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Handbook for Mortals

ISBN: 9781545611456
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Lani Sarem
Trim: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Published: 8/15/2017

Zade Holder has always been a free-spirited young woman from a long dynasty of tarot-card readers fortunetellers and practitioners of magick. Growing up in a small town and never quite fitting in Zade is determined to forge her own path. She leaves her home in Tennessee to break free from her overprotective mother Dela the local resident spellcaster and fortuneteller.

Zade travels to Las Vegas and uses supernatural powers to become part of a premiere magic show led by the infamous magician Charles Spellman. Zade fits right in with his troupe of artists and misfits. After all when everyone is slightly eccentric appearing "normal" is much less important.

Behind the scenes of this multimillion-dollar production Zade finds herself caught in a love triangle with Mac the show's good-looking but rough-around-the-edges technical director and Jackson the tall dark handsome and charming bandleader.

Zade's secrets and the struggle to choose between Mac or Jackson creates reckless tension during the grand finale of the show. Using Chaos magick which is known for being unpredictable she tests her abilities as a spellcaster farther than she's ever tried and finds herself at death's door. Her fate is left in the hands of a mortal who does not believe in a world of real magick a fortuneteller who knew one day Zade would put herself in danger and a dagger with mystical powers...

Handbook for Mortals is the first book in the series of this urban fantasy paranormal romance series by author Lani Sarem.

Following Zade through the trials-and romance-of finding her own place in the world readers will identify with their own struggles to fit in reflected in the fantastic yet mundane world of Zade's life.

Handbook for Mortals is in development as a motion picture.

Lani Sarem basically grew up in the entertainment industry. She began acting at age three and continued to perform through her early years. Lani began writing scripts when she was eleven. She has developed into a resourceful jack-of-all-trades in the music business. At the age of fifteen she became a rock n' rolly gypsy touring with bands and working on festivals. She's worked with everyone from Ryan Adams to Gnarls Barkley. She was also one of the youngest female managers in the business with clients that include the Plain White T's 100 Monkeys and Blues Traveler. Lani has appeared in films such as Mall Cop 2 Jason Bourne and Trailer Park Shark.

Handbook for Mortals is her debut novel of a series of books which are also being made into films.

You can follow Lani on her social networks to keep up with her many adventures. Keep an eye out for her at a Wizard World Comic Con near you.


"Handbook for Mortals will soon become the new paranormal craze. I found myself more emotionally involved in the story than even Twilight which I loved. A riveting original storyline relatable characters a love triangle of sorts and just enough magick to ensnare you.

"Nestled amongst the illusions of Vegas comes a story of a small town southern girl who finds herself the object of attraction for two attractive men. Jealousy abounds secrets are revealed and several people's lives are forever changed... When magick becomes reality and a war starts brewing... all bets are off.

"The fortunetellers have looked into the future and the next big thing is here. Handbook for Mortals is a page turning read unlike anything you've seen before... prepare to be enticed." -- Skye Turner International Bestselling Author