Finding Sanctuary

Sanctuary B & B—Our wards are strong and our door is open!

Running a B&B is hard enough, but doing it inside the warded walls of a quirky, ancestral castle in downtown Austin, TX adds its own set of special challenges. Darcy Valentine not only protects and takes care of the motley mixed group of supernaturals and humans who’ve sought sanctuary within its walls, he also has to contend with ghosts with marital woes and his meddling, bossy mama.

After a frustrated call to his favorite podcast—hosted by a man rumored to be a genie—and an accidental wish for his heart’s desire, Darcy meets his favorite author, Storm D’Arcy. Except, Storm isn’t exactly the kind of man he expected… or human. Storm is a vampire. A charming, gorgeous, blood-sucking monster. But then again, appearances can be deceiving.

On the run to save his handi-capable sister from the vampires chasing them, Storm comes to Sanctuary to beg for protection. His only wish is for the pair to find a new home within its walls. The absolute last thing Storm’s looking for is a feisty human who’s armed with enough silver blades to kill him without blinking… and an even sharper tongue.

Note: An earlier version of this was previously published in the Heart-2-Heart Paranormal Anthology as “A Caller From Austin” but the original has been completely re-edited with over 5k of new material added, including a new chapter and a different ending than the original story. This 20k novella is the prequel for a fun, new series coming next year. This book does not contain mpreg, but it does contain one slightly pudgy protector, twin fae sisters, and a never-ending first date.

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Loving Sanctuary

Sanctuary B & B—Our wards are strong and our door is open!

Hey, y’all. It’s me, Darcy Valentine. As you might know, my life changed three months ago when I met my sexy vampire boyfriend Storm. He and his twin sister sought protection at the B&B I run inside the warded walls of the quirky, ancestral castle I call home with the rest of the special family my mama and I have built with the motley group of weirdos who live here.

Since then, we’ve been on a never-ending first date and life is glorious. Just don’t ask about my bossy mama and Storm’s sister—I prefer not to think of stuff that isn't my business. Things are getting better and while the world isn’t quite back to normal, we're working on it. Thanks to the brand-new laws banning the violation of mortals, I can even risk leaving the castle. Maybe.

We have a big garden here but after three years, a little variety would be amazing, y’all. The farmer’s market is open again and I’m willing to chance a trip if it means fresh greens. A banana would be nice, and pineapple that didn’t come from a can. Oh! And barbequed and smoked meat. Yes, please… to all the above. If I take enough weapons, I should be fine for a quick trip.

Except I can’t plan for the Cupid who causes a disruption. Or how rescuing him might cause unexpected side effects for everyone. Did you know a Cupid’s emotions have a rippling effect? Or that pheromones combined with a Cupid’s joy leaves anyone in the vicinity feeling friskier than a cat in heat? And don’t get me started on the ridiculous amounts of PDA.

I’ll have to fix everything. But first… I might have to sneak in some alone time with my boyfriend.

This 24k novella is the second in the Magical Mischief at the B&B series. This book does not contain mpreg, but it does have magical paranormal romance, enough heat to melt the butter on your biscuit, and way too many jokes about wood. If you’re looking for serious literature, this isn't it. If you want to laugh so hard you’ll wake the neighbors, this should get you there. And yes, it’s also got the fluffy, happy feels you’d expect from a Susi Hawke book. Just maybe don’t eat or drink while reading, okay?

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Guarding Sanctuary

Sanctuary B & B—Our wards are strong and our door is open!

Hey, y’all. It’s me, Darcy Valentine. I’m still enjoying a fabulous, never-ending first date with my sexy vampire boyfriend Storm. It’s been over five months now. Isn’t that crazy? He’s helping me with the B&B I run inside the warded walls of the quirky, ancestral castle I call home with the rest of the special family my mama and I have built with the motley group of weirdos who live here.

Life’s been mostly calm lately, but something always needs fixing. Lately, our animals have stopped producing—either that or someone’s stealing the milk and eggs in the middle of the night. I would tell the thief to help themselves if they're hungry, but we need dairy, too. Plus, there’s the matter of the gardens getting trampled… what’s that about?

What I thought was an internal problem involving our residents quickly turns into a slide down a rabbit hole where gargoyles exist and still aren’t the scariest creature to walk the face of the earth. No, hon, that honor’s reserved for the twinset-wearing, pearl-clutching, perfectly coiffed ladies of the neighboring HOA… and they’re gearing up for battle.

This 24k novella is the third in the Magical Mischief at the B&B series. This book does not contain mpreg, but it does have magical paranormal romance, an inappropriate, unfiltered mom, and a quirky group of people with zero boundaries. If you’re looking for serious literature, this isn't it. But if you want to laugh so hard you’ll wake the neighbors, this should get you there. And yes, it’s also got the fluffy, happy feels you’d expect from a Susi Hawke book. Just maybe don’t eat or drink while reading, okay?

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