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Aeromancist (Second Edition) is live!

The conclusion of Katherine and Lann’s story is here with the relaunch of Aeromancist (7 Forbidden Arts, Book 3). This paranormal romance was originally published in 2015. You can now get your hands on the revamped version of this series.

Lann is the master of air. His ability to manipulate the weather is a highly coveted art.

“A man can bring the world to its knees with the threat of an ice age. Or how about just America with pending hurricanes? A man who rules the weather, rules the crops. Crops are food. Food is a very, very dangerous commodity. You’d be surprised how much people with money will pay for food when they have none.”

When Lann runs into Katherine, she moves the air for him, something that only exists in legends, not to mention a powerful aphrodisiac for a man who rules the air. In a moment of weakness, he unknowingly seals her fate. The consequences are devastating, and as the full impact of his actions dawns on the couple, Lann is left to pick up the pieces while Katherine will pay the ultimate price.

What readers say

“From the previous book we already saw Lann’s possessive side. Seriously wait until you see his alpha side in this story. You will be swooning over him.” – Jess Boschock
 
“To say this is a page turner is an understatement. You get paper cuts.” – Jo
 
“I loved Lann and Kat in the previous book but reading about their struggles here pushed me into total adoration.” – Carvanz

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Aeromancist, The Beginning is live!

The relaunch of my paranormal romance series, 7 Forbidden Arts, is well on the way. After the Art of Fire that kicked off the series, the prequel of the Art of Air is now live. Aeromancist, The Beginning is available in e-book and paperback. This is the beginning of Katherine and Lann’s story, which concludes in Aeromancist (Book 3) on 18 December 2020.

Clelia manipulates fire, and Lann is the master of air. Join the team as they, little by little, uncover the identity of their enemy and find their fated mates. The stories are light on paranormal elements with the focus on the romance. The development of the relationship between the masters of the elements and their mates is always on the forefront.

“Unexpected, sexy, romantic, and heartbreaking.”Kiss Me Books
“It’s hot and amazing and I want more.”Deborah, Goodreads
“This short book was incredible!”The Book Platypus

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Aeromancist, The Beginning (7 Forbidden Arts, Book 2)


All that Russian aeromancist, Lann Dréan, wants is to enjoy a month of peace in the privately owned monastery in Santiago he is turning into a home. When an American literature student walks into his library of antique books, his holiday intentions change. The untouchable Lann is inexplicably enraptured. For all his famed control, he can’t stay away from Katherine White.

Gifted with a hunted talent and a price on his head, the best Lann can offer Kat are thirty days of unequalled passion before returning to his paranormal crime task force in New York. If Kat consents to his terms, she will agree to walk away on Day Thirty. Forever. But his uncontainable desire comes with an unforeseen price.

*This short novel ends on a cliffhanger. The story concludes in Aeromancist, Book 3 on 18 December 2020.

I hope you will enjoy Katherine and Lann’s story as much as I enjoyed Lann’s quietly intense character.

Happy reading and stay safe!

A new dark romance

Pyromancist (Second Edition) is live!

Book 1 of the revamped 7 Forbidden Arts paranormal romance series is now available in e-book and paperback. Joss is still all the hotness from the first edition. He’s just darker in the second. 🙂
 
What reviewers say
“Charmaine Pauls writes alpha men like no other!” – Ally, Goodreads
 
“Well-written and unique as only Charmaine Pauls can do. Beware, once you start reading you’ll find this book hard to put down.” – BP34, Goodreads
 
“Pyromancist is a paranormal treat!” – Ms Moxy, Goodreads
 
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Pyromancist (7 Forbidden Arts, Book 1) – A Dark Paranormal Romance

Fifty houses have been burned to the ground in a fisherman’s village in France. Who would do such a thing? Why target the quiet little village? The police say it’s arson, but their forensic scientists can’t find the cause. If Clelia isn’t the guilty party, then why did the fires start at the same time as her sleepwalking? Why is she dreaming about Joss, her secret childhood crush who abandoned their village nine years earlier? She doesn’t know why Joss is coming for her in her nightmare. All she knows is that she has to run. As fast as she can.
 
(Each book in the 7 Forbidden Arts series reads as a standalone, but there’s also a series arc.)

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The Diamonds trilogy is complete!

Diamonds are Forever, Book 3 of my dark French mafia romance, is now available on all platforms in e-book, paperback, and audiobook. This book concludes Zoe and Maxime’s story.

The audiobook is narrated by the talented Adara Stevens and Lee Turner Smith. Warning: The delectable French accent will set your headphones on fire!

What reviewers say

“Wow. This book… this series had me hooked from the very first chapter. Maxime took my book boyfriend spot in book 1. By the end of book 2 I loathed him. Book 3 just hits you in the feels.” #bestseriesof2020 – HM Watson, BookBub
 
“Breathtakingly beautiful, and stunning beyond words, Maxime and Zoe’s dark love story had me hanging on every word. These two strong characters shattered me and then completely obliterated my heart in the most unexpected and extraordinary of ways. Charmaine Pauls saves the best for last in this most enjoyable final book of the Diamonds Are Forever trilogy.”One More Chapter Book Blog
 
“What an absolutely stunning conclusion to this trilogy!!!” ­– Car Vanz, Goodreads

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Diamonds are Forever (Book 3)

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Diamonds are Forever, an unforgettable dark mafia trilogy

Diamonds are Forever, a dark mafia romance

My love is wasted like gemstones in the dust, walked over by an oblivious shoe. It takes many suffering years and layers of mountains to squeeze carbon into a precious stone. Now that I’m polished and hard like a diamond, he doesn’t get to kick me back into the dirt

Men like him don’t love women like me.
They don’t love.
Period.

But he made me.
He’ll live with me.
Because diamonds are forever.

(Diamonds are Forever concludes this trilogy. Book 1, Diamonds in the Dust, and Book 2, Diamonds in the Rough, must be read to follow the story.)

Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1)

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Read the first novel in the Diamond Magnate Collection, Beauty in the Broken.

The Diamond Magnate Novels in order:

Beauty in the Broken
Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1)
Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2)
Diamonds are Forever (Book 3)

More Diamond Magnate novels are coming soon. Watch this space!

Diamonds are Forever Cover Reveal

“She was perfect when I found her, a beautiful wildflower, and I don’t want her to wilt in my vase. That’s what happens to cut flowers. Eventually, they die.”
 
The Diamonds are Forever Trilogy covers are complete! I’m so excited to share the cover of Diamonds are Forever (Book 3) with you. Simply Defined Art did a wonderful job in portraying the French ambience of this mafia romance, and Wander Aguiar Photography gorgeously captured the emotions of the final book with this sensual cover image. The story of the cold-hearted, psychopathic Maxime and his little wildflower, Zoe concludes in this book.
 
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Diamonds are Forever
A Dark Mafia Romance

My love is wasted like gemstones in the dust, walked over by an oblivious shoe. It takes many suffering years and layers of mountains to squeeze carbon into a precious stone. Now that I’m polished and hard like a diamond, he doesn’t get to kick me back into the dirt.
 
Men like him don’t love women like me.
They don’t love.
Period.
 
But he made me.
He’ll live with me.
Because diamonds are forever.
 
(Diamonds are Forever concludes this trilogy. Book 1, Diamonds in the Dust, and Book 2, Diamonds in the Rough, must be read to follow the story.)

Coming on 15 September 2020!

Here’s a sneak peek

Dragging both hands over his head, he tilts his face to the ceiling and walks away from me. “Fuck.” He stays at the far end of the room for a moment before turning back to me. His hair is even wilder than before when he finally drops his arms to his sides. A war rages in his eyes. For a minute, he’s not my kidnapper, but the man who cares about me. He’s just a man making himself vulnerable by opening up and dropping his defenses. “I don’t want to scare you, Zoe. After your father—”
“Don’t.”
Sighing, he comes back and picks up the medicine box. “I’m going to tell you a story. A young man goes to a market and sees a beautiful woman admiring a precious object. He can see she wants it, but when she opens her purse, she doesn’t have enough money. This man, he was paid to abduct that woman. He has two choices. He can either grab her, tie her up, and drag her away, or he can go up to her and tell her how beautiful she is and buy her that precious object she wants so much. He can do that for her and be kind, inviting her to dinner. They can have a good time, have great sex. He can ask her to go away with him and knows she’ll say yes. Tell me, Zoe. Which man is kinder? Which man is the most selfless?”
“The honest one,” I whisper.
A shutter drops in front of his eyes. The man who was reaching out to me a second ago retracts back into his shell. I mourn the loss, the almost-intimacy, but I can’t lie to him. I can’t betray myself. I can’t strengthen his warped belief that lies can smooth over his crimes.

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Diamonds in the Rough is live!

It’s live! Book 2 of the Diamonds are Forever trilogy is here!! You can now grab your copy of Diamonds in the Rough in e-book or paperback. The audiobook is coming soon. This dark French mafia romance trilogy concludes on 15 September with Book 3.

☆ Dark, Delicious, Deeply Emotional!
☆ Phenom Dark Romance Trilogy!
☆ You cannot prepare yourself for where this story takes you!
☆ Exquisitely Written!
☆ I. Am. Wrecked!
 – Book Haven Book Blog

Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2) – A dark mafia romance
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DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
Girls like me, we know how to survive.
We each have our own little ways, but we acquire those skills at the same tender age.

If you ask me how many times a person can die, I’ll tell you many times. As many times as a man stabs you in the stomach with betrayal and wrings out your heart with lies.

Girls like me, we live.
We don’t get a choice.
We step over the cliff and fall.
Eat, sleep, die, and repeat.

(Diamonds in the Rough is Book 2 of the Diamonds are Forever Trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. Book 1, Diamonds in the Dust, must be read to follow the story. Book 3, Diamonds are Forever, which concludes the story, will be released on 15 September 2020.)

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Diamonds in the Rough Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to share the cover of Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2, Diamonds are Forever Trilogy) with you. Jay Aheer from Simply Defined Art did a wonderful job with the design. It’s eloquently, baroquely French. 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy the second part of Zoe and Maxime’s story as much as I loved writing it.

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Diamonds in the Rough — A dark mafia romance

Girls like me, we know how to survive.
We each have our own little ways, but we acquire those skills at the same tender age.

If you ask me how many times a person can die, I’ll tell you many times. As many times as a man stabs you in the stomach with betrayal and wrings out your heart with lies.

Girls like me, we live.
We don’t get a choice.
We step over the cliff and fall.
Eat, sleep, die, and repeat.

(Diamonds in the Rough is Book 2 of the Diamonds are Forever Trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. Book 1, Diamonds in the Dust, must be read to follow the story. Book 3, Diamonds are Forever, which concludes the story, will be released on 15 September 2020.)

* Cover Design: Jay Aheer
* Photography: Wander Aguiar
* Cover Model: Dina Auneau

Diamonds in the Dust is live!


You’ve asked for another Diamond Magnate Novel and you’ve waited patiently. The wait is over! Diamonds in the Dust, the first novel in the Diamonds are Forever trilogy is now available in e-book and paperback. The audiobook will follow soon.

What reviewers say

A story that’s a potent hit of smolder and sin that dances in the dark, Diamonds in the Dust waves danger around like a red flag, daring readers to ride this riveting roller coaster of fear and feels. An adrenaline rush of danger, desire, and decadence all wrapped into one pretty package. I loved every minute. I can’t wait to unwrap more!”Bookalicious Babes Blog

“What happens when you kiss a frog prince and he keeps turning back into a frog? Charmaine Pauls delivers her most complicated anti-hero and most adorable heroine to date in this very dark and twisted modern fairy tale romance. This is definitely my favourite of Charmaine’s stories so far!!”Buffyanna, Goodreads

“A sensational story which races towards an explosive ending like a ride on a runaway train, where you can see the crash coming but can’t close your eyes or get off. Violent & addictive, it’s a pulse pounding marathon of pain & pleasure. Passionate love at war with passionate hate and you don’t get to choose sides.”Book Bistro Blog

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His tone is gentle, one you’d use trying to coax the truth out of someone. “Why were you still a virgin?”

“I was waiting for the right man,” I say like it doesn’t matter.

He nods, a silent acknowledgment of understanding. There’s no remorse in his voice when he says, “No man can be more wrong than me.”

I’m shaking violently when he picks me up, sheltering me against his chest. He carries me inside and easily closes the door balancing me in one arm. He goes to the bathroom and lowers me onto the rug next to the bath. I wrap my arms around myself, shivering as I watch him open the tap to let the water run warm. The petals and candles are gone. The bath has been cleaned. Housekeeping came in while we were having dinner.

The bath is only a quarter full when he slips his palms under the jacket and brushes it off my shoulders, carelessly disregarding the expensive garment crumpled on the floor. He picks me up and puts me on my feet in the bath. Taking a jar of bath salts from the edge, he empties the whole jar in the bath and scoops water into the jar that he empties over my shoulder.

The warmth dispels the cold. My skin contracts with goosebumps. He refills the jar and drains it over my other shoulder. He does the same with my front and back, and then he crouches down to soap a sponge. He starts at my waist, dragging the sponge from my hip to my thigh before squeezing out the sponge and letting the soapy water run down my calf. Meticulously, he washes me, stroke by gentle stroke removing the blood and the cold.

The bathroom is warm, but I’m still shivering. When the bath is half-full, he turns off the water and guides me to lie down. Twisting my hair in a knot, he trails it over the edge of the bath. The water stings between my legs, but heat envelopes me, melting the last of the bitter frost under my skin and calming my shivers. All the while, he continues to bathe me, washing away the remnants of our coupling in a strangely humble way as if I’m the princess and he the servant.

When my skin starts to wrinkle, he pulls the plug and takes my hand to help me out of the bath. Draping a fluffy towel around me, he dries my body. When not a patch of wetness is left on my skin, he leads me back to the room and makes me sit on the loveseat while he strips the sheets off the bed, leaving the duvet. Folding it back, he looks at me in silent command.

I’m spent. My fight is cold. I get up without arguing, dropping the towel at the side of the bed before getting in. Turning on my side, I face the wall. He gets in beside me, flicks off the lamp, and spoons me from behind with an arm he throws over my stomach to anchor me to him.

Our breathing is quiet. We’re both awake, but neither of us speaks. Light from the streetlamps falls through the window into the room. It plays over the walls, creating a shadowed reflection of the free world outside.

After a long while, he says into the darkness, “If I had the time, I would’ve made you fall in love with me first.”

At the words, I stop breathing.

They’re meant to be a consolation, but they’re stunningly cruel.

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Beauty in the Broken on sale

In celebration of the launch of Diamonds in the Dust on 19 May 2020, Beauty in the Broken, the first novel in the Diamond Magnate collection, is on sale for the first time ever at $0.99 only. The regular price is $5.99. The deal expires on 9 May 2020, so hurry to make use of this limited offer. If you haven’t read this dark revenge romance yet, now’s your chance to catch up before the release of the next novel in the collection.

What readers say about Beauty in the Broken

“Explosive, intense, disturbing, passionate and oh so freakish good you’ll be staying up late reading.”Goodreads Reviewer

“Pauls’ writing is flawless as always, rich but never pompous, direct despite her use of allegory and the poetic images she manages to evoke with her enviable use of words.”Goodreads Reviewer

“Angelina is the most complex, well-rounded character Charmaine Pauls has ever created.”Goodreads Reviewer

“Beauty in the Broken is Charmaine Pauls’ BEST so far.” – Goodreads Reviewer

“This book is EVERYTHING!”Anna Zaires, New York Times Bestselling Author


Beauty in the Broken is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger. Triggers include violence and abuse. If you’re a sensitive reader, please continue with caution. HEA guaranteed.

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