After being dumped by her fiancé because she doesn't seem to need him, 25-year-old Zoey Mayfair cooks up a scheme over a bottle of red wine: she'll fake an attempt at suicide so that he feels badly enough to come crawling back to her. It's only when she wakes up in the morgue days later that she realizes she's made a terrible, life changing (and ending) mistake.
Once again, Lyssandra finds herself facing dangerous enemies. The hunt is on, and Lyssandra is the prey. On the run from a god and her husband, she has to escape to the only place left to her: her birthplace, the Shadow Court. Trying to stay one step ahead and ending up one step behind, she finds herself in an unknown world with unknown rules.
Mary Wingfield is a perfectly ordinary young woman. She has been raised in a strict household, but her father and mother are mostly kind towards her. Her fanciful dreams of travelling the world are entertained; she never has to go without, and she is deeply loved. Despite her wealthy, educated background, she is even being permitted to marry her childhood sweetheart, Lewis Stuart, a working class boy.
When a beautiful, arrogant Unseelie Princess is forced to flee her family castle on her wedding night, she has to embrace the darkness of the shadow court or risk leaving her young brother trapped in the hands of her husband, the devious Seelie Prince.
When a strong, curvy, independent woman is forced to get a sugar daddy, she has to discover the beauty in the beast or risk losing her father to cancer. Monica's father is diagnosed with cancer, and she needs to come up with a way of raising the money to pay for his treatment. Desperate, she turns to a sugar daddy website, where she meets Hugo, a strange man who makes her an even stranger offer.
It's been two months since Zoey Mayfair lost everything - including her life - but she finally seems to be getting the hang of this whole being dead thing. Free-spirited reaper Violet has been showing her just how glamorous the life of a reaper can be, and things seem to be going well with her completely normal human boyfriend Maurice.
Hugo is still so cold to Monica. She doesn't see what could have caused it, why he has gone from a warm, open, fun, and loving man to a cold-hearted, cruel monster. When Hugo finally opens his heart to her again, she sees the suffering he has quietly been going through. He pushes her through the marriage, which they must then consummate. Monica prepares herself for the final act, but as they attempt to make love, the monster in Hugo takes over....
Blood has been shed and lives have been ended. Everything has been leading up to this point - the end of the war between Lyssandra and her husband, Maguis. First she just needs to conquer the Unseelie Court and rally them to her cause. A monumental task with the inner court fighting and her being gone for so long.
Hugo is concerned and confused about adopting back his daughter after so many years apart. What if she doesn't recognize him? What if the little girl can't accept her father's hidden, beastly nature? Monica soothes those fears, and they soon adopt Clara. But with a toddler in the house and a baby on the way, Hugo's mind turns back to his curse. He doesn't want to burden his growing family with it anymore and seeks a way to destroy it. But finding a capable person with strong magic proves harder than expected.
Cursed to see death and unable to get anyone to believe him, Ladon searched desperately for a cure that would make him a normal human being. On his way home from a monastery, he is kidnapped by a beautiful creature. He believes that she is nothing more than a demon that has been sent to torment him further. He couldn't be further from the truth. She is Fae, a being older and more powerful than anything he can imagine. He is suddenly thrust into a world he never knew existed.
Zoey Mayfair knows there must be some kind of mistake, she never meant to actually die. After being dumped by her fiancé because she doesn't seem to need him, 25-year-old Zoey Mayfair cooks up a scheme over a bottle of red wine: she'll fake an attempt at suicide so that he feels badly enough to come crawling back to her. But things doesn't end the way she expected.
Mary Wingfield is completely torn. She had believed that she had lost her childhood sweetheart to the insurgence in India. After being introduced to him by her father, she was only just warming up to the idea of marrying General Hodd instead. But her reluctance to marry soon pays off when Lewis returns to her. He is not well, but is still alive, and she still adores him. She would rather marry him than General Hodd. Nobody but her, however, knows that Lewis is still alive yet.
When a strong determined and curvy mail-order bride is forced to face her kidnappers and the truth of her father's condition, she has to decide whether she will stay by the beast's side or risk not being by her father's deathbed. Kidnapped in England by an angry mob that wants her husband-to-be dead, with her father's cancer getting worse in hospital in America, Monica is at a loss as to what to do. Outsmarting her kidnappers she attempts to get back to the mansion and faces another hurdle.
Fate intervenes and Monica is stuck in a horrible Icelandic storm. She is forced to seek shelter from the last person she wants to see. Secured in Hugo's mansion, she unwilling faced her inner hypocrite who turned away from Hugo in fear and disgust despite knowing of his curse. As Monica is being swayed to give Hugo another chance, the villagers resurrect a primitive witch hunt against Hugo. Will they survive their persecution?
Monica's father is finally recovering and she is ready to return to England with Hugo. But Martha is still furious at her and is avoiding her like the plague. Eventually, Monica comes to accept that Martha and Hugo will never like each other and reconciles with her best friend. But then Monica makes two shocking discoveries: Hugo wants a child with her, but he already has a young daughter in foster care!