Rising: Book One of the Adept Cycle

Rising

What do you get when you combine a no-nonsense federal agent, a high-profile murder and a demon turf war? Special Agent Kessa St. James is about to find out.

Kessa’s life takes an unexpected twist when the FBI sends her to Gig Harbor, Washington. Her orders are to keep the media off the case and assist profiler Danny Harmon. She just wants to find the senator’s killer and go home. She doesn’t expect that elements from her past would become central to the investigation, nor did she ever dream she’d wield magic. Will Kessa set logic aside and rise to her role as Adept of the Ancients, or will the demons win the war and take the world?

“Rising hooked me from the beginning and I had to keep reading. The setting and the characters made me want to stick around and live in their world. This is the reason that I read, to immerse myself in an alternate reality for a bit. Shanan Winters delivers that experience in her debut novel.”
– Hillary Norton, Amazon Reviewer

“The strong female protagonist in Rising coming to discover hidden strengths all while learning to be vulnerable is completely relatable. Completely badass.”
– Abby Fischer-Hess, Writer & Journalist