Are you a librarian, bookseller, or reviewer? Do you have a NetGalley account? The following eSpec titles are available for request in the month of March.
Michelle D. Sonnier’s Death’s Embrace
There is no aspect of life that magic does not touch, including death.
Raised to follow in her mother’s footsteps, groomed to be a proper hedgewitch, Macaria longs to blossom and bloom both into womanhood and her magic. But deep inside, doubts have begun to take root.
During a springtime ritual meant to ensure a fruitful growing season, fate conspires to redirect Macaria’s path. Falling victim to ill omen after ill omen, she returns home bloody and bruised to meet her destiny.
With the dawn, and an unfortunate sacrifice, her magic unfurls and her new vocation as a death witch is revealed.
Can Macaria learn to see the beauty in Death? Or will the Council of Witches force her into its final embrace?
A prequel novella in the universe of The Clockwork Witch
Megan Mackie’s The Finder of the Lucky Devil
The only thing more dangerous than using your magic to help a cybernetic spy find a missing criminal is being the criminal he’s looking for…
When Rune Leveau is approached by a charmingly dangerous, cybernetically-altered, corporate spy, St. Benedict, his request seemed simple: use her magical Talent to help him find an elusive criminal named Anna Masterson. But Rune has a dangerous secret: She IS Anna Masterson.
Over the past six years, St. Benedict has searched for the Masterson Files, a computer program rumored to do the impossible—cast magic spells. The technology could reshape the world. His last hope is this Finder of the Lucky Devil, but the Finder is proving difficult… and St. Benedict isn’t going to take no for an answer.
Set in an alternate Chicago, where technology and magic are in competition with each other, this fast-paced cat-and-mouse chase makes The Finder of the Lucky Devil a welcome addition to your urban fantasy/cyberpunk library.