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In Love and Death

by Aldrea Alien

In one day, Dylan’s whole life was destroyed. In one night, he may have found the beginnings of a new one.

Still grappling with the loss of his home, Dylan has no choice but to head for Wintervale. His one solace is in travelling the same direction taken by the enemy. But the truth behind the attack on the spellster tower suggests things aren’t as clear-cut and the enemy may well be closer than they thought.

Crossing the kingdom also means remaining in the presence of Tracker, the King’s Hound who Dylan’s repressed desire refuses to let out of his head. The man’s gentle protectiveness, coupled with his flirting, certainly doesn’t help. It taunts him with ideas of the night they shared in the tower becoming something more, a thought that is no less ridiculous than remaining unleashed.

After all, it’s a hound’s job to escort or kill spellsters. They do not disobey orders. They do not falter. And they do not fall. Especially not in love.

Available on:
Pairings: M-M
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Pansexual, Polyamorous
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Badass Hero, Coming Out / Closeted, Everyone is Queer, Forbidden Love, Forced Proximity, Friends to Lovers, Hurt / Comfort, Most Mindblowing Sex Ever, Opposites Attract, Out for You, Sex Buddies Become Lovers, Slow Burning Love
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

About the Author

Aldrea Alien is a multi-award-winning, USA Today Bestselling, bisexual & genderqueer author from New Zealand who writes fantasy romance of varying heat levels.

She grew up on a small farm out the back blocks of a place known as Wainuiomata alongside a menagerie of animals, who are all convinced they’re just as human as the next person (especially the cats). Aldrea now lives in Upper Hutt, on yet another small farm with a less hectic, but still egotistical, group of animals (cats will be cats), and published her first book in 2014. One thing she hasn’t yet found is an off switch to give her an ounce of peace from the characters plaguing her mind, a list that grows bigger every year with all of them clamouring for her to tell their story first. It’s a lot of people for one head.


Aldrea is the author of…

Dark One's Trilogy
Dark One's Mistress
Dark One's Bride
Dark One's Wife – Release TBA


Spellster Series
The Leap to Freedom
Someone Else's Shoes: A Cinderella Retelling

To Target the Heart: A Tale of Two Princes #1
To Poison a Prince: A Tale of Two Princes #2

Tracking Trouble: Spellster and the Hound #0
In Pain and Blood: Spellster and the Hound #1
And the World Crumbled: Spellster and the Hound #1.5
In Love and Death: Spellster and the Hound #2 – Re-release 7th Nov 2024
In Hope and Freedom: Spellster and the Hound #3 – Re-release TBA
An Unexpected Gift: Spellster and the Hound #3.5 – Re-release TBA

In Pain and Blood was 2nd in the 2018 Connections eMagazine Reader’s Choice Award (Sci-fi, Paranormal & Fantasy Category) and a finalist in the 2018 The Wishing Shelf Awards
To Target the Heart was 1st in the 2020 Connections eMagazine Reader’s Choice Award (Sci-fi, Paranormal & Fantasy Category) and a finalist in the 2020 The Wishing Shelf Awards
Someone Else's Shoes was originally published in the USA Today Bestselling book Once Upon Another World.