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HAPPY RELEASE DAY: Of Blood and Magic by Shayne Leighton

Charlotte Ruzikova has returned with her vampire, Valek, and their found family of motley misfits. Everything seems to be going along better than could have been hoped, until a mysterious letter and a gift disrupt their newfound happiness. Can this family band together to root out the monsters that haunt them? What answers will they find, and will they be enough to save Charlotte?

OF BLOOD AND MAGIC, Shayne Leighton’s engrossing sequel in the Of Light and Darkness series, is out TODAY! Order your copy now:

Charlotte Ruzikova returns to her home in the Bohemian countryside, accompanied by her Vampire and their newfound family. By day, everything seems peaceful. But when night falls, more monsters descend upon our loveable coven of misfits and rogues.

A mysterious organization toils one thousand meters under Prague, threatening to unearth some deadly secrets about Valek’s past. All the while, a strange illness threatens Charlotte’s mortality.

Which monsters can be trusted, and which will eat her alive? Will love conquer death ...or will Charlotte drown in her own, toxic blood?

Gothic ambiance and a uniquely baroque aesthetic return in the highly-anticipated sequel to Of Light and Darkness, a modern fantasy for readers who thirst for something darker.


With over a decade of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries, Shayne Leighton is a creative professional with edge and quirkiness. Her debut novel, Of Light and Darkness, hit Amazon's coveted Top 100 overall bestsellers list once during the fall of 2015, and again in the summer of 2016, reaching the #4 spot. Having a background in film science, Shayne has produced book trailers and marketing materials for New York Times bestselling authors and major publishers such as Cynthia Leitich Smith (Tantalize, Candlewick Press), Alex Flinn (Towering, Harper Teen), and Kimberley Griffiths Little (When The Butterflies Came, Scholastic Press). She strives to be the Guillermo del Toro of the publishing industry, knowing what works visually and creatively to make stories a stunning experience that is visual, just as it is intellectual. She spends most of her time working on things that excite her, drinking coffee, traveling to the Czech Republic where she always finds new inspiration, and discovering hole-in-the-wall bookstores and coffee shops on her random adventures. Find out more about Shayne, her books, music, and design work at

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