Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Three Supernatural Stories

Natasha Mostert’s SEASON OF THE WITCH is an excellently written spellbinding tale of magic. Gabriel Blackstone is a thief hired to find information when a client's son goes missing. The son's last known companions are two beautiful sisters…

Don't miss this eerie book which earned a starred Review from Publishers Weekly
"Starred Review. This and seduction from Mostert (Windwalker) shows that the unfettered pursuit of arcane enlightenment can sometimes come at too high a price. William Whittington, a terminally ill London investment banker, hires Gabriel Blackstone, a rakish "information broker," to find Robert, his missing 21-year-old son. Whittington's wife, who happens to be Blackstone's ex-girlfriend, knows Blackstone once belonged to an organization, Eyestorm, that used psychic methods to find missing objects and persons. When Blackstone draws on his remote viewing powers ("slamming the ride"), he discovers that Robert was murdered by one of two sisters—raven-haired Morrighan or flame-haired Minnaloushe Monk, direct descendants of Elizabethan occultist John Dee, who dabble in alchemy and the "Art of Memory." As Blackstone woos the suspects to discover which one is guilty, he falls desperately in love. Mostert, a South African writer now living in London, has produced a feverish tale that's goth SF at its finest. "

Or check out PERSONAL DEMON, Kelley Armstrong’s latest entry in her Women of the Otherworld series. This is one of Kelly's stronger ones as she takes on the voice of Hope Adams, tabloid reporter /part chaos demon. In Personal Demaon the Cortez Cabal is once again at risk. Armstrong’s fans should be sure not to miss this one.
“A page-turning thriller. Fans of the paranormal will delight in the eighth Women of the Underworld yarn, with its ass-kicking, Bollywoodbeautiful, former-socialite heroine and full complement of sorcerers, witches, werewolves, and other paranormal beings.”—Booklist

Or try Thomas E. Sniegoski, novelist, comic book writer and pop culture journalist's first novel. A KISS BEFORE THE APOCALYPSE. Boston private eye Remy Chandler is an angel turned private eye, living among humans on earth. Remy’s beloved wife is dying in a nursing home, but she can’t achieve her natural end because The Angel of Death has gone missing.

From the book:
"Boston P.I. Remy Chandler has many talents. He can will himself invisible, he can speak and understand any foreign language (including the language of animals), and if he listens carefully, he can hear thoughts.
Unusual, to say the least—for an ordinary man. But Remy is no ordinary man—he’s an angel. Generations ago, he chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth. He’s found a place among us ordinary humans; friendship, a job he’s good at—and love.
Now he is being drawn into a case with strong ties to his angelic past. The Angel of Death has gone missing—and Remy’s former colleagues have come to him for help. But what at first seems to be about tracing a missing person turns out to involve much more—a conspiracy that has as its goal the destruction of the human race.
And only Remy Chandler, formerly known as the angel Remiel can stop it."

“A hard-boiled noir fantasy by turns funny, unsettling, and heartbreaking. This is the story Sniegoski was born to write, and a character I can’t wait to see again.”
—Christopher Golden, bestselling author of The Boys Are Back in Town

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