Arcadia Bell #1
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Featuring: Arcadia Bell (Cady)
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Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade
magician, fugitive from the law. . . .
spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers)
isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell
knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After
hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche
for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku
But she receives an ultimatum when
unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents
surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself.
Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive
Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She
teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a
special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of
priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates
into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence,
the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a
powerful occult society that operates way outside the law.
If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she'll be forced
to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running
will save her this time.
19 comments posted.
Re: Kindling The Moon
KINDLING THE MOON" Was a fun quick read!I loved the magical
concepts in the story! The author gives a lot of details
about Arcadia's magic and the different magical communities
explaining the background/history. Very nicely done! The
characters were realistic. There's lots of unexpected twists
and turns that make the story interesting and fun! The story
was well written and I instantly fell in love with it!!I
enjoyed reading "KINDLING THE MOON" very much and i'm
looking forward to book 2!!! I highly recommend this book!!!
A great read!!!A great new author! :)
(Jeannie Doucette 5:01pm August 28, 2011)
I loved in the girl with the dragon tatoo how she has a photographic memory.
(Pam Howell 10:21am September 10, 2011)
Agree with the photographic memory of the girl with teh dragon tatoo.
(Christine Arcidiacono 11:13am September 10, 2011)
So far I have read one urban fantacy book---Silver Borne by
Patricia Briggs and enjoyed it. Looking forward to reading
Kindling the Moon. Hope I win
(Shirley Younger 11:16am September 10, 2011)
You listed some of my favorites. I did like the way Victoria Gardella (Colleen Gleason) used her hair decorations and Riley Jenson (Keri Arthur) used high-heeled shoes to kill vampires. Fun post. Thanks.
(G S Moch 12:47pm September 10, 2011)
I'm not quite sure what you mean by urban fantasy device, but just recently I started to read books by Gregory Maguire, and I love his spin on the way he changed the characters around a bit on the Wizard of Oz. These aren't for everyone, but it takes a bit of imagination to change the story line a bit, as well as the way characters have certain powers. As soon as a new book comes out, I'm right there, waiting patiently to get my hands on a copy of it! I'm sorry to say that I'm not familiar with your books, but I will be putting yours on my TBR list, since I am familiar with a couple of examples that you had on your list. I'm sure it will make for good reading. I loved the cover as well.
(Peggy Roberson 1:18pm September 10, 2011)
Hmmm... it has been some time since I last read an urban fantasy... I can not really recall a device at this moment... I going to go visit your site and look into your books, they sound like something I want to get my hands on!
(Colleen Conklin 1:51pm September 10, 2011)
Not really urban fantasy. But, my favorite thing ever, was in Dean Koontz's Seize the Night. Instead of a human that seemed to know everything, we got a genius dog. Gotta love that.
(Tanja Haack 2:05pm September 10, 2011)
I'm just starting to explore fantasy. I had always preferred the explainable until recently. I am looking for new paths to explore.
Good luck and happy writing!
(Tracie Travis 3:02pm September 10, 2011)
The reference to Word-A-Day got me giggling and the rest really bends the mind. You have twists I never thought of.
(Alyson Widen 4:08pm September 10, 2011)
I AM A "FANTASY NEWBIE," AND HOPE TO WIN YOUR BOOK!
(Silvana Moscato 4:12pm September 10, 2011)
Yeah... I love the Charlaine Harris Word-A-Day thingy too. :) I love how she explains Sookie's ability in the latest book... It sure explains a LOT.
(May Pau 6:54pm September 10, 2011)
I love that in Zoe Archer's Blades of the Rose series the
titles of the books (Warrior, Scoundrel, Rebel, Stranger)
seem to apply to the male leads at first, but then clearly
describe the female leads as well.
In Nicole Peeler's Jane True series, I like that Jane has
conversations with her libido, they let the readers know
what is going on and why she is choosing to act, or not to
act on her impulses.
In your book, I loved the descriptions of the scenery
outside. I didn't realize that was something I was missing
in much of the urban fantasy I'd read recently. Your
descriptions of the ocean, cliffs, etc really anchored the
scenes and gave me more sensory information about the story.
When I finished the book the feeling of visiting a different
(Yveva T 8:19pm September 10, 2011)
I thought it was ingenious the way that Comic books were used in the chronicling of the War between the Shadow and the Light in Vicki Pettersson's Zodiac Series.
(G. Bisbjerg 8:35pm September 10, 2011)
Great blog Jenn and so true, I was just thinking about something in the same lines today! Urban Fantasy device? Well, it's not exactly a device but in Jim Butcher's Dresden Files, the skull Bob.
(Annie Quinty 9:04pm September 10, 2011)
I haven't read fantasy since I was young but recently read Witchsong by Amber Argyle. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to reading yours. Always open to a new reading experience!
(Constance Biller 10:59pm September 10, 2011)
charlaine harris,keri arthur,patrica briggs and c.e.murphy
your books sounds great and would love to read it!!!
(Jennifer Beck 11:02pm September 10, 2011)
Hello, wondering if your travel experience has played a role
in your writing? Thanks Diana
(Diana Eaves 11:28pm September 10, 2011)
Thanks for all the comments, everyone!
@G S Moch: Hair decorations as weapon? I'm liking the sound of that!
@Peggy I've read Wicked, but need to check out the others.
@Tanya: I haven't read much Koontz, but you had me at genius dog!
@Yveva: I've been wanting to read that Zoe Archer series. I need to bump that up the TBR pile! Also, thanks for the kind words about scenery in my book. :)
@Annie: I love Harry's skull, Bob.
@G. Bisbjerg: I've only read the first Zodiac book, but thought the comic book angle was really great.
@Diana: Yes, my travel experience has definitely played a role in my writing, in both the settings (I used to live in California, the setting for my Arcadia Bell series) and the characters (Kar Yee, Arcadia's best friend, is a Hong Kong ex-pat, Arcadia's family is French, and Jupe is biracial).
(Jenn Bennett 1:32am September 11, 2011)
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