With the help of local sheriff Brody Clarke (the man who's loved her since high school, who would do anything to protect her), and an experienced witch and psychic named Sabine Blyth, Aurelia must learn to master her new abilities as a necromancer, solve the mystery of a string of bizarre deaths that are plaguing her beloved town, and ultimately battle a Shadow Mage – a wizard cursed to live between worlds – who's determined to destroy them all.
Aurelia hasn't a clue how to use her power, and a world of trouble and true love is heading her way. Can she cast a spell that will give her and her sheriff the happy ending she's always wanted?
S. K. Gregory has been writing since she was seven. She was first published in 2012 and hasn't stopped since. She enjoys reading in her spare time - especially Stephen King and Kelley Armstrong. When she isn't writing she likes to help out indie authors by offering reviews through her website.
Uncovering the Truth by Kate Thomas - With one last trip in mind before joining the working world, Tani and her closest friends spend the a few weeks in her late father's beach house. Between working to block the memories that keep resurfacing from her childhood and fighting the attraction she has for the alpha male down the block, she almost misses the truth tucked away for only her to discover. A truth that will change everything.
Dark Hearts by Christina Kelly - Though known for their debauchery, Reapers like Ash Thorne are chosen for their determination to cull without fail. But when he spared Melissa Mason’s life in a moment of compassion, he never dreamed the deed would come back to haunt him. Will Ash live to regret his moment of weakness, or will Melissa prove that forsaken hearts are still capable of true love?
Tainted Currents by Kathy-Lynn Cross - A change of scenery is exactly what Ceanna’s friends believe she needs to mend her broken spirit. A hiking trip to Skelton Lake may help to relieve her pain. But whispers of vengeance lie beneath the currents awaiting such a heart to release their rage from the river's depths.
Bearing Secrets by Julie Wetzel - When Nora's final summer in Alaska takes a turn for the worse, she finds herself in the arms of an unlikely hero: a bear shifter who can't let anyone know what he is. Can they come to terms? Or will this chance encounter cost her everything?
The Banshee's Heart by S. K. Gregory - Cameron encounters a Banshee called Christiana, who accidentally curses him with a death mark. As they search for a way to remove it, an old face from the past returns and Christiana must stop him from opening the gates to the Fae realm and unleashing hell on earth.
K + L by Amber Hassler - Balancing life left Kurt and Leah little time for romance, so when Kurt receives an email that he won a trip for two during 4th of July week, it was just what they needed. At first, things appear perfect until they begin to experience unusual occurrences in the house, then the two realize neither of them entered a contest. So, who, or what lured them there, and why?
These fun beach reads have never been published before and were written specifically for this anthology. Hope you enjoy the adventure!!
werewolves, reapers, lake trip, bear shifter, banshee, beach read, love story
Lyr might be a powerful elven lord in charge of thousands, but his personal life is a disaster. Just the month before, a daughter he’d never known existed arrived from Earth, giving him news of his lost love’s death. Since then, he has been betrayed, captured, and almost murdered. And though his enemy was defeated, Lyr’s wounds never seem to heal. He certainly doesn’t need more conflict.
A perilous journey
Amid the glittering perfection of Alfheim, Meli is a dismal failure. Haunted by visions of people and places she’s never seen, she struggles to find her place. So when her king orders her to lead an expedition to another world, Meli is caught between shock and terror. How can she navigate the Veil between worlds with no magic of her own? But with Alfheim threatened by strange, dark energy, she has no choice.
A threat that spans worlds
The last thing Lyr expects is the arrival of the Ljósálfar, the reclusive Norse elves of Alfheim. More surprising? One among them, Meli, is a possible soulbonded, a link he’d believed lost with his previous love. But wounded and besieged with problems on every side, he can’t let himself be distracted. Poisoned energy is flooding into the closely connected realms of the fae, causing sickness, and Lyr must rush to find the source of the threat.
Only Moranaia remains untouched—leading Lyr to suspect one of his own people might be to blame.
PRAISE OF THE PALACE OF LOST MEMORIES
"It captured my imagination and curiosity so deeply that I could not stop reading until the end." ~ ★★★★★ reviewer Patricia.
"enticing, engaging, and magical." ~ ★★★★★ reviewer love2readbooks.
The king's magnificent palace was built in a matter of weeks. No one saw the builders, no villagers are allowed beyond the gilded gate, and only one servant has ever left. The haunted look in her eyes as she was recaptured by the palace guards is something Josie, daughter of the village doctor, has never forgotten.
For Josie, the palace is a mystery that grows more intriguing after she meets the captain of the guards, a man known only as Hammer, as mysterious and captivating as the palace itself. Whispers of magic fuel Josie's desire to uncover the truth, but an ordinary girl like her can only dream of ever being invited inside.
When the king decides to take a wife from among the eligible daughters of the noble families, the palace gates are finally thrown open and the kingdom's elite pour in. In a court where old rivalries and new jealousies collide, the king's favorite is poisoned and the doctor is summoned. As her father's assistant, Josie finally sees inside the lavish walls, but she soon learns the palace won't surrender its secrets easily, for not a single resident, from the lowest servant to the king himself, has a memory from before the palace existed.
In the search for the truth, Josie is drawn deeper into danger, and the answers she seeks might shake the very foundations of the kingdom.