Publication Date: November 18, 2015
Kids are on the streets of L.A. experimenting with dangerous magic, a powerful witch has sworn to get her revenge, he and his best friend are on the outs and his fae warrior girlfriend is back in town. Can Charlie’s life get any more complicated?Yes it can.
Tricked by his irritating uncle and imprisoned by a powerful enemy, Charlie must strike a magical bargain, taking him into a once familiar realm, which is still suffering the aftereffects of a corrupt queen’s rule. Accompanied by Samson, his most loyal friend, Charlie works hard to find a balance between compassion and control.
My cousin Zerian was seated at an ornate desk in a large room with fancy chairs that belonged in a museum and vases filled with roses and lilies. Artwork covered almost every inch of the walls: portraits and landscapes, most of them painted using the same palate so they’d match the other items in the room. I didn’t thing HGTV would approve.
Zerian looked up when I entered, stopping my forward progress. She looked so much like her mother, Fionna, beautiful beyond words. I wondered if she sometimes hated the likeness she shared with a monster the same way I did with my birth father, Kennet. Looking in the mirror was the worst part of my day.
She rose and walked around the desk, extending her hand. “It is such a pleasure to meet you at last, cousin.” I was surprised by the more modern gesture. I’d been prepared to nod in the fae style. “Is this not—“
“Of course. It’s perfect.” For some crazy reason I took her very soft hand in mine and lifted it to my mouth, kissing it lightly on the knuckles. She giggled and her smile became the brightest light in the room.
Ivy was thrilled when she got the call, racing to the dream job appointment as fast as the Los Angeles Transportation Department could get her there. When her plans go haywire, she finds herself waking up in her own bed with her rescuer smiling at her from the corner chair. And of all the luck! just when she's about to make a life for herself, this supernatural superman comes waltzing in to mess things up.
As enemies begin to pop out of the woodwork, Charlie, Jay and Ivy are forced to work together, protecting the human population while trying to hold onto their secrets.
Growing up in Los Angeles contributed to Gayle's love of all things fantasy and science fiction, particularly movies, books, and live theatre. She's worked for many NYC community theatre companies over the years and has been writing Young Adult fantasy novels non-stop for the last five years.
Gayle's current projects include finishing up book two in her new adult paranormal romance Theta Series: "Yielding to Pleasure." Currently available for preorder. Book One, "Playing with Passion" released on April 15th. This summer will be all about the second book in the Triad Series, and in the fall, Gayle should have some time to attack another Rogues Shifter book.
She's so pleased to share her stories with so many wonderful readers. If you ever have a chance, an honest review at any of the vendors would be very much appreciated. Thanks for reading!