Crescent Calling, Nicole R. Taylor

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Skye Williams is an ordinary woman, living an ordinary life. Or so she thought.

When she receives news of her estranged mother’s death, she must go to Ireland to claim her inheritance, but when she arrives in the tiny village of Derrydun, she isn’t prepared for what she finds nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Emerald Isle.

Lumped with a funeral, her mother’s crystal shop, a moody goth girl for an employee, and a crumbling cottage with horrible floral curtains, selling up and getting out sounds like a great plan, but everything and everyone seems determined to keep her from going home.

Skye doesn’t want any part of her mother’s life or the people of Derrydun until she sees the hot Irishman she’s been crushing on turn into a fox.

More absurdly, he tells her her dead mother was a witch who battled evil fairies, there’s magical trees growing in the centre of the village, there’s a parallel universe where the fair folk live, and she’s meant to be the last defense of the magical peoples of Ireland.

Turns out Skye Williams was never an ordinary woman. Not by a long shot.

She’s the last Crescent Witch and has a destiny to fulfill.
Whether she likes it or not.

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Paranormal Misdirection, Dima Zales

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With my seer powers finally under my control, I’m ready to plunge into the unknown to find my father.

He may have abandoned me.

But I’ll go to the ends of the Otherlands to save him from his torment.

Only problem?

With unexpected allies and even more surprising enemies…

…this rescue mission might be more than I bargained for.


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Reluctant Psychic, Dima Zales

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Life as a seer is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Especially when you’re unemployed, and your former boss blacklists you everywhere.

Or when a legendary Russian witch calls in a favor owed, demanding the unthinkable.

When danger threatens everyone around me…

…there’s only one man I can turn to — and he may not be what he seems.


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Forgotten, Maggie Shayne

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Ash is a slightly claustrophobic investigative reporter on the trail of a serial killer, who thinks his Ms. Right is Suzy Homemaker.

As part of his investigation, he’s pretending to have amnesia.

Joey is a Harley-riding psychic with a penchant for caves and a vested interest in catching the same killer.

As part of her investigation, she’s pretending to be Ash’s wife.

Neither can admit the truth, nor deny the passion that flares with every touch, and might just cost them their lives.


BLOGGER NOTE:
I got this a long time ago and finally read it, but I wrote this review before I realized that the author revised it and made it a second installment in the same series. I leave this post up and will only change it once I’ve gotten to the (re)published books.

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Reaper Witch: Wolves and Zombies, Chanda Stafford

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She spent years avoiding the dead. Now they’re coming after her.

Three years ago, Max Norton left home to open a tea leaves and tarot shop. It seemed like a good trade: escape the King of Hell and live a low-key life free from scrutiny and death threats. For a Scythe, a half-human paranormal entity who can open literal portals to Heaven and Hell, and who’s hounded by creatures both light and dark, it’s a dream come true. Until an annoyingly handsome ghost shows up and demands that Max help him solve his murder.

She wants nothing to do with it, but when zombies start attacking children and demons are sent to kill her, she knows this is one fight she can no longer avoid. Her ex-boyfriend, a charismatic wolf shifter, tells her about a dead zone in the forest where a necromancer is practicing black magic.

The only way to stop him is with the forbidden powers she ran away from; powers that will put a target on her back, because they mark her for a destined role in Hell she has no intention of fulfilling.

Saving the world from the zombie apocalypse may literally mean challenging the armies of Hell and facing the past she ran away from. With time running out, Max and Luke have to figure out who’s raising the dead and turning them into bloodthirsty monsters before they kill the few people left that she actually cares about. Hiding in the shadows, a mysterious enemy holds a secret that could change Max’s life forever…

Assuming she lives long enough to hear it.

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Winter, Audrey Grey

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Welcome to Evermore Academy where the magic is dark, the immortals are beautiful, and being human SUCKS.

After spending my entire life avoiding the creatures that murdered my parents, one stupid mistake binds me to them for four years.

My penance? Become a human shadow at the infamous Evermore Academy, finishing school for the Seelie and Unseelie Fae courts.

All I want is to keep a low profile, but day one, I make an enemy of the most powerful Fae in the academy.

The Winter Prince is arrogant, cruel, and apparently also my Fae keeper. Meaning I’m in for months of torture.

But it only gets worse. Something dark and terrible looms over the academy. Humans are dying, ancient vendettas are resurfacing, and the courts are more bloodthirsty than ever.

What can one mortal girl do in a world full of gorgeous monsters?

Fight back with everything I have — and try not to fall in love in the process.

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