Four all-new stories that will get under your skin...


Four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance explore body art that is more than it seems - in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves it mark . . .

Human Nature by Eileen Wilks
A World of the Lupi novella

Humans have long been aware of the others in their midst - and not particularly happy about it. Until the Supreme Court's ruling, it was legal in several states to shoot lupi on sight.

Times have changed. Some don't appreciate that.

In "Human Nature," Lily Yu turns twenty-nine - a marker she's decidedly ambivalent about. Her birthday celebration is cut short when the naked, heavily tattooed body of a man is found in a California town. At first it seems like a bizarre ritual killing, but there's more than magic afoot. The victim, David Pruitt, wasn't human . . . and years ago, he was Rule's Turner's closest friend.

(Note: If you're following this series, you need to know that the events in Human Nature occur before those in MORTAL SINS. It's April, four months after the Turning; Cynna and Cullen are still in Edge.)

Etched in Silver by Yasmine Galenorn
An Otherworld novella

Camille D'Artigo, an agent for the Y'Elestrial Intelligence Agency, is on the hunt for a sadistic serial killer. Trouble is: her boss is betting on her failure. She must find the killer by the deadline, or her only choices will be to either resign from her job or succumb to her boss's lecherous intentions. But she didn't count on help from an unexpected source. Trillian, a Svartan--one of the dark, Charming Fae, comes into her life. Everyone warns her against him but as her search for the killer intensifies, Trillian becomes her only ally--and potentially, a man who could break her heart as a magnetic, passionate force draws them together.

Armor of Roses by Marjorie M. Liu
A Hunter's Kiss novella

When New York Times bestselling author Marjorie M. Liu's demon slayer Maxine Kiss investigates a grisly murder, she finds herself involved in a conspiracy dating back to World War Two - and a secret mission that her grandmother may have carried out for the US Government, one that involves the mysterious Armor of Roses.

Skin Deep by Karen Chance
A Cassie Palmer novella

New York Times bestselling author Karen Chance's "Skin Deep" tells the tale of a war mage in Las Vegas who stumbles across an ominous magical ward that appears as a dragon on her skin--and has a mind of its own.

Genre:Urban Fantasy, Anthology

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by Eileen Wilks, Yasmine Galenorn, Marjorie M. Liu, Karen Chance

Berkley Pub Group
January 1, 2010
Available: January 5, 2010
ISBN #0425231976
EAN #9780425231975
448 pages
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Other Books by
Eileen Wilks

Death Magic
Tied With a Bow
Blood Challenge
Blood Magic
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2
Mortal Sins
Night Season
On the Prowl
Blood Lines
Mortal Danger
Tempting Danger
With Private Eyes
Lover Beware
Broken Silence
Midnight Choices
All I Want for Christmas
Rough Around the Edges

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