Ilana Waters


Here’s the skinny: I once pet-sat an electric eel and crashed my car into a house, though not on the same day. Before I became a writer, I was reprimanded and/or fired for reading in every job I ever held.

I consider this my greatest accomplishment to date. :-)

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When Darkness Falls (A Mage Tales Novella) Ilana Waters

A bloodthirsty general. A witch with a secret. And a cataclysmic force that threatens to destroy them both. Rome, AD 79. Pompeii is burning. But out of the ashes, what will arise—hero or monster? My name is Titus Aurelius, and I do not want to tell you this story. But a certain mage I am acquainted with feels otherwise. He insists there is some merit to my tale, though I doubt anyone is ready to bear the weight of it. To hear how I came to be both witch and vampire. How nothing in my life turned out quite as I expected. I did not intend to have a son. I did not intend to fall in love. I did not intend to die. ***(WHEN DARKNESS FALLS is a novella of approximately 33,000 words. It is Book 0 of the Mage Tales Prequels, but can easily be enjoyed as a stand-alone work).


Casting Shadows Ilana Waters

"Just because something is meant to be doesn’t mean it’s easy." In a nineteenth-century otherworld called Hartlandia, Seluna managed to defeat the evil director of an insane asylum called Silver Hill, transforming it into a safe haven. But even with her newfound knowledge and powers as the moon goddess, the shadow of death looms large over the asylum. Someone is out to destroy it—or those within. To find out who and why, Seluna must venture forth with her brother and sister on a dangerous journey. As the Protectors of Light, a triumvirate chosen by the gods, it’s up to them to keep humanity from darkness. That means leaving behind Endymion, the mer boy destined to be her consort. But abandoning him could have deadly consequences—not just for the two lovers, but for all of Hartlandia.


House of Cards Ilana Waters

Eighteen-year-old Sherry has just begun her newly independent life in Paris when she is kidnapped by a group of vampires. They hold her hostage in the House of Cadamon, their catacomb lair beneath the city, ruled with an iron fist by a leader known as “the Master.” The only thing keeping Sherry alive is her ability to tell vampire fortunes through tarot cards, a task she is forced to perform night after night. She finds an unlikely ally in Lucas, a four-hundred-year-old reluctant blood drinker who is as much a prisoner of Cadamon as she is. Things get even more complicated when Sherry and Lucas begin falling for each other—hard. Will they be able to keep Sherry alive long enough for them both to escape the House of Cadamon?


The Last Mage Ilana Waters

“I do hope it won’t be the last time we speak, dear readers, for this could be a mage’s greatest battle yet. Even if I do survive it in some form, the Joshua you know may be gone forever.” When a demon takes over your body, there’s nowhere you can run. The good news is that Joshua and company defeated a 2,000-year-old vampire who sought to rule the human race. The bad news? The demon the vampire wanted to call up is already here—and it’s inside Joshua. If he and his allies don’t rid the world of this scourge, it will cause more horror and suffering than their previous foes combined. Unfortunately, the only apparent solution is as brutal as it is simple: Kill Joshua, of course.


Mage Lessons Ilana Waters

A supernatural boarding school. A missing potion. A ghostly figure. A mage who might one day save the world . . . if he can survive. "My father lied. This wasn’t high school. This was hell." Still grieved over his witch mother’s disappearance, Joshua the mage is shipped off to a paranormal boarding school by his cold vampire father. Mistrusted as a supernatural freak, all Joshua wants to do is lay low until graduation. But when vandalism, thefts, and other crimes start plaguing the school, all fingers point to him. And when one crime takes a turn for the deadly, it’s up to Joshua to clear his name. If he doesn’t, he risks more than expulsion. He risks paying the ultimate penalty.


The Mage's Trick Ilana Waters

The mage known as Joshua is finally reunited with the mother who disappeared when he was a teen, but there’s little time to celebrate. His mother’s kidnappers may be dead, but their master—a merciless vampire who wants to rule humanity—is very much alive. And he grows more powerful every night, making followers and plotting overthrows. The only hope Joshua has of stopping this tyrant is a daring scheme that puts him in the belly of the beast—a beast that includes treachery, gas attacks, fake corpses, beheadings, and bombs. Can a few witches, a possibly-repentant blood-seeker, and a lone mage save the world? Or is the whole situation about to explode? Literally.


Approaching Night: Book I of Seluna Ilana Waters

Seventeen-year-old Seluna doesn’t know why she was admitted to the all-female insane asylum “Silver Hill.” Or exactly how she makes inanimate objects come to life. Or the reason for the sadistic and brutal experiments on girls here—many of whom are never heard from again. When Seluna sneaks out to the moonlit, forbidden garden behind Silver Hill, she meets a mysterious boy swimming in a pond. She senses there’s a connection between him and what’s happening at the asylum, but he’s not telling what. Then there are the screams from down long halls and the constant absence of light. No doubt they’re all part of the scheme concocted by the merciless head of the facility, Dr. Catron. He’s growing more and more frantic and violent in an attempt to find the person—or thing—he’s looking for.


All in a Night's Work: Book 3.5 of The Mage Tales Ilana Waters

It’s been a tough couple of months for Joshua, a mage. After battling vampires, despots, and demons, he heads to Chicago for some downtime, maybe even a little romance. Unfortunately, fate has other plans. Joshua and his would-be lover are kidnapped by two vampires and threatened with death. The vampires agree to spare them, but only if Joshua helps find an ancient statue . . . by dawn. But he and his kidnappers aren’t alone in their search. Three other vampires want the statue as well, and not only do they kill those who get in their way, they ENJOY the killing. It seems this mage just can’t stay out of trouble, even for one night. ALL IN A NIGHT'S WORK is a novella of approximately 19,000 words. It is Book 3.5 of the MAGE TALES, but can easily be enjoyed as a stand-alone work.


The Age of Mages: Book I of the Mage Tales Ilana Waters

Deadly spells. Magical mysteries. Supernatural battles. There’s only so much action one mage can handle. Joshua’s witch mother has been missing since he was a teen. His vampire father agrees to help look for her. Then they learn WHY she disappeared: a mysterious crystal with secret powers. When their search leads them from New York to Las Vegas to Rome, Joshua and his father are pursued by the Paranormal Investigation Agency, the High Council of Witches, and more vampires. They also uncover a plot to wake the deadliest vampire ever. If Joshua can find the crystal, he might find his mother—and stop a massacre. But that means holding off adversaries both human and supernatural. It might just be more than one mage can handle.