Mallory Crowe is the award winning author of the Fractured Farrells series, the Bad Boys of the Underworld series and many other novels. She grew up surrounded by rescue dogs and escaping into romance books whenever possible. After trying to do the "adult" thing by getting an accounting degree and CPA license, she decided to try her hand at writing and never looked back.
An avid traveler, reader, and Netflix addict, Mallory currently lives in Michigan, with her husband and three laidback dogs.
She walked away years ago,
But magic has a way of creeping back in.
When she tries to give the lead detective a quick hint to send him in the right direction, Sam gets sucked further into the investigation than she ever thought possible. Now Detective Derek Pierce has to put together the half truths Sam is giving him and the facts of the case that get stranger by the second.
The killer is closer to Sam than she could've imagined and Derek is the only one who can stop him from tearing her family apart, but only if he knows the whole truth. And the whole truth is exactly what could kill him.
**WARNING** This is not a standalone book. Sam and Derek have more stories to tell...
Trying to keep her mind off the mess of her personal life, Sam Harris throws herself into the training she could never get a handle on as a teen. Maybe if she works hard enough, she can even become a witch who, you know, can actually use her powers. But nothing is free, and if she wants to train, she has to become a full fledged member of the Families.
But when she's assigned one of her first tasks for the Families, to find out who is burning the homes of local witches, she's once again confronted with the man she'd hoped to never see again: Detective Derek Pierce.
Derek is determined to figure out what the witch community has to do with the fires before anyone gets hurt. Anyone human at least. His investigation hits a brick wall when Sam and her family get in his way. Now the only way to find the answers is to work with the one woman he never wanted in the middle of this mess.
Samantha Harris is on the fast track. She's one of the Families' best employees and her magic is getting stronger by the day. Nothing is distracting her from being the perfect witch, not even Detective Derek Pierce, who claims they used to be a couple.
Derek knows that Sam's grandmother messed with her memories, but nothing he says can convince her that they had something. Something stronger than magic. But with the darkness closing in more than ever before, he needs Sam to be on her A Game to protect the city from the growing threat.
The person calling the darkness is moving the final pieces into place. The only way Sam and Derek can stop this is if they work together and this time they can lose more than their memories.
They thought the evil was gone, but the true danger is closer than they ever knew...
Now that Sam and Derek's relationship is in the open, everything should go smoothly. But New York City hasn't gotten that message.
As the families arrive, they leave a trail of bodies behind them, leaving Detective Derek Pierce and his unofficial witch partner (but official girlfriend), Samantha Harris, to deal with by hiding the bodies and finding the killer. Except seeing Derek compromise all of his morals to protect her family makes Sam see that no matter how happy he says he is, she might be the worst thing that ever happened to him.
If she wanted to do the right thing, she'd let Derek go. But after everything that's happened to them, doesn't Sam deserve the chance to be a little wicked?
Samantha Harris has spent her entire life hiding. Hiding from her family. Hiding from her gifts. But now everything has changed and it's about time she takes control of her life once and for all.
Detective Derek Pierce upholds the law. Right, wrong. It's always been simple. But death has a way of changing a person. As he learns what his resurrection truly means, the only thing keeping him sane is the constant presence of Sam in his life.
Except all that is complicated when an old enemy comes back in the picture. And the price of peace might be more than either Sam or Derek are willing to pay...