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What would summer be without a ton of must-read books loaded onto your reading device of choice to enjoy on a lazy June afternoon? Our fair is filled with 99 cents bargains on sale for a limited time in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, thrillers, fantasy, science fiction, women’s fiction, romantic suspense, and more.

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Live Free or Dragons

Twenty-five Tales of the Fantastic from the Granite State.

Edited by Elaine Isaak. Volume 6 of Plaidswede’s New Hampshire Pulp Fiction Series.

Who knows what evil lurks in those granite quarries? Who knows what truths live in the legends and lore of New Hampshire. We do.
Purchase here:  https://www.nhbooksellers.com/product-page/live-free-or-dragons?fbclid=IwAR21QbDPJOusEPenCi8XSqsHMC7CAtM9S2e9iQrWS4KqYIBjENnUSufA0MY

Excerpt and Giveaway: GALLOWGLASS

Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him.

After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in research for her doctoral thesis, all the while studiously not thinking about the man who broke her heart, while Chris—who’d been a best-selling author before his ex-fiancée sued him for plagiarism—drinks his way across the British Isles.

In Scotland, they visit the grave of Robert Kirk, a seventeenth- century minister who was kidnapped by fairies. No one is more shocked than Karina when a handsome man with a Scottish brogue appears, claiming to be the Robert Kirk of legend. What’s more, he says he spent the last few hundred years as the Gallowglass, the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin. When they’re attacked by demons, Karina understands how dearly the queen wants him back.

As Karina and Robert grow closer, Chris’s attempts to drown his sorrows lead him to a pub, and a woman called Sorcha. Chris is instantly smitten with her, so much so he spends days with Sorcha and lies to his sister about his whereabouts. When Chris comes home covered in fey kisses, Karina realizes that the Seelie Queen isn’t just after Robert.

Can Karina outsmart the Seelie Queen, or is Robert doomed to forever be the Gallowglass?

 

 

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About the Book

Gallowglass
by Jennifer Allis Provost

Series
Gallowglass Book One

Genre
Adult
Urban Fantasy
Paranormal Romance

Publisher
Bellatrix Publishing

Publication Date
June 6, 2017

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Excerpt

Robert grabbed my arm. “’Tis one o’ the fuath,” he growled.

“The who-ah?” I asked.

Foo ah,” Robert repeated, stretching out the syllables. “They are water demons that act as Nicnevin’s assassins. Like as no’, she has sent this one to collect me.”

“I thought you were her assassin.”

He ignored my comment, and said, “We must leave, lass. Fetch your brother.”

“Leave the tour?” I asked. “Can’t we just walk around to the other side of the ruin?”

“No. We must leave this place altogether.”

“We’re on an island,” I reminded him. “We have to wait for the ferry.”

“We canna,” he hissed. “’Tis no safe.”

“Um, okay.” I scanned the tour group; it was comprised of a rather harried looking guide, a gaggle of senior citizens armed with cameras and fanny packs, and my brother, the only individual under sixty. None of them looked to be likely candidates for a fairy assassin. “Where exactly is this fuath?”

“At the rear o’ that gathering.” Robert jerked his chin toward a white haired woman leaning on a cane who looked so frail, I worried the breeze would topple her.

“Are you sure?” I pressed.

“’Tis one o’ them, o’ that ye can be certain,” he insisted, his grip on my arm tightening. “The beast is wearing a glamour.”

I stared at Robert, the man I’d known for less than twenty four hours, who had claimed that I’d liberated him from centuries imprisoned within the Seelie Court. The man I had believed, until he started avoiding my questions. “You haven’t answered me. I thought you were her assassin?”

“I was but the deadliest of many,” he replied, then he spied Chris. “Come, we’ll collect Christopher and commandeer a vessel.”

“What? No!” I shook my arm free, and glared at him. “That little old lady can’t hurt anyone, and we are not stealing a boat!”

“The boat? Ye are concerned about a wee boat when a killer’s naught but twenty paces from ye?”

“This is insane,” I muttered. “Just insane.” I turned my back to him, rubbing my temples. Chris had been right; Robert was nothing but a gigolo, one who was now playing his part a bit too intensely, and I was his willing mark. I’d crossed half the world to get away from one man that had used me, only to run smack into another.

The tour group had noticed Robert’s and my argument, and a few of the old ladies were whispering about us. I smiled and waved, trying to impress upon them that everything was fine. The ladies lost interest in us, except the one Robert had labeled as an assassin. She was standing stock still, leaning on her cane and peering at me.

“Why isn’t she moving on?” I wondered. I glanced over my shoulder; Robert had stalked off toward the trees again, muttering to himself. “Robert, could you come here, please?” I called. “I think someone needs help.” All I could think of was that something of a medical nature was happening with the woman, maybe a stroke or a heart attack, and Robert—or whatever his name was—was a big guy, and could carry her if necessary. As soon as I called his name he returned to my side.

“Who is needin’ help, then?” Robert demanded. He looked past me, the blood draining from his face.

“Gallowglass,” a voice hissed. I tore my gaze from Robert and back to the old woman, who wasn’t looking so feeble any longer. Her eyes glowed red, and her mouth was packed with long, needlelike teeth, way too many teeth to be in such a small opening. I stood, mesmerized, as she kept opening her mouth, wider and wider until her jaw unhinged, her teeth growing longer and sharper with each passing second.

“Behind me,” Robert shouted as the woman sprang at us. She crossed the twenty or more paces in a single leap, landing like a cat on Robert’s chest. Then she screamed, a horrible, shrill noise that physically hurt my ears, and reared back to bite Robert’s neck.

I shrieked, certain this monster was about to take Robert’s head off, when he pitched himself forward, throwing his full weight on top of the much smaller creature and knocking them both to the ground. While the monster was still dazed, Robert leapt to his feet. He extended his arm to the side, and the claymore he’d carried the day before materialized out of thin air. Robert grasped the sword with both hands, and with a single swing he decapitated the creature.

I was shaking like a leaf, staring from the body to Robert. There was blood everywhere, black stinking blood marring the lush grass, some of the foul liquid having sprayed onto Robert’s chest. I hated gore, even the fake gore in horror movies and in cheesy Halloween displays. I swayed, certain that I was going to faint, when Robert caught me.

“’Tis all right,” he murmured, his arm about my waist. “It canna hurt ye now.” I pressed myself against Robert’s side, hiding under his arm and trying not to touch the bloody parts of his shirt. All of my doubts about Robert had ceased just as surely as that creature’s life had ceased. I would never doubt him again.

“What the holy hell was that?” Chris demanded.

I looked up and saw my brother jogging towards us. Behind him, the tour group was screaming and pointing at the man with the gigantic, bloody sword, and at the body at his feet. “Robert had to,” I whispered.

“Had to?” Chris repeated. “He had to kill a little old lady?

“Not a lady,” I said, shaking my head.

“Old man, whatever—”

“Chris!” I pointed at the creature’s head. “Look at the mouth.” He did, squatting down to get a better view. I stayed where I was; I already knew more than I wanted to know about that thing.

“Crap,” Chris murmured. Being that Chris considered such language beneath a man of his stature, I inferred that he understood the gravity of our situation. He reached toward its teeth, and I looked away. Did he have to touch it? He couldn’t tell just by looking at it that it was wrong? As I tried not to lose my breakfast I noticed an official-looking man striding toward us.

“About stealing that boat,” I began, then I turned to my brother. “Chris, we are going to steal a boat.”

Chris nodded. “Good plan.”

Robert grabbed my elbow, and we raced toward the dock.

 

 

Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the blog tour for GALLOWGLASS by Jennifer Allis Provost, we’re giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to internationally. One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Jennifer Allis Provost.  Giveaway ends 5/20/2019 @ 11:59pm EST.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

 

 

About Jennifer Allis Provost (that’s me)

JENNIFER ALLIS PROVOST writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. When she’s not writing about things that go bump in the night (and sometimes during the day) she’s working on her MFA in Creative Nonfiction.

Live Free or Dragons is LIVE! Also, 99 Cent SFF Books

Hello all! The big news is that my story, Fire and Glass, is available along with twenty four other great stories.

Live Free or Dragons

Twenty-five Tales of the Fantastic from the Granite State.

Edited by Elaine Isaak. Volume 6 of Plaidswede’s New Hampshire Pulp Fiction Series.

Who knows what evil lurks in those granite quarries? Who knows what truths live in the legends and lore of New Hampshire. We do.
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A Sale, A Pre-Order, And A Bunch Of Other Awesome Books

Walker (Gallowglass #2) is on sale for 99 pennies!

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When Karina and Robert relocated from Scotland to New York, they expected things to settle down. New York is known for many things, but a hotbed of supernatural occurrences isn’t one of them. Karina returned to her life as a graduate student, and agreed to teach a class over winter break. That was when things got weird: first she and Robert encountered an angry centaur, then a fairy enrolled in her class, and Karina learned that her mentor just might be a deity. When the Seelie King started making unannounced visits to Karina’s apartment in the middle of the night and warning her and Robert to be careful, she knew things were serious.

All of these events led to a single question: Who doesn’t want the gallowglass on American soil?

Meanwhile, Chris has problems of his own. The university grudgingly restored his teaching position, his agent and publisher are hounding him for a sequel to his worldwide bestseller… and he wonders if he can teach again. Write again. Hell, he can barely even speak to a woman after what happened between him and the Seelie Queen. Then a woman—a fairy woman—comes into Chris’s life, and damn it all if he doesn’t want her to stay there.

The god plays their hand, and the Seelie King calls Robert to his side. Alone and more frightened than she’s ever been, Karina tries to solve the mystery of who is hunting the gallowglass. Will Karina find the answer in time, or will Robert be lost forever?

Buy Links

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2AsmiT5

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Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/walker-12

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The Final Summons is available for pre-order! Learn more (and grab a copy) here: http://thefinalsummons.com/

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Books for just 99c on Kindle from 22 – 28 October

Note: Make sure to check the price before you buy.
Books may not be discounted in all regions.

Go to Action & Adventure | Go to Space Opera | Go to Hard SF | Go to Military SF
Go to Dystopian & Post-Apocalyptic | Go to Cyberpunk & Steampunk | Go to SF Romance

Go to Epic Fantasy and Sword & Sorcery | Go to Urban Fantasy | Go to Horror
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WALKER(Gallowglass #2) First Time On Sale! And All About Bing Comic Con #amwriting #amreading #Gallowglass #BellatrixPress

That’s right, WALKER is on sale for just 99 pennies across all platforms. Get your copy before the price goes back up!

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Who is hunting the gallowglass?

When Karina and Robert relocated from Scotland to New York, they expected things to settle down. New York is known for many things, but a hotbed of supernatural occurrences isn’t one of them. Karina returned to her life as a graduate student, and agreed to teach a class over winter break. That was when things got weird: first she and Robert encountered an angry centaur, then a fairy enrolled in her class, and Karina learned that her mentor just might be a deity. When the Seelie King started making unannounced visits to Karina’s apartment in the middle of the night and warning her and Robert to be careful, she knew things were serious.

All of these events led to a single question: Who doesn’t want the gallowglass on American soil?

Meanwhile, Chris has problems of his own. The university grudgingly restored his teaching position, his agent and publisher are hounding him for a sequel to his worldwide bestseller… and he wonders if he can teach again. Write again. Hell, he can barely even speak to a woman after what happened between him and the Seelie Queen. Then a woman—a fairy woman—comes into Chris’s life, and damn it all if he doesn’t want her to stay there.

The god plays their hand, and the Seelie King calls Robert to his side. Alone and more frightened than she’s ever been, Karina tries to solve the mystery of who is hunting the gallowglass. Will Karina find the answer in time, or will Robert be lost forever?

Buy Links

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2AsmiT5

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/walker-jennifer-allis-provost/1127329683?ean=2940154604854

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/walker-12

If you’re in Western Mass, come see me at Bing Comic Con on October 27! Learn more about this awesome event here: http://www.bingcomiccon.org/

 

September is All About GALLOWGLASS! Let’s Celebrate With An Ebook Sale #amwriting #amreading #Gallowglass #BellatrixPress

September is Gallowglass month at Bellatrix press! *throws confetti* That means you can get it for 99 cents from now until midnight September 30.

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To kick off our month-long celebration, here’s a character profile on our main character, Karina.

Name: Karina Siobhan Stewart

Age: 25

Occupation: Graduate student at Carson University, studying toward her Ph.D. in Geology

Birthplace: New Jersey

Current home: Queens, New York

Relations: Christopher Stewart (brother), parents are deceased.

Karina has loved earth sciences for as long as she can remember. When she was a child she devoured books about dinosaurs, and spent most of her time outdoors collecting rocks, and eventually moved on to more formalized training. None of that prepared her for what would happen in Scotland.

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Karina didn’t set out to free the Seelie Queen’s gallowglass. Now she’ll do anything to keep him.

After Karina and her brother, Chris’s, lives fall apart in separate yet equally spectacular ways, they leave New York behind and head to the UK. Karina buries herself in research for her doctoral thesis, all the while studiously not thinking about the man who broke her heart, while Chris—who’d been a best-selling author before his ex-fiancée sued him for plagiarism—drinks his way across the British Isles.

In Scotland, they visit the grave of Robert Kirk, a seventeenth- century minister who was kidnapped by fairies. No one is more shocked than Karina when a handsome man with a Scottish brogue appears, claiming to be the Robert Kirk of legend. What’s more, he says he spent the last few hundred years as the Gallowglass, the Seelie Queen’s personal assassin. When they’re attacked by demons, Karina understands how dearly the queen wants him back.

As Karina and Robert grow closer, Chris’s attempts to drown his sorrows lead him to a pub, and a woman called Sorcha. Chris is instantly smitten with her, so much so he spends days with Sorcha and lies to his sister about his whereabouts. When Chris comes home covered in fey kisses, Karina realizes that the Seelie Queen isn’t just after Robert.

Can Karina outsmart the Seelie Queen, or is Robert doomed to forever be the Gallowglass?

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Rose Booker remembers how she died.

Both times.

Nearly a year after being shot and left for dead, Sergeant Rose Booker returns to active duty with the Worcester Police Department, hoping to put the past behind her — except she’s not sure it’s her past that’s haunting her.

When hard-drinking hellraiser Julie d’Aubigny enters Rose’s life, she promises to reveal the truth behind Rose’s nightmares — or are they memories? — of her death at the end of a hangman’s noose.

But first Rose must stop the mysterious madman waging a bloody campaign of vengeance that threatens to turn the city’s streets red. All she has to do is uncover his identity — and his own dark secret.

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First Time On Sale – COPPER VEINS for $1.99 #WriterWednesday #urbanfantasy #summerreads #amwriting

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This is the first time the publisher has discounted this title, and for all I know it may be the last. Pick up the latest title in Sara and Micah’s adventures before the price goes back up!

Sara’s pretty sure her life is perfect.
 
Not only are she and Micah finally married, her father, who’d been missing since the Magic Wars, has been found. Actually, he just strode up to the manor’s front door, but whatever. Sara knows better than to look a gift horse in the mouth.
 
But Baudoin Corbeau isn’t content to return to family life. He’s decided that he will be the force of change in the Mundane world, and lead the Elemental resistance to victory with his children at his side. What’s worse, Baudoin doesn’t approve of Sara’s marriage, and makes every attempt to separate her from Micah.
 
After a visit to the Mundane realm leaves Sara, Max and Sadie imprisoned by the Peacekeepers, Sara’s doubts creep to the surface. Is her father right? Does she belong in the Mundane realm, not the Otherworld? Is Micah really the right man–make that elf–for her?
 
Was marrying him a mistake?

 

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2017-1523 Jennifer Allis Provost b03Homecoming (Gallowglass #3) is available now!

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New Adult Scavenger Hunt 2018 – I’m Team Purple! #IARTG #NASH

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Welcome to New Adult Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 96 hours!

Go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of Team Purple–but there is also a Team Red for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

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If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the New Adult Scavenger Hunt page.

***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my lucky book number. Collect the lucky book numbers of all the authors on Team Purple and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, July 1st at 12 p.m. U.S. EST. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

LET THE HUNT BEGIN!

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***Meet S.F. Benson, author of The Sweetest Bite***
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A native of Detroit, Michigan and a graduate of Western Michigan University, SF has fed her creative brain through a variety of jobs from customer service to working with animals. Although the work title has changed, one thing remained true—her desire to be a writer. As a kid she could often be found writing stories or with a book in her hand. It didn’t matter where the location, SF could be found reading (even at the beach).

Her debut novel, Regress—a dystopian set in her home state—developed from a dream. When she’s not concocting tales in her sleep, SF has been known to come up with entire dialogues in the shower.

SF prefers writing stories which answer the “what if” question in life. Her protagonists are strong and diverse set in post-apocalyptic or paranormal worlds

For more information, please visit her site at https://authorsfbenson.com.

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—An Unedited Excerpt From The Sweetest Bite

Kragen’s son brought me back to his place. I really had no desire to spend the night in some strange guy’s place. I fought hard, but he insisted it was in my best interest especially after seeing my apartment.

I loved the large airy rooms and huge windows of my third-floor home. It always received plenty of sunlight.

“You’ve got to be kidding me, cher?” He walked out of the bedroom. “This is a nice place.”

“Thank you.” I was proud of it. I hadn’t worked a pole six nights a week to live in a dump or a coffin.

“For humans,” he said. “This will never work for ya. Too much light.”

“I managed just fine this morning.” I rubbed my arm and remembered sleeping in my closet.

“Okay, let’s say we make it work. I must put up room darkening blinds and curtains to all the windows. Darkening screens and boards will need to go over any window not easily covered. Let’s not forget the skylights. Can’t have those leaking in any light. Then, we need to get you some subtle lighting throughout. Regular lighting is terrible on your eyes.”

I put up my hand. “All right, I get it. We’ll find me someplace else.”

“For tonight, that place is with me.”

Golden Boy lived in a ground floor studio apartment with very few windows. It felt more like a cave or a shoe box not a place to call home. I didn’t even want it to be a temporary abode.

“I’m not sleeping in a box. Ya can’t make me.” I folded my jittery arms and sat on the black leather sofa. The twitching was getting worse. A sure sign the bloodlust was taking hold, and I didn’t know how to fight it.

“I don’t sleep in a box. You’re sitting on my bed.”

“Oh.”

Golden Boy was checking me out. Hard. I closed my eyes, and I heard a familiar voice in my head.

She’s exquisite, he thought. My father entrusted me with a job and I can’t fail. But, this girl is such a distraction. She has this raw earthiness about her which is turning me on. I long to caress her fawn colored skin, run my fingers through that dark hair streaked with blonde. But, she needs to eat and soon. Dark circles already making an appearance.

I shuddered. I guessed hearing a person’s thoughts was another vampire thing. It was creepy, but it was kind of nice to know I interested Golden Boy. He wasn’t half bad himself.

Golden Boy pushed away from the granite kitchen counter and opened the fridge. He pulled out a bottle of wine. He uncorked it and the most delightful ambrosia—hints of orange, peaches, and coconut—hit my nose. My mouth watered as he poured a goblet. I snatched it and eagerly drank the crimson nectar.

He pulled the glass away from me. “Ya need to sip it, cher. It’s all about learning control. Without it, ya become a prisoner to the lust.”

I was already cursed. I didn’t care to be held captive by cravings, too. My hand shook as I slowly savored the liquid.

He pushed the hair off my face, and I got a good look at the man. Tousled dirty blond hair, scruffy face, and grayish eyes. He had the rugged appeal of a sexy cowboy. Maybe keeping time with him wasn’t such a bad thing.

She’s so beautiful. I could see why the rogue vamp chose her. Man, his thoughts were invading my mind again. I wanted to click the off switch. If he hadn’t been on a feeding frenzy, would he have kept her for himself? I wouldn’t have let her slip away from me.

My tremors faded away. I was feeling more like myself.

So much better. The color was back in her face. I’d have to make sure she never went hungry. She was too beautiful to be weighed down by the shadows of death.

I passed him the goblet. “Thank you…”

“Clint.”

“Yeah, Clint. How do I turn off your voice in my head?”

He looked dazed. “You can hear my thoughts?”

I smiled and noticed my fangs had receded. “Every single last one.”

“Intense concentration sometimes will do it. Or, maybe you’re just one powerful vamp.”

“So, you’re listening in to my thoughts?”

“No.” I wish I could hear your thoughts.

I was glad he couldn’t hear my thoughts, but what made me so special? I pointed at the goblet. “Is this what you do?”

“Pretty much,” he sat beside me.

“Don’t you enjoy the hunt? The pleasure in biting succulent flesh?” I licked my lips. Why the hell did I enjoy it?

“Drinking is easier. More civilized.”

“News flash Clint, you’re not human.”

“Sorry to disappoint ya, but I am human.”

My mouth fell open. How was that even possible?

“I’m only half human.”

“I don’t get it,” I said.

“I’m a dhampir, the offspring of my father mating with a human.”

“Which means?”

“It means I get the advantages, so to speak, of being a vampire without the drawbacks. I can go out in the sun without burning up, for example.”

I sighed remembering my incident with daylight. “I kind of found out about that this morning. Sort of sucks.”

“Well, ya have two things I don’t have.”

“What’s that?”

“The ability to hear thoughts and immortality,” he sounded disheartened.

“Tell me more about this bloodlust.” I didn’t want to keep dealing with it. I needed to know what I was up against.

“Usually a vamp who intends to turn someone, won’t drain their victim. Afterwards, the newly turned is gradually introduced to feeding. You were drained. Plus, there was no one to control your first feeds. So, ya went on a feeding frenzy. Bloodlust. You’re kind of unusual. He drained ya, and you lived. Ya should be dead not undead.”

Undead. I didn’t like the sound of it, but it was my new reality. I was nothing more than a soulless being preying on the living. My eyes stung, yet I wouldn’t shed a tear in front of this man.

“Your dad mentioned the BlackGuard and the Council. What was that about?”

“Think of the Council as our form of government. They’re in charge of all supernatural beings. The BlackGuard is the Unwelcome Committee for rogue beings in town. Ya don’t want the BlackGuard on your back.”

“Why not?”

“They have a tendency to show up whenever a rogue gets out of hand. They hunt it down and make them disappear. Permanently.”

I hugged myself. “So, which one am I in trouble with?”

“Neither. Yet. The Council will sit back and watch. Make sure we clean up this mess. The BlackGuard leaves a calling card.”

“Calling card?”

“A white business card with their emblem on one side and the words ‘we’re watching’ on the other side. Kragen would have been more upset if he’d gotten one of those.”

“Why do you call him by his first name?”

Clint returned to the ‘wine’ bottle and poured himself a glass. He took a healthy swig before speaking. “We’ve got a bad history. It’s all you need to know.”

I shrugged. We all had our secrets.

“Tabitha, sun’s coming up soon. Ya should get some sleep.”

I looked around the room. “Where?”

“Ya can have the sofa. I kind of hang out during the day. I sleep when I need it.”

“You sure?”

“Don’t worry about it. Besides, tomorrow you’ve a lot to learn. Might as well rest while ya can.”

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Who wields the power behind the Wild Court?

After months of dealing with gods and monsters in New York, Karina and Robert return to their cottage in Scotland. Chris makes the move as well to start fresh with his girlfriend, Anya—but when they arrive Anya isn’t there. He tracks her down at the pub where her mother, Beira, works, and finds out that Beria’s been holding a grudge against his family for the past few hundred years. Since Beira’s the Cailleach Bheur— the Celtic Queen of Winter—her grudges are a rather big deal.

While Chris deals with Beira, Karina and Robert learn that when Robert was freed from the Minster’s Pine Karina inadvertently left a portal to Elphame open. Now Doon Hill is covered in fairies who are organizing themselves into a new court free of Seelie rule, akin to the Wild Fae of old. What’s worse, Karina’s long-lost uncle appears to be organizing this new court.

Karina closes the door to Elphame, but that only angers the unseen powers behind the fledgling Wild Court, forcing her and Robert to forge alliances with those who’d been their enemies not so long ago. Who can Karina and her gallowglass trust, and who is only out to deceive them?