From the Files of the Department of the Arcane 1:
Publication date: 2.10.2014
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Asher Stone didn't want to be a hero. After spending two years recovering from an isolating drug habit, his life was getting on track. He had a girlfriend who he loved very much. He was holding down a job and had a repaired relationship with his mother. One day, Asher was attacked by a manticore that escaped the clutches of an order of magi and his world gets turned upside down. Now, Asher is dealing with old temptations and new problems and a destiny that he has to embrace or the fate of the world will crash down on him. The only thing Asher can hope is that Blessings and Hope do spring eternal in this first book in a series.
About the author:
S.C. Houff was born in the backwoods of Southwestern Virginia to a small town lawyer and a recovering radical. She has been a telemarketer, a part-time educator and occasional bodyguard but now is working on writing. When she is not writing, she's perusing her other love, which is history. She also is an avid fan of all things nerdy and fun.
While she's not receiving any accolades for her writing, S.C. Houff is a two time Geography B champion.