Shadows Till Sunrise: A Lilly Meratoliage Novel: Volume 1
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Chris Marie Green brings you an urban fantasy romance that’s full of paranormal thrills, action, and star-crossed love! Two monster hunters fight their sizzling attraction while one bloodthirsty phantom leaves a trail of death in New Orleans… Can love survive till the sun rises?A Bad Girl Trying To Do GoodLilly Meratoliage used to be a villain—a ruthless guard for a power-hungry family who worshipped monsters. Burned in a fire as punishment after a failed mission, she was left scarred and desolate. Now, healed by a bayou witch who has given Lilly a pair of white magic boots, Lilly is ready for redemption, charged with tracking down a phantom who has already killed twice and is aiming to add to his list. It’s just too bad those charmed boots must feed off Lilly, robbing her of her short-term memory every night in order to keep them both strong. And it’s too bad that she’ll need to work side-by-side with a man who has already betrayed her…A Tormented Hero Who Can’t Let Go of the PastPsychic Philippe Angier is haunted by visions of these paranormal killings that have darkened his hometown of New Orleans, and he wants to catch up with this murderer who seems as if he’s stepped out of the past to challenge his victims to bloody duels. But to catch a phantom, Philippe needs Lilly’s stealth and fighting skills. What he doesn’t need is the attraction he still feels for her, even though he once deceived her during a previous adventure.But charming Philippe is winning Lilly over hour by ticking hour, even if those boots are going to erase her memory again at sunrise, turning him into just another stranger...Will the magic and the phantom beat them before the sun comes up or will star-crossed love win out?This urban fantasy romance is approximately 51,000 words, and a brief excerpt from a Lilly Meratoliage prequel (from MONSTER HUNTERS) is added at the end. SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE is the first full-length Lilly Meratoliage novel, but you can enjoy Lilly’s previous adventures as a kick-ass villain in some of the Vampire Babylon series, along with the novella “Raising the Darkness” (included in the following excerpt from MONSTER HUNTERS), and in the KICKING IT anthology (in the novelette “The Girl with No Name”). In other words, if you want the full Lilly experience, this is the order in which you would read:*A DROP OF RED, Vampire Babylon, Book Four *THE PATH OF RAZORS, Vampire Babylon, Book Five *DEEP IN THE WOODS, Vampire Babylon, Book Six *“Raising the Darkness,” included in the MONSTER HUNTERS collection or available in print in its own compilation called RAISING THE DARKNESS *“The Girl with No Name,” included in the KICKING IT anthology *SHADOWS TILL SUNRISE
Chris Marie Green is the author of Only the Good Die Young, the first book in the Jensen Murphy, Ghost for Hire series from Penguin/Roc, which features a fun-loving spirit from the ’80s. She also wrote the urban fantasy Vampire Babylon series from Ace Books as well as The She Code, a “geek lit”/chick lit/new adult hybrid with comic book art work by Billy Martinez of Neko Press Comics.She tries her best to avoid international incidents whenever she takes a break from her first love, writing, and cheats on it with her other true love—traveling. She has alter egos named Christine Cody, who wrote the dark fantasy Bloodlands trilogy, and Crystal Green, who likes to write romance, especially the new Rough and Tumble series.You can find her at www.chrismariegreen.com or hang out with her online at https://twitter.com/ChrisMarieGreen and http://www.facebook.com/chrismariegreen.