On The Side

A wise king once said—

Love is something more powerful than any warrior. It is alive and moves and shifts of its own accord, much like the seas around our island. It is not of this world, but a gift that has been given to each of us to bask in and only if we are truly fortunate. If the love you feel for Calder is true, it will not wither and die, but take root deep inside you, growing with absence and enduring of any other’s charm. You can’t throw love away. It isn’t a rock you throw into the waves and forget about. Like the ocean, fate will always bring it back to you.

He was right.






Romance/Historical/Second Chances/Adventure

Heat level: sensual

Fate is cruel to those without a voice.

I was born Solveig, but my family called me Dark Raven because I was different and they considered me cursed, treating me as a servant. When the new Jarl found out they’d kept raiding spoils, he banished them from our settlement. They had planned on sneaking off in the spring, but everything changed and Jarl Calder brought me into his house. I gave him my heart and thought he returned my feelings, but he had other ideas. Again I found I was a servant and Calder was to marry a Jarl’s daughter to unite the two powerful families. Galdi, another servant, said his new bride would make my life torture and I would have to find a way to leave.

The opportunity came when the Jarl was negotiating with the Picts for new lands. Galdi said the king would like me because I was dark and different and she suggested he give me as the extra piece of silver to sweeten the deal. And so I was to sail off, my heart broken, to a new land with people I knew nothing of. But fate can turn the sea into a road and once you take a step, you won’t know where it ends unless you keep going.




It’s the most wonderful time of the year…   Fall is here!!!



***Book is now finished. I will be editing over next couple of days. Blurb and release date to follow. Cheers!***




Under Anne Wentworth pen name.


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I love hearing from people, so don’t be shy. 


Sept 13/17 Writing to McCartney and Wings – Venus and Mars. Vintage. Love you Paul. Ghosts Through The Mist is moving along. Will post blurb next week and release date. Leaves are falling, and autumn is calling – knock knock knocking at the door.





Ghosts Through The Mist

Check back for release date and blurb

A huge thank you to Dragonscayle Designs for an amazing cover.


Cover reveal and title for new romance within next couple of weeks. Looking at release for end of September 2017 (ish)







Stepping Off The Blue Planet (Double Helix Nebula series Book 2) is now available on AMAZON







Castles, Dragons and the magic of folklore…

At eighteen, Iryna Dragon fell in love with a dark handsome stranger in the Tunnel of Love near Klevan, the village where she grew up. He only appears in the tunnel and no one believes Iryna—except for her twin sister and the old gypsy woman. The small village is full of secrets that have been buried over time.

Whispers about a Dragon Prince are just old wives tales, or are they? When her father finds out about Dragos and the tunnel—he uproots the family and moves them far away to Canada. Iryna’s heart is broken. Eleven years later, her twin Sonia returns to their village to search of family ties and ends up disappearing.

The authorities say she is dead, but Iryna doesn’t believe it. When Iryna sets off to find her sister, she carries hope that she will meet Dragos again, and rekindle the fire of love in her heart.





The past, present, and the future walk into a bar…

It was tense.



Ahhh, interesting what writing transpires when one is listening to an eclectic mix while creating.  Currently writing the torture scene with Ariella-Two and Vercon. Listening to Donna Summer I Feel Love and The BeeGees Stayin’Alive as she has him chained and is about to go to work on him…I love my job.

Stepping Off The Blue Planet (Science Fiction)



An open letter to the Blue Jay outside my window.

Dear Blue Jay: Shut up, my ears are bleeding.


The Elves of Valen


Sex and Vikings – the only thing they were missing back then was chocolate.




















For Sci Fi – head over to Anne Wentworth (my other pen name) Grow-Op Book 1 in the Double Helix Nebula series. For those who love space opera and psycho-aliens.







Book 2 in the Double Helix Nebula series: Stepping Off The Blue Planet – for release end of July 2017

Anne Wentworth science fiction (adult)



For all those that forgot to wipe their feet before crossing my threshold, see below.



I’m writing science fiction (adult) under my other pen name: Anne Wentworth. (Science Fiction, NA, YA)

Book 2 in the Double Helix Nebula series projected release for end of July 2017. Title and Cover reveal soon.   http://annewentworth.net/