The Duchess and the Orc

He’s a massive, mocking, murderous monster. And there’s only one thing he wants from her…

In a world of recently warring orcs and men, Maria is desperate for escape. She’s trapped in an opulent prison, tainted by rumours of madness, and wed to a cold, vindictive duke who hungers only for war.

But with no family, no funds, and no hope, there’s nowhere left to run — except for the one place even a duke can’t reach. The place where women almost always meet their doom…

Orc Mountain.

It’s a grim, deadly fortress, filled with fierce, bloodthirsty beasts — and the first orc Maria meets is the most terrifying of them all. A huge, hostile, hideous brute, hardened by hatred and war, who instantly accuses her of foul trickery, and threatens her with death —

But this orc also wants something. Something that kindles deep in his gleaming black eyes, in his rough, rugged scent, in the velvet heat of his voice. Something that just might grant Maria his safety… but only if she grants him everything in return.

Her defeat.
Her dignity.
Her devotion…

And surely, a duchess wouldn’t dare make such a shameful deal with the devil — or would she? Especially when surrender might spark yet more war… or bring the mighty Orc Mountain to its knees?

A dark, angsty, full-length fantasy romance. Comes after The Librarian and the Orc, but also reads as a standalone. Happily ever after guaranteed.

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Reviews for The Duchess and the Orc

★ “Hit the spot … every dirty decadent word of it. I do so love me an orc and this author does them so well.” —Beckie Bookworm
★ “This series was brilliant and sexy and insane and I could not have binged faster.” —Romantically Inclined Reviews
★ “Wow! Maria and her whole journey was just wonderful. Highly recommend.” —Wickedly Sweet and Synful Book Blog, Twilla
★ “I love this series.” —Ruby Dixon, Amazon #1 bestselling author
★ “Filthy, fun, emotionally compelling, and just altogether wonderful reads.” —SJ Sanders, author of The Mate Index and Monsterly Yours
★ “My favorite story of this author’s monster fantasy romance series thus far, but each read has been filled with such well-rounded characters, each one complex in their own way, with enticing and thoughtful storylines.” —SBee Reviews
★ “I don’t think a reader can come out of any of these without crying, laughing, swooning or wanting to throw your book against the wall. All of the feels.” —Goodreads reviewer
★ “Oh, my freaking god!!! This is the best one yet. I laughed. I cried snotty tears … made my heart melt.” —Goodreads reviewer
★ “Talk about one heck of a beauty and the orc! This was enlightening and heartwarming!” —Goodreads reviewer
★ “Wickedly smart, sexy as hell, and beyond creative … a must read!” —Goodreads reviewer
★ “Another fine read in this Orc series which hasn’t disappointed yet! Such a well written story, with an excellent plot, and fascinating characters. Awesome reading, highly recommended!” —Goodreads reviewer

Content Guidance

Tags: orc romance, enemies to lovers, forced proximity, monster romance, dark, steamy

Content warnings: Click here to view (spoilers!) Includes: weapons and violence; depiction of anxiety and panic attacks; intense scenes; strong language; discussion of abuse; infidelity (not between main characters); copious fluids; pregnancy.