Policing relations between Heaven, Hell, and Earth is messy and violent, but Elise Kavanagh and James Faulkner excelled at it--until coming across a job so brutal that even they couldn't stand to see one more dead body. Now they've been pretending to be normal for five years, leaving their horrific history a dark secret. Elise works in an office. James owns a business. None of their friends realize they used to be one of the world's best killing teams.
After years of hiding, something stirs. Bodies are vanishing. Demons scurry in the shadows of the night. A child has been possessed. Some enemies aren't willing to let the secrets of the past stay dead...
Coexist (Keegan's Chronicles #1) by Julia Crane
Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends--she's an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans.
In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan's brother Thaddeus told her Rourk's name because his visions warned him she'd need Rourk's protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves.
Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan's side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known.
An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan's family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle...without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?
Awakening (The Watchers Trilogy: Book 1) by Karice BoltonAlone in snowy, remote Whistler village, Ana tries to build a new life since losing her parents. With a cozy condo, a sweet-faced bulldog and an evening job to leave the days free for the slopes, life slips into a great routine. If only she could shake the guilt for not remembering anything about her parents and banish the night terrors that haunt her every dream.
On a whim, Ana goes out with Athen, a guy she’s just met in the Grizzly Pub... The only problem is that she feels like she already knows him.
Within 48 hours of meeting Athen and his family, Ana’s world implodes. She falls for Athen quickly and before she knows it, a past life begins to resurface. As thrilling as the revelations appear at first, she fights against the chilling information that Athen is from the underworld. Soon she begins to struggle as her own supernatural gifts are slowly unveiled, and she realizes that the nightmares she’s been having might be premonitions and not dreams at all.
It is up to Ana to decipher between fact and fiction before it is too late, and her new love, Athen, follows in her same fate - one that is lost between two worlds.
The Glass Slipper by Janice LynnWhat if the fairytales were wrong and Cinderella never got her happily ever after? What if it were your job to correct the wrong so Cinderella could have her HEAD?
That’s exactly what Annabella Black has to do. Annabella is the daughter of the fairy godmother. The one whose job was to insure that Cinderella and the Prince hooked up. Only the Prince never found Cinderella’s glass slipper because one of the wicked Stepsisters stole it. Cinderella and the Prince died without knowing true love. The fairy godmother was banished from the fairy kingdom for failing and for falling in love with a human herself. Annabella is the child of the Fairy Godmother. When Annabella’s father dies, her human heritage is hidden from her. She’s taken to the faerie world and raised there. Now, modern day, it’s time for her to correct the wrong her mother did. Annabella has to get the glass slipper and go back in time to return it to the castle steps. Only problem, the current owner has to give it to her of his own free will...no problem, right?
"I bring you tidings of... DAMMIT!"
With those few words, Jack Lynch's world would change forever. The nerdy guy from Hammond High has returned for his twentieth reunion. He's rich, successful, and ready to re-claim the girl who got away: Rori McLeary.
There's just one small problem... Jack is also dead. But with the help of an angel in training, his mom, and the rockin' body of his former arch-nemesis, Jack is still going to get the girl.
He has three days to convince Rori to love him. He's got the body he never had, the brains he always had, and Norman the geek angel on his side.
What could possibly go wrong?
*NOTE: This is a short, sweet romance of 15,826 words.