Posts Tagged ‘Urban Fantasy’

It’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will be wiped out

Thursday, July 18th, 2019
The
Witchkin Murders
Magicfall
Book 1
by
Diana Pharaoh Francis
Genre:
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance 
 
Four
years ago, my world—the world—exploded with wild magic. The
cherry on top of that crap cake? The supernatural world declared war
on humans, and my life went straight to hell.
I
used to be a detective, and a damned good one. Then Magicfall
happened, and I changed along with the world. I’m witchkin
now—something more than human or not quite human, depending on your
perspective. To survive, I’ve become a scavenger, searching
abandoned houses and stores for the everyday luxuries in short
supply—tampons and peanut butter. Oh, how the mighty have fallen,
but anything’s better than risking my secret.
Except,
old habits die hard. When I discover a murder scene screaming with
signs of black magic ritual, I know my days of hiding are over. Any
chance I had of escaping my past with my secret intact is gone.
Solving the witchkin murders is going to be the hardest case of my
life, and not just because every second will torture me with
reminders of how much I miss my old life and my partner, who hates my
guts for abandoning the department.
But
it’s time to suck it up, because if I screw this up, Portland will
be wiped out, and I’m not going to let that happen. Hold on to your
butts, Portland. Justice is coming, and I don’t take prisoners.

 

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Diana Pharaoh
Francis is the acclaimed author of a dozen novels of fantasy and
urban fantasy. Her books have been nominated for the Mary Roberts
Rinehart Award and RT’s Best Urban Fantasy. The Witchkin
Murders is the first book in her exciting new urban fantasy
series—Magicfall.

 

 

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Her newly released power starts drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic, Mindworms and alien scientists obsessed with abducting humans

Sunday, May 26th, 2019
Cursing
Angie
Faust Series Book 1
by
Lynne Murray
Genre:
Urban Fantasy 
 
The
day she killed her boss…

 

 

Everything
changed.

 

 

She
never laid a hand on him to take his life. She didn’t have to.

 

 

As
her boss lies on the floor with a dozen witnesses staring and
paramedics working in a futile effort to save him, a mysterious
stranger approaches Angie with a bizarre offer.

 

 

It’s
a job with the ExtraTerrestrial Protection Agency, a secret
organization. Can Angie trust a group whose very existence is ultra
classified?

 

 

She
has to decide in a hurry because her newly released power starts
drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic, Mindworms and alien
scientists obsessed with abducting humans. Most terrifying of all,
she’s stalked by one of the most fearsome predators in the
galaxy.

 

 

If
you loved Men in Black or Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles
series, buckle up for a wild ride with Angie Faust in Cursing. Get it
now!

 

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Lynne
Murray was born in Illinois, but she grew up in transit due to her
father’s work with the military. She’s lived in Texas, Alaska,
Florida, Washington state, and Southern California, before landing
and staying in San Francisco.

 

 

Lynne
writes the kind of books she loves to read. Those usually feature a
lot of action, quirky characters and supernatural attitude. She just
might read anything that isn’t tied down, but some of the books that
have to be restrained also make it onto her list. Her favorite
authors include Illona Andrews, Faith Hunter, Patricia Briggs, Kim
Hamilton, Terry Pratchett and T.H. White.

 

 

She
now lives and writes and stares out the window at the ocean with a
group of rescue cats, who rescue her right back with heroic feats of
purring.

 

 

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The trouble is that Patrick is anything but average–he’s a fallen hybrid angel

Sunday, May 19th, 2019
Heart
of a Hunter
Hell
On Heels Book 1
by
Tamela Miles
Genre:
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance  
 
Life
has never been kind to teen, Elle Connor. With a troubled home life,
the gritty, violent streets of Los Angeles have become her home. She
never questions her superhuman abilities until she encounters, in a
fight or die situation, a guardian angel Tagas, who reveals her holy
origins as one in a long history of demon hunters. She also has her
eye on her attractive classmate, Brandon. 

 

 

Problems
arise when Elle finally realizes that life as a hunter is fraught
with tragedies and is deeply lonely. Elle is presented with a choice
– follow her calling from God as a hunter or live a “normal”
life with love. Can Elle tip the scales in favor of what’s good or
will she become just another casualty in the eternal war between good
and evil?

 

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Dark
Deliverance
Hell
On Heels Book 2
 
Elle
Connor’s life is as grim as she had always feared. Years of demon
slaying have left her with nothing to show for her trouble. She’s
convinced a “normal” life was never meant for
her. 

 

 

Patrick
Holt wants nothing more than to be away from the holy wars and has
lived quietly for years as an average human. The trouble is that he’s
anything but average–he’s a fallen hybrid angel.

 

 

When
Tagas the guardian angel pairs them up to investigate the brutal
slayings of young women in Los Angeles, Elle wants nothing to do with
Patrick. As Elle and Patrick begin to understand each other,
irritation is forgotten and fiery passion ignites between them. “No
ties” is how they both live, but Elle soon begins to long for
much more. As they become sucked deeper into the mysterious killings,
Elle fears that, in this battle, Hell will win.

 

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Hell
Hath No Fury
Hell
On Heels Book 3
 
Elle
and Patrick have settled into a life of peaceful domesticity with
their infant daughter after years of battling in the holy wars.
However, Hell’s agents haven’t forgotten about them. When Pyro
unleashes his torment in the worst way, Elle and Patrick must find a
way to save their child and hold onto each other in the face of
incredible evil. Will Hell have the last word in a battle that forces
Elle to return to the darkness inside herself?
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Tamela
Miles is a California State University San Bernardino graduate
student with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and a
former flight attendant. She grew up in Altadena, California in that
tumultuous time known as the 1980s. She now resides with her family
in the Inland Empire, CA. She’s a horror/paranormal romance writer
mainly because it feels so good having her characters do bad things
and, later, pondering what makes them so bad and why they can never
seem to change their wicked ways.

 

 

 

She enjoys emails from
people who like her work. In fact, she loves emails. She can be
contacted at 
tamelamiles@yahoo.com or
her Facebook page, Tamela Miles Books. She also welcomes reader
reviews and enjoys the feedback from people who love to read as much
as she does.

 

 

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Their opponents are fully trained, adult wizards with serious zeal for their work

Thursday, May 16th, 2019
The
Cat Who Pawed the Cultist
Sanctum
Guardians Book 1
by
Robert Hazelton
Genre:
YA Urban Fantasy
 
Charlotte
Barreau has tried to maintain a low key lifestyle but it isn’t easy
for a young witch. As a student of the Holstrom Sanctum, she’s
studied the intricacies of magic but never had to apply them to
anything of importance. Her biggest concerns involve finding a movie
she hasn’t seen, spending time with her friend Avery, and passing
magical physics.All that changes when she meets a feisty orange cat
attempting to foil the plot of a cultist opening a portal to another
world. This magical beast comes to her with a calling, a duty to
defend our world against denizens of a dangerous realm called the
Umbra Oculus. Charlotte finds herself inextricably bound to her new
friend, a partner in his crusade.As they begin to investigate, they
find themselves dangerously outmatched. Their opponents are fully
trained, adult wizards with serious zeal for their work. Even after
enlisting the aid of two additional students, they discover they may
not be cut out for the task. But with no one else working on the
problem, these children and their cat must save the world, even as
they risk their very lives in the effort.
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Robert
Hazelton has been writing short fiction, novels and music his entire
life. As the founding member of Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society
and a long time member of the band Abney Park, he has traveled
extensively and performed countless shows in exotic locales.

 

 

Robert
writes in a variety of genres but keeps drifting back to modern
fantasy/horror. He considers Elizabeth Moon, Frank Herbert, and
Steven Pressfield to be his biggest influences.

 

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Bud, Ivy, and Maeve find themselves pitted against the Chicago police, the FBI, and the world’s most powerful vampire

Saturday, April 27th, 2019
The
Ancient Order
Bud Hutchins
Supernatural Thrillers Book 1
by
JB Michaels
Genre: Supernatural
Suspense, Urban Fantasy 
 

Who
protects you and the world from supernatural destruction?

This
prequel novella will give you the answer in the most exhilarating and
unexpected way.

Highly-skilled soldiers
of the world’s most powerful army are slaughtered.

A battle-hardened
centurion is sent on a special mission to the wilds of Roman Britain
to investigate the strange and ghastly murders of his
brothers-in-arms. With the help of a warrior Queen, Magnus will
encounter deathly forces, battle rival clans, and transform, not only
himself but an entire nation.
The Order of St.
Michael forms in tenuous times, under dour circumstances, and stands
as the world’s foremost defense against darkness.
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The
Order of St. Michael
Bud
Hutchins Supernatural Thrillers Book 2
 
What
do you get when you pair a smart-mouthed geek with a fake English
accent and a disciplined, headstrong woman with incredible powers?
Meet
Bud Hutchins, a socially awkward super genius who talks too much and
can’t get out of his own way. Will he heed the call to join the
Order and save humanity?
Eh,
maybe.
Meet
Maeve, a beautiful young woman who happens to be a monk of an ancient
Order tasked with keeping evil spirits at bay and saving Bud Hutchins
from himself.
She
rolls her eyes. Alot.
In
this globe-trotting, action-packed supernatural thriller, our heroes
fight to contain an ancient evil that calls from beyond.
It’s
time for you to join the Order. Battle monsters. Avenge the dead and
save the natural world from supernatural destruction.
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The
Elixir
Bud
Hutchins Supernatural Thrillers Book 3
 
How
far would you go to save a friend?
From
award-winning author JB Michaels, author of The Order of St. Michael
and the award-winning Tannenbaum Tailors series
Join
Bud Hutchins in an action-packed urban fantasy set in Chicago, home
to the world’s most notorious urban legends. A murder rocks Chicago
Metro University. Maeve, a monk of the Order of St. Michael, faces
possible annihilation. A poltergeist wreaks havoc across the city.
With the help of the brilliant Ivy, a doctoral candidate, Bud will
need to employ science and the supernatural in his most harrowing
adventure yet, The Elixir: A Bud Hutchins Thriller.
The
Ghost of Capone
Mt.
Olivet Cemetery, the original resting place of gangster Al Capone, is
disturbed by an ungodly menace.
Resurrection
Mary strikes
The
forested roads of Archer Avenue are once again stalked by the deathly
and cunning Resurrection Mary.
Murder,
Mayhem, and the Elixir
A
beautiful, young teacher’s assistant is murdered over a mysterious
elixir: an ancient concoction that could change history!
From
Wrigleyville to the Willis Tower, the Museum of Science and Industry
to Beverly…
…join
Bud Hutchins on an epic adventure through Chicago!
 
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Elixir is ready. Scroll up and grab a copy today.
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The
Castle
Bud
Hutchins Supernatural Thrillers Book 4
 

No
rest for the wicked they say.

Barely
catching their breath, Bud, Ivy, and Maeve find themselves pitted
against the Chicago police, the FBI, and the world’s most powerful
vampire. Will they escape injury-free or will the fangs of doom
pierce their jugular veins?

The
answers can only be found in The Castle: A Bud Hutchins Thriller.

The
three slayers of the supernatural will face their most formidable
threats, seek solutions to their most important problems, and be
forever changed.

The
threats are plenty. The stakes are higher. The tasks nigh impossible.

Time
to grab your favorite monster-slaying weapon, raise your torch, and
storm the Castle walls.
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J. B. Michaels,
multi-award winning author and member of the Society of Children’s
Book Writers and Illustrators, has written stories since he was in
fourth grade. He is a history teacher who loves his job.

 

 

 

Married
and with a son, Michaels has a great love of family. He has two
series: the Gold and Bronze medal-winning Tannenbaum Tailors and Bud
Hutchins Thrillers.

 

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Cursed Lands Anthology Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?

Friday, April 12th, 2019

 

Cursed Lands Anthology
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, DystopianMysterious strangers. Hidden abilities. Inescapable darkness…
Join our courageous heroines and heroes as they battle demons, governments, and secret organizations in worlds where fae, vampires, angels, witches, humans, and more fight for survival.
Cursed Lands will lead you through one doomed world after another in this haunting dystopian, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance boxed set. Inside, you’ll find 22 exclusive, page-turning tales from today’s bestselling and award-winning authors.
Do you dare venture into Cursed Lands, where magic, danger, and romance lurk between the shadows and the light?
One-click today to indulge in over 100 hours of bewitching young adult and new adult reads in this epic limited time collection.With stories by:
RWA Award Winners Kim Cresswell and M.K. Chester
Emma Hamm
Nina Walker
Claire Luana
Dorothy Dreyer
Elle Scott
A.J. Flowers
Krista Street
Alison Ingleby
Angela Kulig and Taylor Haiden
USA Today Bestselling Author B. Kristin McMichael
Ella Wayne
Jenna Lee
Char Webster
K.A. Parkinson
J.L. Myers
Steven Whibley
S K Gregory
Lichelle Slater
Michael J. Allen
Lee French
Candace Osmond

 

A town isolated from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible, and logic is determined by reality

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
The
Knowing
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 1
by
Brit Lunden
Genre:
Paranormal Thriller
 
Bulwark-
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from
the outside world. Bulwark, Georgia, isolated, hidden. Who knows what
strange things can happen when the rest of the world can’t see you?
JB Stratton is alone in the world, and all he has left are the
memories of his beloved Ellie. Dirt poor JB and wealthy Ellie feel an
instant connection that is as intense and primal as the blood red
earth of their home. Unseen roots connect them, pulling them into an
impossible relationship. Will the memories of past lives help or
hinder the path of their love? Based on the original novella Bulwark,
by Brit Lunden, The Knowing continues the story of a town isolated
from the rest of the world where the impossible becomes plausible,
and logic is determined by reality.
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The
Illusion
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 2
by
DJ Cooper
 
Things
are not what they seem in the small American town of
Bulwark.

 

 

 

Hospital
lights flicker for no reason. Townsfolk are overcome with a salacious
appetite for the demise of others.

 

 

Accompanied
by would-be boyfriend Deputy Terence Blake, Dr Peter Kent is caught
in the middle of mind-bending events.

 

 

A
café opens in town. The food is great. It’s the unexpected
distortions in time and the surrounding world that make Peter
question his mind and his grip on reality.

 

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Craving
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 3
by
R.L. Jackson
 

 

Bulwark a
wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth

 

from
the outside world.

 

 

 

Savannah
Daniels is looking forward to spending some alone time with her
longtime boyfriend, Marshall. Everything during this fun-filled
spring break was moving along fine, until his awkward cousin Stefano,
and his equally weird girlfriend, Sheena decide to crash the party.
It didn’t take a college graduate to realize something was
definitely up with these two blood-sucking intruders, and it isn’t
long before the true intentions about what they are and what they
want become clear. 
Savannah
is powerless to stop their attack on Marshall but with capabilities
passed down from her grandmother, she finds the tools she needs to
stop them and hopefully prevent Marshall’s transitioning. When all
three disappear before she can act, Savannah jumps into high-gear
tracking their every move. Finally, her journey takes her to Bulwark,
Georgia where she learns things are equally as complicated there, and
more than just vampires go bump in the night.
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The
Window
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 4
by
E.H. Graham
 
Brianna
Scott has nothing but her window and pet cat to entertain her. Stuck
inside for more years than she can remember with a degenerative
disease, she has become invisible and has retreated from her small
community. Only Jim, the town grocer and old high school friend,
seems to care about her lonely existence.

 

 

 

However,
when the window in her living room provides her a front row seat to
the latest mysteries haunting her small town, Brianna discovers that
some things cannot be unseen.

 

 

Based
on Bulwark, a paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Window is the
fourth volume in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology.

 

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The
Missing Branch
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 5
by
Kay McLeod
 
Trapped
in a tedious job without fulfillment, ambitions, or a boyfriend, Izzie
Murray’s only passion is researching her ancestry. But the
beautiful mural of her family tree switches from a distraction to an
obsession once she hits a mysterious gap in the timeline. Why would
an entire family just disappear?

 

With
an intense craving to find the last pieces of the puzzle, Izzie
ditches her life in England to investigate the last known whereabouts
of the family – the little town of Bulwark, Georgia. Between the
unnatural behavior of the local wildlife, tales of witches, and the
overpowering draw of a puddle of weird goo, she’s only finding more
questions to answer. The instant attraction to the one resident in
town that seems to be on her side isn’t helping either.

 

Bulwark
does not give up its secrets easily. And sometimes things were hidden
for a reason.

 

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The
Body
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 6
by
Kate Kelly
 
Small
town values. Big time secrets

 

 

 

Troubled
is an understatement when it comes to Rudd.

 

 

He’s
a cage fighter with a sordid past, and has no family or any friends
to his name. He does, however, have one enemy—Vic, his ultimate
rival in the cage. But even a match with Vic isn’t enough to stir
any emotions in the 28 year old man. He may as well be a shell. Body
only, no spirit.

 

 

It’s
the anniversary of his sister’s death when he takes a walk through
Bulwark’s strange woods and wanders a little too far. It’s there
in the dense, secluded gloom that he meets a glowing, transparent
woman named Lili. She isn’t real— she can’t be real, except
that she’s the only one that makes him feel anything at all. The
two form an unlikely friendship that quickly morphs into an
attraction neither can act on.

 

 

As
his final fight draws near, Rudd must face the demons of his past,
solve the mystery of Lili’s murder and deal with the inexplicable
love that is growing in his heart for someone who can never be his.

 

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The
Battle of Bulwark
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 7
by
Del Henderson III
 
Outside
of being the sheriff’s daughter, Claire Finnes’ life was the same as
any other 15-year-old. However, recurring nightmares and an encounter
with dead civil war soldier send Claire and her friends on a journey
that makes her question if those nightmares really were just dreams.
As she uncovers the dark history surrounding her small town Claire
begins to wonder, can a doomed future be changed?

 

 

 

Based
on Bulwark, a paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Battle of
Bulwark is the seventh volume in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology.

 

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The
Darkness
The
Bulwark Anthology Book 8

 

by
Brittney Leigh
 
Bulwark-
a wall or stockade that protects or sometimes hides the truth from
the outside world.Bulwark, a quiet town… or is it? Four best
friends, Sophia, Scott, Chloe and Chris, are just trying to manage
their senior year at Bulwark high school when Sophia realizes that
her feelings for Chris are really meant for Scott. Before she can
deal with that though, the four friends then stumble upon Bulwarks
darkest secrets when a spell is cast on Bulwark High. Students have
been disappearing and no one has any clues as to their whereabouts.
With a town curfew set and parents on edge, the four friends decide
to take things into their own hands. Will they break the spell, or
will Bulwark High and the town be changed forever?Based on Bulwark, a
paranormal thriller by Brit Lunden, The Darkness is the eighth volume
in the multi-author Bulwark Anthology
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Brit
Lunden
is a prolific author who’s written over 50 books in
assorted genres under different pen names. Bulwark was her
first effort in adult fiction and was chosen by several of her fellow
authors as the basis for a new series, A Bulwark Anthology.
Using her characters, they are creating new denizens in spin-off
stories to this bizarre town. Brit Lunden lives on Long Island in a
house full of helpful ghosts.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Having
grown up with a love of everything futuristic, space and macabre,
DJ
Cooper

developed a vivid imagination and is known for a warped sense of
humour.

Desperately
clinging to the real world, DJ has been known to cry: Why can’t cars
fly yet? Weren’t we supposed to teleport by now?

In-between
large mugs of annoyingly lukewarm coffee, DJ enjoys walks with
earbuds full of loud music and ponders what it is Cossie the
fire-breathing, flying pet bearded dragon thinks about all day.

 
 
 
 
 
 

R.L
Jackson

is an independent filmmaker, magazine editor and screenwriter who
writes romance and romantic suspense with an aim for readers to, “Get
Lost In Intense Passion and Diverse Worlds.” She lives in south
Florida enjoys binge-watching Netflix, uses her treadmill as an
over-sized coat hanger, but loves to dance to the Fitness Marshall
videos on Youtube.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Stepping
into the world of Adult Fiction and penned under the name
E.H.
Graham
,
The Window is the debut novel of this award-winning children’s
author. Whether reading or writing, Graham enjoys the escape into
worlds of mystery, fantasy and suspense.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kay
McLeod
Confession
time, I’m a fantasy addict! For as long as I can remember, I’ve
loved the concept of magical worlds.

I
was the kid with dragons doodled around the edge of her school work,
the one with her head constantly buried in a book. As a teen, I
shunned partying to play Magic the Gathering and DM Dungeons and
Dragons games.

Through
the years, I’ve always made up stories and took characters on
amazing adventures, in the privacy of my own mind. Now I want to
share them with other people.

I
live with my husband and cat in Nottinghamshire in England. When I’m
not writing (or planning something I’m writing) I’m usually
working, reading, playing bass for my church’s worship team,
playing computer games (World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, Pokemon,
Minecraft) or drinking tea.

Mmm,
time to put the kettle on…
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Kate
Kelley

is a writer of epic fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance.
She spends her days banging on a keyboard and chugging coffee while
two small, feral children run around her feet.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Del
Henderson III
,
born and raised in Illinois, enjoys writing, fueling his passion and
love for the noble art of putting pen to paper, or more appropriate,
keyboard to computer. Diving into pure imagination he has produced
works that grip his reader’s minds with mystery and suspense as they
are brought into the fascinating world of fiction.

 

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Brittney
Leigh

is gracing the Bulwark anthology as a debut author. She is a proud
graduate of SUNY Old Westbury College, with a bachelors degree in
Media & Communications. Gifted in singing, acting, and dancing,
she finds her voice reaches its highest ground in writing. She
resides in Long Island where the darkness of New York City comes to
sleep.
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An interview with DJ Cooper

 

 

1- Tell us about yourself?

I’m DJ Cooper and I’m very tired! I live in South East England, I’m married and I have two teenagers. I have successfully run my own business from home for the last eighteen years. For the last few years, I’ve juggled that business, family life, and writing.

2- What changes did 2019 bring to your writing?

I got to call myself an award-winning author for Missing Remnants thanks to Indie Authors Monthly magazine. I never expected that to happen, so thank you IAM. This year is the first time in recent years I’ve written something set on contemporary Earth. The town of Bulwark is not real but the setting was small-town America rather than in space or on an alien planet where I usually set a story.

3- Why did you do an anthology? Was it harder or easier than writing a full out novel? What was the hardest part?

Why? Exposure. Pure and simple. The more places you can showcase your work, the more chances you have of enticing one more reader into your world. The story for the anthology was shorter than a novel, so that part was easier. The anthology was challenging because it had a deadline, I don’t usually write to a deadline. I was also writing characters I did not create so I was mindful of building on them in a way that was credible. Another challenge was writing about something in America. I’m English. We wear trousers over here, pants are underwear. Everything had to be written with American terminology in mind.

4- How did you come up with your story?

There were snippets in the original story that sparked something in my imagination. The original contained aspects of Hansel and Gretel. I watched a TV programme called Mr Benn when I was a child. A man walks into a costume shop, tries on a costume, walks through a door and has an adventure. Of course, when I re-watched Mr Benn recently, I found I’d not remembered any of it correctly and I’d written something completely different but that’s not a bad thing.

5- what is the hardest part of being an indie?

Promotion and marketing. The trouble with being an indie is that you have to coordinate everything. Even if you’re passing things like editing and cover design over to a third party, an indie author is the publisher. We are responsible for everything. I wonder how many of us wish we could just write the book and have someone else do the rest for us. I know I do. Marketing is something that can be costly, hit and miss with results and just a completely alien thing for a lot of us to undertake. We have to promote ourselves. I’m sure there are many authors uncomfortable with the concept of waving their arms in the air and screaming I’m over here, look at me.

6- Do you stay with one genre, or jump around?

I can’t even live in this reality, let alone write in one genre! I am happier when I’m not constrained to only one thing. I always have been. Writing flows easier and quicker for me when I am not tied to a single genre. I’ll write science fiction, but it’ll have aspects of horror and humour. I’ll write horror but it’ll also have humour because people crack jokes in real life and the same person can also experience something horrific. I write a mixture of things, but I find that’s more realistic despite some of my more unrealistic settings. Humans are humans whether they’re on this planet or you’ve imagined them in space.

7- Share the process of this collaboration? What inspired you from the original story and how did you marry it to your own work?

The original story has a theme of weird things happening when a pool of green water is present. There were also modern-day characters who appeared to be from different eras. I kept those themes running through my story whilst also creating something that could be read as a standalone work.

8- Would you do another anthology?

Yes, I think collaborating on an anthology is a great way to showcase what an author can do. Every author has a different set of readers they can reach. A collaboration means an author has a greater chance of reaching a wider audience.

9- What trends do you see in indie books?

There’s a lot of them! Both trends and indie books. It’s very difficult to be seen. I’ve seen authors try many things. Free is a massive trend at the moment. I’m hearing more and more authors refusing to give their books away for free because they’ve spent money getting them to the market in the first place. Competition is fierce and always will be. I don’t think the trend of hard work will ever change.

10- What makes your books stand out from the sea of indie authors out there?

I’m not unique, but I have a relatable author’s voice. I have a flair for humour and an ability to write a scene in a way that doesn’t drag. I zone out of books I read that interrupt the flow of action with passages of the description which don’t seem to move the story on. So, I like to avoid writing the things that bore me as a reader. We all have different preferences and that’s why there is potential for every decent author to find the readers who appreciate their work.

 
 

What does Cassidy who can read the history of objects by touching them, Teag, a hacker and weaver witch and Sorren, a 600 year-old vampire, have in common?

Sunday, April 7th, 2019
Trifles
and Folly
A
Deadly Curiosities Collection
by
Gail Z. Martin
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
 
A
collection of nine adventures: Buttons, The Restless Dead,
Retribution, Coffin Box, Wicked Dreams, Collector, Bad Memories,
Shadow Garden, and Spook House. 


 

 

Cassidy
Kincaide runs Trifles & Folly in modern-day Charleston, an
antiques and curios shop with a dangerous secret. Cassidy can read
the history of objects by touching them and along with her business
partners Teag, who has Weaver magic and Sorren, a 600 year-old
vampire, they get rid of cursed objects and keep Charleston and the
world safe from supernatural threats. An extension of the Deadly
Curiosities book series.

 

 

Revised
Edition 2, 2018. Includes an updated cover, minor edits and the BONUS
section with three stories chronicling Sorren’s early days:
Vanities, The Wild Hunt, and Dark Legacy.

 

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A
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Cassidy
Kincaide runs Trifles & Folly in modern-day Charleston, an
antiques and curios shop with a dangerous secret. Cassidy can read
the history of objects by touching them and together with Teag (a
hacker and weaver witch) and Sorren, a 600 year-old vampire, they get
rid of cursed objects and keep Charleston and the world safe from
supernatural threats.

 

 

An
extension of the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy novel series, this
collection contains three full novellas and four short stories: The
Final Death, Predator, Fair Game, Fatal Invitation, Redcap,
Bloodlines, plus three bonus stories: Among the Shoals Forever, The
Low Road, and Steer a Pale Course.

 

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Z. Martin discovered her passion for science fiction, fantasy and
ghost stories in elementary school. The first story she wroteat age
fivewas about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was
Dark Shadows. At age 14, she decided to become a writer. She enjoys
attending science fiction/fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and
living history sites. She is married and has three children, a
Himalayan cat, a Maltese and a golden retriever.
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The battle between good and evil just got wicked fun

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
The
Corpse Whisperer
An
Allie Nighthawk Mystery Book 1
by
H.R. Boldwood
Genre:
Urban Fantasy, Mystery
 
Welcome
to the world of Allie Nighthawk, corpse whisperer and badass zombie
hunter.

 

 

“If
you raise deadheads, you’d better be able to put ‘em down. Nobody
said it was pretty. But in this day, when vampires aren’t just for
breakfast anymore, and the dead are disposable pawns for
necromancers, someone has to ante up. Looks like I won the lotto.
Imagine my delight. You should thank me, really, because the world is
batshit crazy.”

 

 

When
the zombie population spikes and no one knows why, it’s up to Allie
to solve the mystery. But there’s a hitch. She’s stuck
babysitting Leo Abruzzi, a zombie-bitten gangster who’s turning
state’s evidence. But the mob and a powerful necromancer will stop
at nothing to take Leo and Allie down.

 

 

Allie
Nighthawk is Anita Blake on steroids, with a fondness for leather and
Jack on the rocks. She has a healthy dose of Stephanie Plum and
Rachel Morgan in her, too, though she’d never admit it.

 

 

The
battle between good and evil just got wicked fun.

 

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Boldwood is a writer of horror and speculative fiction. In another
incarnation, Boldwood is a Pushcart Prize nominee and was awarded the
2009 Bilbo Award for creative writing by Thomas More College.
Publication credits include, “Killing it Softly,” “Short
Story America,” “Bete Noir,” “Everyday Fiction,”
“Toys in the Attic,” “Floppy Shoes Apocalypse II,”
“Pilcrow and Dagger,” and “Sirens Call.”
Boldwood’s
characters are often disreputable and not to be trusted. They are
kicked to the curb at every conceivable opportunity. No
responsibility is taken by this author for the dastardly and
sometimes criminal acts committed by this ragtag group of miscreants.
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Nadira has to remain a beacon of light to those fighting for humankind? Or she will lose her humanity to the darkness within?

Friday, November 23rd, 2018
This
Time
Nadira
Holden, Demon Hunter Book 1
by
Azaaa Davis
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
 
When
demon hunting is outlawed, it’s time to resurrect a legend.
 

 

Not
even death can stop her.

 

 

 

Fearsome
demon hunter Nadira has been torn from her next life and resurrected
in present-day New York. The demons she once battled have made peace
with humans. Or, so they claim. But brawls between demons and humans
are becoming more frequent, and human leaders are
disappearing.

 

 

Tasked
by the shadowy organization that trained her, she must battle her own
personal trauma and once again fight for the souls of mankind. Will
Nadira remain a beacon of light to those fighting for humankind? Or
will she lose her humanity to the darkness within?

 

 

Don’t
miss This Time―the first novel in the Nadira Holden, Demon Hunter
series―by author Azaaa Davis!

 

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Davis is a writer of urban fantasy novels.

 

She
fell in love with reading as a high school freshman and continues to
read, write, and draw today. Her background in social work helps her
portray realistic characters in fantastic–and sometimes
terrifying–situations. A New York native, Azaaa currently lives in
New Hampshire with her husband and daughter.

 

She
debuts with This Time, A Nadira Holden Novel, about demon hunters,
family ties and the magic of love.

 

Azaaa
is working diligently to finish writing more fantasy novels while
raising her daughter. Her next book is expected to be released in
early 2019. Thank you for showing an interest in her stories!

 

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Jen shows up looking for her friend and Georgia learns that that person is actually Sid the skeleton…

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018
The
Skeleton Makes a Friend
A
Family Skeleton Mystery #5
by
Leigh Perry
Genre:
Cozy Mystery
Pub
Date: 11/6/18
 
Georgia
Thackery is feeling pretty good about her summer job teaching at
prestigious Overfeld College, and she’s renting a rustic cabin
right by a lake for herself, her daughter, Madison, and her best
friend, Sid the Skeleton. Together again, the trio are enjoying the
quiet when a teenager named Jen shows up looking for her friend.
Georgia doesn’t recognize the name, but she learns that the person
Jen was looking for is actually Sid.
Sid
reveals that he and Jen are part of a regular online gaming group
that formed locally, and one of their members has gone missing. Sid
admits that he might have bragged about his investigative prowess,
enough so that Jen wants him to find their missing player. Given that
Sid doesn’t have many friends offline—none, really, unless you
count the Thackery family—Georgia agrees to help him search. They
manage to discreetly enlist Jen, who lives in town, and follow the
clues to… a dead buddy.
Now
they’ve got a killer on their hands. Probing the life of Sid’s
friend, they realize a lot is wrong both on campus and in the
seemingly quaint town, and someone doesn’t want them looking
deeper.

 

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Leigh Perry was born in Pensacola, FL and raised in Charlotte,
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shares the house with her husband, two daughters, two guinea pigs,
and a ludicrous selection of books. While the population of people
and guinea pigs stays constant, the number of books is on an
ever-rising curve. Under the name Toni L.P. Kelner, she’s published
eleven novels and twenty-something short stories, as well as
co-edited six urban fantasy anthologies with New York Times
bestseller Charlaine Harris.
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Can Kylie save the town and her grandfather, or will the horrors of the Booke be too much to handle?

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Deadly
Rising
A Booke of the Hidden
Novel #2
by Jeri Westerson
Genre: Paranormal
Romance
Pub
Date: 10/23/18
 
Things
were quiet in Strange Herbs & Teas. For about a week.

Our
crossbow slinging hero and her ragtag gang of Wiccans tuned in to the
paranormal have earned some rest. But when Kylie learns that the
Booke may have released not one, but two creatures of horror out into
the world, it’s up to her to save Moody Bog. Again.

Calling
upon the devilishly handsome demon Erasmus once more for help,
Kylie’s determined to handle the mischief of the Booke and go back
to a normal life. But when digging through Moody Bog’s history
leads her to the ghost of her grandfather, the past she once knew is
turned upside down.

Can
Kylie save the town and her grandfather, or will the horrors of the
Booke be too much to handle?
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A Booke of the Hidden
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“Westerson
creates an utterly believable history of witches, demons, and magic
for her claustrophobic New England village including a heroine with
enough spark, smarts, and stubbornness to keep both the bad guys and
the deliciously dangerous love-interest on their toes.” —Kat
Richardson, author of the Greywalker series

 

 

 

To
get a fresh start away from a bad relationship, Kylie Strange moves
across the country to open a shop in a seemingly quiet town in rural
Maine. During renovations on Strange Herbs & Teas, she discovers
a peculiar and ancient codex, 
The
Booke of the Hidden
,
bricked into the wall. Every small town has its legends and unusual
histories, and this artifact sends Kylie right into the center of
Moody Bog’s biggest secret.
 

 

While
puzzling over the tome’s oddly blank pages, Kylie gets an
unexpected visitor—Erasmus Dark, an inscrutable stranger who claims
to be a demon, knows she has the book, and warns her that she has
opened a portal to the netherworld. Kylie brushes off this nonsense,
until a series of bizarre murders put her, the newcomer, at the
center. With the help of the demon and a coven of witches she
befriends while dodging the handsome but sharp-eyed sheriff, Kylie
hunts for a killer—that might not be human.

 

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the critically acclaimed Crispin Guest Medieval Mysteries, historical
novels, paranormal novels. To date, her medieval
mysteries have garnered twelve industry award nominations, from the
Agatha to the Shamus. Kirkus Review said of her latest Crispin Guest
Medieval Mystery A MAIDEN WEEPING, “Once again Guest’s past
misdeeds actually help him in the present in a case that includes
plenty of red herrings and an interesting look at medieval
jurisprudence.” Jeri is former president of the SoCal chapter of
Mystery Writers of America and frequently guest lectures on medieval
history at local colleges and museums. She lives in southern
California with her home-brewing husband, a complacent tortoise, and
40,000 bees.
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When you are descended from darkness, is it still possible to reach for the light? In times of peace, prepare for war

Monday, October 1st, 2018
**ALMOST
HUMAN is a series of successive trilogies, not stand-alone books.
Each trilogy is self-contained enough to be read alone as a 3 book
set, but the story unfolds chronologically, and the characters do
continue from one trilogy to the next. Main storyline closure is in
each 3rd book, but there are also story-ties leading from one trilogy
to the next in the series.
**
 
Fatal
Infatuation
Almost
Human- The First Trilogy, Volume 1
by
Melanie Nowak
Genre:
Paranormal
Romantic Urban Fantasy
 
Shy
Felicity never expected to gain the attention of a handsome man…or
a vampire, but she’ll need all the help she can get to navigate
difficulties of addiction and desire; perils of zombies and vampires;
and struggles with abuse, morality and…college.
Cain
is an elder vampire who displays quiet confidence even as he
struggles to overcome sins of his past. Surprisingly, he found that
in losing his life he gained his faith and a purpose. His mission:
find the hostile vampires that inhabit this small college town, and
educate them to live in peace with humans. Their leader, Sindy, is a
wicked temptress who has set her sights on Felicity’s new friend Ben.
She will be difficult to control, but after meeting Felicity, Cain’s
most difficult task lies in controlling himself.
 

*Please note –
while there is no graphic sex in this book, there is mature subject
matter, and there are some graphic (but tasteful) sex scenes in
subsequent books of the series

 

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Lost
Reflections
Almost
Human – The First Trilogy, Volume 2
 
Felicity
has helped her friends to escape the venomous vixen Sindy, but cannot
divine the motives of Cain, the vampire who captured first her
gratitude, and then her heart.

 

She finds the historical
account of Cain’s past enthralling and frightening. Now she must
determine whether the addictive venom in Cain’s kiss is clouding
her judgment, and if his thirst for her blood is a driving force too
strong for their love to conquer.
It’s difficult to
contemplate such questions while under the attack of a vengeful
vampire and his zombie slaves. Felicity’s heart has already been
lost to Cain; will she lose her life as well?

 

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Evolving
Ecstasy
Almost
Human – The First Trilogy, Volume 3
 
The
relationship between Cain and Felicity has crested to a peak that
leaves them unsure whether to step back from each other for safety,
or jump into a future united in death. 

 

Felicity
is unlike any human Cain has known before. She treats him as an
equal; a man worthy of friendship, respect and even… love. She
embodies qualities of gentleness and loving trust that he has never
found among his own kind. This makes her far more desirable to him
than any creature of darkness could ever be. 

 

The
venom of Cain’s bite could protect Felicity from hostile vampires,
but it would give him a measure of psychic control over her as well.
Would Felicity only accept becoming a vampire, due to his addictive
venom, coupled with the foolishness of a young girl in love?

 

Perhaps
there is a brighter future for her in the human world. Is Cain’s
desire for Felicity’s love worth the loss of her life?

 

 

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Born
To Blood
Almost
Human – The Second Trilogy, Volume 1
 
Alyson
used to think that vampires were almost human; that is, until she
became one. Finally consenting to be lovingly turned by her boyfriend
Mattie, Allie has come to possess traits and powers previously
unknown among vampire kind. Now Allie seeks the help of the elder
vampire Cain, to discover not only what she is capable of, but
why.

 

 

Still
healing from heartbreak over Cain, Felicity looked forward to a nice,
human relationship, but dating the son of a vampire hunter, and
having a psychic bond with one of his prey makes life far from
normal. How can Ben and Felicity discover the truths of love when
they are forced to live with so many secrets?

 

 

Someone
has contrived a diabolical plan to control destiny, and blood may not
only be the catalyst for change, but also the master of manipulation
behind it. Is rebirth as a vampire always at the discretion of an
undead sire, or sometimes is one simply born to blood?

 

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Descendant
of Darkness
Almost
Human – The Second Trilogy, Volume 2
 
The
saga continues…

 

 

Heartbroken
and soul searching, the vampire Cain believes he has finally found
his purpose. He is mentoring Allie, who is grudgingly coming to terms
with the fact that she is unique among vampires… The United One.
Together with Allie’s husband Mattie, they are working to discover
her powers, when the vampiress Sindy returns with some new tricks of
her own.

 

 

Ben
and Felicity have tried to leave their past involvements with
vampires behind them, settling into human life together, despite
having to deal with Ben’s vampire hunting father – but is mundane
love strong enough to supersede the supernatural?

 

 

The
vampire Elric has sabotaged his master’s plans to control The United
One more times than for which he can expect to safely escape the
consequences. Coven Master Arif knows what he wants, and the guiding
forces behind his plan know how to help him get it… If Elric
rebels, he could lose his love, but thwart disaster for the human
race. Is staying true to the coven in order to save his love, worth
the price the world will pay?

 

 

When
you are descended from darkness, is it still possible to reach for
the light? In times of peace, prepare for war.

 

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For Divinity
Almost
Human – The Second Trilogy, Volume 3
 
Sindy
is a vampiress of little morals and large aspirations…or at least,
the old Sindy was. Love and friendship are becoming more important to
her, and after becoming an accomplice to kidnapping and an agent of
betrayal, she would be willing to settle for escaping the tangled web
she has woven without getting herself dusted.

 

Felicity
is being held for a ransom that no one of sound moral conscience
should be willing to pay. Coven Master Arif, a vampire whose
terrifying talent of mind-control holds her more tightly than chains,
wants control of The United One; Alyson. A vampire of great power
unlike any other, Alyson is a good friend to Felicity and a dear
covenmate of… 

 

Cain,
a vampire who declared his love for Felicity, but left her to fulfill
her dreams of having a human family. Since renouncing his vampiric
tendencies, Cain’s existence has been one of self-sacrifice and
benevolence. To rescue Felicity, he would have to betray Alyson and
endanger the world, an act that would torture his conscience for
eternity.

 

Perhaps
Felicity’s husband Ben can rescue her, but to ensure Felicity’s
safety he would have to play by Arif’s rules. Is Ben willing to
make a deal with the devil to retrieve his wife? Or should he put his
differences aside to try and work with Cain, his former rival, to
find a solution? Cain may be able to help rescue Felicity, but is he
willing to give her up…again?

 

Alyson
has never been one to meekly follow others. Is it time for The United
One to take a stand of her own? Her blood dictates that her divine
destiny is to rule vampire-kind. Maybe it is time to lay down some
rules! A battle is sure to ensue…can Alyson protect everyone she
loves?

 

Will
Felicity survive Arif’s wrath to keep her life…and her humanity,
or when all is said and done, will she find herself ALMOST HUMAN?

 

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Melanie
Nowak is author of the venomous vampire series ALMOST HUMAN, and a
happily married mom of 2 boys. She holds a Master’s Degree in Library
and Information Science, and lives with her family on a peaceful
mountaintop in the forest of upstate New York. She has always had a
vivid imagination and a fascination for the paranormal. Acting and
singing are loves of hers as well. However, upon conceiving the idea
for her ALMOST HUMAN series in 2003, she discovered a previously
unknown passion for writing! Now she puts her over-active imagination
to good use, creating characters she loves, and she gets to play all
of the parts!
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The closer they are watched, the closer Amanda and Leona come to facing the ultimate danger: exposure

Friday, August 17th, 2018
The
Witch’s Touch
by
Rosie Wylor-Owen
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
 
Criminals
are going missing. Felons or not, Detective Meeks is duty-bound to
find them, with little to go on but a suspicious encounter between
the latest missing person and a local business owner. As the case
unravels, Meeks struggles to make sense of a world he thought he
understood. Yet this twist of fate could be his chance to truly
making a difference to the community he holds dear.

 

 

Amanda
Solanke is used to making waves, but never with the police. The last
person to see the latest missing criminal, she is dragged to the
heart of a police investigation. A small business owner in the eyes
of the community, behind closed doors Amanda and her partner Leona
guard a magical secret. The closer they are watched, the closer
Amanda and Leona come to facing the ultimate danger: exposure.

 

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jeans and boy-band popularity. Her work has been featured in the
literary magazines The Fiction Pool, Anti-Heroin Chic and Ariel
Chart, and the Manawaker Studios Podcast. Her short story “Arm-in-Arm
with Alchemy” was accepted for publication by Otter Libris for
inclusion in the anthology “Magical Crime Scene Investigation.”
In February 2018 she won third place in the Fiction Writer’s Global
flash fiction contest for her story “In Exchange for Your Sins”.

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In a world of intrigue and shadows, tangling with the monsters can leave its mark…

Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Shadow’s
Edge
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 1
by
Jami Gray
Genre:
Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
 
Everyone
fears what hunts in the shadows–especially the monsters…

 

 

It
takes a monster to hunt one, and for Raine McCord, forged in the
maelstrom of magic and science, she’s the one for the job. In a world
where the supernatural shares a shadowy existence with the mundane, a
series of disappearances and deaths threaten the secrecy of her kind
and indicate someone knows the monsters are alive and
kicking.

 

 

Partnered
with the sexy and tantalizing Gavin Duran proves to be as challenging
and dangerous as the prey she hunts. When the trail leads back to the
foundation which warped Raine’s magic as a child, her torturous past
raises its ugly head.

 

 

Gavin
and Raine sift through a maze of lies, murder, and betrayal, to
discover not only each other, but the emerging threat to them and the
entire magical community.

 

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Soul
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 2
 
All
she had to do was keep one man safe…

 

 

Raine
McCord has no problem taking down the monsters of the world, it’s
one of the reasons she’s so good at her job. So playing bodyguard
to Cheveyo, head Magi of the Northwest, as he consults with the
Southwest Kyn should be an easy assignment. Unfortunately, the simple
task turns into a nightmare when Cheveyo is kidnapped and Raine is
left for dead by one of the Kyn’s most feared beings, a Soul
Stealer.

 

 

The
Stealer’s attack leaves lasting wounds, undermining Raine’s
confidence as a warrior and damaging her unruly magic. Her ability to
heal her mind and spirit hinges on the one man who can touch her
soul, Gavin Durand. Compelled to face the emotions raging between
them, they must embrace not only their stormy relationship but their
evolving magic to escape the twisted threads of murder and betrayal
to find Cheveyo.

 

 

As
Raine and Gavin come together and begin to unravel the complex web of
secrets and hidden vendettas haunting the Southwest Kyn, they
discover unsettling new truths that threaten their very existence.

 

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Moon
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 3
A
blonde, a brunette and a monster walk into a bar and all hell breaks
loose. 
 

 

It
should have been the start of a bad joke, but days from a full moon
Xander Cade, Tracker for the Northwest Motoki Pack, finds nothing
funny about confronting an enraged Shifter in a crowded Portland
nightclub filled with unsuspecting humans, The resulting carnage
begins to fray the thin veil of secrecy shielding the supernatural
Kyn community from public scrutiny. It also ensures there is no
escaping the one man she’s been determined to avoid, her Alpha and
mate, Warrick Vidis. Dominating, protective and compelling, Warrick
threatens her individuality like no other.

 

As the Northwest
Alpha wolf, compromise isn’t in Warrick Vidis’s vocabulary, but when
his reluctant mate, Xander Cade, refuses to leave off the hunt for a
killer, he has no qualms using whoever or whatever necessary to
protect her or his pack. A series of unusual deaths involving lone
wolves along with anonymous threats against him and his Pack begin to
jeopardize his normal steely control. Add in Xander’s continual
reluctance to fully accept their Soul bond, and the line between
intellect and instinct begins to blur, leaving him wondering if one
woman’s love and acceptance will be enough to save both man and
wolf.
As the danger escalates, threatening not just their Pack
but those closest to them, Warrick and Xander must find a way to
trust each other and accepts their rare bond or risk losing
everything–their pack, their friends and each other.

 

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Shadow’s
Curse
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 4
 
Death
and chaos can devastate even the best-laid plans… 
 

 

As
the leader of the Amanusa, Natasha Bertoi thrives on chaos, but when
tragedy strikes the Northwest Kyn, leaving bodies and betrayal in its
wake, not even she is prepared for the fallout With the Northwest
houses in an uproar and the Wraiths hungry for blood, all her
carefully laid plans are put to the test as she wards off the greedy
clutches of the ruling Kyn Council. Her plans and pawns are moving
along nicely, until he joins the game. div>

 

 

 

Whispers
of treachery draw Darius Abazi to the Northwest in search of justice
hones with vengeance. After years of protecting the Council and its
secrets he harbors no illusions on how lies can be twisted into
truth. As death stalks the Northwest Kyn, he faces off with the
beautiful, but manipulative Natasha to uncover the mastermind behind
it all. div>

 

 

 

A
dangerous attraction lures the two predators into a deadly game,
where one wrong move could destroy all that Natasha holds dear.

 

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Shadow’s
Dream
The
Kyn Kronicles Book 5
 
Bitter
betrayals and hidden truths forge shattered dreams…
Cheveyo,
the most powerful Magi in the Northwest Kyn, lives with one
regret—walking away from Tala Whiteriver. When he is sent to broker
an alliance with the Southwest Kyn, he recognizes his chance to
rectify his mistake, but soon realizes the challenge may be more
difficult than expected.
As
the youngest Kyn to lead a house, Tala’s a force to be reckoned
with, but her role came at a steep price. When an unprovoked attack
by the Southwest alpha threatens her position and forces her to face
judgment, she finds an unexpected ally in the man who once claimed
her heart. 
As
a series of deadly events unfolds, tensions began to rise between the
Southwest houses, with a Tala firmly trapped in the center. Before
Tala and Cheveyo can quell the approaching storm, they must untangle
a treacherous plot and expose the architects of a devil’s bargain
designed to fracture the Kyn. Will Cheveyo and Tala be able to
move beyond the confines of their positions and trust their hearts to
forge new dreams before the impending nightmare sweeps them apart
forever?
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Tangled
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The
Kyn Kronicles Short Stories
 
In
a world of intrigue and shadows, tangling with the monsters can leave
its mark…

 

 

Step
into the world of Jami Gray’s Kyn with this collection of short
stories, and discover why readers are disappearing into this
exciting, Urban Fantasy series.

 

 

Wrapped
In Shadows, .5

(previously published in Things That Go Bump For The Holidays)

 

The
magic of the holiday season can be hell…

 

Elite
Kyn, Gavin Durand and Raine McCord, are called in to investigate the
aftermath of a Christmas engagement party gone horrifically wrong,
only to face an unexpected gift.

 

 

Submerged
in Shadows, 1.5

 

Treasures
from the deep come in all shapes and sizes…

 

Forced
on an unwanted vacation, Raine soon discovers that boredom is the
least of her worries when danger washes ashore, bringing unexpected
complications.

 

 

Masked
by Shadows, 2.5

 

Nothing
is ever easy…

 

For
Gavin and Raine the job is simple, deliver a package to an interested
party in New Orleans. Yet even the easiest job can mask unexpected
challenges.

 

 

Ensnared
by Shadows, 3.5

 

Deception
leaves a tangled web…

 

Ryuu
Kern, Motoki Pack’s Second, is no stranger to sticky situations,
but when delectable Division Agent, Iliana Krychek, comes to him for
help, it will take more than claws and teeth to untangle a deadly web
of deceit.

 

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Gray is the coffee addicted, music junkie, Queen Nerd of her personal
Geek Squad, Alpha Mom of the Fur Minxes, and award winning author of
the Urban Fantasy series, The Kyn Kronicles, the Paranormal Romantic
Suspense series, PSY-IV Teams, and her latest Romantic Suspense
series, Fate’s Vultures. She writes to soothe the voices in her
head.
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Celyet finds nothing more terrifying than being misued or misinterpreted by people

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
The
Stars That Rise at Dawn
Å ehhinah
Book 1
By
Ivana Skye
Genre: Urban Fantasy
 
Yenatru
had always had trouble making friends. So he didn’t expect that
he’d have such an easy time befriending Lucifer…

 

 

Meanwhile,
his one previous friend Elīya is still not over the loss of the
third member of their friend group, Tamar. She disappeared one day to
become one of God’s Holy, and as far as Elīya’s concerned,
nothing’s ever been the same. It doesn’t help that her university
philosophy program is turning out much less interesting than she’d
hope.

 

 

It
could be that Yenatru’s weird new friend has just the skills she
needs to solve all her problems. But in order to get Lucifer’s
help, she’ll have to confront parts of herself she’s never dared
to.

 

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The
Birds That Fly at Dusk
Å ehhinah
Book 2
 

 

Celyet’s
been trying to keep her head low ever since she left the camp of
demons she grew up in. But then she actually talks to a barista at
the local coffee shop. And then an angel gets involved…

 

 

 

Celyet
finds nothing more terrifying than the idea of being misued or
misinterpreted by people. That’s why she hasn’t been talking to
anyone for half a year. But when she challenges herself to visit
somewhere in town she’s never been, she ends up making a terrible
mistake, bringing her time spent hiding to an abrupt end.

 

Sän
may work at a coffee shop, but that doesn’t mean they know how to
comfort people. But they really want to find a way to make a
difference for that sad-looking demon who keeps coming in.

 

 

And
just because the shop’s owned by the angel Jibril doesn’t mean
that they’re going to stop by anytime soon and start flinging puns
at people … right?

 

 

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The
Lives That Argue For Us
Å ehhinah
Book 3
 

 

Teśena
and Kjorel have been in an open relationship for years. But when
Kjorel leaves to travel for eight months, Teśena doesn’t really
have anyone else to turn to. Well, except the most powerful person in
the world…

 

 

 

Everyone knows God
is made of fire. So of course no one would ever suggest that the
easily-overwhelmed Teśena try praying to Them. Then why, when Teśena
tries to do exactly that in a moment of desperation, do they seem to
get along so well?

 

On the other
side of the world, Kjorel’s dealing with a loneliness of his own.
That is, until he starts his visit to the city of Ä’nnuh, and finds a
boyfriend within a few days. With no way to contact Teśena, he can
only hope their previous agreements stand … or that Teśena will
improbably find a way to communicate with him anyway.

 

 

After
all, what’s a few thousand miles when you have God on your side?

 

 

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Ivana
Skye is a disaster without a permanent address, who much like her
characters, spends a lot of time navigating the transition into
adulthood and screaming. Oh, and writing. She does a lot of that
too.

 

 

 

Despite currently being in the middle of multiple months
of travel through various countries she is not from, she still
retains a strong connection to the state of Colorado, where she will
probably permanently live. Eventually.

 

 

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Nevaeh, Lessons on Self-Discovery allows caregivers to use this as a tool to affirm the child and to encourage self-worth. 

Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Princess
Nevaeh
by
Paulette Harper
Genre:
Children’s Picture Book 
 
Six
year old Nevaeh wants to be something she already is —a princess.
Do you know a little girl that doesn’t know she is loved or even
beautiful? Do we as parents, grandparents, or guardians reinforce and
give our little ones daily affirmation? Princess Nevaeh, Lessons on
Self-Discovery covers topics that are important not only to parents
but also to our little girls.

 

Find
out how Mimi shares with her granddaughter the things that matter
most. Some of the topics discussed in this book are:

 

Teaching
behavioral skills: fighting, bullying, listening, and
obeying. 

 

Reinforces
manners.

 

Teaches
self-worth and values. 

 

 

Princess
Nevaeh, Lessons on Self-Discovery allows caregivers to use this as a
tool to affirm the child, build positive dialogue and to encourage
self-worth.

 

 

My Review:

Nevae is a little girl who wants to be a princess. She goes to her grandmother and asks her what she needs to do to become a princess. Her grandmother tells her some things that will make her a better person and a princess. Bullying it isn’t a princess-like attribute, nor is name calling and being mean.

The book is colorful and entertaining to children from two years old and up. It is an easy read and well done. It will become a favorite for your little girls who dream of being a princess. It has good principles and morals.

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Beginning
her career in 2008, Paulette is an award-winning, bestselling author
and the founder of WNL Coaching and Marketing Services. Along with
being an ordained Elder, she is the author of several books and
founder of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours, a service to help
promote authors of the Christian genre and authors of clean
books. 

 

As
an inspirational and motivational speaker, Elder Paulette’s desire is
to empower, influence and cultivate women to move forward while
dealing with issues that hinder women from becoming all they are
created to be. Her topics are biblically sound and pertinent to the
needs of today’s women. Paulette is a mother, grandmother and Bible
teacher. Paulette has appeared on numerous radio and Television
shows. 

 

Combining
enthusiasm with an energetic speaking style, audiences describe
Paulette’s presentation as inspiring, enriching and encouraging. She
is committed to speaking a message that is always uplifting and
edifying.

 

As
a writing coach, she is the visionary behind her own writing ministry
called “Write Now,” a literary program that specializes in
coaching aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development,
and publication of Christian books. She provides her listeners with
tools, resources, and opportunities to help them succeed in the
writing business.

 

Her
books have ranked consecutively on the Black Christian Publishers
Bestsellers List for Independent Publishers (non-fiction category).

 

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Magical races, such as fae, vampires, magi, and weres, have joined forces to ensure everyone’s survival

Friday, April 20th, 2018
Our
New World
New
World Order Chronicles Book 1
by
Desiree King
Genre:
Urban Fantasy 
 
The
world has changed and humans are an endangered species. 

 

 

After
centuries of war famine and plague, a new society has risen and
grown. Magical races, such as fae, vampires, magi, and weres, have
joined forces to ensure everyone’s survival by creating the highest
order council and the new world laws.

 

 

Unfortunately,
the cost of survival could be the freedom to be with someone you
love.

 

 

Sidney
is on the edge of womanhood. Soon she’ll accept her birth right as
lady of her people, the magi of San Diego.

 

 

However,
she is torn between her duty and heart.

 

 

Can
she have both or will she have to choose between her people or the
feelings she’s kept secret for years?

 

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there for others to read. Books are my passion as well as my two
loves my husband and son. I believe in supporting local art whether
it is a band an artist or author go out and experience the art of the
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Find the mermaid kingdom, rescue Ophelia from the brothers who rule the Trinity Islands, and reverse the curse that plagues her people

Monday, February 19th, 2018
Half-Blood
Dragon
Dragon
Born Saga Book 1
by
K.N. Lee
Genre:
Epic Fantasy
 
Pirates,
dragons, mermaids. A new world of mythical creatures and epic
adventures await. Embark on a coming of age journey that will leave
you breathless. 
 

 

New
York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents Half-Blood Dragon,
the first epic fantasy adventure in the Dragon Born Trilogy. 

 

 

 

Time
is running out for half-blood, Rowen, a lady-in-waiting to a
princess. While the two princes of the Dragon Court vie for her
affection, she spends her days and nights dreaming of a future free
from prejudice based on her lineage. The half-blood is not who she
appears to be. As a prophet, she knows what the fate of the realm
holds, and it’s not the grand parties the kingdom is used to. 

 

 

 

Death
is on the horizon, and Rowen sees herself as its cause. 

 

 

 

The
taunts of her sleepless nights are realized when she is framed and
sentenced to death for the prince’s murder. For a human, there’s
nowhere to run and no one to turn to in a kingdom where power is
tightly held by full-blooded dragon shifters. 

 

 

 

It
will take a stranger from the shadows to save Rowen from an unjust
execution and reveal a truth full of terrifying potential. She must
face her fears, navigate through dangerous lands of magical
creatures, and find the courage to accept her fate, awaken her gift,
and set the world on fire.

 

 

 

Grab
your copy of this action-packed sword and sorcery adventure perfect
for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Throne of Glass,
and Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn today!

 

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Dragon
Dragon
Born Saga Book 2
 
Magic.
Betrayal. Dragons. The epic coming of age adventure continues, but
this time the stakes are higher than ever. 

 

New York
Times bestselling author K.N. Lee brings you all this and more in the
sequel to the #1 international bestseller, “Half-Blood
Dragon.”

 

Rowen is on the run. Convicted of a murder
she didn’t commit, a last-minute surprise rescue from the gallows by
the notorious pirate Elian Westin should have brought her a measure
of freedom, if not peace. Instead, Rowen has more enemies than
ever…and more questions.
The royal navy of Withrae is on her
heels to bring her to justice, and her erstwhile savior Captain
Westin wants her back because he believes she is the key to finding
the legendary Red Dragon, a creature so powerful that it can change
the course of time.
Hunted by dragon shifters who despise her
and feared by humans who don’t understand her, half-blood dragon
Rowen must unravel old mysteries in order to outsmart new
adversaries. She can only hope that her new, uncontrollable magical
abilities don’t get her killed before she can confront the man who
set all of this in motion…

 

 

 

…a
man who hates her but will do anything to save her life.

 

 

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Queen
of the Dragons
Dragon
Born Saga Book 3
 
Royal
Dragons. Mysterious prophecies. Vengeful wizards. The Dragon-Born
saga is just beginning. 

 

 

 

The world’s fate rests on
the shoulders of one half-blood Dragon. They killed the prince she
loved, framed her for his murder, and still want to see her dead.
But, none of that matters when she is taken by the infamous Red
Dragon. Rowen now finds herself without hope, a plan for escape, or
her memory. Ancient secrets are revealed during her captivity, and a
strange black Dragon risks his life to save her. When he finds
himself injured and also kept in the Red Dragon’s lair, the two of
them must find a way to survive.
Captain Elian Westin
and what remains of his crew make the journey to Withrae where a war
is brewing. Dragons versus humans. Which side will they choose? The
answer isn’t as simple as Elian thinks when he is brought
face-to-face with the woman who broke his heart. The rules are no
longer as simple as he once believed when the fate of his daughter
and her mother are left in his hands.
But, in Draconia,
things are rarely what they seem, and the origins of a curse are
revealed.

 

Join New York Times bestselling author, K.N.
Lee on a journey through Dragon territory, where magic and mystery
collide in this epic fantasy adventure that is just the beginning
.

 

Perfect
for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones and Sarah J. Maas’
Court of Thorns and Roses. Grab your copy today!
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War
of the Dragons
Dragon
Born Saga Book 4
 
Dragons.
Magic. War. In a mystical world where Dragons reign, one mysterious
duo of wizards rise from the shadows to even the battlefield.
 

 

New
York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee presents the fourth
installment in the fast-paced, thrilling epic fantasy adventure that
swept the world away with the #1 international bestseller critics are
comparing to Rick Riordan’s young adult novels, Half-Blood
Dragon.
 

 

The lines are set. Wizards versus Dragons, and as
queen of Withrae, Rowen finds herself faced with the fate of the
kingdom in her hands.
Her crown binds her to the palace, even
someone she loves dearly is kidnapped by the Trinity brothers who
rule in the southern islands of the human realm. She must find a way
to protect her family without abandoning her duties. There’s one
young man who can help her, the scribe who once worked for her
father. Together, they hatch a plan to stop the war, protect both the
humans and the Dragons, and prevent the prophecy Rowen has always
dreamed would come true.
The end of the world.
As a
curse plagues all of Draconia, preventing its people from shifting in
their Dragon form, Rowen and Rickard will come face to face with
their darkest nightmares, and the truth of the red dragon from
Rowen’s prophecies will be revealed.

 

Embark on a magical
journey packed with heart-pounding action and a dash of romance that
fans compare to George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones, Sarah J. Maas’s
Court of Thorns and Roses, and Pirates of the Caribbean.

 

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Fate
of the Dragons
Dragon
Born Saga Book 5
 
While
Ophelia finds herself taken to a palace far away and held hostage by
the devilishly handsome Trinity brothers, her homeland plunges into
chaos.
 

 

The king of Withrae is at war. His queen is on
her deathbed. Who will lead the Dragons as one wizard and his devious
sister take the throne? 

 

 

 

Withrae
is in peril, and though Princess Noemie attempts to keep her people
together, she is no match for the wizard who wants to see the Dragon
nations fall. Gavin has a mission–one Rowen asked him to complete
with what may be her last breath. Find the mermaid kingdom, rescue
Ophelia from the brothers who rule the Trinity Islands, and reverse
the curse that plagues her people. 

 

 

 

With
the sorceress, Feyda by his side, he sets off on a journey that might
very well save the entire world. 

 

 

New York Times
bestselling author, K.N. Lee brings a reverse harem legend perfect
for young adults and adults who love a high fantasy, sword and
sorcery adventure! Download the epic dragon fantasy that fans are
comparing to Game of Thrones and Pirates of the Caribbean. 

 

 

Trigger
Warning: Contains a suggestive reverse harem scenario suitable for
young adults and adults 

 

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Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is the
author of the Dragon-Born Saga, Eura Chronicles, Wonderland
University, and the Chronicles of Koa series. When she is not writing
twisted urban fantasy, epic tales of dragons, pirates, and mermaids,
and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and spending time
with her family. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and
anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys gaming and sketching. She is a
winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 “Future Leaders
of Charlotte” award for her success as a writer, business owner,
and for community service.

 

 

 

She is
signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press and represented
by Hershman Rights Management.

 

K.N.
Lee loves hearing from fans and readers. Connect with her!

 

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This deluxe boxed set contains the complete Bestselling Shadow World Trilogy

Friday, February 16th, 2018
Shadow
World Trilogy Boxed Set
by
Brandy Nacole
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
801
pages
 
I
must dare to be different in a world where I’m unwelcome in order
to save the one person left in my life, my half-sister Addie. 

 

This
deluxe boxed set contains the complete Bestselling Shadow World
Trilogy (Uniquely Unwelcome, Blood Burdens, and Sacrifice: A New
Dawn). 

 

Enjoy
the thrill as power is pushed to its limit, hearts are broken, and
some pay the ultimate price as Racquel fights an ancient evil that is
determined to make the Earth bleed, and Racquel with it.

 

The
box set includes:
Uniquely
Unwelcome
The
Shadow World Volume 1
Racquel
is unique. The bloodlines of four of the most powerful beings in the
Shadow World are intertwined within her DNA. She has never craved
attention. She just wants to be able to live as normal life as she
can. But she’s about to find that even though she’s uniquely
unwelcome wherever she goes, her abilities also make her the best
chance the Shadow World has to stop a threat to all the Shadow races.
Once arriving home, Racquel finds that greater evils exist and that
the person she cares for most in this world, her half-sister Addie,
has been kidnapped along with other Shadow World beings. Racquel
finds herself facing horrible odds with those who would rather see
her dead than alive. As her journey continues, Racquel learns more
about herself, what she is capable of, and that not every being looks
at her as an abomination. Coy, a human captive that Racquel saves
from the Vampires, starts showing kindness toward her. Racquel tries
putting distance between her and the human boy but as they spend more
time together it becomes harder and harder for Racquel to fight the
affection she wants and needs. But will Coy’s friendship and her new
found discoveries be enough to help Racquel unravel the strangest
mystery that has ever plagued the Shadow World?
Blood
Burdens
The
Shadow World Trilogy Volume 2
As
someone with four Shadow bloodlines, Racquel is uniquely unwelcome
even among her fellow werewolves, shape-shifters, vampires, and
witches. Growing up, she was bullied and tormented for being a
“hybrid,” a condition frowned upon by Shadow society. After
saving her sister and a number of other kidnapped Shadows from a
diabolical plot to create a Shadow army, many have found a new
respect for Racquel, but she is far from accepted in Shadow society,
and the evil is far from over. To complicate matters, Racquel now
finds herself torn between two brothers. Coy is caring and has helped
Racquel through her struggles, and Micah, who Racquel has only met
once but who is somehow, having dream conversations with him. Racquel
becomes torn between following her heart while breaking it at the
same time. In the second installment of the Shadow World series,
Racquel and her sister Addie face off with the Shadow leaders against
a threat that could bring the world to its knees. Power will be
pushed to its limit, hearts will be broken, and some will pay the
ultimate price as Racquel and her group of Shadows fight against an
ancient evil that is determined to make the earth bleed and Racquel
with it.
Sacrifice:
A New Dawn
The
Shadow World Trilogy Book 3
Racquel
was once uniquely unwelcome, an outcast in both the human and Shadow
worlds. In desperation, the Shadows—the loose alliance of Vampires,
Werewolves, Witches, Shape Shifters and Faeries—turned to Racquel
for help against the sorceress Cerelia, who threatened all Shadows.
Now that Racquel has protected the Shadows by defeating Cerelia, it
seems like things are picking up. Racquel is ready to challenge the
Shadows’ Ruling Council on the injustice of the laws that made her
and her family outcasts among the Shadows, and which is causing
suffering among her friends. Racquel has little time to enjoy her
victory. Micah, an innocent subjected to experiments by Cerelia and
now the only other person in the world like Racquel, is summoned to
appear before the Ruling Council to be examined. The Council has
already warned that if Micah is deemed to be “unclean” and a
threat to the Shadows, he will be executed. And there are agendas
hidden in agendas, as well. A secret faction wants to challenge
Racquel, who they still see as being an unclean creature due to her
mixed-Shadow heritage. Worse still, the mysterious prophecy made by
Kaya, queen of the Fay, is about to become true, and Racquel is about
to be faced with her deepest fear: that she is still unwelcome in the
world. Betrayed trust and a new danger to the Shadow world are
waiting for Racquel, and in the end, she may have to make the
ultimate sacrifice in order to save the world and her friends from
destruction.
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Brandy Nacole is a writer of urban fantasy and paranormal books
published by Ponahakeola Press. A reader from a young age, Brandy has
always loved folklore and stories of beings that go bump in the
night.

 

 

Whenever
she’s not reading or writing, Brandy is spending time with her
family and friends, throwing around crazy ideas, teaching, and
singing like a rock star at a concert for no one else but herself.
She loves plants, but unfortunately is a killer of anything that
requires water but can’t voice (scream) their needs.

 

 

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