Chest of Bone, book 1 in the Afterworld Chronicles

Vicki Stiefel
Curiosity Quills Press

As magical and mundane worlds retwine, empath and unawakened Mage, Clea Reese, must team up with the secretive and powerful James Larrimer to hunt her mentor's killer and stop the forces of corruption from obtaining the elusive Chest of Bone. the ultimate source of otherworldly power. 

Larrimer is a predator who stalks endangered-animal traders. Or so it appears. 

None are prepared for the fusion of Clea and Larrimer's song, a wild resonance which can bind one to the other. 

Powerful forces align against them, and only Clea, the singular Key, and Larrimer stand between these malignant entities and their ruthless quest.