Volume I (Books 1-4)
Russian Roulette (Helena Hawthorn Series, #1)
Nineteen-year-old Helena’s life changes when her spirit enters the Angel Realm in search of her father. But, things don’t go as planned. Against her guardian angel’s warnings, she binds her soul to a vampire—a creature she thought only existed in horror movies.
Lucious has spent his immortality looking for the monsters who killed his sire. The last thing he needs is to be vulnerable because of a bond with a reckless girl. Yet, he sees how he can turn this to his advantage. Believing that Helena possesses great power, he plans to use her against the Council as a bargaining chip.
When Helena meets the gorgeous and also terrifying vampire with whom she’s now stuck sharing an emotional bond, she realises that her life will never be the same. Despite fighting against Lucious’s manipulative ways, she can’t deny their attraction.
As their desire for each other intensifies, she needs to know if she can trust him. After all, her life and soul are on the line.
Cover: Cristal Design
Demon Gates (Helena Hawthorn Series, #2)
Uncertain whether she is human or not, Helena is forced to undergo new nightmares while her mental battle continues with a demon called ‘Lazarus’. Without her guardian angel to protect her, she is left to rely on vampires who have their own reasons for everything.
The attraction between her and Lucious grows, whether it is a side effect of the soul-bond they share or of their own volition. Yet, how can they be certain?With the help of her new friends, they must seek out a Demon Gate and enter the Demon Realm to stop Lazarus from claiming her and Lucious’ souls.
But, will they succeed or perish as the only weapon that can kill a demon has been lost centuries ago.
Cover: Cristal Design
Crumbling Control (Helena Hawthorn Series, #3)
After attending a funeral in Aberdeen, Helena meets with a member of the European Vampire Council. Vincent shares his concerns about the imminent dangers local vampires are facing. After all, the hunters are gathering in London, local packs of werewolves fight for territory, and Eliza is up to something that will ‘save them all’.
Lucious is staying away from Helena. The hunters shot him full of tracking bullets and every time he stops, they catch up to him. To prevent those he cares about from being in danger, he ends up calling in a favour from the man he never wished to see again.
Helena’s feelings for Lucious begin to waver as she cannot get in contact with him. Andrew remains by her side and makes her laugh when everything else is going to hell.
How will Helena and Lucious overcome their new trials once the hunters come knocking on their door, demons escape through the Demon Gate, and the Council begins to crumble?
Cover: Cristal Design
Fated Origins (Helena Hawthorn Series, #4)
Helena’s life is back to normal. College, friends, family…everyone’s happy. Yet, she can’t understand what is missing. No matter how hard she tries to fake her excitement about a new movie or laugh over a cup of coffee during lunch, it doesn’t feel right.
Peace doesn’t last long. A demon appears, claiming to be her friend and lifts the memory block Lucious had put up. Outraged he had done this to her, she decides to go against her family’s wishes and pursue him in London. Only one problem remains: she’s losing control of her body.
On the flip side of the coin, Lucious is unable to mend his broken heart. He grew complacent and cares little about the proceedings of the Council while Kallias takes the lead. With the hunter threat growing and the werewolves no longer willing to help stabilise London, to unify the vampires all over the world, Kallias believes it is time to awaken the one true leader—Arthemis.
The full cycle comes to an end. Lilia and Helena are faced with the original vampire. Despite their differences, a choice must be made with grave sacrifices. Will they save humanity or let vampires rule the world?
Volume II (Book 5-8)
Dark Affiliations (Helena Hawthorn Series, #5)
Fairy tale endings aren’t real.
Moving in with Lucious was meant to be Helena’s happily ever after. She gave up everything for him, but he’s no longer the same man he used to be. The arrival of two European delegates proves to be more than their strained relationship can handle. One wrong move and the soul-bond they share could become a prison for eternity.
Maya has received orders to return to the Demon Realm. Queen Baal is ready to step down and name a successor, but the princess is nowhere to be found. To bring the princess back before the nobles take matters into their grabby hands, Maya is forced to work with her demon fiancé. With the princess gone, the throne in danger, and an archdemon loose on the realm, Maya and Eirik have to put aside their differences and work together. Easy peasy, right?
Blood Witch (Helena Hawthorn Series, #6)
Desperate times call for desperate measures…
Helena’s mind is set. She wants to learn blood magic no matter what and employs the help of a powerful warlock through her connections. Her actions create an even greater rift between her and Lucious. Shutting her eyes to the growing relationship problem, she isolates herself while burying her head in books.
When her mentor arrives in London, he’s not what she expected. As a matter of fact, in his hands, her life may come to an end sooner rather than later.
Unable to prove the involvement of the Italian delegates in a plot to kill the Councilmen, Lucious is stuck between a rock and a hard place. The stability of the Vampire Council falls apart faster than he can act. Not only that, his blood-sister goes missing, a secret society wants him dead, and his love life is hanging by a thread. This time, the dark world he lives in my well and truly swallow him whole.
Twisted Truths (Helena Hawthorn Series, #7)
“…I will tell you to buckle up your seat belt and hold on tight. Oh, and have a box of tissues nearby. You will need them. I don’t want to spoil anything, but any book that can take your emotions on a roller coaster ride like this one did mine is a definite 5-star rating.” – Amy (Goodreads Reviewer)
To save her love, she must kill it first.
After being thrown out of the time spell, Helena finds herself in the future. Things are definitely not how she remembered. The Vampire Council is missing, the hunters are wanted by the humans, werewolves are patrolling the streets of London, and newly created vampires are running amok. She has more questions than ever, and no one seems to be willing to provide her with the answers. That is until she is told that Lucious may be responsible for everything bad that’s happened.
Lucious is losing hope and his mind the longer he works for The Order. Their leader is a tyrant and claims it’s for the benefit of their kind, but Lucious knows better than to trust those sugar-coated words. When he shuts his eyes to rest, his mind is riddled with realistic visions of killing Helena. Every waking moment, he spends fearing that, one day, those nightmares may come true. And, deep down, he knows they will.
Love, tragedy, pain, and loss are around every corner. Can Helena and Lucious make the ultimate sacrifice to undo the dreadful future?
CURRENT WORK IN PROGRESS . . .
FORBIDDEN RITUALS (Helena Hawthorn Series, #8)
How much sacrifice is too much?
Helena knows exactly what will happen if she cannot find a way to get rid of the Order of the Eight. Riddled with major decisions, she is burning the candle at both ends. To get the witches on her side, she travels to Snake Island in search of an ancient grimoire of forbidden rituals. What she discovers there may be more than she can chew…
Lucious has to negotiate a treaty between the vampire delegates who are willing to support the Council. No matter what, he must gain their trust, but at what cost? He never contemplated matrimony, and now he is faced with a political marriage. Turning it down is impossible if he wants their manpower. After all, a Council with no support is nothing.
United under a single goal, Helena and Lucious fight for their love and happiness. Can they gain allies fast enough to win?
Forbidden Rituals is the last chapter of the 2nd volume of the Helena Hawthorn series.
Genres: Urban Fantasy / Mystery / Paranormal Romance
“Helena Hawthorn has a knack for moving faster than her guardian angel can fly, and believe me… This is quite literal. I’m a big fan of urban fantasy in general and vampires in particular, and May Freighter’s Russian Roulette is not only an enjoyable read, but a flawless, ambitious first installment in a series that shows a lot of promise.” – Lynn (Amazon Reviewer)
“This is an amazing story filled with twisted suspense and mystery. A book that once opened cannot easily be put down, always just one more page,. It makes you feel as if you are part of the story.” – Natasha (Goodreads Reviewer)
“This book is packed with adventure. Helena is bravely faces challenges at every corner after being exposed to the supernatural world. I enjoyed how well developed the characters were written and watching them “grow” with the story.” – Tina Clark (Amazon Reviewer)
“I love ❤ this series!!!!” – Brittany (Amazon Reviewer)
“…This book is everything you could want in a paranormal adventure! There is an exciting mystery, danger, intrigue, and a budding romance, all while our heroine is learning who she is. I’m hooked on this series now, and I’ll definitely be continuing on.” – M.J.C.K. (Amazon Reviewer)
“This is one of the better vampire stories I’ve read in a while. Unfortunately, although not a cliffhanger, the book ends in suspense. Next book, please.” – Texas (Amazon Reviewer)
“An uncanny but thrilling take on vampires with some excellently unexpected paranormal elements woven into the story, Helena Hawthorne was a fantastic strong heroine and the book was a great example of genre blending and quite the adventure. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel!” – Kristin J. (Amazon Reviewer)
“An Intriguingly BREATH-TAKING SERIES…!!” – Alice (Goodreads Reviewer)
“…This is a huge world that quickly drew me into the story and didn’t let me go easily.” – Jessica Bronder (Goodreads Reviewer)
“A great and unique read. I honestly haven’t read one like it before.” – Tigrsseye (Amazon Reviewer)
“Demon Gates is a dazzling sequel with dangerous vampires, a sharp wit, humor, betrayal, and romance.” – Readers’ Favourite Review of Demon Gates
“This is a dark PNR with some absolutely FANTASTIC world building and DEEP WELL CRAFTED characters.” – Nikki (Amazon Reviewer of Demon Gates)
“Oh my word, this part was even more intense than the first. Action, romance, fast paced story on every page. Everything was deeper, more dangerous, hotter, just more. The characters continue to blow me away.” – Kindle Customer (Amazon Reviewer of Demon Gates)
“The relationship between Lucious and Helena is stronger than ever, because they’re finally trusting each other and bringing their walls down to let the other in. The romance is sweeter with more loving scenes between the two, but they maintain their usual chemistry, flirtation, and drama. Helena’s place in the story is interesting as she’s able to sympathize with both sides and, despite their actions, she can humanize them. Through her it’s easy to get a better understanding of where both sides are coming from and what’s driving them. Crumbling Control is a brilliant read, full of danger and betrayal with romance and heartbreak.” – Readers’ Favourite Review of Crumbling Control
“I enjoyed the dynamics between the Royals because Freighter showed them as a family divided by their views, which either follows Arthemis or goes against him. They’re not wholly bad or good, but, like the other characters, are complex in their motives. They have relationships, friction, and intense backgrounds, which make it understandable why they have remained loyal to Arthemis for so long. They have distinct personalities that made me want to know more about the Royals. Fated Origins slips away slightly from the romance between Lucious and Helena, delving more into the history and origins of the vampires, but their love is still at the heart of the story and is a key in how everything unfolds. Freighter explores fate and history in this story of family, love, and loyalty.” – Readers’ Favourite Review of Fated Origins
“First off this should be a tv series. Second- don’t be surprised if you find yourself yelling at your device while you read. The characters are very well written and even the villains have more than one side to them. Each character has both good and bad traits just like life however I usually don’t yell at people like l have this book. Ahem. And the roller coaster ride of emothions good gravy! More plot twists than a pretzel factory. And a dang good book too!“ – Darcyy (Inkitt Reviewer)
“Omg, I love this story, and I love the characters. The author is very talented and does an amazing job describing the scenes. I actually feel like I’m right there with the characters. If you like vampire romance with some twists and turns, that is different and not cliche’; you should definitely give this book a read!!” – Michelle Wiggins (Inkitt Reviewer)