QSFer Britney Jackson has a new Bi/Lesbian paranormal/dark fantasy romance out, book four in the Creatures of Darkness series: “The Reign of Darkness.”
Powerful vampire, Rose Foster, and her girlfriend, Kara Unnarsdóttir, take refuge in a hidden kingdom of vampires, as war breaks out between vampires and humans. Rose is shocked to find that even though she doesn’t know them, the vampires of this kingdom know her. Not only that, but they’re prepared to follow her into battle. Yet, they refuse to tell her why.
World war rages on in their absence, threatening the extinction of both species. Rose soon realizes that, even though she doesn’t want power, if she wants to prevent genocide, she’ll have to take her place as a Commander of Power.
But when Kara uncovers a terrifying piece of information about Rose, she must decide, once and for all, if her loyalty to the woman she loves is strong enough to withstand even the end of the world. Or if it’s time to do what she does best: betrayal.
In this final installment of the Creatures of Darkness series, the Eklektos will either save the world or destroy it.
Rose grimaced when she saw Kara waving her over. She reluctantly made her way over to Kara and the vampire Kara was currently talking to—reluctantly, because of all the things she could do on what might be her last night on Earth, meeting people was at the bottom of the list. Down there with getting her eyes gouged out by clowns and spending more than five minutes around Benedict.
She reached them just in time to hear the woman say, “Kara Unnarsdóttir? In a serious relationship?” She laughed, “The world itself would end, if that ever happened.”
Kara exchanged an amused look with Rose, when Rose reached her side. Then, she slipped her arm around Rose’s waist, casually pulling Rose against her.
Rose smiled nervously, when the woman’s gaze shifted toward her. “Hi.”
“Hi,” the vampire repeated, offering her a baffled smile. “Who are you?”
With a painfully awkward shrug, Rose mumbled, “Serious relationship?”
The vampire’s eyes widened. Her wide, brown eyes shifted toward Kara, who simply smiled. “Oh, no,” she said, blinking. “The world is ending, isn’t it?”
“Well…I mean…possibly,” Rose said dismissively, “but not until later.”
All of the color drained from the vampire’s face. “Wait. What?”
Kara leaned in close and whispered, “I hadn’t gotten to that part yet.”
Rose frowned. She turned to face Kara, feeling a little colder when Kara’s hand slipped away from her hip. “You said you’d warn everyone while I packed.”
Kara frowned worriedly. “Ah! I forgot to ask you to grab my battle-axe.”
“I got your battle-axe, Kara,” Rose laughed. “It’s kind of hard to forget.”
Relief washed over Kara’s face. “You’re wonderful,” she said, and then, she leaned in, clearly planning to kiss Rose—only to be stopped by Rose’s finger.
“Focus!” Rose said with a laugh. “You were supposed to warn everyone.”
“I am warning them,” Kara assured her. “I just haven’t had enough time.”
Rose gave her a skeptical look. “You haven’t had time to warn them that they’re all going to die, but you’ve had time to tell them I’m your new girlfriend?”
Kara grinned, her light blue eyes sparkling. “I’m very proud of myself.”
Rose tilted her head, flashing a sassy smile at her. “Aren’t you always?”
“Uhh, hello?!” the vampire interrupted. “You said the world is ending?!”
Britney Jackson is a lesbian author of fantasy and paranormal fiction. She is the mother of two awesome kids that she loves with all her heart, and she resides in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She has a Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts and Religion and has completed graduate studies in English.
Britney has been passionate about writing for as long as she can remember. Literature, creative writing, and music helped her through the darkest periods of her life, and she hopes that her books can be there for others who need a literary escape.
She has a passion for creating the kind of heroes that she needed when she was younger: heroes with mental illnesses, insecurities, fears, and dark pasts. Her books are centered around strong, queer women who overcome insurmountable odds in order to protect the ones they love.
When she is not writing, she can be found drinking massive cups of coffee, playing music, obsessing over some awesome fictional characters, or embarking on the wild and dangerous adventure known as motherhood.