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About Robyn Bachar
In 2019, Bachar's sci-fi romance Galactic Cold War trilogy comes to its climactic finale in END TRANSMISSION (May). Her paranormal romance Bad Witch series continues with BAD BLOOD (January) and BLOOD, BOOK AND CANDLE (July), before reaching its final destination in THE BLOODY END (December). In addition, her fantasy romance Just One Spell series continues with THE TIMEFREEZE CURSE (September).
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Cordelia Dorchada dreams of being free from her family’s poisonous politics, but her carefully laid plans are jeopardized when her father commands her to marry an aged lord of Frostever. With only a few short months left before her wedding, Cordelia’s salvation hinges on creating a Sephra’s Tear—a forbidden amulet that causes overwhelming lust in its victim.
Two wizards are needed to produce the passion to fuel the erotic spell, so Cordelia recruits the aid of peasant wizard Nathaniel Ravenwood. Nathaniel has long denied his desire for the beautiful Cordelia. As a noblewoman and a Dorchada she is as dangerous to Nathaniel as a viper, but the fortune she offers is a temptation he can't refuse.
Dealing in dark magic comes with a price, and Cordelia and Nathaniel risk losing their freedom—and their hearts. Their fates depend on the one spell that will free them, or destroy them.
The lost girl.
When a wounded runner stumbles into her workshop, sculptor Talena Spenser’s comfortable, quiet life is shattered. Aiding the escaped slave risks losing more than just her freedom. She is in phase, when Cy’ren females are overwhelmed by the drive to mate.
The haunted warrior.
Mordacki Loren, shadow sword of House Nightfall, knows the pain of losing a mate. He never intended to take another. But Talena, raised by humans with little knowledge of Cy’ren ways, leaves him no choice. As the mating lust consumes them, Dack promises to honor her wishes—even if that means letting her go.
The scarred soldier.
Carmen Hawke joined the Cy’ren resistance as captain of the flagship Talon after a munitions accident sent her Alliance career up in flames. When her former lover Dack returns from a mission with Carmen’s childhood friend and first love, Talena, in tow, the temptation to allow someone—or two someones—close to her again cracks her emotional armor.
Pursued by an unknown enemy, the trio must discover the secrets of Talena’s past and uncover a threat that could destroy the fragile peace of the Cy’ren homeworld.
“[T]he author skillfully navigates what could become a love triangle in which two characters compete. As the story gets deeper, so do the intimate encounters. Bachar creates solidarity and trust within the ménage à trois while also including exciting moments of intergalactic warfare.” –RT Book Reviews
Even a bad witch deserves a second chance.
Catherine Baker stopped caring about magician politics after the witches threw her out four years ago, convicted of the “crime” of using harmful magic in self-defense. Life as an outcast was nothing new, thanks to her father’s wicked reputation, but the injustice left her heart scarred. Especially since she’d been turned in by the man she loved.
Alexander Duquesne has never faltered in his duties as a guardian—until now. He still suffers lingering guilt over his role in Cat’s exile, and when the old Titania is murdered, Cat is in line to be the next victim. Lex will do anything to keep Cat alive, even if she hates him for it.
Hunted by a powerful stranger intent on drawing her into an evil web, Cat reluctantly accepts Lex’s protection and the resurrected desire that comes along with it. Lex faces the fight of his life to keep her safe…and win her back. If they both survive.
What reviewers are saying about Blood, Smoke and Mirrors:
“For a debut book, this story has an incredibly strong and funny main character ... and a strange and interesting world of characters. ... If I had to grab one word to describe this book, it would be refreshing. Not like a diet Coke or something that’s saccharine and only satisfying in the short term, but refreshing like thinking to yourself, ‘Oh, that’s new, that’s different’ while reading a plot that could have turned on a dime into well-trod cliché-land. Bachar keeps the story firmly in the present with a quick and witty narrator, and I kept reading.” –Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
“Blood, Smoke and Mirrors was a compelling read. Catherine ‘Cat’ Baker was an authentic and endearing heroine – big butt and all. ...overall, I was impressed and glad that I had the opportunity to discover Robyn Bachar. I’ll be looking forward to what she does next. But first I have to get something to eat. I have this insatiable craving for chocolate chip pancakes…” –Paul Goat Allen, Explorations: The Barnes & Noble SciFi and Fantasy Blog
Robyn Bachar's Bad Witch series blends romance and urban fantasy in a setting filled with magic, vampires and meddling faeries.
How do you convince a skeptic to reverse your curse?
Natividad Houlihan travels the world searching for stunning historical sites with juicy secrets...and ghosts. Nati doesn't believe in the supernatural, but as a location scout for the Spirit Seekers paranormal investigation show she works for true believers. The team is thrilled at the opportunity to investigate an infamous Spanish haunted mansion--but the price of admission requires Nati to spend two weeks stumbling around in the dark searching for EVPs and light anomalies. Nati's only company is Cris, the estate's surly, sexy caretaker, who intrigues her during the day and stars in her vivid erotic fantasies at night.
Don Cristobal Mendoza loved unwisely and paid the price for his indiscretion, suffering a vicious curse that trapped him within the bounds of his ancestral estate. By day he is the manor's mysterious caretaker, and by night he is the shadow demon who stalks its halls. For centuries he has hidden his condition from the world as he despaired of ever being freed from his curse.
Nati is determined to unearth the secrets Cris has kept for centuries and bring his past to light, but Cris can't resist the chance to indulge his dark desires with a bold, beautiful American skeptic. As the balance of magical power shifts, they must work together to break the curse before Cris's time runs out.
Anne Williams is a seer—the rarest, most dangerous kind of magician—gifted with the ability to divine the past, present and future. Anne spent her life hiding her true nature to protect her from those who would abuse her prophetic powers, but with an impending apocalypse on the horizon Anne can't afford to stay in the shadows. Anne steps up the plate to help magiciankind, but someone tries to take her out of the game—permanently.
Wounded and with nowhere else to go, Anne finds shelter with chronicler Simon St. Jerome, but with one touch he plunges Anne into a tangled web of secrets and lies. Simon spent centuries concealing his past while recording the history of magician society, but nothing can hide the truth from a seer. As his soul mate, Anne is determined to discover every secret he's buried—including the tale of how she died once before in a failed attempt to spend eternity with her immortal lover.
As danger closes in around them, Anne and Simon must overcome the scars of their pasts, or risk never seeing their futures.
Robyn Bachar’s Bad Witch series blends romance and urban fantasy in a world filled with magic, vampires, shapeshifters and troublemaking Shakespearean faeries.
Liars and tigers and weres, oh my!
Riley O’Driscoll’s perfect life cracked thanks to her nasty divorce, and then her world shattered when her beloved grandmother’s murder left her with a surprise inheritance of magic and mayhem. Riley has less than a year to learn a lifetime’s worth of witchcraft, and after a career of academic excellence Riley has only failed in two subjects: love and magic.
When witch hunters break down Riley’s door, a miscast spell sends her through the looking glass and into the path of sexy shapeshifter Jeremiah Galestrom. Jere was an agent of the Wild Hunt—an elite team of sorcerers sworn to protect magiciankind by hunting dangerous shapeshifters—who was infected and left for dead after his team was massacred. His faerie family saved his life, but his rescue left him trapped in Faerie with no hope of escape—until Riley arrives.
They strike a bargain that trades a year of Jeremiah’s protection for Riley’s help, and Riley finds herself with a new roommate who’s a real tiger. With the hunters closing in, can Riley trust her life—and her heart—with a man who is counting the days to his freedom? And while Jeremiah knows he can protect Riley from the hunters, can he protect her from himself, and the wild magic within him?
The second son.
Lieutenant Commander Jace Harrow is the second son of House Morningstar—the spare, not the heir. Armored with an arrogant mask, Jace keeps the world at arm’s length to protect those around him from becoming targets for his bloodthirsty brother.
The broken sword.
Lieutenant Bryn Viera was a shadow sword and a decorated officer, dedicated to protecting her people. But for the past five years she has lived as a slave and has the scars to prove it. Bryn vowed to escape or die trying—until she met Sabine.
Born into slavery, Sabine never expected to fall in love. Her feelings for Bryn sparked her desire for a new life, but now Sabine is in phase, consumed by the need to mate with a male. Her dream of freedom with Bryn is on the brink of destruction, for to deny the phase means death.
Thrown together by the unforgiving demands of the phase, they must unite to save Cyprena’s people from a deadly new bioweapon—or be destroyed by the scars of their pasts.
When an out-of-control spell triggers the zombie apocalypse, Lizzy Addams is left in the ruins of Chicago with only the unhinged commentary—and endless erotic appetites—of her inner demon for company. Her blood supply dwindling, Lizzy must find survivors to feed from, or die trying.
Officer Angela Kinney was on duty when hungry corpses overwhelmed the city. Angie’s group of survivors look to her for leadership, but nothing prepared her for a beautiful monster who offers safety in exchange for blood.
Sean MacMillan never expected to see Lizzy again after she rejected his attempts to lure her back to the vampire fold. But with his flock threatened by the horde and his murderous vampire brother, Lizzy is the only one he can trust to keep them safe.
The veil of secrecy shrouding the supernatural world is shattered, and humanity’s only hope is to forge an alliance with vampires, werewolves, and things that go bump in the night. Though accepting their aid could be a devil’s bargain that puts humans at the bottom of the food chain.
She is honey to his throat…but one sweet taste could part them forever…
Banished from home while her husband adjusts to life as an immortal, blood-drinking chronicler, Emily Black is homesick, heartsick and struggling under the constant sensory barrage of a city drenched in ancient magic. When an old friend asks for her aid in solving a string of murders, she welcomes the distraction, despite the danger.
Justine Dubois is grateful for a seer’s help, and more understanding than anyone of Emily’s plight. As a guardian, Justine commands respect; as a woman, her magic is considered inferior. Together, they are determined to prove their worth to London’s magicians, starting with solving these murders—with maybe a bit of matchmaking on the side.
Long before he met his soul mate, Michael Black made a commitment to join the Order of St. Jerome. He will live forever, forced to watch the woman he loves age and die. As Emily hunts the murderer, Michael struggles to protect her. But if he loses control of his hunger, the greatest threat to her safety could be Michael himself.
Note: This edition contains the novella The Importance of Being Emily.
What reviewers are saying about the Emily Chronicles:
“If Agatha Christie included paranormal elements in her house party murder mysteries, the results would have probably been something similar to Bachar’s short story. The Importance of Being Emily has all of the hallmarks of a traditional historical romance, including very conservative beliefs about a woman’s “place”. However, the story is absolutely doused in occult magic, vampires, mind readers and other sorts of magic. This is a wonderfully imaginative tale that begs a re-read just so that every detail and nuance can be savored.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars
“The second installment of the Emily Chronicles brings fans right back into the dark, imaginative world of a London filled with magic and the fascinating characters who control it. ... Bachar keeps the plot moving along nicely, and her inventiveness makes the world of this story come to life.” –RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
The reluctant lord.
The sole survivor of the Sunsinger massacre, Lord Degalen Fairren spends his days reading tales of the family he never knew. When a rival house threatens to enslave Cyprena, Galen is forced to pull his nose out of his books and enter into an alliance with House Morningstar, and a dangerous mission to save his world.
The covert assassin.
Lady Andelynn Harrow isn’t House Morningstar’s eldest or prettiest daughter, but she is the deadliest. After her father’s murder, Andee must defend her new house and mate—the shy, reluctant Galen—but every battle risks revealing her terrible secret.
The escaped slave.
Malcolm gets his first taste of freedom when the Cy’ren recruit him to locate the cure to a deadly virus—and feels the burn of desire for Galen, the lord he can never have, and for Andee, who awakens memories of a long-lost first love.
The danger they face fuels the heat between them, but with Cyprena’s fate hanging in the balance, the race to find the cure could come with devastating costs.
Living mission to mission on the fringes of civilized space, Captain Lindana Nyota has managed to keep her crew paid and her ship in one piece. Barely. The privateer's life of stealing Soviet supplies for the Alliance is taking its toll on everyone. Down a crew member, she now has to take on a new intel officer and hope it's someone she can trust.
Lieutenant Gabriel Steele knew Lindy wasn't expecting him to walk out of the air lock and back into her life, but he didn't think he'd get his nose broken. As an intelligence agent for the Alliance, Gabriel has spent his career in deep cover, his sense of self crushed under layers of deceitstarting with the lies he had to tell Lindy years ago when he left her. A fresh start is all he wants, but the Alliance and his secret orders have already jeopardized that.
When an infamous pirate and friend of Lindy and her crew is reported alive and in possession of knowledge of a powerful Soviet weapon, finding her before the enemy does is paramount. But Gabriel can't do it without regaining Lindy's trustand hopefully rekindling what he once sacrificed in the name of duty.
This book is approximately 50,000 words
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No home, no family and only faded memories of the life she lost. After the rebellion destroyed New Hong Kong and left Jiang Chen with a brain injury, she found a new place to belong aboard the Mombasa as its pilot. But after discovering she poses a danger to ship and crew, Jiang leaves, not wanting to risk causing them more harm.
Security chief Ryder Kalani blames himself for the mission failures plaguing the Mombasa—his sole duty is to protect his crew. Having lost his right arm in the rebellion and now fit with a prosthetic, he’s unsure whether he’s still the capable fighter he once was. The only thing he knows for certain is that Lieutenant Jiang Chen needs his help.
Jiang doesn’t trust herself anymore, but Ryder does. They’re on the hunt for the Soviets’ new weapon, and Jiang’s forgotten past could lead them straight to it. Ryder just needs to get Jiang to trust in herself—and in him—before the weapon deploys.
Book two in The Galactic Cold War series
This book is approximately 65,000 words
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