Author bio

Holley Trent

Holley Trent - book author

Holley Trent is a romance author who spins campy yarns set in North Carolina. She has a wicked sense of humor and regularly puts her story characters into unexpected situations.

When she's not writing, she's reading or eating Twizzlers.

Her contemporary and fantasy romances have been published by Crimson Romance, Calliope Romance/Musa Publishing, and she has work due for release by Lyrical Press.

2013 brings a change of pace with her self-published series of paranormal novellas: Shrew and Company. Five women, five romances, one big bear of a problem. Check out boss-lady Dana's story in THE PROBLEM WITH PADDY, available now.

Holley Trent is the author of books: Beast (Norseton Wolves #1), Prince in Leather (Hearth Motel #1), Desert Guards: The Complete Series, The Viking Queen's Men (The Afótama Legacy #1), The Problem with Paddy (Shrew & Company, #1), The Chieftain's Daughter (The Afótama Legacy #2), Loner (Norseton Wolves #2), A Demon Found (Sons of Gulielmus #2.5), Knight in Leather (Hearth Motel #2), Idler (Norseton Wolves #3)


Author books

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01
Christina Stilton has waited all her life to become a wolf’s bride. Becoming mate to a stranger in a faraway pack is the only chance she has to escape her Appalachian life of poverty and abuse. She wants safety, but trusts The Fates to steer her toward love, too.

Love is the last thing on Anton Denis’s mind. He doesn’t want to saddle some hopeful woman to him. A brutal fight left him scarred and half blind. He’s a mercenary who can’t drive, can’t shoot straight, and on most days, can’t even crack a smile. He fully intends to send his mate away—to give her a chance at being matched to some stronger wolf—but stubborn Christina is intent on staying.

She might have been treated as a useless female back in Virginia, but her role in Anton’s small pack is clear. He needs to be loved and loved hard, and she’s just the woman for the job. She just needs to convince him to get out of her way and let her do it.
03
Meet three alpha were-cougars and their spirited, sass-spouting soulmates in this shifter romance bundle. Spells, hexes, and curses won’t stop these strong, sexy desert guards from finding love at long last.

The Cougar’s Pawn: Ellery Colvard escapes her perfectly organized life for a camping trip with her friends, hoping for a tiny thrill. Instead, she gets carried away—literally—by alpha were-cougar Mason Foye, who needs a mate to avoid his fate. But Ellery has some witchy ways, too, and she isn’t buying into his life story. The clock is ticking as Mason struggles to keep his son, his family, and the woman he’s already fallen head over heels for.

The Cougar’s Trade: Hank Foye has his eyes set on a brash looker as the mate to help him avoid being cursed to live as a cougar for the rest of his life, but instead fate chooses quiet nurse Miles Bennett. When he gets stuck playing bodyguard to the gal who brings his long-repressed passions roaring to life, he must decide if Miles is a mate strong enough to go the distance with him.

The Cougar’s Bargain: Hannah Welch doomed were-cougar Sean Foye to spend the rest of his life in his animal form when she refused to accept him as a mate. But an attack at the Foyes’ New Mexico ranch ended with Hannah becoming a cougar, too. She strikes a bargain with the goddess who cursed him: Sean will be freed from his furry affliction if Hannah can find him a more suitable mate. But will she be able to give him up?

The Cougar’s Wish: Former soldier Steven Welch has been tasked with keeping Belle Foye away from a dangerous hellmouth at all costs. Not only is Belle a bit young in his world-weary opinion, but sticking close to her means he has no choice but to confront a fear of the supernatural he’d hoped he left in the Afghan desert. Will Steven’s fears and stubbornness cause Belle to lose her fated mate and the one man she’s ever trusted enough to call “partner”?
04
Contessa Dahl has spent most of her life in a haze. A rudderless orphan, most decisions involved her fists and feet: should she fight or should she run? At twenty-eight, she’s ready to clean up her act, but Tess might be a bit premature because she’s destined to be a special kind of leader.

Born into a group of desert-dwelling telepathic descendants of Vikings, Tess was meant to become a link for them all—their queen and conduit. Her kidnapping and the subsequent death of her parents meant her people, the Afótama, have had a hole in their web for too long. Now that she’s back at home, it’s Tess’s job to mend it. But, she can’t do it alone.

She needs a perfect mate to fill in her psychic gaps, and two men claim to be fated for the job. Harvey Lang, her childhood champion, and the group outsider Oliver Gilisson would fight to the death to win her. However, to gain full control of her considerable power, she must find a way to keep them both.

A paranormal ménage romance.
05
The Problem with Paddy, Shrew & Company - Book 1 (Novella)

Pub owner Patrick O'Dwyer disappears right before his pub's locally-famous Saint Paddy's Day 5K race. His staff suspects foul play and engages Durham's surliest private eye to find him.

Dana Slade is a former police detective who got canned after a botched research study warped her DNA. She's a Mutant-American, and none too pleased about it. Her special gifts, unique as they are, hardly make up for her nearly losing her life to an untested drug. If anything, they remind her to never trust a sweet-talking man ever again. It was her ex who signed her up for the study.

She takes the case. Within three hours, she locates Mr. O'Dwyer in a Great Smoky Mountains cabin. He's not only hiding. He's keeping a secret.

Patrick is enamored of the straight-shooting Dana, and knows not to bother trying to tame the shrew. In fact, he likes her attitude almost as much as he likes her curves. For the first time in three years, Dana thinks she might be able to let her guard down, but that changes when Patrick drags himself home beat up and covered in mud. Apparently, there's a feud raging in the mountains and he's right in the middle of it.

As good as he makes her feel, the charming bartender could make her life even more complicated than it already is. Just her luck that the Irishman would come with a heap of baggage instead of a pot of gold.

Warnings: Contains adult language and a scene of explicit sexuality.
07
***Each Norseton Wolves novella can be read as a stand-alone. Also available: BEAST. Look for it in the FIRST BITE collection.***

Half wolf Stephanie Benson has spent much of the last decade enduring criticism from her father’s pack about her deficiencies. If it weren’t for the fact her inner beast craves a wolf’s sensual attentions, she’d try to settle down with a nice human man. Answering a mate call from an unknown pack is her one chance at fleeing toxic influences, but it’s a gamble. She may end up with a man who finds her softer human physique and progressive opinions just as repulsive as the men back home.

Ousted from his pack as a young boy, Darius Lucas is Norseton’s resident lone wolf. He lacks mastery of the social graces most men over thirty would have, and can barely speak more than a few words at a time. Although Darius is skeptical about saddling a stranger with him for a companion, his alpha insists Stephanie is everything he needs. Darius enthusiastically gives the captivating, bombshell his bite, but not his confidence.

He’s used to being on the fringes, but Stephanie understands how that feels all too well. He may lack polish, but he has the tenderness that was lacking in Stephanie’s previous relationships. They’re both loners in their own ways, but if they can come together to find a common thread, the mates could ignite a romance hot enough to make them both howl.
08
Half-demon psychic Jason Deiulio has desired grocery store cashier Cam Evans for two years. Normally, he’s got swagger in spades, but Cam makes him clam up. No way would a good girl like her crawl into bed with an abomination like him.

Studious Cam is chock-full of surprises, though. She sees supernatural beings few other humans know exist and pegged Jason as a demon from the moment she first saw him. She wants him anyway, and decides it’s up to her to make the first move. She does, and not a moment too soon.

Jason’s long-absent incubus father pops in to make Jason an offer he can’t refuse, and the duo will have to test the mettle of their budding relationship. Cam has no reservations about being the girlfriend of a cambion, but she didn’t expect that taking the gig would put her on the supernatural hit list!
09
Dasha Maurice isn’t in the market for a serious relationship, much less one with one of the leather-wearing fairies residing at her best friend’s beach motel. Sure, Ethan Gotch is built like a linebacker and tongue-numbingly sexy, but he’s also a smidge intense and has a pesky ex who insists he’s her fated mate.

He’s not. He’s Dasha’s.

Being the only human in the fairy clique makes Dasha the perfect little soldier to play messenger in the fairy realm. She can’t be detected by raging Queen Rhiannon’s magic, and can help pull more oppressed Sídhe to freedom. The realm is collapsing and the people need a way out.

When Ethan’s ex pulls a stunt causing Dasha to get stuck in the realm, she starts to believe she was right keeping her distance from the fairy, but that’s the least of her concerns. If Dasha can’t accept what it means to be the mate of a shapeshifting fairy knight and work a little magic of her own, the two may never make it home alive.
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Also available:
Hearth Motel 1: PRINCE IN LEATHER
10
Lisa Modesto needs an ambitious, proactive mate to help her navigate Pack drama. With her younger sisters being on the fast track to matrimony with a couple of indolent werewolves from her old Pack, she has to get them out, and soon. She accepts a random pairing with a male from an unknown pack, hoping to find a potential safe haven for her sisters, only to get matched with an idle wolf who has a full moon-sized chip on his shoulder.

Wolf-for-hire Colt Baylor is used to doing the bare minimum to get by. He’s convinced the stability the Norseton Wolfpack has experienced in the past half year is short-lived, and he doesn’t want to put his heart into impermanent things. He learned that lesson all too well as a teen, but his reluctant new mate would have him revisit it.

Lisa is convinced that her born-alpha mate has the potential to solve big problems, but not without incentive. He’s a wolf with a troubled past, and if she pushes too hard, she’ll lose his trust. She can’t afford that. Colt may not only be the ticket to a better life for her sisters, but possibly the closest thing to a perfect mate a domineering Type A personality like her will ever find.
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Other Norseton Wolves titles available now:
-BEAST
-LONER
-SCION