Hailey Edwards

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Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.

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Hailey Edwards I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the book! I believe the second title will release in April. I've asked my publisher, and I hope to have a firmer answe…moreI'm so glad to hear you enjoyed the book! I believe the second title will release in April. I've asked my publisher, and I hope to have a firmer answer soon. 😊(less)
Hailey Edwards Hi Kriselda!

The Araneae series is "mainstream heat". There are consummated love scenes, but on average only one per novel. I would say they're rated R…more
Hi Kriselda!

The Araneae series is "mainstream heat". There are consummated love scenes, but on average only one per novel. I would say they're rated R for that reason, but they're definitely not erotic.

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“Boaz knows,” I muttered, resisting the urge to glance over my shoulder. “He freaking knows.”

“I doubt it,” Cass demurred. “He doesn’t strike me as the knowing type.”

Cranking my head toward her, I considered yanking her bouncy ponytail to get her attention, but vampire. She would bite me, I would punch her, and it would go downhill from there. “He’s a sentinel, an Elite, which implies he has some s

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A Cast of Shadows (Romance)
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Description: The strongest net is no match for destiny. An Araneae Nation story. Daraja has grown up watching her brothers journey down the river on the traditional Deinopidae rite of passage. Each returned with riches from their travels, and lovers with whom to share their lives. Now she has reached the age where she would strike out on her own to seek her fortune—if she were male. Instead, she is expected to sit patiently, weave her nets and wait for the river to bring a husband to her. Patience, however, has never been her strong suit. Brynmor haunts the forest surrounding the city of Cathis, his disembodied spirit inextricably bound to the wild canis roaming his lands. Until the day he stumbles across a brazen trespasser in his woods. Compelled to step in when the canis suspect her of poaching one of their own, Brynmor fears he has lost a piece of his ragged soul to the feisty, adventure-seeking female. And when the canis confront the real poachers, he is forced to choose which life to sacrifice. Hers…or his own. Warnings: This book contains one heroine with a knack for weaving nets and one hero who relishes getting caught. Expect singing, some howling, ghostly shenanigans, and the start of a love that transcends death.
A Time of Dying (Romance)
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Description: They just might survive…if they don’t kill each other first. Araneae Nation, Book 3 Once the future Segestriidae maven, Kaidi lived a privileged life. Now she spends her nights haunting cities ravaged by the plague. Spade in hand, she stalks rows of freshly dug graves for corpses…and then she takes their heads. Her new life is caked in blood and spattered with gore, but it’s hers. At least until—to her fury—she’s caught napping. A plague survivor by the skin of his teeth, Murdoch risks his neck to solve the mysteries left in its wake. Bodies have gone missing. Guards have left their posts and never returned home. When he rouses a female dozing among the dead, he’s unprepared for the violence of her response. Or his. Beneath the grime, she’s lovely. Too bad the blood under her fingernails belongs to his clansmen. He has no choice but to follow this alluring creature deeper into her world of winged beasts and flesh-eating monsters. She holds the knowledge he craves, but the price is high—and they may both pay for it with their lives. Warnings: This book contains one heroine in desperate need of a bath and one hero willing to wash away her sins. Expect threats, swears and general cursing. Love is a slippery slope, and these two are sliding.
A Hint of Frost (Romance)
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Description: Hope dangles by a silken thread. When the head of the Araneidae clan is found poisoned in her nest, her eldest daughter, Lourdes, becomes their clan’s new maven. If her clan is to survive, she has but one choice: she must marry before her nest is seized. All she needs is a warrior fierce enough to protect her city and safeguard her clansmen. Such a male is Rhys the Cold. Born the youngest son of an impoverished maven, the only things Rhys has to his name are his sword and his mercenary reputation. His clan is starving, but their fondness for the flesh of fellow Araneaeans makes them unwelcome dinner guests. Torn between loyalty to his clan and fascination with his future bride, Rhys’s first taste of Lourdes threatens to melt the cold encasing his heart. Amid the chaos of battle, Lourdes’s sister disappears and is feared captured. Lourdes and Rhys pursue their enemies into the southlands, where they discover an odd plague ravaging southern clans as it travels north, to Erania. Determined to survive, Lourdes will discover whether she’s worth her silk or if she’s spun the thread by which her clan will hang. Warning: This book contains one mercenary hero with a biting fetish, one determined heroine who gets nibbled, and an answer to the age-old question, “What does dragon taste like?” Matricide and sibling rivalry are available upon request. The house special is revenge, best served cold.
Eversworn (Romance)
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Description: Steal the salt. Bind the grimoire. Escape the male. When an exchange of stolen goods in the Feriana marketplace turns sour, Isabeau stumbles from the encounter bruised and laden with new orders to complete an even larger heist. With her child’s life at stake, there’s no room for error—or allies. Armed with a lethal book of spells, she strikes a dangerous bargain with Roland Bernhard. Steal a shipment of salt from the Feriana colony, and she’ll have her freedom—and her daughter. It’s all she’s ever wanted. At least it was…until she runs into Dillon Preston. Dillon is out of commission after a mine explosion, and itching for a distraction. He gets it when the female who saved his leg arrives at the colony with nothing but flimsy excuses and even flimsier attire. She’s after something, but is it him—or the salt? Trapped in a desperate bid to gain true freedom, Isabeau is willing to sacrifice her life for her daughter’s, but Dillon has other plans. He wants a package deal, and he’s not willing to lose either female, even if it means the future king of Sere’s head will roll. Warning: This title contains a heroine desperate to save her daughter and a hero determined to make them a family. It also includes wings, horns and other assorted appendages.
A Feast of Souls (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: The only way to save her is to bind their souls as one. Araneae Nation, Book 2 Born with the ability to communicate with the dead, few things take Mana by surprise. But when a canis lopes into her life, announcing himself as the long-dead father of a childhood friend, she’s shocked. To make matters worse, he has a dire message that she alone can deliver. Now Mana must face Vaughn, the male who inspired one too many girlish fantasies, and impart the spirit’s message—without acknowledging her source—so the soul can be laid to rest. With rumors of a burgeoning clan war setting his nerves on edge, the last thing Vaughn needs is for an innocent to get caught in the crosshairs. But the woman he remembers as an awkward girl refuses to leave his side until he’s heard her out. That’s not the only change in her that calls to him. Her kindness soothes his battle-scarred soul—and he craves her in ways a warrior shouldn’t. When they are both captured, they learn of an even greater threat. The plague devastating the southlands has come to his clan home. And his best—and only—chance to keep his people alive is the female who walks among the dead. Product Warnings This book contains one fierce hero with a nose for danger, one stubborn heroine who smells like trouble, and one wolfish spirit who makes most relationships with the in-laws seem downright tame. Fur, fangs and some biting should be expected. But never fear, the hero has a sword, and he knows how to use it.
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Hailey Edwards answered Cheryl's question: Hailey Edwards
I wanted to write his series so badly, but the interest from readers just wasn't there for another spinoff. I'm considering giving him a novella/novel, but I wanted to give him more.
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Against my will I am sent to bid you come in to dinner.

Fair Beatrice, I thank you for your pains.

I took no more pains for those thanks than you take
pains to thank me: if it had been painful, I would
not have come.

You take pleasure then in the message?

Yea, just so much as you may take upon a knife's
point ... You have no stomach,
signior: fare you well.


Ha! 'Against my will I am sent to bid you come in
to dinner;' there's a double meaning in that...”
William Shakespeare
Reap the Shadows by Annette Marie
“Even if we only have tonight ...” she said, her voice trembling. “Just for tonight, I want to forget about it all and just be with you.” Shadows slid across his eyes, emotions she couldn’t name. His hand curled over the back of her neck, gently pulling her face to his until their lips were almost touching. “Just for tonight,” he whispered, “and for as long as you want me.”
Annette Marie
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“Life after love was possible. I was proof. Loss taught you about yourself, burrowed in the dark parts of your soul and ate you from the inside out.”
Hailey Edwards

“Forgive me, Old One." Vaughn stifled a yawn. "Is there a point to this bedtime story?"

Rhys picked up the fork from Vaughn's plate and drove it into his brother's thigh. "There. I've made four points for him.”
Hailey Edwards, A Hint of Frost

“She snorted. “Talking doesn’t leave my kitchen six inches underwater. Talking doesn’t leave two full-grown demons soaking wet. Unless you were both pretending to be mermaids trying to perfect freshwater communication in my sink, I fail to see how talking had anything to do with whatever you two were up to.”
Hailey Edwards, Everlong
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Hailey Edwards Alyssa wrote: "Did you know you also have an author profile page on here as well? Check it out. You can link your blog to the page and then everyone who becomes a fan will get updated when you update your blog...."

I had no idea. lol Thanks for letting me know so I could link up.

Alyssa Did you know you also have an author profile page on here as well? Check it out. You can link your blog to the page and then everyone who becomes a fan will get updated when you update your blog. It's pretty cool!

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