For fans of Twilight and The Vampire Diaries comes a new addiction impossible to put down.
What if everything you believe to be true about your life simply isn't?
More secrets buried beneath the surface of this once so normal neighborhood will be revealed, while tensions are on the rise and trust is broken.
Welcome back to Shadow Hills.
Witchcraft and War is the 7th book in The Vampires of Shadow Hills YA paranormal romance series. If you like star-crossed chemistry, headstrong heroines, and riveting family drama, then you’ll love Willow Rose’s heart-throbbing series.
The Vampires of Shadow Hill, Tome 7: Witchcraft and War
"Are you sure about this? It's an awful lot of money."
Andrei looked at the guy behind the glass window, then down at the piles of money. It was all they had left from selling the house and everything they had, except for the RV that they lived in now. They had used a big chunk to pay off their credit cards and debtors, and this pile of money was all there was left. It was their entire life.
"I am sure. All of it on Starfire as the winner."
"You do realize that horse has never won anything before, right?" the man said.
Andrei swallowed. "I do."
"You still want to make the bet?"
The man sighed deeply. "Listen, buddy. You seem like a nice guy. We get a lot of your type around here. Sold everything and just want to take the chance. Hoping to strike it lucky and make a lot of money, fast. But when they walk out of here they're ruined and have nothing to go back to. Their lives are destroyed. I would hate for that to happen to you."
Andrei cleared his throat. Sweat sprang from his upper lip. He nodded and pushed the money further in behind the glass.
"I am sure."
"Okay, it's your funeral," the guy said and grabbed the money. He looked at his screen. "And you wanted to put it all on Starfire, correct?"
"Correct," Andrei said with a small gasp.
The man shook his head again, then printed the ticket. "Why her?" he asked as he handed it to Andrei. "If you don't mind my asking."
Andrei smiled. "Let's just say I feel very convinced that today is her big day."
The man scoffed. "Well, good luck then. You'll need it."
Andrei turned away from the window, the ticket with his bet curled up between his fingers. His hands were clammy. He was sweating nervously. Not so much because he was afraid of losing all of his money making a bet like this, no. But he was anxious. Oh, boy, was he ever.
Andrei hid in the crowd and found a good spot to watch the race begin. As the horses were released and sprang for their victory, each trying to fight the odds even though they never understood why, Andrei looked at the faces of the people around him. Their eyes were agitated, and their mouths were gaping open as they yelled at the horses while passing, aggressively urging and cheering them along. He didn't look at the horses as they ran. It wasn't that he was worried or even afraid that Starfire wouldn't win; no, he knew he would.
With only a few yards left, Sure Thing—the favorite to win—was going to trip and the two runners-up behind it would fall as well, causing more horses to trip, leaving an opening for Starfire to race to the finishing line. He didn't have to watch the race to see exactly when it happened; he could tell by the faces surrounding him and the devastation in the eyes of the many that had gambled on Sure Thing as the winner. He could hear it in the wave of gasps rushing through the crowd.
Andrei closed his eyes when he heard the announcer in the speakers declaring Starfire to be the winner.
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