Amelia has always preferred to keep things simple. She enjoyed the reliable simplicity of a seed growing in the earth, a flower blooming, a well-planned life falling into place. And that's what she expected when she opened a little flower shop in the small town of Whimsy, Maine. But that was before a chance encounter awoke long dormant magical powers within her and dropped her in the arms of the gorgeous and powerful alpha werewolf, Roxy.
Max Logan's insecurities have consumed her to the point she has allowed them to skew her perceptions of people and circumstances. She has grown progressively more bitter, sarcastic, and solitary since her divorce and feels as though she has spent a lifetime getting the short end of the stick through no fault of her own; still she trudges on. Things can always get better, right? Of course, it's hard to cultivate optimism when she finds herself dead.
"Thanks for a Fun Story"
Mel can sense the blood beating through her companions' veins. She can count the moments between heartbeats to tell who is sincere and who is lying. She can make herself stronger for short periods of time, heal small wounds on her body, and manipulate light to change her appearance subtly. These abilities are useful skills for a Mask - a preternaturally sensitive, cloaked and imposing, impartial arbitrator, both revered and feared by everyone.
Charlie Brooks is used to the city life - not the slow, easy pace of small-town Wyoming. She's going to have to get used to it if she's going to last the summer in this tutoring job she's just taken, but maybe there are a few good reasons to stay. First and foremost, there's Sally Sinclair. A training veterinarian who's a ray of light in the otherwise super-conservative mountain town, Charlie can't get enough of her company.
"Really Good Author"
Ace Detective Abigail Avery is just a hard-boiled gal trying to make the world a better place, one scumbag at a time. Starting with Dirty Dick, the greasy mac who lost Avery her job with the department and killed her partner to boot. On top of which, now he's snatched Avery's best gal, the enigmatic and beautiful cabaret dancer Moira Delight. It's all down to one final showdown in the rain and only one sorry sucker is walking away from this.