Working on new standalone book!

Hey Everyone,

Thought I would drop you a line, since I’ve been mostly on radio silence. I finished the Bloodreign series and it’s off to my awesome editor, Catherine, in a week. In the mean time, I’ve been typing out a new book. I’m having such a blast, I get up early to crank out texts and can’t wait to get up to type some more and I’m a sleepy head…so you see, I caught the bug again.

This one will be different, first person, present tense. I’m giving it a try and enjoying it tremendously. The world build is not as tricky as with my first series, so I can breathe a little while I write and don’t have stacks of papers that are interconnected (figuratively speaking, since…I like trees!). And, of course, I’m still doing research on the subject. It’s such an essential part of who I am, I can’t give it up. I hope you enjoy the new book. I won’t reveal too much and let you be surprised, hopefully positively!


Morfran, Leader of the Cliency


Working on the last chapter of Book III and then begins the polish!

Sigh, feeling a little wistful and not wanting to let go…of the Bloodreign characters.

I’m putting together a playlist, I need background music to type through the final chapter. Happy Easter & Passover Everyone! It was dark, now it’s light and I’m celebrating this ancient rite of transition into a new season.

Goodreads’ Giveaway for Bloodreign I—Kingdom of Fire

“On the shores of despair, there was a maiden, she was my quarry and my redemption.” Dark and relentless, his love demanded everything from her. In return, he vowed to protect her, even from himself.

Win a copy of Bloodreign I: Regnum Ignis—Kingdom of Fire; a new breed of paranormal romance for readers who also enjoy dark fantasy. Giveaway ends April 18, 2018.

“Arik’s nothing like I remember—more seductive and very dangerous. And that’s a real problem…because I can’t resist him. He’s used magic to keep me bound to him; I’ve become a prisoner of his desire.

There’s a whole shadowy society of them, with arcane powers they use to manipulate us, hurt us… But the tides are turning, someone is coming to punish them for their sins—a Redeemer who will set me free!”

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Complete Immersion – At your own peril

I’m a fan of fully immersive writing. Not only do I want to research, I want to taste, smell and hear the places I describe, so I’m buying myrrh and frankincense essential oils. Wish I could get my hands on Haoma too–now that would be a fully immersive…albeit a very dangerous pursuit, although some of the characters in my books might beg to differ.

Hope you will enjoy my new book Bloodreign III; which I’m feverishly working on!

Win a copy of Bloodreign II—Kingdom of Infinite Void

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Bloodreign II by Marishka Grayson

Bloodreign II

by Marishka Grayson

Giveaway ends March 07, 2018.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

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And it’s out…book II of the Bloodreign Trilogy!

“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.”

Stunningly savage…entertaining as hell!

Bloodreign II: Regnum Aetheris–Kingdom of Infinite Void

Regnum Aetheris–Kingdom of Infinite Void. A darkly erotic paranormal treat for those who prefer their books bloody and rare.

“No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love!” I was consumed by his love, his desire so fierce, I felt haunted by his touch. But the deeper I allowed myself to fall for him, the tighter the web of destruction wove around me until I could no longer endure the senseless conflict—murders they claim were justified, because we were approaching war.

All previous battles had been intended to forge alliances and reveal true enemies; everything done in preparation for one final confrontation among these powerful beings.

But we choose our battles, and this one wasn’t mine to fight. I would no longer be held captive by my own heart, I would destroy it to be free.

The second book in the Bloodreign Trilogy.

Destination: Unknown

Nibbling from the Tree of Knowledge…

We’re hurtling through space, through time, through life. Who knows where we’ll end up. It’s exciting and frightening. Some people jump right into the excitement of a new love and let themselves be swept away by the current—like Ava in my second book of the Seductive Light series. She’s young, inexperienced and trusting and sometimes, that can be a very dangerous thing.

Moonlit Games – part II of Seductive Light – Coming out in March 2018.


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High on the icy peaks of Froberg, Norway, the sin of one man was being masked by the gods.

He unzipped the tent flap and let the morning rays of the sun penetrate the canvas enclosure in soft, divine light. Rune’s praying was different than most. His prayer was a worship of my body. He had reached into my innermost depths, his hands on my hips, and I was being drained of my last resolve. The sunlight hit my eyes and I closed them to protect myself, to avoid the shaft of light, shining to illuminate my shame. I was being consumed by this man, a total stranger, completely at his mercy, utterly under his power.

From my book Blue Lust – Coming Spring 2018

In the mood for some dark romance? Moonlit Games – Part Two of Seductive Light

“I swear Simon, come closer, and I’ll stab you.” I was hysterical, my clammy fist, grasping the wood of the sharp, pronged wine-opener, was shaking uncontrollably.
Simon was barely two arms lengths away from me. In a blur of movement, he had my wrist in his grip, the weapon falling uselessly to the floor, his other arm wrapping around my chest in a powerful embrace. “Ughh!” I exhaled, the air forced out of my lungs violently.
His lips caressed my ear as he growled coldly. “Didn’t Gavrik tell you? We’ve trained in Krav Maga together for the past ten years. There’s nothing you could have done to me, Avalina.” I felt his heart pump rapidly beneath his chest, despite his calmly spoken words. His heated breath seemed to scorch my skin as he pressed his lips against my jugular.  He kissed me, sucking so voraciously, I knew it would leave a bruise.
I struggled against him. “Leave me alone. You heard von Richter, I’m remaining with Sabine and you have no authority here!” His hold tightened on me and he suddenly ripped me around to face him, my lips inches from his. Like Gav, he was tall and his sheer physicality was paralyzing. His eyes crinkled at the sides with humor and he chuckled. “Authority? You’re kidding yourself, woman… I don’t need authority for anything.  Werner’s an idiot.  He’s simply a pawn in this game.  I don’t need his or anyone’s approval to do what I want to do.  And sugar, right now what I want to do is you.”  He licked my ear roughly. He actually licked my ear! Handsome and dangerous, he could have been a perfect villain in a bad play.
“Simon!” I pushed back against him and knew instantly that I had made a mistake.  I initiated a physical response, and he countered. He pressed his front against me, and the unmistakable hard eagerness of his member surged up against my lower half. Oh God, I was turning him on.  Every time I struggled against him, it excited him.  I needed to stop.  I went limp instead, but he seemed to anticipate that move. He lifted me with his powerful arms and pressed his mouth against mine, forcing me to open. “Don’t,” I mumbled through the kiss, “I’ll bite down!” I warned.  But he penetrated my soft lips, charging in with passionate and expert licks, coddling and coaxing my tongue to play with his.  I pushed against him, too scared to actually clamp down and hurt him.
He pulled away, breathless.“You want to bite me, sweetness, then do it!” He forced himself on me again, sucking all my air out. My nostrils flared in response. To my horror, the heat in my belly rose and moisture pooled in my panties. His large palm had cupped my bottom and with his other hand, he began to wrestle with my breast harshly. “Ava!” he whispered feverishly, covering my mouth whole.  Suddenly, I tasted a sharp tang. My God, he’d bitten down on his own tongue! Our mouths flooded with his blood and I thought I was going to gag, the sweet metallic taste assaulting my taste buds with a savage tingle I’d never experienced before. He continued to kiss me forcefully, yet unhurried, groaning and seemingly oblivious to the sting of his wound, as he crushed our bodies together as if trying to devour me whole.

Hi, I’m working on my next novel in the Seductive Light series – Moonlit Games, scheduled to be released sometime this Fall. Want a free copy? Click here.


Excerpt from Bloodreign I

Hey All!
A reviewer asked me to provide an excerpt from the book, so here’s one, in case you’re curious to peer deeper inside! ;0)

The door opened and the woman, Adrasthea, walked in, peering down at me imperiously. “We need to leave now, Magdalena. You’re no longer safe here.” 

I put down my teacup in shock. “What happened? Did something happen to Arik?” 

Confusion registered on her face. “No, nothing happened to him. He’s fine, but he asked me to take you with him and we need to be quick about it.” 

I stood up. “I’m not going anywhere until I get an explanation. What is heAdrasthea? Are you all vampires?” I spoke in a trembling whisper, realizing I’d stumbled into the lair of these vicious creatures. 

She eyed me with disdain. “Vampires?” She laughed coldly. “No, dear human child, we’re not vampires. But I don’t have time for a long explanation. We have to leave, right now.” 

Just as she said that, a soft knock at the door had us both turning around. When Cecílie walked in with the young boy I’d seen before, I could swear that Adrasthea seemed relieved. I grabbed my neck subconsciously just as she turned to face me again. She eyed me coldly and then reached out to me, but I stepped back. “Let me see,” she said, sounding almost kind. 

I scrutinized her expression. If she was a vampire too then there wasn’t much I could deny her. She reached for the bandages wrapped around my neck and pulled them off. When the wound was exposed, she hissed, “By Yau, what the hell did he do to you? 

I wrapped my neck back up gingerly. “Why, what is it? Is something wrong? It doesn’t hurt.” 

She gazed at me and laughed, a nasty expression on her face. “No, but it’s usually clean and quite appealing, like two elegant puncture wounds. With you” and she squinted at me jealously, “it looks like he wanted to eat you.”