Jaye McKenna


Jaye McKenna was born a Brit and was dragged, kicking and screaming, across the Pond at an age when such vehement protest was doomed to be misinterpreted as a paddy. She grew up near a sumac forest in Minnesota and spent most of her teen years torturing her parents with her electric guitar and her dark poetry. She was punk before it was cool and a grown-up long before she was ready. Jaye writes fantasy and science fiction stories about hot guys who have the hots for each other. She enjoys making them work darn hard for their happy endings, which might explain why she never gets invited to their parties.

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The books in the Kingmakers series take place a few hundred years after Wytch Wars, the start of which is detailed in the Wytch Kings series. The kingdoms of Skanda have recovered from the devastation wrought by the Wytch Wars and rebuilt. From the ashes, the Tovashi Domains have risen, ruled by high lords who are sworn to obey the Binding, an agreement that prohibits the possession or building of the powerful mythe-weapons that nearly destroyed their lands. As the lessons of history fade into the distant past, there are whispers of those who would break the Binding and rumors of some who already have. Tensions rise and the threat of conflict looms. It will take a strong leader to bring the squabbling domains together once more and prevent history from repeating itself. Where will such a leader be found? And who will help him bring peace to these troubled lands?
Wytch Kings
Prelude to the Wytch War... In Skanda, the Wytch Kings are bound to obey the corrupt, power-hungry Wytch Council. After centuries of bowing to Council's will, the Wytch Kings are restless. Some have begun to openly defy the Council. In the tiny kingdom of Altan, Wytch King Dane has planted the seeds of rebellion in the hearts and minds of both of his sons. Now, a simple issue of succession may be all it takes to stir the smouldering flames of resentment into a conflict that could engulf all of Skanda.
Guardians of the Pattern
Guardians of the Pattern is a science fiction series in which the line between science and magic blurs. In the galaxy-spanning Federation, psions are still fighting for basic human rights. Some worlds adopt a live-and-let-live policy, but on others, psions are hunted down and murdered because the public fears their psychic talents. When ancient weapons of mass destruction are unearthed on a planet populated by primitive nomads who still believe in magic, psions may be the Federation's only hope for survival. Can the people of these two very different cultures come together to prevent disaster? Or will the Federation's hunger for power trigger a psionic chain-reaction that has the potential to threaten all of humanity?


Mercenary (Kingmakers, Book 3)
Series: Kingmakers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,300. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
For Kai McKinnon, the town of Icewood is just another slap in the face. Stranded across the Veil, Earth-born Kai is learning just how ill-prepared he is to survive wilderness, monsters, and magic. The only bright spot is Coryn, the man Kai is coming to care for. But how long will the competent Coryn be willing to put up with Kai’s blundering attempts to learn the skills he needs to stay alive?
Askarra (Wytch Kings, Book 7)
Series: Wytch Kings. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,830. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
War is imminent, and after being freed from the Wytch Council’s evil influence Prince Delrinian of Ysdrach is eager to prove his loyalty. When a chance to strike a crippling blow to the Council presents itself, he volunteers to help—even though his sometimes-prophetic dreams warn that the price of his involvement could be the life of the man he’s falling for.
Ravenfell (Wytch Kings, Book 6)
Series: Wytch Kings. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,050. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
When Prince Jossafir’s ex-lover is captured by his band of rebels, he is faced with a grim choice: allow the prisoner to be interrogated for information that may help free his kingdom, or turn traitor and rescue the man who once set his world on fire.
Renegade (Kingmakers, Book 2)
Series: Kingmakers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,730. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
After choosing loyalty to his sworn brother over loyalty to the Khalshir Guild, Coryn is certain he’s just signed his own death warrant. But the Guild Master has plans for Coryn, and instead of being retired by poison, he’s sent to the kingdom of Tramorn to assassinate a princess. What he finds in Tramorn changes everything, and Coryn finds himself faced with an impossible choice.
Falkrag (Wytch Kings, Book 5)
Series: Wytch Kings. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,770. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
When Prince Shaine of Rhiva sets out to find a weapon that will help the Northern Alliance win the war against the Wytch Council, he finds something far different than he expects, and sets in motion a chain of events that will change the course of the war.
Khalshir (Kingmakers, Book 1)
Series: Kingmakers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,160. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When Rio bungles his first professional assassination, he’s given a simple bodyguard job. But the man he’s assigned to guard is keeping a dangerous secret, and Rio soon finds himself caught up in a tangled web of lies, love, and conflicting loyalties.
Guardians of the Pattern Bundle, Vol. 2 (Books 4-6)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 315,130. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
The Guardians of the Pattern Bundle, Volume Two contains the second three M/M sci-fi/romance novels of the Guardians of the Pattern series: Wildfire Psi, Eye of the Storm, and Closing the Circle.
Dragonwatch (Wytch Kings, Book 4)
Series: Wytch Kings, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,300. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
The balance of power in Skanda is about to shift. As the kingdoms of the north negotiate a secret alliance, the Wytch Council attempts to discredit and replace the rebellious Wytch Kings. Can Tristin of Ysdrach and Prince Mikhyal of Rhiva get to the bottom of the plot? Or will the Northern Alliance be torn apart before the ink on the treaty is dry?
Closing the Circle (Guardians of the Pattern, Book 6)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,540. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
With anti-psion sentiment spreading through the Federation like wildfire, Director Cameron Asada has some tough decisions to make. The last thing he needs is for Draven, a Guild assassin on the run, to show up hoping to redeem Cam’s promise of sanctuary. Can Cam reconcile his conflicting loyalties? Or is everything he’s worked for destined to go up in flames?
Shadowspire (Wytch Kings, Book 3)
Series: Wytch Kings, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,230. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When the soon-to-be betrothed Prince Jaire of Altan meets a handsome ghost, he fears he might be losing his mind. But the ghost may hold the key to his kingdom’s future, as well as the key to Jaire’s heart.
Eye of the Storm (Guardians of the Pattern, Book 5)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,070. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Ajhani exile Vaya Rhivana saves the life of wealthy Federation playboy Nick Romani, he thinks he has all the bargaining power he needs to negotiate the return of his kidnapped clansmen. Falling in love with his hostage was never part of the plan, and in the end, Vaya’s choices could change the fate of his entire world.
Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, Book 2)
Series: Wytch Kings, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,210. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
When the Wytch Council assigns Kian as healer to Prince Ambris, he is sent to the isolated country estate of Blackfrost. There, Kian finds a desperate man nearing the end of his endurance, a mystery, and a chance for love.
Wildfire Psi (Guardians of the Pattern, Book 4)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,530. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When Luka Valdari and Damon Korsov find themselves at the center of an attempt to activate a dangerous artifact, they’ll have to confront more than just their captors. Can they overcome a dark, violent history and work together? Or will all the human worlds burn in the flames of wildfire psi?
Guardians of the Pattern Bundle, Vol. 1 (Books 1-3)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 320,840. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
The Guardians of the Pattern Bundle, Volume One contains the first three M/M sci-fi/romance novels of the Guardians of the Pattern series: Psi Hunter, Gremlin's Last Run, and Ghost in the Mythe, plus the free prequel short story, Facing the Mirror.
Leythe Blade
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,620. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sole survivor of a brutal massacre, Sasha struggles to come to terms with his need to avenge his clan and with a magical sword that has bonded to him for life. When Jace, a mercenary soldier, helps save Sasha from certain death, he finds himself drawn to Sasha. Can Jace walk the line between duty and desire? Or will Sasha’s plans for vengeance lead him to his death?
Ghost in the Mythe (Guardians of the Pattern, Book 3)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,430. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Exiled from his home world, Tarrin Rhivana stows away on a Federation ship, and finds himself lost in the terrifying place-between-worlds where jump ships navigate. There he meets a beautiful ghost who might be the only one who can help Tarrin save his world from outside forces that would strip it bare.
Burn the Sky (Wytch Kings, Book 1)
Series: Wytch Kings, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,810. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
What begins as a simple teaching assignment becomes both an affair of the heart and a life-and-death struggle. Cold-hearted Wytch Master Ilya must teach headstrong Prince Garrik how to control his dangerous Wytch power--or put him down, for the safety of all.
Gremlin's Last Run (Guardians of the Pattern, Book 2)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,060. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
When independent freighter captain Rhys Tyler finds Alek McKinnon hiding in his cargo hold, he has a choice to make: help a wounded Federation agent escape from his captors, or shove him out the air lock. One look at Alek’s pretty brown eyes is all it takes to convince Rhys to take a chance on the man. Now they’re both on the run from a shady organization that wants Alek back at any cost.
Human Choices
Price: Free! Words: 51,810. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Khy runs from the master who has enslaved him for most of his life, he runs straight into trouble. Help comes in the form of Jaedin, an ex-mercenary who wants only to grieve his lost lover in peace. Bound together by a misfired spell, these two broken men set off on a journey to free themselves. On the way, they learn about love, choices, and sacrifice.
Psi Hunter (Guardians of the Pattern, Book 1)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,200. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Sparks fly when ex-lovers Kyn Valdari and Pat Cottrell are ordered to team up on a murder investigation. When they discover an abused, traumatized young psion powerful enough to kill with a thought, they must work together to protect him from being enslaved by the very organization that is supposed to save him.
Facing the Mirror (Guardians of the Pattern, Book 0)
Series: Guardians of the Pattern. Price: Free! Words: 18,640. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When undercover agent Cameron Asada meets Miko, a psychic slave kept by the drug lord Cameron is investigating, he starts to question his mission priorities. The choice is clear: complete the mission or help Miko. Neither option is easy, but only one will allow Cameron to face himself in the mirror.
Human Frailties, Human Strengths
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,950. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Tor, a human misfit, is dumped at the feet of Ash, a god-in-exile, it’s irritation-at-first-sight. Magically bonded to Ash by a goddess who wishes to teach Ash a lesson in humility—and humanity—Tor has no choice but to follow Ash as he seeks a way to break his exile. On their journey, they discover love, adventure, and what it means to be human.

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