Short Stories


These are the Amaranthine shorts not included in collections. Some are available to purchase, others are special gifts to my fans. All are canon and add another layer to the Amaranthine world.



Devil with the Devil

Jorick dreams of leaving his native country but can’t raise the funds. When a mysterious foreigner arrives with a job offer - care for his animals and stay away from his house until sundown - it seems like an easy way to make the money. Except, something is killing the herd one by one. When Jorick sets out to stop it, he’ll discover the horrifying truth about his employer and will have to decide: Is the money worth working for the devil?

Note: This story is only available to Patrons of Amaranthine on Patreon and participants in The Great Amaranthine Typo Hunt.

What is the Great Amaranthine Typo Hunt? Just like it sounds, it is a hunt for typos in the Amaranthine universe; both in the short stories and the novels. In a perfect world there wouldn’t be any typos, but I (and my editors) are human and we miss things. Have you found a typo? If so, you can use the contact form on this site, or drop me an email at Joleene (at) JoleeneNaylor.com . Please let me know which book/story you found it in, and what the typo is (If you can include some of the text around it, that really helps!) As a thank you, I will email you the EXCLUSIVE short story Deal with the Devil.






A Different Time


It’s been two years since Lilith was defeated. Oren and Etsuko have settled down to raise the twins. Though Oren’s old fashioned sensibilities say it’s not official until they’re married, he’s painfully aware that the world – and women – have changed. Can he figure out how to pop the question in this “different time”, or will it be a disaster?

Note: This story is only available to newsletter subscribers.







Honeymoon Havoc


The Amaranthine series may have ended, but Jorick and Katelina's life together is just beginning. Jorick is looking forward to the departure of their Japanese guests, so he can be alone with his new wife, when trouble shows up in the form of a redheaded Executioner and a vampiress who needs help. Will they ever find peace and quiet?






Road to Darkness


When seventeen year old Jenny's best friend is betrayed by her so-called boyfriend, a night out seems the perfect balm. What could be better than a concert where they're sure to meet some hot guys? But, after getting lost, there's no way they can make it on time - and no way they'll pick anyone up - until they find two boys stranded on the side of the road. Unfortunately for them, the guys aren't what they seem, and the girls get a lot less "fun" than they bargained for.

Note: This story is a companion to Brothers of Darkness. Though it can be read as a standalone, it makes more sense if it's read with the novel.







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