The Immortal Brotherhood Book 1
by Alesha Escobar & H.M. Jones Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Raina Black steals treasures from warlords, spies on governments and corporations, and sleeps like a baby at night. But after a particularly rough job where she inexplicably wakes up in a tomb in Cairo, things get weird.
First, Noah Mason, a man she swears she saw die, approaches her, claiming to be a demon hunter. Then, Noah insists she must fulfill her family legacy by helping him restore the Immortal Brotherhood...before all hell breaks loose.
But Raina wants no part of it. Going up against dark supernatural forces is above her pay grade. However, when the promise of a cure for her terminally ill sister hangs in the balance, Raina decides that the Immortal Brotherhood could solve her problems.
Between dodging bounty hunters, non-sparkly vampires, and Noah Mason’s smoldering gaze, Raina has to use her skill and wit to pull off the most dangerous job she’s ever taken on.
A Discovery of Faeries The Immortal Brotherhood Book 2
When Noah Mason’s boss ventures into Faerieland and doesn’t return, he figures he ought to get her back before apocalyptic chaos reigns.
Lady Arabella is the only person on earth who can open and shut doorways to the mythical land of magic and terror, and if her power falls into the wrong hands, everyone’s screwed.
But, he’s not going alone.
The raven-haired Raina Black with her powerful Seer Stone is by his side, joined by Chinonso the Reaper and Thomas the Time Traveler. Unfortunately, they all must tolerate Raina’s double-crossing sister Trixie, as well. After her brush with dark magic, they don’t trust her to be left alone, and her gift with sorcery may come in handy.
In this second installment, the Immortal Brotherhood faces down otherworldly creatures, trying not to bring on the wrath of the Faerie Queen, while also outmaneuvering a secret society seeking to possess powers never meant for men. Throw into the mix a bloodthirsty serial killer with dangerous magic at his command, and the Brotherhood has their work cut out for them.
Trixie wouldn’t look Raina in the eye. How could she? There wasn’t a right time to inform your sibling that you were a dark sorcerer, but Raina had definitely found out the wrong way. Raina’s shoulders ached and she couldn’t get rid of the pounding in her head. She sat across from Trixie, staring at the silver threads wrapped around each of her wrists like stacked bracelets. The powerful magical binding inhibited Trixie from casting spells. She’d done enough damage.
Trixie cleared her throat. “Can I get some water? Or room service?”
Raina glared at her. It was bad enough being holed up in a hotel room with her in the middle of Phoenix, but she was stuck babysitting her until morning. She began wondering if there was a spell to strike her sister mute.
“All this time, Trixie, I thought Mom and Dad died in a plane crash, and it was you. Do you even feel an ounce of guilt?”
Her sister straightened her back and narrowed her eyes at her. “I was young, I didn’t know my full strength. All I knew was that the pendant would help me. I needed it.”
Raina instinctively touched the aquamarine Seer Stone embedded in the silver pendant which hung around her neck. A burden she never asked for, but now had to carry. “How did you get mixed up in all this? Most kids don’t learn magic, let alone conjuring demons.”
Trixie’s lips pressed into a thin line. When she finally answered, her voice became sullen. “When you’re an invalid stuck in bed, with nothing but time on your hands, books become your best friends. I wanted to escape the pain, the endless medical treatments, the knowledge that I was going to die. Then, I found out I might actually be able to live. What’s so bad about wanting to pursue that?”
Before Raina could answer, Chinonso stepped in with a bag of groceries. She set the bag on the nearby table and pulled out a couple of bottled waters. Raina thanked her and took one. Trixie grinned and accepted the other. She took a few gulps before wiping her mouth with the back of her hand and addressing Chinonso.
“If you want me to help you find the Key Master, I’m going to need the binding you placed on me loosened.” She lifted her hands and presented her wrists. The silvery threads shimmered and hummed with magic.
Chinonso sighed even though she had to know Trixie would request it. It probably irked her to loosen the binds even a little. But, whether they liked Trixie or not, they needed her cooperation. She placed her hands over the binding, her dark brown hands gently taking hold of Trixie’s wrists. After a few moments, the silver threads shuddered, and about half of them disappeared.
“That should be enough.” Chinonso’s hands dropped to her sides.
Trixie flexed her hands; a spark of magic swirled around her fingers. She eyed Chinonso. “I’ve never met a Reaper before. How old are you?”
Raina gritted her teeth. Any answers her sister got would only be used against them later. She was a manipulator and liar. “Old enough to magic your ass into next century. Stop prying.”
Trixie shrugged. “Fine. Just making small talk.” She squinted at Chinonso. “Your name means ‘God is Nearby,’ in Igbo. I think that’s beautiful.”
Raina snorted a laugh as she swooped up her dark hair into a bun. “You’re gonna offer to paint our nails next?”
Chinonso studied Trixie for a moment before responding. “Get some rest. Tomorrow we find the Key Master.”
“It would go a lot faster if I had my full strength. Take the rest of the binding off. Please?”
Chinonso stood. “I will make it ten times stronger if you ask again. And remember, you need to find the Key Master as much as we do.”
The Key Master alone could forge a key to open a doorway to the other realm. Some called it the spirit world or the Other World, but to those who traversed it, it was called Faerieland. From what Raina gathered, the real Faerieland wasn’t full of rain- bows and unicorns like in children’s books. Sure, it possessed magic and wonders, but also danger. The only reason they were trying to barge their way in was to rescue the person who was supposed to seal and guard the Lost Ways to Faerieland--Arabella Larkin. They also knew, with Arabella out of commission, that they were not going to be the only ones trying to get in.
Alesha Escobar writes fantasy to support her chocolate habit. She enjoys reading everything from Tolkien and the Dresden Files, to the Hellblazer comics and classic literature. She’s the author of the bestselling Gray Tower Trilogy, an action-packed supernatural thriller set in an alternate World War II. The trilogy hit the bestsellers lists at Amazon (Top 60 in the entire Kindle store), as well as iBooks, Kobo, Barnes & Noble online, and Amazon UK.
Alesha is also the co-author of the bestselling Aria Knight Chronicles and Immortal Brotherhood series.
Besides being a loving warrior mom to her six children, she enjoys crafts, consuming more coffee than is necessary, and spending time with her husband Luis, a 20-year art veteran for The Simpsons television show.