Guardian of Monsters
by Catherine Stine
Celestine, a witch with a talent for prophetic drawings is shocked when she draws her landlord Ray with his eyes gouged out and a winged-mermaid by him. Soon, he turns up dead. All she wanted was open a gallery, but first she must apprehend his killer. In a note, Ray revealed he was actually a supernatural pirate mage. Years back, his Jekyll crew trapped the evil Demon Three Eyes clan. Ray feared they’d escaped.
Oryn, a fae and classmate in Celestine’s art class, asks nosy questions. Yet, she’s drawn to him when he’s her spa masseur, and he’s clever at brainstorming leads. He insists his air magic could come in handy.
When pirates in Ray’s old crew are murdered, Celestine decides she needs help from Oryn and Luna, a mermaid asking to show at Celestine’s new gallery—the same mermaid in Celestine’s drawing! Otherwise, the monstrosity Demon Three Eyes unleashes will destroy Savannah.