Dark Secrets

Dark Secrets by Jeffe Kennedy

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Date Published: Sep 2015

ISBN: 978-1517374136


Six award-winning authors bring you this spellbinding collection of stories about dark desires, mysterious worlds, and danger that lurks in the shadows of the night. Where nothing is black and white; where things might not be as they seem; where magic and mayhem rule.


HEART’S BLOOD by Jeffe Kennedy, a Twelve Kingdoms novella

A dark fairytale retelling of a princess robbed of rank, husband and even her name.

Nix is nothing. The Princess Natilde—her former waiting woman—attacked her on the journey to wed Prince Cavan, stripping her of everything and taking her place. With no serving skills, Nix becomes a goose girl. Perhaps if Nix keeps her promise never to reveal who she really is, Natilde won’t carry out her vile threats. Prince Cavan entered his arranged marriage determined to have a congenial, if not loving relationship with his future queen—for the sake of both their kingdoms. But, his wife repels him more each day and he finds himself absurdly drawn to the lovely Nix.

With broken vows, anguish and dark secrets between them, Cavan and Nix struggle to find the magic to restore what’s gone terribly wrong… if it ever can be.


“Some of the best names in paranormal romance put together an anthology that embodies the darkness and seduction of noir, featuring ghosts, vampires, fae, magic, a djinn and even the Devil himself.” 4 stars

~RT Book Reviews

“(Heart’s Blood) was an interesting blend of coarseness and fantasy, gentle love and lust, betrayal and honor. I definitely want to read the other stories in the Twelve Kingdoms series, now.”

~Delighted Reader

“Provocative, refreshing, melancholy and reminiscent of Grimm Fairy Tales.  I thoroughly enjoyed all the stories. “

~La Crimson Femme

“I loved the contrast of the innocence of Nix and Prince Cavan pitted against the evil of Princes Natilde. Well told with a heavy fairy-tale feel.”

~I Smell Sheep

“This anthology took me by surprise. Why you ask? Because I liked every single one of them (…) (They) were quick to read. And a little dark, exactly like the title promised.”


Heart’s Blood shares the sweet romance between two souls. (…) Their love filled me with optimism and happiness.”

~That’s What I’m Talking About

“Jeffe Kennedy has the awesome ability to build very realistic characters, and that includes villains, antagonists. You feel the burning desire to choke them to death, lol. I surely felt it.”


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