Mel Sterling



It’s here, it’s here! I can’t tell you how excited I am to show you the nearly final draft of the ebook cover for Trueheart, which will be available in mid-January 2016. Trueheart is the first book in a new dark fantasy romance series, Portland After Dark.

Trueheart ebook cover

TRUEHEART: Book 1 of Portland After Dark

Cover design by Skyla Dawn Cameron of Indigo Chick Designs.

Here’s the back-cover copy for the print version (coming spring, 2016).

Loyalty. Desperation. Grief.

Eight months ago a mysterious drug killed Tess Gordon’s brother, and now it’s spreading through her rehab counseling clients. They all claim they’re not addicted, the drug leaves no trace except its drained victims, and the cops aren’t interested. Aching with loss, Tess vows to find the source. What she finds instead is Thomas.

Slavery. Duty. Enchantment.

Thomas, the half-fae guardian of the goblin market, has plenty of problems—and just got another one. Pressed into the service of the Unseelie Queen, all he wants is his freedom. But Tess won’t go away, and the human girl is in way over her head.

One perilous late-autumn night, the fae and human worlds collide. Tess’s and Thomas’s separate tasks are inextricably tangled. Now, a half-fae and a human rehab counselor must walk the knife-edge of obligation, love, death and transformation–with the entire Unseelie Court, including the malevolent Wild Hunt, out for their blood.

Welcome to Portland, After Dark…

You’ll be able to read the first chapter of Trueheart in a sneak peek in fellow-author Grace Draven’s newsletter later this week. Sign up for Grace’s newsletter here: Sign me up!


  1. Looks and sounds awesome. Can’t wait to read the book!

  2. I am so excited about this book coming out!

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