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Hiraeth by Ceril N Domace

War has come for the fae. When Owen Williams became a vampire, the world as he knew it shattered. The fae and the United States militaries are fighting in city streets and he is helpless to stop it. As Beira and her generals deal with the war’s rapid escalation, Owen is sent back to Tearmann to deal with the flood of refugees that now call it home. But despite months of training from Beira, Owen still struggles to control his burgeoning vampiric abilities and the hordes of terrified fae in Tearmann threaten to overwhelm him. Then Merlin, the enigmatic resident of Avalon, offers to teach Owen to manage his powers in ways Beira couldn’t. But he has an agenda of his own and he wants Owen’s help in exchange for his knowledge. After all, the halls of Avalon are in ruins. The beings that walked those halls are gone. If they were restored, Merlin might be able to stop the endless Changes that terrify the humans so much. They could bring peace to the beleaguered fae… or awaken things hidden deep within Avalon and lead them into a war worse than ever before.

Those Mages (Philosophical Mages Saga Book 1) by Caesar Who

In 2022, coronavirus keeps reaping lives and mages are immune to it. Against mage-hating human sorcerers and the civillian mobs with their anti-mage ammunition, can they win the war against homo sapiens? Their power sources are called exousias, which are the crystalized aftermath of nuclear bomb detonations. Mages are, by default of their exousias, longevous, celibate, smarter and thus superior, but their critical thinking and philosophical spirits may fail them on this survival situation...

The Good Pharmacist's Deadly Secrets (A Findale Fae Mystery) by Belinda M Gordon

A Fae in hiding. A discarded backpack. A pharmacist murdered. Escaping the notoriety she'd acquired in The Otherworld,Sloan Murray packed up her loyal cocker spaniel Max and left her fellow fae to settle in the small town of Findale.Sloan thought her new life in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania would change for the better, become quieter, less unpredictable--if only a small group of fae hadn't followed her into this new world. Still,Sloan's enjoying her relative anonymity untilshe attempts to return alost backpack and ends up accused of murder. Suddenly, not only do half the town think they know who she is, they're under the misconception she's a dangerous killer. Will Sloan and her fae friends unravel the dead pharmacist's secrets before the obstinate Det. Moody arrests her for murder? Time is ticking, and if Sloan can't find the real murderer soon, not only will she lose what's left of her magical anonymity, she will lose her freedom forever. The Good Pharmacist's Deadly Secrets is a cozy who-done-it with a little something for everyone--humor, mystery, fae, and even a lovable dog! Read less

The Garden Gnome - Theory of Magic Book 1 by Jeff McIntyre

Where did magic go? Our world is defined by science, but history tells us that the world was once a much more magical place. Every culture has tales of when the gods walked among us, when strange magical creatures dwelt in the dark, and when users of magic were respected and feared. We tell ourselves that these stories are myth and superstition. But what if they aren’t? What if magic were to return? And what does it have to do with a ten year old boy and his imaginary friend? Daniel and Sophia Fitzroy are worried that their son Tony is being bullied in his new school and is struggling to cope. Leo Schafer is reporting on a new and powerful particle accelerator experiment and the protestors who want it stopped. FBI Special Agent Debra Kazdin is investigating the protests and trying to keep things from escalating. Brian Cooke is being inducted into a secret society that knows the truth about magic and will stop at nothing to keep it from returning. They will be drawn together in an extraordinary confrontation that will change the world forever.

Cast a Shadow of Doubt by Christiane Knight

Lucee Fearney legitimately inherited the leadership of the Fae faction known as Eleriannan, but what will happen when they find out that she still only has the magical skills of a Mortal? When unexpected, dangerous visitors show up at the door of Maithe House, they bring word of an enemy that none of the Fae know how to fight. Even if Lucee can learn to trust herself and lean on her friends for help, will it be enough to take down the powerful and mysterious foe known as the Mealladhan? Rejoin Lucee, Cullen, Merrick, Vali, Sousa, and all the other Mortal-born and Fae of Baltimore in another magical, musical adventure! Now with 100% more outdoor summer music festivals, uncanny graffiti, and shadowy forces.

The Invisible Circus by Lindsey Bakken

The world as you know it, but with a dash of the fantastical. When Michelle (Mikey) leaves home to work a circus job for the summer, she dreams only of shaking the depression that haunts her. But she gets more than she bargained for after a freak accident leaves her with the power to turn invisible. Desperate to carve a future for herself as a performer, eighteen-year-old Mikey must learn to control her dark emotions and mysterious gift. But not everyone is glad to have a new performer, and Mikey must balance being “other” in a world dominated by flashy promises and hidden secrets. Between a suspicious death no one talks about, guys vying for her attention, and her boss’s hidden agenda, Mikey has her work cut out for her. As her life and power spiral out of control, she’ll have to choose carefully who to give her loyalty—and love—to.

Smoochy and the Maga by Lea Kinley

Okay, okay. I admit I was bored with the tedium of my centuries of work as a magical Familiar. But did I really deserve to be punished with an assignment on Earth of all places? My employer, The Society for the Conservation of Wholeness, tasked me with locating a fellow Familiar that appeared to be working for a destructive wizard . . . which is a big no-no according to our employment contract. While Earth is generally a non-magical, dull, and undesirable location, I never thought I’d have any trouble at all with the assignment . . . until I realized I knew far less about Earth than I needed to and my enemy, the destructive wizard, knew far more than I did. The stakes were high for me for the first time in tens of thousands of years . . . had I finally met my match? Smoochy and the Maga is a fun, fanciful, and charming middle-grade urban fantasy novel by introductory author, Lea Kinley. The perfect cozy fantasy for tweens, teens, and the young at heart. Recommended for grade five and up or ages 9 and up.

The Demon's Dagger: A Noir Urban Fantasy Novella (Alexander Southerland, P.I.) P by Douglas Lumsden

Once he checked in, checking out became an obsession! Crawford the were-rat checks into a shady hotel and promptly stumbles over a dead man. A mysterious troll is obsessed with finding the dagger that killed him—a dagger possessed by a demon! The demon denies that he is a demon and is obsessed with regaining his freedom. Meanwhile, the hotel’s night clerk is obsessed with the hooker on the third floor. Crawford is obsessed with what’s in the hooker’s room: a solid gold statuette of a demon-slaying goddess! Crawford has checked in, but, when obsessions collide, does he have any hope of checking out? Content Advisory: This book is intended for a mature audience. It contains misogynistic characters, language, and acts. It also contains graphic violence (including violence against women), smoking, drinking, drug use, graphic sexual acts, and crude language and images.

An Angel In Disguise : IRIN by Julie Paola

IRIN: An Angel In Disguise Irin, a mythical creature sent down from the skies to take care of a barren woman, faces a fate she's unable to overcome. She faces hardship and burden being struck with the challenges of the earth and fulfillment of human customs she is unable to overcome. How well can she balance her mission on earth while avoiding the worldly pleasures that comes with it? How easy can she overcome the wrath of her Master, as faces an ungodly fate with a human she shouldn't love?

The Education of Nut and Em (Nut and Em Trilogy) by Daniel Flaspohler

In the early years of the duchy, the Grand Duke realized the danger of noble houses consolidating their control over the Mystery. Lineages formed where wizarding houses held onto their secrets, passing the art only to family. To break this control, the duke issued an edict where any noble being trained in wizardry must also be accompanied by a lowborn trainee. In doing so, the duke inadvertently created a nation spanning empire. The young Lady Emberlina Tilby has been possessed by the Mystery. Her parents want the best for Em but are also budget conscious. Instead of finishing school, they send her to Lord Edwin Derby to learn divination. Owing to the Edict of Mystery, Lord Derby selects the streetwise Nut from the alleys of Palas by virtue of the fact that he is smallest and would eat the least. Edwin is a lazy teacher and his employees run roughshod over his household. Em begins to suspect he is a fraud or at least incompetent. Nut is forced to do housework. When the divinators of Palas begin to get assassinated, everything changes.

Blood Empire Burning by C. Thomas Lafollette

Revenge is a dish best served explosively. Luke and his werewolves are juggling multiple plots throughout several countries in their quest for vengeance. But after rescuing Roxi, Luke adds one more problem to his slate. The compulsion Mithras placed on them is killing her. Luke must convince the god to show mercy to Roxi, or he’ll add the god to his list of enemies. But with a masquerade ball to plan and several traps to lay, his plans dangle by a fraying thread. The brutal leader of the vampires is on the hunt for the mysterious the man subverting his werewolf minions. In this deadly game of cat and mouse, Luke must ensure he remains the cat if he doesn’t want to wind up in the trap. But one mistake could bring the whole house of cards exploding around his ears…

Things Unseen by C.J. Brightley

History student Aria Forsyth's studies lead her to dangerous questions about the Empire's origins. A mysterious man named Owen, impervious to the winter cold, further unravels the safety of the world she thought she knew. At first, Aria believes Owen is human. He says he's not. What if they're both wrong? A moment's compassion draws her into a conflict between human and inhuman, natural and supernatural, and she begins to discover the secrets of the Empire, the Fae, and what it means to be human.

Stolen Prophet: The Prophet's Mother (Book 1) by Julian M Coleman

Will It Take a MONSTER to Find a Missing Prophet? An intense and erotic urban fantasy from the IAN 2016 Outstanding Paranormal/Supernatural book of the Year author. Right at the beginning of The Prophet's Mother trilogy, Julian M. Coleman weaves a haunting tale of parental loss, heartbreak, and sacrifice. Evie Adamson isn't ordinary despite her outward beauty. She's much more than a single mother and flower shop owner. In reality, she's a demigoddess. Victor is her intellectual and psychic nine-year-old son. He's nicknamed "prophet" by his classmates, a label he hates. Somehow his paranormal ability seems to fail him when he is kidnapped after leaving the school playground. Evie, who swore off using her dark powers, is beyond hysterical. She's also supremely ticked off. How dare someone take her child?! She uses her supernatural arsenal in the guise of a vengeful black SPIRIT. Distraught and enraged, she hunts the snow-encased city during the holiday season. Dead bodies pile up in the morgue. There's only one person who can find the stolen prophet: the logical and determined Homicide Detective, Harry Kurosawa. But first, he must believe the unexplainable, or more people will die.

Verity Rising (Gods of Deceit) by Phill Scott Myers

Ted Verity doesn't like humans, and for good reason. But as part of an ancient race of divine beings, it's his mission to make their world a better place by weeding out the especially wicked ones. Fully capable of living undetected amongst humanity, he prefers solitude and enjoys a quiet way of life before he's drawn to a corrupt pharmaceutical company whose wanton greed is ruining lives. One by one, he targets those responsible until his work attracts the attention of malevolent forces that threaten to unravel his entire existence.Outmatched and confronted with grim revelations about his past, his parents, and his entire race, he feels his grip slipping away.Will Ted's cunning, his unwavering commitment to truth, and his newly discovered supernatural abilities be enough to bring victory? Not without the help of a few new friends.

Rising Ember (Children From Sacrifice - Vol. 1) by Arleta Rae

Fire is destruction. Fire is rebirth. When Thea Knight is involved in a fatal car accident, she falls victim to the sinister shadows looming in the darkness who change her life forever. She wakes up . . . craving blood. Thea is immediately thrust into a dangerous immortal civil war between the Essites and the Brais. Cole Moretti is an Essite who has killed, saved, and endangered Thea. Her transition to vampire by his hand awakens a rare elemental magic within that marks her as the rogue Brais’ next target. She must resist being consumed by their need to destroy humanity before they kill Cole and all those she cares for. A magical and suspenseful contemporary dark fantasy perfect for fans of Vampire Academy and The Vampire Diaries.

Jinn Academy: Year One by Kira Moericke

Once upon a time, my life was perfect. I ruled high school with an iron fist and an impeccable sense of fashion. Then on my eighteenth birthday, my days of power ended with a burst of light–literally. Gold balls of light shot out of my hand when I heard the wishes of my peers whisper across my mind, resulting in me getting suspended. Me, Mercedes Davenport! But that wasn’t even the worst part of the day. No; that happened when I was invited to the Academy for the Exceptionally Gifted, or as I call it, Jinn Academy, a magical school just for genies. And finding out that I was one of them. Now I’m stuck at Jinn Academy until I complete all the courses that will allow me to safely live in the human world without causing a magic malfunction. But with my powers on the fritz, I may be stuck here forever. Seriously, could my life get any worse?

Winter's Maiden 2: Winter's Magic Part 2 by L. Starla

The power to protect is also the power to corrupt. When Alannah joined The Council of Mages, she expected an exciting life of fighting crime and ridding the world of evil. This could not have been further from the truth. Buried by bureaucracy, and bored out of her brains, Alannah is almost grateful when the Council’s spotlight shines on her hometown. An illegal potion has hit the Unseelie Market, and the source has been tracked back to Gaeilge Shores. Unfortunately, this case is a little too close to home and when Alannah learns the truth, she is already trapped within the web of lies that surround Brendan and herself. Amidst all the deception, Alannah and Brendan are presented with the path to the ultimate truth. How much are they willing to risk by uncovering the secrets of the magic world? And will working for a common cause be the catalyst that finally brings them together?

Hammered (Legacy of Magic Book 1) by Lindsay Buroker

Seattle native Matti Puletasi has the strength of a bear, the stamina of an ox, and a magical hammer inherited from her dwarven mother. She’s happy renovating homes and occasionally thumping bad guys until she learns of a mysterious artifact hidden under the house she’s working on. Everybody from humans to orcs to werewolves wants it, and they’re willing to kill to get it. Things go from bad to worse when someone frames her for murder. The only person interested in helping her is a haughty elf assassin from another realm. He’s handsome, powerful, and deadly, but he’s got an agenda of his own. She dare not trust him—or be attracted to him. But if she can’t clear her name, the assassin will be the least of her worries.

Winter's Maiden 1: Winter's Magic Part 1 by L. Starla

Do you hide from the monsters, or embrace your magical destiny? Alannah Winters: hedonist. Impulsive, precocious, and dangerously drawn to mysticism. Whisked away from her hometown at a young age and raised ignorant of her close ties to the pagan Gods. When tragedy strikes her family again, she is forced to return to the small Irish settlement of Gaeilge Shores, a town shrouded in secrecy. At least she has her beloved cousins by her side, helping to unravel the mysteries of her heritage. Alannah had always harboured feelings for Liam, the eldest of her two cousins, and seeing the man he has grown into only serves to intensify those desires. But when she rocks up at her new school, the captivating blue eyes of a tall, dark, and handsome senior virtually consume her. Not to mention the unsettling way things have changed with Brendan, her other cousin. Can Alannah survive her inevitable transformation? And what is to be done about the three hot guys vying for her attention? Alannah’s early signs of hedonism will prove to be much more than a passing phase… Note: This is the first of six main books in the Winter’s Magic series and while the main character has multiple romance interests, this is NOT a reverse harem story. Warning: This book contains content that may upset or offend some readers. Please see Goodreads listing for full details.

Neli (The After Book 1) by C. Sunrise

Breana has everything you could hope for in Neli — the only community that survived the apocalypse. So, why does her heart keep telling her she needs to leave? Simple, it’s not the life she wants. Unable to resist the call, she packs her bags, grabs her dogs, and heads off on an adventure to a secret land written in her grandpa’s journals. But The Wild Lands give her more than she’d expected. Her journey takes her straight to temptation in the form of a man who’s as much beast as human — a man who’s equally enticed and frustrated by her special abilities gifted by The After. With this man comes a community, a pack, where Breana feels a sense of belonging she never experienced with her own kind. But he also comes with secrets and threats that may destroy them and everyone they love. Breana’s never been one to run away from a challenge, and she definitely won’t run away from the man who’s burrowed his way into her heart. Even if it means she needs to toss him in the mud a few times along the way; it’s a sacrifice she’s willing to make.

Daughters of Darkness: Tales of New Abyssinia Book One by Samuel Chatman

After centuries of flight from the Monarch vampires, Eva Jackson thinks she has found a refuge in New Abyssinia. But when the liege mayor’s daughter goes missing, she steps in. Her actions set her on a collision course with the very forces that annihilated her people. These forces are aligned with the Six Devils of High Point, an evil deep in the heart of the fledgling nation. The Devils are hell-bent on pushing the country into war with the American Empire (A.E.). The last of her kind, now Eva must trust new allies, a Congolese spirit wolf, a Russian cyborg, and a genius former Haitian rebel, so they can stop the flood of war from washing away their home.

The Reliquarian Book I - A Child Unsung: Part I - The Key to Everything by Jessica Clark

In a world that blurs the line of symbolism and reality, where the worlds are not only flat but turn as an interdependent collection of gears, all powered by a mysterious numen key. When a child finds her way into a forgotten garden and discovers the remnants of this statue she finds the chest open and gears and pieces removed. A quest far too great for one so small, she must journey the realms in search of the missing pieces, and quite literally mend the Girl With the Broken Heart. If not, the realms will cease to turn and all that exists will perish. Where the lines between Magic, Science, and Spirituality have all overlapped, a war between god-like sisters, ancient orders, and rivaling civilizations is raging. She'll learn of legends, life lessons, and love in all its forms. She'll dance with tree spirits in the Forest of Essence, read magic books in the great halls of the Library of Eloquence, find lost things in the Atheneum, experience poise, properness, and imprisonment in the great city's Menagerie. She'll drink with gypsies, and sail with pirates; she'll lose loved ones, her way, and her faith. as she makes impossible choices and an impossible climb to keep her promise. A tryst between mythology, self-reflection, poetry, braided into a full-length novel, and elegantly dressed as a photographically illustrated storybook; the first book of The Reliquarian is unlike anything you've encountered from the gorgeous chaotic mind of Author and Artist Jessica Lark.

Love Is Dead(ly) by Gene Kendall

Love Is Dead(ly) is the latest paranormal thriller from Gene Kendall. If you like snarky characters, ghosts who do more than go “bump” in the night, and terrifying apocalypses, then you’ll love Love Is Dead(ly)! Brad Burns has a big problem. Not his crippling credit card debt. Not his ex-wife, and current business partner, who still blames him for the messy break-up of their marriage. Not his lovable but spiky personality, that keeps him alive, but alone.

Winter's Wake by Steve K Peacock

Portals of hellfire are sprouting across the city, leaving desiccated corpses in their wake. Someone is messing with infernal magics, and that sure sounds like a perfect job for a demon hunter. Shame the only one available is a fresh university graduate with a trust fund and rose-tinted spectacles. Quin Pelon wanted a career of adventure and romance, but when a rash of hellfire-induced corpses start showing up in the city of Marshmere, she finds out that adventure tends to come hand in hand with, you know, actual work. Recruited as a consultant by the Hex Street Peculiars -- Marshmere's answer to the things that go bump in the night -- Quin finds herself teaming up with Isla Brekke, one of the few cops that isn't a corrupt and lazy scumbag, to cross the boundary between her world and that of the Fae, all to answer one question: What could drive a person to use such dangerous magic? The first book in a new series by the mind behind the WARLOCKS OF WHITEHALL series, WINTER'S WAKE is a gripping introduction to a colourful world of fantasy that will appeal to fans of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and Jasper Fforde.

Echo: The Curse of the Blackwood Witches by Yasmine Maher

Master forbidden magic, destroy an immortal enemy, and prevent the apocalypse—all before college finals. Echo Blackwood has no idea she’s a witch, but after supernatural beasts attack her sister’s wedding, she discovers her long-dormant magic, and she’s quickly catapulted into an impossible war. The novice witch is the only one who can stop the immortal Jivar—but her magic hides a sinister secret. The dark arts run through her veins, and using their power could cost her soul. Desperate to control her magic and uncover the truth about herself, Echo and her newfound allies must race against time to defeat Jivar before he unleashes his fury and destroys the world. Can Echo use the powers of evil to save the world? Or will fighting fire with fire only end in her ruin? Imbued with all the thrilling action and marvelous magic, Echo: The Curse Of The Blackwood Witches is a riveting and unforgettable read that will sweep you up and refuse to let you go.

Tarnished by Time (Romancing Aranthium #3): A Hades and Persephone Retelling by Daniela A. Mera,, Elayna R. Gallea

An urban fantasy Hades and Persephone retelling perfect for fans of Crescent City and The Cruel Prince. “Putting aside the fact that he was my ex-boss and the fact he had orchestrated my kidnapping, I had no business being the wife of a king.” Aidoneus My first wife died three centuries ago. Now, Aranthium was facing a major threat. Time without having a queen had weakened my powers. In order to win the war against my brother Phelix, I needed to remarry. After months of being paraded around with the most eligible Aranthian bachelorettes, I made my choice. Phaedra was not a princess, nor did she come from a powerful family. But, somehow, she had the power of the gods. She was exactly what I needed in my life. The only problem was she made me feel things I had no right feeling for someone a quarter of my age. Phaedra I grew up in a gilded cage, unable to spread my wings. My mother never let me have the freedom I craved. Then, when I was beginning to live my life as an independent Angel in Olimpie, I was abducted by the King of the Daemons for my own “safety”. I worked for him for years, but one day, things changed. After an attack on the city I had come to call my home, I was in a coma for months. When I woke up, new power flowed through my veins. Aidoneus needed a wife. I needed someone to balance the power before it destroyed me. Hades approached me with a proposal: marriage. As friends. Nothing more. Resisting the King of the Daemons was a lot more difficult than I had ever bargained for. This book is a complete, stand-alone story that is part of a larger series. "Romancing Aranthium" books are the perfect books for fans of fantasy romance who love sweet love stories, powerful ladies, danger, political intrigue, and epic journeys. Setting classic stories in an urban setting with vampires, fae, merpeople, angels, and were-shifters makes them all the more enticing.

Lacey & Alex: The Dagger of Ill Repute: Urban Fantasy with a Hint of Romance by by V.R. Tapscott

Talking Plants, Explosions, Gunfire, Mayhem,Magic and a Hint of Romance.Lacey & Alex, roommates in San Francisco, are a barista and a cook by day. By night though, Lacey is a part time private investigator and Alex talks to plants. And they talk back. In this book, they get dragged into hunting for a lost dagger. Of course, it winds up being so much more than simply a lost dagger.The pair spend a couple of action-filled weeks travelling from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Barstow to Vegas and all parts between in their hunt for the elusive artifact.They meet up with loose cannon Stevie and step it up a notch with exploding cars and tension of a whole nother kind, as she makes it clear what she thinks of Lacey.Olive from Jane Bond shows up with a little tiny insignificant part (heh) and Jane herself has a cameo.Join Lacey & Alex and Stevie as they have the adventure of a lifetime! Talking plants, explosions, gunfire, mayhem, magic and a little bit of romance all enter the picture before the end, in this slightly humorous, slightly serious, and always fun mystery.

Red Moon Demon by Morgan Blayde

Because sometimes you have to fight fire with hellfire, there’s Caine Deathwalker: raised as a demon, armed like a gun merchant, and fuelled by booze. Nice is a dirty word and killing is what he does best. Make a contract with hell, and he could be on your side, God help you. Caine signs onto guarding the beautiful daughter of a leading Japanese industrialist. Protecting is harder than indiscriminate murder and mayhem, but gold is gold, and the prize of a mystic demon sword is dangled over his head as added incentive. Haruka will make an interesting bonus if he can get her out of her kimono—and the damn living zombies will leave them alone long enough for him to bang her. A powerful succubus is playing cat to Caine’s mouse, but he has a cat of his own; a black leopard spirit beast from the Amazon jungle that’s taken a liking to him—and his booze. And then there’s his “father”, an ancient Atlantean demon with a code of honor. Formidable back-up, but Caine senses a greater threat lurking in the shadows, something primal, hungry, and possibly more evil than himself. He shakes his head. Nah, couldn’t be. This book is intended for mature audiences.

Jinxed (Gilded Blood Book 2) by Rachel Rener

I keep telling myself things could be worse. Okay, so my mom's been harboring some hefty family secrets. Big deal. And, yeah, maybe there are still two or three teensy details about Zayn that I don't know – his backstory, his private life, or his real name, for starters. Oh, and let's not forget that there's a bloodthirsty, power-hungry, magical mob boss who's due to appear at any moment. No biggie. So long as there are no more family bombshells, incubus-related heartbreaks, or unexpected, terrifying journeys into the Fae Realm, I'll be completely fine. Because, as I've already reminded myself at least twelve times since breakfast, there's no way things could possibly get worse. …Right?

Inked (Gilded Blood) by Rachel Rener

When Zayn, your smoking hot boss, tells you never to touch the cache of deluxe tattoo ink locked away in his office, you listen to him… until the day you run out of your own ink, your squirming client is on the verge of peeing his pants, and your boss is nowhere to be found. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? I fully expected Zayn to yell at me when he returned to the shop. What I didn't expect was the fresh cobra tattoo on my client’s butt magically springing to life. Or the interdimensional filing cabinet hiding in the back of Zayn's office. And, oh, did I mention that my gorgeous, magic-ink-hoarding boss is actually an incubus? Now – through (mostly) no fault of my own – we have to venture into a strange and distant land where a never-ending list of lethal flora, fauna, and fae await us. When you add in my Jewish mother’s string of poorly-timed, hysterical phone calls, there is one thing I’m grateful for: There’s no cell service in the fae realm.

A Cursed Legacy by Kaye Draper

My family is dead and gone. But they left their grimoire behind. Now it's my job to free the powerful magical beings trapped in the pages. I might just find a whole new family…if they don't kill me first. I was just a kid when my family was executed for starting a magical war, forcing me to live my life in the human world, far away from the judgment and scorn of the magical world—and far away from the weirdos who want me to tell them all my dangerous Lovell family secrets. But when a cursed grimoire containing enslaved magical beings falls into my lap, I can't continue to avoid my family's craptastic legacy of pain and suffering. Now, thanks to the nagging of an annoyingly moral ghost, I'm off to free the powerful (and pissed-off) creatures in the bestiary. I'm nothing like my horrible family. But my newfound attraction to dangerous magical beings who could murder me without a thought… yeah, that might indicate otherwise.

The Life & Death of Jorja Graham (The Jorja Graham series) by Brynn Myers

When all anyone ever sees is a quintessential southern bell, they miss the mark on who I really am. That was just the face I shared with the world; I kept the hell I truly endured to myself, because here in the south, secrets and the truth are best left unsaid.When returning home to Savannah after my mother’s passing, I had everything a girl could want: a new house, a handsome suitor, and the job of my dreams as an antique dealer. Little did I know that the choice to move on with my life would be the last decision I’d ever make.My name is Jorja Graham and my story is proof that not every romance has a happy ending ... especially once demons, witches, and angels get involved.

The Southern Magicks by Ashton K. Rose

A month ago, a demon tore the thin veneer of a normal life I’d crafted apart when it almost killed me. Revealing my husband, Eli, as the prodigal son of a powerful magic family. When I grew up, I walked away from magic. Left my remote hometown and pretended the ghosts Gran taught me to see weren’t there while I went to university to become a librarian. Our one secret tightly held to my heart. Never let them know! Two years later, with no other financial option, I moved back to my small hometown. It was easy to pretend the fuzzy gaps in my memory weren’t there as I got a job under the strict woman who almost killed my childhood love of books. I thought everything was perfect when I married my dream guy. Then the attack happened. The "good" folks at the local magical law enforcement agency knew about me the whole time. They've pressured me to work for them as an exorcist because they’re convinced I was a vigilante who committed multiple murders. My odd, intriguing mentor Cory watches for any misstep as I avoid the seduction attempt he’s been asked to perform. Now they’ve accused my estranged older brother of taking over my “crimes.” I know I was framed, despite the gaps in my memory. The worst part? The only people who seem to believe me are my friend June and my journalist cousin Kat. Eli, filled with spite for the local magical rulers, seems to know something I DON’T and thinks I should play them at their own game and seduce my mentor, so we can interrogate him together…

Blood Empire Infiltrated by C. Thomas Lafollette

Revenge is a dish best served personally. Luke survived two years in a vampire prison, fighting for his captors’ amusement. The only bright spot was meeting Roxi, a fellow captive and powerful vampire hunter. Now that they’re free, he wants revenge. But when Roxi disappears, Luke’s world is shattered, and he adds a new name to his revenge list – the god that abandoned them both. But he must go on without her as he and his werewolf friends plan their vengeful return to Belgium. As Luke infiltrates the inner ranks of his enemies, he must stay sharp and not let the specter of his broken heart distract him. He’s surrounded by enemies, and there’s no room for mistakes. Especially as the dark god that drives the vampires hunts for him…

Fireflies (Fireflies Saga) by Dream Steem

Sheltered in one world, and uninhibited in another, Talia has always been able to use her dreem world to escape, manipulate energy, and create anything she imagines. But what is this gift? What is its purpose? Playing make-believe in a fantasy world - or is she destined for more? Love and power battle for her loyalty when she discovers she isn't the only dreemer with access to her world. As her dual-reality becomes attacked, her power projects the core of her identity. The lines between right and wrong blur when she's forced to fully step into her role and protect all that she loves.

Persephone Enlightened: A Tale of Darker Seattle - Volume 1 of 4 (Persephone - A Tale of Darker Seattle) by D.L Solum

In a magical and darker Seattle, the d'Armor sisters are experts in their respective worlds. Jo is a decorated US Navy helicopter pilot and world-class martial artist. Angela is a professional fortune teller and kitchen witch, leading a coven from their ancestral home. And the youngest, Sasha d'Armor? She's been missing for over a decade. With newfound information on her whereabouts, the elder siblings must join forces with Wydd, Angela's wild-minded and unpredictable boyfriend, to rescue their baby sister. Jo and Angela have always been the most competent people in the room. That's all changing as they pit themselves against the dark underbelly of the city. They're finding the competition isn't necessarily human. Join the sisters as their skills and passions are tested to the breaking point. In the hidden war for the soul of Seattle, will they save Sasha from a fate no one expected?

Sins of Dragons (The Fire Realm Chronicles Book 1) by Kimbra Swain

How does a country girl from Alabama rule the Fire Realm? Wynonna Riggs grew up simply until she became the one and only Phoenix in the Nine Realms. Her first days as the Queen of the Fire Realm were filled with doubt from the citizens and danger from their leaders. Centuries of war had torn the realm to pieces, leaving distrust, blood, and ash. Wynonna must first learn about the past before she can set the future right for the realm. Her guide on this journey is Devrynth, the Prince of Dragons, who becomes her biggest supporter and the biggest pain in her…well, you get the idea. Can Wynonna figure out how to gain the friendship and trust of the Fire Ream kingdoms? Or will she have to resort to her own brand of fiery judgment to get them in line? Sins of Dragons is the first book in the Fire Realm Chronicles featuring Wynonna Riggs, the main character of Stories of Frost and Fire. While reading Wynonna’s past books is helpful, starting her adventure at this point is possible too. The Fire Realm Chronicles starts Season Three of Kimbra Swain’s Trailerverse.

Aether's Pawn by Gabrielle Harbowy

Indigo Steelquill -- Quills -- left her native realm a thousand years ago and hasn't looked back. A jinn, an inker in the long and magical tradition of her kind, she enjoys the simplicity of life as a tattoo artist in modern-day London. Content to quietly explore the alchemical and magical properties of her ink, she doesn't want anything to do with the local jinn. But her talents make her too useful a tool to be left alone. When a notorious jinn overlord is murdered, all signs point to the leader of a rival faction. But that leader claims innocence, and knows that someone else has access to her signature powers: Quills, the inker who takes blood and magical essence in payment for her magic-enhanced tattoos. So if she didn't do it, then who? Quills' chase for answers leads her across much of England and into the company of an astute human named Amy Jane (whom she's definitely NOT falling for). Meanwhile, the murdered jinn's followers are out for retribution. She only has five days to find the killer and clear her client's name, or she'll be the one set up to take the fall. "A page-turning delight. Sexy and horrifying — sometimes simultaneously — Quills is a deeply satisfying heroine: hyper-competent and whip-smart, and most importantly, allergic to other people's bullshit. This book is goth in the realest sense: it's a hot cocktail of yesterday's mascara, a fresh tattoo, and deep magic." - Tamsyn Muir, bestselling author of Gideon the Ninth "[Harbowy's] ability to create realistic portrayals of otherworldly lives is astounding." - Lambda Literary "Harbowy writes with the precision of an editor, and the sensibility and passion of a writer." - Leah Petersen, author of "The Physics of Falling" series.

Unlucky Charm: A Superhero Urban Fantasy (Black Kat) by Kimberly Gordon

From Misfit Cop to Bad-Ass Bounty Hunter... Officer Katherine Carter never quite fit into the Chicago Police Department. Her unusual talents attract attention—both good and bad. Now they've caused a media frenzy and ended her career as a cop. But her unique abilities haven't gone unnoticed. She's quickly recruited to join a Fugitive Recovery Team run by a shadowy government entity. Can her luck hold out, or will her powers lead her into deeper trouble? Buckle your seat belts and climb aboard the Black Kat series, a superhero urban fantasy packed with action, adventure, mystery, comedy, and romance. And cats. Lots and lots of cats... Catch all of the Black Kat books: Black Kat I: Unlucky Charm Black Kat II: Kat & Mouse Black Kat III: God Save the Queen Black Kat IV: Playing with Fire Black Kat V: Kat-A-Strophic

Bad End by A M Blaushild

Archangel Michael's death at the hands of Iofiel may have prevented him from forcing the apocalypse, but it's hardly brought peace. The new Archangel Michael is relentless in his quest for revenge, believing Iofiel is still out there- and shirking his duties to prove it. Afraid of his connection to the traitor, Maalik has fled to Hell, also looking for Iofiel- but what he finds instead is an oddly amicable Morningstar with shocking plans that Maalik may be unable to stop. Archie and Salem, abducted and now working as assistants for the devil, struggle to define their place in what is about to unfold. And on Earth, Santiago and Damien have found refuge in a small American town, comfortably leading a coven of witches. But when magic begins to crop up among ordinary humans, their disguises can only last so long. And what ever happened to Iofiel, The Saintkiller, the Second Traitor? The apocalypse may have been averted, but something is clearly going wrong.

Good Angel by A M Blaushild

Iofiel is an ideal candidate to become a guardian angel, and help steer humans away from sin: she's helpful, cheery, and utterly loyal. And, as the 'angel of beauty', it's not like she has anything better to do.Heaven and Hell long ago ran out of space: there are too many humans these days, so both have come to a shaky truce – one university sheltered in the forests of Canada, hidden from humanity, where their young can study. All seems well for Iofiel's first days at university – her Archangel roommate is a bit uptight, and dealing with demons feels weird– but when a picked on demon confesses he's too nervous to pursue his true passion of soul stealing... Iofiel promises she'll major in it with him. So much for being a proper angel. Her helpful impulse has repercussions that shake the school, and may just change the world forever. Or just end it. Because that's a possibility too.

An Unusual Occupation: Part One of The Journals of Bob Drifter by M.L.S Weech

Bob Drifter is a substitute teacher with a secret. He seems like no more than a polite young man who loves to read and mentor students in his free time. Yet, on the side, Bob takes part in some rather strange extracurricular activities that soon attract the attention of local police. For some reason, people have a way of dying around him. It’s not his fault. Maybe he just hangs around people who are already dying. Maybe he has bad timing. But Bob knows better. The friends he's making are getting closer to learning his secret, but they're not going to like what that secret means. The police are attributing a number of suspicious deaths to him, but they're not going to like the consequences of getting involved. Bob can't do anything but move forward, but he's determined to change the secret world of which he is a part.

Bob's Greatest Mistake: Part Two of The Journals of Bob Drifter by M.L.S. Weech

Bob Drifter has found more purpose in his life as a Journeyman, one who collects the souls of the dying. For a year, he’s been doing what he can to help those about to die fulfill any last goals or dreams they can. But when Bob, normally a substitute, get’s offered a permanent position at a Liverpool, New York, elementary school, he runs into a slight problem. He can’t find anyone meant to die. His best friend, Drisc, is in town working with the other senior Journeymen, and before Bob knows it, he’s pulled in to investigate the actions of The Grimm, the Journeyman all other Journeymen fear. Richard Hertly is conducting an investigation of his own. Driven by remorse and the need for vengeance, he’s willing to sacrifice all he ever had to prove Bob is responsible for all that had gone wrong in Richard’s life. Bob must navigate these developments while preparing for a pending tragedy, an event resulting in the death of at least 30 people. He literally stumbles into a bright spot in his life, a relationship those in his line of work are strongly discouraged from starting. It all comes to a head when disaster strikes, and the Journeymen learn how The Grimm has amassed his power and what he intends to do with it.

Blood Empire Avenged by C. Thomas Lafollette

Trapped with nowhere to run… …sometimes bad choices are all you have. Can Luke save his friends and get everyone safely home to Portland? Betrayed by their werewolf allies and hunted by vampires, Luke and his friends barely escaped from Belgium with their lives and the children they rescued from the vampires. Now they’re trapped in Luxembourg with an army of vampires and werewolves about to descend on them. Luke must rely on the hospitality of Mathis Heinen, the alpha of the Luxembourg werewolf pack. When he offers a couple private jets to fly Luke and his friends out of Europe, they hope it’s the answer to their prayers. But after one betrayal, Luke is wary of the offer even if it’s a solution for the local packs to remove him, a dangerous agitator, from Europe. Can Luke and his friends trust the Luxembourg Alpha? Or will he betray Luke and his friends and sell them out to the vampires?

The Knight Advocate: A Colt Valentine Arcane Justice Novel by Jason Rose

Magic, Monsters and Murder! An urban fantasy legal thriller you can sink your teeth into. “If a miracle happens and I somehow manage to kill this vampire psychopath, my prize is the chance to save a girl, and become one of twenty-four Advocates who decide and enforce the laws that govern the millions of monsters that roam the earth eating babies for breakfast. I imagine they’re not going to be too happy about having a human as a member of their club. Screw my life. How did I get myself into this?” As a San Francisco Public Defender, Colt Valentine has just about seen and heard it all. That is until he has a meeting with a well-dressed man claiming to be a sixteen-hundred-year-old vampire who tells him that vampires, witches, and shifters are not only living among us, but have their own legal system. Colt, of course, thinks this guy is crazy until he’s shown a video of a family being savagely murdered by a monster he never imagined existed … not even in his darkest nightmares. Nothing is above the law … not even monsters! “Just another routine day at the office, absolutely nothing out of the ordinary—other than the fact that the judge has a giant scorpion tail, the defense attorney’s a vampire, and the defendant’s a werespider who would very much like to rip my head off and drink me dry.” Colt is a great trial lawyer, trained by the best, but even he begins to doubt himself as he is immersed in this dark world of magic, monsters, and murder. Colt tries to balance his old life with his new life, while struggling to obtain justice under a set of arcane laws that govern a society that views humans as nothing more than their next meal. The worst part of his new job is that, if he loses, he could lose more than just a trial, he could lose his life.

Mythic (Mindwire Trilogy) by Carl Sampson

Twenty-five years after the rise of the psychic agents known as the sibyls, society has become ever more restrictive and complete surveillance is the norm. Charlotte, the daughter of psychologist Paul Clark, lives a humdrum life. Living mostly in her imagination, she slowly realises she is not alone there. There seem to be other worlds beyond her everyday existence, a different reality which pulls her irresistibly into its orbit. Charlotte is convinced she is losing her mind as she is absorbed into this new world and becomes an unwilling part of plans to take control of the surveillance systems. As her perceptions of reality start to break down, Charlotte has to accept that there is more than she ever imagined out there trying to get in.

Blood And Stone: A Novel in The Atalante Chronicles by Nicholas W King

He's a wizard willing to do anything if he gets paid. Brought in by the local police to investigate a series of freakishly bizarre murders, he quickly discovers that he's facing a lot more than a murderer. Pushed to the brink of his magical powers, can he find and stop the perpetuator before he can use blood magic to become even more powerful? Nicodemus is a fixer, but not of the variety you'd imagine. For the right price, he'll take care of any supernatural problem, exorcise a demon, find a lost item, or even wipe the memory of a witness who saw too much. Being a wizard has its perks. Lester is a no-nonsense, seasoned detective in the department. When crimes get oddly strange, Nico is his go to person, especially after bringing down a pack of murdering ghouls the year before. Nothing is too strange for him anymore. Angela is Lester's Deputy. Determined to learn, she never stops asking questions and isn't sure how much she can trust Nico. Afterall, he's rather unkempt and messy. Being a wizard doesn't help either. When Lester brings Nico to help with a series of unnatural and grisly murders, it becomes apparent that someone or something supernatural is behind the killings. But why? What is the killer after? As Nico digs deeper and deeper, he begins to understand the motivations behind the killer's ritualistic killings. It's only a matter of time before he uses blood magic to achieve his goal and become even more powerful. Innocent lives are at stake and Nico is the only one who can save them, but only if he unveils the identity of the one known as the Red King. Blood and Stone is an occult horror, paranormal fantasy fiction perfect for readers who enjoy thrilling, suspense stories that take place in a contemporary, urban setting.

Witchlight (The Witchlight Series) by J.S Watts

"Harry Potter for the grown-up crowd." Holly has been mortal all her life. Now at thirty-eight, her fairy godfather arrives to tell her she’s a witch, and suddenly she's having to come to terms with the uncertainties of an alarmingly magic-fueled world. Magic is not like it is in the books and films, and Holly starts to doubt whether her fairy godfather, Partridge Mayflower, is the fey, avuncular charmer he appears. As a new romance blooms, appearances become magically deceptive, and Holly can’t afford to trust those closest to her, including herself. Accidents start to happen, people die, Old Magic is on the hunt, but in the age-old game of cat and mouse, just who is the feline and who is the rodent? An unusual take on the fantasy chick lit genre, Witchlight is no ordinary paranormal romance, and Holly is no ordinary witch. J.S. Watt proves that wonder, magic ― and love ― wait around the corner at every stage in life. And just when we think we have it all figured out, fate sets us on another unexpected adventure and has us fighting to protect our own. “Holly girl, you are all too human, I can assure you. Prickly and awkward and human, because that's what witches are ― human, that is. Not necessarily the prickly and annoying bit. That's just you.” Witchlight is a Paranormal Women’s Fiction novel. If you love strong female magic users, dry humor, and a dash of romance, you'll love Holly Jepps and Witchlight, the first book in the Witchlight series. "I was a fan of Holly from the first page." - GoodReads Reviewer "Witchlight is an enchanting read that will tickle the reader with its humor and adventure." ~ Darcie Cameron, The San Francisco Book

Tales from the Gas Station: Volume One by Jack Towsend

Drunk customers. Shoplifting raccoons. Otherworldly visitors. As night shift clerk at the twenty-four-hour gas station at the edge of town, Jack has pretty much seen it all. That is, until his best friend reveals the body of a local politician hidden in the trunk of a car, setting off a chain of events with apocalyptic potential. Soon, Jack finds himself entangled in a supernatural conspiracy involving monster hunters, sociopaths, doomsday cultists, and… garden gnomes? Armed with nothing but his wits, sarcasm, and alarming amounts of coffee, can Jack stay alive long enough to see another morning shift? Or will he, too, fall victim to the dark, ancient force infecting the dreams of everyone around him? One thing’s for sure. He’s not getting paid enough for this.

Presence: Fangs & Flasks by L.G Branch

After bringing the war with the mages to an end, the members of Band 13 were looking forward to starting the new year fresh and continuing their training in relative peace. Unfortunately they would soon discover that the mages weren't the only ones with traitors as that peace was shattered. The entire board has begun to move as the members of Band 13 find themselves in a race against time. Alliances are being made. Bonds and bands are being forged and shattered as the world hurdles toward a very dark future. Will they be swept up in the rising tide or will they once more rise to the occasion? More importantly, what are they willing to sacrifice when they discover that the love that once empowered them becomes the very thing that threatens to destroy them?

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