Author: Christine Pope

A native of Southern California, Christine Pope has been writing stories ever since she commandeered her family’s Smith-Corona typewriter back in the sixth grade. Her short fiction has appeared in Astonishing Adventures, Luna Station Quarterly, and the journal of dark fiction, Dark Valentine. Two of her short stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Christine writes as the mood takes her, and her work includes paranormal romance, and fantasy and science fiction/space opera romance. She blames this on being easily distracted by bright, shiny objects, which could also account for the size of her shoe collection. After spending many years in the magazine publishing industry, she now works as a freelance editor and graphic designer in addition to writing fiction. She fell in love with Sedona, Arizona, while researching the Sedona Trilogy and now makes her home there, surrounded by the red rocks. No alien sightings, though...not yet, anyway!

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Higher Ground - The Witches of Canyon Road Book 7

Higher Ground
  • Number: B07SQBJ4BC
  • Release: 2019-08-21
  • Author: Christine Pope
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
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His magic is gone. Can he find it in the darkest corners of the witch world…or in her arms?

Who knew being a witch could be so…boring? Ava Castillo dutifully got her college degree, but now what? She itches to get out of Santa Fe and find adventure like her big brother, Tony. Find some use for her magical talent. Find love.

Who knew she’d find excitement standing right on her own doorstep?

Gabriel Escobar stood up to his evil older brother to help Tony and Cassandra Castillo, and paid a heavy price. Stripped of his magic and banished from his clan, there’s only one place he can think of to go — to the Castillo clan, in the hope that they can help him regain his powers.

Who knew he’d find magic standing right on the other side of Tony’s door?

Together, Ava and Gabriel embark on a quest to find the spell that will restore his magical gifts. A journey that takes them from the streets of Santa Fe to the darkest corners of old New Orleans to a hidden village in El Salvador, where the answers they desperately need wait for them...along with a threat that could strip them of everything…

…including their lives.

Note: Higher Ground is a standalone novel, but it may enrich your enjoyment to read the previous books in the Witches of Canyon Road series.


An Ill Wind - The Witches of Canyon Road Book 6

An Ill Wind
  • Number: B07PMTRFF2
  • Release: 2019-05-22
  • Author: Christine Pope
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
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To find a dangerous grimoire, they’ll have to break a few rules…and maybe their hearts.

When warlock Tony Castillo picks up Cassandra Sandoval at the airport, the copper-haired witch brings his restless, aimless life into razor-sharp focus…and triggers a wince-inducing case of foot-in-mouth disease. Luckily, her cool, hazel-green gaze betrays not a flicker of answering attraction. Nope, Cassandra is all business. Which Tony can understand, given the magnitude of her task.

Cassandra has one job: retrieve the de la Paz grimoires from the heavily warded hiding place at Tony’s family home, conceal them with her unique shielding power, and immediately return them to her clan’s territory. Easy. Quick. No time for anything to go wrong, to give in to the temptation of a too-handsome warlock.

They find Tony’s mother unconscious and the grimoires missing, the only clue a slimy residue reeking of Escobar magic. As they race to get the dangerous books out of the wrong hands, Cassandra and Tony cross a few boundaries, break a few more rules, and find something neither expected — love. But if they fail, nothing will shield them, or the world as they know it, from unrelenting evil.

Note: An Ill Wind is a standalone, no-cliffhangers romance in the Witches of Canyon Road series. It takes place approximately four months after the events of book 5, Demon Born.


Unholy Ground - Project Demon Hunters Book 3

Unholy Ground
  • Number: B07NPHQT6B
  • Release: 2019-04-17
  • Author: Christine Pope
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
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Facing the darkness is their only way back to the light.

After a horrible accident while filming the third episode of Project Demon Hunters, Audrey Barrett can’t get the if onlys out of her head. If only she hadn’t tried to play hero. If only she’d stayed out of the way. In the end, Michael sent the demon in question back to hell…but at a terrible cost.

The cable network has pulled the plug on the show, and they’re all out of a job. Now there’s nothing left to do but tie up loose ends. At least Audrey still has Michael, alive and by her side. But those loose ends are a clear sign — gouged deep in oak — that the demon who’s been making their lives miserable isn’t through with them after all.

They have no choice but to confront evil on its own ground. But if they can’t pin a name on this demon, nothing will save them…not even an ocean of holy water.


Demon Born - The Witches of Canyon Road Book 5

Demon Born
  • Number: B07K2LV8V3
  • Release: 2019-01-09
  • Author: Christine Pope
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
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Chaos is his element…until a mortal woman’s touch snares his heart.

Catalina Castillo should be happy in her renovated vineyard house, weaving intricate tapestries. But her nights echo with emptiness — until she hears her name whispered on the wind, and a man steps out from among the vines.

He’s tall, black-haired, a stranger — and then he shifts. He’s the Lord of Chaos, the demon who helped the Castillo clan defeat their arch-enemy. When she offers him shelter, she’s not sure if it’s family honor or her body talking.

After months of being stranded on Earth, Loc has finally found a warlock with the power to send him back to his own world. But the dark New Orleans spellcaster wants something in return. Cat is the key to capturing the prize, but as desire weaves its spell between them, Loc finds himself struggling with something he’s rarely bothered with…a conscience.

With the demon realm calling him home, their attraction can never be more than that. But when the warlock kidnaps Cat, Loc realizes what he stands to lose. If he doesn’t act fast, she won’t need her innate ability to talk to ghosts. Because she’ll be one of them herself….

Demon Born is the fifth novel in the Witches of Canyon Road series, a spin-off from Christine Pope’s bestselling Witches of Cleopatra Hill books. Although characters from previous books in the series appear, this is a standalone paranormal romance.


Driven - Djinn Dominion Book 3

Driven
  • Number: B07DKTTVZB
  • Release: 2018-08-22
  • Author: Christine Pope
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
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To win this race, he’ll have to do more than hug the corners…

More than six months after the Heat wiped out most of humanity, Bailey O’Keefe keeps her bug-out bag packed and her “salvaged” Porsche 911 ready to outrun the djinn reavers. She figures eventually she’ll wind up dead. Until then? Her car’s dust cloud is a giant middle finger to Earth’s new overlords.

Until one day a red Ferrari appears in her rearview mirror, driven by the one djinn who refuses to give up and look for easier prey.

Nasim al-Jibril isn’t out for anyone’s blood. The thrill of the chase has drawn him from his too-quiet Napa Valley vineyards to L.A.’s empty concrete canyons. But it’s not victory flooding his veins when Bailey rolls her Porsche while trying to shake off his pursuit — it’s guilt for causing her harm.

Alone in Nasim’s L.A. loft, Bailey’s bones heal, caution gives way to growing attraction…and Nasim realizes she’s the choice of his heart. But this wild, freedom-loving woman deserves one last chance to race for her freedom — best two out of three.


Forgotten - Djinn Dominion Book 2

Forgotten
  • Number: B07BZKCHK8
  • Release: 2018-06-20
  • Author: Christine Pope
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
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Is the Heat a deadly fever…or a fiery desire that could save them both?

Deirdre Graves got lucky. When the Heat, a djinn-created virus, wiped out most of humanity, she was isolated at her university’s wildlife research station high in the mountains. Safe...for the moment.

But with winter closing in and her choices narrowing down to freezing or starving, she builds a device that could save her life. Trouble is, the only way to find out if it works is to leave her sanctuary and face the djinn.

One moment, Amaal al-Tariq is exploring his newly acquired mountain lands — or, more accurately, his place of exile. The next, he’s flat on his face, trapped by one delicate human woman carrying a device capable of rendering him helpless.

Regaining what is most precious to him — his freedom — means gaining Deirdre’s trust. If that means using the attraction simmering between them to his advantage, so be it. He just never expected her courage and compassion to reach the one thing he’s kept to himself for so long...his heart.

Note: The Djinn Dominion series is a spinoff from Christine Pope’s Djinn Wars novels. Each story is a standalone romance with no cliffhangers, although some plot lines and characters carry over from book to book.


Stolen - Djinn Dominion Book 1

Stolen
  • Number: B079NBHDR7
  • Release: 2018-04-18
  • Author: Christine Pope
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
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Her mind tells her to run. Her body begs her to stay. Her heart must make the choice.

After months spent eluding the djinn who’s been tracking her, Leila Donovan is cornered. With nowhere left to run, she braces herself to be picked off just like the rest of her companions who survived the Heat, a djinn-inflicted virus meant to wipe out mankind.

Instead, her dark-haired, night-eyed captor bestows a fiery, bone-melting kiss — and whisks her away to an opulent beach house in Malibu.

Unknown to Leila, Malik al-Mazin has been protecting her. From the Heat, from the assassins pursuing its survivors, and, most of all, from the predations of Omar al-Tariq, a sadistic djinn who revels in inflicting pain.

Once Leila comes to accept Malik as her Chosen, she will be safe. But despite their riptide-strong sexual chemistry, easing her into trust will take precious time, especially since she has the unusual ability to resist any attempt to magically influence her mind — a gift that may be her only hope when Malik is tricked into turning his back for one crucial moment…

Note: The Djinn Dominion series is a spinoff from Christine Pope’s Djinn Wars novels. Each story is a standalone romance with no cliffhangers, although some plot lines and characters carry over from book to book.


Darkangel - The Witches of Cleopatra Hill, #1

Darkangel
  • Number: B00JDSY9UM
  • Release: 2014-03-30
  • Author: Christine Pope
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
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Finding the man of your dreams can be a real nightmare…

As the future prima, or head witch of her clan, Angela McAllister is expected to bond with her consort during her twenty-first year, thus ensuring that she will come into her full powers at the appointed time. The clock is ticking down, and her consort has yet to make an appearance. Instead, her dreams are haunted by a man she’s never seen, the one she believes must be her intended match.

But with time running out, and dark forces attempting to seize her powers for their own, Angela is faced with a terrible choice: give up her dreams of the man she may never meet and take the safer path, or risk leaving her clan and everyone in it at the mercy of those who seek their ruin.

Darkangel is the first book in the Witches of Cleopatra Hill, a paranormal romance trilogy set in the haunted town of Jerome, Arizona.


Book Library

  • Higher Ground Higher Ground
  • An Ill Wind An Ill Wind
  • Unholy Ground Unholy Ground
  • Demon Born Demon Born
  • Driven Driven
  • Forgotten Forgotten
  • Stolen Stolen
  • Darkangel Darkangel