“Love and War – and Eternally Damning Prophecies,” by River Eno and published by Freeze Time Media, is the first book in the Anastasia Evolution Series.
Anastasia Drucilla Ekaterina Weber’s normal life came to an abrupt end when she was nine years old. That was the day she was left waiting in a closet after her brothers decided to stop playing hide and seek. That was the day her anxious emotions shifted her body’s shape from human to that of a faerie of the dark class, the Unseelie. From then on much of her time was spent learning how to hide what she was from her family, and the old vampire leaders that governed the country where she grew up.
Andru had always felt different. But the tiny faeries she spoke to in her room at night told her she was gifted, not particularly special. She knew strong magik was in her blood and soul, because her family had been practicing pagans for generations. Only hers wasn’t the magik of the witches in her family; they were empathic and psychic, to be sure, but commonplace as far as tangible conjuring was concerned. Sometimes, she could make things happen just by thinking about them, or so it seemed.
Except, none of that mattered if you weren’t allowed to let anyone know about the extraordinary things you could do. How much fun could you have when you’re afraid the tiniest slip of words could put you on the radar of the opportunistic vampires who were always searching to get their hands on true magikal power?
The vampires of the country of Genesis were undeniably dominant. Their gifts were obviously potent, but they were also quite singular. They didn’t call on the Earth’s forces to aid them the way the fey did — partly because the strength of the parent determines the strength of the child, and most vampires didn’t have the power to connect themselves to the magik of the gods. Most young vampires had never tried to do such things. Few would know where to begin.
Now, as a military officer in the Philadelphia Territory and the partner of a high-ranking official, Andru is a strong, often superior, soldier. But as her thirtieth birthday approaches, her carefully maintained magik is becoming dislocated, and her mind is constantly distracted. The control she’s perfected is crumbling the closer she becomes to her vampire partner, Romeo, and his father, General Galen.
Her best friend, Alivia and her ex boyfriend, Dacon — fully aware of her secrets — do their best to keep her grounded. But when extremists target her birthday party and military headquarters, is it another act of terrorism by neighboring countries or does someone want to expose her and all the winged skeletons in her supernatural closet?
“Love and War – and Eternally Damning Prophecies” is available in print and as an e-book.
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