Molly Harper worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist for The Paducah Sun. Her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. She is the author of more than twenty paranormal and contemporary romance novels.
Molly's fans call her "the Queen of good lines," "hysterically funny," with "dry wit and easy banter," who "mixes in a sizzle and a twist and you feel like you are discovering a new world."
Molly's "snarky romance with bite" includes the following series: The Nice Girls, which includes Nice Girls Don't have Fangs; The Half-Moon Hollow Series; The Naked Werewolf Series; The Mystic Bayou Series, The Southern Eclectic Series and her new YA series, Magic and Manners, which starts with Changeling.
She lives in Michigan with her husband and children.
Visit Molly at www.mollyharper.com, follow her on twitter as mollyharperauth, and see why Teresa Meideros, the NYT bestselling author of Goodnight Tweetheart says Molly "earned a permanent slot on my auto-buy list."
“I was born with lightning in one hand and mercy in the other, but what I need is the pattern to my tapestry of power.
“Danger drove me from the primeval American wilderness to Windward Academy, where the Wizard of Manhattan offers me one last chance to learn magical control. Windward--where every word, every breath is a test. Every lesson can be deadly. And every challenge can explode out of the schoolroom and into the realms of demons.
“Sometimes a shadow is so dark it arrives before the sun.”
Some people knit socks by the fire at night. Gyssha Blackbone made monsters.
But the old witch is dead now, and somehow it's Elodie's job to clean up the mess.
When she was hired at Black Oak Cottage, Elodie had no idea she'd find herself working for a witch; and her acid-tongued new mistress, Aleida, was not expecting a housemaid to turn up on her doorstep.
Gyssha's final curse left Aleida practically dead on her feet, and now, with huge monsters roaming the woods, a demonic tree lurking in the orchard and an angry warlock demanding repayment of a debt, Aleida needs Elodie's help, whether she likes it or not.
And no matter what the old witch throws at her, to Elodie it's still better than going back home.
Praise for Winter Be My Shield:
'Unlikely heroes, villains you will cheer for, and cold that eats your bones. "Winter Be My Shield" will take you to an unforgiving place, but you won't want to leave it.' Robin Hobb
After being tricked into opening the doorway to the Demon Realm by Aliette, the Wood Queen, Donna Underwood is faced with a terrible ultimatum from the newly released demon hordes: the alchemists must deliver the Philosopher's Stone, or the world will be plunged into a devastating modern-day Dark Age.
Donna is sent to London, where she can learn how to recreate the Stone and complete her alchemist's training. But time is running out. As she faces Demian, the vengeful demon king, Donna realizes the awful truth about collecting the Stone's elements. And this time, even braving death may not be enough to save the world.
Praise for the Iron Witch series:
“An exciting installment in this fantasy series.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Dark and beautiful, sensual and dangerous, utterly enthralling.”—Richelle Mead, New York Times bestselling author of the Georgina Kincaid series
Ayla and her friends travel further from home and deeper into the strange and ancient world of Fal. The chase leads them through a land of ever-deepening magic, populated with characters bizarre and beautiful, wondrous and dangerous. It leads them to the Old Ones, where Ayla’s newfound powers are greeted with fear and trepidation. They will meet allies and enemies, old and new, with the lines blurred between friend and foe. Battles spiral into war, and not everyone will fall on the same side...
Deadly power. Stunning beauty. She will not be controlled.
Sixteen-year-old Beth’s ordinary life is shattered the night her dormant magic awakens and she almost kills her boyfriend. Horrified at what she’s done, she flees into the fae realm to find the siren mother who disowned her a decade ago. When it turns out her power cannot be controlled, she is once again cast out from the siren community. Alone and afraid, Beth winds up in the Dark North where a group of witches rescues her. They offer to help her gain control of her deadly magic—but at what price?
Scarlett is a companion story to the bestselling YA fantasy Creepy Hollow series. Grab your copy today to taste a darker side of this captivating magical world!
While this story is best enjoyed in conjunction with the rest of the Creepy Hollow series, it is a standalone story that can be read on its own. (Optimal reading position in series: after book 1, The Faerie Guardian)
"A fabulous addition to the Creepy Hollow series."
"I haven't read books this good in a really long time. Rachel, please always keep writing!"