Kate Wendley


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Sometimes 'the one' is a monster... Kate Wendley writes paranormal romance for those who love drama. Humans, vampires, werewolves and more contend with hot tempers and incredible powers while bravely navigating the mysteries of finding love and acceptance in her Paranormal Romance Series, A Forest of Darkness. Set in the shadows of the ‘City in a Forest’, Atlanta, GA, it’ll make you think twice about how well you really know your friends and neighbors.

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A Forest of Darkness
Love’s never been so dangerous…Vampires, werewolves, humans and more fight the monsters inside and out while navigating the mysteries of love and friendship in the secret shadows of Atlanta, GA, the City in a Forest.

Mastering Darkness

Price: $2.99 USD.

Abandoned Darkness

Price: $2.99 USD.

Resisting Darkness

Price: $2.99 USD.


The Forest of Darkness Series: Books 1 - 3
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 300,700. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Mastering Darkness: Master Vampire Anthony meets unsuspecting Kaia and is forced to confront the fact that he’s turning into a monster. Abandoned Darkness: Alpha Wolf Sebastian suddenly gets what he’s been denied in life, but does he still want it? Resisting Darkness: Powerful vampire Ethan beckons a killer back home to exact revenge, but sexy stranger Harmony puts a kink in his plans.
Resisting Darkness
Series: A Forest of Darkness, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,090. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Beckoning home the only vampire he’d ever made in order to exact long overdue justice, Ethan’s blood link to the killer is driving him mad. As he focuses on his plans for what and who might be left behind once he rights the wrongs of his past, a wickedly beautiful vampire named Harmony comes to town. The vigilante justice he’d been planning suddenly has an unavoidable, sexy wrinkle...
Abandoned Darkness
Series: A Forest of Darkness, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,790. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sebastian, the cursed Alpha Wolf of Atlanta, honed the viciousness of his animal to bury his anger over a twist of fate he has no control over. A nagging fight with the old Alpha heats up, and Sebastian’s own screw up threatens an important friendship. He aches to lash out even more... What hope does Jade, a scaredy cat werejaguar who's always had a crush on him have of softening his hide?
Mastering Darkness
Series: A Forest of Darkness, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,590. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Anthony, the Master Vampire of Atlanta, is losing himself to the tempting feel of the powerful darkness within. But a flirtations chance meeting with a beautiful human shocks his heart into remembering sensations he thought he’d long lost the ability to experience. Oblivious to the supernatural world existing in the shadows all around her, Kaia has secrets of her own.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kate Wendley

  • Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper on Aug. 16, 2016

    Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan was an unexpectedly awesome book! It was an extremely well written ghost hunter mystery that I couldn’t put down. Ellie Jordan is a Ghost Hunter by profession, making a meager living off of trapping ghosts around Savannah, Georgia. She takes a case for a seemingly routine haunting in an old mansion being remodeled for a bed and breakfast, but nothing goes as planned. With a newbie to train, a client’s husband giving her grief about how stupid this all seems, and a ghost that isn’t behaving the way it should, after a few attempts Ellie thinks she’s finally wrapped things up only to find out she was way wrong. Mysteries abound while you can just imagine the character in a real life ghost hunting show with real life ghosts. Excellent writing and a fast paced story for those who love action, mystery, and a side of spookiness. I highly recommend!
  • Love is Darkness on April 21, 2017

    This book was a pleasant surprise. Valerie Dearborn grew up with an emotionally distant father and an acquired foster brother of sorts, Jack, after Valerie’s mother and Jack’s parents were killed by vampires. Val’s father and Jack grow into avid vampire hunters, always trying to force Val into learning their ways while Val secretly lusted after Jack. Val just wants a normal life, though, so when she gets the chance, she leaves town for college and doesn’t look back. Unknown to Val, she’s half empath, which is like candy to a vampire. And she’s the last one on earth as far as the Vampire King, Lucas, knows. After learning about her from the vampire that killed her mother as a child, Lucas has been waiting in the shadows for years, protecting Val, her father, and Jack, while Val grows up and her family continues their quest to kill vampires. Lucas, the Vampire King, is an interesting character. His motives for allowing vampires to be killed, and even secretly encouraging it, are for a noble cause, and sets the story in an interesting world. This was a well paced story that held my interest throughout. I particularly liked the way Val describes Lucas. He has vampire otherness, then can force himself to be more humanlike. The love triangle that forms between Val, Lucas and Jack is complicated, but I never felt frustrated by it so much as hoping Val would just pick one of them and get on with things. Of course, that means her man would need to commit to her, too. Loved this book and have already bought the next one. The world created is so interesting, and the writing style of the author pulled me in so I’m really looking forward to the next in the series.