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It’s been six weeks since Andromeda Bochs consumed the magic of an Ancient and dropped his shriveled, thousand-year-old body at her feet. No matter that he’d tried to kill her first—her shadow magic terrifies her. She doesn’t understand it. She can’t always control it. But worst of all, the power comes from a monster in her soul who doesn’t like his hostess.

When her scientist friend, Mac, needs a bodyguard while he travels to Quartz Mountain in the Texhoma Desert, Andee is relieved to go with him. Bonus, there are shadow mages there who can help her wield magic like a pro instead of a toddler with a light-up sword.

But Andee’s problems only multiply in the desert, and the Quartz Mountain mages are less than helpful. In fact, one of them gets into her head—literally. She wakes up in strange places, and her typical nightmares contain a new dialogue that chills her blood. A worried Mac calls in the man Andee prefers to avoid, Josiah Hightower.

Andee has declared the sexy thunderbird off limits, but her heart didn’t get that memo. The son of powerful Ancients, Josiah’s stone façade always cracks when Andee is near, but his is the only magic that can destroy the shadow monster inside her. She may never know Josiah’s heart, because the next time she loses control will be her last.

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Christina Herlyn

Christina grew up in Texas and Oklahoma but now lives in the Midwest where she earned a History degree from William Jewell College. She writes fantasy because dragons and witches wouldn't stay out of the perfectly normal historical novel she tried to write. Christina hates to read. (Ha! Just checking your attention span.) She worships the sun and exercises just enough to avoid being the first casualty in a zombie apocalypse. Her husband and three kids probably know she's a writer, but don't ask them to name her books. To be fair, don't ask her the names of her husband and children while she's writing. 

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