Macabre Academy Book 1
by Sherry Soule Genre: Paranormal Mystery Romance
Ghost summoning? No biggie. Raising the dead? Bring it on. Solving my sister’s sudden disappearance? A bit more complicated…
I’m Serena LeStrange, a necromancer who prefers to hide her freakishly fabulous skills from others. Only my sister makes me feel less of a weirdo, so when she mysteriously vanishes from college, I enroll at Macabre Academy to start my own investigation.
Except this is no ordinary school for the magically inclined, it’s home to all monsters—even the most dangerous ones. And after meeting an incredibly gorgeous vampire and a sinfully hot reaper, I find myself entangled in a passionate, yet forbidden, flirtation. To complicate matters, I get stuck with a ghostly genie sidekick and suspect a sinister sorority of misdeeds.
But to solve the mystery, I’ll need all the help I can get. Someone at Macabre knows what happened to my sister, and I won’t stop until I dig up the truth.
Unfortunately, some dark secrets prefer to stay buried.
Do you enjoy not-so-cozy paranormal mysteries, slow burn romances, and unconventional heroines?
Welcome to Macabre Academy, the first spellbinding book in a paranormal mystery romance trilogy! PG-13: *No F-bombs, sex (slow burn), or graphic violence, but there are steamy kisses. Heroine: A quirky supernatural Nancy Drew. Premise: An older university-age paranormal academy series with mystery and light humor.
He stepped closer, and I forced myself not to move as my world filled with awareness of him, the blue of his eyes, the almost white hair, the cool touch of his skin, and the slow smile that softened his mouth. A grin I returned.
Dante moved an inch nearer, then hesitantly stopped, his blue gaze locking onto to mine. “You’re so very beautiful,” he whispered.
I closed the gap between us until we stood toe-to-toe. He slowly raised a hand and tenderly brushed his knuckles along my cheek to my jawline, a thrill surging through me. Warmth flushed my skin at the gentle caress, and I stilled as the tickle of his minty breath swept against my cheek. I wanted to kiss him. Wanted his lips crushed against mine so bad it shocked me. His hand moved to the back of my neck, sliding under my hair to gently grip my nape. My gaze focused on his mouth. If I leaned upward our lips would touch, and everything would change. My heart was beating too fast, and heat pooled deep in my body.
“You’re not in the least bit turned off by my being a grim reaper?” Dante whispered.
“Why should I be? You didn’t choose your powers anymore than I did,” I murmured.
“So awfully true…” His voice held a hint of sorrow, and it stirred an alarming yearning within me.
Sherry Soule is a Multi-Genre Author, who lives in Northern California with her family and two spoiled rescue cats. She likes to surround herself with positive people and reads daily.
Sherry writes exciting tales of passionate romance, epic drama, and thrilling suspense. Many of her books have been on the Amazon bestseller lists and nominated as top picks in the "Best Paranormal Romance" categories on numerous review sites.
Today author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! Her new paranormal romance mystery, SHADOW MAGIC, will be published on May 1, 2020. To celebrate the release of Sherry’s new series, the Macabre Academy, she has put together this fun quiz for fellow booklovers.
Must heroes need a sidekick, and if fate smiles upon you, then you’ll have a paranormal pet OR watching your back. But which one best suits YOU?
After taking this quiz, please be sure to share your results in the comments below.
What size pet would you prefer?
a)Small b) Medium
c) Large d) Gigantic
Do you mind a pet that might shed? a)Loose fur? I’m cool with that b) Rough scales are acceptable c) Transparent coat? No biggie
d) Shedding pelt—ain’t a problem
How would you like your pet to greet people at the door? a)Rub their ankles and purr b) Spitting fire and brimstone c) Bark and sniff hand d) Snarling and howling
How much protection would you like to have? a)Minimum – docile and fluffy b) Moderate – Vicious yet warm-hearted c) Extreme - Invisible but deadly d) Tremendous - Bite anyone who messes with me
What would you like to feed your new pet? a)Tuna and bowl of milk b) A sheep or calf c) Nothing d) Chew on skeleton bones—they make a tasty snack
Where will your pet sleep? a) On my lap b) In a dark cave c) Never sleeps d) Curled up in a cozy cave
What type of toys would your pet like most? a) Mice and squeaky toys
b) Stuffed dinosaurs or dragons c) Chase balls and fetch newspapers
d) None. Does not play well with others
If you answered... Mostly a's:Your pet is a magical cat! Witches have used familiars for years to help increase the power of their spells. Cute and helpful! Mostly b's:Your pet would be a dragon! These affectionate creatures breath fire, like to cuddle, and are super loyal! Mostly c's:Your supernatural pet is a ghost dog! These creatures are often dubbed hellhounds, too, and they are vicious animals. Muscular and opaque! Mostly d's:Your pet is a ferocious werewolf! These were-creatures make impressive guard dogs. Clever and scary! What is your favorite type of supernatural creature? Let me know in the comments!
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It was my honor to be your guest today. Thank you so much for allowing me to chat up my new series. I sincerely hope you guys enjoyed this post. Now go feed your mind and read a book. Preferably one of mine. :-D
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