New Release Books by Melissa Marr

Melissa Marr is the author of Wild Horses (2022), Wicked Mercy (2022), The Hidden Knife (2021), Blood Martinis & Mistletoe (2021), The Kiss & The Killer (2021) and other 138 books.

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Wild Horses

release date: Jun 14, 2022
Wild Horses
Gorgeous photographs and an evocative text sing the praises of a real-life herd of wild horses running free in Arizona, in this ode to the beauty of these glorious creatures. Between one breath and the next, / the Wild Horses appear. Gliding through trees, / weaving between cactus and rock. In beautiful poetry and vivid photographs, Melissa Marr shares her feelings of awe while watching a real-life herd of majestic wild horses in Arizona. When they appear, the wind itself seems to stand still. They are grand in their movements as they do all the things horses do--splash through rivers, care for young, stomp and whinny. It is clear they are not tame, and this is part of their beauty and power. How lucky are we to be able to witness their strength and speed and magnificence!

Wicked Mercy

release date: Jan 04, 2022
Wicked Mercy
This is a novel length collection of previously published novellas and short stories in the Wicked Lovely World including: Winter Dreams Old Habits Stopping Time Love Hurts Summer Bound

The Hidden Knife

release date: Jun 01, 2021
The Hidden Knife
“Unique and gripping.”—Tamora Pierce New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr invites readers into a magical world where stone gargoyles live among humans, ferocious water horses infiltrate the sea, and school hallways are riddled with magic wards--and where a group of young heroes seeking justice discovers those very creatures are the best of allies. Twenty years ago, a door opened between the world of humans and the Netherwhere, allowing all kinds of otherworldly creatures entry. Some, like the kelpies and fairies, who like to bite, are best avoided. But the gargoyles are wise and wonderful, and show a special affection for humans. Vicky has grown up under the watchful eye of a gargoyle named Rupert, and excels at sword-fighting and magic. But there's so much she doesn't know--like why her mother, once one of the queen's elite Ravens, keeps Vicky hidden away and won't let Vicky train at the elite Corvus school where girls with her gifts perfect their skills. But when a horrific tragedy occurs, Vicky knows it’s finally time to use her gifts, and that the only place she should be to avenge the crime against her family is at Corvus. There she bands together with a former street thief and an alchemy student to figure out whom they can trust in a place that's rife with intrigue and secrets. And all the while, the gargoyles watch and nudge. Time’s not linear to them, so they know change comes in ripples. With their steadying influence, Vicky and her friends just might be the generation to expose the court’s secrets and ensure a better future for both worlds.

Blood Martinis & Mistletoe

release date: May 18, 2021
Blood Martinis & Mistletoe
Half-dead witch Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading the dead--and spends her free time trying not to get too attached to her business partner, Eli Stonecroft, a faery prince in self-imposed exile in New Orleans. After a faery bargain gone wrong, a walking-dead relative and a deadly but well-paying job make juggling the holidays, romance, and work a lot more complicated than anyone needs. With a killer at her throat and a blood martini in her hand, Geneviève accepts what seems like a straight-forward faery bargain. Eli's terms might make the holidays a little more bearable, but if she can't figure out a way to escape this faery bargain, she'll be planning a wedding after the holidays. “I loved The Wicked and The Dead! A sassy, ass-kicking heroine, a deliciously mysterious fae hero, and a wonderful mix of action and romance. Add that to Melissa’s usual great world-building, and I’m already looking forward to book 2!” – Jeaniene Frost, NYT Bestselling Author

The Kiss & The Killer

release date: Apr 15, 2021
The Kiss & The Killer
The next installment in a new faery and fanged world written by the author of the internationally bestselling Wicked Lovely series...for readers of Patricia Briggs, Chloe Neill, and Jeaniene Frost. Half witch, half killer, wholly unsuccessful at every Faery Bargain so far... Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading or resurrecting the dead in near-future New Orleans. After entering an accidental engagement, overcoming attempted murder, and discovering a family secret, Geneviève is ready for things to settle down, but carnival season in New Orleans is not the best time of year for "normal." When Eli Stonecroft, the faery who has claimed her heart despite her best attempts, offers her a new faery bargain--she's smart enough to say no . . . right up to the point when she has to decide between dealing with the consequence of this faery bargain or facing the killer alone. As the draugr mix with the locals and tourists, and bodies start to pile up, Geneviève is enlisted by the NOPD and hunting a killer amidst the swirl of parades and parties of Carnival season. WHAT READERS SAID ABOUT BOOK 1: “I loved The Wicked and The Dead! A sassy, ass-kicking heroine, a deliciously mysterious fae hero, and a wonderful mix of action and romance. Add that to Melissa's usual great world-building, and I'm already looking forward to book 2!" – Jeaniene Frost, NYT Bestselling Author "Wow! You all seriously want to read this. It's an urban fantasy - very cool twist on vampires - with a heroine simultaneously so kickass, warmly human, and passionate about the world that I want to be her. I also want to be her because of the insanely hot Eli, her fae love interest. . . .Get in on the ground level with this series, because it's going to be an auto buy. Highly recommend."-- Jeffe Kennedy, award-winning author and SFWA Board Member

Bunny Roo and Duckling Too

release date: Jan 19, 2021
Bunny Roo and Duckling Too
A loving mama has fun sharing the various animals her growing child resembles, in this delightful companion to Bunny Roo, I Love You. When you touched the water, you squawked and splashed. I thought you'd become a duckling, so I jumped in to play with you. It's hard to keep up with an energetic toddler, and as an adoring mom tries to, she describes all the frisky young animals her little one reminds her of--from a hopping frog and a squirming snake, to her adorable cuddly bunny.

Hex on the Beach

release date: Jul 01, 2021
Hex on the Beach
Girls Night Out has never been so much fun--but what are they going to do with all these bodies? New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors Kelley Armstrong, Jeaniene Frost, and Melissa Marr deliver a sexy summer read with this novel-length anthology containing three all-new stories from their Cursed Luck, Night Huntress, and Faery Bargains worlds. Kennedy, Cat, and Gen are just trying to enjoy their respective getaways, but when immortals, vampires, and witches come out to play, things are bound to go awry. Let the supernatural hijinks begin! "A hoot with a wide array of baddies, and a superb collection of paranormal female dynamos!"--Fresh Fiction

Pretty Broken Things

release date: Dec 18, 2020
Pretty Broken Things
A contemporary Bluebeard story set in the shadowy edges of New Orleans’ French Quarter by the New York Times best-selling author Melissa Marr After receiving a lead from an unlikely source, Juliana, the mortician tasked with the bodies of victims of the "Carolina Creeper", the South’s most notorious serial killer in decades, sets off to New Orleans in search of Theresa Morris, an heiress and presumably the Creeper’s only surviving victim. Theresa now goes by “Tess” and is a shadow of her former heiress self. She’s also being pursued by famous novelist Michael, who sets his sights on Tess as the muse of his work-in-progress, oblivious to her former identity. As Michael gets closer to Tess and begins to put the pieces of her traumatic past together, Juliana zeroes in on her whereabouts. They don’t know it, but the three of them are on a collision course, hurtling straight into the Creeper’s path.

The Wicked & The Dead

release date: Sep 02, 2020
The Wicked & The Dead
In near-future New Orleans, draugar, again-walkers, are faster and stronger than most humans, but not venomous until they are a century old. Until then, they shamble and bite. Since not everyone wants to see their relatives end up that way, Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading the dead. But now, her magic’s gone sideways, and the only person strong enough to help her is the one man who could tempt her to think about picket fences: Eli Stonecroft, a faery who chose to be a bar-owner in New Orleans rather than live in Elphame. Then human businessmen start turning up as draugar. Suddenly, the queen of the again-walkers and the wealthy son of one of the victims, both hire Geneviève to figure it out. She works to keep her magic in check, the dead from crawling out of their graves, and enough money for a future that might be a lot longer than she’d like. Neither her heart nor her life are safe now that she’s juggling a faery, murder, and magic. “I loved The Wicked and The Dead! A sassy, ass-kicking heroine, a deliciously mysterious fae hero, and a wonderful mix of action and romance. Add that to Melissa's usual great world-building, and I'm already looking forward to book 2!" – Jeaniene Frost, NYT Bestselling Author

Of Roses and Kings

release date: May 27, 2020
Of Roses and Kings
Melissa Marr's Tor.com Original short story, "Of Roses and Kings", is a dark, skewed take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alice is now the Red Queen, and her maid must tread the fine line between favor and blame in this strange world. “To the dungeon.” Those were the last words she said to me, and the reasons for them should be what I ponder... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cold Iron Heart

release date: May 21, 2020
Cold Iron Heart
How far would you go to escape fate? In this prequel to the international bestselling WICKED LOVELY series (over a million copies sold), the Faery Courts collide a century before the mortals in Wicked Lovely are born. Thelma Foy, a jeweler with the Second Sight in iron-bedecked 1890s New Orleans, can see through the glamours faeries wear to hide themselves from mortals, but if her secret were revealed, the fey would steal her eyes, her life, or her freedom. But when the Dark King, Irial, rescues her, Tam must confront everything she thought she knew about faeries, men, and love. Unbeknownst to Tam, she is the prize in a centuries-old fight between Summer Court and Winter Court. To protect her, Irial must risk a war he can’t win--or surrender the first mortal woman he's loved. "What a delight to discover how much I loved being back in the Wicked Lovely world, discovering details about beloved characters that made me want to race back for a series reread. This is Irial's story set in 1890s New Orleans, brimming with faerie court drama and steamy romance. Can we. and should we, outrun fate? And if so, are we prepared for the consequences? I could not put it down." --Angela Mann, Kepler's Books, Menlo Park CA "Set 100 years before the events in Wicked Lovely, Cold Iron Heart finds Irial, the king of the Dark Court, in New Orleans and entranced by a mortal. Is his interest in Thelma Foy just a passing fascination, or could it change the course of her life and the world forever? Melissa Marr masterfully rises to challenge of writing a prequel by both expanding on the mythology of the original series while telling a story that exists wholly on its own. Fans of the series will inhale this delicious glimpse into Irial’s past.”--John McDougall of Murder by the Book, Houston TX

Once Upon A Ghost

release date: Feb 14, 2020
Once Upon A Ghost
Twenty dark and ghostly faerie tale retellings from the NYT, USA Today and internationally bestselling authors in the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies series! Push open the creaky cellar door and prepare for chilling re-imaginings of Sleeping Beauty, Goldilocks, Rapunzel, and Bloody Mary. Or breathe a sigh of relief with brighter twists on The Little Match Girl, Hansel & Gretel, and The Bremen Town Musicians. But beware! Blood and revenge, creepy haunted houses, and evil magic lurk within the pages. Are you brave enough to venture in? A HUNTER’S MEMORY OF WINTER - Annie Bellet Ka is a hunter for hire. She'll kill anything, for a price. When her latest client wants her to kill a legendary being, she's up for the challenge. But this job will require more than just a bullet... for her prey is already dead... HAUNTED - Kay McSpadden The old Bayer house might be haunted, but that doesn’t keep the little golden-haired girl from going inside—again, and again, and again. FAERIE SONG - Anthea Sharp The Pipers have rid the city of vermin, but their music hides a dark magic that only one courageous girl can break. FORGIVEN: A Djinn Wars Story - Christine Pope Celia Graham might have survived a deadly plague, but that didn’t prevent her from becoming a ghost doomed to haunt her opulent home for all eternity. The situation becomes even more complicated when she encounters an unexpected house guest…. WHAT MAGIC LIES BENEATH - Shawntelle Madison Long ago, a bog witch killed Everbelle’s brother. Now the memories of him haunt her—as well as his ghost. An opportunity arises to fix the past and bring everyone inner peace, but is Everbelle willing to sacrifice herself in the process? THE GHOST OF BEILSTEIN CASTLE - Alethea Kontis From a riverside castle in post-war Germany, a tormented young American widow recounts her ghostly adventures with a dead bride, a fiery-eyed hellfrog, and a lost treasure. SNOW WHITE BETWEEN TIME - Julia Crane Once the cursed apple has been eaten, Snow White awakens in a strange land. The sun and moon have disappeared, and her only friend is a red-eyed wolf. She must find a way to return to her former life or be forever stuck between worlds. QUEEN JOANNA.- Kate Danley Thrust into a loveless marriage of state, Queen Joanna discovers her new palace is home to dark secrets. When a ghostly face in the mirror confronts her with a dire warning, she must discover if she has been struck by madness... or awakened a curse. RAPUNZEL DREAMING - Yasmine Galenorn Sometimes beauty—and the obsession with that beauty—doesn’t fade. It just transforms with time… WHAT TALES SPECTERS TELL - Kasey Mackenzie Amelie Baudelaire faces off against the cruel Necromancer who saved her life two years earlier. Now that the life and soul of her most precious prize of all—her firstborn child—hangs in the balance, she’ll show her villainous savior just how much he’s underestimated her. THE DEVIL’S DUE - Melissa Marr Never cross a devoted sister, especially one fond of sword fights and sea-faring. THE BREMEN SHIFTER BAND - Debra Dunbar Geriatric shapeshifters in an assisted living facility discover with the help of Elvis’ ghost that they’re never too old to Rock and Roll. THE BANSHEE OF LIATH WOOD - Jenna Elizabeth Johnson In order to keep his home, Kye of Haebach Heath must enter one of the most haunted places in all of Eile in order to free a maiden from her dark curse. THE GHOST QUEEN – Nikki Jefford When the King of Gloria offers gold to anyone who can present him with the fairest bride in all the kingdoms, two young necromancers resurrect the loveliest woman to have ever lived. Can they fool the king and his entire kingdom? IMMORTAL PORTRAIT - Colleen Gleason When Frost Elite escort service's Shep arrives to meet a new client in the hills of Hollywood, he poses for a photograph with his client's camera. Unfortunately, this simple portrait taken by Mr. Dorian Gray might just mean his death... TO BE REMEMBERED - Jamie Ferguson After her brutal murder centuries ago, Ilona became a nyavka. She haunts the forest with her newfound sisters, luring men into the woods—and to their deaths. And then one day a young man comes into the forest on a mission that catches Ilona by surprise. THE SOUL CAGES - Phaedra Weldon When her treasure is stolen, the vengeful Sea Goddess destroys the country's ships and takes the souls of their crews. Only one woman can save them, but will she succeed, or be damned to live in the Sea Goddess' palace forever? ELLA AND THE HAUNTED HOUSE - Sarra Cannon Descended from a long line of ghost hunters, Ella is forced to spend her birthday in a haunted house with her horrible stepmother and stepsisters, but the night is redeemed when a handsome stranger arrives. THE THORN KING - Alexia Purdy Haunted by the ghost of his best friend, Riley decides to search for her once more. Heading through the scorched rose gardens where she disappeared, he finds himself in the domain of a malevolent creature cursed by a dark magic ready to claim him as well. LITTLE FLAME - Devon Monk Avens is not powerful, she is not a witch. But she is the last hope to save the world.

Of Maidens & Swords

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Of Maidens & Swords
Of Maidens & Swords: A Story Collection This collects Melissa Marr's 2019 & 2020 short stories, including the three Wicked Lovely Stories: Love Hurts, Winter Dreams, and Summer Bound, as well as other fantasy short stories: "Nameless" (in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction), "The Devil's Due" (in Once Upon a Ghost anthology), "Knee Deep in the Sea" (n Lightspeed Magazine), and "Of Roses and Kings" (Tor).

Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition

release date: Jan 05, 2021
Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2020 Edition
A collection of some of the best original science fiction and fantasy short fiction published on Tor.com in 2020. Includes stories by: Charlie Jane Anders G. V. Anderson Gregory Norman Bossert Jeremy Packert Burke Katharine Duckett Brian Evenson Carolyn Ives Gilman Maria Dahvana Headley Stephen Graham Jones Justin C. Key Naomi Kritzer Rich Larson Yoon Ha Lee S. Qiouyi Lu Usman T. Malik Melissa Marr Maureen McHugh Tamsyn Muir Sarah Pinsker C. L. Polk Matthew Pridham M. Rickert Zin E. Rocklyn Rachel Swirsky Lavie Tidhar Carrie Vaughn Fran Wilde Claire Wrenwood At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Life Inside My Mind

release date: Apr 09, 2019
Life Inside My Mind
“Who better to raise teens’ awareness of mental illness and health than the YA authors they admire?” —Booklist (starred review) “[A] much-needed, enlightening book.” —School Library Journal (starred review) Your favorite YA authors including Ellen Hopkins, Maureen Johnson, and more recount their own experiences with mental health in this raw, real, and powerful collection of essays that explores everything from ADD to PTSD. Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t get out of bed? Not the occasional morning, but every day? Do you find yourself listening to a voice in your head that says “you’re not good enough,” “not good looking enough,” “not thin enough,” or “not smart enough”? Have you ever found yourself unable to do homework or pay attention in class unless everything is “just so” on your desk? Everyone has had days like that, but what if you have them every day? You’re not alone. Millions of people are going through similar things. However issues around mental health still tend to be treated as something shrouded in shame or discussed in whispers. It’s easier to have a broken bone—something tangible that can be “fixed”—than to have a mental illness, and easier to have a discussion about sex than it is to have one about mental health. Life Inside My Mind is an anthology of true-life events from writers of this generation, for this generation. These essays tackle everything from neurodiversity to addiction to OCD to PTSD and much more. The goals of this book range from providing a home to those who are feeling alone, awareness to those who are witnessing a friend or family member struggle, and to open the floodgates to conversation.

Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!

release date: Mar 26, 2019
Baby Dragon, Baby Dragon!
A dauntless lass and a hyperactive dragon learn to keep pace with each other as they forge a friendship. Baby Dragon loves to swoop and soar through the kingdom, which can cause quite a stir. But one little girl is up for the challenge of spending the day with Baby Dragon, and the two embark upon an exciting journey through the kingdom, where they run and race and climb and explore--and eventually even take the time to relish a quiet moment. New York Times bestselling author Melissa Marr has crafted a rollicking story about how the best friendships expand our horizons in all kinds of ways!

One Blood Ruby

release date: Feb 28, 2017
One Blood Ruby
In this gripping follow-up to Melissa Marr’s lush Seven Black Diamonds, Lily and her friends are forced to reckon with the truth of their own lineage and to protect one of their own, no matter what—or who—comes between them. Now that Lilywhite Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change. The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch. And the humans, while no match against faery affinities, will hardly agree to the queen’s détente without resistance. Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace. Who can end the war between humans and fae?

Bunny Roo, I Love You

release date: Jan 10, 2017
Bunny Roo, I Love You
A mother makes her baby feel safe by sharing how all kinds of mama animals care for their little ones.

Seven Black Diamonds

release date: Mar 01, 2016
Seven Black Diamonds
Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of the Wicked Lovely series, returns to the ethereal and bloodthirsty world of faery in this dramatic story of the precarious space between two worlds—and the people who must thrive there. Lilywhite Abernathy is a criminal—she's half human, half fae, and since the time before she was born her very blood has been illegal. A war has been raging between humans and faeries, and the Queen of Blood and Rage, ruler of the fae courts, wants to avenge the tragic death of her heir due to the actions of reckless humans. Lily's father has always shielded her from the truth, but when she's sent to the prestigious St. Columba's school, she's delivered straight into the arms of a fae Sleeper cell—the Black Diamonds. The Diamonds are planted in the human world as the sons and daughters of the most influential families, and tasked with destroying it from within. Against her will, Lilywhite's been chosen to join them . . . and even the romantic attention of the fae rock singer Creed Morrison isn't enough to keep Lily from wanting to run back to the familiar world she knows. Don’t miss the lush, gripping follow-up, One Blood Ruby!

Unruly

release date: Feb 23, 2016
Unruly
The second novel in Ronnie Douglas’ sexy Southern Wolves motorcycle club series—reminiscent of Kristen Ashley and Jay Crownover—tells the story of an aspiring fashion designer and a biker who discover a desire that knows no limits. When the daughter of one of the Southern Wolves gets a flat in the middle of a thunderstorm, there’s only one thing to do—strip down to her underwear and get a little muddy. But when Alamo, the sexy biker shows up to rescue Ellen yet again, things are bound to get a whole lot dirtier. Between the trouble he left behind and club rules, Alamo knows he needs to stay clear of Ellen. He’s not looking for a woman or complications—even when that woman is everything a man could want. Unfortunately, Ellen isn’t playing by anyone’s rules but her own these days, and a Southern woman who’s been raised by Wolves is awfully hard to deny. So when they give in to their raging attraction, both get much more than they bargained for.

The Maiden Thief

release date: Jan 27, 2016
The Maiden Thief
"The Maiden Thief" by Melissa Marr is a dark fantasy novelette about a teenager whose town is plagued by the annual disappearances of girls and young women. Her father blames her when one of her sisters is one of the taken. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Undaunted

release date: Sep 15, 2015
Undaunted
Following in the tradition of Kristen Ashley, Joanna Wilde, and Jay Crownover, this first novel in a sexy, dark New Adult series tells the thrilling story of a young woman who finds herself drawn to a Southern motorcycle club’s inner circle—and a dangerously hot biker. Aubrey Evans needs to get her life back on track after her father is indicted for embezzlement. She’ll save college tuition money, hightail it out of small-town Tennessee, and steer clear of hard-muscled boys on motorcycles. Yet there’s no ignoring someone like Zion. A knight in black leather, Zion looks like every bad idea she’s been told to avoid, but she can’t resist him. Whenever she’s in trouble, he’s there. Appealing as his rough exterior may be, it’s the protective, principled man beneath that tempts her like crazy. Zion knows Aubrey doesn’t intend to stick around. She claims to want only friendship, but he senses there’s a naughty girl hiding on the inside—one whose intense desires match his own. For now, he’ll be patient and play by her rules. Though he knows it’s just a matter of time before he weakens her resolve. As they join forces to figure out who’s behind a local crime spree, it’s clear that the danger goes deeper than Aubrey guessed. And when she needs someone tall, dark, and undaunted to keep her safe, Zion intends to be there—now and always.

Thor's Serpents

release date: May 19, 2015
Thor's Serpents
For fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, the thrilling conclusion to The Blackwell Pages, written by New York Times bestselling YA authors, K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr. Thirteen-year-olds Matt, Laurie, and Fen have beaten near-impossible odds to assemble their fellow descendants of the Norse Gods and complete epic quests. Their biggest challenge lies ahead: battling the fierce monsters working to bring about the apocalypse. But when they learn that Matt must fight the Midgard Serpent alone and Fen and Laurie are pulled in other directions, the friends realize they can't take every step of this journey together. Matt, Laurie, and Fen will each have to fight their own battles to survive, to be true to themselves, and to one another - with nothing less than the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

Under a Winter Sky

release date: Nov 19, 2020
Under a Winter Sky
Five powerhouse authors of fantasy and urban fantasy bring you a feast of romantic midwinter holiday adventures. These heartwarming and pulse-pounding tales celebrate Hanukah, Christmas, the solstice, Yule - and holidays from worlds beyond our own. With fancy-dress balls, faery bargains, time travel, blood sacrifice, and festive cocktails, these stories will delight lovers of fantasy and romance, with a dash of seasonal joy. Ballgowns & Butterflies by Kelley Armstrong The North Yorkshire moors are always a magical place, but they're particularly enchanting at the holidays...especially if one gets to travel back in time to a Victorian Christmas. For Bronwyn Dale, it is the stuff of dreams. Fancy-dress balls, quirky small-town traditions, even that classic one-horse open sleigh, complete with jingle bells. There's just the tiny problem of the Butterfly Effect. How does a time-traveler make a difference without disrupting the future forever? The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon, a prequel novella to Heirs of Magic, by Jeffe Kennedy Shapeshifter Prince Rhyian doesn't especially want to spend the Feast of Moranu at Castle Ordnung. First of all, it's literally freezing there, an uncomfortable change from the tropical paradise of his home. Secondly, it's a mossback castle which means thick walls and too many rules. Thirdly, his childhood playmate and current nemesis, Lena, will be there. Not exactly a cause for celebration. Princess Salena Nakoa KauPo nearly wriggled out of traveling to Ordnung with her parents, but her mother put her foot down declaring that, since everyone who ever mattered to her was going to be there to celebrate the 25th year of High Queen Ursula's reign, Lena can suffer through a feast and a ball for one night. Of course, "everyone" includes the sons and daughters of her parents' friends, and it also means that Rhyian, insufferable Prince of the Tala, will attend. But on this special anniversary year, Moranu's sacred feast falls on the long night of the crystalline moon-and Rhy and Lena discover there's more than a bit of magic in the air. Blood Martinis & Mistletoe by Melissa Marr Half-dead witch Geneviève Crowe makes her living beheading the dead--and spends her free time trying not to get too attached to her business partner, Eli Stonecroft, a faery in self-imposed exile in New Orleans. With a killer at her throat and a blood martini in her hand, Gen accepts what seems like a straight-forward faery bargain, but soon realizes that if she can't figure out a way out of this faery bargain, she'll be planning a wedding after the holidays. Echoes of Ash & Tears, an Earthsinger Chronicles Novella, by L. Penelope Brought to live among the Cavefolk as an infant, Mooriah has long sought to secure her place in the clan and lose her outsider status. She's a powerful blood mage, and when the chieftain's son asks for help securing the safety of the clan, she agrees. But though she's long been drawn to the warrior, any relationship between the two is forbidden. The arrival of a mysterious stranger with a tempting offer tests her loyalties, and when betrayal looms, will Mooriah's secrets and hidden power put the future she's dreamed of-and her adopted home-in jeopardy. A Memory of Summer, a Wraith Kings Novelette, by Grace Draven Spinsterhood has never bothered or embarrassed the independent Emerence Ipsan, and the winter festival of Delyalda keeps her far too busy managing her father's shops to worry about matters as trivial as marriage. Until the arrival of a young Quereci warrior with old eyes and an admiring gaze makes her question that notion.

Bullets for the Dead

release date: Aug 22, 2020
Bullets for the Dead
Return to the land of the dead with three GRAVEMINDER short stories and bonus materials. In the never-before-published "Stronger Spirits," a sequel story to Graveminder things in the land of the dead are fracturing, leading to permanent deaths and uncovered secrets. In the never-before-published "Changing Guards," the former Graveminder Alicia negotiates with Mr D (Death) for replacing the Undertaker. . . but her style of negotiations requires explosives and destruction. In "Guns for the Dead," (originally published in Naked City), Francis Lee Lemons gets caught in the conflict between Alicia and Mr D (Death). Frankie wakes up in the land of the dead, unemployed and bored, but getting in with the local crime syndicate—run by an 1800s gunslinger, Alicia—isn’t that easy. In "The Strength Inside" (originally published in Home Improvement: Undead Edition) sisters have to deal with the challenges of an uncooperative H.O.A. Sometimes being a home-owner really is murder. The collection also includes the Bluebeard-inspired "Maiden Thief."

Cursed by Death

release date: Oct 20, 2020
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