“This edgy, action-packed urban fantasy keeps readers hanging on to the edge of their seats with plenty of fast paced excitement, magic, emotional angst and ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ thrills. Readers will find they can’t put the story down once they have begun, and they can’t help but get caught up in all the troubles that seem to plague the heroine of this fascinating story.” – InD’tale
“Melissa Sercia packs a punch with her debut novel with its rich world building and unique interpretation of gothic literature. It’s a must read if you’re looking for a fresh take on gothic fantasy.” – Science Fiction Author, Samantha Huewagen
“A fast-paced magical thrill ride that begins with the first chapter and scarcely lets up until the final page. A fun new series that travels at breakneck speed from the foggy streets and dangerous sewers of London to the eerie swamps of Louisiana and the madness-inducing nightmares of the Underworld.” – Urban Fantasy Author, Lisa Edmonds
“Gray is a very unique character who is full of revenge and wants to get back at the people responsible for her Dhampir status and her three-year sleep. What follows is a wild ride full of action, intrigue, and downright good writing... This book is for those readers who enjoy a little bit of a darker urban fantasy with a great gothic feel. I look forward to more. Highly recommend!” – Librarian, Penny Noble
“Melissa Sercia weaves a tale involving Dhampirs and Witches that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you root for the characters. The story is action packed and full of emotional depth that draws the reader in and makes them want more. The mythology she creates is unique and complex, adding depth and a vibrancy to the story and characters. The second book can't come soon enough!” – Urban Fantasy Author, Sydney Ashcroft
From urban fantasy author, Melissa Sercia, comes the Blood and Darkness Box Set. The collection contains books 1 – 3 and a sneak peek of the spinoff series, including Blood and Magic, Flesh and Bone, and Gods and Demons. Join Gray and enter the paranormal Underworld!
BLOOD AND MAGIC (Book 1)
With supernatural powers and an insatiable need for blood, her existence is cursed.
When Gray awakens from a three-year spell induced coma, she not only discovers her lover as the one responsible, but that he has joined with a dangerous organization known as the Consilium to help them create a new breed of hybrid demons. Humans and Witches are being taken against their will, and fear is growing throughout the covens.
Gray never had a choice—forced to become a monster, the Dhampir. Yet after four hundred years, she still yearns for her humanity, like a long-lost echo from another life. She cannot allow the Consilium to do this to anyone else. With a renewed lust for vengeance, and a target on her back, Gray must use the one thing she swore never to in order to stop them—blood magic.
Armed with a magical pirate ship, an immortal monk, and a flower plucked from the Underworld, Gray will stop at nothing to start a war. Yet in her quest to track down her enemies, she uncovers a dark family secret that threatens to destroy the last shred of humanity she has left.
FLESH AND BONE (Book 2)
With the dark power rising within her, she risks losing everything.
Three months after the victory at Infitum, Gray’s dark magic has grown stronger and threatens to consume her. She fights against it at every turn. But when her partner Aldric mysteriously disappears, she must use her powers to find him.
With zero leads and nothing but a strange drawing to go on, Gray seeks allies in the Hall of Secrets. During her search for Aldric, she discovers a mysterious cult, an ancient curse, and a family secret that is darker than she could ever imagine—an organization deadlier than even the Consilium.
In the wake of this new threat to humanity and her kind alike, Gray needs to rely on the one person she distrusts the most—Dragos. As her former lover and recent enemy, he knows more than he lets on. Traveling through the streets of New Orleans to the shores of Scotland, to the Romanian woods, and all the way back to the Underworld, Gray must find new magic and raise an army.
With the fate of humanity and Aldric’s life hanging in the balance, Gray shall embrace her dark side once and for all, but in doing so, she may have to make a choice between love and survival of the species—or risk losing both.
GODS AND DEMONS (Book 3)
Will Gray send the demons back to the Underworld or watch her world burn to the ground?
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.