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Watched by demons no one else can see, college student Ash think she's losing her mind. But the truth is far more frightening: she can see into the Darkworld, the home of spirits, and the darkness is staring back.
All Ash wants at university is a second chance at a normal life, but her new home in the small town of Blackstone has secrets of its own. Ash’s quest for answers leads her to a hidden group of sorcerers who warn her against the ruthless Venantium — the demon hunters who police the barrier between the Darkworld and our own world. With monsters lurking in the local night clubs and the guy she's crushing on possibly being evil, it's all Ash can do to keep her ordinary friends safe from the supernatural dangers shadowing her every move.
As the danger climbs higher, Ash must uncover the truth behind the darkness watching her, before it threatens everyone she knows and cares about. But in a world where darkness lurks beneath the surface, not everyone is what they appear to be...
When university student Claudia's life takes a turn for the weird, she finds her new social life revolves around avoiding the creepy monsters lurking in the shadows at the local night club. When a fellow sorceress comes to her for help, a split-second decision to help a stranger makes her a target. Now the magic police have given her an ultimatum: join them, or go rogue. Both options might get her killed.
This is a standalone novella, intended as a prequel to the Darkworld series. As it takes place one year before the events of Darkness Watching, it doesn’t contain any spoilers (although it does hint at things which will come into play later in the series).
Ashlyn has found a new home in Blackstone, but someone's robbing local graves and the sorcerers who police the area aren't happy about it. As a rogue sorceress with no idea where her magic came from, Ash is a prime target for suspicion.
The trouble is, what Ash does know might just get her killed.
When Leo's guardian is murdered, Ash determines to help him find out the truth, but it isn't long before events are spiralling out of control. The dead are rising from their graves, and the barriers around Blackstone are threatened by a demon which looks exactly like Ash herself. Can Ash stop a killer before she's blamed for its crimes? AmazonAdd on Goodreads
Ash may have escaped death several times, but now things are finally looking up. The doppelganger is gone, she’s dating Leo, and the Venantium are staying away from her – for now. But a new threat rises from the Darkworld: Lucifer, a sorcerer who did the impossible and cheated death through escaping to the Darkworld, is on the move. Now his second-in-command, Mephistopheles the demon, is loose in our world – and will do anything to win Ash over to his side.
The Venantium fear a repeat of the Demon Wars, the demonic invasion that wiped out the Blackstone family. But there’s more to those events than the records reveal. When Ash finds the lost diary of Melivia Blackstone, she starts to dig into the past to find the town’s forgotten history – leading to a revelation that shocks her to the core. Blackstone’s dark history is rising to the surface, and it seems even memory can lie. The worst betrayal waits around the corner, and Ash has to decide whether to trust Leo with her darkest secret, even when it has the potential to destroy them both…
A betrayal has turned Ash’s entire world upside-down. Struggling to pick up the pieces, the last thing she expects is to receive a plea for help from the demon-hunting sorcerer cult, the Venantium. But signing a deal with the devil may unveil more than the hidden workings of the Venantium - it might also lead to clues about Ash herself, and the false fortune-teller who ruined her life.
However, with sinister plans afoot and her own powers breaking free of her control, Ash is torn between helping the enemy or worse, losing herself to the demon inside…
The Darkworld is open, and nothing will ever be the same.
Reeling from recent events, Ash and her friends are forced to flee Blackstone. With half the Venantium dead and the Inner Circle no more, their only hope lies with another group of sorcerers who've risked their lives to learn the truth about the Darkworld. But the group have an agenda of their own, and with no Barrier left to contain the demons, nobody is safe from corruption.
Ash must unravel one final mystery if she is to defeat Lucifer and Mephistopheles for good. But the truth lies within the Darkworld itself, and even if she survives the journey, there may not be anything left to return to…
“In the vein of Buffy and Supernatural, DARKNESS WATCHING found that perfect balance between the freaky and the fun.” - YA author Jen Estes
"Demons, Sorcerers, evil, and secrets. Could you ask for a better supernatural suspense set-up? From the first page, this book had me hooked." - Rose at Desert Rose Reviews
“The story is extremely well-written with effortless, flowing prose... The author took what might have been over-done premise and twisted it into something very fresh and exciting.” - Lexa Cain, author of Soul Cutter