- Publisher: Beast Mountain LLC
- Available in: Kindle
- Published: November 17, 2017
Fall of Magic: An Urban Fantasy Anthology
Magic and mystery. Witches and demons. Dragonborn and goddesses.
Forces of power clash, threatening worlds, and destroying lives. Heroes and heroines must step up to the challenge to save the gifted and mundane alike.
Devour 16 all-new urban fantasy stories in this exclusive anthology from best-selling and award winning authors.
Readers who love The Dresden Files and The Hollows will revel in the tension and imagination in Fall of Magic.
SAFFRON by Heather Marie Adkins
Book One in the Vengeance Goddess Serials
Marion Churchman, code name SAFFRON, is an assassin employed by the vengeance goddess Nemesis. She may have been trained by an elite academy and rubbed elbows with immortals for five years, but it’s not her dream job.
Sent on a particularly tough run, Saffron has no idea that she herself is being stalked, and her life is in danger.
She’s not as invincible as Nemesis makes her feel.
BURN by Shannon Eckrich
Even water burns if the fire is hot enough . . .
Kenina, the fire goddess of Osarious, seems to have it all—a pampered life, the power to burn down a city, and a father who reigns over the other gods, but deep inside the flame, Kenina feels trapped. As her arranged marriage to Neveresis, a water god, draws nearer, she has no choice but to flee the immortal world to escape the commitment, even if it means disappearing into a world she despises.
Together with Sarah, her faithful servant, Kenina crashes into the mortal world, ending up in Nevada, where she and Sarah are taken in by Jack, a mortal who shows Kenina there is much more to life than she thinks, including love.
There’s only one problem, Neveresis refuses to let Kenina go, and he will do anything to reclaim his prized possession, even if it means destroying her and the ones she loves.
A SPARK IN SHADOW by Jessica Hawke
In a world shattered by black magic, a young witch must battle powerful demonic forces to rescue an innocent woman and her child.
The world has been broken by black magic. By day, life persists in the sun’s protection, but the darkness is full of teeth and terrors.
Born with a “spark” of magic, Claire Park was taken from her family as a small child for training. Raised by an order of light witches, the Lumina, Claire yearns to escape their rigid rules and find the family she lost. When a trade caravan passes through town and offers her a ride, Claire seizes the chance to escape.
But when Claire stumbles upon an abandoned child on her way to the caravan, she must make an impossible choice. Will she continue on her path toward freedom and finding her family? Or will she risk her future and her life to rescue the child and his mother from a fate worse than death?
BORN BY DRAGON’S BLOOD by N.M. Howell
Descended from dragons. Condemned to death. Driven underground.
In a world where dragons are extinct and sorcerers rule supreme, having dragon’s blood in your veins is a death sentence. When young Andie is born to a dragonborn mother and sorcerer father, there was no doubt her life would be plagued with danger and secrecy. Keeping her dragon’s blood hidden is her only hope of survival. But when authorities come seeking out the dragonborn in their home village, their secret risks being revealed.
Discover the dangerous world where Andie Rogers grew up in this exciting prequel short story to N.M. Howell’s Return of the Dragonborn trilogy.
THE GIRL IN THE FOREST by Fionn Jameson
A girl in a red cloak has been sighted in the forest. Her appearance might be anything but benign.
Samantha Covington is an Archivist, the latest in a line of humans tasked with the duty of recording any and all activities in the supernatural world.
One evening, she comes across a girl in the forest. The girl’s appearance might be anything but benign as her visit coincides with several disturbing events that have everyone nervous in the tiny town of Lachlan, California.
It’s up to Sam, her banshee best friend Callie and Sebastian, a wise-cracking talking cat, to find out what’s going on and how to keep the town safe from forces of evil that seek to turn Lachlan into a sea of fire.
GHOSTLY MAGIC by Devyn Jayse
A sudden request from a customer results in an unusual discovery.
Carmen Vilaro thought her ghost banishing days were long over. She’s now running a store selling magical items and hosting events. However, when a woman comes into her store seeking her help she doesn’t have the heart to turn her away. When she finally meets the spirit at the root of Sylvia’s problems she is surprised at what she discovers.
NOT ALIENS by A.L. Kessler
Little green men would have been easier to deal with.
The Paranormal Investigation Bureau has sent Agent Abigail Collins to investigate claims of alien sightings, but what she discovers isn’t little green men. When her only witness turns up dead, Abby is pulled into an underground world of lycanthropy that she never thought existed.
THE SIXTH WITCH by A.K. Koonce
The descendants of magic have awoken a curse and now they must break it before it consumes them. . .
Six descendants. Endless magic. One dangerous curse.
Harlow’s boring life becomes anything but when the magic of the sixth awakens. New friends reveal her hidden power, magic burns through her veins, demanding to be released.
The group was brought together for a reason; they must work together to break a mysterious curse.
Will they break the curse before it breaks them?
DESTINY RECLAIMED by Gaja J. Kos
What doesn’t kill you leaves a demon fighting by your side.
Boran has always hated demons with a passion. And now he’s saving one’s life.
In a world of unstable magic, a human can to do little to fight the higher forces. But together, he and Kaloyan at least stand a chance against the Vesnins bent on controlling the ley lines.
Only the price for their victory is one Boran might not be wiling to pay.
Will he be able to overcome his personal grievances? Or will the town suffer on the wings of his hatred?
TWISTED FATE by Joanna Mazurkiewicz
Will Fran save the life of her beloved friend Dara or fails and loses everything that she ever cared for?
Dara couldn’t be infected with Dragon Fever. It was impossible, but no one truly knew how the disease was spreading. Many people believed that it was contracted through the air, but the Dark Ones swiftly denied these rumours. Some wardens were just getting it randomly without even being exposed.
TO KILL A GOD by Amber Morant
Seraph’s only job is to kill the avatar of gods, but life isn’t that simple when you go to a country where the people want to kill you too.
Seraph has gotten the largest contract of his life, to kill the avatar of the god Kosmos. Unfortunately, the avatar is found across the ocean and he now has a new companion that wants revenge.
Their only choice is to sail across the ocean and find their target and kill them. For an assassin-for-hire it should have been routine. With Vishta with him, things are more complicated as he questions his own actions and Vishta’s own heart. However, things take a turn for the worse when Seraph realizes that the avatar of Kosmos are children and he must decide if he wants to still be the assassin he had always been or change from Vishta’s own moral code.
Travel from the country of Elayd to the island of elves, where humans are inferior and half elves are banned. Experience an high fantasy pulled into the modern world where one man is granted the ability to stop a god from destroying all of the world.
ECHOES OF A WARLOCK by T.D. Moon
What would you risk for your best friend?
Sarah Cooper was a successful private investigator called to the scene of her best friend’s murder. Citing protocol, a stuffy inspector kicks her off the case, leading Sarah to forge ahead on her own. Sneaking into the crime scene to look for evidence, she stumbles across a hidden clue.
The clue reveals an unlikely ally and a puzzle that she must piece together in order to find the killer and fulfill her friend’s dying wish. Pursued by unknown forces, and operating far outside the law, Sarah’s dedication and skills are tested in the rush to outrun her enemies.
Vengeance and justice must be weighed. Artifacts must be preserved. A traitor must be unmasked. All before a mysterious cabal subverts the Guardian Council.
HELL HATH NO FAIRY by Alex Owens
A Vampire with questionable morals and a heart of Gold. A missing Fairy Princess. And a mission that could end them both.
Life for soccer mom Claire has been on an endless loop of crazy since she woke up undead on a business trip. Since then, she’s developed latent magical powers, gotten a handle on her bloody thirsts, and fought and won against a supernatural badass.
Things should be settling into a new norm for her. But they’re not, not once the Fae King shows up in her own backyard, demanding Claire find his lost daughter. If the daughter in question wasn’t also her best friend, she’d tell his Highness to take a leap, but with Cassidy’s safety at stake she can’t. She won’t.
Claire must find her, before it’s too late for them all.
THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN by Andy Peloquin
Nowhere Is Safe
Homeless, orphaned, and responsible for the care of her young twin brothers, seventeen year-old Elle struggles to survive on the streets of Heartland City while evading the Department of Children and Family Services.
Strange things are happening with the twins—both Aiden, a non-verbal autistic, and Kaden, an amputee, have developed impossible abilities—abilities that make them the target of a flame-eyed giant craving those same powers. Hunted, they are forced to flee; will Elle’s efforts to protect her brothers suffice to save them in the face of such an implacable foe?
THE MASK OF WINTER’S MAGIC by Dominika Waclawiak
Winter holds Kali prisoner, and before now, she didn’t even know it. . .
My name is Kali and I’m a Traveler. Survival is the name of the game in snow shrouded Hollywood and I’m one of the best at it. Until now.
Forced to take a clandestine message to the Wall, I stepped into a power struggle that broke my entire world open. Now, life isn’t just about survival but something far more powerful and dangerous. Hope.