Saturday, July 21, 2018

BOOK BLITZ - YA CONTEMPORARY - Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder

Letting Go of Gravity
by Meg Leder 
Published by: Simon Pulse
Publication date: July 17th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult



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“The anticipation and slow burn of Parker and Finn’s relationship is electric…[an] absorbing novel that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell.” —Booklist

Parker struggles to reconnect with her twin brother, Charlie—who’s recovering from cancer—as she tries to deal with her anxiety about the future in this powerful new novel.

Twins Parker and Charlie are polar opposites.

Where Charlie is fearless, Parker is careful.

Charlie is confident while Parker aims to please.

Charlie is outgoing and outspoken; Parker is introverted and reserved.

And of course, there’s the one other major difference: Charlie got cancer. Parker didn’t.

But now that Charlie is officially in remission, life couldn’t be going better for Parker. She’s landed a prestigious summer internship at the hospital and is headed to Harvard in the fall to study pediatric oncology—which is why the anxiety she’s felt since her Harvard acceptance is so unsettling. And it doesn’t help that her relationship with Charlie has been on the rocks since his diagnosis.

Enter Finn, a boy who’s been leaving strange graffiti messages all over town. Parker can’t stop thinking about those messages, or about Finn, who makes her feel free for the first time: free to doubt, free to make mistakes, and free to confront the truth that Parker has been hiding from for a long time.

That she keeps trying to save Charlie, when the person who really needs saving is herself.

READ MORE . . . LETTING GO OF GRAVITY . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - Enticed & Seduced (House of the Cat, #7) by Shelley Munro


Enticed & Seduced
House of the Cat, #7 
by Shelley Munro 
Publication date: July 19th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance


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Some days, getting out of bed is a mistake…

Kaya Ignatius loves her job, working as part of the Indefatigable crew. But this isn’t a normal morning. Gryffnn Drake, a hunky dragon shifter, has a problem with another clan and wants her to act as his betrothed. It’s a chance to smash a dry spell and help the man who has become a good friend. After all, what’s not to like about steamy sexual encounters?

But everything after that is downhill.

She’s slimed by a stinky plant, her brother arrives with bad news and dumps a huge, scary responsibility in her lap. Suddenly, her life is full of drama and nasty surprises.

Gryffnn has always lusted after Kaya, but she only saw his older brother. Now things have changed, and he has a plan to capture the sassy Kaya and woo her to his way of thinking. A move by an opposition clan forces him to escalate his romantic plan. Things proceed well until the past struts in to say hello and creates havoc with his love life and his dragon clan.

Never mind bed, Gryffnn and Kaya are too busy putting out dangerous fires and trying to stay alive to worry about the future…

READ MORE . . . ENTICED & SEDUCED (House of the Cat, #7) . . .

SPOTLIGHT - Melissa's Quest (Finding Magic, #1) by Blair Drake

Melissa's Quest
Finding Magic, #1
by Blair Drake
Date of Publication: June 7th 2018
Publisher: Magic Quest Books
Cover Artist: Jennifer Zemanek/Seedlings LLC
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: What would you do to find your magic?





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Lost and bewildered after being unceremoniously dumped by her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Melissa wants nothing more than to curl up with her pain. But then she’s summoned by the headmaster of Gray Cliffs Academy and finds herself on the roof in the middle of a wild and tumultuous storm. Before she realizes what is happening, a vicious wind sends her flying through the darkness and she lands in the frozen north. It is then she discovers the true meaning of feeling lost. Though full of mystery and magic, there is something sinister about this strange new world…

All Melissa wants is to return home, but first she must learn the rules of this strange new reality and how they will help her in her quest before it’s too late and she’s stuck in this place forever…

READ MORE . . . MELISSA'S QUEST (Finding Magic, #1) . . .

BOOK BLITZ - Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon (Shopping for a Billionaire, #14) by Julia Kent

Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon
(Shopping for a Billionaire, #14)
by Julia Kent 
Publication date: July 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance




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He says we never had a proper honeymoon.

So, instead, he’s giving me… a prepper honeymoon?

Who knew billionaire preppers were a thing?

I guess I’m about to find out.



Julia Kent’s New York Times bestselling romantic comedy series continues in Shopping for a CEO’s Honeymoon as Andrew and Amanda settle in to married life… and so much more.

READ MORE . . . SHOPPING FOR A CEOs HONEYMOON (Shopping for a Billionaire, #14) . . .

SPOTLIGHT Audio - YA SCI-FI - Girl Vs by Xela Culletto Narrator: Tonia Blake


Girl Vs
by Xela Culletto
Narrator: Tonia Blake
Length: 7 hours 2 minutes
Released: May 21st 2018
Publisher: Xela Culletto
Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult









Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed. Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extent she'll go to in order to survive.

READ MORE . . . GIRL VS . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - The Gathering (The Uprising, #1) by Bernadette Giacomazzo

The Gathering
(The Uprising, #1)
by Bernadette Giacomazzo
Publication date: March 31st 2018 
Genres: Adult, Dystopian




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The Uprising Series tells the story of three freedom fighters and their friends in high — and low — places that come together to overthrow a vainglorious Emperor and his militaristic Cabal to restore the city, and the way of life, they once knew and loved.

In The Gathering, Jamie Ryan has defected from the Cabal and has joined his former brothers-in-arms — Basile Perrinault and Kanoa Shinomura — to form a collective known as The Uprising. When an explosion leads to him crossing paths with Evanora Cunningham — a product of Jamie’s past — he discovers that The Uprising is bigger, and more important, than he thought.

READ MOE . . . THE GATHERING (The Uperising, #1) . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - The Exiled Prince (Royal Secrets, #1) by Jeana E. Mann

The Exiled Prince
(Royal Secrets, #1)
by Jeana E. Mann
Publication date: June 18th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance




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A secret masquerade hookup leads to complications with Rourke’s new boss.

Rourke: As a celebrity personal assistant, I pride myself on professionalism. When a mysterious stranger offers to show me the wonders of a clandestine sex club at the masked ball, I jump at the chance. Because no one will know me, right? One night. No names. No faces. It should have ended there. I had no idea that the handsome, enigmatic man would turn out to be my new employer.

Roman: After the masquerade, I searched for the girl who’d crashed my party, only to find her in my office a few months later. I can’t fire her because she’s the best assistant I’ve ever had, but I can’t stop wanting her in my bed either.

If you like tension, angst, and a good dose of sexy, then this book is for you.

One-click today.


***This book was formerly released as Sex, Lies, & Lipstick in the Bad Boy Billionaire Bachelors Boxset and can be read as a standalone.

READ MORE . . . THE EXILED PRINCE (Royal Secrets, #1) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Victorian Town by Nancy Thorne

Victorian Town
by Nancy Thorne
Date of Publication: March 28th, 2018
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Cover Artist: Rae Monet
Genre: Paranormal Romance: with time travel and mystery elements
Tagline: Abby Parker has a modern life. Too bad someone in the 19th century needs it.


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Abby Parker planned out her whole life: complete her final year of high school, go to college, get a job, move away from her insane family, stay best friends with Jessica.

But, that was before she broke into the nearby tourist attraction and unwittingly answered a call from a centuries-old spirit who dragged her into the 19th century.

Now she must solve a Victorian mystery without getting herself killed, or worse, spend a lifetime trapped in the past, leaving behind everyone she loves and altering their lives forever.

When she meets gorgeous Benjamin, the future looks a lot like wreckage.

READ MORE . . . VICTORIAN TOWN . . . 

SPOTLIGHT Audio - YA SCI-FI - Girl Vs by Xela Culletto Narrator: Tonia Blake


Girl Vs
by Xela Culletto
Narrator: Tonia Blake
Length: 7 hours 2 minutes
Released: May 21st 2018
Publisher: Xela Culletto
Genre: Science Fiction; Young Adult






Before the Vela invasion, Rhyan's biggest concern was getting through a day of school. But when she is thrust into the madness of a kill-or-be-killed world, her true strength emerges and a deadly warrior is unleashed. Stumbling through the new morals of a post-apocalyptic world, she learns to depend only on herself. As she gets closer to discovering what the aliens actually want, her lethality becomes unmatched, and she soon learns the extent she'll go to in order to survive.

READ MORE . . . GIRL VS . . . 

SPOTLIGHT Audio - THE CULLING by Ramona Finn Narrator: Stacey Glemboski

THE CULLING
by Ramona FinnNarrator: Stacey GlemboskiLength: 8 hours 39 minutesPublisher: Relay PublishingReleased: March 21st 2018Genre: Science Fiction




In a solar system where The Authority decides who lives and who dies, only one of their own executioners can stop them. Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint—a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the Culling. She is designed to identify and destroy any potential humans that threaten the colonies: those marked as lawbreakers, unproductive or sick. But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and The Authority that runs them, collapses into doubt. Pulled between two opposing sides, and with her family’s lives hanging in the balance, Glade is unsure of who to trust—and time is running out.

READ MORE . . . THE CULLING . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - NA ROM-COM - Deal Takers (Dealing with Love, #2) by Laura Lee

Deal Takers
by Laura Lee 
Publication date: July 17th 2018
Genres: Comedy, New Adult, Romance



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MY DICK CAN BE A REAL BASTARD SOMETIMES.

When he takes charge, I’ve been known to do a lot of stupid shit, despite the fact that I have a genius IQ. Case in point: How I met the woman of my dreams.

Now, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I don’t regret that moment of idiocy one bit. It may have been one of the most embarrassing moments of my life, but you know what they say about first impressions, right? Well, I can guarantee that I made quite the impression that evening. (Don’t worry; I’ll tell you all the gory details later.)

Most days, she acts like she hates me—probably because I behave like an ass— but we both know the truth: Rainey O’Neil wants me just as much as I want her—she just doesn’t want to admit it.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge.

*Deal Takers is the second installment in the Dealing with Love world but can be read as a standalone.

READ MORE . . . DEAL TAKERS (Dealing with Love, #2) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT Audio - THE CULLING by Ramona Finn Narrator: Stacey Glemboski


THE CULLING
by Ramona Finn
Narrator: Stacey Glemboski
Length: 8 hours 39 minutes
Publisher: Relay Publishing
Released: March 21st 2018
Genre: Science Fiction








In a solar system where The Authority decides who lives and who dies, only one of their own executioners can stop them. Glade Io is a trained killer. Marked at a young age as an individual with violent tendencies, she was taken from her family and groomed to be a Datapoint—a biotech-enabled analyst who carries out the Culling. She is designed to identify and destroy any potential humans that threaten the colonies: those marked as lawbreakers, unproductive or sick. But when she’s kidnapped by rogue colonists known as the Ferrymen, everything Glade thinks she knows about the colonies, and The Authority that runs them, collapses into doubt. Pulled between two opposing sides, and with her family’s lives hanging in the balance, Glade is unsure of who to trust—and time is running out.

READ MORE . . . THE CULLING . . . 

SPOTLIGHT Audiobook - YA Sci-Fi - The Eden Conspiracy (The Liberty Box series, #2) by C.A. Gray Narrator: Melissa Williams

The Eden Conspiracy
The Liberty Box series, #2
by C.A. Gray
Narrator: Melissa Williams
Length: 7 hours 19 minutes
Publisher: Wanderlust Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
The refugee caves have been destroyed, and most of the refugees are dead. The Potentate now knows of their existence and will stop at nothing to wipe them out completely. He suspects that terrorist Jackson MacNamera is among them, as well as reporter Kate Brandeis's fiancé, hacker Will Anderson - and probably therefore Kate herself. Now that the Potentate is aware of security threats, most of the strategies the rebels used to get back onto the grid before now no longer work. The Potentate knows the rebels are on foot, and he knows they were at the caves not long ago. They can't get far.

The remaining rebels, among them Jackson and Kate, have Kate's fiancé Will to thank for their survival: he arrived back from the dead and in the nick of time, bearing classified information about the Potentate's plans to expand his influence internationally. But the remaining rebels and the Council cannot agree on whether their top priority should be spreading truth far and wide and freeing as many citizens from government control as possible, knowing that they will likely die in the process, or escaping to New Estonia, in hopes that they might live out the rest of their days in peace.  

Kate, meanwhile, finds herself torn between Jackson and the fiancé she thought she lost, and between the damsel-in-distress she once was, and the rebel she believes she has always been underneath. Whether the other hunters will support her or no, she knows she must use her influence over the people of the Republic to tell them the truth, no matter the cost. But is she strong enough to withstand the government's lies?

READ MORE . . . THE EDEN CONSPIRACY (The Liberty Box series, #2) . . . 

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Crimson (Moroi Society, #1) by T.L. Christianson

Crimson
Moroi Society, #1
by T.L. Christianson
Date of Publication: July 3, 2018
Cover Artist: London Montgomery Covers
Genre: Paranormal Romance and Fantasy
Tagline: Secrets and Lies of a Living Vampire




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Vampire Elizabeth was looking for a distraction when she took a job on the isolated estate of scientist Dr. Owen Bennett. Expecting him to be an eccentric old man, the Doctor, turns out to be a lot younger than expected and sparks fly. As Liz struggles with her past and a possible future with Owen, she realizes that things around the Bennett compound aren’t quite adding up.

Suspecting that Dr. Bennett might be a vampire, she begins to search for evidence. However, the more she learns, the more questions she has. To add to the mystery, the doctor’s wife has seemingly vanished, he’s tight-lipped about who they work for, and his research is kept under lock and key.

When the pieces finally come together, Elizabeth is faced with a secret that could have serious repercussions for all Moroi vampires. Could she be on the wrong side?

Now that she’s found the second life she's been searching for, can Elizabeth find her way through this web of secrets and lies or will they be the downfall of it all?

READ MORE . . . CRIMSON (Moroi Society, #1) . . . 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

BOOK BLITZ - Of Ashes & Sin (Fire Trails, #1) by Ariana Hawkes & K. N. Knight

Of Ashes & Sin
(Fire Trails, #1)
by Ariana Hawkes & K. N. Knight
Publication date: July 13th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance



A world without fire. Three sizzling shifters. One flame-haired hustler. An elemental bond that could bring light back to the world, or be the end of them…
The last Phoenix has perished in a huge blaze of flames, extinguishing fire from the earth. Ranger Mason is a nineteen-year-old shifter whose spirit animal has not yet been fixed. An orphan, hustler and part-time exorcist, she scrapes a living in a dangerous, burned-out world, with no idea of the unique power she holds. That is, until a sexy tiger, bear and eagle shifter trio bursts into her life, convinced she’s the key to recreating fire.
What none of them realizes is that she’s no fire elemental, but something even more rare and special…something that will create the strongest possible bond between them, but also threaten to destroy her. Ranger is the only one capable of uniting a dragon with the three water, earth and air elementals, but as the love bond between the four of them ignites, the guys are unwilling to risk her safety—even if it means restoring balance to the world.
But Rael, Zain and Oran are not the only ones who have discovered Ranger’s gifts, and suddenly the decision is taken out of their hands. Will she be able to create peace between her three mates, who have vowed to do anything to protect her, and a dragon intent on keeping her in his cave as his personal, flame-haired treasure?

READ MORE . . . OF ASHES & SIN (Fire Trials, #1) . . . 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

BOOK BLITZ - Heart of the Colossus (A Holly Drake Job Book, #3) by Nicole Grotepas



Heart of the Colossus 

A Holly Drake Job Book, #3
by Nicole Grotepas 

Publication date: July 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Science Fiction, Steampunk



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Save them all or die trying.
Holly Drake and her team have seen the evil lurking behind everything the Shadow Coalition does. The last time they plunged into the heart of the shadow empire, they could only rescue one. Now they’re going back for the rest. The crew is ready and willing to put everything on the line. They have a plan, they have the means, this is the job they were born to do.

But time and space are stacked against them.
The mission is a logistical nightmare. How can Holly and her crew save an entire fleet of children? The answer: whatever it takes. Co-opting fuel tankers, recruiting explosives experts, hiring pilots, and revisiting mysterious specters from the past. Some things are too painful, even for Holly Drake, but when it comes to freeing the innocent, not even the ugliest mistakes from her past will hold her back.


Is this the mission that will unveil the true nature of the Heart at the center of the Shadow Coalition? She’s seen the hands, just who is the heart?

READ MORE . . . HEART OF THE COLOSSUS (A Holly Drake Job Book, #3) . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - YA DYSTOPIAN - The Dociles by Valerie Puri


The Dociles
by Valerie Puri 
Publication date: July 12th 2018
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult




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Walls are meant to keep the monsters out…

Deep in the forest there is a wall where no wall should be. Behind it live the people of the Commune, the last remnant of human kind.

Jennie Caraway has lived behind the wall her entire life, certain that it protects her and her brother from the lemerons, ravenous undead monsters whose only desire is to kill – and feed.
Jennie’s peaceful existence is shattered when she uncovers a secret organization whose purpose threatens to destroy not only Jennie, but her entire world. The Order has a deadly mission, and they will stop at nothing to see it completed.


Jennie and those closest to her must expose the evil truth before they are killed – or worse.

READ MORE . . . THE DOCILES . . . 

BOOK BLITZ - Blood & Magic Volume 1 (Blood & Magic #1 & 2) by Danielle Annett


Blood & Magic Volume 1 
(Blood & Magic #1 & 2)
by Danielle Annett 
Publication date: June 28th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Urban Fanasy



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A pyrokinetic, a dangerous new enemy, an imminent war. 

Mercenary Aria Naveed is going to have her hands full.

Throw in a shifter or two and sh** is about to get serious!

Grab Blood and Magic Volume One. Books one and two in the exciting new urban fantasy series by USA Today Bestselling author Danielle Annett


What’s inside
CURSED BY FIRE: BOOK ONE
Blood is going to spill … 
I just hope it won’t be mine. 
After two weeks of searching, I found the seven-year-old I’d been hired to find too late. His body broken and discarded. Dead. 
My boss doesn’t want me to hunt down his killers. It’s too dangerous.
But the Pacific Northwest Pack steps in, hiring me to bring the bastards to justice. 
Turns out the kid was half shifter. And shifters don’t abandon their own. 
In a search that takes me through the maze of shifter hierarchy and the depths of the paranormal underworld, these killers underestimate how determined I am to mete out their punishment. Vigilante justice is the only kind these people understand. 
Yes, blood will spill. And I’m determined it will be theirs.

KISSED BY FIRE: BOOK TWO
New Rule: If it has sharp teeth, don’t trust it. 
Getting bit hurts like hell. 
As Friend of the Pack, I should be untouchable, protected by the most influential group in the Pacific Northwest. But someone is unleashing rogue vampires to hunt me down, and I’m determined to find out why.
But on my hunt for answers, the unimaginable happens. Bound to one of the most influential power players, I must tread carefully.
Paranormal politics are at play. 

And I refuse to be anyone’s puppet.

READ MORE . . . BLOOD & MAGIC VOLUME 1 . . . 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Alien Revelation (The Arathian Series, #4) by Nicole Krizek


Alien Revelation
The Arathian Series, #4
by Nicole Krizek
Date of Publication: June 12th 2018
Formats available: Amazon eBook, Audible audiobook, and paperback
Cover Artist: Cindy Nickles
Genre: Sci-Fi/Erotica
Tagline: They must act swiftly to secure their future...and that of the entire Arathian race.




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Heralded as the saviors of the Arathian species for their ability to procreate with the infertile Arathians, Earthers are honored citizens on Arath. While his son and extended family seem to be enjoying their new lives on the alien planet, the young widower, Conall MacLeod, feels like he doesn’t have a purpose on their extraordinary world.

His future is forever changed when he meets an Arathian male and female who make him wish for a second chance at love. But nothing is ever easy…


Conall’s self-identity is entrenched in the idea that he’s a monogamous—and heterosexual—man, yet he finds himself unexpectedly lusting after two people, one of them, shockingly, male. He can’t deny that he craves things he’s never wanted before, but if he’s ever going to find love again, he must get past his insecurities and rewrite his own self-image.

Who are the Arathians unexpectedly turning Conall’s head, and heart?

Onalee Cormikan is the co-heiress to Cormikan Industries, the leading medical research firm on Arath, which is devoted to finding a cure for their infertility. Considered reclusive by her peers after the tragic death of her parents, she’s content to support her older brother in the search for a cure... until she meets Brogan, Conall, and his family.

They make her yearn to step out of her possessive brother’s shadow, and explore what—and who—she wants in life.

Brogan is a First Lieutenant of the Arathian Royal Guard, entrusted with the protection of Arath’s soon-to-be monarchs. Solely dedicated to his job, he never expected to find a future outside his passion for his work. Yet Conall’s internal struggles seem to stand in the way of their happy future together as a trio. It’s a good thing Brogan likes a challenge.

Conall’s struggle with his sexuality isn’t the only problem facing the threesome.

As the royal coronation for Princess Jayda, Prince Deian, and Prince Lukas draws near, a new terrorist organization emerges: one that threatens not only the royal trio, but all Earthers on Arath.

With the cure to Arathians’ infertility in sight, Conall, Onalee, and Brogan must do what they can to secure both their future, and that of the Arathian race.

Warning: this book contains explicit scenes of intimacy between three consensual adults: M/F, M/M, and M/M/F.

READ MORE . . . Alien Revelation (The Arathian Series, #4) . . . 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

SPOTLIGHT - When Darkness Follows (Beyond the Grave Series, #4) by Athena Daniels


When Darkness Follows
Beyond the Grave Series, #4
by Athena Daniels
Date of Publication: May 29th 2018
Publisher: Sunset Coast Publishing
Cover Artist: Damonza
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Tagline: The only man who can save her, is the one she swore she’d never see again…


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Rachel Sommers and her two best friends don’t believe anything will happen when they sneak onto a haunted shipwreck in the middle of the night. Why would they? Ghosts don’t actually exist… right?

But Rachel and her friends disturb something that night. Something demonic.

Something that lured Rachel to the ship. And now one of her friends is dead, the other is missing, and Rachel’s memory of the night is gone. There’s only one thing she knows for sure: whatever killed her friend has followed her home.

Over a century ago, an act of bitter jealousy and revenge tainted a crystal ball with an unstoppable evil. And when the deadly object eerily turns up in her bedroom, Rachel’s nightmare really begins.

Ex-Special Forces detective Daniel Smith takes the case the moment Rachel’s name appears on his screen. Rachel is the only woman he’s ever loved, but despite their explosive chemistry, she’s determined to keep him at a distance.

With Rachel’s life on the line, the disturbing truth about her ancestry and the cursed object she has inherited must be uncovered. But is it already too late? Daniel will risk everything to save the woman he loves, but how can he win this lethal game of cat and mouse against a killer that is not flesh and blood?

READ MORE . . . WHEN DARKNESS FOLLOWS (Beyond the Graves series, #4) . . .