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Immortals is a USA Today Bestselling continuity series
by Joy Nash, Jennifer Ashley, and Robin T. Popp

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Something is very wrong with the balance of magic. Death magic is strengthening, while life magic is waning. If this keeps up, all living creatures are doomed. Four witches, from four corners of the world, come together to cast a spell to call the champions many believe are only legend: The Immortal Warriors.

Immortals is a USA Today Bestselling continuity series by Joy Nash, Jennifer Ashley, and Robin T. Popp. Here's what you need to know about this sexy urban fantasy series:

Time and Place: Now, on Earth--but the Earth of Immortals is not the one you know! Magic and magical creatures are commonplace. Humans get cozy with demons, vampires, Sidhe, or werewolves...and many other magical creatures.

Magic: There are two kinds: Life Magic and Death Magic. These eternal forces must exist in balance for humans to thrive. While humans can practice both kinds of magic, magical creatures are aligned with one force or another. On the Life side: Sidhe, Werewolves and other shapeshifters. In service to Death: demons, vampires, Unseelies, and zombies.

The Immortal Warriors: Five big, bad, sexy warrior demigods/brothers who have existed since ancient times. Their mothers are different aspects of the Mother Goddess, their fathers were five human priests from various cultures and times. The Immortals were created to champion the fledgling human race against the forces of Death Magic. All five Immortals fulfilled this purpose until the Middle Ages when, mysteriously, they disappeared from human affairs.

Three authors, eight books, one hot series! Immortals is divided into two groups of four books. The four-book original series, with a second four-book extension created due to overwhelming popular demand.  Books 1-7 are novels, each by a different author. Book 8 is an anthology containing three novellas, one by each author. All ten stories feature a hot Immortal hero!

In Books 1-4, while each novel has its own main plotline and resolution, there's a second overall plotline beginning in Book 1 and continuing with Book 4.  These four books are best read in order. Books 5-8 contain stand-alone stories about popular secondary characters introduced earlier in the series. The plots of Books 5-8 don't depend on each other, or on the earlier books. While some readers may find it useful to be familiar with the Immortals World and characters introduced in Books 1-4, it's not at all necessary.

Immortals Series Books:

»Book 1: The Calling by Jennifer Ashley
Amber Silverthorne is surprised to be saved from a demon attack by the Immortal Adrian. Death magic is taking over the human world. According to Adrian, only he and his Immortal brothers can stop it. Original Publication: May 2007

»Book 2: The Darkening by Robin Popp
Lexi Corvin, werewolf and bounty hunter, keeps crossing paths with the Immortal Darius in New York City. Evil is brewing in the vampire clubs and Lexi's best friend is the next victim. Original Publication: June 2007

» Book 3: The Awakening by Joy Nash read an excerpt
When Christine Lachlan tracks down the Immortal Kalen in Scotland, she discovers he has no interest in going to battle for humanity--but a burning desire to keep her safe and well-loved in his magical castle. Original Publication: August 2007

» Book 4: The Gathering by Jennifer Ashley
Leda Stowe wakes to find a half-naked man in the enclosure with her injured lion. She never dreams the Immortal named Hunter will draw her into the final race to save the world. Original Publication: September 2007

» Book 5: The Redeeming by Jennifer Ashley
Enslaved for 700 years, Tain was forced to betray his own brothers. Though now free, he remains a slave to his own nightmares. Haunted by the pain and destruction he unwillingly caused, he seeks redemption for his past. Original Publication: September 2008

» Book 6: The Crossing by Joy Nash read an excerpt
Celtic demigod Manannán mac Lir (Mac) is hot on the trail of Artemis Black, a stunningly dangerous witch who is inexplicably able to intertwine life magic with death magic. Original Publication: October 2008

»Book 7: The Haunting by Robin Popp
Mai, a wood nymph, in under attack by terrifying hallucinations that have suddenly turned deadly. Can Native American dreamwalker Nick Blackhawk save her? Original Publication: November 2008

» Book 8: Wolf Hunt by Jennifer Ashley
Werewolf detective Logan Wright offers protection to a beautiful demon being hunted by members of his pack. Original publication: March 2009

» Book 9: Blood Debt by Joy Nash
Vampire Jackson Cabot takes vengeance on the woman responsible for his eternal undead nightmare: the beautiful Sidhe who killed him. Original publication: March 2009

» Book 10: : Beyond the Mist by Robin T. Popp
Jenna Renfield and Dave Runningbear are trapped on a ghostly cruise ship, with death its destination. Original publication: March 2009
 
The Immortals are:

Adrian
Born: 2500 BC,
Mother Goddess: Isis (Egyptian Goddess of Life)
Weapon: Sword that morphs into a cobra
Special skill: Ability to calm (tranquilize) with his mind

Darius
Born: 1500 BC
Mother Goddess: Sekhmet (Egyptian Warrior Goddess)
Weapons: His body tattoos become real weapons
Special skill: Ability to make 2D objects become 3D

Kalen
Born: 968 BC
Mother Goddess: Uni (Queen Goddess of the Etruscans)
Weapon: Crystal-tipped spear
Special skill: Ability to apparate over long distances

Hunter
Born: 325 BC
Goddess: Kali (Hindu Goddess of Creation and Destruction)
Weapon: Sword that bursts into flame
Special skill: Affinity with animals

Tain
Born: AD 72
Goddess: Cerridwen (Celtic Goddess of Wisdom)
Weapon: Roman Short Sword
Special Skill: Healing


The Coven of Light: A world-wide online network of Light witches who work to unravel the clues leading to the vanished Immortals:

 

The Witches are:

Amber Silverthorne: A Seattle witch investigating the suspicious death of her sister, Amber falls into the middle of Adrian's search for his missing brother Tain in Immortals: The Calling.

Lexi Corvin: Witch, werewolf, and bounty hunter, Lexi tracks evil--and Darius--through the vampire clubs of New York City in Immortals: The Darkening.

Christine Lachlan: An American witch eking out a living as an artist in Italy, Christine gets more than she bargains for when she travels to Scotland to find the recluse Kalen in Immortals: The Awakening.

Leda Stowe: An exotic-animal handler living in Mexico, Leda is drawn by Hunter into the final race to save the world in Immortals: The Gathering.

More Immortals Heroes:

Manannán mac Lir aka “Mac”
Born: AD 1295
Background: Son of Lir (Celtic God of the Sea) and Niniane (Sidhe Queen of Annwyn)
Weapon: Elfshot
Special Skill: Illusion and Glamour

Tall, fair, and green-eyed, Mac is forever young, a Sidhe with the look of a twenty-something human male despite having been around for over seven centuries. His potency for seduction is as strong as his magic, a powerful blend of his father’s water magic and his mother’s Sidhe power. His charm and sense of humor, however, is all his own, making him an irresistible draw to women everywhere. A warrior with the heart of an artist, he nurtures a deep love of music. Just as deep is his protective nature to safeguard all Celtic magical creatures—faeries, Selkies, and Sidhe alike—from death magic. Forever young though he may be, he is still a Sidhe in search of human love. After meeting a woman who turns his world upside down, and his heart, inside out, he can’t help but wonder if his endless search has finally come to an end—has he found the woman who can see past the glamour and illusion and into his warrior’s heart? Read Mac's story in Immortals: The Crossing by Joy Nash.

Jackson Cabot
Born: 1872, Boston
Background: Once a non-magical human heir to a wealthy Boston dynasty, Jackson is now a vampire.
Special skills: Vampire mesmerism, speed, and strength

Jackson's bright future went dark in 1896 Paris, when he died and was turned vampire. After decades of slavery in the service of Europe's vampire master, Jackson discovered a secret that has allowed him to horde enough death magic to take his revenge on the two beings responsible for his undead existence: the brutal vampire who turned him, and the beautiful Sidhe muse who killed him. Read Jackson's story in"Blood Debt" by Joy Nash, in the anthology Immortals: The Reckoning.

Nick Blackhawk
Born: AD 1975
Background: Descended from a forgotten branch of Iroquois
Special Skill: Dream walker and chameleon (able to assume the physical form of any living creature larger than a breadbox)

Tall and muscular with dark brown hair and golden brown eyes, Nick is descended from an almost forgotten branch of the Iroquois Indians. Because of his upbringing, he is as at home in the wilderness as he is in the city. A man of strength and dignity, he most values integrity, loyalty and independence. Read Nick's story in Immortals: The Haunting by Robin T. Popp.