Book 1 of the Shadowfae Chronicles
October 2009

Cover art by Craig White

Finalist 2009

Australian Romance Readers Awards

Imagine a secret world veiled in fairy glamour and brimming with unearthly delights. A city swarming with half-mad fairies, where thieving spriggans rob you blind, beautiful banshees mesmerise you with their song and big green trolls bust heads at nightclubs. And once you're in, there's no escape...

In a city infested with psychotic fairies and run by sadistic vampire mafiosi, life as a soul-sucking succubus rarely involves lacy lingerie, hot guys or great sex.

Enslaved by a demon lord, Jade must spend her nights seducing vampire gangsters and shapeshifting thugs. After two hundred years as a succubus, she burns for freedom and longs to escape her brutal life as a trophy girl for hell's minions.

Then, she meets Rajah, an incubus who touches her heart and intoxicates her senses. Rajah shares the same bleak fate as she, and yearns just as desperately for freedom. But the only way for Jade to break her bonds is to betray Rajah—and doom the only man she's ever loved to a lifetime in hell.

Aussie links:  Intrigue  Booktopia

Read the first chapter online here

Download Hellcursed, a free prequel short story here


"This dark urban fantasy is a seductive tale of alternate reality in modern-day Melbourne. Hayes uses real settings as a backdrop as gangsters and killers mix with well-defined supernatural characters in an intriguing and tense first-person plot. Add in sizzling sex scenes and dark humor and this one will take you on a wild ride."
--RT Reviews, four stars
Shadowfae is a mind-bending blast into darkness that enfolds and ensnares you from the first page... Pure magic from the word go."
--Bitten By Books
"A thrilling and darkly erotic tale of betrayal, passion and redemption, Shadowfae is a rich novel that will ensnare the senses with lush prose and a deadly vision of the Fae that conjures fairy tales of old."
--Caitlin Kittredge, bestselling author of Street Magic and the Nocturne City series
"The author’s voice sank hooks in me. The world is vivid, yet gritty... it made me shiver and sigh. Reading this book was like reading color straight off the page. Shadowfae has a taste I will remember..."
--Hailey Edwards, author of Everlong
"Erotic urban fantasy at its most visceral, illuminating the splendor and squalor of life on the edge. Laurell K. Hamilton's fans will enjoy this."
--Library Journal


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