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?
"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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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 ...
Three deadly accidents that might have been magical murder. A dark witch with a grudge against the King family. Federal agents with supernatural abilities. And, as usual, Dawson and Grady are smack dab in the crosshairs of trouble even they can’t outrun. When Grady King’s brother Knox is targeted by shady characters, old secrets, coverups, and lies come to light. Grady and his boyfriend Dawson begin to question what really happened when Grady’s grandparents and Dawson’s parents died. Then agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Supernatural Investigation show up pursuing a different case, only to discover that the crimes appear to be connected, with a vengeful dark witch at the center of the plot. And since monsters never sleep, Grady and Dawson are still carrying out their duty to hunt dangerous paranormal creatures, restless spirits, nefarious faeries, Civil War ghosts, creepy cryptids, and things that go bump in the night. It’s all part of the centuries-old King family mandate to protect the people of Cunanoon Mountain and Transylvania County, a mission Grady and Dawson are sworn to fulfill. But when it looks like something is hunting the people Grady loves, it’s time to dig into the family’s painful past, uncovering dangerous details of long-ago hunts against immortal creatures who never forget—or forgive. Can they solve the mystery and figure out who’s behind the deaths, or will they bear the deadly consequences of their hidden history? Reckoning with the past just might des ...
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.
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.
Love comes with a price – especially among the undead. Sunny Martin is on the run from a monster—the monster within herself. Since the night she was drained of her blood and left to die, she has lived alone and in fear of the beast and its violent urges, always on the move. When a tumultuous affair with the mysterious leader of The Chosen ends in betrayal and murder, Sunny finds herself on the run once again. Heartbroken, she struggles with her desire to return to Nicolas, only to realize that sometimes you can never go back. In the ensuing days, Sunny must face the death of someone she loves, and face the love of someone she fears—an outlaw Chosen even more dangerous than the one who broke her heart.
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?
"From its gut-grabbing prologue to its explosive conclusion… 'A blood-curdling adventure'." - Foreword Clarion Review
On the run from her old flame’s criminal family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana, and finds a new boyfriend. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she worries that the family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just who can she trust? Then to make matters worse Sara’s twenty-fifth birthday approaches, and her dark heritage begins to emerge. She is forced to make a life-or-death decision. And somehow, she must find a way to deal with the crime family.
Ivan wants to spend the summer before university getting his life in order. He never planned to get entangled with a centuries-old Viking death cult.
But when one of his friends is next on the sacrificial list…well, things are going to get messy before he'll have time to sort out his university applications.
As the monsters of the shadow world gather to wreak Norse havoc, can Ivan become more than the history geek everyone thinks he is?
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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…
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.
Seven hundred years ago, the Knights of the Ordained banished the demon, Asmeodai. Buried deep beneath Wahi Tapu Temple, the evil becomes a distant memory. For those seven hundred years, Asmeodai seethed in hatred for those that condemned him to this hell. He has survived only for his chance to enact his revenge.
Now, though, the time of the Secundus has come again. With the rising of the second moon comes the fear of Asmeodai’s reemergence. The aftermath of the last Secundus saw the once-great Jornada Empire splintered into three realms. Moreover, the Knights of the Ordained are not what they once were. But all is not lost. There is hope. There are those born who are ordained to fight this evil like no other. Their destiny will not be denied.
Follow the sweeping fantasy adventure entrenched in royal intrigue, powerful foes, and magical exploits.
Beware the saga contains sword & sorcery, dragons and fleogans, and witches and wizards.
The balance between good and evil comes down to one girl. But is the darkness really so bad? Emma Duvall starts her senior year with one thing in mind: make Seattle, home. All her life her mother lived with one foot out the door, but no more. That is, until Emma discovers she has the power to turn terrifying creatures of the night to ash with a single touch. That one moment unveils a hidden world of supernatural beings, both good and bad. Suddenly her best friend is acting strange, the new guy that's mysteriously in every one of her classes is too beautiful to be human, and an ancient, powerful being is stalking her. To top it off, the "good guys", the Giborim, aren't convinced that Emma can be trusted. But their unofficial leader, Blaze, becomes her unwilling protector--and perhaps something more--setting fire to millennia of hard-set prejudices. Especially when her newfound power awakens a deep and dark hunger that can only be sated with death.
Demons, vampires and shifters are all in a days work for occult detective, Ezra Silver. But when a cop friend comes to him with a problem of shade demons devouring the locals in the small town of Halfmoon, things get a little hairy. Ezra has his hands full juggling a possession case, an arsonist sorcerer conjuring fire devils, and an unsealed portal into hell letting demonic nasties crawl out. With the help of a powerful Conjurer, some badass weapons, and a dash of magical talent, can Ezra find and stop the rogue sorcerer from burning up the entire town, and seal the portal before all the demons of hell are unleashed?
A determined witch. A rebellious fae. An enemies to lovers romance that will bring a queen’s court to its knees. He was supposed to kill me. Now..I'm his prisoner. I was supposed to hate him. Now...I'm falling in love. But neither love nor magic can save me. And now time is running out… When the Queen of the Fae is after you sometimes your best bet is falling in love with the enemy, even when he's your kidnapper... Curl up with Trina and her twist of Snow White....Curl up with A SWORD OF BLOOD AND ROSES and discover dark delicious fantasy 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+.
The interplanetary gates have existed between the five planets and the Netherworld for as long as living memory. Dr. Elisabeth Avery is a woman caught between two worlds. Little does she know that others like her, other half-breeds, are being hunted. When a creature drags a princess into the Netherworld, Elisabeth is determined to save her by any means necessary. Meanwhile, on the planet of Hystera, a Keeper and his assistant investigate a grisly string of suicides and are in need of someone with Elisabeth's skills. The Gate Guardians and Elisabeth are aware that something is coming and know that it has something to do with the Netherworld bleeding through to the planets, but not why. Will Elisabeth be able to come to terms with who she is in time to face the coming threat?
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!
It was a gamble for Eleanor to rejoin humanity, but she was driven to it. She’d been too successful forgetting. The last vestiges of her family hung by a thread in her transformed brain and drove her to be reckless. Ten years later, Eleanor hides in plain sight. She is an average girl getting average grades in a small Wyoming town: poor but happy, lonely but loved. Her mother, Tabitha, is there for her and that’s all she’s ever needed. But now her mother is sick and David has returned. The only friend she’d ever had, the only other person who knows her secret, is back. And Eleanor again becomes reckless. Eleanor is a modest girl, unremarkable but extraordinary, young but old, malleable but fixed. She is scared and confused. She is a liar and a thief. Eleanor is not what she appears to be.
Lykoi shifter Janda Gray has spent the last year as a Sleepy Hollow Hunter and has finally been given a major case---capture the Headless Horseman before he can obtain the missing half of his skull mask and regain his power as a demon's assassin. But a surprise attack by the horseman leaves Janda and her werepanther lover, Alexander Holden, caught in the underworld. Alex sacrifices himself to send her through the veil of death and back to the world of the living. Janda’s no longer hunting the Headless Horseman for the money. Now it’s personal. With the help of her vampire friend, a wolf shifter, and a ghost witch, Janda's determined to save Alex or die trying—either way, she’ll be with him again. But what she discovers could change her entire perception of death.
Falling into a world filled with demons wasn’t exactly what Alexandra needed in her life. The only family she’d ever known was killed and, unbeknownst to her, a target was placed squarely on her back. All she wanted to do was mourn her loss and get on with the rest of her life. She certainly didn’t want to meet a demon prince and fall hopelessly in love with him. She also didn’t want to discover that she had untapped magic potential. Unfortunately, fate has plans and doesn’t care what Alex wants.
Three full-length Amazon bestselling fantasy novels in one collection: The Tower's Alchemist, Dark Rift, and Circadian Circle. Be a spy. Save the world. If only it were that simple. The Nazis have unleashed occult forces throughout Europe, and the Allies are forced to recruit wizards to help them fight in the streets of Europe and in the shadows. Among them is the 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 this action-packed supernatural spy thriller.
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.
Vampire hunter Petra Maguire thought she'd left her past behind . . . When Petra turned eighteen, she couldn’t move out of Faerie fast enough. Hunting down the rogue vampire who killed her mother was Petra's sole mission in life, despite her father’s urging to serve her people back home. But when she discovers she has a changeling twin who’s been kidnapped, Petra can’t avoid Faerie affairs any longer. Plunging back into a world of magic, royalty, and power plays, her daring rescue of her sister pushes inter-kingdom hostilities to a tipping point. And suddenly, Petra is up to her eyeballs in Faerie politics. Tensions erupt into a threat of all-out war, and the only way to settle matters is for Petra to enter a battle of champions—a fight to the death. Find out what fate awaits Petra Maguire in Blood of Stone by Jayne Faith, the new urban fantasy hit for fans of Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, and Jim Butcher.
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.
Slated for execution, shapeshifting assassin, Dahlia Nite, flees her world to hide in the human realm. As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth that could destroy them all. But the shadows are shifting. The lies are adding up. And when Sentinel City is threatened by a series of bizarre brutal murders, light is shed on what should never be seen. The secrets that have kept humanity in the dark for centuries are in danger of being exposed. Wrestling with a lifetime of her own deceptions, Dahlia investigates the killings while simultaneously working to conceal their circumstances. But with each new murder, the little bit of peace she has found in this world begins to crumble. Each new clue leads her to the one place she thought to never go again. Home. Flash Point is the award-winning first book in the Nite Fire Series.
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.
To discover the truth, she will bleed. Was it suicide? Two months after finding her stepmother’s corpse, Maddy is still unconvinced. Magic users like her stepmother don’t spill their blood without purpose. Blood magic is illegal for minors. But both of Maddy’s birth parents are long dead, and the truth is all she has left. She starts her investigation with a few familiar spells—finding lost objects, summoning the dead. Soon, she draws the attention of a man with an unexplained connection to her stepmother—a man with power so big and so lethal that it shouldn’t exist. But who’s going to believe a grief-stricken kid when she claims impossible magic killed her stepmother? Maddy must decide what the truth is worth. Her friends? Her freedom? Or even her own life?
The time for hiding is finished. The dead are restless. Fate and destiny collide. Twins Cayden and Avery Tiernan have grown up in isolation on the fringe of the realm. Gifted with forbidden skills, they hide their growing magical powers. Ancient prophecies speak of the ones with the power to depose the queen. To protect her throne, Queen Alcina scours the land for evidence of magic, while the darker force she serves threatens the land with chaos. She is not the only huntress however. Primordial seekers discover the twins first but before they can escape, the death of a queen’s guard puts the entire village in jeopardy. To save their town, the twins flee, only to be dragged toward an unknown destiny. Guided by her gift, Avery senses lies and treachery where others see only truth. Dare she trust her instincts? For Cayden, an irresistible voice whispers to him. Does it belong to the souls of the dead and are they calling him home? Seer of Souls is the Dante Rossetti prize winner for best Young Adult Fantasy fiction, of 2016, a contest hosted by Chanticleer Reviews.
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?
What’s buried in the sand has slept for centuries. Some things should never be exhumed... When Egyptologist Samuel Clayton inherits a gold talisman with unusual markings, he’s driven to uncover its secrets. Where did it come from? What do they mean? And why when receiving it did a flood of forgotten memories and the ethereal red-headed beauty—who had seduced him in his youth—return with malice? His alliance with a questionable organisation, a team of scientists with agendas, and nightmarish visions plague him. Undeterred and locked within a destiny that will either consume or destroy him, he finds himself face to face with a vampire, whose very existence is tied to his past. Love, loss, and twisted truths have weaved through the vampire Kesha’s long life, and now an old threat is at her door. Pulled from her sanctuary in Scotland, she knows what must be done. She must stop the rising to keep the status quo and kill the one responsible. Then she meets the one who brings the dead to their deeds. The one they call Anubis. What is he to her? What justice is to be served, and on who? The narrative of Samuel and Kesha winds through time to weave a rich, expansive world, revealing a tale of love, loss, lies and the very heart of human existence. Not all is as it seems. Truth has been corrupted and lies given seed. A thrilling read for fans of Anne Rice, Wilbur Smith, Dan Brown, J.R. Ward or Deborah Harkness. Warning 18+ ★★★★★ – “A thrilling genre-bl ...
No matter where the watch hands turn, she’d rather remain home. But with every time-traveling trekker’s life at stake, can she stop a deadly clock? Wilda Firestone survives off black coffee and white-hot sarcasm. And despite the colorful slew of characters filing through her time tourism costume shop, the retired First Nations Temporal Agent would prefer a quiet, more linear existence. So she’s less than impressed when a dying explorer crashes into her store, unleashing a plague that sends countless travelers to an early doom… Knowing her own lengthy history of chronological excursions grants her some immunity, Wilda vows to jump back in the saddle and seek out answers. But as she retraces the dead man’s steps from 14th century Mali and into 12th century Scotland and beyond, she’s dumbfounded by whatever force reduced an entire village to blood. Can Wilda stamp out the root of the sickness before she too succumbs? Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. is the intriguing first book in the Toronto Time Agents science fiction series. If you like feisty heroines, beautiful landscapes, and astounding adventures, then you’ll love C. N. Jackson's explosive tale. Buy Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd. to race against the bell today!
Just when Abby and her family think things are finally turning around, Delphine has the last laugh—literally. With enemies new and old coming out of the woodwork, it’s hard to know who’s friend or foe. Abby and Liz become trapped in a merry-go-round of illusions while Delphine becomes stronger. Abby, along with her family and friends, must find and secure the talisman before it’s too late. Witches are disappearing and rogue vampires have been possessed like never before. Abby must find the power deep within her soul to fight against this new and dangerous enemy. It’s every man or woman for themselves in this nail-biting, action-packed sequel that will leave you desperate to know what happens next.
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.
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.
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.
Regen is a YA urban fantasy. Life is finally shaping up for Trisha. For the first time, she's with a foster family she doesn't hate. Her new school is decent, and she even has a boyfriend. Until the night she finds herself waking up in the woods covered in blood, a bullet hole in her dress. Without her fae abilities, she'd be dead, but now the Faerie Council has given her an ultimatum. She has to help find an escaped fugitive, or be taken to Faerie, a place her missing mother told her horror stories about. Now, Trish has to keep her day job a secret from her foster parents, join forces with the ex-boyfriend who killed her, and hunt down a dangerous criminal before he comes into his powers. Should be a piece of cake.
Faerie and the human world may have survived near-annihilation, but that doesn’t mean everything is flowers and singalongs for the residents of the now-combined lands. Humans are coming to terms with finding chunks of a realm they didn’t know existed dumped into their neighborhoods, plus the Fae Court is a bloody battleground for wannabe ruling families. Dropped in the middle of the chaos is Spellmeet, a Wild-West border town where refugees and opportunists try to make a living despite unstable magic and technology. The only thing all the survivors agree on is that the fugitive Avery Flynn should pay for her part in the worlds’ devastation—which will make it that much harder for Avery and Lonan to come out of hiding and find the next Sovereign, like they promised Queen Maeve. Meanwhile, a Fae princess named Brynn flees an arranged marriage and discovers that the unique powers that got her shunned in Faerie make her a hot commodity in Spellmeet. Too bad her toxic family can’t stand that she’s leaving them behind… Told in dual points-of-view, this conclusion to the Faerie Crossed series answers the question, “What if it’s not all about Avery?”
Betrayal’s stench burned vengeance in Larry's mind like tattoos etched in acid. Welcome to Vancouver: one dead mayor, revengeful Biker, enigmatic Shamans, and one very angry witch. Come visit us soon. Ever go out for the evening and not remember what you did? What if there was a bar where spirits can enter your inebriated body and use it until you sober up? Well such a bar exists in Stanley Park, where the city's mayor has been murdered, his family missing, a dangerous witch has been released from her centuries-old imprisonment and an intriguing and extraordinary shaman shows up, only to vanish after leaving cryptic clues. So begins Detective Carol Ainsworth's first case.
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!
My life used to be so simple. Get in, outsex a pesky incubus and get out with the cash. The vampires changed that. I hate vampires. Firstly, the Demon Child woke and went on a feeding spree. He’s strong, lightning fast and as cute as a button. I fight demons by using my sexual aura, which makes hunting a vamp who looks like a kid totally wrong. Secondly, the new mayor wants the paranormal world exposed. Not only does that cut into my income, it will lead to open warfare. Thirdly, the only ones paying me to hunt the Demon Child are a pair of vampires. Nic, the super charismatic motivational speaker and Kisho, who would be the perfect man, if it wasn’t for his vampirism. Oh, and he’s Nic’s bitch, when I want him to be mine. The mayor wants me on his team, I’m under investigation by the Demon Fighter Council - working for the enemy is strictly forbidden - and, for the first time ever, I doubt my ability to get the job done.
Out of the spotlight, in the darker corners of the studio backlots, Hollywood hides a remarkable secret. Actor or actress, set designer, electrician, best boy, or grip—in la-la land, it pays not to be human. Vampires, succubae, trolls, elementals, goblins—studios hire anyone and anything that can take direction, be discreet, and not eat the extras. (The less you know about your agent, the better.) Though only human, stuntwoman and struggling actress Lee Striga is a member of the legendary Katz Stunt Crew. They’re the best in the biz, in part because they can y, and boast superhuman strength. When Lee lands a job on the movie Pale Dreamer, however, not everyone is following the script. It’s up to her to gure out who—or what—is killing the cast and crew. Especially when Lee goes from stuntwoman to lead role... and the next target.
He’s been hunting my family since the 1600. Now he’s after me. Eighteen-year-old Lucy Owens is "that weird Owens girl" to the entire New England town she grew up in. She dreams of starting fresh at college in the fall, but prom night changes things. A mysterious threat forces her into hiding, and leaves her fighting for her life against an army of Gifted; a subset of humans with supernatural abilities who don't die until their job is done. She discovers that Embry and Gabriel, two 'friends of the family', are also Gifteds who claim their job is to protect Lucy’s line. But as she gets to know them and her family’s history better, she wonders if their ultimate goal is to keep her safe...or to stop the man who’s after her? Prophecy is a coming of age supernatural novel by Amanda Lynn Petrin. If you like strong heroines who keep fighting no matter how many times they're knocked down, then you’ll love this paranormal adventure. Get your copy and discover the Owens Chronicles today!
Grief can make us do crazy things... ...Like magic at 40. It was just research, my obsession with magic, my occult collection, the grimoire I sometimes feared opening. Until my dad died and I wanted him back. Now I can't help but wonder, what if I used the grimoire for more than stories? What if I cast a spell? What if I raised my father from the dead? Because I wasn't ready to let him go. I wasn't ready to say goodbye. But all magic comes with a cost, and I'd just written a check I couldn't cash. Especially when a collector with fangs shows up at my door and opens up the whole supernatural world with one knock. If I don't answer, this will all be in vain. But if I do, what awaits me on the other side might be a fate worse than death...dad's and mine. Zero Hour is the prequel to Once Bitten. Don't miss out. The Order of the Dragon series is best enjoyed when read in reading order.
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.
At least when you’re Death’s nephew the bad guys literally have no-where to hide, right? Meet Reed Lavender, a mostly-human detective with the uncanny ability to hear the final words of the dead. But on this case he’ll need more than his usual tricks to solve the murder of a teen runaway – he’ll need something that just might be more trouble than it’s worth – the help of his ragtag Reaper-cousins. But the deeper Reed digs the more he realises there’s something far bigger and darker beneath his city, something vast, something that is ripening to rot...
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 ...
Evil never rests. Jordan hoped her life would change after the fiery death of the devious sorcerer, Asa Trebane. She was wrong. The Black Order of the Cult is gearing up to select a new Supreme Leader, and Lucifer will be judge and jury. Seeley, Jordan’s mother, is possessed with a curse, and even the priests can’t find a solution to defeat the evil devouring her. Jordan must dig deeper into the Satanic realm and joins forces with a wicked witch to save her family from the clutches of Hell. However, when things go awry with her guardian angel, Markus, Jordan is shrouded in her own longing as she faces the darkness without his light. There’s trouble in paradise and souls are at stake as Jordan fights to hold onto a normal teenage life ~ the angel she loves ~ and a family that hangs in peril.
Time is running out. Change is coming, and the worlds will never be the same. Surviving her ordeal on Drimera was only the beginning. Forced to pick up the remains of her life and move on, Dahlia returns to her vigilante ways: hunting monsters by the cover of darkness. Backed by a new team, she vows to keep the streets safe while training to harness the eye’s abilities. But the city has become a time bomb, and every day the clock ticks faster—as the creatures pour in and the blight spreads. Dahlia worries she will never be enough to stop the impending destruction. How can she be the answer to saving them all? Already stretched thin, Dahlia shies away from investigating the Sentinel’s latest murder spree. But the victims’ identities confound her. And the fragile thread tying the postmortem mutilations to Ella Chandler is impossible to ignore. Compelled to unravel the truth, what she uncovers only deepens the mystery. Who engineered the sinister plot? Why does everything lead back to that first case—the one that brought Dahlia out of the shadows and into the light? Slash & Burn is the 4th book in the Nite Fire Series.
Detective Ava Maxwell is about to make the biggest bust of her career with the Oklahoma Arcane Police Department. She has a promising suspect on his way to custody and a sample of the dangerous drug circulating the Oklahoma City metro. All she needs now is the name and location of the sorcerer responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the drug. But when her suspect ends up dead only moments after his arrest, Maxwell’s case gets turned upside down. With only a mysterious arcane symbol and the help of a few strange allies, Maxwell must stop a killer and find the sorcerer running the biggest drug game in town. Her job, and perhaps her life, are on the line.
I keep the world safe from Fairies but now one of them is protecting me. The Sluagh has come for me and nothing stops them. The monsters of Fairy chitter and cackle and screech all around us while Tiernan holds me tightly, hiding us within his magic. Under the cover of some roots, his body laid over mine, we wait. His lips brush my cheek. Our rapid breaths merge. My palms press against his chest, molding to his muscles and pulsing with his heartbeat. The terrifying sounds around us echo into silence but as I stare into his silver eyes I know the danger hasn't passed. This man—this fairy hunter—could tear apart my world. Fairies are real. They live among us, and they're not the sweet, winged, miniature people you find in children's movies. They're seriously scary, powerful beings, held in check by an ancient truce and a group of psychic soldiers called the Extinguishers. Seren Sloane is one of these soldiers; trained to keep the peace between our races. But ever since the death of her mother at the hands of fairies, Seren has been a little bitter about her job. That is, until a sexy, fairy warrior comes into her life and changes everything.
"A new take on urban fantasy... an action-packed adventure that will have you on the edge of your seat." - bestselling author Nat Russo The sky was never the limit. Enter a world of gangs, vigilantes, and magic that's powerful enough to kill. Mark has never been the survivor his friend Angie is, but when he rescues a mysterious belt from the flames, it's a decision that changes his life for good. As the two tap into the secret of gravity-controlling magic, they realize the reason Angie's family tried to destroy the belt. Flying comes at a cost, to their lives and their sanity. Fighting back against a street gang with a vendetta, Mark begins to sense that death waits around every turn. Soon he and Angie come face-to-face with the true danger: hidden masters of other magical forces. The keepers of power want the secret of flying, and they'll destroy anyone who gets in their way. The High Road is the first book in a trilogy of street-level urban fantasy adventures. If you like heart-pounding suspense, comic-book energy, and Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, then you'll love Ken Hughes's gritty, magical series
She'd rather be a normal eighteen-year-old … but not much chance of that, when she can raise the dead. When Judy discovers she's a necromancer who can raise the dead, she does her best to deny this unholy gift. But after leaving the orphanage for a mysterious manor house, she learns that not only have the dead started walking again, her power means she's the only one who can stop it. Judy Hudson wants to be a normal woman, but the nuns who've raised her treat her with fear and suspicion. When a beautiful, otherworldly stranger whisks her from the orphanage to a dignified old estate, he promises to help her wield power beyond imagining. Dare she trust that her abilities aren't evil after all? But when their lessons go awry, Judy learns she can do great harm. To make matters worse, new undead attack--corpses raised from among the long-time dead. Another necromancer is at work, and he must be stopped before he destroys the innocent inhabitants of the nearby town, including the handsome sheriff. To save them all, can one woman learn to control the darkness inside her--a seductive darkness that promises her power beyond her wildest dreams?
A modern world has little need for old myths and gods that have crumbled to dust. Or so it believes. Time has not been kind to those forgotten gods, but some live on, hiding in plain sight. Some have grown weary of hiding. Sejit has rejoined the world, driven by a vow made to her mortal son to steer mankind away from the path of self-destruction. But, she must tread carefully. She may be a lion-goddess of war and the hunt, humanity—those reckless children—possess weapons capable of slaying the mightiest of gods. Should she be discovered, doubtless would they wield those terrible devices against her. In her homeland, she labors to gather military and political might. Marshaling a fractured region, shaping it into an instrument able to bring her will to the world at large won’t be an easy task. She is not the only powerful god left in the world. Others have their own agendas and ideas about how best to guide—or rule—mortals. Alliances are forming as lesser deities choose their sides, given a reason to exist once more. The goddess Tess is Sejit’s closest ally, harboring a secret she intends to wield against her foes. Yet, that same secret may serve to be her own undoing. Fangs are bared and claws unsheathed as the gods maneuver in the arena of mortals. Who, if anyone, will back down? The world may just again tremble beneath the feet of giants.
Finding him was easy. Figuring him out is the hard part. Only one thing could make nineteen-year-old Hadley Hawthorn leave her house for the first time in two years—revenge. The Isa fae murdered her entire family, so the promise of ending their control over witches like Hadley is too sweet to resist. All she needs to do is find Kason Fields, a human who’s supposedly the key to ending Isa fae power. Hadley’s hacking skills and her patience level of zero make that part simple. But when she inadvertently leads the Isa fae straight to Kason’s doorstep, things get complicated. Now, it’s up to her to keep them both two steps ahead of the murderous fae. But staying close to the secretive Kason unfurls something even stronger than Hadley’s need for revenge—hope. When the Isa fae close in, though, hope may not be enough to keep them both alive.
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.
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 ...
"Hooks you with a twist like M Night" RUBY All I have to do is save my friend, save my city, and save my soul. Piece of cake. VIKRAM She's hell bent on saving everyone, but I just want to protect her. Can they save their city while losing their hearts along the way For the first time in her life, Ruby Iyer knows exactly what she must do. Armed with the sword of her ancestors, a weapon most would kill for, Ruby Iyer is determined to save her city. Teaming up with the sexy, irresistible, rogue cop, Vik Roy, is the only way to succeed. As they embark upon a perilous journey, they realize their enemies are closer than they think. And when the chemistry finally ignites, neither can deny the desire for each other. Can they save their city while losing their hearts along the way
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 ...
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.
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?
Cora has it all, but she doesnt have a man. They keep dying on her.
She is the immortal Greek goddess Persephone, drinking and reveling in a Malibu beach house in the twenty-first century. But no matter her wild antics or psychotherapy, nothing can ease the pain over her latest husbands murder. Except perhaps the prudish but handsome Mr. Gabriel Cartwright.
Gabe is a young East Coast realtor whos hired to transfer her things to her new home in Toronto. Cora likes him. He has such a kind and sweet heart. But her lover holds secrets. He is a member of a nymph race that Imada, an ancient order of gods, has been hunting to extinction; a race Persephone has fought millennia to protect. Thats why she hired him. She wants to be close to him. She wants to care for him. Only Imada cares for Gabriel toothey want him dead.
Cora will protect her man or tear Imada apart trying.
Content warning: CORA features a goddess who enjoys bad language, romance, and sexual situations. Although Cora is the same goddess as Persephone four thousand years earlier in A.L. Hawke's Cora: Rise of the Fallen Goddess, this contemporary urban fantasy is suited for an adult audience.
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.
If you enjoy kicka$$ heroines, magic, witches, vampires, and hybrids with a unique twist, you'll love these books. They all have something to fight for, and everything comes with a price. Fans of the Vampire Diaries and The Originals will want to sink their teeth into this three-book box set. One-click today! This 618-page boxed set includes Paranormal Romance with a unique brand of magic, action-packed, with heart-stopping scenes, mated bonds, and so much more! Devour the first three books of The Hybrid Coven Series. 1, Marked by a Vampire 2. Mated by Magic 3. Touched by a Vampire
Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present. Uncertain what is real. Athson has seen things that aren't there and suffered fits since being tragically orphaned as a child at the hands of trolls and Corgren the wizard. When a strange will mentioning a mysterious bow comes into his possession, he's not sure it's real. But the trolls that soon pursue him are all too real and dangerous. And what's worse, these raiders serve Corgren and his master, the hidden dragon, Magdronu, who are responsible for the destruction of his childhood home. Athson is drawn into a quest for the concealed Bow of Hart by the mystic Withling, Hastra, but he isn't always sure what's real and who his enemies are. With Corgren and Magdronu involved, Athson must face not only frequent danger but his grasp on reality and the reasons behind his tragic past.
Monsters are real - and we are their prey. Elizabeth Fox is small, dark, and deadly. As the new leader of the Steelheads, Washington’s top monster hunting team, she must face down monsters in single combat, absorb their power, and banish their spirits – or die trying. A family is slaughtered in their Seattle penthouse by a prehistoric nightmare too powerful for the cops to handle. The Steelheads are called in to destroy the monster and rescue the only survivor: a young girl who is at the center of another bloody mass murder the very next day. The girl is innocent. Whatever has control of her is not. Starring a fierce Valkyrie who must learn to rely on her teammates - a mysterious and devastatingly handsome sniper and a Marines combat veteran with an encyclopedic knowledge of monsters - Murder of Crows is set within the expansive world of the Shaman States of America. Join Liz, Inari and Jack as they take on monsters, gangsters and each other in Book One of the Seattle Steelheads series!
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.
Zoe Jabril needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen—and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally. She could be any other 17-year-old attending parties and checking out cute guys—except she discovers her best friend is a Guardian Angel and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, both sent to protect her from the demons who want her dead. Now Zoe has to deal with growing feelings toward the Nephilim, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. And she’s under constant attack from Demons, trying to stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves to battle evil. Then she has to control newly found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.
Aria Knight has an unusual set of skills: she will hold back the hounds of Hell so that you can fly toward the Pearly Gates, and she will wipe your slate clean so you don't become karma's bitch…for a price. A Sin Eater has to make a living in today's world somehow. But when she's called in the dead of night to perform her rite for a recluse billionaire, she stumbles upon a murder scene, and the evidence points to her. In an attempt to clear her name and uncover the true culprit, Aria is forced to team up with a private investigator who's possessed by three spirits and a handsome wizard who would rather see all Sin Eaters like Aria go extinct. Aria knows her job is never easy, but now it’s become downright deadly. SIN EATER is the first book of the Aria Knight Chronicles by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie and Alesha Escobar, author of the bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy.
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?
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'
A cursed city shrouded in mist. The power to level an army. A small band of heroes and their deadly race against demons to find it.
Lark has a secret. She can see the vampires hiding among us for what they really are: sharp-toothed, blood-sucking demons. If her secret ever gets out, she'll likely find herself on the menu and be left bloodless in some back alley before she can say Namaste. Yoga is the only thing that helps her find balance in her crummy life; a way of staying in touch with her inner goddess. But she is closer to the great Hindu goddess, Durga, than she ever imagined. A chance run-in with the most powerful vampire in the city, Mr. Crowden, leaves Lark with only two choices: fight or flight. When the arrogant vampire won't leave her alone, and dangerous rogue vampires start closing in, will she accept a life-changing deal with the devil? Her dreams of running her own studio and being safe from the demons of the night are up for grabs. But when things go from bad to worse, will she find the ancient power hiding within her before it’s too late?
From an EPPIE Award-winning author: Claire escaped a Seattle killer and landed in an Otherworld of worse disasters, plus a guy. Well, there is always a guy, isn't there? Now he has left his world to follow her back to Seattle and the terror escalates. This is the second novel of eight in the MUDFLAT MAGIC SERIES. The first novel, Tyrant Trouble, is currently free.
A night of celebrating a new beginning ends in a nightmare that Grace can’t escape. When she wakes up in a strange place three days later, she realizes her life has been turned upside down. She’s been forced into a world where magic is real along with monsters of myth. The vampire who marked her is hell-bent on making her come to him—to be one of his possessions. Grace soon learns that she was born a powerful witch and with the help of some new and old friends, she learns her craft as she transitions into a vampire/witch hybrid. It's a race against time as the crazed vampire attempts to take over Grace's mind—he’ll do anything to have her. Matthew, the hybrid who saved her life, will do anything to protect her, even if it means sacrificing his own life. Deceit, betrayal, and new beginnings.
“Powers like Bleach. Worlds like Supernatural. Vibes like Legendborn." Fifteen-year-old Maleek Warden's high school life was normal... at least before three strange things changed his world forever. Strange thing #1: Finding a dying angelic being impaled to a tree. Strange thing #2: Said angelic being delivering to him a message from another realm. Strange thing #3: Discovering the reality of gifted human warriors, invisible divine beings, and a chaotic war hidden in plain sight. But it gets worse. Some of these spirits are unquestionably evil and prey on human beings. Worse still. The evil ones are coordinating for something big, and Maleek has a strange feeling it has everything to do with the message he has received. If Maleek and friends have any hope of surviving what is to come, he needs to tap into his gifts. But his inability to access them just seems to be the latest of his growing list of problems. Begin this explosive, urban, and paranormal fantasy on page 1...
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.
Who do you call when enchanted trees start killing those they should protect? In a country where magic is illegal, an untrained mage is their only hope. Start No Fires. Carry No Weapons. Do No Harm Those three rules safeguarded countless travelers through the enchanted forest—until they didn’t. One boy’s murder ripped open a gateway allowing evil to enter. Now no one is safe from corruption. Enchanted trees take Sarn to where the forest failed to uphold its rules. Seeing a dead child gifted with the same magic as his son unhinges Sarn. He vows to find out the truth no matter what the cost. But his gift is untrained and finding answers won’t be easy. Sarn must balance nights serving the Rangers with days dedicated to hiding his son from the dark forces stalking them both. When Sarn’s masters demand he abandon the quest, he faces an impossible choice—doom the ghost whose murder endangers them all or die from the backlash of breaking his word. With the odds stacked against him, can Sarn fix anything or will all be lost? Get Curse Breaker: Enchanted [The More Epic Version] to find out. It's epic fantasy as it was meant to be. Fans of Anthony Ryan, Julliet Marillier, Michael J. Sullivan, Mercedes Lackey, Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman will enjoy Sarn's struggle against dark forces to save those he loves and find peace for a troubled ghost and himself.
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
Everyone knows not to go out at night unless you want to deal with monsters. That was until a magical item allowed its user to "smell" when a monster was near. Now there are ambitions to build a monster alarm system throughout town. But some creatures, such as the necromancer, have plans of their own.
These sexy dragons find love when they least expect it and sometimes when they don’t want it. Enter a fantasy where devastatingly handsome men become dragons at will. Split into four territories, their power struggles put the women they love in danger. It’s the last mistake their enemy will make. A dragon will always protect their mate. After all, when you fall in love with a myth, you're guaranteed a fairytale ending. With 4 novellas and 5 sexy dragons in this set, there's plenty of action and steamy romance. All of the stories have adult themes and are intended for adults. Book 3 is an MFM ménage. Book 1: Chased Chase Drake is the Enforcer for his Territory. He’s kept the peace for the last three years with relative ease. After a fight with a red dragon renders a human woman unconscious Chase has no choice. He has to take her home to protect her until he’s sure the trespasser is gone. Things aren’t that simple when Chase’s dragon says she’s his mate. Can Chase catch Taylor before she’s gone for good? Book 2: By Design Sebastian Hunter is sick of being on the outskirts of dragon society. He’s worked hard his whole life to acquire the wealth needed to live like a proper dragon. Another 30 years or so and he’ll be set for life. Then he can find a nice dragon to settle down with. When Sebastian has a one night stand with Brook, his dragon has other plans in mind. Will Sebastian deny his mate to climb the social ladder? Book 3: White Hot Ash Asher Drake is the lead dragon of the ...
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!
AWAKENING THE VAMPIRE SHADOW-WALKERS BOOK 3 (This is a standalone story.) She protects supernaturals. He hunts them. Do you like a passionate romance with a tortured vampire hero and a supernatural murder mystery? Rock Star meets Supernatural in this exciting new series. The women are the rock stars here, and they command the supernatural alpha males in their lives. Grab a copy now and enter the sexy, scary, and thrilling world of Shadow-walkers. This compelling romance will capture your soul. She may be the killer’s next target. Jessie Henriksen, the cynical lead guitarist of Hecate’s Fury, is convinced Death is stalking her. After all, she wears the Death/Undead rune tattoo. When she discovers her current lover’s mutilated body, his vicious, ritualistic murder thrusts her into the arms of a handsome, mysterious man and into the very destiny she has tried to avoid. Jessie is a Shadow-walker, chosen to protect supernatural creatures. He hunts and kills supernaturals. Merrick, a hunter and a dhampir, always hunts alone, but a Shadow-walker could help him solve his supernatural case. When he and Jessie team up to stop the killer, neither can deny the rising passion between them. Jessie lowers the barriers Merrick has built around his heart and discovers his dark past. If their love is to bloom and survive, he must convince her he isn’t a heartless killer. And other darkness awaits them, more than just the murderer. Surviving won’t be easy.
Mage Amina Langston thought surviving the supernatural apocalypse, which killed fifty percent of humankind and changed most of the surviving population into paranormal beings, were the biggest challenges in her life. That is, until she and her brother go on the run from non-gifted humans who want to steal their magical blood to make a power-giving serum. Now she’s in search of a handsome stranger who keeps appearing in her dreams and a secret paranormal city to help free those still held in captivity for their blood. During her journey, Amina befriends several other magical beings also searching for the mysterious town, including a sexy were-jackal who distracts her from locating the man of her proverbial dreams. However, when the group finds the city, it’s filled with dangerous magic and a barbaric were-pack. Facing these new troubles, will Amina take down her human pursuers and save the other paranormals she left behind or end up in greater peril?
Nia hates people. She also hates vampires. Too bad she is one. An innocent bit of fun finds Nia tangled with a dangerous man and the powers that be send her to live with the vampire lord of Las Vegas. Their efforts to get Nia back on the straight and narrow are almost as ridiculous as her fathers attempt to make her this heir in his bid for world domination. It's Las Vegas, what trouble could she possibly find? Her life takes a sharp turn when someone tries to use her in a power struggle against her father, and her past sneaks up on her. The past never stays where you left it, and sometimes the beginning is just the start of the end.
There are exactly one hundred halls of magic to choose from. Ever since our parents were killed I knew exactly which hall was for me.
Aurelia "Aurie" Silverthorne is one of the best and brightest to ever apply to the Hundred Halls, the only magical university in the world. To be accepted, she must pass grueling trials that claim the lives of aspirants every year.
But more than her desire to practice magic is at stake.
Aurie's little sister has been courting powerful forces in hopes of protecting herself from the beings that killed their parents, but alliances come with complications. As things spiral out of control, and dangerous foes arise at every turn, Aurie knows t ...
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 ...
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!
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
Time is running out on Elysa and The Order of the Anakim. A gathering gloom hangs heavy over their mystic realm as the demon hordes measure a final deathblow in their age-old struggle. Step by step, the demons murder, capture, and conjure their way to a realm unified by utter darkness. Their ruthless queen Ashtaroth, guided only by ambition and her voracious thirst for carnal pleasures, masterminds their rising tide of evil. The Order must unify its splintering members to meet the defining challenge of their history... or pass forever into oblivion. But in a world where magick, warfare, and sinister prophecies rule the day... in the night, vile enemies seek the warmth in each other's touch. At this vital juncture, Elysa's passion is lured by a wicked voice both arousing and terrifying. If the love between Elysa and Jarron is eternal, it will have to overcome pressures seen and unseen and withstand the crush of an all-out attack by demon forces. Darkness is bleeding its treachery into our world and Elysa and The Order of the Anakim must find a way to combat the gathering doom. Dark Skies will sweep legions of fantasy fiction fans into Elysa Amalfi's thrilling and treacherous world of the supernatural.
The fight to save my city has only just begun. It's time to sharpen the cat claws and unleash the spider fangs because this hybrid shifter is out to catch her prey.
I've already lost a close friend to the toxic memory-warping drug breaking the minds of everyone in the city. To make matters even worse, the criminal mastermind responsible for this poison has his eyes set on a new target—my father. There’s not much that gets under my skin, but when the family business is attacked, things start to get personal. That’s why I’m willing to do the unthinkable to bring down the savage who decided to drag my friends and family into this mess.
Unfortunately, my mission takes an unexpected twist when I discover the true reason this magic has infested my home. I’m now forced to make an impossible choice: do I protect the people I love or put an end to this brain-melting catastrophe once and for all?
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.
Some vampires have trouble figuring out how they want to spend eternity, but playboy Michael Odell isn’t one of them. He knows exactly what he wants: fine wines and beautiful women fuel his passion and he’s made it his mission to sample as many of either as he can. Fate has other ideas. One night, on his way home, Michael discovers a woman lying face-down in an alley, who is losing the fight to live. There’s only one way of saving her: The Ritual. Little does Michael know that this little act of mercy is going to change his life forever and before long he finds himself falling for the curvy stranger.
Anna doesn’t remember how she ended up discarded at death’s door in a dark alley, only that she woke up there. She doesn’t even know her last name. After coming face-to-face with her gorgeous rescuer, she passes out again and finds herself in a lavish mansion with a new lease on eternal life.
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.
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?
After embracing her new Tegen existence, Sara Jones is determined to destroy her ex-lover’s organized crime empire, one link at a time. Along with her newly acquired skills of spider-climbing agility, self-healing powers, and the ability to eject poisonous needles came the haunting need to consume blood and flesh tainted by Tegen deadly spiders. Armed with her skills and using the alias Sally Jablon, Sara has tracked some nefarious associates of her ex-lover to Baton Rouge. But before she can fully execute her plan to wipe out that criminal element, she is faced with her former lover, an out of control Tegen, and the repercussions of disobeying Tegen rules. Death and mayhem ensue as Sara tries to outrun and outsmart an enemy she knows all too well.
Having killed her last producer, stuntwoman Lee Striga's next film shoot takes her to the voodoo-soaked bayous and haunted back alleys of New Orleans, where sinister supernatural figures stalk the streets. In a dark corner of the French Quarter, an arcane tattoo artist is using his clients in rituals that will open an inter-dimensional gateway for a demon god from beyond the stars.