By Lily Craig

The House

Jacqueline Shea has played by her hotelier family’s rules her entire life. When she’s assigned their Halloween-themed Las Vegas hotel, Masquerade, she’s angry. After decades of striving, the campy spot is a snub. She won’t be able to take over the Shea Group and guarantee her grandfather’s legacy if everyone’s too busy laughing at the fake cobweb décor.

Author Agatha Neumeier’s career has been flailing. Her first book’s sales are abysmal and now her agent’s dropping her as a client—just in time for Agatha’s first weekend as an invited guest at ShudderCon. How is she supposed to face her panel audience when she feels like a fraud? She needs a stiff drink to help her mourn the death of a childhood dream.

Jacqueline and Agatha butt heads at Masquerade’s flagship bar when Jacqueline scoffs at Agatha’s enthusiasm for the hotel’s signature cocktail. Though Jacqueline’s suspected that she might be a lesbian, she’s never reacted this strongly to anyone before. Too bad she can’t be seen carousing with a woman, let alone a nerdy writer type. Unless…

Jacqueline needs help understanding her hotel, and with ShudderCon in full swing, what better guide than a guest who’s passionate about the con? A deal like this might be the only way for the two to explore their connection. But can Jacqueline step out of the confines of heiress life when the shadow of her family’s disapproval lurks in every cobwebbed corner?


Lily Craig

I write sweet, steamy, character-driven romance about queer women. When I’m not reading or writing, I dote on my cat and nurture my crushes on a variety of fictional characters.

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All books are standalones with interweaving character cameos. Read them all today!

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