Realm of Darkness Author Spotlight-Katherine D. Graham

This week we’ll be learning about Katherine D. Graham’s novel in the Realm of Darkness Fantasy and Paranormal Collection!

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Katherine D. Graham

Kierra is a princess with a gargantuan secret. The kind of secret people would murder her for, were it to be discovered. The kind of secret her own mother would turn away from in hate. Kierra is the first Hybrd–a Human with Angel and Demon blood. Vampire-Elf Prince Lunev has spent his entire adult life protecting the only living Hybrid during her annual waning–the time of year where her Angel blood overpowers her Human blood. Love was not supposed to be in the cards. But love is what they found. Will their love for each other end a centuries-long war between their races and save their countries from the Devil and Demon hordes? ​Or will their love doom them all?

Katherine D. Graham is a bestselling Fantasy author from Tennessee, in the USA. She is also a developmental editor and a Reedsy Reviewer.

Katherine’s debut indie Epic Fantasy novel, The Vow That Twisted Fate, is an Amazon bestselling New Adult Fantasy novel, a Fantasy finalist in the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and a five-star IndieReader-approved novel.

Katherine holds a BA in Foreign Language/Lit: Japanese from the University of Memphis in Tennessee, where she also studied English (and editing). She worked for the Memphis Public Library and Information Center in her college years, and is still a vocal supporter of the Friends of the Memphis Public Library.

​In addition to the library system, Katherine actively raises support for the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The House of Mews cat sanctuary, the Memphis Zoo, and Swim Across America.

Katherine loves adventures, especially traveling. She also enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with her family and three cats.

Run over to her author page for the Realm of Darkness and take her Quiz! And she will be putting more news there as we get closer to release, here, too: https://www.katherinedgraham.com/splitting-dawn.html

Realm of Darkness-Author Spotlight Rosalyn Briar

This week we’ll be learning about Rosalyn Briar’s novel in the Realm of Darkness Fantasy and Paranormal Collection!

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Rosalyn Briar

As a performer in the underwater Cirque du Mer, Muriel charms skeletons to dance using her voice and magic pearls. When the circus travels to the Crescent Reef, Muriel is eager to take part in the Sacrifice. She desires to sink the ships of humans, the vile creatures who had once enslaved her.

During the Sacrifice, though, Muriel comes upon a different type of human—a woman. Instead of feeding the woman to the Moon Priestess’ kraken, Muriel saves her. Soon, she learns that Yara is a princess and, despite being human and mer, they have much in common. A romance blossoms between the pair, until Yara’s rescue ship arrives.

When the depressed Muriel learns that Yara has died in another shipwreck, she rushes to the Moon Priestess for help. Muriel gives up her voice as payment, and the Moon Priestess turns Yara into an undead mermaid. Muriel has three days to make Yara fall in love and find her soul’s pearl—all the while performing in the circus.

Can love conquer death?

I am a former Latin teacher, a mother to two fearless daughters, and a wife to my soul mate. I have two novels, A Sea of Pearls & Leaves and The Crown of Bones. I also have gothic romance short stories published in anthologies by Dragon Soul Press and Jazz House Publications. When I’m not reading or writing, I’m playing dress-up or gleaning through the woods for wildflowers with my princesses.

Queens of the Underworld Greek God Dating App-Haides

Name: Haides

Parents: Titans Cronus and Rhea

God of the Underworld

Wants: Sunlight, happiness, kids.

Loves: My wife and my three-headed dog

Needs: Spring to get here and bring my wife back.

Hates: Being cooped up by myself. Dead people all around.

What are you looking for in a mate? I have a mate. What’s this about? *shouts* Zeus, you said this was the gods messaging app.

*Zeus* Of course, it is. Just answer the questions-so we can all get to know you.

*Haides* Ok, I’m looking for my wife-she’s my mate.

*Zeus* Pussy.

Past Loves?: Well, I try to be faithful and a good hus-

*Zeus* Double pussy.

*Hades* As I was saying, I’ve tried to be faithful, but there were two other women in my life-

*Zeus* Boring.

*Haides* There was this sexy nymph, Oceanus’s daughter Luce. I kinda kidnapped her and brought her to the underworld. I flirted a bit but she ignored me. Persephone found out and wanted her dead so I returned her topside and turned her into a poplar tree.

There there was this nymph from the river Cocytus. She smelled so sweet and smiled a lot but again Minthe hated my home so I asked for a kiss and said that I’d take her to the human realm for a kiss. I just pecked her on the cheek, I swear. Once topside, I knew it was a mistake and left her, I didn’t want to upset Persephone-

*Zeus* OMG, Big pussy.

*Haides* Shut up, man. Not all of us are assholes to our wives. Persephone deserves my respect.

*Zeus* I tapped that.

*Haides* She’s your daughter.

*Zeus* And??

This is a companion to my Facebook page, stop by for some snark! Also, you can pre-order Themis, the first book in the Queens of the Underworld Series in the Realm Of Darkness Boxset. Forty-five full-length novels by USA Today Bestsellers and other great authors! Grab your copy today!

Queens of the Underworld Greek God Dating App-Hera

Name: Hera, Sister and Wife of Zeus. Queen of Olympus, loved by Zeus.

Parents: Chronus and Rhea

Goddess of women, marriage, family, and childbirth.

Loves: Zeus. My pets. Oh, our kids too.

Wants: Zeus

Hates: Those awful women who think that Zeus could be theirs! Really? He married me! He loves me! I’m everything to him. We are a family first and foremost.

What are you looking for in a mate? Mate? I have a mate. What kind of questions are these?

*App Master* Lady Hera, this is an application for the Greek God-

*Zeus interrupts* Greek God Messaging app-to keep family close.

Thera continues- See? He’s all for our family, aren’t you dear?

*Zeus chuckles* Of course, my love.

Past loves? Oh, I’ve been faithful to Zeus-always. There was this one time when Ixion tried to me but, Zeus threw him into Tartarus, for his attempted cuckolding of Zeus.

I think we’re done now.

This is a companion to my Facebook page, stop by for some snark! Also, you can pre-order Themis, the first book in the Queens of the Underworld Series in the Realm Of Darkness Boxset. Forty-five full-length novels by USA Today Bestsellers and other great authors! Grab your copy today!

Author Spotlight-Realm of Darkness KC Freeman

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Join me in welcoming the GREAT KC Freeman. Besides being a wonderful author, she is an excellent editor that I couldn’t do without.

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Blurb-Jasper is here to prove that angels may have hearts of gold and be warriors for Heaven, but this angel is too sexy for his … well, anything. He’s fun and adventurous with a daring, provocative side that tempts even the most grounded woman — including one who knows that you can’t tame this angel and his renegade heart.

KC Freeman, paranormal romance/mystery author and winner of the 2021 Firebird Book Awards for Paranormal Fiction.

After leaving the corporate world to raise her five rambunctious children with her husband in North Carolina, KC Freeman eventually found her way back to her lifelong desire to write fiction. First, she dipped her toes in the writing world by ghostwriting cozy mysteries and romance novels.

She struck out on her own to write urban fantasy and paranormal romance. Rekindled Prophecy: Greylyn the Guardian Angel Series Book 1 was originally published by Zimbell House Publishing November 2019; however, due to the publisher closing their business, KC has chosen to relaunch the first book in the Greylyn series.

Additionally, she contributed a paranormal romance short story to the Autumn/Winter 2017 anthology The Bowman’s Inn; as well as another paranormal romance short story released March 21, 2019 with the After Dark anthology where readers will be introduced to an upcoming character in the Greylyn saga.

KC writes mostly fantasy and paranormal romance novels, especially angels and demons.

When she is not writing, KC is running her children to practices, football games, swim meets, wrestling tournaments, and generally all over town. In her spare time…who are we kidding? She doesn’t have any of that.

AND she forgot something… She won first place in the Naked Reviewers Best Novel of the Year Contest. How do I know? Because my book, Twisted, came in second!

Warrior for good. Slayer of demons. This petite guardian may look like an angel, but she is pure wrath.

Heaven and Hell collide at a quaint inn nestled in the Shenandoah Mountains. Despite plans of a relaxing vacation after 450 years of saving humans, a guardian angel is put to the ultimate test. Pure unadulterated evil, in the form of a sexy dark guardian and Hell’s most lethal weapon, is on the scene and he aims to misbehave.

An unlikely alliance binds eternal enemies together in a quest to unravel a prophecy so deadly that Heaven refused to write it down.

Greylyn the Guardian Angel series is an epic paranormal romance full of adventure, mystery, and a passion that burns stronger than the flames of Hell.

Realm of Darkness-Author Spotlight-Sky Sommers

Sky Sommers!!!

I’m so excited! Sky Sommers is sharing her cover with me and The Realm of Darkness is now available for pre-order on Amazon!!!

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Welcome! Today we are going to look at the fabulous Sky Sommers complete book in the Realm of Darkness!

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Blurb: After a stint in the Magic Kingdom, Marina returns to her glitzy Moscow life as the new Goddess of Fate with an angel in tow. Gabriel, a former guardian is atoning for his decisions as Fate’s bodyguard. First order of business: keep Marina’s jealous ex away from her. Second: restore magic on Earth. As Marina tries to explain botox and face control to Gabriel, the olden Goddess of Fate has schemes of her own.
Will Gabriel be able to let go of the past? Can Marina navigate the mayhem of her new job with charm alone or will she remain a goddess without magic? And how exactly do you tell your FSB-anointed father you’re now immortal?

Sky Sommers is hiding behind a pen name on account of having authored academic books in her former life. Her debut novel in 2012 was about ancient goddesses running amok, trying to get their wilted powers back. Ten years later, she wants to right some wrongs, and pairing up two immortals – a goddess and a guardian angel – seemed like a good idea. She lives in a house with a small garden with her husband and mostly one but on occasion plus four kids. No dog.

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Themis-Goddess of Justice. Dating Profile- Queens of the Underworld Dating App

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Name: Themis, Goddess of Justice.

Sexual Orientation: Straight.

Marriages: Divorced from the Ass god, Zeus.

Wants: A steady relationship with an honest man. Must love children, be upstanding in the community, love nature, truth and want a long-term commitment. No casual sex.

Needs: Love, kindness, understanding, listening skills, monotonous, no games.

Hobbies: Righting wrongs, fighting criminals.

Loves: All animals, but I have a fondness for cats.

Lives on Mt Olympus

Daughter of Gaia and Uranous

Looking for: Someone to spend long nights with, a tender lover, listener, and friend. Someone who I can bounce ideas off of and trust.

Greek God Dating App Current Conversations

Now, this is more of a character study. Actually, this is how I get to know the characters in my novels. I write long passages about their lives, loves, and major events that happened, just to round out the character and make them whole. Of course, I do not put all this in my stories. You’d be asking, where’s the romance?

And who wants to read a story that has a “Turkey Festival” in Europe in 1200 AD? Wasn’t possible, gotta have facts peppered in the best way possible-without upsetting history if you want your story to be believable.

I do, however, want to take care to stay near the 12 and 11 century BCE at the beginning of my series, the Queens of the Underworld which will be released in the Realm of Darkness Boxset. The Prequel is set about 12 BCE and follows the stories through Homer to the Greek Tragedy. Books 1, 2, & 3 Time travel from current, to past, to current. Why you ask? Because of the change in ideas.

During the war with Troy, something happened. Before the war, there weren’t large city-states, all men belong to what I would call a feudal system. You belong to your lord, and he was the judge, jury, and executioner. After Troy, the people gravitated to cities and no longer had lords, so the laws had to change, who better able to punish someone than their peers?

Themis, the Beginning.

Daughter of Gaia and Uranus.

She represented the natural and moral order. Her name derives from the Greek word meaning that which is current and contemporary. Her marriage, as the second wife of Zeus, helped the Olympian god stabilize his power over all gods and humans. She was the law and provided undisputed order, which was the divine right. She created the divine laws that govern everything and everyone, including the gods.

Except Zeus. He was ornery.

Themis built the Oracle at Delphi and was herself oracular. Themis was present at Delos to witness the birth of Apollo, and nursed him with nectar and ambrosia. According to Ovid, it was Themis rather than Zeus who told Deucalion to throw the bones of “his Mother” over his shoulder to create a new race of humankind after the deluge.[14] 

So, after Zeus destroyed the earth, leaving only two humans, it was Themis who was behind the creation of man.

In some accounts, Themis and the nymph Amalthea served as the foster-mothers and nurses of the young Zeus.[19] Yes, Themis was Zeus’s aunt and wife for a while.

Three main facts about Themis- She was the goddess of natural order through the Hores- the seasonal and never-ceasing rotation of time. Goddess of moral order through her daughters by Zeus, including the Keres Demon Bane, who’s in my novels. Eunomia (minor goddess of law and legislation, as well as the spring-time goddess of green pastures), Dike (trial-the goddess of justice and the spirit of moral order and fair judgment), and Erene (Peace- She was depicted in art as a beautiful young woman carrying a cornucopia, scepter, and a torch or rhyton.) which gave society order) and through the Moires- the three fates which some have as Themis children by Zeus (Others say by Nyx), which is the destiny of every human and finally, the goddess of prophecy.

So, Justice, Time, and Prophecy. This is who she is in my series.

Themis at Delphi. You’ve heard of the Oracle of Delphi, right? Well, Themis was the second oracle, taking over from her mother, Gaia. She gave up the oracle at Delphi to Apollo. Now, why would she do that? She was all-powerful then she kinda poof, she’s in the background. Why? This is the pivotable moment that I go after in Themis’s story. Where was she?

In the Greek Tragedies, there is a trail that puts aside the old laws of Themis. She is nowhere to be found during the trial, which I find odd. Her daughter Dike takes over at the trial, Apollo and Athena are there, and so are the Furies which served Themis and gave punishments for disobedience. She was a vengeful one.

The Furies are also known as The Erinyes they live in Erebus (Darkness) and are more ancient than any of the Olympian deities. Their task is to hear complaints brought by mortals against the ‘pollution of the blood’.-which is a whole ‘nother subject, but basically, it is a blood bond- to punish crimes by hounding culprits relentlessly. The Furies are crones and, depending upon authors, described as having snakes for hair, dog’s heads, coal-black bodies, bat’s wings, and blood-shot eyes. In their hands, they carry brass-studded scourges, and their victims die in torment.[1] At the end of the Greek Tragedies, the Furies are marched off to a cave at the base of the court, to live their lives out there.

So, Themis lost everything. Her daughter Dike takes over, she melts into the background. And in Themis, Queens of the Underworld Prequel, Zeus has betrayed her- and she must take her revenge- and revenge is best served cold.

*Note to my fabulous editor. I tried. You could work wonders with this, but it’s 1 am, and Grammarly isn’t working.


Source: https://www.greekmythology.com/Titans/Themis/themis.html



Myths, Gods, and Romance- Queens of the Underworld Dating app Zeus’s profile.

I’m going to start today introducing you to the gods that are mentioned in the Queens of the Underworld, my new series coming out next year starting with the Realm of Darkness Anthology.
So, let’s get started with god numero uno, the character of Zeus, and his dating app profile.

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Zeus, King of the Gods, Dating Profile

Name: Zeus, King of the Gods. Supreme ruler. Worship me.

Parents: Cronus King of the Titans and Rhea. But Cronus tried to eat me, so I overthrew him.

Lives: On Olympus in a palace.

Looking for: Sex

Wants: Sex

Needs: Sex

Doesn’t want: No sex. Talking. Cuddling.

Previous Relationships– Married Metis, but I had to eat her so that she wouldn’t have a child. But after I tricked her into turning into a fly and ate her, she tricked me and grew her child inside of my brain. Hephaestus, the god of the forge split my head open and out popped Athena.

Married Themis- Didn’t last long, she expected me to live by rules. Had a few kids.

Married Hera- still married- Have kids. She’s jealous, so watch out for her. She has a tendency to kill my side girls.

Likes besides sex: Tormenting humans. It’s fun.

Special Powers: I am the most powerful god on Olympus. I’m sure you’ve heard of me. I can control the weather, lightning is my weapon of choice but I can also turn myself into anything I want- and you too.

How have you wooed past loves? I’ve turned myself into an Ant, Eagle, Swan, Satyr (a man with ears and a tail of a horse) a bull, a cuckoo bird, golden rain, and a dragon to have sex with women. I can be anything you want, as long as we have sex.

How have past women wooed you? By being. Has to be beautiful. Virgins who are ripe for the plucking are my favorite.

Preferences

Sexual Orientation– Any. I prefer MMMM/FFFF relationships but I’m open to any that will satisfy me.

I will take what I want, and who I want. Do not hide from me.

Must be into anything that pleases me. Looking for short-term hookups so my wife doesn’t find out. But, if she does, be ready to run or die. Probably death, but it will be worth it. One night of sex with me and you’ll have your greatest wish granted by my penis.

My body was made to be worshiped, and I will demand that of you. I want satisfaction. Give it to me. Now.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

Women want me. Men want to be me.

Favorite Movies? Anything about me and the Terminator series- Arnold reminded me of myself but he never had sex, so he’s second to me of course.

Favorite Place: Mount Olympus-but you can’t come there. My wife’s usually home.

Favorite Song: I Can’t Get No Satisfaction. True story. I’m insatiable.

Any other thoughts? Come naked and be prepared. I like toys too, so have them ready to go. Entertain me. Then leave. I have other people on my list or I might just kill you.

Short stories about Zeus and his transformations for sex.

A Dragon

The first time Zeus seduced Persephone, the goddess of spring, he did so in the form of a serpentine dragon. She bore him a son, the god Zagreos, who was the first instantiation of Dionysus.

And yes, I said the first time.

Now, we are going super odd….

Zeus-as an ANT…

Zeus made himself as small as he could and transformed into an ant in order to have sex with Eurymedousa, a princess in northern Greece. Their son was Myrmidon (“ant-man”) and was the progenitor of the race of warriors that Achilles commanded in The Iliad.

So, you gotta ask yourself… did she even know? And nope, not going into how did that one work either.

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A Husband

Zeus liked to take the form of absent husbands in order to have sex with other men’s wives. One man he chose was Alkmene’s husband, Amphitryon, and she had twins: Herakles by Zeus and Likmnios by Amphitryon.

Zeus did the same thing with Dia, a queen in northern Greece, wife of King Ixion. Peirithoos, her son, could have been born from either union. And Queen Kalyke’s son, Endymion, was fathered either by Zeus.

A Shepherd

Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory (and the inventor of both single words and language), was seduced by Zeus in the guise of a shepherd. They had sex for nine straight nights; after over a year passed, she gave birth to the nine Muses at once, at the foot of Mount Olympus.

A Bull

Europa, a queen in Northern Africa (Phoenicia), was abducted by Zeus in the form of a white bull near the ocean. He swam away with her on his back to Crete, where they had three sons, Minos, Rhadamanthys, and Sarpedon. They were known for their fairness and became the three judges of the Underworld when they died. The Minoan civilization gets its name from its mythical founder, Minos.

A Swan

Zeus took the form of a swan and raped Leda on the same night she slept with her husband King Tyndareus. She laid two eggs from which the children hatched.[2] Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta. One of the children was Helen of Troy, yep, that Helen. Now, why did her husband’s children come out as an egg too?

A Cuckoo

Zeus was in love with Hera, but she spurned his advances. So he created a thunderstorm and made himself into a cuckoo bird in distress. Hera felt pity for the bird, took it in, and held it to her breast to warm it. Zeus immediately turned back into his own form and raped her.

The cuckoo bird is so notorious for its cheating that it gave us the term for a man whose wife cheats on him, a “cuckold.” The word “cuckold” also implies that the husband is unaware of his wife’s infidelities. And he might only find out on the arrival of a baby who is obviously not his child.

An Eagle

And he wasn’t just into girls…

Perhaps the most famous eagle abductee is Ganymede, a prince of Troy, who was abducted to Mount Olympus to be Zeus’ lover and cupbearer. Zeus was often portrayed as the god of homosexual love and as such appears as a playmate of the other gods of love, Eros (Love) and Hymenaios (Marital Love). Plato calls him Himeros (Sexual Desire). He eventually is apotheosized into Aquarius, the Water Bearer.

Golden Shower

Imprisoned by her father in a brass chamber (because of a prophecy that he would be killed by one of her children), Danae was seduced by Zeus in the form of a shower of gold. Their union resulted in the hero Perseus.

Danae is the descendant of another of Zeus’ victims, Io, whom he turned into a white cow so that he could avoid Hera’s suspicion. But Hera knew what was up and had Io guarded closely, then inflicted by a fly that stung her so severely that she went mad and wandered throughout Europe and Asia, eventually ending in Egypt. There Zeus restored her human form.

I hope you enjoyed this insight into Zeus. He was a naughty boy- in the extreme. It gives me pause, these myths were venerated, people loved them, but did they also think it was ok what he was doing?

Thoughts?

Would you date Zeus?