Lovers and Liars is a paranormal romance serial revolving around the old world gods in modern times. As people forget to worship them over the centuries, their powers fade. Most accept it. Many begin to whither and die, but not all are ready to accept their lot in life.
Enter Loki, Norse trickster, who happens upon Greek love goddess Aphrodite at a martini bar in Manhattan. Sparks fly, smut ensues, and the two team up to tackle supernatural crimes and mysteries to slowly gain back their old followers and boost their powers.
As the author, I look at Lovers and Liars as an episodic serial, like a crime-fighting TV show. It’s Supernatural meets gods and goddesses. If you enjoy mythology, erotic content, the occasional lolz, and some honest to goodness feels, the serial is for you!
Lovers and Liars: Manhattan (Book #1)
Length: ~ 21,600 words
The glory days of Ancient Greece are long gone, and the gods of the Old World are scattered across the globe. As their popularity dwindles and their worshipers forget, their power fades. Luckily for Aphrodite, Greek goddess of Love, she’s a household name.
Unfortunately, no one seems to know or care about her divinity. In a world of skeptics and technology-crazed mortals, loneliness and boredom have taken hold. Her life consists of romance advice columns, martini bars, and flings with empty-headed men—until she meets Norse trickster Loki.
She’s intrigued: it has been centuries since she laid eyes on another god, particularly one outside her pantheon. In their short time together, she realizes just how much she needs the companionship of one of her own. Despite their immediate chemistry, Loki seems more interested in pursuing a supernatural creature who is literally tearing through Manhattan’s bar scene than swapping stories about the old days.
Can she convince Loki to stay and make her life a little less lonely, or will he persuade her to join him on his quest for more worshipers? His questionable tactics make her uneasy, but how can she turn down the opportunity to live as she once did: freely, powerfully, and lustfully as Aphrodite of Olympus.
Lovers and Liars: Vancouver (Book #2)
Length: ~ 42,500 words
Aphrodite, goddess of love and lust, is not impressed. After giving up her penthouse suite in trendy Manhattan to go monster hunting around the world, she finds herself in a sad hotel room in Vancouver with a decidedly distracted Loki. She hadn’t expected this job to be so serious, and her Norse partner isn’t exactly bowing to her whims these days. What was the point in coming with him if they weren’t beneath the sheets all hours of the day? It seems like such a waste of sexual compatibility. Humph.
Meanwhile, Loki, Norse trickster, is equally unimpressed. He hadn’t thought taking on a beautiful partner would make his work so difficult. Her unfocused energy grates on his nerves, and his lust for her is only surpassed by his desire for more godly power. He will complete this job, whether she likes it or not, and he’ll walk away one step closer to regaining his old abilities. Now, if only he can get his partner to focus on the task at hand, not seduction. Ridiculous woman.
Aphrodite and Loki, an unlikely team if there ever was one, find themselves in the City of Vancouver hunting vampires. The job is pretty straightforward: rescue the damsel, kill the monster. Unfortunately, even the easiest of jobs hardly ever go according to plan.
Lovers and Liars: Westwick College (Book #3)
Official Release Date: July 7, 2016
Length: ~ 56,750 words
Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and lust, is so done with taking cases in Nowheresville towns. She thought partnering up with Loki to fight supernatural baddies meant excitement, drama, and exotic adventures. So far, the sleepy town of Westwick in rural Idaho isn’t quite meeting her expectations. Still, spending day in and day out with the Norse god of lies and trickery adds more than a little spice to life. And she’d rather be with another god, bored, than all by her lonesome again.
Meanwhile, Loki, Norse trickster, is trying—and failing—to come to terms with the fact that his powers aren’t returning as fast as he’d hoped, even with all his freshly acquired followers. When an academic from his past implores him to help battle a magical presence at Westwick College, he puts his mounting frustrations aside in order to help a friend, dragging his gorgeous, albeit occasionally moody, love goddess along for the ride.
Magic has descended on Westwick College in Idaho, holding its students hostage by creating bouts of sickness and eerie bumps in the library stacks when night falls. While Loki believes it will be a simple fix, Aphrodite, having learned from her time with vampires in Vancouver, braces herself for a tough road ahead.
And as if that isn’t enough, something—someone—is watching Aphrodite’s each and every step. Biding their time. Waiting for the right moment to strike.
Lovers and Liars: Tuskin Island (Book #4)
Estimated Pub Date: 2018
Loki and Aphrodite are getting TROPICAL.