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Author: Mary Abshire

Outside of Mary's government job, she writes Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. Dark and dangerous creatures are her friends. She creates worlds with vampires, demons, werewolves, and other supernatural creatures. She even create new ones. How does she do this? She has a twisted mind and it gets better with wine.

Join her in her fantastical worlds. She'll introduce you to her friends, and if they bite or corrupt your mind...It's not her fault.

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Seventh Heaven - Heaven Sent Book 7

Seventh Heaven
  • Number: B073CFTDG2
  • Release: 2017-06-26
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Andrew's days are numbered. With less than a year left, he delays destroying the next demon so he can enjoy time with his wife. He also aims to secure a home for Emily and their unborn child, but they must move around frequently to avoid running into the enforcer from heaven. Their dear friend Matt arrives to spend Christmas with them and offers to help. The holiday seems perfect until the person they've been dodging shows up.

Emily feels responsible for Steven's appearance. To avoid more trouble with him or the people in charge upstairs she encourages Andrew to pursue destroying the next demon. Together, they leave to search for the evil man. When they find him, she suspects he is a terrorist.

Andrew and Emily's faith are tested. Love comes with great sacrifices. Loss leads to overwhelming misery. They were destined to fall in love, but will they get to share a happily ever after?


Sixth Surprise - Heaven Sent Book 6

Sixth Surprise
  • Number: B0723BSTNK
  • Release: 2017-05-23
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Andrew's days on Earth are dwindling. He delays searching for the demon he must destroy so he can spend more time with the woman his heart yearns for. Eager to please Emily, he rents a house on a beach. He savors every minute in her loving embrace. When she confirms she is carrying his child, life seems almost perfect.

Emily's emotions are out of control. She struggles to deal with losing Andrew in the future and having to raise their child alone in a world filled with violence and evil. Adding to her stress, a man shows up on their doorstep and asks for Andrew. He is an enforcer, sent to ensure those from heaven fulfill the terms of their sentence. Although he's from the kingdom above, Emily doesn't trust him.

As if the demon lurking under the façade of a priest isn’t enough of a surprise, the enforcer takes Emily hostage, almost knocks her unconscious, and threatens more harm if Andrew doesn't kill the priest in two days. Andrew fears for Emily's safety and his unborn child's. He must find a way to destroy the demon, but once he succeeds the clock will start ticking for his return to heaven.


Fifth Regret - Heaven Sent Book 5

Fifth Regret
  • Number: B06ZZM6VWN
  • Release: 2017-04-16
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Andrew is in a world of misery. Having left Emily, he heads to Louisiana to destroy his fifth demon. All he can think about is the woman he walked away from. As he struggles with heartache and depression, he learns the demon he must destroy is a cop and potentially a serial murderer. Finding a way to kill the man without being labeled a cop killer seems impossible.

Anger floods Emily when she discovers Andrew left her so she could live a happy and safe life. No man has the right to decide her future. She searches the town where the demon lives and finds Andrew. Fury blazes when she confronts him. Andrew pleads for her forgiveness. Her rage quickly transforms as passion consumes them.

Together again, they come up with an idea for Andrew to destroy the demon. But when the cop arrests Andrew, their plans change. Emily must find a way to set Andrew free without putting her life in danger. Love binds them, but can it keep them alive?


Fourth Fight - Heaven Sent Book 4

Fourth Fight
  • Number: B06XS3PFJM
  • Release: 2017-03-20
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Andrew and Emily face their greatest challenge to date. The fourth demon Andrew must destroy is a country music singer who lives with her father in a well-protected location in California. With a little luck and a lot of hard work, they acquire security jobs for the celebrity. But when they discover the singer's dad is a demon and part of her current security team is well connected to the family, Andrew's task to kill the singer seems impossible.

Part of Emily's job is to select four attractive single women after concerts so the singer can party with them at a private spot. Emily suspects foul play and starts asking too many questions. Hoping to uncover the truth, Emily joins four fans on a ship. She quickly learns the singer has no intention of joining them.

As time passes, Andrew fears for the lives of Emily and the four women. After he seeks help, he realizes the risk involved in destroying demons is growing with each new one. Andrew longs to keep Emily safe, but to do so he must make a heartbreaking decision.


Third Love - Heaven Sent Book 3

Third Love
  • Number: B06VSVZGYM
  • Release: 2017-02-08
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Destroying demons is becoming more difficult, especially when one is a mother. Andrew comes up with a plan, but he will have to work as a nurse and pretend to be married to Emily. With a little help from her friend, Troy, Andrew secures a job in the hospital where the demon works. Emily agrees to act as his wife and in little time he is unable to deny his love for her.

Emily enjoys her new role and wants to help Andrew succeed with his scheme. Her loathing for the demon intensifies when she learns the woman is abusing her children and others have died mysteriously. Andrew pleads with Emily not to take any action. His words turn into kisses as passion heats up between them.

Two more babies die unexpectedly, raising the urgency for Andrew to destroy the demon. Emily struggles not to kill the woman while Andrew fights to keep Emily on a path to heaven with him. Emotions are high and finding a way to put an end to the demon becomes their most challenging task yet.


First Kill - Heaven Sent Book 1

First Kill
  • Number: B01N9E4R5L
  • Release: 2016-12-04
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Andrew enjoys the company of women, perhaps too much. The council in heaven had enough of his sexual promiscuity and sentenced him to return to Earth to destroy demons. To make matters more difficult, if he has sex with a woman he has to stay an extra year. Without clothes, money, or food, his task seems impossible.

Emily is in a world of trouble. She leaves her family, job, and home in Chicago to start a new life. As she's driving along a country road, she discovers a naked man lying in the middle of it. He's incredibly built, sculpted to perfection, and blessed with a fine package south of his navel. When he asks for her help, she can't resist.

Over the next several days, Emily's sanity is tested. Andrew struggles to keep his hands to himself. Emily seeks the truth from Andrew while he endeavors to kill a demon. What she discovers frightens her—angels, demons, heaven and hell exist. Determined to help Emily change her future, Andrew offers her a deal. But is heaven the best eternal resting place?


The Evil Next Door - Soul Catchers, #6

The Evil Next Door
  • Number: 9781772338898
  • Release: 2016-06-12
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Jessie is enjoying life as she settles into her new home with Jeremy in New Mexico. She's ready to fulfill her agreement with the demon, but the doctor delays her plans. While she continues to recover from her ordeal with the VETOV, she learns women on the Indian reservation next door are being abused, raped, and sometimes murdered. Jessie starts her own investigation and with the help of a Chief, she's able to trace years of mistreatment to three men.

But Jeremy doesn't want her risking her life. Seeking to protect her, he pleads with her to let him handle the issue. Tension between the two escalates as she takes matters into her own hands. When he proves his devotion to her in ways she never imagined, she discovers her true feelings for the demon. Together, will they be able to end the violence toward women on the reservation?


Freedom from the Evil Dead - Soul Catchers, #5

Freedom from the Evil Dead
  • Number: 9781772338577
  • Release: 2016-05-17
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Drake and Jessie have spent a few years hiding from the group of vampires who believe she is a threat to their existence. When Drake learns the organization may be willing to negotiate, he decides to take a chance and meet with them. For over three years, Jessie waits for her vampire lover to return. She fears the worst and seeks to locate him from the only man who can help her.

Jessie bargains with Jeremy, the demon she turned away so long ago. But locating Drake comes with many sacrifices. After Jeremy nearly pays with his life, Jessie takes matters into her own hands. Willing to surrender her own existence, she leaves to free Drake.

Through great heartache and suffering, Jessie struggles to survive. Fury gives her strength and she vows revenge. Given freedom and a chance to live a normal life she's always dreamed, Jessie must decide her future.


Love Conquers All Evil - Soul Catchers, #4

Love Conquers All Evil
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781772338188
  • Release: 2016-04-19
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Hiding from the VETOV, Jessie and Drake move to a small town in Alaska—home to humans, demons, and werewolves. They soon discover a serial killer is on the loose and it's a demon stealing good souls. Jessie longs to end the fiend's rampage so she can send his soul to Hell. But finding the murderer won't be easy, especially after she bumps into a werewolf who had kidnapped and tried to kill her. Jessie reaches out to Alan, the Alpha she'd helped in Arizona. Alan and Drake work together to eliminate the threat against Jessie, but removing the werewolf may come with a steep price.

Over a roller coaster ride of events, Jessie battles for survival and her soul. Through all her struggles, she maintains a feverish love for Drake. On Christmas Eve, he presents Jessie with a surprise. Eternity never looked better for the half-demon soul catcher.


Fighting Evil - Soul Catchers, #3

Fighting Evil
  • Number: 9781772337747
  • Release: 2016-03-15
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Half-demon Jessie Garrett’s battles seem endless. While Jeremy, the demon out to win her heart, teaches her how to fight, Jessie’s relationship with her vampire lover, Drake, reaches a breaking point. Adding to her struggles, she must defend her life against a group of vampires who consider her a threat to their existence.

Held captive on a remote island with both Drake and Jeremy protecting her, she is tested in ways she’s never imagined. Jessie fights back; only her actions do more harm than good. The group offers her a choice, but no matter what she decides, her life will change forever.


Catching an Evil Tail - Soul Catchers, #2

Catching an Evil Tail
  • Stars
  • Number: B01C2A2IO6
  • Release: 2016-02-26
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Half-demon Jessie Garrett longs to liberate herself from the debt she owes the demon yearning to seduce her. When Jeremy asks for her help, she jumps at the chance to make a new deal with him—one that will guarantee her freedom. The only catch? She has to send the soul of a werewolf to Hell.

As if Jessie didn't have enough trouble in her life, her vampire lover remains out of the country. After Drake fails to offer an explanation as to why he hasn’t returned, she starts to wonder if she should move on without him. But when he finally shows up and defends his absence, his justification stuns and terrifies her.

Love, trust, and loyalty are on the line. Torn between her feelings for her vampire boyfriend, a hot Alpha wolf, and a demon vowing to protect her, Jessie must figure out her heart’s true desires and the best course of action to stay alive.


Catching an Evil Tail - Soul Catcher Book 2

Catching an Evil Tail
  • Number: 9781772337464
  • Release: 2016-02-26
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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Half-demon Jessie Garrett longs to liberate herself from the debt she owes the demon yearning to seduce her. When Jeremy asks for her help, she jumps at the chance to make a new deal with him—one that will guarantee her freedom. The only catch? She has to send the soul of a werewolf to Hell.

As if Jessie didn't have enough trouble in her life, her vampire lover remains out of the country. After Drake fails to offer an explanation as to why he hasn’t returned, she starts to wonder if she should move on without him. But when he finally shows up and defends his absence, his justification stuns and terrifies her.

Love, trust, and loyalty are on the line. Torn between her feelings for her vampire boyfriend, a hot Alpha wolf, and a demon vowing to protect her, Jessie must figure out her heart’s true desires and the best course of action to stay alive.


Claiming the Evil Dead - Soul Catchers, #1

Claiming the Evil Dead
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781772336528
  • Release: 2015-12-28
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Supernatural
  • Publisher: Evernight Publishing
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An evil vampire preying upon children is on the loose in Chicago. Destroying him isn’t enough. Half-demon Jessie Garrett wants to send his soul where it belongs…in Hell.

Jessie lives a normal life—office worker by day and paranormal investigator on the side. She keeps her true nature and unique gift hidden. When a vampire approaches her with knowledge of her ability, her world starts to change. Drake, a member of Vampires for the Ethical Treatment of Other Vampires, propositions her for a job. Although Jessie doesn’t trust him, she can’t turn down the opportunity to serve the ultimate justice to an evil vampire. Trying to capture the devout killer comes with a few complications. But as she partners with Drake she learns not all bloodsuckers are bad and discovers the cold-blooded vamp is a temptation too difficult to resist.

This is a previously published work. It has been expanded and edited for Evernight Publishing.


Immortal Revenge - The Legacy, #1

Immortal Revenge
  • Stars
  • Number: B00G36N2D2
  • Release: 2013-10-21
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Vengeance comes with a price.

Grief stricken Katie Dillinger is on a mission to claim revenge for the death of her lover. In a race against time to find the murderer, Katie reaches out to Riker, a man listed as her boyfriend’s emergency contact. The cold-hearted man comes to Katie’s aid, but she doesn’t completely trust him. To keep her friends safe, she insists they leave town immediately. But her efforts come too late. A friend disappears and a clear message is left in the wake: surrender or more people will die.

Katie’s world is turned upside down when she discovers Riker has vowed to protect her. She’s involved in a prophecy, one which her lover had been preparing her for before his murder. All the combat training he gave her suddenly makes sense, and as Katie fights to keep her friends alive, she’s forced to prioritize. Revenge now, saving mankind next.

CONTENT WARNING: Violence, Language

A Lyrical Press Urban Fantasy


Welcome to the Neighborhood - Midnight Garden #1

Welcome to the Neighborhood
  • Stars
  • Number: B00IRITMBA
  • Release: 2013-07-25
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Sparks fly under the full moon in paranormal suburbia.

Vampire Alexandria Cartwright believes she’s found the perfect home in paranormal suburbia. An independent young woman and professional financial adviser, Alexi needs help from no man, human or paranormal. Until burglars break into her house and steal her most valuable possession–one which could lead to her demise.

Werewolf Gregory Holmes is instantly attracted to his new neighbor and wants nothing more than to protect her from any who would seek to harm her. Helping Alexi recover her stolen safe seems to be the perfect opportunity to show her how he feels.

Centuries of experience have shown Alexi all men are greedy pigs who only think with the brain below their belt. But as Greg comes to her aid repeatedly, she wonders if he’s the real deal. Can she overcome her loathing for men? Can Greg break through the wall she’s built to show her the meaning of love?

CONTENT WARNING: Language. Violence. Graphic sex.

A Lyrical Press Paranormal Romance


The Awakening - Project Eve, #1

The Awakening
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781616503475
  • Release: 2012-01-23
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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She's the only one of her kind. And she doesn't even know her name.

Two investigators--one human, one vampire--find a young woman among a mass of dead bodies. She has no memories, and nothing but her clothes, two receipts, and a mysterious dagger carved with the initials `SB'.

As she seeks her identity, SB realizes she's unlike any other creature in the world, making her the most valuable person on the planet. And the most wanted.

Warning: Language, violence, and graphic sex.


The Quest - Project Eve, #2

The Quest
  • Number: B00IRITMB0
  • Release: 2009-05-18
  • Author: Mary Abshire
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
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Retribution. At any cost.

Now that she knows her name and what she is, she wants justice for everything she’s lost. Though her memories elude her, she takes a job for a half-demon Senator and, aided by werewolves from a local clan, intends to uncover evidence that will convict the Senator of more than thirty murders.

Getting to the Senator and finding the necessary evidence is more difficult than she anticipates, especially when there is a bounty for her death. If that were not enough, the vampire who stole her memories returns and reveals unexpected truths. But she’s not going to let anything stop her. Not a sadistic assassin or a servant or Lucifer. Not even her ex-lover, the vampire God of the Underworld. Nothing will stop her from claiming retribution...even if the price is her life.


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