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New Teaser: Swords

Another new one from the lesbian pirate book I’m working on. 🏴‍☠️🌈

Happy Teaser Day! 💙

(And umm, again…I swear I’ll give it a real title. Eventually. 😅)

I hope you’re all staying safe, and I hope you have a great weekend! 💙

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New Teaser: Captain

My pirate captain has some explaining to do. 😂

Another new one for you! Happy Teaser Day! 🖤🖤🖤

And before you ask, no, that is not the real title. I’m struggling, okay? 😅

I hope you have a great weekend! 🖤🖤🖤

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Teaser: Anyone Else

One of my favorite scenes in The Reign of Darkness. 🖤💙🖤💙

(I cried so much when I wrote this chapter! 😭)

Happy (belated) Teaser Day, and I hope you have a great weekend! 💙

Kara dropped her battle-axe, as if to emphasize that she was not, in fact, going anywhere. Her blue gaze shifted toward Rose—glistening like ice, piercing Rose to the core. “You want me to betray you?” she said, her voice a low growl.

“Why not?” Rose said with a weary shrug. “You’d betray anyone else.”

“Because you’re not anyone else,” Kara said. Her shoulders relaxed, and everything about her seemed softer, all of the sudden, as if she’d cracked herself open, left herself vulnerable—for the first time in her life.

“Because I love you.”


from
The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four
by Britney Jackson

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New Teaser for a New Book 💙

I’m a little late (again) because of internet troubles (again). Thursdays are clearly bad luck. 😅 Buuuuuut…I have something new for you! 💙 I’ve been working on my lesbian pirate WIP a lot lately, and I finally felt comfortable enough to share a scene this week! 💙

(Keep in mind this is definitely a rough draft, still. 😅)

I haven’t decided on a title for it yet. In my computer, it’s called Lesbians, Pirates, and Dragons, but uhh…obviously, that’ll change. 😂 But it follows Emilia, a dragon-commanding sorceress who joins a pirate crew—and Captain Maria Welles, the pirate captain she’s totally not in love with (wink, wink). These characters are so much fun, and I can’t wait to tell you more about them. But for now…here’s a fun scene:

In which my witch-turned-pirate threatens to steal my pirate captain’s ship—and my pirate captain is simultaneously appalled and…into it??? 😂 Like I said, they’re fun. 😂 Happy Teaser Day! 💙

(P.S. – Ignore the title in the teaser. I change it like once a week. 😅)


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Teaser: Nerd with Fangs

Happy Teaser Day! 💚

I haven’t started making teasers for my next book yet. So, today is another one from The Reign of Darkness. 🧛‍♀️🌈

But I do have some aesthetics and character pictures for the new project to share with you soon. So, keep an eye out for those! 💚 I’ve also been talking about my new project on Twitter. 💚

I hope you have a great weekend! 💚


“Are you telling me that the fate of the world rests in the hands of a nerd with fangs and her crazy, battle-axe-wielding girlfriend?”



from
The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book 4
by Britney Jackson

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2/

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Happy Pride and a Teaser

Happy last day of Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

I completely forgot to share our teaser on Thursday, so for the last teaser of Pride Month, here’s Kara being “very proud of herself” …instead of preparing for an apocalypse. 😂


Rose gave her a skeptical look. “You haven’t had time to warn them that they’re all going to die, but you’ve had time to tell them I’m your new girlfriend?”

Kara grinned, her light blue eyes sparkling. “I’m very proud of myself.”

Rose tilted her head, flashing a sassy smile at her. “Aren’t you always?”

“Uhh, hello?!” the vampire interrupted. “You said the world is ending?!”



from
The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four
by Britney Jackson

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2/


Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

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Teaser: Defying Fate

Happy 3rd Teaser Day of Pride Month! 🖤🏳️‍🌈🖤🏳️‍🌈🖤

“I’ve defied fate at every turn for you.”

“I know,” Kara sighed. “And I have no right to ask you to do it again.”

Rose turned toward Kara, studying her with a frown. “Ask me, anyway.”

Kara’s light blue gaze shifted up, meeting Rose’s. “What?”

Rose stepped closer. She reached up, brushing her fingertips over Kara’s face. She watched as Kara’s eyes closed, as she leaned forward. “Ask me, anyway,” Rose repeated. She tilted her face, her lips brushing Kara’s. “Because I’ll say yes.”

Her voice was barely a whisper, now. “I’ll always say yes.”



from
The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four
by Britney Jackson

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2/


P.S. – I have a few more posts planned for this weekend—including one about my next book! 💙 Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

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Teaser: Bedtime Dispute

For the second Teaser Day of Pride Month, here’s Rose and Kara having a Totally Normal™️ bedtime dispute. 😅

“You’re not keeping a battle-axe in the bed that we share.”

Kara stepped closer, before taking another sip of her drink. “Why not?”

Rose lifted both eyebrows, unable to hide her smile. “Because it’s sharp!”

Kara leaned closer. “So are you,” she said, tapping Rose’s chest with the bottom of her glass. Her lips curved into a smile. “But I still keep you in my bed.”

Rose opened her mouth and closed it again, blushing at the implications. Finally, she managed, “Mental sharpness doesn’t hack people’s heads off, Kara.”



from
The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four
by Britney Jackson

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2/


Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈

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Teaser: Hatred

For this Teaser Day, here’s Rose taking a stand against hatred in The Assassins of Light, Book Three of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

‪Always relevant, I think, but definitely right now. ❤️‬


“Hatred doesn’t win with numbers or weapons. It wins with silence. It wins when people sweep it under the rug or try to justify it. It wins when people defend the indefensible. It wins when we’re too scared or too apathetic to fight back. And I won’t let it win. Not today. Not ever.”



from
The Assassins of Light
Creatures of Darkness: Book 3
by Britney Jackson

Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BGY8ZZD


And if you’re out protesting right now, please, take care of yourselves and be safe. ❤️ Love you guys. ❤️

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Teaser: Real Date

Rose may not be scared of ancient vampires, vengeful telepaths, killer queens, entire armies, bombs, or world wars. But going on a date with the woman she’s loved for months? Truly terrifying. 😂

Happy Teaser Day! 💙


“I’m not sure I even remember what a real date is!” Rose squeaked. “Like…does it involve flowers? Murder?!”

Kara snorted, “Both, in my experience.”

“What I do remember,” Rose said, “is that I’m terrible at them.”

Kara raised an eyebrow. “You said you were a terrible girlfriend, too.”

“I am!” Rose said defensively. “I’m a total disaster.”

Kara sat up, slowly, leaning toward Rose. “Yeah?” she said, affection and amusement sparkling in her intense, ice-blue eyes.

“Well, I think you’re perfect.”



from
The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four
by Britney Jackson

Available Now: amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2/

(And free to read on Kindle Unlimited.)

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Teaser: Hazardous Friendship

Being Kara’s best friend comes with risks. 😂

Happy Teaser Day! 🖤


“Just a thought, but have you ever considered not lying to the woman you love more than life itself?”

Kara pinned him with an icy stare. “Do you want me to put this dagger in your face?”

Erik’s eyes widened. “You asked for honest advice!”

She shrugged. “I didn’t say it was a hazardless job.”



from
The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book 4

by Britney Jackson

Available Now: amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2/
(And free to read on Kindle Unlimited.)

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Teaser: Battle

It’s Teaser Day again (or a few hours after, actually), so here’s another from The Reign of Darkness. 💙 I hope you’re having a good week. 💙


“You think my battle-axe is hot, don’t you?”

“I’m not attracted to inanimate objects, no,” Rose said in her grumpiest tone. But when she heard Kara’s soft, breathy laugh, she couldn’t resist the urge to smile. She laughed, “Are you really flirting with me in the middle of a battle?”

Kara shrugged, her smile tilting mischievously. “What else would I do?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” Rose muttered. “Maybe focus on not dying?”


from The Reign of Darkness

Creatures of Darkness: Book Four

Available Now: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2/

(And free to read on Kindle Unlimited.)


©️ Britney Jackson

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Teaser: Home

I meant to post this one last night, but here’s Rose being secretly sappy. 💙 Happy (belated) Teaser Day! 💙

But the feeling in her chest, now? The warmth and comfort and security that settled inside of her? The desire to go nowhere else but here? Was that home?

Because if it was, then maybe this was the closest Rose had ever gotten.

Not the kingdom, of course.

But Kara.

Just…

Kara.



from The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four
by Britney Jackson
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Teaser: Princess Myrinne

The moment Princess Myrinne realizes Kara isn’t just Rose’s warrior. 😂

Happy Teaser Day! ❤️

“Wait,” Erik laughed. “You didn’t know Rose and Kara were together?”

Based on the look on Princess Myrinne’s face, Rose figured it was safe to assume that, no, the princess had not known.

“That’s weird,” Rose muttered under her breath. “Usually, I’m the last person to know when I’m with someone.”



from The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four
by Britney Jackson

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Teaser and a Request

Hey, guys. I hope you’re all doing well and staying safe. 💛 My internet’s been down a lot lately, so I’m a little behind on our weekly teasers. But here’s the one for this past Thursday! 💛


Rose turned to the princess. “And what’s wrong with who I’m dating?”

The princess started to laugh—until she noticed Rose’s glare. She cleared her throat. “Oh, you’re…serious,” she mumbled, her eyes wide. She set her glass on the table and straightened. “Well,” she said nervously, “you must know…Kara Unnarsdóttir has quite the reputation. She’s defeated entire armies by herself, assassinated world leaders, seduced queens and conquered their kingdoms…”

Rose shrugged. “People are allowed to have hobbies.”



from The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four
by Britney Jackson

P.S. — A small request for anyone who’s already finished The Reign of Darkness: It doesn’t appear to have any reviews on Amazon yet. So, if you enjoyed it and don’t mind leaving a review there, I’d be super, super, super grateful. 💛 Regardless, though, thank you so much for reading! Love you guys! 💛💛💛💛

And a massive thank you to those of you who have left reviews elsewhere! 💛💛💛💛

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Teaser Day and Paperback Update

Happy Teaser Day! ❤️

Rose leaned toward Kara and whispered, careful to keep her voice low enough that none of the others heard, “How did you know that would work?”

Kara smiled, shameless as ever. “I didn’t. I just wanted to kiss you.”


from The Reign of Darkness 🧛‍♀️🌈
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four

Update:

If you’re one my of paperback readers, they have the paperback up on Amazon, now. ❤️ (It went up yesterday, I think?) They don’t have it linked to the Kindle version yet, so I’ll include both links. ❤️


Powerful vampire, Rose Foster, and her girlfriend, Kara Unnarsdóttir, take refuge in a hidden kingdom of vampires, as war breaks out between vampires and humans. Rose is shocked to find that even though she doesn’t know them, the vampires of this kingdom know her. Not only that, but they’re prepared to follow her into battle. Yet, they refuse to tell her why.

World war rages on in their absence, threatening the extinction of both species. Rose soon realizes that, even though she doesn’t want power, if she wants to prevent genocide, she’ll have to take her place as a Commander of Power.

But when Kara uncovers a terrifying piece of information about Rose, she must decide, once and for all, if her loyalty to the woman she loves is strong enough to withstand even the end of the world. Or if it’s time to do what she does best: betrayal.


Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085RQNCJK
Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2

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Update: It’s here! ❤️

AHHHH, it’s (finally) up! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 (Now, pardon me while I go panic and cry for like three years. 😭)


Powerful vampire, Rose Foster, and her girlfriend, Kara Unnarsdóttir, take refuge in a hidden kingdom of vampires, as war breaks out between vampires and humans. Rose is shocked to find that even though she doesn’t know them, the vampires of this kingdom know her. Not only that, but they’re prepared to follow her into battle. Yet, they refuse to tell her why.

World war rages on in their absence, threatening the extinction of both species. Rose soon realizes that, even though she doesn’t want power, if she wants to prevent genocide, she’ll have to take her place as a Commander of Power.

But when Kara uncovers a terrifying piece of information about Rose, she must decide, once and for all, if her loyalty to the woman she loves is strong enough to withstand even the end of the world. Or if it’s time to do what she does best: betrayal.

In this final installment of the Creatures of Darkness series, the Eklektos will either save the world or destroy it.

The Reign of Darkness
Creatures of Darkness: Book Four

Kindle Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085KD8FL2/

I hope you enjoy! ❤️ Love you guys! ❤️

P.S. – For those of you who prefer paperbacks: Only the Kindle version is up right now, but the paperback should be up, too, soon. ❤️

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Release Date for THE REIGN OF DARKNESS

The Reign of Darkness, the fourth and final book of the Creatures of Darkness Series, will be released on March 3, 2020! 🧛‍♀️🌈 So…just a little over two weeks from now! 🖤

I’ve been reluctant to post a release date because, between life events and rewrites, it can get really unpredictable. This last year (or so) has been a tough one, and my writing time has been more limited than ever. And on top of that, each time I would get close to finishing, I would decide to rewrite it all over again. 😅

My anxiety is partly to blame for that. This is the final book of the series, after all. I want it to be perfect (or as perfect as possible, anyway). I’ve been dreaming up this book for so long (since I started the series), and I want it to be the satisfying, worthy conclusion that I’ve always hoped it would be. 🖤

Your support of this series—and of Rose and Kara—has meant the world to me, and I will never be able to thank you enough for it. 🖤 But I hope I can at least give you a satisfying conclusion to the series—and one that was worth the wait. 🖤

Two more weeks! 🖤

P.S. — I’m extremely sleep-deprived, so if this sounds a little sappy and rambly, that’s probably why. 😅

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

‪I’m a day late, but here’s something romantic for Valentine’s Day.‬

‪💙💜💙 Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day! 💙💜💙 ‬

‪P.S. — Posting the release date tonight! 🧛‍♀️🌈‬

Excerpt from The Reign of Darkness,
Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.
©️ Britney Jackson
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Teaser: Battle-Axe

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to my American readers, and Happy How-Is-It-December-Already to everyone else. 💙 Thanks to the holidays, kids’ birthdays, the flu, and then a bit of a depression spiral, I’m pretty behind on updates, but I’ll try to share one within the next few days. 💙 Until then…teaser! 💙

I hope you enjoy it! And have a wonderful week! 💙


Oh, you know, just your typical bedtime bickering…

…about a battle-axe. 😅

(from The Reign of Darkness, Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.)

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Happy National Coming Out Day!

‪Happy National Coming Out Day! 🏳️‍🌈‬

‪I joke sometimes about how I basically just snuck out of the closet while no one was looking and hoped no one noticed.‬

‪But the truth is…coming out is hard. It’s a long process that is sometimes painful, sometimes dangerous, and never easy.‬

‪I hope you know that wherever you are in the process—already out, coming out, or not ready—you’re not alone, and you’re loved. And you have a queer family out there cheering for you. So, whether you stay in, come out slowly, or jump out when you’re ready…happy Coming Out Day. 💙

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World Mental Health Day

Since it’s World Mental Health Day, I’m sharing this scene from The Assassins of Light again—as a reminder that mental illness doesn’t mean you’re less or weak or any other stigma people have attached to it. It’s okay to not be okay. 💙

If you follow me on social media, you probably know that I struggle a lot with mental illness, too. That’s why it’s so important to me to write characters like Rose, who have PTSD and depression—or other mental illnesses. I want you to know that, even if you feel alone in this, you’re not. 💙 And if you ever need internet hugs, I’m happy to send them. 💙 Love you guys. Take care of yourselves. 💙

from The Assassins of Light

Creatures of Darkness: Book 3

©️ Britney Jackson

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Happy International Lesbian Day!

Happy International Lesbian Day from your local, awkward, writing-obsessed lesbian! 😅 I hope you all had a good day! 🏳️‍🌈

And to celebrate, here’s the character aesthetic for our favorite lesbian, seductive, Viking-warrior-vampire: Kara! ❤️ (At least I hope she’s our favorite. That was awfully specific. 😂)

Quote from The Reign of Darkness, Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

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Happy Bi Visibility Day!

Happy Bi Visibility Day to all of my bisexual friends and readers! 💖💜💙 You’re so valid and so awesome, and if anyone makes you feel less than, just pretend you’re Rose and melt their insides with your mind. Ahem…I mean… 😅‬

Love you guys! 💖💜💙

And…speaking of Rose…since it’s Bi Visibility Day, here’s Rose being very bi. 😂

(from The Reign of Darkness, Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series)

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THE REIGN OF DARKNESS Cover/Summary

🖤🖤🖤🖤 Here it is! 🖤🖤🖤🖤

Blurb/Summary:

As war breaks out between vampires and humans, the world’s most powerful vampire, Rose Foster, and her girlfriend, Kara Unnarsdóttir, take refuge in a hidden kingdom, in order to save the life of a friend. There, Rose finds that, despite having never heard of this kingdom before, everyone there seems to know her. Not only that, but they’re prepared to follow her into battle. Yet, they refuse to tell her why.

Supernatural world war rages on in their absence, threatening the extinction of both species. Rose soon realizes that, even though she doesn’t want the power, if she wants to prevent genocide, she’ll have to take her place as a Commander of Power.

But when Kara uncovers a terrifying piece of information about Rose, she must decide, once and for all, if her loyalty to the woman she loves is strong enough to withstand even the end of the world. Or if it’s time to do what she does best: betrayal.

In this final installment of the Creatures of Darkness series, the Eklektos will either save the world or destroy it.

Coming in September. 🖤

P.S. – If you’ve read The Assassins of Light, you might know who that is on the cover. 😉🖤

P.S. Part 2: You may have seen a very, very rough draft version of this cover before, especially if you’re on Twitter. 🖤 This one is the final version. 🖤 Or close-to-final version(?) if my anxiety changes its mind. 😅

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Teaser: Random Banter

Random Rose and Kara banter (that I forgot to post last week 😅).

P.S. – If my anxiety ever shuts up, I’m going to post a cover/summary reveal for The Reign of Darkness. I’ll try to sneak-post it while it’s sleeping. Shhhhhhh.

(from The Reign of Darkness, Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.)

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Teaser: Monsters

Rose and Kara are like the epitome of the there-are-two-kinds-of-people thing. 😅

Happy Teaser Day! 💜🖤💜🖤

P.S. – I’m going to try to catch up the website some, so you might be getting a few more teasers this week. 💜🖤💜🖤

from The Reign of Darkness

Creatures of Darkness: Book Four

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon! 💜🖤💜🖤

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Teaser: Type

Okay, let’s be honest, though: Kara knows way more than five thousand ways to kill someone. 😂💜

Rough week, so I’m horribly late on this one. But Happy (belated) Teaser Day! 💜💜💜

(The Reign of Darkness, Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series, is coming soon! 💜💜💜)

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Pride Month: Announcements

Happy Pride Month! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

A couple of announcements:

1) I’m participating in two different Pride-themed hashtag games over on Twitter this month. So, I’ll be talking about Rose and Kara, The Reign of Darkness, writing, happy, gay stuff, etc., all month over there, if you’re interested. ❤️ (I think my Twitter feed also shows up on my website, if you don’t have Twitter?) 🧡

2) Also, The Reign of Darkness (Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series) should be released this month. 💛 (I tried for May. I tried so hard. But May just…sucked. Bad. So…so bad.) But (fingers crossed) this month!!! 💚 I’ll announce a specific date soon. 💙

P.S. – And to all of my LGBTQ+ friends and readers, I hope you have the best month! 🏳️‍🌈 Love you guys! 💜

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Happy Lesbian Visibility Day!

Happy Lesbian Visibility Day! 🏳️‍🌈

Sending love to all of my lesbian friends and readers today! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

And for encouragement, here’s a “pride” quote of our favorite lesbian, vampire, Viking warrior: Kara Unnarsdóttir:

“I know who I am. I always have. And I refuse to apologize for it.”

(From The Tomb of Blood, Creatures of Darkness: Book 2, ©️Britney Jackson)

Love you guys! ❤️

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Teaser: Dangerous Ladies

Okay, so, the funny thing about this teaser is that last week, on Twitter, there was this trend, where everyone was posting, “How you know I wrote it,” followed by a list of things that are in their books. This was mine:

So, yeah…like I said, dangerous ladies… 😂 

Excerpt:

Kara didn’t even attempt to resist, as Rose dragged her into the bedroom. She grinned, both brows raised. “I love it when you randomly make out with me.”

Rose closed the door behind them and then turned toward her, frowning. “What? That’s…not what I’m doing,” she stammered. “I just need to talk to you.”

Kara crossed her arms. “Well,” she complained, “that was misleading.”

Rose’s frown deepened. “How was it… You know what? Never mind.” She stepped closer. “You didn’t tell me your plan involved betrayal and murder.”

Kara shrugged lazily. “My plans always involve betrayal and murder.”

“I know, but Kara,” Rose sighed, “we’re supposed to be the good guys!”

Kara started laughing, as if that were the silliest thing she’d ever heard. “Oh, Rose,” she said, flashing a wicked smile, “I don’t think I ever agreed to that.”

Rose huffed out an exasperated sigh, as Kara turned to leave. “Fine. You can have your betrayal, but less murder, okay? Humans hate us enough already.”

Kara smiled and leaned against the door, pushing it open. “Anything for you, sexy,” she said playfully. Then, she winked and disappeared down the hall.

Rose rolled her eyes, suppressing a laugh.

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon! ❤️🖤❤️

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Character Flags

Last week was Pride Flag week for #LGBTQwrimo on Instagram and Twitter, so I made this fun little thing for The Reign of Darkness. 😊❤️

Rose Foster, the protagonist of The Reign of Darkness (and the entire Creatures of Darkness Series), is bisexual, and her girlfriend, Kara Unnarsdóttir, is a lesbian. 🏳️‍🌈

Other queer characters include: Elise (bi), Owen (gay), Tom (gay), Talulah (lesbian), Aaron (bi), Zosime (lesbian), Ligeia (lesbian), and Alana (bi). ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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Teaser: Erik

A couple of weeks ago, I had a request for an Erik teaser, so…here you go! 😁💙💙

(Also featured: Ligeia being Too Serious™️ for Rose. 😅)

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Teaser: Kallias

Ahhh, sorry! I was swamped with work this week and forgot to post our Thursday Teaser! ❤️ But here it is! I hope you like it! ❤️

Rose and Kallias have a very specific dynamic… 😂

When Kallias finished wiping the blood from his hands—or trying to, at least—he tossed the towel aside and sighed, “What are you doing here, Rose?”

Rose shoved her hands in her pockets and shrugged. “Same as usual?”

Kallias crossed his arms and flashed a bitter smile. “Pissing me off?”

“I was going to say saving your life,” Rose mumbled, “but yeah, that, too.”

Kallias shifted his gaze toward Kara, scowling at her blood-soaked battle-axe. “Rose, will you please tell your girlfriend to stop dripping blood on my floor?”

Rose glanced at Kara, who was standing right beside her—definitely within hearing range. “Umm, she has ears, actually?” she told him. “So, I don’t have to?”

Kara flashed a smug smirk at Kallias. “He’s just jealous of my battle-axe.”

“Yes, Kara,” Rose muttered, “I’m sure that’s exactly what he’s jealous of.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon! ❤️

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Happy (Belated) St. Patrick’s Day 💚

I meant to post this last week, but life got super-busy, and I forgot. As usual. 😅 But I hope you all had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day! 💚💚💚💚

Because I’m a dork who likes holiday-themed stuff, here are a few lines from the pre-battle “good luck kiss” in The Tomb of Blood (Book‪ 2 of the Creatures of Darkness Series).‬ 💚💚💚💚

P.S. – Umm, also…you may have noticed my website went all wonky last week? 😂 (I think it was because it was my renewal date?) It took me a few days to fix it, but it’s fixed now. So…if you were one of the people who visited while it was wonky, sorry! I promise it’s not always like that. 😂

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Weirdly Emotional Thank You ❤️

The Assassins of Light, Book Three of the Creatures of Darkness Series, is officially one-year-old, and I’m feeling all weirdly emotional about it. And I get even more awkward than usual when I’m emotional, so…you’ve been warned…

I was so terrified when The Assassins of Light came out. It’s such a personal book (especially with how it addresses Rose’s PTSD and depression). Not to mention, you know, if you’ve read it, that there are a lot of points-of-no-return in this book. I think it’s scary, as a writer, when you reach those points in your work because you’re always afraid that you’re going to turn around and find out no one followed. But I should’ve known that you guys were too amazing for that. ❤️ Because not only have you stayed with me throughout the series, but your support for The Assassins of Light (and Rose and Kara’s relationship, in general) was more than I could’ve ever hoped for. ❤️ (As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure Rose and Kara have more fans than I do. 😂❤️) Seriously, though, to have people share my love for these characters is just…a dream come true. ❤️❤️❤️❤️ (Sorry, I tried to avoid sappy clichés, but…like I said…emotional.) ❤️

The point is…I will never be able to thank you enough for being so supportive this past year. It’s meant the world to me. And I really hope you all enjoy The Reign of Darkness (Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series) just as much. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Teaser: Found Family

Rose and Erik are found family in all the snarkiest ways. 😅

Happy Teaser Day! (And Pi Day!) I hope you like it! 💚🖤💚

Excerpt:

“I don’t know why you’d be worried,” Erik scoffed. “Kara and Alana tried to kill each other every day, and Kara stayed with her for fourteen hundred years.”

Rose frowned. “But that was only because Alana wouldn’t let her leave.”

“Not the point,” Erik said. He leaned against the table, crossing his arms. “What makes you think Kara would run away at the first sign of disagreement?”

Rose chewed on her lip nervously. “People…tend to run away from me.”

Erik snorted, “Well, can you blame them? You’re an annoying, sarcastic nerd, and…you’re kind of a mess.” He looked away. “And sometimes terrifying.”

Rose flashed her sassiest smile. “Wow. Thanks, Erik,” she said, her voice sharp with sarcasm. “This is exactly the kind of encouragement I was looking for.”

“But,” Erik continued, scowling at her interruption, “Kara’s into that.”

Rose gave him a skeptical look. “She’s into terrifying messes?”

“Well, she did date Alana,” Erik muttered under his breath.

“Umm,” Rose said, squinting bewilderedly, “so did you?”

“What I meant was,” Erik grumbled, his gaze shifting back toward Rose, “she’s into you.” He shrugged. “You might be a total failure at everything else you do in this world, but…you make Kara happy.” His brows furrowed. “Somehow.”

Despite the anxiety whirling around in her head, Rose couldn’t help but smile. “How do you manage to make me feel better and worse, at the same time?”

“It’s a gift,” Erik laughed. But when Rose turned to leave, his smile faded. “Rose?” he called out—before she could open the door. When Rose glanced back at him, she was surprised to find that, for once, there were no traces of humor in his expression. He scratched his head, messing up his wavy, blonde hair. “I don’t know what Kara’s lying about this time, but when she was here, I sensed…fear.”

Rose was quiet for a moment. Then, she nodded. “I sensed it, too.”

She’d never seen Erik so nervous.

“Kara is fearless, and she loves danger. What scares most people excites her. So, if this secret scares Kara,” Erik paused, regarding Rose with a worried look, “it must be more terrible than I can imagine.”

Rose sighed, “If you’re trying to scare me…”

“I’m not,” he interrupted. “I just want you to be careful.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

© Britney Jackson

Coming Soon! 💚🖤💚

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Teaser: Intense Rose

Rose is just a big ball of awkwardness and sarcasm most of the time, but when she is intense, she’s…intense. 😂

Happy Teaser Day! I hope you like it! ❤️🖤❤️

“The way she said it,” Rose said. “It was like she was talking about fate.”

Kara finished getting dressed, tugging her shirt down, over the bandages on her stomach. She looked at Rose. “Do you have any reason to not believe her?”

Rose tore her gaze from the bandages, her gaze shifting to meet Kara’s. “You mean…other than the fact that she’s a serial killer and a total psycho? No.”

Kara sat down in the floor—too exhausted to stand any longer. “Still…”

“Still, what?” Rose scoffed. “Who cares what Psycho-Queen said? I don’t know if I even believe in fate.” She studied Kara with a curious frown. “Do you?”

Kara leaned back, stretching her long, leather-clad legs in front of her. “I did, once,” she admitted. “My people did.” She didn’t look at Rose—probably afraid that Rose would notice the anxiety in her eyes, if she did. But Rose didn’t need to see Kara to know what she was feeling.

She always knew.

“We believed in the Norns,” Kara told Rose. “They determined the destiny of gods and humans.”

“And,” Rose asked, “did you believe that your fate was…unchangeable?”

“Yes,” Kara said. “Not even the gods could defy their fate. The only god who would’ve even had the audacity to try was Loki. Maybe not even him.”

Rose knelt in front of Kara—putting herself at eye-level with the seated vampire. “Didn’t you tell me that they used to call you the ‘Daughter of Loki?’”

An impressed smile curled at the edges of Kara’s lips. “I did tell you that.”

“And isn’t fate a kind of…rule?” Rose said. She leaned closer to Kara—separated only by the length of Kara’s legs. “Don’t you love to break the rules?”

Kara’s smile deepened. She shifted, folding her legs beneath her, so that Rose could move closer. “There’s very little I love more,” she agreed breathlessly.

“Then,” Rose said, moving closer, “we’ll defy fate, if that’s what it takes.”

Kara reached out, pushing a loose strand of red hair out of Rose’s face. She leaned in, her breath warm against Rose’s lips. “I thought you liked the rules.”

“I like you,” Rose whispered. “I love you. That’s all that matters, really.”

“How is it all that matters,” Kara said sadly, “if fate itself is against us?”

Rose leaned back on her heels, and in an instant, her eyes changed—red flames glowing within them. “Kara, I love you. And if I have to rip apart fate itself for you, I will,” she growled. “No one is going to tell me who I can and can’t love.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon ❤️🖤❤️

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Teaser: Come to Bed

If the world ends, blame Kara. 😂 Happy Teaser Day! ❤️ (And Happy Holidays!) ❤️💚❤️

Kara slipped her arms around Rose’s waist. “Come to bed,” she said, pressing her lips against Rose’s neck. “It isn’t comfortable when you’re not in it.”

Rose smiled, shuddering a little, as Kara kissed her neck. She turned to face Kara, lifting her eyebrows. “I’m pretty sure the reason it’s not comfortable,” she teased, “is the sixteen million weapons you have, hidden under the mattress.”

Kara laughed. “Four, actually,” she said with an amused smile. “The rest are in my bag.” She pulled Rose closer, tilting her face, as if she were going to kiss Rose. “Come to bed,” she whispered again, her intense, blue eyes dark with desire.

Rose pushed a strand of blue hair out of Kara’s face and leaned forward, her lips brushing Kara’s—almost kissing her. But then, she leaned back on her heels, making a face, as she remembered, “I’m supposed to be saving the world.”

Kara leaned in again, her lips curving at the corners, as she whispered, “Save me first.”

Rose laughed. “From what?”

Kara closed the last bit of space between their lips. “From wanting you.”

Rose closed her eyes, moaning at the soft warmth of Kara’s lips. The kiss left Rose feeling even more overheated than before, hunger and desire flaring up inside of her, all at once. She leaned back, a spark of red glowing within her eyes. “Okay,” she sighed, feigning reluctance, “but if the world ends, I’m blaming you.”

Kara smiled. “Works for me.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) ❤️❤️❤️

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Teaser: Betray Me

Ahh, this scene nearly killed me when I was writing it. So much emotion! 💙🖤💙🖤💙🖤💙

Happy Teaser Day! 💙 I hope you like it! 💙


Kara dropped her battle-axe, as if to emphasize that she was not, in fact, going anywhere. Her blue gaze shifted toward Rose—glistening like ice, piercing Rose to the core. “You want me to betray you?” she said, her voice a low growl.

“Why not?” Rose said with a weary shrug. “You’d betray anyone else.”

“Because you’re not anyone else,” Kara said. Her shoulders relaxed, and everything about her seemed softer, all of the sudden, as if she’d cracked herself open, left herself vulnerable—for the first time in her life.

“Because I love you.”


from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) 💙🖤💙

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Teaser: Kara’s Priorities

Kara’s Priorities:

1. Brag about new girlfriend.

2. Then…worry about the apocalypse. 😂

Happy Teaser Day! 💜🖤💜 I hope you like it! 💜

Excerpt:

“Kara Unnarsdóttir? In a serious relationship?” She laughed, “The world itself would end, if that ever happened.”

Kara exchanged an amused look with Rose, when Rose reached her side. Then, she slipped her arm around Rose’s waist, casually pulling Rose against her.

Rose smiled nervously, when the woman’s gaze shifted toward her. “Hi.”

“Hi,” the vampire repeated, offering her a baffled smile. “Who are you?”

With a painfully awkward shrug, Rose mumbled, “Serious relationship?”

The vampire’s eyes widened. Her wide, brown eyes shifted toward Kara, who simply smiled. “Oh, no,” she said, blinking. “The world is ending, isn’t it?”

“Well, I mean, yeah,” Rose said dismissively, “but not until tomorrow.”

All of the color drained from the vampire’s face. “Wait. What?”

Kara leaned in and whispered in Rose’s ear, “I hadn’t gotten to that part yet.”

Rose frowned. She turned to face Kara, feeling a little colder when Kara’s hand slipped away from her hip. “You said you’d warn everyone while I packed.”

Kara frowned worriedly. “Ah! I forgot to ask you to grab my battle-axe.”

“I got your battle-axe, Kara,” Rose laughed. “It’s kind of hard to miss.”

Relief washed over Kara’s face. “You’re wonderful,” she said, and then, she leaned in, clearly planning to kiss Rose—only to be stopped by Rose’s finger.

“Focus!” Rose said with a laugh. “You were supposed to warn everyone.”

“I am warning them,” Kara assured her. “I just haven’t had enough time.”

Rose gave her a skeptical look. “You haven’t had time to warn them that they’re all going to die, but you’ve had time to tell them I’m your new girlfriend?”

Kara grinned, her light blue eyes sparkling. “I’m very proud of myself.”

Rose tilted her head, flashing a sassy smile at her. “Aren’t you always?”

“Uhh, hello?!” the vampire interrupted. “You said the world is ending?!”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) 💜🖤💜

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Teaser: Dating a Viking

The downside to dating a Viking… 😂 (Especially when she’s as brutal as Kara. 😂)

Happy Teaser Day! ❤️❤️❤️ I hope you like it! ❤

Excerpt:

“Look at you,” Kara said with a seductive smile, “commanding armies, as if you’ve done it your whole life.”

Rose’s blush deepened. She scrunched up her face in disbelief. “You may have forgotten, but I accidentally insulted an angry vampire in front of his peers.”

Kara lifted her wine-glass to her lips, sipping the dark liquid. “You and I have different understandings of the word accidentally, I believe,” she said playfully.

“It was an accident,” Rose said. “That doesn’t mean he didn’t deserve it.”

Kara laughed. “Don’t worry. He’ll be more…agreeable in the future.”

Rose’s eyes widened. “Kara,” she said hesitantly, “what did you do?”

Kara looked away, sipping her wine. “Zosime dances well, doesn’t she?”

Rose snatched the glass of wine out of Kara’s hand—which succeeded in getting her attention. Kara tried to hide her smile, but she was clearly amused. Rose reached out and grasped Kara’s hand—the one Kara had slyly hidden with the wine glass—and scowled. “Kara? Why are there blood-stains on your hand?”

Kara’s lips twitched. “Because there isn’t any running water down here?”

Rose frowned worriedly. “Please, tell me you didn’t dismember anyone.”

“I didn’t dismember anyone,” Kara recited, her light blue eyes sparkling.

Rose dropped her hand and rolled her eyes. “You’re lying. Aren’t you?”

Kara held her thumb and finger an inch apart and mouthed, “Just a little.

“Kara!” Rose said, her eyes wide. “Why would you do that?”

“Because he attacked you. Obviously,” Kara said, rolling her eyes. She took the wine glass from Rose’s hand. “Relax. It was just a finger. It’ll grow back.”

“You cut off someone’s finger?!” Rose exclaimed. “Are you insane?!”

“A bit, yeah,” Kara said, taking another sip of her wine. She chuckled, as she lowered the glass. “Don’t worry. He assured me there’d be no hard feelings.”

“Yeah, I’m sure I’d say that, too, if you sliced off my finger,” Rose said.

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) ❤️❤️❤️

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Teaser: Rose and Kara’s Kissing Habits

And so, the Saga of Rose and Kara Accidentally Making Out in the Wrong Places continues… 😂

Happy Teaser Day! 💜💜💜

——

As soon as the door clicked shut, Kara doubled over, bursting into a fit of hysterical laughter. “I think we offended the princess’s precious sensibilities.”

“You offended her,” Rose muttered. “I just stood here, blushing like an idiot.” She fumbled with the buttons of her shirt. “A half-naked idiot, at that.”

Kara straightened and stepped closer, helping Rose button up her shirt—since the incident had apparently left Rose too clumsy to figure out her own shirt. “A very beautiful,” Kara said, desperately trying not to laugh, “half-naked idiot.”

“Thanks,” Rose said sarcastically. “That’s really helpful.”

——

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) 💜💜💜

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Teaser: Cute Moment

My homicidal babies are so cute sometimes! 😂

Happy Teaser Day, and I hope you’re all having a happy Thanksgiving! 💙💙💙

Excerpt:

He spit out a mouthful of blood and snarled, “Your girlfriend’s insane!”

Rose stepped closer, as that glowing, red haze overtook her eyes. “If you think she’s crazy, you really don’t want to see what happens when I get angry.”

Kara stepped forward, curling her fingers around Rose’s arm. She pulled Rose away from the Assassin, turning to face the opposite direction. Kara leaned in close and whispered, “I thought you said you were going to be Good Cop.”

Rose crossed her arms and grumbled, “That was before he insulted you.”

Kara smiled, amusement sparkling in her light blue eyes. “I love you.”

“Hello?” yelled the Assassins of Light, suddenly. “Can I go home now?”

Kara shot a peeved glare at him—before returning her attention to Rose. “Please, let me cut off his hand. He can still answer questions without his hand.”

Rose sighed, “I think you’ve dismembered enough people for one day.”

from my upcoming book, The Reign of Darkness,

Book Four of the Creatures of Darkness Series.

©️ Britney Jackson

Coming Soon(ish) ❤️🖤

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