This page is for anything to do with the first book in my ACE ASSASSIN series.
Blood-Bound is the series starter.
Here’s the gorgeous first edition cover, the cover artist is the incredibly talented and skilled Natasha Snow. Just wait until you see what she’s managed to do for the 2nd edition, and for book 2 they’re GORGEOUS.
I have no idea how she managed to capture the main character Rhian so very well, but she did.
Rhian is content in her life. As a pwca, a Welsh shapeshifter, she is bound to the Dark God Arawn as an assassin. So when he assigns her as ambassador to oversee Ontario for him, it’s a shock.
Her new job? To find out who murdered her predecessor and bring them to justice, as well as to oversee the otherkin and clean up their messes before the humans find them—all to preserve the illusion that magic and supernatural creatures do not exist.
The problem? One of the otherkin she’s supposed to oversee is her estranged husband, Kai, the only person Rhian never regretted having sex with, and the only one she can’t forgive.
This book is so important to me, I dearly hope everyone loves it even 1/4 as much as I do.
Full Appendix: There’s an appendix in the back of the book, but if like me, you read mostly e-books, it can be a pain to access. So, here it is if you want to have it up as you read.
Cut and paste for appendix: https://kaijarayne.com/ace-assassin-series-appendix/
(Apologies for the lack of buy links, they’re coming for the 2nd edition re-release. It will hopefully be May or June of 2021.) If you’re desperate to read it now, please just email me. I have it (lolz, obviously) and can send it out for $2.99 US firstname.lastname@example.org
Print from Amazon
Digital from Amazon
Indigo for KOBO (digital, you’ll have to go in with the ISBN to get the store to order it, they can. If they give you a hassle, tell them it’s distributed through Ingram.)
Digital for B&N for NOOK
Print for B&N
Print ISBN: 978-1-948608-91-6
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-948608-80-0
and some fun stuff!
PLEASE NOTE, this is being fixed BUT!: The entire list of content and trigger warnings that I sent to my publisher did not make it through the proofing process. There is a graphic motor-vehicle accident that is not CWd in the front matter. Here is the FULL content and trigger warning list.
“Warning: This book contains sexually explicit content, which may only be suitable for mature readers, rough sex with willing participants, reference to tickling as coercion, mention of food and alcohol, graphic violence, motor vehicle accident, discussion of depression, suicidal ideation and past attempt, on page panic attack, ableist language as self-identification, child death, parental separation, allusion to rape, blood-letting and exchange, reference to self-harm.”
This is the story of how Rhian and her estranged husband Kai get forced back into contact with one another.
Since they ended things on a rather unpleasant note, neither of them know what to expect from the other.
There’s even a fan club for the series on Facebook!
I obsessively keep Pinterest boards for all of my characters.
Here is Rhian’s
here is Kai’s lover, Lynn’s.
and this one is for the Dark God, Arawn who plays a rather significant role in the book, even if He isn’t a main character.
The book is set in London, Ontario Canada. But Wales plays a big part in it. Especially Welsh Folklore.