Bound by Fate (2020)

Bound by Fate
My name's Shelby Flynn, witch, college student, and hot-tempered redhead, and I'm in way over my head.

I never set out to save the world, but it seems that's the course Destiny set for me when an angel gifted me with magical powers beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Not that I mind being able to control the elements or blow things up with my mind, but a heads up about my future would have been fantastic. Instead, I fell through a magical doorway straight into the library of a secret academy ran by a fae and guarded by a three-headed hellhound and a talking, fire-breathing monkey named Stu. I realize how far out it sounds, but trust me - I couldn't make it up if I tried.

Now, a coven of dark witches bent on destroying the source of white magic has stolen the Scepter of Life, and I only have six days to recover the remaining components or else they'll succeed. I'm not one to walk away from a fight, but this time, it's not about saving myself or even my family - the fate of the entire world lies squarely on my shoulders.

My task comes with a heavy price tag. Not only do I have to save the people I care about, I have to lie to them while I do it because secrecy is the Celestial Academy's biggest advantage. My long-term boyfriend suspects I'm cheating, and my best friend is stuck in the middle, trying to keep my 'real' life from falling apart while I'm off fighting demons, evil witches, and whatever else goes bump in the night.

Am I up for it? I'm not sure, but I have no choice. The elements are mine to control, and I have an ancient Fae and a powerful - and hot - wizard by my side. That will have to be enough.

After all, I'm a Flynn witch, and nobody messes with me or mine.