As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother saying “It will give you nightmares.” She was right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged creatures never waned. She would watch any vampire movie she could find.
Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she was hooked.
Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.
Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers.
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Praise for Valerie
Nominated most sensual vampire by GraveTells readers.
“Between the shocking plot twist and steamy love scenes, I couldn’t put it down.” — Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.
“I was absolutely enraptured! … The romance is “surface of the sun” HOT, and befitting of such fine male specimens.” — Rage, Sex & Teddy Bears
“This series is addictive! I swear, I just discovered it, and already I’m obsessed. There are dragons, vampires, Egyptian gods, and demons. Pick your poison. It’s a PNR smorgasbord. I am a Guardian groupie and proud of it!!” — Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears
“This book kept me riveted from the first word, to the last and had me whimpering at the end, wanting MORE!!!” — Book Reads & Reviews
USA Today recommended read.
Nominated most naughty indulgence by GraveTells readers.
“This story is hot almost right from the beginning. It’s so descriptive that you have no trouble picturing the scenes as they occur…This book is graphic, it’s hot, and it’s a guilty pleasure that you won’t be able to put down.” — All Things Romance
“This book was steamy, sexy, raw with a side of chocolate dipped cherries on top! I finished reading this book in record time it was so damn juicy!” — Paranormally Yours
“The depth and the plot twists and turns just propel you through the book in a few hours, forgetting where you are and what is going on around you. Highly Recommended to any romance fan.” — Books N Pearls
About Fall Into Darkness
Eli lives by his own rules and bows to no one, even when summoned before the Tribunal Seven. They deem the hunter has lost his humanity and sentence the angel to earth with one mission: find some compassion or be condemned to hell.
Ashley considers herself a freak. With one glance into a person’s eyes, she foresees their death. When an attack brings a handsome stranger to her rescue, she can’t help but be drawn to his steel-blue gaze.
Fate will bring them together but desire could bond them for eternity.
Excerpt from Fall Into Darkness
Eli landed with a hard thud against the cold ground. He stared into the night sky. Stars glistened like tiny mirrors and the aurora borealis danced across the horizon with vibrant hues. The wind howled bitter across his naked chest and the snow at his back stung his still open wounds.
He pushed himself to a sitting position.
“Son of a bitch!” He shook his fist at the heavens. “You could have at least given me a shirt.”
With a huff, he moved to his feet and assessed the situation. It appeared his immortality was still intact. His wounds itched, which meant they were on the mend. He scanned the area, nothing but blowing snow and darkness.
He wore only the black biker boots and jeans he had on when he’d entered the Hall of Fate. Thankfully, he wouldn’t freeze to death, but that didn’t mean he enjoyed the shards of ice pelting his skin. His senses told him there was a town about fifty miles away, so he spun around and headed east.
“Fucking toss my ass down here and expect me to find my humanity.” He stormed across the frozen tundra. “You could have at least picked a nice, sandy beach. Fucking Seven.”
A woman’s scream pierced the night.
The hair on the back of his neck rose. “Shit.” He thought about ignoring it, but remembered why he was here and took off running toward the sound. As he entered a thicket of pines, needles scratched his skin and a sudden, recognizable scent hit his nose.
The acrid smell burned the back of his throat. He was close, but the screams had stopped and he wondered how many he would have to fight. He got his answer when he entered a clearing that revealed a female in a pool of blood and one Hellhound standing over the top of her. He searched the area for any kind of weapon, not fond of the idea of taking it down with his bare hands. There was a cabin a few yards away, but she didn’t have that kind of time. If he left her to search for a weapon, she’d more than likely be dead or gone when he returned. He would have to find another way. His gaze landed on an ax leaning against a woodpile. It would have to do.
He slunk forward and grabbed the handle. “Hey, you piece of shit.”
The beast swung its head, red eyes bore into him and it snarled.
“Yeah, I’m talking to you. Come pick on someone more your size.”
The hound stepped over its prey and stalked closer, its nose raised in the air. “Hunter, you have lost your wings,” it replied in a throaty growl.
“Don’t concern yourself with my body parts. I’d be more worried about losing your head if I were you.” He wielded the ax through the air to drive his point home.
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