And with new covers. They’re currently Amazon-exclusive and in the Kindle Unlimited program while I work on reuniting the series, but you should expect to find all eight Masters of Maria stories widely available this fall. ·Amazon US ·Amazon CA ·Amazon AU ·Amazon US ·Amazon […]

Currently Free!

Grab these series starters and mid-series novellas free: Erstwhile (Jekh Saga Book 1) The Viking Queen’s Men (The Afótama Legacy Book 1) A Demon Found (a Sons of Gulielmus novella) The Cougar’s Mate (a Desert Guards novella) NOTE: looking for the rest of the Sons […]

Backlist alert: Sons of Gulielmus, Desert Guards, and Masters of Maria will be temporarily unavailable.

Backlist alert: Sons of Gulielmus, Desert Guards, and Masters of Maria will be temporarily unavailable.

Some time in the next couple of weeks, the following books set in my Mortonville and Maria world will be removed from sale at all retailers: ·A Demon in Waiting ·A Demon in Love ·A Demon Bewitched ·An Angel Fallen ·The Cougar’s Pawn ·The Cougar’s […]

Three with Three: Free through Monday

Three with Three: Free through Monday

Having a post-Writing Her In crash and need to burrow into my backlist for more totally-in-love (but very messy) trios? The Three with Three collection is free now through 11:59 PM PDT Monday (4/22) at Amazon. It contains three connected MMF stories (two novellas and […]

Newest Release

Out now: WRITING HER IN, Plot Twist #1!

I am so excited to announce the e-book and audiobook releases of my newest contemporary romance, Writing Her In!
book cover with title Writing Her In by Holley Trent over black and white image of sensual woman
I remember last summer when this story was out on submission and folks were asking what I’d been up to lately. I couldn’t really describe the story at the time except to say that it touched on relationships rooted in the publishing industry. Part of that was coyness, but mostly, I was venturing into new territory me and didn’t want to say too much if the series didn’t come to fruition. After all, I’d written a story about an author—which can be a hard sell because publishers tend to feel that stories about authors are low-hanging fruit. They’re too easy, right? Authors know how to write about authors.

I knew that, but I needed an author in that character space because the person I was putting opposite to her was a cover model. That was the “taboo” dynamic I needed: an author and the guy whose face is on her books.

But that wasn’t enough. Stacia and a cover model wasn’t enough of a story. There wasn’t enough conflict there for me, so I looked to the real world to see what made sense.

And, well, it made reasonable sense to me that a handsome, charming, 32-year-old guy who more or less has his life together would already be married, and so Adrien is. He’s married to his high school sweetheart and if not for one problem, they have a perfect marriage.

His wife, Dara, isn’t interested in sex.

Or technically, she hasn’t experienced sexual attraction until now—with Stacia. She’s gray-sexual without knowing what that is (though I certainly anticipate that a woman as curious as she is will work that out off-page in time).

In my ménage stories, I almost always have characters intimately involved with both love interests, but for this story, I had to adjust what intimacy meant and looked for each person in the trio, and also how the character relationships developed throughout the story.

It was a challenge: a married couple in which each partner independently pursues the same lover and having that couple not toss aside the bond they’ve fought to keep for so long.

I can promise you a happily-ever-after in this story for all parties, and I think you’ll enjoy seeing the behind-the-scenes goings-on for the employees and associates of Athena Publishing! I had fun building this high-drama story world and can’t wait to tell you what I’ve got up my sleeve next for the Plot Twist series.

The paperback edition of Writing Her In will be available on March 26th.

Click here to read Chapter One.

Download the digital and audiobook editions now!

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·Amazon CA

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