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N.R. Hairston resides in Southern Virginia with her family.
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Come howl at the moon with these all-new tales of wolves in the city!
This thrilling collection contains eight exclusive novellas by today's top urban-fantasy authors:
"Fox Hunt" by Aimee Easterling – Mai's life revolves around acting human and teaching fencing to middleschoolers. Then a student goes missing just as werewolves start breathing down her neck. Can she hunt the hunters without revealing her identity as a fox?
"Wereabouts Unknown" by Jenn Stark – Having strutted her way from cop to carny fortune teller to the newest, most fabulous member of a group of Tarot mystics, Nikki Dawes has the world in the palms of her bedazzle-gloved hands. But now a pack of displaced werewolves is relying on her to find the rest of their kind. Can she reunite those snarly, sexy beasts in time to win the war on magic?
"Elemental Witch" by B R Kingsolver – After a magical disaster puts Joanna's future in jeopardy, the Supernatural Council gives her a second chance at Midleton College. New friends, a hot wolf shifter, and a serene campus grow on her fast. Then some fool summons a demon. Can Joanna clean up the mess before the demon kills her friends?
"Dragon Tears" by Marina Finlayson – New wolf Nat Turner jumps at the chance to escape her controlling pack when she's offered a job as bodyguard to a powerful dragon. But her dream job becomes a nightmare when she realises she must also protect the magical gems known as dragon tears that contain his power. Because holy hell, does that man have a lot of enemies.
"Lunaticking" by Dale Ivan Smith – Sorcerer-Agent Elizabeth Marquez tracks illegal wolf-men manifestations. Shifter Chloe must find her kidnapped pack leader. Together, these two wielders of different magics must find the supernatural culprits behind both crimes, and stop a far greater one from happening.
"Prowl" by N. R. Hairston – Wereskunk Anise is constantly ducking werewolves and vampires intent upon harvesting her high-dollar skunk oil. Will alpha werewolf Brick really help, or is he just another poacher hunting her?
"Full Moon's Curse" by Jenn Windrow – Sometimes the cure is worse than the curse. Cursed by a witch on a power kick, Julia Monroe has twenty-four hours to kill the leader of the local coven. If she fails, she'll be forced to live as a wolf for the rest of her life. If she succeeds, she'll be excommunicated from her pack and her family.
"A Myth in Moonlight" by Becca Andre – Leena knows that mythical creatures don't exist – not in the modern magical world. But when the old werewolf myth proves to have some…bite, she must reexamine her beliefs to break an improbable curse before it runs wild in Cincinnati.
Werewolves and witches. Demons and elves. Street Spells compiles seven new and exclusive short stories featuring mythical beings hidden in plain sight.
Aimee Easterling: "Scapegoat"
Tori Centanni: "Dead Goblins and Overdue Rent"
Rachel Medhurst: "Magically Hidden"
Dale Ivan Smith: "Siloed"
Becca Andre: "Alchemy and Destiny"
N. R. Hairston: "Dirty Magic"
Kat Cotton: "Run Away"
Break out of jail, hunt down magical art thieves, and dabble in alchemy as you discover a new author (or seven) in this page-turning collection of paranormal shorts.
Including five kick-ass women.
With five unique powers.
On five different worlds.
Eight hours after being infected, they can control your mind. After eighteen, your life is over… Scope Agent Rye is in the fight of her life. Infected with the deadly Morillo virus, she has eight hours to get it out of her system or she’ll become submissive to another forever—and the only person she can turn to has already betrayed her once.
Pacifist Delia owes much to her friends in the alternate world of Kelm. When someone poisons the Tacium that keeps them alive, she must find the culprit and stop the vicious disease in three days…or it will wipe out the entire population. With millions of lives on the line, and the disease spreading like a rising tide, can she get her pacifist family to help save her immortal friends?
Cursed in Sunlight
Leah and her partner Xavier have won big at cards, but their chance for an even bigger prize goes down the drain when their winnings are stolen. To retrieve the cash, they must embark on a dangerous journey to Cave Town where they risk being cursed forever if they’re not out in 24 hours.
Every year thousands of people go missing. Coalition Agent Kerry and her team have tracked them to an alternate universe but an unexplainable sickness attacks them, draining everyone’s energy. To save her team, as well as the captives, and to prevent future abductions, Kerry must face an enemy she thought long dead.
Kia’s life depends on her finding the fifth soulbar, a powerful object coveted by the First Families. They must never know she touched it, draining some of its immense power before losing it or the punishment will be extreme. But the First Families aren’t the only ones desperate for the soulbar’s power…an old enemy of Kia’s wants it for himself and she’s the only thing standing in his way.
This book contains side characters that are m/m, please don't read if that's not your thing.
Including five kick-ass women.
With five unique powers.
On five different worlds.
Agent Rye has always been able to depend on her skunk DNA in a fight, but when a vicious man with fly DNA kidnaps someone close to her, it sends her into a tailspin with consequence so severe she may never be able to claw her way free.
Elementer Delia is in the fight of her life when something ancient and feral stalks her with one goal in mind, killing her for horrific, hideous crimes it claims she will one day commit.
Telekinetic Leah exists in the rough world of gambling, so she’s used to a challenge. But when a ruthless man with superspeed comes after her for a debt, it leads to a showdown so bloody and brutal few will be left standing when it’s over.
To stop the reign of terror of a man named Zeke, Coalition Agent Kerry will have to push her powers to their peak.
Her team is brawling, casualties are falling, to liberate this rhyming world, they’ll have to put their all in.
Then a distraction, the unthinkable happens, Kerry can’t control her reaction, there’s no coming back from this infraction.
Succubus Kia’s wrath is uncontrollable, as she hunts down those responsible for hurting her lover and makes them pay.
Take the title literally, there will be carnage here, and lots of it. Just a warning!
This book contains side characters who identify as LGBTQ.
This book has a few strong words.
They call my crew the Wrath Bringers.
I have five men named Tiger to find.
They live in five different universes.
One of them kidnapped my cousin.
I gather my crew. It’s time to hunt.
Each world offers a new challenge, a new fight.
I’ll do anything to get my cousin back, even if it means fighting to my very last breath.
Rye must risk her life to save her best friend and fellow Scope agent from the drug runner bent on draining him of valuable skunk oil. Having skunk DNA herself, she’ll do anything to shut down the illegal operation and get her friend back, but putting her trust in a stranger may lead to an unexpected tryst, as well as the ultimate betrayal.
I Was Asked to Kill Him
Delia is a pacifist who never wanted to kill her boyfriend, Greg. In a world full of powerful beings, she only wants to stay under the radar. She paid her debt to society and only wants to get back to a quiet life – but Greg isn’t finished with her yet.
Pear Town Ruckus
A game of Spades is all that stand between telekinetic Leah and paying her rent this month. When fellow card player, Xavier offers to be her partner, she’s delighted, that is until she finds herself fighting for her life in Pear Town, a place even cops dare not enter.
Belle of the Ball
All Kerry wants is to go home. Swept away from her hopeless existence into a life of strange luxury in an alternate universe, Kerry isn’t convinced her luck has changed. As she discovers the ugly truth buried under the world of opulence and indulgence, she also discovers that she may not be as helpless as she thought, which is good, because what they have planned for her is a fate worse than death.
A Gathering of Succubi
In a race against the clock, Kia only has twenty-four hours to discover which of her fellow Succubi is killing humans. All supernatural beings are under the rule of the powerful First Families, who have laid down their mandate - find the killer, or all Succubi will suffer the consequences.
The Gentleman are a bloodthirsty sadistic, organization. If you cross them, you die. No questions asked. If they want you, there’s nowhere you can hide.
I understand all that, but they violated. Twenty thousand dollars is a lot to someone like me.
I can’t let them get away with it. I want my money back. So, I grab my boyfriend Kemp and we face off against some of the most vicious killers in the underworld.
The Gentleman never fight fair. This time, neither will we.
The money came up short this time and now they want my head. I’m on the run when I meet Ridge. My heart sizzles into overdrive when our eyes meet. He’s sexy, seductive. He’s also a powerful empath.
I can manipulate any object. With our combined powers we escape the crime bosses. That’s not the end, though.
Someone else wants me dead. This person is more powerful than any I’ve met before. He fears the ancient magic lying dormant inside of me and wants to eliminate me.
I’ve still got the crime bosses after me too. With this new guy also trying to kill me, I’m ducking bullets and magic everywhere I go.
I grew up on the streets. I’m used to a good fight. I won’t back down.
This new man is the very definition of evil. One of us won’t be left standing when this is over. I just hope that person isn’t me.