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A Lust for Blood

There is no escape when the monster is you.


When Oriana awakens in a field of blood and bodies, she is devastated to realize the patchwork of death was caused by her own hand. A curse lingers in the air, and there is only one option to save herself from further bloodshed. Oriana uses her magic to create an enchanted forest imprisoning the monster responsible for the massacre–herself.


Garren has built a career around slaying demons. When he learns of a centuries old creature locked away in the strange Phantom Wood, the opportunity is too great. He will stop at nothing to destroy the demon filth that lurks in those shadows if only to satisfy his own haunting memories.


Oriana soon finds herself caught in a cat and mouse game, fighting to keep her identity secret. As the two grow closer, secrets unravel. But could they each be the answer the other has been searching for?

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde meets the Witcher in author K.C. Smith's award winning debut novel, A Lust for Blood. The first book in the Realm of Curses trilogy.

Winner of the 2023 Pencraft Award for best book in Fantasy.


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