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Join THE INVOCATIONS Digital Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to The Invocations Scavenger Hunt!

The first 10 people to collect all four pieces of the password and email the completed password to will receive a deluxe ARC box of The Invocations by Krystal Sutherland, a darkly seductive witchy thriller where, though both men and demons lurk in shadows, girls refuse to go quietly into the night.

UPDATE: While all prizes have been claimed and the contest is now closed, we welcome you to still play the scavenger hunt and learn more about Krystal Sutherland’s The Invocations!

Ready to get started? It seems you’ve come across a strange journal entry from Emer…read carefully. The first part of the password is somewhere within!

Bael is without doubt the oldest demon I have ever encountered, and the most famous: its name appears in several demonological grimoires, including The Lesser Key of Solomon, Pseudomonarchia Daemonum and the Dictionnaire Infernal. All of these texts get its physical description wrong (not surprising, considering they were likely written by unsighted men). In the records, Bael is described as having the head of various animals: cat, toad, human. In reality, it looks like none of these things. It has deep black craters for eyes and its mouth is filled with sharp teeth. Its body is humanoid in shape, but stretched long and thin like sinew. Its skin is dull glass and clings to its bones like wet fabric, its plum-dark organs visible beneath. It walks on two legs but is just as comfortable loping on all fours like a predator. It is utterly grotesque. Is it strange, then, that I have come to love it? It is my best friend, after all. The closest thing I have to family. Bael kept me alive through the harsh winters of my childhood and has been my constant companion and teacher since I was seven. Psst! Playing The Invocations scavenger hunt? The first part of the password is “To be”. All of the ancient languages I can read and write in I owe to Bael. It brought me books stolen from libraries and private collections. Bael nourished me. Bael educated me. Bael protected me. Yet I am not so foolish as to think it loves me back. I am an investment. I know there is only one form of payment it will accept for its many years of service: my soul.

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About The Invocations:

Three girls, one supernatural killer on the loose . . .

Zara Jones believes in magic because the alternative is too painful to consider—that her murdered sister is gone forever and there is nothing she can do about it. Rather than grieving and moving on, Zara decides she will do whatever it takes to claw her sister back from the grave—even trading in the occult.

Jude Wolf may be the daughter of a billionaire, but she is also undeniably cursed. After a deal with a demon went horribly wrong, her soul has been slowly turning necrotic. It’s a miserable existence marred by pain, sickness, and monstrous things that taunt her in the night. Now that she’s glimpsed what’s beyond the veil, Jude’s desperate to find someone to undo the damage she’s done to herself.

Enter Emer Byrne, an orphaned witch with a dark past and a deadly power, a.k.a. the solution to both Zara’s and Jude’s problems. Though Emer lives a hardscrabble life, she gives away her most valuable asset—her invocations—to women in desperate situations who are willing to sacrifice a piece of their soul in exchange for a scrap of power. Zara and Jude are willing, but they first have to find Emer.

When Emer’s clients start turning up dead all over London, a vital clue leads Zara and Jude right to her. If a serial killer is targeting her clients, Emer wants to know why—and to stop them. She strikes a tenuous alliance with Zara and Jude to hunt a killer before they are next on his list, even if she can’t give them in return what Zara and Jude want most: a sister and a soul.

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