It all started with the weird shadow that’s been following her around town. Ellie is used to strange things happening since she does belong to a family of witches. But now her aunt’s having premonitions of danger, and the shadow is starting to look more like an actual person, and Ellie’s non-witch boyfriend is seriously freaking out.
To make matters worse a hot new guy has moved into the old Darkwood Lodge. Saxon claims to be an accountant, but he seems to know an awful lot about magic. Ellie’s every instinct is telling her to keep away, but fate—or perhaps magic—keeps throwing them together. Soon she’s wondering how much Saxon knows about the shadow that’s been following her. Is Saxon really a mild-mannered accountant or someone much more dangerous?
Ellie is determined to discover the truth and not even the darkest magic will stop her.
It's not all fun in the sun, though. A dead merman—no, really—with an arrow in his chest has washed up on shore. My investigation reveals a century-old war between the mers and a goblin tribe, who believe the mers stole their treasure. But the real thief was a pirate! He buried the treasure and died before digging it up again.
Casper, my guardian angel and sort-of-but-not-really boyfriend, usually helps me out but he's acting all weird and busy. The only person left who can help me find the treasure is the pirate's former girlfriend, who happens to be a forgetful, alcoholic ghost.
Oh, and I'm not the only one searching for this treasure. Someone else wants it badly and they're prepared to commit murder to prevent anyone else from getting it…
The last thing she did was call for my help. Since I don’t know much about the spirit world I called Joe Nettleford, who moonlights as a ghost hunter. He’s good as what he does, but it’s kind of awkward since I refused to date him. So now I’m not sure what’s going to be more difficult: working with Joe or untangling the secrets of Wildfinch Hall and its ghosts. Still I’d better find a way to succeed at both. If I don’t, I’ll never see Clover again.
I’m Natasha Bolde, and honestly I’m no one special. Okay, I’ve solved a few mysteries, but I’ve always worked with my best friend and mentor, Clover. She passed recently, and now I’m taking what should’ve been her trip of a lifetime to Cornwall, Britain. It’s just like Clover to choose a place chock-full of mysteries. Why is the amnesiac woman digging in the fields? Can the local psychic medium really contact the dead? And who exactly is the ghost hunter hunting?
I wish Clover was here to help me solve these mysteries, but since she’s not, the best way to honor her memory is to solve them on my own. I’m determined to find the answers. Even if it kills me.
But this time Mom needs my special skills. She believes my stepfather is possessed. I admit he's not his usual dapper, charming self, but sleepwalking doesn't sound that weird. Until the sleepwalking spreads through the family and cousin Donna walks right out of her apartment window to her death. Then my sister goes missing and I have to find her and solve the mystery before Lily and her unborn child are harmed.
Normally I would have assistance, but my right hand, a hunky angel I've nicknamed Casper, has business of his own to take care of—business that might take him out of my life forever. The stakes are too high for me to lose, but I'm not sure I can do it alone...
Edited by Deborah Nemeth, this anthology includes:
Dead Calm by Shirley Wells
Dance of Flames by Janni Nell
No Money Down by Julie Moffett
Pyro Canyon by Robert Appleton
Stories also available for purchase separately.
Sassy’s new job is to die for. Literally. Impersonating British heiress Regina Forsythe-Smythe should’ve been the best job in the world. Who doesn’t like living in a mansion, wearing designer clothes and going to fancy parties? But someone is trying to kill Regina. Sassy’s first instinct is to ditch the job and return home. Then she discovers a secret that makes her determined to stay and discover who is threatening Regina. Sassy enlists the help of her almost-boyfriend and sort-of, kind-of P.I. Devlin Fox.
Can Sassy and Devlin identify the culprit before a murder is committed? More importantly, can Sassy survive long enough to confront Regina with the shocking secret she’s discovered?
Trouble is brewing in the small town of Silver Moon Falls. When several of the townsfolk receive hexes, resident witch, Maddie Goodcharm, is suspected of sending them. Okay, she does own the Little Shop of Spells on Main Street, but that doesn’t mean she’s responsible for the hexes. Too bad a lot of people including the mayor think differently. Then one of the townsfolk dies in mysterious circumstances, and suddenly Maddie becomes the main suspect in a murder investigation.
Maddie struggles to clear her name, but facing a murder charge isn’t her only problem. While attempting new magic, she accidentally casts a spell on a hiker. Jason’s not in a good place, literally, and Maddie has to come up with a reversal spell ASAP. Which she can’t do if she’s in prison. The only way out of her dilemma is to find the real murderer.
Now Maddie is on the trail of a killer and magic may be the only thing that will save her.
Sassy is determined her best friend’s wedding will be perfect. That’s a maid of honor’s job, right? When the heirloom, one-of-a-kind wedding ring is stolen, Sassy is frantic to get it back before the big day. She enlists the help of hot, dark and mysterious P.I. Devlin Fox—the man you go to when regular P.I.s give up. Together they follow the trail of the ring from street kids to pawn shops to eccentric antique collectors. With only days until the wedding, can they find the ring and make the wedding day perfect? More importantly, will Devlin turn out to be the perfect wedding date?
But it's true what they say, there's no rest for the wicked. We'd barely unpacked when the maid started having dreams of being tortured on the rack—dreams my intuition tells me are something more than your average terrifying nightmare. After all, we are in the land of the infamous inquisition, and she does have those unexplained marks...
So for now my dance partner's going to have to wait for me to get to the bottom of this mystery, and when I do, I plan to send evil packing.