Excerpt/Promo/Giveaway – River Road by Suzanne Johnson

Welcome to my stop on the River Road book tour which has been brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Here you can read a summary of the book, my review and learn a little more about the author Suzanne Johnson. There is a tour wide giveaway as well, so make sure you enter!! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: River Road
Author: Suzanne Johnson
Series: Sentinels of New Orleans #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published: November 13th 2012

Book Description:

Hurricane Katrina is long gone, but the preternatural storm rages on in New Orleans. New species from the Beyond moved into Louisiana after the hurricane destroyed the borders between worlds, and it falls to wizard sentinel Drusilla Jaco and her partner, Alex Warin, to keep the preternaturals peaceful and the humans unaware. But a war is brewing between two clans of Cajun merpeople in Plaquemines Parish, and down in the swamp, DJ learns, there’s more stirring than angry mermen and the threat of a were-gator.

Wizards are dying, and something—or someone—from the Beyond is poisoning the waters of the mighty Mississippi, threatening the humans who live and work along the river. DJ and Alex must figure out what unearthly source is contaminating the water and who—or what—is killing the wizards. Is it a malcontented merman, the naughty nymph, or some other critter altogether? After all, DJ’s undead suitor, the pirate Jean Lafitte, knows his way around a body or two.

It’s anything but smooth sailing on the bayou as the Sentinels of New Orleans series continues.


The minute hand of the ornate grandfather clock crept like a gator stuck in swamp mud. I’d been watching it for half an hour, nursing a fizzy cocktail from my perch inside the Hotel Monteleone. The plaque on the enormous clock claimed it had been hand- carved of mahogany in 1909, about 130 years after the birth of the undead pirate waiting for me upstairs.
            They were both quite handsome, but the clock was a lot safer.
            The infamous Jean Lafitte had expected me at seven. He’d summoned me to his French Quarter hotel suite by courier like I was one of his early nineteenth-century wenches, and I hated to destroy his pirate-king delusions, but the historical undead don’t summon wizards. We summon them.
            I’d have blown him off if my boss on the Congress of Elders hadn’t ordered me to comply and my co-sentinel, Alex, hadn’t claimed a prior engagement.
            At seven thirty, I abandoned my drink, took a deep breath, and marched through the lobby toward the bank of elevators.
            On the long dead-man-walking stroll down the carpeted hallway, I imagined all the horrible requests Jean might make. He’d saved my life a few years ago, after Hurricane Katrina sent the city into freefall, and I hadn’t seen him since. I’d been desperate at the time. I might have promised him unfettered access to modern New Orleans in exchange for his assistance. I might have promised him a place to live. I might have promised him things I don’t even remember. In other words, I might be totally screwed.
            I reached the door of the Eudora Welty Suite and knocked, reflecting that Jean Lafitte probably had no idea who Eudora Welty was, and wouldn’t like her if he did. Ms. Welty had been a modern sort of woman who wouldn’t hop to attention when summoned by a scoundrel.
            He didn’t answer immediately. I’d made him wait, after all, and Jean lived in a tit- for- tat world. I paused a few breaths and knocked harder. Finally, he flung open the door, waving me inside to a suite plush with tapestries of peach and royal blue, thick carpet that swallowed the narrow heels of my pumps, and a plasma TV he couldn’t possibly know how to operate. What a waste.
            “You have many assets, Drusilla, but apparently a respect for time is not among them.” Deep, disapproving voice, French accent, broad shoulders encased in a red linen shirt, long dark hair pulled back into a tail, eyes such a cobalt blue they bordered on navy. And technically speaking, dead.
            He was as sexy as ever.
            “Sorry.” I slipped my hand in my skirt pocket, fingering the small pouch of magic-infused herbs I carried at all times. My mojo bag wouldn’t help with my own perverse attraction to the man, but it would keep my empathic abilities in check. If he still had a perverse attraction to me, I didn’t want to feel it.
            He eased his six-foot-two frame into a sturdy blue chair and slung one long leg over the arm as he gave me a thorough eyeraking, a ghost of a smile on his face.
            I perched on the edge of the adjacent sofa, easing back against a pair of plump throw pillows, and looked at him expectantly. I hoped what ever he wanted wouldn’t jeopardize my life, my job, or my meager bank account.
            “You are as lovely as ever, Jolie,” Jean said, trotting out his pet name for me that sounded deceptively intimate and brought back a lot of memories, most of them bad. “I will forgive your tardiness— perhaps you were late because you were selecting clothing that I would like.” His gaze lingered on my legs. “You chose beautifully.”
            I’d picked a conservative black skirt and simple white blouse with the aim of looking professional for a business meeting, part of my ongoing attempt to prove to the Elders I was a mature wizard worthy of a pay raise. But this was Jean Lafitte, so I should have worn coveralls. I’d forgotten what a letch he could be.
            “I have a date after our meeting,” I lied. He didn’t need to know said date involved a round carton with the words Blue Bell Ice Cream printed on front. “Why did you want to see me?”
            There, that hadn’t been so difficult—just a simple request. No drama. No threats. No double- entendre. Straight to business.
            “Does a man need a reason to see a beautiful woman? Especially one who is indebted to him, and who has made him many promises?” A slow smile spread across his face, drawing my eyes to his full lips and the ragged scar that trailed his jawline.
            I might be the empath in the room, but he knew very well that, in some undead kind of way, I thought he was hot.
            I felt my face warming to the shade of a trailer- trash bridesmaid’s dress, one whose color had a name like raging rouge. I’d had a similar reaction when I first met Jean in 2005, two days before a mean hurricane with a sissy name turned her malevolent eye toward the Gulf Coast. I blamed my whole predicament on Katrina, the bitch.
            Her winds had driven the waters of Lake Pontchartrain into the canals that crisscrossed the city, collapsing levees and filling the low, concave metro area like a gigantic soup bowl.
            But NBC Nightly News and Anderson Cooper had missed the biggest story of all: how, after the storm, a mob of old gods, historical undead, and other preternatural victims of the scientific age flooded New Orleans. As a wizard, I’d had a ringside seat. Now, three years later, the wizards had finally reached accords with the major preternatural ruling bodies, and the borders were down, as of two days ago. Jean hadn’t wasted any time.

About the Author

Suzanne Johnson writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance from Auburn, Alabama, after a career in educational publishing that has spanned five states and six universities.  She grew up halfway between the Bear Bryant Museum and Elvis' birthplace and lived in New Orleans for fifteen years, so she has a highly refined sense of the absurd and an ingrained love of SEC football and fried gator on a stick.


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Feature and Follow #15

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet new people and gain more followers in the book blogging community. If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

Here’s this week’s question:
Q: Activity! Who is your to-die-for book crush? What do you think they look like? Add an image to make us all happy.

Oooh… there are so many to choose from ATM!! But my all-time favourite has been Adrian Ivashkov. He first came onto my radar in The Vampire Academy series and is now in the Bloodlines series, both by Richelle Mead. He appears on the cover of 2 books from the Bloodlines series so far, but I think he looks more like this but with Emerald Green eyes and he always dresses well.

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What's your FF?

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Book Tour/Review/Giveaway- Wisteria by Bisi Leyton

Welcome to my stop on the Wisteria book tour which has been brought to you by Innovative Online Book Tours. Here you can read a summary of the book, my review, learn a little more about the author Bisi Leyton. There is a tour wide giveaway that finishes on November 30, so get entering!! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Wisteria
Author: Bisi Leyton
Series: Wisteria #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: August 15th 2012

Book Description

Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.

What a great start to the Wisteria series!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!! Bisi Leyton has written a fabulous novel, showing us what life would be like if a plague hit the earth and if you were bitten you turned into a flesh eating biter. There are Supernatural people who can cross into our world and the disease has no effect on them. Those of the unaffected people who remain are all in colonies so that the ‘biters’ can’t get in. If you have seen the movie ‘I Am Legend,’ this could be the sequel to that, but with a few Supernatural’s thrown in!!

Wisteria is a 16 year old girl who lives in one of the colonies and works as a tracker. She doesn’t have any real friends on the island so she spends most of her time by herself if she isn’t working. She is a quiet girl, but if she is confronted by any of the other teenagers she doesn’t hold back and stands up for herself.

Two of the unaffected girls go missing when she is out patrolling with her Mother and Andrew. They locate the two girls and Wisteria goes in to get them alone. Soon they are surrounded by the biters and are on the run. In swoops Bach to save Wisteria, but instead of just returning her to the colony, he takes her back to his home.

Bach is a self-assured person. He sees himself as a higher being than the Terrans/Humans- they are more like pests for him. But for some reason he rescues Wisteria. There is something about her that he is drawn to and it is confusing for him. He wants to keep her close until he finds out more about her. He is very attractive, has the perfect body and supernatural powers, now who doesn’t want a guy like that??

I love the buildup of this story, getting to know the characters and watching their connection grow. I had no idea which way the story was headed and I was kept in suspense right up to the very end! It has plenty of action and a fascinating plot and I can’t wait to see what Bisi Leyton has for us next!!

About the Author:

Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.
She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.

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Title: Myopia
Author: Bisi Leyton
Series: Wisteria #2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: November 9th 2012

Book Description

Sixteen-year-old Wisteria has embraced her deep bond with eighteen-year-old Bach, a member of a supernatural race called the Family, despite the risk of his family finding out. Should Bach’s people discover his bond with a human, Wisteria will be guaranteed a painful and bloody death—but somehow, being together is more important.

When Bach's father, the powerful Sen of The Third Pillar, hears rumors that his son has been willingly communing with free humans, the Sen decrees that Bach is to name a girl from the Family as his intended and pledge his life to her—something Bach as no intention of doing.

Their bond is tested when empirics, an elite group of Family investigators, are sent to the Isle of Smythe under the orders of Bach’s father to find artifacts stolen by the humans. They’re to find the artifacts at any cost. Among the empirics is Bach’s old friend, the stunning Alba, who has learned about Bach and Wisteria’s secret relationship, and surprisingly accepts this. With no one else in the Family to turn to, she becomes Bach’s ally and confidant, but possibly more.

As the empirics start to take over the town, Wisteria is torn between trusting Bach and the safety of the humans on Smythe. She soon realizes that she and Bach are on opposite sides of the war between the Family and Humans, and there is no middle ground. One of them must choose a side.


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Swoon Thursday #18 - Blood Twist By Bonnie Erina Wheeler

The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme. Here's how it works.

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! I want to know & so do the chicks at YABound!

Sorry I’m late, but I finally picked a Swoon and it’s already Friday here in Australia!! Anyway…. Take a look!!

Blood Twist
By Bonnie Erina Wheeler
Erris Covern #2

He could feel her pulse under her skin. Racing and warm, it mimicked his own. Bending forward, his lips brushed her, tentatively, at first, before his need took over, and he couldn’t hold back. With her body against his, he drank in the taste of her. Every cell sang with energy as his mouth moved against hers. The inside of her lips were sweet, sweeter than  he could imagine.

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Tour/Review/Giveaway – Shallow by Georgia Cates

Welcome to my stop on the Shallow book tour which has been brought to you by Supagurl Tours. Here you can read a summary of the book, my review and learn a little more about the author Georgia Cates. There is also a giveaway, so please enter!! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Shallow
Author: Georgia Cates
Series: Going Under #2
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Published: September 21st 2012


Nick Hawke likes his car fast and his girls even faster. He blows through females quicker than his muscle car races down the drag strip in Collinsville and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Determined to avoid the devastation he has watched his father endure in the aftermath of his mother leaving, he believes there is no room in his life or his heart for a relationship lasting more than one night. He seeks happiness in things that won’t let him down...fast cars, parties and one night stands. To his absolute dismay, all of that changes when he unexpectedly runs into an old friend and is introduced to Payton Archer, the first girl he ever wanted for more than one night. There’s only one catch...she is completely immune to him and his smooth talking ways.

Payton Archer is looking for what Claire has with Jessie, but she has given up on finding it...at least until she leaves for college in the Fall because she is certain that is where she will find the perfect guy to fit into her perfect world. She plans on Summer being nothing but three uneventful months of fun, but it turns out to be anything but ordinary when Payton is introduced to Nick Hawke, one of Jessie’s old Collinsville friends. She is shocked by her immediate and intense attraction for “Hawke” because nothing about him is what Payton is looking for. Sure, he’s hot and sexy but he comes from Collinsville and that is definitely not on her list of prerequisites. Everything about him makes Payton’s heart speed because he is exciting and dangerous, but his fast car and the dangerous chances he takes isn’t what scares Payton the most...it’s the way Nick Hawke makes her feel every time he looks at her. Can Payton find that moment of total fearlessness and make the decision to leave the safe, shallow end of love to risk going under completely?

My Review

This is the first book in the Going Under series that I have read and I really enjoyed it! It is easy to read as a standalone as we are introduced to two new main characters, Payne and Nick. It is a fascinating story of two fun teenagers who have more in common than they realise. They are from two different towns, Payton is from a wealthy family and Nick is the son of a cop, but they can’t deny the connection that they have.

Payne is such a hilarious character; she had me laughing from the very beginning with her witty remarks and quirky sense of humour!! She likes to live a little on the edge, but not too far to upset her parents. So when she accidently bumps her car into another car at the stop light, she had no idea that she was about to find the one person who can put her in her place!! It is amusing to watch Payton’s interaction with the driver and her smart ass mouth doesn’t hold back! She is full of sarcasm and smart comebacks, to try and get out of the little mishap she has got herself into!

Nick is certainly a ladies man..... He has had that many one night stands that he has no idea as to the amount of girls he’s been with. He has definitely met his match with Payton!! She shows no interest in him what so ever, but he can’t help but find out more about her. She is constantly on his mind and tries hard to convince Payton to give him a chance. And what girl doesn’t like a guy to hold her hair up when she throws up! Definitely a keeper if he still comes back when he’s seen you at your worst!

It is the beginning of a whirl wind romance, that takes a little time to develop as Payton tries to deny that Nick could be the one, but the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes for Payton to deny her feelings. There are plenty of great swoon moments, nice dates and happy times. However, there are some issues that are brought into the open to try and destroy their relationship. They both have parental issues and their pasts may destroy what they have too.

Like I said, I really liked this book and I think that Georgia Cates has a great writing style! The book alternates between Payton and Nick’s POV’s so we can see both sides of their story.  There are so many laugh out loud scenes thrown in and some really steamy moments and hawt kisses to keep me swooning! Shallow is an entertaining read and I devoured it in a day!! Thanks Georgia for sharing Payton and Nicks bipolar coaster story with us!!

Author Bio

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent thirteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author. 

Blood of Anteros, Book One in The Vampire Agápe Series, was her first novel and it was released in September 2011. She decided to briefly step away from the paranormal genre to try her hand at a young adult contemporary romance when she wrote Going Under, but returned to the paranormal romance platform to complete the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series, Blood Jewel.

Her current works in progress are Shallow (A Going Under Novel) which will release on September 27th and Blood Doll (The Vampire Agápe Series #3), to be released in January 2013.

Find Georgia on: Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads


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Waiting On Wednesday #16 - Taking Back Forever By Karen Amanda Hooper

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where I have the chance to spotlight an upcoming release that I’m eagerly anticipating.

Taking Back Forever
By Karen Amanda Hooper
Kindrily #2
Expected Publication March 2013

Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.

I read the first book in this series earlier this year and it was one of the first books I reviewed and featured on my blog. I have been waiting patiently for this one!!

What are you waiting for? Please leave it in a comment below or leave me your WoW link so I can check out yours too!!
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Guest Post/Promo – Ann Gimpel

Welcome to my stop on the Fire in the Ann Gimpel promotional tour which has been brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Here you can read Ann’s Guest post, a summary of the three books in the Transformation series and learn a little more about the author. Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Guest Post

The Magic of Storytelling

Storytelling began around fires when we were still hunter gatherers. It continued in inns and country houses through ancient and medieval times. The day a Bard came to town was a major event. Everyone gathered to hear him sing and tell stories. (Well, sometimes it was a “her” disguised as a “him”, but that’s because women’s roles were pretty strictly defined until rather recently.)

Families gathered around the radio until about the nineteen fifties when television came into common use. Of course there were radio news shows, but there were also lots of “story” shows. One of my favorites was Mystery Theater. I loved the sound effects: creaking doors, whooshing wings, and heartrending screams. I’m actually a little too young to remember sitting around a radio, but I bought tapes of Mystery Theater shows and listened to them while I was in college.

Stories have universal appeal. And not just for their entertainment value. Stories help us reach beyond ourselves. Sometimes they help us figure out the answer to a problem. Sometimes they give us hope when we’re at a low point. Sometimes they give us new ideas. One of those “aha” moments when things suddenly click into place and we see what’s laid out before us through fresh eyes.

One of the questions blog interviewers always ask is, “When did you know you wanted to be a writer?” It was never that black and white for me. I suppose you could say the writing bug sort of crept up behind me and latched its little claws into my soul. At the beginning of things, nearly everything I wrote had some sort of ecological twist because that’s important to me.

Somewhere along the line, I fell prey to my characters. Quite the hostage, in fact. I’d have ideas about where I wanted a story to go and the little rascals would simply thumb their noses at me and go their own way. Nothing like sitting at the keyboard feeling like a medium. It’s a bit on the eerie side. But even I had to admit my character driven stories were better, fuller, and more satisfying than ones where I had more direct control over the end product.

I suppose I’ve always been a storyteller. Back when I had a private practice, I’d often tell stories to my clients. Sometimes it’s easier to hear something when it’s part of a story rather than the therapist locking gazes with you and asking, “Have you considered…” Those few steps of removal often give us the courage to try something different. We may want different lives, but it’s threatening to move into uncharted waters.

Circling back to storytelling. Because of who we are, we’re attracted to certain things. One book will resonate for me that absolutely fails to touch someone else. And vice versa. So in much the same way I wasn’t the “right” therapist for everyone, I don’t expect my books to be a good fit for everyone who picks them up. No one’s are.

I’ve always loved to read. Now that I’ve discovered the magic in weaving a tale together, or sitting back and letting my characters talk “through “ me, I don’t think I’ll ever look back. And I’m ever so grateful to my readers for every scrap of feedback they’ve given me. I’ve learned so much from them. It sounds hokey, but not a day goes by that a reader doesn’t teach me something. And make me a better writer.

What do you look for in books? What draws you? Have you ever had an “aha” moment after reading something and gone out to do something about it? Tell me. I’d love to know.

Thank you Ann for stopping at Nomi's Paranormal Palace today and for your fabulous post!! Check out her Transformation Series below.

Psyche’s Prophecy
Book One of the Transformation Series
By Ann Gimpel

What if your psychotherapist could really see into your soul?  Picture all those secrets lying hidden, perhaps squirming a bit, just out of view.  Would you invite your analyst to take a peek behind that gossamer curtain?  Read your aura?  Scry your future…?

Classically trained at the Jung Institute in Zurich, Doctor Lara McInnis has a special gift that helps her with her patients.  Born with “the sight” she can read auras, while flirting with a somewhat elusive ability to foretell the future.  Lara becomes alarmed when several of her patients—and a student or two—tell her about the same cataclysmic dream. 

Reaching out to the Institute for answers, Lara’s paranormal ability sounds a sharp warning and she runs up hard against a dead end.  Her search for assistance leads her to a Sidhe and ancient Celtic rituals blaze their way into her life.  Complicating the picture is a deranged patient who’s been hell bent on destroying Lara ever since she tried to help his abused wife, a boyfriend with a long-buried secret and a society that’s crumbling to dust as shortages of everything from electricity to food escalate.

Psyche’s Search
Book Two of the Transformation Series

Born with the sight, Laura McInnis is ambivalent about her paranormal ability. Oh it’s useful enough some of the time with her psychotherapy patients. But mostly it’s an embarrassment and an inconvenience—especially when her visions drag her to other worlds. Or into Goblin dens. In spite of escalating violence, incipient food shortages and frequent power blackouts, Lara is still far too attached to the comfortable life she shares with her boyfriend, Trevor, a flight attendant who lost his job when aviation fuel got so expensive—and so scarce—his airline went out of business. Forced to seek assistance to hone her unusual abilities in Psyche’s Prophecy, Book I of this series, Lara is still quite the neophyte in terms of either summoning or bending her magic to do much of anything.

Reluctantly roped into channeling her unpredictable psychic talents to help a detective who saved her from a psychopathic killer, Lara soon finds herself stranded in the murky underbelly of a world inhabited by demons.  The Sidhe offer hope, but they are so high-handed Lara stubbornly resists their suggestions.  Riots, death on all sides, a mysterious accident and one particular demon targeting her, push Lara to make some hard decisions. When all seems lost, the Dreaming, nestled in the heart of Celtic magic, calls out to her.

Psyche’s Promise
Book Three of the Transformation Series

The Transformation Series is about finding out who we truly are when the chips are down. About what is real and what is illusory. About what matters and what doesn’t. It’s easy to show our best side when everything is going well. How about when the world is disintegrating around us? What happens then?

In this final book of the Transformation Series, Lara and Trevor’s relationship undergoes stresses that threaten to annihilate them. Constantly hungry, besieged by dark forces, they need every resource they’ve developed as a couple to keep from ripping each other apart. With Lillian and Raven— two ancient Celtic Sidhe— off fighting their own war against Goblin hordes, Lara has only herself and her half-baked magic standing between survival and certain death for herself, her love and their child.

The remote location that was supposed to solve all Lara and Trevor’s problems has done anything but. Though she works diligently, Lara’s crash course in magic proves woefully inadequate. When Trevor is captured by demons, Lara curses her decision to leave Seattle. “If only I’d known,” she cries, convinced she can’t go back. Or can she?

Short Bio:

Ann Gimpel is a clinical psychologist, with a Jungian bent.  Avocations include mountaineering, skiing, wilderness photography and, of course, writing.  A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in a number of webzines and anthologies and she has published three novels, Psyche’s ProphecyPsyche’s Search and Psyche’s Promise. A husband, grown children, grandchildren and three wolf hybrids round out her family.
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