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Illicit

|| Book 2 in the Luna Lake series. When a border dispute between two bear clans destabilizes shapeshifter relations throughout Europe and threatens to reveal their existence to humans, the Sazi High Council orders both sides to the negotiation table.

Illicit

When a border dispute between two bear clans destabilizes shapeshifter relations throughout Europe and threatens to reveal their existence to humans, the Sazi High Council orders both sides to the negotiation table. The peace talks take place in Luna Lake, the American community where all shifter species–wolf, cat, bird, bear, and more–live in harmony.

Diplomats, their families, and security personnel stream into town, among them Dalvin Adway, a Wolven agent. Dalvin is startled to find Rachel Washington in Luna Lake. The last time he saw her, they were children in Detroit. Then she was kidnapped and, he thought, murdered. But Rachel became an owl-shifter as a result of the attack and has avoided family and old friends ever since, knowing they would not understand her . She’s stunned to see Dalvin and learn that he, too, is an owl-shifter.

Their wary friendship is on the brink of becoming something more when conspiracy and betrayal cause the peace talks to break down. The fight between the bear clans will be settled through a form of traditional challenge–a risky tactic that might lead to full-blown war. Rachel is determined to prevent that, even if it means taking up the challenge herself!

Cathy Clamp’s Illicit, book 2 in the Luna Lake series, is available November 1st from Tor Books.

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Fare Thee Well

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His hand was cool and damp, with the limp, rubbery texture of a corpse. I don’t know what it is about people who work with the dead, but every one I’d met in my fifteen years came to resemble their clients after a few years on the job. I didn’t shudder as I shook hands, didn’t pull back in revulsion. I kept smiling, and I think it surprised him. “Nice to meet you, Dr. Morgan. I’m Lia Thantos, the new summer intern.”

Bright green eyes behind thick glasses sparkled with something approaching amazement. He pulled back his hand and crossed his arms over his white lab coat. “Please, call me Mike since we’ll be working together. I have to admit, we don’t get a lot of applications for internships here at the morgue. You’re sure this is what you want to spend your summer doing?”

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Series: Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Month

The Warping of Young Minds (Including My Own)

The Golden Age of Comics (1930s to late 1940s) was beginning to shift even before the official start of the Silver Age (1950s to early 1970s.) Heroes similar to Superman and Captain America, who had kept mankind safe and battled monsters in the dreams of children during the ravages of WWII, were slowly but surely disappearing from the shelves.

In their place were tales of terrifying creatures to shift dreams to nightmares, along with crime dramas that mirrored the love affair the public had with the 30s gangsters. In the classic battle of good versus evil, good was losing the money battle. Jingling pockets were quickly emptied as kids gushed over zombies and vampires, mob bosses and, on the opposite side, cartoon slapstick where characters were blown up and recovered instantly.

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Series: Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Month