Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About Desiree Lafawn
She writes contemporary and paranormal romance because fairy tales are where it's at. She loves the pull of magic, the light and the dark of it, as well as the effort the characters must go through to reach their happily ever after.
Customers Also Bought Items By
Flames. Chaos. Complete destruction. Her fate has been foretold, but one man will help her fight it until the end.
Mocked, ridiculed, and sentenced to death, seven-year-old River is saved from the noose when the Sisters McNee find her. They take her to their home in Havenwood Falls, a place for people like her to live safely, without fear of persecution. But what if the threat to their safety is River herself?
Her fire-maiden origins are a mystery. One a child has no hope of explaining. Then one futuristic vision from a well-respected member of the community seals her fate.
Sixteen years later, River has come of age in the era of prosperity, prohibition, and ragtime music—and even as an adult, she still hates her power, resolute to never use it again. She tries to stay under the radar, but there is no hiding from the penetrating eyes of Jonas Pederson. Despite repeated warnings that she is dangerous, he won’t stop pursuing her until she understands that he can easily survive her flames—even if he needs to show her his own well-protected secret.
It might be too late for River, though, when a threat from the past ignites that horrible vision.
In the end, it will all be ashes.
Every town has stories of its past, and Havenwood Falls is no different. And when the town’s residents include a variety of supernatural creatures, those historical tales often become Legends. This is but one.
This is a stand-alone historical fantasy tale in the Havenwood Falls shared world, a collaborative effort by multiple authors across multiple series all in the paranormal fantasy genre, allowing readers to discover new authors and stories to fall in love with. Each author brings a stand-alone plotline, so they can be read in any order.
Books in the Legends of Havenwood Falls historical fantasy series:
- Lost in Time by Tish Thawer
- Dawn of the Witch Hunters by Morgan Wylie
- Redemption’s End by Eric Asher
- Trapped Within a Wish by Brynn Myers
- Blood and Damnation by Belinda Boring
- Fated Beginnings by E.J. Fechenda
- Emeline by Katie John
- Released From a Curse by Brynn Myers
- A Pack of Lies by Kallie Ross
- Kiss the Ashes by Desiree Lafawn
- Hidden Truths by Colleen Nye
Also look for our signature Havenwood Falls, a New Adult/Adult series, and Havenwood Falls High, a Young Adult series.
Immerse yourself in the world of Havenwood Falls and stay up-to-date on news and announcements at www.HavenwoodFalls.com. Join our reader group, Havenwood Falls Book Club, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HavenwoodFallsBookClub/
One—Treat the burros that wander around town like royalty. You’re a tourist, they live here. They go where they want, when they want to, including sticking their faces in your car window when you’re stopped at a red light.
Two—Leave Bastian Michaels alone. Don’t look at him, don’t ask him a question, don’t make polite conversation. It doesn’t matter how smoking hot he is or how his jeans stretch just right over his backside. He’s not a nice man and he doesn’t want to talk. To anyone.
Three—Don’t trespass on Bastian Michaels’ land. If rule number two didn’t warn you away, the large stallion with the angry disposition should do the trick. The fence is there to keep others safe, not him. Don’t get too close. Don’t climb the fence, and for God’s sake don’t jump down to the other side.
Well, the only thing Jerica likes less than being on the run from a dangerous man, is being told what to do. Especially when Bastian is exactly the man she’s crossed several states to see. Angry? She’s dealt with that before. Dangerous? Put him on the list. Shifter? Well, no one else needed to know that but her, and she shouldn’t know that anyway. Hell, she’d gladly go back to the time she was blissfully unaware some men changed into animals—and vice versa.
She can’t go back—Jerica knows something she shouldn’t—but that’s only part of the problem. The shifter that’s after her is the most dangerous man she’s ever met, and she needs someone just as bad tempered and volatile to get her out of the mess she’s in. Plus, Bastian has a gift. A special gift. And if Jerica can sweet talk him just right, she might get him to use it for her.
Her life depends on it.
So, telling her to stay away from anyone is about as useful as handles on a snowball, and Jerica has never been the kind to look before she leaps. Not only will she seek out Bastian on purpose and try like hell to get him to see her side of things…
She’s already climbed the fence.
No, her flailing fists, and other body parts, were definitely not part of his—make small talk, go back to the bottom of the lake and sleep until the end of time—life plan. And even worse, she’s making claims she knows nothing about. Claims that could have him feeling things he never wanted to feel.
Blaire was tired of waiting. She’d seen the mate mark when she was just a teenager and wasted no time finding out what it meant. She was a mate of the deep. Jaxxen was hers and he had the audacity to tell her, “No thanks” like his word was law? Unacceptable. Even if she could make herself believe she doesn’t need him, she didn’t wait all this time for her prince to come only to take no for an answer from a black-eyed barbarian with a chip on his shoulder.
He could get on board or they could spend eternity fighting about it, because she’d go down to the deep and get him before she let him have his way. She won’t let Jaxxen be lost, because she’d be lost too. And she knew they were meant to find each other.
There’s always something to celebrate in Havenwood Falls - which means there’s always opportunity for big trouble. These short stories start with the 2017 holidays and take you throughout the year, culminating in 9 all new tales for the 2018 holidays. Brought to you by 14 bestselling and award-winning authors in the Havenwood Falls Collective.
Randi Cooley Wilson
He’ll show it all.
Charli didn’t want to come home to Aurora Falls. This town and everything in it reminds her of things she’d rather not think about. If it wasn’t for her sister’s wedding, Charli wouldn’t come back at all. But at the bachelorette party, something flashy catches her eye, and the girl who always wished she could blend into the background finds that she can’t look away. There’s something about Kristofer that commands her attention—and annoyance. Charli isn’t a gullible little girl anymore. She doesn’t believe in legends, hollow compliments, or the charming words of a stranger who seems to know more about her than he should. And even though her body reacts to his movements in the most alarming of ways—she will remain resolute. She’s in Aurora Falls to support her sister, nothing more.
She definitely will not fall for that flashy, sexy man.
She doesn’t wear makeup, keeps her hair in a ponytail, and prides herself on her self taught tech skills. The most feminine thing she has ever done was giving birth to her son five years ago. All she wants now is a chance to make a better life for herself and her little boy.
Blood is thicker than water, that concept was drilled into Jesse’s head for as long as he could remember. He never wanted to be a bartender, yet was forced to abandon his dreams for the sake of his family. Now, all his energy is focused on keeping the bar—and his dad—afloat for another day.
After meeting in a chance encounter, Jesse and Harlow soon discover that family doesn't always mean blood. Sometimes, it’s the name given to the people you would do anything to protect.
She has to be to stay alive. Tired of running, she prays she’s finally found a place to call home. No more new names, no more new backstories... she hopes. But one glimpse of Dino, and she recognizes a fellow master of deception. Despite her growing attraction to him, she knows he’s a man with secrets that can rival her own.
Dino has so many identities, even he doesn’t know who he is anymore. On the surface, he appears to be just another muscled thug, breaking kneecaps and extorting money from local business owners. If anyone learned the truth about him though, he would be a dead man within a week.
With their worlds colliding, Dino and Jeanette find themselves entangled in each other’s lies. Will they risk exposing their vulnerable truths? Or hide behind the security of their practiced deceptions?
Working in a male dominated industry, I'm used to clawing my way to the top for an ounce of recognition. I thought that made me unbreakable, able to take on whatever the world threw at me. Then, cruel fate proved otherwise. The dagger of betrayal cut deep, wielded by the two people I cared about most. Now, I know I'm spiraling into a free fall of self-destruction, but I can’t seem to pull myself out of the spin.
Meeting Beck Gallagher, I felt an unhinged darkness in him that matched my own. A master of pain, he makes his living memorializing the heartache of others. Add to that a killer beard and deep baritone voice, and my panties and willpower disappear.
Like me, he’s haunted by demons from his past. Can we help each other heal from the pain? Or will we forever remain beautifully broken?
Interrupting a domestic dispute landed her on the radar of a known crime boss, leaving him itching for some violent payback. In a panic, she turns to the toughest guy she knows. He’s ex-military, trained in Special Forces... and broke her heart fifteen years ago. Out of options and time, Angel puts her pride aside and seeks him out before the crime boss can fit her with a pair of cement boots.
Gabe’s passion for Angel never fizzled, as he quickly realizes when she shows up out of the blue and immediately picks a fight with his assistant. Longing for her more than ever, he’s on instant alert when she claims she’s in trouble. Before he can determine the magnitude of the threat, she’s snatched off the sidewalk right in front of him.
Now, Gabe will stop at nothing to get her back. He’s willing to sacrifice his money, connections, and heart to keep her safe. But will it be enough to protect the woman he never should have let go?
Chevy Walker didn’t come to Havenwood Falls to spread his wings or find a safe haven. No, he followed the natural instinct and the scent of his mate. He’s got the bloodline, the power, and the money to make men and women fall at his feet, so why can’t he bring one willful woman to heel? Chevy can play the nice guy. He hasn’t broken the rules once—but even nice guys have their limits.
Hannah likes men, but not well enough to give up her freedom. Not like her ancestor, River, who had her power locked away in an amulet by a dusty old vampire. Hannah has her life in order and control of the heat and flames. She might not know the origins of her power, but she knows her future, and it does not include a cocky, controlling stranger—no matter that his voice gives her chills or how delicious he smells.
But Chevy’s lineage could be the key to filling in the blank spaces in Hannah’s history. She can choose to accept him as her mate willingly, or she can allow the madness to consume her until there’s nothing left of either of them but a spark. For that seems to be the will of the gods.
Welcome to the darker, sexier side of Havenwood Falls that many residents never speak of publicly, but most likely enjoy in secret. Venture into the SIN MC, the VIP rooms of Silk nightclub, and behind other closed doors, where you’ll discover passion, unusual penchants, and just how far some will go for love. Hold on to your panties, because it’s time to ride.
This is a stand-alone steamy paranormal romance in the Havenwood Falls shared world, a collaborative effort by multiple authors across multiple series, allowing readers to discover new authors and stories to fall in love with. Each author brings a stand-alone plotline, so they can be read in any order, but there are many crossovers among the stories.
Books by Desiree Lafawn in the Havenwood Falls universe:
Kiss the Ashes (Legends of Havenwood Falls)
Chase the Flames (Sin & Silk)
Books in the Havenwood Falls Sin & Silk Series:
Taming the Beast by Nadirah Foxx
Plans Laid Bare by JD Nelson
Shift of Fate by Victoria Escobar
Stolen Wishes by Victoria Flynn
Damned Allure by Justine Winter
Savage Salvation by Kristie Cook
Dark Seduction by Michele G. Miller & R.K. Ryals
Soul Laid Bare by JD Nelson
Stray With Me by E.J. Fechenda
Chase the Flames by Desiree Lafawn
New books release every month.
Also look for Havenwood Falls, the signature new adult and adult paranormal series, Havenwood Falls High, a Young Adult series, and Legends of Havenwood Falls, a historical paranormal series.
Immerse yourself in the world of Havenwood Falls and stay up-to-date on news and announcements at www.HavenwoodFalls.com. Join our reader group, Havenwood Falls Book Club, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/HavenwoodFallsBookClub/, and for more adult fun, our Sin & Silk Book Club at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SinandSilk/
I’m not a shifter, although life would be simpler if I was. No, I started out as a nameless crow in the forest, and I was content.
Quiet and reserved, that dazzling smile caught my attention and held it, a gleaming object captivating my curious heart. Crows love shiny things, and that sixteen-year-old girl who scribbled pictures of me in her sketchbook for hours on end was so very bright.
They say crazy things happen when you are near death, and I would have to agree. A freak accident in the woods almost killed Jewel but it was me who felt the dormant power awaken from her unconscious form. I suffered as she healed, having no memories of the incident at all. I was left alone on the mountain as Jewel went back to her normal life, unaware of the tragedy and chaos she left behind.
I’m not a shifter—shifters have the power to change back—and in the ten years since the accident, I’ve adjusted to my human skin. Until Jewel screams back into my life on a storm cloud, acting nothing like the quiet and reserved girl from before. Angry. Confused. Suffering. I know those feelings well. But there’s more than just angst on this mountain, and Jewel isn’t the only one with power. It’s nothing I can’t handle—if I can just keep from getting distracted by the shiny things. The stains of the past don’t make her any less special; Jewel still shines the brightest.
Except now I’m as big as a house and ready to rain twin babies and Beck is busy trying to spread himself thin trying to take care of me and our dysfunctional tattoo family at Gallery B. I need him now more than ever, but there just isn’t enough Beck to go around, and I never thought I would say that considering he’s a mountain of a man.
But that’s why I fell in love with him. Because of his huge…heart.
I know our happily ever after will have some bumps in the road, I’m not so naïve to think everything will be perfect. But while Beck is trying to please everyone, our piercing artist pulls a disappearing act, taking the heart of our receptionist with him. And while I’m comforting her sorrow as she blubbers into my triple E pregnancy boobies, my water—and apparently all of Hell—breaks loose.
Santa, I know you’re a busy guy, but can I make one Christmas wish?
We’ve put in the effort and I’ve been really, really, mostly good this year. Can we please stick to the plan?
*Be sure to read The Permanence of Pain to read Beck and Regina's story!*