WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT THESE TWO!!!!
by Jaye Wells
“It was incredibly fun to combine the grittier, hard-boiled elements of crime fiction with a fantasy-based criminal underworld run by wizards. Even though these books will be marketed as Urban Fantasy, I like to think of them as speculative crime fiction or cops-and-wizards novels.
Kate Prospero is a new breed of Urban Fantasy heroine. She doesn’t shoot first and ask questions later. She’s far too jaded by the system to go off into a rage. Even though she was born an Adept, she walked away from magic years ago, so she’s got to rely on her wits and her training to navigate the War on Dirty Magic. Still, her past with the dirty magic covens will definitely complicate the hell out of her cases.
The world was a blast to create. Babylon, Ohio is a dying rust belt town, and within the city is a magical slum called The Cauldron. The setting is definitely its own character and is filled with covens of wizards, magical informants and potion junkies.
Unlike my Sabina Kane books, which should be read in order, I’ve planned this series to be more episodic in nature. Each book will feature standalone crimes to solve but with character relationship arcs that carry over from book to book.
But fans of the Sabina series will definitely find a lot of familiar elements in Kate Prospero’s world–lots of action, humor, crazy characters and tons of twists and turns. Reading it will feel a lot like spending a wild night in a magical dive bar.”
Coming January 2014
INTO THE STORM
by Sydney Croft
ACRO operative Rig Bastion is undeniably straight. But a highly-charged incident with another operative, Noah Ward, has been on his mind for five years…an incident that has left Rig angry and confused, and harboring a massive grudge against the other man. So when he’s sent on an undercover mission that requires him to pretend to be Noah’s lover, he’s thrown into a storm of turmoil that threatens to blow both agents’ covers and put them in danger unlike anything they’ve ever known.
ACRO operative Noah Ward is undeniably gay. The last person he wants to work with is Rig, the man he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about since the day that destroyed their friendship. But as they descend deeper into the vile world of Roland Marcanza, a world where humans with special abilities are hunted for sport, danger brings them closer…and the fake relationship gradually becomes far too real. And when their cover is blown and they become potential trophies for a hunt, they suddenly have to fight not only for their love, but for their lives…