Finalist Award in the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction Category.








Thanks to her offbeat mother, Shade’s full name is Galactic Shade Griffin. Having a name like that while being the new girl in school is pretty much catnip for bullies. The summer before Shade’s junior year of high school, her mother breaks up with yet another boyfriend and moves them once again to a new town.

This time, they move into a dilapidated old house where Shade has an entire attic bedroom to herself—at least until she discovers it’s haunted by the ghost of a teenaged boy named Brandon Yates. When Shade’s best friend goes missing, her life becomes even more complicated. With the help of Brandon who’s struggling with his own issues in the world beyond, Shade faces the question of whether or not she has what it takes to become a true hero.

Although this novel deals with a number of serious issues—drug and alcohol abuse, cutting, and disturbing world events—it’s primarily a novel about a teenaged girl finding out who she really is and that she’s capable of so much more than she ever thought possible.


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Books in the Shade Young Adult Paranormal Mystery series

Book One: Shade

Book Two: Shade and the Skinwalkers

Book Three: Shade of the Castle by the Sea

About Marilyn

USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Marilyn Peake writes Science Fiction and Fantasy. She’s one of the contributing authors in Book: The Sequel, published by The Perseus Books Group, with one of her entries included in serialization at The Daily Beast. In addition, Marilyn has served as Editor for a number of anthologies. Her short stories have been published in numerous anthologies and on the literary blog, Glass Cases.

Here are some places you can find out more about Marilyn and connect with her:


Storybundle – The Cities of Magic

The Cities of Magic Bundle is now live!

Curated by Joseph R. Lallo

“StoryBundle has been kind enough to ask me back many times to perform the near-impossible task of selecting just a handful of titles from the endless library of quality stories within the genre du jour. Despite having titles from newcomers like me all the way to New York Times Bestsellers like Gail Carriger, this latest bundle still represents a tiny, tantalizing sample of the Urban Fantasy world. If you’re new to the genre, name your price and take your first walk on the wild side! If you’re already a fan, grab this heap of additions to your to-be-read pile before time runs out!” – Joseph R. Lallo

Urban Fantasy is a set of flavors and textures that form a foundation from which thrilling tales of every sort can spring. How to Marry a Werewolf will introduce you to the finer points of supernatural courtship in an alternate Victorian London. Interested in some action? We’ve got Relic Guardians and Cast into Darkness to feed your need for danger and excitement. If you’re in the mood for a mystery, crack open A Furnace Sealed and see how murders are investigated when magic is the modus operandi. If you’d like to see the super heroic side of Urban Fantasy, Scales will teach you what sort of mischief a gargoyle can get up to, and never underestimate the Trials(and Trifles) of a Werevulture. Shadowblood Heir will make you wonder just how much of fiction is really fictional, while Arcana will make you question what depths a society will sink to if it feels threatened by mystic powers. Perhaps you’ll find yourself in the city of brotherly love, peering into a darkness that just so happens to be peering back at you in A Traitor in the Shadows, or exploring Boston with a technowitch in Ghost Garages.

For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay.


The initial titles in The Cities of Magic bundle (minimum $5 to purchase) are:

  • Teenage Werevulture Book 1: Trials of a Teenage Werevulture by Emily Martha Sorensen
  • Ghost Garages – A Boston Technowitch Novel: Book 1 by Erin M. Hartshorn
  • Cast into Darkness by Janet Tait
  • Arcana by Paul Kane

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $15, you get all four of the regular books, plus SEVEN more!

  • Teenager Werevulture Book 2: Trifles of a Teenage Werevulture by Emily Martha Sorensen
  • A Traitor in the Shadows by Joseph R. Lallo
  • How to Marry a Werewolf by Gail Carriger
  • Shadowblood Heir by J.S. Morin
  • A Furnace Sealed by Keith R.A. DeCandido
  • Scales by Amity Green
  • Relic Guardians Collection (Books 1-3) by Meg Cowley and Victoria DeLuis

This bundle is available only for a limited time via


It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!


Enter for the chance to win the Cities of Magic story bundle!

Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance Book Fair

Who doesn’t love a book full of magic and adventure? Whether you like your stories with a touch of romance or not, you’re sure to find something great to read with these amazing urban fantasy and paranormal romance books!
All available for either 99 pennies, in Kindle Unlimited, or both!

** Please check price and Kindle Unlimited status before purchasing **




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