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Early Review: The Graveyard Shift by Darynda Jones

May 30, 2020

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Darynda Jones
comes a new story in her Charley Davidson series…

Guarding a precocious five-year-old who is half-human, half-god, and 100% destined to save the world is no easy feat.

Garrett Swopes was the ultimate skeptic until he met a certain hellion and her husband. They vanished after stopping a catastrophic event and left him, a mere mortal, in charge of protecting their gift to mankind. But when she disappears as well, he needs the help of another breed of hellion. One who can see past the veil of space and time. One who betrayed him.

She will get a truce in the deal, but she will never earn his forgiveness.

Marika Dubois’s son—a warrior in the coming war between heaven and hell—was foreseen long before his birth. But to create a child strong enough to endure the trials that lay ahead, she needed a descendant of powerful magics. She found that in Garrett Swopes and tricked him into fathering her son. A ploy he has never forgiven her for. But when he knocks on her door asking for her help, she sees the fierce attraction he tries to deny rise within him.

And Marika has to decide if she dares risk her heart a second time to help the only man she’s ever loved.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**



Marvelous! The sexy Garrett Swopes is back in The Graveyard Shift! Garrett was that one character from the Charley Davidson series who needed his story told. Beep is a bit older and she's all kinds of amazing, showing signs of what she will become. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, Beep is most certainly her mother and father's daughter. Garrett continues to stand guard over Beep as he promised at the end of the Charley series. When things go wrong, he turns to the only person who can help him. Marika, aka baby mama, is not to be trifled with. She will do whatever is necessary to protect the father of her child, and that means facing an unknown enemy. Together Garrett and Marika search for Beep, and their relationship evolves. Garrett will realize his feelings for Marika unlock his true powers. He will finally be able to see what was obscured. This super novella is riddled with surprise guest appearances from our favorite Charley Davidson gang. This novella is a must-read!

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Publisher:  1001 Dark Nights Press
Pub Date:  June 9th

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  1. oooo a 5 star novella. i have seen darynda's name around for a long time and want to read more of her work
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. She does such a great job. I hope you get a chance to read it. :-)


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