Heather McVea was raised in a small town south of San Antonio, Texas. Prior to escaping to the big city, she raised Hampshire pigs, rode motorcycles at entirely too young an age, and once snow boarded behind a Ford pickup truck. She relishes a strong gin and tonic, but leans after three. Shiny twinkly things make her cringe, up to and including Hollywood vampires.
Heather and her wife have three fur babies and are working their way through all of the distillery tours in Texas... and beyond.
A train ride, a beautiful woman, a possible romance… what more could anyone ask for? But there is magic in the air, old magic, and not everyone is happy about it. Ryan Myers’ life is on the fast track with a new career, a supportive group of friends, and an easy going relationship. Then an unexpected death, a diary that leaves more questions than answers, and a few family secrets turn her life upside down. Will Ryan be able to brave the elements and find the joy she has been searching for?
Waking Forever (Waking Forever Series Book 1)
"Waking Forever" is the first book in Heather McVea's urban fantasy collection, also titled The Waking Forever Series.
Sara Glass, a successful thirty-five year old lawyer in San Antonio, leads a comfortable life. She is a partner at her law firm, a competitive runner, and a girlfriend to a devoted investment banker. And yet, she is discontented with the predictability of her seemingly perfect life.
Then a near fatal encounter changes all of that, restoring vitality to Sara's life. Rachel Collins, a charming but reserved art dealer, saves Sara from a violent attack and their subsequent friendship quickly heats up. Rachel launches Sara into a whirlwind of emotions and experiences that will change her understanding of love.
But Rachel has a secret and when her past threatens Sara, the two women explore a dark world Sara never knew existed—a world that will challenge her very notions of life, love, and death.
Ela Forever (Waking Forever Series Book 2)
Ela: Forever is the second book in the "Waking Forever" series, and the complete three part serial featuring the origin story of a favorite villain from Heather McVea’s debut urban fantasy.
Ela Bauer has endured horrifying acts of violence and betrayal, committing many of her own along the way. As she continues her search for retribution across the Atlantic, she will be held accountable for her decisions. But her strength and passion sustain her in her darkest hours, adding more fuel to her raging desire for revenge.
As she terrorizes Europe and the Americas, Ela uncovers even more secrets about her world, every step drawing her closer to her ultimate goal: destroying the woman who destroyed her.
Becoming Forever (Waking Forever Series Book 3)
"Becoming Forever" is the third book in the "Waking Forever" series, Heather McVea's debut urban fantasy collection.
Homicide detective Ash Haines is not fazed by violence, but the brutal murder of a man covered in bite marks sends her spiraling into an unfamiliar world filled with danger and intrigue. The investigation leaves Ash more and more baffled, challenging her perceptions of reality while sending her into the path of Dr. Emma Atman, the beautiful Medical Examiner assigned to the case who has secrets of her own. As Ash digs deeper into the case, she becomes entangled in a violent and unforgiving underworld, forcing her to adapt or die.
Dying Forever (Waking Forever Series Book 4)
Return to the sinister and sensual underworld of San Antonio in "Dying Forever", the fourth book in Heather McVea's urban fantasy collection, the "Waking Forever" series.
As a down-to-earth professor of American folklore, Alison Bailey teaches her students that legends are a function of cultural memory, based in collective fantasy and fear. Her reality is demolished in a single moment of terror, replaced with a world of shadows and horrors as she discovers the folklore she teaches is based in truth. Now she is forced to rediscover the world with Bryce Whelan, the alluring stranger who has a bigger secret than Alison could ever imagine. As their feelings for each other grow, so does the danger they must face together. Now Bryce and Alison must mend relationships and form new alliances to face a most formidable foe.
Coleen Forever (Waking Forever Series Book 5)
Set four years after Dying Forever, Coleen: Forever is a novella that delves into the origins of the oldest vampire in the Waking Forever universe, the alluring, intelligent, and sometimes snarky Coleen Andrade.
Coleen has seen war, famine, death, love, magic, and centuries of seduction. But for all of her wandering, experience, and living, it's not just her past that catches up with her... it's the present.
Faced with the challenge of finding a new companion, Coleen must choose between love and tradition. She will be forced to break her own rules, and ideals she has held for centuries will be pushed aside as she struggles to reconcile the person she has been, and the one she must become to survive.
We’re animals. No shame, no guilt - no sin…”
Astronomer Regan Andrews had not imagined the turn her life would take while working at the Addison observatory in remote West Texas. Focused on finishing her education and beginning the life she had been striving towards, she found her curiosity piqued by Lily Sexton, a beautiful local with more secrets than stars in the night sky.
Turn Darkly is a tale of West Texas werewolves run amuck in this short story from the bestselling author of the Waking Forever vampire series.
Julie Dempsey’s life is falling apart. She’s sabotaging her successful book series, and her love life is a mess. A tropical vacation is exactly what she needs to rest from her troubles and refocus her life.
When an attractive, charismatic guide promises Julie an escape she won’t forget, she can’t imagine the treacherous terrain that lies ahead. Danger pursues their every move as the two women find within each other the strength and courage to face what hunts them.
Fate moves you – whether it’s a gentle nudge or a violent push, your life is never entirely your own. Calina Konev is a gutsy and determined young woman, trying desperately to support her family in early 20th century Baltimore. Sparks fly when she meets her new co-worker Nessa Brennan, a charismatic beauty with a keen intelligence and lively wit. But both women have big secrets…
Faced with impossible choices, Calina and Nessa must find the courage together to not only overcome the dangers of their everyday lives, but also defeat a cunning threat in a world neither knew existed.