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Dirt Nap by A.J. Aalto

Dirt Nap (A Marnie Baranuik "Between the Files" Story) by A.J. AaltoMarnie gets called into the field by her co-worker at the Preternatural Crimes Unit of the FBI (and former fling), deliciously hot Mark Batten to help when a large and angry creature made of rock attacks humans at a mining site. Marnie is an expert in Un-Natural biology, but has zero real life experience dealing with these notoriously bad-tempered cryptids. Read More »

Death Rejoices by A.J. Aalto

Death Rejoices (The Marnie Baranuik Files) (Volume 2) by A.J. AltoParanormal Biologist Dr. Marnie Baranuik is back. She has accepted a position as the lead UnBiologist for the Preternatural Crimes Unit, aka PCU (a division of the FBI that handles strange/paranormal cases) under its head, Supervisory Special Agent Gary Chapel. After her last life-threatening tangle with some very bad (black magic) witches, life is easing back towards as normal as it can get for her. But there is a distance between her and her Revenant/Cold Company (vampire is the un-politically correct term), Lord Guy Harrick Dreppenstedt, otherwise known as Harry. He is withholding his physical affections and Marnie needs it for their special Bond. Read More »

How To Date Dead Guys by Ann M. Noser

How to Date Dead Guys by Ann M. NoserEmma Roberts has never really fit in. Painfully shy, she prefers staying in and studying to college parties. Her roommate, Chrissy, is determined to get her out of the dorm room and away from the books and insists that Emma go to a fraternity party with her. At the party, Emma sees a guy who takes her breath away. Mike, the dream guy, turns out to be the brother of Chrissy’s crush, Kevin. When Chrissy’s sister, Angie, visits, she brings along her Grandmother’s Book of Shadows and they decide to perform a love spell for Chrissy and Kevin. The spell is a huge success and with Chrissy spending so much time with Kevin, it is easy for Emma to hang out with Mike. Read More »

Demonic Charms by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej

Demonic Charms (Book 4 in The Last Witch Series) by Elizabeth J. KolodziejFaith was barely coming back from the tragedy of wiping her memories and becoming a vampire slayer, never realizing that her one true love Trent was a vampire. Faith was stressed about her history of slaying and kept trying to make it up to Trent and the others, who had already forgiven her, understanding that everything she had done had been because of the memory wipe. She was slowly coming back, working towards redeeming herself in her own eyes-–often the most difficult of tasks. Read More »

Love Potions by Michelle M. Pillow

Love Potions (Entangled Covet) by Michelle M. PillowLydia grew up in her Gramma’s old Victorian home and learned everything she knows about growing and blending herbs from her. Gramma Annabelle was not just a naturalist, she also introduced Lydia to the supernatural. Lydia knew the locals whispered that her Gramma was a witch, and it was impossible Read More »

The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison

The Undead Pool (Hollows) by Kim Harrison The Undead Pool the most recent Hollows installment, Rachel Morgan has her hands full trying to find out what is causing magical misfires in the city. Oh, and trying to stop a war from occurring when the free Vampires decide that they want to take over the city and, ultimately, the world. The only way to stop the destruction in the city is to harness elven magic. While all this is going on, Rachel is trying to fight her attraction to Trent Kalamack. She knows that she can never have him, that he has responsibilities to the elven world to do the right thing. And the demons would never let her have a relationship with him, anyway. Read More »

Ever After by Kim Harrison

Ever After (Hollows) by Kim HarrisonIt’s books like this that remind me why I keep coming back to read urban fantasy novels. Rachel Morgan has held my attention from her first appearance in this series. She has grown and developed and continued to remain fascinating. In Ever After, she’s no different. Rachel has to deal with the demon Ku’Sox’s plan for revenge. Ku’Sox wants to take out the ever after and leave Rachel to be the fall guy. Read More »

The Mist-Torn Witches by Barb Hendee

The Mist-Torn Witches by Barb HendeeThe excellent first installment in The Mist-Torn Witches series begins with sisters Celine and Amelie Fawe (ages fifteen and twelve, respectively) mourning the death of the their mother, the village seer. When a young man comes to their apothecary shop to consult the seer and Celine spots the bag of money in his hand, she makes the decision to say she shares her mother’s gift of foresight, even though she does not, thereby setting the course for the life she and Amelie will lead. Read More »

House of the Rising Sun by Kristen Painter

House of the Rising Sun (Crescent City) by Kristen PainterAugustine Robelais is finally back home in New Orleans after being on the run. All he really wants is to return to Olivia Goodwin, retired movie star and Augustine’s “adoptive” mother, and his somewhat lazy lifestyle of partying the nights away in the French Quarter. Unfortunately a string of vampire murders bring the Elektos, the policing force of the supernatural world, straight to Augustine’s door with an ultimatum: help them stop the vampires or end up in the fae version of Alcatraz. Determined to avoid both of those things at all costs, Augustine is ready to run again. Read More »

Circle of Blood by Debbie Viguie

Circle of Blood: A Witch Hunt Novel by Debbie ViguieSamantha Ryan is no longer in control and the part of her that is all witch, Desdemona Castor, has taken over. Determined to track down the witch that has stolen a necklace containing her blood, Desdemona heads to New Orleans and soon discovers that magic users from all over are being drawn there. Read More »

The Last Grave by Debbie Viguie

The Last Grave: A Witch Hunt Novel by Debbie ViguieWhen Samantha Ryan was asked to go undercover to stop a murderous coven in Salem, she was forced to face things from her past she desperately wanted to forget. She also had to break her vow never to use magic again. Now, the life that she had so painstakingly created for herself is over. Her fellow police officers, including her trusted friend and partner, do not want to work with a witch. Read More »

Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler

Beg Me To Slay (Entangled Covet) by Lisa KesslerFour years ago, Tegan (pronounced like Megan but with a T) Ashcroft, survived a horrific attack that has left her not only physically scarred but also mentally and emotionally damaged. She literally fights back from a stay in a mental institution by getting her black belt in martial arts and opening her own dojo. She has hidden herself in her work for four years, until she witnesses the attack of another woman by the same monster that attacked her. She goes to the police; unfortunately, there is no evidence of foul play and the police do not believe her because of her prior attack and subsequent mental collapse. Read More »

All the Shadows of the Rainbow by Inanna Arthen

All the Shadows of the Rainbow (The Vampires of New England Series) (Volume 3) by Inanna ArthenIt is the turbulent 1960’s in an uncertain world, with civil rights, women’s rights, war protestors, free love, drugs and nuclear threat lying over the heads of everyone. In this chaotic atmosphere there are those who are trying to bring sanity back. Diana Chilton is dealing with her own internal chaos as a powerful witch recovering from a Great Working gone wrong, an encounter with the Fairie world, and a newly turned vampire. About the only thing that has not changed is her single-minded commitment to making the world a better place. Read More »

The Thirteenth Sacrifice by Debbie Viguié

The Thirteenth Sacrifice: A Witch Hunt Novel by Debbie ViguieSamantha Ryan does not remember a lot of her childhood. Raised in a coven that practiced very dark magic, including human sacrifice, she was the sole survivor in a bloody massacre that claimed the lives of all of the other coven members, including her mother. Adopted by a kind couple who knew about her past, Samantha changed her name and swore to never practice magic again. Read More »

Fire of the Fey by Christine and Ethan Rose

Fire of the Fey by Christine and Ethan RoseIn Fire of the Fey book three of the Rowan of the Wood series, Cullen is still trying to figure out how to share his body with Rowan. His friends, Maddy and April, get caught by their parents in the lies that they told when they were off rescuing their teacher and, for Maddy, that means being confined to home and school and being kept away from her friends. Her mother also discovers that Maddy has been cutting herself and removes any possible tool for this from Maddy’s reach causing Maddy to spiral out of control emotionally. Read More »

The Girl and the Raven by Pauline Gruber

The Girl and the Raven by Pauline GruberWith the death of her troubled mother, Lucy Walker is making a fresh start. Life in Chicago is a bit different; she is living with her loving uncles, making friends, and enjoying a flirtation with her hunky upstairs neighbor. As Lucy settles in, though, she learns that there is much more going on than she ever knew. Lola, her deceased grandmother’s pet raven, is missing, and Lucy must recover her in order to receive the full legacy of her blood line. Read More »

Girl vs. Ghost by Kate McMurray and Marie August

Girl vs. Ghost (Misdirected Magic, Book 1) by Kate McMurray and Marie AugustIsabel Lindley is used to her best friend’s, Tripp Macauley’s, crazy hobbies. She knows if she goes along with them, Tripp will eventually lose interest and move on to her next passion. Her current obsession is witchcraft and this one has got Isabel a little bit freaked. And a little bit freaked becomes majorly freaked when the spell Tripp is casting, which Tripp insists is completely harmless, ends up dropping a ghost boy out of thin air into Isabel’s bedroom—a ghost boy that only Isabel can see and hear. Read More »

Beautiful Sins: Leigha Lowery by Jennifer Hampton

Beautiful Sins: Leigha Lowery by Jennifer HamptonIn the near-future, the United States is not what it once was. In 2025, the entire West Coast is under a shroud of shadow in the wake of a failed military experiment. When Leigha Lowery’s mother decides to marry her boyfriend and move from Detroit to the forbidden lands of the West Coast, Leigha is torn between giving her mother the happiness she deserves and running from the rumors she has heard all too much of.
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Masquerade by Heather McCollum

Masquerade by Heather McCollumKat is a modern-day Robin Hood, an orphanage director with a few special abilities. She keeps the bill collectors at bay with some high-scoring jewel heists. When she hears about a traveling collection featuring a priceless pendant, Kat has to try for another score. Toren McCollum has been in this time for five years. Ripped from his sixteenth-century highland home by an old witch, Toren thinks the dragonfly pendant is the only way to entice the witch to send him home. When the pendant is stolen by the mysterious Kat, Toren will stop at nothing to get it back. The theft sends Kat and Toren on a journey back to the sixteenth century, on the run from demons and into the mystery of Kat’s past. Read More »