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Trifles and Folly


Gail Z. Martin - 2016
    Cassidy can read the history of objects by touching them and along with her business partners Teag, who has Weaver magic and Sorren, a 600 year-old vampire, they get rid of cursed objects and keep Charleston and the world safe from supernatural threats. An extension of the Deadly Curiosities book series.

Emergence


Mysti Parker - 2019
    Five irresistible vampire men. Together, they'll sever the crown – or maybe the traitor's head that wears it.Wren has a dark obsession—to find her mother's murderers before they find her. Every new singing gig brings her closer to crossing their names from her list.When a detective shows up with a new lead, she jumps at the chance with fangs bared.But to get the info they need, they’ll have to bust someone out of jail.Sure. No problem. Ashe has just been framed for high crimes against the Southern Vampire Clan—but he’s not exactly innocent either.While waiting for his fate, a five-pointed star tattoo appears on his wrist, similar to the tattoo of a stunning platinum-haired vampire. The sudden attraction between them is undeniable. Better yet, she's just offered to free him. Sounds like a great deal. So what's the catch?Turns out, as their enemies close in, the catch could very well be their lives.EMERGENCE is a paranormal royal reverse harem romance in the SEVER THE CROWN series. Wren connects with another of her men in each book—and learns how their fates are all intricately intertwined. Each book ends in a cliffhanger.

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Trilogy


J.L. Bryan - 2017
    Ellie uses a combination of historical research, ghost-hunting technology, and stubborn toughness to protect her clients and remove dangerous entities from their homes. Included in this set: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (book 1) When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the crumbling old mansion they've purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an older and more powerful evil that dwells within the walls of the house, stalking the living. Ellie must unravel the secret history behind the haunting in order to remove the ghost. She is aided by her new assistant Stacey, a recent film school graduate with a gift for capturing images and video of ghosts, and Jacob, a reluctant young psychic. Together, they will try to evict the dangerous spirits of the dead, whose threats to the family grow more terrifying every night. Cold Shadows (book 2) Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a difficult new case. Her clients are a family haunted by multiple ghosts and a poltergeist that wrecks their home at night. Their seven-year-old son’s invisible friends may not be imaginary at all, but the restless spirits of dead children. To clear her clients’ house of the dangerous entities, Ellie must unravel the mysterious deaths of another family who lived in the old mansion more than a hundred and sixty years ago—and she must do it before the ghosts can carry out their malevolent designs on her clients and their children. The Crawling Darkness (book 3) Ellie Jordan investigates an apartment building where a twisted, dangerous entity emerges from closets and doorways to terrorize the residents at night. A powerful spirit, it feeds on fear and takes the shape of its victims' worst nightmares. Ellie and her mentor Calvin have tried to capture the same entity before, in a different house nearby, an attempt that ended in disaster. Now, with the help of her apprentice Stacey, Ellie must try again to capture the elusive shape-shifting ghost before it can claim another soul as its own.

Gargoyle Guardian Chronicles Omnibus


Rebecca Chastain - 2016
    Find out for yourself why readers can’t get enough of this highly original world and all three exciting, action-packed adventures. MAGIC of the GARGOYLES (Book 1) Mika Stillwater is a midlevel earth elemental with ambitions of becoming a quartz artisan, and her hard work is starting to get noticed. But when a panicked baby gargoyle bursts into her studio, insisting Mika is the only person she’ll trust with her desperate mission, Mika’s carefully constructed five-year plan is shattered. Swept into the gritty criminal underworld of Terra Haven, Mika jeopardizes everything she’s work so hard for as she attempts to save the baby gargoyle from the machinations of a monster—and to stay alive… CURSE of the GARGOYLES (Book 2) Mika Stillwater isn’t known for her skills with combat magic. As a gargoyle healer, she spends her days mending broken appendages and curing illnesses in the living-quartz bodies of Terra Haven’s gargoyles. But when a squad of the city’s elite Federal Pentagon Defense warriors requests her assistance in freeing a gargoyle ensnared in a vicious invention, Mika jumps into the fray. No one could have predicted that her involvement would ignite a chain reaction set to destroy the city, the world, and magic itself. SECRET of the GARGOYLES (Book 3) In her brief career as a gargoyle healer, Mika Stillwater has faced some daunting challenges, but none have stumped her—until now. A strange sickness infects a handful of gargoyles in Terra Haven, rendering them comatose and paralyzed. Worse, the cure she seeks is shrouded in the gargoyles’ mysterious culture and the secret they guard with their lives. Gaining the gargoyles’ trust is only the first step. To save the sick gargoyles, Mika must embark on a perilous mission into the heart of deadly wild magic to a place no human has ever survived... Scroll up and grab the complete spellbinding trilogy today! “Mika and her gargoyles remind me of how I felt reading Anne McCaffrey’s Harper Hall trilogy for the first time.” (One Book Two ★★★★★)

Silver Light


J.R. Rain - 2017
    Rain and Matthew S. Cox, the bestselling duo that brought you New Moon Rising and Convergence, comes Silver Light, the first in a brand-new fantasy series starring Alexis Silver, mermaid detective!For centuries, tales have told of merfolk haunting the seas, strange creatures teasing or helping sailors at their whim, occasionally having them for dinner.And not in a cordial sense.Alexis Silver was ahead of her time, a woman too smart to fit into society at the turn of the century. She gave up her dreams of higher education for love, marrying young, but her husband, and the life she wanted, perished in World War I soon after. Heartbroken and restless, she booked passage on a cruise along the West Coast in search of adventure, but adventure found her.The ship capsized, killing everyone on board, except for her. As she drifted far beneath the waves, inexplicably alive, the reason for her survival flashed by in a streak of silver: a merman.He had passed along the curse — or gift as Alexis sees it.A century later, she breaks up the monotony of immortality in the Pacific Northwest working as a private investigator. The long-dormant maternal instincts of her resident Dark Master kick in when a nice older couple hire her to find their missing son and his family. Her instincts tell her this isn't like her usual jilted-spouse cases.If she doesn't work fast, a little girl is going to die.

Flash Point


C.L. Schneider - 2017
    As payment for the shelter they unknowingly provide, Dahlia dedicates herself to protecting humans from what truly lives in the shadows. Moving from town to town, she hunts the creatures that threaten an unsuspecting human race; burying the truth that could destroy them all. But the shadows are shifting. The lies are adding up. And when Sentinel City is threatened by a series of bizarre brutal murders, light is shed on what should never be seen. The secrets that have kept humanity in the dark for centuries are in danger of being exposed. Wrestling with a lifetime of her own deceptions, Dahlia investigates the killings while simultaneously working to conceal their circumstances. But with each new murder, the little bit of peace she has found in this world begins to crumble. Each new clue leads her to the one place she thought to never go again. Home. Flash Point is the first book in The Nite Fire Series.

Echo Park


Elizabeth Basque - 2013
    When Julie, a new client, comes to her about a disturbing recurring dream, Pauline has a murder case on her hands. The souls of three ghosts are at stake: Mack is the household haunter who irritates Pauline with his habit of knocking over furniture, but she's secretly comforted by his friendship. Mack has an amusing request, and what he does in return for her reveals more of the secret life of spirits. Mack brings Carla to Pauline for help. She's a little girl with a tragic ending and an old soul. Carla touches Pauline's heart with her stunning idea of how to set things right. Michael is a vile young man with a dark past, and worst of all, the light has never come for him. And perhaps, it never will...

Graves Pact (Landon Graves Book 1)


Matthew C Stinson - 2015
    Though he keeps the supernatural aspects of his life secret, a murder case threatens to bring him out into the open. But that’s a minor concern compared to what will happen if he doesn’t catch the killer before the completion of a powerful ritual that will bring about the apocalypse. Landon must exploit the dark side of his nature and delve into the hidden world of the supernatural in order to stop it. Graves Pact is an action-packed urban fantasy with a wry sense of humor.

The Reapers


Ali Winters - 2015
    That is, until she meets Kain Evers, a Hunter and the only being on earth with the power to destroy her.When Reapers start to go missing, the Balance is thrown into turmoil, forcing Nivian and Kain to trust each other as they search for answers. Which is no easy task as they fight the feelings growing between them.As mortal enemies, they were never meant to work together, now they're forced to protect each other if they want any hope of righting the Balance before all is lost.Unfortunately, to succeed, one of them must die.

Eyes Ever to the Sky


Katie French - 2013
    Frightened and alone, with no memory of who he is, he stumbles upon a grisly murder scene and is fatally shot. He wakes, only to find he can heal himself. He has superpowers, and he’s going to need them.Desperate and bleeding, Hugh stumbles upon fifteen-year-old Cece, who’s got enough troubles of her own. Between caring for her bipolar mother and trying not to get evicted from her run-down trailer, Cece may be the only person struggling as much as Hugh. Drawn to Hugh, Cece finds a love she’s never known. But when the real killer—a man-hunting beast—chooses another victim, Hugh and Cece realize they must unlock the clues to their past if they have any chance at a future.

Affairs of the Dead


A.J. Locke - 2013
    But when breaking the rules gets her in trouble, she's bumped down to tracking ghosts trying to avoid the afterlife. Ghosts like Ethan Lance, who claims he was kicked out of his body when someone else jumped in. Which might be plausible--if such a thing were possible. And if Micah, Selene's partner, didn't pull her into an investigation of brutal murders that lead directly back to Ethan.But when the whole mess puts Selene's life in danger, she suddenly has very personal reasons to get Ethan's body back. Between her uncomfortable relationship with Micah, and problems with her boss, Selene learns just how much trouble it can be when you don't follow the rules...

The Magic Compass


Martha Carr - 2019
    Why is it always 4? Each one has an artifact that can keep the Earth humming along, but they need her to unite them first. Unless the forces against her get there first.A compass, a telescope and untapped magic are her only tools.Will she join forces with an army of gnomes? Can she get the hang of even a simple spell to defend herself? Magic exists. Too bad it might kill us all. Click read for free or buy now and join in the adventure in The Magic Compass!

The Dresden Files Collection 7-12


Jim Butcher - 2010
    Novels 7 through 12 of the Dresden Files series in a single omnibus ebook collection.* Dead Beat* Proven Guilty* White Night* Small Favor* Turn Coat* Changes

Ivy Granger Psychic Detective Box Set


E.J. Stevens - 2017
    Demons, ghosts, vampires, and necromancers--Ivy dodges the city's deadliest villains while solving its darkest cases. Will she save the day or die trying?FROSTBITE (Bonus Prequel: Ivy Granger #0.5)Everyone knows that there's no such thing as ghosts, but when a client claims that her house is being haunted, Ivy tries to keep her mind open and her weapons handy. If her psychic gifts and recent cases have taught her anything, it's that you're better off arming yourself for the unexpected.Anything is possible in Harborsmouth.SHADOW SIGHT (Ivy Granger #1)Ivy Granger's second sight is finally giving her life purpose. Ivy and her best friend Jinx may not be raking in the dough, but their psychic detective agency pays the bills--most of the time. Their only worry is the boredom of a slow day and the occasional crazy client--until a demon walks through their door.Demons are never a good sign.GHOST LIGHT (Ivy Granger #2)Ivy Granger is back, gathering clues in the darkest shadows of downtown Harborsmouth. With the lives of multiple clients on the line, she's in a race against time. Ivy finally has a lead to the whereabouts of the one person who can help her control her wisp abilities, but will she put the needs of her clients above her own?If Ivy doesn't find a solution soon, she could wind up a ghost herself.BURNING BRIGHT (Ivy Granger #3)Things are not going well at the offices of Private Eye. Jinx is having demon problems, the city is overrun with pyromaniacal imps, and Ivy's wisp powers are burning out of control, attracting the attention of both the Seelie and Unseelie courts. It's the worst possible time for the Green Lady to call in a favor, but Ivy's bound by her deal with the glaistig. Too bad there's no wiggle room in faerie bargains.Ivy must rid the city of imps, keep Jinx from murdering her one solid link to Hell, and fulfill her bargain with the Green Lady--with sidhe assassins hot on her tail.Just another day's work for Ivy Granger, psychic detective."I absolutely love this series!"-My Urban Fantasies"Highly recommended to adult urban fantasy fans."-Rabid Reads"The Ivy Granger series is fantastic!"-Book Bite ReviewsThe award-winning Ivy Granger Psychic Detective series is known for heart-pounding action, quirky characters, and supernatural horrors. Take a trip to Harborsmouth where you'll encounter bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, sarcastic gargoyles, temperamental witches, and our favorite snarky, kick-butt heroine.

Psychic Mysteries: Motive for Murder / Reason for Murder / Basis for Murder / Plot for Murder


Morgana Best - 2015
    Out of print.All four books in a fun, light-hearted paranormal suspense series.