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Clearwater Witches Box Set, Books 1-3: Crystal Magic, Wild Magic, & Circle Magic

Madeline Freeman - 2015
    (Approximately 250,000 words.) Books Included:1. Crystal Magic2. Wild Magic3. Circle MagicCrystal MagicWhen tragedy forces Kristyl Barnette to move to the small town of Clearwater with her estranged aunt Jodi, Kristyl tries to leave her past behind. She catches the attention of Owen Marsh, who accepts her without question and who may be able to understand her better than anyone.But Owen isn't the only one who notices her. The mysteriously alluring Fox Holloway draws Kristyl's eye whenever he's around. And Clearwater High's chief mean-girl, Crystal Jamison, has her sights set on Kristyl and will stop at nothing to prove what Kristyl really is.A witch.Magic can be as dangerous as fire, and Aunt Jodi wants Kristyl to have nothing to do with it. But when a mysterious illness threatens her aunt's life, Kristyl will do anything to cure her. Enlisting the help of witches could save Jodi, but is dealing in magic worth the consequences?Wild MagicKristyl Barnette's life was finally coming together. But one spell changed everything.When people begin dying mysteriously, Kristyl must form new alliances with old friends in order to prevent more deaths--and to save the circle from destruction.Power comes at a price. Will Kristyl be able to pay it before it's too late?Circle MagicIt's only a matter of time before everything Krissa Barnette knows and loves is destroyed.Her father, absent for five years, returns to reveal the reason he left was to learn how to defeat a dangerous foe. His mysterious companion, Anya, possesses a wealth of knowledge about the fight but conceals many secrets.But Krissa has secrets, too, including the reason why she and Owen Marsh have a connection. And it's difficult to keep the truth from Fox Holloway now that the three of them are linked by a binding ritual.It's a race against time to enact the spell that will rid the world of Seth once and for all, but with threats coming from all angles, will Krissa and her friends succeed?

Blood and Magic Series: An Urban Fantasy Boxed Set

Danielle Annett - 2018
    Aria Naveed spends her nights keeping the streets of Spokane safe ... for a price. But things get personal and money stops to matter when innocents are killed and Aria makes it her mission to bring the bastards who killed them to justice. What Amazon readers are saying about the Blood & Magic series ★★★★★ "I was hooked from the start and couldn't stop reading until the very last page." ★★★★★ "I personally am a Kate Daniels fan and I love this series." ★★★★★ "If you haven't read this series you simply must!!!" ★★★★★ "An emotional action packed read that has me flipping the pages." ★★★★★ "Aria is one bad ass heroine." ★★★★★ "This is the first book I have read from Danielle Annett, but I can promise it will not be the last." ★★★★★ "This book series has my favorite 3 h’s, humor, heart, and heat." ★★★★★ "I loved following the story and couldn't put it down." CURSED BY FIRE (Blood and Magic Book One) KISSED BY FIRE (Blood and Magic Book Two) BURNED BY FIRE (Blood and Magic Book Three) BRANDED BY FIRE (Blood and Magic Book Four) CONSUMED BY FIRE (Blood and Magic Book Five) FORGED BY FIRE (Blood and Magic Book Six)


Virginia Hunter - 2016
    In fact, she hadn’t been or done much of anything until after she’d turned sixteen—that’s when things had really gone south. Her mother was murdered, her father...well, no one knew where he was. That left Alix on her own in a selfish world filled with people who didn’t give a damn. Nine years of hell had passed since her sweet sixteen, and the discovery of her gift. So far, she’d managed to handle everything the world had thrown at her. Everything, until Troy Sullivan strolled into the tattoo parlor where she worked.She had known men before, sure, but none of them could hold a candle to the man that walked up to the counter, looking to get some art done. As fate would have it, Alix finds herself on the run with the would-be man of her dreams, while a band of fanatics, hellbent on finding her, give chase.All Alix had ever wanted was a normal life. What she’d gotten was a messed up tragedy. And now, she’ll have to fight tooth and nail just to keep that.Building friendships isn’t easy...building a coven is even harder. The Coven’s Grove Chronicles is a saga about the gathering of thirteen women who possess extraordinary powers. Witches all, they must come together in a sisterhood that will nurture and protect them. The secrets of the arcane will be unlocked for each, if they survive long enough to learn. Join them on their journeys of discovery and hardship, and of course, to meet the dashing men they find along the way.WARNING: 18+ Steamy sex scenes and mild profanity. HFN

The Ice Witch

Lauren Quick - 2015
    But when Ren fails to show up for their rendezvous at The Wolf’s Den Tavern, Honora, always the investigator, goes searching for him and is pulled into a dangerous adventure where elemental magic rules. She will need all her Mayhem talents—and some help from tavern owner Roslyn Van Harbor and an eccentric gang of magical ax-wielding earth wizards—if she’s going to rescue Ren and set things right in the fabled North Woods. The Ice Witch is a stand-alone, short story that fits perfectly between the second Mayhem Sisters Novel, Fly By Midnight, and Midsummer Night’s Mayhem, the third in the series.

The Complete Spellbound Trilogy Bundle

Penelope King - 2013
    Bundle includes three full-length novels. Appropriate for ages 15+Book 1: Witchy, WitchyBook 2: Kiss the Crystal SunBook 3: Dawn of the MorningstarJoin Calista McCoy on her enchanted journey of love, danger, secrets, and of course...magic.

Womby's School for Wayward Witches Series: Books 6-10

Sarina Dorie - 2019
    Budget cuts. Missing teaches. A not-so-cozy mystery. You think you know the world of magical boarding schools? Not from a teacher's perspective at a school for at risk youth. This book bundle includes: Reading, Writing and Necromancy; Budget Cuts for the Dark Arts and Crafts; My Crazy Hex-Boyfriend; Spell It Out for Me; Hex Crimes, and BONUS MATERIAL. and Dear Jezzy: How Can a Devil Make an Angel Say Yes are also included in this bundle. WARNING: These books contain hex-rated mysteries. Book 6: Reading, Writing and Necromancy Happily ever after is short-lived for Clarissa Lawrence while working as the arts and craft teacher at Womby’s School for Wayward Witches. Clarissa must solve the mystery of who has been killing people and draining them of their magic. If Clarissa doesn’t discover who the murderer is, and how to save Derrick in time, he may be lost forever. Worse yet, she might turn up dead next. Book 7: Budget Cuts for the Dark Arts and Crafts Clarissa Lawrence’s lifelong dream of being a witch living in a magical realm is shattered now that she has been drained of her magic. As if living without magic isn’t horrible enough, her situation only grows more complicated when she realizes the man she once loved wants her dead, and she must trust a Fae enemy to help her solve her problems. Book 8: My Crazy Hex-Boyfriend Clarissa Lawrence lives in a world of talking unicorns, djinn who grant wishes, and sirens who seduce with their voice. But not all magic is rainbows and sunshine. Magic comes with a price, every favor requires one in return, and bargaining with a Fae can be lethal. If she accepts help from a Fae enemy to solve her problems, she might lose her soul in the process. If she doesn’t, Clarissa and her students might end up dead. Book 9: Spell It Out for Me Clarissa Lawrence knew there would be a price to pay for accepting the assistance of a Fae’s magic, though she never thought it would cost her heart. . . . When Clarissa is forced to choose between regaining her magic and the man she loves, she doesn’t know which is more difficult to give up. Book 10: Hex Crimes A Hexy Mystery. The Raven Court and the Silver Court know what Clarissa is and understand she is the key to solving the Fae Fertility Paradox. They will stop at nothing to renew their numbers and enslave anyone who can bear their heirs. With no one she can trust, friends keeping mysteries of their own from her, and no one to turn to, Clarissa has to hide her forbidden magic—as well as her student’s magic—a difficult task when Clarissa uncovers a plot to expose their secret powers. BONUS MATERIAL: Funny Short Stories from the Womby’s World and the Wrath of the Tooth Fairy crossover world Dear Jezzy: How Can a Devil Make an Angel Say Yes

Zero Hour

Tina Glasneck - 2019
    She’s researching sigils for her latest Highlander romance, but her intentions have powered something sinister.The road to destruction is only one tempting spell away.This is a 10k prequel short story that introduces Leslie, the supernatual world, with all the snark and humor that we love.

Wicked Destiny

L.C. Hibbett - 2017
     That's how everybody described Destiny O'Neill. Trouble wrapped up in a smart-assed bow. The first black witch born to the Celtic gods in a thousand years, Destiny's tongue was as poisonous as her magic and her parties were the stuff of legend. Until two stripes on a pregnancy test changed everything. Now all Destiny wants is a normal life. She wants to pass her exams, graduate university, and look after the only people that matter in her life--her daughter and her aunt. She doesn't want to hear about the magical police division or how much her skills could help them. And she's sorry about those missing kids on the news but it's not her problem. All Destiny needs to do is get past her twenty-first birthday without using her powers, and she will be approved to join the ranks of the free witches and escape The Family, for once and for all. No problem. Until the boy with the blue eyes crosses her path again... Fans of bad-ass witches, intriguing warlocks, paranormal detectives, and fast-paced action will loved this mesmerizing new paranormal fantasy series from L.C. Hibbett. *Wicked Destiny is a full-length novel. The Wicked Witches series is an Urban Fantasy Paranormal Mystery series with a slow-burn Reverse Harem romantic elements.* Warning: Salty language used throughout. Romantic scenes increasing in heat as the series progresses.

The Jolie Wilkins Series, Books 1 & 2

H.P. Mallory - 2011
    True, she doesn’t have a love life to speak of, but she has a cute house in the suburbs of Los Angeles, a cat and a quirky best friend.Enter Rand Balfour, a sinfully attractive warlock who insists she’s a witch and who just might turn her life upside down. Rand hires her to help him solve a mystery regarding the death of his client who also happens to be a ghost. Jolie not only uncovers the cause of the ghost’s demise but, in the process, she brings him back to life!Word of Jolie’s incredible ability to bring back the dead spreads like wildfire, putting her at the top of the Underworld’s most wanted list. Consequently, she finds herself at the center of a custody battle between a villainous witch, a dangerous but oh-so-sexy vampire, and her warlock boss, Rand. Book 2: Toil and Trouble:The Underworld in civil war.The cause? A witch who can reanimate the dead.A sexy as sin vampire determined to claim her.An infuriatingly handsome warlock torn between duty and love.Who says blonds have more fun?After defending herself against fairy magic, Jolie Wilkins wakes to find her world turned upside down—the creatures of the Underworld on the precipice of war.The Underworld is polarized in a battle of witch against witch, creature against creature, led by the villainous Bella, who would be Queen.While Jolie has one goal in mind, to stake the vampire, Ryder, who nearly killed her, she also must choose between the affections of her warlock employer, Rand, and the mysteriously sexy vampire, Sinjin.And as if that weren’t enough to ruin a girl’s day, everything Jolie knows will be turned inside out when she’s thrust into the shock of a lifetime.

Shade of Honor

Taki Drake - 2017
    Survival was a constant battle for the Russian Witches. Despised by other witches for their rigid focus on contracts, they were without a moral compass, honorless. That was not good enough for some. For the young witch, Zhanna, life was not worth living without honor – or her magic. Could she find both in her homeland? Would her desire and drive be enough to locate her shade of honor?

Grim Haven

Jen Rasmussen - 2016
    Now, she has no place else to go. When she’s cornered into using her magic to save mysterious Cooper Blackwood from a chilling supernatural attack, Verity is unwittingly drawn into a war with a clan of lethal monsters. Hunted and burned out of her home, she’s forced to flee to the last place she’s ever felt safe. But when Cooper’s deadly secrets collide with Verity’s dark past, new enemies meet old in an unholy alliance that could destroy everything each of them holds dear. Verity will have to protect the home she never thought she wanted… or lose it to a gruesome fate she never could have imagined.

The Colbana Files Boxed Set

J.C. Daniels - 2015
    Then she finds herself tangled up with a green-eyed witch by the name of Justin. He’s looking for somebody and for some bizarre reason, he seems to think she can help. All she has to do is say no, and she can go back to her safe little existence. That’s exactly what she needs to do and she knows it. Too bad she’s not very good at following her own advice. Book 1: Blade SongKit Colbana—half breed, assassin, thief, jack of all trades—has a new job: track down the missing ward of one of the local alpha shapeshifters. It should be a piece of cake.So why is she so nervous? It probably has something to do with the insanity that happens when you deal with shifters—especially sexy ones who come bearing promises of easy jobs and easier money.Or maybe it’s all the other missing kids that Kit discovers while working the case, or the way her gut keeps screaming she’s gotten in over her head. Or maybe it’s because if she fails—she’s dead.Book 2: Night BladeKit Colbana has a knack for finding trouble. This time, though, trouble finds her.People on the Council are dying left and right and she’s been requested to investigate the deaths. The number one suspect? Her lover, Damon. If she doesn’t clear his name, he gets a death sentence. Even if she succeeds? They still might try to execute him. Oh, and she’s not allowed to tell him about the case, either.The stakes are higher than they’ve ever been. Kit may be forced to pay the ultimate price to save her lover’s life…a price that could destroy her and everything she loves.Book 3: Broken BladeKit Colbana: assassin, thief, investigator extraordinaire. Now broken. Haunted by nightmares and stripped of her identity, she’s retreated to Wolf Haven, the no-man’s land where she found refuge years before. But while she might want to hide away from the rest of the world, the rest of the world isn’t taking the hint. Dragged kicking and screaming back into life, Kit is thrust head-first into an investigation surrounding the theft of an ancient relic…one that she wants nothing to do with.Forced to face her nightmares, she uncovers hidden strength and comes face to face with one of the world’s original monsters. If she survives the job, she won’t be the same…and neither will those closest to her.

The Siren Job

Katya Moore - 2019
    Now, they want to share me. The grifter with a heart of gold and his dark, dangerous shadow. The hacktivist genius with so much to prove. The brooding artist with a penchant for breaking and entering. And watching over them all, the alpha of the pack. 
Have I lost my mind? I may have washed out on my doctoral dissertation, but I bounced back and got the job of a lifetime. With my uncanny linguistic skills, I’m just the girl to translate an ancient scroll, but before I can finish, five tempting thieves steal me away. Have I lost my soul? I have no reason or desire to trust them. While my mind spirals with dark visions, they keep pulling me back to the light. Luring me into their arms. Tempting me to stay with them as they push on to the next big score: taking down my ex-boss and her cult for good. And taking her jewels, for reasons. Will I lose my heart? The Siren Job is the first book in the Stolen Hearts Crew series and features seductive shifters, heist-flavored hijinks, a hint of the arcane, and steamy reverse-harem romance. If you like a little action with your action, this series is for you.


Isobella Crowley - 2018
    Brilliant humor, specially designed for the avid Anglophile.""So exciting. Can't wait to see what happens next!" **Set in Bicester (near Oxford) in England, UK, this urban fantasy has a touch of paranormal cozy mystery in it. It's also more of a thriller than one normally expects from this genre.Plus, it is also contains the occasional swear word.And British expressions.(But don't fret about the British, there is a glossary at the front to help you out!)**+++When Scarlett is (seemingly randomly) accused of murder, she has no choice but to take up sleuthing and find a way to clear herself of suspicion.Her only choice is to find the killer before she is arrested.Her efforts are further thwarted by having no recollection of the night in question, and to make matters worse, weird things keep happening around her.Meanwhile, the military police are closing in on her, and what she discovers in her own investigation is far more sinister than she could ever have imagined.Can Scarlett figure out what's going on before the charming, emotionally distant soldier Tim takes her into custody?Read it now, to find out...If you like your protagonists quirky and hilarious, your mysteries confounding, your vampires secretive, and weres dashing, you're going to love everything in the Very British Witch series!Get it now.

The Witch's Secret

Katherine Sparrow - 2015
    These days she's content to run her Wiccan supply shop in Pike Place Market and watch out for Seattle's supernatural residents. Then two men stumble through her door. The first is a werewolf. The second? He seems familiar, though she has no memory of him. Soon Morgan is dragged into a mystery that includes dragons, knights, and a mysterious witch hellbent on revenge. She will come face to face with truths and secrets about herself she has long forgotten. As if that weren't enough, the man who she has no memories of? He is completely charming, but seems incapable of telling her the truth about anything. Even worse, she just might be falling for him. Fans of the Dresden Files and the Twenty-sided Sorceress series should enjoy this book.