The D’Artigo sisters work for the OIA, the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. It is their job to keep tabs on the Otherworld inhabitants currently residing on earth. Camille is a witch, Delilah is a shapeshifter and Menolly is a vampire. When a couple of demons come through the portal looking for an item that will assist Shadow Wing, the ruler of the Subterranian Realm, in taking over both the Earth and the Otherworld, the D’Artigo sisters are assigned to stop them. (more…)
Dragons Prefer Blondes is the exciting sequel to The Demon King and I. Alex Caruthers, in addition to owning several hot nightclubs throughout the world, is tasked with protecting the world from dragons. She wonders if sometimes she is spread too thin. Then, her friend Aspen decides she’s getting married, again, and wants Alex to plan the wedding. Alex will do whatever she can to help Aspen but she has a few other problems on her hands. (more…)
Full of strong women as heroes, this anthology contains twenty-one stories from a variety of genres, eras and worlds. From medieval times to other worlds and back to modern times, readers are served a buffet of paranormal offerings.
In Ragged Bones by Bruce Gehweiler we are given a glimpse into the paranormal happenings in the area surrounding the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Waycross, Georgia. When a local guide and his two clients are reported missing and two of them are discovered murdered, Sheriff Donna Fargo and her deputies face an evil never before seen in their small town. Involving locals and those long dead, the situation culminates in an explosive ending.
C.J. Henderson’s The Sum Of Existence features shapeshifter Meri’Ki and the foster uncle who raised her. Her origins revealed to her by uncle over years during her childhood, Meri’Ki must reconcile her past with her present and future. Doing so though, means a fight for the life of uncle as well as her own.
Virgin Territory by Patrick Thomas brings us a world where Fae are the norm and Earth is a myth. Daemor warrior Kande is hired to defeat a dragon that is terrorizing a village. Odd thing is that the dragon is requesting a virgin. Kande must decipher that little nugget of information and one way or another, persuade the dragon to go elsewhere. I must admit that this story was one of my favorites because of the characters involved and the twist at the end.
In R. Allen Leider’s Cher, Daughter Of Darkness we meet the daughter of Satan as she discovers her paternal parentage. Cher was conceived at a Hollywood party but as she was born a girl, she and her mother only became semi-famous and not the unbelievable success promised by her wayward father if she had been a boy. Submissive she’s not, so Cher hatches a plan to get her father’s attention and respect.
Purgatory by Danielle Ackley-McPhail is set in a women’s prison full of paranormal powers and characters. Power plays abound in the prison but our nameless heroine wants no part of it. She fights others only when they attack and refuses to participate in the usual prison hierarchy. This of course makes things worse for her but she stands her ground. Not completely damned yet, she still has choices. Will she choose to simply maintain or to lead?
Full of treachery, death, betrayal and even a bit of humor, this anthology has something for everyone. The women in these stories can kick some serious booty whether physically, magically or intellectually. I believe that some of the stories are shorts from various series so be sure to see if you are familiar with the contributing authors. This is also book one in a series so keep watch for the next book!
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: MariettaPublishing (July 25, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1892669501
- ISBN-13: 978-1892669506
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Channon MacRae has been fascinated by the Dragon Tapestry and the mystery of it her entire life and Sebastian is a dragon hunter, thief and a… dragon. One moment happily engaging in a one night stand in twenty-first century Virginia the next in Pre Norman invasion Saxon England, Channon finds herself thrust into the middle of the age long conflict between the Arcadians and the Katagaria. With dragons trying to kill her, symbols appearing on her for seemingly no reason, a culture that doesn’t have indoor plumbing, and a man who not only stole the tapestry she spent her life studying, but is the person it is based on; Channon’s life definitely just got a whole lot more interesting.
The first introduction of the Katagaria and the Aracadians into the Dark-Hunter world, Dragonswan was originally Sherrilyn Kenyon’s contribution to the anthology Tapestry (other authors Lynn Kurland, Karen Marie Moning and Madeline Hunter). Later reprinted as a single short story Dragonswan tells the tale of a exiled Arcadian drakos and the woman he finds himself mated to. This story is a quick fun read (as most anthology stories are) without a ton of depth, but provides the first glimpse at the Arcadian and Katagaria races that play key roles in later stories in this series.
- Mass Market Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Jove (September 27, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0515140791
- ISBN-13: 978-0515140798
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Books in the Dark Hunters series in the order they should be read:
Dance with the Devil
Kiss of the Night
Seize the Night
Sins of the Night
Unleash the Night
Dark Side of the Moon
Devil May Cry
One Silent Night – Scheduled for release November 2008
The Dark-Hunter Companion – A must have for readers of the series
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May Northcott (a.k.a. Mayling, a.k.a. Mei Ling), a doppelganger cat burglar, is in the middle of a job for the demon lord she is bonded to when she notices something strange. In the same case as the item she has been sent to… ahem, retrieve, is another item that she can’t help swiping before she leaves. It turns out to be quintessence, the priceless fifth element. The quintessence also happens to be owned by the Archmage Dr. Kostich, who is the leader of the committee that rules the L’au-delá. Needless to say, he wants it back and has placed a hefty price on her head, a price that goes beyond money and is all the more desirable for it.
Determined to replace the stolen element, May tries to sneak back into his home through Dr. Kostich’s neighbor’s yard where she meets Jim, the demon dog. Dr. Kostich’s next door neighbors, are (yes, you guessed it) Aisling Grey and Drake, wyvern to the green dragons. Through a series of rather unfortunate events, Jim gets nice and toasty (read: burns his fur off) and the dragons think May and Cyrene (twin to May, a naiad who sacrificed her common sense to make May) are responsible. Thus May meets Gabriel, a silver wyvern, and they discover that though the silver dragons have been cursed not to have a mate born to them, nothing stopped one from being made.
With promises to demons, several repetitive meetings with Kostya the determined black dragon, amulets coming up missing, breaking in and out of jail, blackmail, new characters, old characters, and the beginning of a new romance that carries on the tradition of Aisling & Drake while being original at the same time, Katie MacAlister has started off the Silver Dragon novels with a bang. Though I wish some of the characters had been better developed, this story is nonetheless a very enjoyable read and one that will definitely leave you waiting in suspense for the sequel.
- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Signet (May 6, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0451223780
- ISBN-13: 978-0451223784
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