Publication date: October 25th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Romance
Athena Harrow is about to turn twenty-one, but there will be no celebration. What is there to celebrate when the world is ruled by demons?
She hates the darkness the demons brought with them and longs for the light to return to the world—a world she only vaguely remembers. The people in her forest village blindly accept the life the demons forced upon them, even tolerating the yearly ascension ceremony where all the girls who have turned twenty-one are either sent away to serve the Master Demon or left in the village and forced to procreate.
But Paymon, the assigned village demon, selects a different role for Athena, a role that pits her against the village. While she adapts to her new life, Erebus, a younger, more powerful demon, arrives, and Athena must play a dangerous game with his emotions in return for information about the demon’s reign of darkness.
As Athena’s dreams of restoring the light begin to fade, her life with Erebus takes an unexpected turn, and this time it’s her life being put to the test.
Set in the forest around Buttercrambe in North Yorkshire, England, INIQUITY explores the frightening, darker side of romance and the uncontrolled emotions it can unleash.
Melody’s Top Ten Must Read List:
Top ten must read
books. I’ve split this into two sections. The first part is listing more
mainstream books that most people will have heard of. The second section lists
books by people I know.
1. Twilight by Stephanie Myers – this was the
book that started my writing career. I have read this book so many times and
love it (no so much the rest of the series.)
2. Fallen by Lauren Kate – I read the whole
series and fell in love with the first two books. I’m so excited that it’s
going to be released as a film later this year. The trailer looks AMAZING!
3. The Siren by Tiffany Reisz – The best writer
of BDSM I have ever come across. She leaves all the others standing.
4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green – This
was recommended to me before it was made into a film. I cried buckets whilst
reading it even though I guessed what was going to happen.
5. Poison Study by Maria Snyder – another first
book in a series. Loved this one, not so much the rest. But this is definitely
worth a read, fantastic stuff.
6. Gambit by CL Denault – This book left me
gasping for more. I’m pleased to say that Cary is busy writing the follow-up.
7. The Rose Master by Valentina Caro – Described
as a blend of Gothic literature and fairy tale with a splash of horror.
8. Coming Down by Carrie Elks – I read this
whilst on holiday. I lovely book to sit back and enjoy.
9. Running Home by Julie Hutchings – If you like
vampires, you’ll enjoy this new take on them. I loved this fascinating book and
all the lore that surrounds Julies vampires.
Darkness of Light by Tammy Farrell – The first book in the series introduced us
to a world hidden in mystical magical history. The second book in the series
was as exciting as the first. A series I intend to keep reading until the end!
Growing up, Melody showed a natural ability in art, a head for maths, and a tendency to write too long English essays. Difficult to place in the world when she graduated, she pursued a career in teaching, but ended up working in finance. Melody is convinced the methodical times she spends working with numbers fuel her desire to drift into dream worlds and write about the illusory characters in her head.
Melody Winter lives in York, North Yorkshire, England with her husband and two sons. When not dealing with football, rugby, and a whole plethora of ‘boy’ activities, she will be found scribbling notes for her stories, or preparing for another trip to the nearby beaches at Scarborough and Whitby. With an obsession for anything mythical, Melody revels in reading and writing about such creatures.