Shannon McRoberts writes epic fantasy and urban fantasy books while living in the rolling hills of Kentucky. Shannon is a lover of all kinds of fantasy but enjoys watching her collection of favorite shows like Xena, Buffy, Firefly, Game of Thrones, and Farscape. When she's not busy with taking care of her family, binge watching Netflix, or making fantasy art, she is at her computer weaving myths and magic featuring women of grit and steel.
When 21-year-old Sakura's mother suddenly dies it turns her whole life upside down. Now a penniless orphan, it is up to her school's leader, Headmaster Eyoroko, to decide her fate.
Things take a turn for the odd when Sakura receives a letter from her deceased mother. The letter warns her not to trust Akuyaka. Within minutes of reading the letter, Akuyaka appears claiming he wants to rescue her. It seems Headmaster Eyoroko's plan is to force Sakura to work in the local pleasure house.
Now Sakura must choose between the lesser of two impossible situations...trust Akuyaka to save her or stay and live a lifetime of servitude.
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In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.
But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.
Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.
But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.
Athine is not your ordinary immortal-born goddess. In The Nikeda Trilogy, you'll follow Athine as she battles her nemesis Nikeda while interacting with key figures from many mythologies.
Travel with Athine as she learns the dark secrets of her mysterious destiny, why Zeus hates her so much, where vampires come from, and what really happened to the dragons.
Can Athine and her new friends save the world from becoming overrun by Nikeda's Cursed Bloods or will she have to make the ultimate sacrifice to keep everyone else safe?
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This book is #3 in the series, as it should be read after #1 and #2 for the best enjoyment, but the subject matter is suitable for 18+ readers due to adult situations.
Magic, murder, adventure, and romance combine in this second novel in the exciting Crown of Shards saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep.
Everleigh Blair might be the new gladiator queen of Bellona, but her problems are far from over.
First, Evie has to deal with a court full of arrogant, demanding nobles, all of whom want to get their greedy hands on her crown. As if that wasn’t bad enough, an assassin tries to kill Evie in her own throne room.
Despite the dangers, Evie goes ahead with a scheduled trip to the neighboring kingdom of Andvari in order to secure a desperately needed alliance. But complicating matters is the stubborn Andvarian king, who wants to punish Evie for the deaths of his countrymen during the Seven Spire massacre.
Dark forces are also at work inside the Andvarian palace, and Evie soon realizes that no one is safe. Worse, her immunity to magic starts acting in strange, unexpected ways, which makes Evie wonder whether she is truly strong enough to be a Winter Queen.
Evie’s magic, life, and crown aren’t the only things in danger—so is her heart, thanks to Lucas Sullivan, the Andvarian king’s bastard son and Evie’s … well, Evie isn’t quite sure what Sullivan is to her.
Only one thing is certain—protecting a prince might be even harder than killing a queen…