Stacking the Shelves #302

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A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery (The Risen Kingdoms, 2) – Curtis Craddock

A Labyrinth of Scions and Sorcery is the masterful sequel to Curtis Craddock’s critically-acclaimed high fantasy An Alchemy of Masques and Mirrors, which continues the engrossing tale of courtly intrigue and breathtaking magic, and starring our fiercely intelligent heroine Isabelle des Zephyrs with her loyal musketeer Jean-Claude.

Isabelle des Zephyrs has always been underestimated throughout her life, but after discovering the well of hidden magic within her, unveiling a centuries-long conspiracy, and stopping a war between rival nations, she has gained a newfound respect amongst the cutthroat court.

All that is quickly taken away when Isabelle is unfairly convicted of breaking the treaty she helped write and has her political rank and status taken away. Now bereft, she nevertheless finds herself drawn into mystery when her faithful musketeer Jean-Claude uncovers a series of gruesome murders by someone calling themselves the Harvest King.

As panic swells, the capital descends into chaos, when the emperor is usurped from the throne by a rival noble. Betrayed by their allies and hunted by assassins, Isabelle and Jean-Claude alone must thwart the coup, but not before it changes l’Empire forever.

Un grand merci à la fabuleuse Céline Jeanne !

La délicatesse du Homard – Laure Manel

François, directeur d’un centre équestre en Bretagne, découvre, lors d’une promenade à cheval sur la plage, une jeune femme inconsciente au pied d’un rocher. Plutôt que d’appeler les secours, il décide sans trop savoir pourquoi de la ramener chez lui pour la soigner. À son réveil, l’inconnue paraît en bonne santé, mais peu encline à parler. Elle dit s’appeler Elsa mais refuse de répondre à ses questions. Commence alors entre le célibataire endurci et cette âme à vif une étrange cohabitation, où chacun se dévoile peu à peu à l’autre sans pour autant totalement révéler les secrets qui le rongent. Et même si le duo en s’apprivoisant s’apaise, leur carapace peine à se fendre…
Qui est Elsa et quelle vie est-elle en train de fuir ?

 

Désolée, je suis attendue – Agnès Martin-Lugand

Yaël ne vit que pour son travail. Brillante interprète pour une agence de renom, elle enchaîne les réunions et les dîners d’affaires sans jamais se laisser le temps de respirer. Les vacances, très peu pour elle, l’adrénaline est son seul moteur. Juchée sur ses éternels escarpins, elle est crainte de ses collègues et ne voit quasiment jamais sa famille et ses amis qui s’inquiètent de son attitude. Peu importe les reproches, elle a simplement fait un choix, animée d’une farouche volonté de réussir.
Mais le monde qu’elle s’est créé pourrait vaciller face aux fantômes du passé…

Je suis là – Clélie Avit

Elsa n’a plus froid, plus faim, plus peur depuis qu’un accident de montagne l’a plongée dans le coma.
Thibault a perdu toute confiance le jour où son frère a renversé deux jeunes filles en voiture.
Un jour, Thibault pénètre par erreur dans la chambre d’Elsa et s’installe pour une sieste. Elle ne risque pas de le dénoncer, dans son état. Mais le silence est pesant, même face à quelqu’un dans le coma. Alors, le voilà qui se met à parler, sans attendre de réponse.
Ce qu’il ignore, c’est que pour Elsa, tout est fini, jamais elle ne se réveillera. Mais tandis que médecins, amis et famille baissent les bras, Thibault, lui, construit une relation avec Elsa. Est-il à ce point désespéré lui-même ? Ou a-t-il décelé chez elle ce que plus personne ne voit ?

 

La première fois qu’on m’a embrassée, je suis morte – Colleen Oakley

« Si j’ai appris une chose, c’est que l’amour est chaotique. Il ne nous est pas livré dans un joli paquet cadeau. Il ressemble plutôt au cadeau d’un enfant, tout froissé et gribouillé au crayon. Imparfait. Mais toujours un cadeau. Seulement, tous les cadeaux ne sont pas faits pour durer éternellement. »

Fantasque et drôle, Jubilee Jenkins souffre d’un mal extrêmement rare : elle est allergique au contact humain (pour résumer aux gens). Après un épisode qui a failli lui coûter la vie, elle décide de ne plus sortir de chez elle. Mais à la mort de sa mère, Jubilee doit affronter le monde et les gens. Elle trouve refuge à la bibliothèque municipale, où elle décroche un travail, et y rencontre Eric Keegan, un homme divorcé qui vient de s’installer en ville avec son fils adoptif, un petit génie perturbé. Bien qu’il ne comprenne pas pourquoi Jubilee le tient à distance, il est sous le charme… Ces trois-là n’étaient pas destinés à se croiser et pourtant seule leur rencontre va leur permettre de s’ouvrir à la vie et à l’amour, formant ainsi un trio irrésistible.

The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years, 1) – Sarina Bowen

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else.

What now?

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He’s way out of Corey’s league.

Also, he’s taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the “gimp ghetto” of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she’s falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won’t, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness — one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who’s afraid to love her back.

Stacking the Shelves #301

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Catastrophe Queen – Emma Hart

One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters…

It’s not you. It’s me.
No, seriously. It is me. Not only does my name literally mean “unfortunate,” but that’s the story of my life.

Everything I touch turns to crap. An apartment fire—that I swear I was not responsible for—means I’m living back at home with my sex-mad parents. Yay, me!

Which is why I need my new job as personal assistant to Cameron Reid to get back on my feet. Three months in this job and I can move back out and, hopefully, remember to turn off my flat iron once in a while.

Ahem.

On paper, my job is easy. Make coffee. Book appointments. Keep everything in order.

Until I walk in on my boss, half-naked, wearing nothing but the kind of tiny white towel that dreams are made of.

Now, nothing is easy—except our mutual attraction. But he’s my boss, and you know what they say about mixing work and pleasure: unless you do p*rn, it’s just not worth it.

Or is it?

Salvatore – Cecy Robson

Desperate men do desperate things . . .

Salvatore Romero is a dangerous man. If you’ve lived the life Sal has, rage is to be expected and maybe so is heart. After his father killed his mother in a jealous rage, Sal was left to raise his two younger brothers, becoming a parent long before he was ready.

Desperate for money to support his family, Sal sought help from his old friend, Vincent Maggiano, the son of New Jersey’s top crime boss being groomed to take over his ailing father’s empire.

Sal never planned to join the mob. He also never planned to fall for his brother’s sweet and ultra conservative counselor, Adrianna Daniels.

Aedry isn’t the type of girl Sal is usually drawn to. Her skirts are longer, her hair is tamer, and her heels aren’t clear. But he can’t deny the attraction he feels. And Salvatore’s dark, sexy, and dangerous persona is the exact opposite of the clean-cut business men who usually catch Aedry’s attention.

Neither planned on a life of crime nor did they plan on love. But now, both are in too far.

Polaris Rising (Consortium Rebellion, 1) – Jessie Mihalik

A space princess on the run and a notorious outlaw soldier become unlikely allies in this imaginative, sexy space opera adventure—the first in an exciting science fiction trilogy.

In the far distant future, the universe is officially ruled by the Royal Consortium, but the High Councillors, the heads of the three High Houses, wield the true power. As the fifth of six children, Ada von Hasenberg has no authority; her only value to her High House is as a pawn in a political marriage. When her father arranges for her to wed a noble from House Rockhurst, a man she neither wants nor loves, Ada seizes control of her own destiny. The spirited princess flees before the betrothal ceremony and disappears among the stars.
Ada eluded her father’s forces for two years, but now her luck has run out. To ensure she cannot escape again, the fiery princess is thrown into a prison cell with Marcus Loch. Known as the Devil of Fornax Zero, Loch is rumored to have killed his entire chain of command during the Fornax Rebellion, and the Consortium wants his head.

When the ship returning them to Earth is attacked by a battle cruiser from rival House Rockhurst, Ada realizes that if her jilted fiancé captures her, she’ll become a political prisoner and a liability to her House. Her only hope is to strike a deal with the dangerous fugitive: a fortune if he helps her escape.

But when you make a deal with an irresistibly attractive Devil, you may lose more than you bargained for . . .

How to lve an undead lie (The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy, 5) – Hailey Edwards

When a fledgling vampire arrives at Woolworth House searching for his maker, Grier is forced to relive her time in Atramentous. Most of those years are as dark and empty in her memory as she was in her cell. She can’t remember her progeny, or the night she resuscitated him, but she can protect him from the Society. As long as she’s willing to barter with her grandfather to do it.

But Lacroix has plans of his own. He envisions the city–her city–under his rule, and Grier under his thumb. Now all he needs is the right leverage to force her cooperation, and he has just the person in mind. Grier is ready to trade her freedom until a grim truth is revealed that splits her heart in two. Yet another person she loves has betrayed her, and Grier is left agonizing over how much of their relationship is real and how much was a lie.

Sin Bin (Blades Hockey, 1) – Maria Luis

This bad boy hockey player is about to meet his match…

Falling down is an accident.

Staying down is a choice.

Going down is a career-changer … that’s the one I did.

How was I supposed to know that the NHL’s toughest enforcer, the Red Wings’ laundry room, and one security video would be my downfall?

—–

I’ve spent more time in the penalty box than any other player in the NHL, but this time I really screwed up.

How was I supposed to know that one night and one choice would be worse than all of my transgressions on the ice? Now, I’ve lost my team, my sponsors, and my publicist.

For most people, it’s bend or break. For me, it’s melt or harden. My decision became obvious when I walked into my new PR firm, and she was sitting behind the desk.

Blow Me Away (Mile High Matched, 2) – Christina Hovland

It’s all fun and games until somebody falls in love…

Jase Dvornakov has always loved women, 80’s hair band music, and things that go boom. He used to disarm bombs in the Navy, but he’s back in Denver after a mission overseas went sideways and destroyed his future, including his marriage. Now he arranges flowers in his family’s floral business because flowers don’t explode.

Cookie-baker extraordinaire, Heather Reese, has had one too many rounds of heartache, so she’s sworn off men and prefers to spend her evenings binge-watching game shows. Plus her no-men rule gives her time to focus on her dream come true—Heather’s Cookie Co.—her very own bake shop with an underground following for naughty shaped treats. She refuses to be interested in the hot-shot florist across the street. He is trouble with a capital T. Sexy trouble, but still, a hook-up with Jase is a hard nope.

Desperate to avoid his family’s incessant matchmaking, a fake breakup with the beautiful Heather is just what the florist ordered. If his family believes Heather decimated his heart, they’ll leave him alone. Heather isn’t so keen on the idea, but Jase is determined to make it worth her while. When a pretend breakup becomes the real romance neither was expecting, together they’ll have to decide if it’s finally time to light the fuse on love…

 

Stacking the Shelves #300

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How to Dance an Undead Waltz (The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy, 4) by Hailey Edwards

Keep a spot open on your dance card. This is one ball you don’t want to miss.

Grier is nursing a broken heart after Boaz announced his engagement to another woman, but life goes on. Or it would if vampire assassins would stop taking pot shots at her every time she leaves Woolworth House. Seriously, who sends archers to deliver murdergrams these days?

To protect herself, Grier must pull out all the stops, even if it means revealing her darkest secret. All eyes are on her, and — for the first time — she begins to understand why Linus wears so many masks. But the target isn’t Grier, and when the archers single him out, it feels like one of their arrows might have struck what remains of her heart.

Stacking the Shelves #299

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La Chambres des Murmures (Jane Hawk, 2) – Dean Koontz

Jane Hawk face à la confrérie secrète
« Il n’est plus temps d’attendre… »
Tels sont les mots qui résonnent dans l’esprit de Cora Gundersun, une enseignante appréciée de tous, au matin du « grand jour ». Juste avant qu’elle commette un attentat-suicide au volant de son 4×4 bourré de jerrycans d’essence.
« Accomplis la mission qui t’incombe… »
L’effroyable contenu du journal intime de Cora corrobore l’hypothèse de la démence. Lorsque de nouveaux cas surviennent, Jane Hawk, inspectrice du FBI en disponibilité, comprend que chaque seconde compte. À jamais marquée par le deuil de son mari, un marine qui s’est mystérieusement donné la mort, elle sait qu’elle n’a plus rien à perdre.
« … et tu seras célèbre et adulée ! »
Sa traque va conduire Jane sur la piste d’une confrérie secrète dont les membres se croient au-dessus des lois. Une quête de justice à la mesure de sa soif de vengeance…
Power Play (Blades Hockey, 1) by Maria Luis
He (was) the hottest player on the ice.

She’s a (struggling) sports journalist looking for her big break.

Charlie Denton has been handed the most impossible assignment from her stick-in-the-mud boss: get an exclusive interview with the NHL’s golden boy, Duke Harrison.

The catch? She’s got eight days or she’ll be demoted. Fired. Kicked to the curb – No way is she letting her future rest on the broad shoulders of a goalie who is at least three seasons past his prime.

She has eight days to convince Duke that the loyal fans of The Cambridge Tribune (annual circulation: 1,000) are dying to know about his life, on and off the ice. Eight days to stand toe to toe with a man who is pure sex on a stick. Eight days to remember that every mind-blowing kiss is nothing but a power play.

What could go wrong?

Two Witches and a Whiskey (The Guild Codex: Spellbound, 3) by Annette Marie
Three months ago, I landed a job as a bartender. But not at a bar—at a guild. Yeah, the magic kind.

I’m not a badass mage like my three smokin’ hot best friends. I’m not a sorcerer or an alchemist, or even a wussy witch. I’m just a human, slinging drinks like a pro and keeping my non-magical nose out of mythic business. Seriously, I know my limits.

So why am I currently standing in a black-magic ritual circle across from a fae lord?

Somewhere behind me, my three mage friends are battling for their lives. Somewhere near my feet is the rogue witch I just knocked out with a stolen spell. And I have about five seconds to convince this very angry sea god not to shmoosh me like a bug.

I’m pretty sure this wasn’t part of the job description.

Stacking the Shelves #298

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That Ain’t Witchcraft (Incryptid, 8) – Seanan McGuire

Crossroads, noun:

1. A place where two roads cross.
2. A place where bargains can be made.
3. See also “places to avoid.”

Antimony Price has never done well without a support system. As the youngest of her generation, she has always been able to depend on her parents, siblings, and cousins to help her out when she’s in a pinch—until now. After fleeing from the Covenant of St. George, she’s found herself in debt to the crossroads and running for her life. No family. No mice. No way out.

Lucky for her, she’s always been resourceful, and she’s been gathering allies as she travels: Sam, fūri trapeze artist turned boyfriend; Cylia, jink roller derby captain and designated driver; Fern, sylph friend, confidant, and maker of breakfasts; even Mary, ghost babysitter to the Price family. Annie’s actually starting to feel like they might be able to figure things out—which is probably why things start going wrong again.

New Gravesend, Maine is a nice place to raise a family…or make a binding contract with the crossroads. For James Smith, whose best friend disappeared when she tried to do precisely that, it’s also an excellent place to plot revenge. Now the crossroads want him dead and they want Annie to do the dirty deed. She owes them, after all.

And that’s before Leonard Cunningham, aka, “the next leader of the Covenant,” shows up…

It’s going to take everything Annie has and a little bit more to get out of this one. If she succeeds, she gets to go home. If she fails, she becomes one more cautionary tale about the dangers of bargaining with the crossroads.

But no pressure.

The Consequence of Falling – Claire Contreras

The list of things I hate is short. Not even my soon-to-be ex-husband is on that list. Nope. I save only the worst of the worst, the crème de la crème, the absolute I cannot even for this list . . .

1. Black coffee
2. Rude people
3. Nathaniel Bradley

Which is why when my father informs me that he’s making Nathaniel Bradley his new business partner, and in turn, my boss, I flip out.

1. He’s an annoying know-it-all.
2. He calls me a spoiled princess every chance he gets.
3. He disapproves of everything I do.

I go into this knowing I’ll hate every second in his presence. Except the longer he’s around, the more I find myself staring at his lips and remembering the one time they were on mine. I randomly find myself looking at his hands and wondering how they’d feel on my skin.
I try to snap out of it, but I guess I’m not as smart as I thought I was. No matter how many times I remind myself of the times I’ve practically thrown myself at him and he’s pushed me away, I keep falling little by little.

I’d always heard that it was a bad idea to mix business with pleasure and if that’s the case, this thing with Nathaniel has demise written all over it.

Fire Season (Eric Carter, 4) – Stephen Blackmoore

The fourth book of this dark urban fantasy series follows necromancer Eric Carter through a world of vengeful gods and goddesses, mysterious murders, and restless ghosts.

Los Angeles is burning.

During one of the hottest summers the city has ever seen, someone is murdering mages with fires that burn when they shouldn’t, that don’t stop when they should. Necromancer Eric Carter is being framed for the killings and hunted by his own people.

To Carter, everything points to the god Quetzalcoatl coming after him, after he defied the mad wind god in the Aztec land of the dead. But too many things aren’t adding up, and Carter knows there’s more going on.

If he doesn’t figure out what it is and put a stop to it fast, Quetzalcoatl won’t just kill him, he’ll burn the whole damn city down with him.

Te Regarder Danser (Preload, 1) – Scarlett Cole

Bassiste de Preload, adulé par les fans, convoité par les filles, Jordan a tout pour lui. Il n’arrive pourtant pas à se défaire de ses angoisses existentielles, liées aux blessures de son enfance. Lorsqu’il voit danser Alexandra à travers la fenêtre de l’Opéra national, il est aussitôt envoûté. Mais rien n’est facile non plus pour la jolie ballerine, promise à une brillante carrière au prix de nombreux sacrifices.
Ils viennent de mondes différents, ils sont tous les deux tourmentés, mais ensemble, les obstacles ne semblent plus si insurmontables.

Stacking the Shelves #297

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Wild Country (The World of the Others, 2) – Anne Bishop

In this powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the New York Times bestselling Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side…without destroying one another.

There are ghost towns in the world—places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.

One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills—a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children—one of whom is a blood prophet—hope to find acceptance.

But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the Blackstone Clan, outlaws and gamblers all, will uncover secrets…or bury them.

Tempt Me With Forever (NOLA Heart, 4) – Maria Luis

Never trust a bad boy.

That’s what Beauty Influencer Lizzie Danvers tells her YouTube subscribers after getting dumped on Instagram. Lizzie may have the devil’s luck in choosing men, but she’s determined to prove that the age-old “once a playboy, always a playboy” theory is bulletproof. All she needs is thirty days and one sexy commitment phobe to do it…

By day, Gage Harvey helps his twin at Inked on Bourbon, tattooing butterflies onto every female under the age of thirty. By night, he works for New Orleans’ Special Operations Division, fulfilling a family legacy to protect his city. Relationships aren’t on his radar–until the hot-as-hell woman on his tattoo table glances up at him, a butterfly half-inked on her ass, and propositions him.

Gage should say no–nothing good ever comes from entertaining crazy women. But for the sake of playboys everywhere, he’ll take one for the team, and prove to Miss Lizzie Danvers that bad boys are the only men who will tempt you with forever.

Never-Contented Things – Sarah Porter

Seductive. Cruel. Bored
Be wary of…

Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries―until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.

First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies’ otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price―and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.

Stacking the Shelves #296

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Seconde chance (Follow Me, 1) – Fleur Hana

Lise et Ange. Ils étaient amoureux, avec la douceur et l’émerveillement qu’un premier amour peut apporter. 17 ans, il savait déjà. 18 ans, elle est partie. Il ne s’en est jamais vraiment remis. Elle ne l’a jamais vraiment oublié.
Et puis elle est revenue. Pas pour lui. Mais maintenant qu’elle est là, elle le veut, lui. Il essaie vraiment, mais il a tellement souffert qu’il ne sait plus lui faire confiance…

L’histoire de Lise et Ange est une histoire de la deuxième chance. Celle qu’elle lui demande et qu’il n’est pas sûr d’être en mesure de lui offrir.

 

Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, 1) – Leigh Bardugo

Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.

Bone Driving (Foundling, 2) – Hailey Edwards

The bayou is burning, the battle is just beginning – and Luce Boudreau is smack in the middle of no-man’s land . . .

Life as a cop in Canton Town, Mississippi, is never dull – particularly when hiding deep within you is a demon bent on the apocalypse. Luce is doing her best to pretend her two worlds aren’t crashing into each other, but what should be a routine arson investigation takes a shocking turn when Luce discovers a link between the suspects and her own dark secrets. There’s no turning back, even though her search for the truth threatens to burn her old life down around her.

Lines are being drawn in a war Luce barely understands, and she just might be on the wrong side of them. Now she must embrace her powerful destiny, or the ones she loves most will pay the ultimate price.

La Reine Rouge – Mark Lawrence

La Reine Rouge est crainte dans tout l’Empire Brisé.

Lâche, tricheur et séducteur invétéré, son petit-fils le prince Jalan ne figure qu’en dixième position dans la ligne de succession. Tandis que la souveraine façonne la destinée de millions de sujets, Jalan, lui, s’adonne à ses plaisirs coupables. Jusqu’au jour où il croise le chemin de Snorri, un colosse armé d’une hache décidé à venger sa famille. Le voilà entraîné vers le Nord glacé, dans un voyage mortel où il découvrira à ses risques et périls le véritable secret de la Reine Rouge…

« Mark Lawrence est la meilleure chose qui soit arrivée à la Fantasy de ces dernières années. » Peter V. Brett 

« Pour les fans de la saga de L’Empire Brisé et les lecteurs appréciant une saga de Fantasy épique, à la G.R.R. Martin : incontournable. » Booklist 

Shrill Dusk (City of Magic, 1) – Helen Harper

Charley is a cleaner by day and a professional gambler by night. She might be haunted by her tragic past but she’s never thought of herself as anything or anyone special. Until, that is, things start to go terribly wrong all across the city of Manchester. Between plagues of rats, firestorms and the gleaming blue eyes of a sexy Scottish werewolf, she might just have landed herself in the middle of a magical apocalypse. She might also be the only person who has the ability to bring order to an utterly chaotic new world.