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MARJORIE M. LIU is an attorney who has lived and worked throughout Asia. She hails from both coasts, but currently resides in the Midwest, where she writes full time. For more information about her books, which include the bestselling Dirk & Steele series, as well as her upcoming urban fantasy, The Iron Hunt , please visit her website at

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CHEYENNE MCCRAY has been writing ever since she can remember. She always knew one day she would write novels, hoping her readers would get lost in the worlds she created, as she did in her favorites.

For St. Martin’s Press, Chey writes the bestselling “Magic” series, most recently Shadow Magic and the upcoming Dark Magic. She also writes romantic suspense novels, including the high-octane thriller Moving Target and the soon-to-be-released Armed and Dangerous: Zack. Cheyenne is married to her college sweetheart, has three sons, three dogs, a messy house, and will do anything to get out of cleaning, which may be why she writes so much. Visit Cheyenne’s website at

L.A. BANKS,(aka, Leslie Esdaile Banks) is a native of Philadelphia and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton undergraduate program, as well as holds a masters in fine arts from Temple University’s School of Film and Media Arts. After a ten-year career as a corporate marketing executive for several Fortune 100 high-tech firms, Banks changed careers in 1991 to pursue a private consulting career—which ultimately led to fiction and film writing. Now, with over twenty-seven novels plus ten anthology contributions in an extraordinary breadth of genres, and many awards to her credit, Banks writes full time and resides in Philadelphia. Look for her Vampire Huntress Legends series and a full listing of her published works at or

Born in the San Francisco Bay Area, SUSAN KRINARD received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and “fell” into writing after her dream of becoming a SF/fantasy cover artist fell through. The author of fifteen novels and several short stories and novellas, Susan focuses on the combination of fantasy and romance in her work. Her most recent novel, Lord of the Beasts, reached the New York Times bestseller list. She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband Serge, a cat named Jefferson, and her dogs Freya, Nahla, and Cagney. You can reach her at [email protected].

KERI ARTHUR was born and bred in Melbourne, Australia, and grew up sharing her life with dragons, elves, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, and the occasional talking horse. Which worried her family to no end. Of course, now that she actually makes a living sharing her life with the above-mentioned creatures, they no longer contemplate calling the men with the little white coats. When not at her keyboard, she can be found with her hubby in front of the TV, or taking her two dogs for a walk.

For more information about all her books, head on over to

Bestselling, award-winning author HEIDI BETTS combines believable characters with compelling plotlines to create stories that focus on the commitment of one man and one woman to each other. She has written more than a dozen historical and contemporary romances, with several more projects in the works. Her first book for Silhouette Desire hit number one on the Waldenbooks Series Romance Bestseller List, where her books have continued to make an appearance ever since. Heidi loves to read, write, watch movies (and just a little too much television), and surround herself with furry, four-legged friends in her home in the beautiful hills of Central Pennsylvania. You can visit her website at

LILITH SAINTCROW was born in New Mexico and transplanted to England at an early age, where she imbibed some very odd notions about tea and language before being violently uprooted and returned to the U.S. She is the author of the Dante Valentine series as well as other interconnected books about Santiago City, which exists only in her head—despite what you may have heard. You can learn more about both the city and the books at her website,

Bestselling author SUSAN SIZEMORE lives in the Midwest. She loves canines, basketball, and coffee. When she isn’t writing she’s knitting, or wasting time on a couple of blogspots. These blogs can be reached through her website

DENISE LITTLE is a writer, editor, anthologist, and former bookseller. Her recent and forthcoming releases include The Official Nora Roberts Companion, The Valdemar Companion (with John Helfers), and the anthologies Mystery Date and Front Lines. She lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

CARRIE VAUGHN is the author of a series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty who hosts a talk radio show. The most recent is Kitty and the Silver Bullet. She’s also published over thirty short stories in magazines such as Weird Tales and Realms of Fantasy. She has masters in English literature and lives in Boulder, Colorado, where she seems to be collecting hobbies. For more information about Carrie see

USA Today bestselling author LINDA WINSTEAD JONES has written more than fifty romance books in several subgenres, including historical and fairy tale romance as well as romantic suspense. In the paranormal genre, she’s written both contemporary and historical stories of ghosts and ghost-hunters, time travel, psychic phenomena, and fantasy set in alternate historical worlds. She’s an award-winning author and three-time RITA®finalist. Writing as Linda Fallon, she won the 2004 RITA®for paranormal romance. Her recent releases include her popular Columbyana-set fantasy stories for Berkley Sensation and the contemporary paranormal romance Raintree: Haunted. You can find occasionally updated news about Linda at

New York Times bestselling author KIM HARRISON is presently living in the more sultry climates of the Southeast, where she can enjoy missing the snow of her childhood more efficiently. She has been known to venture into the kitchen when her taste for chocolate becomes unbearable, but her favorite pastime is shopping for good music, good food, and sexy boots—in that order. Kim has been hanging out with the same guy in leather for about twenty years, and since the publication of her latest, For a Few Demons More, has been working steady on the next Hollows novel and “loving every minute of it.”

The following list serves as an extension of the copyright page: Introduction copyright © 2008 by Kim Harrison

“Music Hath Charms” copyright © 2008 by Tanya Huff

“Minotaur in Stone” copyright © 2008 by Marjorie M. Liu

“Demon Lover” copyright © 2008 by Cheyenne McCray

“Equinox” copyright © 2008 by L. A. Banks

“Ride a Dark Horse” copyright © 2008 by Susan Krinard

“To Die For” copyright © 2008 by Keri Arthur

“Curse of the Dragon’s Tears” copyright © 2008 by Heidi Betts

“Brother’s Keeper” copyright © 2008 by Lilith Saintcrow

“(Like a) Virgin of the Spring” copyright © 2008 by Susan Sizemore and Denise Little

“Life is the Teacher” copyright © 2008 by Carrie Vaughn

“Moonlight Becomes You” copyright © 2008 by Linda Winstead Jones

“Dirty Magic” copyright © 2008 by Kim Harrison

About the Editor

Born and raised in Tornado Alley, New York Times bestselling author KIM HARRISON now resides in more sultry climates. She rolls a very good game of dice, hangs out with a guy in leather, and is hard at work on the next novel of the Hollows.

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This book is a work of fiction. The characters, incidents, and dialogue are drawn from the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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