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About L.B. Carter
L.B. Carter is a multi-award-winning, internationally bestselling author, bookworm, scientist, and cat-mom who loves hot chocolate, fairy lights, and foxes.
She writes a mix of haunting paranormal urban fantasy, gripping suspense, chilling horror, and dark humor with a dash of light romance. Expect unique contemporary twists on magical lore told by quirky anti-heroes.
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BOOKS BY L.B. CARTER
Harbingers of Death Trilogy (Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance; co-authored with LeAnn Mason)
0 - Death Song (available in the From the Deep anthology)
1 - Mortal Scream
2 - Fatal Sight
3 - Death Notice
Branwyn Blood: The Exiled Fae of Texas (Urban Fantasy)
0 - Thirst for Vengeance (available in the Bloodsport anthology)
1 - TBD (coming soon)
The Fox and the Howl trilogy (Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance)
1 - Wolves Wood
2 - Witches Bridge
3 - Shifters Cliff
Loan Soul Series (Dark Paranormal Fantasy)
1 - One Loan Soul
2 - Two Sold Mates
3 - Three Broke Souls
3.5 - The Quick Dead Fox (a gift for newsletter subscribers at LBCarter.com)
4 - Four Poor Souls
5 - No Free Souls (coming soon)
Deadly Earth Trilogy (Upper YA Disaster Dystopian)
1 - Hope Drowned
2 - Trust Burned
3 - Love Deserted
- Fish(y) out of Water
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Titles By L.B. Carter
Don't get caught. It's the most important lesson... and I failed.
Living life on the move and under the radar, you'd think I'd know not to scream when witnessing a murder. It should be a no-brainer, but my mouth didn't get the memo, drawing the cops to the wrong conclusion: me.
And the deaths don't stop there.
When I foresee the demise of one of the officers, my open trap catches the attention of one of the scariest gangs in the whole prison. But they're not concerned with me -- they want the guard.
They say they're a supernatural team tasked with overseeing the mortal sentence of convicted criminals... and apparently, I'm just like them. A Harbinger of Death.
I thought getting locked up was the worst my life could get. Lesson learned.
***For fans of Dannika Dark, Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Burn Notice comes a gritty NA tale of self-discovery, mysterious pasts, and slow-burn romance with snarky shifters, gorgeous Egyptian gods, and quirky creatures of Greek and Celtic mythology.***
An ancient feud. Secret magic. Forbidden romance. Death puts a stop to all... or is it the cause?
I’m an “abomination” — Dot Pearson, the fox-shifter fueled by black magic — and, as such, banned from Wolves Wood. In turn, the Mills Pack wolf-shifters avoid the city… except my best friend, Cooper Mills, who’s not one for following rules.
When we stumble on a dead wolf during one of his secret visits, I'm blamed, and my status tanks from threatened to endangered.
Now, I have a 72-hour mourning period to find the true killer before the alpha begins the fox hunt. And unless he reveals our tryst to confirm my alibi and risks his life too, Coop must join the chase.
With strangers drifting into Bristol on the autumn breeze and the dead whispering from the grave, exhuming hidden truths about my power, I don’t know who to trust. Forget passing my first year at uni — which side will I choose: the dark family who lied to me, or the caring guy whose father wants me dead?
***Prepare for an ancient feud of shifters and witches — with a furry little fox tossed in the middle — in this mix of haunting urban fantasy and m/f star-crossed friends-to-enemies-to-lovers paranormal romance.***
All proceeds from this anthology will benefit The International Red Cross.
I am a banshee, and a Harbinger of Death. No matter how much I try to escape both.
On my first real assignment after weeks of training with the Harbingers of Death Prison Unit, the plan goes wrong. Deadly wrong. And it's my fault.
My haunting guilt and my new team’s hostility are enough to turn me away. I hoped Seke would fight for me, give me a reason to stay, but he sends me packing. So, I try a few new teams... until I want to scream.
Time to head out on my own and hunt down the being who can rebind the deathly powers that only bring me trouble. But it turns out I’m not the only one doing the hunting, and suddenly, my mysterious past is running me down.
Can banshees announce their own death? I have a lot to learn. Fast.
I saved my mother but damned myself.
With the supernatural ability to foretell death, I expected to keep deadly company. But I never anticipated being prisoner to a horde of immortality-seeking undead. I was finally accepted by the HDPU — then I went and traded my freedom for my mother’s. Now, it’s my turn to endure abuse at the hands of the vampires who want my prophetic powers.
But I’m still being hunted. Turns out not all vampires are on board with having a pet banshee on the leash, and some still want me silenced... for good. Time to kill two vamps with one stone — er, scream. With my mom aiding Seke and the team, we can show these fangers just what the last two banshees can do.
Hopefully, I can complete my self-appointed mission before someone succeeds at putting me in an early grave.
Don't sell your soul to the Devil. Loan it instead!
Your body will be in good hands while you’re gone. Darcie Rose is Satan’s best substitute soul.
Well, she was.
Something has glitched in Hell’s souls-on-loan-exchange program, and Darcie is sent Earth-side without knowing who she’s possessing or why she’s body-hopping.
When she comes face-to-face with the cheating ex-fiancé who caused her death, Darcie is in danger of breaking Lucifer's only two rules, exposing the reality of the afterlife to the living.
What used to be a vacation from purgatory has become Hell on Earth. Unless Darcie can return to Hell without drawing attention, Luci may just show up and send her back himself… to the deepest torturous bowels for an eternity of punishment.
Book one in the multi-award-winning Loan Soul series, a paranormal fantasy with a macabre twist, is a captivating and darkly humorous adventure for fans of Supernatural, Sabrina, iZombie, and Good Omens that leaves readers *dying* for more!
"Don't take my word for it, just pick up a copy and read. You won't regret it!" - Amazon reviewer
"Clear your schedule because the fast-paced 'bodyhoppin' (not an 80s dance) needs 100% focus so you can fully enjoy this hellish (in a good way) ride." - Amazon UK reviewer
"I was completely captivated through out the entire story never a dead moment. [...] L.B. Carter is a master at weaving comedy and supernatural suspense together into something truly spectacular!" - Amazon reviewer
Burned bridges have a habit of biting you in the tail.
When Cooper chose his wolf-shifter pack over me, he crushed my little fox-shifter heart. With my own identity in turmoil, he'd been the one constant... and we'd been becoming more than secret friends.
Now, I have no choice but to lean on the witches who've risen from the graves to join the ancient fight. But their motivation for helping me are far from noble.
With Coop's allegiance in question, I don't know if I have the will to sacrifice him. After all, if the witches turn me into a deadly weapon against the new alpha, I won't come out alive.
If only what's dead and gone would stay that way.
This is the second book in a haunting urban fantasy and m/f star-crossed friends-to-enemies-to-lovers paranormal romance. Get twisted up in an ancient feud of shifters and witches — with a furry little fox tossed in the middle. Continue the story, or start with book one, Wolves Wood.
The only thing unpacked in the neurotic bookworm's new post-university, parent-free apartment was her pet fish. And it's dead.
As is the body she stumbles over that night.
These feel like omens for something fishier when an anonymous author starts emailing a chapter a day to Zanna's publishing firm outlining a serial murder plot that all too coincidentally seems to mirror her own life, blurring reality and fiction. Who of her new acquaintances can she trust? Will anyone trust her? Zanna may just be on her own to predict the story's ending and alter her tragic fate before she's left belly up in the Charles River.
A standalone crime suspense with a comedic cast, a budding romance, chilling threats, and tense mystery perfect for bookworms and pet-lovers with a penchant for thrills by award-winning, bestselling author L.B. Carter.
"This story magically manages that balance between light and lively and darkly suspenseful. [...] Carter's verbal portayal of the culprit is chilling enough to keep you reading late into the night." - Amazon review
"This story reminds me of the great old murder mysteries of the 50's and 60's. So many variables factor into everything, and I never would have guessed all of the twists and turns and how they led to the ending. It was a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat read" - BookBub review
"L.B. Carter weaves a thrilling spine-tingling tale that not only has chilling mystery but also side splitting humor" - Goodreads review
A painful death was inevitable as cancer ravaged Larkynn’s body, but the reaper’s pull came much sooner. And it toyed with her.
After a near-death fall that did kill her best friend, her mind dragged her to the bowels of Hell. Locked in a psych ward, she hallucinated demons, zombies, and her deceased friend. She should have joined them, but Larkynn slipped right through the reaper's fingers.
Larkynn's soul has gone missing from Hell, and it's up to a plucky, decease cast to find her without the living becoming aware. But they’ve got their their own troubles.
Can Larkynn escape on her own? When it comes to saving her soul or thousands of others, will she let humanity suffer or sacrifice herself by making the ultimate deal with the Devil?
From internationally bestselling author L.B. Carter comes book four in the Loan Soul Series, the multi-award-winning dark paranormal contemporary fantasy with a sardonic twist! Fans of sardonic humor, slow-burn romance, brooding demons, and snarky heroines will love this quirky series finale. Grab your copy and prepare for this award-winning series to possess your soul or start the series with One Loan Soul for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
A year since she started working for the Devil’s Deals Souls On Loan Exchange program, Darcie Rose has been promoted to demon.
But the perk of portal-controlling powers doesn’t overshadow the cold-hearted task of her next mission: “Handle” all the taxidermied animals that she accidentally reanimated in order to restore Earth to its natural order.
That isn’t the only cloud on her parade.
Someone is collecting the scattered zombie animals before she can. Darcie has to call on those she ditched in Hell to solve this case, even her its-complicated ex-fiance, her it’s-more-complicated ex-best friend, and her it’s-most-complicated former jerk of a demon partner.
Can they work together to find all the animals? Can Darcie convince herself to return her furry sidekick fox and lizard to the grave? Or will humanity be exposed to the horrors of Hell and the possessed among them, a failure Lucifer will definitely punish with more than just a demotion?
From internationally bestselling author L.B. Carter comes book three in the Loan Soul Series, the multi-award-winning dark paranormal contemporary fantasy with a sardonic twist! Fans of sardonic humor, slow-burn romance, brooding demons, and snarky heroines will love this quirky series finale. Grab your copy and prepare for this award-winning series to possess your soul or start the series with One Loan Soul for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
"This is the most addictive dark supernatural urban fantasy series that I have read in a long time! Complete with sardonic twists this will have you glued to the pages! It’s action paced, fast paced, entertaining and full of sass making this a must read!" - BookBub reviewer
"Loan Soul series is so unique from what I usually read, including book three" - Amazon reviewer
"all the non-stop chaos, antics and action. Darcie and her foxy sidekick, Dash are unstoppable!! Such an amazing and funny storyline!! I could not put it down!" - Goodreads reviewer
"another rollercoaster ride of emotion. Fast paced action packed ride. Twists and turns out of no where. Keeps you on the edge of your seat." - BookBub reviewer
Darcie Rose thought she had escaped Hell. Instead it followed her to Earth.When she died, Darcie Rose did all she could to return to the land of the living, including signing on to Lucifer’s loan program as a substitute soul.
Now she's stuck on Earth, dragged there by the very man who caused her death. She’s desperate to return to the Overworld to avoid adding to her sentence of damnation. That’s not an easy feat, even for Luci’s best employee. Especially since Darcie’s new partner is an apathetic demon whose ignorance of the living threatens to expose them … and he’s wearing her former fiancé’s body.
To dig her grave even deeper, her sidekicks are a one-eyed, undead fox and a zombie lizard. She’s a doubly dead girl walking … unless she can get her ducks on the road.
Can Darcie break the ties that trap her in innocent casings on Earth, including the best friend who betrayed her? Can she convince the Devil’s henchman — and her broken, unbeating heart — to forgive a mistake made in the name of love?
From internationally bestselling author L.B. Carter comes the highly anticipated second book in the multi-award-winning Loan Soul series, a dark paranormal urban fantasy with a sardonic twist.
"I laughed and cried and felt all of the feels with this one. [...] There are so many levels and nuances about this story that grabbed me from the beginning and had me holding on, unprepared for an ending." - Amazon reviewer
"This series has absolutely become one of my top favs!!! [...] I just love the imagination of this storyline and the characters are amazing!! This is a must read and will have you coming back for more!" - Amazon reviewer
It's the witches' turn to hunt.
Once the Mills Pack fell apart, I hoped I might finally be safe to live a normal life — as normal as possible for a woman who used to turn into a fox. Daft of me.
When Aunt Ellen's former coven sister revealed magic to the humans of Bristol, she turned me into a threat. And I know first-hand that when threatened, an animal will do one of two things: cower or fight.
I don't know whether the witches or the humans will dominate, but I do know one thing: the hunt no longer belongs to the wolf-shifters.
In a twist, it's Cooper who may know a way that I can finally build a life for myself... for us. Without anyone else dying. I have enough spirits haunting me.