A deadly high.
Magic-wielding Churchwitch and secret addict Chess Putnam knows better than anyone just how high a price people are willing to pay for a chemical rush. But when someone with money to burn and a penchant for black magic starts tampering with Downside’s drug supply, Chess realizes that the unlucky customers are paying with their souls—and taking the innocent with them, as the magic-infused speed compels them to kill in the most gruesome ways possible.
As if the streets weren’t scary enough, the looming war between the two men in her life explodes, taking even more casualties and putting Chess squarely in the middle. Downside could become a literal ghost town if Chess doesn’t find a way to stop both the war and the dark wave of death-magic, and the only way to do that is to use both her addiction and her power to enter the spell and chase the magic all the way back to its malevolent source. Too bad that doing so will probably kill Chess—if the war doesn’t first destroy the man who’s become her reason for living.
Stacia Kane has been a phone psychic, a customer-service representative, a bartender, and a movie-theater usher, and she thinks that writing is more fun than all of them combined. She wears a lot of black, still makes great cocktails, likes to play music loud in the car, and thinks Die Hard is one of the greatest movies ever made. She believes in dragons and the divine right of kings and is a fervent Ricardian. She lives in Devon, England.
“Gripping…Vivid characters, superior world-building, and a wonderful sense of pace…I was enthralled.” (Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the series)
“Kane delivers dark, sexy urban fantasy at its finest.” (Karen Marie Moning, #1 New York Times bestselling author, praise for the series)
“Fans of urban fantasy will find themselves sleep deprived after they start this new series. It’s that hard to put down…This is an exciting world you’ll want to escape into again and again.” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick 4½ stars)
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