The Demon Bride

The Witching Pen

Book 3
Bitten Fruit Books / Satin Smoke Press
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"Two thousand and eleven years after the birth of the Failed One, the Witching Pen will be made manifest on Earth by the Great Shanka Witch of the Old Scrolls. By her hand, the Earth will rumble and shatter, and all dimensions will bleed into one."


The true purpose of the Witching Pen has been revealed, and it must be destroyed before an apocalyptic prophecy comes true. There's just one problem - the Pen is indestructible.

As everyone searches for much needed answers, Elena lays down plans for a radical mission to save her mother from the Shanka's shadow world.

Meanwhile, Mary has finally discovered who she really is, and what that means for the human race.

What Mary doesn't know, is that Gwain has been searching for her for over ten thousand years, and had lost all hope of finding her. Now that he has her, he's faced with an impossible choice: does he save the woman who altered his very existence, or does he sacrifice her to save mankind?


Note: contains explicit scenes intended for a mature audience.


This is the third book in Dianna Hardy's humorous paranormal romance / urban fantasy series. Colourful characters, nail biting plot twists, and an earth-shattering conclusion - all spattered with some darkness - characterise this original fantasy series.


Reading order: The Witching Pen, The Sands of Time, The Demon Bride, and The Last Dragon. (Also all available in a digital 'Complete Series Boxed Set'.)

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About the author

Dianna Hardy is the international bestselling author of the Eye Of The Storm series, The Witching Pen series and 'Til Death Do Us Part. She lives in South Hampshire, UK, with her partner and their daughter, where she writes full time. Official website: http://www.diannahardy.com

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Publisher
Bitten Fruit Books / Satin Smoke Press
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Published on
Aug 30, 2012
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Pages
290
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
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(Author's Note: Saving Eve is a companion novel to The Witching Pen series, and should be read after The Last Dragon.)

Amid long, wild grass, a snake slithers, hidden.
Hidden until a man opens his eyes...

Awaking with amnesia in St Mary's Hospital, after a near-fatal freak accident, he is known only as Luc. With the help of Evie Gold, the kind, young woman who found him, he starts a new life - a second chance, a clean slate.

A bond burgeons between them.

But disturbing dreams of dark deeds become waking recountings. A blackness is uncoiling - seductive, familiar and dangerously provocative.

An ancient craving stirs; an old addiction rises.

Nothing is as it seems, and as reality crumbles, Luc finds himself asking, not just who he is, but...

Who is Evie?

From the author of the international bestselling Witching Pen series, Dianna Hardy takes a seed from The Last Dragon, and brings you an existential story of two beings in search of completion.

Length: Short novel at just over 40,000 words.
Written in British English.


REVIEWS

★★★★★ "Dianna Hardy's fresh and unique craft appears effortless. Her words never fail to move the reader, engaging them fully and opening up a vivid world. Truly, her striking literary style is as beautiful as it is original." - Bex 'n' Books

★★★★★ "...perfect. There is no other word to use for what I felt for this book. I loved Lucifer, and I knew I would enjoy this book even though Dianna Hardy had stated that it changed from the way she had originally planned it, but after reading the book I, personally, couldn't have asked for a better story. It was meant to be this way. This was how the story was supposed to go, and it was perfect." - author, Elizabeth Morgan.
THE COMPLETE BOXED SET of the UK paranormal / urban fantasy romance series that has taken readers by surprise.Unique, refreshing and sexy as hell!

Book One: The Witching Pen
Book Two: The Sands Of Time
Book Three: The Demon Bride
Book Four: The Last Dragon
Plus bonus short story prequel, Wilted

Elena, a thirteenth generation witch, is the most powerful witch on the planet; Amy is hidden from her true self, and Mary feels the pain of mankind.

On the appearance of a magic pen, three women uncover family secrets and deep betrayal, to discover they are more than they've been led to believe - for better or worse.

Alongside the men, demons and angels who love them, they are thrown into a supernatural world where time becomes muddied, where new and ancient merge, where forged bonds cannot be broken, and matters of the heart are never black and white.

And then, there's the impending apocalypse.

Unique, fun, fast-paced, sexy and passionate, this is paranormal romance that combines the dark with the light, and the sweet with the gritty.

*CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT*

REVIEWS:

The Witching Pen

"I loved this story, so full of romance and magic, not to mention a very intriguing Demon Mythology created by the author." - Bookaholics Book Club (Ninfa's Bookaholics Factor), 5 STARS

"...a great start to a good series." - Romance Novel Junkies, 5 STARS

"Throw everything you think about novellas out the door on this one .... This is an excellent story and quite differs from most paranormal romance stories." - Bitten By Paranormal Romance, 4.5 STARS

The Sands Of Time

"Oh-My-God this book is sooo good it should be a sin!" - Bookaholics Book Club (Ninfa's Bookaholics Factor) 5 STARS

"...passionate, entertaining and, truly, a joy to read ... I cannot recommend this series enough." - Bitten By Paranormal Romance, 5 STARS (an Alpha Howl!)

"My excitement grows with each book created within The Witching Pen series..." - Romance Novel Junkies, 4 STARS

The Demon Bride 

"From the Prologue opening the book, to the gorgeous Epilogue, this book is one crazy, emotional, action packed, totally intense, fun filled ride." - Bookaholics Book Club (Ninfa's Bookaholics Factor), 5 STARS

"This is truly my FAVORITE so far. It has a little bit of everything in it and I mean everything!! This series is a must read for paranormal romance lovers!!" - Close Encounters With The Night Kind, 5 STARS

"This was definitely the best of the three hands down. When Dianna continues the story of these unforgettable characters, I will be the first in line for it." - The Book Diaries, 5 STARS

The Last Dragon

"This story took me on a HUGE rollercoaster ride of emotion." - Book Reviews by Lynn, 5 STARS

"Dianna Hardy is amazing with the way she can tell a story." - Fallen Over Book Reviews, 5 STARS

"Be ready to give this book your full undivided attention..." - The Book Diaries, 4 STARS
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