Enchanted Lyre Books

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Enchanted Lyre Books is an indie publishing company. We publish a variety of romance genres including paranormal and erotic romance. Currently our books are available only in digital formats, but we hope to eventually branch out into print editions.

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When did you first start writing?
I started writing fiction in elementary school when I was assigned a class story project. I wrote a few stories for classes, but didn't start writing independently of school until I was in junior high. My writing really took off in high school, which was when I wrote my first novel. It was pretty short, probably closer to a novella, and I'm sure it was completely unpublishable. But I wrote it! Then in college I got hit hard with writer's block. It took me years to figure out that writer's block--at least for me--is just another word for performance anxiety. I didn't start writing seriously again until I was in my early forties.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is Darkness Embraced, and it's the final (for now, anyway) book in the Legends Of A Dark Empire series. The hero is Raphael Black, a super-ancient vampire who started out as an unrepentant bad guy in Darkness Awakened. I've slowly revealed more of his character and redeemed him little by little in Darkness Forbidden and Darkness Beloved.

Originally, Raphael's story was going to follow Darkness Forbidden. I got almost half way through his book and I realized that if I put all his material into one book it would be awfully long, so I switched it with Darkness Beloved. I put Raphael on the back burner while I worked on Jared and Rebecca's story.

When I started with Raphael again, I re-drafted the book and got about a third of the way through and decided I was going about it from the wrong angle. I have a tendency to let my hero and heroine get along a little too well too quickly, not giving them enough angst and stuff to work through, and that's exactly what I was doing with Raphael and his heroine, Perrie. So I threw out what I'd written and started over.

I've started this book three times, and since three is a magic number, I'm sure this is the version that will stick.
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Dirty Magic
By Tori Minard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,540. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Swept with two companions through a magical portal into an alternative universe, American Crystal Damson falls in love with Vadryc Falyros, the terrifying but sexy outlaw sorcerer, her only guide to her new world. In a sweeping journey through a land of wonder and magic, they elude then battle the colleague who betrayed him and who seeks to murder Crystal and her friends from Earth. 110,849 words
Lemon Drop
By Tori Minard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,030. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Bashful Krista discovers a piece of unusually colored antique glass erotica with a surprising secret. It’s possessed by a male spirit whose mission is to satisfy her in bed. Will he succeed in overcoming her shyness and bring her delight she’s never known? Or will Krista send him back to his cold glass prison? An erotic short story at 9600 words.
Darkness Embraced
By Tori Minard
Series: Legends Of A Dark Empire, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,730. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Kidnapping frail yet defiant human Perrie--for her own protection, of course--brings more trouble to vampire Raphael than he expected. She wants love and friendship; he demands obedience. Will the secrets and lies at the heart of the Dark Empire tear them apart or is their passion strong enough to redeem Raphael and unite them forever? Dark Empire #5
Rush: A New Adult Paranormal Romance
By Tori Minard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,860. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
College junior Caroline seems happy with boyfriend Trent until she meets his despised stepbrother, Max, an occultist. Despite Trent's ominous warnings, she can't stay away from Max and the passion he brings to her life. Awful secrets from Max's past tear them apart. But Caroline is haunted by her own ghosts and only Max can help her defeat them. Can she forgive the heartbreak he's caused?
Darkness Beloved: Dark Empire #4
By Tori Minard
Series: Legends Of A Dark Empire, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,600. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Jared relishes acting as knight in armor, thinning the Dark Empire by killing those the empress marks for death. Rebecca once commanded Jared's full submission. He wants nothing to do with her; yet he can't resist her, for her iciness hides a passionate heart. Jared & Rebecca fight the system & each other on a treacherous journey from alienation to love. Prev pubbed as A Knight of Air And Shadow
Darkness Forbidden: Dark Empire #3
By Tori Minard
Series: Legends Of A Dark Empire, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,710. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Garek, an Amaki, never thought he could love a human until Atlantean Kistalleh saves his life. They are enemies, yet they overcome prejudice to form a bond that will defy death itself. When fate rips her from his arms, his agony propels him into the modern USA. But the reborn Kistalleh is terrified of him & Garek must fight a deadly enemy before he wins her trust. Prev pubbed as Ask Not The Moon
Darkness Awakened: Dark Empire #2
By Tori Minard
Series: Legends Of A Dark Empire, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,530. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Obsidian never met a rogue vampire he wasn’t eager to assassinate. Until Kayla Chandler enters his life. Her courage touches a part of him he thinks lost forever--his heart. When the vampire empress orders him to murder Kayla, he refuses and they flee west toward the only shelter against the Dark Empire…a legendary stronghold which may be more fable than fact. Prev titled Wind And The Darkness
On Her Knees: Demon Kin #5
By Tessa Tremaine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,200. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Two warring nations. One enslaves men, the other women. Dario is everything Tariza despises about Saturnians. Luckily this negotiation is the only time she'll have to see him. Dario's uncle, King of Saturnios, plans to capture & torture Princess Tariza. But Dario thwarts him by claiming Tariza as his own. Now he’ll train her to submit though success will destroy the qualities that drew him to her.
Lucifer's Castle: Demon Kin #4
By Tessa Tremaine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,780. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Genevis Belleren falls in love with the two sexy Demon Kin males who kidnapped her and made her a hostage in order to escape slavery in the brothel Lucifer’s Castle. She’ll do anything for them—even oppose her uncle, one of the most powerful men in the galaxy, in order to join her lovers on a primitive desert world that has killed everyone who attempts to tame it.
If I Should Die; A Short Story
By Tori Minard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Zane is homeless. He’s cold, sick, hungry, lonely. His pride is all he’s got, & it’s in tatters. A mysterious beauty shows up one night to offer him a meal & conversation; but the lady isn’t quite what she seems. Alice Delacourt must regularly consume human blood; now she wants to taste Zane’s. Will he surrender his pride in return for affection, or will he condemn himself to die alone?
The Devil You Know: Demon Kin #3
By Tessa Tremaine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,000. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Once, on Novus Vita, Anne Paulsen loved a Demon Kin boy named Damien Fallyn. But that was twelve years ago and now she’s a convicted terrorist because of her actions against his government. When the Demon Kin King makes her Damien’s slave as punishment, they both know they are lost. Because one touch, one kiss, will bind them together again. Forever.
Blood Moon: The Amaki #3
By Tori Minard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,520. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
The mansion is everything Eve Jeremy dreams of and is in perfect condition. There’s one problem--it’s haunted by the sexiest ghost imaginable. Buried alive over 150 years ago, Michael has forgotten his name and Amaki heritage. He only knows he loves Eve. He’ll do anything to sustain himself to be with her, even drink human blood. Yet the very thing that strengthens him may destroy him forever.
Dragon Moon: The Amaki #2
By Tori Minard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,890. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(3.67)
Amaki sorcerer Thorn should hate Maddy, who betrayed him to be tortured. But when she gives up everything to help him escape, he vows to protect her. A member of an order dedicated to eradicating the fae, Maddy believes Thorn murdered her parents and dedicates her life to revenge. Until she falls in love with him.
Fury Enchained: Demon Kin #2
By Tessa Tremaine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,860. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Novella. Sex slave Lily fears her Malefican master's desire, until he loans her to another. Fury brings her ecstasy she never imagined. Can she trust his loyalty or will he betray her? Fury hungers for the slave he loved so briefly. But when officials accuse her of aiding terrorists, he wonders if his love is really addiction. Story contains public sex, bondage, spanking, & a devilish hero.
Malefica: Demon Kin #1
By Tessa Tremaine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,300. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
All Corinna Jerrix wants is to go home to Novus Vita where she can live a quiet, pure life as a war widow. But Demon Kin Merek & Jace have other plans. Corinna helped plan a brutal attack on their planet & in revenge they make her their sex slave. In their arms she discovers unimaginable pleasures forbidden on Novus Vita. Because of them everything she thinks she knows about the war is overturned.
Temple of The Heart: Dark Empire #1
By Tori Minard
Series: Legends Of A Dark Empire, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,740. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
In Atlantis, vampire Niko is despised. When he pulls priestess Laila from a fire, he breaks so many taboos they must flee those who won’t tolerate contact between his kind & hers. Laila can’t resist Niko’s dark charisma and will risk any danger to be with him. But there is more to the Atlantean pursuit than fear of blood drinkers. A powerful enemy wants Laila dead & will destroy any who aid her.
Love Potion Number Ninety
By Tori Minard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,850. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Urban fantasy short story. Postal worker and witch Skye Donovan suspects her boss has the men in her unit under a love spell. She's tempted to leave them to their fate, but some of them clearly don't want to be sex slaves and Skye knows she must get involved. Will her actions earn her the enmity or the admiration of the goddess Aphrodite?
Stainless Steel Vampire
By Tori Minard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Urban Fantasy short story. When a vampire-like spirit possesses the sorting machine postal worker and witch Skye Donovan is working on, she knows she must get rid of it before it sucks all the life energy out of her and her partner. But how to eject it without tipping off the entire workroom floor and exposing her witchy calling to her supervisors?
The Heart Moon: The Amaki #1
By Tori Minard
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,840. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50)
When feisty Laine meets bad boy Roan, her whole world changes. Roan isn’t human; he’s Amaki. Now she’s trapped in his realm of magic, bizarre monsters, and kinky fae. Roan must cure his dying brother, the only family he has left after a devastating plague. The heat between him and Laine captures his heart. But will it be enough to make him defy his clan and save her from his enemies?
Price of a Rose
By Tori Minard
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2011 by Enchanted Lyre Books. Category: Fiction
Left by her cruel stepfather to be the sexual toy of a violent and mysterious man, Belle expects to die soon. But her captor is tenderer than he first appears. Although cursed to be a monster, he bears a strange resemblance to Lucien, who loves her in her dreams. Caught as much by the passion between them as the deal made by her stepfather, Belle longs to uncover the secret of her captor's curse.


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