chapters during the day in a spiral notebook, and when my friends came home from school, they would read it, and they always wanted more chapters by the next day. Soon, I was able to sit at a computer for a few hours a day, so I began to type it and make copies for everyone, and then they shared them with the other kids at school. I started to fall in love with the idea of people reading what I wrote and I loved that there were kids at school that I didn’t know reading my story.
But once I was better and had to go back to school, I set Sunshine aside and didn’t touch it again until I was in my first year of college.
I told my creative writing professor that I had written a book before and wanted to maybe work on it for class. After reading some of it, she encouraged me to try and get it published.
I spent a year researching how to publish traditionally, editing, and revising my book. Then finally, I started sending query letters to agents.
I did that for about five years.
Most of the agents I queried never wrote back and the ones who did sent me rejection form letters. There were two, however, that personalized their rejections:
One agent told me in so many words that the themes in Sunshine were “too mature” for Young Adult audiences, yet “not mature enough” for the Adult genre.
The other agent told me flat out that the “market” wasn’t looking for vampire novels anymore, but I could query them again if I either took the vampires out, or wrote them something different.
It was around this time that I took a break from querying.
I transferred a different college in 2010, and in my second semester, I met H.D. Gordon in Intro to Creative Writing. We had a lot in common: we both wrote books about vampires and we had both been through the querying process. She told me about Self Publishing on Amazon, how she was doing it, and how people were reading her book. She thought I could do it too.
Once I knew about this option, I started considering it.
I made a deal with myself to try to query one last time. I’d send letters to fifty agents, and if none of them wanted to read more of Sunshine, I would Self Publish.
But with every letter I sent out, I remembered how it felt, back when I was in high school and people were sharing my work with each other. I thought about how much easier it would be if my work was on the internet; how many of my friends and family could read it.
How I Became An Indie Author
I think I only sent out about ten more letters before I began researching Self Publishing.
After promoting and asking for help from book reviewers, I finally published Sunshine on Amazon on January 28th, 2013, and almost instantly, my friends bought it for their kindles and computers. That was what I was expecting, and if nothing else happened, I was happy.
In the first few weeks, I had sold 200 copies.
About two months later, Sunshine reached Amazon’s top 100 Best Selling Ebooks. It stayed there for a month straight.
On June 28th, 2013, I published the second book in The Sunshine Series, Sun Poisoned.
As I'm writing this, I am mid-way through writing my eleventh book and I am constantly overwhelmed with the support from the indie community. They've helped me become a writer and editor full time, and I have two jobs that I love.
I don’t regret trying to traditionally publish my book, and I think in the future, I’ll eventually try again with a different one. I learned a lot of things I would not have learned otherwise, the most important thing being that “failing” to get a book traditionally published didn’t mean failure, and that there was more than one path to take, depending on what story I wanted to tell and how I wanted the story to reach people.
I think I would have eventually figured out that Self Publishing was the right path to take for Sunshine, but I’m glad I got that little push. Now, my story isn’t just being passed around in between classes; it’s being read by people all over the world. That’s all my books really wanted in the first place: to be read.
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