Urban Fantasy

Cold Curses by Chloe Neill: Complex Characters

Elisa, the only vampire ever born, is hoping all can remain quiet in the City of Chicago in the wake of a destructive attack by an ancient demon who broke the city’s defensive magic. Still, she and her friends, including shifter Connor Keene, know they need to be ready for anything.   Everyone is working […]

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“Slay” by Laurell K Hamilton: Dynamic Conflict

Necromancer Anita Blake is small, dark, and dangerous. Her turf is the city of St. Louis. Her job: U.S. Marshal—Preternatural Branch. She’s faced horrifying monsters and brutal killers and come out the other side still standing.   Considering how things in her life tend to go, Anita never expected her walk down the aisle with

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“The Innocent Sleep” by Seanan McGuire: Insightful Change

For one bright, shining moment, Tybalt, King of Cats, had everything he had ever wanted. He was soon to set his crown aside; he had married the woman he loved; he was going to be a father. After centuries of searching for a family of his own, he had finally found a way to construct

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“Sleep No More” By Seanan McGuire: Simply Stunning

October is very happy with her life as the second daughter of her pureblood parents, Amandine and Simon Torquill. Born to be the changeling handmaid to her beloved sister August, she spends her days working in her family’s tower, serving as August’s companion, and waiting for the day when her sister sets up a household

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Ebony Gate by Julia Vee, Ken Bebelle: Exhilarating Action

Emiko Soong belongs to one of the eight premier magical families of the world. But Emiko never needed any magic. Because she is the Blade of the Soong Clan. Or was. Until she’s drenched in blood in the middle of a market in China, surrounded by bodies and the scent of blood and human waste

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Smolder by Laurell K. Hamilton: Explosive Relationship Dynamics

Vampire hunter Anita Blake is no stranger to killing monsters. It’s part of her job as a Preternatural U.S. Marshal, after all. But even her experience isn’t enough to stop something that is bent on destroying everything—and everyone—she loves. Anita Blake is engaged to Jean-Claude, the new vampire king of America. Humans think she’s gone

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Bitter Medicine by Mia Tsai: Lovely and Complex Romance

As a descendant of the Chinese god of medicine, ignored middle child Elle was destined to be a doctor. Instead, she is underemployed as a mediocre magical calligrapher at the fairy temp agency. Nevertheless, she challenges herself by covertly outfitting Luc, her client and crush, with high-powered glyphs. Half-elf Luc, the agency’s top security expert,

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Backpacking Through Bedlam by Seanan McGuire: Fantastic Continuation of the Series

Seanan McGuire’s New York Times-bestselling and Hugo Award-nominated urban fantasy InCryptid series continues with the twelfth book following the Price family, cryptozoologists who study and protect the creatures living in secret all around us. Alice Price-Healy gave up her life for fifty years to focus completely on the search for her missing husband. The danger

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The Hourglass Throne by K.D Edwards: Sublime and Heart Wrenching

As Rune Saint John grapples with the challenges of assuming the Sun Throne, a powerful barrier appears around New Atlantis’s famed rejuvenation center. But who could have created such formidable magic . . . what do they want from the immortality clinic . . . and what remains of the dozens trapped inside?   Though

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The Hanged Man by K.D. Edwards: Good as the First

Rune Saint John, heir to the fallen Sun Court, finds clues to his Companion Brand’s past on a mission into the ruins of his family estate. But while he’s still agonizing over whether to tell Brand, a more pressing matter arises.   Rune’s ward, Max, is nearly kidnapped by the Hanged Man, who has asserted

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