Shadow Kissed the first in The Witches Rebels series by Sarah Piper. Gray is in hiding. Hiding from her past and hiding from hunters that want to kill witches. Gray fled her home in New York after her foster mother was killed by witch hunters. She fled and arrived outside of Seattle where she was rescued from near death by four friends. Ronan and Asher, the demons, Emilio the cop shifter, and Darius the vampire. When Gray came too after weeks of being delirious, she could only remember Ronan and not the other guys. But those guys still looked out for her.
On a delivery for her job in the middle of the night to take blood to the local vampire club, Gray stumbles upon a girl being held against her will by a sleazy human that is attempting to rape her. Gray tries to stop the attack but is attacked in response. As Gray is being hurt by the attacker, the young girl jumps on the guy and he tosses the girl across and she hits her head. Gray keeps fighting and the guy realizes that the girl is dying and flees. Gray tries to help the girl but loses connection with the lock that she had on her magic and taps into a part of her magic she never knew she had. She pushes the soul of the girl back into her body, but the girl doesn’t come back to life but is more like a zombie.
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Book four in the Daughters of Olympus, Their Shade by Charlie Hart and Anastasia James. Tennyson has been living in Styx since she was four years old. Styx is another name for Purgatory before the dead move on to another plane. When she first appeared she was rescued and taught how to live and survive in Styx with Hawthorne. Over years only Tenny and Hawthorne were the ones that aged while others when it was their time would fade after days, weeks, and rarely months. Eventually the two were joined by South and Lennox.
At the beginning of this story the three men in Tenny’s life have admitted to being in love with her. The three guys have no issues with each other loving Tenny but Tenny is unwilling to share her feelings with them. Tenny has noticed that the guys have begun to fade and she is afraid to be without them and to admit that she in return loves them too. At a party in a random house in Styx, Tenny fights with the guys and wanders outside where she sees a guy walking towards the shore. Tenny feels drawn to the stranger but not in a romantic way, though her guys don’t see it that way.
When the stranger arrives he introduces himself as Eric and that he was sent by Gaia and is looking for Harlow’s sister and he had a way to leave Styx back to the world. Can Tenny escape into the world and return Eric back to Harlow?
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The final book in the Challenge series by Lily Harlem. Breakaways follows Olivia and her husbands from the coast of Spain to the Outback of Australia. Olivia has found out news that is shocking to her and the guys. She is pregnant from one of her husbands and all five of them are excited to become fathers. Evan learns that his father has died and that in order to keep the family sheep ranch he will have to return to care for it. On top of that, the group finds out that the three kids that were stowaways with them on their way to Raul’s home. The group decides to take the children with them so that they get the chance to have a family and everyone loved them so much. The group take the chance to use Harry’s money for something good to grow their family. The group really learns how far the Vidal name and money can get them.
Riley learns about their “marriage” but doesn’t understand how they can all be married to Olivia and be expecting an unknown fathered baby.
The children and even the adults are excited to try out a new life in the outback for all of them.
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Cursed by Night the first in Her Dark Protectors by Jasmine Walt and Emma Stark. Ace Bisset is a homicide detective in Philadelphia, Pa. But not just a typical homicide detective, Ace specializes in the cases that are strange or weird, even unsolvable. She has made it her job to find what happens to those that are killed with “special circumstances.” Her newest case involves the body being drained of blood and bones missing.
Ace has just inherited her Aunt Mary’s house in rural Pennsylvania. When she goes out to the house for the first time, she sees the four large gargoyle statues on the porch and roof. Ace beings to explore the house when she hears sounds on the roof as dusk breaks. When she goes to explore she is face to face with four large men and their wings. The gargoyles after over a thousand years has been woken up. The guys have no idea why they are now awake but that Ace is the reason. The four gargolyes use to be Templars and were cursed over a thousand years before.
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Slayer, the first in the Dragon Tamer series J.A. Culican and J.A. Armitage. Julianna has been raised her whole life to be a dragon slayer. Everyone in her village and her family have all been raised to be hunters. In their village they live below a mountain that they have to climb in order to locate the dragons that could put their village and way of life at risk. Julianna has been practicing for the last year in secret after her brother turned 18 and was given his armour and sword. Julianna took one of the training swords and taught herself to fight watching her brother be trained by their father. Julianna in her first fight against her brother bests him and after only a day of training while her brother took months before he was ready is sent with her father on her first hunt.
While hiking up the mountain hunting her first dragon, Julianna notices that there is something different about the red dragon flying over head and Julianna can’t kill it after thinking that it is just protecting an egg. When she stumbles and falls off the side of the cliff and the dragon swoops down and rescues Julianna.
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The second book in the Academy of Spirits and Shadows, Haunted by C.M. Stunich. After the events of the previous book, so much has changed for Brynn. Talon has been taken by the wolves and the queen won’t allow anyone to deal with the issue. On top of that Dyre and his brother are having issues. Without Dyre to be connected to Trubble, Trubble has the chance of going completely shadow and losing himself. Vexer has been helping out Brynn and knows that he wants her for his mate. While he is more of a monogamous type, he understands that Brynn has feelings for Air and Eli.
Brynn starts to work on the spell to try to get Air, Eli, Cross, and Dyre back into their bodies. The spell has to be perfect or there is a chance that the guys will never get to come back. So much happens in this that the best option is to just read it I swear.
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The Legend of the Betrayed Duchess by Hanna Hamilton is a Historical Romance Novel. Lucy Brighton is the only survivor of a terrible house fire that has killed her whole family. At the age of six she has nowhere to go but is lucky enough that the Duke her parents were tenants of takes her in, even with the duchess. The Grayson estate ruled by the Duke, Matthew, his wife the Duchess, Judith and their three daughters and one son. The duchess is not happy of the child remaining with them and treats her more like a servant. Betsy the youngest girl and George the heir both take to Lucy and think of her as a member of the family while the others don’t like her. Lucy starts to learn with George and he realizes that she is extremely smart especially for a six year old.
Ten years later as George is now twenty he begins to pursue an art career much to the unhappiness of his mother and father. At the same time, Lucy begins to start writing children’s stories. The two have become closer and each see the other as more than just friends though neither tell each other. George knows that he shouldn’t be interested in Lucy since she is a commoner, but anytime he is introduced to another woman, he can only compare them to her. At the same time the Duchess is trying to marry off her daughters to eligible men. Though it doesn’t seem to be going well.
Can the three sisters find true love and will George decide who he can be with?
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