The Hidden Goddess

Book Two in the Veneficas Americana series. Published April 2011 by Ballantine Spectra

Being engaged to a socially-prominent warlock in 19th century New York can be daunting—especially if you’re a witch from a small town in California who’s never sat at a dinner table with more than one fork.

A month has passed since the adventures that brought Emily Edwards from Lost Pine to New York City, but navigating New York magical society is as taxing and treacherous as anything she’s faced so far. Emily’s future mother-in-law is a sociopathic socialite who is not at all pleased with her only son’s choice of a bride. Dreadnought Stanton—Emily’s fiance—has a dark past which has by no means given up all its secrets. And Emily’s own past may hold answers that a shadowy group of Russian scientists will give anything to possess.

Emily will have to brave all these challenges—not to mention an ancient sect of Aztec blood-sorcerers bent on plunging the world into apocalypse—if she and Dreadnought are to have any hope of living happily ever after.

Prologue | Characters


Featured Review

“THE HIDDEN GODDESS is every bit as delightful, funny, suspenseful and complicated as its predecessor. It is a thoroughly mad book, which mixes enchantment, romance and action with hard, nitty-gritty real-life stuff—all the tough parts of embarking on a new relationship, the painful side of coming to know who your beloved really is once the glow of infatuation wears off.” —A.M. Dellamonica, Tor.com


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