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Hailey Edwards

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Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.

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As I backed into the shop with a smoothie balanced on my latest bookish obsession, a romance between an owl shifter and a mouse shifter, I was greeted with screams and curses. Not literal curses. These days, I surrounded myself with human women who would clutch their pearls to learn I considered them a part of my makeshift coven. The uncomplicated circle of friendship satisfied the

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A Cast of Shadows (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
Description: The strongest net is no match for destiny. An Araneae Nation story. Daraja has grown up watching her brothers journey down the river on the traditional Deinopidae rite of passage. Each returned with riches from their travels, and lovers with whom to share their lives. Now she has reached the age where she would strike out on her own to seek her fortune—if she were male. Instead, she is expected to sit patiently, weave her nets and wait for the river to bring a husband to her. Patience, however, has never been her strong suit. Brynmor haunts the forest surrounding the city of Cathis, his disembodied spirit inextricably bound to the wild canis roaming his lands. Until the day he stumbles across a brazen trespasser in his woods. Compelled to step in when the canis suspect her of poaching one of their own, Brynmor fears he has lost a piece of his ragged soul to the feisty, adventure-seeking female. And when the canis confront the real poachers, he is forced to choose which life to sacrifice. Hers…or his own. Warnings: This book contains one heroine with a knack for weaving nets and one hero who relishes getting caught. Expect singing, some howling, ghostly shenanigans, and the start of a love that transcends death.
A Time of Dying (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:36PM
Description: They just might survive…if they don’t kill each other first. Araneae Nation, Book 3 Once the future Segestriidae maven, Kaidi lived a privileged life. Now she spends her nights haunting cities ravaged by the plague. Spade in hand, she stalks rows of freshly dug graves for corpses…and then she takes their heads. Her new life is caked in blood and spattered with gore, but it’s hers. At least until—to her fury—she’s caught napping. A plague survivor by the skin of his teeth, Murdoch risks his neck to solve the mysteries left in its wake. Bodies have gone missing. Guards have left their posts and never returned home. When he rouses a female dozing among the dead, he’s unprepared for the violence of her response. Or his. Beneath the grime, she’s lovely. Too bad the blood under her fingernails belongs to his clansmen. He has no choice but to follow this alluring creature deeper into her world of winged beasts and flesh-eating monsters. She holds the knowledge he craves, but the price is high—and they may both pay for it with their lives. Warnings: This book contains one heroine in desperate need of a bath and one hero willing to wash away her sins. Expect threats, swears and general cursing. Love is a slippery slope, and these two are sliding.
A Hint of Frost (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: Hope dangles by a silken thread. When the head of the Araneidae clan is found poisoned in her nest, her eldest daughter, Lourdes, becomes their clan’s new maven. If her clan is to survive, she has but one choice: she must marry before her nest is seized. All she needs is a warrior fierce enough to protect her city and safeguard her clansmen. Such a male is Rhys the Cold. Born the youngest son of an impoverished maven, the only things Rhys has to his name are his sword and his mercenary reputation. His clan is starving, but their fondness for the flesh of fellow Araneaeans makes them unwelcome dinner guests. Torn between loyalty to his clan and fascination with his future bride, Rhys’s first taste of Lourdes threatens to melt the cold encasing his heart. Amid the chaos of battle, Lourdes’s sister disappears and is feared captured. Lourdes and Rhys pursue their enemies into the southlands, where they discover an odd plague ravaging southern clans as it travels north, to Erania. Determined to survive, Lourdes will discover whether she’s worth her silk or if she’s spun the thread by which her clan will hang. Warning: This book contains one mercenary hero with a biting fetish, one determined heroine who gets nibbled, and an answer to the age-old question, “What does dragon taste like?” Matricide and sibling rivalry are available upon request. The house special is revenge, best served cold.
Eversworn (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:34PM
Description: Steal the salt. Bind the grimoire. Escape the male. When an exchange of stolen goods in the Feriana marketplace turns sour, Isabeau stumbles from the encounter bruised and laden with new orders to complete an even larger heist. With her child’s life at stake, there’s no room for error—or allies. Armed with a lethal book of spells, she strikes a dangerous bargain with Roland Bernhard. Steal a shipment of salt from the Feriana colony, and she’ll have her freedom—and her daughter. It’s all she’s ever wanted. At least it was…until she runs into Dillon Preston. Dillon is out of commission after a mine explosion, and itching for a distraction. He gets it when the female who saved his leg arrives at the colony with nothing but flimsy excuses and even flimsier attire. She’s after something, but is it him—or the salt? Trapped in a desperate bid to gain true freedom, Isabeau is willing to sacrifice her life for her daughter’s, but Dillon has other plans. He wants a package deal, and he’s not willing to lose either female, even if it means the future king of Sere’s head will roll. Warning: This title contains a heroine desperate to save her daughter and a hero determined to make them a family. It also includes wings, horns and other assorted appendages.
A Feast of Souls (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: The only way to save her is to bind their souls as one. Araneae Nation, Book 2 Born with the ability to communicate with the dead, few things take Mana by surprise. But when a canis lopes into her life, announcing himself as the long-dead father of a childhood friend, she’s shocked. To make matters worse, he has a dire message that she alone can deliver. Now Mana must face Vaughn, the male who inspired one too many girlish fantasies, and impart the spirit’s message—without acknowledging her source—so the soul can be laid to rest. With rumors of a burgeoning clan war setting his nerves on edge, the last thing Vaughn needs is for an innocent to get caught in the crosshairs. But the woman he remembers as an awkward girl refuses to leave his side until he’s heard her out. That’s not the only change in her that calls to him. Her kindness soothes his battle-scarred soul—and he craves her in ways a warrior shouldn’t. When they are both captured, they learn of an even greater threat. The plague devastating the southlands has come to his clan home. And his best—and only—chance to keep his people alive is the female who walks among the dead. Product Warnings This book contains one fierce hero with a nose for danger, one stubborn heroine who smells like trouble, and one wolfish spirit who makes most relationships with the in-laws seem downright tame. Fur, fangs and some biting should be expected. But never fear, the hero has a sword, and he knows how to use it.
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“Life after love was possible. I was proof. Loss taught you about yourself, burrowed in the dark parts of your soul and ate you from the inside out.”
Hailey Edwards

“Make no apologies for surviving.”
Hailey Edwards, How to Save an Undead Life

“How can you tell when someone loves the real you and not the idea of you?” “They see you at your lowest,” he said softly, pitching his voice so Cruz had no hope of overhearing, “and they don’t blink. They don’t offer you a hand up, they offer you a hand to hold while you rise on your own.”
Hailey Edwards, How to Dance an Undead Waltz


Which January New Release would you like to read in February?

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Blood Heir (Aurelia Ryder, #1) by Ilona Andrews
Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews
(Aurelia Ryder, #1)
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The Mask Falling (The Bone Season, #4) by Samantha Shannon
The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon
(The Bone Season, #4)
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The Segonian (Aldebarian Alliance, #2) by Dianne Duvall
The Segonian by Dianne Duvall
(Aldebarian Alliance #2)
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Lost in Las Vegas (Frost & Crowe Mystery, #1) by Kristen Painter
Lost in Las Vegas by Kristen Painter
(Frost & Crowe Mystery, #1)
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Ancient Enforcer (Ancients Rising #3) by Katie Reus
Ancient Enforcer by Katie Reus
(Ancients Rising #3)
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Master of Storms (Legends of the Storm, #5) by Bec McMaster
Master of Storms by Bec McMaster
(Legends of the Storm #5)
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Moment of Truth (The Potentate of Atlanta #5) by Hailey Edwards
Moment of Truth by Hailey Edwards
(The Potentate of Atlanta #5)
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Fall of Night (Midnight Breed, #17) by Lara Adrian
Fall of Night by Lara Adrian
(Midnight Breed #17)
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Song for the Dead by Karina Halle
Song for the Dead by Karina Halle
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Hailey Edwards Alyssa wrote: "Did you know you also have an author profile page on here as well? Check it out. You can link your blog to the page and then everyone who becomes a fan will get updated when you update your blog...."

I had no idea. lol Thanks for letting me know so I could link up.

Alyssa Did you know you also have an author profile page on here as well? Check it out. You can link your blog to the page and then everyone who becomes a fan will get updated when you update your blog. It's pretty cool!

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