Writing as Genia Avers

​​Winter Rose
3rd Place
In the land of Dökkálfar, intimacy between elf and human is punishable by death. This stark reality is driven home when Jalakin travels to Gatsle and meets his first human, Lecala.

And bites her.

Worse, he discovers the real purpose of his assigned research: finding a way to help the last fertile female—Lecala—get pregnant.

Jalakin overcomes his bloodlust in order to work closely with the human, but his yearning evolves into something stronger. When she begs him for one night of joy, he is unable to deny his desire. The single coupling accomplishes the fertilization his sister’s artificial insemination project failed to achieve.

While Jalakin searches for a way to keep the baby’s parentage secret, Lecala barely survives an attack by an unknown assailant. Can Jalakin save his beloved from both the legal system and a faceless, murderous enemy? ​

Forbidden Flame is the 50,000-word sequel to Forbidden Magic, a paranormal romance detailing an elfin civilization on the verge of extinction. The attached manuscript is the second of five novels set on Lanatus, a planet inhabited by two factions of elfin creatures expelled from Earth.
Subena has a choice: Marry a man she despises, or let everyone in Mydrias die. To gain access to the crystals crucial to the survival of her kind, she devises a treaty with the hated Gatslians—dark elves who practice forbidden magic and are believed responsible for the elfin banishment from Earth. The Gatsle king agrees to provide the light-reflecting substance, but adds an appalling condition. Subena must marry his son, Prince Kamber.

Her vow to remain aloof wavers as murder attempts, renegade troops, and a traitor who wants to destroy both Gatsle and Mydrias force Subena to work closely with her new spouse. Too closely. The forbidden magic she possesses might shield her body, but she possesses no power to protect her heart. Especially when Kamber’s former paramour resurfaces, laying claim to the man who’s made his imprint on Subena’s soul.

FORBIDDEN MAGIC is the first in a series of romantic adventures chronicling the intercultural challenges as Mydrias and Gastle attempt to resolve their differences and return to Earth.
How can you uphold the law when following the rules will destroy everything worth protecting?

Weary of D.C. murder and mayhem, Cal Henderson trades in his city badge for a sheriff’s star. Regrettably, his Tennessee hometown proves anything but peaceful—a woman is shot dead in her bed and the only viable suspects are his best friend, Noverta, and the love of Cal’s life—the current Mrs. Grace Gardner.

Noverta escapes from jail, making Cal question his efforts to prove the man’s innocence. As more evidence points toward Grace’s involvement in the murder, Cal’s core principles crumble. Can he do the right if his action destroys everything worth protecting?

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Can things get any worse?

After an intimate relationship with her former boss sours, Sienna Sanders is slapped with a lawsuit for breach of contract. Broke and jobless, she moves in with her airhead cousin in a too-small mountain cabin--their joint inheritance.

But things do get worse when a hiking misstep leaves Sienna stranded. That is, until a hunky stranger comes to her rescue. A zing of attraction has her thinking he might be the one. But there's a psycho stalking the area who's already killed four women--women who look a lot like Sienna.

Her stranger insists his name is Carson Addison, but Sienna discovers that isn't true. Plus, her dreamboat protector, a.k.a. possible stalker, only materializes when she's alone. Can she trust her heart and believe he's not a killer? Or is she making herself an easy target for the monster lurking in the mountains?

Rating: Sensual
Page Count: 328
Word Count: 82064
978-1-61217-473-0 Paperback
978-1-61217-474-7 Digital 

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