Thrilled to Announce

My new series, Ars Numina!

I’ve been teasing you with this revelation for a while, seems like since May or so, which is when the idea first took root.  But it takes time for a project to pass through various stages of completion, and happily, we are there! So without further ado, let me tell you about the secret project I’ve been working on. I haven’t written any romance since my NA series, and I miss it. So I hope you’re eager to read some paranormal sexytimes because I am all over it.

Welcome to the dangerous, delicious world of Ars Numina–with the fae Eldritch, ferocious Animari, and brutal Golgoth fighting for their happy endings. If you love paranormal romance and shapeshifters, this series is for you. The most notable aspect is that there are no human characters. They do exist elsewhere in the world, but these stories are set exclusively in paranormal territories. The books are both futuristic and alt-world, with enough intrigue, passion and action to sate an eager appetite.

The fae Eldritch have inspired elven and fairy lore over the years. They have strange tech and an ancient culture. A long-lived people, they are elegant and inscrutable to other supernatural powers. They also train an order of legendary assassins, known as Noxblades, and their ultimate goal is unknown.  The Animari are shifters with three main groups in power: the Ash Valley pride (cats), the Burnt Amber clan (bears), and the Pine Ridge pack (wolves). There are other shifters, but they are not part of the official alliance, and therefore lack political leverage. The Golgoth are the most feared, known to be brutal and relentless in their drive to conquest, and when they transform, it is into draconian or monstrous reptilian forms.

Tentatively, I have planned a six book arc, each about a different couple. The titles follow:

The Leopard King  (On sale at $2.99 during preorder period and release week only)
The Demon Prince
The Wolf Lord
The Shadow Warrior
The War Priest
The Jaguar Knight

And here is the blurb for book one!

Proud. Imperious. Impassioned.

Until three years ago, those words applied to Dominic Asher, the leader of Ash Valley. His family has ruled the feline branch of the Animari for hundreds of years, guiding the pride through perilous times. Unspeakable loss drove him into seclusion, a feral beast nobody can tame. Now he’s wrecked, a leopard king in exile, and he wants nothing more than to die.

Fierce. Loyal. Determined.

Fortunately for Dom, those words still apply to Pru Bristow, his dead mate’s best friend. She’s had her heart broken too, but she never quits. With the conclave approaching, alliances with the Pine Ridge pack and Burnt Amber clans on the verge of collapse, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to drag their leader back, before his second can start a war.

At best theirs seems like a desperate alliance, but when their mate bond turns hot and fierce, there’s no end to the questions and the doubts. Neither of them expects to fall in love. But sometimes people don’t know what they’re looking for until they find it.

Here’s the cover art reveal!! A thousand thanks to Kanaxa.

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thedemonprince_digital_largeHere’s what an early reader had to say about book 1:

“I really enjoyed the story. It was exactly where my current reading glom is. Lots of detailed world building like I’d find in UF but all the romance, sex, and HEA I need. It gave me the same happy feels as Nalini Singh’s Psy Changeling series.”

I’m so excited about this project and hope you are too! Now for the most important part… the first book will be out on…

SEPTEMBER 28!!

I’m adding the preorder links I have now and will update this post with more as they come from the vendors.

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Kobo

Preorder from iBooks

Preorder from BN/Nook

Preorder from 24Symbols

(More links to come)

Feel free to post your thoughts about the series or ask questions. I’ll give away 5 preorders here, too! (Random winners) Since I’m doing this series independently, I request your support, readers. Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested.

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30 Responses to Thrilled to Announce

  1. Deniz says:

    Excited about it- just went an preordered my copy on Amazon
    Can’t wait for 28th

  2. Lea Krnjeta says:

    Oh God,I am so excited, especially since it is my second favorite genre. I just know you will nail it. Cant wait! Spreading the word <3

  3. Landon says:

    this sounds amazing! Totally gonna put this on my super early Christmas list. Will there be any LGBT couples?:)

  4. Kelly says:

    Reading that it gave your early reader Nalini Singh Psy-Cbangeling like happy-feels gave ME feels! Can’t wait!!!

  5. Leslie Qattan says:

    Well, of course I’ve now pre-ordered Book 1, but I’m commenting to tell you how much I love the covers of the first 2 books. Squeeee.

  6. Ann Aguirre says:

    Yay!

    I’m so thrilled hear that.

  7. Barbara Elness says:

    Just got my copy preordered. Can’t wait to read The Leopard King. :D

  8. bn100 says:

    interesting sounding series

  9. Pamk says:

    Wow sounds like an amazing serues

  10. Danielle H says:

    Sound like a great series to come. Covers look lovely too. Looking forward to reading.

  11. I added the Kindle edition to GR, let me know if you want any information tweaked.

    (CANNOT WAIT! Woo hoo!)

  12. Li says:

    Pre-ordered and added to my Goodreads bookshelf! Sounds like a lot of fun.

  13. Ann Flores says:

    Oooh–looks so fun! Will there be print editions?

  14. Bube says:

    The Leopard King sounds fantastic!
    I love Shapeshifters :)
    Spread the word on Twitter :)

  15. Timitra says:

    It has been a while since I’ve been this excited over a paranormal romance!

  16. wkonsunshine says:

    So excited to hear about your new series, Ann. I’m a huge PNR fan and cannot wait to pick this up! Can’t wait to share the news!

  17. Ann Aguirre says:

    Thanks to everyone who commented! Winners have been notified via email with instructions on how to proceed.

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