Spin the Dawn, Elizabeth Lim

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Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well.

When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place.

She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job.

Backstabbing and lies run rampant as the tailors compete in challenges to prove their artistry and skill. Maia’s task is further complicated when she draws the attention of the court magician, Edan, whose piercing eyes seem to see straight through her disguise.

And nothing could have prepared her for the final challenge: to sew three magic gowns for the emperor’s reluctant bride-to-be, from the laughter of the sun, the tears of the moon, and the blood of stars. With this impossible task before her, she embarks on a journey to the far reaches of the kingdom, seeking the sun, the moon, and the stars, and finding more than she ever could have imagined.

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Demons at Deadnight, A&E Kirk

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For seventeen-year-old Aurora Lahey, survival is a lifestyle.

DEMONIC DESTINY
Aurora has the crappiest superpower on the planet. And it’s just unleashed a hit squad from hell. Demons are on the hunt, salivating to carve her carcass into confetti.

CHARISMATIC KILLERS
The Hex Boys- mysterious, hunky, and notorious for their trails of destruction -have the answers Aurora needs to survive. But their overload of deadly secrets and suspicious motives makes trusting them a potentially fatal move.

LETHAL ALLIES
The battle to save her family, herself, and stop demonic domination may cost Aurora everything worth living for, and force her to reveal her own dark secrets. But no worries. She needs the Hex Boys to pull this off, and, chances are, teaming up with these guys will get her killed anyway.

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Immortal Fire, Annette Marie

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Once, Emi believed the heavenly gods were righteous and wise, while the earthly yokai spirits were bloodthirsty and evil. But with a traitorous deity poised to destroy her world, and the yokai standing as humanity’s only defense, the lies of her upbringing have toppled to reveal a far more terrifying reality.

Despite the looming threat, Emi can’t escape her greatest distraction: Shiro, the fox yokai who has so deftly claimed her heart for his own. Soon– too soon –she will have to break the curse that bind his magic and memories. And once the ancient power inside him awakens, the yokai she loves will be changed forever.

As the earthly gods gather to wage war against the heavens, Emi and Shiro must gamble everything to turn the tide against their immortal, all-powerful foes.

Together, they will find a way to save her world — even if it means losing each other.

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Dark Tempest, Annette Marie

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Emi has dedicated her life to becoming the perfect vessel for the goddess Amaterasu, but the insidious betrayal of another deity has changed everything.

Now Amaterasu has charged Emi with an urgent mission: to find and free the earthly gods before mankind is brought to its knees beneath divine tyranny.

At her side is Shiro, the mysterious fox spirit.

When she first saved his life, she could never have imagined that behind his cunning and confidence, he was lost — his power bound by a devastating curse and his memories obscured. His veiled history is somehow tied to the missing gods, but he can’t remember how or why.

As their search leads them into the murky depths of the spirit realm, the shadows of Shiro’s past begin to emerge. With each brief awakening of his true self, she loses a little more of him.

The fate of the heavens and earth rest in her mortal hands, and she must find the missing gods before time runs out for her world — and for Shiro.

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Red Winter, Annette Marie

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Emi is the kamigakari. In a few short months, her life as a mortal will end and her new existence as the human host of a goddess will begin.

Carefully hidden from those who would destroy her, she has prepared her mind, body, and soul to unite with the goddess — and not once has she doubted her chosen fate.

Shiro is a yokai, a spirit of the earth, an enemy of the goddess Emi will soon host.

Mystery shrouds his every move and his ruby eyes shine with cunning she can’t match and dares not trust. But she saved his life, and until his debt is paid, he is hers to command — whether she wants him or not.

On the day they meet, everything Emi believes comes undone, swept away like snow upon the winter wind. For the first time, she wants to change her fate — but how can she erase a destiny already wrought in stone?

Against the power of the gods, Shiro is her only hope… and hope is all she has left.


*warning: somewhat spoilers because I thought it was that obvious*

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Summer Court, SM Reine

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Half a year ago, Samita Madin shared one steamy night with a friend — what she thought would be just a fling with that firefighter her mom didn’t like. But she couldn’t stop thinking about Slater Reinhard in the weeks that followed.

Especially once she realized she’d gotten pregnant from their tryst.

Samita had every intent of staying in Toronto, keeping the baby a secret from Slater. But then demons attacked North America in a massive catastrophe known as the Breaking, which let Hell pour onto Earth. Separated from her family, and injured in a collapsing building, she has no choice but to let Slater protect her– and their unborn baby –from the preternatural onslaught.

But now Slater’s one of the preternaturals.

He’s been bitten by a werewolf since the last time they saw each other. He’s changing from a hero firefighter into a monster with urges that he can’t control. A lot of those urges have to do with Samita.

He only needs one glance from Samita to vow he’ll get her and their baby through the end of the world. And Slater has every intent of claiming Samita as his mate.


Author’s Note:
Due to explicit sexual content, this book is intended for mature readers 18+ only.

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Knave of Blades, SM Reine & Rory Hume

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Allene Whelan is scavenging through the ruins of post-apocalypse Oregon when she finds a strange tarot card, the Knave of Blades.

Touching it awakens her magic — the power of the sylph, a rare and deadly seelie sidhe who can defeat any other of her kind. Her pollen is intoxicating. Her magic is irresistible.

And she’s suddenly at the center of the Autumn Court’s war against the rebellious True Kingdom.

She’s the only person who might be able to defeat Macsen, the prophesied Fenrir who will one day grow big enough to devour the world. But first she needs to make herself strong enough to face him, and that means collecting power as only a sylph can. Joining the Raven Knights means committing more than her life to defeating the True Kingdom.

She’s committing her soul… and her body.

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Unleashing Demons, CJ Laurence

udBeing supernatural doesn’t make you invincible and it certainly doesn’t make you immune to emotional baggage.

On their annual three-month vacation from Hell, Commanders of Hell Azazel and Balthazar end up in a quiet village in the English countryside. The bickering siblings put themselves at odds when Balthazar decides he wants to end their demonic curse and become human again by finding his Demi-soul — the one who completes him. With their ancient history coming between them once more, the two brothers cross paths with Kyla Marshall — a woman whose own past is steeped with horror.

Kyla finds something deep inside her resonating with the unstable duo. When her own festering rage and fury creeps to the surface, she finds herself on a one-way street to bloody revenge. Along the way, she discovers she has her own standing in the supernatural world, and such talents only make her thirst for justice greater.

By the time Azazel and Balthazar realize what’s going on, it’s too late and Kyla’s hands are already dirty. However, an unexpected enemy has been watching from the side-lines and is ready to take full advantage of Kyla’s uncontrollable power.

Can Lucifer’s best stop fighting with each other long enough to save the girl?


Note: Previously published as Sex, Lies & Demon Ties of the Dark Desires series

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