The body of a beautiful girl dressed in a ceremonial robe is found on a playground roundabout. Her throat has been ripped out and the roundabout has a bad case of perpetual motion. Is it a ritualistic, magical murder or a setup to distract from the real killer? That is the question that faces twins, Theo and Remy Haward, detectives in the Sorcerous Crimes Task Force (SeCT), when they are called to the scene in the middle of the night. That and who could commit such an act. They must find the answers to these and other questions, all the while ensuring the general public finds out nothing about the magical world that co-exists with their own. Armed with their experience, their natural magical abilities and their complimentary instincts, Remy and Theo must identify the victim, follow the evidence and find the killer before anyone else dies.
In July 2012, Wittegen Press gave away a short story, or story part every day to their readers. Each story was only available for one day, but now the 6 science fiction and fantasy stories from The Wittegen Press Giveaway Games have been gathered here into 1 volume.
Queen of Heaven by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Karla is a princess, Karla is getting married, but first she has to sort out a teensie weensie little problem to do with her betrothed's father being poisoned.
To Life Reborn by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Tren has been on the streets all his life, but when he is plucked from a prison cell to become a Dragon Soldier, he discovers a world he has never dreamed of.
The Gift by Sophie Duncan
Ythran doesn't want to be at Zephyr Keep, his father's home, but he will not defy the magic of the ages that called him there and the magic has more in store for him than he bargained for.
The Machine by Natasha Duncan-Drake
When he is kidnapped by one of his old rivals, a retired figure skater is confonted by the fact the other skater is far more than he seems, possessing mental powers that should not exist.
Song For A Soverign By Sophie Duncan
Beriel is a thief and a minstrel on the side. She sings well, but when her master, Gaven, takes her to a place seeped in magic, she must sing for far more than her supper.
All In The Mind by Sophie Duncan
Merlin, a university professor, had his research stolen by his tutor, Professor Lawson and governmental men In black, when he was a post graduate, so he has a healthy paranoia of the Government. However, there is nothing he can do when they come asking for his help but go along with them and hope they do not discover his secret, that he can interface his mind directly with machines and the human brain.
The Visitor by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Alice is spending the night in a dreary little seaside guest house, which is hell, and the last thing she expects is a late night visitor, the significant word being ‘late’.
Ruderbaker by Sophie Duncan
Ellie meets Jack and he tells her and her friends a story of the ghostly, horror kind and sometimes stories have consequences.
This book has content not suitable for children and non-explicit scenes of a sexual nature.
If Wishes Were ... by Natasha Duncan-Drake
Essie and her friend Beth are taking a trip to commiserate Beth's loss of yet another boyfriend. When they visit a spooky old graveyard and Essie makes a wish on a haunted mausoleum, things don't turn out how she expected at all.
Happy Families by Sophie Duncan
Bridget loves Happy Families, so when she finds an old pack in a junk shop she buys them. She lives to regret it, as strange and nasty things start to happen to her house-mates.