Siren’s Surge

The Sea King’s Daughters, book V

Marna Holm has never been in control.

After the death of her lover drives her to deadly recklessness, she casts aside her trident and lives in self-imposed exile on a houseboat in Copenhagen. There, she gathers intelligence on local supernaturals for her father, to ensure the world is safe for the return of the Merfolk.

When those same supernaturals begin to go missing, an annoyingly persistent local requests her help. Marna suspects that the Deep Dwellers, the enemy that poisoned Salacia’s seas, are also intercepting her messages and agrees to investigate...and perhaps avenge her lover’s death.

But there are more powerful forces at play than Marna imagines, and the mastermind behind the abductions is someone she never suspects. Stopping them will be a gamble, one where losing control might be the key to success...or might trap her people in poisoned seas forever.

Lauren was proud to write the fifth book in a series of linked standalone Urban Fantasy novellas by a group of amazing female authors. Find out more about the series as a whole here.

The Spellhounds Series

UNMAKE - book two

UNLEASH - book one

Orphaned. Hunted. Pissed as hell.

Helena Martin doesn't know who she hates more, the sorcerers who fired the magic-laced bullet or the gang-lord master who used her mother as a shield. It's not the price she expected for escaping magical slavery, nor is the unstable power now pulsing in her veins.

Caught between her former master's hunters and the Guild Sorcerers determined to kill them, she finds a safe haven at a dog rescue willing to take in a different kind of stray. But Helena's newly-unleashed power is a beacon for her enemies. And they're threatening the first place she's ever thought of as home.

 A visceral, heart-pounding ride of a book that will keep you guessing until the final bloody breath.

-Philippa Ballantine

 If you enjoy dark and gritty novels with a strong, ass kicking protagonist, Helena Martin is your girl.

-Amazon 5-Star Review

She's on trial for her life. He's torn between two futures. The decisions they make could draw the magical world into war.

When Helena d'Argent's mentor falls into enemy crosshairs, she uses forbidden blood magic to save his live. Now, the same guild that welcomed her for catching their most notorious criminal has put her at the top of her wanted list...but not everyone agrees that she was wrong to fight fire with fire. With a tribunal looming and vigilante groups splintering off from the Sorcerers Guild, Helena knows that her best chance of survival is escape...but running will bring the Guild's attention down on Jaesung, whose illegal spellhound status could very well get him killed.

Nearly a decade after Jaesung Park left Seoul behind, he's once again finding his world turned upside-down. Now that he's a Spellhound and his girlfriend is in danger of execution, he's expecting them to run--together. What he doesn't expect is for Helena to turn herself over to the very Guild Enforcer who outed her for blood magic. Now he's faced with an impossible decision: return to what's left of a normal life, as Helena intended, or risk everything to free her from the Guild, and spend the rest of their days on the run.

The Millroad Academy Exorcists Novellas

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Exorcising Aaron Nguyen (Book I)

What's a little murder between friends?

The murder of Millroad Catholic Academy's resident genius, Aaron Nguyen, shuts down student life at the boarding school in rural North Carolina...for about a week. With the resilience of youth, the student body bounces back, and the memory of murder is nothing but a streamer of caution tape fluttering in the breeze. Unfortunately for them, Aaron's spirit has some resilience as well. 

Hoping for spontaneous romantic combustion with her ghost-seeing best friend Hiroki, school gossip journalist Georgia Collins agrees to help bring Aaron's murderers to justice and set the vengeful spirit free...but it's not quite the close encounter she's hoping for. 

#1 in Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Teen & Young Adult
#1 in Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
#1 in Kindle Short Reads > Two hours or more (65-100 pages) > Literature & Fiction

Filled with the supernatural, friendships, and hardships, this book was stunning through and through.
— 5-Starred Review

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The Girl in Acid Park (Book 2)

The shenanigans continue...

Unlike her best friend Hiroki, Georgia Collins can't see or talk to dead people. But she recently discovered she can help ghosts move on--no exorcism required! Unfortunately, so did the national media. Her underground blog is not so underground anymore and the Millroad Catholic Academy students with their scandals on exposé are less than thrilled about Georgia's journalistic success.

But Georgia has never been one to let things blow over, so when the police request paranormal assistance on a new murder case, Georgia decides to make the unwanted spotlight work her way and agrees to help...except she didn't expect Hiroki to refuse.

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From the Creators of the award-winning steampunk Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series ( Phoenix Rising and the Janus Affair) comes a collection of new adventures from around the world.

The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences investigates the bizarre and unusual, and protects the citizens of the Empire from forces of darkness. Every agent knows that thrusting themselves into danger is part of the job, and may demand of them the ultimate sacrifice. They call on their own inner strength, wits, intellect, and innovations of science and technology.

But is it enough to face the unknown and the unexplainable? 

This is Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, a collection of short stories featuring the derring-do of secret agents cut from a different cloth. 

Travel to the farthest corners of Queen Victoria’s mighty empire and back again to the shores of Old Blighty, unlocking the mysteries of legend, lore, and shadowy societies. Welcome to a world of steam, secrets, machinations and madness.

.....Be sure to check out Lauren's story, "The Incident of the Clockwork Mikoshi", the tale of one-armed Whitechapel bruiser, Lawrence P. Dagenhardt, and his rather explosive case in Meiji Revolution-era Kyoto.