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This Christmas, the Carlyle sisters will rediscover the gift of family


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A Christmas to remember


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Porto, Portugal—the home of the powerful and deadly vampire who rules Portugal.


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Sometimes a Lady Needs a Villain.


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An action-packed holiday adventure in her Section 47 urban-fantasy world of secrets, lies, and superspies with amazing magical abilities.


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Pulsing with passion, adventure, and paranormal suspense and romance, an immortal hero and a dream come true . . .


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Susan May Warren brings her Sky King Ranch series to a climactic close with this high-stakes race against the clock


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Because there’s something connecting us. Something stronger than fear…and way more bloody dangerous.


Excerpt of Tear Down the Throne by Jennifer Estep

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Gargoyle Queen #2
Harper Voyager
May 2022
On Sale: May 3, 2022
Featuring: Leonidas; Gemma Ripley
464 pages
ISBN: 0063023091
EAN: 9780063023093
Kindle: B09BNKSYCX
Paperback / e-Book / audiobook
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Fantasy Epic

Also by Jennifer Estep:

Conquer the Kingdom, March 2023
Paperback / e-Book
Sugar Plum Spies, November 2022
e-Book / audiobook
Only Bad Options, October 2022
Paperback / e-Book / audiobook
Dirty Deeds 2, June 2022
e-Book
Tear Down the Throne, May 2022
Paperback / e-Book / audiobook
Write Your Own Cake, February 2022
e-Book
A Sense of Danger, November 2021
Paperback / e-Book / audiobook
Capture the Crown, July 2021
Paperback / e-Book / audiobook
Last Strand, March 2021
Paperback / e-Book / audiobook
The Beauty of Being a Beast, February 2021
e-Book
A Sense of Danger, November 2020
Audio / e-Book / audiobook
Crush the King, March 2020
Paperback / e-Book / audiobook
Spartan Destiny, January 2020
e-Book
Sharpest Sting, October 2019
Paperback / e-Book
Protect the Prince, July 2019
Paperback / e-Book
Winter's Web, March 2019
e-Book
Spartan Promise, January 2019
Paperback / e-Book
Haints and Hobwebs, December 2018
e-Book (reprint)
Seasons of Sorcery, November 2018
e-Book
Kill the Queen, October 2018
Paperback / e-Book
Venom in the Veins, June 2018
e-Book
Spartan Heart, December 2017
e-Book
Snared, May 2017
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Unraveled, September 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Unwanted, July 2016
e-Book
Bright Blaze of Magic, May 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Bitter Bite, March 2016
Paperback / e-Book
Dark Heart of Magic, November 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Spider's Trap, August 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Fandemic, June 2015
e-Book
Cold Burn of Magic, May 2015
Paperback / e-Book
Black Widow, December 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Black Widow, December 2014
Audio / e-Book
Poison Promise, August 2014
Paperback / e-Book
Killer Frost, March 2014
Paperback / e-Book
The Spider, January 2014
Paperback / e-Book
The Bigtime Series, December 2013
e-Book (reprint)
Heart Of Venom, September 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Carniepunk, August 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Kiss of Venom, August 2013
e-Book
Midnight Frost, August 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Spartan Frost, July 2013
e-Book
Deadly Sting, April 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Crimson Frost, January 2013
Paperback / e-Book
Widow's Web, September 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Nightingale, July 2012
e-Book
Dark Frost, June 2012
Trade Size / e-Book
By A Thread, March 2012
Paperback / e-Book
Thread of Death, February 2012
e-Book
Kiss Of Frost, December 2011
Paperback / e-Book
Spider's Revenge, October 2011
Paperback / e-Book
A Karma Girl Christmas, September 2011
e-Book
Entangled, a Paranormal Anthology, September 2011
e-Book
Touch Of Frost, August 2011
Trade Size
Jinx, July 2011
e-Book (reprint)
Hot Mama, July 2011
e-Book (reprint)
Karma Girl, June 2011
e-Book (reprint)
Tangled Threads, May 2011
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Venom, October 2010
Paperback / e-Book
Web Of Lies, June 2010
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Spider's Bite, February 2010
Mass Market Paperback / e-Book
Jinx, September 2008
Paperback / e-Book
Hot Mama, August 2008
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Karma Girl, July 2008
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Hot Mama, November 2007
Trade Size / e-Book
Karma Girl, May 2007
Trade Size / e-Book

Excerpt of Tear Down the Throne by Jennifer Estep

EXCERPT FROM TEAR DOWN THE THRONE:

“Gemma!” Reiko yelled. “Behind you!”

I whirled around. Several guards sprawled on the ground around Reiko. Some had died from the stab wounds she’d inflicted on them, while others were choking on their own blood and clutching their throats, which she’d torn open with her talons.

But one man had slipped past Reiko and was charging at me. He must have been a mutt with some speed magic because he closed the distance between us in the blink of an eye. I ducked his deadly swing and grabbed my dagger.

The man growled and charged at me again, but I stepped up, dodged his defenses, and buried my dagger in his stomach. He screamed, and I ripped the blade free, tearing out a good portion of his guts.

I started to shove him away, but he put his shoulder down and barreled into me. The attack took me by surprise, my feet flew out from under me, and I landed flat on my back, my head bouncing off the ground. Pain spiked through my skull, and I accidentally bit down on my own tongue, hard enough to draw blood.

“Gemma!” Reiko screamed again. “Get up!”

Another guard rushed at her, and she lashed out with her sword, driving him back.

I planted my hands on the ground and sat up. The guard that I’d gutted was looming over me, his face twisting with pain and anger.

My head was throbbing from my hard fall, and I couldn’t get a grip on my magic, so I dug my heels into the dirt, trying to scuttle backward. But I was moving too slowly, and he still had too much speed, despite his gruesome injury. The guard lurched forward, raised his sword high, and swung it down. I lifted my hand and grabbed onto the string of energy attached to his blade—

The sword stopped inches from my heart.

He growled and surged forward, trying to shove his sword past the invisible barrier of my magic, but I gritted my teeth, clenched my hand into a fist, and tightened my grip on his weapon. Pain pounded through my body, sweat dripped down my face, and blood filled my mouth, but I held on, my arm shaking from the effort.

“Give me that!” I heard Wexel yell.

Up on the ridge, the captain wrested a crossbow away from one of the injured archers. And that was all I saw before the man in front of me churned his feet again, still trying to force his way past my magic.

The guard must have had some strength power to go along with his speed because his sword lunged another inch closer to my heart.

Then another inch. Then another inch.

I snarled with anger and frustration, but try as I might, I couldn’t hold him back, and it was only a matter of seconds before he punched his blade into my chest and killed me—

The guard flew across the clearing and slammed into the base of the ridge. Rocks tumbled to the ground, and so did the man, his spine snapped like a toothpick and his legs no longer lined up with the rest of his body.

My eyes widened in surprise. I hadn’t done that. A shadow fell over me, blotting out the sun, and my head snapped up.

A man was standing on top of the ridge to my right.

He looked to be a year or two older than me, thirty or so. His longish black hair was as shiny as polished onyx, the wavy layers ending in tips that reminded me of the sharp points on a strix’s feathers. His skin was tan, and he had a straight nose and sharp, angular cheekbones, along with those dark amethyst eyes that had haunted my dreams for weeks, months, years.

His black cloak fluttered around his tall, muscled body, pushed back and forth by the chilly breeze, and snapped around his legs like a coral viper lashing out at its prey. He was wearing a long black riding coat over a black tunic, leggings, and boots, and a tearstone sword and dagger dangled from his black leather belt. Silver buttons marched down the front of his coat, and the Morricone royal crest—that fancy cursive M surrounded by a ring of strix feathers—was done in silver thread over his heart, if he even had such a weak, treacherous organ.

As for my own heart, well, it quickened at the sight of him, betraying me yet again—just like he had.

 

Prince Leonidas Luther Andor Morricone, my childhood nemesis and mortal enemy.

Excerpt from Tear Down the Throne by Jennifer Estep
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