D.C. native, Livia Quinn, now lives and writes by the bayou in Louisiana. She's written ten books in her Storm Lake series, both paranormal and contemporary romance. While working as a plant manager, computer trainer, mail lady, professional singer, and small business owner she has stocked her brain full of great characters and fodder for her stories. She can't wait to share them with her readers. Her readers have said: “It’s like a mini-vacation from the real world.” “Walk don’t run to the buy button.” “This book made me swoon.”
When Aussie gem hunter Cass McKay appears unexpectedly on Elektra's design shop doorway, her reasons for sending him away a year ago become…complicated, their passion for each other and her dark secret, intricately entwined. The truth will put their love and lives in danger.
One year ago on the eve of Carnival, Elektra broke their engagement after the "Blood" opal was stolen from them. No one steals from Cass, especially not when it cost him the woman he loves.
Elektra's reason for breaking their engagement has now come back to bite her. Cass intends to return to Brazil, putting himself in danger to retrieve her opal, in hopes that Elektra will give their relationship another chance.
Staying out of Cass' bed isn't an option if she's going to keep him safe, but coming clean might make things worse. Elektra is walking a tightrope between desire and deceit, and the truth will endanger not only their love, but their lives.
Hard Days Knight, Storm Lake East: Larue, Book 1
He's on a mission…
Is he a real hero, or just a pretender? Ex-Navy officer Luc Larue knows how it looks when the sexy cop and her partner respond to a silent alarm at the grocery where he stopped for a six-pack. Luc’s job with KPI requires certain…attire and equipment.
The tall, dark and deadly looking mercenary Delilah Burke confronts at the robbery scene is sexy as sin, and apparently “saved the day”, but is he a hero or a crook?
Each day reveals more to Del of the enigma that is Luc Larue. The guy is pure gold, perhaps too good to be true. Then, trouble arrives from his past and Del is faced with a choice. Will she believe the evidence against Luc, or trust her heart?
“I loved Luc from the first page.” “Loved how the hero worked with disadvantaged kids.”
Sample Hard Days Knight
Her First Knight, Storm Lake East: Larue
He's on a mission...
“Take ‘em off, Tucker. Tucker. Tucker…”
What had he been thinking? He considered himself a careful planner, the consummate decision maker. He’d worn many hats—inventor, Ranger, mentor, CEO. So how had he wound up on stage in nothing but his trousers and tie beside two cover models before a hundred women screaming for him to take it off. That’s the question his friends and family would be askingtomorrow, if they found out. That, and “Who’s Tucker?” He’d just have to make sure no one found out about his little side trip. A whim and a folly could turn into his worst nightmare.
It had seemed like a recipe for harmless fun. Take one curious CEO on the way to his room followed a gorgeous redhead onto the wrong floor. Add a hundred romance writers and readers attending a conference. Toss in some false assumptions, throw out a lifetime of good behavior and Ridge was up to his Special Forces tattoo in manure.
“I have to say this is one of the best-written stories I’ve read in a while. I loved the way this was written and the story it tells. I can NOT give this book enough praise.” “I loved this story and you will too.”
Sample Her First Knight
Merry Christmas, Baby (A Storm Lake East Christmas)
Contemporary Romance series, Holiday Romance
It’s a weekend full of love and Larue social media is a twitter at the return of their hometown movie star, Ducane Beauregard Larue at the only place to celebrate Christmas Eve—the Romanos’. Catch up with the characters from Larue and Thunder Point and get a peek into the lives of upcoming characters.
Beau hates Christmas. It reminds him of what he can’t have. He’s been avoiding homecomings, and the biggest reason is unavoidable this Christmas – Madison Hart, who has loved Beau for most of her adult life. Whenever rumors surface about him returning home, Madison hyperventilates at the prospect of seeing him again.
Samantha Larue’s baby is overdue and everyone is hovering including Jed, who ended their relationship last summer because kids “weren’t in his future”.
Bad guys don’t scare Delilah Burke but Luc’s mother and five sisters do. They have her stalling on setting a date to marry the man she loves.
Nothing could make Buffy Romano happier than delivering a few surprises and helping the people she loves find love. Then, a Christmas Eve miracle confirms what she already knows – that with a little nudge, all her love ones’ happily ever afters will happen in the not so distant future.
Sample Chapter from Merry Christmas, Baby
Storm Lake Box Set: Larue (Storm Lake East)
Contemporary Romance series, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Heroes who care…
Hard Days Knight Luc Larue knows how it looks when the sexy cop and her partner respond to a silent alarm at the grocery where he stopped for a six-pack. Luc’s job with KPI requires certain…attire and equipment. The tall, dark and deadly looking mercenary Delilah Burke confronts at the robbery scene is sexy as sin, but is he a hero or a con? He just seems too good to be true. Then, trouble arrives from his past and Del is faced with a choice to believe the evidence against Luc, or trust her heart.
Her First Knight “Take ‘em off, Tucker. Tucker. Tucker…” Ridge Romano is an inventor, Ranger, mentor, the consummate planner. So how did he wind up on stage in nothing but his trousers and tie beside two cover models, and a hundred women screaming at him to take it off? It had seemed like a recipe for harmless fun. One curious CEO follows a gorgeous redhead onto the conference floor. Add a hundred romance writers at a "meeting". Toss in some false assumptions. Throw out a lifetime of good behavior and Ridge is up to his Special Forces tattoo in manure. Now to make sure no one finds out.
Merry Christmas, Baby Larue social media is all atwitter at the return of their hometown movie idol, Ducane Beauregard Larue at the only place to celebrate Christmas Eve. Nothing could make Buffy happier than delivering some surprises and helping the people she loves find love. A Christmas Eve miracle confirms what she already knows, that with a little nudge, all her love ones’ happily-ever-afters will happen in the not so distant future.
“This book got me from the first paragraph, couldn't put it down.” Hard Days Knight
“This is one of the best written stories I’ve read in a while. I loved the way this was written and the story it tells. I can NOT give this book enough praise.” Her First Knight. “Livia Quinn’s books remind me of Jill Shalvis and Robyn Carr, small town stories with heart and heat.”
Storm Crazy, Destiny Paramortals: Book 1 (A Storm Lake Novel)
My name is Tempest Pomeroy. I’m a mail carrier and a Paramortal like the rest of my family. Or I’m supposed to be. If I didn’t have a few little talents I’d think I was adopted. To say I was having a bad day was like saying Katrina dropped a little rain on New Orleans.
My brother’s genie bottle went missing and one of my customers had a stroke while reading me the riot act, but I saved the old curmudgeon with a zap of my zeus juice! That was the first time I called my power, and the hunky new sheriff almost saw me use my magic—big no-no. Things just went south from there…I discovered a dead body in the clubhouse and rescued River’s bottle from a locker by bashing it in with a Greg Norman wedge. Guess who showed up, again? Yep.
Now, my brother’s missing and the sheriff and my ex-lover are squaring off like yard dogs staking their claim. Aurora says all the chaos is a sign of my quickening. The sheriff thought he’d settled in a normal town to raise his teenage daughter. Like Mayberry? It’s more like Middle Earth.
Sample Storm Crazy
Cry Me a River, Destiny Paramortals: Book 2 (A Storm Lake Novel)
Isn’t it just like a man to exit a relationship when he finds out a woman has a few little secrets? The last time I’d seen my almost boyfriend, Jack Lang, a series of shocks had sent us both reeling, and he got his first glimpse of my Paramortal “talents” - a few measly bolts of lightning aimed at his—in his--general direction.
I’m a Tempestaerie, though I’ve denied my heritage for nineteen years. Sheriff Lang is finally on board with our search for my missing brother but time is running out. In the course of the investigation we’ve gone from attraction to suspicion, support to friendship, romance to oh-my-god-get-away-from-me revulsion.
Jack’s an ex-Navy pilot. He says he wants to know “everything”. My ex-lover and guardian, Dylan McGuinness, says after we answer Jack’s questions, he’ll either join us, or grab his daughter and take the first jet out of Middle Earth.
He may help me save my brother and discover the whereabouts of my parents, but I doubt he’ll still want to take me to the Mardi Gras ball, once he knows “everything”. There’s a lot of everything…
Sample Cry Me A River
Eve of Chaos, Destiny Paramortals: Book 3 (A Storm Lake Novel)
“You vill meet a dahk dangerrous strangah…”
…Aurora predicted at the Mardi Gras ball, and as if someone left their Swords of War videogame on “share” in a parallel universe, the Dark Knight walked in. Conor de Sept Flambe´ with the distinctive leathery tattoos spanning his muscular shoulders and magnificent flashing swords. “Where did he get those swords?” Montana drooled. She’d been unable to force her eyes away from him, then he parted the crowd like Moses through the Red Sea, and asked her to dance.
He said he wanted to show her some of his moves. Right! Her Dinnshencha warrior wasn’t born yesterday… But there’s more to this Knight than meets the eye, and he’s quite an eyeful. Recognizing her diminishing strength, he offered to prepare her for the Chaos, twenty-four hours when many Paramortals would lose their power.
With crazies coming out of the woodwork, Paramortals losing their abilities, personalities going AWOL, Sheriff Lang wants to know who will be left standing with him when the Para-moon begins. If Flambe´ is what Jack thinks he is, Destiny might have a chance. If not, they’ll be in deep… trouble. Where’s an F-18 when you need one?
Storm Lake Box Set 1 (Destiny Paramortals)
Storm Lake…Is it Mayberry or Middle Earth?
It depends. On the west end of Storm Lake near a super pulse of leylines lies Destiny, home to the Paramortals, a quirky group of supernatural beings living side by side with humans (fae, djnn, vamps, shifters, even dragons - shh, that’s a secret), their collective purpose, to defend mankind. I’m Tempest Pomeroy and my human job is delivering the mail. I come from a family of Tempestaeries and Djnn. After my father died and our mother abandoned us, I denied my heritage and concentrated on raising my brother River.
Now my world is spinning out of control. My brother’s genie bottle is missing, the males in my life are acting crazy, and my emotions are threatening to unleash my Tempestaerie powers whether I like it or not. The only person I can turn to is a human, Sheriff Jack Lang, a hunky ex-Navy pilot who believes he’s moved to a normal small town - like Mayberry - to raise his teenage daughter.
As our relationship develops and his investigation progresses into the strange happenings in the area, it’s inevitable that Jack will be…erm…enlightened about Destiny’s and my true nature. Especially when the locals begin ‘exposing’ their special ‘aptitudes’.
Jack says he wants to know everything. But will he stay and fight for us and the Paramortals, or take the first F-18 out of Middle Earth? There’s a lot of everything…
This Box Set includes the first three books in the Destiny Paramortals: Storm Crazy, Cry Me a River, and Eve of Chaos.
Sample Chapter from Storm Crazy
Blame it on the Moon, Destiny Paramortals: Book 4 (A Storm Lake Novel)
Southern Urban Fantasy
It’s the height of the Para-moon and Sheriff Jack Lang is up to his ‘6’ in alligators. Defending those weaker than himself is in his DNA, which is what drove him to become a Navy pilot. But who is he kidding? Alligators he could handle! Supernatural bad guys, well…
Ragtag doesn’t begin to describe his band of temporary ’heroes’. If he has to go to war with the group that showed up at dawn, he’d better start cutting up white sheets and tying them to garden stakes.
With Tempe and the other Paramortals ill or incapacitated will Jack be able to keep Destiny out of the hands of their enemies for the rest of the power down? He’s been told this was the strongest and most unpredictable Chaos ever, which is why Tempe, Aurora and Dylan have been hit so hard, but also, ironically, the reason there’d been no coordinated attack by hordes of bad guys - yet.
There’s no time to worry about his future with Tempe and his daughter as one crisis after another raises its head. Find a healer for Dylan, relocate a lost elemental, make a formal request for help from the Fae, figure out what the hell his crazy ex Georgeanne is up to, and most importantly, keep the humans in the dark.
If worse comes to worst, he has a dragon on his side and a few surprises up his sleeve. “Yippe, ki, yi!" Unfortunately a lot can happen in twenty four hours and things…don’t always go as planned.
Storm Warning, Storm Lake East: Thunder Point
Contemporary Romantic Suspense, Women's Romance Fiction
He’d been dodging the lightning, fighting the wind and rain, looking for a place to hide…when he’d seen the faint glow in the distance. There was no answer at the door so he’d broken in, entered… and there she was, a beautiful Valkyrie. Wielding her sword, she screamed as she struck him—for no good reason—and then everything went black. Everything.
You’ve killed him, Bad Brenna taunted. Brenna looked down the steps at the man lying motionless in the tropical downpour. I told you that silly phobia would get you in trouble if you didn’t get a grip.
Brenna knew she was right, knew it was exactly why Bad Brenna existed, to help her cope with the trauma that had turned her into a scared rabbit whenever lightning was in the forecast. But her anxiety over the approaching storm had been magnified by yet another premonition. Typically, it meant someone was about to die. Had she been the means, this time, of fulfilling her own prophecy? As usual there were no clear answers. She needed to start trusting her sixth sense if she was ever going to get rid of Bad Brenna.
Sample Chapter from Storm Warning
Storm Crazy Bonus Edition (Storm Crazy and Cry Me a River, books 1&2)
Southern Urban Fantasy Paranormal Cozy
Welcome to Destiny, or I should say Middle Earth…
Jack Lang, sheriff, ex-Navy pilot. To say Destiny was not what I expected would be like saying Wolverine's fingernails were long enough for a manicure. I'd been looking for Mayberry, a quaint little safe town to raise my daughter. That ship sailed when I met Tempest Pomeroy, who turned out to be a storm witch with a djinni brother and an ex who was… hell, I don't know what he is. But I wasn’t sure I could stay. I had a teenage daughter to consider.
Tempe Pomeroy, Tempestaerie, mail lady, and as Jack likes to say, trouble magnet.
Isn't it just like a man to exit a relationship when he finds out a woman's got a few little secrets? Jack's finally investigating my little brother's disappearance but time is running out and our relationship's gone from attraction to suspicion, support to friendship, romance to oh-my-god-get-away-from-me revulsion.
Jack’s an ex-Navy pilot. He says he wants to know “everything”. He may stick around, help me save my brother and discover the whereabouts of my parents, but I doubt he’ll still want to take me to the Mardi Gras ball, once he knows “everything”. He'll probably take the first jet out of Middle Earth. There’s a lot of everything…
Storm Crazy sample