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By P. N. Elrod

Fall less than the intoxicating spell in their hex appeal…


In the mystical international that lies hidden underneath our personal, witches and conjurers play lethal video games. They understand simply the ideal spell to kill a guy with one kiss—or elevate him again back. And they’re now not afraid to distinct candy revenge on those that dare to pass them. yet what if you’re the unfortunate soul who falls sufferer to a conjurer’s curse? And when you had the ability to forged a magic spell of your individual, might you utilize it?

In this bewitching assortment, 9 of today’s most well-liked paranormal authors inform all-new, otherworldly tales.  Spellbinding tales that includes bigfoot, albino vampires, expert wizards, resurrected boyfriends or even a intercourse droid from the twenty- 3rd century named Silicon Lily.  But as our conjurers are approximately to find, it’s all enjoyable and video games till a person will get hexed.  and occasionally, even the simplest spun spells can result in whole and utter mayhem.


Includes tales From:

Ilona Andrews

Jim Butcher

Rachel Caine

Carole Nelson Douglas

P. N. Elrod

Simon R. Green

Lori Handeland

Erica Hayes

Carrie Vaughn


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