"Darkly compelling, fascinatingly unique. Lilith Saintcrow offers a breathtaking, fantastic ride." -NYT bestselling author Gena Showalter
"The story will keep you on the edge of your seat . . . " --KD Did It Edits
" . . . don't piss off the librarian." -The Hermetic Library blog
When demons are preying on schoolchildren in her city, Francesca Barnes does what any red-blooded librarian would do--she does some research and goes hunting. But the books she finds in a secret cache don't tell her the whole story. Chess has no idea what she's just stepped into--or just how special she really is . . .
Orion (Ryan) is Drakul, part demon, and a loyal servant of the Order. He doesn't expect a motorcycle-riding librarian to be messing around with demonic forces, and he doesn't expect her to smell so damn good. But Ryan's got bigger problems. His partner has disappeared, and the forces of Darkness are rising. Now Chess is Ryan's only hope of finding his partner, and Ryan is Chess's only hope of survival, because the demons now know Chess exists--and that she is the heir to a long-lost power that could push back their dark tide.
If Ryan can keep her alive long enough, she just might be the key to destroying the demons completely. But Ryan doesn't know he's been betrayed by the very Order he serves. And if Chess does, by some miracle, survive, he won't ever be able to touch her again . . .
Lilith Saintcrow lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her two children and assorted other strays. She has been writing since she was nine years old. Find her on the web at www.lilithsaintcrow.com.
All Mariamne Niege wants is to finish her thesis and get a job. Unfortunately, she's a Guardian now, and her visions of the future have grown so intense she's blind to the world while in their grip. Her Watcher, Hanson, is sleeping on her couch and scaring her roommates when he's not shepherding her through the visions and calming her worsening nightmares. Then the earthquakes start, warning of an even bigger disaster--a cataclysm that could level her beloved city and claim countless innocent lives. A disaster her visions say are triggered by Hanson, even though he's sworn to protect her . . .
Hanson joined the Watchers to atone for a life of lies, but the only way he can stay close enough to Mari to protect her is to use some of his less-than-honest talents. She is the only witch who can ease the agony of being a Watcher, and the only woman in the world he wants. Then Mari's house is broken into and her roommates slaughtered, and in order to save his witch, Hanson is going to have to become more vicious than the Dark--even though it might mean losing her forever.
Bounced around the world as a military brat, Lilith Saintcrow fell in love with writing in second grade and never looked back. She currently resides in Vancouver, Washington, with two children, a menagerie, and books. Find her on the web at lilithsaintcrow.com.
Cara Augustine came from a long line of powerful witches, so it was a huge disappointment when her family discovered she might as well have been a human. Only her cousins Evika and Sonya, born on the same day as Cara, treat her as an equal.
On their twenty-first birthdays, Evika convinces Cara to go to San Francisco to celebrate. To Cara's horror, she awakens the next morning in bed with a handsome--and apparently dead--stranger, and Evika is missing.
As Cara searches for her missing cousin, her powers suddenly manifest, spinning her life wildly out of control. She is not just a witch--she is a Synemancer, a witch who can draw energy from other magical beings and weave them into immense energy. And her powers have a mind of their own, drawing supernatural men to her so they can grow in strength. Before she knows what's happening, Cara has bound three men to her--a Nightkind, a Werewolf, and a Wizard.
If that isn't enough, deadly, animalistic sub-demons are now trying to kill her, and someone has awakened an ancient Aztec demon-god who wants to bring back the good old days of human sacrifice--and only a Synemancer can stop it. In a race against time, Cara has to learn to juggle her three men, control her power, find her cousin, and stop the Aztec demon. If she doesn't, she'll lose everything and everyone she loves. But if she manages it, the cost will probably be her life . . .
Old loves challenge her. And her worst betrayer may be herself.
Necromancer Ruby Montagne is battling for her life in the realm of demons. Unfairly branded for the death of a fellow necromancer, she's got to prove her innocence without the full use of her magic. And the real culprit is still on the loose.
While someone is stalking her friends among the witches, Ruby searches for answers inside the dark intrigues of both the demon and necromancer worlds. Ruby must confront this new, sinister threat while reconciling her feelings for her former lover, a demon warrior. Only it's difficult . . . because a sexy vampire is making it clear that he'd like to be more than just friends.
The competition for Ruby's trust heats up as the enemy pushes her toward a dark side that could threaten the entire realm. Yet what can Ruby do when she's not even sure what she is? With the fabric separating the realms at stake, she must decide whom to trust. But will the ultimate betrayal be her own?
Powerful and charismatic, Raphael is a Vampire Lord, one of the few who hold the power of life and death over every vampire in existence. Thousands call him Master and have pledged absolute loyalty on their very lives. But when, in a brazen and deadly daylight attack, a gang of human killers kidnaps the one female vampire he'd give his life for, Raphael turns to a human investigator to find his enemies before it's too late.
Cynthia Leighton is smart, tough, and sexy--a private investigator and former cop who's tired of spying on cheating spouses and digging out old bank accounts. When Raphael asks for her help in tracking down the kidnappers, Cyn's happy to accept. But she soon realizes her greatest danger comes not from the humans, but from Raphael himself.
Battling Russian mobsters and treacherous vampires and betrayed by those they trusted, Cyn and Raphael find themselves fighting for their lives while caught up in a passion of blood and violence that is destined to destroy them both.
"If you enjoy an urban fantasy with a little romance and sex on the side, you'll probably enjoy The Necromancer's Seduction." --Bewitching Book Tours Magazine
Between hell and a hard place . . .
Before he died, necromancer Ruby Montagne's demon grandfather passed her his Death Essence--his power. And that would be good . . . if she had a clue how to use it. Unfortunately, the impending destruction of both of her worlds demands she figures it out--fast. She's got to stop an invasion of zombies from the bowels of hell. She has help from Xavier, the demon she's nicknamed the Big Bad. But while Xavier does teach her to control her new power, he's just setting her up for trouble. Bad trouble. Still, he's better than the demon High Inquisitor, who's obsessed with trying to kill her.
Ruby's got even more trouble. She wants to regain the trust of her sometimes-lover, sometimes-adversary, Ewan--a demon warrior who's six-feet-plus of chiseled muscle and coiled sexuality. It'd be a lot easier if her beloved friend, Lysander, a powerful vampire, wouldn't keep trying to lure her into bed.
In order to defeat the zombies she must find--and learn how to use--an ancient artifact that will keep the veil between the worlds from shattering. But there's a cost--the artifact feeds on souls. If she masters the artifact's power, she'll save both the human and demon worlds. But there's not much time . . . and the artifact is hungry. Will she forfeit her soul before she's able to fix the veil?
Mimi Sebastian raised herself on books, an unhealthy dose of comics, and movies. When a career as a punk guitarist failed to materialize, she completed her degree in urban planning. By day, she debates the merits of transport oriented development. By night she writes about necromancers and pirates.
The bodies are piling up!
Murders are happening outside Charlotte's hottest nightspots. A new vampire society has set up shop in the sewers. And Jimmy Black's about to run afoul of the Master of the City. If Jimmy weren't already a vampire, the week ahead would be the death of him.
Between murder, monsters, pesky vampire ethics, and territorial disputes, Jimmy is about to discover how far he's willing to go to save the world and one friend's soul.
There are no easy choices, even for vampire geeks.
The boys are back with all-new monsters to battle, puzzles to unravel, and asses to kick in this fifth volume of the award-winning The Black Knight Chronicles series.
John Hartness is the author of EPIC-Award-winning The Black Knight Chronicles from Bell Bridge Books, a comedic urban fantasy series that answers the eternal question "Why aren't there more fat vampires?" He is also the creator of the comic horror Bubba the Monster Hunter series, and the creator and co-editor of the Big Bad series of horror anthologies. In 2015 John debuted a new dark fantasy series featuring Quincy Harker, Demon Hunter.
New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine has modern-day potions witches Holly and Andrew facing off against a firebrand politician who wears literally killer boots in a Texas-sized rodeo of trouble.
Boot-loving Cadogan vampire Lindsey must team up with off-again, on-again vampire partner Luc when a woman from her past is targeted by supernaturals in New York Times bestselling author Chloe Neill’s all-new adventure.
And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman features Trixa Iktomi from her Trickster series dealing with magical vengeance and magical footwear.
Taking kick-ass urban fantasy literally, USA Today bestselling authors Kalayna Price and Faith Hunter bring together the best of the genre to once again prove when you’re fighting supernatural forces, it helps to keep your feet on the ground.
If you want to hear voices from the dead in Nekros City, you call Alex Craft. She’s a grave witch with reasonable rates and extraordinary powers who specializes in revealing the secrets of the dead. But she has her own secrets. She’s not human—and her newly discovered heritage is causing havoc for her both in the human realm and in Faerie.
Fae can’t survive without a tie to Faerie, and now that Alex’s true nature has awoken, she’s no exception. She must align herself to a court and soon. To retain as much freedom as possible, she makes a deal to track the source of a new glamour-infused street drug which causes hallucinations that kill—and not just the user. Her investigation entangles Alex in a conflict brewing in Faerie, and she must find answers before she’s dragged so deep that she loses not only her freedom, but her life.
From the Paperback edition.
As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.
But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a string of suicides occur in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shades have no memory of the days leading up to their brutal endings, so despite the very public apparent suicides, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why do the shades lack the memory of their deaths? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all…
As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead-she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why...
Kita Nekai hatte es bereits im Leben nicht leicht. Wer ist schon stolz darauf, die Gestalt einer Hauskatze annehmen zu können? Doch nun als Vampirin gelingt ihr nicht einmal das. Da ist es kaum ein Trost, dass der Vampir, der sie in eine Unsterbliche verwandelt hat, umwerfend süß ist und sich rührend um sie kümmert. Obwohl ...
Doch bevor Kita sich über ihre Gefühle klar werden kann, taucht der Sammler in der Stadt auf, ein uralter mächtiger Vampir, der seltene Dinge besitzen möchte – wie zum Beispiel eine vampirische Gestaltwandlerin!
Kita Nekai stammt aus einer Familie von mächtigen Gestaltwandlern. Ihre Geschwister verwandeln sich in Löwen, Tiger oder Panther. Nur Kita wird eine gefleckte Hauskatze. Als wäre das noch nicht schlimm genug, wird sie auch noch von einem Vampir gebissen, dann taucht ihr Exfreund wieder in ihrem Leben auf, und schließlich macht eine Magierschülerin sie zu ihrem Abschlussprojekt. Und um dem Ganzen die Krone aufzusetzen, wird Kita zum Tode verurteilt. Wie soll sie nur das Chaos ihrer Gefühle bewältigen und aus alldem wieder lebend herauskommen?
Alex Craft verfügt über die Macht, die Schatten der Toten zu beschwören. Da diese meistens ziemlich redselig sind, haben sie der Privatdetektivin schon bei manchem Fall sehr geholfen. Auch dass die Schatten neuerdings aggressiv sind und sie sogar angreifen, hält Alex nicht davon ab, ihren Job zu erledigen. Immerhin ist der Tod für die Ermittlerin kein Unbekannter. Doch niemals hätte Alex erwartet, dass er persönlich erscheint, um ihr das Leben zu retten. Und dass er in Jeans so gut aussieht!