Easter: a time to indulge in chocolate… and romance.
As the seasons change, bright laughter fills the air and chocolate abounds. Flowers bloom and new life flourishes as fairies, witches and even the gods take a moment to appreciate the miracle of love… or do they?
Discover the hidden magic of Easter with this highly anticipated paranormal romance anthology, featuring four original stories from the award-winning Australian authors of the A Perfectly Paranormal Anthology series. Whether you like your treats sweet or spicy, there’s guaranteed to be something in this incredible collection to tickle your fancy. Just like chocolate, there’s no such thing as too much… bring it on.
Sweet Hereafter by Marnie St Clair
To be reborn, you must first die …
Future witch Everly Jackson knew wizard JJ was the one for her the moment she first saw him. But then she interpreted a vision of the future wrong causing JJ to be inhabited by a demon – ruining his life. Now, with guilt weighing heavily on her, she and JJ can barely breathe the same air without finding something to fight about.
But one night, on her way back from the future, Everly meets an alternative version of JJ in a most improbable place … and realises she’s been given a chance to fix what she’s broken. First, she’ll have to figure out all his secrets – and somehow keep her own – before he puts himself in mortal danger … and she’s forced to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Foiled by Samantha Marshall
Everything has a dark side… even chocolate.
Taylin Colkannis has never questioned her place as head Sentinel of Evergreen Waters Retreat – until the night an intruder sneaks into her home and attempts to murder her mentor right under her nose. Before she has a chance to change out of her pyjamas, Taylin’s kitchen is overtaken by an entire department of Easter Bunnies and a darkly handsome man claiming to be the only god capable of saving her mentor’s life.
Drift was once the Primal God of the Vernal Equinox – until Ostara, Goddess of the Spring and Dawn, stole his powers, his staff, his duties as the Easter Hare and, if that wasn’t enough, his dignity. Countless centuries later, a nameless thief has snatched the Staff of Easter from Ostara’s domain and is using it to wreak havoc across the land of Mu. To regain his birthright, Drift must catch the thief… and nobody, least of all the enchanting Taylin Colkannis with her moon-touched magic and beguiling smile, is going to stand in his way.
Desperate to save her mentor, Taylin offers to help Drift recover his staff – putting them in direct competition with Ostara and the Easter Bunny Conglomerate, who will stop at nothing to prevent Drift’s restoration. With the balance of the Merged Worlds at stake and danger around every corner, Taylin and Drift must learn to trust the primal attraction blooming between them… or tear each other apart.
Blizzards and Beginnings by Hellucy Howe
What would you do if winter grew teeth and claws?
Lady Lyssica Aphiski, unexpected heir to the Duke of Papillion, is driven to prove to her father she is capable of fulfilling her role – even if it means juggling her estate duties with her secret and sacred responsibility as hand-maiden to the Unseelie Goddess, Ostara. Everything is going swimmingly until the first snow of winter arrives weeks ahead of schedule. If that wasn’t enough, the participants for the Tri-moon training program arrive, bringing with them a terror from Lyssica’s past.
When Lord Emryn Phengaris agreed to represent his Changeling Clan in the Tri-moon program, he had no idea he’d end up as personal bodyguard to the gorgeous Lady Lyssica Aphiski. To make matters worse, his animal side insists she’s their mate, which is impossible because, despite his fascination with her steel spine and shimmering smile, she’s not changeling.
Then a Tri-moon apprentice is murdered by an ancient evil determined to bring about eternal winter. Only one thing stands in his way – the magic Lyssica has kept secret since childhood. With her world thrown into chaos and danger at every turn, Emryn proves the anchor Lyssica never knew she needed. Together, they must find the strength to vanquish not only the demons threatening the Queendom, but the ones inside their hearts.
Blood Cursed by Leisl Leighton
A secret blood curse; a love worth fighting for.
Failed witch Korinna Soteira needs to figure out how to control her powers before the moon rises on the first night of Oestra. She can’t allow the disaster that killed all the people of Pompeii 2,000 years ago to occur again. Especially if it endangers the life of her beloved Tamuel.
If it was up to her, she’d never use her magic, but if she and Tamuel are to release the trapped HeartsBlood Gem spirit and vanquish the evil witch Clodia, she will need every ounce of her power and more. The problem is the one spell that might allow her to control her magic – a spell she can only access with her cursed blood – is forbidden to her because of how dangerous it could be.
But Korinna will do anything to get her hands on that spell, even if the consequence might destroy the one thing worth living for: her love.
About the Authors
Award winning author, Leisl Leighton, is a tall red head with an overly large imagination. As a child, she identified strongly with Anne of Green Gables, and like Anne, is a voracious reader and born performer. It came as no surprise when she went on to a career as a performer, script writer, script doctor, stage manager and musical director for cabaret and theatre restaurants.
After starting a family, Leisl stopped performing and began writing the stories plaguing her dreams. She is addicted to sci-fi and romance books and DVDs, she sometimes sings in a choir, loves to ski and horse ride, and was President of Romance Writers of Australia from 2014–2017. When she’s not writing, she helps other writers make their manuscripts shine.
You can contact Leisl through her website www.leislleighton.com or sign up to her Newsletter and be the first to find out about new releases, appearances, special deals and exclusive giveaways. You can catch up with Leisl at: www.leislleighton.com | Facebook | Goodreads | Instagram | Twitter |
Marnie St Clair
After years of forecasting the price of tea in China, Marnie finally shut down the spreadsheets and got serious about her passion for romance. A country girl at heart, Marnie now lives in Melbourne, Australia, with two surprisingly civil teens and a weatherman husband. She likes prosecco, cottage gardens, driving at night, sandalwood-scented anything and a strong cup of coffee. Or preferably two.
You can find out more about Marnie and her books at https://www.marniestclair.com/
Award winning and nominated author Samantha Marshall writes romance – as long as it’s got paranormal creatures, space odyssey features or anything in between she’ll be there writing happily ever afters to rule them all.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, two children, a fluffy golden retriever and a turtle. She is most at home in front of her keyboard with a hot cup of chai tea and a raven on her shoulder, bringing her imagination to life.
Samantha’s series, The Weaver’s War and The Kin Chronicles, have both been well received with Sorcery and Stardust (Book 1 of The Weaver’s War) winning her Favourite Debut Author in the 2019 ARRAs and Aislinn’s Shadow (Book 1 of The Kin Chronicles) being nominated for 2 awards in the 2019 ARRAs.
Hellucy Howe is a bookworm who teethed on romantic fairy tales and went on to voraciously devour anything paranormal. She became a Professional Reader and a Closet Scribbler because who’d want to look at the mad ramblings of someone who hates getting dirt under her fingernails and thinks ironing was invented as a torture method?
Nowadays, Hellucy loves inventing paranormal and fantasy romance from the comfort of her cosy study, with a hot cup of tea beside her laptop and her little spaniel, Lexie, snoring at her feet. With her anthology contribution of Filigree and Fate, Hellucy has been dragged kicking and screaming from her closet and into the deer-in-headlights world of being a Real Author.
Find her at: www.hellucywrites.com
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