Pirate Lover's Curse by Sheri Queen
Pirate Lover’s Curse
Sleepy Hollow Hunter
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Wilda Press
Date of Publication: December 22, 2022
Number of pages:274 print pages
Word Count: 76,321
Cover Artist: SQ Flemming
Tagline: Half wolf. Half were-cat. One-hundred-percent kick-ass Bounty Hunter.
Lykoi shifter Janda Gray never expected to be cut off from her fated mate.
But when a centuries-old pirate curse stands in the way, Janda finds herself in a race to unearth a treasure that will break the curse and set Alex free.
As the past and present collide, she realizes the bounty hunter skills she's honed over the years aren't enough to defeat her nemesis—the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
Janda struggles with the burden of being the last descendent of the witch who cast the curse—and the only one capable of fixing past wrongs and saving those she loves.
Can she embrace her witch heritage and wield her power before it's too late?
Or, will she lose her mate to the Underworld forever and leave the supernatural community to the mercy of the Headless Horseman?
This is a fated-mate shifter story suitable for 18+. The Sleepy Hollow Hunter series is perfect for urban fantasy fans who enjoy immersive stories of adventure and slow-burn romance. It features witches, ghosts, vampires, demons, and several enticing shifters, and a love story that transcends time. A hybrid shifter discovers her found family and hidden magic.
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“Why does anything pertaining to you have to come with extra baggage?” Uncle Damon said. His dominant pack power surged, affecting the others nearby and making them restless.
The air crackled with his energy. I held my ground. His words stung, but he’d never hear me say it. I’d had lots of practice over the years keeping my hurt from showing, but at this moment, I lashed out with a barb of my own.
“I’m just lucky that way. Kind of like you.” I tapped the desk with my fingertips, knowing he hated it and narrowed my eyes at him.
He sure as hell had his own baggage when it came to relationships and pack bonds, especially when it came to anything with my mother.
“If the two of you are done poking at one another, I’d like to move on to the pertinent issue of the cursed map,” Sebastian said. He stood a good foot away from his desk and peered down at the map as if it might explode.
Everyone had a hands-off approach to the map after I’d blurted out that it was cursed.
“It won’t curse you just by touching it,” I said. “At least, not from what Gwenn or I could tell. It has a hidden layer that will attack you if you try to force it out in the open.”
“That’s just great,” Mutther said. “I suppose you found out firsthand?”
“Not me. Gwenn did. I was the innocent bystander.”
“Right. How innocent?” Nick said. He moved to Mutther’s side and viewed the map from farther away. Neither of them was taking any chances.
Not that I blamed them. They had suffered from being too near me in the past. Mutther was still rebuilding his bar.
About the Author:
Sheri Queen writes immersive stories of adventure and romance.
Her urban fantasy and paranormal women's fiction stories feature snarky bad-ass women, strong female friendships, found family, and sexy romance.
Sheri received her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She grew up in the Hudson Valley region of New York—an area she loves to depict in her stories. She enjoys traveling to new places where she is constantly discovering inspirations for her writing. She especially loves visiting old graveyards.
1) Tell us about your book
It’s the story of Margaret, who thinks losing weight will answer all her problems, but life isn’t that simple.
I consider it a modern fairy tale. It’s got some horror, some humor, and some heart too.
If you’ve ever felt at war with yourself or that you get in your own way when you are trying to achieve something important, I think you’ll sympathize with Margaret’s plight.
2) What themes does your book explore?
The central them is self love, or self hate in Margaret’s case. She’s a person divided by what she thinks she should do and what she wants to do, and those parts are united by a bubbling cauldron of fear that’s trying to keep everything together.
I wanted to explore what consumes us, and play upon that word in a literal sense. What happens when we can literally eat our fears? What would a bottomless pit of need and anxiety look like? Why would such a being exist in the first place?
Despite the body horror and the gore, it is about the difference between how we see ourselves and reality, and what happens when we let a negative self-image hold us back.
3) Tell us something unusual about your main character?
She splits into three versions of herself.
I often think it would be great to have another me around to help get things done, but Margaret doesn’t get along with herself, so it’s a bit of a nightmare having to share her house with two other selves.
4) Is this a standalone book or a series?
It’s a standalone novella.
5) What is next for you?
I’m working on finishing my Irish zombie series, 7th Hell, and I hope to release the next books later this year. I’m also getting my zombie detective series, Dead Jimmy, ready for publication.
Because I’m a multi-genre author, I have a series of fantasy novellas based around elemental dragons that are forthcoming (the first book, The Mountains of Sorrow, is already available), and I hope to publish my first science fantasy novel, What’s Eating Steve? later this year as well.
Iseult Murphy is a multi-genre Irish author who has won various awards for her short fiction, as well as her debut horror novel 7 Days in Hell, which was an IAN Book of the Year Awards Finalist. Find out more about her, her writing and read her blog at https://iseultmurphy.com/
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Date of Publication: May 12, 2022
Number of pages: 441
Word Count: 128000
Cover Artist:Ammonia Book Covers
Her special abilities can save lives, but so can they kill.
Rovena Silvex has hunted and eliminated dozens of demons throughout the ten years since her initiation as a hunter. Possessing supernatural skills only makes her job a lot easier.
When sheâs asked to visit the county morgue to look over a deceased victim and find out what demon killed him, the body rising from the dead is the last thing she expects.
Now Rovena is stuck with a walking corpse and no answers as to how he managed to return to the world of the living. However, the victim has changed and the more time she spends with him, the more she realizes that what crossed over might not have been the soul of the dead man but something much worse.
Complications arise when her new assignment is targeted by demons hell-bent on making sure he stays dead for good.
Killing demons has always been a piece of cake. Keeping one alive however, is a whole new ballgame for her. If she fails, she risks setting in motion a war between heaven and hell. But if she succeeds, she could trap a powerful Lord in a world he doesnât belong in, forever.
Kristy Centeno loves to spin tales of creatures that go bump in the night, with a sprinkle of romance to top them off. Her passion for writing stems from a lifelong enjoyment of reading and the pleasure derived from the magical worlds created by authors like her. She prefers her female leads strong, independent, and stubborn who will stop at nothing to save their loved ones and protect those they care for.
Kristy currently resides in Pennsylvania with her five kids, a quartet of noisy parakeets, and a spoiled puppy. When sheâs not working or writing, she juggles her free time between raising a handful of minions and pursuing other career goals.
About the Author:
S. K. Gregory is an author, editor and blogger. She currently resides in Northern Ireland.
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