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Fresh Pick | GRIM SHADOWS by Jenn Bennett
Fresh Pick / June 5, 2014

Fresh Pick for Thursday, June 5th, 2014 is GRIM SHADOWS by Jenn Bennett #SupernaturalThursday the Roaring 20s Berkley June 2014 On Sale: June 3, 2014 352 pages ISBN: 0425269582 EAN: 9780425269589 Kindle: B00GMWZHQM Paperback / e-Book Add to Wish List Romance Historical Buy A Copy Kindle Powell’s Books Indiebound Grim Shadows by Jenn Bennett Roaring Twenties It’s the Roaring Twenties in foggy San Francisco. Prohibition is on, inhibitions are low, and dark magic is rolling into town… Archaeologist Lowe Magnusson is packing something everyone wants. The djed amulet, a priceless Egyptian artifact, will fetch Lowe a hefty paycheck from one of San Francisco’s wealthiest. But when the handsome Swede runs into his patron’s uptight daughter, what he once considered easy money becomes maddeningly complicated… Cursed with deadly spirits as her constant companions, curator Hadley Bacall must keep calm to hold her dangerous specters at bay and prevent them from lashing out at anything—or anyone. Trouble is, Lowe is driving her crazy, but her father needs the artifact he’s transporting. While Hadley can feel the amulet’s power, she can’t fathom the destruction—or the desire—it’s about to stir up. A colorful tale of the Prohibition Era with a paranormal twist……

Michelle M. Pillow | Magick, Mischief & MacGregors
Author Guest / June 5, 2014

“Do not pay attention to my cousins. Every family needs a couple idiots and we keep them around for entertainment.” – Rory MacGregor, LOVE POTIONS To me, family is one of the most important things in my life. So, it only makes sense that I love writing stories where families are a big part of the character’s life. With the MacGregor clan, family is everything—so much so that many of them live in the same mansion. These guys (and woman, sorry Malina) bring a lot of fun elements to the table. Yes, they are sexy Scottish warlocks who are practically immortal. I mean, how can a writer resist a hot guy in a kilt with a knee-weakening accent? The MacGregors will literally die, or kill, to protect each other. Add to that familial bond magickal abilities and centuries worth of mischievous history, and you have some very funny situations. “Ya were going to turn me into a rat? Had I known that I wouldn’t have tried to turn ya into a snake.”- Iain MacGregor, LOVE POTIONS The MacGregor siblings and cousins have been using their magick to prank each other since they were children. I won’t give everything away, but…

Shona Husk | Mid-series Novellas
Author Guest / June 5, 2014

I love novellas as a reader and a writer. As a reader I don’t always have time, or the focus, to read a novel and yet I love dipping into other worlds and a novella gives a little bit more than a short story. Over the years I’ve written quite a few novellas (that became really apparent when I recently redid my website and re categorized everything). And it was novellas that got me my first break into publishing. Since then I’ve also written half a dozen novels in 3 different series and I have a few more waiting in the wings. While I’d written novella series (like the SFR Decadent Moon and the erotic paranormal series Sex with Strings) I’d never written a mid-series novella. My Annwyn books are all around 80,000 words, and there is a definite progression of events even though each book stands alone. And yet I had this idea that wouldn’t be shaken even though it didn’t fit with the other three books. The Changeling Soldier occurs after Lord of the Hunt and over the first half of To Love a King—but it entirely set in our world not Annwyn. I also knew that the…