USA Today bestselling author Jaye Wells is back with a new urban fantasy series, one as addictive as they come. DIRTY MAGIC, book one of the Prospero’s War series, is out today!. Here’s a bit about the story:
The Magical Enforcement Agency keeps dirty magic off the streets, but there’s a new blend out there that’s as deadly as it is elusive. When patrol cop Kate Prospero shoots the lead snitch in this crucial case, she’s brought in to explain herself. But the more she learns about the investigation, the more she realizes she must secure a spot on the MEA task force.
Especially when she discovers that their lead suspect is the man she walked away from ten years earlier – on the same day she swore she’d given up dirty magic for good. 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 never say never.
Library Journal called it “grim, gritty, and completely fascinating.” We’ve been comparing it to The Wire with wizards, and once you start reading, I think you’ll find that to be an apt description. It has us all thinking about our favorite cop shows and how things might have been different if the perps were bigger and badder and magic were real. Jaye has written up a list of her nine favorite crime shows that would have been better if magic existed. Check it out on Buzzfeed and let us know what your picks are.
Praise for DIRTY MAGIC:
“Wells works her own brand of magic by laying the foundation for a complex and gritty new mythos starring a damaged, yet resilient, heroine.” – RT Book Reviews
“DIRTY MAGIC brings wizardry to the violent power struggles and chemical dependencies of the city streets, through the eyes of a heroine who has lived on both sides of the law.” – All Things Urban Fantasy
“DIRTY MAGIC is a flat-out high-octane thrill ride in an alluring world. Kate Prospero will become a highly recognizable name in Urban Fantasy.” – Under the Covers Book Reviews