Penny moss Novels

Queer M/M Fantasy Romance Author


New Release

Coil of Boughs

Dark Fantasy M/M Monster RomanceSkilled archer Ryurikov enjoys an unfettered life of thieving and debauchery. He wasn’t expecting to die at the hands of a witch while trying to steal from her. Neither did he expect to be revived by spirits with morally stringent demands. Or to be followed by a demon, hungry for his dreams. . .


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Coil of Boughs
The Underforest Duology Book 1

A dark fantasy m/m monster romance


Skilled archer Ryurikov enjoys an unfettered life of thieving and debauchery. He wasn’t expecting to die at the hands of a witch while trying to steal from her. Neither did he expect to be revived by spirits with morally stringent demands. Or to be followed by a demon, hungry for his dreams. Luckily, Ryurikov has plenty of good dreams to trade in exchange for the demon’s help. He also possesses a wealth of denial about his past, his growing feelings for the demon, and the creatures slowly burning kingdoms to ashes. Too bad for Ryurikov, since he has no choice but to face all three.

Tropes:
HFN (plot-wise) HEA (romance-wise), 100 shades of morally grey, hurt/comfort, size difference, touch him and RIP (rest in pieces), roguish MC, long demon tongue, blood bond, dark humour, fallen royalty, fuck around and find out, redemption arc, human x demon, found family, magical contracts, non-strict roles, gentle giant

Warnings:
descriptive violence, body horror, descriptive gore, attempted (and failed, not between couple) SA, strong sexual content, excessive swearing, death, mentions of

Miners of the Mystics
The Miners Mine Book 1

A horror fantasy m/m monster romance


Deep in the mountain where magic and mining coincide, penniless Oliver enlists as a Miner of the Mystics. The dream is unfathomable riches, the risk is injury or even death. A risk worth taking for just a glance at Sentinel Tau, an otherworldly being tasked with protecting the mountain’s inhabitants.
Oliver’s luck plummets when he suffers a magical curse. Even a wayward touch could hurt him or his friends, alienating Oliver from everyone but Tau, whose healing magic he needs to survive. Oliver aches for an echo of his feelings behind the Sentinel’s expressionless mask—and discovers it in unexpected ways.
When Oliver and his friends unearth a portal, the rarest artefact of all, he is plunged into a world of nightmares. There, he uncovers the gruesome origins of mining for the transmundane. The truth of what they might have unleashed upon their own world is only the beginning of a harrowing road Oliver stumbles down to be with Tau.

Tropes:
Doom magnets, forbidden love, pining, size difference, age gap, human/non-human, dumb but sweet mc, hurt/comfort (mostly hurt), found family, casual queer rep, slow burn, angst, twink in distress, queernorm world, first time, virgin MCs, mute MC (technically), masked LI, human x nonhuman, working class MC, always broke

Warnings:
Descriptive injury, gore, strong sexual content, mild swearing, some use of alcohol, child abuse (in one chapter only), vague mentions of suicide, death, violence, descriptions of dead bodies, and monsters. Ends on a TBC.

Miners of the Tempest
The Miners Mine Book 2

A horror fantasy m/m monster romance


In the depths of the Tesera Mine, Oliver’s hope of finding Tau again fades with each passing day. Just as despair consumes him, his Sentinel returns, only a shadow of the mighty being he once was.
Oliver swears revenge against those responsible, but there’s no time to plan or savour being reunited, as a deadly mistake forces him and his friends to escape.
With no other choice, and a weakened Tau, Oliver traces the steps of his missing teammate to war-torn lands. He’s wholly unprepared to discover the toll exacted by mining for magic, and it’s worse than Oliver could have ever imagined. His hunger for revenge becomes a desperate need to put a stop to the atrocities committed, even if it means forming an alliance with an adversary.
In a sea teeming with horrors and growing distrust among his friends, Oliver and Tau find solace only in each other’s embrace.

Tropes:
Doom magnets, forbidden love, pining, size difference, age gap, human/non-human, dumb but sweet mc, hurt/comfort (mostly hurt), found family, casual queer rep, slow burn, angst, twink in distress, queernorm world, first time, virgin MCs, mute MC (technically), masked LI, human x nonhuman, working class MC, always broke

Warnings:
Descriptive injury, gore, strong sexual content, mild swearing, some use of alcohol, vague mentions of suicide, death, violence, descriptions of dead bodies, and monsters. Ends on a TBC.

All Books by Penny Moss


The Miners Mine Tetralogy

Horror Fantasy M/M Monster Romance

Miners of the Mystics cover art
Miners of the Tempest cover art

The Underforest Duology

Dark Fantasy M/M Monster Romance

Coil of Boughs cover art

Rainsquall

Historical Low Fantasy M/M/M Romance

About Penny Moss


Stats

  • HP: 4/100

  • MP: 100,000/10

  • Defense: 69

  • Attack power: 9000

  • Attack rate: 0

  • Special Attack: Salty Silence

  • Speed: 2

  • Strength: Hoarding crafts

  • Weakness: Pets, stairs, pretty lights

  • Sexuality: Bisexual wreck

  • Pronouns: She/Her/Whatever makes the joke land

black canary penny moss

Imperfect characters with a truckload of flaws are my absolute favourite. Their agency is theirs, they do what they want. I'm just over here documenting their stupidity.Hi, I'm Moss and I'm awkward. So awkward, in fact, that I refuse to talk about myself in 3rd person even though that's standard.I reside in soggy UK, lament their terrible food daily, and am old enough to have used a rotary phone as a kid. I grew up with religious and strict parents, so naturally, I'm a bisexual wreck who has forever had a love for monsters and gay romance.

News


Coil of Boughs

01/06/2024Now available on KU, Kindle, and Paperback!


Planned Books

I say planned but let's be real, I'm a creature of whimsy and the fact that I started two different titles since making this is a testament to that. This is a loose guideline and no more than that.


Miners of the Tempest - 2024
Part 2 of The Miners Mine series
Rainsquall - 2025
Slice of Life/Low Fantasy MMM Romance set in Wales, 1946
Miners of the Resilience - 2025
Part 3 of The Miners Mine series
Thorns of Vale - 2025 or 2026
Part 2 of The Underforest Duology
Miners of the Endlong - 2026
Part 4 of The Miners Mine series


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