Bishop Nigel smiled at me. ‘Holy water doesn’t harm vampires. Which is just as well, as it would make it impossible to baptise them.’
When I was asked by a dragon to give him the last rites, I never dreamed it would lead to negotiating with his cannibalistic family or running from snail sharks. Life as the priest of a small English village is quite tame in comparison. At least I have Morey, a gryphon with sarcasm management issues, to help me. And if all else fails, there’s always red wine and single malt whisky.
As if my life weren’t complicated enough, a darkly beautiful dragon named Raven keeps appearing where I least expect him, I’ve met a handsome police inspector who loves science fiction as much as I do, and my younger brother is getting into trouble for trying to pick up vampires.
That’s what happens when you’re dealing with an incredible and dangerous parallel world full of mythical creatures.
And I have to learn to navigate it all without losing myself, or my brother…
Cold cases, hot leads, a psychic psychopath, a copycat killer, cursed objects, the trial of the century--and wedding plans. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and sexy homicide detective Vic D'Amato met hunting a supernatural serial killer. Since then, Simon has become a police consultant on cases involving the paranormal, and Vic has gotten over his doubts about Simon's abilities being real. Along the way, they fell in love and got engaged. But it seems like the danger never ends. Now, the first case Simon and Vic worked together comes back to haunt them as the killer goes to court and all hell breaks loose. The killer has a crazy fan setting curses on key players in the upcoming trial. Ghosts from an old cold case suggest that someone got away with murder. And a supernatural creature attracted to fear and death is using the Grand Strand as its feeding ground. Simon and Vic feel like they’re waging a war on all fronts, but with the stakes so high, there can be No Surrender! No Surrender is a fast-paced thrill ride MM paranormal romance packed with supernatural suspense, haunted tourist attractions, monsters, visions, hot sex, hurt/comfort, loyal friends, wedding planning, found family, ghosts galore, dark magic, and an evolving, established romantic relationship with all the feels. No Surrender is Book 5 in the Badlands series but can be read as a standalone.
There are those who are born into loving families and then there are the less fortunate who must forge their own families through strong friendships. At a local small library in New York City, one such family was born. And just like so many capricious happenstances in life, this family unit embraced newcomers and grew exponentially. But this clan was also charged with far more than spreading love and joy and a sense of belonging. This clan was formed by divine Providence to help save the planet. Gabrielle Bernstein, the MC of Like a Lily Among the Thorns, is a woman in her twenties and has started her career as a librarian at a NYC public library. Abandoned by her father as a young girl and now orphaned by her deranged mother, Gabby longs for a family connection. Coincidentally, she finds this connection at the same time she inherits a B&B in Vermont from her estranged and now deceased father. This enchanted inn is under the watchful eye of goddesses of myth and legend who have been tasked to save mankind from destroying itself and this planet. These goddesses will use their powers to try and stall the onslaught of the effects of droughts, floods, and rising temperatures. But as a safety net they have collected human saviors all over the planet to erect safe havens at high altitudes away from flood waters and blistering temperatures. This one group of saviors are ordinary people who have some extraordinary abilities and enjoy a higher consciousness. They are brought toget ...
Ghosts always remember. Mobsters never forget. Erik Mitchell helped Interpol bust cartels, oligarchs, and spoiled billionaires for art fraud. As an undercover cop, Ben Nolan helped bring down a Newark crime family. Now Erik and Ben have started over in Cape May, leaving their danger-filled jobs behind them, excited about a fresh start and their new relationship. Plans to renovate a historic old theater stir up dangerous ghosts and revive interest in unsolved Mob hits. The curse of a murdered witch strikes a close friend, old movie props reveal clues to long-ago crimes, and a shakedown scheme sends Ben’s cousin running for cover. Time is running out to lift the curse. The Russian Mob wants revenge on Erik, and the Newark Mob is gunning for Ben. A grieving ghost seeks justice. Secrets, lies, and deception unravel in the blink of an eye. Erik and Ben were planning for happily ever after. But unless they can outwit witches, wraiths, and wise guys, they could go down in a hail of gunfire and a blast of dark magic—and see their plans go up in smoke. Blink is a suspenseful MM paranormal romance mystery-adventure filled with second chance love, hurt/comfort, true soulmates, awesome food trucks, dangerous secrets, restless ghosts, psychic visions, powerful witches, angry mobsters, and a very haunted theater.
She wants justice. He wants to make things official. But for a demi-god and vampire there are bigger battles. Demi-god Carissa Alkippes has fought her equal share of demons and Olympian gods, when one battle ends another begins. Only this one may destroy the thin veil between supernatural creatures, gods and humans. To make things worse Zeus offers her a ‘get in and out of Olympus’ card, which paints a dangerous target on her back. Now she must get a handle on her power. With new enemies hunting her down, Carissa must use everything she knows to protect those she loves from being collateral damage. Xen Lyson, has seen much in his immortal life and walking Carissa down the aisle is at the top of his vampire list, but when an ancient libation bowl turns up, so does Discord and Death. Now they have fight not only to protect humanity, but themselves too. Will they defeat their enemies in time to tie-the-knot?
Starting school at Hawthorne University was not going well, until I met my classmate Alondra. Allie was different. She was goth. But she was also mysterious, confident and fun. I was into that. My name’s Liam. My friends call me Lee. Things got weird after I accompanied her to her haunts. Poltergeists and demons attacked little girls. I watched Alondra help exorcise these ghosts, but some of their evil stuck to me. Well, being attracted to a witch was one thing; dating one was quite another. It seemed the closer I got to Allie, the more her witchcraft endangered my friends. And my soul. You decide. I chronicled everything here in her book. Alondra is a prequel to the internationally bestselling Hawthorne University Witch series. The novel takes place twenty years before Broomstick.
"Kilty As Charged has everything you could want: a very strong lead woman (Catriona); fast-paced storyline; lots of action; some huge Scotsmen; great dialogue and plenty of humor; a great cast of supporting characters; and even some time travel! A hilarious story told in a very interesting way. Throw in some mystery and intrigue and you've got yourself a great read....Amy Vansant has written a highly imaginative, mystery/love/humor-filled novel that leaves you wanting to read the next in the series ASAP!!!" ~ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ MMG
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The gods are at war. Mal is their weapon.
It’s been ten years since Mal died. Five years since the god Hades dragged her from the underworld and forged her, through blood and pain, into his living weapon. And in five minutes, the only other agent of Hades she trusts will die.
Someone is assassinating Hades’s agents all over New York City. If Mal can’t find the one responsible, she’ll be next—if she’s lucky. If not, she’ll watch everything she cares about go up in flames first.
Mal didn’t choose this life. But now it’s all she has. And she’ll be damned if she lets anyone—human or god—take what is hers.
They say the well laid plans of mice and men go awry and such is the case for Eva and Zoe.Their plans for a family go horribly wrong when Eva is involved in a life threatening accident. Zoe has to contend with the possibility of losing the woman she loves but that's not her only problem. The accident heralds a maelstrom of unexplained paranormal incidents and everything points to Eva as being the source. How is this possible when Eva is not even conscious? Secrets always have a way of coming to the surface no matter how hard you try to conceal them. Eva's accident heralds more than anyone imagined. A secret that had been hidden for centuries and one decision, taken by a distraught mother intended to protect the child she loves, will now shatter a conspiracy of lies and deceit. The deception is so profound it will reach into the supernatural world. Truly No Good Deed goes unpunished
In this short story collection of fantasy and reality, mirrors hold secrets and you can access a new world just by turning the page. Think of this book like a box of chocolates. You can savor each uniquely different piece one at a time, or devour the whole box in one sitting—enjoying how all the different flavors combine and meld together.
At the age of twenty-one, Abigail Blanque is a fun-loving, naive, and carefree witch, having the time of her life, partying and hunting rouge vampires for the Hybrid Coven. That is until she learns of a murderous stalker who’s been watching her every move. After two witches are murdered, all signs point to Abby being the next victim. In a dangerous turn of events, Abby’s life descends into chaos and she must summon an extraordinary power she never knew she had in order to fight a dark evil that wants her dead. Abby knows her life is about to change. Darkness is coming…
REAL ESTATE IS HELL – SOMETIMES LITERALLY Wedged between real estate speculators, startup bros, and gentrified neighborhoods, it’s gotten hard to get by in San Francisco and it’s getting even harder all the time. Now two witches have decided the time has come to do something about it. Using all their arcane skills, Iria – tall, dark, and genderqueer – and their partner and mentor, Madge – the granddaughter of Chinese immigrants and a powerful magician – have summoned back to the world of the living one of San Francisco’s greatest eccentric heroes: Joshua Norton, self-declared Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. In the 19th century he issued imperial proclamations intended to combat prejudice and advance the interests of the destitute and downtrodden. Binding him to themselves and to the city, Iria and Madge need Norton’s charisma and tireless dedication to the city to help them save San Francisco from a demon of greed. With an exciting combination of spell-slinging and derring-do, Norton and his modern-day patrons embark on a series of adventures across San Francisco’s past and present in search of the keys to the city: objects from its past they can use in the present to save the city’s future from a demon of greed and his tireless efforts to rob San Francisco of its soul forever!
A world full of ghosts. A reluctant psychic medium. Destiny only knocks once—then it kicks down the door. Peri Jean Mace thinks seeing ghosts is a curse, but her murdered trailer trash cousin doesn’t care. She wants Peri Jean to expose her killer. Peri Jean figures out everyone in her one-stoplight East Texas town has something to hide. And one of them will kill to hide the truth. In over her head, Peri Jean has to overcome her fear and face her curse or end up the next victim. Forever Road is the first book in the Peri Jean Mace Ghost Thriller series. If you like your urban fantasy served up with a heavy dose of goose bumps, a side of gut-busting laughs, and a fist-swinging heroine who will steal your heart, you’ll love Forever Road. Download Forever Road now and start your journey with Peri Jean Mace today!
Can the thief he’s sworn to capture be his one true mate? Guardian Nathan Hawke loves catching criminals. Emily has her own brand of justice which takes her outside the law. This paranormal romance/ urban fantasy story is a thrilling mix of danger, suspense and white-hot sizzling romance. Emily, thief, computer hacker, and modern-day Robin Hood targets unscrupulous corporations to give back to the poor. Lately her inner ‘knowing’ warns she’s in mortal danger. But she can’t stop stealing to save her life. She's the only hope for wronged families who need her brand of justice. Sexy computer expert Nathan Hawke has taken on the job of catching the elusive hacker. However, he is not what he seems. He has deep secrets of his own that could change everything. Emily’s opportunity to right wrongs her own way is slipping out of her grasp. She’s running out of time. If she’s not careful to guard her back – and her heart- the fallout could cost her life.
The world is changing . . . . . . and no one sees the danger. However, one man – accidentally imbued with extraordinary powers – could be the answer to it all. As visions compel him on a journey involving the legendary Excalibur and The Lady of the Lake, Arthur finds himself in England. The irresistible call brings him to the famous London Institute of Psychic Research, where he meets Ruth. The feisty, red-headed doctor wants nothing to do with the arrogant American, but her boss and the Commander of MI-6 have other plans. Believing the beautiful scientist is the key to controlling and weaponizing Arthur’s abilities, they force the pair to work together. Ruth has no choice but to tag along, finding it increasingly difficult to fight her growing attraction for Arthur. However, when a camping trip along Lake George suddenly turns into a military expedition, the doctor realizes the precarious predicament she’s in. And her unwanted partner isn’t the only source of concern. There are more secrets hidden beneath the dark waters than anyone imagined. And, strangely, unknown forces are causing Arthur’s senses to go wonky. He’s losing control. Will he be able to recover his powers and prevent WWIII? His next move may determine the fate of the world. You’ll love this snarky urban fantasy / sci-fi adventure because the twists, turns, and smoldering romance makes you want to keep turning the page. ----- The Secret of Excalibur is a 2016 Readers' Favorite Hon ...
She is born to be a hunter—but destined to become prey.
As one of the last females of her kind, Kitani's on the mating dinner plate of far too many to count. Despite the risk, she is determined to fulfill her warrior calling and join the effort to keep the shapeshifter world secret from humans.
One night she meets Cody, a gorgeous shapeshifter who crushes vicious rogues for fun. He's someone she'd love to hate because he challenges everything she wants to become. But when he penetrates her dreams, it invokes the ancient lore about fated mates . . .
Is this arrogant warrior really her future?
It seems there is more than one contender for the role—a rogue alpha also desires her as his mate and vows to destroy anyone that stands in his way.
Fate ups the ante when the alpha exposes the true depths of his evil heart, and even Cody's formidable abilities are not going to be enough to stop him. Can Kitani outwit the alpha and bond with her fated mate? Or is she destined to be enslaved to a monster?
If you love edge-of-your-seat, slow-burn romantic adventures with engaging characters so real that they breathe right off the page, this is your book!
Note: This story is about how love can push boundaries, embrace many forms, and above all, conquer anything that it faces. It involves fated soul bonds that experience a powerful telepathic connection. These shapeshifters traditionally mate in t ...
Someone has taken fairy Queen Sindra and all the fae and locked them away. For their safe return, the villain is demanding the most powerful artifact in existence. Unfortunately, the artifact is in the protective custody of The Universe, which is the main governing body for all magic. It’s being protected by a powerful magician, a three-headed anti-mythological feline, and a guy named Dave. Don’t ask me about the Dave thing. I don’t have a clue. The only way we can save the entire fae population is to get our hands on that artifact. Our journey promises to be epic. Alas, it doesn’t promise to be successful. Any way I look at it, things stand a really good chance of going horribly, epically wrong. Good thing I’m used to things going hideously wrong. In fact, it’s become something of a signature move for me.
"I broke the fourth law of Kanaloa. I made physical contact with a human." Running from her past, a jazz singer finds refuge on the island paradise surrounding Pearl Harbor, but her life is forever changed when Japanese fighters attack and a mysterious man emerges from the sea to save her life.
Two years have passed since Abigail Blanque’s life was changed forever. After suffering a great loss, she fed into her darkness and pain, killing every rogue vampire within her reach. Abby finds herself marked by an evil ancestor hell-bent on returning from her talisman-encased prison. She needs Abby’s soul in order to rise again. Meanwhile, something sinister is happening in New Orleans. An unidentified dark force is taking over hybrids and other supernaturals, but no one knows who’s bringing the malevolent black magic forth and it's set its sights on Abby. It’s a race against time and it’s up to Abby, her sister Elizabeth, and trusted friends to stop this evil before it wreaks havoc within the city. The Darkness has been awakened.
Treat yourself to a heaping dish of ice-cold revenge with the Vengeance Demons Box Set, complete with the first 4 books in the series. Read over 800 pages of the unforgettable series that already has over 300 four and five star reviews—it’s vengeance, supernatural style! VENGEANCE BE MINE (NOVEL) Megan, a young demon/trickster hybrid, is just trying to get her vengeance license. The tricksters are chaotic spirits, and Megan fears that her unsavory heritage may get in between her and her dream…but her trickster blood just may hold the key to saving the world. BEFORE VENGEANCE (NOVELLA) A prequel to Vengeance Be Mine centering around the backstory of Megan’s best friend, Serafina, and her fascinating past as a captive of the changelings. VENGEANCE UNCLAIMED (NOVELETTE) Megan’s family vacation goes a tad awry, with possible long-lasting consequences for the entire world. A GOOD VENGEANCE (NOVEL) Megan and Serafina must face the threat of an impending magical war when Serafina’s past returns to haunt her in the form of a changeling prince… Well-written, hilarious, and entirely original, the Vengeance Demons Box Set is a fantastical ride that will leave you in stitches until the very last page.
A love triangle in hell. Gods and demons at war. Hot dark fantasy and reverse harem romance. The portal to hell lies open, and the Vatican is ground zero for an unholy alien invasion. Ashley Rowan, the only woman capable of activating the portal key, is trapped in Tartarus, a cesspit heaving with demonic mutants. Ashley, Aaron, and Nicholas face demon hordes commanded by the fearsome Hades in a fight to escape the underworld. In the dark caverns of hell, Aaron and Nick can’t keep their hands off Ashley. The trio draw ever closer together in their struggle to survive. Their hope lies in ancient prophecy. Can Aaron pull off his scam, pretending to be the legendary Incubus prophesied to bring salvation to Tartarus? Gods and demons race into the Vatican portal to escape their dying worlds and reclaim the glory of ancient Rome. War and destruction is unleashed in the sacred halls of Saint Peters Basilica. Can humanity endure the return of the Gods? Will Ashley finally become the meat in an Aaron-Nicholas sandwich? Will they ever find a way to close that damn portal and stop this invasion? WARNING: This book contains graphic adult content, beautiful strong ladies, sexy vampires, horny demons, adventures through endless caverns of hell, and a harem full of sisters kneeling down to the big daddy. If you're looking for crazy scifi-fantasy action and hot Incubus lovin, this is the book for you. If that scares you, run the other way. Fast. Scroll up and grab this demonic adven ...
Welcome to Victoria in Beautiful British Columbia, the most haunted city in North America, and to Detective Carol Ainsworth's first day undercover at the very grand old lady, The Fairmont Empress Hotel. Ready to deal with the two Italian families flying in for a wedding to unite them, she did not bargain for the ghosts, the FBI agent or the ancient curses that come along too. Add to that the very wonderful and mysterious psychic lady claiming you've invited her, the young boys disappearing, and the weird things happening to the unfortunates looking for their next fix trapped alongside spirits in the sewers, Carol found her first undercover assignment way more challenging than she could have imagined. The one saving grace was the great Empress High Tea that Agnes introduced her to and the fabulous scones that are to die for. Literally.
2017 Distinguished Favorite Award-Independent Press Awards A Tea Party activist discovers that he is growing another head. A playboy befriends a fickle female only six inches tall. A lonely librarian answers a matrimonial ad from a demonic farmer. Darkness abounds in James Hanna's cryptic stories. In these nineteen piercing tales, Hanna skewers the human comedy and makes reading dangerous again. "A Sinister sense of irony pervades the stories in this perverse, darkly fantastic anthology. Author James Hanna has a unique insight into the most curious aspects of the human condition and does not shy from exploring these to their shockingly logical conclusion. A Second, Less Capable Head is exceptionally memorable from beginning to end." - Midwest Book Review. "The mark of an author at the peak of his literary powers, there are scant few tales that won't linger beyond the page. Without a doubt, A Second Less Capable Head delivers one of the most powerful and cutting collection of stories you will ever read." - Book Viral
Dealing with anxiety and a dysfunctional family is bad enough, but it gets worse when Hera is kidnapped and taken to a mysterious house secluded in the middle of a forest. There she meets Aethen, the leader of the Ashar Coven, claiming to be a psychic vampire who feeds on human energy. If that’s not shocking enough, he insists that not only is she a psychic vampire as well, but also the High Priestess destined to lead the fight in a supernatural war. The Ashar Prophecy declares that Hera will Awaken in order to save her kind. If she fails, her people will be destroyed, shattering a long, intricate past. Hera’s role--and survival--become more complicated as her attraction to Aethen grows stronger each day. Hera is now trapped in a war between two vampire factions; one vicious and bloodthirsty, the other territorial and shrouded in secrets. Her future--and the future of her coven--rests in her hands. Will she find the strength to fulfill her destiny even if the secrets surrounding the Ashar Prophecy hide a terrible truth?
"What do you get when you mix gorgons, an incubus, and the Calamity Queen? Trouble, and lots of it. Catering to the magical is a tough gig on a good day, but when Bailey's sexiest enemy's ex-wife angles for revenge, she's tossed into the deep end. Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution."
In the blazing heat of Sumerian summer, a beautiful, pale stranger explores the marketplace of Ur, asking peculiar questions of the merchants and speaking in a strange accent. Wearing a woolen cloak over his animal skin tunic, this barbarian is from elsewhere and has unusual ideas. Bridget's curiosity leads her down an alluring and dangerous path. She is afraid to find out the answers she longs for, until Relan shows her something unbelievable, wonderful, and frightening. Just as Bridget thinks she has a solution to her problems, she is faced with a disturbing choice that may cause a shift in her destiny which can't be undone.
The Devil Pulls the Strings, described as The Librarians meet The Magicians is a 76,000-word epic fantasy adventure set in modern-day Wentzville, MO, New York City, and 1813 Genoa, Italy, where time travel, twisted history, Slavic mythology, secret societies, Paganini’s music and one haunted hero collide.
Paganini born in 1782, was the world's first Rockstar of his day, known as the world's greatest violinist who revolutionized violin technique. And rumor has it, his mother gave Paganini's soul to the Devil so Paganini could be the world's greatest violinist.
Imagine a world where that's true.
Then you'd be immersed in the world of The Devil Pulls the Strings..
Boone Daniels (22) has problems, debilitating panic attacks, gut-wrenching guilt, a wendigo haunting him since age six, and now he almost killed his best friend in a joust. But when he fills in for his injured friend at a New York gig, he goes to meet the gig’s contact at his NYC brownstone and a body falls from the brownstone balcony and the place explodes with gunfire. Boone barely escapes but uncovers a sinister plot to perform a rare Paganini piece that summons the Devil to trap Baba Yaga and destroy modern-day New York City.
He finds himself on a race through time to capture the cursed melody. Along the way, a Romani immortal, steampunk vampires and Baba Yaga set the stage for war, and Boone shall have to risk death for redemption. Because all Boone wants is to keep a pro ...
The balance between good and evil comes down to one girl. But is the darkness really so bad? Emma Duvall has only one goal for her senior year of high school: stay in Seattle long enough to graduate. But when she and her best friend, Adrianna are lured into an alley they discover a supernatural world within their own; monsters that hunt in the night. And that Emma has the power to turn the creatures to ash with just one touch. The discovery brings with it the attention of a sadistic demon general, as well as a revenge-hungry angelic warrior. One vows to protect her, while the other seeks to possess her. Then there are the migraines plaguing Adrianna. When the truth confronts her, she will have to bid everyone she loves goodbye. War is coming, and everyone will have to decide which side they’ll stand on.
She was born into magic, but she has none of her own… Cassie Scot is the normal daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. She strives to find a place for herself, but living in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. All she wants is a nice, normal job, but her dreams of independence from magic are threatened when she stumbles upon the gruesome body of sixteen-year-old Nancy Hastings. Cassie is plunged into a paranormal investigation which gets her tangled up with the victim’s powerful family, the Blackwoods. Dark, dangerous, and handsome Evan Blackwood tempts Cassie deeper into a world she seeks to escape. Yet Evan – and magic itself – may not be ready to let her go.
A seductive spy. A powerful vampire. A deadly assassin after them both...
When a rogue vampire group emerges from the shadows to enslave mortals, Dr. Cerissa Patel is the only one with an inside track to stop them.
The catch - she must go undercover in a vampire-controlled town where an assassin is on the loose and everyone is a suspect, including herself.
Worse, she must ignore her growing attraction to vampire Henry Bautista. He's rich, dangerous, and as complex as the wines he makes, and he will do anything to stop her from hurting the community he built.
With Henry watching her every move, she must uncover who's behind the rogue vampires and stop the assassin before Henry discovers what's hidden beneath her skin.
Because if he does, she won't make it out alive…
If you like the worlds of Deborah Harkness, Charlaine Harris, or Jeaniene Frost, then you will love this first installment in the Hill Vampire series.
“Dangerous, sexy, and gripping!” –InD’tale Magazine
"[O]verwhelmingly seductive with an aura of mystery and suspense.” –Bookmark Your Thoughts Book Review
Lex may have made peace between the Fae and the vampires, but her old nightmares aren't quickly forgotten when she has to travel to a new land with a vampire in tow. On their epic journey, Armond is abducted by a witch leaving Lex vulnerable. She must learn to trust the vampire, or she will self-destruct before she has the chance to save Armond. This new foe gathers a following, increasing the rift between the factions of people in this new land and Lex must help them before it's too late. Epic journeys aren't as fun as they sound.
Katie goes through a change that could cost her her life! Amy takes on odds far in excess of her ability to handle them. She's completely off-the-rails. This is NOT the Amy Bree you think you know. For Katie, her most feared enemy is far closer to home than she could have ever imagined. She also learns a secret that will shake her to her very core! And has SANTA gone over to the enemy? This and MUCH MORE in this explosive FINALE to the series.
A New YA Supernatural Fantasy packed with Action and Adventure! If you like sinister demons, warrior angels, supernatural powers, ancient lineages, with a twist of deception and ruthless revenge... then you don't want to miss this new exciting page-turning series! Three Teens…Three Fallen…Humanity's future is at stake. Seventeen-year-old Olivia has seen some wild things living in Las Vegas—but never a demon—until one attacks but fails to kidnap her. Left with a celestial mark on her chest, Olivia sets out on a treacherous journey with two friends who share in her mystical lineage, only to find herself blindsided by the unwelcomed return of her absent father. Now, she must unravel her parent’s deceit and grapple with her painful past all the while unlocking the powerful secrets that will forever change her world. Except she’s also fighting her growing attraction to one of her friends while thrust into the unending war between the Fallen and Archangels. When the Fallen maliciously strike against her and plot revenge upon those she loves, Olivia finds herself faced with an impossible mission. Can she leave her life behind and enhance her powers to master the supernatural skills needed to slay the Fallen while guarding the secrets of Orion? Of course. Not a problem. Except if she fails, the balance between Heaven and Hell will shift—leaving mankind at the mercy of the ultimate evil and his bloodthirsty horde. Mark of Orion is the first book in a YA fantasy series, Guardians of Or ...
When corporate spy Colin O’Neill receives a personal invitation from his target’s CEO to join an elite high stakes game, he fears his cover blown. But Katarina Habsburg’s interest in him is superseded by deadly intrigues with her partners and she’s forced to focus on her own survival. With his time running out, Colin must choose between finishing his mission and making his escape before the game's end in this chilling tale of industrial espionage.
A dark witch dynasty. A malicious, immortal undersea place-spirit. Eternal guardians who wagered their souls to protect Charleston. Omens of impending disaster have the city on edge. Tremors warn of earthquake risk, while a potentially catastrophic storm gathers strength over the ocean and heads for land. A last-man-standing promise among elderly veterans creates a dangerous inheritance involving an imprisoned, wish-granting goblin. A sea captain and a swashbuckler worked blood magic to protect Charleston from an ancient evil with a spell that bound their souls and their descendants to the task, but danger looms as its power fades. The head of a witch family wants artifacts and secrets—and he’ll do anything to get them. Cassidy Kincaide runs Trifles and Folly, an antique and curio store where her touch magic helps get cursed and haunted objects out of the wrong hands. More than once, she and her allies have saved the world from supernatural threats. The clock is ticking for Cassidy and her friends to stop the dark warlock, capture the goblin and restore the guardian spell before a malevolent ancient entity takes its vengeance on Charleston and the coast. It’s going to take all the magic, courage and quick thinking they can muster—and for once, that might not be enough. Legacy is an action-packed urban fantasy paranormal thrill ride full of dark magic, infernal creatures, goblins and demigods, haunted places, pirate ghosts, found family, witch dynasties, loyal friends, Voudon ...
Eva and Zoe continue their journey to Larissa, Greece where they first met during the German Occupation of Greece in World War II. It's now 1950 and the journey back has revealed more than they anticipated. Eva not only has to deal with her wartime memories in the place that despised her and almost killed her, but she also has to contend with a woman from the past, Theresa Mitsos, the quiet, gentle soul with extraordinary paranormal power of visions through time. Who really is this woman? How could she foresee events so far into the future? Faced with a physical reminder of her tortured past, Eva needs all her courage, strength and resilience to confront her harrowing memories and content with the secrets that are bubbling to the surface. Zoe contends with her own soul shattering memories of helplessness, heart-rendering pain and loss. In Germany they discover Eva's haunted dreams are far more than they realized. Shocking family secrets are revealed and an unwanted visitor will test Eva and Zoe's bond.
Sam has the perfect life. Take care of the animals, hang out with her quirky crush Jake, enjoy summer. Until a dragon attacks her… The dragon poisons Sam’s father and Jake’s mother and tells the teens to go to the Amazon to get the antidote. Things get even crazier when a supernatural cat and a faerie arrive. They want Sam to fulfill an ancient prophecy. What? Sam just wants to save her father. She is also a klutz, not a superhero. But she has more power than she realizes, and a forgotten past… A powerful beast has the antidote. To get it, Sam and Jake are forced on a mission that could tear their friendship apart. Ninja dragons, a giant gorilla, and a mysterious water queen offer help. But who can Sam trust? And if she embraces the prophecy, she’ll have to find the courage and inner power to go up against an unbeatable monster…she’ll have to be a true guardian. Guardian, The Choice has a touch of humor and romance & stars a powerful heroine, a quirky tough hero, and a slew of not-so-friendly magical beasts. Fans of Rick Riordan will love Magical Beasts. 2019 WINNER YA Outstanding Fiction IAN BOTY Award.
No one knows why certain people are blessed with a paranormal gift but Tessa's abilities despite her youth, are extraordinary. Her psychic capabilities and capacity to manipulate certain metals with the power of her mind, make the teenager a helpful resource to her father, the sheriff of Falcon Ridge.
Tessa's dog, Twaddle, her cat, Sheba, and a young boy from the wrong side of the tracks, are her closest friends.
The Boatyard Mystery, a conundrum to the falcon Ridge Police Department, begins to unravel under Tessa's penetrating visions as she applies the psychic gift to the disappearance of Mrs. Larson, wife of a local, Boatyard owner. The gifts, however, do not provide protection from the darker elements of the mystery and she finds herself in danger of losing her life.
Her father had superpowers . . .
Pamela does too . . .
And life ain’t easy.
A self-imposed outcast, Pamela struggles with her psychic abilities. She yearns to be herself without jealousy or fear from her friends or acquaintances.
How did her father cope with his powers? Pamela will never know, as twenty-seven years ago Arthur disappeared with the alien woman he found in the cavern under Lake George.
But, lately, Pamela has dreamt her father is in danger. Her mother concurs. Now, she wants Pamela to go find her father. Is her mum crazy? Pamela doesn’t know anything about other planets. What if she gets killed?
Then, a mysterious spaceship appears with a plea for help. Their King and Queen have been imprisoned in a horrible place. The king happens to be Pamela’s missing father.
To free her father, the evil entity in Excalibur must be released. And only Pamela can do it. All her life, Pamela heard the terrible tales about what would happen if the Shalit were released. Every planet, every life-form would perish. Suddenly, she’s faced with the biggest decision of her life.
Can she trust the Shalit to help rescue her father? How will she stop it from exacting revenge on the Universe and everyone she loves?
This action-packed, urban fantasy, sci-fi adventure can be read as a stand-alone novel.
After a mysterious, violent accident ripped away the memories of her past, Paige Matthews has been on a mission to rebuild her life. That life wasn't supposed to include being attacked by demons or forced to leave the only home that she remembers. Riley Stone can make the dead do his bidding - for the right price. When he saves Paige from a bounty hunter sent by demon official Bruno Proctor, he knows he's stumbled into something dangerous and potentially lucrative. But the closer he gets to Paige, the more he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her plight. Perhaps if he can help her recover her memories, he has a shot at redeeming himself from his own unsavory past. On the run from Bruno, Riley and Paige don't know who to trust. As Paige's memories start to return, it becomes clear that their meeting wasn't a random coincidence. Paige's soul hangs in the balance, and Riley needs to use every dark, magical trick up his sleeve to keep her safe.
A golden dragon. A hidden enemy. Blackmail. A secret group of smugglers blackmail Sam and Jake. The two young guardians must find the golden dragon, or Jake dies. Their friend Uncle Biggie and his chimera crocle-lion pledge to help them. Yet everyone wants the golden dragon, including the powerful Evil One, who has been hiding for millennia and has sworn to destroy all of life. No one can be trusted. Enemies surround Sam and Jake. Death Matches and ancient secrets test the guardians as never before as they encounter more mysterious creatures from KiraKu. And the golden dragon is not what they think… Sam fears that whatever she does, she won’t be able to capture the golden dragon to save Jake…nor stop the Evil One. She will have to take her power to the next level, which scares her, and it still may not be enough… Guardian, The Quest has a touch of humor and romance & stars a powerful heroine, a quirky tough hero, and a slew of not-so-friendly magical beasts. Fans of Rick Riordan will love Magical Beasts. Guardian, The Choice--2019 WINNER YA Outstanding Fiction IAN BOTY Award.
When a fairy tale ends up in a bloodbath, virtue rises.
Dinah isn’t just a private investigator, she solves unthinkable mysteries in the multiverse, and has never lost a case until her best friend becomes a victim in a series of mass murders. Someone is toying with the human race and sending threats across the cosmos.
Arik, an Oxford professor in mythology, holds the key to several secrets in the multiverse. When Dinah travels to Earth to seek help from him, they discover one of the secrets he knows could make him the next victim.
As the danger increases, so does their mutual attraction. But fate might have something else in store for them in a twist of a fairy tale.
Dark Solar is an urban fantasy trilogy, full of action, magic, science and romance.
The ghost of a jilted lover, an accidental hell-mouth, a soul-eating monster, cursed needlework, and a rogue’s gallery of sullied spirits—all this and more awaits! Wander the shadowed paths through this spooktacular collection of short stories and novellas that take place around and between the novels in the Deadly Curiosities series. An extension of the Deadly Curiosities urban fantasy novel series, this collection can be read as a standalone. It contains two novellas and five short stories: The Adventure of the Melted Saint, Keepsakes, Catspaw, The Piper’s Song, Innocence Lost, Crewel Fate, and Heap of Trouble. Cassidy Kincaide owns Trifles and Folly, an antique shop with a secret history. Cassidy can read the history of objects by touching them. She and her allies use magic and paranormal abilities to keep Charleston and the world safe from supernatural threats. Trifles and Folly 3 is a wickedly wonderful set of dark urban fantasy tales full of cursed curios, stolen relics, haunted heirlooms, creepy castles, menacing monsters, magic, and mayhem. Warning: This collection includes a Morgan Brice MM Paranormal Romance novella set in the Deadly Curiosities’ universe with scenes only appropriate for readers 18+.
As far as apartments go, roommates Stella and Charlotte “Bronte” believe theirs to be just fine. Sure, they hate taking the stairs up to the third floor, especially after grocery shopping. And yes, the apartment staff could be a bit nicer. All things considered though, it’s not a bad place to live. Then they realize it’s haunted. Which isn’t all that bad, really. Cyril and Oliver are polite, charming, and respectful. Sure, they have to get used to seeing shadows in the corner of their eyes or hearing voices whispering from out of nowhere. But at least there aren’t cockroaches in the kitchen and the neighbors aren’t loud. Things seem positively hunky-dory. Until Oliver and Cyril begin seeing shadows, hearing growls. Then all four are left wondering: can ghosts be haunted themselves?
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. When zombies rise in Charleston cemeteries, dead men fall from the sky, and the whole city succumbs to the “grouch flu,” Cassidy, Teag, and Sorren suspect a vengeful dark witch who is gunning for Teag and planning to unleash an ancient horror. Cassidy, Teag, and Sorren—and all their supernatural allies—will need magic, cunning, and the help of a Viking demi-goddess to survive the battle with a malicious Weaver-witch and an ancient Norse warlock to keep Charleston—and the whole East Coast—from becoming the prey of the Master of the Hunt.
There's a storm coming to Texas. The supernatural kind. Half-demon Kalos Aeon lives by a simple code. Don't screw people who don't deserve it. Talk is cheaper than a fool's gold. And always deliver what you promise. It's why he's survived for 7,000 years. But saving the world from a Demon King he banished a millennium ago? Kalos sure as hell didn't promise anyone he'd handle that. Not that anyone else is clamoring for the job. And things have to be pretty bad for a half-demon to be humanity's last chance of survival... This exclusive set collects The Complete Half-Demon Rogue Trilogy - over 700 pages of dark urban fantasy action - in a single volume for the first time. Includes all three books (the complete series) starring immortal salvage recovery specialist (and half-demon) Kalos Aeon: Demon Rogue, Blood Frost, and Moon Burn.
He rescued the devils daughter, but Hell isnt celebrating…
Rogue wizard Josiah Quinn never met a rule he wouldnt break. Even though he knows hell face plenty of backlash from both good and evil, he braves the fires of Hell to spring Satans captive daughter. But before they return to their lives, hes got to track down the missing pieces of her soul…
As he attempts to unite the fragmented spirit of the succubus by his side, Josiah has one little problem: a power-hungry wizard aiming to rule the underworld. And since that handsome devil also happens to be his old flame, fighting to protect millions of innocent lives is like battling his own heart.
With New York City in the crossfire, can Josiah pull off the impossible before all Hell breaks loose?
Fractured Souls is a deliciously dark urban fantasy. If you like smart-mouthed heroes, noir-style settings, and stories that flip tropes on their head, then youll love E.A. Copens thrilling novel.
Jayson lives among the shadows of Hestoria, his sole purpose for staying alive – to protect his half of the Seer’s crystal. Exiled from his homeland for loving the king’s daughter, Ivanore, Jayson is now pursued by two opposing factions: the Vatéz (League of Magicians) who intend to use the crystal for their own selfish gain, and the Guilde, the ancient guardians of the crystal. Meanwhile, Ivanore flees from her father to Hestoria in search of Jayson. As the Seer, she is plagued with visions of him being tortured and is determined to rescue him. When the Vatéz capture her, however, she unwittingly jeopardizes everything Jayson has vowed to protect. He must now make a terrible choice: Should he save Ivanore or save the crystal?
A collection of science fiction short stories from the award-winning author of Pearseus and Runaway Smile. The law of unintended consequences meets Murphy's law during a man's unexpected time travel. A grizzled veteran meets his god. And a loner discovers just how far he'd go to alleviate his loneliness. These stories explore our perception of the world around us. Is there more to the world than we can see? How far can we trust our senses? And in a digital society, can any of us tell what's real?
Just how long will a vampire wait for revenge? Buy Dawn of the New Breed to find out in the prequel to the best selling vampire series. The full length prequel to Murderous Little Darlings (A Tale of Vampires #1). * England, 1472. A teenage Mariana Claremont is having a secret liaison with England’s premier soldier and commander of the King’s army. Unhappy with their union, separatists amongst the Kingdom set in motion a plan that will change England and Scotland forever. Several centuries later, three vulnerable children catch the eye of a bloodthirsty yet lonely vampire. Will they escape the clutches of the vampire, or usher in a new dawn of the undead? * MATURE CONTENT: Story contains occasional scenes of strong violence, infrequent but strong swearing, and some gory scenes. There are also some scenes of a sexual nature. Recommended reading age 18+ ˃˃˃ Before the vampire siblings, there was someone else.... Humans aren't born vampires, something happens to them, something truly evil, perhaps even when they are at their most vulnerable. Evil feeds on weakness to the point that for vampires, they don't have a conscience. Morals and ethics they once had are discarded. But no-one ever just becomes one of the undead. It might seem alluring, romantic even, but the life is just one blood hunt after another, until their head is struck from their shoulders. Dawn of the New Breed gives a new angle to the oft-modern setting of A Tale of Vampires. It's a new story told in ...
Soulmates, fate, happily ever after. It’s all bull. At least it feels like it to, ex Navy Seal, J.T. Kirkland. A witch trained in battle magic, his affinity for water has made him the perfect seaman much to his family’s dismay. For J.T. working for the Supreme Witch’s Council was not on the agenda. Neither was falling for the hottest dame he’d ever seen, Tessa Windham.
The farmer’s daughter from Kansas moves to the big city to find adventure and do her duty with the American Witch’s Council. What is a bored secret agent to do? Certainly not lose her heart to a charming smile and devastating blue eyes, but lose it she did until J.T. left for war.
Fifty years later they meet again. Only Tessa doesn’t remember her Navy man. Can J.T. break through the barriers which cloud Tessa’s mind to discover the truth about their estranged past, or will they forever be together, but miles apart?
Even shapeshifters have something to fear.
A moonlit stroll introduces Liam to a terrifying new world.
While defending his dog, he gets bitten by a vicious predator. Soon, Liam burns with fever, and the animals at his vet clinic start acting oddly around him. He sees creatures that howl in the night, and thinks he’s losing his mind. Are they wolves? Or something else?
Liam’s search for the answer leads him to the beautiful Chloe. When she reveals Liam is infected with a virus that will turn him into a savage beast or kill him in the process, his life spins out of control. And just as he gets a grip on his uncertain future, his new shapeshifter friends begin behaving strangely.
Liam discovers he’s the harbinger of something truly evil . . . and it’s coming for all of them.
Will they survive?
If you love a gripping thriller that takes you on a wild journey, you’ll need to get your claws into NIGHTSHIFTER.
Earth is just a prison realm for humans, who don't know it. FYI: Accidentally breaking out is frowned upon. Well, crap. Thanks to some epic bad luck, Vera tumbles through the gate separating Earth from the other realms of the world. Beyond Earth, the world is full of magic. And completely off-limits to humans. Vera's new protector, Kale, is the cranky, overbearing, irritatingly-attractive Guardian responsible for executing humans who stray beyond their borders. Turns out, her kind broke the world a thousand years ago. WAY TO GO TEAM HUMANS! Vera needs to find a way back home before anyone else figures out what she is. Her best shot at getting there with all her bits intact? Kale. Who still might decide to kill her, if his flesh-eating demon horse doesn't beat him to it. Oh, and mythical monsters are real. All of them. Good times, right?
Clay Finnes is the sheriff of a small town in Georgia called Bulwark. Recently separated from his wife, all he can think about is what went wrong, and will Jenna ever come back to him. He's troubled by a bothersome reporter trying to build a story from what he thinks is a normal day in his life. Clay has to admit that the fantastical stories, told by an accident victim as well as unusual sightings of wolves, things are getting a bit strange. A visit to the ominous Gingerbread House makes him realize that his life as he knows it will never be the same.
My Gran used to say, “There are times when the only way out is a lead pill.” These are stories when things got that bad. A Lead Pill is the second collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of loneliness and betrayal, of false hope and shattered dreams, of gifts and regrets, of love and accidental kindness. Each story follows separate paths that lead to the understanding that sometimes the only solution is a lead pill. A life of stacked years never knowing that it was all in service to a memory in Service Up. What do you do when life has outlived the reason to be alive in Tired of Living. Finding love in the strangest places can lead to some strange results in Passing it Forward. The desperate do desperate things that they soon come to regret in Haymaker. She wanted the power, she just didn’t want to be used by it in The Refusal. All your life you have wanted something but maybe you didn’t know what that was in The Touch. His love of numbers led him to ask for something that turned out to be something else entirely in Adding it up.
It's either the end of her life, or the saving of everyone else's. What would you do if the undead were after you? A spine chilling thriller of a girl's fight to survive in this best selling survival horror Romilly Winter is no ordinary heroine, just a reluctant one. She has a gift. She can see the future. But can she see far enough? The world in which she lives is under attack ”" the dead are rising, and evil follows her at every turn. Will she be able to save herself ”" and the world?” ˃˃˃ What other reviewers said. "I've read quite a few paranormal genre books, but I never got scared this much. " "Expected something similar to Twilight (with a touch of darkness, but ultimately light and fluffy); instead I discovered a genuinely creepy and suspenseful story" "A must-read for anyone who loves horror or suspenseful books." "I don't read horror stories, but if you don't take a chance and step out of a comfort zone you could be missing out on a great read. Dark Winter is one of those books. " "My mind is still reeling. Zombies and demons and serial killers! Lots of scares and graphic depictions of horror that Wes Craven would have loved to bring to life had he lived to read this book." ˃˃˃ High kicks and martial arts jinks don't work against zombies... But that doesn't stop Bruce Lee loving Romilly from trying. Find out how she fights the most terrifying of demons in this best selling paranormal horror trilogy.
Salazar, a descendent of Serena McKay, seems to be the only one who understands that his city, August City, faces apocalyptic annihilation while its wealthiest citizens are spirited away and to safety by spaceships.
Is there any hope?
•The wealthiest residents have fled.
•An unprecedented and unprovoked air raid shatters August City.
•A biological toxin is released on Earth.
Is there any safe place to hide?
Fortunately, Salazar remembers the stories his grandmother told about a city beneath August City, possibly a safe place to weather an unparalleled attack. But, as he leads his mother to this proposed shelter, they are attacked by crazed residents who have inhaled toxic fumes that alter their personalities and turned common men into killers.
Can Salazar and his mother find safety before these madmen kill them both? Is there a future worth fighting for?
A vengeance-seeking vampire. A retired vampire-hunter. A feisty private investigator they're trying to protect. It was a night of holiday shoppers, cold coffee, and cheating spouses. An ordinary evening for this private investigator, except for the vampire. I didn't realize he was a vampire, because as far as I knew, those sorts of things did not exist. How wrong I was! No time to wrap my head around the whole 'Vampires are real' thing, because apparently one of them wants to have me for dinner, and I mean that in the most literal way. My unlikely protectors are natural enemies and could kill one another at any moment. And they're supposed to save me from a monster who's evaded capture for centuries? My number one priority is protecting the people I care about from becoming collateral damage. And that will be impossible enough without tripping over my frustratingly attractive bodyguards who insist on shadowing my every move. How does an ordinary woman survive games played by beautiful monsters without becoming one? ***If you love realistic heroines, strong, a bit of humor, tension, enemies-to-lovers, and a soft heat then this is the series for you. Lose yourself in an adventure tonight!***
Paris marshal Danni Metreaux has her hands full with criminals preying on a local Weeia merchant, a fresh trainee and the happy distraction of a new love interest. Her instincts tell her that a powerful Weeia has been forcing humans to commit a series of crimes, and wiping their victim’s memories, leaving them to human justice. Will Danni be able to discover who is behind the crimes and stop them without losing her own mind?
A Mysterious book. A Magical world. An urgent request.
When Tahendra discovers a worn journal, it stirs flashbacks of a life shes never known. Determined to help, despite fleeting memories and uncertainty, Tahendra rallies her friends.
The world of her birth is collapsing, and the magic dissipating.
Will she overcome her self-doubt in time to repair the damage? Will she and her friends acquire their magic in time to rescue the Ancient World, or will they be caught in certain catastrophe?
After centuries of hunting my family, it all came down to this. By the end of the night, I was either going to defeat Him, or die trying... An ancient curse on the Owens women puts Lucy in a race against time to claim her birthright and defeat her Big Bad. Lucy knows that she has a lot to learn before she can face her demons. When she discovers a curse aimed at robbing her of her happily ever after, she sets off on a mission to find the cure. Helped by Embry and Gabriel, her knights in shining armor, she must travel Europe to trace back her ancestry and own her Legacy. Legacy is the final novel in the paranormal Owens Chronicles trilogy by Amanda Lynn Petrin. If you like quests and battles of good versus evil with a strong and vulnerable heroine, then you’ll love this supernatural adventure. Buy your copy of Legacy to find out how the story ends!
All Shane wanted was to get away from the wreckage of his career for a while. He picked New York City to provide him with a distraction from his early, unwanted retirement from the police force. New York City delivered, distracting him with three corpses and a miniature llama with a spitting problem and an attitude. If he wants to return to a normal life, he’ll have to face off against a sex trafficking ring targeting the woman of his dreams, ancient vampires, murderous criminals, his parents, and an FBI agent with a hidden agenda. Some days, it isn’t easy being an ex-cop. Warning: This novel contains excessive humor, action, excitement, adventure, magic, romance, and bodies. Proceed with caution.
Los Angeles tattoo artist Luna Graves' world turns upside when her estranged father dies and she discovers that it's her destiny to be a doctor to monsters in this urban fantasy that is "E.R. meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
Agatha Christie, roll over in your grave, new sleuths on the prowl. Haida shaman Charlie Stillwaters convinces Carol Ainsworth, a Vancouver detective, to join him as he breaks his way into a high security prison. The duo are determined to find out who killed the previous native elder before all lightning and thunder breaks loose. They encounter deranged inmates, mystical beings, ancient serpents, wood sprites and someone who should have been dead long ago. Not your usual crime/mystery! Not your usual criminal investigators! You thought Jack Nicholson was mad in The Shining… Wait until you meet Charlie Stillwaters in the Sweat lodge. Reviews Just when I was beginning to wonder where the next great Canadian story teller would emerge from, Frank Talaber has written a modern crime mystery with a twist. In “Thunderbird’s Wake” Talaber weaves the richness of Canada’s west coast aboriginal spirituality into the science of modern forensics. CSI comes to Haida Gwaii as the shaman and the detective conduct an investigation that will take them and the reader on a journey to a place where murder, redemption and ancient mysticism intersect. Michael G de Jong, QC Minister of Finance, Government House Leader, Province of British Columbia There are many aspects true to First Nation’s beliefs. For example the transformation of animals and anomalies within our realm. Frank Talaber’s writing is clear and concise, leaving no grey areas. But his true tal ...
A museum in Mudflat is a last straw in the battle to avoid attention and it brings out the worst in the residents. Claire knows the dangers of swords and guns and black magic, but is there really such a thing as death by digital? First published October 2016, this novel is the eighth of the Mudflat Magic series and can be read as a standalone, especially by anyone who is hooked on computer games.
Elemental magic, souls doomed to eternal reincarnation, and an ancient cult with sinister devices. Phoenyx Blake has a dark secret, one she’s repressed since her father died in a mysterious house fire a decade ago. When she wakes in a dungeon with three strangers, she’s forced to face that secret, which isn’t easy seeing as she’s dreamt about her fellow prisoner, Sebastian, all her life. The four work together to uncover the wicked intensions of their captors, only to discover they’re in greater danger than they ever could’ve imagined, and so is the rest of the world if they fail to escape. Can they master the powers they didn’t know they had before it’s too late, or will the smoldering flame between Phoenyx and Sebastian be forever snuffed out?
The underworld writhes. Terror unleashed. Souls enslaved. The Spirit Shields with memories returned are plunged into a conflict older than mankind. The pending battle pits family against spirit and flesh. The godlings face off for ultimate control of the souls of the dead, each with their own agenda, for there is no love lost between these siblings. Helga, goddess of the underworld, tightens her hold on those who hold the key to ultimate victory. Meanwhile, Avery struggles to convince her sister Artio that unless they become allies they will fail in their misaligned quest. Cayden, with the aid of Brimstone, struggles to fulfill a destiny prophesied since their original deaths long ago. Can four warring siblings find peace and forgiveness? Or will they battle to the end of the world, sacrificing all living souls in the conflict?
Raven Kennedy is a prisoner who never forgave himself for his unspeakable crimes. In a world that has descended into chaos, he becomes a part of the Phoenix Project.
In prisons across the country, inmates fight to the death while the nation cheers them on. Struggling with his guilt, Raven is forced to battle some of the prison's most ruthless killing machines.
But with the real war raging on within him, and fighting for a chance of redemption, can Raven survive long enough to unravel the anger and regret that shackle him - and find the forgiveness he seeks?
Praise for THE PHOENIX PROJECT:
"The Phoenix Project was extremely hard to put down and even harder to forget once it was over" - Thomas Whaley, author of 'Leaving Montana'
"D.M. Cain has written a deep, sensitive novel with focuses on life, death, and religion." - Kenneth J Kerr, author of 'Life as a Double Agent' and 'The First Madam President'
Phevos, an ancient Greek, remembers very little from his childhood. What’s more, his mysterious father never explained how his mother disappeared years ago. When Phevos turns twenty, his father sends him on a time-traveling journey to modern-day Athens without telling him the reason. There, Phevos finds new friends, romantic love, and a trail of clues that lead to shocking revelations. Excited, he continues to unravel his family’s mysteries and soon realizes his father has set up an ingenious plan so their family can be whole again. This plan involves two Olympian gods and a war that’s been raging between them seemingly forever. One of the gods is out to help Phevos, the other, to destroy him. Will he escape the mortal danger and manage to fulfill his destiny? "A stunning masterpiece . . . so well-written that I couldn't put it down." ~Readers' Favorite “A rare gem.” ~Fantasy & Scifi Network The Necklace of Goddess Athena is a fascinating story about the importance of faith when all hope is lost. With its mystery, sweet romance, humor, and touches of drama, this family-friendly fantasy will take you on an unforgettable ride.
The final chapter in the Dark Winter series. * * * What would you risk losing, in order to win? As the Crescent Moon set on that last day of winter, the residents of Gorswood realised that the horrors that had been contained in the woods for so long, had finally risen, and were coming for them. With the fate of Romilly, Beth, and Gorswood’s greatest ever witch uncertain, an age-old evil senses its time has come, threatening to cover the inhabitants of Gorswood in a new and never ending terror. Even if the newest owner of the Mirror of Souls is to prevail, at what cost will her victory be? Meanwhile, the last rites on a long dead demon need to be performed. But her spirit resides in the most terrifying place of all, meaning that a choice will have to be made. A choice that will affect the entire world….. Note: Mature content. Story contains elements of strong psychological horror, infrequent but strong swearing, and gory scenes throughout. Also contains themes of teen martial arts fiction, bullying, suicide, and sexual abuse. Not recommended for anyone younger than fifteen years of age.
A dark cloud hangs over the vampires that secretly call London their home. The trouble starts when they come across a so-called blood bride; a human woman with blood so irresistibly tempting, everyone, including the leader of the vampire council himself, wishes to claim her and drain her for themselves. Next up, humans are under attack from a dangerous immortal. But killing humans is against vampire law; who would so brazenly ignore the council's rules? Can this mysterious enemy be stopped before exposing all of vampirekind to humanity? The hunt begins... Sink your fangs into Books 1-3 of the Vampires of London series in one handy bundle. This Vampire Romance collection includes: Alexander’s Blood Bride, Michael’s Soul Mate and Lucille’s Valentine. Three stories of passion, lust, danger and redemption that will have you turning the pages until the very end. Alexander’s Blood Bride When Cat ends up at a Halloween party hosted by the mysteriously handsome and super rich Alexander Broderick, the last thing she expects is to become the object of his desire. Although she gets spooked and runs, she doesn’t yet understand the extent of his dangerous secret: Alexander, and a number of his guests, are vampires. And Cat’s blood is unlike anything they’ve tasted before… Michael’s Soul Mate Playboy Michael has never wanted to settle down. When he finds a severely injured woman lying in the street, his instincts insist he save her. He turns her into a vampire and takes her h ...
It's a day just like any other day... until something utterly unfamiliar suddenly lands in your back yard. Susan is the epitome of the happy housewife, contentedly conducting her daily ritual of cleaning her home and keeping everything just as it should be. Wrapped up in her own little world within those familiar walls, she hardly notices the altogether different arrival in her own back yard. She may ignore the sudden shaking beneath her slippered feet, she might even neglect to spot the conspicuous sight itself—but she can't evade the stench. Something's wrong. Very wrong. And Susan's incapable of determining just what to do about the uninvited eyesore in her back yard. Turning to her best friend for help with the impromptu emergency threatening to shake up her very existence and happy home, Susan combines efforts with neighbor Trisha to decipher the composition and meaning of the frightfully large and utterly unpleasant new arrival. But are these two women really capable of realizing the gift of new awareness they've just been given by an unseen entity? Or will they continue to fail to see the world that exists out there? What a difference a day makes... unless you choose to ignore it.
Death is a country we see through the tiny keyhole of an immovable door. Raised by their grandmother after their parents’ death, Chloe and Olivia Borders are now in mourning for Rose. The Alzheimer’s that forced them to be split into separate foster homes has taken their last living family member. As a way to rekindle their friendship, the twins commit to a road trip— which spells their demise. Now the question is: What comes after, and how will they get back to life?
A fresh new blend of dystopian urban fantasy, for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, or The Mortal Instruments. 16-year-old Daria Grayson is tired. Which doesn’t make sense. She’s taking her daily dose of miracle-drug Sendrax, just like everyone else. And she’s sleeping a full 45 minutes every single night, just like everyone else. So why is the rest of the world enjoying the most active and productive period in human history, while all Daria feels like doing is taking a nap? Of course, more than anything, Daria just wants to be normal. She’s sick of being made fun of by her classmates – and even by some of her teachers. She’s sick of that disappointed look on her dad’s face all the time. And she’s sick of never being able to think of what to say around Jake, the guy she’s had a crush on for the last 2 years – the only person besides her friend Brix that’s actually nice to her. So when Daria’s parents have her hauled off to the Caxton-Meyers Institute for rehabilitation, she gets over her outrage pretty quickly. If they can help her finally be normal, why not go along with it? That is, until she discovers that things at the CMI aren’t exactly as they seem. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Sendrax, the New Humanity, the Dark, and those savages, the sleepers... everything she knows is about to be turned upside down. And Daria’s biggest weakness might just turn out to be her greatest strength...
Amy Bree’s reckless actions result in death and her dismissal from the FBI. A visit from a mysterious priest propels her back into the fray, as she is partnered with an ex-spy and tasked to hunt down and kill the serial killer known as the Blood Sucker. Their quarry is not what they expect! The body count rises and the hunters become the hunted!
Raising the dead is just the beginning. Selena is a necromancer but hiding her talent is priority one. She works in a small diner as a fry cook with her best friend, only raising the dead when the magic becomes too much and always in secret. But all that changes when someone starts leaving dead animals at her doorstep. She runs, leaving everything behind, but finds herself in a new world where magic is king and the group teaching young people how to use their magic want her to aid the police in paranormal investigations. Someone or something is killing people and when tragedy strikes too close to home, can Selena stop hiding and find the power she needs to stop a monster?
Predator. Killer. Monster. The words echo in Sunny Martin’s head each time she looks in the mirror. Since the night she was torn from her car and drained of her blood, only one fear rivals that of the hungry beast within her - the fear of exposure. Her lonely struggle to survive on the edge of the human world leads Sunny to the mountain peaks of Colorado where she meets Nicolas, the enigmatic leader of a hidden society. Their passion, tainted by betrayal, violence, and murder, reveals a shocking truth behind Sunny's savage nature, and drives her toward an agonizing Choice between her heart and the last remnant of her human soul.
In 1773, the prince and princess travel across the globe on a series of secret missions, and run into unexpected danger. Aisling's magical abilities are increasing, but dark forces who seek to destroy her powers are hunting them. The prince must protect her at all costs, as they fight for survival and abiding love.
Caspian is looking for his mother. Snatched from the beach as a child and raised as a half-breed Mer-Prince in the long-lost city of Atlantis, his turn to rule is coming fast. Caspian learns that the Mer in Oceania have found a method to visit land—a practice forbidden in Atlantis—and later return to the sea. Unfortunately, the “magic” method involves poison so potent that only half-breeds with undamaged lungs can survive it. When his Sea King father forces Caspian’s engagement to a mermaid he can’t stand, Caspian decides it’s time to go in search of his human roots, and the woman who gave him life. Elise has nothing left to lose, except the house she grew up in and a beat-up classic car her father had intended to restore. While her friends leave home for college and abroad, she’s stuck waitressing at The Sea Turtle, begging for enough hours to pay her power bill, and using her lunch breaks to place flowers on her parents’ graves. Not only is she not looking for love—she’s not even looking for friendship. Loss is something she knows too much of, and she can’t survive any more. But when she finds a mysterious stranger wandering the cemetery, she takes pity on the pathetic soul and brings him to her work where she can feed him a solid meal. The innocent meeting turns into an unbreakable bond, and sets off a chain of events that leaves them both questioning their place in the world—be it land or sea—and discovering just how essential love and family can be.
A mysterious Romanian monk arrives in New York. He brings with him a strange offer for social media influencers: In exchange for hundreds of millions more followers, the influencers must surrender their soul. But, there is an ancient evil that must be fed. And a merciless vigilante who will stop at nothing to prevent the monk's plan.
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It's all very well and good destroying the world, extinguishing any spark of hope, and ruling with an iron grip of fear and black magic. But nobody told the witch that running an administration of evil would be just so… dreary. Bored with solving little people's problems and the petty squabbles of her beastly advisors, the witch quits, leaving the world in a much worse state than she found it with a new evil quest. It's time to learn how to be a good person.
There's just one teensy-tiny little problem… Being good doesn't come easily – after all, it's much easier to sacrifice babies and summon hideous demons to get things done. Seeking out her old nemesis, a legendary-hero-turned-academic (who she only imprisoned and tortured a little bit), she gives him an outlandish proposition: to help her make a dazzling transformation from wicked witch to good. It's an offer he can't refuse. The odd couple have a long, perilous journey ahead of them and a lot of psychological hang-ups to work through.
Can an evil witch ever truly be reformed – and what could possibly go wrong when you're relying on your nemesis to be your BFF?
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Fans of Twilight and A Shade of Vampire are sinking their teeth into this exciting new vampire romance!
A fictional world brought to life, a dark romance that promises eternity, and a secret that threatens to end it all.
Crimson Wilkinson is a teenage girl who, having survived a dark childhood, finds her escape in reading a popular vampire series. After some investigation, she becomes an active part in the very true vampire stories the world thought were fiction and falls in love with their author, Nicholae Albaric, the sweetly lonely vampire celebrity. But her happiness is short-lived as she discovers she has a rare gene that makes the carrier extremely powerful if turned into a vampire, and she is targeted as the vampire communitys number-one most-wanted, some who want to kill her before she becomes a threat, and others who want to use her powers to their own ends.
I used to be a hero. Then I grew up.
I’m Kieran Thorne, the world’s only living half-fae. The gig comes with a few perks—immortality, magic I can’t control, fae assassins constantly on my heels. And the chance to protect the good and the powerless against those who are neither.
For hundreds of years, that’s what I did. Until I got tired of the humans I saved repaying me by burning me at the stake or shooting me in the heart. I traded in my white hat for a mansion on the beach, and started living by a new creed: look out for myself, and let the humans solve their own problems.
But now Winter fae are going missing, and someone has planted a trail of evidence leading right to my door. I have two choices: let Queen Mab’s feral enforcer carve me to bits, or help her find the real culprit.
Looks like I’m back in the hero business. But this time, I’ll remember the lesson it cost me so much to learn:
There are no good people in this world, and no righteous causes. Humanity is corrupt. The fae are cruel and vicious. Me? I’m a little of both.
Escape to sunny Corfu but beware... Lizzie does her best to help her brother adjust, and together they set out to do the witch’s bidding, in the hope that if they do as she asks she will finally let them be. The witch’s ravens are forever spying on them or paying them a visit, but soon the sight of them becomes welcome as Lizzie and Tom’s efforts start to pay off. Slowly, they begin to have some fun together. New friends help with that, including Stamatis, whom Lizzie finds all the more irresistible… “The plot gets going so quickly that it is almost impossible to précis it without giving the game away... Continuous action and a number of sub-plots draw you in fast." ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu The Raven Witch of Corfu is a compelling series of just 4 kindle books. Start reading from episode 1 and let your most enthralling Greek holiday begin!
Jordan has visions of monsters, demons, and death. Seventeen, orphaned, and born into the family business, she doesn’t have friends, she doesn’t have choices. Her uncle, older brothers, and a few annoying angels dominate her life, demanding she tow their lines – and the punishment is severe when those lines are crossed. When Jordan is ordered to help hunt down a monster, she’s not sure which she dreads more: the elusive, blood-thirsty creature or spending time in a cramped backwoods cabin with a brother who despises her. To make matters worse, a demon shows up and warns Jordan that she could be her family’s next assignment. In a game between Good and Evil where God seems to have tapped out early, lines are blurred and not everything is as it seems. Jordan learns a little too late that the real monster is closer than she thinks.
United States, 2072 With the country under the threat of war, a group of time-traveling government agents devise a risky plan to keep their families safe. But transporting hundreds of years to the past and blending in may prove much more dangerous than they expected. Cyber Criminal Enforcement Agent Christine Stewart has been to the past before and thinks she knows what to expect. She couldn't be more wrong. Life in the eighteenth century is anything but ideal, especially when they learn a rogue agent with plans to strike it rich follows them back in time. Armed with a modern-day weapon, the agent may disrupt the timeline in the most disastrous way and alter history as they know it. Now they're refugees in their own homeland, and how they proceed will determine their fate. Will they crash and burn in their race to stop the defector before it's too late?
The only thing more frightening than murder might be navigating their first holiday season as a couple. Psychic medium Simon Kincaide and his boyfriend, Myrtle Beach homicide detective Vic D’Amato, take a trip back to Pittsburgh to spend Thanksgiving with Vic’s large, exuberant family, which means dodging old frenemies and a bitter ex-boyfriend. A cold case comes back to haunt Vic when a murdered woman’s ghost begs Simon for justice. Then a new murder in Myrtle Beach looks suspiciously familiar, and the dead man’s ghost isn’t playing nice. When Simon gets a vision of the next victim before the crime occurs, he realizes that all the murders are supernaturally linked. Catching the murderer will take his psychic sleuthing skills along with Vic’s street smarts to avert a tragedy.
Can they do right by ghosts past, present and yet-to-come without ending up in the crosshairs of a killer for Christmas?
Lucky Town is a daring-to-love-again thrill ride MM paranormal romance novella packed with supernatural suspense, hurt/comfort, found family, creepy ghosts, holiday mayhem, a developing established relationship, magic, spooky chills and sexy thrills!
God's never had a warrior quite like Jerlo on his side. That's probably a good thing since a body and a book are unaccounted for. Both formerly belonged to a vanquished demon, but neither were found when the dust cleared. The question of what happened to them prods Jerlo to seek out the one person he swore he'd never speak to—a man everyone thinks is long dead. Jerlo’s relentless quest leads to the oubliette and a psycho's cell where shadows of his past take him captive. Jerlo must outwit the dark force rising in his home without magic before he falls under its sway. The life of his ward hangs in the balance. One wrong move and the young man God asked him to protect will end up a mindless automaton, or worse, dead. In a land where magic is their only hope, can a man of faith triumph? Find out in Curse Breaker: Darkens the action-packed sequel to Curse Breaker: Enchanted. Christian Fantasy meets Dark Fantasy in this fast-paced narrative pitting Jerlo against monsters both inside his mind and outside it. God has never had such a flawed champion on his team. Fans of C.S. Lewis will enjoy Jerlo’s quest to safeguard the young man he wronged. Get Curse Breaker: Darkens today! ***Curse Breaker: Darkens can be read as a stand-alone book or as part of the Curse Breaker Series. Shh, don't tell the characters I told you that. We'll just keep that a secret, okay?
Batman meets The Odd Couple meets Dracula in this award-winning horror comedy series! Children are missing. The police are stumped. Halloween is coming, with an ancient evil on the horizon. The vampires are the good guys. This is not your ordinary fall weekend in Charlotte, NC. Vampire private detectives Jimmy Black and Greg Knightwood have been hired to keep a young client from being cursed for all eternity, but end up in a bigger mess than they ever imagined. Suddenly trapped in the middle of a serial kidnapping case, Jimmy and Greg uncover a plot to bring forth an ancient evil into the world, and enlist the help of a police detective, a priest, a witch, a fallen angel and strip club proprietor to save the world. This unlikely band of heroes battles zombies, witches, neuroses and sunburn while cracking jokes and looking for the perfect bag of O-negative.
When TJ, a fat neckbeard small time youtuber living with his mom met a strange girl in his one note town, he thought his luck was changing. What he didn’t know, on her heels, a deepweb gameshow bent on bringing his hick mountain town to its knees, just for sport.
Unleashing flesh hungry zombies, feral survivors and monstrous abortions of science onto his once peaceful town. TJ is forced to embrace his own fantasy and play a sick game for a hungry internet audience, get the girl, kill the bad guys and save what remains of his burning town or failing that just himself, his mother and his collection anime figures.
British intelligence wants her spying skills. A vampiric warlock wants to steal her powers. The Master Wizards who trained her want her dead... Nazis have unleashed occult forces throughout Europe, and the Allies are forced to recruit wizards to counter their attacks. Among them is battle weary spy, Isabella George, a Gray Tower dropout trained in Alchemy. Longing for retirement and a life of peace, she accepts one final job...extract a deadly warlock from Nazi-occupied France and prevent him from unleashing an alchemical weapon that will devour the continent. But France is crawling with the Cruenti, vampiric warlocks who feed off other wizards. When things don't go according to plan, one Cruenti sets his deadly eyes on her. Plans within plans. Plots versus counter plots. Heists gone wrong, Vatican wizards, and the greatest manipulation of history that has ever been seen, is just a taste of what Isabella George is in for, in her final mission.
Who Guards the Angel?
Richard Eastman wasnt looking for redemption. He was content drowning his memories of the Gulf War, his dead brother, and a father whose love had always seemed unattainable. But when an angel whose wings have been sawn off arrives in his life, Captain Eastman makes a decision:
Save the angel and return her wings or die trying.
In search of the wingless angel, Eastman battles demonic henchmen on the streets of San Francisco, venturing down to the deepest levels of Hell, all the way to Lucifers throne. For Captain Richard Eastman, the only way home is death or victory; the only way to redemption is to help his angel and retrieve her missing wings.
A world held in shackles, bound by a mysterious fog.
A place where the practice of magic has been forbidden.
Something old is stirring. A mysterious force that threatens to upset a balance older than anyone can remember.
For nearly one thousand years, magic and its practitioners have been outlawed. They have been banished to the fringe by an increasingly corrupt and insolvent royal decree. When the criminals outlaw magic, sorcerers become outlaws.
The center cannot hold though. Every day now, the whispers about change grow louder.
"Tales From Fog World" is a prequel collection for the brand new, epic fantasy series, Fog World. These five short novellas reveal a world hanging on the brink, teetering on the edge of catastrophic changes.
Alison Carmichael has no intention of doing a Summer internship when she agrees to humor Dr. Richards and attend the information session. She’s more interested in Tristan Davis, the intriguing and attractive stranger she meets on her way there. After Alison makes a killer impression on the woman in charge, Dr. Richards pulls her aside and drops a bombshell: Alison is Gifted, and the Cold Case Internship can teach her how to use her Gift while also solving crimes. Alison’s life is about to change, but is it really a Gift...or a Curse? Find out in this ‘magical adventure that intertwines romance and mystery’!
Katie and the team take on an ancient preternatural threat that far exceeds their own abilities while seeking to prove one of them is not a murderer; Amy is assigned a case which lies squarely in Katie’s area of expertise but has to tackle it alone. A treacherous new conspiracy surfaces with deadly consequences.
Everyone has them.
Everyone keeps them for various reasons.
As a witch with power over water, Anna wants her secrets to stay in the past where they belong. All she desires is to enjoy the present, but what she thought was buried long ago, has found a nasty way of coming back to bite her. So hold on tight. Not only is her big bad secret back, but it’s hungry and Anna looks like the perfect entree for dinner.
Pete has secrets of his own. As a Djinn, he is skilled and powerful enough to cajole Anna to tell him hers, although he knows he may have to confess up some of his own deep dark nightmares. When she learns his secrets will she still look at him the same way? Or will she take a chance on what could be? Not that it matters. Pete isn’t ready to let her go. She is his soulmate whether she is ready to admit it or not. One way or another, he will make her realize they are meant to be together, even if he has to follow her to hell to do so.
They call me an abomination. A mutant. A curse on their kind. I don’t let it bother me. Much. My name is Holly James, and what they say is true. I’m a freak of nature—a null. My mere presence zaps the magic from Others, rendering them powerless. That’s why they hate me. But here’s the kicker: I’ve found a way to profit from my lack of mojo. Whether it’s acting as a mystical wet blanket in a dispute between pyromancers or keeping hormonal shifters from changing during a sweet sixteen party, I provide a highly specialized service. For a hefty fee. When a young witch turns up dead, clutching an amulet cursed with black magic, my estranged grandfather asks for my help. In return for nullifying the necklace, Gramps promises to find my missing mother—a witch who vanished after my birth. Of course there’s a catch. He wants me to assist Cade McAllister, the arrogant sorcerer in charge of investigating the case. Cade resents my existence, let alone my attempts to help. Still, I’ll do whatever it takes to find my mom. For my own peace of mind I have to know what happened to her, and I won’t allow anything to get in my way. Not even this crazy, irrational longing I feel for a hot sorcerer with the sexiest scowl I’ve ever seen.
Old secrets, hidden psychics, secret shifters, ghosts, scandals—and true love. A series of long-ago disappearances leads cold case private detective Austin Williams to investigate a troubled sanitarium. Jamie Miller is new in town, temporarily running the local historical association, and he willingly signs on to help solve Austin’s mystery.
Sparks fly between them as they dig into the hospital’s troubled past. But someone wants the past to stay buried—and is willing to bury Austin and Jamie to keep it that way.
Haven is part of the Magic Emporium series. Each book stands alone, but each one features an appearance by Marden’s Magic Emporium, a shop that can appear anywhere, but only once and only when someone’s in dire need.
Haven is an action-packed, supernatural mystery thrill-ride, full of hurt/comfort, geeks in love, paranormal secrets, vengeful ghosts, helpful shifters, wise witches, deadly scandals, sexy psychics, library hijinks, a brave historian and a lovelorn private detective, plus a guaranteed HEA.