Fae Kingdoms. Underworld Wars. Urban supernaturals. The 2022 Fantasy Finalists have it all.
Every harvest moon, the Witch Collector rides into our valley and leads one of us to the home of the immortal Frost King, to remain forever.
Today is that day—Collecting Day.
But he will not come for me. I, Raina Bloodgood, have lived in this village for twenty-four years, and for twenty-four years he has passed me by.
Raina Bloodgood has one desire: kill the Frost King and the Witch Collector who stole her sister. On Collecting Day, she means to exact murderous revenge, but a more sinister threat sets fire to her world. Rising from the ashes is the Collector, Alexus Thibault, the man she vowed to slay and the only person who can help save her sister.
Thrust into an age-old story of ice, fire, and ancient gods, Raina must abandon vengeance and aid the Witch Collector in saving the Frost King or let their empire—and her sister—fall into enemy hands. But the lines between good and evil blur, and Raina has more to lose than she imagined. What is she to do when the Witch Collector is no longer the villain who stole her sister, but the hero who’s stealing her heart?
She was sent to destroy him, but she was the love he’d waited all eternity to find.
The Stone of Draloch has prophesied a great war within the five underworld realms, pitting the Dragon Lords against each other. Dragon Lord Mordain must choose which side to take, that of the powerful High King Brihann who has now raised an army of the darkest forces ever to exist, or that of Dragon Lord Bloodaxe and his brother, Saron, the Duke of Draloch, who are the two black dragons desperately fighting to save their world and those of man and Fae. The pull toward darkness is strong in Mordain, for he is the son of the Fallen Angel. But there is a mysterious mortal girl who has entered his life, and the tug of love is perhaps stronger than any dark force in existence. But who is Aideen Pengalon, this girl whose name means little fire? Will she be the one to destroy him or is she destined to be his salvation?
Aideen Pengalon grew up in a Yorkshire orphanage and has no idea who she is or where she belongs, but it cannot possibly be in the arms of Lucien Mordain, a dragon shifter duke of the underworld who claims she is an angel and has powers greater than his own. The Stone of Draloch has shown her the future and in it she is killing Lucien. How can this be? Her heart cries out for him, the mighty red dragon who rules one of the five underworld realms. He calls her little fire and insists he will never harm her because she is his dragon mate and their souls are bound to each other.
But how can he ignore what the Stone of Draloch has shown them? Will her love for Lucien be enough to change the course of his dark destiny?
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They call me a thief like it’s a bad thing.
Life as an avian shifter and “acquirer” of fantastical things is dangerously sexy and fun. At least it is until someone beats me to my latest mark, and I’m blamed for a gruesome murder I most certainly did not commit.
Now, I’ve got a choice to make. I can get taken in by the hotter-than-hell agent sent by the Death Enforcement Agency, or wait for my bloodsucking client to realize I’ve failed at his job. I don’t like either door, so I’ll take the window instead.
Time to track down the real killer and clear my name.
Because if I don’t solve this murder fast, then I might just be facing a lifetime in a grim reaper’s prison. Or worse, a lifetime of servitude to my client, a vampire who’s turning out to be far more dangerous than I realized.
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