Ishtar Rising (Book 4 of Sinnis) by Natalie Gibson
Tara Kay, or Special K as she likes to be called, has come back to her family home after the violent theft of her magical ability and surrender of her position with her order, the Daughters of Women. Her return is not so celebrated as she expected and she finds that without her skills, her home town is not only unwelcoming but downright dangerous. Her fear awakens her Guardian from his 5000 year slumber but his is not the only new face in town and they must defeat an unfamiliar enemy who possesses a powerful weapon. To to this Kay and her Guardian must wake old allies, create new ones and trust in the growing but fresh bond between them. Will Special K rediscover her magic in time? Can the family land she loves protect her? Does the goddess rise to save her chosen?
Ishtar Anomaly (Book 3 of Sinnis) by Natalie Gibson
Camilla Lovejoy is barren because her natural healing ability cannot differentiate between a desired pregnancy and a unwanted parasite, but wants children desperately. Nanae is the Nephilim with healing talents that could enable Camilla to carry a child to term, but Nephilim cannot procreate. They turn to a friend and sometimes lover of the Daughters of Women, Israel. Izzy, as his friends call him, is happy to aid Camilla achieve her dream of motherhood. He loves Camilla but has always felt there was something missing in the traditional two person relationship. Now with Nanae in the mix he may have found the perfect solution. Can Nanae share his Sinnis with another man? Can Camilla handle her lovers loving each other? Will Israel survive the appetites of both? Will the hunger that Nanae battles constantly win and force him to destroy everything that he has come to love and need?
This is an extremely graphic novel with sexual situations for open minded adults, with not only m/f/m scenes but also m/m/f with a sprinkle of BDSM between two superhuman men and a pregnant petite.
Transit of Ishtar (Book 2 of Sinnis) by Natalie Gibson
Nathalia Lovejoy should be dead, she can remember committing suicide, but she wakes up in a ancient tomb. Her voice destroyed, she must rely on a new source for her magical ability, telepathy, in order to communicate with her savior. Nathalia has a real distaste for men. Lucky for her, Eiran Kafziel is not a man. He is a demigod, a halfbreed, unlike anything she has ever known. He found her in the moment of her death, repaired her body, gave her his holy blood, forever changing her into a Sinnis. She must come to terms with the fact that she is attracted to him, even loves him.
Along the way she discovers a whole world of mythical creatures living among humans. She battles her own hunger for violence and releases a demon from his 500 year prison. Can she become the weapon against that newly freed evil and save the world from his plans, or is she better suited to be his dark queen?
Judgement of Souls by Margarita Felices
If you have to find a sacred book in order to redeem your parents, find and kill Max, the person responsible for their punishment. The same man that broke your heart and turned your perfect world upside down and try to keep the mortal man you now love safe from this vindictive Vampire’s sword, then you should read Rachel’s story.
JUDGMENT OF SOULS is a Gothic horror in which a naïve pureblood Vampire is tossed into the mortal world. Rachel meets Daniel, a nightclub owner and his group of friends and after Daniel’s best friend is murdered by Max, becomes embroiled in the search for an ancient Vampire artefact. Rachel tries to fight off her feelings for Daniel, even siding with her Vampire friend Arun to think again about Daniel’s involvement, but he’s her love and she’s going to protect him, no matter what.
Ishtar Bound (Book 1 of Sinnis) by Natalie Gibson
Surrounded by magical enemies with an intimate knowledge of her abilities, a matchmaking witch of the highest rank must fulfill both her duty to her coven and her desire for a love of her own, even if the two goals collide.
Maeve Lovejoy has always been good at her job even though her service comes at such a high cost. Though her matchmaking abilities are stronger than ever, the most potent in any coven’s recorded history, her introduction to Aaron has confused matters. Believing she’s found a partner who can love her and allow her to continue practicing her arts, she shares her secrets with him. Is it a coincidence that soon after, that same information is used to locate and murder Maeve’s matches? When Aaron goes missing, is it because he is a member of a rival black magic sect or because he has fallen victim?
On Demon Wings by Karina Halle
But what happens when you no longer feel like yourself anymore? When fires spontaneously start-up around you, when you hear growling coming from underneath your bed, and you no longer recognize your face in the mirror. What happens then?
Ghost-hunter Perry Palomino doesn’t have much time to find out. Now, the evil she used to hunt is a lot closer to home. It’s inside of her, taking over her life bit-by-terrifying bit, and there’s only one person who can help her.
If part of her doesn’t kill him first
On Demon Wings is the 5th book in the Experiment in Terror Series.
Kickstarter by L Blankenship
People who know me would be surprised if they knew I’m writing a six-part gritty fantasy romance. I’m publishing the first part this year — Disciple, Part I: For Want of a Piglet.
They wouldn’t be surprised by the “fantasy” part — I love fantasy, and always have. And not surprised by the “gritty” part because I’m the sort who’s just as fascinated by the ugly, grimy side of life as the smooth, beautiful side. They wouldn’t even be surprised that it’s six parts, because I love big, meaty stories just as much as the next fantasy fan. Read the rest of this entry
XO by Sherrie Conin
XO is an ancient organization that prefers to stay hidden. Yet, when a young Nigerian seeking her captive sister draws upon unusual powers to forge a link with an unwilling Texan geophysicist, x0 reconsiders. As the sister becomes a strategic pawn in a bizarre conspiracy, the two women and x0 form an improbable team, cooperating to prevent a fringe fanatic from altering the course of a nation.
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Dear Daughter: please do not become a vampire.
I started to worry when my ten-year-old daughter asked me if she could start wearing black eye shadow. “I want to be a Goth girl,” she said. Apparently, her black nail polish was no longer making the statement she wanted it to, and she longed to be more extreme.
She came by her love of vampires and Goth chic honestly. Back in college, I stole my dad’s black London Fog trench coat and wore it over my black miniskirt and fishnet stockings. At that time, we called ourselves punks, not Goths, but the idea was the same. My college friends and I went around with pale face makeup and dog chains around our necks and listened to Joy Division and The Violent Femmes and complained that the world was a dark and dreary place. Which it is if you sleep all day.
So, thirty years later, when I looked at my ten-year-old daughter, I started to think of a book in which girls want to grow up whether they’re ready or not.
My novel Blood Sisters follows a teenage girl named Starla who runs away from home in order to pursue her dream of becoming a vampire. The problem is that reality gets in her way. Her vampire life is not nearly as exciting or glamorous as she’s pictured it. She sleeps in Dumpsters. She’s not welcome in her favorite coffee shops. She prowls the back alleys of Detroit like a shadow. Her family fears her, her friends abandon her, and the cute guy she falls in love with is a vampire hunter.
Now, I’m not saying there’s a moral lesson here. After all, I side with Lady Gaga when she sings, “Born This Way”, but at the same time, I think I owe it to all vampire-wannabees to let them know that the vampire lifestyle may not be as exciting or fun as they might think.
In the meantime, my daughter now proudly wears her black eye shadow.
Starla had always imagined that becoming a vampire would make her popular, glamorous and wealthy. But after she and her best friend, Jordan, become undead, Starla realizes one thing: a vampire’s life sucks.
Since there’s no turning back, she tries to make the best of her situation, but it isn’t easy. Especially not after her friend abandons her to serve the oldest, most powerful vampire in the city. Or when she gets on the bad side of a gang of vampires who’ve taken over the zoo. Or when she meets a really cute boy and ends up falling in love, only to find out that there’s a major problem…she’s a vampire, and he’s a vampire killer.
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About the Author
Michelle Scott received her MFA from Wayne State University. Her stories have appeared in such places as “Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show”, “All Possible Worlds”, and “Realms”. Her fantasy novel, The Dragons of Hazlett was nominated for a 2009 EPPIE Award. Michelle lives in southeast Michigan with her husband and three children. Her new novel, An Anthem for the Battle Lands has just been released from Mundania Press LLC.
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Dead Girl: A Romantic Zombie Tale of Revenge
Written by Stavros. Illustrated by Charles Hearn
Dead Girl tells the story of an average, young girl living in the city who is murdered. Nothing new, right? It happens every day, just another unfortunate statistic filling up the news. But Jamie’s death didn’t reach the media right away. Something else happened. Something surreal and unearthly. Something that you only read about in cheap dime novels, comic books, or watch on late night TV. After Jamie’s murder, she woke up dead.