Abby Sinclair is in over her head and sinking fast. She has
already been through more loss and grief than those twice
her 26 years. So, when a powerful Fae asked for a contract
with her in exchange for immortality and an interesting job,
it seemed better than the alternative of drifting through
the rest of her life. It was going well, with her mentor and
employer Moira instructing her on the finer details of the
Otherworld and her new role in it when Moira leaves, and
doesn't return. Abby is at a loss; how long should she wait
before seeking help?
Moira's duties as Protectorate fall on Abby in her absence
leaving a vulnerability in the status quo those of the
darker paths will not hesitate to exploit. Then a succulent
incubus approaches for help in discovering the whereabouts
of his sister. Moira isn't the only one missing, Otherfolk
have been disappearing for months, some of them showing up
broken and dead on the Crossroads. It is time to put her
fears aside and seek answers, regardless of the danger.
One of the best rewards of being a reviewer is getting to
read an author's debut book, becoming enchanted and
engrossed in a newly minted world and its characters.
Allison Pang has a wry and witty way of telling a story.
Steamy-hot sensuality spiked with humor (and bacon) supports
a complex but clearly presented world where some of the
demons play WoW and a unicorn gets off playing in Abby's
underwear drawer. It's not all drum riffs and laugh tracks
though, the stakes are high, and the tragedies of the past
are handled with sensitivity and growth in the characters. A
BRUSH OF DARKNESS is one of the best reads I've had in
I hope Allison Pang loved writing it as much as I loved
reading it, because as a fan, I am going to want a lot more
of her voice on my keeper shelf.
A fun and exciting dark urban fantasy debut featuring a
young woman who finds herself involved in a series of
supernatural kidnappings and must work with a sexy incubus
to keep the victims—and herself— from vanishing forever.
Six months ago, twenty-six-year-old Abby Sinclair was
struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now,
she has an enchanted iPod and a miniature unicorn living in
her underwear drawer. With her lack of OtherWorldly
knowledge, Abby needs all the help she can get. So when her
Faery employer and some of her friends go missing, she must
team up with the sexy and mysterious incubus who’s been
haunting her dreams. As Abby’s sucked deeper and deeper into
this dangerous world she barely knows—filled with daemons,
angels, and faeries—she finds herself trapped at the center
of it all. And she might not be able to escape.