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This is the second book in the Maya's Aura series. It continues with both of the story timelines from the first book: Maya's Aura - the Awakening.

Young Maya is thoroughly enjoying her extended vacation in Vancouver. She is boarding for free with a gay couple in return for letting them document her aura. She is earning pocket money picking up bit parts from movie casting calls. She is meeting lots of interesting people on Wreck Beach, at U.B.C., in the local acting scene, and in the local gay scene. The bummer is, her aura is starting to seriously scare her, and her new friends.

Her aura is completely out of control. Dangerously out of control.

She has no choice. She has to find someone to teach her how to control it and refine it. With the help of an aging Tai Chi master, a monk, a psychiatrist, an actress, and a gay makeover wizard she learns a lot. Not only how to refine her aura, but also how to refine herself. From the country girl who worked in a coffee shop, emerges a sophisticated young woman.

And then her adventures really begin....

About the Author

Skye Smith is my pen name. My family convinced me not to use my real name because they feared that predators would use the internet to find me. You'll understand why as you fall in love with sweet Maya, my main character. I wish I could use my own name, but I can’t. Sorry.

Originally I set out to write a story about vampires and witches, but those have been done to death in eBooks, so instead I gave Maya a strong aura, which allowed her to sense the presence of psychopaths. As I wrote the novel I came to realize that vampires are just psychopaths that stay up late and drink blood. Or maybe psychopaths are just vampires that have swapped their blood habit for good old fashioned greed, power, and lust.

Other Novels By The Same Author:

The Hoodsman – 12 historical adventures set in the Norman conquest.

Knut – many historical adventures set in the Viking Era.

The Pistoleer – 9 historical adventures set in the English Civil War.

Maya’s Aura – 8 new age adventures while tripping around the world.

1. “The Awakening” - She discovers her strange aura.
2. “The Refining” - She learns how to use her aura.
3. “The Ashram” - She searches for answers in India
4. “Goa to Nepal” - She follows a quest into the Himalayas
5. “The Charred Coven” - She fights black craft in England.
6. “The Crystal Witch” - She learns psychic craft in England
7. “The Redemptioner” - Psychic dreams of her ancestor Britta.
8. “Destroy the Tea Party - Britta’s adventures in Boston in 1773.

 

PROLOGUE

When last we left our fierce princesses--rulers of the United Kingdom of Enchantment, they had found themselves in grave peril. Facing an unseen enemy, an unknown nemesis. Dare I say, a villain. Not one of mine, of course. No, whoever was behind the spell that stole the memories of my princesses, was far darker than any my imagination had ever conceived. This villain--villains?--was far more cruel than a stepmother, more heartless than a greedy queen, more diabolically patient than a wicked witch. Whoever had cast the spell had a sinister power the likes of which I had never seen in my homeland.

But if you live long enough, as I have, you hear whispers on the wind of such darkness. Soulless creatures who will stop at nothing to destroy anything--or anyone--who blocks their crooked path. I have heard of such villains. Others have written about them. They exist in the shadows until some thread of their own story unravels, and they seek out a new narrative.

Not that I know who is behind the undoing of my heroines. If I did, I would have given them the tools to fight the evil. I would have written them their happy endings. Alas, I know not what will become of them now in this strange new world. I know only that between them, they are more powerful than they ever realized. And that the one destined to save them all need only to remain steadfast and strong to rise to victory. Then maybe--just maybe--this won't be the end of their tale.

However, the powerful clap of hoof beats, the drumming of soldiers approaching, and the smell of treachery in the air surrounding my tiny cottage as I write this, tells me that it could be the end of mine.

~Jacob Grimm
The Scribe
It was a time when gods walked the earth, when armies fought not for bits of land, but for the very existence of humanity. On such a battlefield, five formidable warriors stood against an evil greater than any the earth had ever seen. But evil is not an honorable foe. Betrayed by someone they trusted, the warriors were cursed, one by one, tossed into the maelstrom of time, imprisoned in stone, their freedom resting on nearly impossible conditions. Until . . .

Damian Stephanos honed his skills in battles fought with magic as much as swords. Caught by a deadly spell that left him trapped for centuries in darkness and obscurity, he is finally freed, only to discover that his enemy still lives. Determined to find him--and to free his brothers in arms--he first must fulfill his blood debt to the woman who released him from his torment. Unfortunately, being so close to this enticing female is another type of torment altogether . . .

Cassandra "Casey" Lewis is a hunter. Possessing the rare ability to sense magic, she spends most of her time shadowing arcane collectors, and more often than not, stealing the dangerous artifacts she pursues. Her job is risky, especially when she's stealing from one of the most powerful sorcerers alive. But having a gorgeous warrior by her side is a definite bonus. He's great in a fight . . . and in other places, too.

Following a trail of dead bodies, the two of them must join forces to track down the sorcerer who cursed Damian, and who now plans to turn an ordinary magical device into a deadly weapon. Risking everything, including their hearts, they're about to discover that trusting each other might be the hardest thing of all.

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D. B. Reynolds is the RT and EPIC Award-Winning author of the Vampires in America series of paranormal romance, and an Emmy-nominated television sound editor. She lives in a flammable canyon near Los Angeles, and when she's not writing her own books, she can usually be found reading someone else's.
Another Dragon Fantasy for everyone who fell in love with the Dragon Lore Series.


When pressed, Jonathan Shea admits magic runs through his blood, but he’s always been ambivalent about it—until a dragon and her mage show up in the Scottish Highlands, and then all bets are off. Jonathan’s charmed and captivated by the dragon—a creature fresh out of myth and legend—but the woman bonded to it is so enticing, he tosses caution aside and catapults into the magical power he’s avoided for so long.

Britta and her dragon prepare for a battle to save Earth. Freshly transplanted from a much earlier time, she feels awkward, out of place. The first person she lays eyes on is Jonathan. There’s something about him. She can’t quite pinpoint it, but he has way more magic than he lets on. Magic aside, it runs deeper than that. For the first time ever, she questions the wisdom of remaining a maid. If she doesn’t make up her mind damned fast, though, her choices will fritter away. Beset from every side, she’s never needed her magical ability more.

Surrounded by dragon shifters, Celtic gods, Selkies, time travel, and a heaping portion of magic, Jonathan comes into his own fast. Fell creatures target him, Britta, and her dragon. In the midst of chaos, he and Britta find scorching passion and love so heartbreakingly tender, it will change their lives forever.

PRAISE FOR THE DRAGON LORE SERIES:

“That was SPECTACULAR! I LOVED every part of this prequel in the Dragon Lore series. I love the blend of ancient and modern Celtic and other culture's gods/goddesses and mythology.” Goodreads review

“Oh wow what a great new paranormal series. It's got dragons, selkies, gods, mages. And more!” Goodreads review

“Ann Gimpel did it again. roped me in with a single book into another series!!” Goodreads review

“If you love anything dealing with Celtic myths then this is the series for you!!!!! I just found this wonderful author by accident, but it was one of the best things to fall into!!!”

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this epic Celtic fantasy series:

a kingdom of exiles

a shade of vampire

academy of magic dragon's gift

accidentally in love

attack by magic dragon's gift

awakening dragon

born in fire

burning tower

call of the dragon

choose love

covert fae

crime of magic dragon's gift

crimes against magic

dark stranger the dream

darkness bound

dragons of the darkblood secret society

druid enforcer

ghostwater

goddesss choice

golden age

greyriver shifters

hotbloods

hour of darkness

house of darken

iron and magic

jinn's dominion

junkyard druid

Kate Daniels’ Magic Series

master of magic dragon's gift

natural mage

natural witch

obsidian son

raised in fire

rogues of magic

shadow keeper

shadow kissed

space knight 4

twisted fate

unchained

undercover magic dragon's gift

war god's mantle

wheel of time

wild hunger

 

Keywords related to this epic urban fantasy series:


Time-travel, Time travel romance, Fantasy Books, Epic Sagas, Epic Urban Fantasy series, Werewolves and Shifters, Dystopian, Post-apocalyptic, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Epic of Gilgamesh, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Wizards, Fantasy Romance Books, Essential Reads, Epic Fantasy, Omnibus Bundle, Paranormal Romance Series, Adventure Books, Mythology and Folklore, Celtic gods, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With dragons And Shapeshifters, Dragons, Fantasy Bundle, Heroine, Supernatural and Occult, Sword And Sorcery, Shifter Romance, Historical Paranormal Romance Series, Fantasy Stories, Shifter Series, Fantasy, Shifter Omnibus, Best Rated Omnibus, Omnibus Collection, Paranormal Romance Books, Magical Adventures.

Another Dragon Fantasy for everyone who fell in love with the Dragon Lore Series.

A dragon shifter stirs and wakens in a cave beneath Inverness, deep in the Scottish Highlands. The cave’s the same and his hoard intact, yet something’s badly amiss. Determined to set whatever’s gone wrong to rights, Lachlan Moncrieffe ventures above ground—and wishes he hadn’t. His castle’s gone, replaced by ungainly row houses. Men aren’t wearing plaids, and women scarcely wear anything at all, particularly the woman who accosts him with unseemly banter. What manner of wench is she to dress so provocatively?

In Inverness for a year on a psychiatry fellowship, Dr. Maggie Hibbins watches an oddly dressed man pick his way out of a heather and gorse thicket. Even though it runs counter to her better judgment, she teases him about his strange attire. He looks so lost—and so unbelievably, knock-out gorgeous —she takes a chance and stands him a meal. Lachlan’s shock when he picks up a local newspaper at a pub is so palpable, Maggie jumps in with both feet.

She knew something was off, but the hard-to-accept truth bashes gaping holes in her equilibrium. He looks odd, sounds odd, acts odd because he’s a refugee from another era. Her half-baked seduction scheme takes a hike, but her carefully constructed life is still about to change forever. Born of powerful witches, Maggie runs headlong into the myth and magic that are her birthright.

PRAISE FOR THE DRAGON LORE SERIES:

“That was SPECTACULAR! I LOVED every part of this prequel in the Dragon Lore series. I love the blend of ancient and modern Celtic and other culture's gods/goddesses and mythology.” Goodreads review

“Oh wow what a great new paranormal series. It's got dragons, selkies, gods, mages. And more!” Goodreads review

“Ann Gimpel did it again. roped me in with a single book into another series!!” Goodreads review

“If you love anything dealing with Celtic myths then this is the series for you!!!!! I just found this wonderful author by accident, but it was one of the best things to fall into!!!”

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this epic, Celtic fantasy series:

a kingdom of exiles

a shade of vampire

academy of magic dragon's gift

accidentally in love

attack by magic dragon's gift

awakening dragon

born in fire

burning tower

call of the dragon

choose love

covert fae

crime of magic dragon's gift

crimes against magic

dark stranger the dream

darkness bound

dragons of the darkblood secret society

druid enforcer

ghostwater

goddesss choice

golden age

greyriver shifters

hotbloods

hour of darkness

house of darken

iron and magic

jinn's dominion

junkyard druid

Kate Daniels’ Magic Series

master of magic dragon's gift

natural mage

natural witch

obsidian son

raised in fire

rogues of magic

shadow keeper

shadow kissed

space knight 4

twisted fate

unchained

undercover magic dragon's gift

war god's mantle

wheel of time

wild hunger

 

Keywords related to this epic urban fantasy series:


Time-travel, Time travel romance, Fantasy Books, Witches, Epic Sagas, Epic Urban Fantasy series, Werewolves and Shifters, Dystopian, Post-apocalyptic, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Epic of Gilgamesh, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Wizards, Fantasy Romance Books, Essential Reads, Epic Fantasy, Omnibus Bundle, Paranormal Romance Series, Adventure Books, Mythology and Folklore, Celtic gods, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With dragons And Shapeshifters, Dragons, Fantasy Bundle, Heroine, Supernatural and Occult, Sword And Sorcery, Shifter Romance, Historical Paranormal Romance Series, Fantasy Stories, Shifter Series, Fantasy, Shifter Omnibus, Best Rated Omnibus, Omnibus Collection, Paranormal Romance Books, Magical Adventures.

Another Dragon Fantasy for everyone who fell in love with the Dragon Lore Series.


Bloated on chaos, the Morrigan leaves the Scottish Highlands to gather power. A trip through Hell yields quite the assortment of allies tagging along behind her. Fell creatures straight out of myth and nightmare that haven’t darkened Earth’s boundaries for centuries heed her call.

Heartily sick of the Morrigan’s maneuvering, the dragons are close to shutting their world off from everywhere, Earth included. If they do, every dragon shifter bond will be broken. Horrified, Lachlan and Britta launch a desperate campaign to hang onto their dragons.

Magic may bite back, but if the dragons take their magic ball and go home, Earth will fade, along with all other worlds. That suits the Morrigan fine. War and anarchy are her favorite companions, and she collects misery like children gather beloved toys.

Arianrhod’s fellow Celts found out about her fall from grace and her half-Druid son, Jonathan. With nothing further to hide, she goes back in time hunting Angus, Jonathan’s father. Forty years apart was a steep price to pay. The world needs Angus’s magic. And Jonathan needs all the help he can get. Late to accept the power thrumming through him, he holds a key role in keeping the world from spinning off its axis. Reluctant at first, Jonathan finally gets it.

Absolute focus.

Absolute commitment.

Anything less and everyone he loves will pay an unthinkable price.

PRAISE FOR THE DRAGON LORE SERIES:

“That was SPECTACULAR! I LOVED every part of this prequel in the Dragon Lore series. I love the blend of ancient and modern Celtic and other culture's gods/goddesses and mythology.” Goodreads review

“Oh wow what a great new paranormal series. It's got dragons, selkies, gods, mages. And more!” Goodreads review

“Ann Gimpel did it again. roped me in with a single book into another series!!” Goodreads review

“If you love anything dealing with Celtic myths then this is the series for you!!!!! I just found this wonderful author by accident, but it was one of the best things to fall into!!!”

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this epic Celtic fantasy series:

a kingdom of exiles

a shade of vampire

academy of magic dragon's gift

accidentally in love

attack by magic dragon's gift

awakening dragon

born in fire

burning tower

call of the dragon

choose love

covert fae

crime of magic dragon's gift

crimes against magic

dark stranger the dream

darkness bound

dragons of the darkblood secret society

druid enforcer

ghostwater

goddesss choice

golden age

greyriver shifters

hotbloods

hour of darkness

house of darken

iron and magic

jinn's dominion

junkyard druid

Kate Daniels’ Magic Series

master of magic dragon's gift

natural mage

natural witch

obsidian son

raised in fire

rogues of magic

shadow keeper

shadow kissed

space knight 4

twisted fate

unchained

undercover magic dragon's gift

war god's mantle

wheel of time

wild hunger

 

Keywords related to this epic urban fantasy series:


Time-travel, Time travel romance, Fantasy Books, Epic Sagas, Epic Urban Fantasy series, Werewolves and Shifters, Dystopian, Post-apocalyptic, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Epic of Gilgamesh, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Wizards, Fantasy Romance Books, Essential Reads, Epic Fantasy, Omnibus Bundle, Paranormal Romance Series, Adventure Books, Mythology and Folklore, Celtic gods, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With dragons And Shapeshifters, Dragons, Fantasy Bundle, Heroine, Supernatural and Occult, Sword And Sorcery, Shifter Romance, Historical Paranormal Romance Series, Fantasy Stories, Shifter Series, Fantasy, Shifter Omnibus, Best Rated Omnibus, Omnibus Collection, Paranormal Romance Books, Magical Adventures.

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This is the first book in the Maya's Aura Series.

Young Maya hated the name that her aging hippie mother had saddled her with. She hated her dead-end job in a San Francisco coffee shop that didn't pay enough to allow her to rent her own apartment. She hated trying to make do with clothes from the thrift shops that never quite fit her, and always smelled musty. She hated that she was allowed only one week's vacation, and she could only save enough money to couch surf with friends.

During her one week vacation couch surfing in Vancouver, Canada and spending days on the university's beach, something happened that she could not explain. She felt someone's aura, or at least that is what she thought had happened. Curiosity made her try to feel it again and again. Slowly she began to realize that this aura thing was more than just a good feeling.

Much more, powerfully more, dangerously more, and she ceased to be the mousy young girl that cleaned tables in a coffee shop.

About the Author

Skye Smith is my pen name. My family convinced me not to use my real name because my stories are so critical of predator males. You'll understand and forgive me this as you fall in love with sweet Maya, my main character.

For those of you who like stories about vampires, witches, and magic, you won’t be disappointed by my very different, more realistic take on it all. My vampires are parasites wearing business suits. My witches are healers ignored by the modern world. My magic is based on aura’s, and everyone has felt or seen an aura at least once in their lives.

Other Novels By The Same Author:

The Hoodsman – 12 historical adventures set in the Norman conquest.

Knut – many historical adventures set in the Viking Era.

The Pistoleer – 9 historical adventures set in the English Civil War.

Maya’s Aura – 8 new age adventures while tripping around the world.

1. “The Awakening” - She discovers her strange aura.
2. “The Refining” - She learns how to use her aura.
3. “The Ashram” - She searches for answers in India
4. “Goa to Nepal” - She follows a quest into the Himalayas
5. “The Charred Coven” - She fights black craft in England.
6. “The Crystal Witch” - She learns psychic craft in England
7. “The Redemptioner” - Psychic dreams of her ancestor Britta.
8. “Destroy the Tea Party - Britta’s adventures in Boston in 1773.

 

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