Gift of the Magpie

Brotherhood of Shadows Story

by Cathryn Marr

Brokenoggin Books, LLC

Paranormal Romance

December 19, 2020

Available in: e-Book, Trade Size

Gift of the Magpie
by Cathryn Marr

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Soul Keeper, last year’s sexy paranormal romance debut from Cathryn Marr, about a woman with unearthly abilities and the fallen angel/psi vamp who loves her, continues in “Gift of the Magpie.” This connected novella stars Magpie, the runaway teen whose story began in Soul Keeper; Jinx, whose story will be told in Soul Bound, the upcoming sequel to Soul Keeper — and a few new faces, including an adorable if slightly demonic infant with special abilities in need of protection from herself and others.


Born to a family that refused to accept and understand her special abilities, Magpie ran away from home when she was twelve. Less than four years later, she’s been living on the streets of San Francisco and given birth to a baby everyone seems to want for nefarious purposes. In an effort to keep her child safe, she’s traded it for another more-than-human newborn and gone on the run. Caught in a mid-Michigan snowstorm with the infant who’s already begun to exhibit special abilities, Magpie sees a light in the distance and hopes against hope that she and the baby can find refuge, and maybe a home…


Leader of the Brotherhood of Shadows, Jinx Falken has joined the search for missing and endangered children, specifically those with special abilities. When Aurora Montgomery lets him know that the teen whose baby was delivered in his penthouse apartment is in trouble, he drops everything to go to the rescue. Though the odds are stacked against him, he hopes against hope that he’s in time to rescue two very special children and bring them home in time for Christmas.

Cathryn Marr's Bio

Cathryn Marr is the pseudonym for the writing team of Terese Ramin and Dawn Johanson. Terese Ramin is the award winning, bestselling author of ten romance and romantic suspense novels, numerous short stories, and the creator/editor/author of the charitable collaboration Bewitched, Bothered & BeVampyred. She co-wrote the medical-legal thriller The Whistleblower’s Daughter with David Wind. Her autobiographical essay, “Two-Puppy Theory”, is included in the anthology The Sound and the Furry, sales of which benefit the International Fund for Animal Welfare. Aside from writing, Terese has worked as an editor, a ghost writer, a book doctor, and a paranormal investigator. She resides in Michigan with her husband and (usually) four dogs.

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Dawn Johanson worked as a counseling psychologist in both the private and public sectors for 25 years. Dawn’s years of working with exceptional children led her on an unexpected and thought-provoking journey exploring the phenomenon parapsychologists refer to as the new generation of psychic children, often called the Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow children. Thousands of websites and numerous non-fiction books later and all with fascinating information regarding these unique children finally coalesced into story ideas for the fictional Brotherhood of Shadows series. Dawn has always been fascinated by labyrinths and is a member of the International Labyrinth Society. Number one on her bucket list is ‘walking’ as many world labyrinths as she can. When she’s not working with her writing partner, Terese Ramin, on their paranormal romantic suspense series, Brotherhood of Shadows, Dawn can be found playing with her grandkids and working on her labyrinth designs. Dawn lives with her husband and two dogs in northern California where she’s inspired daily by the magic of the redwoods and power of the Pacific Ocean.