Everson Croft here, professor of mythology and behind-the-scenes wizard. Show me an amateur conjurer, and I'll stop him before he gets himself killed. That's the idea, anyway. But New York City isn't what it used to be, and I don't mean the recent crash. Amateur casters are calling up creatures they shouldn't be able to. And there's been a murder at the city's most hallowed cathedral, a message in blood on the victim's back the NYPD wants me to interpret, like yesterday. Something tells me I'm in over my head. And that's not just Chinatown's newest mob boss, a scary-powerful vampire, or my possessed cat talking. No matter how much magic I hurl, worse keeps chasing bad, and I'm amassing enemies like they're aluminum cans. Did I mention the end of the world might be nigh? Damn. Maybe I'm the amateur here.
'Cause sometimes luck ain't enough In the year since the Whisperer's attack, I've been busting my hump to become my best wizard, like my father. Now I'm ready for a test. When a dark mage starts planting infernal bags around New York City, I get my wish. Like time bombs, the bags detonate without warning, spawning demonic beings that rip the souls of innocents from their bodies. And the attacks are accelerating. Meanwhile, a new wizard has come to town. A recent addition to the Order, Pierce is everything I'm not: refined, self-assured, and adept at magic. He even has Detective Vega blushing. If riling my resentment wasn't enough, he's trying to shoulder me out of my own case, stoking my suspicions. With the race to stop the dark mage growing more desperate by the minute, I need to prove that I'm the wizard to get it done - not Pierce. And without relying on my luck quotient. That saying about being careful what you wish for? It's there for a reason. BOOKS IN THE CROFTVERSE Blue Wolf Series Book 1: Blue Curse Book 2: Blue Shadow - More to come! Prof Croft Series Preq 0: Book of Souls Book 1: Demon Moon Book 2: Blood Deal Book 3: Purge City Book 4: Death Mage
How did Everson Croft discover his powers? Let's go back to the night I turned thirteen, the night Grandpa filleted my finger with his cane sword. I can't say what terrified me more, the cold anger in his eyes or the crazy things in his locked study. A talking trunk. Squirming coats. A bookshelf whose titles shifted before my eyes. And one chilling title in particular: Book of Souls. Ten years later and I'm en route to a Romanian monastery, in search of that lost book. But I'm not the only one. Three others have beaten me to the local village: two researchers and... Well, I'm not sure who Flor is, other than Spanish, secretive, and sexier than a summer dress. Can I trust her - or any of them? I don't know, but we've got werewolves on our scent, not to mention an ancient curse hanging over the remote ruins. Getting there and back is going to require serious cooperation. Or serious magic. Book of Souls is a short prequel that can be read before or after Demon Moon (Prof Croft, Book 1)
If you can't stand the heat... When New York City unveils a program to roast supernaturals, I wonder if I should be sweating. The bloodthirsty Arnaud thinks so, and he's insisting that our survival depends on a wizard-vampire alliance. Never mind his history of wanting me dead. Or undead. Meanwhile, the mayor wants me on his team-an offer that's only slightly less unnerving given our recent clash. So who's really behind the purge? City Hall? The werewolves? Or is it the brainchild of the fae, whose newest advisor to the mayor slipped from my bed and life four months ago? I'm getting the cold feeling someone's trying to manipulate the program, and me, to set off a larger war, one that could explode through the city. One thing's for sure. If I don't get my head straight and my magic on, it's going to be a hell of a summer. Prof Croft Series Preq 0: Book of Souls Book 1: Demon Moon Book 2: Blood Deal Book 3: Purge City Book 4: Death Mage (spring 2017) The prequel can be read before or after book 1
Everson Croft here, professor of mythology and nervous as sin.Tonight's the night I tell Caroline the truth: about my feelings, my magic, everything. So why am I surprised when Detective Vega calls me to a new case? An elusive creature is chewing up residents in a housing project run by rival gangs. One more mangled body and the place will explode into warfare. Problem is, someone's protecting the killer. All signs point to the vampire Arnaud-who's just upped the stakes. If I don't send Detective Vega down a trail of bad leads, he'll snatch her child. But is Arnaud trying to derail the investigation or twist it to his own ends, ones that could reshape the city? Worse, Caroline has disappeared, and I'm under suspicion. No one believes I last saw her with Angelus, a mysterious hunk and full-blooded faerie. Dangerous no matter how you slice it. Two cases: one personal, one professional, and both going to hell in a hurry. Time to wizard up.
The price of normalcy Hoping to cure his curse and return to his fiancée, Jason Wolfe agrees to command a corporate monster-hunting unit. But the team isn't exactly what he had in mind... A priest, a ninja, a zombie, and a guy who looks like he should be working crew on the carny circuit. To be fair, not all of Jason's new charges are keen on being trained by a werewolf. But ready or not, the team has just been called to a job. Something is snatching children from a small town in southern Mexico. Worse, all signs point to vampires - and a darker, more malevolent force. As evil grips the vulnerable town, Jason's ability to lead and his Blue Wolf's instincts to protect will be challenged like never before, especially as trouble looms back home. Can he rally his misfit crew before the evil claims them? Or will his team's first mission be its last? "5 stars for a sequel better than the original!" - Amazon reviewer BOOKS IN THE STRANGEVERSE Blue Wolf Series Book 1: Blue Curse Book 2: Blue Shadow - More to come! Prof Croft Series Preq 0: Book of Souls Book 1: Demon Moon Book 2: Blood Deal Book 3: Purge City Book 4: Death Mage
ELITE SOLDIER TURNED WEREWOLF Cursed by a blind witch, Special Ops soldier Jason Wolfe finds himself transforming into a creature of local legend, a lupine referred to in fearful whispers as Blue Wolf. Faster, stronger, and more lethal, he's the perfect weapon - but not for the U.S. military. To break the curse, Jason must join a war between ancient tribal foes: blue werewolves and the formidable White Dragon. In a battle spanning from the peaks of Central Asia to the valleys of Manhattan, and with the help of a bookish wizard named Prof Croft, Jason will test the limits of his newfound powers. Because with the curse now spreading to his mind, he's running out of time - and the stakes couldn't be more personal. Win and he returns home to his fianc� and a future. Lose and he dies a bloodthirsty beast... BOOKS IN THE STRANGEVERSE Blue Wolf Series Book 1: Blue Curse Book 2: Blue Shadow - More to come! Prof Croft Series Preq 0: Book of Souls Book 1: Demon Moon Book 2: Blood Deal Book 3: Purge City Book 4: Death Mage
I have met the enemy... With Jason Wolfe's ragtag team of monster hunters hardening into a lethal unit, they're ready to roll. And not a moment too soon. In the wilds of northern Canada, something is stalking humans and leaving a trail of scattered remains. The team arrives, armed for mayhem. But how to handle an arrogant client, not to mention a killer that can't be tracked? Meanwhile, Jason faces an inner test. His wolf nature, awakened by the vast, rugged landscape, yearns to break from the human mind tethering it. A struggle made more dangerous by Nadie, an alluring shifter intent on claiming the Blue Wolf for her mate. With a winter storm pounding in, can Jason hold onto his command, his teammates, and his devotion to his fiancée? Or will this mission consume them all? BOOKS IN THE CROFTVERSE Blue Wolf Series Book 1: Blue Curse Book 2: Blue Shadow Book 2: Blue Howl - More to come! Prof Croft Series Preq 0: Book of Souls Book 1: Demon Moon Book 2: Blood Deal Book 3: Purge City Book 4: Death Mage Book 5: Black Luck