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
Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and lust, is bored.
She’s been bored for centuries, actually. After surviving the Immortal Wars that tore the old-world pantheons apart, the love goddess had hoped the twenty-first century would rejuvenate her. In a time where love and sex are openly on everyone’s mind, where better to thrive than the bustling city of Manhattan?
Unfortunately, no one worships the old gods anymore. She’s become a dreaded has-been. In a world of skeptics and technology-crazed mortals, loneliness and boredom have taken root.
Until she meets Loki.
Intrigued by the devilishly handsome Norse trickster, Aphrodite does what love goddesses do best: she drags him to bed for a night of passion. Satisfied for the first time since Ares jumped ship, she believes Loki might be the perfect man to kill her boredom and eviscerate her loneliness.
Despite their sizzling chemistry, Loki seems more interested in hunting a creature who is literally tearing up the New York club scene than swapping stories about the old days.
After all, the splendor of the ancient world is long gone. The gods who survived the Immortal Wars are scattered across the globe, out of touch and just trying to survive. As their popularity dwindles, as their worshipers forget, their power fades. Yet Loki has a cure for that, a plan to recapture his former glory—Aphrodite’s too, if she so desires it.
All she has to do is put up with his exasperating ways.
But for mind-blowing sex, a bit of adventure, and a godly companion in this forever changing world, Aphrodite can put up with a little trickster madness.
In theory, anyway. Reality may prove to be a touch more difficult…
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 Length: 45K
Estimated Pub Date: TBD
Loki and Aphrodite are getting TROPICAL in the Pacific.