Illicit Magic (1, Stella Mayweather Paranormal Series)
by Camilla Chafer
3.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon
More than three hundred years after the most terrifying witch hunts the world has ever known, it's happening again.
When an attack by ruthless witch hunters forces twenty-four-year-old Stella from her home in London into the protection of the powerful Witch Council in New York, she has to put her faith in strangers just to stay alive, yet she might not be any safer in their midst than the danger she escaped.
Hidden from the Brotherhood in an extraordinary safe house by the sea where she is sent to learn her craft, Stella finds there is more than one dark secret in her new family: Étoile’s sister is spoken of in fear and sadness; Marc is supposed to be a powerful warlock but is missing his magic; where does the owner of their safe house vanish to every day and why does Evan have the eyes of someone not quite human?
One secret is important enough to kill for and it's a secret so powerful it could destroy the fragile threads of Stella's new world.
by Jonathan Lister
4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon
NOW Includes an excerpt from Book Two of The Demos City Reports Out Soon!
Demos City is a typical urban American town on the East Coast. The city has restaurants, politicians, schools, corruption and werewolves - just like every other city. Resident werewolf Leon Gray only wants to raise his daughter Shauna away from a traditional pack structure and the criminal past that forces him to make a living as a bar bouncer.
When he winds in the same cell as investigative reporter David Hastings, Gray may never get his life under the radar back. Hastings, up to his neck in Izods and dreams of winning a Pulitzer, has irritated the nerves of powerful figures in Demos. Leon agrees to provide security for Hastings as he attempts to uncover corruption in Demos City politics.
Leon's reward? Enough money to provide Shauna with an education the werewolf could never afford on his own. The catch? Hastings has a pair of hired killers on his trail. These murderous professionals have experience, a varied weapons arsenal and one of them even knows how Hastings takes his espresso in the morning.
To make matters worse, Nathaniel Poole, Alpha to the pack Leon left behind, has returned to Demos City to introduce himself to his long-lost niece -- Shauna. Gray suspects Poole has an ulterior motive in reappearing in Shauna's life. If only Leon knew just how right, he is.
Even as Leon tries to protect his daughter, he may unknowingly damn them both.