Former Navy Doctor Laurance Payne is on a train on his way home in December of 1946 when the train is stopped due to snow. Eventually he disembarks and heads into town to find out that the local establishment has no vacancy. So instead of waiting for a ride, he attempts an adventure, and tries to find the place on his own.
Laurence suffered a brain injury in the war and has difficulty deciphering his right from left and finds himself far from civilization and on the door step of a cabin. When a man opens the door Laurence realizes there might be someone out there more eccentric as himself. Especially when the man, Avery, begins to talk, and flick on candles by magic.
As the days go by Laurence starts to believe Avery’s tale of being centuries old and cursed by fairies. Then he wakes up on the 13th day of staying in the cabin to find himself alone and the cabin in disrepair. Did he hallucinate everything or was Avery right and now Laurence must find a way to break the curse?
Zane and his sister inherited a house 4 years ago when their closest relative died. After a bad breakup Zane has decided to pick up his life and move. See how this house works out for him. Per the pictures it’s going to need a lot of work.
Kit is the resident of the house. He’s lived on the estate for centuries. He’s the guardian of the gate that is housed there and has bonded with all the human keepers. Only when Zane shows up Kit realizes Zan knows nothing of his heritage and Kit doesn’t know if he wants to be the one to tell him.
Kit’s magic starts to wane and spirit’s are getting through the gate. Something has to be done, and quick.
**CORRECTION….I say this is the first in the Dreamspun Beyond series. I meant to say fourth in the series; first book of Shira’s I’d read. Didn’t catch that slip up until too late….carry on….**
Jaime is away at healer’s academy when he hears that his father has fallen ill. Against the advice of his advisors Jaime rushes home. He quickly learns two things upon arrival; his father has passed and they were badly in debt from sending Jaime to school. All their possessions are being sold off, including Jaime himself.
Thanks to a storm the pirates taking Jaime away must harbor their ship for repairs and the slaves are rescued. Jaime has no inkling of where he might be or the people he’s now surrounded by. He given a job in the kitchens and keeps his head low. He’s seen what humanity can do and trusts no one.
After an accidental healing of a burn Jaime gave the Captain of the guard Jaime runs. He’s scared that they’ll send him back with the pirates or worse.
Quickly Jaime learns that he’s in a safe place and has caught the eye of the youngest prince.
From here Jaime must decide if he wants to stay or go back home.
Laurence and Quentin are moving forward in their relationship; Laurence testing the sexual waters.
Things seem to be running as smooth as they can with these two when Quentin’s father used magic to track him down and approach him. He has two weeks to come home and fulfill his duties as Duke.
Laurence finds out how Quentin obtained his magic and struggles with knowing. All the while he finds out he too has magic and has to find an instructor in order to be able to fight Quentin’s dad.
Both must go through great journeys in order to move forward not only in their relationshipbut their growth as individuals.
Between Quentin’s dad’s threat, a last resort attempt to get Quentin home, Laurence finding the truth about Quentin’s past, and his new found magic this book is wild, crazy, full of emotions, and the best of the series so far.
Colin Page is just a normal 18 year old. He’s going to college, lives with his over protective mother, and can see colors around emotions and static items come to life for him. See? Normal.
Alonzo “Al” Green is a PI that has taken on the role of writing a wrong he didn’t realize he was making back in the day.
After they both stumble upon a dead body in the foyer of their apartment building Al takes it upon himself to do a little PI work into the murder. Colin finds himself far too interested and gets involved. What started as a simple murder turns out to be a whole huge plot for possible domination, death, and destruction.
Can Colin and Al stop the mad man behind the plan before Colin is taken for good?