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Gods and Demons

Melissa Sercia

Publisher: City Owl Press

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One Dhampir fights to save the world from ultimate destruction in this thrilling urban fantasy from the author of Blood and Magic and Flesh and Bone.   Demons have escaped the Underworld and descended upon New Orleans. Gray must invoke the Hades Protocol and turn to the gods for help. Only one thing stands in her way—Harpies. As they guard the entrance to Elysium, the price of passage will cost the life of another coven leader.   With the Crescent Witches struggling to hold a magical protection barrier around the city, Gray tries to unite the covens as they gear up for the fight of their lives. But when a target is painted on her back, she discovers a traitor amongst them, countering every move she makes. And when one of her closest allies abandons her, Gray is forced to make a life altering choice that threatens everyone she loves.   Unsure of who to trust, Gray will have to rely on her own power more than ever. With the clock ticking and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, she must find a way to send the demons back to the Underworld or watch her world, and everyone in it, burn to the ground.  Winner of Author Shout’s 2020 Reader Ready Award Recommended Read   “Keeps you on the edge of your seat . . . action packed and full of emotional depth that draws the reader in and makes them want more.”—Sydney Ashcroft, coauthor of Chasing Destiny   “Melissa Sercia packs a punch in her debut novel with its rich world building and unique interpretation of gothic literature.”—Samantha Huewagen, author of the Starless Series

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