Urban Fantasy

Hate Machine by Stephen Blackmoore: Gritty and Addictive

If there’s one thing Eric Carter can count on, it’s his past coming back to bite him in the ass. Gabriela Cortez, La Bruja, has had her soul trapped… somewhere, and the only one who knows how to get it back is the Oracle of Las Vegas, a powerful artifact that Carter helped create almost …

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Final Heir by Faith Hunter: Riveting and Action Packed

Jane Yellowrock is the queen of the vampires, and that makes her a target as she fights to maintain control and keep peace in the city of New Orleans. She has enemies at every turn, because vampires live forever, and they keep their grudges alive with them. That includes the Heir, the vampire sire of …

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“Be the Serpent” by Seanan McGuire: Emotional and Powerful

October Daye is finally something she never expected to be: married. All the trials and turmoils and terrors of a hero’s life have done very little to prepare her for the expectation that she will actually share her life with someone else, the good parts and the bad ones alike, not just allow them to …

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The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna: Enchanting and Uplifting

As one of the few witches in Britain, Mika Moon knows she has to hide her magic, keep her head down, and stay away from other witches so their powers don’t mingle and draw attention. And as an orphan who lost her parents at a young age and was raised by strangers, she’s used to …

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“Soul Taken” by Patricia Briggs: Insightful and Compelling

The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he’s deadly, possibly insane, and his current idea of “fun” is stalking me, some may see it as no great loss. But, warned that his disappearance might bring down the carefully constructed alliances that keep our pack safe, my mate and I must find Wulfe—and hope he’s still alive. …

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Trouble with the Cursed by Kim Harrison: Riveting and Exciting

Rachel Morgan, witch-born demon, has one unspoken rule: take chances, but pay for them yourself. With it, she has turned enemies into allies, found her place with her demon kin, and stepped up as the subrosa of Cincinnati—responsible for keeping the paranormal community at peace and in line. Life is . . . good? Even …

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Seasonal Fears by Seanan McGuire: Multilayered and Magical

The king of winter and the queen of summer are dead. The fight for their crowns begins! Melanie has a destiny, though it isn’t the one everyone assumes it to be. She’s delicate; she’s fragile; she’s dying. Now, truly, is the winter of her soul. Harry doesn’t want to believe in destiny, because that means …

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May 2022 Duncan’s Book Roundup: Jam Packed Full of Fun

Here for any of our faithful readers is our May 2022 Book Roundup, jam packed full of fun for readers of the magical and mystical. We have a lot this month so hold on tight while I give you the brief on each one.  First up, in the first week of May is Seanan McGuire’s …

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Spelunking Through Hell by Seanan McGuire: Remarkable Love Story

Love, noun: An intense feeling of deep affection; may be romantic, filial, or platonic. Passion, noun: A strong or barely controllable emotion. Enthusiasm, interest, desire. See also “obsession.” It’s been fifty years since the crossroads caused the disappearance of Thomas Price, and his wife, Alice, has been trying to find him and bring him home …

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“Where the Drowned Girls Go: Wayward Children, Book 7” by Seanan McGuire: Riveting

In Where the Drowned Girls Go, the next addition to Seanan McGuire’s beloved Wayward Children series, students at an anti-magical school rebel against the oppressive faculty. “Welcome to the Whitethorn Institute. The first step is always admitting you need help, and you’ve already taken that step by requesting a transfer into our company.” There is …

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