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Rand Sebastian, ex-Navy SEAL and now a full-time family man, is about to discover that evil lurks in the world. Real evil. And when this darkness comes after him and his family, he will do everything he can to stop it…and to save his loved ones.
Now trained by the legendary Brotherhood of the Blade, an elite team of vampire hunters, Rand will learn all the skills necessary to find his kidnapped daughter…and to stop the killers who prey on mankind.
After a night of poker and partying, Pauline’s medium powers are in jeopardy. She must change her lifestyle or lose her ability to communicate with ghosts. If that happens, Mack will be lost to her forever.
Pauline hopes that a weekend in a health spa will restore her full powers. There, she meets Amanda Jordan, an indie movie producer with a dark secret—and her own paranormal problems.
A Scottish enchantress, a spell witch, a werewolf and an enchanter seek a stolen parchment to break a 450-year-old curse.
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WITCH LIST (Witch Detectives #5) – A Scottish enchantress, a spell witch, a werewolf, and an enchanter seek a stolen parchment to break a 450-year-old curse. A brand-new BIG novel in the best-selling paranormal mystery romance series by Eve Paludan!
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IN IMMINENT DANGER from Niall and the coven, Fergie and I didn’t return to Edinburgh after our trip to the Isle of Lewis where I’d met Colm Finnegan, my long-lost enchanter father. I called him Finn.
Siobhan, the goblin member of our witch detectives, had stayed behind at my father’s estate with her newborn daughter and the baby’s father, Luc, the goblin king.
Rebecca had stayed behind as well, too, to spend just one more day with my father, her longtime lover.
So, Fergie and I, just the two of us for now, had headed straightaway for London.
Now in London, the gray sky was pissing down rain and making the wet auto exhaust burn my nose and throat. We were cold, wet and eager to get started on our urgent case investigation here. Our meeting was set for tomorrow, which gave us a bit of time to get ready.
Fergie and I had just exited Selfridge’s, where we’d just purchased new business attire for our client meeting. And warmer outerwear, too.
We stood under an awning waiting for the rain to let up, the driving rain sheeting down all around us and almost drowning out the traffic noise.
I looked at Fergie. “We should have used the valet for the car. Now, we’ll have to run for it.”
“I’ll go,” he offered. “No need for us both to get even more wet than we are.”
I shook my head. “Let’s wait a minute and see if this deluge lets up. I don’t really want to be separated from you, in case someone’s hunting me. And caught up.”
He nodded, concern in his amber eyes.
“Every time I come here, even in summer, London always seems colder than Scotland,” I said as a passing car splashed us from the gutter.
He scratched his werewolf’s shadow of a beard. “Maybe it just feels like that because we’re far from home and we can’t just have a cuppa anytime we want and put our feet up on the hearth.”
“A cup of hot tea sounds so lovely right now. Your legs are probably freezing in your kilt.”
“My body temperature does run hotter than yours, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to wearing my new wool trousers for the duration of our stay here.”
“Same here. I’m abandoning all gesture of wearing a skirt suit in this weather, even to the client meeting.”
“Practicality over style?” he teased.
“I don’t care about style when I’m cold. And I’m not a clothes-horse like Rebecca, who dresses to the nines even to stay home and watch the telly.”
Fergie chuckled. “It likely takes her hours to look like that. Whereas, you can roll out of bed and splash your face and run out the door with the face Gaia and your parents gave you.”
I laughed. “I think you’re starting to know my morning habits too well.”
“Well, it would be a shame to cover up your freckles with all that goop Rebecca uses.”
I stuck up for Rebecca. “She’s very pretty!”
“Of course she is, but she doesn’t have your confidence about her appearance.”
“It’s not as much confidence as much as it is not wanting to bother in front of a mirror. It takes too long to mute out my freckles with makeup. I gave up long ago.”
“I hope you never feel like you have to do it.”
“What you see is what you get.”
“Good to know.” He eyed the running water in the street. “I’m going to jump the gutter and it’s kind of a long leap. You won’t make it without getting water down the tops of your fancy leather boots. Hand me those packages and wait here.”
“Are you sure?” I said gratefully.
“I’ll bring the car around. No use both of us getting soaked to the knees. I’ll only be gone for two or three minutes at most.
At my worried look, he said, “What kind of coven hunter do you imagine is lurking outside Selfridge’s waiting for you?”
“All right. Go on then. Please hurry.”
He made the leap gracefully when I would have splashed right down in it and been knocked down by the current that was dragging every piece of garbage toward London’s storm sewers. I watched him run down the wet pavement almost in a blur toward the parkopedia where we’d left the car we’d hired.
I took a deep breath and was sorry I had because I ended up coughing. I already missed the fresh air of the Isle of Lewis and Harris. London smelled more like auto exhaust and sodden garbage. And Edinburgh never smelled like this.
I felt a cold prickle of warning down my neck. Or maybe it was rain leaking inside the back of my collar. I looked around me anxiously. I felt paranoid without Fergie beside me, knowing there was a coven hunter after me. A witch hunter employed by witches.
The hook’s the thing…
People ask me how I know when to start a story. I have a hundred things I could say about “the hook,” but the most important thing is for the reader to get a sense of the characters and how they are going to interact with each other. I try to make their meeting as intriguing as possible so that first page gets turned and then, I have the reader in the palm of my hand for some madcap adventure.
It doesn’t have to be the hero and heroine who meet in the first scene; it could be the protagonist and the villain, or even just the villain (if you’re into the detective stories that start out with revealing the crime in the first scene). Each person in that first scene should be well-drawn and without an overload of backstory explaining. The hook also nails the genre right away if I am doing my job right. And sets the tone. Right away, you know that there are going to be some sexy sparks between these two…
I was standing behind the bar in my blood club when she walked in.
The first thing I noticed was that she looked like death warmed over. Lips like lush black cherries. Skin like milky silk. Hair like endless nightfall. Undead eyes with black irises. I was struck by the realization that she looked like a younger Samantha Moon.
Be still my heart…oh, right.
The second thing I noticed was her vampire bite tattoo, right where my eyes loved to roam the most, on her satiny neck that was exposed by the neckline of her slinky black dress. All of me perked up.
No discernible pulse. No breathing.
The lady is a vamp.
“Welcome to Fang’s Place,” I said. “I’m Fang.”
(from VAMPIRES, SHE WROTE by Eve Paludan)
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