Tag: #Magic

Crown of Thorns by Terri E. Laine

Innocent eyes shadowed in the darkness that enveloped us cast a hopeful gaze up at me. Only their light can’t pierce the blackness of my soul. Her dreams of being saved by me are foolhardy at best. At worst, I’ll damn her soul to an eternity of pain like the crown of thorns upon my head. But letting her go is not an option.

LEGENDS AND LOVERS is a collection of dark legends and star-crossed love stories from twenty bestselling authors. Woven with mystery and magic, love and lore, romance and suspense, this multi-author collaboration promises to make your heart pound and keep you reading late into the night. Discover all the books in the series at legendsandlovers.com.

 

Pair of Fools by Lillian Lark

A trapped harpy, a demon collecting secrets, and an adventure that weaves them tighter than the bond they share.

The Harpy
Trouble follows me like a shadow, but I’ve flown too close to the sun this time.
A few thoughtless words while drowning in guilt, and I’m trapped in a deal I didn’t ask for with my rival. I’m weakened every second we spend apart.

I’ve been tricked.
He’s ruined my life, but now he needs my help. It’s the opportunity I’ve been waiting for.
This demon is soul-deep and I’m ready to carve him out.
But his isn’t the worst debt hanging over my head.

The Demon
My past haunts me, but a certain fiery harpy chases away the shadows.
I’ve wronged a woman I deeply admire, but I can’t save the people being sold to the highest bidder without her.
I am a parasite.
To survive, I must bond to someone strong, and this bond is like no other I’ve experienced.
I want to make this right. I want to devour her secrets.

Keeping Sophia Shirazi was never an option, but now that I’ve had a taste, how can I ever let her go?

**Pair of Fools is Mace’s and Sophia’s story. This is a MF romance that takes place after Three of Hearts with crossover characters from Stalked by the Kraken, but can be read as a standalone story.

Content Warning: This book contains mentions of suicide and past sibling death and depictions of the trafficking of sentient beings, violence, and gore.

 

Dark Tarot by Christine Feehan

Sandu Berdardi continues to exist only to protect his people. An ancient Carpathian, his entire long life has been dedicated to honor above all else. He knows his time has passed, especially since he has not been able to find his lifemate — the anchor to keep him sane in a world he no longer understands. But just as he truly starts to give up hope, a voice reaches out to him in the night and his world explodes into color.

Adalasia enters Sandu's mind seamlessly, as if she has been a part of him forever. While she can see the shape of things to come in her deck of cards, her gift is both a blessing and a curse. The true course of Sandu's quest remains unclear, with danger waiting at every turn. She cannot see everything the future holds, but she does know it is a journey they will take together.

 

Marked by Magic by Christa Wick

“I want to know what it’s like to be your mate.”

From her lips, like an arrow to his chest.

Michelle, the wolf clans’ newest discovered latent, is the mate Tanner can’t claim, but would give his life to protect. A lone wolf for far too many years, he’s simply too hardened, too old for her.

Too bad she’s even more stubborn than he is.

The woman’s got a mile-wide protective streak for the cubs being attacked by the Hunters, meaning he can’t let her out of his sight. Not with the war between shifters and Hunters at its deadliest.

With each passing day, Esme, the wolves’ most powerful witch, is dying before their eyes. And the search for answers leads to one vital secret the Hunters have known all along.

If Esme dies, the wolf packs will die with her.

Shifters or Hunters—in this final book of the Hunted Mates series, only one side will survive…

The HUNTED MATES Series
1) Mated by Fate (Two fated couples…)
2) Masked by Danger (One lost mate…)
3) Marked by Magic (Zero room for failure…)

 

Stalked by the Kraken by Lillian Lark

A matchmaking witch, an ancient sea creature, and the sex contract they make.
Welcome to the Love Bathhouse where desire and acceptance are in the water.

The Witch
Celibacy is a bad look for a matchmaker.

Especially a matchmaker who works at the kind of paranormal bathhouse that would have grandmothers clutching their pearls.
A worse look is a matchmaker experiencing a crisis of confidence.
I am that matchmaker.

We need raw magic, desperately.

And now a mysterious man walks into my office, offering me the exact solution I need.
The problem is that he wants to be matched… with me.
Matching doesn’t work for me; I found that out the hard way.

The Kraken
I saw her and the creature inside me wanted.

She doesn’t want a relationship. She says that the most we can have are the three nights she promised me, but the dark part of myself isn’t going to let the woman who snared its attention go.

I found her. I hunted her. She’s mine.
**Stalked by the Kraken is a monster romance that features tentacles. This book is a standalone and takes place in the same world as, and prior to the events of, Three of Hearts with some character crossover.

Content Warning: Book includes breeding behavior and mentions infertility.