Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson

By Patricia Briggs

A number of brief tales that includes Mercy Thompson, “one of the simplest heroines within the city fable style at the present time” (Fiction Vixen ebook Reviews), and the characters she calls friends…

Includes the hot stories…
“Roses in Winter”

…and reader favorites
“Fairy Gifts”
“Seeing Eye”
“Alpha and Omega”
“The big name of David”
“In crimson, with Pearls”

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Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville)

By Carrie Vaughn

Occasionally what occurs in Vegas does not remain in Vegas.

Kitty and Ben flee town That by no means Sleeps, pondering they have been entire with the hazards there, however the sadistic cult of lycanthropes and their vampire priestess have laid a curse on Kitty in revenge for her disrupting their rituals. beginning on the subsequent complete moon, possibility and destruction the shape of fireplace moves Kitty and the pack of werewolves she's sworn to guard.

She enlists assistance from a bunch of television paranormal investigators - certainly one of whom has actual psychic skills - to aid her unravel the curse that is been laid on her. Rick, the grasp vampire of Denver, believes a deeper plot lies in the back of the curse, and he and Kitty argue approximately even if to simply accept the aid of a qualified demon hunter - and vampire - named Roman, who arrives a bit too very easily within the nick of time.

not able to depend upon Rick, and unwilling to simply accept Roman's supply of aid for a cost, Kitty and her band of allies, together with Vegas magician Odysseus supply and Kitty's personal radio viewers, mount a seize for the supernatural being at the back of the curse, a damaging strength summoned by means of the vengeful cult, a supernatural being that none of them ever proposal to stand.

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Redemption Song (Daniel Faust) (Volume 2)

By Craig Schaefer

Daniel Faust, Las Vegas sorcerer and occupation legal, hasn't ever pulled the set off on an blameless guy. while the infernal Prince Sitri demanding situations him to just do that, although, he cannot stroll away. His lover, Caitlin, is Sitri's correct hand...and if Daniel refuses the task, he will by no means see her back. whereas Daniel works to solve Sitri's twisted video game, placing his ideas and his existence at the line, Caitlin has difficulties of her personal. A pack of renegade halfbloods are on the town, armed to tooth and aiming to visit warfare with hell itself. Their chief is a nasty reminiscence from Caitlin's prior, one she suggestion useless and buried centuries in the past, and he is obtained revenge on his brain. as though that won't undesirable sufficient, the fallout from Daniel's final task descends within the type of an FBI activity strength, aimed toward placing him and everybody he cares approximately in the back of bars. The feds have a magician in their personal, person who understands all of Daniel's soiled little secrets and techniques. Throw in a legendary highway map to hell and the ghost of a 15th-century serial killer, and the level is decided for a dangerous collision. Sitri's video games are by no means what they appear. every little thing is attached. If Daniel and Caitlin cannot remedy the puzzle in time, the implications will tear them aside endlessly.

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The Monster (Troubletwisters, Book 2)

By Garth Nix, Sean Williams

The second one installment within the amazing new middle-grade myth sequence from bestselling authors Garth Nix and Sean Williams.

Since relocating to the city of Portland, many extraordinary issues have occurred to Jaide and Jack defend. The twins have found their very own magical powers--and have visible how they could move horribly flawed. they've got met cats who speak and people who retain silent approximately deep, darkish secrets and techniques. and so they have started their struggle opposed to a dangerous strength identified basically because the Evil.

nonetheless, Jaide and Jack haven't begun to fulfill the strangest resident of Portland. It’s a creature that simply comes out at evening, a beast that defies human description. Jaide and Jack have by no means visible it . . . yet they're approximately to. And once they do, destruction and catastrophe won’t be too a long way away.

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Born of Hatred (The Hellequin Chronicles)

By Steve McHugh

There are a few things even a centuries-old sorcerer hesitates to challenge…

When Nathan Garret’s good friend seeks his support investigating a bloody serial killer, the trend of bad crimes results in a creature of natural malevolence, born of hatred and darkish magic. despite all his powers, Nate fears he will be overmatched. but if evil objectives these he cares approximately and he's faced via dire threats either previous and new, Nate needs to show a mystery from his lately remembered prior to remind his enemies why they need to worry him as soon as more.

Born of Hatred, set in glossy London with historic flashbacks to America’s outdated West, keeps the darkish city myth of Crimes opposed to Magic, the acclaimed first publication within the gritty and action-packed Hellequin Chronicles.

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A Local Habitation (October Daye)

By Seanan McGuire

New York Times-bestselling October Daye sequence • Hugo Award-winning writer Seanan McGuire • "Top of my urban-paranormal sequence list!" —Felicia Day

October "Toby" Daye is a changeling, the daughter of Amandine of the fae and a mortal guy. Like her mom, she is presented in blood magic, in a position to learn what has occurred to someone via a trifling flavor of blood. Toby is the single changeling who has earned knighthood, and he or she re-earns that place each day, venture assignments for her liege, Sylvester, the Duke of the Shadowed Hills.

Now Sylvester has requested her to visit the County of Tamed Lightning—otherwise often called Fremont, CA—to ensure that all is easily along with his niece, Countess January O'Leary, whom he has no longer been in a position to touch. it kind of feels like an easy sufficient assignment—but while facing the world of Faerie not anything is ever so simple as it kind of feels.

Toby quickly discovers that somebody has all started murdering humans with reference to January, whose area is a buffer among Sylvester's realm and a scheming rival duchy. If Toby cannot locate the killer quickly, she could develop into the following sufferer.

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Iron Kissed (Mercy Thompson, Book 3)

By Patricia Briggs

While her former boss and mentor is arrested for homicide and left to rot in the back of bars by means of his personal sort, it really is as much as shapeshifting automobile mechanic Mercy Thompson to transparent his identify, even if he desires her to or no longer. And she'll need to make a choice from the 2 werewolves in her life-whether she desires to or now not.

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Brown Girl in the Ring

By Nalo Hopkinson

The wealthy and privileged have fled town, barricaded it in the back of roadblocks, and left it to disintegrate. the interior urban has needed to rediscover outdated ways-farming, barter, herb lore. yet now the monied want a harvest of our bodies, they usually prey upon the helpless of the streets. With nowhere to show, a tender girl needs to open herself to old truths, everlasting powers, and the tragic secret surrounding her mom and grandmother.

She needs to discount with gods, and provides beginning to new legends.

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Thieves' Quarry (The Thieftaker Chronicles)

By D. B. Jackson

Ethan Kaille is not the likeliest hero. A former sailor with a stricken prior, Ethan is a thieftaker, utilizing conjuring abilities to seek down those that thieve from the nice voters of Boston. And whereas chasing down miscreants in 1768 makes his existence a deadly one, the simmering political tensions among loyalists like himself and rabble-rousing revolutionaries like Samuel Adams and others of his ilk are maybe even extra harmful to his wellbeing and fitness.
When 100 sailors of King George III's Royal army are mysteriously killed on a boat in Boston Harbor, Ethan is thrust into dire peril. For he―and now not Boston's most appropriate thieftaker, Sephira Pryce―is requested to discover the reality in the back of their deaths. urban Sheriff Edmund Greenleaf suspects conjuring was once utilized in the dastardly crime, or even Pryce understands that Ethan is best built to deal with concerns of what so much of Boston considers darkish arts. yet even Ethan is daunted by means of magic strong adequate to fell such a lot of in one stroke. whilst he starts off to enquire, he realizes that the mass assassin will cease at not anything to stay away from trap. And making his activity more challenging is the British fleet's profession of the town after the colonials' violent protests after the seizure of John Hancock's send. Kaille will desire all his personal magic, highway smarts, and a bit good fortune to maintain this Boston bloodbath from giving the hotheads of Colonial Boston an excuse for inciting a riot―or worse.
Thieves' Quarry is a gorgeous moment novel in D. B. Jackson's Thieftaker Chronicles.

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