Curses and Chaos
Author: Annie Anderson
Series: Arcane Souls World: The Lost Witch, #1
Publication date: May 23rd 2023
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
If the ABI finds me, I’m dead.
Agent or not, when your dad is the head of the most notorious arcane crime family in the country, no one believes you when you say you didn’t open that gate to Hell on purpose.
Now, I’m practically glued under enough null wards to hide a god and stuck with a stupidly sexy shifter of a jailer who hates my guts.
When my former employer comes sniffing around, not only does my captor keep me alive, but we find out that our pasts are far more connected than either of us realize.
And the lies we’ve been told could kill us both.
“Theo, is it?” her father asked like he didn’t know my fucking name. “Why don’t we let my daughter cool off a little bit?”
I plucked that hand off my shoulder, not giving in to the urge to crush it. “I’m afraid I can’t do that. Fiona is to stay in my sight at all times, and I’m falling down on the job. If you’ll excuse me.”
Look at me being all sensible and shit.
Fiona had said I couldn’t kill him, but the energy coming off the very walls of this place told me the reason why. I highly doubted I could harm Josiah Jacobs in this house.
He sidestepped me, getting right in my way as a throng of cronies backed him up. But what Josiah didn’t know was that none of these men were particularly loyal to him. Each one would betray him for enough money, enough power, or if they thought someone bigger or better could be in charge. They didn’t give a shit about their coven leader, and based on their low-level power, I highly doubted they could give me so much as a paper cut.
Meeting Josiah’s gaze, I gave him a snide smile as I leaned in, taking his scent into my nose, making sure it was imprinted on my brain.
“They won’t back you up against me or against my pack. Somehow, I think you know this,” I murmured, my threat calm as could be. “Not one of them are loyal to you—have never been. Each one would turn their back on you in a heartbeat. So if you want to dance, I’m game. Just know that when I put you on your ass, they’re going to find a new master to serve.”
Pulling back, I allowed my wolf to shine out of my eyes. “Now, can I get back to protecting your daughter, or will I have to teach you a lesson?”
about the author
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, an old man of a dog, and a young pup that makes life… interesting.
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