Valerie Tibbs at Loose Id Publishing did this gorgeous book cover.
Book one in the Bag of Tricks book series.
While minding her own business in Salem, Arcona’s reality has a screaming melt down. A past life as a vengeful Celtic witch awakens within. Against her will she’s flung into head first into blood rites on sacred island, captured by Romans and sold in the markets of Pompeii as a pleasure slave to a powerful but sadistic owner of a gladiatorial school.
It gets worse. It quickly becomes clear she wasn’t always the victim. The old Arcona committed many wicked offenses of her own using sex and blood magic to get her way. She’d turned an unwilling gladiator named Tyr into an immortal blood-craving monster and turned him loose on the streets of Pompeii to slaughter.
Tyr is still alive and pissed off about being forced to spend a pleasure less eternity as a blood-drinking mercenary devoted to the gods of war. He kidnaps Arcona hoping to bleed the secrets of the Strix from her and free himself of the Slayer’s curse.
On All Souls Day in the city of witches Arcona and Tyr clash. Beneath the betrayal, anger and centuries of hurt can these two remember what it felt like to love?
Note: contains graphic- violence, anal sex, scenes with threat of rape, same sex f/f, blood letting.
The Strix is available from Loose Id Publishing July 17th!