In Graves Below Re-Release
TL;DR version: In Graves Below is available from all major book sellers. The paperback version will likely be coming out in September. Click the pretty buttons below to buy your copy today.
Astute readers with good memories will notice that this is very like the book I originally published in 2016 as part of the Kindle Worlds project. NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author S.E. Smith invited me to play in her Magic, New Mexico world, and I gratefully accepted, because Susan is a wonderful person and talented author. The result was In Graves Below, a paranormal romance adventure with a wounded warrior and a magical dancer versus a horde of hungry demons.
Just recently, Amazon announced the end of the Kindle Worlds program, and that they were returning all the rights to the authors. Fortunately for readers, Susan Smith wants to continue the Magic, New Mexico community, so she licensed her worlds and characters to us authors. See the Magic, New Mexico website for the list of fabulous participants: MagicNewMexico.com/books
I'm thrilled to be able to re-release this book. The three biggest limitations in the Kindle Worlds program were that only Amazon customers could get the stories, and only in the U.S., and only in ebook form. Now I can distribute the In Graves Below re-release via all major booksellers, which means it will be available worldwide. I can also publish a paperback version for readers who like books you can hold in your hands (but like I said above, probably not until September). I have an idea for a followup story, too.
In Graves Below
by Carol Van Natta
Can a disabled veteran and a magical dancer learn the secret of dreamwalk, or will demons turn the world into an all-you-can-eat buffet?
Disabled, scarred veteran Idrián Odair is running out of time. If he doesn't figure out how to use earth magic renew the barrier protecting his tribal lands near Magic, New Mexico soon, they'll be vulnerable to marauders, thieves, and worst of all, tourists. Trouble is, his grandfather died before telling him the secret, and Idrián is the only dreamwalk warrior left. Except for the stunning dancer he saw only once and can't forget.
Riya Sanobal, mostly human dancer in Denver, is about to be named artistic director of a dance company. She can't stop thinking about the sexy, eagle-footed warrior she's been dreaming about for weeks. Especially since she has to deal with with an obnoxious visiting star and a big donor with an off-the-charts sleaze factor.
When Idrián's grandfather insists Idrián must drive to Denver to protect the dancer, finding her turns out to be the easy part. A powerful, greedy demon wants to invite more of his kind to town to make the world an all-you-can-eat buffet. He needs a dancer to do it, and he's targeted Riya. If the discovers Riya's gift for portal magic, he'll never let her go.
Not if Idrián has anything to say about it. But even stealing Riya away and spiriting her to his New Mexico home won't save them if they can't figure out the secret of dreamwalk.
Note to Readers: This is a re-release of a story was originally published via the Magic, New Mexico Kindle Worlds program. If you already have a copy, you won't need to buy this one.
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