About the Author

By night, Desirée M. Niccoli writes a blend of vicious romance and cozy horror, featuring monsters, villains, and the supernatural, often served with (mostly) emotionally intelligent characters and heart. By day, she is a public relations professional living the nomadic military life with her husband and two cats Pawdry Hepburn and Puma Thurman. Although born and raised in Pittsburgh, Desirée has since lived in coastal Maine (where her spooky heart truly lies), Maryland, and Connecticut.

Name Pronunciation: DE-zi-RAY NI-Koh-lee. Rhymes with cannoli ;]


Her debut novel Called to the Deep, a paranormal romance featuring a flesh-craving mermaid and a sexy sea captain, was published by City Owl Press September 20, 2022 and is now available to buy in EBOOK + PAPERBACK. Also listed for purchase in The Ripped Bodice, Meet Cute Bookshop, Grump & Sunshine, and City Owl Press catalogues. Its sequel, Song of Lorelei, released January 17, 2023: EBOOK + PAPERBACK. She has published two monster romance short stories “Meat Cute” and “The Feast of Dead Man’s Hollow” in Brigids Gate Press anthologies.

Her monster romance novella Given to the Ghoul, which features shapeshifting desert ghouls, is available to buy on Amazon or borrow on Kindle Unlimited.

She is on submission with her winter hag monster romance UNTETHERING DARKNESS and her villain fantasy romance WILLOW AND THE WELLSPRING.

For emailed book news and author’s musings, subscribe to Desirée’s newsletter Brain Ink. And for even more regular book-related updates, you can find her on Threads, Facebook, and Instagram.

Contact Information

Desirée M. Niccoli is represented by Kaitlyn Katsoupis at Belcastro Agency.

For rights, media inquiries, and blurb requests, please contact her agent at kaitlyn@belcastroagency.com.

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