*Novella – 25,200 words
Although Beth grew up in West Virginia, she currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two sons and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who makes an excellent lap warmer. Blending the analytical and creative sides of her brain, she delights in creating fantasy worlds for others. Catch her online most days except when NCIS and Once Upon a Time air.
For her, he’ll break all the rules … but at what cost?
Corliss Rumdone is a healer, and thus valuable to her werewolf pack. But her parents are low in the pack hierarchy, so when no one’s ill, Corliss is ignored. Until the night the pack alphas attempt to force her to mate Raymond, a wolf with plans that don’t include a shy healer. She stands before the assembled pack … a bride with no groom.
Liam Stanwood, son of the pack alphas, has spent his life looking out for shy Corliss as her friend. But now he’s about to claw their friendship wide open. To stop her from being humiliated before the pack by Raymond, Liam stakes a claim of his own … one that will shake the foundations of pack law, and set into motion a chain of deadly paranormal events.
Corliss knows she shouldn’t allow Liam to claim her as his mate … but if she refuses him, can she survive the dark peril swirling around her? If she accepts, will he resent her for tearing the pack apart?
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– 33,000 words ~ 120 pages
Caitlyn Sinclair hides
her magical need for souls behind her job as an assassin in the Miscreants
Guild—the home of spies, thieves and assassins. She is a SoulEater, a mage who
uses the aural energy of other people to fuel her spells. She has no choice but
to take those lives, because without the infusion of life-force she will die.
She's made a home for herself in the city of Ellemarlene, until the day she
executes her Guild Master and is cast out. Her only chance at survival is to
join the Mage Guild and embrace her magical nature. To become a terrible
weapon, someone with the power to wipeout entire towns.
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
Shadow dreamed of nothing but leaving prison and starting a new life. But the day before his release, his wife and best friend are killed in an accident. On the plane home to the funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday—a beguiling stranger who seems to know everything about him. A trickster and rogue, Mr. Wednesday offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. With nowhere left to go, Shadow accepts, and soon learns that his role in Mr. Wednesday’s schemes will be far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought —and the prize is the very soul of America.
Evelyn Brooks lives with the freedom only her kind can know—in her human form as a photographer, and in the skies as a falcon. When a stalker drives her from her home, Evelyn discovers a beautiful, wild sanctuary in North Carolina. After a bolt of magic knocks her from the sky, leaving her helpless, she realizes too late that danger has invaded her refuge.
Park ranger Lawke Morgan’s day goes from bad to worse when his ex-wife unexpectedly drops off their 13-year-old daughter, Zoe, in the beginning of a dangerous storm. His life takes a turn for the bizarre after he finds an injured Peregrine falcon that transforms into a lovely woman.
When his daughter is kidnapped by an Aztec priest, one who should have been dead for centuries, Lawke learns that Evelyn holds the key to the priest’s demands. Together they must confront blood sacrifices, defy ancient gods, and find a way to trust each other when Zoe’s life hangs in the balance.
Can a woman used to soaring amongst the clouds embrace love with a man firmly rooted on the ground?