Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

A looming war between fae queens, humans, and the darkness. A knife-throwing strong female lead, soul mates, and a hidden prophecy that could end everything.

If you like fresh fae world building, mages, powerful queens, knife-throwing strong female leads, soul mates, and heart felt journeys of self discovery then you’ll enjoy the new Dark Hearts Series.
This isn’t your typical fae paranormal fantasy. One earlier reviewer said it, “(plays) off of traditional fantasy elements like elves, charms, and witches in unique and intriguing ways.”

A slow burn romance wrapped in a darkly enjoyable dive into the supernatural realms of Faery and its elitist politics. A secret prophecy the queens of the faery courts want to keep hidden. An impending war. And a darkness that could tear the realms apart. Can Nessa ever make her way back home, or has Faery changed her forever?
Another reviewer said, "It’s fun and lighthearted, very much a female lead Dresden Files, but with a younger protagonist.”

If you hate insta-love but enjoy world building and the gray zone of who’s good and evil then The Heart of Darkness is for you.


Estimated Release Fall 2022

About the Book


Being unclaimed in Faery was dangerous.
But, being the messenger of an impending war meant I couldn’t be tethered to anyone.
Not even if the fae who dragged me into this mess was dark, brooding, and hard to resist.
Prophecies were a nag, and I was destined to find the future ruler of the Fae Courts so they could lead the fae into battle against the encroaching darkness that the queens were keeping secret.
Problem, neither queen wants a change in leadership, and if they knew my awakening of fae magic would end their rule, then staying unclaimed would be easy… I’d be dead.
Too bad for them, my lack of magical talent gave me plenty of time for combat training, and I was ready for a fight. To keep myself from being claimed, and to make sure Faery found their lost leader so they could keep their drama away from the Mortal Realm, and keep my sister Chey safe.


A dirtied bloodline kept me from climbing the ranks of the Sun Guard after over a century of service to the vocation, but it was my mortal blood that allowed me to pass through the wards using my ability to track magic making me valuable enough to keep around. I never thought I’d find a warrior that could make me go against all of my loyalties to keep her safe.
She didn’t need me, that’s one of the reasons why I had trouble letting go, even when I knew deep down that she was destined to be for someone else, someone better.
She wasn’t mine to claim.

About the Author
S.M. McCoy

Stevie Marie is the author of young adult paranormal fantasy and the Divine Series. Born within the apex of another universe, where magic flows like leaky faucets, and forged from the fires of the Underrealm she dug her way to Earth and reluctantly participates in human society, secretly returning to her home world to relay the stories of her monsters, and the troubled love of her people. When she isn’t writing she’s crafting clothing in her sewing room, cuddling her significant-other creature, or pretending to adult by managing a portfolio of properties for an accounting business in the rainy city of Seattle, Washington.

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