I’ve been a fan of Ms Wells for YEARS! I even got to sit in on a couple of her panels she spoke at for Authors After Dark 2012. She’s just as fantastic as I thought LOL And being this is her new series, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved her Sabina Kane novels so very much that I cried when it was ending! But, I am so happy to report, her new series is just as awesome, just different!! 🙂 Now let me show you!
by Jaye Wells
The first in an all-new urban fantasy series by USA Todaybestseller Jaye Wells. The last thing patrol cop Kate Prospero expected to find on her nightly rounds was a werewolf covered in the blood of his latest victim. But then, she also didn’t expect that shooting him would land her in the crosshairs of a Magic Enforcement Agency task force, who wants to know why she killed their lead snitch.The more Prospero learns about the dangerous new potion the MEA is investigating, the more she’s convinced that earning a spot on their task force is the career break she’s been wanting. But getting the assignment proves much easier than solving the case. Especially once the investigation reveals their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier—on the same day she swore she’d never use dirty magic again.Kate Prospero’s about to learn the hard way that crossing a wizard will always get you burned, and that when it comes to magic, you should be never say never.
Paperback, 381 pages, Published January 21st 2014 by Orbit
ISBN 0316228435 (ISBN13: 9780316228435)
What if the world changed, and instead of drug, magic potions took it’s place. You don’t need plastic surgery, theirs a potion for that. You don’t need antidepressants, or acne medicine, and hair restore, or energy drinks, or hair dye, or almost anything, because theirs a magic potion for that. Even cars are run on magic now, unless you have an old enough model that still runs on gas, which is hard to get. This is an amazing new world to live it. And what if you’re a magic maker who is very anti magic. Hehe. But seriously, with the recession and our economy, it’s an interesting way of thinking. What if? Clean magic is made by the government, dirty magic is made by regular people without the government. Sound familiar? LOL
Kate is our leading lady. She’s a cop, but she used to be the next in line to a big coven of magic makers. And her family may not let her forget it, but she will do anything she can to stay clean, and magic free, and be a good cop. She’s struggling to make amends for things she blames herself for in the past, but she’s still a great cop. And when she kills a guy who is totally freaking out on a new potion out on the streets, Kate’s world spirals. She finally gets the career break she wants, and gets to be part in the investigation with a special unit team, except, the guy she killed was an informant for them. She finally gets the backing from her cop boss, but only because he has devious ambitions and doesn’t care if he uses her to do it. And this new potion, it turns people into werewolf like creatures that kill almost instantaneously, and are really hard to kill. And an old flame from the family coven comes back to haunt her, as he’s just surrounded by suspicion with this investigation.
There’s some great side characters! Kate has custody of her little brother, who is a typical teenage boy. Their parents died, and Kate has done everything to try to keep them together. Her brother is both annoyingly stubborn, and innocently naive. It’s quite a relationship he and Kate have. Agent Drew Morales is HAWT, gruff, could be potential for a lover, can be quite an ass, but is a great agent. He’s Kate’s new partner. Mez is the units wizard extraordinary as he handles all the magic making and also forensics. Agent Gardner is in charge of the unit and she’s bad ass! I loved her. She doesn’t play. And then there’s John Volos, her past, her ex, and her both saving grace and biggest downfall. Oh boy, I have a feeling things are going to get really crazy coming up. And BaBa, and Little Man, I will not tell you who they are, just know they are AWESOME! There’s some great writing here. And not just a great plot, but some smaller plots that are great. Like a working single young woman, who is raising her little brother alone, and how to juggle life. Or, with addicts, and having friends and a support system, like AA but with potions and magic. And her hilariously horny old little neighbor pointing out that there’s a different between enjoying and abusing things, just like alcohol, a drink can be good but all the time is a no no. So not only do you get some great fantasy time, but you also get to see some wonderful real life things that make this new series so much MORE! This is a gritty, hard core, eye opening wonderful start to a new series! I am so very in for the next book, please give me more more more!!! 5 ASS KICKING, JAW DROPPING, CONNIVING WOLFY PAWS!
About the Author!
Jaye Wells is a USA Today-bestselling author of urban fantasy and speculative crime fiction. Raised by booksellers, she loved reading books from a very young age. That gateway drug eventually led to a full-blown writing addiction. When she’s not chasing the word dragon, she loves to travel, drink good bourbon and do things that scare her so she can put them in her books. Jaye lives in Texas with her husband and son. For more about her books, go to www.jayewells.com.
I want to thank Orbit and Netgalley for giving me a copy of this one! It was definitely a very anticipated, but worth it, wait for this one! I hope you guys check out this author. She really is an amazing writer! Happy reading and later gators! I will leave you guys with the link to the amazon freebie preview of this book, get the first several chapters free while you can!! Just click the picture to take you to the link!