Forsaken by Magic, Jasmine Walt

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 Lord Polar ar’Tollis has everything he wants. Wealth, power, respect, beautiful women eager to marry him — there is very little the Chief Mage of Nebara lacks in his life.

Except, perhaps, compassion.

Mages are taught from an early age to rein in their emotions, that they are superior to humans and shifters, and that they must rule with a firm, unyielding hand. But when an execution order for a little girl crosses Lord Polar’s desk, his entire world view is called into question. Especially when he realizes the depth of corruption within his own office.

Saving the life of an innocent child should not be a hard choice. But if Polar helps her, his own life will be at risk. And with enemies lurking in the shadows, waiting for him to fall, he cannot afford a single misstep…

A novella exploring the origins of Fenris, one of the most beloved characters from the Baine Chronicles.

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Hisses & Honey by Shannon Mayer

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Humble baker turned supernatural Alena Budrene is lovely and lethal, and for the first time, she’s owning it.

Finally rid of her low-life ex-husband, she’s free to date sexy vampire mob boss Remo, who respects her as both a Supe and a woman. She’s on good terms with her difficult mother, and she’s growing comfortable with her powers.

But just when it seems things are falling into place for Alena, Hera strikes again: the Aegrus virus rages across Seattle, threatening the life of everyone in its path — including Remo, infected by Hades. The only way to stop the carnage is to face Hera and her army in a no-prisoners battle to determine the fate of the human race — and Alena’s future.

In a sweeping voyage from the Seattle bar scene to a netherworld populated by murderous gods and monsters, Alena confronts one adversary after another on a quest to set the world right for both humans and Supes and demonstrates her power- to the gods and to herself -once and for all.

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Deceived by Magic by Jasmine Walt

jasmine-walt-1f-deceived-by-magicIf Sunaya and Iannis thought there would be time to rest after returning from their last mission, they are solely mistaken.

The Minister sends them to face off with yet more dangerous enemies — this time in a lawless port in remote Garai, where pirates and slavers thrive, and everyone is fair game.

To hide their undercover mission, Sunaya and Iannis travel to Garai as official guests to a state funeral.

But Sunaya’s luck runs out when she finds out her father is on the guest list, and worse, runs straight into him and his family. For now, her deadly secret is safe.

But once they discover her true identity, they may not be willing to suffer her alive…

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The Lost Healer, Rachel Robins

rachel-robins-1a-the-lost-healerWhen raiders come to Daelfjord, Frida is taken away from her home and everyone she’s ever known, doomed to a life of slavery. Although she belongs to Agnarr, lord of Groenthjal, she can’t seem to escape the attention of Deagal, the town’s resident magician. Sparks fly as their personalities clash, but it is eventually Daegal who helps her escape from the raiders.

The magician has his own plans for Friday’s newfound freedom, however, and it isn’t for her to return home to Daelfjord. Instead, he is convinced that her very existence was prophecized and that she will be instrumental in battling the evil forces coming from the Borderlands. All Frida wants is to return home, to her comfortable life of healing the sick and wounded, but it seems that fate has other plans for her. Will she eventually get what she wants? Or will she only trade Agnarr’s slavery for Daegal’s control?

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Fangs & Fennel by Shannon Mayer

shannon-mayer-2b-fangs-and-fennelAlena Budrene is not just a gifted Seattle baker — she’s also a supernatural.

Having survived the virus that made her transformation necessary and outwitted an attack by a Greek hero, she’s ready to settle down and deal with the challenges of living as a “Super Duper.”

But nothing is easy for a woman who can turn into a giant snake. Threatened by her unprecedented strength, Alena’s enemies team up against her. What’s next on the menu? The duplicitous demigod Theseus –backed by a ruthless vampire gang and the power-hungry goddess Hera– is determined to lure her into a glorious, and rather public, battle to the death.

Now humans, even the ones Alena risks her life to protect, are afraid to acknowledge her existence. And when the friends who once rallied around her begin to fall prey to Theseus’s manipulative schemes, Alena realizes she must act before she loses everything. But will the price of success be too high to pay?


Genre: Paranormal & Urban
Title: Fangs and Fennel
Series: The Venom Trilogy #2
Author: Shannon Mayer
Publisher: 47North

Source: NetGalley
Pages: 258
Date: 1.10.17
Rating: 4/5

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Venom & Vanilla by Shannon Mayer

shannon-mayer-2a-venom-and-vanillaSuccessful Seattle baker Alena Budrene doesn’t want to die. But when she’s infected with a lethal virus spread by supernatural beings, her only chance for recovery is to make a deal with the devil — or in this case, a warlock.

Though he saves her life, it looks nothing like the life she once knew — and neither does she. Alena is a new breed of “Supe” no one has ever seen before. Even the supernatural police don’t know what she is. Now exiled to the northern side of the Wall, which marks the divide between humans and Supes, Alena is thrust into a dark and magical new world.

But just as she beings to adjust to all things supernatural, she realizes that her transformation is the least of her worries — and it was no accident. She was chosen… to be killed by a Greek hero trying to make a name for himself once more.

Alena was brought up to be subservient, preferring creating to fighting, and vanilla and honey to blood. But that was then. Now, to survive, she must stand up for herself — and this time she’s got fangs.

But will she be ready to use them?

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The Midnight Sea by Kat Ross

kat-ross-1a-the-midnight-seaThey are the light against the darkness.
The steel against the necromancy of the Druj.
And they use demons to hunt demons...

Nezafareen lives for revenge. A girl of the isolated Four-Legs Clan, all she knows about the King’s elite Water Dogs is that they leash wicked creatures called daevas to protect the empire from the Undead. But when scouts arrive to recruit young people with the gift, she leaps at the chance to join their ranks. To hunt the monsters that killed her sister.

Scarred by grief, she’s willing to pay any price, even if it requires linking with a daeva named Darius. Human in body, he’s possessed of a terrifying power, one that Nazafareen controls. But the golden cuffs that join them have an unwanted side effect. Each experiences the other’s emotions, and human and daeva start to grow dangerously close.

As they pursue a deadly foe across the arid waste of the Great Salt Plain to the glittering capital of Persepolae, unearthing the secrets of Darius’s past along the way, Nazafareen is forced to question his slavery — and her own loyalty to the empire.

But with an ancient evil stirring in the north, and a young conqueror sweeping in from the west, the fate of an entire civilization may be at stake…

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Eternal Night, Alayna Ravenwood

alayna-ravenwood-1a-eternal-nightA dark secret lies in her past. A magical world exists just out of reach. A hidden destiny awaits her.

After a tragic murder and year of lost memories, Anna finds her world shrouded in mystery. Only the elusive Blake seems to have any answers, but pursuing his knowledge takes Anna down a dangerous path. As she begins to unlock pieces of the puzzle, she gets closer and closer to wanting someone she can’t have while unlocking a dormant power she isn’t sure she can control.

Nightfall Academy is only the beginning of a world of deceit, lust, and vengeance. Learning you are part of an ancient race of mages and falling for a dark prince are nothing compared to what Anna’s future holds. If she can handle the power in her blood, she may reunite a lost realm with its past.

And our world could get caught in the crossfire.

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Cast by Angelfire by SM Reine

sm-reine-1a-cast-in-angelfireAs a half-angel, half-human mage, Marion Garin is the most powerful witch in the world.

She’s been embroiled in preternatural politics since childhood and navigates the factions with ease. Or so she’s been told. Unfortunately, she’s lost her memory, and now Marion doesn’t know much of anything.

Casting magic?
Forget about it.

It’s not an accident, either.

Someone powerful wanted to take Marion out of preternatural politics, and they succeeded. She’s told that a man named Seth Wilder could help, but she’ll have to find him first. He’s been missing for years.

Marion needs to track Seth down and fix her memory before her unknown enemy finishes the job…

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