Welcome to the Forest of Darkness site! :) All books can be read as standalone novels and are available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and NobleSmashwords, and iTunes, and don’t forget to check me out Goodreads. If you’d like to know when new books are available, please sign up for my newsletter on the contact page. And visit my blog for reviews on Books, Movies, TV Shows and more. Thanks for checking out the site and have a great day!


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.

Abandoned Darkness

A Forest of Darkness Book 2

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’s sworn to protect only reinforces his bad attitude while he cultivates 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.


Jade’s animal abilities are the weakest in the family, so most days she can thankfully ignore that hated part of her existence. But after crashing into Sebastian, the most powerful, terrifying, and sexy shifter in Atlanta, her jaguar is awake in every good and horrible way, whether she likes it or not…



Praise for Abandoned Darkness…


“Wow! Just…wow. The sequel in this series was proof that the author isn’t a one-hit! Sebastian is that bad boy women fear in public but want in private and Jade thinking she wants a “quiet, nice, shy guy” is wrecked when the two collide. A great follow up to an already awesome first in the series!” Reviewed by JSDaniMine for Reading Alley


“A sequel as good as the first in the series. This was an excellent read… Many of the same characters returned and were developed more fully. The plot flowed nicely without gaps in the action. The ending was climatic, and of course leaves the reader eager for the third installment in the series.” Reviewed by JeepWonder for Reading Alley


“Kate Wendley’s second novel in the Forest Of Darkness series is a winner… The twists and turns are woven well together… Ms. Wendley has a creative imagination and I enjoyed another look into her world of shifters and vampires… I look forward to reading and reviewing book 3 of this series.” Reviewed by VerasBookReviewsAndStuff for Reading Alley


“Finding your soul mate is sometimes easier than finding the courage to become who you were meant to be. …What started as boy meets girl, became how can we make this work, and finally how can I become what he needs. He doesn’t think he’s good enough for this wonderful woman, and she doesn’t think she’s good enough to stand with this important man. They learn to trust their love and stand together. This is the second book in the series, but the first one I’ve read, and it worked well as a standalone book. I now need to read more. The world the author created is interesting and makes me want to visit again.” Reviewed by TraciJean for Reading Alley


“Wow, I have gotten so caught up in this story… This book, the second in this series, is the story of Sebastian, a wolf shifter, and Jade, a jaguar shifter. Sebastian has taken everything life has thrown at him and keeps on going. Jade, true to her feline nature, is a scaredy cat. They have had a crush on each other forever, but Sebastian, even though he is Alpha, feels he is not good enough for her, and Jade feels that with her skittish nature, isn’t enough for him either. It doesn’t help that Sebastian has another power which has caused him to be ostracized from his family, or that Torin, the previous alpha that Sebastian bested, is the reason for it. Can Sebastian come to terms with his “extra” abilities and try to make something lasting with Jade? Can Jade leave her scared nature behind long enough to give herself to the man she desires? Last but not least, will Torin honestly call a truce, or is it a ploy for something else? This is a really great book.” Reviewed by TruBloodFan27 for Reading Alley


“Most wonderful read. Having read the first book of this series, Mastering Darkness, I could not wait for more. And I was not disappointed… This is an awesome series and I am ready for the next book. I love this author; her mind is amazing and Kate Wendley has quickly become one of my favorite writers. Read this book and series, it is one of the best I have seen and it is a must read for all.” Reviewed by Positivo for Reading Alley


“It was easy for me to close my eyes and see all the characters interacting and playing around. I will definitely read the next…” Reviewed by Nirk for Reading Alley


“The tempting second installment of the series! …both characters were very enjoyable… Two souls struggling and found each other, the result is simply beautiful. The pace was steady with many emotions and suspense, I loved that the characters from the previous book took part…it’s like a big family and in every book you read a unique romance story about each member without being cut off from the rest them. I surely recommend…” Reviewed by Nikoleta_th6 for Reading Alley


“New Powers, Old Secrets, and More Blood… Two lonely people, each with a secret crush on the other. One a jaguar shifter, the other a wolf. One hates her animal, the other embraces his wolf. A low level jaguar and a powerful Alpha. Nether thinks their dream lovers can be real. Neither think they are good enough for the other. Until an accidental run in, literally, opens their eyes to the possibilities. This second book is a good addition to the series. Would recommend reading the first book to get more background to the characters, though each is a standalone story, with its own Happy Ending.” Reviewed by CatloverGGMA for Reading Alley


“A delightful paranormal. Sebastian was desperately trying to contain his wolf and along came Jade who simply couldn’t find love. The two certainly made a great couple… Another winner in my book.” Reviewed by BookReader7 for Reading Alley


“I’m loving the series… This author’s writing entices you to keep reading…” Reviewed by Yosne for Reading Alley


“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