Take a ride into the world of dark urban fantasy and young adult fiction My characters activate hidden powers as they embrace their identity.
E. M. Lacey is an author who writes about diverse characters set in dark urban and dystopian landscapes. She’s a coffee drinkin’, meme postin’, movie watchin’ author who loves to talk all things books and movies. You might bump into her at local comic cons and other such nerd fests. Whenever she’s not getting her nerd on, she’s writing, reading, binge-watching Netflix, or communing with horror movie fans and other authors online.
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Girls of Might and Magic: An Anthology
Diverse Books with Magic
Find your might. Discover your magic.
A disabled teen tracks down an elusive sea beast. A young, Indian detective finds a magical artifact. A Black teen who can see the dead solves a murder mystery. An Ethiopian girl discovers magical secrets when she is kidnapped by her teacher. A teen survivor of a deadly plague realizes she and her robot companion are not alone.
Across realms, worlds, and dimensions we bring you sixteen fantasy and/or science fiction tales that explore the tribulations of growing up. Full of diverse characters and #ownvoices authors, the protagonists in these coming-of-age YA adventures will not only discover powerful magic but discover themselves along the way. Don't miss this magical collection of stories about witches, fae, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, jinn, and more!
Corpses and Crossroads
A Chronicle of the Nekrosanct
A reluctant homicide detective with an inhuman talent.
Russell Holmes walked away from his career after it almost got his family killed. Now, he’s being pulled out of the quiet life he settled into to investigate a violent crime scene. Coerced onto a task force at the same time his daughter is undergoing a medical crisis, Russell has less than 72 hours to solve the case.
But this is no ordinary homicide.
Things take a supernatural turn as corpses and gods are added to his growing list of suspects. A deadly game of hide and seek ensues, with Russell’s survival depending on him unraveling what a deity would want with him. Can he tap into the powers he abandoned to keep his family safe? Or will he pay with his life for turning his back on his inhuman truth?
Leave the lights on as you delve into this gripping Urban Fantasy adventure that will leave you gasping with the turn of each page!
She may make it through the journey, but can she survive the battle?
Onyx Jones learned long ago that attention can leave a trail of blood. To avoid it, she leads an unimpressive life, one that lets her blend into the background. But her simple life turns upside down when a trio of goons show up at her door spinning crazy tales.
They say she’s the heir to a throne in the Orc Kingdom of Oracaii, chosen by the High Spirit, and destined to by the next Elite for their kind. In order to help her people, she’ll have to fight for a throne she knew nothing about.
She must travel to Penumbra. And in less than three days, she’ll need to learn about Orcs, the trials of the Black Throne, and how to defend herself. With a questionable cat shifter as her companion, and the only link to her father, she’s not sure she can survive the journey, much less stay alive in battle.
Trials of the Black Throne
Rise of the Elites
A Biggs & Myer Brief - Book 2
The sweet taste of victory quickly sours for the Biggs and Myer team. Someone or something has broken into their office and destroyed everything but their safe room. What were they looking for? It’s hard to decipher from the ruins. The only clues the vandals leave behind are a crystal box and an envelope with a wax seal. It’s not long before the seemingly harmless items reveal their nefarious purpose, as secrets within the team are exposed.
Biggs and Myer enlist the aid of hunters and their Immortalem liaison, in an effort to put a face on this invisible foe. As they battle poltergeists and dark magic, a key to stopping what could be the equivalent to the apocalypse is brought to light. A power without a category in the Otherworld, and one of their own possesses it. Will they figure out who holds this power before it’s too late?
Biggs, Myer, and the Vampire
A Biggs & Myer Brief - Book 1
The nastiest vampire in Covenant just got served—a restraining order.
As the first all-human law firm to take on inhuman cases, Biggs and Myer are in a race against the blood moon. Wielding both mortal law and magic will be necessary if they hold any hope of preventing a murderous vampire from achieving unfathomable power.
Winning is survival.
Failure is certain death.
Neither vampire nor human can afford the latter.
An ancient prophecy states whoever holds the white hummingbird, holds the power of the sun. Can the legal team decipher the meaning behind the cryptic words in time to prevent the ominous threat from coming to pass? Or will the vampire succeed in unleashing a brand of terror the world has never seen?
A Safe Place
A Half Dead Novella
Esperanza Morrison, her young children Hope and Joshua, and their pit bull Sugar are moving through a post-apocalyptic urban landscape, dodging Reborns—infected, half-dead victims of a deliberately created epidemic called the Morpheus Strain. The small family is at great risk: Mrs. Morrison’s husband, Grant, has “turned” and is one of the Reborns. Following his family obsessively and killing all in his path, the former Army Ranger is a huge potential threat to their safety. The family’s luck seems to change when they take shelter with a group of soldiers and scientists, but when the pleasant female scientist Dr. Mays implants tracking nanites under Mrs. Morrison’s skin, does she really have the woman’s best interests at heart? For Mrs. Morrison has been bitten too, and has enhanced senses that fascinate the scientists. She has escaped the full onslaught of the disease only by not sleeping. Mrs. Morrison is a fighter and by the climax of the story, she will need to take heroic action once again.
Kids can be sweet, innocent, and mischievous. Meet five children with the power to: return loved ones from the dead; to heal, protect, and live up to a dark calling.
A collection of short stories that celebrates the power of innocence, the purity of a promise, and the magic that allows children to rise above the darkest circumstance.
Snow & Embers
Cenessa expects death to find her before sunrise, but an unusual discovery in a Chicago alley may save her life.
A Faith that Carries
Faith. It's something we can't live without, struggle to keep, canbe lost, found, built, weakened, but no matter what, it's as essential to the Christian walk as breathing is to living.
A Collection of Inspirational Poems
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Girls of Might and Magic Anthology
Releases June 22, 2021