In the second Witches of Echo Park novel, one coven must keep the world in balance and stand against a rising darkness.
Lyse MacAllister did not step into an easy role when she took over as master of the Echo Park coven of witches after her great-aunt Eleanora s death. As she begins to forge the bonds that will help her lead her sisters, she struggles to come to terms with her growing powers. And she soon faces a deadly new threat. A group of fanatics intent on bringing about the end of times has invaded the witches Council but the Council is turning a blind eye to the danger growing in its midst.
Only one witch is prophesied to be able to stop the encroaching darkness. And if Lyse and her blood sisters are to have any chance at protecting all we know from being lost forever, they must keep her safe no matter what the cost.
Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using magic to keep the world in balance. But the witches are being eliminated and we will all pay if their power falls.
When Lyse MacAllister s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping extraordinary secrets from her.
Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora s Victorian house; she is also expected to take her great-aunt s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But accepting her destiny means placing herself in deadly peril for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last.
My name is Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie to my friends). I m Death s Daughter and as of very recently the (reluctant) head of my father s company, Death, Inc.
I was gradually learning how to be a businesswoman. Had the power suits and shoes down, though the day to day was slow going. Then I was blindsided by Enemies Unknown and sent off to I-don t-know-where. Not a good thing.
Now not only must my friends and family be frantic, but without a CEO, Death, Inc., can t function. With the newly deceased left free to roam the Earth, it s the zombie apocalypse come true.
I ve got to get back for my sake and the sake of, oh, all humanity.
Calliope Reaper-Jones is now the brand-new President of Death, Inc. With the Board of Death breathing down her neck and her dad's copy of "How to Be Death (A Fully Annotated Guide)" unopened, Callie's really feeling the tension. And when the guide book is stolen at a fancy formal dinner, Callie has to figure out how to be the boss.
Noh, a slightly eccentric girl whose father is constantly traveling, moves in with her aunt, a teacher at the gothic New Newbridge Academy. The Academy has a strange, storied history but Noh feels right at home there. She's startled to meet several other kids while investigating an old, burned-out dormitory on the far end of campus, especially since the teachers keep telling her that no students reside at the school during the summer. Soon, Noh discovers that these other students are actually ghosts and that she's the only "realie" who can see them . . . and, when the ghosts start disappearing, the only one who can save them!
Hannah has delusions of grandeur, Liam delusions of adequacy. When they get together, sparks fly, as well as all kinds of bodily fluids. In this dark, sexy and wickedly funny novella, Amber Benson really lets it rip.