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John Meaney
Bone Song by John Meaney

Donal Riordan is a lieutenant in the police dept of Tristopolis. A moral man who believes in what he does and takes his job seriously never taking short cuts and double checking every detail. That is why he is chosen to protect the opera diva Maria da Livnova who will be performing in the city, for their has been a string of murders of artists throughout the world all with their corpses stolen and used for some unknown but despicable purpose.

Tamara Siler Jones
Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones

In the mood for a good murder mystery, perhaps one with a surprisingly high body count and of the dark fantasy persuasion? If so then look no further then Ghosts in the Snow by Tamara Siler Jones. Dubric Bryerly, castellan of Castle Fladorrah, heads this stunningly intense thriller that seamlessly combines forensics and dark magic in a medieval world rich in its own history.

Karen Chance
Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

Touch the Dark is a thrilling ride through a vampire, werewolf, demon, fairy, and ghost riddled modern earth. Cassandra Palmer a young clairvoyant or “seer” is on the run in this urban fantasy from her vampire guardian Antonio who killed her parents when she was only 4 to get complete access to her sight and ability to tell the future.

P.N. Elrod

Although I often find myself reading stories spanning multiple volumes, I occasionally find myself picking up an anthology to check out new author’s writing styles. To be fully honest I more often pick them up to get those short stories that tie into other series I am reading. P.N. Elrod in this collection of short stories pulls together 9 original stories of dark magic and the paranormal. These stand alone stories proved easy to read and grossly entertaining.