• Steph Hadley

Two blog posts in as many months? You know that means there's big news!

First things first: The Master of Monsters Omnibus will be released in just over a week. And as usual, I'm making a handful of free copies available in advance of publication. Get yours here! (Don't procrastinate; they're half-gone as of this post.) For fans of the series, this is your chance to get all four novels in one convenient place. And for newcomers, well... same. Reviews are voluntary, of course, but incredibly helpful and greatly appreciated!

And, for those of you who might've missed it, there have been a number of other big releases in the Ansiri-verse over the past month. The first prequel novel, Conqueror of Isles: Ambassador is out, as are audiobook versions of the entire Master of Monsters series. You'll find each of them here:

Ambassador (Conqueror of Isles #1)

Lord of Flesh / Baron of Hearts Audiobook

Count of Souls / Duke of Minds Audiobook

I'm hard at work on a number of projects as well. Renegade (Conqueror of Isles #2) is approximately 20% complete and I've got a few other shorts in progress for my S.L. Hadley pen name.

As always, thank you so much for your support. I couldn't do this without you!


  • Steph Hadley

Remember when I said that I'd be updating this more frequently? Yeah, chock that up to another plan that 2020 spoiled. Fortunately, this year's craziness hasn't kept me from writing.

So... the news.

First and foremost, the newest novel in the Ansiri-verse will be released in just over two weeks. Advance Reader Copies have been sent out. (If you're interested in reviewing the book and aren't currently subscribed, feel free to email me at steph@slhadley.)

Conqueror of Isles: Ambassador is a standalone prequel to the Master of Monsters series. And, for those of you who are interested:

Humanity’s grasp on the Isles is tenuous at best. Its governors and generals fight for control of scattered domains, elven warlords harass the unprotected frontiers, and far deadlier threats prowl the unexplored edges of the map.

Elias Ansiri wants nothing to do with any of it. But, in a desperate bid to salvage his reputation, he agrees to a position as ambassador to the distant elven capital. His official job is to prevent a war. Unfortunately, with warmongers and ambitious nobles on both sides, his plans might be foiled before he’s even begun.

Speaking of Master of Monsters, preorders for the audiobook versions are now available! The final duology will be released on 11/17. And, since I forgot to mention it on here earlier... yes! All four books are available in through Audible in two-book bundles! Check them out here:

Lord of Flesh & Baron of Hearts

Count of Souls & Duke of Minds

There's plenty of other exciting news on the horizon. A Master of Monsters Omnibus is in the works. Several new erotic short stories are pending under my S.L. Hadley pen name. And, yes, I am still working on the sequel to Beastkin Acquisitions.

Stay tuned for more!


  • Steph Hadley

I'll start off with some exciting news. As you may have gathered from the title, audiobook versions of the Master of Monsters series are on the way! I've signed a deal with Podium Publishing which means that you should be able to enjoy Lord of Flesh and Baron of Hearts soon. Things are still in the early stages, so I'll be releasing more information when it becomes available. But, in the meantime...


In related news, I'm hard at work on Book 4 (tentatively Duke of Minds, name subject to change). The first draft is about 25% complete and I'm hoping to release it sometime in May. See below for my excuses.

I also have a new novel, Beastkin Acquisitions: Startup, that should be released sometime in March. It's a new series and something of an experiment, so I've tried to straddle the line between making it a self-contained story and also providing plenty of material for the planned sequels. Needless to say, it's steamy, rural sci-fi, and features an abundance of monster girls. Expect more info closer to the release date.

Finally, on a personal note, expect a bit of interruption to the spring release schedule. I'm getting married in a couple weeks, so between wedding planning, moving, and the honeymoon, it's hard to get as much work done. I'm still stealing a few hours here and there, but if you're wondering why I occasionally go silent, take weeks to respond to your emails, and so on... there you go.

As always, thank you so much for your support! It means the world to me.