Elizabeth J. Rekab
Rose Red: The Sythea Chronicles #1
A witch on the run from the fae who hunt her. A bounty hunting fae with a devastating secret. An unexpected alliance that will shatter everything they thought they knew.
In a land scarred by an old war where fae hunt witches to extinction and collect them for bounty, Rose must hide in the woods with her grandmother to avoid being turned over to the fae king for torture. Rose does what she can to survive, stalking and killing any fae that wanders too close to home and using her magic sparingly to avoid detection.
One day, Rose is captured by a wolf-shifting bounty hunter named Emrys, and she immediately knows two things to be true. First, she must find a way to escape no matter the cost. And second... she's never hated anything more than she hates the fae. Especially her captor.
When the forest comes alive with mysterious, sentient mists, bands of thieves, and strange creatures, Emrys and Rose must form an alliance to survive and achieve a common goal: freedom. But as their tenuous truce is pushed to the limits, they soon realize that they may have a common enemy as well, that the threats of Sythea run deeper than either of them bargained for... and that the lines between love and hate are dangerously thin.
ROSE RED is a New Adult enemies-to-lovers, marriage-of-convenience fairytale retelling.
TWs: Self-harm, suicide and the contemplation of suicide, and one non-con scene. Please be advised.
Rising Dawn: The Sythea Chronicles #2
While Rose and Emrys navigate the unforgiving Deadlands and plot how to stop a coven of corrupted witches from decimating the entire population of fae, Dawn awakes in Sythea... after sleeping for sixty years.
Placed under a spell for her protection, the human princess wakes up to a world ravaged by the ongoing war between witches and fae. Plagued by nightmares, Dawn soon discovers abilities within herself that guide her toward a world unknown: the spirit realm. But with this gift comes many dangers, and Dawn soon finds herself the prime target for a ritualistic sacrifice by a dark coven bent on destruction.
Dawn must learn to adapt to her harsh new reality with only her prince betrothed and her fae bodyguard left over from the life she once knew. She doesn't love the prince, but she's destined to marry him. On the other hand, her roguish, brooding bodyguard seems to have no patience for her, but Aidan does the job he was hired to do: protect the princess at all costs.
Drawn closer to Aidan, the princess begins to realize there's more to her bodyguard than meets the eye, that the prince may not be who she thought he was, and that her life as a royal will never be the same... even if she can manage to survive.