Melissa Sercia Books
Urban & Dark Fantasy
The Blood and Darkness Series
Blood and Magic (Book 1)
Gray is a Dhampir—a woman who is alive, but also dead. With supernatural powers and an insatiable need for blood to survive, her existence is a cursed one.
When she wakes from a three-year spell induced coma, she not only discovers her lover was responsible, but that he has joined with a dangerous organization known as the Consilium to help them create a new breed of hybrid demons. Humans and Witches are being taken against their will, and fear is growing throughout the covens.
Gray never had a choice. She was forced to become a monster. Yet, after four hundred years, she still yearns for her humanity, like a long-lost echo from another life. She cannot allow the Consilium to do this to anyone else.
With a renewed lust for vengeance, and a target on her back, Gray must use the one thing she swore she’d never use to stop them—blood magic.
Gray races through the streets of New Orleans to find a witch to link her blood to, but it may not be enough. With the last living dark priestess under their control, the Consilium grow stronger every day, and if they get their way, there won’t be any humans left.
Armed with a magical pirate ship, an immortal monk, and a flower plucked from the Underworld, Gray will stop at nothing to start a war. Yet, in her quest to track down her enemies, Gray uncovers a dark family secret that threatens to destroy the last shred of humanity she has left.
What Readers Are Saying
“Melissa Sercia packs a punch with her debut novel with its rich world building and unique interpretation of Gothic literature. It’s a must read if you’re looking for a fresh take on Gothic fantasy.”
“Blood and Magic is a fast-paced magical thrill ride that begins with the first chapter and scarcely lets up until the final page. Though four hundred years old, Gray, a dhampir whose thirst for blood is eclipsed only by her desire for vengeance against those who have wronged her and her family, has only begun to discover her true heritage and power. This first book in a fun new series travels at breakneck speed from the foggy streets and dangerous sewers of London to the eerie swamps of Louisiana and the madness-inducing nightmares of the Underworld. Along the way, Gray finds allies, enemies, love, and betrayal, and perhaps something to live for other than simply revenge. I look forward to the next book in the series!”
“Melissa Sercia weaves a tale involving Dhampirs and Witches that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you root for the characters. The story is action packed and full of emotional depth that draws the reader in and makes them want more. The mythology she creates is unique and complex, adding depth and a vibrancy to the story and characters. The second book can’t come soon enough!”
Flesh and Bone (Book 2)
Gods and Demons (Book 3)
Will Gray send the demons back to the Underworld or watch her world burn to the ground?
Demons have escaped the Underworld and descended upon New Orleans. Gray must invoke the Hades Protocol and turn to the gods for help. Only one thing stands in her way–Harpies. As they guard the entrance to Elysium, the price of passage will cost the life of another coven leader.
With the Crescent Witches struggling to hold a magical protection barrier around the city, Gray tries to unite the covens as they gear up for the fight of their lives. But when a target is painted on her back, she discovers a traitor amongst them, countering every move she makes. And when one of her closest allies abandons her, Gray is forced to make a life altering choice that threatens everyone she loves.
Unsure of who to trust, Gray will have to rely on her own power more than ever. With the clock ticking and the fate of the world hanging in the balance, she must find a way to send the demons back to the Underworld or watch her world, and everyone in it, burn to the ground.