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Her Orc Mate by Zoe Ashwood - orc fantasy romance

A new freebie in the popular Black Bear Clan series!

With winter closing in, I wanted to keep my job at the village inn - but the large, brutish orc who came in one night has ruined that for me.

Yes, he saved me from a handsy patron, but he didn’t have to claim me as his fated mate in front of the entire taproom, did he? 

Now we’ve been thrown out on the street in the middle of the night, and I have to start looking for a place to stay all over again. 

I’ve been alone for as long as I can remember, but this orc isn’t going anywhere. In fact, he claims I’m his to protect and cherish. 

But life doesn’t work like that. When things seem too good to be true, they usually are, and I don’t want to pin all my hopes on one male, no matter how fast my heart beats when he’s near. 

Her Orc Mate is a short orc fantasy romance with a full HEA. You’ll like it if you enjoy reading about size difference issues, fated mates, and big warrior-type heroes. This novella is a standalone but is a part of a larger universe filled with deliciously steamy stories.

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* This is Uram and Rose's story! *

Her Orc King - Black Bear Clan - Zoe Ashwood - monster fantasy romance

A new monster fantasy series!

Captured by slavers, sold at auction to brutal orcs, and dragged halfway across the realm…

I never thought I’d say this, but being kidnapped by a band of pillaging bandits wasn’t the low point of my life. 

No, that came when a massive, scarred orc king decided I was his mate and refused to let me leave his cave.

Orcs are a vile race without a shred of propriety, and their king is the worst of all - he expects me to accept their wicked ways and doesn’t understand that my thoughts scatter whenever he removes his shirt. He insists on taking care of me - both my body and soul - and won’t take no for an answer. 

But trouble brews in this remote kingdom. The orcs are keeping secrets, and I want to learn the truth. And I’m no longer certain I want to return to the human world. Maybe I want to stay right here, in King Gorvor’s arms. 

Her Orc King is an orc fantasy romance with a big, scarred hero who falls hard for the stubborn human heroine. You’ll love it if you enjoy your books with a hint of kidnapping, size difference issues, and lots of steamy scenes. This is the first book of a series of standalones - each book can be read separately and features a happily-ever-after ending for that couple.

* This is Gorvor and Dawn's story *

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Her Orc Guardian - Black Bear Clan - Zoe Ashwood - A Monster Fantasy Romance

At my father’s dying wish, I crossed the realm, looking for his best friend…and ended up in an orc camp.

It turns out the man I’d heard so much about is actually an orc, a warrior with more scars than I can count and a surly disposition. 

And after reading the letter my father sent him, he declares himself my guardian - and me his ward. 

Which wouldn’t be a problem if he wasn’t intent on marrying me off to some human stranger, even though the tension between us grows with every touch and every heated, forbidden look. 

Sometimes, though, a woman has to take her fate and pleasure in her own hands, and after being told what to do my entire life, I’m not taking any more chances. I want to learn more about myself. And I think my orc guardian might be the right male for the job. 

Her Orc Guardian is an orc fantasy romance with a large, scarred hero and an innocent heroine who quickly learns she enjoys everything her body is capable of. You’ll love this story if you like reading about size difference issues, age-gap relationships, and grumpy heroes who fall for spirited heroines. This is the second book in a series of standalones - each book can be read separately and features a happily-ever-after for the main couple. All characters in this book are of age and enthusiastically consent to every spicy thing that happens.

* This is Steagor and Poppy's story *

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Her Orc Warrior - Black Bear Clan - Zoe Ashwood - A Monster Fantasy Romance

I escaped a life of crime to save my daughter…

But my plan for making it to a safer town has gone awry. The driver of the wagon we snuck on isn’t human at all, and now we’re stuck in a traveling caravan of massive orc merchants.

And the driver who first noticed me? He claims I’m his fated mate. The one person destined to be everything to him. 

He says we’re safe. That he’ll protect me and my little girl from the men following us. But I know better than to trust pretty lies. Life has taught me that I can’t rely on anyone but myself, and I intend to keep it that way.

But orcs are a warrior race, and if I can learn from them, I will. And my orc mate is the perfect male to teach me everything he knows about combat…and perhaps about love.

Her Orc Warrior is an orc fantasy romance with a large, scarred hero and a fiery, cautious heroine who needs to learn to trust again. You’ll love this story if you enjoy reading about size difference issues, wounded heroes, and single mothers who would do anything to protect their kiddos. This is the third book in a series of standalones - each book can be read separately and features a happily-ever-after for the main couple.

* This is Vark and Hazel's story *

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Her Orc Protector - Black Bear Clan - a monster fantasy romance by Zoe Ashwood

My people have accused me of being a witch…

If they weren’t so afraid of me, I’d be dead already, drowned in the icy river flowing from the orc lands. Terrified I’d turn them all to toads, they tied me to a tree in the deep, frozen forest and left me for the wolves.

But the forest is home to larger beasts than wolves. Brutal orcs prowl these mountains, and when one finds me here, alone, I accept my life is over.

Only I’m wrong. The strong, cautious male doesn’t slit my throat on sight. Instead, he rescues me, and for a moment, I think I’m saved. 

Until he tells me that I’m his. We’re fated mates, and he’s intent on keeping me. Forever.

Her Orc Protector is an orc fantasy romance set in the world of the Black Bear Hill. You’ll love this story if you enjoy books with forced proximity, size difference issues, and a reluctant heroine who can’t resist her large, devoted hero for long. This is the fourth book in a series of standalones - each story can be read on its own and features a happy ending for the main couple.

* This is Korr and Ivy’s story *

Order it on Amazon US or Amazon (elsewhere) or find it on Goodreads, Bookbub, or Binge Books! 

If you need to, please check trigger warnings for this series.

You can also take a peek at my Pinterest inspiration board for the world of the Black Bear Clan!