When Blaine Kendricks discovers strangers in Shadow Hollers, she thinks they've come to trade. She couldn't be more wrong.
When Dacey Childers comes to Shadow Hollers, Blaine's family thinks he's there to hunt game. They couldn't be more wrong.
When the Annekteh come to Shadow Hollers, they think the isolated community living there has no way to resist their invasion.
They're pretty much right on target.
But the last man of the lost seer's blood has returned, and is about to draw Blaine into his magic, his adventure...and the most dangerous hunt she could ever imagine.
"With this book, Doranna Durgin displays her customary precision in plot (tangled yet plausible, with tension that fairly hums from the page), setting (richly rendered and full of fresh, original details that truly delight), and characterization (thoughtful, layered, and well able to drive the plot).... Seer's Blood is low fantasy at its very best, showing how great events affect people on a small scale."
"SEER'S BLOOD is a fast-paced magical adventure. Doranna Durgin imbues her characters with heart and soul, making the reader care about them in ways that are rare in fiction."
--Alan Meitlowski, BookHound
"Doranna Durgin has been quietly turning out low key but very intriguing fantasy novels, of which this is the newest and in many ways the best."
"The author creates high adventure with a subtle touch of romance here. Durgin's writing is full of mountain flavor, and her characters, both human and canine, are strong and clear.... This is an intense story that should appeal to...fantasy fans."
"On the surface Doranna Durgin's SEER'S BLOOD is Blaine's coming of age story in the deep hills of Appalachia, but this time of evil and Durgin's exactly right ear for dialect and regionalisms make it so much more. Readers will find themselves immersed in a world where self-reliance and resilience is brutally interrupted by evil in men's clothing and the return of magic to the lonely hollows. The fear and isolation associated with early mountain life is captured in this almost cultural study of Americana with its complex picture of love and loss. And the hounds, oh, my! Right along with Blaine, I fell in love with the hounds. This is a delicious read!"
--Cynthia Felice, Author of Downtime
Kimmer Reed is a Hunter Agency operative, a street foundling escaped from an abusive family and raised to be code-name Chimera--a fierce, savvy loner with a natural gift for reading people. Now on her first assignment with the one man she trusts--the one man she can't read--she finds herself overseas in the Basque countryside, framed for the theft of the very antiquity she has been sent to guard and doubting her ability to work with a partner at all--never mind the man she loves.
Rio Carlsen, former CIA field officer who left the agency with scars both physical and emotional, joins Hunter Agency field operations with reservations--and only because his partner is Kimmer. Now he's caught in the schemes of a woman from Kimmer's past. Political terrorism, antiquities theft, and revenge--this woman wants it all, and she's on her way to getting it.
Framed, cut off from the agency, and tangled in Basque Nationalist splinter terrorist groups, the biggest challenge Kimmer and Rio face is coming to terms with their pasts and with each other--so they can live through the day on the way to saving it.
About Kimmer & Rio in the RULES series:
"Doranna Durgin's BEYOND THE RULES is action-packed from start to finish. Kimmer is so strong that readers won't doubt for even a minute that she'll come out on top in the end. And Rio is a hero any woman could love."
--Romantic Times, Four Stars
“Imagine the pace of the TV show Alias, the smart, emotional whammy of Buffy, and characters you care about every minute.”
—Julie Czerneda, Aurora-winning Author of the Night's Edge series
“Filled with unrelenting danger, heart-stopping action plus a wonderful touch of romance...With Kimmer’s sharp-edged nature and brazen wit, Ms. Durgin has created a dynamic heroine.”
“Part action-adventure, part family drama, this story explores how far someone will go to do what’s right...”
I miss you terribly, and I'm sorry you're dead. I wish it weren't my fault.
Karin Sommers finally escaped the grifter's life of her childhood. Now she lives as her sister Ellen, working Ellen's small subsidence farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains and hiding from her past while she ponders her future.
But Ellen unwittingly witnessed a terrible crime, and now that moment has come back to haunt Karin -- complete with investigator Dave Hunter, a man of unrelenting persistence driven to save a kidnapped child. Suddenly Karin is a fugitive again--but she's not done fighting for her new life.
Because Karin Sommers has a past, all right--and she knows how to use it. Even against the one man she's beginning to trust.
A Reviewer's Choice romantic suspense from an eclectic award-winning author.
"SURVIVAL INSTINCT by Doranna Durgin is nonstop action from start to finish. Using a former con artist as the main character in a story is a novel idea. The characters are flawed, yet still likeable. Kudos to Durgin for an excellent book."
--Romantic Times, Four 1/2 Stars
"Doranna Durgin writes a white-knuckle thriller that will have your heart pounding in your chest from the very first page.... This is one book that will leave you hanging off the cliff until the very last second. And you'll love every minute of it."
"SURVIVAL INSTINCT has to be the best Doranna Durgin book to date...action packed and thrilling while at the same time loaded with an emotional punch."
--Wendy Keel, Romance Reader's Connection, 4 1/2 Hearts
"In this original plot, the characters and circumstances surrounding the heroine are ingeniously developed to create an entertaining and gripping story... With suspenseful moments, unexpected turns and engaging characters, SURVIVAL INSTINCT will hook readers on every enthralling page. "
--Amelia Richard, CataRomance 5 Stars
As the dedicated members of the Black Powder Rebels make their move against the Atlantis Guild, chaos spreads throughout the Land. A group of Elves called the Necropolis Sect has devoted itself to mastering the dark arts and raising creatures from the grave. Driven from Atlantis years ago, they have established a hidden city of the dead in the distant Serpine Mountains.
An accomplished assassin from the Necropolis Sect, Kerraii is the mistress to Sarnen, an influential Death Speaker. Indebted to Sarnen for sparing her family, Kerraii belongs entirely to him body and soul. But after being sent into combat against Atlantis, Kerraii is imprisoned as a Magestone miner. While struggling to hide her true identity, she discovers a secret that could mean her freedom from Sarnen’s control. But will she be able to escape the clutches of slavery to plot her revenge?
Includes an exciting new Mage Knight game scenario
Arlen of Anfeald is dead–or so his friends believe, for Camolen’s Council of Wizards has been cut down in a treacherous ambush of twisted magic…and the only surviving witness is a palomino stallion named Ramble.
Convinced that the twisted magic is a threat to all of Camolen, Carey–Anfeald’s Head Courier–plans to question the palomino, using the now-forbidden spell that can change a horse into a human. This is the same spell that once turned Dun Lady’s Jess from horse to human as it took her from one world to another–from Camolen to the American Midwest.
But once Cary, Jess, and the palomino leave Camolen, racing to obtain the crucial information that can save their world, the damaging magic spreads, blossoming to engulf the unwary and corrupting even the simplest of spells.Even the spell that can take them home…
Jess, once a horse called Dun Lady’s Jess, is still struggling to integrate her human and equine selves when the wizard Arlen discovers someone in Camolen is callously turning wild creatures into bewildered and maddened human slaves.
It’s unsettling enough that Camolen’s wizards can’t find the rogue magic user–but the trouble has just started. A dangerous wizard escapes, Arlen’s hold comes under attack, and an entire company of peacekeepers disappears. Jess soon realizes that she and her friends are at the center of events that threaten to leave her trapped helplessly in equine form while her friends fall victim to revenge and the Council of Wizards slowly loses control of Camolen.
Magic, betrayal, and a twice-cursed exile--only one man's determination can untangle the deadly intrigue that binds them together.
When Ehren's sovereign and friend was killed, Ehren, First of the King's Guard, was far away -- sent on a wild goose chase by the First Level Ministry, whose number he now believes must contain at least one traitor.
When a First Level wizard orders him to stop searching for the assassins and instead to find and neutralize the dead king's distant family, his suspicions deepen to near certainty.
And Ehren is determined to find those exiles -- if only so that he may guard them with his life.
Holly Faulkes's entire life had been spent in hiding, steering clear of the Sentinels. But now she is their prisoner, kept by Lannie Stewart, an undeniably sexy alpha wolf determined to initiate her into their world. Lannie's special gift of influence has never failed him, until Holly.
The full-blooded field Sentinel, though, can sense her untapped power. It is a power he is deeply drawn to, a power they all desperately need. For a new enemy has risen, one determined to destroy their kind. Holly can reveal this danger, but only if Lannie can convince her to accept…to embrace…to release, what she really is.
A wolf shifter romance.
(Originally titled Touched by Fire. )
Forced to return to her family cabin deep in the Sacramento Mountains, Regan Adler is determined to keep her visit brief. Voices that drove her mother crazy are now threatening to do the same to her and she can't ignore them. Then she meets Kai….
Kai Faulkes is a lone shape-shifter who takes the form of a lynx. He's aware of the danger approaching but when Regan's soft and sultry voice reaches him, he is thrown into a whole new world of passion that can never be claimed until their common enemy is destroyed!
A lynx shifter romance.