Devany Miller’s job as a victim’s advocate roots her in reality as firmly as a person can be, which makes the offer of ‘magic sugar’ from a gorgeous salesman at a psychic fair all the more fantastic. The sugar, he tells her, will allow her to visit the exclusive vendors tucked away in the shadows beyond his tent. Indulging in fancy, she takes a taste and ventures into what she figures is a tourist trap. Then the screams begin and Devany is yanked violently into a world of butchered humans, of witches who make foolish deals with demons, and of spiders that use human skins as camouflage for their assassinations. Devany’s normal life begins to crumble into madness as she struggles to stay alive. Her marriage falls apart. And of course, there’s the little matter of the demon who has laid claim to her, and the powerful creature that wants to take her apart piece by piece to taste her soul. Despite her fear, Devany has children to protect, and she can’t sit idly by while monsters in the guise of people drag innocents to their deaths.More info →
Devany Miller is back to kick ass and take names ...
But first she has to figure out how to use the magic inside her without the help of the witch Arsinua. Evil isn't waiting for her to figure it out, either. Outlaw witches kill her ex-husband. The geis laid to hide the Skriven souls from her spawn is crumbling and the only way to fix it is make a pact with the murderous fleshcrawler queen.
Then there's the matter of Tytan, the only one of her spawn who wants to help her renew the geis and hide the souls. Or does he? He's helped her in the past but if he does find his soul he can ascend and challenge her to a duel to the death for her place as an Originator—a job you'd have to die to retire from. A job that looks like it will kill her one way or the other.More info →
It’s all fun and games until someone loses their soul.
A parasite calling itself a Rider is traveling through Dreams, leaving its potential in the heads of all who hear its voice. Devany is infected, as is her maybe-boyfriend Kroshtuka, and her son, Liam. She has to find the primary host before the Rider’s potential turns into a full-blown parasite.
Devany has more to worry about than just some hate-filled brain monster. Her friend’s abusive ex has escaped from prison and is determined to find his wife, Devany’s job is in jeopardy, and her dad shows up with a book he wrote about Midia—a world he shouldn’t know anything about.
Then Amara, a demon with a grudge, rips away Devany’s humanity. Without it, will she even care to save those she loves?More info →
Vedalia Kirkaldy is deathly afraid of bugs, which makes the scarab-topped box her uncle leaves for her to find very strange indeed. But it isn't what's on the box but what's in it: an alien creature that wants to help Vedalia save her world from the parasitic invader bent on starting the apocalypse.
Sabra Dempsey’s job is to protect and serve but when she meets Vedalia, she finds herself longing to do more than just guard her from harm. What could be the start of a great new relationship is interrupted by the meteor than crashes into a bean field and unleashes the beginning of the end of the world.
Together, Vedalia and Sabra fight to save the town from being overrun by an insidious parasite that spreads faster than they realize. Either they root out and eradicate every bit of the threat or they have to watch as the fungus turns humanity into alien zombies.More info →
Issala endured years of torture as Lady Catherine's Pet. She thought she was free until the sadistic vampire returned and brutally murdered Issala's lover. Now she spends every waking moment hunting vampires in the hopes that she can find the one who so ruthlessly destroyed her life.
Lorelei Renfield's family has been serving vampires for centuries. Only a few nights before her dedication ceremony to their family's cruel master, she runs from home--and into Issala's path. The tall, dark-eyed stranger promises to protect her, but Lorelei wants more than a protector, she wants true love.
The peace they both long for is shattered when Issala discovers that Lorelei's blood can destroy Lady Catherine and end her own unwanted immortality. Will she take the death she's longed for or find hope in Lorelei's arms?More info →
Crazy, wild, and fantastical, these short stories are sure to give you something to shiver over and think about on those late nights.
A widower wakes up to see the Gown She Was Buried In laid out beside him on his bed.
There's a sound down A Dark Hallway, and she doesn't want to find out what it is.
A man's crazy wife pays him a visit and teaches him there's nothing like A Woman's Touch.
A woman is pursued to the edge by a creature that wants her soul and she learns to Fly.
An overblown windbag finds out his wife is One Smart Penny.More info →
Come inside, take off your shoes, and get comfortable. I do hope you aren't afraid of our eight-legged friends, as they play an integral part in the short stories that lie in wait inside this book.
First we'll venture to Midia and find out how Neutria, a new-born assassin spider, and Tytan meet. Neutria wants power and she is ambitious. Will a wily demon be her friend or foe? Chythraul Rising.
It's hard being a single man these days, and when a spider falls in love with you, there's no getting out of her deadly embrace in: My Girlfriend's a Spider.
Back to Midia we go, to meet precocious Masette Luresh. All she wants for Solstice is to meet the Spider Queen and go on a grand adventure. When her quest takes her face to face with a monster, Masette finds out what true heroism is, in Twas the Night Before Solstice.
Mick just wants a lucky break but not if a horde of spiders has anything to say about it. His dream is to eradicate all spiders, after a black widow bite leaves him terrified of the eight-legged monstrosities. A wrong turn and: It's Raining Spiders.
A mother and her children learn the true meaning of Solstice in: Dance of the Spiderplum Fairies.
All Tobias Juniper wants is to see the Carnicus: the brightly colored tents, the strongman, and, of course, SPIDERSPLOSION!
Joren Falls is a quiet town until Dahlia Darksider finds a murdered girl in the park. With the help of her friend Katie and the mysterious Sho, Dahlia must piece together the puzzle of the girl's death in: Dahlia Darkwater Walks Her Web.
An old man makes a clockwork spider and strikes up a friendship that lasts through time in the Clockwork Spider.More info →
Mistakes have a way of sneaking up on a person and biting them in the ass. Devany Miller knows from first hand experience just how unforgiving and long-lasting mistakes can be.
Her search for her daughter is all-consuming, but that doesn't stop the rest of her life from falling apart. Her son needs her attention, her father is wearing himself out searching, and the Witch's Council is doing its best to make sure she never gets near her daughter again.
She'll have to go to desperate lengths to find her daughter and there's no guarantee she'll find her alive. It's enough to make the strongest person despair, but Devany has never claimed to be strong. She's just too stubborn to quit.More info →