Your Monday Reading List – 12/7/20

Your Monday Reading List – 12/7/20
Neither Hyde Nor Hair
HP Mallory and JR Rain
My name is Lucy Westenra. And I hunt monsters.

You might remember me—I was one of the first unfortunates turned by Dracula.

Well, the count might think he turned me, but I was saved by witch magic. Owing to an elixir created by high witch, Lissa Ravenwood, I’m mostly humam… as long as I take the elixir every three days.

But the vampire within me is always there in the background, threatening to turn me into a creature I detest. The count, Vlad, wants exactly that—for me to succumb to my darker side and return to him. He considers me his fledgling, his love, his creation.

I consider him a royal pain in my backside.

Regardless, I still need Vlad. Well, I need his help on a particularly difficult case…

Because I’m in control of my vampire side, and I’m stronger and faster than your average human, I work as a bounty hunter, specializing in apprehending things that go bump in the night. I guess it takes a monster to catch a monster.

And the case I’m on now is giving me apoplexy…

Students at Lissa’s witch academy are falling ill—clearly under the effects of Hyde, an illegal street drug. When another young woman’s mutilated body is found in an alley, I realize we’ve got a murderer on the loose. And I have a feeling the two cases are tied… I’m just not sure how or why.

As if that isn’t stress-inducing enough, the vampire council is in town, and that means I need Vlad’s protection. What I don’t need is his constant amorous attempts…

Sigh. It’s just another day in the unlife of Lucy Westenra, a girl who hunts monsters and hasn’t had a date in over a decade…
Another Sunny Day
D. K. Janotta
Astrid Sonnschein is in trouble again. Her mom disappears without trace, leaving her to negotiate miles and miles of dangerous forest to reach safety. Then the woman-hunt begins. Astrid and her boyfriend Mike track Mom from San Francisco to a spooky castle in darkest Transylvania, meeting several unexpected relatives on the way. It gets worse, as what appears to be a civil war has broken out in Romania, and our intrepid couple must escort two little girls to their grandma who lives at the other end of the warzone, at the same time trying to build their own shaky relationship.
Storm Crazy
Livia Quinn 
Sheriff Jack wanted a normal place to settle down and raise his daughter, like Mayberry. But after meeting Tempe, Destiny seems more like Middle Earth.

I’m Sheriff Jack Lang. After a career as a Navy pilot, Destiny seemed like the perfect place to settle down but then I met Tempest Pomeroy, my sexy redheaded mail lady and trouble magnet. Tempe never fails to test the limits of my patience, or the law. Every time I think it’s the last straw, up pops another haystack.
My name is Tempest Pomeroy, and my human job is delivering the mail. I’m also a Paramortal like my family, or I’m supposed to be. If I didn’t have a few little talents, I’d think I was adopted. My brother’s genie bottle is missing and the sheriff suspects yours truly. I’ve denied my heritage for most of my life but all this chaos is a sign of my quickening Tempestaerie power.
Oh, and the sheriff? He thinks he’s settled in a normal small town. We’ll see how that turns out. Things better settle down soon, ‘cause I’m about to go Storm Crazy.

Emma Edwards

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