Working at a Suicide Prevention Center in San Francisco, Lily Goodwill thinks she's heard it all - then she gets a call from a man about to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Something about the caller, maybe his yummy British accent or Lily's ability to understand his crushing ennui, makes her break all the rules and rush to meet him. After all, she is a vampire and if she can't talk him down she can glamour him. But things don't go according to plan.
"Great story, but...."
Vampire, Hannah's best friend has coupled up and Hannah is feeling alone and lonely. One night on a stroll through her favorite grave-yard she is be-hounded by a small growling fur ball. The puppy refuses to leave and reluctantly she takes him in. She soon needs expert advice because the puppy won't eat any of the expensive dog chow she buys and burps fire.
"East Bay Vamp!"
Lily Goodwill, the vamp with a heart of gold, gets a disturbing call on the Suicide Prevention Hotline. A hysterical caller is convinced a werewolf is breaking into his house. Lily dispatches the appropriate services, convinced that "someone is off their meds". Soon enough, Lily is fighting for her life against a hairy beastie. She is supported by her almost-fiancee, the brooding French vampire Sebastian, who adores the ground she walks on, and Aidan, the 5,000-year-old vampire-hunting jinni, who scarfs energy for breakfast and believes he's waited his entire existence for Lily.
"Gives new meaning to "Bite me""
When the Vampire Hannah falls in love with Diel, a hot Demon, things warm up in more ways than one. Her Life-mate's parents, insist on meeting Hannah, so it's off to Hell they're bound. First Lily, Hannah's BFF and a fashionista, takes the Goth girl in hand. Who knew she had legs? Everyone is stunned and ambiguous about the new look, a designer babe Ganja Girl. You can't go to Hell for the Holidays without your Hell Hound and you probably need to bring a devastatingly handsome Djinn friend, to get your back, just in case the in-laws aren't as friendly as they claim to be.
Thorn works after dark. That's when she combines her gifts as a tattoo artist and her powers as a natural born witch to weave magick into her ink. Her tattoo parlor, Stained, on Berkeley's quirky Telegraph Avenue draws clients from all walks of life. Her work is in high demand from the supernatural community and the undead. With her raven familiar, Thorn's been on the run all her adult life. She won't talk about why. She only wants to practice her art in peace. But when a murderer targets her clients, Se, a tall, dark and Irish detective is assigned to investigate.
"To catch a killer"
fter Sé and Thorn’s nearly deadly encounter with Thorn’s brother, Caleb, the couple heads to Ireland to recuperate at Thorn’s ancestral home. As a witch, Thorn walks into a less-than-warm reception in the staunch Protestant town. And when children go missing, Thorn and Se are the first suspects. But those who remember Thorn and the old ways come to her for protection - and to find the children.
"Get your ears into this one!"
Appointed as a keep in the Tower of London during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Richard Chylton hates what he sees happening to innocents accused of witchcraft. His mother is a midwife, always vulnerable to accusations, and his best friend as a child could make magick. Thorn loved to play tricks to entertain Richard, unknowing what she was and how dangerous her powers could be. She is a natural witch from a long line of powerful women, spirited away for her own safety, to relatives in Ireland when she was five and Richard was eight. But they had a connection that lasted through the years.
"Too darn short!"