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WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE

Noon Onyx #3

“High stakes and powerful magic collide in the third installment of the Noon Onyx series…. Noon’s voice is wry and genuine, encompassing her sharp sense of self. [An] emotional journey… [E]xcellent world-building…” Publishers Weekly

“Archer’s Noon Onyx series continues to be an original and compelling tale of what happens after Lucifer’s army triumphs at Armageddon and a new demon-based society is formed…. Kudos to Archer for creating such a compelling heroine and mythos!” RT Book Reviews

“The prologue…ah, the prologue, like a gritty rum on the tongue, demanding, powerful, full-flavored and utterly destructive… I spent the entire novel compulsively reading, racing to the finish to see what would happen [next].” Bitten by Books

Night Owl Reviews Top Pick“Archer has a gift of creating characters with depth, growth and confidence that will leave all urban fantasy lovers wanting more… [L]ots of action, which I just tore through in record time. I was hooked from the beginning.” Night Owl Reviews

“The best so far… I SERIOUSLY CHEERED… an action packed piece of excellence.” Happy Tails and Tales

“A graphically detailed and intensely personal tale of one woman’s journey to prove she is worthy of acceptance into a world of which she does not belong… A must read for fans of urban fantasy and dystopian fairy tales where Armageddon is only the beginning, not the end.” The Reading Café

“[A] thrilling adventure that brings Noon and her Guardian Angel Rafe, literally to the gates of Hell… inspired and exhilarating… well-written and believable… new creatures… original mythology… a totally unexpected but pleasing twist that leaves me hoping for a fourth book.” The Qwillery

“Love, happiness, disgust, anger, lust, I’ve felt them all in one form or another throughout all three of [Archer’s] books… Action, adventure, romance, humor, suspense, danger, deception…do I really need to continue to try and convince you to check this book out? Or to pick up the entire series and give it a read? … Fans of fantasy and paranormal novels will definitely enjoy.” What the Cat Read

“If you’re looking for a new adult fantasy series with exceptional world building, exciting storylines, and strong characters, you need to try the Noon Onyx books.” Tynga’s Reviews

“With WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, the Noon Onyx series is now one of my favorite urban/dark fantasy series.” Leeanna.me

“This book is a homage to Noon’s independence…. With a quirky sense of humour and [fantastic] worldbuilding, White Heart of Justice delves deep into a quest of magic, freedom, redemption and love.” Tower of Babel

“[T]horoughly enjoyed this third book in the captivating Noon Onyx series… [G]ripping and intriguing…  [Noon’s] growth over the course of these books is immense and heartfelt.” That’s What I’m Talking About

“The series focuses on Noon’s developing magical power, tumultuous relationships, and dangerous adventures in the unforgiving, demon-haunted world of Halja.” Proud Nerd Book Reviews

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Since Lucifer claimed victory at Armageddon, demons, angels, and humans have coexisted in uneasy harmony. Those with waning magic are trained to maintain peace and order. But hostilities are never far from erupting…

After years of denying her abilities, Noon Onyx, the first woman in history to wield waning magic, has embraced her power. She’s won the right to compete in the prestigious Laurel Crown Race—an event that will not only earn her the respect of her peers but also, if she wins, the right to control her future.

However, Noon’s task is nearly impossible: retrieve the White Heart of Justice, a mythical sword that disappeared hundreds of years ago. The sword is rumored to be hidden in a dangerous region of Halja that she is unlikely to return from. But Noon’s life isn’t the only thing hanging in the balance. The sword holds an awesome power that, in the wrong hands, could reboot the apocalypse—and Noon is the only one who can prevent Armageddon from starting again…

Available now from Ace:

  • ISBN-10: 0425257177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425257173
  • ASIN: B00EOARZP0

FIERY EDGE OF STEEL

Noon Onyx #2

“Archer delves deeper into the enticing and magical world of Dark Light of Day in this original and clever urban fantasy… Excitement and action leap from the pages as Archer’s skill with description pulls readers fully into her magical world.” Publishers Weekly

“The second Noon Onyx story is an astounding adventure tale. Archer’s unique world, where Lucifer’s army triumphed at Armageddon, is filled with adherence to strict laws that keep an uneasy peace between races. This is proving to be a really fresh and fascinating series!” RT Book Reviews

“[D]arkly disturbing in the very best of ways, with complex characters, extremely detailed scenes, and a believability that sucks you in like world-bending magic.” Bitten By Books

“Archer has created a unique civilization, populated with angels, demons, humans, and Host and complicated laws in which they all must obey in order to coexist… [A] fantastic blend of danger, adventure, magic, love, and the quest for truth.” The Qwillery

“[A] moving and fun story about choices and consequences and love… If you like your fantasy with a twist, blended with some evil, [and] an incredible mystery… grab this series and get ready for book three.” Cabin Goddess

“[Noon] is extremely brave and outspoken. She is passionate and strong and she doesn’t falter in her core beliefs… Archer has a great ability to keep the story moving along through character’s dialogue and through her imaginative and unique world… Fiery Edge of Steel is a great follow up second book in this series.” Rabid Reads

“[T]he themes are ethereal… leaving lots of space for subjective interpretation…  The story moves with lots of action and little extraneous dialogue or other word waste… If you like a mix of medieval, modern and fantasy with a kick-ass heroine, this is the series for you!” Fangs, Wands, and Fairy Dust

“This has everything I adore about fantasy novels: unique world, strong characters… great plot, smart writing… Noon is an amazingly feisty, complicated character whom we can relate to despite us not having magic… There is a HUGE twist at the end… I don’t know what outcome I want in future novels. But I do know this: I. Want. More.A TiffyFit’s Reading Corner

“Thickly layered… a journey into unfamiliar territory, marked by danger, betrayal, and surprises.” Kings River Life

“I loved getting to know [Rafe and Fara] and hope that they are both still part of future books! … Archer did a great job of pulling us into the mystery and making us wonder what might happen next!” Feed Your Fiction Addiction

“I still love Noon’s wonderfully sardonic sense of humour. She’s sensitive, cautious, smart, but then she goes boom with sudden bursts of power and frustrated self-restrain and imposed rules. She’s always struggling with her inner morals that clash against the world she lives in. And she’s so exotic but humane and relatable at the same time.” Tower of Babel

“[E]ntertaining and addicting. I am invested in these characters and cannot wait to see what future books bring to this series.” Night Owl Reviews

“[S]et in an engrossing fantasy world brimming with magic, creatures, and … adventure…. [A]n excellent balance between fantastical action and romance.” Proud Nerd Book Reviews

Jill Archer's Fiery Edge of Steel

Lucifer and his army triumphed at Armageddon, leaving humans and demons living in uncertain peace based on sacrifice and strict laws. It is up to those with mixed demon and human blood, the Host, to prevent society from falling into anarchy.

Noon Onyx is the first female Host in memory to wield the destructive waning magic that is used to maintain order among the demons. Her unique abilities, paired with a lack of control and reluctance to kill, have branded her as an outsider from her peers. Only her powerful lover, Ari Carmine, and a roguish and mysterious Angel, Rafe Sinclair, support her unconventional ways.

When Noon is shipped off to a remote outpost to investigate several unusual disappearances, a task which will most likely involve trying and killing the patron demon of that area, it seems Luck is not on her side. But when the outpost settlers claim that an ancient and evil foe has stepped out of legend to commit the crimes, Noon realizes that she could be facing something much worse than she ever imagined…

Available now from Ace:

  • ISBN-10: 0425257169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425257166
  • ASIN: B009NY48SO

DARK LIGHT OF DAY

Noon Onyx #1

“A spectacular debut novel.”—USA Today bestselling author Faith Hunter

“There is a fresh new voice in urban fantasy, and she has a unique take on Armageddon…With her unusual heroine, Noon Onyx, Archer has created a brilliant character who struggles against fate to find her place in the world. Set against the backdrop of university life, there is an abundance of adventure, mystery and passion!”—RT Book Reviews

“[D]elightfully dark and unique.” Bitten By Books

“Archer is now down on my ‘never miss’ author list.”–Night Owl Reviews

“[A] fascinating story line… Jill Archer has created a dark world that will grab your attention from the very start.”—The Reading Cafe

“[W]ell written and fast paced urban fantasy with unique characters and a multi-layered plot.”–A Dream Within A Dream

“[A] complex society made up of demons, Hyrkes, Angels, Maegesters and Mederi…. Ari is powerful, dangerous… and sexy, but he can also sometimes be sweet and sensitive…. [L]oved Noon’s Hyrke friends, Ivy and Fitz too!!” Feed Your Fiction Addiction

“Action is strategically placed… [T]he romance is overwhelmingly addictive…. Rogue demons wreaking havoc, mysterious disappearances, magic learning, social boundaries, love and betrayal and secrets… everything is masterfully merged.” Tower of Babel

“[T]he ‘law school’ angle is intriguing… The fantasy elements… work extremely well… Anyone who reads fantasy, romance, or especially a combination of the two should thoroughly enjoy.” Proud Nerd Book Reviews

Armageddon is over. The demons won. And yet somehow…the world has continued. Survivors worship patron demons under a draconian system of tributes and rules. These laws keep the demons from warring among themselves, the world from slipping back into chaos.

Noon Onyx grew up on the banks of the river Lethe, daughter of a prominent politician, and a descendant of Lucifer’s warlords. Noon has a secret—she was born with waning magic, the dark, destructive, fiery power that is used to control demons and maintain the delicate peace among them. But a woman with waning magic is unheard of and some will consider her an abomination.

Noon is summoned to attend St. Lucifer’s, a school of demon law. She must decide whether to declare her powers there…or attempt to continue hiding them, knowing the price for doing so may be death. And once she meets the forbiddingly powerful Ari Carmine—who suspects Noon is harboring magic as deadly as his own—Noon realizes there may be more at stake than just her life.

Available now from Ace:

  • ISBN-10: 0425257150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425257159
  • ASIN: B007A9KSMY