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Stranded with the Kraken is a paranormal monster romance, a perfect holiday bite with tentacle smut and a full HEA!

Dear reader,

I know, tentacles are weird! And any hero who looks like Ursula the Sea Witch from The Little Mermaid must be funky as well, right?

Well, I definitely thought so - then my Patreon subscribers nominated and voted for me to write a tentacle short story, and I loved Jasper and Arielle, the main characters, so much that I wrote a whole novella with a full happy ending for them! And so Stranded with the Kraken came to be. 💙


Stranded with the Kraken by Zoe Ashwood (Clearwater Monsters #1)


“The thought of you dating another man makes me want to punch through a wall. You’re fucking magnetic.”

I signed up for the new Bone-R app for monster dating thinking I’d get a fun one-night-stand out of the deal.

Instead, I’m now stranded at the hot kraken’s house at Christmas because of a massive snow storm, and what started as a very hot hookup (who knew tentacles were so…flexible?!) now feels like so much more.

But surely it’s too early to be talking about serious things like family and forever, isn’t it?

Stranded with the Kraken is a long novella with a human heroine and a kraken shifter hero who fall for each other hard and fast. You’ll love it if you enjoy monster romance stories with low angst, happy endings, and tentacle play.

❄️🦑 Get it on Amazon US - Amazon (international) 🦑❄️

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Stranded with the Kraken by Zoe Ashwood


I hope you'll give this story a try! I'll be writing more monster romances set in the same world, cozy and spicy-AF books that are perfect little holiday bites. Snowed in with the Gargoyles is coming in 2024 - and it's a MMF gargoyle romance! 

Happy reading!

xo, Zoe 💖


Hi! I'm Zoe, and I write cinnamon roll heroes, no matter how loud they growl


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