Marked By Fortune: Apocalyptic Urban Fantasy Romance

Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
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Magic levies a steep price on anyone brave enough or stupid enough to dabble in it.

 

Wizards never forgave Ned for not being one of them. They didn’t exactly come out and say his life was expendable, but they didn’t have to. He figured it out fast enough when they conscripted him into their long-running war the second he was old enough to fight. Isolated, different, he puzzled out how his brand of magic worked on his own. When he’s finally, finally sent on a solo mission, he vows to make the most of every single moment of freedom.

Fleeing the tide of doom wiping out humanity, Amanda and her family escape to a remote corner of California, where they eke out a hardscrabble existence. With her parents at each other’s throats and her brother mysteriously gone, Amanda runs up against malevolent power beyond her wildest imaginings. Captured by the undead, she’s about to join their ranks when Ned shows up.

Attraction ignites—hot, urgent, delicious—but celibacy may well be the price of Ned’s magic, and he can’t risk his power. Or can he? Even though he stands to lose everything, Ned doesn’t hesitate after Tantalus—one of the insidiously beautiful dark gods—kidnaps Amanda. Defying a direct order from his wizard battle lord, he goes after the woman he loves. Even if she can’t ever be his, he’ll be damned if he’ll leave her to the dark god’s whims.

 

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A runaway spell is the most dangerous weapon of all.

 Recco misses his cozy lab and well-organized veterinary clinic, but ten years as a Vampire stripped him of any illusions. Life is done handing him everything he wants. He could rail against fate—which never bought him much—or suck it up and keep going. Defeating the Cataclysm broke Vampirism’s hold on him, though. Even better, it threw Zoe square in his path and kicked open the door for him to bond with a wolf.

When Zoe left Ireland for a visiting professorship in Wyoming, she assumed she’d be home in a year. She didn’t factor in being trapped by the Cataclysm and scratching and clawing for everything from food to air clean enough to breathe. She’s a very different woman now. And not one she likes all that well—or even recognizes some days. A rotten sailor, she never imagined she’d end up on a ship.

In a world with few choices, evil runs rampant and none of the old rules apply. Darkness stalks the ship. Harsh and ruthless, it blocks them at every turn.

PRAISE FOR THE BITTER HARVEST SERIES:

“I am a huge fan of this author's work having read quite a few of her different series of books and I was so surprised by how different this book is from her other series, surprised and blown away by how amazing it was and how much I adored this book!!!!” Goodreads Review

“What a cool new world and an awesome story. A spell gone wrong and a cataclysm has hit, trapping the people, shifters, and vampires in Ushuaia. The vampires are at the top of the food chain and everything is dying.” Goodreads Review

“Just my kind of story. The sea, a ship, someone named Viktor to make the story fantastic. He just wants to get back to a life on the sea even though it’s tough. Obviously, it’s not going to be easy. Not to be missed. The audio book has a narrator that has you listening until the end.” Goodreads Review

“Entertaining and I loved the premise! It's been awhile since I've read a vampire book, and I really enjoyed Ann Gimpel's storytelling.” Goodreads Review

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this post-apocalyptic, urban 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

 

Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy this post-apocalyptic urban fantasy series:

ac cobble

angela j ford

anne marsh

bella forrest

brett battles

charlaine harris

christie golden

christine Feehan

Elizabeth hunter

eve langlais

hazel hunter

heather graham

i t lucas

ilona andrews

isa hunt

j b turner

j s scott

j s striker

jessica drake

jessica shattuck

jeannine frost

kate quinn

kf breene

kristin harmel

kristina weaver

lana hartley

lara adrian

linsey hall

lisa daniels

lj shen

louisa morgan

mandy m. roth

meg ripley

michelle m. pillow

mina carter

milly taiden

nalini singh

nina levine

nora roberts

patricia briggs

robert jordan

shannon mayer

shayne silvers

suzanne wright

terry bolryder

terry goodkind

t.s. joyce

victoria danann

Yasmine Galenorn

 

Keywords related to this post-apocalyptic, epic fantasy series:

Shifter romance, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Books, Epic Urban Fantasy series, Werewolves and Shifters, Vampires, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Backcountry, Fantasy Romance Books, Essential Reads, Epic Fantasy, Omnibus Bundle, Paranormal Romance Series, Adventure Books, Mythology and Folklore, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With Shapeshifters, Fantasy Bundle, Heroine, Supernatural and Occult, Sword And Sorcery, Shifter Romance, Fantasy Stories, Shifter Series, Fantasy, Shifter Omnibus, Best Rated Omnibus, Omnibus Collection, Paranormal Romance Books, Magical Adventures.

A runaway spell is the most dangerous weapon of all.

Vampires aren’t supposed to feel anything beyond hunger and bloodlust, but Viktor still feels a whole lot. He hates what he’s become, but there’s no escape. Not from the dying city smothering him, or from his maker, an arrogant tyrant who demands absolute loyalty.

Ketha’s a shifter and a seer, for all the good it does her. Not enough magic is left to power much of anything. In a rare victory, an image forms in her glass, and she understands how magic broke the world—and how to fix it. The only antidote is an alliance with vampires, but she can’t convince anyone to cooperate.

Desperate and trapped, she turns what’s left of her magic on the vampire assigned to lock her away. He’s different, not quite as callous or aloof as his kin. It’s a gamble, but she’s out of options. Maybe magic can’t bail them out, but love might be able to salvage what’s left.

PRAISE FOR THE BITTER HARVEST SERIES:

“I am a huge fan of this author's work having read quite a few of her different series of books and I was so surprised by how different this book is from her other series, surprised and blown away by how amazing it was and how much I adored this book!!!!” Goodreads Review

“What a cool new world and an awesome story. A spell gone wrong and a cataclysm has hit, trapping the people, shifters, and vampires in Ushuaia. The vampires are at the top of the food chain and everything is dying.” Goodreads Review

“Just my kind of story. The sea, a ship, someone named Viktor to make the story fantastic. He just wants to get back to a life on the sea even though it’s tough. Obviously, it’s not going to be easy. Not to be missed. The audio book has a narrator that has you listening until the end.” Goodreads Review

“Entertaining and I loved the premise! It's been awhile since I've read a vampire book, and I really enjoyed Ann Gimpel's storytelling.” Goodreads Review

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this post-apocalyptic, urban 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

 

Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy this post-apocalyptic urban fantasy series:

ac cobble

angela j ford

anne marsh

bella forrest

brett battles

charlaine harris

christie golden

christine Feehan

Elizabeth hunter

eve langlais

hazel hunter

heather graham

i t lucas

ilona andrews

isa hunt

j b turner

j s scott

j s striker

jessica drake

jessica shattuck

jeannine frost

kate quinn

kf breene

kristin harmel

kristina weaver

lana hartley

lara adrian

linsey hall

lisa daniels

lj shen

louisa morgan

mandy m. roth

meg ripley

michelle m. pillow

mina carter

milly taiden

nalini singh

nina levine

nora roberts

patricia briggs

robert jordan

shannon mayer

shayne silvers

suzanne wright

terry bolryder

terry goodkind

t.s. joyce

victoria danann

Yasmine Galenorn

 

Keywords related to this post-apocalyptic, epic fantasy series:

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Coven Enforcers!

Dark, dangerous, magical men who live to annihilate evil.

 

These books are also available for individual sale.

 

Blood and Magic:

Magic didn’t just find Luke Caulfield. It chased him down, bludgeoned him, and has been dogging him ever since. Some lessons are harder than others, but Luke embraces danger, upping the ante to give it one better. An enforcer for the Coven, a large, established group of witches, his latest assignment is playing bodyguard to the daughter of Coven leaders.

Abigail Ruskin is chaperoning a spoiled twelve-year-old from New York to her parents’ home in Utah Territory when Luke gets on their stagecoach in Colorado. A powerful witch herself, Abigail senses Luke’s magic, but has no idea what he’s doing on her stagecoach. Stuck between the petulant child and Luke’s raw sexual energy, Abigail can’t wait for the trip to end.

Unpleasant truths surface about the child. While Abigail’s struggling with those, wraiths, wolves, and dark mages launch an attack. Luke’s so attracted to Abigail, she’s almost all he can think about, but he’s leery too. The child is just plain evil. Is Abigail in league with her? It might explain the odd attack that took out their driver and one of their horses. In over his head, he summons enforcer backup.

Will they help him save the woman he’s falling in love with, or demand her immediate execution?

 

Blood and Sorcery:

Joshua committed his life to fighting Black Magick. Not sure who he hates worse, dark sorcerers or the clerics who tortured and mutilated his family, he lives on the road with his horse and his magic, working as a Coven enforcer. Breana Giraud is the only woman he’s ever loved, and until very recently she was married to someone else.

Breana’s husband, Don, sold his soul to the devil, embracing dark practices. Along the way, he corrupted their daughter. While Breana could’ve turned him in to Coven justice without a second thought, she couldn’t bring herself to implicate her child. Still reeling from her daughter’s death at the hands of evil, and grateful her husband met the vicious end he deserved, she feels broken, damaged. The last thing on her mind is falling in love.

Joshua tries to hold back, give Breana room to mourn her losses, but if he has his way, she’ll become his wife. With Don dead, and the path to his heart’s true love finally clear, he’ll do anything he can to make her his. Even if it means fighting his way past the dark mages’ leader, who wants her for his own.

 

Blood and Illusion:

Not all witches join the Coven. Fiercely independent, Isla heads up her own small band in the San Francisco area. She’s never needed help before, but dark sorcerers drive her and her group into hiding, trapping them.

Sam’s worked for the Coven as one of their enforcers forever. He’s been there so long, the Coven is the only mistress he knows. It’s a lonely life on the road thwarting wickedness and Black Magick with his guns, his magic, and his horse, but it’s been enough to satisfy him. Until now.

A group of witches is in deep trouble. They’re not part of the Coven, but Sam is sworn to protect all witches and he rides to their assistance with several of his brothers. Nothing prepares him for the outspoken spitfire who ends up riding double with him. She’s forthright, opinionated, and downright hostile, but he’s drawn to her self-sufficiency—and her undeniable beauty. Soon, Isla is all he can think about.

Dark forces are on the move. Protecting the woman he’s falling in love with is at the very top of Sam’s list. If they manage to survive, he’ll tame her. Claim her. Make her his.

 

A runaway spell is the most dangerous weapon of all.

Vampires aren’t supposed to feel anything beyond hunger and bloodlust, but Viktor still feels a whole lot. He hates what he’s become, but there’s no escape. Not from the dying city smothering him, or from his maker, an arrogant tyrant who demands absolute loyalty.

Ketha’s a shifter and a seer, for all the good it does her. Not enough magic is left to power much of anything. In a rare victory, an image forms in her glass, and she understands how magic broke the world—and how to fix it. The only antidote is an alliance with vampires, but she can’t convince anyone to cooperate.

Desperate and trapped, she turns what’s left of her magic on the vampire assigned to lock her away. He’s different, not quite as callous or aloof as his kin. It’s a gamble, but she’s out of options. Maybe magic can’t bail them out, but love might be able to salvage what’s left.

PRAISE FOR THE BITTER HARVEST SERIES:

“I am a huge fan of this author's work having read quite a few of her different series of books and I was so surprised by how different this book is from her other series, surprised and blown away by how amazing it was and how much I adored this book!!!!” Goodreads Review

“What a cool new world and an awesome story. A spell gone wrong and a cataclysm has hit, trapping the people, shifters, and vampires in Ushuaia. The vampires are at the top of the food chain and everything is dying.” Goodreads Review

“Just my kind of story. The sea, a ship, someone named Viktor to make the story fantastic. He just wants to get back to a life on the sea even though it’s tough. Obviously, it’s not going to be easy. Not to be missed. The audio book has a narrator that has you listening until the end.” Goodreads Review

“Entertaining and I loved the premise! It's been awhile since I've read a vampire book, and I really enjoyed Ann Gimpel's storytelling.” Goodreads Review

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this post-apocalyptic, urban 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

 

Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy this post-apocalyptic urban fantasy series:

ac cobble

angela j ford

anne marsh

bella forrest

brett battles

charlaine harris

christie golden

christine Feehan

Elizabeth hunter

eve langlais

hazel hunter

heather graham

i t lucas

ilona andrews

isa hunt

j b turner

j s scott

j s striker

jessica drake

jessica shattuck

jeannine frost

kate quinn

kf breene

kristin harmel

kristina weaver

lana hartley

lara adrian

linsey hall

lisa daniels

lj shen

louisa morgan

mandy m. roth

meg ripley

michelle m. pillow

mina carter

milly taiden

nalini singh

nina levine

nora roberts

patricia briggs

robert jordan

shannon mayer

shayne silvers

suzanne wright

terry bolryder

terry goodkind

t.s. joyce

victoria danann

Yasmine Galenorn

 

Keywords related to this post-apocalyptic, epic fantasy series:

Shifter romance, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Books, Epic Urban Fantasy series, Werewolves and Shifters, Vampires, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Backcountry, Fantasy Romance Books, Essential Reads, Epic Fantasy, Omnibus Bundle, Paranormal Romance Series, Adventure Books, Mythology and Folklore, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With Shapeshifters, Fantasy Bundle, Heroine, Supernatural and Occult, Sword And Sorcery, Shifter Romance, Fantasy Stories, Shifter Series, Fantasy, Shifter Omnibus, Best Rated Omnibus, Omnibus Collection, Paranormal Romance Books, Magical Adventures.


When a reluctant psychic is drawn into a thousand-year war between gargoyles and vampires, all hell breaks loose in the City of Angels….


The Watchers Trilogy boxed set includes:


FALLING DARK


Everything changed the day she died...


Ever since a car accident nearly ended her life, Serena Quinn has been plagued by visions she can’t control. To cope with the fear of having them take over her life, she withdraws completely, isolating herself from society. But when she’s attacked by an unknown enemy, the mysterious Silas draws her into a hidden world of villainous, scheming vampires. 


Although Silas vows to protect her, Serena doesn’t know who she can trust. Even as she fights her attraction for Silas, Serena’s enemies become bolder, seeking to control her special powers. Will Serena’s connection to her guardian be enough to save her in the end?


DEAD OF NIGHT


What do you do after the worst has happened?


Psychic Serena Quinn is in for the fight of her life. Held captive by a centuries-old vampire master, she’s forced to battle him at every turn, matching him wit for wit. It’s up to Serena to do all she can to survive until Silas Drake, her lover, can save her from the vicious vampire's clutches. 


But Serena’s new and terrifying visions are telling her something she can't quite comprehend. The series of visions suggest she is more entwined with her vile captor than she ever imagined. Will Serena’s future be forever connected to the ancient vampire, or will Silas find her before it’s too late?


RISING DAWN


A drop of blood holds their only hope…or their destruction.


Serena Quinn is walking a tightrope strung between grief and despair. As long as Lucius Montfort holds her lover Silas captive, she is forced to pretend she’s besotted with the vampire whose offspring murdered her sister. Worse, conflicting visions of the future show her with Lucius, then with Silas — and their child. Which future is real?


As if that’s not enough, Lucius needs money — lots of money — to find a cure for vampirism. He’s got his eye on the Quinn family coffers, which Serena’s brother will empty if vampire blood can save his terminally ill daughter.


In the meantime, Serena struggles to paint a convincing picture of complete devotion to Lucius, while holding out for a miracle that The Watchers will manage to rescue her captured lover. But as her visions for any future at all shred and ravel away to almost nothing, one last chance lies in a completely unexpected blood tie that could save them — or destroy them both.

A runaway spell is the most dangerous weapon of all

The sea is the only life Juan’s ever known—not counting the decade he spent as a Vampire. Those years gave him a healthy aversion for anything supernatural, but he’s a shifter now. It’s way better than being one of the undead, but he still doesn’t trust magic. Paired up with Aura to teach him, he falls and falls hard, but she spurns his advances.

A history professor before the cataclysm, Aura deals in prophecies for her shifter pack. Juan is one hell of an attractive package, but he left a string of broken hearts during his years as chief navigator on cruise ships. She’d be an idiot to sign on for a fling. She has enough problems without adding a broken heart to them.

 What began as an exploratory mission to see if anything is left of the world turns sour fast. A Vampire attack, a possessed priest, and a gateway to Hell mean fallout from the spell gone bad that pinned them in South America is far from gone. Retreat is tempting, but nowhere is safe. Surrounded by hardship, they sail on. Evil is leaching in from somewhere, and they have to find the breach.

PRAISE FOR THE BITTER HARVEST SERIES:

“I am a huge fan of this author's work having read quite a few of her different series of books and I was so surprised by how different this book is from her other series, surprised and blown away by how amazing it was and how much I adored this book!!!!” Goodreads Review

“What a cool new world and an awesome story. A spell gone wrong and a cataclysm has hit, trapping the people, shifters, and vampires in Ushuaia. The vampires are at the top of the food chain and everything is dying.” Goodreads Review

“Just my kind of story. The sea, a ship, someone named Viktor to make the story fantastic. He just wants to get back to a life on the sea even though it’s tough. Obviously, it’s not going to be easy. Not to be missed. The audio book has a narrator that has you listening until the end.” Goodreads Review

“Entertaining and I loved the premise! It's been awhile since I've read a vampire book, and I really enjoyed Ann Gimpel's storytelling.” Goodreads Review

 

Fans of the following books and series are known to enjoy this post-apocalyptic, urban 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

 

Fans of the following authors are known to enjoy this post-apocalyptic urban fantasy series:

ac cobble

angela j ford

anne marsh

bella forrest

brett battles

charlaine harris

christie golden

christine Feehan

Elizabeth hunter

eve langlais

hazel hunter

heather graham

i t lucas

ilona andrews

isa hunt

j b turner

j s scott

j s striker

jessica drake

jessica shattuck

jeannine frost

kate quinn

kf breene

kristin harmel

kristina weaver

lana hartley

lara adrian

linsey hall

lisa daniels

lj shen

louisa morgan

mandy m. roth

meg ripley

michelle m. pillow

mina carter

milly taiden

nalini singh

nina levine

nora roberts

patricia briggs

robert jordan

shannon mayer

shayne silvers

suzanne wright

terry bolryder

terry goodkind

t.s. joyce

victoria danann

Yasmine Galenorn

 

Keywords related to this post-apocalyptic, epic fantasy series:

Shifter romance, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic Fantasy Books, Epic Urban Fantasy series, Werewolves and Shifters, Vampires, Animals & Nature, Popular Series, Paranormal Fantasy Books, Top Rated Books, Tricks, Fantasy Omnibus, Spells & Charms, Romance Books, Backcountry, Fantasy Romance Books, Essential Reads, Epic Fantasy, Omnibus Bundle, Paranormal Romance Series, Adventure Books, Mythology and Folklore, Top Rated Fantasy Collection With Shapeshifters, Fantasy Bundle, Heroine, Supernatural and Occult, Sword And Sorcery, Shifter Romance, Fantasy Stories, Shifter Series, Fantasy, Shifter Omnibus, Best Rated Omnibus, Omnibus Collection, Paranormal Romance Books, Magical Adventures.


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