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Are you ready for Wicked Surrender?

February 7, 2024

Today is the day, the Wicked Surrender cover reveal is here. As with Ezra before him, I knew we’d found Adam from the first glance at this image.   Photographer Michelle Lancaster is always fantastic to work with and she can find exactly what I’m looking for. Model Andy Murray is a whole vibe unto himself and our goddess of art and covers, Stephanie Heinritz at Vicious Desires Design brings the magic together.

Releasing March 19th, Wicked Surrender is book 4 of 6 in the Bay Ridge Royals. 

Every moment of my life was planned out before birth…

Family legacy dictates everything from type of education to suitability of friends to eligible marriage opportunities to the type of business I’m expected to go pursue. It’s more than just DNA, it’s also about birth order, gender, and unfortunately—the family name.

I was born a Reed and the weight that carries isn’t limited to the doors that it opens, but also the ones it bars shut. When I was tapped for the Royals, I saw my first way out—but it only proved to be a deeper trap.

Every single move I’ve made has been to tear us all free from King, from our parents, from our families—but there is no way out. There is only through.
We can’t break away, we have to take over.

Lies, betrayal, family.

The only woman I’ve ever loved is a the center of the board, courted and pursued on all sides by new players and old. There can be no truce.

My best friend? He’s lost his damn mind, avoiding me, and agreeing to plans he swore had long since fallen by the wayside.

Yet here we are. He’s surrendered.

I refuse to accept that.

I refuse to accept it for her, for him, or for us.

If the only way out is to destroy everyone in our path—then that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

WICKED SURRENDER is a full-length mature dark, new adult romance with enemies-to-lovers/love-hate themes. Please be aware some situations may be uncomfortable for readers. Trigger warnings can be found in the foreword should you require them. This is book four in a six book series that is a why choose with multiple new adults exploring and coming to terms with their evolving sexuality, identities, and relationships.

Bay Ridge Royals Now on Audio!

January 26, 2024

Here we go! While Shamelessly Loyal actually released as part of a charity anthology last year, it was released as a standalone in September to be followed up immediately by Battle Lines. Shamelessly Loyal, of course, is a novella that serves both as a bridge for books 4 and 5 of the 82nd Street Vandals and details what Lainey and Milo were doing during those books. It’s also a good base to jump into the rest of the Bay Ridge Royals series as a whole. Book 2, Battle Lines, picks up after the end of the major events in the 82nd Street Vandals.

As a “true” sequel of sorts, we elected to keep all the voices from the Vandals audio books largely because our entire cast of characters were introduced in the Vandals. Do you have to read Vandals first? No. Will you enjoy a deeper understanding? Yes. It’s been my goal from the beginning to make this series as accessible as possible. That said, yes, there’s a lot of crossover between the two series.

Fortunately, Vandals is complete and is also available on audio (and the audio is complete). So if you want to start with the 82nd Street Vandals, head right over Savage Vandal. That would be your starting point.

If you’re ready for the Bay Ridge Royals, you start with Shamelessly Loyal!

As always, I am a huge fan of the multi-cast that works together with the fantastic producers at Audio Sorceress to create this wonderful experience. What a great release week for the Bay Ridge Royals, book 3, Deceptive Truce just released and now we have the first two books in audio! Happy reading!

Deceptive Truce is here! What else is coming in 2024?

January 23, 2024

Happy New Year! And welcome to our first release of 2024. I can’t tell you how excited I am to kick off this year. I have so much going on and a lot of plans to share with you.

Deceptive Truce is book three in the Bay Ridge Royals. I am utterly in love with this series and it’s been pouring out of me. These characters are so vibrant, strong-willed, and honestly—a little bit crazy. Okay, some of them are a lot crazy. That said, they are also my kind of crazy.

I’ve written a lot of books in my career. Some long, some short, some paranormal and other contemporary. I’ve written books where it was like pulling teeth to find each and very word and I’ve written others where it all just seems to magically coalesce on the page. I have said for years that my subconscious mind is far more clever than the rest of my brain. It thinks three, four, sometimes five steps ahead. For Bay Ridge Royals, it has legitimately been planning for three or four series ahead.

There are a lot of things coming together in this series. If you’ve read the other books, you might get a little something extra. At the same time, it’s a story about Lainey, Milo, Adam, Ezra, and Bodhi. It’s a story about corrupt families and broken relationships. It’s tale of greed and passion, friendships found and lovers lost. It’s also about fusing together for a common goal.

More than all of that, it asks the question, what wouldn’t you do for the people you love? At the heart of it all is loyalty. I genuinely freaking adore this series. I want everyone to love it like I do. I’ve only written two or three, genuine passion projects—books I wrote because I loved the story more than anything else. Bay Ridge Royals is absolutely in that category.

Give it a chance and let these characters seduce you.

Oops, I got a little carried away there, I have a few other morsels to share with you, from new series announcements to upcoming plans and much more.

PATREON

Patreon has launched! It’s still a work in progress, so please mind our dust. The first few chapters of the Scorned Honor serial kicked off on there already.

The first chapter of the What If story has kicked off. I haven’t decided whether it will be Wednesday or Friday… for updates. Currently, Scorned Honor is every other Friday so bear with me on this one.

For those asking, the What If is called Rules, Roses, & Rivals and it’s a what if Frankie met Frenchie over the summer and started senior year with a boyfriend rather than meeting him on day one! Don’t expect it to go exactly the way it did with a few bumps. I’m writing this as much for exploring the road less traveled as for fun!

We have some new art up, and I have more coming.

You can check it out right here.

SPECIAL STANDALONE NOVELS COMING

We have some special new releases coming this year, a chance to revisit a few of our friends.

  • Hellos and Happily Ever Afters – Frankie and the guys
  • Dirty Dancer – 82nd Street Vandals
  • Torched on Tour – KC and the girls

I do not have dates yet, I am working on them and have been. As soon as one is finished, I’ll put it up for preorder, etc.  I am super excited to return to these worlds! Yes, each book takes place AFTER their series finales.

I have 2 of the 3 covers to reveal, so we may make it a game to get those up for you to see!

WHAT’S NEXT??

BAY RIDGE ROYALS | BOOK FOUR: Wicked Surrender, is currently available for preorder. Don’t mind the currently listed release date. As always, I’ll move the date up when it’s done. FUN FACT: We are on track to get to my editors by the beginning of Feb. Which will mean a March release 😀

The following have no particular dates as yet, and some are pending:

  • BAY RIDGE ROYALS | BOOK FIVE
  • BAY RIDGE ROYALS | BOOK SIX
  • NEW SERIES ANNOUNCEMENT: BLOOD Brothers
    • Book One: BURN
    • FMC: Grace Degas Black – yes, she is the twin sister of Blake Blessing’s Bastard Brothers of Carnage heroine: Amorette Black
    • MMCs: Yes, these are Doc’s former teammates all introduced in Vandals briefly (as was Grace).
    • Currently, Burn is up for preorder for January of 2025, it will be done well before then, but I am giving myself breathing room.
  • STANDALONES listed above
  • PNR STANDALONE – TO BE ANNOUNCED – I’ve missed writing PNR so this one is absolutely for me and is going to be my carrot project this year. I get to work on it when I hit my word count deadlines. When I hit the halfway mark, I’ll announce what it is (and yes, I already have a cover *winks*)

I have quite a few more surprises planned. Including events. Be sure to visit the events tab on my website to see where I’ll be in 2024 and the preorders as they open. As always, if you aren’t in the Facebook reader group, they pretty much get the first news drops of everything.

This is gonna be a banger of a year!

Deceptive Truce Now Revealed

December 20, 2023

I cannot tell you how excited I am to share this with all of you. From the first moment I saw this image, I knew we’d found Ezra and oh my does he fit the bill or what?

Hats off to Michelle Lancaster, the photographer, Mitchell Wick, the model, and as always, our goddess of art and covers, Stephanie Heinritz at Vicious Desires Design. *chef’s kiss*

Releasing January 23rd (told you I would move it up as soon as it was ready!)

Remember, this is book 3 of 6 in the Bay Ridge Royals. 

Life has been a series of exquisite disasters…

Do you ever lie to yourself? I do. Making friends has been the cruelest choice I ever inflicted upon myself. I like to say I don’t regret it, and for the most part that’s true.

I resent it.

I despise him because he left me behind, following another battle in this war we’ve been waging. I thought we were partners, best friends, allies, and that he would always have my back as I’ve fought to have his.

I hate her because she’s perfection and everything he’s ever wanted, untouchable, brilliant, and capable. Yet, I want her too. Need her. Still, she gave herself to someone else.

Telling myself one taste would have to be enough even when I knew it never could be is just another deception I sold myself on this trail of disaster.

No matter what I do, I’m not enough for them, for my family, for this world we inhabit. Now—alliances are shifting, and our enemies are closing in.

I know the difference and I know I need to leave them to face it all on their own. That’s the choice I should make. That’s the choice I have to make.

Or at least, that’s the newest lie I tell myself.

DECEPTIVE TRUCE is a full-length mature dark, new adult romance with enemies-to-lovers/love-hate themes. Please be aware some situations may be uncomfortable for readers. Trigger warnings can be found in the foreword should you require them. This is book three in a six book series that is a why choose with multiple new adults exploring and coming to terms with their evolving sexuality, identities, and relationships.

Christmas Comes Early – I’ll Be Home… is here

December 18, 2023

Oh, you have been good or maybe you were perfectly naughty, either way, I’m excited to share that I’ll Be Home… is now available on Kindle, in Kindle Unlimited and in print. It’s the holiday romance you didn’t know you needed or wanted. Even better, it’s a wild romp written with one of my favorite people. Tate James and I really wanted to celebrate holidays right. So what could be better than a dark romance, you know? By the way, it is a dark romance, so be sure to check out the trigger warnings in the foreword.

They say you can never go back…

‘Course, I never wanted to return. It took me years to age out. Once I made it, I took off and never turned around.

Trust me, there were only three reasons I managed to survive there as long as I did and they abandoned me as soon as they were able. I’d like to say I didn’t blame them, but that would be a lie.

I had zero desire to return. Yet here I was, on the road to Northland chasing a story cause my editor told me kids were disappearing… again.

It doesn’t matter what I want, I’m taking the fastest route to the darkest part of my past.

And then I’ll be home…

*Please note this is a reverse harem and the authors suggest you always read the foreword in their books. Contains some dark elements, mature situations, and is definitely intended for 18+.

Blue Ivy Prep Now Complete on Audio

December 9, 2023

Money Shot is now available on audio!  So stoked to share this with all of you. You can find it on Audible and via Amazon with it coming to the Apple Bookstore soon.  Michelle Sparks, JF Harding, Lucas Allen are joined by Marnye Young as Frankie to bring the fourth and final Blue Ivy Prep book to life. Don’t miss out on the deliciousness that is Money Shot on Audio.

 

COMING SOON A Standalone Co-write With Heather Long and Tate James!

November 27, 2023

I’m excited to announce that Heather is teaming up with author Tate James to bring you I’ll Be Home… just in time for the holidays! This full length, standalone novel is set to release on Dec. 24th. However, I’ve heard some talk around the shop that maybe, just maybe, if y’all are good this date could move up. This is the first book the pair have co-written together, but they are no stranger to each other’s work and have been friends for years. Check out the blurb below and preorder today!

*****

They say you can never go back…

‘Course, I never wanted to return. It took me years to age out. Once I made it, I took off and never turned around.

Trust me, there were only three reasons I managed to survive there as long as I did and they abandoned me as soon as they were able. I’d like to say I didn’t blame them, but that would be a lie.

I had zero desire to return. Yet here I was, on the road to Northland chasing a story cause my editor told me kids were disappearing… again.

It doesn’t matter what I want, I’m taking the fastest route to the darkest part of my past.

And then I’ll be home…

*Please note this is a reverse harem and the authors suggest you always read the foreword in their books. Contains some dark elements, mature situations, and is definitely intended for 18+.

 

 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Mean Visiting Other Worlds

November 24, 2023

Discover the worlds of Heather Long with the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for a limited time. Immerse yourself in captivating stories and explore a carousel of colorful emotional connections whether you’re a fan of enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, unalivers, aliens, vampires, or angels. Heather has a little something something for everyone who is a fan of reverse harems. Grab these first in the series to devour in between bouts of holiday shopping, cooking, and for those moments when everyone is sleeping—you know, except you.

So how do you know which one is for you?

Book your escape to the trials and tribulations of friends-to-lovers with all the trials of discovering you’re in love with your best friends and you don’t want to choose in Rules and Roses.

Catch your first class dark romance ticket to enemies-to-lovers filled with triggers, dark delicious men, and a touch her and die vibe with Savage Vandal.

Need to get in line for that secret society, dark romance with all the twists and turns then hop over to Shamelessly Loyal.

Want a break from the world touring for some “normalcy” with rock star Kaitlin Crosse, be sure to buckle up for the academy, bully, and some angst with Problem Child.

Do you like to relax with Criminal Minds and a little Dexter? If serial unalivers are your thing, then Vienna is definitely going to intrigue as she gathers the most unexpected harem in this dark romance with a little bit of everything in Kill Song.

Get away from it all with Dahlia as she discovers a world living alongside our own filled with powerful Keepers that are definitely not angels in a tale of love, tragedy, and revenge. There’s only one problem, she found it on the day she died in Kiss of Fate.

Burn away the chills with this scorchingly hot, blazingly funny, fast burn romance where a succubus cannot seem to catch a break after being turned into a vampire, and that’s just where it starts in Succubus Chained, the fast burn paranormal romance with dragons, frost fae, and druids oh my.

Have you ever thought you didn’t really belong and that you were an alien princess from another world banished to live a mundane life? No? Khloe didn’t either. Find out what that means in Queenmaker.

And now, for something completely different where life is a construct and you aren’t sure what’s real. Is it you? Or the world you inhabit? Or both? Maybe neither. Take a journey in a sci-fi dystopian world with Paused.

All series are available in Kindle Unlimited on Amazon. All are complete except for the Bay Ridge Royals which begins with Shamelessly Loyal. Several are available in audio. Grab your escape today. Then come hang out with us in the Pack on Facebook.

 

Fierce Dancer Now Available on Audio!

November 18, 2023

After a much anticipated wait, Fierce Dancer, the 9th and final book in the 82nd Street Vandals series is now available on audio. My hat is off to the entire team at Audio Sorceress for making this happen.

Noel, Brooke, Toby, and Adam are the literal best. Marnye Young and Denise Black are champions. Talk about a labor of love and art. Everyone needs to listen to these books, personally, I feel like it elevates the story. But I might be just a bit biased. *winks*

Also, lest I forget, a huge shoutout to Jeni Cook Wideman who devotes literal hours of her life to proofing these books. It really does take a village! I am very lucky to have such an amazing village. 

For everyone asking, yes, Bay Ridge Royals will be continuing in Audio as well with all our favorites from the 82nd Street Vandals back to reprise the roles they originated. So hold onto your socks, it’s going to be a gorgeous ride. If you’ve finished the 82nd Street Vandals, you can continue Lainey’s story in Shamelessly Loyal, book 1 of the Bay Ridge Royals.

 

Battle Lines are drawn! Bay Ridge Royals New Release

October 17, 2023

Our days are getting shorter here in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is cooler, and the leaves are changing colors and the Bay Ridge Royals are ready to set the world on fire. Battle Lines is book 2 in the six book series and it’s the first full-length novel. While book 1, Shamelessly Loyal was a novella that crossed over with the 82nd Street Vandals, you do not have to read that series to read this one.

Will it enhance the experience? Yes. Required? No. However, should you choose to continue without reading the Vandals, then you just have to be ready for some spoilers for that series. No matter what, this dark, rich world with all of its larger than life characters, secrets, and shenanigans are just waiting to be explored.

No lie, I am so seriously stoked to be here. I will have a story for you when the series is done, but Bay Ridge Royals has been in the planning stages since early 2021 and I am over the moon to be able to bring these characters into their own series.

Finally, the next book in the series, Deceptive Truce, is listed for a May 2024 release. Do not panic. I pushed it out to give myself some breathing room to write. When the book is complete, I will move the release date up. I typically release a book every three to four months, so don’t worry! I’ll keep you updated!

In the meanwhile, enjoy Lainey, Milo, Adam, Ezra, and a very special surprise in Battle Lines. I can’t wait to hear what you think.

xoxo

Heather