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Kate Wendley writes paranormal romance for those who love drama. Vampires, werewolves and more contend with hot tempers and incredible powers while bravely navigating the mysteries of finding love and acceptance in her urban fantasy series, A Forest of Darkness. Set in the City in a Forest, Atlanta, GA, it make you think twice about how well you really know your friends and neighbors. When Kates not busily writing about things that go bump in the night she enjoys watching sci-fi, campy horror movies and stand up comedies.

The Forest of Darkness Series

Books 1 – 3

Vampires, werewolves, humans and more battle real and personal demons in this Paranormal Romance Series set in the shadows of the ‘City in a Forest’, Atlanta, GA.


Book 1, Mastering Darkness:


The gruesome duties of being the Master Vampire of the Atlanta territory are enough to tempt Anthony into turning his emotions off for good and becoming the monster he sees in the mirror, once and for all. But a flirtatious 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, though, like why she’s the only human living at Wild Woods, home to Anthony’s bitter foe, Ethan.


As family responsibilities keep Anthony tied to a life of violence, and Ethan’s taunting threats finally step over the line, Kaia becomes Anthony’s beacon of light in his otherwise dark world. But is her love for real, or just a ploy to tear his world apart?


Book 2, Abandoned Darkness:


Having the rare ability to read minds won Sebastian no friends in a world full of secrets. Years of being shunned by the very people he was sworn to protect only reinforced his bad attitude while he cultivated the deadly power of his wolf, keeping it barely contained most days.


A collision with the sweet woman of his dreams tests his ability to be more than just the angry, brute Alpha Wolf people know him as. But as his nagging fight with the old Alpha heats up, and Sebastian’s own screw up threatens an important friendship, he aches to lash out more than ever.


Book 3, Resisting Darkness:


Ethan was a powerful Master Vampire… he wasn’t supposed to need help. Beckoning home the only vampire he’d ever made in order to exact long overdue justice, Ethan’s link to this killer was driving him mad. As he focused on his plans for what, and who, might be left behind once he righted the heart wrenching wrongs of his past, a beautiful new vampire in town threatens to distract him from his mission.


Harmony snuck into the rumored supernatural nirvana of Atlanta, GA with weapons and an attitude. Forever searching for the elusive something or someone that could satisfy her restless vampire soul, she was ready for anything that came her way… or so she thought. A murdered lover, a killer who thought he’d redeemed himself, and a sexy man that calmed her itch to move on force her to decide what she’s willing to do for love.



Praise for The Forest of Darkness Series:
Book 1, Mastering Darkness

“…Just when a reader thinks they’ve read all that paranormal has to offer, along comes a refreshing new spin! Fans will not only devour this anchoring novel, but will be left wanting more! With well-rounded, three-dimensional characters, the author draws the reader into a world where both vampire and shifter co-exist in an uncommon hierarchy. The author also does a unique job in showing the hero’s internal turmoil and conflict. Between past relationship fails, and the high-pressure demands that come with being a leader, many will find themselves relating to his struggle. …Readers looking for their next paranormal,mystery, romance book look no further!” -Reviewed by Stephanie Lodes for InD’tale Magazine

Book 2, Abandoned Darkness

“The secret world of supernatural beings living on the edges of Atlanta is brilliantly developed… Sebastian’s attraction to Jade, a reluctant shape shifting jaguar, blossoms into the beginnings of a relationship, but with his past and position as Alpha Wolf, Jade is just not sure if she can accept everything that may be involved. In the meantime, the Family is changing… Clear, smooth writing, intense action, and a wide range of emotions keep you turning the pages… This is a great read that you can only be thrilled by and will make you want to continue with the next volume.” -Reviewed By Melinda Hills for Readers’ Favorite

Book 3, Resisting Darkness

“Yes! Third time is a charm! …Depth, intrigue, mystery and love… all of them combined in this great tale. Ethan can’t make heads or tails of what he wants to do more and beauty with an attitude only seems to make it worse! From beginning to end, an eventful story chocked full of “eye-openers”, “wait and sees”, then, that “can’t wait” feeling! Awesome job and thank you for the privilege to read it.” −Reviewed by JSDaniMine for Reading Alley